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Canadian Sea To Sky Explorer

16

days

starting fromUS $6,995per person

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On this Canadian rail, cruise, and drive vacation, discover the magic of the West Coast and Canadian Rockies. Journey to the Great Bear Rainforest, to see breaching whales and foraging grizzly bears. Take the train to the stunning Canadian Rockies to see ancient geological formations, turquoise lakes, mountain goats, and black bears.

Trip at a glance

16 Days / 15 Nights

Arrive Vancouver 2 nights Vancouver 2 nights Victoria 2 nights Alert Bay 1 night Port Hardy 2 nights Prince Rupert 1 night Prince George 2 nights Jasper 1 night Lake Louise 2 nights Banff Depart Calgary

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    Sample Itinerary

    Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized experience for you that matches your schedule, travel style and budget.

    Day 1 – Arrive in Vancouver
    Vancouver is considered to be one of the most desirable places to live in the world – it is rich with culture, art, cuisine and diversity while being surrounded by wild mountains, oceans and forests. Walk out of the airport and right into a private vehicle. Your driver will help orient you to our hometown, Vancouver.

    Feature Dinner in Vancouver
    Did you know Vancouver is one of the top culinary destinations in the world? Enjoy a great meal in the best setting while making memories with your loved ones – in one of our favorite restaurants!

    Overnight in Vancouver.

    Day 2 – Explore Vancouver
    Today it’s your choice – you have
    3 options to choose from to help you discover Vancouver and its magnificent surroundings.

    • Option 1: Vancouver and North Shore Tour
    Find out why Vancouver is consistently voted one of the world’s most livable cities. Uniquely gifted with the juxtaposition of mountains and ocean, this tour allows you to explore Vancouver’s highlights and venture into the local mountains and temperate rainforest. Take an exhilarating walk over the treetops at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and learn about the delicate temperate rainforest ecosystem.
    Activity rating: Easy

    • Option 2: Vancouver Bicycle Tour
    A cycle tour is the best way to explore a new city and experience many neighborhoods in a short time. Highlights include Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island (Aquabus Ride on False Creek included), Chinatown, Gastown, and Coal Harbour. Lunch break at Granville Island on your own.
    Activity rating: Moderate

    • Option 3: Squamish Sea to Sky Sightseeing Tour
    Explore the Sea to Sky corridor including Horseshoe Bay and Shannon Falls, BC's third highest waterfall. Then ascend 840 m (2755 ft) to the top of the new Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, cross the suspension bridge, and take a mine train ride through history at the Britannia Mine Museum. Admissions included.
    Activity rating: Moderate

    Overnight in Vancouver.

    Day 3 – Vancouver to Victoria
    BC’s capital city – Victoria – is located on wild and beautiful Vancouver Island, where it offers a fascinating blend of West Coast culture and British charm. Explore excellent museums, art galleries and the rich history.

    Today you have
    3 transportation options to choose from – each delivering an exciting journey:

    • Option 1: Whale Watching Adventure
    Did you know that the waters between Vancouver, Victoria and the Juan de Fuca Straight are teeming with marine wildlife? Orcas, humpback whales, porpoises, and sea lions are just some of the species you might encounter. This tour will deliver you to Victoria’s Inner Harbor just before lunch time – and with experiences to reminisce about over your meal!
    Activity Rating: Moderate

    • Option 2: Bus and Ferry
    You’ll board a bus in Vancouver which takes you through the farmlands of Vancouver’s rich agricultural surroundings before driving onto the ferry. The passage takes about 90 minutes, offering magnificent views of mountains and ocean. Keep your eyes peeled for whales, especially while navigating the waters of scenic Active Pass.
    Arriving on Vancouver Island, your coach journey will continue to downtown Victoria.
    Activity Rating: Easy

    • Option 3: Float Plane
    Have you ever wanted to take off and land on water? This is your chance! An exciting floatplane flight from Vancouver’s Harbor to Victoria’s Inner Harbor will let you experience the thrill and a gorgeous bird’s eye view of the Gulf Islands on the way.
    Activity Rating: Easy

    After arriving into Victoria, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure.

    Overnight in Victoria.

