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Canadian Rockies Trail Adventure Tour

US & Canada

  • Canada

Stunning scenery and wildlife abound in Western Canada. This 12-day trip offers the Rocky Mountain highs of Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, a scenic ferry crossing to Vancouver Island and a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley. Do the region justice with comfort level accommodation and stunning drives'the Sea to Sky Highway and the Icefields Parkway. Whether you're enjoying an ice walk on a glacier or strolling through post-card perfect Whistler Village, you're going to want to bring your camera.


Highlights

Cruise scenic roads from the Pacific Coast to Rocky Mountain heights, explore the popular resort town of Whistler, search for grizzly and black bears on a float trip at Blue River, soak in natural hot springs, take an ice walk on an active glacier


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Whistler Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park. All park fees in Jasper and Banff National Parks. Vancouver and Calgary orientation tours. Scenic ferry to Vancouver Island. Victoria, Whistler and Banff orientation walks. Stops at Joffre Lake and Marbel Canyon. River Safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley. Visit Mount Robson visitor centre. Admission to Miette hot springs. Excursion to the Columbia Icefields and ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Comfort hotel/lodges (11 nts).


Meals Included

11 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Transport

Air
conditioned private touring van, hiking, walking, ferry, boat.


About our Transportation

We use 15
passenger vans for up to 12 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 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

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.


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 to spend hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend the use of a well
labeled duffel bag, rolling soft bag or backpack (whichever you find easiest to carry). Suitcases or heavy luggage are not recommended for the health of the CEO! A good size day
pack is also essential as you will have the chance to walk and hike in different national parks during these trips This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, lunch and 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

Arrive at any time.

Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 2 Vancouver/Victoria

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Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 3 Victoria

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Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 4 Victoria/Whistler

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Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 5 Whistler

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Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 6 Whistler/Clearwater

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Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 7 Clearwater/Jasper National Park

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Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 8 Jasper National Park

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Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 9 Jasper National Park/Lake Louise

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Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 10 Lake Louise/Banff

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Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 11 Banff/Calgary

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Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Day 12 Calgary

Arrive at any time.

Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.

Details

Duration: 12 Days

Trip Style:

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max:



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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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