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BEGINS IN: BANFF, ALBERTA

Spectacular Western Canada: Grizzlies, Orcas and Totems

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Program #21439RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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 a deluxe Skeena train and on a study 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

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Banff, Alberta, 2 nights; coach to Jasper, 2 nights; Skeena train to Prince George, British Columbia, 1 night; train to Prince Rupert, 3 nights; ferry to Port McNeill, 1 night; coach to Nanaimo, 1 night; ferry to Vancouver, 1 night; departure.

Date Notes
6/16/2014
Our program dates are carefully planned to coincide with prime bear viewing season at Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary which is mid-May through July.6/30/2014
Our program dates are carefully planned to coincide with prime bear viewing season at Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary which is mid-May through July.7/14/2014
Our program dates are carefully planned to coincide with prime bear viewing season at Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary which is mid-May through July.

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11 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips

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