12-Day Western Canada Itinerary-0

12-Day Western Canada Itinerary

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Western Canada is home to some of the country's most spectacular scenery, with mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes, and Pacific coastline. Think Western Canada and Mountains and bears spring to mind. But our intrepid readers have also explored the region’s First Nation heritage and found great places to stay – one without a roof!

  • Trip Code WesternCa_OBCAN
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  • Group Size 16-50
    Difficulty Level Easy
  • Days 12
All about the 12-Day Western Canada Itinerary

Western Canada – Western Canada Itinerary: Top Things to See and Do – is home to some of the country's most spectacular scenery, with mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes, and Pacific coastline. Think Western Canada and Mountains and bears spring to mind. But our intrepid readers have also explored the region’s First Nation heritage and found great places to stay – one without a roof!

Stunning and rugged mountains, mighty rivers, thundering waterfalls, majestic wildlife, and sparkling lakes—all of this and more await you on your Cosmos escorted tour through Western Canada. On your vacation, you’ll discover the mountain towns in the Canadian Rockies—Banff, Jasper, Whistler, and Sun Peaks—and enjoy the spectacular scenery and fresh mountain air. You can explore the cities—Vancouver, Calgary, and Victoria—and take a ride on an all-terrain vehicle on ice that is 1,200-feet thick. Be sure to pack your camera to capture all that British Columbia and Alberta have to offer.

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  1. Day TWELVE - 12 Western Canada is home to some of the country's most spectacular scenery, with mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes, and Pacific coastline. Think Western Canada and Mountains and bears spring to mind. But our intrepid readers have also explored the region’s First Nation heritage and found great places to stay – one without a roof!

    Western Canada – Western Canada Itinerary: Top Things to See and Do – is home to some of the country's most spectacular scenery, with mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes, and Pacific coastline. Think Western Canada and Mountains and bears spring to mind. But our intrepid readers have also explored the region’s First Nation heritage and found great places to stay – one without a roof!

    Stunning and rugged mountains, mighty rivers, thundering waterfalls, majestic wildlife, and sparkling lakes—all of this and more await you on your Cosmos escorted tour through Western Canada. On your vacation, you’ll discover the mountain towns in the Canadian Rockies—Banff, Jasper, Whistler, and Sun Peaks—and enjoy the spectacular scenery and fresh mountain air. You can explore the cities—Vancouver, Calgary, and Victoria—and take a ride on an all-terrain vehicle on ice that is 1,200-feet thick. Be sure to pack your camera to capture all that British Columbia and Alberta have to offer.

  2. Day 01 – Fly to Prince Rupert: This took all day as I flew from Toronto to Vancouver and then Vancouver to Prince Rupert. Prince Rupert is near the Alaskan border so it is far north. Getting there from just about anywhere other than Vancouver is a full day's journey.

    Here is Big Adventures’ Western Canada itinerary (My personal experience, indeed).

    Ø  Day 01 – Fly to Prince Rupert: This took all day as I flew from Toronto to Vancouver and then Vancouver to Prince Rupert. Prince Rupert is near the Alaskan border so it is far north. Getting there from just about anywhere other than Vancouver is a full day's journey. I was told that flying into Terrace, BC, which is about an hour and a half away by car along a spectacular route is less expensive. You can take the train from Terrace to Prince Rupert as well; however, it does not run every day.

    Ø  Day 02 & 03 – Two days in Prince Rupert: Great hiking, canoeing and kayaking, food, and friendly people make this one of the best small towns I've visited. Story to come!

    Ø  Day 04 & 05 – Two days aboard Via Rail traveling from Prince Rupert to Jasper: This train ride involved a one-night stop in Prince George. Time on the train is approximately 33 1/2 hours as it covers over 1,100 km. Because freight trains have priority on the tracks, it is rarely on time and usually late, sometimes by a few hours. It's a beautiful trip and I met lots of wonderful people on it. It runs about every other day but check the Via Rail schedule.

    Ø  Day 06 – Drive the Ice-fields Parkway from Jasper to Banff: This is a 3-hour drive so I thought there would be plenty of time to stop and enjoy. Because there was so much of interest and I stopped frequently, I covered only about half of it in seven hours. It is spectacular. I think it is a drive that everyone should do at least once.

    Ø  Day 07 – Explore Banff and Area: One day certainly does not do this area justice. And, unfortunately, my one day was a Saturday which made it really challenging to get around. There were people and cars everywhere trying to see Lake Louise, going to Canmore, strolling around town. You really have to stay in town on such a day and explore the semi-urban hikes, shopping, and museums or go early to a trail that is not known around the world.

    Ø  Day 08 & 09 – Take the Rocky Mountaineer between Banff and Vancouver: This is a luxury train with full service of meals and drinks, and your overnight hotel in Kamloops. Staying overnight here as I did in Prince George means that all travel is during the day.

    Ø  Day 10 & 11 – Explore Vancouver: If you've never been you could spend a week or more in Vancouver but I spent just a couple of days as I have lived in Vancouver and visited before. Still, I found new things to do and will share my recommendations again in futures.

    Day 12 – Fly home :-)

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