    Day 4 – Explore Victoria
    Victoria has much more to offer than initially meets the eye, and we’ve made sure you get to discover the city’s hidden treasures while leaving your free time to explore the regular tourist attractions that interest you.

    You have
    3 options to choose from today:

    • Option 1: Victoria Hiking Tour
    Pack your running shoes for a stunning adventure in the area around Victoria. On this comfortable walk, explore about 1km of trail with many stops for views including a 360 panorama of the city, mountains and ocean. You may even have the chance to see harbour seals and other wildlife on your adventure.
    Activity rating: Moderate – Challenging
    Distance: 6.5 km (3.8 miles); Elevation Gain: 200 m (650 ft)

    • Option 2: Victoria Harbour Urban Kayak Tour
    See the city up close – seals, seaplanes, eagles, the Fairmont Empress and much more. From this unique perspective, your guide will describe Victoria’s historic waterways by pointing out the many interesting locations and buildings that make up the charming downtown of Victoria, BC.
    Activity rating: Moderate

    • Option 3: Butchart Gardens Visit
    If you are a garden enthusiast, no visit to Victoria is complete without seeing these magnificent and historic gardens. Spend as much time as you like exploring the stunning displays and intimate pathways as a shuttle departs hourly to and from the gardens and downtown.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Overnight in Vancouver.

    Day 5 – Drive from Victoria to Telegraph Cove
    Pick up your rental car early this morning and drive along the scenic roads of Vancouver Island from Victoria to Telegraph Cove, a small town tucked away on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Getting here is well worth the extra steps. This quiet town now impresses with pristine and spectacular natural surroundings, abundant marine life, and a very rich history. Settle in to your accommodation and enjoy the historic boardwalk.

    Overnight in Telegraph Cove.

    Day 6 – Johnstone Straight and Blackfish Sound – Grizzly Bear Tour
    We have the following tour included for you today to explore the magnificent wilderness that surrounds you:

    • Included: Grizzly Bear Expedition.
    Join a guide and small group on a marine excursion to a small cove in one of BC’s many coastal inlets to encounter grizzly bears feasting in the rich waters of the estuary. On route, chances are you might encounter marine mammals such as orcas, humpback whales, pods of Pacific white-sided dolphins, and porpoises. This is an amazing way to view wildlife far away from the disturbances of civilization.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Overnight in Telegraph Cove.

    Day 7 – Drive from Telegraph Cove to Port Hardy
    The drive today is short, giving you the opportunity this morning to enjoy and discover the quaint little town of Telegraph Cove before you head north. Weave your way north along the scenic roads of Vancouver Island until you reach Port Hardy. This small fishing port is located on the northern tip of the island and is surrounded by wild and rugged scenery. Drop off your rental car and prepare for your Inside Passage ferry tomorrow morning.

    Overnight in Port Hardy.

    Day 8 – Port Hardy to Prince Rupert – The Inside Passage
    Inhale the fresh clean air on the deck of the ship as you admire the views along the Inside Passage. Lush green coastal mountains, thick old-growth forests, tranquil grey-blue water and perhaps even a soaring hawk or eagle or a breaching whale - this unspoiled scenery will captivate you. Arrive in the town of Prince Rupert in Northern BC in the evening.

    Overnight in Prince Rupert.

    Day 9 – Explore Prince Rupert
    There is plenty to discover in this Northern BC town. You have
    2 options to choose from, showcasing the best of this area.

    • Option 1: Wildlife Viewing Tour (Seasonal)
    On specific start dates, you also have the option of venturing into the Khutzeymateen Wilderness in the heart of the protected Great Bear Rainforest by boat for additional grizzly bear or whale watching. Please inquiry with your Vacation Advisor for seasonal availability when you call!
    Activity rating: Easy – Moderate

    • Option 2: Privately Guided Canoe Adventure
    Join a guide for an out-of-the-ordinary yet quintessential Canadian experience – a canoe paddle. Head out to paddle on the silence of a lake surrounded by mountains or discover the shoreline of a nearby island.
    Activity rating: Easy – Moderate

    Overnight in Prince Rupert.

