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Vancouver Island & Northern Rockies
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Discover the many landscapes, animals, and ways of life in the Canadian Rockies through an engaging 11-day tour. Venture to Vancouver Island and embark on the Inside Passage ferry, which takes you through glacial fjords to spot orcas and porpoises. Visit a collection of totem poles and immerse yourself in First Nation cultures. After all of these incredible encounters, you'll soon agree that the west coast is the best coast.

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  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NCVC/240203
  • Starts: Vancouver, Canada
  • Finishes: Calgary, Canada
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Port Hardy
  • Prince Rupert
  • Smithers
  • Prince George
  • Jasper
  • Canmore
  • Calgary

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. Tour ends on arrival to Calgary.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Recharge: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park
    • Inside Passage cruise
    • First Nations day tour (Smithers)
    • Mt Robson stop with visit to Interpretation Centre
    • Miette Hot Springs visit
    • Icefields Parkway drive
    • Columbia Icefield stop
    • Free time in Victoria, Smithers, and Jasper National Park
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), lodges (4 nts)
    • 10 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, ferry, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Spot whales and sea lions on a ferry ride through the Inside Passage
  • Immerse yourself in First Nations culture in Smithers
  • View the tallest peak of the Canadian Rockies
  • Dip into the Miette Hot Springs
  • Catch postcard-perfect views along the Icefields Parkway