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
  • > Strap on your crampons for a Glacier Walk
  • > See the sights of Vancouver & Whistler
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Tour Overview

Explore British Columbia and Alberta in the wonderful Canadian Rockies. Grand vistas and stunning wilderness awaits, so expect top-notch hiking and wildlife sightings of your wildest dreams. Add mountain biking, horseback riding and white-water rafting to the list and you won't find a more exhilarating 12 days. The Mountie will take you into the heart of Canada for the perfect outdoor adventure!

Included Highlights
  • Guided hike on the incredible Athabasca Glacier
  • Soak the day away in the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs
  • Unearth adventure in all-action Whistler
  • Drive the stunning Icefields Parkway in Jasper
  • Leisure time in picture perfect Lake Louise
  • Spot iconic Canadian wildlife in scenic Banff
  • Yoho's Takakkaw Falls & vivid Emerald Lake
  • Hike through Canada's epic alpine scenery
  • Sightseeing the cosmopolitan Vancouver
  • National park admission to Wells Gray, Jasper, Banff & Yoho
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation - 10 camping nights & 1 night guest ranch bunkhouse
  • 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
  • > Extreme zip-line course - Whistler CAD$119-$199
  • > White water rafting - Kicking Horse River CAD$95-$170
  • > Scenic glacier flight - Banff CAD$195 or $325
  • > Canoeing - Lake Louise CAD$65 per hour
  • > Horseback riding - Wells Gray CAD$55
  • > Wine tasting - Okanagan Valley CAD$3-$10
Tour Itinerary

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

  • Day 1-2: Vancouver & Whistler

    From Vancouver you enter a land of snow-dusted mountains, dark conifers and glistening lakes as you cross the up-and-down landscape of British Columbia. Travel the old Gold Rush Trail and on to the adventure capital of Western Canada! Perhaps better known as a winter resort, Whistler has plenty of heart-pumping action all year round. Get on your bike, zip line through the trees or even take a scenic glacier flight! Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, foodie or someone who likes to be at one with nature, there's something for everyone in Whistler.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3: Wells Gray Provincial Park

    Don't let the fact that Wells Gray is not a national park fool you, this place is stunning! Home to the famous Helmcken Falls, Canada's fourth highest waterfall, the park boasts beautiful meadows full of wildflowers and bear roam freely around the park. Wells Gray is what Canadian dreams are made of and nature will never have felt closer. Embrace the stillness, silence and isolation of Wells Gray before it's time to leave this beautiful park and head to the equally as incredible Jasper National Park. Tonight you'll stay in a guest ranch for an authentic Canadian experience right inside the park itself.
    Accommodation: Guest ranch bunkhouse included (multi-share)

  • Day 4-5: Jasper National Park

    Legendary Jasper is your next stop! The largest national park in Canada, Jasper will leave you stunned from the get go, as an abundance of wildlife fights for your attention and jagged mountain peaks surround you at every turn. People travel from far and wide to marvel at this stunner of a park or to hike or bike its famous trails. Horseback riding through the Canadian Rockies offers the ultimate wild experience!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 6: Lake Louise

    The widescreen scenery and breath-taking views keep on coming as you drive the Icefields Parkway. The park offers endless valleys, sheer ridges, glaciers and spruce forests - truly one of the world's ultimate drives, so sit back and relax. Then strap on some crampons and head onto the Athabasca glacier for a hike with a difference!

    With 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 around the turquoise surface. If this isn't a photo opportunity at its best then we don't know what is. Once you've stopped gawking at the incredible scenery that surrounds you, 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 leisure.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 7-8: Banff National Park

    Boot up and breathe in the crisp alpine air with the resident beavers, bear, porcupines and elk. Whether you explore Banff by car, bike, canoe or snowshoe you'll be left speechless by its endless beauty. With 1600 kilometres of trails, a town full of heritage and some incredible wildlife, you won't want to leave this mountain wonderland. One of the more popular trails in the park is the Sundance Canyon Trail, a laidback walk past rolling hills, flowing streams and through narrow canyons. If you still haven't had your canyon fix for the day then hit the trails to Johnston Canyon for spectacular views. If all this fresh air and stretching of your legs has left you feeling a little weary, hitch a ride on the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain, where you can recharge your batteries on an included trip to Banff's heavenly hot springs.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 9-10: 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 soon 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. Yoho National Park is really spoiling you with all its awesome scenery and next up is the truly stunning Emerald Lake. You'll have to pinch yourself in disbelief as you gaze upon its glacial hues and forest backdrop.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 11: Okanagan Valley

    Today you travel onto Okanagan Valley and set up camp beside a pristine lake where you can sleep under a sky of stars for your final night. Why not hit the vineyards to sample some of the local produce or simply pour yourself a glass as you sit around the campfire in wine country and talk about how bloomin' gorgeous Canada is.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 12: Okanagan Valley & Vancouver

    Return to Vancouver and onto Vancouver after 12 magnificent days through Western Canada. If you build on a few more days to explore the city, make sure you swing by Stanley Park, a 4,000-hectare green wonder-land. Treat yourself to some moreish maple cookies then head over to Gas-town with its award-winning galleries and tons of cafes and restaurants serving delicious food. Make Prospect Point your final stop for a scenic lookout where you can gaze out at spectacular views of Lion's Gate Bridge - 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.

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Pay in monthly instalments

  • Book your tour with a 10% deposit per person (no hidden fees)
  • Pay your balance in instalments over the phone or via the website
  • Pay your final balance 8 weeks before departure
  • No additional fees if you choose to pay by credit card
  • We hold ABTA & ATOL licenses offering financial security for your tour

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.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote.


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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.

 

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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

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.


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