    Day 10 – Board VIA Rail – Prince Rupert to Prince George
    Board the VIA Rail Skeena Train and glide down the tracks alongside the raging Skeena River. You’ll pass by canyons, valleys, and mountain ranges where fur traders and First Nations people once traveled. Did you know the Skeena Train still delivers mail and other necessities to remote communities along the way? Reach the city of Prince George where you will spend the night.

    Overnight in Prince George.

    Day 11 – VIA Rail – Prince George to Jasper
    Continue your train journey toward the Canadian Rockies. The Skeena Train has large windows perfect for viewing the rugged peaks and dense green forests all around you. Sit back while enjoying your included meals and admire the views. Upon arrival, pick up your rental car and spend the night in Jasper, a quiet mountain town surrounded by pristine alpine wilderness.

    Overnight in Jasper.

    Day 12 – Jasper
    Spend the day exploring all the exciting opportunities of Jasper National Park.

    You have
    3 options to choose from today to help you enjoy Jasper:

    • Option 1: Jasper Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
    Head out for a thrilling tour in the sidecar of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Visit your choice of Marmot Basin, along a winding mountain road for an elevated view of the Athabasca Valley, or tour the many lakes and lookouts of the park. Alternative destinations are available on longer tours. Good for 1 or 2 passengers.
    Activity rating: Easy

    • Option 2: Privately Guided Nature Walk or Hike
    Track wildlife, admire rare alpine wildflowers, and see magnificent valley views with one of the best, hand-picked mountain guides in Jasper. Enjoy a leisurely pace, and plenty of time for photos and discussion.
    More challenging hikes are also available on request.
    Activity rating: Moderate (approx. 4 miles | 6.5km)

    • Option 3: Maligne Lake Cruise + Jasper SkyTram
    Visit the beautiful natural wonder of Maligne Lake, where you will take a boat cruise to scenic Spirit Island. You also have admission to the Jasper SkyTram today – the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada and the only guided aerial ropeway in the Canadian Rockies. Providing visitors with unprecedented views of six mountain ranges, glacial fed lakes, the Athabasca River and the scenic mountain town-site of Jasper.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Overnight in Jasper.

    Day 13 – Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Lake Louise
    Drive along what is surely one of the most scenic mountain roads in the world – the Icefields Parkway.

    You have the choice of
    3 options for exploring the Icefields Parkway:

    • Option 1: Icefields Helicopter Experience
    Step away from the crowds and take a helicopter tour abundant in natural beauty, glaciers and waterfalls. Leave from an exclusive Icefields base and soar over Cline Pass and over Cline, Lion and Lioness Glaciers. You’ll also view a spectacular 900ft waterfall flowing from two aqua green lakes!
    Activity rating: Easy

    • Option 2: Guided Icewalk on the Athabasca Glacier
    This tour will have you venturing down the Icefields Parkway to the famous Columbia Icefields, one of the most scenic drives in the world. Step onto the Athabasca Glacier and explore safely along snow and ice while your experienced guide navigates. Equipment is included.
    Activity rating: Moderate

    • Option 3: Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk Admissions
    Drive the Icefields Parkway at your own pace and stop for a guided ride on the Ice Explorer out onto the Athabasca Glacier, where you’ll be able to spend some time walking on the glacier and filling your bottle with ice cold glacial water. Further down the Parkway, your admission to the Glacier Skywalk is included, giving you the chance to experience one of the newest attractions in the Canadian Rockies.
    Activity rating: Easy

    Feature Dinner in Lake Louise
    This evening, you’ll relax and refresh with an indulgent dining experience. Surrounded by spectacular lake views, savor a 3-course meal in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s Fairview Dining Room.

    Overnight in Lake Louise.

    Day 14 – Drive from Lake Louise to Banff
    Before driving the short distance to Banff, explore our Lake Louise Activity Menu for some exciting options to enjoy the area. At your leisure, journey to Banff, a friendly and vibrant town surrounded by mountains on all sides. Spend the afternoon enjoying the fun, relaxed vibe. Unwind in the park alongside the Bow River and visit the many quirky local boutiques and cafes along Banff Avenue.

    Overnight in Banff.

