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Active West Coast & Canadian Rockies

16 days, Calgary to Vancouver

Take advantage of an adventure that will have you out hiking in both the Canadian Rockies and the coast of British Columbia on this 16-day tour from Calgary to Vancouver. Experience the Indigenous history, unforgettable landscapes, and lively cowboy culture of western Canada. Visit canyons, hike up mountains, come across alpine lakes, wander through Pacific rainforests, find yourself amid old growth forests, admire the emerald hue of Lake Louise, and witness stunning vistas. Explore a unique country and take advantage of endless opportunities to bond with other outdoor travelmates on this jam-packed journey.

16 days

Calgary to Vancouver

From$23535HKD
was $29419
Valid on Jun 19 2022
Trip Code: NCWW

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Take advantage of an adventure that will have you out hiking in both the Canadian Rockies and the coast of British Columbia on this 16-day tour from Calgary to Vancouver. Experience the Indigenous history, unforgettable landscapes, and lively cowboy culture of western Canada. Visit canyons, hike up mountains, come across alpine lakes, wander through Pacific rainforests, find yourself amid old growth forests, admire the emerald hue of Lake Louise, and witness stunning vistas. Explore a unique country and take advantage of endless opportunities to bond with other outdoor travelmates on this jam-packed journey.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Active

Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.

Service Level: Camping

Camping most nights with some hotel/hostel stays to start and throughout; affordable public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 4 - Demanding

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 11.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

16 days

Calgary to Vancouver

From$23535HKD
was $29419
Valid on Jun 19 2022
Trip Code: NCWW

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Special Offers

Expires on Jun 01, 2022 03:59 UTC
Promo Code G22GAV020ADV09
Map of the route for Active West Coast & Canadian Rockies

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Calgary/Waterton Lakes

Enjoy a morning welcome meeting with your CEO in Calgary before making the trip to Waterton National Park. Have a picnic lunch outside upon arrival to fuel up before setting out to hike the Bertha Lake trail. The switchbacks are tough, but the view of the valley below from the blue-green waters of Lake Bertha are well worth the climb. Visit Red Rock Canyon afterwards for a short walk into this geological phenomenon before setting up camp in the evening to chow down on dinner around the fire.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Meals included:

Lunch | Dinner

Day 2Waterton Lakes

Wake up to the smell of pine, emerge from the tent, and have breakfast at camp. Get ready for a full day of hiking, lace up those boots, bring plenty of water and hit the trail. The group will be hiking either the Crypt Lake or Carthew summit trail, please note that there won't be enough time for both. You'll indulge in a picnic lunch halfway through and enjoy highlights like, roaring waterfalls, panoramic views, alpine bowls, and a 60ft tunnel through a mountain.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 3Waterton Lakes/Kananaskis

Enjoy a breakfast at camp before hopping into our private vehicle en route to Kananaskis. Nothing breaks up a road journey like snacks so we stop in Longview for some famous jerky to stock up. Fuel up with a picnic lunch before starting off on the first and only hike of today along the Ptarmigan Cirque trail. This steep trail offers spanning views of the surrounding mountains from an alpine meadow and also happens to be the highest paved pass in Canada. After finishing the hike, we head to our campsite, set up our tents, and have dinner together by the campfire.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Kananaskis

In the morning after breakfast at camp the group will head straight to the trailhead of Burstall Pass. Spend the entire day hiking this route with a picnic lunch about halfway through to get some more energy for the hike back down. The views along the pass are magnificent and offer plenty of opportunities for more adventurous rock scrambling and climbing. Back at camp in the evening share dinner as a group around the campfire.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5Kananaskis/Lake Louise

After another morning outdoors enjoying a breakfast at camp the group will travel to Banff. Once here it’s a day of freedom to enjoy any activity that catches your eye. There are canoe rentals, bike rentals, scenic raft tours, the Banff gondola, and of course exploring on your own two feet with another hike. But if hiking feels too daunting just now, know that you can spend the day as you choose in the majesty of this national park and still feel connected to the space. The group will transfer to Lake Louise in the early evening to set up camp and eat dinner as a group.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6Lake Louise

It’s a day jam packed with activities that will get you out into the beautiful scenery of Lake Louise. After a camp breakfast set out on a hike up Mount Fairview or the Plaines of 6 glaciers trail. Both are great trails to escape the crowds and witness some really wonderful views of Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Afterwards, enjoy a picnic lunch and then embark on a scenic raft ride down the Bow River before returning to camp for the evening.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7Lake Louise

In the morning the group will leave Lake Louise and travel to Yoho National Park to hike the Iceline Trail there. It’s one of the best hikes in the park featuring unbeatable views of glacier peaks, rugged alpine landscapes, and cascading waterfalls. Eat a picnic lunch overlooking this beautiful landscape and then travel back to Lake Louise where you can opt to get some dinner in town before heading back to camp for the night.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 8Calgary to Vancouver

Leave Lake Louise in the morning to travel back to Calgary. Once you arrive, catch a flight from Calgary to Vancouver.
Arrive in Vancouver and enjoy free time to explore, check out Stanley Park and the Gastown neighbourhood filled with indie art galleries and souvenir shops. Then, spend the night in this vibrant city.

