Slow travel wandering around British Columbia's coastal paradise; and multi-stop exploration of scenic gems between Vancouver and Calgary, Alberta.
Surrounded by centuries old trees and a group of womxn that are as curious about west coast life as you are, it surely is the road trip of a lifetime.
DAY 1 | VANCOUVER | Hotel Check-In + Orientation at 7:00pm with a welcome craft beverage at a local brewery (Vancouver is famous for them!).We recommend arriving a day early to explore this colourful laidback city by wandering the cool districts of Gastown, Kitsilano or Davie Village, or rent a bike and cycle the coastal Stanley Trail.
DAY 2 | VANCOUVER, NANIMO, TOFINO | Wave goodbye to the city as we head into the wild. Jump on a ferry from West Vancouver to the port town of Nanaimo. From there, we start our road trip to the sea, stopping at waterfalls, gentle forest trails and canyons along the way. Arrive into the quaint, sandy paradise that is Tofino.
Day 3 | TOFINO | Start the morning with a surf lesson in the Pacific from a local school staffed entirely by female instructors (it is the women's surf capital of the world, after all!).
After you've worked up an appetite, we will stop into town to snack on some local fare: smoked Pacific Salmon, locally caught.Take the rest of the day to explore quaint Tofino before regrouping for a group bonfire picnic on the beach in the evening.
If you are uncomfortable with surfing, an alternative activity can be arranged.
Free time options: House of Himwitsa, kayak, canoe, hike, hot springs + wander the town.
Day 4 | TOFINO | Full free day! Head out and explore as your hearts desire.
Opt to: go for a swim, whale watch, take a second surf lesson, kayak, canoe, hike + wander the town.
Day 5 | TOFINO - VANCOUVER | Jump back in the van and head back to Van and head back to Vancouver. Free night in Vancouver + welcome some new friends into the group.
Your guide can help you plan out your free time!
DAY 6 | 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 7 | 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 8 | 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 9 | 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. Your guide can help you plan out your day.
DAY 10 | 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 11 | 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.
Spacious, 4-bed rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Upgrades to private, and twin-share rooms are available upon request and availability.
Tofino: We will be staying at a quaint waterfront hostel on edge of Clayoquot Sound - a body of water with many inlets and islands. This spot is right in town which will allow you to easily explore the magical town of Tofino on foot.
Rockies: Ranging from Anishinabe-style teepees (3-share) to cozy cabin-style rooms, 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
- 10 nights accommodation in exclusive, 4-bed rooms with ensuite bathroom facilities
- 10 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 snack, 1 craft beer/juice
- 3 hour surf lesson in Tofino including gear rental
- 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
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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International flights are not included in the tour price. Travellers are responsible for booking their own flights.
This trip requires 4 passengers to run. If the minimum number is not met, passenger can choose from an alternative date or a refund.
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