National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound
14 days from Calgary to Vancouver
From $ 2549
Duration14 days

The Rockies are a great reason to explore the Canadian West, but why stop there? 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 — you’ll stuff a lifetime’s worth of adventure into the space of a mere two weeks.

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  • Duration: 14 days
    Service level: Camping
  • Starts in: Calgary
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Vancouver
    Ages: 12+
National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Calgary

Start place: Calgary

Arrive at any time.

End place: Calgary

Day 2: Calgary/Banff

Start place: Calgary

Discover the beautiful town of Banff; view wildlife, take a gondola ride, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views.

End place: Banff

Meals: L
Day 3: Banff/Lake Louise

Start place: Banff

Gaze at the beauty of Lake Louise, and hike to the Agnes Lake Tea House or along the Six Glaciers Trail.

End place: Lake Louise

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Lake Louise

Start place: Lake Louise

Head into Yoho National Park and visit the mighty Tekakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. Opt to go whitewater rafting in the afternoon.

End place: Lake Louise

Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Lake Louise/Jasper

Start place: Lake Louise

To travel the icefield parkway is to experience one of Canada's 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.


Make the stunning drive to Jasper via the Icefield Parkway. Visit beautiful Peyto Lake, and stop at Columbia Icefield Centre before arriving in Jasper in the evening.

End place: Jasper

Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Jasper

Start place: Jasper

Stroll through Maligne Canyon and explore the surrounding area of Jasper. In the afternoon, head back to check out the lively mountain town.

End place: Jasper

Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Jasper/Wells Gray Park

Start place: Jasper

Stop at Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Rockies, en route to Wells Gray PP.

End place: Wells Gray Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Wells Gray Park

Start place: Wells Gray Park

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.

End place: Wells Gray Park

Meals: B, L, D
Day 9: Wells Gray Park/Whistler

Start place: Wells Gray Park

Drive through dense woods into the Canadian desert and finally to the beautiful coastal mountains. Picnic lunch in Marble Canyon PP

End place: Whistler

Meals: B, L, D
Day 10: Whistler

Start place: Whistler

Wake up in one of Canada's 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. You can opt out of today's hike if you'd prefer to spend the whole day exploring other parts of Whistler.

End place: Whistler

Meals: B, L
Day 11: Whistler/Tofino

Start place: Whistler

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.

Take a ferry across to Vancouver Island. Stroll the trails beneath ancient Douglas firs in MacMillan Provincial Park. Arrive in time for a gorgeous sunset.

End place: Tofino

Meals: B, D
Day 12: Tofino

Start place: Tofino

Search for orcas on a half-day whale watching tour by Zodiac. In the afternoon, enjoy free time and take in Tofino's unique blend of fisher-meets-surfer vibe.

End place: Tofino

Meals: B, L, D
Day 13: Tofino/Victoria

Start place: Tofino

Travel south down Vancouver Island to British Columbia's capital, Victoria. Take a stroll around the city and absorb the West Coast vibe.

End place: Victoria

Meals: B, L
Day 14: Victoria/Vancouver

Start place: Victoria

Please note this trip ends on arrival to Vancouver. If you are interested in exploring Vancouver and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional post-trip accommodation nights.
Take a ferry back onto the mainland. Trip ends upon arrival to Vancouver. Opt to spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful, easy-going city.

End place: Vancouver

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Entrance fees to all national and provincial parks with walking and hiking excursions
  • Stop at Columbia Icefield
  • Half-day canoeing excursion in Wells Gray PP
  • Half-day whale watching tour by Zodiac
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Air-conditioned private vehicle, Hiking, Ferry, Canoe, Zodiac
  • Accommodation

    Hotel (1 nt), Participation camping (12 nts)
  • Meals

    12 breakfasts,
    11 lunches,
    9 dinners

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