Vancouver Island & Northern Rockies

Classic, Vancouver to Calgary

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Discover the many landscapes, animals, and ways of life in the Canadian Rockies through an engaging 11-day tour. Venture to Vancouver Island and embark on the Inside Passage ferry, which takes you through glacial fjords to spot orcas and porpoises. Visit a collection of totem poles and immerse yourself in First Nation cultures. After all of these incredible encounters, you'll soon agree that the west coast is the best coast.

What’s included

  • Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park
  • Inside Passage cruise
  • First Nations day tour (Smithers)
  • Mt Robson stop with visit to Interpretation Centre
  • Miette Hot Springs visit
  • Icefields Parkway drive
  • Columbia Icefield stop
  • Free time in Victoria, Smithers, and Jasper National Park
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Spot whales and sea lions on a ferry ride through the inside passage
  • Immerse yourself in first nations culture in smithers
  • View the tallest peak of the canadian rockies
  • Dip into the miette hot springs
  • Catch postcard-perfect views along the icefields parkway

Itinerary

Day 1 Vancouver Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Vancouver/Victoria (1B) Catch a ferry to Vancouver island, and travel to the city of Victoria. Opt to visit a museum, Butchart Gardens, or explore the city. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours) Ferry (1.50-1.75 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Victoria/Port Hardy (1B) Enjoy free time in Victoria this morning. In the afternoon, take in the scenery while travelling to Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 500km)
Day 4 Port Hardy/Prince Rupert (1B) The ride is long, but spectacular. With a full day to relax, enjoy the scenery, read a book, or dine at the onboard restaurants. Reach Prince Rupert late in the evening. Additional Notes: Due to ferry schedules, there may be layovers at certain stops along the route. If this occurs, your CEO will arrange to visit nearby local towns (time permitting). Included Activities: Inside Passage Cruise
Day 5 Prince Rupert/Smithers (1B) Discover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC on a day tour around Smithers. Stay overnight in a remote lodge surrounded by nature. Included Activities: First Nations Day Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 350km)
Day 6 Smithers (1B) Enjoy a free day to explore the wilderness around Smithers. Opt to visit Babine Mountains Provincial Park, Moricetown Canyon, Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, or hike one of many trails in the area.
Day 7 Smithers/Prince George (1B) Enjoy a free morning for activities around Smithers before travelling to Prince George, the largest city in Northern British Columbia. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 370km)
Day 8 Prince George/Jasper (1B) Travel to Jasper National Park. En route, stop at the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. Visit the Interpretation Centre, and go for a short hike to take in the views. Included Activities: Mount Robson Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours, 375km)
Day 9 Jasper (1B) Enjoy a free day to explore Jasper National Park. Opt to hike at Maligne Canyon, go for a boat cruise, or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting. In the evening, visit the Miette Hot Springs. Included Activities: Miette Hot Springs Visit
Day 10 Jasper/Canmore (1B) Along the 300km (186.4 mi) ride, a spectacle unfolds before our eyes: lush coniferous forests, immense mountains, turquoise lakes, high-falling cascades, and humbling glaciers. We stop a number of times along the way to take in the scenery and search for wildlife. Included Activities: Columbia Icefields Center Visit Peyto Lake Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00-10.00 hours)
Day 11 Canmore/Calgary (1B) Travel to Calgary, a modern city that honours its cowboy roots. Tour ends on arrival to Calgary. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 100km)
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