Canada & the Rockies

Canada & the Rockies

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Canada & the Rockies

11 Days Starting and ending in Vancouver (BC)

Visiting: Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Banff, Vernon, Vancouver

Tour operator:

Contiki

Tour code:

CRCRA19

Specialist Group:

18-30 Somethings

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 52

Age range:

18-35

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Hiking, Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable adventure through the stunning landscapes of Canada and the Rockies. Starting in the vibrant city of Vancouver, this tour takes you on a scenic journey along the Sea to Sky Highway to the picturesque town of Whistler. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Sun Peaks, Jasper, and Banff, with opportunities for thrilling activities like ziplining, white-water rafting, and hiking. Marvel at the turquoise lakes, snow-capped peaks, and lush forests of the Rocky Mountain National Park, and capture Insta-perfect views at iconic spots like Lake Louise and Peyto Lake. Conclude your journey back in Vancouver, exploring its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. This tour promises epic views, outdoor adventures, and unforgettable memories.

Highlights

  • Whistler: Snow-topped mountains, aquamarine lakes and the occasional grizzly bear are all familiar sights on this epic road trip.

  • Jasper: Snow-capped peaks and turquoise lakes guaranteed. And you might even spot a grizzly bear or coyote.

  • Rocky Mountain National Park: Everything you’d expect from a picturesque drive through Canada. Cruise past rolling hills, lush forests, looming snow-dusted mountains and the occasional elk.

  • Mount Robson: It’s a photogenic, snow-capped beauty. And the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

  • Banff: Wrap up warm and see this hunk of ice in all its sparkling glory. Don’t forget to fill a bottle with glacial water.

  • Vancouver: Probably one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world. Vancouver’s got beaches, mountains and rainforest right on its doorstep.

  • Jasper National Park of Canada: Insightful chats, informal setting... time to gather round the campfire for a truly unique MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Vancouver To Whistler

Location: Whistler

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pangea Pod Hotel (Multi-Share)

Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to the Pacific Coast and the start of your trip! Not many cities can claim fusing big-city living with the great outdoors, but with its skyscrapers, beaches, forests and mountains, Vancouver has somehow nailed that perfect mix. We'll cruise along the glorious clifftop Sea to Sky Highway in search of Whistler. How’s that fresh mountain air? The rugged, handsome landscapes of Whistler are gorgeous all year long, from the ancient mountain peaks to the alpine hiking trails. First up though, stretch out those legs for an optional zipline on the 'superfly'. One of the world's best, do it alone, or jump in a tandem with a buddy - after all 102km an hour is not for the faint hearted. Dinner’s on us tonight – make sure you rest up, because adventure is on the cards all day tomorrow.

Day 2: Whistler

Location: Whistler

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pangea Pod Hotel (Multi-Share)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Come winter, Whistler may be a haven for snowbunnies, but when the weather is warm, it’s activity central. Test your Popeye strength by canoeing along the River of Golden Dreams, zipline over churning rivers or take a hike through scenery that puts most postcards to shame. If you’re feeling lazy, take a gondola or a chairlift to the mountain tops, but don’t forget to explore the village itself – you’ll melt at its cuteness.

Day 3: Whistler To Sun Peaks

Location: Sun Peaks

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Sun Peaks Lodge (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

We're headed out of Whistler to the largest ski area in Canada, Sun Peaks. Along the way we'll enjoy a scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range, admiring the various reservoirs and lakes that sparkle in the wintry sun. Welcome to Sun Peaks! This elegant little village will be our home for the night. Why not take a gondola ride between the two peaks, to soak up those glorious panoramas?

Day 4: Sun Peaks To Jasper Via Mount Robson

Location: Jasper

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Athabasca Hotel (or similar)

Well rested, we'll take in some incredible scenes on our drive this morning, and you might even see the highest point in the Rockies if weather permits.
Eating outdoors is essential in these parts, so feel free to grab some lunch and dine against a beautiful backdrop. And then the outdoors is yours to explore. Want to take the adrenaline levels up a notch? Get involved with our optional white-water rafting experience on the Fraser River. There's nothing like a rafting adventure to confirm that there is no 'I' in team.
Jasper will be your home for the next two nights – convenient really, considering it’s the perfect base to explore the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies.

