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.

Trip highlights

Banff Historical Walking Tour, Explore the beautiful town of Banff on a scenic walking tour led by an expert from the Whyte Museum. Learn about the fascinating history of this town, its people, and the iconic Canadian Pacific Railway.

Columbia Icefields Center Visit, View one of the Rockies' largest and most accessible active glaciers. The Athabasca Glacier recedes at a rate of nearly 5m (16.4 ft) a year. See this natural beauty while you still can.

Mount Robson Visit, Stop at the visitor centre and, if it’s a clear day, see the top of the Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Itinerary - 12 Days

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Day 7 Blue River/Whistler

Pass through the Caribou Mountains into the Coastal Mountains, and enjoy stops at Kamloops Lake and the emerald coloured Seton Lake before arriving to the village of Whistler, host to some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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.

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.

Day 10 Victoria

Today is free for optional activities such as a zodiac whale watching cruise, exploring Butchart Gardens, or enjoying high tea at a historic hotel.

Day 11 Victoria/Vancouver

Board the scenic ferry to Vancouver. Here, discover highlights like Stanley Park and Gastown.

Day 12 Vancouver

Depart at any time.

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