Canadian Rockies Encompassed

Start: Vancouver Finish: Vancouver

Visiting: Vancouver, Victoria, Port Hardy, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Prince George, Jasper, Canmore, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Golden, Kelowna, Whistler


Duration: 18 Nights

Physical rating: 3 - Average

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 11 - 12

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12. Minimum age of 18 years for this trip. You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $5389 $4580

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Tour Overview

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.

Highlights

  • iconDiscover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC
  • iconHike through Jasper National Park
  • iconGrab a pint at Calgary's cowboy bars
  • iconTravel by ferry through glacial fjords
  • iconSee the picturesque waters of Lake Louise

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Century Plaza Hotel and Spa (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2 : Vancouver/Victoria

Location: Vancouver, Victoria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Howard Johnson by Wyndham Victoria Downtown (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

TRANSPORT: Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Enjoy free time for optional activities or wander along the waterfront.

icon Day 3 : Victoria/Port Hardy

Location: Victoria, Port Hardy

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kwa'lilas Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

FREE TIME: MORNING Enjoy a free morning in this coastal city.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 4 : Port Hardy/Prince Rupert

Location: Port Hardy, Prince Rupert

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Prestige Prince Rupert Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Embark on a ferry through the famous Inside Passage. The glacial fjords provide spectacular scenery along the route and a safe haven for all types of wildlife, including orcas and porpoises.

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 Information: 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).

ACTIVITY: Relax aboard the ferry through the stunning Inside Passage. Spot wildlife and soak in the views on one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in the world.

icon Day 5 : Prince Rupert/Smithers

Location: Prince Rupert, Smithers

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Discover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC on a day tour around Smithers. Stay overnight in a remote lodge surrounded by nature.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Get immersed in the First Nations culture of Northern BC. Start by visiting the Hazeltons, an area with one of the highest concentrations of totem poles in the world, with over 50 standing poles. After, stop at Gitwangak National Historic Site and learn about the fort and battles fought by the warrior Nekt on Battle Hill. Wrap up the day with a tour of the Ksan museum and historical village.

icon Day 6 : Smithers

Location: Smithers

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Take advantage of free time in the Canadian wilderness. Opt to visit a Provincial Park or go for a hike.

icon Day 7 : Smithers/Prince George

Location: Smithers, Prince George

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Coast Inn of the North (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning for activities around Smithers before travelling to Prince George, the largest city in Northern British Columbia.

FREE TIME: MORNING Take advantage of a final morning for outdoor activities around Smithers.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 8 : Prince George/Jasper

Location: Prince George, Jasper

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Maligne Lodge (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Stop at the visitor centre and, if it’s a clear day, see the top of the Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

icon Day 9 : Jasper

Location: Jasper

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Maligne Lodge (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

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.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Prepare for an exciting day! With lots of optional activities and incredible scenery, you're guaranteed to have an unforgettable day in Jasper.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy the stunning landscape of lakes and mountains as you drive to the hot springs. Soak in one of the four pools as you take in the peaceful panoramic views.

ACTIVITY: Jasper National Park might be less known, but no less mighty. As the largest park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is wild in every sense of the word. Experience mountain landscapes complete with waterfalls, canyons, glacier lakes, and the Columbia Icefield. Get out and explore on rugged backcountry trails chock-full of wildlife and take part in outdoor activities like, mountain biking, skiing, or kayaking to experience the true essence and beauty of this impressive park.

icon Day 10 : Jasper/Canmore

Location: Jasper, Canmore

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Canmore via one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Stop at the Columbia Icefield en route.

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.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: View one of the Rockies' largest and most accessible active glaciers. The Athabasca Glacier recedes at a rate of nearly 5m (16.4 ft) a year. See this natural beauty while you still can.

ACTIVITY: The Icefields Parkway is a breathtaking drive situated between Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada. Experience the wild beauty of the Canadian Rockies on a winding drive through jagged mountain peaks and past glaciers feeding into brilliant blue lakes. Along the way expect to see postcard mountain vistas, huge valleys, and loads of hiking trails that will get you out and about in this truly incredible area.

icon Day 11 : Canmore/Calgary

Location: Canmore, Calgary

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Calgary, a modern city that honours its cowboy roots. Opt to visit museums, the Olympic Park, or wet your whistle at a cowboy bar.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 12 : Calgary

Location: Calgary

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Enjoy a free day to explore Calgary. This evening, opt to meet new members of the group at a welcome meeting.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Take advantage of free time to explore.

icon Day 13 : Calgary/Banff

Location: Calgary, Banff

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Charltons Banff (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Discover the beautiful town of Banff; opt to view wildlife, take a gondola ride, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views.

