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Canadian Rockies Encompassed Adventure Tour

US & Canada

  • Canada

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 stunning vistas and photos ops along the way, as well as opportunities to bond with like-minded travelmates.


Highlights

Travel by ferry through glacial fjords, Discover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC, Hike through Jasper National Park, Grab a pint at Calgary's cowboy bars, See the picturesque waters of Lake Louise


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group 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 Centre. Icefields Parkway drive. Columbia Icefield stop. Lake Louise visit. Free time in Victoria, Smithers, Jasper National Park, Banff, Whistler, and Vancouver. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

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


Meals Included

16 breakfasts


Transport

Private vehicle, ferry, walking.


About our Transportation

We use 15
passenger vans for up to 13 people plus the CEO/Driver for all our of our trips in North America. For groups of 8 and more travellers, we also use a trailer to carry luggage and camping equipment. These vans are durable vehicles that allow us to drive on most types of roads in North America. Each van has a front passenger seat and 4 benches that will accommodate 3 people each. No standing is permitted in these vehicles, but there is air conditioning to cool things down on warm days and mandatory seat belts to us secure and safe. This is not a physically demanding journey. However, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and limited space in the van. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary. Despite some of the long days, most clients feel that the diversity of the North American landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience!


Group Leader Description

This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver
this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


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 for your convenience, or a medium
sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day
pack (20
35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. NOTE: Mountains in the Canadian Rockies can have unpredictable weather with snow and heavy rain even in Summer time. Spring time could be snowy (until end of June) and fall season could start as soon as mid
August. Make sure you have equipment and clothing for all conditions!

Day 1 Vancouver

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Day 2 Vancouver/Victoria

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Day 3 Victoria/Port Hardy

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Day 4 Port Hardy/Prince Rupert

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Day 5 Prince Rupert/Smithers

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Day 6 Smithers

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Day 7 Smithers/Prince George

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Day 8 Prince George/Jasper

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Day 9 Jasper

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Day 10 Jasper/Canmore

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Day 11 Canmore/Calgary

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Day 12 Calgary

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Day 13 Calgary/Banff

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Day 14 Lake Louise/Golden

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Day 15 Golden/Kelowna

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Day 16 Kelowna/Whistler

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Day 17 Whistler

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Day 18 Whistler/Vancouver

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Day 19 Vancouver

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Details

Prices from: €4349.00

Duration: 19 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

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