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Snap Canada

North America

Duration: 11 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Sightseeing, Walking Tour Physical rating: Easy
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 168032
Starts: Vancouver, Canada Finishes: Vancouver, Canada
You will Visit
  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Kamloops
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • Vernon

Itinerary

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Day 1: Vancouver to Whistler

Welcome to the Pacific Coast and the start of your trip! Not many cities can claim fusing big-city living with the great outdoors, but with its skyscrapers, beaches, forest and mountains, Vancouver has somehow nailed that perfect mix and we will be back! But first we head up the Sea to Sky highway and first up is Squamish, known as “The Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada. We'll stop in at its picturesque harbor for some Snaps and then we are to Whistler. The rugged, handsome landscapes of Whistler are gorgeous all year long, from the ancient mountain peaks to the alpine hiking trails. First up though, stretch out those legs for an optional zipline on the 'superfly'. One of the world's best, do it alone, or jump in a tandem with a buddy - after all 102km an hour is not for the faint hearted. Dinner's on us tonight & make sure you rest up, because adventure is on the cards all day tomorrow. Optionals

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Day 2: Whistler

Today is yours to enjoy this beautiful mountain resort. Perhaps you'll want join us in an exciting Peddle and Paddle trip (optional), challenge yourself to the Ziplines or do some hiking on one of Whistler's trails. This afternoon you'll have an opportunity to take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain.

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Day 3: Whistler to Kamloops

We have the morning free in Whistler where you will have the opportunity to browse the shops and cafes of Whistler village. After lunch we travel further into British Columbia, through the Lillooet Mountain Range towards our night stop in Kamloops.

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Day 4: Kamloops to Jasper

Get ready Rockies, here we come! Today we will drive into the spectacular Rocky Mountains, via the scenic Yellowhead highway. En route, we will stop to view Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies, as well as drive past Moose Lake. You also have a chance to go white water rafting today! (Optional/seasonal)

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Day 5: Jasper

Rise 'n' shine - it's time to get out there with your cameras, we are heading out early to get some pics of Pyramid Lake, the light is awesome at this time of day and there is a better chance to see wildlife! Later, we have an easy hike though Maligne Canyon. Towering limestone walls will watch over us as we take in the scene, making our way across bridges to the thrilling soundtrack of rushing water. Nature goals achieved, we'll jump on the coach and head to Maligne Lake, famous for the azure colour of its water, and today we’ll show you why. Drink in the beauty of the surrounding snow-capped mountains from the shore, or take an optional cruise out to iconic Spirit Island, the most photographed image in the Rockies - we'll bet you know the one. Later, we'll leave you to your own devices to explore the cute town of Jasper.

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Day 6: Jasper to Banff

On our way to Banff today, you'll be glued to the windows as we pass the waterfalls, lakes, meadows, glaciers and towering mountains that make up the Columbia Icefield Parkway. Wheel across the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer, and cure that cotton-mouth with a drink of pure H2O, just be careful not to stick your tongue to the ice... Peyto Lake and Lake Louise (you're sure to have seen these on Instagram) are the perfect place to snap your next profile pic, and make sure those eyes stay peeled for wildlife. We'll also make a special stop at stunning Morraine Lake and its Ten Peaks before heading into Banff

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Day 7: Banff

We have two days free to enjoy everything that Banff National Park has to offer. You're able to sightsee, hike, shop, or just relax in the beautiful town of Banff. Why not take the optional gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain where spectacular views of Banff await? Or take a breathtaking helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains, a once in a lifetime experience. Join us one night for an optional horseback ride and steak fry.

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Day 8: Banff to Vernon

Its a Snap early start today to beat the crowds! First up is Johnston Canyon and a short hike to the lower falls and for the more adventurous you can jike to the upper falls. Its a jawdropping day of changing scenery as we cut through three national parks on our way to Vernon: Yoho National Park with its valley of waterfalls and meadows, and home to the amazing engineering feat - the Spiral Train Tunnel. Next up is Glacier National Park, which boasts over 400 (wait for it) glaciers (surprise) and Rogers Pass. Lastly, we'll see Mt. Revelstoke National Park's towering peaks and raging waters. Dinner in Vernon tonight is our shout & after cramming three national parks into one day, really, you deserve it. You'll probably also be hankering for a beverage after such a long day, and fortunately, the city's array of traditional pubs are happy to help you out on that front.

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Day 9: Vernon to Vancouver

Hello Big City! Today we travel via the Coquihalla and Transcanada highways enroute to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver with time to explore the city this afternoon.

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Day 10: Vancouver

Feel the young vibe of this city while exploring its hip shops & cafes. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbor & head out for a night on the town!

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Day 11: Depart Vancouver

Today its time to say a final farewell as your tour ends this morning.

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    Tour Highlights:
    • Enjoy the shopping & activities in and around the quaint village
    • Hike one of Whistlers' many trails
    • Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range
    • See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffey & Kamloops Lakes
    • Scenic drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Rocky Mountains
    • View Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies (weather permitting)
    • Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies
    • Visit Maligne Lake, the largest in the Canadian Rockies (seasonal)
    • Walk to Athabasca Falls
    • See the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall
    • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the 'Ice Explorer'
    • See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal)
    • Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Chateau
    • See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel
    • Drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks See Kicking Horse Valley
    • See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels
    • See Lake Okanagan & its large floating bridge
    • See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion's Gate Bridge
    • Visit the Totem Poles of Canada's First Nations People in Stanley Park