Canada and the Rockies

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If lush landscapes are enough to bring a tear to your eye, then British Columbia & Alberta will see you weeping. We'll start in the charming village of Whistler, weaving on to the likes of the Lillooet Mountain Range, Jasper, & Banff, before finally landing amongst the cool vibes of Vancouver. Sign yourself up to countless adventure opportunities alon...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    If lush landscapes are enough to bring a tear to your eye, then British Columbia & Alberta will see you weeping. We'll start in the charming village of Whistler, weaving on to the likes of the Lillooet Mountain Range, Jasper, & Banff, before finally landing amongst the cool vibes of Vancouver. Sign yourself up to countless adventure opportunities along the way.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range18 to 35 years
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityVancouver (BC)
End CityVancouver (BC)

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • North America
  • Canada

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Vancouver to Whistler

Welcome to the Pacific Coast and the start of your trip! Not many cities can claim fusing big-city living with the great outdoors, but with its skyscrapers, beaches, forests and mountains, Vancouver has somehow nailed that perfect mix. We'll cruise along the glorious ...

Day 2: Whistler

Come winter, Whistler may be a haven for snowbunnies, but when the weather is warm, it’s activity central. Test your Popeye strength by canoeing along the River of Golden Dreams, zipline over churning rivers or take a hike through scenery that puts most postcards to s...

Day 3: Whistler to Sun Peaks

We're headed out of Whistler to the largest ski area in Canada, Sun Peaks. Along the way we'll enjoy a scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range, admiring the various reservoirs and lakes that sparkle in the wintry sun. Welcome to Sun Peaks! This elegant little...

Day 4: Sun Peaks to Jasper via Mount Robson

Well rested, we'll take in some incredible scenes on our drive this morning, and you might even see the highest point in the Rockies if weather permits. Eating outdoors is essential in these parts, so feel free to grab some lunch and dine against a beautiful backdrop...

Day 5: Jasper

Rise 'n' shine - it's time to get out there with an easy hike though Maligne Canyon. Towering limestone walls will watch over us as we take in the scene, making our way across bridges to the thrilling soundtrack of rushing water. Nature goals achieved, we'll jump on t...

Day 6: Jasper to Banff

On our way to Banff today, you’ll be glued to the windows as we pass the waterfalls, lakes, meadows, glaciers and towering mountains that make up the Columbia Icefield Parkway. Take a walk to the Athabasca Falls, wheel across the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer,...

Day 7: Banff

Today kicks off with Canada’s ultimate mountain experience. Standing on the suspension bridges of Mt Norquay Via Ferrata, you’ll feel alive, emotional and a little dizzy all at once. There’s loads more on the menu today in Banff: take a heli-tour of the high country or choose to explore on horseback.

Tunnel Mountain Resort (multi-share)

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Day 8: Banff to Vernon

Marvel at the change of scenery today as we cut through three national parks on our way to Vernon.  First up is Yoho National Park with its valley of waterfalls and meadows, and home to the amazing engineering feat - the Spiral Train Tunnel. Next up is Glacier Nationa...

Day 9: Vernon to Vancouver

We’re sure you’ll agree that meandering through Canada's wine country – the famed Okanagan Valley - is a great way to kill time on the drive back to Vancouver. It's time to see everything of this magical metropolis that you missed the first time around, we'll treat yo...

Day 10: Vancouver

A hidden grassroots art scene, eating adventures in abundance, and a pretty seaport setting - your free day in Vancouver will not be short of magic. If the galleries and cute cafes get old, roam one of the city's many parks or gardens or find a spot to take in the sur...

Day 11: End Vancouver

All good things must come to an end, and so does our alpine adventure this morning. We wish you all a fond salute and bon voyage. We hope we'll be seeing you again soon.

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Last Updated: 2/29/2024
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We’re firm believers that life’s greatest experiences are made better by the people you share them with. That’s why Contiki invented group travel for young people in 1962 and we’ve spent the past 53 years perfecting it. You’ll explore amazing destinations with a group of 18-35 year olds from around the world who share your passion for adventure, good times and creating memories that define what it is to be young, wild and free.

No two travellers are the same and we know that, which is why we offer eight unique ways to explore the world. We have a number of options to choose from to create a vacation that’s perfect for you, from budget to accommodation style.

We're all about exploring the world with like-minded people, which is why we only run trips for 18-35 year olds, to celebrate being young, spirited and curious. You can expect to join a group of 18-53 awesome people from around the world on our Europe, Australia, North America and New Zealand trips, and in Asia and Latin America it's all about small group adventures with up to 25 travellers. Don't worry if you're not traveling as a couple or with a friend from home – though there are plenty of pairs, 50% of our travellers set off solo, meaning you'll have a ton of opportunities to make new friends.

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Accommodation

Pangea Pod Hotel (Multi-Share) Sun Peaks Lodge (or similar) Athabasca Hotel (or similar) Tunnel Mountain Resort (multi-share) Days Inn Vernon (or similar) YMCA Vancouver (or similar),
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Meals Included
  • 2 Dinner (D)
  • 6 Breakfast (B)
Age Requirements
18 to 35 years
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