The Great National Parks from Yellowstone to the Rockies

A long and beautiful journey is waiting you ! You will visit both Western Canada and the North Western America. So you will see different provinces and landscapes, punctuated by the most beautiful hikes. Many stops at various places which make you understand our North America culture.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Vancouver

    Vancouver Transfer to the hotel

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 2 Vancouver/ Whistler

    Vancouver/ Whistler Visit various attractions of Vancouver City in the morning: Granville Island, Queen Elizabeth’s garden overlooking the city , Stanley Park ... In the middle of the afternoon, transfer to Whistler. Installation in a camping in the late afternoon. (D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 3 Whistler

    Whistler is famous for his ski resort called Whistler Blackcoombs. Near the Pacific, we find a forest of giant trees: Douglas fir, red cedar, hemlock west. In altitude, we find an alpine flora and impressive glaciers. Optional: Mountain biking, cable car, zip line, rafting … (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 4 Whistler - Wells Gray

    Whistler - Wells Gray On direction to the Provincial Park Wells Gray. Throught the road you’ll see the impressive coastal mountain range to the interior of British Columbia. Plural Stops to admire the glaciers, turquoise lakes and wildlife. Installation in a camping facility on a ranch bordering the park. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 5 Wells Gray Provincial Park

    Wells Gray Provincial Park Exploring the Wells Gray Park. Stop at Helmcken Falls and Dawson then to Clearwater Lake. In the afternoon, hiking on Trophy Mountain through alpine meadows (2 trail 12 km round trip). Back to camping and relaxation. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 6 Wells Gray - Jasper National Park

    Wells Gray - Jasper National Park Arrival to Jasper National Park, We pass by Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Overlander Falls to walk or hike the Kinney Lake trail. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 7 Jasper National Park

    Jasper National Park Full day in the park for us to enjoy the grandeur of the wild landscape : Maligne Lake , canyons and maybe watching some grizzly bears and elk. Cruise is plan on Maligne Lake, Optional: discovery of Spirit Island and hike the trail Bald Hill. Back to Jasper in late afternoon. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 8 Jasper National Park / Yoho / Golden

    Jasper National Park / Yoho / Golden Departure for the Icefields Parkway through the Columbia Icefield. Stops at Sunwapta Falls, Athasca and the Columbia Glacier. Numerous stops to discover glaciers, waterfalls and the Emerald lake. By mid afternoon ride to the feet of falls Falls Takkakaw high 250 meters in Yoho Park. Installation in a hotel in Golden. (B, L)

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 9 Golden / Banff National Park

    Golden / Banff National Park Discovery of Banff and Lake Louise area. Excursions around Lake Louise classified as World Heritage by Unesco. Stop at Moraine Lake to admire its beautiful color in the heart of the valley of the ten peaks. Swimming in hot springs Upper Hot Spring in the evening in Banff. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 10 Banff National Park

    Banff National Park Exploring Banff and hiking in the park. Optional bike tour or canoe , horseback ride, cable car ... Back at the campsite in the evening. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 11 Banff National Park / East Glacier

    Banff National Park / East Glacier On the road to the Glacier National Park in the United States. Stop on the way for the visit of Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump where we’ll learn more about the lifestyle of Native Americans who lived the region and their close relationship with buffalo. Cross the US border and installation in the camping bordering the park. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 12 East Glacier National Park

    East Glacier National Park Exploring the East Glacier. This area provides access to alpine meadows, blue lakes and numerous glaciers. The region is conducive to watching grizzly bears, mountain goats and eagles. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 13 East Glacier/ Lac Macdonald

    East Glacier/ Lac Macdonald We reach Lake McDonald by the famous road "Going to the Sun" from Hidden Lake. The landscape is breathtaking. We cross the watershed line separating rainwater flowing into the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic. Hiking and views along this road. Installation in camping near the park. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 14 Lac Macdonald / Missoula

    Lac Macdonald / Missoula Always in beautiful mountains views, lets go to Missoula. Walks and swimming around Flathead Lake. Installation to a hotel in the late afternoon. (B, L)

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 15 Missoula / Yellowstone

    Missoula /  Yellowstone On road to the most famous American parks: Yellowstone. Afternoon devoted to a first approach to its wonders and its extremely rich fauna. Excursion on the terraces of Minerva, basins on the petrified unreal colors in the Mammoth Hot Springs area. Walk between the most famous geysers, Old Faithful, gushes at fixed times. Hiking in Yellowstone Canyon and if we're lucky, unusual encounters with impressive local wildlife: bears, elk , buffalo ... (L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 16 Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park Continuation of the Yellowstone national park discovery (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 17 Yellowstone National Park

    One more day in Yellowstone. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 18 Yellowstone / Grand Teton National Park

    Departure to Grand Teton National Park, south of Yellowstone Park named for the characteristic shape of its mountains. Possibility of hiking in the area of ​​Yellowstone Lake or Lake Jackson side of Grand Teton Park. Installation in a camping. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 19 Grand Teton National Park

    Hiking day to Cascade Canyon for wildlife watching. Deer, bears and foxes roam the canyon. By late afternoon, visit Signal Mountain for a view of the plain, the Snake River and the peaks of the Grand Tetons. Opportunity to visit the village of Jackson Hole. Back at the campsite in the evening. (B, L, D)

    Accommodation : Camping

  • Day 20 Grand Teton National Park / Bozeman

    Last moment before going to Bozeman City and go to the airport.

    Accommodation : Hotel

  • Day 21 Bozeman / Return flight

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

  • Day 22 Return flight

    Return flight and arrival.

Dates & prices

Departures for French-speaking groups:

From To Price per person Guaranteed Booking
C$4,390 No Book now!
C$4,490 Yes Book now!
C$4,390 No Book now!

Trip code: UCAWEST

Notes

The cost includes:


· Transportation in passenger van
· Camping gear (except sleeping bag)
· Hard-foam mattress
· Admission to the National Parks
· Camping fees
· Services of a guide
· 20 nights accomodation including 16 in camping
· 50 meals
· Applicable taxes

The cost does not include:


· Air travel
· Personal expenses
· Alcoholic beverages
· Non-included meals
· Shower in some camping
· Tips
· Sleeping bag

Practical info