Lose yourself in the shadow of mountains, canoe across pristine lakes, and hike through some of Canada's lushest forests.
On this epic 7-day adventure you’ll discover the pulsing heart of North America’s mountainous wilds. Lose yourself in the shadow of Mt. Robson, canoe across Lake Louise’s gently lapping waves, and hike through Banff’s lush emerald forests. You’ll marvel at stunning, jagged mountains and alpine lakes, crystal waterfalls, creeping glaciers, and a colourful tapestry of wildlife. When all’s said and done, you’ll leave these lands with a little piece of Canada embedded in your soul.
We spend 7 days exploring USA, Canada. We visit Seattle, Kamloops, Banff, Yoho National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Clearwater BC, Vancouver, Whistler.
What Is Included...
Your fantastic crew
Air-conditioned transport (private van)
6 nights accommodation
All camping equipment
just bring your sleeping bag if camping
Camping: 5 breakfasts, 7 picnic-style lunches, 5 evening meals
Lodge Accommodation: 7 picnic-style lunches
Fabulous National Park hikes
Trip starts at 8:00am at TBC, Seattle
Trip ends at 8:00pm at TBC, Seattle
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7 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Seattle to Kamloops
We kick things off from Seattle, departing early this morning with Kamloops British Columbia locked in our sights. Keep your eyes open for elk, bears, cougars, and more as a whole host of wild and wonderful creatures call Thomson River Valley home. As we venture deeper into the gorgeous Canadian wilderness, we’ll stop for a short walk and a bite to eat at the Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. Here we’ll be treated to low elevation valleys and perfect mountain views as the waterfalls create a veil-like mask over the smooth rock face. With the first day drawing to a close, there’s nothing left to do but set-up camp and update your Instagram.
Day 2: Kamloops to Yoho National Park to Banff National Park
Day two takes us to the magical Yoho National Park. Here we’ll laze by the perfect Emerald Lake, which is framed by towering mountains and colossal pine trees. To take one look at this paradise is to understand why Yoho means awe and wonder in its native Cree. Feel free to walk the lake or sit back and bask in its beauty from the shoreside cafe. Back on the road, we travel along the Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into Alberta. The drive takes us to Rogers Pass where we’ll soak in the sights of peaks looming 3,000 metres above sea level. Onwards, we arrive at Banff for sunset and some authentic alpine nightlife.
Day 3: Banff National Park to Lake Louise
Today we discover Banff National Park and the stunning, glacier-fed waters of Lake Louise. The morning’s yours to explore this natural playground, so keep your camera handy and your wonder flowing. Canoe on the crystalline waters, hike along a variety of trails, or sit back and skim rocks from the shore. Come afternoon we leave Lake Louise to pay a visit to Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. If the air seems thinner here it’s because we’re at an impressive 1884 metres above sea level. What better place for some truly astonishing views?!
Day 4: Lake Louise to Jasper National Park
Prepare to be blown away because we’re spending today cruising along the winding Icefields Parkway. We’ll stop periodically to explore all the best bits like Bow Glacier and Peyto Lake, so there’ll be ample opportunity for a picture or twenty. Along the way, we’ll discover a constant stream of vistas, jagged mountains, plenty of glaciers, and perhaps some wildlife if we’re lucky. Those who fancy it can take an optional helicopter ride over the Columbia Icefield and the truly brave amongst us can don a pair of crampons and wander onto the Athabasca Glacier. It might be chilly out here, but the memory of today will keep you warm forever.
Day 5: Jasper National Park to Clearwater BC
Jasper awaits with the rising sun and we’ve got the entire day to explore it. The largest national park in Canada, Jasper is home to snow-capped summits, stretching wilderness, shimmering lakes, and towering mountain peaks. Hike or bike on a number of exhilarating tours, visit Miette hot springs, or try to snap a few shots of the local wildlife. Once we’ve had our fill, we’re back on the road for an evening drive along the Yellowhead Highway. This impressive stretch of road hugs the North Thompson River all the way to Clearwater BC, where we’ll be spending the night.
Day 6: Clearwater BC to Whistler to Vancouver
Today we venture to the gorgeous, pine-covered peaks of Whistler! We’ll set-up base in a cosy resort nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain before heading out into the park for hikes, breathtaking sights, and adventure. The entire day is yours to explore this spectacular wonderland. Wander the adorable local town, home to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Get cosy in a local cafe or take a stroll into the wilderness. In the afternoon we drive the Sea to Sky highway for an evening of merriment in vibrant Vancouver.
Day 7: Vancouver to Seattle
Our final day begins in bustling Vancouver. We’ll kick things off with a tour of the city, including the waterfront, Gastown, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. There’s more than plenty to see and do in this diverse, colourful city and your Busabout guide will be nearby to recommend all the best bits. In the afternoon we’re homeward bound to Seattle, the final stop on this truly epic adventure. Our fantastic tour ends in the evening and we say our teary farewells, having broadened our horizons and accepted a little piece of the Canadian wilds into our souls.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Canada Rockies Adventure
Tour starts from:
TBC, Seattle at 8:00am
Tour ends in:
TBC, Seattle at 8:00pm
Accommodation is included for this trip. You will stay in Camping: 5 nights Camping, 1 night Hostel or Lodge: 6 nights Lodge accommodation twin share (minimum 2 passengers).
You can upgrade to lodge accommodation - single share from MyTrip once you have made a booking.
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Here is the list of available optional activities, excursions and freetime avaiable on this trip:
- Visit Yoho National Park
- Experience “alpine” style nightlife in Banff and Whistler
- Explore the Icefields Parkway - one of the world's most beautiful drives
- Take an optional helicopter over the Columbia Icefield
- Hike or bike in Jasper national park, Canada’s largest National park
- Visit Picture perfect Peyto Lake
- Visit Whistler, a cosy resort town nestled at the base of imposing Mountains
- Explore bustling Vancouver
All optional extras and excursions will be available to book through your Busabout Guide on the trip.
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Yes, depending on availability there is no problem to change dates (a small fee applies). If the new date is more expensive the difference will also need to be paid. You can also transfer the funds you’ve already paid over to another trip of the same or higher value if you change your mind, as long as it’s outside of the notification period.
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