Family Adventure

day destinations km
1 Vancouver
2 Vancouver
3 Vancouver Victoria 113 km
4 Victoria Pacific Rim 311 km
5 Pacific Rim
6 Pacific Rim Discovery Islands 280 km
7 Discovery Islands
8 Discovery Islands Port Hardy 245 km
9 Port Hardy Prince Rupert 521 km
10 Prince Rupert Stewart 456 km
11 Stewart
12 Stewart Smithers 338 km
13 Smithers Prince George 374 km
14 Prince George Jasper 376 km
15 Jasper
16 Jasper
17 Jasper Banff 292 km
18 Banff
19 Banff Calgary 134 km
20 Excursion to Drumheller (3:30 round trip)
21 Calgary
TOTAL 3450 km
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  • 20 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
  • Breakfasts where applicable
  • Assistance from your Canadian travel specialist (before, during and after the trip)
  • All applicable taxes
  • Protection for foreign travellers through the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
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Max. $120 per rental (€80)


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Book before October 31st, 2017 and choose 2 of these 3 special offers:

1. FREE Bear photo safari
2. FREE Maligne lake cruise
3. $50 discount per adult
* Certain conditions apply (see general terms and conditions)

Detailed itinerary

DAY 1 - Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver, Canada's most beautiful metropolis, ranked as one of the best cities in the world in which to live.

We wish you a great vacation in the land of lakes and rivers!

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DAY 2 - Vancouver

Vancouver is a relatively small city that is best explored on foot.

Spend the day exploring the city's attractions such as Stanley Park and Gastown, and do some shopping on Robson Street and Broadway Avenue. 

Don't miss a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium, which is home to a large number of marine mammals including dolphins, belugas, seals and sea otters.

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DAY 3 - Vancouver Victoria ( 113 km / 03h11 )

And let your Canadian road trip adventure begin!

First you take a memorable ferry ride to beautiful Vancouver Island and Victoria, capital of British Columbia.

The Wharf Street Visitor Centre's Art Deco walking tour also offers a stunning architectural perspective of Victoria: an excellent way to begin your visit.

Victoria's most popular family activities include the Royal British Columbia Museum and the Butchart Gardens.

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DAY 4 - Victoria Pacific Rim ( 311 km / 04h12 )

The Capital is also a good point of departure for a whale watching tour.

Today you head for Ucluelet. Along the way, you could stop in the village of Duncan. Also known as the ''City of Totems'', Duncan is a real Indian village, with more than 80 totem poles lining its streets.

Ucluelet is on the edge of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, where you will find the most beautiful beaches in Canada, bordered by lush temperate rainforest.

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Today is dedicated to exploring Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

The Long Beach section, a long stretch of fine sandy beach pounded by the Pacific surf, is definitely a must-see. Discover this magical place with the help of several easy hiking trails.

You won't want to miss watching the sun set over the ocean from Radar Hill: the view is just incredible!

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DAY 6 - Pacific Rim Discovery Islands ( 280 km / 03h57 )

Next your route continues toward the northern end of Vancouver Island and the Discovery Islands.

Along the away, be sure to stop at Cathedral Grove, a sacred place for the First Nations people and a magical place where you will find enormous 800 year old Douglas firs. Or pay a visit to Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park to see the Sechelt Rapids, which can exceed 3 metres in height, depending on the tides.

Today's destination is Quadra Island in the Discovery Islands archipelago. When you reach Quadra Island, the historical centre of Kwagiulth First Nations culture, prepare yourselves for an idyllic nature experience.

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Located between the Coast Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Quadra Island is the ideal spot to get back in touch with Mother Nature!

Quadra Island offers a wide range of outdoor activities. There is something to please everyone: canoeing, mountain biking, sea kayaking, ocean fishing, sailboat excursions, nature watching, and much more.

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DAY 8 - Discovery Islands Port Hardy ( 245 km / 03h17 )

Today's destination is Port Hardy. Along the way, make a stop in a little out-of-the-way paradise, Telegraph Cove, the best place in the world for orca (killer whale) watching ! This small village will charm you with its small old houses built on piles, lined up along long wooden boardwalk.

Port Hardy is a picturesque fishing village. Be sure to go hiking in the humid forest of Cape Scott Provincial Park.

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DAY 9 - Inside Passage Cruise

Next your adventure leads to Prince Rupert via one of the most spectacular cruises in the world, the Inside Passage. 

No driving today! You set sail on the ''Queen of Prince Rupert'' very early in the morning. A few hours later the fog rises, revealing stunning views of inlets, fjords, wooded islands and the majestic Coastal Mountains.

The cruise ends 16 hours later and 500 km to the north in Prince Rupert, where you spend the night.

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DAY 10 - Prince Rupert Stewart ( 456 km / 05h25 )

Today's route follows the Yellowhead Highway along the scenic Skeena River Valley.

The glaciers become larger and closer as you approach Stewart; some are simply dazzling. Stop to admire the magnificent Bear Glacier, with its magical blue glow.

