Best of Western Canada Itinerary

    • 11
    • SSSK
    • 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
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Explorer
    • Original
Book
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.
Red-breasted Nuthatch, USA

Bagel, USA

Jasper NP, USA

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

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.
ACCOM: Overnight seated train - 1

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

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.
ACCOM: Hostel - 3

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1