8-Day Vancouver And Canadian Rockies Package Tour - 8 Days

8-Day Vancouver And Canadian Rockies Package Tour

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime adventure—an 8-day trip of southern British Columbia and the Rockies—without having to arrange a thing, with transportation, lodging, and some meals provided. From Lake Louise to Maligne Canyon, see the highlights of Yoho, Jasper, and Banff national parks. Enjoy a mix of planned activities, such as short hikes and paddleboarding, and free time to partake in optional extras like rafting and gondola excursions.

8-Day Vancouver And Canadian Rockies Package Tour

Highlights

  • Explore Western Canada’s most magnificent landscapes
  • Visit Yoho, Jasper, and Banff national parks
  • A driver-guide ensures the trip runs smoothly
  • Socialize with other adventure-minded travelers

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Itinerary

Day 1 Vancouver – Kelowna

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

At our first stop, we’ll take a short walk in a west coast rainforest to check out Bridal Veil Falls.

Hope

We’ll stop to pick up lunch supplies in the self-proclaimed “Chainsaw Carving Capital of Canada”, the town of Hope, BC.

Sudbury Beach

After crossing through the Coastal Mountains, we arrive in the semi-arid grasslands of the Okanagan where we’ll go for a paddleboard on Skaha Lake in Penticton.

Kelowna

Then it’s onto Kelowna on Lake Okanagan, our destination for the night. We’ll be replenishing ourselves with a special dinner at Kekuli Café in Westbank, where you’ll get to try Indigenous cuisine.

Day 2 Kelowna – Banff

Last Spike

See this historic site where the last railroad spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven in November 1885, connecting Canada from West to East.

Revelstoke

In Revelstoke, you’ll have the option to go kayaking on a lake, in beautiful, handcrafted wooden kayaks, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery!

Banff

Continuing onwards, we’ll finally enter the Rocky Mountains and cross over the Kicking Horse Pass into Alberta and Banff National Park. Our day finishes in the historic town of Banff, in the heart of the mountains.

Day 3 Banff – Rampart Creek

Moraine Lake

Our day begins at the stunning Moraine Lake, in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Please note that this is a seasonal stop.

Lake Louise

We’ll see one of the most famous and photographed lakes in the world, Lake Louise!

Crowfoot Glacier

See for yourself (sort of!) why it’s called the Crowfoot Glacier.

Mistaya Canyon

We’ll take an easy walk down to the impressive Mistaya Canyon.

HI Rampart Creek Wilderness Hostel

Tonight we stay in a rustic, wilderness hostel alongside Rampart Creek. Why not take a dip in the creek, then relax in the wood-burning sauna, before enjoying a campfire under the stars tonight?

Day 4 Rampart Creek – Jasper

Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre

Our main attraction today is the Columbia Icefield, the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains at 325 square kilometers.

Maligne Canyon

Then it’s on to Maligne Canyon, the deepest canyon in Jasper, for a scenic hike that crosses several bridges with amazing views into the canyon.

Jasper

Afterward, we’ll roll into the Jasper townsite where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon and evening free to explore on your own.
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Day 5 Jasper – Banff

Athabasca Falls

Our first stop is at Athabasca Falls, one of the most powerful and picturesque waterfalls in the Rockies.

Goats & Glacier Lookout

This is followed by a bit of mountain goat spotting (we’re still amazed at how they hold on) at the Goats and Glaciers viewpoint.

Waterfowl Lakes

Then on to Waterfowl Lakes to soak in the backdrop of Mount Chephren, which was named after the 4th Dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh.

Day 6 Banff free day

Banff

Spend the day as you wish in the heart of the Rocky Mountains! Hiking, exploring the town, or for an additional cost rafting the Kicking Horse River, taking the Sulphur Mountain gondola, relaxing in the Upper Hot Springs…you decide!
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Day 7 Banff – Kelowna

Takakkaw Falls

These magnificent falls in Yoho National Park are some of the highest in Canada at 381m! Note: this is a seasonal stop.

Emerald Lake

We’ll stop for photos at the pristine Emerald Lake, also in Yoho NP. Note: this is a seasonal stop.

Natural Bridge

Not far from Emerald Lake, we’ll check out this natural wonder, which spans the Kicking Horse River. Note: this is a seasonal stop.

Kalamalka Lake Lookout

We’ll also stop for a photo at the stunning Kalamalka Lake viewpoint after reaching the Okanagan Valley.

Day 8 Kelowna – Vancouver

Lake Okanagan

Today we cross the beautiful Okanagan Lake and climb over high mountain passes as we make our way to the west coast.

Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Village

Our main destination of the day is Tuckkwiowhum Village, an Indigenous heritage site, where we’ll enjoy a guided tour and interact with a Traditional Knowledge Keeper.

Othello Tunnels

We’ll explore the Othello Tunnels, named after the Shakespearean character, and part of the now-defunct Kettle Valley Railway system, before finishing the tour in Vancouver
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