Calgary to Vanouver Tour
Our Classic Tour!
This classic 3 week tour is the perfect choice if you want to get the most out of your Canada vacation. It covers all the highlights of Canadas West Coast and part of Alberta. Starting in Calgary you are soon leaving the city dust and heading towards the impressive Rocky Mountains. Visit hidden treasures like Kananaskis Country and tourist highlights like Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper and the famous Icefield Parkway. Hike the "Berg Lake Trail" in Mt Robson and visit Barkerville Historic Town, one of the biggest Gold Rush Towns in West Canada. Take the ferry on the "Inland Passage" from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy on beautiful Vancouver Island and enjoy West Coast living in the Pacific Rim National Park/ Tofino. From Vctoria the Capital city of BC you are taking the ferry to Vancouver to end your trip with a city tour of one of the most livable cities in the world!
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Day 1 Calgary
Your journey begins in Calgary, the oil metropolis of Alberta and host of the famous Stampede, the greatest Canadian Rodeo show. Take some time to experience the beginnings of the history of the Canadian Railway in the Calgary Heritage Park or in the Glenbow Museum.
Day 2 Canmore (Calgary- Canmore: approx. 110 km)
From Calgary it goes west towards the Canadian Rocky Mountains, past the Olympic Park (venue of the Olympic Winter Games 1988) from where you can see the Rockies the first time. After a short drive you reach Canmore, close to Banff, and have even enough time to explore magnificent mountain lakes like the Lake Minnewanka or simply enjoy the sunset.
Day 3 Canmore
Today you spend the day in Kananaskis Country –still free from tourist masses like in Banff and Jasper. Around these magnificent mountains numerous films like e.g. Brokeback Mountain were shot . Wonderful hikes in the middle of untouched nature are waiting for you. Your return trip to the hotel, off the Highway on a well maintained gravel road is almost a guarantor for unforgettable animal encounters.
Day 4 Jasper (Canmore - Jasper: approx. 305 km)
From Canmore it goes past Lake Louise on the Icefield Parkway to Jasper. The Icefield Parkway is one of the most scenic road of the world. The mountain route takes you on the ridge of the Rocky Mountains, past turquoise blue lakes and snowy glaciers as well as famous landmarks like the Columbia Icefield and the Athabasca Falls to Jasper, where your today’s stage ends.
Day 5 Mt Robson (Jasper- Mt Robson: approx. 90 km)
Today you explore the surrounding of Jasper and undertake hikes at the Whistlers Mountain, Maligne Lake or in the Maligne Canyon before you head west to the highest mountain of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Mount Robson.
Day 6 Mt Robson
During a day hike you take the legendary Berg Lake Trail up to the valley of the 1000 waterfalls. If you are fit enough you may continue your hike and admire some of the waterfalls close by. Alternatively, the environment of Mt Robson has a lot to offer, e.g. a rafting tour (optional).
Day 7 Williams Lake (Mt Robson- Williams Lake: approx. 470km)
Today you leave the Rocky Mountains and head west through Canadian ranch land and along the old gold-digger route to your destination the Rodeo town of Williams Lake.
Day 8 Barkerville (Williams Lake - Barkerville: approx. 210 km)
Back on the old gold-digger route you continue north to Barkerville. Barkerville was founded in 1892 and at that time known as “The Gold Capital of British Columbia”. You will have time enough to explore the historic town.
Day 9 Prince George (Barkerville - Prince George: approx. 195 km)
Today you head for Prince George, the center of British Columbia und junction of the large Highways 16 and 97. There is a lot to see and explore in the former fur-trade town: Railway Museum, Heritage River Trails, Regional Museum, South Fort George, Hudson Bay Slough Bird Sanctuary, Symphony Orchestra, art gallery, Fraser & Nechako Rivers.
Day 10 Smithers (Prince George- Smithers: approx. 370 km)
Day 11 Smithers- Prince Rupert: Ferry Inland Passage
Day 12 Ferry Inland Passage
Day 13 Port Hardy
The northern point of Vancouver Islands is known for spectacular whale watching. Enjoy this unique opportunity as well as the rude coastal landscape of Vancouver Island in and around Port Hardy.
Day 14-15 Quadra Island (Port Hardy- Quadra Island: approx. 240 km + Ferry)
Along the coast you head towards Campbell River where you take the ferry to Quadra Island. Quadra Island is one of the secret tips of Vancouver Island. You spend the night in a beautiful Lodge being located directly at the Georgia Strait. Perhaps you can watch whales from the deck. But you can also do marvellous hikes or an unforgettable guided tour with the sea kayak.
Day 16 Drive to Tofino (Quadra Island-Tofino: approx. 290 km + Ferry)
Today you leave Quadra Island in the morning and head for the famous Pacific Rim National Park at the West Coast. The Pacific Rim National Park is a World Heritage Site und one of the most fascinating natural landscapes of Canada. You will be fascinated by the endless long sandy beaches and cliffs.
Day 17 and 18 Tofino
Enjoy the long sandy beaches of Long Beach and the vast rain forests during numerous hiking possibilities. Optionally you can participate in various guided tours like Sea Kayaking, Whale Watching or Bear Watching.
Day 19 Victoria (Tofino- Victoria: approx. 315 km)
In the early morning you leave Tofino and past the old First Nation towns Duncan und Chemaimus at the east coast of Vancouver Islands, you head for Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Victoria is one of the most beautiful towns of Canada. Optionally you can go on a Whale Watching Tour in the afternoon. Here - with a little luck - you have the chance to watch orcas and grey whales at close distance.
Day 20 Victoria
Today you have time to visit the beautiful city of Victoria in its full splendour. Take some time to walk through the small alleys and discover further Sightseeing Highlights like the Empress Hotel, the Parliament, the BC Museum, Totem Poles and much more.
Optionally you can undertake an excursion to the nearby French Beach Provincial Park/ China Beach.
Day 21 Vancouver (Victoria- Vancouver: approx. 110 km + Ferry)
You take the ferry and return on the famous Inland Passage, past numerous small islands, to Vancouver. Very soon you will see the metropolis from the water and if the sight is good, the coast of the state Washington in the USA and in the distance Mt. Baker. Your journey ends in Vancouver.