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Canadian Rockies (Calgary) 2018 (12 Days, Vancouver to Vancouver)

O Canada! Thank this glorious land for maple syrup, peanut butter and Jim Carrey on this spectacular sojourn through the stunning Rocky Mountains. Starting and finishing in Vancouver, this coach trip visits the best of Canada's National Parks including Glacier, Yoho, Banff, Jasper and of course, mighty Whistler. Ride in a 'sno-coach' on the Athabasca Glacier, soak your weary muscles in Banff hot springs and drive the Icefields Parkway on this jaw-dropping Canadian road trip.

Inclusions

Entry to Mt Revelstoke & Glacier National Park
Entry to Banff, Jasper & Yoho National Park
Snowcoach tour of Athabasca Glacier
Driving tour of Calgary
Entry to hot springs
Wine tasting in Kelowna
6 Breakfasts
6 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $2,999
Start Location
Vancouver, Canada
End Location
Vancouver, Canada
Age Range
Avg. 39+
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
05 Jul 201816 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,499 
09 Jul 201820 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $3,499 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia to Kelowna
Kelowna is known for two things - golf and grapes. Say hello to your new Topdeck group as we take the (pretty epic) scenic drive through Fraser Valley with views of the Coast Mountains, over the Coquihalla Pass and into the Okanagan Valley. Get to know the crew over dinner tonight. Included today: -Wine tasting in Kelowna Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Kelowna to Golden
If the von Trapps were Canadian, and travelled by bus, today would be like a scene out of The Sound of Music. Glacier National Park has the quintessential mountain peaks and lush valleys of Maria's Alps, and we haven't even reached the Rockies yet. Stop at Rogers Pass National en route to learn about Canadian history and the park's wildlife. Dinner's with the crew tonight. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 3: Golden to Calgary, Alberta
Gallop on into Calgary - you're here for one thing, and that is the Calgary Stampede. Its massive following stemmed from the farming exhibitions once presented here, as it grew into an annual rodeo event. If you run out of FOMO-inducing hashtags, lower your phone and raise your pulse with optional whitewater rafting on Kicking Horse River. Included today: -Entry to Yoho National Park -Driving tour of Calgary Optional activities: -Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River
Day 4: Calgary
A free day in Cowtown (nicknamed due to the western influence still present here) means one thing: the Calgary Stampede. So much more than a rodeo, the local extravaganza boasts daily concerts, mouth watering food stalls, acrobatics, fireworks and a rollicking good vibe. Get lost at the fairgrounds of the “greatest outdoor show on earth” (seriously) as you take in the flurry of activities, and don't forget to eat your weight in maple-flavoured treats as you soak up the festival feels. When you're not amongst the action, hit the Heritage Park Historical Village for an in-depth history exhibit spanning back to the 1860s, or check out Canada Olympic Park and Telus Spark. Calgary's bustling metropolis and cowboy swagger is guaranteed to impress. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 5: Calgary to Banff (via Lake Louise)
It's Louise vs Moraine in today's episode of Lake's Got Talent - you be the judge as we cross through Kicking Horse Pass and the Continental Divide into Banff, Alberta. Included today: -Visit Lake Louise -Entry to Banff & Yoho National Park
Day 6: Banff
Banff is National Geographic on steroids - all snow-capped peaks and sky-mirroring lakes. Check out the staggeringly-beautiful mountains, or ride the scenic gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: Banff to Jasper National Park
Today's theme? Ice, ice baby! First, the world's most scenic highway - the Icefields Parkway. Second, the Columbia Icefield - the largest ice cap south of the Arctic Circle. Third, a 'Sno Coach' tour of the Athabasca Glacier. Defrost in Jasper tonight. Included today: -Snowcoach tour of Athabasca Glacier -Entry to Jasper National Park entry Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Heli-tour over Columbia Icefield
Day 8: Jasper
Jasper's free day offerings are endless - the sky tram, museums, Spirit Island boat tour, horseback riding, caning, rock climbing and fishing. Say hello to the local wildlife of wolves and coyotes and bears, oh my! Meals: -Breakfast Included today: -Entry to hot springs Optional activities: -Bike hire
Day 9: Jasper to Kamloops, British Colombia (via Mt Robson)
At over 12,000 feet (almost 4000 metres) Mount Robson is the Canadian Rockies' highest peak - yep, size matters (sorry, gents). You'll have just enough time to take a selfie with a mountain goat statue and spot the moose near Moose Lake before we rendezvous with Kamloops. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 10: Kamloops to Whistler
Summer is the new winter in Whistler, so named for the whistling hoary marmot that lives here. It's the holy grail of ski resorts, but you'll be surprised at how much more there is to do when the snow melts. Pass through the small towns and indigenous communities of British Columbia and rendezvous with the crew for a low-down of today over dinner. Included today: -Driving tour of Whistler Meals: -Dinner Optional activities: -Nightlife tour of Whistler
Day 11: Whistler
Make your travel insurance work hard for you with a spot of mountain biking, ziplining, or work on your tan at the beach (seriously) with the other off-season ski bunnies. Optional activities: -Bike hire -Ziplining in Whistler
Day 12: Whistler to Vancouver
Passing Brandywine and Shannon Falls, we'll wrap up our trip along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Vancity - and throw in a drive by through Stanley Park once we arrive. Cue sad faces and goodbyes or head straight to one of the 40-plus brew houses in this craft-beer capital. There's always Facebook, and next year.