Almost coast to coast tour

The 18 Day Almost Coast to Coast Tour

So, you don’t have time to see ALL of Canada, but you want to explore all the goodies between Vancouver and Toronto?

Well the 18 day almost coast to coast tour is the tour for YOU! Highlights include Bungee Jumping in Whistler, hiking in Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, exploring Grasslands National Park, and being blown away by Northern Ontario and Niagara Falls.

On this trip, we’ll get to visit all the hot spots and hidden gems from the west coast, all the way to the 6ix.

What's Included?

  • All Accommodation: A combination of front country camping, hostels and cabins

  • Transportation Costs: Includes transportation in a spacious 17-seater bus, covers all gas expenses and any required ferry crossings

  • Most Activities: The majority of activities are included in the overall price, however certain excursions are offered as additional add-ons, such as white-water rafting, bungee jumping, etc. Optional activities can be found in the itinerary breakdown!

  • 2 Legend Tour Guides: Lisa and Sam are here to make YOUR Canadian adventure truly unforgettable

  • All National Park and Provincial Park Entry Fees 

What's EXTRA?

  • All travellers will be responsible for their own flights and for arriving at the designated pick-up location.

  • Camping Equipment Rentals: We are happy to offer all our travellers’ tent, mattress pad and sleeping bag rentals for the duration of the trip. Each item is $10 to rent to help cover cleaning and repair costs. 

  • Food: At the beginning of each trip we all put $150 into a ‘food fund’. This is then used to buy ingredients that make up the delicious feasts we eat along the way.

  • Alcohol: While alcohol is definitely welcome on our journey, it is not included in the price of the tour. Please note that the drinking age in the majority of Canadian provinces is 19+ and purchases will require valid government ID. 

TRIP DATES

Summer 2021 Trip Dates & Cost Summary Coming Soon! 

FYI

A 10% deposit will be required to reserve a seat on the FML Adventures bus and the remaining 90% will be due 30 days prior to your trip's departure! 

Please note that itineraries may slightly differ between trips depending on the availabilities of certain accommodation and activity options

The toronto TO vancouver itinerary

DAY 1 - TORONTO PICK-UP AND JOURNEY TO NIAGARA FALLS


WELCOME TO CANADA! Before heading out on our ALMOST coast to coast adventure (67% of Canada ain't too shabby), we'll do some quick intros to get to know our new friends and will set off to some local shops where we'll be stocking up on food for our delicious home cooked meals. From here, we'll make our way to one of the seven natural wonders of the world - NIAGARA FALLS! This is one of the main places that has put Canada on the map, and it’s definitely a sight you have to see first hand. Here, we’ll be exploring the sweet area of Clifton Hill and we’ll be taking a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist. Get fired up 'cause we'll be going right under the falls AW YEAH! Included Activity:




DAYS 2 TO 5 - NORTHERN ONTARIO


These next 4 days are extremely special as they feature some of the most beautiful yet underrated landscapes of Canada. The drives in Northern Ontario are beyond beautiful with constant twists and turns through incredible forests and lakes. Although we have some long driving days to get through in this portion of the trip, the views will make it all absolutely worth it. Throughout these days, we’ll get to enjoy the clearest and bluest waters of Ontario in Bruce Peninsula National Park, we’ll experience the ferry across Lake Huron as well as the beautiful drive along Lake Superior, and the incredible Lake of the Woods Region of Kenora.




DAY 6 - GRASSLANDS NATIONAL PARK


BOY OH BOY - We’ve got a LONG driving day to get from Northern Ontario to Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan, but once we’ve arrived, you’ll likely have your mind blown. Upon arrival, we’ll get to watch an incredible sunset over the never-ending rolling hills of the national park. We will get to observe the Milky way (and a million other goodies) in Canada’s largest dark sky reserve and will have the opportunity to sleep in traditional teepees. With essentially no light pollution near this park, the starry night sky truly is out of this world. This is a very special destination for the FML Adventures family and is definitely one for the books! We cannot wait to share this destination with you all and to make more special memories in one of Canada’s best-kept secrets.




