Real Canada Tour Package ( 11 Nights / 12 Days)

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Duration

11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

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12 people

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About this tour

Canada, the second-largest country globally, is a land of astounding natural beauty and cultural richness. Its vast landscapes encompass lush forests, crystalline lakes, and majestic mountain ranges, creating a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Yet, it’s not just the remarkable scenery that defines Canada; it’s a multicultural mosaic, celebrated for its inclusivity and commitment to social welfare, epitomized by its universal healthcare. The nation’s cities, from the vibrant Toronto to the picturesque Vancouver and the artsy Montreal, pulse with diverse cultural scenes, while the pristine wilderness offers endless adventures. With a robust economy, enviable quality of life, and an open-armed embrace of diversity, Canada stands as a beacon of opportunity and natural grandeur in North America.

Highlights

  • Visit Lake Louise and Okanagan Lake
  • Hike lush forest trails
  • Mountain bike in the valley of five lakes
  • Canoe and raft Canada's best waters
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Experience glaciers and snow-covered mountain peaks

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Itinerary

O Canada! Home of ice hockey and Drake, and source of your soon-to-be fondest travel memories. It all begins in Vancouver. Make sure you’re at the hostel for 6 pm so that you can attend the welcome meeting, where you can greet your tour guide and fellow travellers. If you arrive with time to spare maybe pick up a donut and a 'double-double' (that’s coffee with two cream and two sugars) from Tim Hortons.

You've got a long drive ahead today (approximately 5.5 hours) but you’ll also get your first glimpses of Canada’s incredible scenery along the way. Say goodbye to Vancouver this morning and hit the road, stopping en route for a chance to stretch your legs. Continue to the town of Hope where you’ll have the chance to grab some lunch, then carry on to the hills of the Kamloops region for a night of camping. Settle into your peaceful surroundings and enjoy a night of swapping stories beneath the stars.

Rise and shine for your first real taste of Canada’s great outdoors. Visit Mt Revelstoke National Park, home of the world’s only inland temperate rainforests. What’s that mean? Evergreen woodland with ancient trees and moss-covered ground, just like the forests in fairy tales. The park is home to a small herd of woodland caribous plus grizzly bears and moose, along with a population of banana slugs. Get your fill of bush and beasties and then travel over Rogers Pass to Glacier National Park. Stop at the visitor centre and take in the panoramic views from lookouts along the way. Continue to Golden where you’ll spend the night.

Drive through the stunning mountainous landscape of Yoho National Park. There are a couple of ways to explore the terrain. If you’d like to break in your boots your leader can point you in the direction of the best trails to tackle. Another option (not for the faint of heart) is to battle the wild waters of the aptly-named Kicking Horse River on a guided rafting tour. Please note, this is an optional activity booked through an outside company that will incur an extra cost. If you’d like to take things a little easier, perhaps book a canoeing activity on the calm waters of Emerald Lake. Floored by the scenery? You could always lie back on the riverbank and watch the world float by. Later, reconvene with the group and head to Takkakaw Falls, stop for a photo op and then continue to Banff National Park. The drive today covers 130 kilometres (80 miles), and you’ll spend the night near Banff so you can get stuck into the park tomorrow.

Today's your chance to explore Banff at your own pace, as there are no formal activities planned. Established in 1885, Banff is the oldest national park in the country, and contains over 1600 kilometres (995 miles) of hiking trails. Chat to your leader about the optional activities on offer today, which – depending on your enthusiasm and budget – can range from shopping on Banff Avenue or Bear Street to unwinding in Banff Hot Springs’ steamy waters or renting a bike to explore the Vermillion Lakes. Don’t forget that some of the best walking in the country can be done in Banff, so ask your leader about what’s right for you.

Today you’ll visit two of the west coast’s most picturesque glacier-fed lakes. First is lovely Lake Louise. Nestled between two blue mountains, the lake is beautiful no matter the season. Next up is Moraine Lake where depending on the time of year the water ranges from clear to aquamarine. Located in a rocky valley and rimmed by verdant spruce trees, Moraine Lake is sure to knock you off your feet. Spend time exploring both lakes and their surrounding areas, then return to camp.

Ready for even more spectacular scenery? Today’s drive takes us along the famous Icefields Parkway past the Rocky Mountains. We’ll stop at a few lookouts, lakes and waterfalls along the way, so there will be plenty of opportunities to take the perfect photo. Stop at Athabasca Glacier where you can participate in an optional glacier hike with a professional guide (at own expense). Afterward, continue to Jasper National Park. Today’s drive is just under 300 kilometres (186 miles), which will ideally mean about 4 hours on the road. Because we travel with a small group in a private vehicle, we can make detours and stop along the way according to the group’s interests. Driving times are also affected by weather and other conditions, so make sure to pack a good book or download some podcasts just in case.