Day 5: Jasper

Location: Jasper

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Athabasca Hotel (or similar)

Rise 'n' shine - it's time to get out there with an easy hike though Maligne Canyon. Towering limestone walls will watch over us as we take in the scene, making our way across bridges to the thrilling soundtrack of rushing water. Nature goals achieved, we'll jump on the coach and head to Maligne Lake, famous for the azure color of its water, and today we’ll show you why. Drink in the beauty of the surrounding snow-capped mountains from the shore, or take an optional cruise out to iconic Spirit Island, the most photographed image in the Rockies - we'll bet you know the one. A truly special experience awaits us tonight – we’ll be joined by the Warrior Women for a fireside chat.

Day 6: Jasper To Banff

Location: Banff

Accommodation: Resort

Accommodation Name: Tunnel Mountain Resort (multi-share)

On our way to Banff today, you’ll be glued to the windows as we pass the waterfalls, lakes, meadows, glaciers and towering mountains that make up the Columbia Icefield Parkway. Take a walk to the Athabasca Falls, wheel across the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer, and cure that cotton-mouth with a drink of pure H2O – just be careful not to stick your tongue to the ice... Peyto Lake and Lake Louise (you're sure to have seen these on Instagram) are the perfect place to snap your next profile pic, and make sure those eyes stay peeled for wildlife. We’ll roll into Banff – the unofficial capital of the Canadian Rockies. You’re in cowboy country now, and who are we to buck tradition? Saddle up for a round of drinks before dinner and check into your chalet.

Day 7: Banff

Location: Banff

Accommodation: Resort

Accommodation Name: Tunnel Mountain Resort (multi-share)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today kicks off with Canada’s ultimate mountain experience. Standing on the suspension bridges of Mt Norquay Via Ferrata, you’ll feel alive, emotional and a little dizzy all at once. There’s loads more on the menu today in Banff: take a heli-tour of the high country or choose to explore on horseback.

Day 8: Banff To Vernon

Location: Vernon

Accommodation Name: Days Inn Vernon (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Marvel at the change of scenery today as we cut through three national parks on our way to Vernon.  First up is Yoho National Park with its valley of waterfalls and meadows, and home to the amazing engineering feat - the Spiral Train Tunnel. Next up is Glacier National Park, which boasts over 400 (wait for it) glaciers (surprise) and Rogers Pass. Lastly we’ll drive through scenic Mt. Revelstoke National Park. After cramming three national parks into one day, you deserve a hearty meal in Vernon. There's plenty of traditional pubs in town, and they'll be able to help you out on the beverage front as well.

Day 9: Vernon To Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation Name: YMCA Vancouver (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

We’re sure you’ll agree that meandering through Canada's wine country – the famed Okanagan Valley - is a great way to kill time on the drive back to Vancouver. It's time to see everything of this magical metropolis that you missed the first time around, we'll treat you to a whirlwind tour of the historic sites. Vancouver’s downtown is world class, and its locals take immense pride in its multiculturalism. Stop for pics at the city's nine Totem Poles - these colourful carved sculptures stand tall in Stanley Park and are a must-see sight that were gifted to Vancouver City. Get out there and get local, do some boutique shopping or even rent a bike and explore the city on wheels.

Day 10: Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation Name: YMCA Vancouver (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

A hidden grassroots art scene, eating adventures in abundance, and a pretty seaport setting - your free day in Vancouver will not be short of magic. If the galleries and cute cafes get old, roam one of the city's many parks or gardens or find a spot to take in the surrounding mountain vistas. Top off the day with a dinner cruise and your Vancouver experience is whole and complete.

Day 11: End Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Meals Included: Breakfast

All good things must come to an end, and so does our alpine adventure this morning. We wish you all a fond salute and bon voyage. We hope we'll be seeing you again soon.

What's Included

  • Dinner on Day 1

    Dinner is included on the first day of the tour.

  • Breakfast on Day 2

    Breakfast is included on the second day of the tour.

  • Dinner on Day 3

    Dinner is included on the third day of the tour.

  • Breakfast on Day 7

    Breakfast is included on the seventh day of the tour.

  • Breakfast on Day 8

    Breakfast is included on the eighth day of the tour.

  • Breakfast on Day 9

    Breakfast is included on the ninth day of the tour.

  • Breakfast on Day 10

    Breakfast is included on the tenth day of the tour.

  • Breakfast on Day 11

    Breakfast is included on the eleventh day of the tour.

What's Not Included

  • Optional Activities

    Optional activities such as ziplining, canoeing, gondola rides, white-water rafting, and heli-tours are not included.

