Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains

Easy Trips Vancouver Itinerary Rocky Summer Mountain Tour
(The Canadian Summer) – Tour Details

The Rocky Mountains (or the Rockies) are a major mountain range in western North America. The Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles (4830 Km) from the northernmost part of British Columbia, in western Canada, to New Mexico, in the southwestern United States.

Much of the mountain range is protected by public parks and forest lands, and is one of the most popular destinations in Canada. The Rockies are much known for hiking, mountaineering, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.

DAY ONE – VANCOUVER TO VALEMOUNT

SCHEDULEACTIVITIES
07:00Meet at the corner of Seymour St & Cordova St. opposite the Waterfront Station
09:30Rest stop in the Hope Area
11:00Lunch break in Kamloops. An afternoon highlight is a stop at Spahats falls, one of westerns Canada most impressive.
05:30Check in to our hotel in Valemount.
06:00Canadian BBQ (included).
07:00Is hockey night in Valemount! Enjoy a robust game of ball hockey.

DAY TWO – VALEMOUNT TO BANFF
A full and busy day of awe inspiring scenery

SCHEDULEACTIVITIES
07:00Breakfast at the hotel (included)
09:45Depart Valemount. En Route to Jasper and the Province of Alberta, we stop at Mount Robson for some photos and a stretch break.
10:45Time to explore Jasper and grab a picnic lunch for later.
12:00Athabasca Falls, a great place to eat your picnic lunch.
01:45The Columbia Ice fields and Snowcoach Ride. (Bring a hat, glows, warn jacket and sunglasses. It can be really cold on the glacier and the sun reflects off the ice so sunglasses are helpful).
Afternoon highlights en route to Banff include Peyto Lake and Bow Lake.
01:45Check in to the Mt. Royal Hotel in the heart of Banff.
Tonight its PARTY NIGHT in Banff! For those that want a country atmosphere there is Wild Bills and for those that want to dance the night away there is the ever popular Aurora Night Club!

NOTE: The drinking age in Alberta is 18, not 19 like in BC. To guarantee entrance to the night clubs in Banff we suggested you bring your passport.

DAY THREE – BANFF TO GOLDEN

SCHEDULEACTIVITIES
08:00Depart hotel and enjoy a guided tour of Banff with stops at Surprise Corner and Bow falls.
09:15After the Banff tour we a ride up to the Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for those that have chosen this option. Afterwards you have free time to explore Banff.
01:30We say good bye to this cozy mountain village and head to Lake Louise. At Lake Louise you have plenty of time to go for a canoe paddle or hike around the lake on one of the many trails.
After Lake Louise we visit stunning Moraine Lake and the Valley of the ten Peaks. From there we pas through Kicking Horse Pass and Yoho National Park en route to Golden.
06:00Check in to the Sportsman Lodge, Golden. Indoor pool, hot tub and waterslide.
07:00BBQ around the campfire (included).
07:30Learn to Line dance at Camp West Trek!

In the evening we have our End of Tour Party around a campfire as we roast marshmallows in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.

DAY FOUR – GOLDEN TO VANCOUVER

SCHEDULEACTIVITIES
08:00Breakfast at the hotel (included)
This morning we pass through Glacier National Park , over Rogers Pass and past Mt. Revelstoke National Park.
10:00Rest stop at the historic Last Spike.
At Sicamous we head south to the heart of the Okanagan Valley. We stop at the Enderby Flea Market for a quick round of find the best Toonie Bargain. After Enderby we pass through Vernon and along the shore of several pretty lakes.
01:00Lunch stop in Kelowna in the central Okanagan.
Our last stop is at the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope where you have time to walk through the gorge via the old rail way tunnels.
07:30Expected arrival back in to Vancouver.


SUGGESTED CLOTHING:
Swimming suits for the hot tubs and pools. Proof of medical insurance. Government Photo ID (Passport & student ID). Good walking shoes or hiking boots. Night club attire for Banff. Warm jacket, hat and gloves.

ATTENTION:
Please visit http://www.translink.ca/ website for public transit Maps & Schedules.

We accept all major Credit Cards (Visa, Master card & Amex)

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