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Canadian Rockies Encompassed

Canada

Canadian Rockies Encompassed

Biking·
Hiking·
Rafting
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Start: Vancouver
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End: Vancouver

Indigenous history, beautiful natural landscapes, and lively cowboy culture

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LocationCanada
Duration19 days
Start / EndVancouver / Vancouver
Tour operatorG Adventures

Canada

Canadian Rockies Encompassed

Biking·
Hiking·
Rafting·
19 days·G Adventures
Start: Vancouver
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End: Vancouver

Description

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 stun...

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Itinerary

Day 1Vancouver
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Vancouver/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.
Day 3Victoria/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.
Day 4Port 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.
Day 5Prince 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.
Day 6Smithers
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.
Day 7Smithers/Prince George
Enjoy a free morning for activities around Smithers before travelling to Prince George, the largest city in Northern British Columbia.
Day 8Prince 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.
Day 9Jasper
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.
Day 10Jasper/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.
Day 11Canmore/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.
Day 12Calgary
Enjoy a free day to explore Calgary. This evening, opt to meet new members of the group at a welcome meeting.
Day 13Calgary/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.
Day 14Lake 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.
Day 15Golden/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.
Day 16Kelowna/Whistler
Drive through the beautiful coastal mountains to the village of Whistler, one of the locations of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Day 17Whistler
Enjoy a free day to explore Whistler. Opt to ride a gondola to the top of the mountain, hike, or zipline.
Day 18Whistler/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.
Day 19Vancouver
Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Hotels (14 nts), lodges (4 nts).

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park Your Foodie Moment: Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting, Kelowna Your Discover Moment: Whistler Your Hands-On Moment: Medicine Bag-Making Activity, Whistler. Inside Passage cruise. First Nations day tour (Smithers). Mt Robson stop with visit to Interpretation Centr... Read more

Meals Included

17 breakfasts

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack fo... Read more
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