Today is as clear as the air in the Canadian Rockies. Choose how you’d like to pass the time in one of the most photographed places in Canada. Your leader will be taking whoever is willing to Lake Maligne (optional but free), where you can hike and explore on arrival. If you like, you can pay extra for an optional cruise on the lake and check out the famous Spirit Island. If you’d prefer to strike out on your own, you may wish to stay behind and head out on one of the many trails in the area. Jasper National Park is famous for its wildlife such as elk, moose, deer, bears and mountain lions, and if you’re lucky you’ll spot some of these wild animals. Just remember to admire them from afar.

Another long day of travel ahead, though broken up with some stops to sightsee. Travel under the watchful eye of Mt Robson (3954 m/12,970 ft), the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Stop off at Mount Robson Provincial Park where you’ll have plenty of time to admire the towering peak and hit the trails to discover the park’s flora and fauna, including more than 182 species of birds as well as mules, whitetail deer, moose, elk and black bears. Then, continue through the beautiful Cariboo Mountains to Wells Gray Provincial Park (around 4 hours). As always, driving time will depend on how many stops are made, and will cover 125 kilometres (77 miles). In the afternoon, there’s time for a hike in the park and a visit to the dramatic Wells Gray waterfalls.

Whistler awaits as the perfect place to stretch your legs after a day on the road (about 9 hours). Named after the unusual call of the equally unusual hoary marmots, which live in the area, Whistler is a mecca for lovers of all things outdoors. While there won’t be much time to explore today, you might want to gather a group and hit Whistler Village. You can find awesome restaurants and bars in the pedestrian-only village. Just remember that getting up early tomorrow is a good idea if you want to make the most of your time here, and plan your cocktails accordingly.

Enjoy a free day checking out the best Whistler has to offer. There are plenty of optional activities available, so chat to your leader to decide what you’d prefer. During the warmer months, hiking is a great (and inexpensive) way to get the lay of the land, just keep in mind that the rugged terrain can make for challenging trails. Zip-lining tours are an amazing opportunity to get an aerial view of Fitzsimmons Creek and, if you’re lucky, see some bears along the way. There are also some great cycle networks in Whistler, so you have the option of paying for bike hire and riding to one of the nearby lakes. Don’t forget to spend some time exploring Whistler Village, a charming pedestrian-only town with plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Famous for its coast-meets-mountains setting, Vancouver is the largest city in western Canada. After a short drive (around 2 hours), arrive back in the city and set out on an orientation tour with your leader. Stroll a section of the 400-hectare Stanley Park, one of the largest urban green spaces in North America, then hop over to Granville Island, overflowing with galleries, markets and lively restaurants. After the walk, bid farewell to your leader and your fellow travellers, as your tour has come to an end.

Frequently asked questions

The best time to visit Canada depends on your interests and the region you plan to explore. For outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing, the summer months from June to August are ideal in most parts of the country due to milder weather. If you prefer winter sports, December to March is great for skiing and snowboarding in places like Whistler and Banff. The fall months (September to October) offer stunning foliage in regions like Ontario and Quebec. However, Canada's vastness means that climate and conditions can vary significantly, so research your specific destination for the most suitable time to visit.

Canada boasts numerous must-visit attractions. These include the awe-inspiring Banff and Jasper National Parks in the Rocky Mountains, the historic and culturally rich Old Quebec City, the bustling multicultural city of Toronto, the natural wonder of Niagara Falls, the vibrant Vancouver with its stunning coastal scenery, and the unique cultural experiences in Montreal. Additionally, exploring the maritime charm of Halifax in Nova Scotia and the remote wilderness of Yukon are also highly recommended.

Canada is generally a family-friendly destination with safe cities, clean environments, and family-oriented attractions. You'll find a wide range of family-friendly activities, including visits to science museums, zoos, and national parks. The country's strong emphasis on education and healthcare contributes to its reputation as a great place to raise a family.

Canada's cuisine is diverse, reflecting its multicultural population. While staples like poutine (fries with cheese curds and gravy) and butter tarts are distinctly Canadian, you'll also find a wide array of international dishes due to the country's diverse heritage. Seafood, including salmon and lobster, is popular on the coasts, while Quebec is famous for dishes like tourtière (meat pie) and maple syrup. Be sure to try local specialties wherever you go.

In Canada, politeness and respect are highly valued. Queuing (standing in line) is customary, and it's considered impolite to push ahead. Canadians are generally tolerant and respectful of cultural diversity, so do your part by respecting others' cultures and traditions. Tipping in restaurants is customary, typically around 15-20% of the bill. Public displays of affection are generally acceptable, but it's essential to be respectful and considerate of others in public spaces. Additionally, Canada has a strong commitment to environmental conservation, so be mindful of eco-friendly practices and recycling.

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