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Discover the Canadian Rockies - Eastbound
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12 days

from $4,849 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

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Expedition Overview

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Trip Details
EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Embark on a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world’s only inland temperate rain forest in search of grizzly bears, moose, and eagles.
  • Drive the scenic Icefields Parkway, and walk atop the Lower Athabasca Glacier.
  • Join a historian on a walking tour of Banff.
Itinerary

Awe-inspiring scenery and fascinating wildlife are simply everywhere in Western Canada. This 12-day adventure hits crisp Jasper and serene Lake Louise, a scenic ferry crossing to Vancouver Island, a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley, and a drive along the jaw-dropping Icefields Parkway. Whether you’re walking atop a glacier or meandering the gorgeous streets of Whistler Village, you’re sure to feel that Rocky Mountain high.

Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Vancouver/Victoria

Enjoy a stop at Stanley Park and Gastown before boarding a scenic ferry to Victoria, where we'll take an orientation walk with our CEO.

Day 3: Victoria

Today is free for optional activities, such as a zodiac whale watching cruise, exploring Butchart Gardens, or enjoying high tea at an historic hotel.

Day 4: Victoria/Whistler

Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to the village of Whistler, host of some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here we visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on a G Adventures for Good experience. Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with bannock and explore the grounds and museum with an Indigenous guide who has come through the centre’s training program.

Day 5: Whistler

Today is at your leisure. Take a walk through the village with options to ride the gondola up the mountain, hike, or go ziplining.

Day 6: Whistler/Blue River

Pass through Coastal Mountains into the Caribou Mountains, and enjoy stops at the emerald coloured Seton Lake and picturesque Kamloops Lake before arriving in the small community of Blue River.

Day 7: Blue River/Jasper National Park

Enjoy a river safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. Spot wildlife, which can include grizzly bears, moose, and eagles. Head to Jasper National Park, crossing the Rockies, and view the highest peak, Mount Robson, with a stop at the visitor centre.

Day 8: Jasper National Park

Spend the day at leisure with the option to hike at Maligne Canyon, enjoy a boat cruise, or check out some whitewater rafting. In the evening, we have an included visit to Miette hot springs.

Day 9: Jasper National Park/Lake Louise

Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, travel the Icefields Parkway to Bow Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. Continue to Lake Louise to view its emerald blue waters and Victoria Glacier.

Day 10: Lake Louise/Banff

Enjoy the morning in Lake Louise with the option to hike to the Tea House. Continue to Banff where we take a walk back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum, exploring the historical town of Banff.

Day 11: Banff/Calgary

Enjoy the morning in Banff, then drive to Calgary for a short orientation walk and opt to visit museums, cowboy bars, or the Olympic Park.

Day 12: Calgary

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 24 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 31 Aug 2020 - 11 Sep 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 17 Sep 2020 - 28 Sep 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 24 Sep 2020 - 05 Oct 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Jun 2021 - 30 Jun 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,368 AUD Per Person

  • date 26 Jun 2021 - 07 Jul 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,368 AUD Per Person

  • date 03 Jul 2021 - 14 Jul 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $4,849 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,368 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Jul 2021 - 26 Jul 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 22 Jul 2021 - 02 Aug 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 29 Jul 2021 - 09 Aug 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 10 Aug 2021 - 21 Aug 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 17 Aug 2021 - 28 Aug 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 24 Aug 2021 - 04 Sep 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 05 Sep 2021 - 16 Sep 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 12 Sep 2021 - 23 Sep 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $5,079 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $8,598 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels/lodges (11 nts).
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Transport: Private vehicle, hiking, ferry, boat.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Indigenous Cultural Experience, Whistler
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Banff Historical Walking Tour, Banff
  • Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler
  • Your Discover Moment: Whistler
  • Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park
  • All park fees in Jasper and Banff National Parks
  • Scenic ferry to Vancouver Island
  • Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Whistler, and Banff orientation walks
  • Stops at Seton Lake and Kamloops Lake
  • River safari through Grizzly Bear Valley
  • Mount Robson Visitor Centre stop
  • Excursion to the Columbia Icefields and ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $6,398

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.