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Spectacular Summer Sojourn to Western Canada and The Rockies

Location: Vancouver, Rocky Mountains, Whistler, Kamloops, Banff & Banff National Park, Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Calgary, and more!

  • Dates: June 17-25, 2023
  • Price: 3,695.00
  • Deposit: 500.00
  • Group Leader: Eduardo, Leigh, & Lola
  • RSVP Limit: 20
  • Trip Physical Level: 2 (with optional level 3 & 4 activities)

 

UPLIFT FINANCING AVAILABLE 

We believe in living our best lives, so we provide Uplift, low-interest travel financing with no effect on credit, to make all your travel dreams a reality.

Let's go wild and west and welcome in the summer in captivating Canada! From cities to mountains and lakes, to national parks and flourishing flora and fauna, we will explore the beauty of this country and its multitude of treasures. This spectacular nine-day summer sojourn will be a remarkably unforgettable journey.

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Take a city tour of Vancouver, one of Canada's most famous, vibrant, and stunning cities.

- Visit the incredible Capilano Suspension Bridge, an amazing adventure into nature. Built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River. 

- Partake in the Cliffwalk & super fun Treetop Adventures above Capilano River in Vancouver!

- Take the Skyride gondola or hike Grouse Mountain and pick your mix of awesome activities at the top: a grizzly bear habitat, world-famous lumberjack showowl talks, chairlift ridemountain disc golf, or optionally make it even more exciting with a ropes coursezipline, and even paraglide!

- Explore Whistler, one of the world's most famous and beautiful mountain towns, where you can explore the pristine wilderness with any of the following (some organized optionally in advance): hike, bike, ATV, canoe, or just take in the magnificent scenery and fresh air.

- Take a respite with a scenic drive from Kamloops to Banff, with a stop at a local winery for a tour & tasting.

- Stay in and explore Banff, one of the crown jewels of Canada. Excursions to both Banff and Jasper National Parks included.

- Visit Columbia Icefield along the stunning Icefields Parkway, with options to take a Snow Coach Ride on the Athabasca Glacier and step out on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk.

- Visit Lake Louise with its milky to crystal blue-green waters, marvel at the natural scenery, and stop in  at the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

- Take a sightseeing excursion right out of a fairy tale in Banff National Park, with stops at some of the world's most beautiful places, including Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka, the Tunnel Mountain Drive with its stunning views of the Bow River Valley and wind-shaped Hoodoos. We will also drive past the famous Banff Springs Hotel, stopping at Bow Falls and storybook-looking Moraine Lake. Optionally, you can take in the views from the Banff Gondola as well.

- Visit and explore cosmopolitan city, Calgary

- Around the corner awaits this and so much more in captivating Canada! 

SATURDAY, JUNE 17 - ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER | FREE DAY IN VANCOUVER 

Today we arrive at Vancouver and settle in at our hotel. The day is at leisure for you to explore on your own.

Tonight we will have an orientation meeting to introduce everyone and kick off our trip.

Accommodations: 4-star EXchange Hotel Vancouver or similar - Vancouver

Meals: N/A

SUNDAY, JUNE 18 - VANCOUVER

SIGHTSEEING TOUR | CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE & CLIFFWALK  

Depart in the morning for a Vancouver sightseeing tour, where we will see a myriad of important sites including: Stanley Park, Granville Island, Queen Elizabeth Park, historic Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, English Bay, Canada Place (site of Expo ’86), Prospect Point, and Lions Gate Bridge.

We will continue to the incredible Capilano Suspension Bridge, an amazing adventure into nature. Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 feet (137m) across and 230 feet (70m) above the Capilano River. 

We will also get to partake in the Cliffwalk & super fun Treetop Adventures!

The late afternoon and evening will be free to take in and on Vancouver as you like! 

Accommodations: 4-star EXchange Hotel Vancouver or similar - Vancouver

Meals: Breakfast.

