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Canadian BLT

  • Code #CNB
  • 9 Days
Duration
9 Days
/8 Nights
Availability
Jun,2018-Sep,2019
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Vancouver
Ends in: 
Calgary
Accommodation
Budget Lodging
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Trip Overview

This jam-packed nine day tour takes you to the best of Western Canada. Discover the wonders of Banff and Jasper National Parks, not forgetting the equally stunning Wells Gray Provincial Park and beautiful Whistler. This is the perfect mix of picture postcard scenery and action-packed adventure in the great Canadian outdoors.

Included Highlights 
  • Canoeing on beautiful Clearwater Lake and scenic waterfall hikes in Wells Gray Provincial Park
  • Amazing views from Canada's longest & highest aerial tramway in Jasper
  • Wildlife spotting opportunities - Grizzly Bear, wolves & caribou
  • Experience the beautiful Icefields Parkway scenic drive
  • Visit beautiful Lake Louise, the 'Gem of the Rockies'
  • Incredible hiking trails and picture postcard views
  • Admission to amazing national & provincial parks - Wells Gray, Jasper & Banff/Lake Louise
Treknical Details

Interests

Mountains
National Parks
Small Group
Wildlife

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
8 Nights

Food & Meals

  • Two dinners included. All other meals paid locally

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).
  • 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 all en route accommodation.

Resources

Canadian BLT
Download Trek Tips
Vancouver
Download City Guide

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!

 

BLT Accommodation

We use a combination of accommodation types on our Budget Lodging Tours. Most cabins are multi-share rooms sleeping 4 to 6 people with shared facilities and hostel nights are generally arranged on a single sex, multi-share basis, subject to availability. Where possible we will keep the group together and try to accommodate couples; however twin rooms cannot be guaranteed and any additional upgrade costs for a private room will need to be covered by the passenger(s) en route.

 

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

 

2018 Itinerary

Depart Vancouver and head to Whistler, Western Canada's mecca for thrill-seekers, where you can hit the trails, get on your bike or even zip line through the trees. This truly is a beautiful place to start your Canadian adventure. The main draw to Whistler is the epic mountains coated in the white stuff, but Whistler is so much more than just snow! There are so many hiking and biking trails around town, you won't know where to start!

Accommodation

Hostel included (multi-share)

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Extreme zip lining course CA$119-199
Gondola ride CA$27

Wells Gray has something to offer every lover of the outdoors, from lush alpine meadows to excellent bird and wildlife watching opportunities. If it's waterfalls you're after then you've come to the right place! Helmcken Falls, a 141 metre waterfall on the Murtle River, is just one of the 40 named falls around the park. We’ve also got your next adventure covered, with included canoeing on Clearwater Lake! For the ultimate Wells Gray experience, you'll be staying in a rustic bunkhouse at an authentic guest ranch within the park.

 

Accommodation

Rustic bunkhouse included (multi-share)

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Lose yourself in one of Canada's largest national parks, Jasper, where Grizzly Bears, wolves and caribou roam, making it the perfect place to be at one with nature. Savour the incredible views on an included trip on Canada’s longest and highest aerial tramway, the Jasper Skytram. This sprawling natural expanse offers hiking trails through some of the most spectacular scenery that the Canadian Rockies has to offer, and if you're looking for more adrenaline then opt for some mountain biking. For a true Canadian experience, take an optional canoe trip on Maligne Lake and soak up the beautiful scenery. Trust us, this place is STUNNING.

 

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

Two dinners included. All other meals paid locally.

Optional Activities

Mountain biking CA$15-$75
Raft float trip on the Athabasca River CA$70
Miette hot springs CA$7

The epic widescreen scenery keeps on coming your way! The Icefields Parkway provides panoramic views of endless valleys, sheer ridges, glaciers and spruce forests - it truly is one of the world's ultimate drives and there are opportunities for glacier walking too. Arrive in Banff National Park, Canada's first national park and definitely up there with the best in the world. Whether you explore Banff by road or on the trails, you'll be left speechless by its endless beauty. With 1600km of trails, a town full of heritage and some incredible wildlife, you won't want to leave this mountain wonderland. Your leader will take you to Johnston Canyon, which is easily one of the national park's most popular day hikes. For more canyon action and stunning forest scenery, enjoy a leisurely hike to Stewart Canyon. Before you leave be sure to treat yourself to some time relaxing in the local hot springs; after hiking all those trails your weary feet will thank you!
 

