Experience The Best of West Pass in Canada

Trip code: EBWPC

Trip Highlights

  • Tick off the lakes and National Parks from your Canada travel bucket list
  • Perfectly planned tour spanning over 9 nights & 10 days
  • Travel two of the world's most scenic drives: Icefields Parkway & Sea to Sky Highway
  • Explore Western Canada's wilderness stopping at stunning viewpoints along the way, and for hiking and swimming
  • Tour through Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks
  • Visit Rocky Mountain landmarks such as Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, and Moraine Lake (seasonal)
  • See majestic waterfalls including 335m Shannon Falls and Athabasca Falls
  • Go mountain biking, bungee jumping, zip lining, whitewater rafting & more (optional extras)
  • Check out the Olympic sites in Whistler village and click those postcard perfect pictures
  • Meet some interesting travelers from different parts of the world
  • Enjoy the cafes, shopping and nightlife in the exciting party towns of Whistler & Banff

Tour Details

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Pack your bags and get ready for this amazing adventure trip across the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains and the alpine beauty of Whistler. Starting and finishing in Vancouver, this tour covers over 2500 km through the beautiful British Columbia and Alberta, and not just that, but we'll also make sure that you get to experience the best of the Banff National Park & Jasper National Park. We'll stop for breathtaking viewpoints, hiking, and swimming amongst the mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, wildlife, and much more. Soak in the beauty of nature, click some postcard perfect photos as we travel through the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roads in the world! To say the least, these 10 days on the roads in Canada will be itched on your memories, forever!

Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver to Whistler

Our adventure trip begins today at the Cypress Mountain lookout, where we’ll get a unique view of Vancouver from above. Traveling on the Sea to Sky Highway, you'll get to enjoy the views of jagged mountain peaks, sparkling glaciers, and peaceful lakes. On the way, we'll stop twice - once at the Shannon Falls and then again, at Brandywine Falls. We are sure that the breathtaking beauty of both the places will leave you charmed. We'll be reaching Whistler in the afternoon, and there will be enough time for you to relax and explore! Enjoy the evening at a bar and feel the vibes of the nightlife!

Meals Included - Dinner in Whistler

Day 2 - Travel back from Whistler to Vancouver

You'll have the entire day to explore and get your thrill on by zip lining, bungee jumping, downhill mountain biking, or hiking on either Whistler or Blackcomb Mountains. If you’re looking to relax, find a spot in one of the beautiful parks. The day is yours to enjoy as you please! Later in the day, we'll head back to Vancouver, making a few stops enroute.

Day 3 - Travel from Vancouver to Kelowna

It's time to head eastwards through the Fraser Valley. We'll stop for a walk along the West Coast Rainforest, to check out the  Bridal Veil Falls and later, stop at the quaint town of Hope for lunch. Once we cross through the Coastal Mountains, we will arrive in the semi-arid grasslands of the Okanagan where we’ll go for a paddleboard on Skaha Lake in Penticton. We shall continue our journey towards Kelowna on Lake Okanagan, which is our destination for the night.

Activity & Meal Inclusions: Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake, Dinner at Kelowna

Day 4 - Kelowna to Banff

Today's journey will definitely be something worth remembering. We'll be crossing 3 mountain ranges and travel through four National Parks today as we continue east to Banff. We'll stop en route in Revelstoke and later continue with our journey crossing over the Kicking Horse Pass into Alberta and Banff National Park. Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations. Known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs, it is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing destinations within the area.

Day 5 - Banff to Rampart Creek via Lake Louise

Today morning, we'll head out to explore the gorgeous Moraine Lake (seasonal), and one of the world’s most famous lakes, Lake Louise! We'll then head towards the Icefields Parkway, to take in the jagged mountain peaks, glaciers, raging rivers, and more turquoise lakes. We'll make a few stops en route - to see the Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, our favorite Peyto Lake, and the impressive Mistaya Canyon, before arriving at our rustic, wilderness hostel alongside Rampart Creek. You'll get to spend your evening relaxing by the campfire and gaze at the starlit ky tonight.

Day 6 - Rampart Creek to Jasper

Today, we'll tick off another picturesque national Park from our list - the Jasper National Park. We'll stop first at the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometers. This is your chance to get a closer look at the Athabasca Glacier, or just enjoy the views from the Discovery Centre. Later, we head towards Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper, for a scenic hike that crosses several bridges with amazing views into the canyon. Afterwards, we’ll roll into the Jasper townsite where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore on your own.

Day 7 - Jasper to Banff

Today, we'll explore the jaw-dropping vistas and go for short yet scenic hikes. We'll make a stop at the Athabasca Falls, one of the most powerful and picturesque waterfalls in the Rockies. We’ll also stop for a photo opportunity at Tangle Falls, and for an energizing hike at Johnston Canyon, before arriving back in Banff where you can spend a relaxing evening.

Meals Included: Dinner in Banff

Day 8 - Free Day to Explore Banff

After a fun packed trip for the last 7 days, you have a day for yourself, to chill at Banff - in the heart of the Rocky Mountains! You can go for a short hike and explore the nearby areas, or choose to try out whitewater rafting, canoeing, or mountain biking for an extra cost.

Day 9 - Banff to Kelowna

It's time to bid goodbye to the Rockies, but we'll stop once at the Takakkaw Falls, the pristine Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge. Gaze at the beauty of nature and you'll surely be mesmerized. We'll also pause for a while at the quirky Log Barn after reaching the Okanagan Valley. This area is known for sandy beaches on crystal clear lakes, and lots of fun in the sun. Once we reach Kelowna, you can take some rest or head out to enjoy the nightlife!

Day 10 - Kelowna to Vancouver

It's the last day of our trip and like good things, this also has come to an end! But today's journey will be nonetheless wonderful. We'll cross the beautiful Okanagan Lake and climb over high mountain passes as we make our way to the west coast. We’ll explore the Othello Tunnels, before entering the Fraser Valley, and making a stop for lunch in the town of Hope. Once we reach Vancouver, we'll see off everyone and continue on our own ways!

Dates & Cost

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Price Includes
  • 24*7 In-country support
  • All transfers by Bus
  • Accommodation provided in hostel dorm-style rooms
  • Services of a professional and fun tour guide/driver
  • Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake
  • 3 group dinners
  • 4 breakfasts
     
Price Excludes
  • International/Domestic Airfare
  • Visa Fees
  • Insurance expenses (can be purchased from us at minimal cost)
  • Cost of Vaccinations (if any)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Additional tours and activities (not included as paid for in the itinerary)
  • Airport transfers (available at extra cost)
     

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