Start or end your Canadian adventure in this perfectly located city between the sea and the mountains. Vancouver sits in stark contrast to the vast and rugged nature of the rest of the country and is a highlight of western Canada not to be missed. See why it’s often heralded as the most liveable city in the world, as you explore the vast Stanley Park, stroll through the historic Gastown district and sample the many culinary delights for 3 days in this bustling multicultural city!
Whale Tails in Victoria
Next up, you’ll visit Victoria, a charming city with good chances of spotting whales swimming off the shore. You’ll jump in a boat in search of these black and white giants; a trip you won’t forget in a hurry. Spend the rest of your time meandering down the harbour and enjoying the ambience. You’ll be staying in a hotel in the city centre, walking distance to cosy restaurants.
The Bear Necessities
On the wild coast of the Pacific Rim, you’ll find dramatic coastlines, rocky trails and sandy beaches. You’ll head out on a large rubber dinghy with a guide and sail along the fjords in search of black bears foraging for food. Then take a walk through the misty rainforest, past giant cedars and moss-covered firs, and discover a nature trail that’s jam-packed with flora and fauna.
Meadows & Mountains of Whistler
Today, you’ll reach the lively resort town of Whistler – nestled between two soaring mountains and home to a plethora of outdoor adventure just waiting to be discovered. You can spend the next three days cycling, hiking, tubing, and zip trekking around this mountainous landscape – the choice is endless! We’ll also arrange your tickets for the incredible Peak2Peak Gondola ride which offers unrivalled views and lifelong memories.
Waterfalls & Walking Trails of Wells Gray
Get back to nature and relax with two days 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 on horseback, on foot or by kayak. Marvel at the mighty conifers towering above or sit back with a good book and a lakeside view – this is the perfect place to kick back and relax during your Canadian adventure.
Rambling Through the Rockies
In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Jasper National Park is about as Canadian as it gets. Huge snow-capped peaks soaring above lush green valleys, waterfalls, bright blue lakes, and well…..you get the picture! You’ll spend a couple of nights in a log cabin, nestled in the middle of the National Park. Here you’re surrounded by nature and wildlife, with the freedom to explore the lakes and hiking trails of this beautiful part of the world at your leisure.
Snow-Caps & Nature Trails
Once you arrive in Canmore you can settle into your lodge and explore the town. Canmore is a former mining town with an unfussy feel to it, but is very tourist-friendly and has some nice restaurants. After a good night’s sleep you can visit one of the bakeries in town for a spot of breakfast, before heading out into nature. The peaks of the Three Sisters are close to Canmore, and we’d really recommend heading to Lake Louise, around 50 minutes north by car, where you’ll find some of the best trails and views around.
At the visitor centre, they can give some local advice on what your best options are for the time of year. You can’t reserve in advance, but if you’re there early enough (and the lake isn’t frozen!) then renting a kayak and getting out on the lake is a very special experience. The water seems almost unnaturally still and strikingly blue, and the reflections of the surrounding mountains across the surface make for a postcard-like setting. You’ll return to Canmore for the evening.
A peek at your accommodation