The Rocky Mountains of Canada offer stunning landscapes of towering peaks, serene turquoise lakes, thick forests and gushing rivers. Walk the streets of Vancouver, hike the trails of Jasper and Banff, meander along the river in Yoho National Park and soak up the superb alpine scenery. Spot native moose and bears and unleash your inner daredevil with a bevy of adventure activities - mountain biking or river rafting, anyone? Jump in feet first and be completely immersed in this awesome outdoor Canadian experience.

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Explorer

  • Highlights

    • Canadians are an incredibly friendly and welcoming people. Learn more about the area by connecting with the locals
    • Canoe to an overnight campsite in the remote wilderness. This is the type of experience that's synonymous with the Rocky Mountains
    • This trip is packed full of optional outdoor activities, providing the perfect opportunity to explore nature at ground level. Hike through forests, cycle in a remote part of the Rocky Mountains and canoe across a picturesque lake
    • With lakes, mountains and glaciers dotted throughout huge national parks, the Rockies features an array of striking landscapes that you won't see anywhere else in the world
  • What's Included

    Transport

    Private vehicle

    Accommodation

    Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (12 nights), Hotel (1 night)

    Included Activities

    • Banff National Park
    • Glacier National Park
    • Jasper National Park - Entrance Fee
    • Mt. Revelstoke National Park
    • Overnight Canoe Trip
    • Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
    • Visit to Lake Louise
    • Visit to Maligne Lake
    • Visit to Moraine Lake
    • Wells Gray Provincial Park
    • Yoho National Park
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  • Itinerary

    Day - 1

    Location: Vancouver - Welcome to Vancouver, Canada. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Please ask the hostel reception where it will take place. If you're going to be late, please inform the reception as soon as possible. Your leader will be collecting your insurance details, food kitty contribution and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details ready to provide. If you arrive early into Vancouver, take a walk around the city's historic Gastown site or wander through Stanley Park.

     

    Day - 2

    Location: Whistler - Today, leave Vancouver behind and drive along the breathtaking Sea to Sky highway to the outdoor mecca and ski-resort area of Whistler. Whistler is a fantastic place to explore on foot or bike with stunning mountain terrain. There are plenty of activities to take part in during your two days here, such as hiking, mountain biking, ziplining and kayaking. After getting to know the area on your first day here, settle in the campground for the night.

     

    Day - 3

    Location: Whistler - Today is free to explore and take part in optional activities. Zip lining tours are an amazing way of getting an aerial view over Fitzsimmons Creek - hopefully seeing some bears along the way. Spot wildlife on summer hikes or just relax in your surroundings. There are also some great cycle networks in Whistler, so perhaps hire a bike and ride to one of the nearby lakes.  Remember to save some time to explore the lively Whistler Village.

     

    Day - 4

    Location: Wells Gray Provincial Park - Today take the long drive to Wells Gray Provincial Park (approximately 6-7 hours), arriving in time to set up camp for the evening at a rustic cowboy ranch. Enjoy a cold beverage in an authentic Black Horse Saloon. Relax with dinner by the campfire, roast marshmallows and assemble delicious s'mores.

     

    Day - 5

    Location: Wells Gray Provincial Park - This morning we'll travel by road as far as we can into Wells Gray Provincial Park, ending at Clearwater Lake. Here we will pack our camping equipment into canoes and launch them into the aptly-named lake. On a sunny day you can see how clear the water is, and also drink the water straight out of the lake! After some instruction from our canoeing guides, we will paddle about 2.5 to 4 hours to our beach campsite. Here we will set up camp for the night and spend some time swimming or exploring before cooking dinner. Our campsite tonight is a little more basic, with tables, fire-pits and tent sites, but only pit toilets and no showers. The stunning location more than makes up for the lack of facilities.

     

    Day - 6

    Location: Wells Gray Provincial Park - This morning you will wake up lakeside and perhaps do a short hike from the campsite or chill by the lake while you eat breakfast. We will then paddle back to the starting point together stopping at another beach along the way to have a picnic lunch. Once you arrive back you will help unload and store the canoes and head back to the Ranch, checking out some amazing waterfalls along the way.

