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Canadian Rockies Adventure 10D/9N
Start: Vancouver / Finish: Calgary
Category: Self-Guided Adventure
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   WHAT'S INCLUDED
Included Bus Transfers:
- Vancouver to Kelowna
- Kelowna to Banff
- Banff to Calgary

Calgary Airport Drop-Off

9 Nights Accommodation in Hostels, 3* or 4* Hotels, Depending on Package:
- 2N Vancouver
- 2N Kelowna
- 4N Banff
- 1N Calgary

Included Experiences:
- Granville Island Market Tour
- Choice of Discover Banff's Day Tour
- Choice of Discover Lake Louise Tour

English Speaking Guide for All Tours
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   WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Vancouver Airport Pick-Up

Transfers To/From Bus Stations

Other Meals & Drinks

Personal Expenses

Tips

Travel Insurance

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This 10-day journey takes you through stunning Canadian landscapes, starting in Vancouver with culinary delights, passing by the Okanagan Valley and Lake, and spending 4 nights in breathtaking Banff and its surrounding mountains.

Highlights:

  • Visit the world-famous Granville Market in Vancouver
  • Relax and enjoy Kelowna and Okanagan Lake
  • Discover Banff and visit breathtaking Lake Louise
   GENERAL

Overview:

On Day 1 make your way to your accommodation with a free evening in Vancouver. Enjoy a morning tour to Granville Market on Day 2 and a free afternoon to explore the city. Travel to Kelowna on Day 3, with some free time for optional activities on Okanagan Lake on Day 4. On Day 5 travel to Banff. Get ready on Day 6 for your Banff Discovery tour. You have a free day in Banff on Day 7, and a Lake Louise tour on Day 8. On Day 9 catch a bus to Calgary. Your trip ends on Day 10 with a Calgary airport drop-off.

 

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Vancouver Accommodation Check-In

Today you will make your own way to your accommodation in Vancouver for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to get settled in and explore the city. Overnight in Vancouver.

 

Day 2: Granville Island Market Tour

Make your way to the meeting point at 10:30 to start your 2-hour Foodie Tour. Granville Island Market is a world-famous hub for food, art, and culture. Weave through the stalls, immerse yourself in the vibrant community, and learn about the local artisans and their produce. Taste 20 different Canadian signature treats. Savour the different flavours from delicious sourdough bread, locally produced cheese, & charcuterie to delightfully sweet donuts.

This afternoon and evening you will have free time to explore all the sights this beautiful city has to offer. Overnight in Vancouver.  



Day 3: Bus Vancouver to Kelowna

Today will be a travel day as you take a bus from Vancouver to Kelowna departing around 12:00 pm. Sit back, listen to some music or read a book and enjoy the scenery as you ride through the countryside, reaching Kelowna in the late afternoon. Make your own way to your accommodation, get checked in, and enjoy a free evening in this beautiful place. Overnight in Kelowna.

 

Day 4: Free Day in Kelowna

Enjoy a free day in Kelowna, located in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Kelowna, the largest city on Okanagan Lake, derives its name from an Okanagan language term for "grizzly bear". Relax or go out and enjoy one of the many lake activities. Feel free to go out for a walk and discover the city's bars and restaurants by night! Overnight in Kelowna.

 

Day 5: Bus Kelowna to Banff

Say goodbye to Kelowna today and take an early morning bus to Banff, departing around 08:30am and arriving around 17:30 - 18:00 hrs. Upon arrival in Banff, make your own way to your accommodation to check in and explore the beautiful city on your own. Overnight in Banff.



Day 6: Discover Banff Day Tour

Today you will choose between two exciting day trips in Banff: Johnston Canyon Icewalk or Discovering Banff's Wildlife.

Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Go on 2.5-hour Icewalk where you will discover and learn how the Johnston Canyon was formed. This 5.2km (3.2 miles) walk will take above a prime wildlife habitat as you traverse the steel catwalks built into the side of Johnston Canyon. You will visit Bow Valley Parkway, Lower and Upper falls, Walk through a natural cave and see Rockies geology. Enjoy amazing views of the canyon and river below and dress warmly. We recommend skiwear, including hat, gloves, and some warm boots to prepare for your experience.

