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Mountie - Trek America
Mountie - Trek America
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10 reviews
Starts
Vancouver
+6 Destinations
Canadian Rockies
Ends
Calgary
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Highlights

  • Visit the stunning Helmcken Falls
  • Stay overnight on a Canadian ranch
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Go on a rafting adventure
Age range
18 to 38 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Camping, Lodge
Max Group Size
13
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Vancouver and end in Calgary! With the discovery tour Mountie, you have a 11 day tour package taking you from Vancouver to Calgary and through Vancouver, Canada and 7 other destinations in Canada. Mountie is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

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  • MR
    Written on August 22, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Where to start with this amazing adventure....had a blast saw bears, elk etc. Hiked for miles up mountains n cliffs, gondola rides, horse riding, glacier walks were all amazing! Camping was great with good locations and wifi at some campsites. Bear talks important as bears roam camp grounds. Group I had were great no drama and chilled out. Tour guide Michelle were amazing down to earth and would do anything for you Trek America lucky to have her. Mosquito spray is vital as they hungary and get you while you sleep. Canada is quite expensive so ensure you have plenty money I've spent £550 out with kitty money and used credit card so be prepared. Van journeys can be long but sleeping is great option so bring neck pillow. Portable charger as not many places to charge phone or camera. Bring warm clothes as tail end of tour was freezing at night but still loved it. Amazing sights that are breathtaking, campfires if no fire bans, games and sport equipment like footballs, laundrette at some campsites, some showers you pay for so keep ur quarters and dollar coins handy. Early rises and late nights, tents easy to put up and take down! Plugs in washrooms for hair dryer and straighteners. Over all fabby trip n glad I chose to camp would do it all again
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  • SE
    Written on July 18, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    The trip was below what I expected. 3 out of 7 tents broke in some way during the 12 day trip and the minibus had a broken door requiring multiple slams to get it to shut. The tour guide was lazy and gave no help with food shopping or cooking etc and always pushed us for the more expensive option on excursions to obviously maximise commission. Furthermore I also found them a bit unprofessional and not approachable in nature. The daily itinerary was one sentence long only with no notes written down on each location. It was also disappointing that showers weren't included in the price of the trip. On the plus side the tour gives some good coverage over many different areas in the Rockies and British Vancouver.
    Trek America commented on this review
    We are sorry the tour didn’t live up to expectations. Thankfully we do not hear such comments that often. We review all clients feedback and this is used as part of a very thorough process to evaluate our leaders as well as equipment and all aspects of the services we offer. We do also have a formal complaint process should you wish to take this further, then please contact us in writing. We are however glad you enjoyed some of the amazing sights and sounds the Canadian Rockies have to offer.
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  • A
    Written on July 24, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was the best 2 weeks holiday I have ever had, the tour guide was amazing and the group was fantastic. The whole tour was planned very well and the activities were so much fun. Camping is really good fun and sitting by the fire at night with the Rockies in the background is the best camping experience you could ask for. The views along the way are epic and lots of wildlife and swimming in lakes during the trip. Wish I could go again!!!

  • A
    Written on April 29, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    An amazing experience with lots of opportunities for hikking and outdoor activities. A friendly group and organised and efficient tour leader. The scenary is simply beautiful and there is never a dull day. Definatly a tour for those who love the outdoors as there is only one city stop - but what a citty - Vancouver is awesome.

  • A
    Written on December 10, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is the second trip that i have done with Trek America and once again, it didnt fail to impress!! I have always wanted to visit Canada, in particular the Canadian Rockies and the Mountie trek is one of the best ways to explore this amazing place in a relatively short space of time. We started from Seattle. I arrived the day before the trek started and met up with a couple of the people who were also doing this trip, who i had met on the Trek forum. It was great to get to know some of my fellow trekkers before the trip started and spend the day exploring Seattle. The first day of the Trek had us driving across the border into British Columbia and stocking up on essentials for 2 weeks of camping in the Canadian wilderness. Our first evening was spent chatting around the campfire and getting to know our fellow trek mates, before having the all important BEAR TALK!! Exciting, a little daunting but the talk made sure we all knew what to do if we encountered a bear during our trip. Unfortunately, our group didnt see any bears during the weeks; however, our Trek leader Jay and the other group who were following the same route as us were lucky enough to see bears at the camp site in Whistler towards the end of trip which we were very jealous about!! Oh well, better luck next time and im sure this is a great trip to encounter bears if you're lucky and keep your eyes peeled!! The rest of the trip was spent travelling from one amazingly beautiful National Park to another- Yoho, Banff, Jasper and Wells Gray Provincial Park. There were plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the amazing locations we were driving through. Check out Emerald Lake and white water rafting on the aptly-named Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park, hiking at the stunningly beautiful Lake Louise and Edith Cavell Glacier together with a glacier walk on the Athabasca Glacier along the not-to-be-missed Icefields Parkway, on route to Jasper. To break up all the driving, we enjoyed a couple of days in Banff and Jasper where we were free to explore and chill out. Banff is a great town day and night, even outside of the ski season! The included overnight wilderness canoe trip was the perfect way to really get back to nature and enjoy the great outdoors; a great opportunity to kick back and relax on Clearwater Lake and enjoy a night's camping in the woods right on the shore of the lake under the stars. Following our night on the lake, it was time for a night on a proper ranch where we were able to enjoy some horseback riding before a delicious genuine western BBQ. We then moved on to Whistler where we had the chance to explore the ski resort and some of our group took advantage of the adrenalin junkies in the area and took part in some bungee jumping!! The trek was rounded off with a free day in Vancouver, one of Canada's greatest cities, with plenty to do and see and a great way to end the trip before heading back to Seattle and saying our goodbyes. Im really glad that i did this trek, despite being a little nervous as a lone traveller. However, there were other people in my group in the same boat and everyone bonded and made this the greatest 2 weeks of my life. I would definitely recommend this trek to anyone who wants to explore an amazing country in a short space of time. You are taken to all the best places, many off the main tourist track and you will meet some amazing people who will really make your trip. We stayed in some of the best camp sites which balanced good facilties with amazing locations. One of my reasons for choosing this trek was for the hiking opportunities and i was not disappointed!!! This is one trek which should not be missed!!!

