Starting in Vancouver and ending in Calgary, you will journey through some of the most magical places in Canada. This trip is jam packed with ever changing landscapes, gentle-moderate hikes, fresh air, ancient trees and girl-gang adventure. If you love all of these things, this is the perfect trip for you.
This trip is combinable with our 5-day Tofino adventure retreat. See our West Coast Road Trip itinerary for the full 11-day adventure.
DAY 1 | VANCOUVER | Arrive in Vancouver + Welcome meeting at 7:00pm where you will meet your group and guide over a tasty beverage at a local craft brewery
(Fun Fact: Vancouver is famous for having the most breweries - 77 - in a single Canadian city!).
We recommend arriving a day early to experience all that this city has to offer.
DAY 2 | VANCOUVER - LYTTON | Start your scenic road trip en route to Lytton, one of the earliest locations settled by non-natives in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. Along the way, stop at plenty of incredible waterfalls, tunnels and stretch your legs on a gentle hike.
Stay overnight in a teepee adapted from the style of the Anishinabe peoples.
DAY 3 | LYTTON - GOLDEN | Today you'll be taking in views from a lookout over sprawling Kamloops Lake, hanging with 800 year-old cedar trees, and visiting the historic rail site nestled in the incredible Glacier National Park, home to the Illecillewaet Glacier.
DAY 4 | GOLDEN - JASPER | Cross the provincial boarder into Alberta. Get hypnotized by the picturesque Bow and Emerald Lakes. Take a moderate hike through the gorge of Maligne Canyon.
Tonight, cozy up by the fire and chat with a local First Nations woman to learn about Indigenous life around Jasper.
DAY 5 | JASPER | Enjoy a free day to explore the quaint Jasper village and surrounding area. Meet back in the late afternoon for a sunset canoe trip on Pyramid lake.
Optional: Walk around town of Jasper, guided half day hike, half-day mountain biking, taste beer at the Jasper Brewing Company.
DAY 6 | JASPER - BANFF | Ride along one of the world's (yes, world's) most beautiful routes between Jasper and Banff. En route, gaze upon Athabasca Falls, hike the Toe of the Glacier. Pop into scenic Lake Louise to walk the lake shore trail. Try your foot at scrambling up the mountainside to get the best views of gorgeous Morraine Lake.
Take the night to explore cozy Banff village.
DAY 7 | BANFF - CALGARY | Head to Calgary. Airport drop off and sad goodbyes!
We highly recommend booking extra nights in Vancouver and Calgary to experience all that these great cities have to offer.
Ranging from Anishinabe-style teepees (3-share) to cozy private dorms (4-share), our stays have been curated to give you a comfortable and real feel of the rockies.
- Private transportation in an 11-seater van + 2 ferry trips between West Vancouver and Nanaimo
- 1 Driver/Guide
- 6 nights accommodation in exclusive, 4-bed rooms with ensuite bathroom facilities
- 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Sunset canoe trip on Pyramid Lake
- Fireside chat with local First Nations women to learn about Indigenous life and traditions in the Jasper area
- Sightseeing, walks + hikes including National Park fees
- Group drop off at Calgary airport
Optional activities other than the attractions listed in the itinerary
Meals other than listed in the inclusions list
Airport arrival transfer
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