Awe-inspiring scenery and fascinating wildlife are simply everywhere in Western Canada. This 12-day adventure offers the Rocky Mountain highs of crisp Jasper and serene Lake Louise, a scenic ferry crossing to Vancouver Island, a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley, and a drive along the jaw-dropping Icefields Parkway. Whether youre walking atop a glacier or meandering the gorgeous streets of Whistler Village, you're discovering some of the most iconic parts of Canada.
Famed for its entrepreneurial spirit and youthful population, Calgary prides itself on being the heart of the new west while honouring its cowboy heritage.
Please make your own way to the joining hotel. If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Drive to Banff where we take a walk back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum, exploring the historical town.
For the Sept 11, 2017 departure, the group will overnight in Canmore instead of Banff. All inclusions and time in Banff will remain the same – after dinner the group will drive 15 mins to Canmore for the night.
Banff Historical Walking Tour
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
Continue to Lake Louise, view the emerald blue waters of this alpine lake, and opt to hike to the Tea House.
Lake Louise Visit
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours)
Along the 300km (186.4 mi) ride, a spectacle unfolds before our eyes: lush coniferous forests, immense mountains, turquoise lakes, high-falling cascades, and humbling glaciers. Numerous stops will be planned along the way for photos, observation, and wildlife encounters.
Columbia Icefields Center Visit
Athabasca Glacier Ice Walk
Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 290km)
Jasper's friendly mountain hospitality, peaceful atmosphere, and the promise of real adventure make any visit unforgettable.
Miette Hot Springs Visit
View the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains, Mount Robson, with a stop at the visitor centre before crossing the Rockies to reach Blue River. Enjoy a river safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world's only inland temperate rainforest. Search out wildlife, which can include grizzly bears, moose, and eagles.
Mount Robson Visit
River Safari Tour in Grizzly Bear Valley
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 230km)
Following this extraordinary route, once marked by the gold prospectors, we leave the arid and dry land of the Thompson Okanagan region into the Coastal Mountain Range. We drive through the region where aboriginal peoples led a semi-nomadic life moving between hunting and fishing grounds in the summer and settling into pit houses for the winter. Europeans came at first for fur trading and later on to establish cattle ranches, farms, and mining operations. The scenery changes dramatically and could even make you feel as if you were in a western movie.
Joffre Lakes Visit
Marble Canyon Visit
Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s))
Whistler and its surrounding provincial parks are places you must discover. It is also a great place to try one of the many optional mountain activities.
Visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre on a G Adventures for Good experience, exclusive to Journeys travellers. Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with bannock and explore the grounds and museum with an indigenous guide who has come through the centre's training program. After, drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway and catch the ferry to Vancouver Island to reach Victoria, where we take an orientation walk with our CEO.
Indigenous Cultural Experience
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Ferry (1.75-2.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.50-1.75 hours)
Today is free for optional activities such as zodiac whale watching cruise, museums and Butchart Gardens visits, or enjoying high tea at an historic hotel.
Board the scenic ferry to Vancouver, and discover highlights like Stanley Park and Gastown.
Stanley Park Visit
Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours)
Ferry (1.50-1.75 hours)
Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours)
If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.
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Trip Name: Discover the Canadian Rockies - Westbound
Duration: 12 Days
From Price: 5029
Trip Code: 155215
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