    Day 15 – Explore Banff
    Take a full day to discover the wilderness surrounding the town of Banff. Enjoy the views from the Banff Gondola located atop Sulphur Mountain.

    Additionally, you have the choice of one of
    3 options today to help you enjoy Banff:

    • Option 1: Guided Wilderness and Nature Tour
    Looking to escape the crowds and getting on the path less traveled? This guided wilderness adventure will get you out into beautiful and pristine Kananaskis Country on specific start dates – jagged peaks, glistening streams and glaciers are your backdrop for the day. Encountering wildlife on this outing is more likely than on the well-trodden paths in Banff. The tour culminates at the summit of Highwood Pass at 2200 m (7200 ft.). Now that’s something to write home about!
    Activity rating: Moderate

    • Option 2: Scenic Ride to Sunshine Village + Standish Chairlift + Hosted Trail Walk
    Starting at the base (1,660m) take the Scenic Alpine Shuttle or Sightseeing Gondola (depending on the day of the week) up to the village at 2,164m, all while taking in the views of the valley. From the Village, ride the Standish Chairlift to over 2,400m and experience 360-degrees of breath-taking views. Once at the top, surrounded by the iconic peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, join a hosted trail walk. With your knowledgeable guide, visit the Standish Viewing Deck, then take the Rock Isle Road back to Sunshine Village, stopping by Rock Isle Lake viewpoint to take in the beautiful vistas.
    Activity rating: Moderate

    • Option 3: Privately Guided Sunrise Photography Tour (additional cost)
    Wake up early to experience the magical wilderness of Banff National Park at sunrise. Explore with a private guide and learn how to take great photos. Ideal for the amateur photographer wanting to increase their skills with a manual camera. This is a sure way to make friends and family at home jealous!
    Activity rating: Moderate (some walking involved)

    Overnight in Banff.

    Day 16 – Depart to Calgary
    Wave goodbye to the Rocky Mountains as you drive to the Calgary Airport to catch your flight home. The amazing sights you have seen on your Canadian adventure have become memories that you will never forget.
Canadian Sea To Sky Explorer – Map

Availability

JunJulAugSep

Places Visited

VancouverVictoriaAlert BayPort HardyPrince RupertPrince GeorgeJasperIcefields ParkwayLake LouiseBanffCalgary

Accommodation Style

HotelLodge

Activity Level

Easy

What you'll love about this trip

  • Getting off the beaten path without sacrificing any “creature comforts”

  • Spending two days on the Skeena Train by VIA Rail

  • Exploring Vancouver Island and the stunning Rocky Mountains

  • Unforgettable opportunities to spot whales and grizzly bears in the wild

  • Discovering the city of Vancouver and the quaint “Britishness” of Victoria

  • Taking a day cruise along the spectacular Inside Passage

Common Questions

  • Where am I staying on this trip?

    You'll be staying at various local three to five start hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

  • What is included in the price?

    Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive a complete travel package with detailed documentation and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal before and during your trip to answer your questions.

  • Can I customize this trip?

    Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can request your free trip plan to decide what you'd like to see and do.

    If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

  • What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

    Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

  • Is it safe to drive in Canada?

    New visitors will drive with ease because of the wide and well maintained roadways. We'll ensure your trip includes the most spectacular and safest routes throughout your trip.

  • When is the best time to see wildlife?

    That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

  • Is this an escorted tour?

    With the exception of our guided wildlife trips, our vacations are not typically 'escorted.' We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities, plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe.

  • Will it be cold when I visit Canada in summer?

    The temperature varies from mild to hot, depending on location. Northern Canada will range between 50°F to 64°F (10°C – 18°C) in summer. The interior of BC, prairies, Ontario and Quebec can reach temperatures around 95°F (35°C). Canada's west coast, mountain regions, and Maritimes enjoy milder summer temperatures. They range on average from 59°F to 77°F (15°C – 25°C).

  • How much does my trip cost?

    All our trips can be customized to fit your schedule and budget. The price depends on travel season, train service, hotel level, and the sightseeing tours you choose. Request your free trip plan which will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

  • What's Included

    What's Included in the Price

    These are the places and experiences to look forward to on this trip.

