Western Canada : the Rockies

Conquer the majestic Rockies, with their breathtaking landscapes and untamed wilderness.

Western Canada : the Rockies

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Ideal duration : 16 days –
15 nights

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Venture into Western Canada and discover the wonders of nature through the Rocky Mountains. Start your trip with a visit to the Cowboys’ capital of Canada, Calgary, before heading to the region’s must-see sites, such as Lake Louise and Banff, which will amaze you with their breathtaking scenery. Hike in one of the most beautiful national parks and discover the fascinating history of the Gold Rush by visiting the region’s historic mining towns. You can also go horseback riding or whale watching in the surrounding waters. This trip will leave you with unforgettable memories of the natural beauty of Western Canada.

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  • Canada’s Cowboys Capital
  • Lake Louise & Banff, the wonders of Western Canada
  • Hiking in one of the world’s most beautiful national parks
  • Journey back to the days of the Gold Rush
  • Horseback riding
  • Whale watching
Voyage Ouest Canada Les Rocheuses vacances séjour

Day 1: Calgary

Today, your destination is Western Canada’s thriving metropolis, Calgary.

Don’t miss out on the best spots in Canada’s cowboy capital: the Calgary Tower for a panoramic view of the city, 8th Avenue for shopping, the Glenbow Museum to relive the era of settlers and Indians, and the Stephen Avenue Walk for its historic district.

Day 2: Banff

Departure for Banff. En route, be sure to stop off at Lake Louise, rightly considered the jewel of Canada.

The spectacular scenery of Lake Louise, with its sparkling turquoise waters, will leave you speechless.

For the less athletic, the Lac Peyto hike offers breathtaking views in just 15 minutes of easy walking.

At the end of the day, we arrive in Banff, a charming mountain village built at an altitude of 1,380 metres, surrounded by majestic mountains.

Day 3: Banff

Today, take a hike on Mount Sulphur. The trail winds its way through a picture-postcard setting, and its summit offers a breathtaking view of the region. You can also climb the mountain by cable car.

Before leaving the country, head to the famous village of Banff for a spot of shopping. The streets of the city center are adorned with a thousand and one boutiques.

Day 4: Jasper

Today, we’re off to Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

En route, take a health break at the foot of the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson.

With its many elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer and other large animals and predators, Jasper National Park represents one of the last great ecosystems of the Rockies.

Day 5: Jasper

A full day to enjoy Jasper National Park, the largest park in the Rockies.

Treat yourself to its finest attractions, such as the superb Lac Maligne and Spirit Island, the most photographed island in the world.

Hike the spectacular trails of Maligne Canyon and Mount Edith Cavell.

Day 6: Mile Ranch

Drive to the Cariboo region, where you’ll arrive at a heritage site dating back to the gold rush era of the late 1800s and early 1900s, located at 108 Mile House in British Columbia, Canada. From 1867, the ranch played an important role in the development of the region as a post house serving miners and trappers traveling on the legendary Cariboo Wagon Road, once called “the eighth wonder of the world”.

Voyage Ouest Canada Les Rocheuses vacances séjour
Voyage Ouest Canada Les Rocheuses vacances séjour

Days 7 and 8: Kleena Kleene

You take the Freedom Highway, the only road heading east. The spectacular gravel track leads partly on one track, to the Heckman pass at 1524 m alt. The lodge is set in the heart of a vast, untamed landscape of endless forests and sleepy lakes. Here you’ll experience Canada as you’ve always dreamed of it.

Day 9: Hagensborg

Bella Coola is at the other end of Highway 20 to Williams Lake. This is the only road leading to the town. From Bella Coola, BC Ferries sail to Bella Bella, then along the Inner Passage coast to Port Hardy and Prince Rupert. Bella Coola is located 100 km inland from the Pacific, giving it a temperate, sunny climate. The Bella Coola valley is ideal for hiking, canoeing, wildlife watching, horseback riding, mountain biking and helicopter tours.

Days 10 and 11: Port Hardy

Departure for Port Hardy.

En route, stop off at the remote paradise of Telegraph Cove, the world’s best orca-watching area. This small village will charm you with its period houses on stilts linked by a long wooden sidewalk.

Port Hardy is a beautiful, picturesque fishing village.

Day 12: Campbell River

Follow the east coast of Vancouver Island to Campbell River, home of the sport salmon fishery.

Overnight in Campbell River

Day 13 and 14: Tofino

This morning, a beautiful undulating road takes you to the west coast of Vancouver Island, en route you can stop off at Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park, the last remnant of the rainforest that covered the island over 1000 years ago. You’ll continue westward to Vancouver Island. Make sure you have enough memory for your camera, because a panorama of great beauty will unfold before your eyes. Here you’re venturing into truly wild territory. Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of ecological and geographical diversity

Lodging in Tofino.

Voyage Ouest Canada Les Rocheuses vacances séjour
Voyage Ouest Canada Les Rocheuses vacances séjour

Day 15: Vancouver

You’ll arrive in Vancouver via the Strait of Georgia. You have the rest of the day to explore Vancouver and the surrounding area.

Suggestions include the MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Granville Island, Mount Grouse and Stanley Park.

Lodging in Vancouver.

Day 16: Departure for France

Last day to enjoy the city before heading to the airport for your return flight to Paris.

Further information

From €3,400 per person (based on 2 people), including..:

 

international flights from Paris, airport taxes, accommodation in a double room, a zodiac trip to Tofino, a whale-watching marine safari, a horseback ride at Kleena Kleene, car rental for the entire stay.

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