18-to-Thirtysomethings: National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Eastbound (NCUR)
Countries Visited: Canada Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Camping
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 12, avg 11.
Meals Included: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Enjoy the scenery of Western Canada, create a postcard-perfect photo in Jasper, sip lattes and people-watch in Vancouver, be awed by the mighty Rockies, road trip through two Canadian provinces.
Vancouver's North Coast Mountains are just the appetizer for this journey from the Pacific Coast to the Canadian Rockies. Beginning in beautiful Vancouver, travellers will hit the ocean in search of whales before heading east into the enveloping mountain wilderness of Banff and Jasper national parks, where sulphur springs, canoeing excursions, and glaciers older than time abound. And since we camp out most nights, you're guaranteed maximum natural contact at a minimal price. You might even find yourself face-to-face with a moose, deer, or maybe even a bear. The Great Outdoors - now all yours.
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|Day 1||Vancouver||Day 1 Vancouver|
This tour departs Vancouver early on Day 2. If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Victoria||Day 2 Vancouver/Victoria (1L)|
Discover Vancouver on a brief orientation with the CEO. In the afternoon, ferry over to the island and hit the pubs in Victoria. Included Activities: Orientation Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours) Ferry (2.00-2.50 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||TOFINO||Day 3 Victoria/Tofino (1B, 1D)|
Move north up Vancouver Island. Take in the island scenery and make a stop at a local market. Arrive in time to watch the sunset in Tofino. Included Activities: The Old Country Market Transport: Travel time includes stops and lunch at Old Country Market in Coombs Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 325km)
|Day 4||TOFINO||Day 4 Tofino (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Search for orcas on a whale watching tour by Zodiac. In the afternoon, enjoy free time and witness Tofinos unique blend of fisher-meets-surfer vibe. Included Activities: Whale Watching Zodiac Tour
|Day 5||Whistler||Day 5 Tofino/Whistler (1B, 1D)|
Stroll the trails beneath ancient Douglas firs in MacMillan Provincial Park en route to the ferry. Once back on the mainland, enjoy a stunning drive to Whistler. Included Activities: MacMillan Provincial Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours) Ferry (2.00-2.50 hours) Private Vehicle
|Day 6||Whistler||Day 6 Whistler (1B, 1L)|
Wake up in one of Canadas greatest natural playgrounds. Go for a hike in the morning, then enjoy a free afternoon to relax or explore more of Whistler and surroundings. Additional Notes: Todays hike can be opted out of if youd prefer to spend the whole day exploring other parts of Whistler. Included Activities: Hiking
|Day 7||Wells Gray Park||Day 7 Whistler/Wells Gray Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Drive from the coastal mountains through the Canadian desert and into the densely wooded forests of Wells Gray PP. Included Activities: Marble Canyon Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00-10.00 hours)
|Day 8||Wells Gray Park||Day 8 Wells Gray Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Head out for an exciting day of canoeing in the Canadian wilderness. Stop at some of the most fascinating waterfalls in the park, including the world famous Helmcken Falls. Included Activities: Canoeing in Wells Gray PP Dawson Falls Visit Helmcken Falls Visit
|Day 9||Jasper||Day 9 Wells Gray Park/Jasper (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Stop at Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Rockies, en route to Jasper. Included Activities: Mount Robson Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 380km)
|Day 10||Jasper||Day 10 Jasper (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Stroll through Maligne Canyon and explore the surrounding area of Jasper. In the afternoon, head back to check out the lively mountain town. Included Activities: Maligne Canyon Hike
|Day 11||Lake Louise||Day 11 Jasper/Lake Louise (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Make the stunning drive to Lake Louise via the Icefield Parkway, one the worlds most spectacular drives. Visit beautiful Peyto Lake and stop at Columbia Icefield Centre before arriving in Lake Louise for the evening. Included Activities: Columbia Icefields Center Visit Peyto Lake Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00-10.00 hours)
|Day 12||Lake Louise||Day 12 Lake Louise (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Head into Yoho NP and visit the mighty Tekakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. Opt to go whitewater rafting in the afternoon. Included Activities: Emerald Lake Hike Takkakaw Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours)
|Day 13||Banff||Day 13 Lake Louise/Banff (1B, 1L)|
Gaze at the beauty of Lake Louise, hike to the Agnes Lake Tea House, or along the Six Glaciers Trail. Make the short drive to Banff in the afternoon. Included Activities: Lake Agnes Tea House Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours)
|Day 14||Calgary||Day 14 Banff/Calgary (1B, 1L)|
Spend the morning discovering the town of Banff. View wildlife, walk the streets, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views before continuing on to Calgary. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)
|Day 15||Calgary||Day 15 Calgary|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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