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Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies - Grand American Adventures
Canadian Rockies - Grand American Adventures
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Starts
Vancouver
+13 Destinations
Canadian Rockies
Ends
Calgary
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Highlights

  • Canoe, bike and watch wildlife in Banff
  • Sunset Sail cruise on Okanagan Lake
  • Walk around picturesque Vancouver
  • Optional hike up the Athabasca Glacier
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
13
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Start in Vancouver and end in Calgary! With the discovery tour Canadian Rockies, you have a 11 day tour package taking you from Vancouver to Calgary and through Vancouver, Canada and 11 other destinations in Canada. Canadian Rockies is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

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  • J
    Written on September 26, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I'd wanted to see the Canadian Rockies for quite a few years now, and this tour was just amazing! Anybody interested in the itinerary and the destinations can look it up on the web, but be sure that the pictures don't do it any justice. You'll certainly be stunned on more than just one occasion. Apart from the scenery, there are so many other things to enjoy: zip-lining, horse and bike riding, hikes, whitewater rafting, etc. I'd definitely recommend the whitewater rafting, the longer hikes, and the helicopter ride, which is quite expensive, but definitely worth it. The accommodation was very good, except for the Ramada hotels in Vancouver and Calgary, which were a little bit run-down and---especially in Vancouver---noisy. Despite going in early September, we were quite lucky with the weather, except for one or two days. Expect to do some driving between the destinations, but this is eased by the magnificent scenery of the Rockies and the occasional stop at a particularly nice lake or waterfall. The overall experience of course also depends on your fellow travelers and your guide---and I've been particularly lucky with both. A really lovely bunch of people, and a wonderful guide, Laurence. Though I was a little bit sceptical at the beginning, she managed to remove any of my concerns in no time. Perfectly organized, knowledgeable, always in good humor, she went above and beyond to make sure that all of us enjoyed the tour to the fullest. She safely took us wherever we needed to go, suggested places to eat, visit, or explore, and even searched for a particular song one of us wanted to listen to! I can only imagine how much she must have worked to manage everything. Thank you, Laurence!
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  • VA
    Written on June 10, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Canadian Rockies May 2017 - started in Vancouver after a day sightseeing on my own. Met the others in my group in the evening. Isabel was our guide and she was lovely, a great driver (very important as a lot of time is spent driving) and very considerate of the range of ages and fitness in our group. The scenery is breath-taking, each waterfall and lake more impressive than the last. Some great hikes in all weathers and conditions including snow. I tried the zip-wire in Whistler, the Glacier walk and the white water rafting on Kicking Horse River all new to me but great fun. Hotels were all very good on the tour - the only ones that let us down were the Ramada's in Vancouver which had a nightclub next door and the Ramada in Calgary which again was near to live music that was too loud to sleep through. Isabel provided us with great picnics for lunch everyday often in beautiful spots. Most evening we ate out as a group and I have made some great friends from this trip. Cannot recommend this trip highly enough it had something for everyone but as there is only one guide you should be fit enough to take part in hikes up hills. we couldn't split the group up on some hikes because of bears! plenty of wildlife to see and a camera is an essential for this trip.
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  • Canadian Rockies reviewer 3
    Written on October 5, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    A very enjoyable albeit whirlwind trip seeing the sights of British Columbia and Alberta. Spectacular scenery that will make you the envy of Facebook/Instagram/etc - plenty of mirror-surface and/or blue-coloured lakes framed by snow-capped mountains. We also visited a few deeply-carved canyons and thundering waterfalls. Walking on a glacier was a first for me - really enjoyed seeing the millwells and crunching across the ice in crampons. I think each person will read into the brochure what they want and I was expecting longer, more strenuous hikes whilst another on our group didn't expect much hiking at all. In the end, the hikes were all fairly short and easy but very enjoyable. Accommodation was in comfortable, middle of the range hotels, some with indoor swimming pools. We didn't spend much time at any of the hotels though - they were really just places to sleep for the night. We ate out for both dinner and breakfast most days (an additional expense for those watching their pennies) whilst lunch was usually a picnic organised by the tour leader and funded by a kitty (around CAD8 a day per person). Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Canada in general and worked hard to ensure that everyone had a great time (in addition to doing all the driving on the tour). Be aware that the map of the tour doesn't do justice to the sheer size of Canada and the distances involved. We spent a good portion of every day (probably 3.5 to 4 hours on average) in the bus, either travelling to our next stop or visiting the sites surrounding the places where we stayed for 2 nights. As a first visit to Canada you will get to see quite a bit, but you may also wish that you could stay longer in a couple of the places, particularly Whistler in my case where there were multiple activities I was interested in but only time to do one of them (zip-lining). This is of course a great reason to go back and tackle the white water rafting, mountain-biking and other outdoor activities offered there. When booking your flights, plan to spend at least an extra day in Vancouver to see the sights. The tour itself only really covers it on the drive out and back in again and there is plenty to see and do there. Finally, we may have been spectacularly lucky with the weather - I had my concerns about visiting in September but it proved to be ideal. It was cold enough in the mornings to remind you that you were in Canada but by lunchtime everyone was down to t-shirts and putting on sunscreen! Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable trip and I can recommend it to others looking to get a taste of Canada's beauty.
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  • Canadian Rockies reviewer 4
    Written on July 9, 2015
    4.0 - Good

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Itinerary

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

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Questions & Answers

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

    • July 25, 2017

      What is the age range on this tour?

      Grand American Adventures tours are designed for travellers above 18 years of age. Most travellers will be in the age range from 25 to 55 but there are also younger and older as well. All travellers above 70 years of age will be requested to complete a fitness form before travelling.

    • September 1, 2016

      How large are your groups?

      Grand American Adventures maintains a maximum group size of 13 people on tours in North America.

    • May 1, 2016

      How is the accomodation set up for this tour?

      For this tour the accommodation is set up as follows:

      6 hotel nights, 2 lodge nights, 1 night ranch cabin.

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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2453 for Canadian Rockies, but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,512 km.
    • Vancouver (Canada)
    • 96 km
    • Whistler (Canada)
    • 311 km
    • Wells Gray Provincial Park (Canada)
    • 162 km
    • Jasper National Park (Canada)
    • 194 km
    • Golden (Canada)
    • 98 km
    • Banff (Canada)
    • 151 km
    • Icefields Parkway (Canada)
    • 98 km
    • Golden (Canada)
    • 32 km
    • Yoho National Park (Canada)
    • 32 km
    • Golden (Canada)
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