National Parks of the Rockies

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National Parks of the Rockies

from £1,549
Duration: 15 days
Countries: Canada
Enjoy the scenery, create a perfect photo in Jasper, sip lattes and people-watch in Vancouver, be awed by the Rockies, get a bird’s-eye view of Banff, road trip through these two provinces.

National Parks of the Rockies

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 expeditions and glaciers older than time abound. And since we camp out most nights, you’re guaranteed maximum natural contact at a minimal price. The Great Outdoors—now all yours.

Day 1 Vancouver

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Victoria (1L)

Discover Vancouver on a brief orientation with your CEO. In the afternoon, ferry over to the island and hit the pubs in Victoria.

Day 3-4 Tofino (2B, 1L, 2D)

Embark on a half-day Zodiac tour for marine wildlife viewing. Opt for a walk in Pacific Rim NP through the rainforest and along the beach.

Day 5-6 Whistler (2B, 1L, 1D)

Stroll the trails beneath ancient Douglas firs in MacMillan PP. Opt for a morning hike or explore the streets of the ski town of Whistler.

Day 7-8 Wells Gray Provincial Park (2B, 2L, 2D)

Relax and take a dip at Green Lake PP. Visit Helmcken Falls, a waterfall three times the height of Niagara. Full-day canoeing excursion in the Canadian wilderness and an evening barbecue.

Day 9-10 Jasper National Park (2B, 2L, 2D)

Take in sights of the immense Mount Robson. Visit Spahats Creek Falls, and hike the trails around the Maligne Canyon.

Day 11-12 Icefields Parkway/Lake Louise (2B, 2L, 2D)

Visit beautiful Peyto Lake, and stop at Columbia Icefield. Opt to take the snow coach up the Icefields Parkway. Marvel at the phenomenal Takakkaw Falls, swim in Emerald Lake, and go for an optional rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River.

Day 13 Yoho National Park/Banff National Park (1B, 1L)

Hike the Six Glacier Trail or to the Agnes Lake Tea House. In the evening, relax in a hot spring.

Day 14 Banff National Park/Calgary (1B, 1L)

Discover the town, view wildlife, take a gondola ride or hike a mountain for spectacular views. Check out Calgary on a short orientation drive.

Day 15 Calgary

Depart at any time.

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Entrance fees to all national and provincial parks with walking and hiking excursions.
Gondola to Sulphur Mountain in Banff.
Stop at Columbia Icefield.
Visit to hot springs in the Rocky Mountains.
Full-day canoe tour in Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Half-day Zodiac tour including whale watching.
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners. (Allow CAD200-250 for meals not included.)
Hotels (2 nts), participation camping (12 nts)
Air-conditioned private touring van, hiking, ferry
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10.

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