Rockies, Whales and Bears

15 days from £3,840pp

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15 days from £3,840pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

The holiday price excludes international flights. We are happy to quote flights separately based on your dates of travel and preferences.

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(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Alberta / British Columbia

Journey from Calgary through spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery to the wilds of Vancouver Island to watch whales, orcas and grizzly bears on this unforgettable two-week tour.


Begin in Canadian cowboy country by exploring cultural Calgary before driving to the mountain resort of Banff, Canada’s highest town. Take the gondola up to Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking panorama, watch for bears, moose and elk in Banff National Park before visiting stunning Lake Louise.

Discover canyons, icefields and glaciers on one of the world’s best drives – the incredible Icefields Parkway to Jasper. Explore lakes and gorges in Jasper National Park then cross the Rockies to the Alpine resort of Sun Peaks in British Columbia.

Descend from the Rockies to the coast and cosmopolitan Vancouver. Explore the urban rainforest of Stanley Park before feasting on local cuisine in Gastown.

Then take the ferry across to Vancouver Island for the highlights of your trip. Watch whales and orcas in the Johnstone Strait before seeking out prime locations with expert guides to watch grizzly bears. Spend four days camping in the wilds of Hanson Island off Vancouver Island’s north-east coast, creating unforgettable memories and taking countless photos of wildlife.

Enjoy some fine cuisine and wine in the Comox Valley before heading back for one more night in Vancouver, visiting Capilano Suspension Bridge and Granville Island Market.

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Highlights and Included Excursions

  • Calgary Tower
  • Banff Gondola
  • Daily excursions from Kingfisher Base Camp, including whale watching by kayak, and guided grizzly bear watching (including boat transfers) with a First Nations guide.
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Our expert's opinion

“Watching grizzly bears is one of my all-time favourite holiday experiences. We saw mother bears playing with their cubs on the shoreline only metres from our boat. They were so adorable, I was smitten!”

Dominique Kotsias - Product Manager

Dominique caught the North America travel bug when she was in her late teens and has travelled extensively throughout the USA and Canada, particularly drawn to the countries' outstanding natural beauty and wildlife. With over 10 years of product and marketing experience in North America, Dominique’s passion for the destination is infectious.


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