MOUNTIE Trip Notes

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Trip code : AMO
Trip length : 12
Trip starts in : VANCOUVER
Trip ends in : VANCOUVER
Maximum group size : 13

highlights

  • Explore Canada's incredible National Parks
  • Drive the stunning Icefields Parkway
  • See the sights of Vancouver and Whistler

Explore pristine British Columbia and Alberta... the Canadian Rockies offer grand vistas and a wilderness that is still truly wild. Hiking is top-notch and mountain-bikers will be on cloud nine. Add wildlife, horseback riding and white water rafting to the list and you won't find two more exhilarating weeks. The Mountie will take you into the heart of Canada's - the perfect outdoor adventure!

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Day
1

Vancouver & Kelowna, Okanagan Valley

From Vancouver, we cross the up-and-down landscape of grey, snow-dusted mountains and dark conifers. Set within a glorious range of mountains; Kelowna is blessed with lakes, pine forests, vineyards and beaches. We set up camp beside a pristine glinting lake, far removed from the city you started in, before you enjoy getting to know your fellow travellers on your first evening together in wine country.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day
2-3

Yoho National Park

View the alpine meadows of Mount Revelstoke National Park en route to Yoho National Park. Hike or negotiate the rapids of the well-named Kicking Horse River. In any case, the tumbling cascades, glassy lakes and glinting peaks are drop-dead gorgeous... not to mention the glaciers. Your leader will take you to see some of the most incredible vistas within Yoho national Park, first Takakkaw Falls falling from the mountains to the valley below, followed by the incredible Emerald Lake with its glacial hues forest backdrop.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day
4-5

Banff National Park

Boot up and breathe in the crisp alpine air with the locals includes beavers, bears, porcupines and elk. Ride the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain and then recharge your batteries on an included and very relaxing visit to Banff's heavenly hot springs.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day
6

Lake Louise

A nickname like the "gem of the Rockies" is a lot to live up to, but it's no sweat for Lake Louise. The imposing chateau looks on as mountains cluster round the turquoise surface. As for you, well, you could always hike out to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers or soak up the scenery by paddle power and rent canoes to explore the lake at your lesisure.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day
7-8

Jasper National Park

The widescreen scenery keeps on coming. The breathtaking Icefields Parkway provides a peach of a drive with panoramic views of endless valleys, sheer ridges, glaciers and spruce forests - truly one of the world's ultimate drives. Get close and personal with the mighty Athabasca Glacier with our included guided trek. Jasper's wildlife puts up a fight for your attention too; the sharp-eyed may glimpse grizzlies, wolves or caribou. This sprawling natural expanse offers many bike and hiking trails through the most spectacular scenery that the Canadian Rockies offers.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day
9

Wells Gray Provincial Park

The stillness, silence and isolation go up another notch. Drive through secluded Wells Gray and experience the stunning vistas of high mountains, deep canyons, volcanic cones, brooding old-growth forests and raging white-water waterfalls - you've never seen anything like it. Nature surely never felt closer.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day
10-11

Whistler

Travel the old Gold Rush trail through Cache Creek and on to the adventure capital of Western Canada! Perhaps better known as a winter resort, Whistler has plenty of heart-pumping action and well as being an area of stunning beauty all year round.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day
12

Vancouver

Return to Vancouver along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, and stop by Stanley Park, a 4,000-hectare green wonderland. See the authentic totem poles erected in the 1920s and try some moreish maple sugar candies. Stop by Prospect Point, a scenic lookout where you gaze out at spectacular views of Lion's Gate Bridge, North Vancouver and West Vancouver - the perfect ending to the perfect trip!

This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

included

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • All accommodation - 11camping nights
  • Private transportation
  • Guided Glacier walk in Jasper
  • Sulphur Mountain hot springs
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Scenic walks and hikes
  • Sightseeing in Vancouver
  • Visit Takakkaw Falls & Emerald Lake in Yoho
  • National Parks - Yoho, Banff/Lake Louise, Jasper and Wells Gray

money

Local payment

We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute CA$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.

optional-extras

  • Mountain biking in Jasper US$8-$75
  • Aerial gondola/tramway in Banff US$35
  • Extreme zipline course in Whistler US$110-$130
  • Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River US$85-$130
  • Scenic glacier flight, Banff US$265
  • Canoeing on Lake Louise US$45 per hour
  • Horseback riding in Wells Gray US$55

This tour is operated by our partners Trek America

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