West Canada with the Family

2-Week West Canada Family Itinerary

Prices from £2,365 pp

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Duration17 days / 16 nights (flexible)

DepartureDaily

ItineraryVancouver - Whistler - Thompson River - Sun Peaks - Wells Gray/Clearwater - Jasper - Banff/Canmore - Calgary

Suitable for families

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Overview

Got two weeks and a car-full of kids? Well this is the itinerary for you! Adventure awaits in West Canada for all the family; cycle through the parks of Vancouver city, zipline past the peaks of Whistler, paddle board your way across the lakes of Sun Peaks and stay the night in a traditional Tipi next to Thompson River. This two-week itinerary is perfect for a summer holiday getaway with the whole clan.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on a family sharing
  • Airport transfer in Vancouver
  • Excursions as described below
  • Car hire and insurance – prices may vary depending on departure dates

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Bikes & Bays of Vancouver

As well as being the launchpad for Western Canada, Vancouver is a real highlight in itself. So, before heading off in search of whales, bears, lakes, and mountains, why not spend a few days discovering one of the world’s most liveable cities? Family fun can be found across the city, from the famous Stanley Park to Grouse Mountain and Granville Island. You’ll never be short of ways to entertain yourselves! We’ll organise a guided bike ride around the vast Stanley Park for all the family to take in the views from the seawall across to the bustling city.

Tall buildings with body of water

Zipping through Whistler

You’ll head up to the former Winter Olympic village of Whistler – a family-friendly adventure playground which fits perfectly into any trip to West Canada. You’ll be staying in a comfy hotel a short walk from the centre. During your time here, you’ll go on an exciting zip-trekking excursion through the snow-capped peaks and forests, before relaxing and exploring the charms of this famous Alpine village. If you need even more adventure, then bike hire, paddleboarding and hiking can all be arranged locally.

Family walking on grassy hill with snowy mountain behind

Tipi on Thompson River

During the next two days, you’ll sleep under the stars in a traditional tipi tent, located just outside Lytton between craggy canyons and the flowing Thompson River. The tipi experience will give your family a real ‘glamping’ feeling as you sleep under the stars in the Canadian wilderness. Take a walk along the riverside or try your hand at rafting on the river. In the evening you can unwind with a dip in the pool or hot tub and a delicious barbecue.

Tipi accommodation with mountain backdrop

Paddling in the Peaks

Hike, bike, paddle and kart your way around the adventure playground that is Sun Peaks – an alpine village in the heart of British Columbia. This mountain resort comes alive during the summer months, with families flocking to indulge in the outdoor activities on offer. You’ll stay for a couple of nights in the heart of the village and try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding on the pristine waters of the surrounding lakes.

3 people standing on paddle boards in lake

Waterfalls & Walking Trails of Wells Gray

Get back to nature and get off the beaten track in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Here you’ll stay in a lakeside cabin about 20 minutes drive from the town of Clearwater. Here you can explore the park by on foot or by kayak. Your resort has boats to take out on the lake, play area, BBQ facilities and a great restaurant so there is plenty of options to entertain the family.

Meadows with flowers in Wells Gray Park

Wildlife of The Rocky Mountains

Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Jasper and its surrounding National Park is a must for any family trip to Canada. You’ll stay a couple of nights close to the centre of this relaxed mountain town, where you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere and plenty of great places to eat. It’s a perfect base to explore the nearby pristine lakes and valleys, and you’ll head out with a local guide in search of the local wildlife – if you’re lucky, you’ll spot a passing bear or grazing moose!

Elk munching on some plants

Mountains & Lakes of Banff

High up in the Rocky Mountains, and filled with lush forests, snow-capped mountains and colourful lakes, Banff National Park is a real highlight for any family trip to Canada. You’ll spend 3 nights in the centre of Banff town, with its many restaurants and attractions. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the hiking trails and hot springs around the area independently, make sure you visit the famous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, we advise getting there early to avoid the crowds.

snowky peak mountains with ice blue water
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"Nothing beats the freedom of the open road, and Canada offers just that! My absolute highlights were spotting bears up close and opening my curtain to the most amazing views each morning. Those moments will stay with me forever!"


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