CANADIAN ROCKIES

11 days departing VANCOUVER from

Style: Active
Destination: Canada
Tour Code: PCR

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Trip Overview

Get ready for mountains, lakes and glaciers, Canadian style! Explore some of North America's grandest scenery and take advantage of the hiking and adventure activities available on this lodging tour. Walk to stunning waterfalls and aquamarine lakes, spot wildlife in wilderness parks and enjoy the spectacularly scenic Icefields Parkway. Add on as much adventure as you want, from zip lining to mountain biking, and white water rafting to canoeing. See Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, then return to city life in Calgary. This 11 day Canadian Rockies tour is one great big adventure, so what are you waiting for?

Included Highlights
  • Relax at Sulphur Mountain hot springs
  • Visit Whistler and Wells Gray Provincial Park
  • Two nights at Jasper National Park
  • View Mt Robson, highest point in the Rockies
  • Drive the famous Icefields Parkway, rated as 'one of the best drives in the world'
  • Visit stunning Peyto Lake
  • Full day in Yoho National Park
  • Full day in Banff National Park
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Many scenic walks and exciting hikes
  • Spectacular scenery and great photo opportunities
Guaranteed departures

All departures of this tour are guaranteed, so once you've booked you can be sure you're going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.

Tour Facts and Features
Accommodation: 9 hotel nights in twin share accommodation & 1 log cabin. For your own room request our optional Solo Sleeper (see 'Dates & Prices' tab).
Transport: All transportation by private vehicle
Meals: All meals paid locally
Guided: Services of a professional tour guide
Group size: Maximum 13
Age range: 18+
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi available in some hotels

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Trip Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.


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Optional Activities (paid locally)

Our optional activities offer the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip which can be arranged once you are on tour via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • Mountain biking - Jasper CAD$8-$75
  • Aerial gondola/tramway - Banff CAD$40
  • Extreme zip line course - Whistler CAD$119-$199
  • White water rafting - Kicking Horse River CAD$95-$170
  • Scenic glacier flight - Banff CAD$195 or $325
  • Canoeing - Lake Louise CAD$65 per hour
  • Guided glacier walk - Icefields Parkway CAD$80
  • SkyTram cable car - Jasper CAD$40
  • Mountain biking - Whistler from CAD$100
  • Gondola ride - Whistler CAD$57
  • Horseback riding - Banff CAD$65
  • Heritage Park Historical Centre - Calgary CA$28


Day 1: Vancouver

Start your experience in one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in the world, Vancouver. There is plenty to fill your time ahead of the welcome meeting this evening, but we highly recommend a stroll around this cosmopolitan city to get a feel for it. Treat yourself to some moreish maple cookies in Stanley Park, a 400-hectare green wonderland where you can see the authentic totem poles erected in the 1920s, or sit in one of the cafes and enjoy a spot of people watching. A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs, where you'll meet your tour guide and fellow travellers.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 2/3: Whistler

Depart the bustling city of Vancouver and travel to the `adventure capital' of Western Canada! Perhaps better known as a winter resort, Whistler has plenty on offer all year round. Take the opportunity to hit the trails, jump on a bike to explore at a different pace or zip line through the trees! Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, foodie or someone who likes to get close to nature, there's something for everyone in Whistler.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 3/4: Wells Gray Provincial Park

Don't let the fact that Wells Gray is not a national park fool you, this place is stunning! After your drive along the old Gold Rush Trail, stretch your legs with a walk to the edge of Helmcken Falls, Canada's fourth highest waterfall, stopping at various viewpoints to admire the lush valley below. Wells Gray is also home to many smaller but equally beautiful waterfalls. Embrace the stillness, silence and isolation, and never venture too far without your camera so you can capture the beautiful meadows full of wildflowers or a roaming bear. Tonight you'll stay in a log cabin at a guest ranch.
Accommodation: Log cabin included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 5/6: Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in Canada, covering an area of 10,878 square km. It's much less developed than other areas of Western Canada and offers a true wilderness feel. There are several options on offer in Jasper, including the SkyTram cable car to Whistler Mountain for a bird's-eye view of this splendid park. There's also ample opportunity for mountain biking or hiking amidst glorious lakeside scenery, and visiting spectacular Maligne Lake.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 6: Banff National Park

Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is Canada's oldest national park. Its mountainous terrain encompasses coniferous forests, alpine meadows, icefields and glaciers. Take a ride up the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain or opt to view all this scenic grandeur from a helicopter. Outstanding hikes are available and with an abundance of wildlife around, there's always a chance of seeing something special, so keep your camera at the ready. There's nothing better after a hard days hiking than an included soak in the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs. Banff's nightlife offers great live music and a fine selection of restaurants which you can most definitely sample your way through over a two night hotel stay.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 7: Icefields Parkway - Golden

The Icefields Parkway, cutting through the heart of the Rockies, is recognised as being one of the top scenic drives in the world, travelling for 230km (140 miles) past hanging glaciers, sheer rock walls and broad sweeping valleys. You have a chance to traverse a portion of the imposing Athabasca Glacier on an optional guided glacier hike and be amazed by Peyto Lake's turquoise hues. End your day at Golden, close to Yoho National Park.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 8: Yoho National Park - Golden

Yoho National Park is considered the hidden treasure of the Canadian national park system, and you have a full day to explore. It's a photographer's dream with several hiking opportunities which showcase the stunning mountains, lakes and waterfalls of this pristine alpine landscape. You can experience the Kicking Horse River first hand with an exhilarating half-day optional white water rafting excursion, or choose to hike at the magnificent Emerald Lake. An excellent alternative option is walking the challenging trails overlooking Takakkaw Falls - you're bound to be impressed by its beauty. Make the most out of this spectacular national park before returning to Golden tonight.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 9: Lake Louise - Canmore

Lake Louise has always been a popular tourist destination, and it's no surprise that it is the most photographed destination in the region! With its snow-capped peaks, ancient pine forests and aquamarine waters, Lake Louise is known as the `Gem of the Rockies'. The vibrant glacial hue of Lake Louise will take your breath away. It almost doesn't look real, but believe us when we say it most certainly is! Your next two nights will be spent in the nearby town of Canmore.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 10: Banff National Park - Canmore

Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is Canada's oldest national park. Its mountainous terrain encompasses coniferous forests, alpine meadows, icefields and glaciers. Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain or opt to view all this scenic grandeur from a helicopter. Outstanding hikes are available and with an abundance of wildlife around, there's always a chance of spotting something special, so keep your camera at the ready. There's nothing better after a hard day's hiking than an included soak in the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs.
Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

Day 11: Canmore - Calgary

This morning is your last chance to take in the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies before driving back to Calgary for the end of your adventure.

You may wish to extend your stay and book post tour accommodation to continue to enjoy the many restaurants and shops of this urban oasis. Sandwiched in between the Rocky Mountains and the winding Bow River, Calgary is at the epicentre of Alberta's oil industry. The high-rise buildings and urban parklands create a balanced modern city. Climb the Calgary Tower if you want impressive 360 degree views and visit the interpretive centre to discover the heritage of the First Nation People.
Meals: Paid locally

This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

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  • Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
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  • Prices are land only. Call 0333 999 7965 for a flight inclusive quote (UK)

Solo Sleepers Optional Solo Sleeper

There are no forced supplements for single travellers. Accommodation is based on twin-share, so if you're travelling on your own, you'll share with a fellow passenger of the same sex. However, if you would prefer your own space our Solo Sleeper Option can be requested from per person. This will guarantee you your own room for every night of the tour. The number of single rooms we can offer is limited, so it's best to book early. Simply select the "Solo Sleepers" check box on the booking form or request over the phone.

Important Notes

We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.


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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place

Hotels Before and After your trip

Tours begin and end at our designated hotels listed below in the departure and arrival cities. You can book additional hotel nights online or contact our sales team.

Ramada Downtown Calgary

CALGARY - RAMADA DOWNTOWN

The hotel is an easy walking distance to local attractions and entertainment and complete with a fitness center and an outdoor heated pool.

  • Full room: From  per room per night
      Based on single, twin or double room.


Ramada Inn Downtown Vancouver

VANCOUVER - RAMADA INN DOWNTOWN

The newly renovated Ramada Inn offers a great mix of comfort & luxury located in the heart of downtown. Rooms feature a/c, Wi-Fi and flat screen TV's.

  • Full room: From  per room per night
      Based on single, twin or double room.


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Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our travel destinations.

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We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on +44 208 682 8921 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

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Travel Insurance

At Grand American Adventures we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday.

Travel Insurance

We recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. You MUST be covered by insurance that includes adequate coverage for baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation. We can offer you a comprehensive travel insurance policy which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed.

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