    Accommodation:
    • 15 nights hotel accommodations

    Train Experiences:
    • 2 days onboard VIA Rail’s Skeena Train in Touring Class from Prince Rupert to Jasper

    Vancouver Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 3:
    1. Vancouver and North Shore Tour
    2. Vancouver Bicycle Tour
    3. Squamish Sea to Sky Sightseeing Tour

    Vancouver to Victoria Transfer/Tour Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 3:
    1. Whale Watching Adventure
    2. Bus and Ferry
    3. Float Plane

    Victoria Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 3:
    1. Victoria Hiking Tour
    2. Victoria Harbour Urban Kayak Tour
    3. Butchart Gardens Visit

    Telegraph Cove Experience:
    • Grizzly Bear Expedition

    Prince Rupert Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 2:
    1. Wildlife Viewing Tour (Grizzly Bear viewing from mid May to end of July 2019, whale watching from August to end of September 2019)
    2. Privately Guided Canoe Adventure

    Jasper Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 3:
    1. Jasper Sidecar Motorcycle Tour
    2. Privately Guided Nature Walk/Hike
    3. Maligne Lake Cruise & Jasper SkyTram

    Icefields Parkway Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 3:
    1. Icefields Helicopter Experience
    2. Guided Icewalk on the Athabasca Glacier
    3. Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk Admissions

    Banff Experiences:
    Choose 1 of 3:
    1. Guided Wilderness and Nature Tour
    2. Scenic Ride to Sunshine Village & Hosted Trail Walk
    3. Privately Guided Sunrise Photography Tour (additional cost)


    Meal Inclusions:
    • Feature Dinner in Vancouver
    • Feature Dinner in Lake Louise
    • Meals onboard the Skeena VIA Rail Train

    Transfer Inclusions:
    • Personalized private airport pickup per your arrival time
    • One-way Inside Passage ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert including access to a private day cabin

    Car Rental Inclusions:
    • 3-day intermediate car rental between Victoria and Port Hardy
    • 5-day intermediate car rental between Jasper and Calgary Airport
    • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) on car rental, airport surcharges, Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage (up to $1 million) and vehicle licensing fee
    • Unlimited kms & GPS
    • Fee for 1 additional driver

    Additional Inclusions:
    • Parks Canada Pass
    • Gratuities for private transfer and tours (unless otherwise noted)
    • Documentation package
    • Fresh Tracks Canada customer service support – from the time you book, you will be assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator with whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.

    Important Schedule and Trip Notes:
    • Train schedules are subject to change and delays may occur.
    Price of your trip may vary depending on activity choices.
    • In Prince Rupert, Grizzly Bear Viewing is available from mid-May to end of July 2019 and Whale Watching from August to end of September 2019.
    Some activities may not be available on all trip start dates, due to seasonal weather conditions and wildlife activity. Your Vacation Advisor can provide further details.
    Not Included
    • Fuel and refueling fees
    • Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
    • Personal Effects Coverage (PEC)
    • One way drop fee for car from Victoria to Port Hardy (to be paid at counter $250)
    • One way drop fee for car from Jasper to Calgary (to be paid at counter $40)
    • LDW deductible of up to $500 depending on car type
    • Fee for drivers under the age of 25
    • Meals, other than those mentioned
    • Airfare
    • Gratuities for rail, hotel, scheduled tour and transfer staff
    • Trip Cancellation & Travel Medical Insurance (highly recommended, please don’t hesitate to ask)
    • Canadian Sales Taxes

    Ideas to customize this trip

    Think of this trip as just a starting point. These are some of the experiences you can add-on to personalize your trip.

    • Upgrade your lodge and hotel accommodations
    • Fully immerse yourself in a bear watching experience by including a stay at a unique fly-in floating lodge
    • Include a half day guided fishing adventure in Banff
    • Extend your stay in the Canadian Rockies to explore the nature trails with a naturalist guide, enjoy a gentle canoe paddle on Lake Louise, add a thrilling helicopter ride, or simply enjoy some quiet time and maybe indulge in afternoon tea at Lake Louise
    • Add on a few days in the Olympic town of Whistler
    • For a full loop of spectacular British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies, add a Rocky Mountaineer train journey back to Vancouver at the end of your trip
  • Prices & Dates

    Trip Start Dates

    2019 Vancouver Start Dates*
    Jun 14, 24, 28
    Jul 8, 12, 22, 26
    Aug 5, 9, 19, 23
    Sep 2, 6

    * More dates are available for this vacation, with slight variations to the itinerary. Please call for a personalized trip.