Day 9Vancouver/Sooke

Catch the ferry to Victoria and Sooke on Vancouver Island. Eat a picnic lunch upon arrival before setting off into East Sooke Regional Park for some hiking. There’s a wide range of trails that have different levels of difficulty, but all of them will offer great views of the dramatic, rocky coastline, and lush Pacific rainforest filled with moss and green ferns. In the evening set up camp, get settled, and have dinner around a fire with the group.

Meals included:

Lunch | Dinner

Day 10Sooke

After fuelling up with a camp breakfast the group will travel to the Juan de Fuca Strait from Sooke to embark on a hike along a section of the impressive trail. You’ll traverse miles of dense coastal forest and walk over beautiful pebble beaches, past gurgling waterfalls, slippery suspension bridges (watch your step) and the occasional pit of mud, but the dramatic views along this hike are well worth the effort. Transfer back to Sooke in the evening to rest up at camp and have dinner as a group.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11Sooke

Today after breakfast at camp the day is yours to do as you wish. If you need a break from hiking consider one of the many optional activities available like, sea kayaking, whale watching, bicycle rentals, or a visit to the quaint town of Victoria for some people watching and cafe hopping.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 12Sooke/Parksville

In the morning after breakfast the group will transfer to Cowichan Valley where you'll go out on canoes and kayaks on Cowichan Lake. In the afternoon the group will travel to Parksville and walk in Rathtrevor Park along the beach. Feel the sand beneath your feet, hear the waves crashing, see old growth forests along the shoreline, and look for wildlife in the tide pools. In the evening set up camp and relax in the outdoors.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 13Parksville/Squamish

Leave Parksville behind and head to the ferry port in Nanaimo to hop on a ferry to Horseshoe Bay. Once across the water, the group will drive to Squamish and hike The Stawamus Chief trail. This trail is one of the region’s best hikes and will take you up a steep incline to one of its three peaks. The views of the area surrounding Squamish, with the Howe Sound and the Garibaldi Park to the north are incredible. Enjoy a picnic lunch during your hike and in the evening relax at camp and have dinner as a group, refuelling after the day’s adventure.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 14Squamish

Another great day of hiking to discover captivating views and new heights (literally). Set out to trek the Elfin Lake trail in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Offering amazing views you’ll hike 11km to get to the lakes, but it’s certainly worth it. Go for a dip in the icy water, fill up your bottles in another pond reserved only for drinking water and have lunch as you admire those insane views. After hiking the 11km downhill you’ll be able to have dinner wherever you choose in Squamish before heading back to camp for the night.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 15Squamish/Whistler

In the morning the group will travel from Squamish to Whistler to take the Whistler Gondola up to the peak and hike the High Note trail. This trail offers hikers with the most scenic views of Cheakamus Lake with its vibrant aquamarine waters. The hike begins at the top of Whistler Mountain and takes you around the backside with views of the surrounding mountains and a descent through an alpine area. After the hike you’ll have free time to enjoy Whistler. Consider checking out the ​​Squamish-Lil'wat Cultural Centre, the Cloudraker Skybridge, or find a cozy coffee shop in town. In the evening at camp you’ll have your final dinner as a group around the campfire.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 16Whistler/Vancouver

Travel from Whistler to Vancouver. Tours ends on arrival in Vancouver.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Trip to Waterton National Park
  • Hike along Bertha Lake trail
  • Visit to Red Rock Canyon
  • Hike the Crypt Lake or Carthew Summit trails
  • Hike the Ptarmigan Cirque trail
  • Burstall Pass trail
  • Banff National Park visit
  • Climb up Fairview Mountain
  • Rafting trip down the Bow River
  • Walk the Iceline trail in Yoho National Park
  • Flight from Calgary to Vancouver
  • Ferry ride from Vancouver to Sooke
  • Hiking in East Sooke Provincial Park
  • A trek along a portion of the Juan de Fuca trail
  • Cowichan Lake visit
  • Ferry from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay
  • A hike up The Stawamus Chief train
  • A visit to Garibaldi Provincial Park and a hike to the Elfin Lakes
  • A ride up the Whistler Gondola to hike the High Note trail
  • All transportation between destinations

Accommodations

Hotel (1 nt) and participation camping (14 nts).

Meals

13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
Allow USD210-275 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, ferry, and hiking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

My Own Room - From $5459.00

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Active West Coast & Canadian Rockies

| 16 days - Calgary to Vancouver - from $23535 HKD