HELENE’S TRIP

TO WESTERN CANADA 

15 DAYS/8 STOPS 

 

From Vancouver to the Rockies: from the Mountains to the City & to the Ocean.

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We started with a city trip to Vancouver and continued with 12 days of sea, mountains, lakes and wildlife experience. We explored the beauties of Vancouver Island and observed orcas and whales in their natural environment. On our way to the Rockies, we discovered Wells Gray National Park, a hidden gem of British Columbia. We also enjoyed the breath-taking views of the Rockies on the Icefield Parkway between Jasper and Banff, typical for Western Canada. In 15 days, we stayed an average of two nights per location and we drove a total of 2,000 km and spent 26 hours on the road. This itinerary is from August 2014.
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NEW YORK -VANCOUVER
CALGARY-NEW YORK
5 hours direct flight  or via Tornto
$600 per person
RENTAL CARS
2000 km in 15 days
26 hours on the road – 8 stops

 

AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
$2225 / pp for 10 nights 
$14004/pp for 10 nights (without breakfast)
$225/pp for rental car & ferries
$600 /pp for rental car & taxis
 

Flying salmons in Wells Gray Provincial Park
The Orcas near Vancouver Island
The scenic road of the Canadian Rockies
(Icefield Parkway)
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1GrnCircleAIRPORT TO
VANCOUVER


20 km/20 mi

Vancouver

VANCOUVER TO TOFINO
(VANCOUVER ISLAND)


1h40 + 200km / 3h15
 
Vancouver Island

TOFINO TO
CAMPBELL RIVER (STEEP ISLAND)


280 km/4h15 + 0h20
 
Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER TO
PEMBERTON


1h40 + 300 km/3h30
 
 
Pemberton (Whistler)

PEMBERTON TO
CLEARWATER
 

400 km /5h
Clearwater

CLEARWATER TO
JASPER
 

340 km / 4h
Jasper

JASPER TO
FIELD (ICEFIELDS PARKWAY)
 

250 km / 3h45
Field Yoho NP

FIELD TO
LAKE LOUISE
 

75 km / 1h
Banff-Lake Louise

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Be aware of the wildlife and especially the bears
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, always be prepared for colder or wet weather even when the sun shines
  • Definitively eat salmon, Pacific Canadian wild salmon is delicious