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Mountie

  • Code #MO
  • 11 Days
Duration
11 Days
/10 Nights
Availability
Jun,2018-Sep,2019
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
Vancouver
Ends in: 
Calgary
Accommodation
Camping
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Trip Overview

Explore British Columbia and Alberta in the wonderful Canadian Rockies, for grand vistas and a wilderness that is still truly wild. Expect picture-perfect lakes, stunning mountain views, top-notch hiking, glacier walking and wildlife sightings. Want even more adventure? Add mountain biking, horseback riding and white water rafting to your list and you won't find a more exhilarating 11 days. The Mountie will take you into the heart of Canada for the perfect outdoor adventure!

Included Highlights 
  • Guided walk on the incredible Athabasca Glacier
  • Relax in the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs in Banff
  • Unearth adventure in all-action Whistler
  • Stay at a rustic guest ranch at Wells Gray Provincial Park
  • Drive the spectacular Icefields Parkway
  • Leisure time at picture-perfect Lake Louise
  • Spot iconic Canadian wildlife in scenic Banff
  • Visit Yoho's Takakkaw Falls & vivid Emerald Lake
  • Hike through Canada's epic alpine scenery
  • Sightseeing & Stanley Park in cosmopolitan Vancouver
  • Admission to national & provincial parks - Wells Gray, Jasper, Banff/Lake Louise & Yoho
Treknical Details

Interests

Mountains
National Parks
Small Group
Wildlife

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Camping
9 Nights
Budget Lodging
1 Night

Food & Meals

  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute CA$15 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).

Resources

Mountie
Download Trek Tips
Vancouver
Download City Guide

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

 

2018 Itinerary

Leaving Vancouver you enter a land of snow-dusted mountains, dark conifers and glistening lakes as you cross the landscape of British Columbia. Travel the old Gold Rush Trail and head to the adventure capital of Western Canada! Don't let the fact that Whistler is widely known for being the ultimate winter resort fool you; Whistler has plenty of action all year round! This place is a wonderland for two wheels so opt for some world-class mountain biking on the incredible trails. For a very different perspective, try zip lining through the tree tops or enjoy a ride through the skies in a glass-bottomed gondola. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or someone who likes to be at one with nature, there's something for everyone in Whistler. In the summer you'll find locals hanging out by the beautiful lakeshores, so why not join them for the perfect afternoon?

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Gondola ride CA$27
Mountain bike rentals CA$20-60 
Extreme zip lining course CA$119-199

Wells Gray is what Canadian dreams are made of. and nature will never have felt closer. Embrace the stillness, silence and isolation. Don't let the fact that Wells Gray is not a national park fool you, this place is stunning! Home to the famous Helmcken Falls, Canada's fourth highest waterfall, the park boasts beautiful meadows full of wildflowers and bear roam freely around the park. Enjoy views of high mountains, deep canyons, brooding old-growth forests and raging white water rivers. Tonight you'll stay at a rustic guest ranch for an authentic Canadian experience inside the park itself.

Accommodation

Cabins included (multi-share)

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Legendary Jasper National Park is your next stop! The largest national park in Canada, Jasper will leave you stunned from the get go, with jagged mountain peaks surrounding you at every turn and wildlife roaming through the wilderness. The sharp-eyed may spot Grizzly Bear or caribou here. People travel from far and wide to marvel at this stunner of a park and to hike or bike its famous trails.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Mountain biking CA$15-$75
SkyTram cable car CA$45

Today's drive will blow your mind as you cruise along the stunning Icefields Parkway. Running parallel to the Continental Divide, it's one of the world's finest drives with the real 'wow' factor!  Next up, you reach Yoho National Park. 'Yoho' comes from the Cree word for awe and wonder and as soon as you start hiking through this national park, you'll soon see how it got its name. The scenery will continue to impress as you walk to Takakkaw Falls, cascading from the mountains to the valley below, and lay your eyes on the incredible Emerald Lake with its glacial hues and forest backdrop. Your leader will guide you on the Wapta Falls & Emerald Loop Trail to explore the best of Yoho. If you're feeling adventurous, embrace your wild side with some optional white water rafting down the aptly named Kicking Horse River, which offers some of the best rapids in the world – not to mention the coldest!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

White water rafting Kicking Horse River CA$100-$170

A nickname like the 'Gem of the Rockies' is a lot to live up to, but it's no sweat for Lake Louise. The imposing chateau looks on as mountains cluster around turquoise waters that have to be seen to be believed! Once you've stopped gawking at the incredible scenery that surrounds you, walk the beautiful lakeshore trail, hike out to the Plain of Six Glaciers tea house, or rent a canoe and soak up the scenery by paddle power and explore the lake at your leisure.

