Jasper, Vancouver, and Vancouver Island

August 11 - 25, 2021

Banff National Park | Jasper National Park | Lake Louise | Icefields Parkway | Maligne Lake | Calgary | Rocky Mountaineer Train | Vancouver | Victoria | Butchart Gardens | Galiano Island |

Choose a part of our stunning Western Canadian itinerary - or join us for the full adventure! 

Escape the summer heat north of the border with us as we explore some of Canada’s greatest natural wonders and cities. We will spend our first night in Calgary, which will serve as our gateway to Banff and Jasper National Parks. We will drive along the famous Icefields Parkway as we make stops at the stunning Lake Louise, views of glaciers, and more as we pass through Banff en route to Jasper. Jasper is Canada’s largest national park in the Rockies, and the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world. We will spend 3 nights in the park, giving us ample time to explore the trails, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, and the stunning night sky. A highlight of the trip will surely be on board the Rocky Mountaineer train, for a 2-day, 1-night scenic rail ride through the Canadian Rockies, eventually arriving in Vancouver, where we will spend three nights. Enjoy exploring the vibrant streets and parks of Vancouver, including Stanley Park; walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge; and discover why Vancouver is touted as one of the most attractive cities to visit.

We will then ferry across the picturesque Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, where we'll spend three nights. Enjoy a whale watching tour, wineries, and old growth forests that accentuate Vancouver Island’s charm and mystique. Of course, we will visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens; Victoria, the lovely capital of British Columbia. We will then ferry to Galiano Island, where we'll spend two nights in a wonderful inn. Galiano is part of the Canada's Gulf Islands – hundreds of islands and islets that are a part of a larger archipelago that includes the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington. Our final night will be spent near the Vancouver airport to make for an easy flight home.

Click here to view the full trip itinerary - and choose your own adventure! 

Choose from the Canadian Rockies + Vancouver, Vancouver + Vancouver Island, or the entire itinerary. 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

• Banff National Park, the famous Icefields Parkway, and Jasper National Park

• Boat ride on Maligne Lake

• Opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing

• Rocky Mountaineer train ride

• Guided city touring in Vancouver and Victoria

• The acclaimed Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island

• Whale-watching tour with a local naturalist guide

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