With free time upon arrival, Banff has tons to offer. There are plenty of optional activities for all interests and activity levels. It's also just as pleasant to wander the main streets, pop in and out of shops or walk along the river.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Enjoy free time in this iconic Canadian town.

ACTIVITY: Magnificent Banff—Canada’s first and most famous National Park. Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, scenic drives, and a quaint mountain town. First, gaze in wonder, then immerse yourself in a park that has it all! Hike alongside picture-perfect mountains, glaciers, lakes, ice fields, canyons, and even hoodoos. Keep an eye out for wolves, grizzly bears, elk, and mountain lions. Banff’s blend of towering peaks and flower-strewn meadows make it a dream location to enjoy the great outdoors and mountain scenery.

icon Day 14 : Lake Louise/Golden

Location: Lake Louise, Golden

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kicking Horse River Lodge (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Continue to Lake Louise, view the emerald blue waters of this alpine lake, and opt to hike to one of the Tea Houses.

Lake Louise is that iconic Canadian Rockies locale. Don't miss the chance to snag the perfect photo.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Visit postcard perfect Lake Louise and take time to savour the emerald blue waters and breathtaking scenery of the Victoria Glacier.

ACTIVITY: Magnificent Banff—Canada’s first and most famous National Park. Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, scenic drives, and a quaint mountain town. First, gaze in wonder, then immerse yourself in a park that has it all! Hike alongside picture-perfect mountains, glaciers, lakes, ice fields, canyons, and even hoodoos. Keep an eye out for wolves, grizzly bears, elk, and mountain lions. Banff’s blend of towering peaks and flower-strewn meadows make it a dream location to enjoy the great outdoors and mountain scenery.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 15 : Golden/Kelowna

Location: Golden, Kelowna

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Coast Capri Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Visit a local winery in the Okanagan Valley, near Kelowna. Learn about the local grape varieties, wine making process, tour the vineyard, and have a sample (or two).

icon Day 16 : Kelowna/Whistler

Location: Kelowna, Whistler

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Whistler Village Inn and Suites (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Drive through the beautiful coastal mountains to the village of Whistler, one of the locations of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 17 : Whistler

Location: Whistler

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Whistler Village Inn and Suites (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day to explore Whistler. Opt to ride a gondola to the top of the mountain, hike, or zipline.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Enjoy this stunning mountain town.

icon Day 18 : Whistler/Vancouver

Location: Whistler, Vancouver

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Century Plaza Hotel and Spa (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and 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.

ACTIVITY: In the picturesque setting of Canada’s Coast Mountains, the First Nations people have come together to establish the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. This facility showcases unique customs, art, and music and provides opportunities for local youth to train in the tourism industry. As a non-profit organization, the centre relies on visitors to help fund their ongoing programs, meaning everyone who comes here helps make this important work possible.

ACTIVITY: Join an Indigenous tour guide at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre on an interpretive walk through the surrounding forest. Learn how the Indigenous ancestors lived while learning about plant species used for food and medicine. After, participate in a medicine bag making activity, using traditional materials like buckskin, beads and hide.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 19 : Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Meals: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Inside Passage cruise

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    Columbia Icefield stop

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    Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park

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    Free time in Victoria, Smithers, Jasper National Park, Banff, Whistler, and Vancouver

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    Your Hands-On Moment: Medicine Bag-Making Activity, Whistler.

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    Icefields Parkway drive

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    Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (14 nts), lodges (4 nts).

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    Fully Guided

    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

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    First Nations day tour (Smithers)

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    Your Foodie Moment: Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting, Kelowna

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    Mt Robson stop with visit to Interpretation Centre

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    Meals

    16 breakfasts Allow USD735-955 for meals not included.

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Your Discover Moment: Whistler

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    Lake Louise visit

What's Not Included

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    International Travel

Meals Included

16 breakfasts

Transport

Private vehicle, ferry, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels (14 nts), lodges (4 nts).

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Thursday Jul 15, 2021

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18

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$4756.71

Monday Aug 02, 2021

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Tuesday Sep 07, 2021

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5

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Sunday Jun 26, 2022

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Thursday Jul 14, 2022

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Monday Aug 01, 2022

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10

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Friday Aug 19, 2022

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Tuesday Sep 06, 2022

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