18-to-Thirtysomethings: National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound (NCRU)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 12, avg 11.
Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of western Canada, create a postcard-perfect photo in Jasper, sip lattes and people-watch in Vancouver, be awed by the mighty Rockies, get up close and personal with Canadian wildlife.
The Rockies are a great reason to explore the Canadian West, but why stop theres We asked that question, then answered it with this trip - a sprawling, nature-rich mini-epic that melds some of Canada's best national parks with time on the mist-shrouded shores of Vancouver Island. Find yourself face-to-face with moose, deer and maybe even a bear on this trip loaded with diverse experiences - whale-watching, glacier hikes, hot springs, and much, much more - and bookend nights in Calgary and Vancouver, you'll stuff a lifetime's worth of adventure into the space of a mere two weeks.
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Calgary||Day 1 Calgary|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Banff||Day 2 Calgary/Banff (1L)|
Discover the beautiful town of Banff; view wildlife, take a gondola ride, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
|Day 3||Lake Louise||Day 3 Banff/Lake Louise (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Gaze at the beauty of Lake Louise, and hike to the Agnes Lake Tea House or along the Six Glaciers Trail. Included Activities: Lake Agnes Tea House Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 90km)
|Day 4||Lake Louise||Day 4 Lake Louise (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Head into Yoho National Park and visit the mighty Tekakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. Opt to go whitewater rafting in the afternoon. Included Activities: Takkakaw Falls Visit Emerald Lake Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Jasper||Day 5 Lake Louise/Jasper (1B, 1L, 1D)|
To travel the icefield parkway is to experience one of Canadas national treasures and most rewarding destinations. Stretching 230km (155 mi) between Lake Louise and the town of Jasper, the parkway offers easy access to one of the most spectacular mountain landscapes on Earth. This is a wonderful journey through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, a vast wilderness of magnificent peaks, pristine mountain lakes, and broad sweeping valleys. Stop at Columbia Icefield for an unforgettable experience. Continue on to Jasper. In the evening, set up your camp and enjoy a nice warm campfire. Included Activities: Peyto Lake Visit Columbia Icefields Center Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (9.00-10.00 hours)
|Day 6||Jasper||Day 6 Jasper (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Stroll through Maligne Canyon and explore the surrounding area of Jasper. In the afternoon, head back to check out the lively mountain town. Included Activities: Maligne Canyon Hike
|Day 7||Wells Gray Park||Day 7 Jasper/Wells Gray Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Stop at Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Rockies, en route to Wells Gray PP. Included Activities: Mount Robson Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 380km)
|Day 8||Wells Gray Park||Day 8 Wells Gray Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Head out for an exciting day of canoeing in the Canadian wilderness. Stop at some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the park, including the world famous Helmcken Falls. Included Activities: Canoeing in Wells Gray PP Dawson Falls Visit Helmcken Falls Visit
|Day 9||Whistler||Day 9 Wells Gray Park/Whistler (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Drive through dense woods into the Canadian desert and finally to the beautiful coastal mountains. Included Activities: Marble Canyon Visit Transport: Estimated Travel Time to Whistler: 10 hrs (including lunch stop in Marble Canyon Provincial Park) Private Vehicle
|Day 10||Whistler||Day 10 Whistler (1B, 1L)|
Wake up in one of Canadas greatest natural playgrounds. Go for a hike in the morning, then enjoy a free afternoon to relax or explore more of Whistler and its surroundings. Additional Notes: You can opt out of todays hike if youd prefer to spend the whole day exploring other parts of Whistler. Included Activities: Hiking
|Day 11||TOFINO||Day 11 Whistler/Tofino (1B, 1D)|
In the morning, drive a short distance to Vancouver. Taking a ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island is an exciting part of the adventure of getting here. BC Ferries offers an outstanding service that travels through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. In the afternoon, continue to drive to Tofino, just in time for sunset. Included Activities: The Old Country Market MacMillan Provincial Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle Ferry (1.50-2.50 hours) Private Vehicle
|Day 12||TOFINO||Day 12 Tofino (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Search for orcas on a half-day whale watching tour by Zodiac. In the afternoon, enjoy free time and take in Tofinos unique blend of fisher-meets-surfer vibe. Included Activities: Whale Watching Zodiac Tour
|Day 13||Victoria||Day 13 Tofino/Victoria (1B, 1L)|
Travel south down Vancouver Island to British Columbias capital, Victoria. Take a stroll around the city and absorb the West Coast vibe. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 325km)
|Day 14||Vancouver||Day 14 Victoria/Vancouver (1B)|
Take a ferry back onto the mainland. Spend the afternoon exploring beautiful, easy-going Vancouver. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Ferry (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 15||Vancouver||Day 15 Vancouver|
If you are interested in exploring Vancouver and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional post-trip accommodation nights. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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