Best of the Canadian Rockies
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- Discover stunning Canadian landscapes on this epic group trip!
- Explore gorgeous national parks, including Banff, Jasper and Yoho
- Hike the beautiful Wapta Falls & Emerald Loop
- Chill out on the shores of spectacular Lake Louise
- See wonderful Canadian wildlife in their natural habitat
- Camp under the stars in the great Canadian outdoors!
Discover the very best of the great Canadian outdoors on this epic group trip. Kicking off in Vancouver and finishing up in Calgary, you’ll explore some of the greatest landscapes this country has to offer, including the exquisite national parks of Banff, Yoho and Jasper, and the picture-perfect destinations of Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. This trip is packed with awesome inclusions, such as a guided walk to the stunning Takakkaw Falls, and a range of optional activities at each stop, including white-water rafting, mountain biking and wine tasting.
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Day 1-2: Vancouver – Whistler
Your Canadian travel experience kicks off early today! Venture into the snow-capped mountains and thick forests of British Columbia. Arrive into Whistler, the adventure capital of Western Canada, and get involved with a range of awesome optional adrenaline activities.
Day 3-4: Wells Gray Provincial Park
Next up: the fairytale landscapes of Wells Gray Provincial Park. Check out the country’s fourth highest waterfall, Helmcken Falls, and gaze out over the rolling meadows of wildflowers. Spend the night in a rustic Canadian ranch.
Day 5-6: Jasper National Park
Today we arrive at Jasper National Park, an out of this world area of still lakes and soaring mountain slopes. Spend the next two days hiking, cycling and exploring the sprawling trails and paths.
Day 7-8: Icefields Parkway – Yoho National Park
Marvel at the endless vista of sweeping forests, craggy slopes and snow-capped mountains of Icefields Parkway. We’ll then discover the scenic delights of Yoho National Park, including Takakkaw Falls and the perfect Emerald Lake.
Day 9-10: Lake Louise - Banff National Park
Soak up the picture-perfect beauty of Lake Louise. Then check out gorgeous Banff National Park. We have no scheduled activities here and so you are free to do whatever takes your fancy!
Day 11: Calgary
After a chilled morning in Banff, we arrive in Calgary where this tour ends at around 5pm. If you plan to fly out tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 9pm to allow time for transfers and check-in.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- 10 nights’ accommodation
- Transport between included destinations
- Wapta Falls & Emerald Loop hike
- Time in adventure capital, Whistler
- Rustic bunkhouse overnight
- Icefields Parkway drive
- Lake Louise relaxation
- See Takakkaw Falls & Emerald Lake
- Entry to Jasper, Banff and Yoho national parks
- 24/7 emergency assistance
- Travel insurance, which is compulsory. We can provide you with some excellent policies to choose from.
- Meals (compulsory food kitty contribution: CAD15 per person per day)
- Airport transfers
- Optional activities
10 nights of accommodation are included in the price of this trip. 9 nights will be spent camping and 1 night will be spent in budget lodging.
Meals are not included. You will need to contribute CAD15 to a food kitty which covers all your meals at camp. Cooking equipment is provided and you will take it in turns to prepare meals for the group. When you are in the city, you can head out to local restaurants for food. Your guide will have plenty of recommendations!
Your tour begins at 7:30am in Vancouver on the programme start date (day 1). Due to this early start, we recommend flying in the day before and booking an extra night of accommodation. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
Your tour ends at around 5pm in Calgary on your programme end date (day 11). If you wish to depart on this day, you should not book a flight that departs before 9pm to allow time for transfer and check-in.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years.
British nationals will need to apply for an Canadian eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) in advance of travel. Please check the embassy website for up to date information.
How Many People Will Be In My Group?
Group sizes vary. The maximum group size will be 13 travellers.
What Is The Drinking Age In Canada?
In British Colombia, the drinking age is 19. In Alberta, the drinking age is 18. If you are under the legal drinking age you will not be allowed into bars or clubs, and you will not be allowed to purchase alcohol.
How Much Money Should I Bring With Me?
You should bring around CAD15 per day to cover drinks and snacks. You will need some extra money if you want to get involved in the optional activities listed in the itinerary. You will also need to contribute CAD15 per day to the food kitty. This will be collected in full by your guide on the first day of the tour.
Do I Need To Bring A Sleeping Bag?
Yes! A tent and camping mat will be provided but you should bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.