Accommodation

Hostel included (multi-share)

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Guided glacier walk CA$90
Sulphur Mountain hot springs  CA$8
Aerial gondola/tramway CA$62
Banff National Park - Horseback riding CA$65
Scenic glacier flight CA$195-$325

As soon as you lay eyes on Lake Louise you'll have no problem understanding why it was given its nickname as the ‘Gem of the Rockies’. The turquoise lake will have you pinching yourself in disbelief that somewhere could be this picture-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 Tea House, or walking to the far end of the lake on the Lakeshore Trail. After exploring Lake Louise, make your way towards the city of Calgary where your Canadian adventure comes to an end upon arrival.

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.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00hrs

Meals

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Canoeing (rental) CA$105 per hour ($95 per additional half hour)
We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

VANCOUVER - HAMPTON INN VANCOUVER AIRPORT

8811 Bridgeport Road, Vancouver, BC V6X 1R9

This ideally located hotel includes a complimentary airport shuttle, free breakfast bar and is conveniently located on the train line to downtown Vancouver.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £110 | US$144 | Eur132 | AU$186 | NZ$195
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £191 | US$252 | Eur230 | AU$325 | NZ$341
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel offers a free shuttle from Vancouver Airport and picks up every 15 and 45 minutes past the hour from 4:15am to 12:45am. For international arrivals the pick-up area is located between the arrivals gate and the parking entrance. Follow the "Ground Transportation" sign and look for the yellow "Hotel Courtesy Shuttle" sign on your right. For domestic arrivals the pick-up area is located on the ground floor next to the Gateway Valet & Concierge. After passing by the 7-11 and the liquor store on your left, keep going straight until you see the "Ground Transportation" and "Hotel Courtesy Shuttle" signs.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

CALGARY - RAMADA DOWNTOWN

708 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1H2

The hotel is an easy walking distance to local attractions and entertainment and complete with a fitness centre and an outdoor heated pool.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £91-200 | US$119-264 | Eur109-240 | AU$154-340 | NZ$162-358
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £158-350 | US$208-461 | Eur190-420 | AU$269-595 | NZ$283-625
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

To transfer to the hotel visit the Allied Shuttle airport service before exiting the airport terminal, which drops at multiple hotels and costs CAD$15 plus tax per person, a CAD$1-2 tip is also expected. Alternatively, take a taxi which costs approximately CAD$35-30 and takes between 35 to 40 minutes depending on traffic.

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
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Call us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers or

Request a flight quote

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. 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.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

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

There are loads of exciting optional activities available 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. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Reviews

What our trekkers say

4.7 out of 5

TREKAMERICA TRIP TO CANADA!!

Absolutely stunning trip & one of the best experiences of my life

Reviewed July 2017

I booked this trip because a couple of months ago I had realized that I finally wanted to make my dream of seeing Canada become reality. And to go there on my own. To really leave the comfort zone. Problem was, I had never travelled alone before and was absolutely unsure on how to plan a voyage like this. A friend of mine had gone on a similar thing, as I remembered, and when I approached her, she told me about TREK AMERICA. I was fired up about it at once.

Past Trekkers Review

Flippin' Awesome!

Reviewed September 2015

My first trip with TA and boy did it not fail - what an awesome holiday! Started off in Vancouver and travelled north to Whistler, Clearwater (Wells Grey), Jasper, Banff, Kelowna and returning back to Vancouver. The weather ranged from 4 degrees to 40 degrees centigrade so pack clothes for all tempe...

Past Trekkers Review

An epic road trip with new best friends

Reviewed July 2013

This trip was fantastic fun. The first few days were super packed of awesome activities, and helped bond us as a group. The pace then slowed down a bit as we really began taking stock of the wonderful scenery in Jasper and Banff. Our tour leader Nick went above and beyond what was needed, with local...

Canadian BLT From
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