    Pricing For This Trip

    Prices listed may vary by departure date, hotel class and degree of personalization. Please speak with one of our travel advisors to get a personalized quote.

    Superior Hotels and Lodges
    from US $6,995to US $7,554per person

    Our Superior Level provides amazing value for clients wanting something more upscale but not at the price of a top-end 5 star resort. Superior level hotels are some of our favorites because of the character and unique charm that you won't find at the average chain hotel. Unique tours and seamless transfers complete your itinerary.

  • Accommodations

    Accommodation Options

    These are examples of this trip's accommodation choices. Please call us for the full list or advice on how to customize your experience.

    Magnolia Hotel And Spa - Magnolia hotel exterior

    Magnolia Hotel And Spa

    An example of our Boutique accommodations

    This stylish boutique hotel in Victoria's inner harbor goes above and beyond to make your visit special, with unique touches such as fresh flowers and fruit in the lobby, gourmet coffee, tea, and spring water.

    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Spectacular setting near Lake Louise

    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    An example of our Comfort, Superior, and Deluxe accommodations

    This top notch 5 star hotel has an amazing location – overlooking the mirror-like waters of Lake Louise. Its timeless elegance will make you feel pampered and there are plenty of activities to enjoy, from horseback riding to canoeing to skating, skiing and hiking.

    Rimrock Resort - Rimrock Resort overlooking the Bow Valley

    Rimrock Resort

    An example of our Superior and Deluxe accommodations

    The stunning 4.5 star Rimrock Resort is built into the side of a mountain, offering gorgeous panoramic views over the Bow Valley from the large windows in the main lobby. The hotel is a fantastic example of Rocky Mountain luxury, with an upscale atmosphere and warm, welcoming service.

    The Loden Hotel - Exterior of the Loden

    The Loden Hotel

    An example of our Boutique accommodations

    With personal touches and luxury amenities, the Loden Hotel is the ideal boutique accommodation centrally located in the city of Vancouver. Drawing its inspiration from the natural setting of Vancouver and its coastal environment, the Loden features an interior rich in colour and detail. Ideally located just minutes from downtown Vancouver and the Coal Harbour seawall.

  • Customer Reviews  (7)

    Our trip was well planned and coordinated

    Star Rating 5
    July 9, 2018

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    Our trip was well planned and coordinated. We had a delightful time. We did have a few issues along the way but the Fresh Tracks staff did a great job of taking care of them.

    My camera never stopped clicking

    Star Rating 5
    August 2, 2017

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    I liked the variety of scenery in British Columbia. The west coast had a particular charm with water, islands, the coastal mountains, and wildlife as the attractions. Traveling through the Coastal Mountains to the Caribou and Rocky Mountains was dramatic and spectacular. The beauty of western Alberta was as dramatic, but I really liked the quaintness of Jasper. My travels from Banff back to Vancouver was also a revelation. The rivers and the landscapes west of Kamloops were so different than other scenic places on the trip. My camera never stopped clicking.

    Fresh Tracks was truly amazing

    Star Rating 5
    October 5, 2016

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    I was taken care of like royalty. The views were beyond remarkable and awe inspiring. I truly did not have to think of anything because Fresh Tracks did so much preliminary planning. Fresh Tracks was truly amazing. They were knowledgeable, helpful and thought of my specific needs in putting this trip together. Fresh Tracks - as well as Canada, exceeded all expectations.

    You set everything up above my expectations and I thank you

    Star Rating 5
    September 19, 2014

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    It was amazing and had a great time. Everything went very well and the hotels were amazing. The people and everything else was fantastic. We took over 3000 pictures and did see many animals. You set everything up  above my expectations and I thank you. Maybe considering another vacation to Canada in the future. Thank you for making it a memorable vacation.

