CANADIAN ROAD TRIP

23 days from

Lake Louise
DEPARTS NEW YORK AREA to VANCOUVER
Tour code:
FN
Tour type:
Original
Group size:
Max. 13
Destination:
Canada
Departs:
Jun-Aug
Accommodation:
Camping & Lodging
Age range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Delve into the wild on an included canoe trip
  • > Get soaked on a Niagara Falls boat cruise!
  • > Awesome national parks and buzzing cities
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Tour Overview

Oh Canada! From the North Atlantic to the North Pacific; from the cities to the wilderness including the Rockies, the Prairies and the Great Lakes. Canada is packed full of opportunities for hiking and biking and generally having a wicked time. No two days are ever the same in a country as vast and as welcoming as Canada, so sit back and enjoy the ride on this almighty 23 day road trip.

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For a limited time only we're offering an amazing 10% off all tours departing in 2017! Plus, book your trip with a low deposit of just £10! So, there's nothing to stop you planning the an awesome year of adventure! Book before Friday 21st October. Seats are limited, so make sure you lock in your chosen departure at the discounted price before they're fully booked. See the "Dates and Prices" tab for all discounts (applies to new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other promotional offer except "Frequent Trekkers Club" discounts).

Included Highlights
  • Wilderness canoe trip (no experience necessary)
  • Scenic Georgian Bay ferry
  • Niagara Falls catamaran cruise
  • Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs in Banff
  • Walks & hikes in the Canadian Rockies
  • Panoramic scenery at Lake Louise
  • Sightseeing in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto & Winnipeg
  • Experience a unique trailer park night
  • Admission to incredible national parks - Banff, Yoho, Jasper & Wells Gray
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation - 18 camping nights & 4 budget lodging.
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
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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 overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome 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 most popular activities for this trip which can be arranged via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note all costs are subject to change. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • > Mountain biking - Jasper CAD$8-$75
  • > Aerial gondola/tramway - Banff CAD$40
  • > Jet boat ride - Montreal CA$67
  • > CN Tower - Toronto CA$32-$44
  • > Citadelle museum - Quebec CAD$free
  • > French cuisine - Montreal CA$varies
  • > Baseball game - Toronto from CA$25
  • > Montmorency Falls - Quebec CAD$3 (cable car CAD$14)
  • > White water rafting - Kicking Horse River CAD$95-$170
  • > Scenic glacier flight - Banff CAD$195 or $325
  • > Canoeing - Lake Louise CAD$65 per hour
  • > Guided glacier walk - Icefields Parkway CAD$80
  • > Art Gallery & museums - Winnipeg CAD$20
  • > Ferry to Toronto Islands CA$8
  • > O'Noir restaurant in the dark - Montreal CA$35-$50
  • > Bike rental - Toronto CA$15-$35
  • > Horseback riding - Banff CAD$65
Tour Itinerary

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

This tour also departs from Seattle >

  • NEW 2017 ITINERARY

  • Day 1: New York Area & Vermont

    From the New York area head north to the wilds of New England, for the first of many nights under the stars. Vermont's picture perfect scenery will leave you awestruck as you gaze upon fields as far as the eye can see. Long and winding country roads and hiking trails will leave you eager to get out and stretch your legs. Head to Vermont in the fall to see the changing colour of the leaves: it truly is a sight to behold.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 2-3: Quebec City

    Quebec City has a distinctly European flavour. Visit the dramatic Chateau Frontenac and explore the streets of North America's only surviving walled city and historic UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure you have plenty of memory on your camera as Quebec is one seriously photogenic city. The compact size of this city makes exploring it in a couple of days easily doable, so hit the brakes and take your time to really discover this picturesque city.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4-5: Montreal

    A true cultural mix is next on the agenda in Montreal - the second largest city in Canada. Feel the charm of this 'European style' city with its kicking summer festival season. With bundles of eateries, trendy bars, live music and comedy venues, there seriously is something for everyone here. Why not try the local dish, poutine, which consists of cheesy curds on thin French fries and topped with thick gravy. Sounds yummy, right? For the adventure seekers, why not rip it up across the Lachine Rapids by high-powered jet boat? There is plenty to enjoy in this great city, so make the most of day five where you'll have a free day to explore the city at your own pace.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 6-7: Toronto

    The native Hurons called this spot 'Toronto' or 'meeting place' and today it still is, with over 70 nationalities mingling to vibrant effect. Take some time to explore the wares of Kensington Market, a huge area where you can find some interesting souvenirs for the folks back home or simply pick up some tasty treats for the road. For a different perspective on this vibrant and multicultural city head up to the top of the half-kilometre high CN Tower for some great (if not dizzying) views. At night, head to the Distillery District, a five hectare area devoted to Toronto's finest eateries and drinking establishments, or grab your fellow trekkers and catch a baseball game.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 8: Niagara Falls

    It is hard to put into words just how awesome Niagara Falls is, from the immense sound of the falls crashing to the stupendous amount of water that falls every second. As one of North America's greatest attractions, it's only right that you experience it down on the water aboard the included catamaran cruise, where the cascades pound, churn and foam right before your eyes. Now that's what you call a front row seat!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 9-10: Lake Huron

