CANADIAN PARKS WALK

Hike and walk through the Canadian Rockies' most breathtaking scenery. Accompanied by a locally-based certified hiking guide you will experience the best hiking trails that Jasper, Banff and Yoho National Parks have to offer, before ending your adventure with a stay in Vancouver. This is a truly amazing Canadian walking holiday.

Itinerary

Day 1, Seattle and Paul Lake Provincial Park

On the first day, the trail at Paul Lake Provincial Park offers a lovely setting for a chance to get acquainted, while loosening those legs for the rich variety of trails that lie ahead. Accommodation: Camping with meals included

Day 2-4, Jasper National Park

Fill the next three days with some amazing walks and hikes, like Maligne Canyon, Mount Baldy, Opal Mountain and Five Lakes, that define the utter serenity of Jasper National Park. Conditions permitting, hike the trails at the base of Mt. Edith Cavell, while listening for the thunderous echoes of huge chunks of ice falling from hanging glaciers or take a non-walking day and mountain bike, canoe or just ride the gondola to the top of Whistler Mountain. Accommodation: Camping with meals included

Day 5-7, Banff National Park

Leaving Jasper for Banff National Park, witness one of the world's most beautiful drives, the Icefields Parkway, and experience some of its jewels close up: walk along the brink of Sunwapta or Athabasca Falls, explore Athabasca Glacier on our included, guided tour, and stand in awe high above the powder-blue surrealism of Peyto Lake. We have three days to explore the incredible diversity of this splendid national park. Consider hiking to one of the famous teahouses near Plain of Six Glaciers or Lake Agnes. Both offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountain scenery, while the extra effort required to reach Plain of Six Glaciers will be soon forgotten when you are photographing the nearby glacier. Hike through Sentinel Pass to the startling views of Lake Moraine or take the easier route and just stroll the shoreline. Revive those muscles with a soak in Banff's naturally heated hot pools, rent a canoe, get back on the trail, check out the wildlife or just enjoy the spectacles of this wondrous park. Accommodation: Camping with meals included

Day 8-9, Yoho National Park

Heading into Yoho National Park, consider white-water rafting on the aptly named Kicking Horse River. Yoho offers what is truly one of the world's great one-day walks, the Iceline Trail (conditions permitting) or take the shorter route via Twin Falls or over the pass, to Emerald Lake. For an easier but still glorious day, walk to the base of Takkakaw Falls and relax under a pine tree as the highest waterfall in Canada free falls 1000 feet. No matter what option you choose, all will agree that Yoho National Park is wild and wonderful - Canada at its best! Accommodation: Camping with meals included

Day 10, British Columbia Provincial Park

Leaving Yoho, we head back towards civilisation, but we're not there just yet, with one more British Columbia Provincial Park and one last beautiful trail to enjoy. Accommodation: Camping with meals included

Day 11, Vancouver

Arrive the next day on Canada's west coast, in one of North America's most vibrant and liveable cities, Vancouver. Take in the magnificent skyline from the footpaths of Stanley Park, and stroll along English Bay Beach at sunset. Top off the evening with dinner in Chinatown and some nightlife in Gastown. Accommodation: Camping with meals included

Day 12, Vancouver to Seattle

Returning to the Emerald City, don't miss the view from the top of Seattle's famous Space Needle for the ultimate end to a great tour. Tours ends at approx 17:00 hours in Seattle on day 12.

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