Discover the Canadian Rockies - Westbound (National Geographic Journey)
12 days with
Day 1 Calgary
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Calgary/Banff
Drive to Banff where we take a walk back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum, exploring the historical town. (1B)
Day 3 Banff/Lake Louise
Continue to Lake Louise. View the emerald blue waters of this alpine lake and opt to hike to the Tea House. (1B)
Day 4 Lake Louise/Jasper National Park
Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, travel the Icefields Parkway to Bow Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. Continue on to Jasper National Park. (1B)
Day 5 Jasper National Park
Spend the day at leisure with the option to hike at Maligne Canyon, enjoy a boat cruise, or check out some whitewater rafting. In the evening, we have an included visit to Miette Hot Springs. (1B)
Day 6 Jasper National Park/Blue River
View the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains, Mt Robson, with a stop at the visitor centre before crossing the Rockies to reach Blue River. Enjoy a river safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. Look out for wildlife, which can include grizzly bears, moose, and eagles. (1B, 1D)
Day 7 Blue River/Whistler
Pass through the Caribou Mountains into the Coastal Mountains, and enjoy stops at the emerald coloured Joffre Lake and Marble Canyon before arriving to the village of Whistler, host to some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics. (1B)
Day 8 Whistler
Today is at your leisure. Take a walk through the village with options to ride the gondola up the mountain, hike, or go ziplining. (1B)
Day 9 Whistler/Victoria
Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on a G Adventures for Good experience. Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with bannock and explore the grounds and museum with an Indigenous guide who has come through the centre’s training program. After, drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway and catch the ferry to Vancouver Island to reach Victoria, where we take an orientation walk with our CEO. (1B)
Day 10 Victoria
Today is free for optional activities such as a zodiac whale watching cruise, exploring Butchart Gardens, or enjoying high tea at an historic hotel. (1B)
Day 11 Victoria/Vancouver
Board the scenic ferry to Vancouver. Here, discover highlights like Stanley Park and Gastown. (1B)
Day 12 Vancouver
Depart at any time. (1B)
All This Included
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.
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Banff Historical Walking Tour, Banff Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Indigenous Cultural Experience, Whistler Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park
All park fees in Jasper and Banff National Parks
Scenic ferry to Vancouver Island
Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Whistler, and Banff orientation walks
River safari through Grizzly Bear Valley
Stops at Joffree Lake and Marble Canyon
Mount Robson Visitor Centre stop
Excursion to the Columbia Icefields and ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Hotels/lodges (11 nts).
11 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
Transportation: Private vehicle, hiking, walking, ferry, boat.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Explore Banff during a walk with an expert from the Whyte Museum
Embark on a glacier walk with an expert guide
Soak and unwind in natural hot springs
Enjoy a historical tour through Banff with an expert from the Whyte Museum
Search for grizzly and black bears on a float trip at Blue River
Hotel/lodges (11 nts)
Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 10.
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