Tage 12

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Canada’s Rocky Mountains provides a stunning landscape of craggy, towering rock-faces, snow-capped mountains, thick forests and iridescent lakes. Wander the streets of Vancouver, ferry through Haro Straight to Victoria and roam the colourful Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. Hike or bike the breathtaking trails of Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, and Banff.  Canoe across the turquoise calm of Lake Louise, or wrap your hands around a mug of hot chocolate while admiring the superb alpine scenery of the Rockies. Ready for a grand adventure? Jump aboard and witness the sheer beauty of this exceptional part of the world.

Übersicht

Start
Vancouver
Ende
Calgary
Besuchte Länder
Kanada
Style
Comfort
Theme
Explorer
Trip Code
SSKK
Mindestalter
Gruppengröße
13
Physical rating

Highlights

  • Discover one of the most awe-inspiring mountain ranges in the world: the great Canadian Rockies. The Icefields Parkway between Jasper and Banff is one of the most scenic drives on Earth. Sit back and enjoy the ride, without the hassle of driving
  • Climb aboard the epic PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola and be transported from Whistler to the Blackcomb Mountains, keeping an eye out for black bears in the forest below
  • Ride a canoe to an outpost of Sun Peaks and enjoy a four-course meal in the style of the old fur traders
  • Calgary's ambitious, creative dining scene is rapidly developing an international reputation. Indulge in an included dinner with your guide and new travel friends at one of the city's best restaurants
  • See the turquoise waters of Lake Louise for yourself and cross off one of those must-see bucket list experiences
  • This part of the world is home to extraordinary wildlife. Keep an eye out for elk, black bears, grizzly bears, eagles, Rocky Mountain goats, and if you're lucky, beavers, wolves and moose. It isn't unusual to see these beautiful animals grazing by the side of the road
  • Explore the stunning floral displays at Victoria's Butchart Gardens. Whether it's roses of summer or tulips in spring, the gardens are lovely at any time of year

Reiseprogramm



Day 1
Vancouver
Welcome to Canada! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We’ll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you’re going to be late, please inform hotel reception. If you can’t arrange a flight that will arrive in time, or if you simply wish to explore Vancouver independently, we can assist with securing extra accommodation for you at the time of booking. Vancouver’s coastal setting is beautiful, bordered by an ocean harbour to the north and a river to the south. The majestic Coastal Mountains, often snow-capped, provide the eastern horizon, making it a picturesque place to spend a few days before the tour begins. After your welcome meeting, perhaps wander around downtown Vancouver, seek out a cheap dumpling joint in Chinatown or a craft beer in the Gastown neighbourhood.

Day 2
Victoria
This morning drive to the ferry terminal, where you’ll board a ferry to Victoria BC on Vancouver Island. The total journey should take around three-and-a-half hours. Vancouver Island is the largest island off North America’s west coast, and has the mildest climate in Canada. With its landscaped gardens and preserved historical buildings, it is one of the most British-influenced cities in North America. This afternoon the group will explore the world famous Butchart Gardens. How gorgeous can a garden really be? Just you wait. This rainbow-coloured wonderland of themed gardens, exotic plants, streams and ponds sometimes resembles Willy Wonka’s factory without the oompa loompas. Ross Fountain, the Sunken Garden, the Rose Garden and the Japanese Garden are sure to create a lasting impression.

Day 3
Victoria
Today is free for you to explore Victoria. Perhaps rent a kayak at the harbour, indulge in a spot of whale watching or check out the excellent Royal BC Museum to learn about the natural and human history of the area. If you like, indulge in a spot of high tea at one of Victoria’s stately tearooms – a time-honoured tradition. In the evening, kick back with the young locals in a funky bar or restaurant in town.

Day 4
Whistler
Today take the scenic ferry back to Vancouver before driving the short distance to Whistler. Stop in for a visit at Whistler’s Living First Nations Cultural Centre – Squamish Lil’Wat, and perhaps grab a late lunch of traditional First Nations food. Whistler Village is a bustling hub of award-winning restaurants, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Enjoy free time to wander the streets. In the evening, you may like to sample one of the town’s lively bars.

Day 5
Whistler
Today your guide will give you an included ticket to ride the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola. As you ride the longest and highest lift in the world, enjoy unparalleled views of towering volcanic peaks and surrounding forest. When you disembark at the top, check out the nearby scenic walking trails, mountaintop restaurants and indoor interpretive displays. Your day is free to spend up the mountain or back down in the Village. Perhaps hire a bike and ride along the Valley Trail to Lost Lake, or go bear or wildflower spotting. If you’re after something a little more cultured, perhaps hit the Audain Art Museum to see a selection of First Nations and British Columbian artwork.

Day 6
Sun Peaks
Drive through the mountains to Sun Peaks (approximately 4–5 hours). Sun Peaks the town is set on one of many peaks along the mountain range and the views from the top are incredible. On arrival you may have time to explore the area by bike or on foot prior to your Fur Traders adventure. In the evening, head out by canoe to an outpost where a four-course feast consisting of salad, bannock, soup, salmon, ribs and cookies will be prepared for you. This is a taste of how the old fur traders used to travel and what they ate along the way.

Day 7
Jasper
Head to Jasper today, one of the most photographed places in Canada. Jasper is the largest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain parks, famous for its wildlife, such as elk, moose, deer, coyotes, grizzly bears and mountain lions, as well as smaller mammals and birds. During your time in Jasper you’ll have many options to explore including; hiking Whistler Mountain, mountain biking in the Valley of Five Lakes and riding the Jasper SkyTram the highest and longest aerial tramway in Canada. Elevating to 2,300 metres, the SkyTram provides spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains.

