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NCCNG - Discover the Canadian Rockies - Westbound

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: Banff Historical Walking Tour, Banff National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Indigenous Cultural Experience, Whistler G Adventures for Good: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, 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
River safari through Grizzly Bear Valley
Stops at Joffree Lake and Marble Canyon
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
Calgary, Canada
End Location
Vancouver, Canada
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Cycling/Trekking, Discovery
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
03 Jun 201914 Jun 20199AUD $4,749
10 Jun 201921 Jun 201912AUD $4,749
17 Jun 201928 Jun 201910AUD $4,749
27 Jun 201908 Jul 201912AUD $4,749
04 Jul 201915 Jul 201910AUD $4,749
11 Jul 201922 Jul 201911AUD $4,749
21 Jul 201901 Aug 201912AUD $4,979
28 Jul 201908 Aug 201911AUD $4,979
04 Aug 201915 Aug 201912AUD $4,979
14 Aug 201925 Aug 201912AUD $4,979
21 Aug 201901 Sep 201912AUD $4,979
28 Aug 201908 Sep 201912AUD $4,979
07 Sep 201918 Sep 201912AUD $4,979
14 Sep 201925 Sep 20198AUD $4,979
21 Sep 201902 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $4,749 
01 Jun 202012 Jun 202012AUD $4,749
08 Jun 202019 Jun 202012AUD $4,749
15 Jun 202026 Jun 202012AUD $4,749
25 Jun 202006 Jul 202012AUD $4,749
02 Jul 202013 Jul 202012AUD $4,749
09 Jul 202020 Jul 202012AUD $4,749
19 Jul 202030 Jul 202012AUD $4,979
26 Jul 202006 Aug 202012AUD $4,979
02 Aug 202013 Aug 202012AUD $4,979
12 Aug 202023 Aug 202012AUD $4,979
19 Aug 202030 Aug 202012AUD $4,979
26 Aug 202006 Sep 202012AUD $4,979
05 Sep 202016 Sep 202012AUD $4,979
12 Sep 202023 Sep 202012AUD $4,979
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Calgary
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Calgary/Banff
Drive to Banff where we take a walk back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum, exploring the historical town.
Day 3 - Banff/Lake Louise
Continue to Lake Louise. View the emerald blue waters of this alpine lake and opt to hike to the Tea House.
Day 4 - Lake Louise/Jasper National Park
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 on to Jasper National Park.
Day 5 - 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 6 - Jasper National Park/Blue River
View the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains, Mt Robson, with a stop at the visitor centre before crossing the Rockies to reach Blue River. Enjoy a river safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world's only inland temperate rainforest. Look out for wildlife, which can include grizzly bears, moose, and eagles.
Day 7 - Blue River/Whistler
Pass through the Caribou Mountains into the Coastal Mountains, and enjoy stops at the emerald coloured Joffre Lake and Marble Canyon before arriving to the village of Whistler, host to some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Day 8 - 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 9 - Whistler/Victoria
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. After, drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway and catch the ferry to Vancouver Island to reach Victoria, where we take an orientation walk with our CEO.
Day 10 - 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 11 - Victoria/Vancouver
Board the scenic ferry to Vancouver. Here, discover highlights like Stanley Park and Gastown.
Day 12 - Vancouver
Depart at any time.