MONDAY, JUNE 19 - VANCOUVER TO WHISTLER

GROUSE MOUNTAIN HIKE (OPTIONAL), GONDOLA RIDE, AND MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES

 

Today we will head to the amazing, and incredibly fun and entertaining Grouse Mountain: You can choose to climb the unique 2-mile hike up, often referred to as nature's stairmaster, to the peak or just take the gondola to make it even more quickly to all the wonderful activities at top.

At the top, we will be able to select from many of the mountain’s activities and attractions including a grizzly bear habitat, a world-famous lumberjack showowl talks, a chairlift ridemountain disc golf, and more. For an additonal cost, you can also do a ropes coursezipline, and even paraglide (all optionals to be organized in advance)!

After some time spent enjoying the activities of your choosing, we will all descend the mountain via the Skyride gondola.

Afterwards, we will make our way to stunning Whistler.

Accommodations: 3-star Listel Whistler Hotel or similar - Whistler

Meals: Breakfast.

TUESDAY, JUNE 20 - WHISTLER | KAMLOOPS

FREE MORNING | OPTIONAL HIKE, CANOE, OR ATV TOUR 

The first part of the day we will spend exploring the cozy and beautiful haven city of Whistler.

You can choose to take an optional hike of the Rainbow Falls Loop to the Rainbow Falls waterfall this morning to really take in the scenery and breathe in the fresh air by foot.

Another option, for those who prefer a ride, is to do the "Wild Wild West", a truly exciting ATV ride through the rugged terrain of the Callaghan Valley and along Whistler’s longest single track ATV trail. Experience the pristine wilderness of the backcountry as you travel along forested trails, past pristine lakes, up the Staircase Trail, across narrow bridges and through natural ATV playgrounds.

Yet another option is the "River of Golden Dreams" guided canoe tour in which you will learn paddling techniques and float the historic Alta Lake. Following families of ducks and geese into the lush river mouth you'll paddle through flowing lilies and around bends of overhanging greenery as you learn about Whistler’s history, flora and fauna.  

In the afternoon, we will make the drive from Whistler to Kamloops, where we will spend the night.

Accommodations: 3-star Holiday Inn & Suites an IHG Hotel or similar - Kamloops

Meals: Breakfast.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 - KAMLOOPS | BANFF

SCENIC DRIVE FROM KAMLOOPS TO BANFF | WINERY TOUR & TASTING

Today we will make our way from Kamloops to world-renowned beauty Banff with some magnificent Canadian scenery. In all our travels we have found that a respite on the road can be as good as an actual activity (if not better) when it's taken through the right places! Though we will stop for breaks, you will probably enjoy our stop at a local winery with a tour and tasting the best!

Upon arrival this afternoon, we will check in to the hotel and have leisure time to explore this crown jewel of Canada, which we are so fortunate enough to call "home" for the next few days.

To stay here in the summertime is truly a gift to be grateful for! Behold and feast your eyes on this natural masterpiece :)

Accommodations: 3-star Rocky Mountain Resort or similar - Banff

Meals: Breakfast.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22 - BANFF | COLUMBIA ICEFIELD

ICEFIELDS PARKWAY | DISCOVERY CENTRE | OPTIONAL RIDE ON ATHABASCA GLACIER | OPTIONAL ICEFIELD SKYWALK | LAKE LOUISE AND HISTORIC FAIRMONT HOTEL 

Today we head to Columbia Icefield along the stunning Icefields Parkway. The road is lined with unforgettably spectacular lakes, glaciers, and waterfalls. There is also a great chance to see wildlife, such as bighorn sheep, mountain goats, deer, and moose, and even a black bear or grizzly bear!

The Columbia Icefield is a surviving remnant of the thick ice mass that once mantled most of Western Canada's mountains. Lying on a wide, elevated plateau, it is the largest icefield in the Canadian Rockies. We will not only visit the Icefield after driving the Parkway, but we will visit the Columbia Icefields Discovery Centre.

Optionally, you can take the Snow Coach Ride on the Athabasca Glacier. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Each 80-minute journey is lead by an experienced driver-guide, who shares a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers, icefields and their impact on our environment. Mid-point in the tour, passengers can safely step out onto the glacier and stand on this powerful ancient ice. 

