Seattle - Kamloops (230 miles)
Today, we will travel from Seattle across the Canadian border all the way to Kamloops, BC, an area abundant with stunning scenery and wildlife. On the way, we will stop at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park to enjoy a picnic and walk around.
Kamloops is a city for every season. A place where you skip the crowds, stretch your legs and just escape to the unexpected. Known as the birthplace of freeride mountain biking, Kamloops attracts mountain bikers from around the world looking to ride the rugged landscapes and the desert like climate.
Yoho National Park - Banff (318 miles)
Today, we will explore magnificent Yoho National Park, hiking down trails around Emerald Lake, where we can relax at the lakeshore café and enjoy the views. In the afternoon, we will drive through Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into Alberta. Later, we will enjoy panoramic vistas of mountains as we drive through Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park on our way to Banff, where we will spend the night.
Yoho National Park, AB
These are the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks earn the park its name.
The Emerald Lake in British Columbia, Canada's Yoho National Park is the largest of the park's many lakes and one of the park's most popular spots. The lake is named for the spectacular turquoise color of the water.
Banff National Park - Lake Louise (26 miles)
Today, we will first visit Lake Louise, known for its stunning turquoise waters and its multiple hiking trails. In the afternoon, w will visit Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks.
Banff is a small town located within Banff National Park in Alberta. It is within distance of several hiking mountains and is home to many shops and boutiques.
Banff National Park, AB
Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.
Lake Louise is a glacial lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park. The lake is known for its vibrant blue-green coloration, which comes from rock flour carried into the lake by the water of the nearby melting glaciers.
Valley of the Ten Peaks
A region located in Banff National Park, this area is so named because the ten summits of the mountain range in the distance are clearly visible. It is an open valley area that also includes Moraine Lake.
Peyto Lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park is known for its stunning aqua-blue coloration. It can be best seen from a viewing point just off the Icefield Parkway; this is considered one of the best views in Canada.
Icefields Parkway - Jasper National Park (153 miles)
We will spend the day driving along the Icefields Parkway, passing stunning vistas, jagged mountains, glaciers and wildlife. We will stop to take short walks near the Bow Glacier and Peyto Lake, as well as having the option to take a helicopter flight over the Columbia Icefield or strap on crampons and walk on the Athabasca Glacier.
Jasper National Park, AB
Offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience - with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains.
The Athabasca Glacier is the most-visited glacier in North America. It is one of the eight major glaciers of the Columbia Icefield. The Icefield Interpretive Centre is next to the glacier, and is where visitors can arrange tours.
Whistler and Vancouver (544 miles)
We will spend today exploring the area around the Whistler Resort, where we will enjoy a backdrop of fantastic scenery as we explore this cute ski town. Later in the afternoon, we will drive over the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway to arrive in Vancouver in the evening.
The highlight of this Canadian mountain town is the Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort, the largest ski resort in North America. Whistler Blackcomb sees more than two million visitors every year. In the summer, parts of it become a bike park.
Sea to Sky Highway
The "Sea to Sky Highway" is the name given to the section of Highway 99 from Horseshoe Bay to Pemberton. From Horseshoe Bay, the highway travels along the coastline.
Vancouver - Seattle (121 miles)
This morning, we will go sightseeing in Vancouver, visiting the waterfront, the Gas Lamp District, Chinatown and Stanley Park. Afterwards, we will return to Seattle, where the tour will come to an end around 8:00pm.
This city in British Columbia is the most populated metro area in western Canada. This historic city grew from an 1867 settlement called "Gastown." Visitors can take a boat ride to nearby Victoria on Vancouver Island.
The Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Canada's west coast, is the largest Chinatown in Canada. It is also a National Historic Site, and its many historical locations, shops, and eateries make it a popular destination for tourists.
Named for seaman "Gassy" Jack Deighton, this historic district in Vancouver has a colorful history that culminates in its function today as a hub for technology and popular shopping and dining locale for tourists and locals alike.
One of Vancouver's main tourist attractions and beloved by visitors and locals alike, this massive park on the western coast of Canada is not to be missed. Stanley Park was the first park in Vancouver, and remains the largest.