Canadian Rockies Encompassed
19 days from Vancouver to Vancouver
From $ 4999
Duration19 days

The Indigenous history, beautiful natural landscapes, and lively cowboy culture of western Canada come together on this 19-day tour through British Columbia and Alberta. Spot wildlife on a ferry ride through glacial fjords and immerse yourself in First Nations culture on a day tour of Smithers. Experience the cowboy roots of Calgary and admire the emerald blue hue of Lake Louise. There are stunning vistas and photos ops along the way, as well as opportunities to bond with like-minded travelmates.

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  • Duration: 19 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Vancouver
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Vancouver
    Ages: 12+
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Itinerary

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Day 1: Vancouver

Start place: Vancouver

Arrive at any time.

End place: Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver/Victoria

Start place: Vancouver

Catch a ferry to Vancouver island, and travel to the city of Victoria. Opt to visit a museum, Butchart Gardens, or explore the city.

End place: Victoria

Meals: B
Day 3: Victoria/Port Hardy

Start place: Victoria

Enjoy free time in Victoria this morning. In the afternoon, take in the scenery while travelling to Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

End place: Port Hardy

Meals: B
Day 4: Port Hardy/Prince Rupert

Start place: Port Hardy

The ride is long, but spectacular. With a full day to relax, enjoy the scenery, read a book, or dine at the onboard restaurants. Reach Prince Rupert late in the evening.
Embark on a ferry through the famous Inside Passage. The glacial fjords provide spectacular scenery along the route and a safe haven for all types of wildlife, including orcas and porpoises. Due to ferry schedules, there may be layovers at certain stops along the route. If this occurs, your CEO will arrange to visit nearby local towns (time permitting).

End place: Prince Rupert

Meals: B
Day 5: Prince Rupert/Smithers

Start place: Prince Rupert

Discover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC on a day tour around Smithers. Stay overnight in a remote lodge surrounded by nature.

End place: Smithers

Meals: B
Day 6: Smithers

Start place: Smithers

Enjoy a free day to explore the wilderness around Smithers. Opt to visit Babine Mountains Provincial Park, Moricetown Canyon, Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, or hike one of many trails in the area.

End place: Smithers

Meals: B
Day 7: Smithers/Prince George

Start place: Smithers

Enjoy a free morning for activities around Smithers before travelling to Prince George, the largest city in Northern British Columbia.

End place: Prince George

Meals: B
Day 8: Prince George/Jasper

Start place: Prince George

Travel to Jasper National Park. En route, stop at the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. Visit the Interpretation Centre, and go for a short hike to take in the views.

End place: Jasper

Meals: B
Day 9: Jasper

Start place: Jasper

Enjoy a free day to explore Jasper National Park. Opt to hike at Maligne Canyon, go for a boat cruise, or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting. In the evening, visit the Miette Hot Springs.

End place: Jasper

Meals: B
Day 10: Jasper/Canmore

Start place: Jasper

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. We stop a number of times along the way to take in the scenery and search for wildlife.
Travel to Canmore via one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Stop at the Columbia Icefield en route.

End place: Canmore

Meals: B
Day 11: Canmore/Calgary

Start place: Canmore

Travel to Calgary, a modern city that honours its cowboy roots. Opt to visit museums, the Olympic Park, or whet your whistle at a cowboy bar.

End place: Calgary

Meals: B
Day 12: Calgary

Start place: Calgary

Enjoy a free day to explore Calgary. This evening, opt to meet new members of the group at a welcome meeting.

End place: Calgary

Day 13: Calgary/Banff

Start place: Calgary

With free time upon arrival, Banff has tons to offer. There are plenty of optional activities for all interests and activity levels. It's also just as pleasant to wander the main streets, pop in and out of shops or walk along the river.
Discover the beautiful town of Banff; view wildlife, take a gondola ride, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views.

End place: Banff

Meals: B
Day 14: Lake Louise/Golden

Start place: Banff

Lake Louise is that iconic Canadian Rockies locale. Don't miss the chance to snag the perfect photo.
Continue to Lake Louise, view the emerald blue waters of this alpine lake, and opt to hike to the Tea House.

End place: Golden

Meals: B
Day 15: Golden/Kelowna

Start place: Golden

Travel to Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, stopping for a tasting at a local winery en route. Kelowna has become a foodie haven in recent years – opt to visit one of the many craft breweries in the city this evening.

End place: Kelowna

Meals: B
Day 16: Kelowna/Whistler

Start place: Kelowna

Drive through the beautiful coastal mountains to the village of Whistler, one of the locations of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

End place: Whistler

Meals: B
Day 17: Whistler

Start place: Whistler

Enjoy a free day to explore Whistler. Opt to ride a gondola to the top of the mountain, hike, or zipline.

End place: Whistler

Meals: B
Day 18: Whistler/Vancouver

Start place: Whistler

Visit the G Adventures-supported Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Go on an interpretive walk through the forest before participating in a medicine bag making activity. Travel to Vancouver, and spend the afternoon in this beautiful, easy-going city.

End place: Vancouver

Meals: B
Day 19: Vancouver

Start place: Vancouver

Depart at any time.

End place: Vancouver

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park Your Foodie Moment: Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting, Kelowna Your Discover Moment: Whistler Your Hands-On Moment: Medicine Bag-Making Activity, Whistler
  • Inside Passage cruise
  • First Nations day tour (Smithers)
  • Mt Robson stop with visit to Interpretation Centre
  • Icefields Parkway drive
  • Columbia Icefield stop
  • Lake Louise visit
  • Wine tasting (Kelowna)
  • Free time in Victoria, Smithers, Jasper National Park, Banff, Whistler, and Vancouver
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Ferry, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (14 nts), Lodges (4 nts)

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