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.
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.
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.
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.
Wine Down in Okanagan Valley
Between Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains is a fertile wine valley full of sun-drenched orchards and shimmering lakes with sandy beaches. You’ll stay in a lodge which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and vineyards. Whilst here you’ll head out on a wine-tasting tour of the local vineyards in this area. You’ll visit 4 different vineyards, to get a true taste of all the variations of wine this region has to offer. There are full red wines and white fruity wines all waiting to be sampled.
A night in Vancouver
You’ll spend one night in the bustling city before heading over to Vancouver Island – but don’t worry you’ll be back to explore properly at the end of your trip!
Untouched Orca Bay
Telegraph Cove, a small fishing village in the Johnstone Strait is, in our opinion, the best place to spot killer whales in Canada. Here, the migration route runs close to the coast, and from the beginning of July until the end of September you can admire these impressive animals. You’ll travel on a scenic windy road, through dense forest to get to your comfortable lodge.
During your stay, you’ll board a boat and head out in search of whales. The chance of seeing orcas here is very high, around 90%, so make sure you have your camera and binoculars at the ready. Travel through peaceful waters between green islands and hold your breath as the majestic fins rise out of the water. The underwater microphone lets you hear the deep humming noises of the killer whales.
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.
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!
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