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Canadian Rockies, Wildlife & Vancouver Island

Trip Length

Trip Code

13 days PNPWV

Maximum Passengers

13 people
Minimum Age
18

Countries Visited

Canada

Start City

End City

Calgary Vancouver, Bristish Columbia, Canada
Canadian Rockies, Wildlife & Vancouver Island

The Canadian Rockies are a kaleidoscope of mountains, lakes, glaciers and awe-inspiring beauty. Walking and rafting at Yoho National Park is the way to experience a park whose name is actually the native word for ‘awe’. The old saying 'a picture tells a thousand tales' is never more apt than when faced with the view at iconic Lake Louise. At Banff we canoe, bike and search for wildlife, whilst at scenic Athabasca Glacier we join a guided glacier hike. We pay homage to Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, before returning to city life with a stay in cosmopolitan and vibrant Vancouver.

Why we love it:

Canadian Rockies, Wildlife & Vancouver Island


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Calgary - Banff

Accommodation: Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge or similar, Banff

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Day 2: Banff National Park

Accommodation: Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge or similar, Banff

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Day 3: Icefields Parkway - Jasper

Accommodation: Pocahontas Cabins or similar, Jasper

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Day 4: Jasper National Park

Accommodation: Pocahontas Cabins or similar, Jasper

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Day 5: Mount Robson - Williams Lake

Accommodation: Sandman Inn Williams Lake or similar

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Day 6: Tweedsmuir Provincial Park

Accommodation: Eagle's Nest Resort or similar

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Day 7: Tweedsmuir Provincial Park - Bella Coola

Accommodation: Bella Coola Mountain Lodge or similar

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Day 8: Bella Coola

Accommodation: Bella Coola Mountain Lodge or similar

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Day 9: Nanaimo

Accommodation: North Shore Inn or similar, Port Hardy

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Day 10: Tofino

Accommodation: Canadian Princess Resort or similar

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Day 11: Tofino

Accommodation: Canadian Princess Resort or similar

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Day 12: Victoria

Accommodation: Howard Johnson or similar, Victoria

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Day 13: Vancouver

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Your Trip

What's Included

Transport

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Canada
At the time of writing, Australians, Americans, British, New Zealanders and most European nationals do not require a visa for Canada. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Canada

City to City – Jan Morris Wild Is Always There: Canada Through the Eyes of Foreign Writers – Greg Gatenby (edited by) Maple Leaf Rag: Travels Across Canada – Stephen Brook Native Peoples and Cultures of Canada – Allan Macmillan Who Has Seen The Wind – W.O. Mitchell Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town: Stephen Leacock The Klondike Quest – Pierre Berton The Promised Land – Pierre Berton Ribbon of Highway: The Trans Canada Highway Coast to Coast by Bus – Kildare Dobbs


Important Information

Peregrine Adventures and Grand American Adventures.

This trip is operated by our partners, Grand American Adventures, a US based company with nearly 40 years experience in adventure travel. They also share our ethos for offering unique holiday adventures. As this is a code-shared departure you can expect there to be both Grand American Adventures and Peregrine travellers on your trip.

In the event of an emergency or if you wish to report a problem on tour please do not hesitate to call Grand American Adventures' toll free* 24-hour emergency contact number.

Toll-Free (*in the US): 1 (800) 345 - 8777
International: 001 (310) 719 - 9877

Possible Itinerary Amendments

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, our stated itinerary should be used as a guideline.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

17 April 2014


General Contact Details

Peregrine AdventuresPhone: 1-800-663-5132
E-mail: sales@peregrineadventures.com
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