Classic: Canadian Rockies Encompassed (NCVV)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 13, avg 11.
Meals Included: 17 breakfasts
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Travel by ferry through glacial fjords, Discover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC, Hike through Jasper National Park, Grab a pint at Calgarys cowboy bars, See the picturesque waters of Lake Louise
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.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 9/30/2019
- 19 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Vancouver||Day 1 Vancouver|
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Victoria||Day 2 Vancouver/Victoria (1B)|
Catch a ferry to Vancouver island, and travel to the city of Victoria. Opt to visit a museum, Butchart Gardens, or explore the city. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours) Ferry (1.50-1.75 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Port Hardy||Day 3 Victoria/Port Hardy (1B)|
Enjoy free time in Victoria this morning. In the afternoon, take in the scenery while travelling to Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 500km)
|Day 4||Prince Rupert||Day 4 Port Hardy/Prince Rupert (1B)|
The ride is long, but spectacular. With a full day to relax, enjoy the scenery, read a book, or dine at the onboard restaurants. Reach Prince Rupert late in the evening. Additional Notes: Due to ferry schedules, there may be layovers at certain stops along the route. If this occurs, your CEO will arrange to visit nearby local towns (time permitting). Included Activities: Inside Passage Cruise
|Day 5||Smithers||Day 5 Prince Rupert/Smithers (1B)|
Discover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC on a day tour around Smithers. Stay overnight in a remote lodge surrounded by nature. Included Activities: First Nations Day Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 350km)
|Day 6||Smithers||Day 6 Smithers (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore the wilderness around Smithers. Opt to visit Babine Mountains Provincial Park, Moricetown Canyon, Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, or hike one of many trails in the area.
|Day 7||Prince George||Day 7 Smithers/Prince George (1B)|
Enjoy a free morning for activities around Smithers before travelling to Prince George, the largest city in Northern British Columbia. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 370km)
|Day 8||Jasper||Day 8 Prince George/Jasper (1B)|
Travel to Jasper National Park. En route, stop at the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. Visit the Interpretation Centre, and go for a short hike to take in the views. Included Activities: Mount Robson Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours, 375km)
|Day 9||Jasper||Day 9 Jasper (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore Jasper National Park. Opt to hike at Maligne Canyon, go for a boat cruise, or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting. In the evening, visit the Miette Hot Springs. Included Activities: Miette Hot Springs Visit
|Day 10||Canmore||Day 10 Jasper/Canmore (1B)|
Along the 300km (186.4 mi) ride, a spectacle unfolds before our eyes: lush coniferous forests, immense mountains, turquoise lakes, high-falling cascades, and humbling glaciers. We stop a number of times along the way to take in the scenery and search for wildlife. Included Activities: Columbia Icefields Center Visit Peyto Lake Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00-10.00 hours)
|Day 11||Calgary||Day 11 Canmore/Calgary (1B)|
Travel to Calgary, a modern city that honours its cowboy roots. Opt to visit museums, the Olympic Park, or whet your whistle at a cowboy bar. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 100km)
|Day 12||Calgary||Day 12 Calgary|
Enjoy a free day to explore Calgary. This evening, opt to meet new members of the group at a welcome meeting.
|Day 13||Banff||Day 13 Calgary/Banff (1B)|
With free time upon arrival, Banff has tons to offer. There are plenty of optional activities for all interests and activity levels. Its also just as pleasant to wander the main streets, pop in and out of shops or walk along the river. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
|Day 14||Golden||Day 14 Lake Louise/Golden (1B)|
Lake Louise is that iconic Canadian Rockies locale. Dont miss the chance to snag the perfect photo. Included Activities: Lake Louise Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 90km) Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 85km)
|Day 15||Kelowna||Day 15 Golden/Kelowna (1B)|
Travel to Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, stopping for a tasting at a local winery en route. Kelowna has become a foodie haven in recent years - opt to visit one of the many craft breweries in the city this evening. Included Activities: Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 350km)
|Day 16||Whistler||Day 16 Kelowna/Whistler (1B)|
Drive through the beautiful coastal mountains to the village of Whistler, one of the locations of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.50-7.50 hours, 500km)
|Day 17||Whistler||Day 17 Whistler (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore Whistler. Opt to ride a gondola to the top of the mountain, hike, or zipline.
|Day 18||Vancouver||Day 18 Whistler/Vancouver (1B)|
Visit the G Adventures-supported Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Go on an interpretive walk through the forest before participating in a medicine bag making activity. Travel to Vancouver, and spend the afternoon in this beautiful, easy-going city. Included Activities: Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre Visit Medicine Bag-Making Activity Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 120km)
|Day 19||Vancouver||Day 19 Vancouver (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.