Another option for those who dare is to take the Columbia Icefield Skywalk. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils, and more on an exciting cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918-foot drop.

On the way back we will have a chance to stop in Lake Louise with its milky to crystal blue-green waters to admire the stunning scenery and pay a visit to the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for some nice views and a cocktail.

The rest of the evening will be free for us to spend at leisure in Banff. 

Accommodations: 3-star Rocky Mountain Resort or similar - Banff

Meals: Breakfast.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 - BANFF

FULL-DAY EXCURSION IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK  

Today will be the cherry on top of an already incredible couple days spent in Banff, in which we will take a full-day sightseeing excursion right out of a fairy tale, with stops at some of the world's most beautiful places. Some of the sights we will see include Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka, the Tunnel Mountain Drive with its stunning views of the Bow River Valley and wind-shaped Hoodoos. We will also drive past the famous Banff Springs Hotel, stopping at Bow Falls and storybook-looking Moraine Lake as well. 

For those who would like, they can optionally take the Banff Gondola. The adventure begins with an eight-minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully-enclosed four passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb 698m to an elevation of 2,281m at the Summit Upper Terminal – the departure point for a mountaintop of activities. 

We will spend our last night in Banff exploring, eating, and toasting our last night in this dreamland.

Accommodations: 3-star Rocky Mountain Resort or similar - Banff

Meals: Breakfast.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24 - BANFF TO CALGARY | CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE CALGARY

Today we will say goodbye to beautiful Banff and head to cosmopolitan city, Calgary.

You can choose to eat whatever you like, shop 'til you drop, take a day to relax at the spa abroad, tour on a hop-on-hop-off bus to take in some more sights, or do whatever your heart desires.

Explore at leisure as you finish with a bang or start winding down, or both.

Accommodations: 4-star Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire or similar - Calgary

Meals: Breakfast.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25 - CALGARY | DEPARTURE

Today we will close the books on yet another beautiful journey that will forever remain in our hearts, minds, and make our souls dance with its memory. 

You will eternally have and hold what you have seen, done, and experienced on this phenomenal trip. Until next time, we say thanks for the gift of this 1000 Treks trip and all the wonderful friendships we've formed.

Depart at the time of your choosing. 

 

Accommodations: N/A.

Meals: Breakfast.

- 8 nights’ accommodation in 3-star and 4-star hotels.

- 8 breakfasts at the hotels and a local restaurant breakfast in Whistler.

- Sightseeing tour in Vancouver.

- Admission to Stanley Park & Granville Island.

- Capilano Suspension Bridge.

- Capilano Cliffwalk and Treetop Adventures.

- Skyride gondola on Grouse Mountain, entrance to the top, activities included at the top of the mountain.

- Winery tour and tasting on our way to Banff.

- Visit to Columbia Icefields and admission to the Columbia Icefields Discovery Centre.

- Admission to Jasper & Banff National Parks.

- Sightseeing day in Banff National Park.

- Driver-guide and 1000 Treks leaders.

- Transportation from Vancouver (YVR) airport to the hotel and to Calgary (YYC) airport from the hotel if you arrive within the guidelines on FLIGHT GUIDELINES below. If you arrive or leave at a different time, you’ll have to arrange your own transportation (generally very easy and inexpensive).

- All transportation to our scheduled activities as well as to and from hotels while with the group. If you do your own activity or arrive/leave on a different day, you’ll have to arrange your own transportation. 

 

- Flights (see FLIGHTS below). 

- Optional activities.

- Meals other than those specifically stated in the itinerary. 

- Tips to guides, drivers, staff, etc. 

- Any potential rentals. 

- Souvenirs or anything extra you would like to get. 

- Any activity not described in the itinerary. 

- Airport Taxes and Porterage.

 

 

- Double-occupancy: You will be paired up with someone of the same gender as a roommate, unless you have someone that you are already coming with.   

- Single supplement (if you want a room for yourself): $1,995

- The last people to RSVP and pay the deposit MAY have to be put in triple-occupancy rooms (if we end up with an odd number of men or women). 

 

Flights are NOT included. 

