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National Geographic Journeys Discover The Canadian Rockies (Eastbound)

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Awe-inspiring scenery and fascinating wildlife are simply everywhere in Western Canada. This 12-day adventure hits crisp Jasper and serene Lake Louise, a scenic ferry crossing to Vancouver Island, a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley, and a drive along the jaw-dropping Icefields Parkway. Whether you’re walking atop a glacier or meandering the gorgeous streets of Whistler Village, you’re sure to feel that Rocky Mountain high.

  • Explore the popular resort town of Whistler
  • Enjoy a historical tour through Banff with an expert from the Whyte Museum
  • Search for grizzly and black bears on a float trip at Blue River
  • Soak in natural hot springs
  • Take an ice walk on an active glacier
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Indigenous Cultural Experience, Whistler
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Banff Historical Walking Tour, Banff
  • Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler
  • Your Discover Moment: Whistler
  • Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park
  • All park fees in Jasper and Banff National Parks
  • Scenic ferry to Vancouver Island
  • Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Whistler, and Banff orientation walks
  • Stops at Joffree Lake and Marble Canyon
  • River safari through Grizzly Bear Valley
  • Mount Robson Visitor Centre stop
  • Excursion to the Columbia Icefields and ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodation

Hotels/lodges (11 nts).

Meals

11 breakfasts, 1 dinner .

Transportation

Private vehicle, hiking, walking, ferry, boat.

Staff & Experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Day 1 Vancouver

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Vancouver/Victoria

Enjoy a stop at Stanley Park and Gastown before boarding a scenic ferry to Victoria, where we’ll take an orientation walk with our CEO.

Day 3 Victoria

Today is free for optional activities, such as a zodiac whale watching cruise, exploring Butchart Gardens, or enjoying high tea at an historic hotel.

Day 4 Victoria/Whistler

Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to the village of Whistler, host of some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here we visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on a G Adventures for Good experience. Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with bannock and explore the grounds and museum with an Indigenous guide who has come through the centre’s training program.

Day 5 Whistler

Today is at your leisure. Take a walk through the village with options to ride the gondola up the mountain, hike, or go ziplining.

Day 6 Whistler/Blue River

Pass through Coastal Mountains into the Caribou Mountains, and enjoy stops at the emerald coloured Joffre Lake and Marble Canyon before arriving in the small community of Blue River.

Day 7 Blue River/Jasper National Park

Enjoy a river safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. Spot wildlife, which can include grizzly bears, moose, and eagles. Head to Jasper National Park, crossing the Rockies, and view the highest peak, Mount Robson, with a stop at the visitor centre.

Day 8 Jasper

Spend the day at leisure with the option to hike at Maligne Canyon, enjoy a boat cruise, or check out some whitewater rafting. In the evening, we have an included visit to Miette hot springs.

Day 9 Jasper/Lake Louise

Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, travel the Icefields Parkway to Bow Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. Continue to Lake Louise to view its emerald blue waters and Victoria Glacier.

Day 10 Lake Louise/Banff

Enjoy the morning in Lake Louise with the option to hike to the Tea House. Continue to Banff where we take a walk back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum, exploring the historical town of Banff.

DAY 11 Banff/Calgary

Enjoy the morning in Banff, then drive to Calgary for a short orientation walk and opt to visit museums, cowboy bars, or the Olympic Park.

DAY 12 Calgary

Depart at any time.

2 – LIGHT

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

The Ripple Score is an honest evaluation of how often we use local businesses and services to create each tour. With this score you can see the percentage of our local expenses that stay in the communities you visit.

MY OWN ROOM – FROM £1519.00

If you’re travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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