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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
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NCVV/240204
  • Starts: Vancouver, Canada
  • Finishes: Vancouver, Canada
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Port Hardy
  • Prince Rupert
  • Smithers
  • Prince George
  • Jasper
  • Canmore
  • Calgary
  • Banff
  • Golden
  • Kelowna
  • Whistler

Itinerary

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Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Vancouver/Victoria

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

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Day 3: Victoria/Port Hardy

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.

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Day 4: Port Hardy/Prince Rupert

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.
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.

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Day 5: Prince Rupert/Smithers

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

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Day 6: 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.

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Day 7: Smithers/Prince George

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

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Day 8: Prince George/Jasper

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.

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Day 9: 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.

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Day 10: Jasper/Canmore

Travel to Canmore via one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Stop at the Columbia Icefield en route.
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.

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Day 11: Canmore/Calgary

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.

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Day 12: Calgary

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

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Day 13: Calgary/Banff

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

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Day 14: Lake Louise/Golden

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

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Day 15: Golden/Kelowna

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.

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Day 16: Kelowna/Whistler

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

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Day 17: Whistler

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

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Day 18: Whistler/Vancouver

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.

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Day 19: Vancouver

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler Recharge: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park Carte Blanche: Whistler Hands-on: 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (14 nts), lodges (4 nts)
    • 17 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, ferry, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Travel by ferry through glacial fjords
  • Discover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC
  • Hike through Jasper National Park
  • Grab a pint at Calgary's cowboy bars
  • See the picturesque waters of Lake Louise