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National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

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 Canadas 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 and bookend nights in Calgary and Vancouver, youll stuff a lifetimes worth of adventure into the space of a mere two weeks.

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  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Hiking, Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour, Whale Watching
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: NCRU.A/201677
  • Starts: Calgary, Canada
  • Finishes: Vancouver, Canada
You will Visit
  • Calgary
  • Banff
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper
  • Wells Gray Park
  • Whistler
  • Tofino
  • Victoria
  • Vancouver

Itinerary

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Day 1: Calgary

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Calgary/Banff

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

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Day 3: Banff/Lake Louise

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

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Day 4: Lake Louise

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

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Day 5: Lake Louise/Jasper

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.
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.



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Day 6: Jasper

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

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Day 7: Jasper/Wells Gray Park

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

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Day 8: 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.

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Day 9: Wells Gray Park/Whistler

Drive through dense woods into the Canadian desert and finally to the beautiful coastal mountains.

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Day 10: 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.

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Day 11: Whistler/Tofino

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.
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.


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Day 12: 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.

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Day 13: Tofino/Victoria

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

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Day 14: Victoria/Vancouver

Take a ferry back onto the mainland. Spend the afternoon exploring beautiful, easy-going Vancouver.

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Day 15: Vancouver

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

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national and provincial parks with walking and hiking excursions
    • Stop at Columbia Icefield
    • Hot springs visit in the Rocky Mountains
    • Half-day canoeing excursion in Wells Gray PP
    • Half-day Zodiac tour including whale watching
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (2 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (12 nts)
    • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, ferry, canoe, Zodiac
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of western Canada
  • Create a postcard-perfect photo in Jasper
  • Sip lattes and people-watch in Vancouver
  • Be awed by the mighty Rockies
  • Get up close and personal with Canadian wildlife.