CANADIAN BLT

10 days from

Canadian BLT
DEPARTS VANCOUVER to VANCOUVER
Trek Code:
CNB
Destination:
Canada
Departs:
Jun-Sep
Accommodation:
Budget Lodging
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > See the sights of Vancouver & Whistler
  • > Hike or bike the National Parks of Jasper & Banff
  • > Search for wildlife including black bears
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Tour Overview

This jam-packed ten day tour takes you to the best of Western Canada. Discover the wonders of Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks alongside Wells Gray Provincial Park. Explore the likes of Vancouver and Whistler for a more cosmopolitan adventure. This tour will certainly fulfil your need for adventure and outdoor pursuits as well as revealing what a varied and amazing country Canada is!

Included Highlights
  • Stunning scenic walks and hikes
  • Sightseeing in Vancouver & Whistler
  • Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs in Banff
  • Wells Gray Provincial Park
  • Lake Louise "Gem of the Rockies"
  • Chance to spot grizzlies, wolves & caribou
  • Incredible National Parks - Wells Gray, Jasper, Banff/Lake Louise & Glacier
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • All transportation by private adventure vehicle
  • All accommodation - 9 hostel nights (multi-share).
BLT Accommodation

We use hostel style accommodation on the Canadian BLT. Hostel nights are generally arranged on a single sex, multi-share basis sleeping 4 to 6 people per room but in Jasper the group will share one large room with other travellers. Where possible we will keep the group together and try to accommodate couples; however twin rooms cannot be guaranteed. A sleeping bag is not required on this trip.

Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.

Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!

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Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique adventure.

Optional Activities (paid locally)

There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > Mountain biking in Jasper CAD$8-$75
  • > Aerial gondola/tramway in Banff CAD$38
  • > Bike rental in Stanley Park CAD$10-$65
  • > Extreme zipline course in Whistler CAD$110-$130
  • > Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River CAD$85-$130
  • > Scenic glacier flight, Banff CAD$265
  • > Canoeing on Lake Louise CAD$45 per hour
  • > Guided glacier walk in Icefields Parkway CAD$55
  • > Horseback riding in Wells Gray CAD$55
  • > Rollerblading in Stanley Park CAD$10-$40
Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

  • Day 1-2: Vancouver & Whistler

    Depart Vancouver and join Western Canada's Mecca for thrill-seekers - get on your bike, zipline through the trees or even take a scenic glacier flight! The main draw to Whistler is the epic mountains coated in the white stuff, but Whistler is so much more than just snow, it has tons of hiking and biking trails around town, you won't know where to start. This truly is a beautiful place to start your Canadian adventure.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 3: Wells Grey Provincial Park

    Wells Grey has something to offer every outdoor lover, from lush alpine meadows to excellent bird and wildlife viewing opportunities. Hike to the stunning Helmcken Falls, a 141 meter waterfall on the Murtle River and one of the reasons for the creation of Wells Gray Provincial Park or horseback ride along the many trails. With beautiful meadows full of wild flowers and bears roaming freely around the park, Wells Gray is what Canadian dreams are made of.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 4-5: Jasper National Park

    Lose yourself in one of Canada's largest national parks, Jasper, where wildlife such as grizzlies, wolves and caribou literally fight for your attention, making it the perfect place to get at one with nature. This sprawling natural expanse offers hiking and biking trails through some of the most spectacular scenery that the Canadian Rockies has to offer. One of the highlights has to be a walk in the Columbia Icefield Area, one of the visited glaciers in Jasper and it won't take you long to see why, it's stunning!
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 6-7: Banff National Park

    The widescreen scenery keeps on coming. The Icefields Parkway provides panoramic views of endless valleys, sheer ridges, glaciers and spruce forests - truly one of the world's ultimate drives. Banff is Canada's oldest national parks and it is definitely up there with the best national parks in the world. Whether you explore Banff by car, bike, canoe or snowshoe you will be left speechless by its endless beauty. With 1600 kilometers of trails, a town full of heritage and some incredible wildlife, you won't want to leave this mountain wonderland. Before you leave be sure to spend some time relaxing in the local hot springs, your weary feet will thank you!
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 8: Lake Louise

    As soon as you lay eyes on Lake Louise you will have no problem understanding why it was given the nickname, the "gem of the Rockies". The turquoise lake will have you pinching yourself in disbelief that somewhere could be this perfect. Once you've stopped gawking at the incredible scenery that surrounds you, we suggest taking a hike out to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers or jumping in a canoe and getting out on to the lake for a different perspective of Lake Louise and her mountains.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 9: Glacier National Park & Kelowna

    Return to British Columbia via Glacier National Park for which we only have one word: spectacular! The aptly named national park has 26 glaciers dotted around, some of which you can see from the trails. The best way to see Glacier is to don your hiking boots and go for a walk and we're pretty sure you won't be disappointed. Take in the perfect alpine scenery and spot the awesome wildlife that live in the park, from mountain goats that look like wise old men to the oh, so cute Columbian mountain squirrels. Finish this perfect day off with a few delicious glasses of the regions local wines in Kelowna.
    Accommodation: Budget lodging included

  • Day 10: Vancouver

    Leave the great Canadian wilderness behind as you return to the bright lights of Vancouver, surrounded by water on three sides and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range. Vancouver is the largest city in the province of British Columbia and there is heaps of things for you to see and do here. Enjoy an included scenic drive through Stanley Park, stop by Prospect Point, a popular lookout where you can gaze out at spectacular views of Lion's Gate Bridge, North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

    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.

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  • > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
  • > We are an ABTA and ATOL operator offering financial security for our inclusive tours.
  • > If you prefer to book by telephone please contact our UK sales office
  • > Prices below are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight inclusive quote

Essential Information

  • We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.


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Private Departures

For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Hotels Before and After your tour

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport

VANCOUVER - HAMPTON INN
This hotel is located in the tourist and commercial area of Richmond, close to the airport and 10 to 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Book Flights

TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.

Book Flights

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

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Travel Insurance

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

Travel insurance

TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.


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