Day 8
Jasper
Today is a free day in Jasper. If you didn’t do it yesterday, a ride on the Jasper SkyTram is highly recommended, as it provides stunning views over the township and surrounding mountains. Alternatively, join the group on a visit to Maligne Lake for some hiking or take a cruise on the lakes vibrant blue waters to Spirit Island and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Day 9
Banff National Park
Buckle up for Banff. Today is a long day, with many scenic stops and visits along the way (in total, up to 12 hours). In the morning, travel towards Banff, stopping off at the Columbia Icefields Centre, Athabasca Falls and Sunwapta Falls. Head into Banff National Park in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Its valleys and mountain chains were formed 75 million years ago, making it the oldest national park in Canada. The group will stop by the cliffs of the Weeping Wall and the Crowfoot Glacier on the way to the evening’s accommodation.

Day 10
Lake Louise / Banff National Park
Today pay a visit to Lake Louise with the group. Take a walk around the turquoise lake or check out the interior of the luxury mountain resort, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Later, don an old-fashioned swimsuit and soak in the hot mineral waters of the local hot springs. If there is extra time today, you may like to take part in one the many adventure activities available within the park. With its coniferous forests, alpine meadows, icefields and glaciers, the park is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. There are opportunities for canoeing, mountain biking, hiking or riding the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain.

Day 11
Calgary
Today drive to Calgary, completing your crossing of the Rockies. Home to the famous Calgary Stampede, the city is growing at a rapid rate, largely thanks to oil and mining. While it may not be the most picturesque of cities, Calgary boasts a budding dining and nightlife scene. Enjoy free time to chill out in Prince’s Island Park, head up the Calgary Tower for great views or learn a new sport at Canada Olympic Park. In the evening perhaps head for dinner at one of the city’s great restaurants.

Day 12
Calgary
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time, though please be sure to comply with any hotel check-out times.

Was ist inklusive?

Mahlzeiten

6 Frühstück, 1 Abendessen

Transport

Ferry , Private vehicle

Unterkunft

Cabin (3 nights), Hotel (6 nights), Motel (2 nights)

Eingeschlossene Aktivitäten

Victoria - Butchart Gardens
Scenic Ferry to Vancouver Island
Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit
Whistler - PEAK2PEAK Gondola
Sun Peaks - 4 Course Fur Trader's Feast & Voyageur Canoe experience
Jasper National Park - Entrance Fee
Visit to Maligne Lake
Banff Upper Hotsprings
Visit to Lake Louise

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Reviews

Clive Rankin
This was our first intrepid trip. Great team and fellow passengers. Good to enjoy the experience with other like minded people.
Patricia Danswan
I really enjoy travelling with Intrepid. I feel safe whilst experiencing activities I would not feel comfortable doing alone. The tours offer ample opportunities to hike and walk which is what I like to do. They encourage you to eat locally and are mindful of the land, culture, environment and people of the area being visited
Hayley Dodd
This trip is the perfect way to get a taste of the best parts of the Canadian Rockies. Each stop and the drives in between were breathtakingly beautiful. Our tour guide Dustin was super energetic, knowledgable and enthusiastic about the places we visited. Bring your cameras because you won’t get views as good as this anywhere else in the world!!
Jovel Chan
The tour allowed us to cover numerous destinations yet not feel cramped, tired nor exhausted. Richard was a lovely tour guide who was caring, accommodating, friendly, insightful and very attentive to ensure that we all received value for our trip. An excellent tour in my opinion and I highly recommend. The itinerary was also not fixed and allowed for great flexibility for us to go out and explore beautiful Canada on our own.
Philip Pearson
The Canadian Rocky Mountains are spectacular, absolutely breathtakingly stunning, everything I hoped they would be. This trip affords a magnificent view of the culture, terrain and if you are lucky the wild-life of western Canada.
Michelle Saunders
To get a good idea of an area with the ability to spend some time doing your own or group activities is worth while on these trips. The stress of traveling and all the organisation side of the trip is sorted by the leader so as long as you’re awake to jump on the bus in the mornings, there nothing to stress about!
Yvonne Lynes
Intrepid is great, you can interact with other travellers as much or as little as you like, but the more you put in the more you get from the tour
William Smith
The small group travel allows Intrepid to get deeper into into the destination areas and offers activities that larger companies either do not offer or charge extra for. The guides are very knowledgeable about the areas visited and are very flexible in giving group members an experience to remember.
Anne Feeney
Our Rockies trip was great - beautiful scenery, excellent guide and comfortable accommodation. We had considered self-driving but with this tour we saw so much more, and enjoyed being able to sit back, relax and appreciate the sights.
Cynthia Sabag
While this is a comfort trip which may be perceived as more suitable of older travellers, some of the activities are likely to appeal more to younger travellers and only the most adventurous "grey nomads". Thus in our group the age range was from late twenties to mid seventies but everyone seemed to have a great time and as a group we blended well, probably thanks to the skill of our leader.
Rod Blayden
Travel light, pack for extremes of weather, expect weather changes without notice, be prepared to be flexible and tolerant with your fellow travellers.
Trudi Gallagher
Had a great time. Give it a go!
Jaimee Daymond
This trip is amazing with beautiful scenery. If you can do all the optional extras as they are so worth it! The ice glacier walk and the Ziptrek were the highlights for me :)
John Mcewan
Opportunity to see and experience natural environment and meet locals. Some on tour were socially isolated due to lack of cohesion and interaction in the travelling group. More social involvement by tour leader would have helped enjoyment by all