MOUNTIE

12 days from

Canadian Rockies horse riding
DEPARTS VANCOUVER to VANCOUVER
Trek Code:
MO
Destination:
Canada
Departs:
Jun-Sep
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Explore Canada's incredible National Parks
  • > Drive the stunning Icefields Parkway
  • > See the sights of Vancouver and Whistler
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Tour Overview

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!

Included Highlights
  • 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
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation - 11 camping nights
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
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 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
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: 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.

Special Departures

If you want to make sure you're right in the heart of the action at the absolute best time to be there, then why not book one of our Special Departures.

See the Calgary stampede in Canada
  • Visit the Calgary Stampede!
  • Visit one of the world's largest rodeos with parades, chuckwagon races and more on this special 13 day departure. With an extra day between Banff and Lake Louise, you'll overnight in Calgary for this true Canadian experience not to be missed!

    Book 7th July 2014 departure


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  • > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
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Essential Information

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


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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.


Mini Adventures

Our range of 3 - 4 day Mini Adventures are perfect for extending your tour and experiencing a few more of North America's most incredible 'must see' highlights. Check out the following adventures relevant to this tour.

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VANCOUVER ISLAND WILDLIFE MINI

> Vancouver sightseeing tour
> Bear viewing cruise
> Explore stunning Tofino
> Wildlife viewing opportunities
> Return ferry to Vancouver Island
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