  • A
    Written on December 6, 2012
    3.0 - Average

    The scenery is amazing on this trip! Beautiful mountains and lakes everywhere and different difficulties of trek routes at every stop. There's always something to do, or just laze around in the peaceful campsites. Some wild animals spotted but not as aplenty as Alaska, still amazingly friendly squirrels, deers and elks are easily spotted. The optionals are little bit pricier and some are just not worth to do at all.

  • A
    Written on December 5, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    If you are interested in nature, wildlife, camping and hiking, this is definitely the best trip that you can choose. The landscape was absolutely fantastic with its amazing blue lakes, huge forrests and ice covered mountains. Although we did not see any wolves, we could hear them every night, which was an nicredible experience itself. Besides deer, elk, beaver, porcupine and different kinds of birds we have also seen a black bear eating some berries. The camp grounds are huge and perfectly located with good restrooms. Summing up it was absolutely epic and I would do it definitely again.

  • A
    Written on December 4, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had always wanted to go to Canada, and this tour sounded like a nice taster of what it has to offer. And it certainly didn't disappoint! The Rockies are absolutely incredible- everywhere you look there's amazing scenery, and the people are so friendly. The Icefields trip was amazing, and we loved Banff and its hot springs. Lake Louise is stunning, the hike there was beautiful. (It helps to be fit on this trip though, you get a proper work-out!!) The canoeing across Clearwater Lake was fun, and it was someone's birthday too. The night-time canoeing was something I'd never done before, and that was cool. Then camping on the edge of the lake was exciting. Vancouver at the end was brilliant, such a vibrant city. Our tour leader was briliant, so laid-back and told us the best places to go and things to do. And our group was fab too! I highly recommend this tour, especially if you are like I was and hadn't travelled very much before. It's just the right length of time and I didn't bankrupt myself completely!! The only downside is you will get bitten by the travel bug, and then want to travel EVERYWHERE, especially when you meet so many different people with so many different stories! :D

  • A
    Written on December 1, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Even though the nights were flipping freezing, the mosquitoes at Beaverfoot Lodge ate us to pieces and we had to buy our own beers, the Mountie trek was incredible. We got a hell of a workout walking up mountains and biking around forests, we ate our body weight in toasted marshmallows (well I did) and we spotted a bear on day two, who paraded around for us like it was Canada's Next Top Model. We even had a romance on the trip, which I can personally tell you is still going on now, back home in England/Holland. Will we be witnessing the first Trek America wedding? I had an amazing time, met fantastic people and got incredible thighs from all the trekking. What more can you ask for?

  • A
    Written on November 30, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was epic. Every day was that little bit extraordinary, there was a gem hidden in each and every one. Even the longest driving day was great as it drove through some spectacular places. If you love the outdoors this is the trip for you.

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  1. Days 1-2: Vancouver, Whistler
  2. Days 3-4: Wells Gray Provincial Park
  3. Days 5-6: Jasper National Park
  4. Days 7-8: Icefields Parkway, Yoho National Park
  5. Days 9-10: Lake Louise, Banff National Park
  6. Day 11: Banff National Park, Calgary

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • What is the group size of this tour?

      The groups are quite small (12 people) and as this is a camping trip.

    • I wondered if there was an average/max number of miles/km on the walks and tours?

      The operator of this tour advised that they do not have a list of the distance per trek/day since everything is quite flexible. The tour leader will check what the group wants to do on the day and who wants to walk more or hike can go and if someone wants to have a more relaxed day that is also fine.

    • Are there one-man tents or shared on this tour?

      The tents are twin share

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 944 km.
    • Vancouver (Canada)
    • 96 km
    • Whistler Mountain (Canada)
    • 311 km
    • Wells Gray Provincial Park (Canada)
    • 162 km
    • Jasper National Park (Canada)
    • 188 km
    • Yoho National Park (Canada)
    • 26 km
    • Lake Louise (Canada)
    • 22 km
    • Banff National Park (Canada)
    • 139 km
    • Calgary (Canada)

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