National Parks of the West

Vancouver – Vancouver (18 Days/17 Nights) National Parks of the WestNational Parks of the West

For those who like to travel at a more leisurely place, this tour offers an ideal way to savour the very best Canada’s West has to offer. Experience the scenic Okanagan Valley and Mt. Revelstoke National Park, a delight in high summer. See the Kootenays leading to the magnificent Waterton Lakes National Park in souther Alberta. Nature lovers will love the many hiking trails and the rich wildlife. The wonders of the Rocky Mountains await travellers as they travel along the famous Icefield Parkway through the national parks of Banff and Jasper. A unique wilderness lodge awaits travellers in Gold Bridge where one can feel truly immersed in BC’s wildlife. Then finish off the tour in Vancouver, one of the world’s most beautiful cities that boasts it all, mountains, wildlife, beaches, and vibrant communities.

Included Highlights are:National Parks of the West 1 National Parks of the West 2 National Parks of the West 3

  • City Tour of Vancouver
  • Drive through the fertile Okanagan Valley, home to orchards bearing fresh fruit, beautiful wineries and world class golf courses
  • Visit to Historic O’Keefe Ranch in the Okanagan
  • Stop for a hike at the Giant Cedars Boardwalk Trail near Revelstoke and walk among the towering cedars, many that are centuries of years old
  • Drive along the scenic Crowsnest Pass filled with Mountains, Valleys and Rivers
  • Explore Waterton Lakes National Park – view beautiful scenery and the chance to see wildlife such as Elks, Moose, or Bears
  • Enter the United Sates and enjoy a stunning drive along the famous “Going-to-the-Sun Road” where you can see waterfalls, glaciers, lakes, and mountains
  • Stop at Logan’s pass to take in the spectacular view and go for a short hike
  • Explore Glacier National Park – chance to see wildlife such as Mountain Goats or Bighorn Sheep
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Full day in Banff National Park to explore (See the “Optional Add-ons” section at the bottom of the page for more activities)
  • Visit the Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • Take the Banff Gondola up to Sulphur Mountain
  • Visit the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
  • Stops at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
  • Explore Yoho National Park and Emerald Lake
  • Stops at Peyto Lake, and the Columbia Icefield
  • Ice Explorer Excursion onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Stop and Short Hikes at Athabasca Falls and Maligne Canyon
  • Boat Cruise at Maligne Lake
  • Drive along the famous Yellowhead Highway with stunning views of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies
  • Visit Wells Gray Provincial Park and view Helmcken Falls and Spahats Falls
  • Visit Historic Hat Creek Ranch on the way to Gold Bridge.
  • Enjoy 2 nights at the secluded and beautiful Tyax Wilderness Resort located at a picturesque lake and surrounded by forest. Please look at he “Optional Ad-ons” section at the bottom of the page for more activities while you stay here.
  • Free Afternoon upon Arrival in Whistler (See the “Optional Add-ons” section at the bottom of the page for more activities)
  • Travel by Ferry to Vancouver Island
  • View artistic Murals in Chemainus
  • Discover the charm of Victoria, B.C.’s elegant capital with a City Tour
  • With plenty of free time in Victoria (See the “Optional Add-ons” section at the bottom of the page for more activities)
  • Explore the Butchart Gardens
  • Travel to Vancouver by Ferry
  • Free Afternoon upon Arrival in Vancouver (See the “Optional Add-ons” section at the bottom of the page for more activities)
  • City Tour of Vancouver
  • North Vancouver Excursion which includes:
    • Visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge
    • Visit Cleveland Dam and short walk through the nature to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery
    • Visit Grouse Mountain
  • Stop at Granville Island on the way to the Airport. Where one can buy delicious and unique local treats to bring home with them.

All our programs are suggestions based on successful tours that we regularly offer and operate.

All tours can be changed and customized to meet your specific needs. From changing the destinations, the length of the tour, to the standard of hotels, we are happy to work with you and make your dream trip possible.

We have not quoted specific rates as hotel rates fluctuate daily in accordance with their supply and demand. Therefore we require your expected travel dates in order to provide you with a quote.

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Optional Activities you can add on to your tour:

  • Kelowna
    • Wine Tasting in the Okanagan
    • Play a round of Golf in the Okanagan
  • Banff
    • Helicopter Tour over the Canadian Rockies
    • Horseback Riding Adventure along the Bow River
  • Jasper
    • Go on a Float Trip in a Raft (Calm Excursion)
    • Go on a White Water Rafting Adventure (More Intense Excursion)
  • Clearwater
    • Canoe Excursion with Picnic in Wells Gray Provincial Park
  • Tyax Mountain Lake Resort
    • Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking are all available at the resort
    • Horseback Riding and ATV rentals are available as excursions
    • Scenic Flight by Float Plane
  • Whistler
    • Short hike along the Lost Lake nature Trail (1.5 hours)
    • Take a Gondola up Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain
    • Take the Peak2Peak Gondola
    • For Adventure Seekers:
      • Mountain Biking
      • Zip-Lining
      • Bungee Jumping
  • Victoria
    • Visit the Royal British Columbia Museum
    • Go Whale Watching
    • Go Fishing with a Guide and Chartered Boat
    • Take a Scenic Sea-Plane Tour or Travel to Vancouver by Air
  • Vancouver
    • Visit the Vancouver Aquarium
    • Rent Bikes and ride along the Stanley Park Seawall
    • Rent Kayaks or try Stand-Up-Paddle-Boarding
    • Visit Granville Island
    • Visit a wide variety of Museums
      • Vancouver Art Gallery
      • Museum of Anthropology
      • Science World
    • Take a Scenic Sea-Plane Tour
    • End your trip on a high note with a “Sunset Dinner Cruise”. Enjoy a delicious West Coast themed catered dinner as the boat takes you on a tour of the best viewpoints of Vancouver. 

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