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.
Arrive at any time.
Enjoy a stop at beautiful Stanley Park and Gastown—Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood—before boarding a scenic ferry to Victoria, where we’ll take an orientation walk. The next day is free for optional activities, including a Zodiac whale-watching cruise, high tea at a historic hotel, or a visit to a museum or Butchart Gardens. (2B)
Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to the village of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here we visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center on a G Adventures for Good experience. Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with bannock and explore the grounds and museum with an indigenous guide. (2B)
Travel into the Cariboo Mountains, with stops at Marble Canyon and the emerald-colored Lower Joffre Lake before arriving at the stunning Blue River community (1B, 1D)
Take an amazing river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world’s only inland temperate rain forest. Seek out wildlife, including grizzly bears, moose, and eagles. Then head to Jasper National Park and view the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. During free time the next day, hike at Maligne Canyon, or opt to take a cruise or go white-water rafting. Later, soak in the hot springs at Miette. (2B)
Travel the Icefields Parkway—considered one of the most scenic drives in the world—to the astoundingly blue Peyto Lake. Embark on a walk with a local guide atop the Lower Athabasca Glacier. Continue to picturesque Lake Louise. (1B)
Spend the morning at Lake Louise with an option to hike to Lake Agnes Tea House. Continue to Banff and step back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum, exploring this historic town. (1B)
Drive to Calgary for a short tour. Opt to visit museums, cowboy bars, or Canada Olympic Park. (1B)
Depart at any time. (1B)
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