Grand Canadian Rockies

10 Days | Explore the stunning scenery of the Canadian Rockies

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Canada’s Rocky Mountains provide a stunning landscape of craggy, towering rock faces, snow-capped mountains, thick forests and picturesque lakes. Wander the streets of Vancouver and admire the views each direction you turn. Hike or bike the breathtaking trails of Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, and Banff. Experience the renowned expanse of Lake Louise, or wrap your hands around a mug of hot chocolate while admiring the superb alpine scenery of the Rockies. Ready for a grand adventure? Jump aboard and witness the sheer beauty of this exceptional part of the world.

Trip overview

Map of Grand Canadian Rockies including Canada
Start
Vancouver, Canada
Finish
Calgary, Canada
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Canada
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
SSKK
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Sit back and enjoy the Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff, one of the most scenic drives on earth, without the hassle of driving.
  • Head to Whistler to learn more about First Nations history at the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre – the first of its kind in Canada.
  • Experience the seasonal moods and beauty of Lake Louise for yourself and cross off one of those must-see bucket list experiences.
  • Keep your eye on the roadside for extraordinary wildlife like elk, black bears, grizzly bears, eagles, Rocky Mountain goats, and – if you're lucky – beavers, wolves and moose.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Water First. Donations support their work to provide critical clean, safe water for indigenous communities in Canada.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip covers a lot of ground, as Canada is a huge country. Please be prepared for some long days of driving. The drive between Sun Peaks and Jasper, for example, takes around six hours.
  • 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 at all times of the year in case conditions change during the day. At night the temperature can really drop, so make sure you have warm clothing with you.
  • In summer, especially in July and August, be prepared for insects. This is mosquito and black fly season so it's important to bring insect repellent, which will help prevent you from being bitten.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Grand Canadian Rockies including Canada

Inclusions

Meals

3 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Lodge (5 nights)

Activities
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit
  • Jasper National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Visit to Maligne Lake
  • Banff Upper Hotsprings
  • Visit to Lake Louise
Add on activities
  • Whistler - Zip Trek Tour (1.5 hrs) - CAD129
  • Whistler – Standard Mountain Bike Rental (full day) - CAD90
  • Whistler - PEAK2PEAK Gondola - CAD82
  • Whistler - Audain Art Museum - CAD18
  • Whistler - Regular Bike Rental (half day) - CAD40
  • Jasper - SkyTram - CAD60
  • Jasper - Mountain Bike Hire - CAD75
  • Jasper - Cruise on Maligne Lake - CAD79
  • Icefields Parkway - Athabasca Glacier Hike with Guide - CAD115
  • Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum - CAD10
  • Banff - Canoe Hire - CAD70
  • Banff - Sulphur Mountain gondola - CAD60
  • Banff - Horse Riding (1 hour) - CAD60
  • Banff - Mountain bike hire (full day) - CAD45
  • Banff - Cruiser bike hire (full day) - CAD38
  • Calgary - Olympic Park Entrance - Free
  • Calgary - Calgary Tower - CAD18
  • Calgary - Studio Bell (home of the National Music Centre) - CAD18

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1 in Vancouver. This trip ends in Calgary on the morning of Day 10.
2. A single supplement is available on this trip.
3. 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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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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Roy · Traveled September 2023
It is so important to check wich kind of tour you're about to book. Adventure or comfortable ... depends on so much! The leader is so important. 3 of four Leaders where absolutely amazing and that one in Tanzania was horrible 😇🙏🏽
Review submitted 04 Oct 2023

Jennifer · Traveled August 2023
An amazing trip with spectacular scenery and wildlife along the way. Another well organised trip by Intrepid that seems to get the popular and less known spots balance just right. Thanks Marie-Eve for a memorable trip.
Review submitted 02 Oct 2023

Joanne · Traveled June 2023
A fantastic time exploring the magnificent Rockies. Everything so well organised, great accommodation, great fellow travellers and fantastic guides. Even the weather was excellent. Fully recommend this trip.
Review submitted 10 Jul 2023

Luka · Traveled June 2023
If you enjoy great tour guides, friendly people, local breweries, maple syrup, PLENTY of fun outdoor activities, mountains galore and wildlife, then this trip is for you! Thankyou for yet another fantastic tour experience!
Review submitted 08 Jul 2023

Sarah · Traveled June 2023
Amazing trip! We had Marie-Eve who was knowledgeable and reassuring for first time traveller’s overseas!
Review submitted 10 Jun 2023
Grand Canadian Rockies
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