Canadian Rockies Express

Classic, Calgary to Vancouver

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Marvel at the natural wonders of the Canadian Rockies on this eight-day tour filled with postcard-perfect landscapes. See the pristine waters of Lake Louise and embark on gondola rides up mountains in Banff and Whistler, where you might spot wildlife along the way. There's a stop for local wine tastings and a visit to a cultural centre, ensuring your time in western Canada checks all the boxes for a well-rounded experience.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler Your Foodie Moment: Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting, Kelowna Your Discover Moment: Whistler Your Hands-On Moment: Medicine Bag-Making Activity, Whistler
  • Lake Louise visit
  • Wine tasting (Kelowna)
  • Free time in Banff, Whistler, and Vancouver
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Spot alpine wildlife in banff
  • Visit the pristine waters of lake louise
  • Sip on local wine and craft beer in the okanagan valley
  • Experience the laid-back west coast vibes of vancouver

Itinerary

Day 1 Calgary Arrive any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Calgary/Banff (1B) With free time upon arrival, Banff has tons to offer. There are plenty of optional activities for all interests and activity levels. It's also just as pleasant to wander the main streets, pop in and out of shops or walk along the river. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
Day 3 Lake Louise/Golden (1B) Lake Louise is that iconic Canadian Rockies locale. Don't miss the chance to snag the perfect photo. Included Activities: Lake Louise Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 90km) Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 85km)
Day 4 Golden/Kelowna (1B) Travel to Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, stopping for a tasting at a local winery en route. Kelowna has become a foodie haven in recent years – opt to visit one of the many craft breweries in the city this evening. Included Activities: Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 350km)
Day 5 Kelowna/Whistler (1B) Drive through the beautiful coastal mountains to the village of Whistler, one of the locations of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.50-7.50 hours, 500km)
Day 6 Whistler (1B) Enjoy a free day to explore Whistler. Opt to ride a gondola to the top of the mountain, hike, or zipline.
Day 7 Whistler/Vancouver (1B) Visit the G Adventures-supported Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Go on an interpretive walk through the forest before participating in a medicine bag making activity. Travel to Vancouver, and spend the afternoon in this beautiful, easy-going city. Included Activities: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit Medicine Bag-Making Activity Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 120km)
Day 8 Vancouver (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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