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Islands to Icefields

11 days  ·  Vancouver, B.C. → Calgary, AB. or reverse or Victoria, B.C. → Banff, AB.  ·  Easy

This self-guided trip follows a classic itinerary that embraces BC‘s west coast. Travel up the Inside Passage cruise followed by a train trip across BC through the Rocky Mountains. In the Rockies, visit Jasper, the Icefield Parkway and Banff.

Tour Summary

Departing from Vancouver, this self-guided holiday is perfect for the independent traveler who desires to experience the far flung reaches of BC and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  Travel conveyances include a transfer from Vancouver to Victoria, a coach transportation up the length of Vancouver Island, the Inside Passage Cruise, an overnight train trip, and a private coach tour of the Icefield Parkway. Along the way there’s plenty of time to explore on your own and partake in several specialized day adventures we organized, including a grizzly bear tour into world renowned Khutzymacheen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. 

11 days, 10 nights
Vancouver, B.C. or Victoria, B.C.
Calgary, AB. or Banff, AB.
Activity Level
Max Group Size
One or more
3 star hotels
Coach, BC Ferry Inside Passage Cruise and train
10 Breakfasts
Activity Notes
Porterage is not included in the tour price. Passengers must be prepared to transport their own luggage for short distances between shuttle buses to train stations and coaches.

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  • 10 nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotels
  • Ten breakfasts
  • Transfer from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Ferry fees from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay
  • One hour city tour of Victoria
  • Bus transportation from Victoria to Port Hardy
  • Inside Passage Cruise with premier seating from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert
  • Full day grizzly bear tour to the Khutzymacheen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary (May to mid July)
  • Via rail passage from Prince Rupert to Jasper
  • Guided tour and tickets to the Jasper Tramway
  • Guided coach tour of Icefield Parkway from Jasper to Banff
  • One hour boat tour on Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park
  • Shuttle to Calgary, AB.

Not Included

  • Meals where not indicated
  • Optional activities
  • Portering
  • Local guide gratuities
  • Travel and baggage Insurance
  • 5% GST