Boot up and breathe in the crisp alpine air with the resident Marmots, bears, porcupines and elk. Whether you explore Banff National Park from the road or on the trails, you'll be left speechless by its endless beauty. With 1600 km of trails, a town full of heritage and some incredible wildlife, you won't want to leave this mountain wonderland. One of the more popular trails in the park is the Sundance Canyon Trail, a laid-back walk past rolling hills and flowing streams and through narrow canyons. You may choose to ride the gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain, or for something really special, take a scenic glacier flight. End your active day with a recharge in Banff's heavenly hot springs.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Banff National Park - Horseback riding CA$65
Aerial gondola/tramway CA$62
Scenic glacier flight CA$195-$325

After a free morning in Banff, make your way to 'Cowtown' or Calgary! This one-time Mountie outpost is a unique city with the epic Rocky Mountain Range as its backdrop, so stay on after your Canada tour if you want to check out the western saloons and rodeo.

This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs

Meals

Camping food kitty applies to this tour
We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

VANCOUVER - HAMPTON INN VANCOUVER AIRPORT

8811 Bridgeport Road, Vancouver, BC V6X 1R9

This ideally located hotel includes a complimentary airport shuttle, free breakfast bar and is conveniently located on the train line to downtown Vancouver.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £110 | US$144 | Eur132 | AU$186 | NZ$195
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £191 | US$252 | Eur230 | AU$325 | NZ$341
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

The hotel offers a free shuttle from Vancouver Airport and picks up every 15 and 45 minutes past the hour from 4:15am to 12:45am. For international arrivals the pick-up area is located between the arrivals gate and the parking entrance. Follow the "Ground Transportation" sign and look for the yellow "Hotel Courtesy Shuttle" sign on your right. For domestic arrivals the pick-up area is located on the ground floor next to the Gateway Valet & Concierge. After passing by the 7-11 and the liquor store on your left, keep going straight until you see the "Ground Transportation" and "Hotel Courtesy Shuttle" signs.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

CALGARY - RAMADA DOWNTOWN

708 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1H2

The hotel is an easy walking distance to local attractions and entertainment and complete with a fitness centre and an outdoor heated pool.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £91-200 | US$119-264 | Eur109-240 | AU$154-340 | NZ$162-358
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £158-350 | US$208-461 | Eur190-420 | AU$269-595 | NZ$283-625
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

To transfer to the hotel visit the Allied Shuttle airport service before exiting the airport terminal, which drops at multiple hotels and costs CAD$15 plus tax per person, a CAD$1-2 tip is also expected. Alternatively, take a taxi which costs approximately CAD$35-30 and takes between 35 to 40 minutes depending on traffic.

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
  • We are ATOL protected and IATA licensed
  • Personal service - you're more than just a number

Call us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers or

Request a flight quote

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Reviews

What our trekkers say

4.7 out of 5

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Past Trekkers Review

Totally amazing.

Reviewed September 2016

This was my first Trek America, it won't be the last. The blue Lakes, bear sighting and the mountains were amazing. Everything was well organised. The tour leader was fantastic she made it even more of a great experience. The group were amazing everyone got on. I did not want the trip to end.

Past Trekkers Review

Most amazing adventure ever, beautiful country

Reviewed September 2015

This was my second adventure with Trek America however it was my first time as a solo traveller. I was slightly nervous at first but luckily I had an amazing group and a fantastic trek leader.I loved every place we visited, the scenery was amazing and the views were just breathtaking especially Lak...

Past Trekkers Review

Best 12 days of my life!

Reviewed July 2015

This was my second trek with Trek America and it was amazing. There were so many highlights from this trip including white water rafting, glacier walks and mountain biking in Whistler. Not to mention all the beautiful scenery that Canada has to offer (and I saw a few bears!). Camping was such a grea...

Why Travel with Trek America

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Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.

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