Canada Wildlife Holidays

Classic Rockies Road Trip

Highlights

Majestic Rocky Mountains
Beautiful glacier-fed lakes
Spectacular Icefields Parkway
Outstanding wildlife encounters
Vibrant Vancouver

 

Introduction

Take a spectacular road trip over the Rocky Mountains from Calgary to Vancouver and along the way visit the main sights of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper before journeying through British Columbia and on to Whistler. Along the way, stay in wonderfully rustic mountain lodges at the very heart of Canadian nature. 

 

Outline Itinerary

Day
1. Arrive Calgary, collect hire car and drive to hotel
2. Drive to Emerald Lake via Banff and Lake Louise
3. Explore Yoho or Banff National Park
4. Drive to Jasper via Icefields Parkway
5. Explore Jasper National Park
6. Clearwater
7. Explore Wells Gray Provincial Park
8. Gold Bridge
9. At leisure at Tyax
10. Whistler
11. Vancouver
12. Explorer Vancouver
13. Depart Canada

Cost

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Departure Dates

May - September

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Description

This journey will take you along one of the most spectacular scenic highways in the world, with the drive from Banff to Jasper requiring many stops to breathe in the clear air, gaze in wonder at the pine-clad snow-capped mountains and be amazed at the incredible aquamarine waters of the glacial lakes. Stopping off in these rustic towns will also give you a chance to venture out in search of black bears, moose and big horn sheep. 

Leaving Alberta, head into British Columbia where further adventures await in Wells Gray Provincial Park and Gold Bridge, with horse riding, mountain hikes and outstanding wildlife opportunities in beautiful surroundings.  

Your days on the road will afford spectacular vistas around each corner and should be embraced as part of the adventure.  With so many photo opportunities you are sure to make many stops and there are opportunities along the way for short hikes, picnic breaks and wildlife observation.  Be sure to have your camera at the ready!

Finally, spend a little time in the mountain resort of Whistler before heading to Vancouver, one of the country's most vibrant cities, where more urban and coastal exploration, and maybe just a little bit of shopping, is on the agenda.  

If you would like to extend your stay in Canada you may also include Vancouver Island for the full spectrum of Canadian wildlife including orcas, bald eagles and grizzly bears. 

Inspired? To read more about this itinerary, or for us to design your own unique holiday contact us …

This suggested itinerary is just an example of possibilities available for trips to this area. Price is dependant on season, standard of accommodation and length of stay.

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