The Rockies are a great reason to explore the Canadian West, but why stop there? We asked that question, then answered it with this trip—a sprawling, nature-rich mini-epic that melds some of Canada’s best national parks with time off the mist-shrouded shores of Vancouver Island. Loaded with diverse experiences—whale-watching, glacier hikes, hot springs and much, much more—and bookend nights in Calgary and Vancouver, you’ll stuff a lifetime’s worth of adventure into the space of a mere two weeks.
Entrance fees to all national and provincial parks including walking and hiking excursions. Gondola to Sulphur Mountain in Banff. Stop at Columbia Icefield. Visit hot springs in the Rocky Mountains. Full-day canoe tour in Wells Gray PP. Ferry to and from Vancouver Island. Half-day Zodiac tour including whale watching.
12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 9 dinners. (Allow CAD200-250 for meals not included.)
Hotels (2 nts), participation camping (12 nts)
Air-conditioned private touring van, hiking, canoeing, ferry
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10.