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NCRNG - Discover the Canadian Rockies - Eastbound

Awe-inspiring scenery and fascinating wildlife are simply everywhere in Western Canada. This 12-day adventure hits crisp Jasper and serene Lake Louise, a scenic ferry crossing to Vancouver Island, a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley, and a drive along the jaw-dropping Icefields Parkway. Whether you're walking atop a glacier or meandering the gorgeous streets of Whistler Village, you're sure to feel that Rocky Mountain high.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Indigenous Cultural Experience, Whistler National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Banff Historical Walking Tour, Banff G Adventures for Good: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler Carte Blanche: Whistler Recharge: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park
All park fees in Jasper and Banff National Parks
Scenic ferry to Vancouver Island
Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Whistler, and Banff orientation walks
Stops at Joffree Lake and Marble Canyon
River safari through Grizzly Bear Valley
Mount Robson Visitor Centre stop
Excursion to the Columbia Icefields and ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $4,749
Start Location
Vancouver, Canada
End Location
Calgary, Canada
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Cycling/Trekking, Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
15 Jun 201926 Jun 201912AUD $4,749
22 Jun 201903 Jul 201910AUD $4,749
29 Jun 201910 Jul 201912AUD $4,749
09 Jul 201920 Jul 201910AUD $4,749
16 Jul 201927 Jul 201911AUD $4,979
23 Jul 201903 Aug 201910AUD $4,979
02 Aug 201913 Aug 201912AUD $4,979
09 Aug 201920 Aug 201912AUD $4,979
16 Aug 201927 Aug 201912AUD $4,979
26 Aug 201906 Sep 201912AUD $4,979
02 Sep 201913 Sep 201912AUD $4,979
09 Sep 201920 Sep 201912AUD $4,979
19 Sep 201930 Sep 201912AUD $4,979
26 Sep 201907 Oct 201912AUD $4,979
03 Oct 201914 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
13 Jun 202024 Jun 202012AUD $4,749
20 Jun 202001 Jul 202012AUD $4,749
27 Jun 202008 Jul 202012AUD $4,749
07 Jul 202018 Jul 202012AUD $4,749
14 Jul 202025 Jul 202012AUD $4,749
21 Jul 202001 Aug 202012AUD $4,979
31 Jul 202011 Aug 202012AUD $4,979
07 Aug 202018 Aug 202012AUD $4,979
14 Aug 202025 Aug 202012AUD $4,979
24 Aug 202004 Sep 202012AUD $4,979
31 Aug 202011 Sep 202012AUD $4,979
07 Sep 202018 Sep 202012AUD $4,979
17 Sep 202028 Sep 202012AUD $4,979
24 Sep 202005 Oct 202012AUD $4,979
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Vancouver
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Vancouver/Victoria
Enjoy a stop at Stanley Park and Gastown before boarding a scenic ferry to Victoria, where we'll take an orientation walk with our CEO.
Day 3 - Victoria
Today is free for optional activities, such as a zodiac whale watching cruise, exploring Butchart Gardens, or enjoying high tea at an historic hotel.
Day 4 - Victoria/Whistler
Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to the village of Whistler, host of some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here we visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre on a G Adventures for Good experience. Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with bannock and explore the grounds and museum with an Indigenous guide who has come through the centre's training program.
Day 5 - Whistler
Today is at your leisure. Take a walk through the village with options to ride the gondola up the mountain, hike, or go ziplining.
Day 6 - Whistler/Blue River
Pass through Coastal Mountains into the Caribou Mountains, and enjoy stops at the emerald coloured Joffre Lake and Marble Canyon before arriving in the small community of Blue River.
Day 7 - Blue River/Jasper National Park
Enjoy a river safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world's only inland temperate rainforest. Spot wildlife, which can include grizzly bears, moose, and eagles. Head to Jasper National Park, crossing the Rockies, and view the highest peak, Mount Robson, with a stop at the visitor centre.
Day 8 - Jasper National Park
Spend the day at leisure with the option to hike at Maligne Canyon, enjoy a boat cruise, or check out some whitewater rafting. In the evening, we have an included visit to Miette hot springs.
Day 9 - Jasper National Park/Lake Louise
Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, travel the Icefields Parkway to Peyto Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. Continue to Lake Louise to view its emerald blue waters and Victoria Glacier.
Day 10 - Lake Louise/Banff
Enjoy the morning in Lake Louise with the option to hike to the Tea House. Continue to Banff where we take a walk back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum, exploring the historical town of Banff.
Day 11 - Banff/Calgary
Enjoy the morning in Banff, then drive to Calgary for a short orientation walk and opt to visit museums, cowboy bars, or the Olympic Park.
Day 12 - Calgary
Depart at any time.