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Mountains to Ocean! Alberta and British Colombia make up Canada's diverse and wild West. They are an incorporation of high mountain peaks with turquoise lakes and rushing rivers that drain into oceans and bays filled with marine life and pine tree islands. You're sense of adventure will never be more heightened than when rafting down the valleys or spotting bears in their natural habitat. Come roa...

Mountains to Ocean! Alberta and British Colombia make up Canada's diverse and wild West. They are an incorporation of high mountain peaks with turquoise lakes and rushing rivers that drain into oceans and bays filled with marine life and pine tree islands. You're sense of adventure will never be more heightened than when rafting down the valleys or spotting bears in their natural habitat. Come roam the great wild west of Canada on this ultimate road trip.

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  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Wine tasting
    Wine tasting
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities

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Day 1: Vancouver & the Start of Your Journey

Welcome to Vancouver!

The most vibrant city in Western Canada, known for its scenic contrast between the sea and the mountains. It is a cosmopolitan and modern city where you will find an Amerindian, Asian and English culture mix.

Visit Stanley Park, Chinatown and historic Gastown, Robson Street, Vancouver's shopping district, at your own rhythm.

Visited:
VancouverParc Stanley

Day 2: Day of Discovery, Vancouver

If you had to choose one main activity to do in town, you should definitely go for a bicycle ride or take a long walk along the Stanley Park seawall, a 10 km paved loop offering magnificent views of the mountains, the ocean, the forest and its grand city.

While at the park, take the opportunity to visit the world-renowned Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center, one of the five largest aquariums in North America.

Opt for a picturesque alternative trip: the cable car, it allows you to admire the breathtaking panoramic of the Lower Mainland or also known as the metropolis of ​​Vancouver.

Moreover, not to miss is the Capilano Bridge in North Vancouver; Even if it appears to be wobbly and unstable, you will certainly not regret crossing this suspension bridge!

Visited:
Vancouver

Day 3: Okanagan Valley, Wine & Hike

Today, head to the Okanagan Valley

Discover the history and culture of the Thompson-Okanagan region and how it is strongly linked to its rich land. The semi-nomadic indigenous tribes used hunting and fishing grounds in summer and built camps of semi-underground houses during winter.

The region holds many interesting museums and heritage sites, to reveal to its public the rich and eventful past.

The highest point of the Canadian Rockies is found in this region, and is home to a waterfall twice as high as Niagara Falls. Each year, outdoor enthusiasts flock to the Thompson Okanagan region for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, and nature observation.

Visited:
Okanagan

Day 4: Banff of the Canadian Rockies

Next up, take the road to the Rockies, specifically the town of Banff

Banff was the first Canadian national park to be created back in 1985. It was accidentally discovered by three railway workers who unveiled hot springs that gushed from the depths of the mountains.

Along the way, pass through Yoho National Park. This park is abundant with wildlife; be on the lookout for eagles, elks, mule deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, moose, cougars, as well as black bears and grizzly bears.

Visited:
Parc National de Yoho, Banff

Day 5: Banff and its Environs

Take some time to enjoy Banff: take a stroll through the village, hop on the cable car ride to the top of Sulfur Mountain, walk through the Bow Falls trails . . . 

. . .discover the Johnston Canyon and/or adventure yourself on a rafting trip, as well as many more outdoors activities to enjoy!

Visited:
Banff National Park of Canada, Banff

Day 6: Glacial Lakes to Jasper

To start the day off on the right foot, visit Moraine Lake and the renown Lake Louise, that with its turquoise waters and its splendid view of the Victoria Glacier, it is considered one of the most magnificent lakes in the world.

Then take the direction of the very famous Columbia ice-fields, also located in this national park. You can observe a part of it from the Glacier Walk, which is located between Lake Louise and Jasper.

This scenic route is one of the most spectacular in the world. It will transport you to an enchanting world filled with glaciers standing along the western flank. Watch for the most known glacier: The Athabasca glacier.


Day 7: Maligne Lake of Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park is a natural UNESCO World Heritage site and is recognized for its vast valleys, large winding rivers, snow-capped peaks and vibrant history.

Wildlife is one of the many attractions of Jasper, this reserve is populated by bighorn sheep, deer, elk, moose and black bears that roam near the roads. Other animals such as the grizzly bear, live in this habitat.

In the morning, we recommend you visit Maligne Lake, also declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, from where you can take a boat ride to the enchanting Spirit Island.

Don't miss out on the Maligne Canyon, Athabasca and Sunwapta falls, and the one and only Jasper Tramway that will take you to the top of Mount Whistler.

Visited:
Jasper National Park of Canada, Maligne Lake

Day 8: Off the beaten track to Wells Gray

Little adventures on the great open road

Leaving Jasper National Park via the Yellowhead Corridor, admire Mount Robson on your way through Tête Jaune Cache, to then arrive to the edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park.

Visited:
Wells Gray Park, Clearwater

Day 9: Waterfalls or Rafting

Do not miss the famous Helmcken Falls

Take a detour through Bonaparte Provincial Park or enjoy rafting on the Thompson River before reaching Kamloops

Visited:

Day 10: Coastal Mountains to Whistler

Depart to the Coastal Mountains region

Whistler was ranked as the top ski destination in North America. Over the years, the village of Whistler has grown into an ideal four-season tourist resort welcoming numerous sports championships, and have adapted to welcome sportsmen of all kind. 

Cycling and inline skating trails, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and whitewater rafting are at your disposal. Whistler was the host of many events at the 2010 Olympic Games.

In addition to an unlimited choice of outdoor activities, Whistler offers an excellent choice of restaurants.

Visited:
Whistler

Day 11: Ferry to Vancouver Island

Be on your way to the coast of the Pacific Ocean!

Continue your journey to Swartz Bay. There, take the ferry to Nanaimo to then reach Vancouver Island to admire its most characteristic landscapes.

Arrival on a narrow strip of land that overlooks Clayoquot Sound: Tofino.

Visited:
, Tofino

Day 12: Pacific Rim National Park

This popular summer village is the initial point for all desired excursions to the coast of the Pacific Rim National Park and the beautiful Clayoquot Sound Forest.

One must-do attractions is undoubtedly a whale watching cruise. If you are lucky enough, you might be able to watch the killer whales (orcas) hunting sea lions in their favorite spot: Sea lions Rock.

Visited:
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada,

Day 13: Giant Pines and Butchart Gardens

Return to Parksville passing through Cathedral grove and observe the giant pines of this magnificent forest.

We recommend two stops along the way: the murals in Chemainus and the Amerindian museum with its important totems in Duncan.

Visit the famous Butchart Gardens, considered the most beautiful garden in the country. Continue to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. This sophisticated English-style city will surely charm you.

Free time to stroll around the city, visit the parliament, visit a museum and have afternoon tea at the famous Fairmont Empress hotel.

Visited:
Parksville,

Day 14: Back to the city lights

Drive to Swartz Bay, then take the ferry to the Tsawwassen terminal, south of Vancouver.

Return to vibrant Vancouver for your final full day of the adventure.

We recommend dropping the car off today and taking to the city streets by foot. Indulge in the metropolitan delights of the city!

Visited:
Vancouver

Day 15: Departure Day

We hope you have enjoyed your journey across Western Canada! 

And you are welcome back anytime - safe travels home . . .

Visited:
Vancouver

VancouverParc StanleyOkanaganParc National de YohoBanffBanff National Park of CanadaLake LouiseJasperJasper National Park of CanadaMaligne LakeWells Gray ParkClearwaterWhistlerTofinoPacific Rim National Park Reserve of CanadaParksville

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From May to October $1,820

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