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!
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 and tubing 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 and a thrilling ziptrek in the peaks!
Tipi on Thompson River
During the next 2 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 you a real ‘glamping’ feeling whilst you sleep under the stars in the Canadian wilderness. Take a walk along the river 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 bbq.
Adventures in Sun Peaks
Sun Peaks, located right in the heart of Canada is an alpine village packed full of outdoor activities. You’ll spend the next 3 days discovering this mountain playground by bike, glancing at the stunning backdrops the village has to offer. The spiritual home for mountain biking lies in British Columbia and Sun Peaks is home to the legendary biking trails with many cross-country options and choices; what better way to explore the village than powering those peddles?!
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 by horse, 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