    A splendid trip around your great country

    Star Rating 5
    June 16, 2013

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    We have safely returned home after a splendid trip around your great country and British Columbia. Jan and I extend our thanks for all your efforts to arrange this trip and make it a very special one indeed. It turns out my initial worries were quite unfounded and all went extremely well. We will recommend this trip to friends and neighbors and without hesitation refer them to Fresh Tracks Canada and you personally for travel assistance.

    Perfectly organized

    Star Rating 5
    May 16, 2007

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    Everything went exceptionally well - perfectly organized and great places and people - we really enjoyed it all.

    We enjoyed every moment

    Star Rating 5
    November 11, 2006

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    We arrived home safe and sound yesterday afternoon – what a wonderful trip you planned for us – we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay in Canada.

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This Trip in Pictures

Rocky Mountain grizzly bear
Rocky Mountain grizzly bear
Travel from Canada's wild west coast to the Canadian Rockies on an exciting wildlife discovery.
Peyto Lake viewpoint in the Canadian Rockies
Peyto Lake viewpoint in the Canadian Rockies
Discover the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies on this spectacular train journey.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Your trip begins in the vibrant city of Vancouver, surrounded by ocean and mountains.
Stanley Park Totem Poles
Stanley Park Totem Poles
Stroll amongst the trees and learn about the First Nations history of Stanley Park.
Whale watching tour
Whale watching tour
Choose to combine your Vancouver to Victoria crossing with an exhilarating whale watching tour.
The charming city of Victoria, Vancouver Island
The charming city of Victoria, Vancouver Island
Enjoy sightseeing in the charming capital city of Victoria.
Growlland Tod hike, Victoria
Growlland Tod hike, Victoria
Choose to stretch your legs on a guided hike near beautiful Victoria.
The VIA Rail train winds through the Canadian Rockies
The VIA Rail train winds through the Canadian Rockies
Join a grizzly bear expedition and see these majestic animals in their natural habitat.
Cruising the Inside Passage on a BC Ferries day cruise
Cruising the Inside Passage on a BC Ferries day cruise
Sail along the rugged Inside Passage for a day.
The VIA Rail train travels through the Canadian Rockies
The VIA Rail train travels through the Canadian Rockies
Travel through untouched wilderness from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Rockies.
Downtown Jasper in the Canadian Rockies
Downtown Jasper in the Canadian Rockies
Arrive in the charming mountain town of Jasper to begin your self-drive adventure.
Jasper National Park nature walk
Jasper National Park nature walk
Stretch your legs on a nature walk in Jasper National Park, suited to your level and interests.
The Icefields Parkway is one of the most scenic mountain roads in the world.
The Icefields Parkway is one of the most scenic mountain roads in the world.
Drive along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic mountain roads in the world.
Explore glaciers on the Columbia Icefields
Explore glaciers on the Columbia Icefields
Choose to stop for a walk along the largest mass of ice in the Rocky Mountains - the Columbia Icefields.
An unforgettable helicopter tour over the Icefields Parkway
An unforgettable helicopter tour over the Icefields Parkway
Alternatively, soar over the Icefields on an unforgettable helicopter tour.
Dinner at Chateau Lake Louise
Dinner at Chateau Lake Louise
Savour a delicious meal at your hotel, while enjoying expansive views of the Canadian Rockies.
Hiking around Lake Louise with a Mountain Heritage Guide
Hiking around Lake Louise with a Mountain Heritage Guide
Add on a hiking tour around Lake Louise with an experienced Mountain Heritage Guide.
The mountain town of Banff in the Canadian Rockies
The mountain town of Banff in the Canadian Rockies
Drive to the bustling mountain town of Banff at your leisure.
Mountain goat
Mountain goat
Join a guided tour to the quiet Kananaskis Valley in search of wildlife in its natural habitat.
Sulphur Mountain gondola ride above Banff National Park
Sulphur Mountain gondola ride above Banff National Park
Take the Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain.
The journey ends as you depart from Calgary
The journey ends as you depart from Calgary
Transfer through the Canadian Rocky Mountains to Calgary for your departure.

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Train and hotel availability is limited – we're now booking into 2019.

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  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
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