  • Lunches

    Lunches are not included in the tour package.

  • Dinners (except Day 1 and Day 3)

    Dinners are not included except for the first and third days of the tour.

Mode of Transport

Travel through the stunning landscapes of Canada in a comfortable coach, with scenic drives along the Sea to Sky Highway, Lillooet Mountain Range, and Columbia Icefield Parkway.

Accommodation

Stay in a variety of accommodations including the Pangea Pod Hotel in Whistler, Sun Peaks Lodge, Athabasca Hotel in Jasper, Tunnel Mountain Resort in Banff, Days Inn Vernon, and YMCA Vancouver.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the highlight of the visit to Jasper?

    In Jasper, you will enjoy an easy hike through Maligne Canyon, visit Maligne Lake, and have the option to take a cruise to Spirit Island. Additionally, you will have a special fireside chat with the Warrior Women.

  • What can I do during the free day in Vancouver?

    During the free day in Vancouver, you can explore the city's grassroots art scene, visit parks and gardens, enjoy the seaport setting, and take a dinner cruise. You can also visit historic sites, shop at boutiques, or rent a bike to explore the city.

  • What meals are included in the tour package?

    The tour package includes dinner on Day 1 and Day 3, and breakfast on Days 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. Lunches and other dinners are not included.

  • What kind of accommodation can I expect during the tour?

    The accommodations vary by location. For example, in Whistler, you will stay at the Pangea Pod Hotel (Multi-Share), in Sun Peaks at the Sun Peaks Lodge (or similar), in Jasper at the Athabasca Hotel (or similar), in Banff at the Tunnel Mountain Resort (multi-share), in Vernon at the Days Inn Vernon (or similar), and in Vancouver at the YMCA Vancouver (or similar).

  • What scenic drives are included in the tour?

    The tour includes scenic drives through the Lillooet Mountain Range, the Columbia Icefield Parkway, and three national parks: Yoho National Park, Glacier National Park, and Mt. Revelstoke National Park.

  • What unique experiences are offered in Banff?

    In Banff, you can experience the Mt Norquay Via Ferrata suspension bridges, take a gondola up Sulphur Mountain, or opt for a heli-tour of the high country.

  • What kind of activities can I expect in Whistler?

    In Whistler, you can enjoy activities such as ziplining, canoeing along the River of Golden Dreams, hiking through scenic trails, and exploring the village. You can also take a gondola or chairlift to the mountain tops.

  • Are there any optional activities available during the tour?

    Yes, there are several optional activities available such as ziplining, canoeing, gondola rides, white-water rafting, and heli-tours.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    In 1961, a guy called John Anderson founded Contiki in New Zealand. Whilst later bought by The Travel Corporation, the tour company had already been using the name ‘Contiki’ since its inception.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Contiki trips are designed & operated exclusively for those aged 18-35 years. Your travelling companions will be like-minded adventurers within that age range. The age range is adhered to strictly.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is our commitment to protect people, wildlife and the incredible planet we all share. Powered by The TreadRight Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Contiki’s guiding hand when it comes to making travel matter.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    All documentation will be sent via email around 21 days prior to your trip departure. You can also access information on your trip by signing up to My Contiki via the top right icon of the homepage.

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16-Jan-2023

The trip ran so smoothly and was well organised! The extra add ons were amazing and all the services were spot on. Food places were reasonable. I'm definitely booking my next contiki trip again soon!

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Exceptional customer service

14-Jan-2023

Contiki were exceptional in providing customer service. They provided me with lots of information and were quick in responding to all my questions. I found that they were super helpful.

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First time traveling with Contiki. Highly recommend! You’ll have a blast

17-Jan-2023

First time traveling internationally since Covid and glad I spent the trip with Contiki. The travel, lodging, meals, activities everything was planned effortlessly. Going to Greece in may with contiki. Highly recommend

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Amazing trip. Made great friends and memories. Can’t wait for my next trip

15-Jan-2023

I had 24 people on my contiki and I think it was the perfect number, we all got to know each other well and got along great. Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable, the hotels were nice and in great locations.

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My amazing trip to Africa

13-Jan-2023

Sherif was an excellent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about every single small detail at each site that we visited. In addition to his great service, he has a glowing spirit that made me feel like I had family with me the entire trip. Anything that I was concerned about, he always had an answer and was there to help. I truly enjoyed my experience and will purchase a tour with him in the future

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