Your final destination is the small town of Stewart, at the head of Portland Canal, a deep fjord marking a natural border between Canada and the United States (Alaska).

Just before sunset, pay a visit to the renowned Fish Creek, where you will see grizzly bears catching and eating salmon in the wild rapids.

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DAY 11 - Stewart

We suggest exploring this rugged wilderness with a drive up to the spectacular Salmon Glacier, the fifth largest glacier in the world.

At the end of the day, stop off in the Sealaska Pub for a taste of the gold diggers' drink!

You could also treat yourself to a meal of Snow Crab at the King Edward Hotel.

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DAY 12 - Stewart Smithers ( 338 km / 04h19 )

After breakfast, you set out to discover the Gitksan First Nation.

You begin with the village of Hazelton, home to the renowned Ksan Native Village and Museum, a replica of a Gitksan village where visitors can learn about Gixtan culture and watch artists at work.

On your way to Smithers along the Bulkley River you will find a fishing site used by the First Nations for thousands of years. Known today as Moricetown Canyon, here you can observe ancestral salmon fishing methods.

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DAY 13 - Smithers Prince George ( 374 km / 04h10 )

The serene beauty of your majestic surroundings will captivate you in the early morning light. Many Europeans, seduced by this village and its way of life, have ended up settling here.

On the way to Prince George, be sure to visit the Fort St. James Historic Site, an authentic fur trading post dating from 1896 and an important part of Canada's history.  

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DAY 14 - Prince George Jasper ( 376 km / 03h56 )

Today you set out for Jasper National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.

Along the way, stop for a break at the foot of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies

With its plentiful elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer and other large mammals and predators, Jasper National Park is one of the last great protected ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains.

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Optional visit

DAY 15 - Jasper

You have an entire day to spend in Jasper National Park.

Visit the most beautiful attractions, including the picturesque Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, the most photographed island in the world.

Take a hike along the spectacular trails of Maligne Canyon and Mount Edith Cavell.

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DAY 16 - Jasper

Don't be surprised to see elk wandering the streets of Jasper... Maybe they will join you for breakfast!

For families or visitors looking for a less strenuous activity, the Peyto Lake trail offers an easy 15-minute walk to spectacular vistas.

If you are in the mood for a little relaxation, we suggest a visit to Miette Hot Springs, the hottest springs in the Canadian Rockies.

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DAY 17 - Jasper Banff ( 292 km / 03h39 )

Your route continues towards Banff. Be sure to stop along the way at Lake Louise: this magnificent glacial lake is known as the "Jewel of Canada", and for good reason.

The spectacular scenery and shimmering blue green waters of Lake Louise will leave you speechless; it's easy to see why this is one of the most famous sights in the Canadian Rockies.

At the end of the day you reach Banff, a charming mountain town at an elevation of 1380 metres, nestled in a superb alpine setting.

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DAY 18 - Banff

Today you go hiking on Sulphur Mountain. The mountain trails take you up through picture-postcard landscapes, and the summit provides a stunning view across the entire region. A gondola also goes up to the summit.

The area's most spectacular natural attractions include Johnston Canyon, the Bow River Valley and Lake Minnewanka.

Do a bit of shopping in the famous town of Banff, whose streets are lined with an assortment of boutiques where you are sure to find that something special.

 

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DAY 19 - Banff Calgary ( 134 km / 01h25 )

Today you set a course for Calgary, the flourishing metropolis of Western Canada.

The Canadian cowboy capital has many great attractions to offer visitors.

There is something for everyone: enjoy the spectacular 360° view of the city from the top of the Calgary Tower, do some shopping on 8th Avenue, visit Glenbow Museum to learn about the Aboriginal peoples and the colonization of the West, or take a stroll through the National Historical District of Stephen Avenue Walk.

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DAY 20 - Excursion to Drumheller (3:30 round trip)

Today you head north of Calgary to visit a unique attraction for the whole family: the gigantic Tyrrell Museum! 

The Tyrrell Museum houses over 80,000 specimens, including 50 complete dinosaur skeletons, and offers a wide variety of fascinating interactive exhibits. 

You can even watch scientists at work cleaning bones and preparing specimens for exhibit.

Return to Calgary at the end of the day.

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DAY 21 - Calgary

Enjoy the last moments of your western Canadian vacation before heading to the Calgary airport for your flight home.

It's time to say goodbye to the land of lakes and rivers, your hearts filled with beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!

Price

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included
  • 20 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
  • Breakfasts where applicable
  • Assistance from your Canadian travel specialist (before, during and after the trip)
  • All applicable taxes
  • Protection for foreign travellers through the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
icon-minus
not included


GPS rental
Add a GPS to your Travel Kit for $12 / day
Max. $120 per rental (€80)


icon-promo-cad
special offer 2018
Book before October 31st, 2017 and choose 2 of these 3 special offers:

1. FREE Bear photo safari
2. FREE Maligne lake cruise
3. $50 discount per adult
* Certain conditions apply (see general terms and conditions)