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Thrills and spills along the west coast of Canada
Get set for an action-packed adventure on Canada's west coast. Bask in the beauty of Banff and Jasper, conquer white-water rapids on Kicking Horse River and cycle, trek, canoe or paraglide through the breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Admire creaking ice in Glacier National Park, explore the world's only temperate inland rainforest in Revelstoke and go whale watching on Vancouver Island. Those seeking a more relaxed pace can soak in natural hot springs, browse Vancouver's downtown shopping district. Toast s'mores over the fire at a cowboy ranch and spot all sorts of iconic creatures, from moose to grizzlies. There is something for everyone on this exhilarating journey through Canada's pristine landscape.
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Get a first glimpse of the Canadian Rockies from the laidback city of Vancouver.
Boasting some of the country's most pristine wilderness, Wells Gray Provincial Park is a gem in Canada's crown. By day, perhaps explore the area by canoe or horseback then spend evenings toasting s'mores by the fire at a cowboy ranch.
Travel to Vancouver and enjoy this picturesque city on a bike ride through Stanley Park.
Travel to Mt Robson Provincial Park, home to the highest mountains in the Canadian Rockies. Continue to Jasper and experience a sense of sublime wonder while camping among ancient mountains and mesmerising blue lakes.
Venture through the breathtaking Icefields Parkway on the way to Banff. Opt to ride an ice-mobile on the Athabasca Glacier and stop by the chateau at fairytale Lake Louise for a hot drink and some of the most incredible vistas on the planet. A playground for outdoor enthusiasts, Banff has plenty of scenic hiking trails and natural hot springs to while away the hours.
Get pulses racing on an optional whitewater rafting trip on the churning Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park. Visit the amazing Takakkaw Falls and travel through dramatic parkland to the town of Golden.
The icy landscapes of Glacier National Park are extraordinary. Admire some of the 400 glaciers on show before heading to Mt Revelstoke. An afternoon hike offers a great opportunity to see it up close.
Located at the meeting of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers, Hope, the chainsaw-carving capital of Canada, is speckled with curious statues depicting eagles, bears and cougars.
Take a ferry to Vancouver Island. Perhaps join a whale-watching tour in Tofino. Visit Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, to see quaint English gardens or spend an afternoon in a waterfront beer garden.
Spend some time exploring the charming capital of British Colombia. For a great local experience, take a ride in on of the 'bathtub' ferries and enjoy a tasty meal and great views of the harbour.
End the Explore Canada adventure back in the beautiful city of Vancouver.
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