Canadian Rockies

15 Days | Campfires, canoeing, hiking and biking in the great outdoors

4.9 out of 5 based on 27 reviews submitted.
USD $3,245
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Explore Canada’s Rocky Mountains on a thrilling 15-day adventure. Walk the streets of Vancouver, hike the trails of Jasper and Banff, meander along the river in Yoho National Park and soak up the superb alpine scenery. Spot native moose and bears and unleash your inner daredevil with a range of potential escapades – mountain biking or river rafting, anyone? With a mixture of included activities and optional extras, you get to decide just how active or relaxed you want this adventure to be. Jump in feet first and immerse yourself in the beauty of Canada in this outdoor experience.

Trip overview

Map of Canadian Rockies including Canada
Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver, Canada
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Get wild in Jasper National Park, where it’s possible to spot moose, elk, deer, bears and coyotes among the sea of evergreen pine and spruce trees.
  • Take an included canoeing adventure and camp overnight on the remote shore of Clearwater Lake, where you can fall asleep under a blanket of stars.
  • Enjoy plenty of free time to explore Canada’s premier outdoor adventure hub, Whistler, at your own pace. Hike rugged trails or munch on ‘beaver tails’ – the choice is yours.
  • Lakes, mountains, glaciers: the Rockies feature an array of striking landscapes that are remarkable no matter what time of year you visit.
  • This tour gets you to the heart of the best destinations in the Canadian Rockies with a wilderness-loving local as your guide.

Is this trip right for you?
  • As Canada is a huge country, this trip covers a lot of ground. Please be prepared for some long days of driving. You'll be travelling in a van with a group, so conditions may feel a little cramped. We think this is all part of the adventure of road travel, and friendships form fast in tight quarters.
  • It is not uncommon for snow to remain on the ground in higher elevations until the end of May. The presence of snow may impact certain activities such as scenic gondolas or mountain hikes in late spring. Your trip leader will have a range of suggestions for alternative activities to do in your free time no matter the season. 
  • As we're travelling through the mountains, the weather can be unpredictable. We advise wearing layers in all seasons in case conditions change during the day. We really can’t stress this enough – even in the warmer months the temperature can be very low in the mountains.
  • While this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, for you to get the most out of the included and optional activities we recommend you are moderately fit. The hikes are a real highlight of this trip and give you access to some fantastic scenery as well as the chance to see native flora and fauna.
  • This is a participatory trip. That’s a fancy way of saying you’re not just along for the ride – you are part of a team! You know the phrase ‘the more you put in, the more you get out’? Well that’s extra true on this trip. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and help with camp activities like food prep and washing up.
  • That teamwork also extends to our optional food kitty of approximately CAD 90 per week to cover the cost of meals. This kitty saves you worrying about stuff like where to get food or what exactly sales tax is and helps keep your costs down. Instead of paying individually as you go, it means we can bulk purchase items and cook our own food – though there’s always the chance to use it for the occasional pizza night! The kitty is optional and for your convenience, so if you've got specific dietary requirements you can opt out and purchase (and cook) your own food.


Map of Canadian Rockies including Canada



Private vehicle


Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Camping (with facilities) (12 nights), Hotel (1 night)

  • Wells Gray Provincial Park
  • Overnight Canoe Trip - 2 Nights
  • Jasper National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Visit to Maligne Lake
  • Banff National Park
  • Visit to Lake Louise
  • Visit to Moraine Lake
  • Yoho National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Mt. Revelstoke National Park
  • Rogers Pass Discovery Centre
Add on activities
  • Whistler - PEAK2PEAK Gondola - CAD82
  • Whistler – Standard Mountain Bike Rental (full day) - CAD90
  • Whistler - Zip Trek Tour (1.5 hrs) - CAD129
  • Whistler - Regular Bike Rental (half day) - CAD40
  • Jasper - Bike rental - CAD30
  • Jasper - Cruise on Maligne Lake - CAD79
  • Jasper - SkyTram - CAD60
  • Icefields Parkway - Athabasca Glacier Hike with Guide - CAD110
  • Banff National Park - Helicopter flight (25 mins) - CAD275
  • Banff - Cable Car up Sulphur Mountain - CAD60
  • Banff - Hot springs - CAD8
  • Banff - Canoe Hire - CAD70
  • Banff - Cruiser bike hire (full day) - CAD38
  • Banff - Mountain bike hire (full day) - CAD45
  • Banff - Horse Riding (1 hour) - CAD60
  • Yoho National Park - Kicking Horse rafting (half day) - CAD109
  • Yoho National Park - Kicking Horse rafting (full day) - CAD159
  • Yoho National Park - hiking - Free

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Important notes

1. There are no activities planned on Day 1 of the trip so you may arrive at any time. A welcome meeting will be held at 8am on Day 2 in Vancouver. This trip ends on arrival into Vancouver on Day 15 afternoon. The arrival time depends on each group, but we generally aim for a 3pm arrival. If you decide to fly out this day, please don't book a flight before 8pm which will give you enough time to catch a shuttle from the hotel to the airport and be there 2 hours before departure.
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room and tent is available on this trip but please note that single tents are limited due to group camping accommodations. Therefore, all single supplements are on request only.
3. A sleeping bag is required for this trip. If you would like to rent a sleeping bag locally, the cost is $50 CAD, payable in cash to your guide on Day 1 of the trip. Please advise your booking agent prior to departure if you require a sleeping bag rental.
4. Please note that the legal drinking age in the US is 21 and in some parts of Canada it's 19.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 27 reviews submitted.
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Daniel · Traveled August 2023
An excellent highly enjoyable tour of the fabulous scenery of western Canada. The experience of being within the glorious landscapes of mountains, lakes, rivers, glaciers and forests of the Canadian Rockies is simply wonderous. Doing this with an experienced guide and a group of fellow adventurers makes for a thoroughly good time, if you put the work in, especially if you take up the optional activities.
Review submitted 31 Aug 2023

Abbie · Traveled August 2023
My Canadian Rockies trip was outstanding. Catherine was a fantastic guide, so full of energy, a brilliant cook & so knowledgeable & organised. My group of 8 was wonderful and we became a little family by the end of the 15 days. We visited so many places & did so many activities - memories that will last a lifetime. I'd highly recommend the zip-lining, Maligne Lake Boat tour, Athabasca Ice Glacier & The Kicking River rafting - expensive but worth every penny! I'd highly recommend Intrepid and look forward to booking again - thank you!
Review submitted 03 Sep 2023

Lauren · Traveled August 2023
Don't think twice about booking this trip, just do it! If you love camping, being outdoors and exploring national parks, the Canadian Rockies trip has all that and more! Dusty was an outstanding leader and together with his great personality and insane local knowledge, made me fall in love with Canada!
Review submitted 25 Aug 2023

Meg · Traveled August 2023
This was a fantastic opportunity to see not only the tourist highlights of the Canadian Rockies but also some hidden gems not featured in glossy brochures. Dusty, our guide, provided me with detailed information about the history, geography and local stories of each place we visited. He also ensured that all members of the tour had the opportunity to hike, paddle, zip line, white water raft, relax and laugh throughout fifteen days - even when it rained for twelve hours non stop! A sometimes challenging but always exciting adventure.
Review submitted 21 Aug 2023

Lea · Traveled July 2023
The trip was absolutely amazing, the landscape was incredible and our guide (Raphael) was fantastic, we really hit the jackpot with him! He knows where all the good (and hidden) spots are
Review submitted 13 Aug 2023
Canadian Rockies
USD $3,245