Enjoy the outstanding natural landscapes around southern British Columbia and Alberta with this Canadian Rockies Tour Package lasting 8 Days. You'll visit beautiful locations including Kelowna, Banff and Jasper.
Canadian Rockies Tour Package: 8 Days
Day 1: Vancouver - Kelowna
We'll depart from Vancouver and head east to Fraser Valley. Our first stop will be a short walk through a west coast rainforest to the beautiful Bridal Veil Falls, which takes its name from the veil effect that forms with the falling water. Next, we'll cross the Coastal Mountains and stop for lunch admiring the views of Lightning Lake in Manning Park. Following on, we'll go to the Okanagan semi-arid grasslands to paddleboard on Skaha Lake in Penticton.
The day will end arriving in Kelowna on Lake Okanagan, where we'll have dinner together and stay the night.
Day 2: Kelowna - Banff
After breakfast, the day will begin at 8 am heading west to Banff. On this day you'll have the chance to admire the impressive Canadian landscape as we cross three mountain ranges and four national parks. Our first stop will be Revelstoke, where you'll have the opportunity to try out lake kayaking. Then, we'll continue to the Rocky Mountains, crossing the Kicking Horse Pass, as we arrive into Alberta and Banff National Park.
The day will end in the charming town of Banff, where we'll stay the night.
Day 3: Banff - Rampart Creek (Lake Louise)
The day will begin at 8 am heading to the beautiful Moraine Lake and the world-famous Lake Louise. After visiting these stunning natural landmarks, we'll make our way to the Icefields Parkway. Here we'll see the jagged mountain peaks, glaciers, rivers and lakes. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife! Following on, we'll stop at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake and Mistaya Canyon.
The day will end in Rampart Creek, where we'll stay the night in a rustic, wilderness hostel. You can spend the evening taking a refreshing dip in the creek, relaxing in the wood-burning sauna and enjoying a campfire.
Day 4: Rampart Creek - Jasper
We'll begin the day at 9 am as we make our way to the Jasper National Park. Look out for the mountain goats at the Goats and Glaciers Viewpoint! Following on, we'll visit the picturesque Athabasca Falls, before heading to Maligne Canyon. Here we'll go on a scenic hike across several bridges with spectacular views of the canyon.
The day will end in the town of Jasper, where you'll have the afternoon and evening free to explore.
Day 5: Jasper - Banff
On this day the tour will start at 8:30 am heading south across incredible views along the Icefields Parkway. The highlight of the day will be Columbia Icefield, the largest in the Rockies at 325 square kilometres (125 square miles). Here you can go on a hike to the toe of the Athabasca Glacier, or board an Ice Explorer vehicle.
The day will end in Banff with a group dinner, after which you can enjoy the town's nightlife or relax in the Banff Upper Hot Springs.
Day 6: Banff
After having breakfast, this day will be free for you to explore the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. You can go on a hike, or enjoy the optional activities including whitewater rafting, canoeing and mountain biking.
Day 7: Banff - Kelowna
We'll have breakfast, before leaving the Rockies at 8.15 am and making stops at Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake and the Natural Bridge. Next, we'll arrive in Okanagan Valley. Here there will be a photo opportunity as we admire the scenery from the Kalamalka Lake viewpoint, known for its sandy beaches and crystal clear lakes.
We'll stay the night in Kelowna, where you can spend the evening enjoying the university nightlife or relaxing at the lake.
Day 8: Kelowna - Vancouver
After breakfast, the tour will begin at 8 am, making our way across the Okanagan Lake and the mountain passes towards the west coast. We'll visit the Othello Tunnels, and head to the Fraser Valley, before stopping for lunch in the town of Hope.
The tour will end arriving back in Vancouver.
The tour includes 7 nights accommodation at the following hostels:
- Day 1 & 7: Samesun Kelowna
- Day 2: HI Banff Alpine Centre
- Day 3: HI Rampart Creek
- Day 4: HI Jasper
- Day 5 & 6: Samesun Banff
Pick up points
On the first day of the tour pick up will be at the following hostel locations at the following times in Vancouver:
- HI Vancouver-Jericho Beach (1515 Discovery Street): 7:30 am
- HI Vancouver-Downtown (1114 Burnaby Street): 7:50 am
- Cambie Hostel on Seymour (515 Seymour Street): 8 am
- HI Vancouver - Central (1025 Granville Street): 8:10 am
- Samesun Vancouver (1020 Granville Street): 8:10 am
If you're staying anywhere else, you'll need to make your own way to one of the locations mentioned. On the last day, we'll drop you off at one of the locations listed. Under normal circumstances, expect to be dropped off in Vancouver before 5 pm.
We strongly recommend that you don't book onward travel on the final day of the tour, since traffic or other unexpected circumstances may cause delays.
The minimum age to take part in this activity is 18 years old.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
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Tour in English
* The price varies based on the chosen date
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
7 nights accommodation in mixed gender, hotel dormitory style rooms.
Transport by bus.
English speaking guide/driver.
Paddleboarding on Skaha Lake.
2 group dinners.
4 breakfasts (Samesun hostels).
National Park fees.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).