    Cross the placid waters by Georgian Bay ferry, before rolling along forested `Moose Alley', keeping an eye out for our four-legged friends. With some of the cleanest waters of the Great Lakes and stunning sandy beaches on the lakeshore, you'd better have your swimsuit at the ready for a spot of swimming in one of America's Great Lakes! Finish the day off with a spectacular sunset before falling asleep under a blanket of stars. Perfection!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 11-12: Lake Superior

    From one Great Lake to another you head to Lake Superior. and it really is! This is the largest freshwater lake on the planet, and it's so big it even has its own ecosystem! Jump in a Canadian canoe for an included wilderness trip for a true adventure: the perfect way to admire the immense beauty of the area.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 13: Winnipeg

    A city that rises above the Canadian Prairies, welcome to 'The Peg', the geographical centre of Canada and North America. Known for the friendly locals and rich history, there's lots to learn and lots to explore in Winnipeg. Visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery, crammed with 9,000 Inuit sculptures, tapestries and paintings, and listen out for one of 100 languages spoken here in this cultural melting pot.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 14-15: Canadian Prairies

    This area is referred to as 'Big Sky Country' for a reason. This is your chance to see a world full of big open spaces, endless skies and sparsely populated landscape dotted with hay bales and woven with old country roads. This land is so flat that people describe this region as `a place where you can watch your dog run away for days'. Shop in small-town general stores, while the local residents spin a yarn; a sure sign that you're well and truly off the beaten track. See another side to Canadian life with a unique overnight experience in a trailer park. Kick back, relax or party by the pool. this is definitely an experience like no other!
    Accommodation: 1 night camping & 1 unique trailer park experience included

  • Day 16-17: Banff National Park

    Journey from the flat lands of the prairies to the snow-capped peaks, glistening glaciers and sweeping vistas of Banff National Park. Hang out in this friendly town or stretch your legs on its pine-clad trails, before soothing your muscles in the local hot springs. The scenery around here really is epic. This is Canada's oldest national park, and you definitely must hit one of the hiking trails. As you explore this immense wilderness keep an eye out for the bear, moose and deer that frequent these paths.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 18: Lake Louise

    You'd be hard pushed to find a more stunning scene than the emerald blue waters of Lake Louise. You'll find some of the best hiking trails in Canada in the area and it would be rude not to don your hiking boots and go explore. We suggest taking a hike out to the Plain-of-Six-Glaciers and stop for a brew in the trail tea house, whilst admiring the incredible views. If you're dying to get out and see Lake Louise up close and personal, grab yourself a canoe and head out onto the water.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 19: Yoho National Park

    'Yoho' comes from the Cree word for 'awe' and 'wonder' and as soon as you start hiking through this incredible place you'll see why. Negotiate the rapids of the aptly-named Kicking Horse River which offers some of the best white water rafting in the world. The scenery will continue to impress as you come across Takakkaw Falls, falling from the mountains to the valley below. But the world class vistas don't stop there; next up is the beautiful Emerald Lake with its glacial hues and forest backdrop. Visit the Natural Rock Bridge before heading deeper to explore the park and its varied wildlife.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 20-21: Jasper National Park

    You're being well truly spoilt as the awesome scenery keeps on coming! The endless valleys, sheer ridges, glaciers and spruce forests of the Icefields Parkway make for one of the world's ultimate drives and will soon have you raring to get stuck into the great outdoors yet again. Keep an eye out for an abundance of incredible wildlife that is fighting for your attention, from Grizzlies and wolves to caribou. This sprawling natural expanse offers bike trails and helicopter flights through the most spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies - you can even choose to walk on an active glacier! Now that's bound to make you feel on top of the world.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 22: Wells Gray Provincial Park

    Don't let the fact Wells Gray is not a national park fool you, this place is seriously stunning and no Canadian road trip would be complete without a visit. So grab your camera and walking boots, then head out on the trails to experience the incredible vistas with high mountains, deep canyons, volcanic cones and old growth forests. Make the most of the silence and peace before you hike to the stunning Helmcken Falls, a 141 metre waterfall on the Murtle River and the reason Wells Gray gained provincial park status.
    Accommodation: Rustic bunkhouse included (multi-share)

  • Day 23: Vancouver

    It's time to leave the wilderness behind to head for Vancouver, a city that prides itself on outdoor spaces. Your tour ends on arrival but if you're not quite ready to face city life, head to Stanley Park where you'll find many kilometres of amazing walking trails through majestic trees as well as the Capilano Suspension Bridge. But it's the city's cosmopolitan feel which really sets it apart from the rest. Treat yourself to some moreish maple cookies or head out to Gastown where the party people hang out.

    This tour ends 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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Essential Information

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote.
  • If your chosen date is not available, this tour also departs from Seattle
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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.

Hilton Newark Airport

NEW YORK AREA - HILTON NEWARK AIRPORT
The 4 star hotel offers free airport shuttle and many onsite amenities including fitness room, indoor pool, spa.

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      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

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.

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    Full room: From per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

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

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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

We recommend you take out travel insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed.

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.


City Tours

If you're spending extra nights in our gateway cities before or after your trip, then make the most of your time by pre-booking a unique city sightseeing tours or experience before you go.

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