     

    Day - 7

    Location: Jasper National Park - Drive to Jasper National Park today, which should take around five and a half hours in total. Along the way you'll see views of Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.  As you'll arrive in the early/late afternoon, maybe go for a walk to spot the area's wildlife such as moose, elk, deer, bears and coyotes. If you have time take the Jasper SkyTram that elevates 2,300 metres to a great vantage point in the Rocky Mountains. In the evening head out for dinner, as there are a variety of restaurants to choose from.

     

    Day - 8

    Location: Jasper National Park - Enjoy a free day to explore one of the most photographed places in Canada. Jasper National Park is famous for its wildlife (such as elk, moose, deer, bears and mountain lions), Rocky Mountain scenery, turquoise-coloured lakes and glaciers. Perhaps join the group on a visit to Maligne Lake for some hiking or take a cruise on the lakes vibrant blue waters to Spirit Island and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

     

    Day - 9

    Location: Banff National Park - This morning, take a scenic drive through mountain scenery on the famous Icefields Parkway, which connects Jasper and Banff National Parks (approximately four hours). As the journey is so picturesque, there will numerous opportunities to stop at viewpoints and waterfalls along the way. This includes visits to the ice fields of Athabasca Glacier and the emerald waters of Lake Louise. On arrival to your campgrounds in Banff, get your bearings with a brief walk as you'll be spending the next three nights here.

     

    Day - 10-11

    Location: Lake Louise / Banff National Park - Over the next two days you'll visit the pristine Lake Louise and Moraine Lake with hiking opportunities at these stunning locations. Banff is Canada's oldest national park, with its valleys and mountain chains being formed 75 million years ago. You'll also have ample free time to explore Banff and take part in optional activities. Take a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain, go for a dip in the natural hot springs or explore the hoodoos and falls of Bow River valley by foot. There are many trails of different lengths, allowing you to hike for as long as you wish. Alternatively, pack a picnic lunch and rent a bike to explore the Vermillion lakes.

     

    Day - 12

    Location: Yoho National Park/Golden - Today take a drive for around two and a half hours through unspoiled mountainous terrain to Yoho National Park and finally onto the town of Golden. On arrival into the park, take a walk down the Kicking Horse River and visit Takakkaw Falls (the second highest falls in Canada at 384 metres high). If time permits we'll also visit the blue-green coloured Emerald Lake. Yoho National Park and the Kicking Horse River are a less-known paradise in the Canadian Rockies, so use your time wisely and really get to know the area. You'll spend two nights here, which is a good amount of time to explore and take part in optional activities.

     

    Day - 13

    Location: Yoho National Park/Golden - Today, perhaps take to the river for some of the best whitewater rafting in Canada. The combination of wild whitewater, spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife makes rafting the Kicking Horse River thrilling for its adventure and views. There's a range of rafting activities on offer, including a full day, half day and a full river challenge. If rafting isn't your thing, there's also the option of relaxing by the river with the ideal viewpoint. Maybe spend your last night in Yoho National Park by having dinner with the group.

     

    Day - 14

    Location: Glacier National Park/Kamloops - This morning, travel through the high mountain clearing of Rogers Pass to reach Glacier National Park. Stop at Rogers Pass Discovery Centre for a look around and possibly take a short hike through a old-growth area of cedar and hemlock. As one of the world's most active avalanche areas, most of the rugged, mountainous area of Glacier National Park is inaccessible for day hikes. Drive onto Mount Revelstoke National Park, which contains part of the world's only temperate inland rainforest. You'll drive straight through the rainforest and, if time allows, you'll also go for a short hike. The final destination of this drive is the town of Kamloops. Meaning 'meeting of the waters', the town is situated at the junction of the two branches of the Thompson River. Today's total driving time will take around 6-7 hours.

     

    Day - 15

    Location: Vancouver - This morning, you'll make the journey back to Vancouver (approximately four to five hours). The arrival time depends on each group, but you should expect a 3 pm arrival. Your Canadian Rockies adventure comes to an end as there are no more activities planned for today. If you decide to fly out this day please don't book a flight before 8 pm, which will give you enough time to catch a shuttle from the hotel to the airport and be there two hours before departure. Vancouver is the largest city in western Canada and well worth some extra time to explore the city’s delights. Should you choose to stay longer in Vancouver we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

     

    Canadian Rockies
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