Itinerary

Itinerary

Awe-inspiring scenery and fascinating wildlife are simply everywhere in western Canada. This 12-day adventure hits crisp Jasper and serene Lake Louise, a scenic ferry crossing to Vancouver Island, a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley, and a drive along the jaw-dropping Icefields Parkway. Whether you’re walking atop a glacier or meandering the gorgeous streets of Whistler Village, you’re sure to feel that Rocky Mountain high.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Calgary
Arrive at any time.
Accommodations:Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire (or similar)
Day 2: Calgary/Banff
Drive to Banff where we take a walk back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum, exploring the historical town.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Brewster's Mountain Lodge (or similar)
Day 3: Banff/Lake Louise
Continue to Lake Louise. View the emerald blue waters of this alpine lake and opt to hike to the Tea House.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Lake Louise Inn (or similar)
Day 4: Lake Louise/Jasper National Park
Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, travel the Icefields Parkway to Bow Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. Continue on to Jasper National Park.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Tonquin Inn (or similar)
Day 5: Jasper National Park
Spend the day at leisure with the option to hike at Maligne Canyon, enjoy a boat cruise, or check out some whitewater rafting. In the evening, we have an included visit to Miette Hot Springs.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Tonquin Inn (or similar)
Day 6: Jasper National Park/Blue River
View the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains, Mt Robson, with a stop at the visitor centre before crossing the Rockies to reach Blue River. Enjoy a river safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. Look out for wildlife, which can include grizzly bears, moose, and eagles.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations:Mike Wiegele Heliskiing Resort (or similar)
Day 7: Blue River/Whistler
Pass through the Caribou Mountains into the Coastal Mountains, and enjoy stops at Kamloops Lake and the emerald coloured Seton Lake before arriving to the village of Whistler, host to some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Pinnacle Hotel Whistler(ZC) (or similar)
Day 8: Whistler
Today is at your leisure. Take a walk through the village with options to ride the gondola up the mountain, hike, or go ziplining.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Pinnacle Hotel Whistler(ZC) (or similar)
Day 9: Whistler/Victoria
Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on a G Adventures for Good experience. Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with bannock and explore the grounds and museum with an Indigenous guide who has come through the centre’s training program. After, drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway and catch the ferry to Vancouver Island to reach Victoria, where we take an orientation walk with our CEO.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbor (or similar)
Day 10: Victoria
Today is free for optional activities such as a zodiac whale watching cruise, exploring Butchart Gardens, or enjoying high tea at a historic hotel.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbor (or similar)
Day 11: Victoria/Vancouver
Board the scenic ferry to Vancouver. Here, discover highlights like Stanley Park and Gastown.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown (or similar)
Day 12: Vancouver
Depart at any time.
Meals Included:Breakfast