Big West Tour (Accommodated) (9n)

The Big West is the ideal tour if you want to explore the major highlights of the Canadian Rockies and the highly variable interior of British Columbia, and Whistler in a minimum 10 days. With the Big West tour, you get the opportunity to stay overnight in sunny Kelowna, picturesque Lake Louise, bustling Banff, and beautiful Jasper, and action packed Whistler with many adventure stops along the way!

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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: YVRBNT/167935
  • Starts: Vancouver, Canada
  • Finishes: Vancouver, Canada
You will Visit
  • Vancouver



Day 1

Day 1 Vancouver to Whistler
Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park
Cypress Mountain viewpoint - best view of Vancouver
Sea to Sky highway - stretch rivals the Canadian Rockies for scenery
Shannon Falls - At 335m, these falls are 3rd highest in Canada
Stawamus Chief - 2nd largest granite monolith in the world, a climbers heaven!
Whistler Village - great nightlife


Day 2

Day 2 Whistler to Vancouver
Lots of optional activities:
Whistler Bungee - 55m bungee into a scenic river canyon
Zipline - Adrenaline adventure through a west coast rainforest
Peak to Peak - gondola holds two world records - longest freespan between towers (3.03km) and highest (436m)
Ride the Whistler Blackcomb bike park like the pros - best downhill in the universe


Day 3

Day 3 Vancouver to Kelowna
Bridal Veil Falls - so named for the resemblance to a bride’s wedding veil
Hope - Kawkawa Lake for lunch (optional and seasonal)
Kelowna - semi arid region with a 100km long lake and an included jet boat tour on the lake


Day 4

Day 4 Kelowna to Banff
Rogers Pass - High mountain pass famous for avalanches
Natural Bridge and Emerald Lake - river erosion and aqua blue lakes
Banff - town of renown beauty and adventure


Day 5

Day 5 Banff to Lake Louise
Johnston Canyon - walk along the catwalks anchored to the walls of the canyon
Takakkaw Falls - 2nd highest falls in Canada at 350m (seasonal)
Lake Louise - Famous aqua blue lake, the most visited place in the Rockies
Moraine Lake - Stunning aqua blue lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks (seasonal)
Enjoy a campfire in the wildnerness and check out the Milky Way


Day 6

Day 6 Lake Louise to Jasper
Icefields Parkway - one of the most scenic drives you could ever travel
Columbia Icefields (Athabasca Glacier) - Largest ice cap south of the Arctic circle covers 325sq km
Maligne Canyon - an interesting limestone canyon with fossils
Maligne Lake - lots of wildlife can be spotted on the way to this lake
Jasper townsite - another beautiful alpine town, less commercial than Banff


Day 7

Day 7 Jasper to Banff
Athabasca Falls - Water thundering through a narrow limestone canyon
Parker Ridge - breathtaking alpine lookout (seasonal)
Peyto Lake - our favourite - see why…
Bow Lake - another beauty


Day 8

Day 8 Banff
Take the entire day to explore the Banff area (non-travel day)
Do one of the optional adventure activities:
Raft the Kicking Horse River
Explore the heart of the Rockies on horseback
Hike in the alpine
Soak in the hot springs
Mountain bike the trails


Day 9

Day 9 Banff to Kelowna
Giant Cedar’s boardwalk
Kalamalka Lake - this turquoise gem is one of Canada’s most beautiful lakes


Day 10

Day 10 Kelowna to Vancouver
Cruise along the scenic shorelines of Okanagan and Skaha Lakes
Included paddleboard tour on Okanagan Lake
Explore Manning Park and Lightning Lakes
Hope - The site of Rambo’s First Blood that kicked off Vancouver’s reputation as Hollywood North

    • Accommodation
    • Transport and Tour Guide
    • Paddleboard tour
    • 3 dinners
    • National Park fees
    • All taxes

      Hostel 4-6 bed dorm

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