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Travel through Canada. See the Rocky Mountains and get active in Jasper National Park and Banff. Enjoy the big cities of Vancouver and Calgary, and travel by train across some incredible landscapes.

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      USD $2,778
      CAD $2,820
      AUD $2,925
      EUR €2,036
      GBP £1,743
      NZD $3,468
      ZAR R26,628
      CHF FR2,508
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016. View later Best of Western Canada.

Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Explore the natural wonders of Canada from Vancouver to Calgary

Discover the wonders of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. From the big cities of Vancouver and Victoria to the superb scenic delights of Jasper National Park, pull on some hiking books, grab a paddle or gear up in a swimsuit to explore this region from all angles. Make tracks to Banff, keeping eyes peeled for cougars, elks and grizzly bears, and be wowed by the spectacular blue lakes, snow-capped mountains and dense emerald forests of this spectacular national park.

  • Get a taste of the Rocky Mountains in Vancouver
  • Enjoy a coastal walk in Victoria
  • Travel the scenic countryside by train
  • Hike up Whistler's Mountain in Jasper
  • Explore the natural wonders of Banff
  • Hit up the nightlife in Calgary

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Vancouver, Canada
  • Finish:

    Calgary, Canada
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hostel (3 nts), Hotel (6 nts), Overnight seated train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Ferry, Train
  • Included activities:

    Jasper National Park

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    727kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $2,778
    CAD $2,820
    AUD $2,925
    EUR €2,036
    GBP £1,743
    NZD $3,468
    ZAR R26,628
    CHF FR2,508
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $252
    CAD $256
    AUD $265
    EUR €185
    GBP £158
    NZD $315
    ZAR R2,420
    CHF FR228
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Day 1 Vancouver

Stroll down the streets of downtown Vancouver, dine in Chinatown or catch a gig at the Orpheum Theatre. Otherwise find a restaurant with a view of the Rockies and admire the craggy peaks that line the horizon.

Days 2-3 Victoria

Catch the SkyTrain to the ferry terminal in Vancouver before boarding a ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Take an educated stroll through the Royal BC Museum, wander around the landscaped gardens of Beacon Hill Park, go on a whale-watching or bear-spotting tour, or enjoy some of the region’s very best seafood.

Day 4 Overnight Train

Ferry back to Vancouver, then catch a train north-east to Jasper. It is a long ride but the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains along the way will inspire the days to come.

Days 5-6 Jasper

Known for its amazing wildlife, including elk, moose, deer, coyotes, grizzly bears and mountain lions, Jasper is also the largest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain parks, with a greater area than Banff, Yoho and Kootenay combined. Hike up Whistler's Mountain, bike in the Valley of Five Lakes or cruise the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake. For a more relaxing option, head to the Miette Hot Springs for a soothing dip or have a drink at Jasper Brewing Company, where premium hops and malts are on tap late into the night.

Days 7-9 Banff National Park

After stopping at Columbia Icefields Centre, Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls, Weeping Wall and Crowfoot Glacier, arrive in Banff for some seriously stunning views. This is a thrill-seeker's paradise, so perhaps take a nice long trek, paddle a canoe over aqua waters or cycle beside snow-capped mountains. Then retire to bed with a hot chocolate and some killer mountain views.

Days 10-11 Calgary

Chill out in Prince's Island Park, head up the Calgary Tower for fantastic views across the city or learn a new sport at Canada Olympic Park. Later, get the group together for a final meal in Calgary's expansive Chinatown before raising a few Labatt Blue beers to the end of an incredible Canadian adventure.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,778
      CAD $2,820
      AUD $2,925
      EUR €2,036
      GBP £1,743
      NZD $3,468
      ZAR R26,628
      CHF FR2,508
      *
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