Explore Canada

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Get set for an action-packed adventure in Canada's west coast. Bask in the beauty of the Banff and Jasper, conquer white-water rapids on Kicking Horse River and go cycling, trekking, canoeing and paragliding through the breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Admire creaking ice in Glacier National Park, explore the world's only temperate inland rainforest in Revelstoke and go whale watching on Vancouver Island. Seeking a more relaxed pace? Soak in natural hot springs, stroll through Seattle's edgy art museums and browse Vancouver's downtown shopping district. Toast 'smores' over the fire at a cowboy ranch and spot all sorts of iconic creatures, from moose to grizzlies. There is something for everyone on this exhilarating journey through Canada's pristine landscape.

Itinerary

Day 1 Seattle

Try to spend a few days here before this trip starts to discover the heart of the city, from bustling Pike Place Market to the edgy Seattle Art Museum.

Days 2-4 Wells Gray Provincial Park

Boasting some of the country's most pristine wilderness, Wells Gray Provincial Park is a gem in Canada's crown. By day, perhaps explore the area by canoe or horseback then spend evenings toasting s'mores by the fire at a cowboy ranch.

Days 5-7 Jasper National Park

Travel to Mt Robson Provincial Park, home to the highest mountains in the Canadian Rockies, then continue to Jasper. Experience a sense of sublime wonder while camping among ancient mountains and mesmerising blue lakes. Hike Whistler Mountain or go mountain biking in the Valley of Five Lakes.

Days 8-10 Banff National Park

Venture through the breathtaking Icefields Parkway on the way to Banff. Opt to ride an ice-mobile on the Athabasca Glacier and stop in at the chateau at fairytale Lake Louise for a hot drink and some of the most incredible vistas on the planet. A playground for outdoor enthusiasts, Banff has plenty of scenic hiking trails and natural hot springs to while away the hours.

Days 11-12 Yoho National Park/Golden

Get pulses racing on an optional white-water rafting trip on the churning Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park. Visit the amazing Takkakaw Falls and journey through dramatic parkland to the town of Golden.

Day 13 Glacier National Park/Mt Revelstoke National Park

The icy landscapes of Glacier National Park are extraordinary. Admire some of the 400 glaciers on show, before heading to Mt Revelstoke. An afternoon hike offers a great opportunity to see it up close.

Day 14 Hope

Located at the meeting of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers, this chainsaw-carving capital of Canada is speckled with curious statues depicting eagles, bears and cougars.

Days 15-16 Vancouver

Head to Vancouver and enjoy this picturesque city on a bike ride through Stanley Park.

Days 17-21 Vancouver Island/Victoria

Take a ferry to Vancouver Island. Perhaps join a whale-watching tour in Tofino. Visit Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, to see quaint English gardens or spend an afternoon in a waterfront beer garden.

Day 22 Seattle

End the adventure back in Seattle.

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