Welcome to Cariboo Chilcotin Coast


Populated with more moose than people, the Chilcotin lies to the west of Hwy 97, the region's north–south spine. Its mostly wild, rolling landscape has a few ranches and some Aboriginal villages. Traveling west along Hwy 20 from Williams Lake leads you to the Bella Coola Valley, a spectacular bear-and-wildlife-filled inlet along the coast.

Much of the region can be reached via Hwy 97, enabling you to build a circle itinerary to other parts of BC via Prince George in the north. The Bella Coola Valley is served by ferry from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, which makes for even cooler circle-route itineraries.


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$2549 18-to-Thirtysomethings

National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Westbound

The Rockies are a great reason to explore the Canadian West, but why stop there? We asked that question, then answered it with this trip – a sprawling, nature-rich mini-epic that melds some of Canada’s best national parks with time on the mist-shrouded shores of Vancouver Island. Find yourself face-to-face with moose, deer and maybe even a bear on this trip loaded with diverse experiences – whale-watching, glacier hikes, hot springs, and much, much more – you’ll stuff a lifetime’s worth of adventure into the space of a mere two weeks.

$2549 18-to-Thirtysomethings

National Parks of the Canadian Rockies Eastbound

Vancouver’s North Coast Mountains are just the appetizer for this journey from the Pacific Coast to the Canadian Rockies. Beginning in beautiful Vancouver, travellers will hit the ocean in search of whales before heading east into the enveloping mountain wilderness of Banff and Jasper national parks, where sulphur springs, canoeing excursions, and glaciers older than time abound. And since we camp out most nights, you’re guaranteed maximum natural contact at a minimal price. You might even find yourself face-to-face with a moose, deer, or maybe even a bear. The Great Outdoors – now all yours.

$4449 18-to-Thirtysomethings

West Coast Discovery – US & Canada

They say the west is best – so why just visit one North American country to see if that’s true? Take in the natural beauty of America’s Grand Canyon and Canada’s Banff National Park; go whale watching in Tofino; and get your glitz on in Las Vegas! Sound hectic? You’ll still get lots of free time to explore places San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. And with an itinerary that plays like the greatest hits of North America, you’ll get the most bang for your buck.

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