The Powder Rush

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ends on 17 Nov 2019
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The Powder Rush - Contiki
The Powder Rush - Contiki
2 reviews
+3 Destinations
West Coast Canada


  • Go shopping in Vancouver
  • Hit the slopes in Whistler
  • Explore the beautiful Banff National Park
  • Glacier spotting & gondola rides in Calgary
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Hotel, Chalet
Max Group Size
Train & Rail
Physical Rating
Travel style
Ski, Snowboard & Snow, Adventure
Start in Vancouver and end in Calgary! With the ski, snowboard & snow tour The Powder Rush, you have a 9 day tour package taking you from Vancouver to Calgary and through Vancouver, Canada and 3 other destinations in Canada. The Powder Rush includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Vancouver
  2. Day 2: Vancouver to Whistler
  3. Day 3: Whistler
  4. Day 4: Whistler
  5. Day 5: Whistler to Banff
  6. Day 6: Banff
  7. Day 7: Banff
  8. Day 8: Banff
  9. Day 9: Banff to Calgary

Travel guide

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

2 Reviews

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  • M
    Written on March 2, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    This trip was amazing!!!! Alex was excellent at what he does, defiantly once in a lifetime trip. However their was not much included for the price, it did make it a incredibly expensive trip with the add ons. If you didn't do the add ons their is no point... Read more

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  • BH
    Written on March 14, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    So much epicness packed into 9 days. Tour leader was awesome, accommodation was excellent and the optional activities were amazing. And there was plenty of time for snowboarding. 110% recommended

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Questions & Answers

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

    • Does this include the cost of airfare from Vancouver to Calgary within the tour?

      There is an internal air price included which covers the cost of your internal flights on The Powder Rush and needs to be paid upfront before the tour departs. This covers the flight from Whistler on Day 5.

    • Are lift tickets for whistler and Banff included in the price?

      The lift tickets for whistler and Banff are not included in the price.

    • What are the chances of the tour not pushing through?

      It is not very common but sometimes in rare circumstances tours do get cancelled due to low numbers. This is quite a popular tour and therefore, again, it is unlikely but possible. If Contiki did have to cancel it they would know well in advance- usually 6 months out so if you need to change your plans you would have sufficient time to do so.

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    Guides who have led this tour logo What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Paul18th June 2019
      Whenever I had a question, I received a rapid response from both the tour operator as well as Tourradar. The site was easy to use and booking was not at all a hassle.



    The Powder Rush

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    Vancouver is the starting point and Calgary is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    For any tour departing before 19 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 19 January 2020, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    Cancellation policy
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,012 km.
    • Vancouver (Canada)
    • 96 km
    • Whistler (Canada)
    • 637 km
    • Calgary (Canada)
    • 139 km
    • Banff National Park (Canada)
    • 139 km
    • Calgary (Canada)

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