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National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound

Canada

National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound

Hiking·
Biking·
Rafting
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Start: Calgary
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End: Vancouver

The Rockies are a great reason to explore the Canadian West, but why stop there?

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LocationCanada
Duration14 days
Start / EndCalgary / Vancouver
Tour operatorG Adventures

Canada

National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound

Hiking·
Biking·
Rafting·
14 days·G Adventures
Start: Calgary
·
End: Vancouver

Description

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 Canada’s 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 — wh...

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Itinerary

Day 1Calgary

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Calgary/Banff

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

Day 3Banff/Lake Louise

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

Day 4Lake Louise

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

Day 5Lake 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.

Day 6Jasper

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

Day 7Jasper/Wells Gray Park

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

Day 8Wells 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.

Day 9Wells Gray Park/Whistler

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

Day 10Whistler

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.

Day 11Whistler/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.

Day 12Tofino

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.

Day 13Tofino/Victoria

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

Day 14Victoria/Vancouver

Take a ferry back onto the mainland. Trip ends upon arrival to Vancouver. Opt to spend the afternoon exploring this beautiful, easy-going city. 


Please note this trip ends on arrival to Vancouver. If you are interested in exploring Vancouver and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional post-trip accommodation nights.

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Accommodation

Hotel (1 nt), participation camping (12 nts)

What's Included

Entrance fees to all national and provincial parks with walking and hiking excursions. Stop at Columbia Icefield. Half-day canoeing excursion in Wells Gray PP. Half-day whale watching tour by Zodiac. Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners

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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