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BEGINS IN: BANFF, ALBERTA

Spectacular Western Canada: Grizzlies, Orcas and Totems

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Program #21439RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Discover the breathtaking range of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta and the magnificent wildlife and natural beauty of British Columbia. The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks are richly adorned with mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, limestone caves and fossils. In British Columbia, the Inside Passage teems with marine life from humpback and killer whales to dolphins, porpoises, sea lions and more, while on shore the ancient coastal rainforest provides habitat for grizzlies and many other mammals. Join expert naturalists for an exploration of the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Coast Mountains and the waterways of the West on this wildlife and wilderness adventure.


Highlights

• Explore Banff, Yoho and Jasper national parks with experts and learn about their rich ecology and geology.
• Experience British Columbia’s diversity of landscapes aboard Via Rail's Skeena train and on a BC Ferry cruise.
• In the Khutzeymateen, observe North America’s highest grizzly bear concentration in their natural environment.

Activity Notes

Walk up to two miles daily; gentle elevation gains, stops for interpretation. Embarking/disembarking ferries, trains and vessels. Please be prepared for some late night arrivals and long days due to ferry and train schedules (subject to change).

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Vancouver, BC, 1 night; ferry and coach to Port Hardy, 2 nights; ferry to Prince Rupert, 4 nights; train to Prince George, 1 night; train to Jasper, 2 nights; coach to Banff, 3 nights. Coach transfer to Calgary. Departures from Calgary.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips

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4.4
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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