 

FLIGHT GUIDELINES: 

- Arrival by on Saturday, June 17 to Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

- Depart on or after Sunday, June 25 from Calgary International Airport (YYC). 

- Arrival transportation from the airport to hotel will be provided if you arrive to YVR on June 17 by 4PM, and departure transportation will be provided from the hotel to the airport if you depart from YYC on June 25 by 2PM.

- Check-in time is 3PM at the arrival day hotel, and check-out time is 12PM at the departure day hotel. 

- Price: $3,695.00

- In order to save you money, we don't add the cost of credit card processing to the price of the trip, so this price is for check, bank transfer (including Zelle), or any form of payment that does not incur a fee (see Invoice for payment options). We can take the deposit via credit card, but need the remaining balance to be paid by a direct form of payment. If you want to pay for the remaining balance with a credit card, we can accept it, but have to add a 5% fee. 

- A deposit of 500.00 (non-refundable, but movable) starts your reservation. Once we receive your deposit, we'll send you a questionnaire and a contract that will need to be returned to us in 72 hours to guarantee your spot. You can read the contract in advance HERE. 

- Once you return the filled out questionnaire and signed contract, we will send you an invoice for the remaining amount. You will have until March 17, 2023 (three months before the trip) to finish making your payment. 

- Once you are confirmed, your deposit becomes movable. That means, if you need to cancel your participation on the trip for any reason, you may request a credit for 100% of your deposit that can be applied to any 1000 Treks Trip which departs within one year of the departing date of the original trip. 

- When you make your deposit, you will be asked for your email. MAKE SURE YOU LIST AN EMAIL YOU CHECK DAILY WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT. THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL RECEIVE YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE, INVOICE, AND ALL THE EMAILS IN REGARDS TO THE TRIP. 

 

 

- Full payment is only due on March 17, 2023, three months before the trip. You can make payments when and how you prefer so long as you are fully paid by the due date.   

- If you make payments or pay in full before the due date, your payments (minus the deposit) are refundable before the due date. After that, all payments are entirely non-refundable.  

 

- All trips are governed by our comprehensive contract. You should familiarize yourself with it prior to signing up for any of our trips. You can access it by clicking HERE or visiting https://www.1000treks.com/contract/A link to the contract can also be found at the bottom of all our webpages under CONTRACT. 

- Travel insurance is REQUIRED. You may purchase insurance with any company you wish, but we require that your policy covers personal injury, death, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and treatment, repatriation, and personal liability, with a minimum coverage of USD $200,000. You will be required to submit proof of insurance no later than (seven) 7 days prior to the start of the trip or you will not be allowed to participate in the Trip and will forfeit all your payments. Although not part of the requirement, we STRONGLY suggest that you get insurance right away (within 15 days of making your deposit), and that you buy a policy that will cover you in case you need to cancel your trip for any reason. 

- Because of the adventurous nature of our trips, our itinerary and some locations are subject to change due to weather, tides, road conditions, logistics, and other unforeseen circumstances. It’s not likely, but it could happen. Whenever we make a change in the itinerary, we will do our best to maintain the integrity of the trip. 

- A passport is required for all international travel. Your passport must be valid for 6 months after your
return date. If you don't have a valid passport, or if your passport expires before 6 months after the date
you will arrive back in the U.S., make sure to get started on a new one ASAP.

Here's the link for the Department of State Passport section: http://travel.state.gov//content/travel/en.html

- As of the time of this posting American citizens don’t need a visa for Canada. If you have a
foreign passport, you may need a visa. Here's the Canadian Embassy website so you can look into that: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp. We also recommend that even American citizens periodically check to make sure visa requirements have not changed.

- If you need to take care of any those issues, make sure to get on them ASAP so you don't get held up
because of some unexpected delay. We've had people miss trips and lose money because they
waited too long or had unexpected issues come up and couldn't take care of them before the trip
started.

- Having a valid passport and all the required visas is your responsibility. Please make sure you have
those, and any other necessary issues are resolved well ahead of time. 1000 Treks is not responsible for any problems resulting from you not taking care of issues ahead of time.