Discovering Banff's Wildlife

After being picked up at your accommodation at 8:30am, discover stunning scenery on a half-day tour. See some of the historic sights and landmarks, go on a short walk to see amazing views, take photos and spot wildlife. Learn about the habitat and heritage while visiting Bow Falls, Banff Springs Hotel, Bankhead, Hoodoos Lookout, Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake.

After your morning activity, enjoy a free afternoon to relax and explore. Overnight in Banff.

Note: You will be picked up for your 4hr Discovering Banff's Wildlife tour at your Banff accommodation at 8:30am (Nov 18th to Apr 16th), 1:30pm (Dec 9th to Ap 16th) or 6:30pm (Dec 9th to April 15th).

 

Day 7: Free Day in Banff

Today you have a free day in Banff to relax and enjoy the surroundings. This evening go out on your own and enjoy your last night in this gorgeous city. Overnight in Banff.  

 

Day 8: Discover Lake Louise Tour

Today you have the choice of two different but equally stunning day tours: Discover Lake Louise or Lake Louise & Moraine Lake.

Discover Lake Louise:

Get picked up from your accommodation around 10am and make the most of Lake Louise. This 7-hour guided visit will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in beautiful surroundings. Stroll along one of the many trails, and perhaps even borrow some snowshoes or take an optional sleigh ride along the lake shore. Enjoy the views of Mt. Victoria and Victoria Glacier and learn their story while you have lunch in the Fairmont Chateau on Lake Louise. Afterward take your transport back to your accommodation in Banff.

Optional 2 hr Dog Sled tour for $165 per person, to be arranged locally, Lunch not included.

Lake Louise & Moraine Lake:

Get picked up from your accommodation around 1:30pm and start your guided 4-hour tour. You will visit Lake Louise, the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies", and Lake Moraine, both part of a UNESCO world heritage site, as well as see the following: Bow Valley Parkway, Castle Mountain, Lake Louise, The Fairmont, Chateau Lake Louise, Moraine Lake. You will have time to take pictures of these stunning surroundings and take a short walk to the rockpile and viewpoint over Lake Moraine. Enjoy the many tales of the mountaineering history and local legends. Afterwards take your transport back to your accommodation in Banff.

 

Day 9: Bus Banff to Calgary

Check out of your accommodation and catch your bus to Calgary, only a short 1.5  hour ride. Enjoy the afternoon with free time to walk the city and see the sights. Overnight in Calgary. 

 

Day 10: Calgary Airport Drop-Off

All good things must end. Today you will check out of your accommodation and end your trip with a drop-off at the airport in Calgary. We wish you happiness and health for your journey onward.

   DETAILS
Departure Times
Everyday


Duration
10 days.

Departure Point
Vancouver Accommodation Check-In

Arrival Point
Calgary Airport Drop-Off

Special Instructions
Please contact Bamba Experience at go@bambaexperience.com to confirm your departure information at least 1 week prior to your first day of travel.

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CANADIAN ROCKIES ADVENTURE 10D/9N - HOSTEL DORM
You will share a room with other travellers in hostel dorms.
Price per person: $916 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
CANADIAN ROCKIES ADVENTURE 10D/9N - HOSTEL DOUBLE
You and your travel partner will share a room in hostels.
Price per person: $1,248 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 2
CANADIAN ROCKIES ADVENTURE 10D/9N - HOSTEL SINGLE
You will have your own room in hostels.
Price per person: $1,985 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
CANADIAN ROCKIES ADVENTURE 10D/9N - 3* HOTEL DOUBLE
You and your travel partner will share a room in 3* hotels.
Price per person: $1,492 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 2
CANADIAN ROCKIES ADVENTURE 10D/9N - 3* HOTEL SINGLE
You will have your own room in 3* hotels.
Price per person: $2,367 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1
CANADIAN ROCKIES ADVENTURE 10D/9N - 4* HOTEL DOUBLE
You and your travel partner will share a room in 4* hotels.
Price per person: $2,162 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 2
CANADIAN ROCKIES ADVENTURE 10D/9N - 4* HOTEL SINGLE
You will have your own room in 4* hotels.
Price per person: $3,796 USD
Minimum number of passengers: 1

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Important: This tour is available on request, so please make sure to check availability with us before making any plans or booking your flights. Despite the fact that this tour may be listed as leaving every day, bookings still depend on availability, and dates may need to be changed. Those interested in this tour should book months in advance and expect to wait at least two to seven days for confirmation before booking flights or extra activities and accommodations.


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