- Adventure tour that has all the best things Western Canada has in store for you!
- Perfectly planned tour spanning over 7 nights & 8 days
- Explore Western Canada's wilderness stopping at stunning viewpoints along the way, and indulge in hiking and swimming
- Take a tour through Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks
- Visit Rocky Mountain landmarks such as Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon, and Moraine Lake (seasonal)
- Travel through the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Jasper to see Peyto Lake and the Athabasca Glacier
- See majestic waterfalls including Bridal Veil Falls, Athabasca Falls, and 381m Takakkaw Falls·(seasonal)
- Paddleboard on a lake in the Okanagan Valley (included)
- Enjoy the wicked nightlife and adventure activities in Banff with your fellow travelers
- Travel through Canada's desert region and party on Lake Okanagan
- Meet some adventurous travelers on the way
If you are thinking of exploring British Columbia and Alberta (Jasper and Banff National Parks are in Alberta) in just about a week's time, then Go Discover Abroad has the best adventure tour for you! In a span of 8 days, explore Canada's most popular National Parks, including Banff & Jasper. And not just that - but you'll also get to see Lake Louise, Johnston Canyon, Moraine Lake and more! So pack your warm clothes as well, and set out for the popular trails to witness the gorgeousness of the Rocky Mountains and soak in the beauty of nature. Make the most of your next vacation and experience the best that Canada has in store for you! We bet that you’ll return back home with the most amazing memories!
Day 1 - Travel from Vancouver to Kelowna
So, we kickstart our amazing journey today! 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 2 - 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 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - 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.
Meal Inclusions: Dinner at Banff
Day 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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
- 24*7 In-country support
- All transfers by Bus
- Dorm style hostel accommodation
- Services of a professional and fun tour guide/driver
- Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake
- 2 group dinners
- 4 breakfasts
- 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)