Canada & the Rockies(Twin Share Room,Start Vancouver, End Vancouver)

Canada & the Rockies
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If lush landscapes are enough to bring a tear to your eye, then British Columbia & Alberta will see you weeping. We'll start in the charming village of Whistler, weaving on to the likes of the Lillooet Mountain Range, Jasper, & Banff, before finally landing amongst the cool vibes of Vancouver. Sign yourself up to countless adventure opportunities along the way.

Highlights
  • Banff - See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel
  • Banff to Vernon - See Kicking Horse Valley
  • Jasper to Banff - See the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall
  • Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies
  • Jasper - Visit Maligne Lake, the largest in the Canadian Rockies (seasonal)
  • Banff to Vernon - Drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks
  • See Kicking Horse Valley
  • Jasper to Banff - Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the 'Ice Explorer'
  • Vernon to Vancouver - See Lake Okanagan & its large floating bridge
  • Banff to Vernon - See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels
  • Visit Banff National Park
  • Whistler - See Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
  • See Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
  • Drive through Kelowna, the largest city in the Interior of B.C
  • Visit Maligne Lake, the largest in the Canadian Rockies (seasonal)
  • See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffey & Kamloops Lakes
  • Whistler to Sun Peaks - See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffey & Kamloops Lakes
  • Jasper to Banff - See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal)
  • Discover the Athabasca Glacier on the 'Ice Explorer'
  • Banff - Visit Banff National Park
  • Drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks
  • Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Chateau
  • Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range
  • Whistler to Sun Peaks - Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range
  • Jasper to Banff - Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise Chateau
  • See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal)
  • See the Saskatchewan River Valley & Weeping Wall
  • See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel
  • Jasper - Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies
  • See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels
  • Vernon to Vancouver - Drive through Kelowna, the largest city in the Interior of B.C
  • See Lake Okanagan & its large floating bridge
Destinations
  • Canada
  • North America
Tour Types
  • 18-30 somethings
  • In-depth Explorer
  • Youth

Location: Vancouver, Whistler

Welcome to the Pacific Coast and the start of your trip! Not many cities can claim fusing big-city living with the great outdoors, but with its skyscrapers, beaches, forest and mountains, Vancouver has somehow nailed that perfect mix. We'll cruise along the glorious clifftop Sea to Sky Highway in search of Whistler.How’s that fresh mountain air? The rugged, handsome landscapes of Whistler are gorgeous all year long, from the ancient mountain peaks to the alpine hiking trails. First up though, stretch out those legs for an optional zipline on the 'superfly'. One of the world's best, do it alone, or jump in a tandem with a buddy - after all 102km an hour is not for the faint hearted. Dinner’s on us tonight – make sure you rest up, because adventure is on the cards all day tomorrow.<br/>

Accommodation: Pangea Pod

Meals: Dinner

Location: Whistler

Come winter, Whistler may be a haven for snowbunnies, but when the weather is warm, it’s activity central. Test your Popeye strength by canoeing along the River of Golden Dreams, zipline over churning rivers or take a hike through scenery that puts most postcards to shame. If you’re feeling lazy, take a gondola or a chairlift to the mountain tops, but don’t forget to explore the village itself – you’ll melt at its cuteness.<br/>

Accommodation: Pangea Pod

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Whistler, Sun Peaks

We're headed out of Whistler to the largest ski area in Canada, Sun Peaks. Along the way we'll enjoy a scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range, admiring the various reservoirs and lakes that sparkle in the wintry sun.Welcome to Sun Peaks! This elegant little village will be our home for the night. Why not take a gondola ride between the two peaks, to soak up those glorious panoramas?<br/>

Accommodation: Sun Peaks Lodge

Meals: Dinner

Location: Sun Peaks, Jasper

Well rested, we'll take in some incredible scenes on our drive this morning, and you might even see the highest point in the Rockies if weather permits.Eating outdoors is essential in these parts, so we'll load you up with a picnic lunch against a beautiful backdrop. And then the outdoors is yours to explore. Want to take the adrenaline levels up a notch? Get involved with our optional white-water rafting experience on the Fraser River. There's nothing like a rafting adventure to confirm that there is no 'I' in team.Jasper will be your home for the next two nights – convenient really, considering it’s the perfect base to explore the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies.<br/>

Accommodation: Athbasca Lodge

Meals: Lunch

Location: Jasper

Rise 'n' shine - it's time to get out there with an easy hike though Maligne Canyon. Towering limestone walls will watch over us as we take in the scene, making our way across bridges to the thrilling soundtrack of rushing water. Nature goals achieved, we'll jump on the coach and head to Maligne Lake, famous for the azure colour of its water, and today we’ll show you why. Drink in the beauty of the surrounding snow-capped mountains from the shore, or take an optional cruise out to iconic Spirit Island, the most photographed image in the Rockies - we'll bet you know the one. Later, we'll leave you to your own devices to explore the cute town of Jasper.<br/>

