Western Canada Route
We recommend you to dedicate the day to continue visiting at your leisure the Banff National Park, among the main attractions of which you will find a fantastic collection of turquoise lakes. And among the many lakes that you will find in Banff, probably the most popular and photographed is Lake Louise, located at the foot of the Victoria Glacier and a must-see during any trip to the west coast of Canada. Lodging in Banff.
After three fantastic days visiting Banff and Yoho National Parks, today your trip to Canada’s west coast heads north. You will drive along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most spectacular scenic roads not only on the west coast of Canada, but also in all of Canada. En route you will have the opportunity to visit the largest ice field in North America located south of Alaska and, if you wish, it is also possible to climb the Athabasca Glacier aboard the Ice Explorer. Overnight in Jasper.
You will have the whole day to visit at your leisure the capital of British Columbia, Victoria, which is not the largest city in the province, but the most beautiful city on the west coast of Canada. Among your visits today we recommend you also include the Butchart Gardens, probably the most popular and award-winning gardens on the west coast of Canada. Lodging in Victoria.
Western Canada map
I don’t want to relate my experience in Western Canada without first thanking all the forer@s who helped me, either by their diaries and/or by their comments, to put together this trip, especially Mapani and Mikes, whom I have “riddled” with questions. Thank you very much.
When I read the travelers’ forum diaries there were just 3 about Western Canada. Now there are some more and I know there are others under construction. It may not add much if you have already read the other diaries (Wapiti, Mapani and Mikes), but if there is something that can help someone, however little, I will take it for granted. My intention is not to give facts about the history, politics, etc. of the different places, as they can be easily found in guidebooks or on the internet, I will simply explain my experience in Canada. It is the first time I write a diary so forgive me if there is something I do wrong.
Other: Personal gifts, parquins, food expenses (which is very personal as everyone decides where and what they want to eat). We have been pulling a lot (not every day) of sandwiches, salads and fruit that we bought in supermarkets. The most expensive supermarkets were in Tofino where, for example, the same package of salami, with the same quantity (175 g) and the same brand, cost 6.29$ and in Vancouver 4.99$ and the same for bread, drinks, etc. Lake Louise was the most expensive place in the Rockies, at least what we bought.
Itinerary canada 30 days
Your adventure on the West Coast of Canada begins by landing in Vancouver, one of the most important port cities in this country. At the airport you will be met by a Viajes Bilbao Express assistant who will transfer you to your hotel.
By mid-afternoon you will arrive in Kamloops, where you will have time to settle into a Country Resort and enjoy its facilities and the surrounding nature. Finally, a good dinner will serve to close the day.
After a light lunch at the Lake Chalet, you will enjoy the Spirit Island Cruise (optional). In the afternoon, after visiting Patricia Lake and the Pyramid, you will return to the hotel to enjoy the activities offered by the Resort, such as boat or canoe rides, or even a hike around Beauvert Lake, which means “beautiful green lake” in French. If you want to do any other tailor-made activity, Viajes Bilbao Express can offer you a wide range of activities. Like all the lakes in the region, this region is popular for its hiking trails, bird watching and other recreational activities.
* The price ranges indicated have been calculated based on the low season of the destination and based on the most economical airfares possible, there may be supplements for high season and/or availability on more expensive airfares.
Visit the downtown area, with its authentic cowboy boutiques and the famous Heritage Park where we will learn how the railroad and oil shaped Calgary’s history. Then we will drive along the Trans-Canada Highway to Banff National Park – watch for moose, black bears and grizzlies!
We will visit the most beautiful Canadian lakes: Moraine Lake (from June to September), Lake Louise, from where we will observe the Victoria Glacier and the mythical Emerald Lake, what does it owe its name to?
Heading to Jasper National Park by the Glacier Road. On our way we will be amazed by the majesty of the Crow’s Foot Glacier and the Bow and Peyto lakes (during the summer months). Once on the Athabasca Glacier, in the Columbia Icefield, we will enjoy a ride on the Ice Explorer, a special vehicle that will allow us to walk on the glacier itself.