Discover the Canadian Rockies - Eastbound
12 days from Vancouver to Calgary
From $ 3199
Duration12 days

Awe-inspiring scenery and fascinating wildlife are simply everywhere in Western Canada. This 12-day adventure hits 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 you’re walking atop a glacier or meandering the gorgeous streets of Whistler Village, you’re sure to feel that Rocky Mountain high.

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  • Duration: 12 days
    Service level: Upgraded
  • Starts in: Vancouver
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Calgary
    Ages: 12+
Discover the Canadian Rockies - Eastbound - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Vancouver

Start place: Vancouver

Please make your own way to the joining hotel.
Arrive at any time. If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

End place: Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver/Victoria

Start place: Vancouver

Take a stroll around the city with your CEO to get familiar with your surroundings before you can enjoy the evening on your own.
Enjoy a stop at Stanley Park and Gastown before boarding a scenic ferry to Victoria, where we'll take an orientation walk with our CEO.

End place: Victoria

Meals: B
Day 3: Victoria

Start place: Victoria

Today is free for optional activities, such as a zodiac whale watching cruise, exploring Butchart Gardens, or enjoying high tea at an historic hotel.

End place: Victoria

Meals: B
Day 4: Victoria/Whistler

Start place: Victoria

Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to the village of Whistler, host of some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here we visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on a G Adventures for Good experience. 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.

End place: Whistler

Meals: B
Day 5: Whistler

Start place: Whistler

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.
Today is at your leisure. Take a walk through the village with options to ride the gondola up the mountain, hike, or go ziplining.

End place: Whistler

Meals: B
Day 6: Whistler/Blue River

Start place: Whistler

Following this extraordinary route, once marked by the gold prospectors, we leave the Coastal Mountain Range and set foot into the arid and dry land of the Thompson Okanagan region. 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.
Pass through Coastal Mountains into the Caribou Mountains, and enjoy stops at the emerald coloured Joffre Lake and Marble Canyon before arriving in the small community of Blue River. Enjoy a BBQ this evening.

End place: Blue River

Meals: B, D
Day 7: Blue River/Jasper National Park

Start place: 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. Head to Jasper National Park, crossing the Rockies, and view the highest peak, Mount Robson, with a stop at the visitor centre.

End place: Jasper National Park of Canada

Meals: B
Day 8: Jasper National Park

Start place: Jasper National Park of Canada

Jasper's friendly mountain hospitality, peaceful atmosphere, and the promise of real adventure make any visit unforgettable.
Spend the day at leisure with the option to hike at Maligne Canyon, enjoy a boat cruise, or check out some whitewater rafting. In the evening, we have an included visit to Miette hot springs.

End place: Jasper National Park of Canada

Meals: B
Day 9: Jasper National Park/Lake Louise

Start place: Jasper National Park of Canada

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.

Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, travel the Icefields Parkway to Peyto Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. Continue to Lake Louise to view its emerald blue waters and Victoria Glacier.

End place: Lake Louise

Meals: B
Day 10: Lake Louise/Banff

Start place: Lake Louise

Enjoy the morning in Lake Louise with the option to hike to the Tea House. Continue to Banff where we take a walk back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum, exploring the historical town of Banff.

End place: Banff

Meals: B
Day 11: Banff/Calgary

Start place: Banff

Famed for its entrepreneurial spirit and youthful population, Calgary prides itself on being the heart of the new west while honouring its cowboy heritage.
Enjoy the morning in Banff, then drive to Calgary for a short orientation walk and opt to visit museums, cowboy bars, or the Olympic Park.

End place: Calgary

Meals: B
Day 12: Calgary

Start place: Calgary

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.
Depart at any time.

End place: Calgary

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Indigenous Cultural Experience, Whistler Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Banff Historical Walking Tour, Banff Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler Your Discover Moment: Whistler Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park
  • All park fees in Jasper and Banff National Parks
  • Scenic ferry to Vancouver Island
  • Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Whistler, and Banff orientation walks
  • Stops at Joffree Lake and Marble Canyon
  • River safari through Grizzly Bear Valley
  • Mount Robson Visitor Centre stop
  • Excursion to the Columbia Icefields and ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Private vehicle, Hiking, Walking, Ferry, Boat
  • Accommodation

    Hotels/lodges (11 nts)

Dates & availability: Discover the Canadian Rockies - Eastbound

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Departing Mon, 09/02/2019 Finishing Fri, 09/13/2019 Catalog Price $ 4199 Sale Price $ 4199 12 Book

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