Accommodation: Athbasca Lodge

Location: Jasper, Banff

On our way to Banff today, you’ll be glued to the windows as we pass the waterfalls, lakes, meadows, glaciers and towering mountains that make up the Columbia Icefield Parkway. Take a walk to the Athabasca Falls, wheel across the Athabasca Glacier on the Ice Explorer, and cure that cotton-mouth with a drink of pure H2O – just be careful not to stick your tongue to the ice... Peyto Lake and Lake Louise (you're sure to have seen these on Instagram) are the perfect place to snap your next profile pic, and make sure those eyes stay peeled for wildlife.We’ll roll into Banff – the unofficial capital of the Canadian Rockies. You’re in cowboy country now, and who are we to buck tradition? Saddle up for a round of drinks before dinner and check into your chalet.<br/>

Accommodation: Tunnel Mountain Resort

Location: Banff

There’s loads on the menu today in Banff: hop on a gondola up Sulphur Mountain, take a heli-tour of the high country. At night, toast the moon with a horseback ride through the back-country complete with a fire-cooked meal to round off the day.<br/>

Accommodation: Tunnel Mountain Resort

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Banff, Vernon

Marvel at the change of scenery today as we cut through three national parks on our way to Vernon. First up is Yoho National Park with its valley of waterfalls and meadows, and home to the amazing engineering feat - the Spiral Train Tunnel. Next up is Glacier National Park, which boasts over 400 (wait for it) glaciers (surprise) and Rogers Pass. Lastly, we’ll see Mt. Revelstoke National Park’s towering peaks and raging waters.After cramming three national parks into one day, you deserve a hearty meal in Vernon. There's plenty of traditional pubs in town, and they'll be able to help you out on the beverage front as well.<br/>

Accommodation: Days Inn

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Vernon, Vancouver

We’re sure you’ll agree that meandering through Canada's wine country – the famed Okanagan Valley - is a great way to kill time on the drive back to Vancouver. It's time to see everything of this magical metropolis that you missed the first time around, we'll treat you to a whirlwind tour of the historic sites.It’s time to see everything of this magical metropolis you missed the first time round. Vancouver’s downtown is world class, and its locals take immense pride in its multiculturalism. Stop for pics at the city's nine Totem Poles - these colourful carved sculptures stand tall in Stanley Park and are a must-see sight that were gifted to Vancouver City. Get out there and get local, do some boutique shopping or even rent a bike and explore the city on wheels. Tonight, give your ears a treat with some live music in the alleys of Yale Town.<br/>

Accommodation: GEC Suites

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Vancouver

A hidden grassroots art scene, eating adventures in abundance, and a pretty seaport setting - your free day in Vancouver will not be short of magic. If the galleries and cute cafes get old, roam one of the city's many parks or gardens or find a spot to take in the surrounding mountain vistas. Top off the day with a dinner cruise and your Vancouver experience is whole and complete.<br/>

Accommodation: GEC Suites

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Vancouver

All good things must come to an end, and so does our alpine adventure this morning. We wish you all a fond salute and bon voyage. We hope we'll be seeing you again soon...<br/>

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • -We'll get 10 of your meals and you get the rest. You can refuel with 5 breakfasts, a lunch and 4 hearty dinners with us but you'll also get an opportunity to sample some of this country's cuisine. Taste it all - from greasy burgers to gourmet fare.
  • -Hotels, lodges and chalets are the name of the game. Think warm, comfy beds and lively communal areas for you and your new travel buddies to socialise.
  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything
  • -A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

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Touring with Contiki

Started by one man with big dreams in 1962, Contiki now offers over 300 trips to 6 continents for 18 to 35 year olds, with the mantra #NOREGRETS. It’s their way of life; it’s about changing your perspective on the world, walking in other’s shoes, witnessing different cultures, religions, and ways of living; it’s about living in the moment, pushing past your comfort zone, challenging yourself to do the things you never thought possible.

Contiki believe that travel is so much more than just ticking boxes and saying you were there. It’s not about doing things for the sake of doing them, or seeing things just because you should. For them, travel is all about experience. It’s the number of sunsets you’ve watched with best friends, the number of ancient landmarks you’ve visited, the number of times you’ve defied your comfort zone and done the extraordinary. So that’s what their trips are all about – the #NOREGRETS experiences that will make you, the traveller, richer than your wildest dreams.

Their incredible experiences encompass all interests and cultures – bathing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, seeing the pyramids of Giza, walking the Great Wall of China, roadtrip along Route 66, watch the sunrise over Uluru, party in Las Vegas, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, zipline through the Costa Rica rainforest, see the Mona Lisa, fly over the Grand Canyon or cuddle a Koala. The cost of your trip ensures Contiki take care of all your travel arrangements, accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, organised activities, plenty of free time and optional ‘me’ time activities to put your own unique stamp on your travel experience.

Contiki cater to all travellers, whether you want to cram in as many destinations as possible and experience everything or stick in one region for a while for an in depth exploration to really get under the skin of the country, they have the trip for you and many other options in between. Choose a purely water-based adventure with their Sailing, Cruise and Beach holidays, or snowy travels with the Winter holidays and even purely camping accommodation to make the most of your holiday budget but still see and experience all your destination has to offer.

Contiki is a founding partner of TreadRight, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation in 2008 to encourage sustainable tourism within its family of amazing travel brands. The TreadRight Foundation acts as an older, wiser sibling to Contiki, guiding them down a more sustainable path. The TreadRight Foundation supports projects that help the environment, protect and conserve ecosystems, and benefit communities. The foundation, along with The Travel Corporation brands, has donated in excess of US$2 million towards international sustainable tourism projects - a figure that continues to rise.

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