DAY 7 - DINOSAUR PROVINCIAL PARK


In the morning, we’ll get to explore more of Grasslands National Park and in the afternoon, we’ll head for our 4th province of the journey - Alberta! We’ll be camping in Dinosaur Provincial Park, which is a world heritage destination and where more than 150 species of dinosaur fossils were once discovered. We’ll take a sunset tour through the park and will enjoy a night of camping in one of the most unique landscapes of Canada’s prairies. Included Activity:




DAY 8 AND 9 - BANFF, LAKE LOUISE & MORAINE LAKE


WELCOME TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS! Banff will be our first stop in the Rockies, where you will instantly fall in love with the vibes and the beautiful mountain landscapes. This is the time to explore the most famous destinations of Canada – Banff Village, Sulphur Mountain, and of course, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. The insane blues of these lakes will leave you speechless, so get ready for it! If you’re up for it, you can opt for a canoe ride on either of the lakes for the ultimate gram shot (quite pricey but WOWOWEEWOW). Also, be sure to strap in for a night on the town in Banff Village, which is guaranteed to deliver an incredibly wild night out for the FML fam. Included Activity:

Optional Activities:




DAY 10 AND 11 - YOHO NATIONAL PARK


We’ll hop over the Alberta-British Columbia border to spend the next couple of days in YOHO National Park, which is a personal favourite. This National Park offers breathtaking views at every corner. Here we’ll get to drive through the most beautiful region, hike to multiple waterfalls, and take a visit to beautiful Emerald Lake.




DAY 12 AND 13 - JASPER NATIONAL PARK


Jasper here we come! An adventure-filled two days are coming your way, starting with a drive through Canada’s most famous highway – the Columbia Icefields Parkway. En route to Jasper, we’re going to embark on the ultimate Athabasca Glacier experience and enjoy the Athabasca Falls. For our full day in Jasper, we’ll take on some beautiful trails that take you through the Maligne Canyon region of Jasper. We’ll drive through the wildlife highway of Jasper to get a glimpse at all of Jasper’s incredible wildlife and will finish the day off with a breathtaking cruise along Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. Included Activities:




DAY 14 - WELLS GRAY PROVINCIAL PARK


BRITISH COLUMBIA HERE WE COME! En route to Kelowna, we'll be stopping over in the Clearwater region of BC. Here we'll get the chance to explore the many waterfalls of Wells Gray Provincial Park (the park has 41 named waterfalls and counting!) This is where we truly get off the beaten path and have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in BC wilderness.




DAY 15 AND 16 - KELOWNA


At last - the Okanagan Valley. A truly beautiful region of Canada where we’ll make ourselves feel at home right in the heart of downtown Kelowna. Over the next two days, we’ll do a variety of activities to get the most out of this region; this includes hiking the Knox mountain, doing a bike n’ beer tour around Kelowna’s breweries, and experiencing the Kelowna nightlife. Optional Activity:




DAY 17 AND 18 - WHISTLER


Last but definitely not least, we’ll be heading straight for WHISTLER! The drive to Whistler features some incredible canyons and mountain landscapes along the way. Once we’ve arrived in Whistler, we’ll have free time to explore Whistler Village and Olympic Village before getting rowdy for our big Whistler night out. The following day, we’ll be waking up bright and early to take on the Joffre Lakes Provincial hike, which offers breathtaking views the whole way up. In the afternoon, you can choose to be a bad-ass and take the plunge in Canada’s highest bungee jump or to take on the Sasquatch, Canada’s longest zipline. If that’s not for you, then be sure to take the Peak to Peak gondola journey from Whistler to Blackcomb, with views that will not disappoint. And then the sad part comes – the final FML family supper and the final night out together. Give your new friends a big hug, reminisce on your month-long journey, and dance until you can’t dance no more. Optional Activities:




DAY 19 - VANCOUVER DROP-OFF


The end has arrived. Thankfully, even the last day is going to be super special for the crew. We get to take the Sea to Sky highway from Whistler to Vancouver, where we’ll be stopping at multiple hidden gems along the way. In the end, we’ll drop you off in downtown Vancouver and will leave you with PLENTY of recommendations to make the most out of your time in the beautiful coastal city. Included Activity:





The VANCOUVER TO Toronto itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver Pick-up and Journey to Whistler


WELCOME TO CANADA! Before heading off on our coast to coast adventure, we’ll do some quick intros to get to know our new friends and will set off to the local shops where we’ll be stocking up on food for our delicious home cooked meals. With our Vancouver to Halifax trip, we’ll be heading straight for the hot spots on day 1. We’ll start our journey by driving north along the beautiful Sea to Sky highway to WHISTLER! En route, we’ll take a ride on Squamish’s Sea to Sky gondola to take in the unbelievable coastal views. At night, we’ll get settled in and take some time to get to know our new friends a little better. What better way to celebrate the beginning of the ultimate Cross Canada experience than by enjoying some drinks together and heading on a night out in Whistler Village?! Included Activity:




Day 2 - Whistler


Get ready for some forests, mountains, and lakes as we head out on a beautiful hike in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. Yes, the climb isn’t the easiest, but the views from the top are beyond rewarding. We’ll have lunch at Upper Joffre Lake with our new wildlife buddies (Canada’s friendliest birds and chipmunks live here!). In the afternoon, you will have the option to do a variety of thrilling adventures. You can choose to be a bad-ass and take the plunge in Canada’s highest bungee jump or to take on the Sasquatch, Canada’s longest zipline. If that’s not for you, then be sure to take the Peak to Peak gondola journey from Whistler to Blackcomb, with views that will not disappoint. Optional Activities:




Day 3 and 4 - Kelowna


On day 3, we’ll head out early in the morning towards the Okanagan Valley region of British Columbia. The drive towards Kelowna will offer jaw-dropping scenery through dense forests, beautiful mountains, and Canada’s temperate desert (who knew this was even a thing?). Over the next two days, we’ll do a variety of activities to get the most out of this region; this includes hiking the Knox mountain, doing a bike/beer tour around Kelowna breweries, enjoying sunrises and sunsets over the lake, and experiencing the Kelowna nightlife. Optional Activity:




Day 5 and 6 - Jasper


Rocky Mountains here we come! We’ll be driving north towards the beautiful town of Jasper. Upon arrival, we’ll get settled at our campsite and will enjoy some chilled-out, campfire vibes with the FML crew. For our full day in Jasper, we’ll take on some beautiful trails that take you through the Maligne Canyon region of Jasper. We’ll drive through the wildlife highway of Jasper took get a glimpse at all of Jasper’s incredible wildlife and will finish the day off with a breathtaking cruise along Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. Included Activity:




Day 7 - Journey to YOHO National Park


Day 7 is a HUGE day for exploring all things Canada as we'll be driving down Canada's most famous highway - the Icefields Parkway. We'll enjoy some trails and views at Athabasca Falls and will take on the ultimate Athabasca Glacier experience. We will continue along the Icefields Parkway towards YOHO National Park, while taking multiple pitstops to really make the most of this beautiful region of Canada. Finally, we will arrive in YOHO National Park and will settle down at our campsite for the night in preparation for another big day of adventure for the squad. Included Activity:




Day 8 - Kicking Horse White Water Rafting


White. Water. Rafting. On YOHO’s Kicking Horse River. Yes. Yes. YES! This day will have you yelling “WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!!” for 99.9% of the day. We’ll be taking the wildest adventure along the rapids of YOHO’s Kicking Horse river, accompanied by a professional rafting guide who’s there to ensure that we all have an incredible time on the river. While this is offered as an optional excursion, we highly recommend this adventure as you’re guaranteed to love it! In the afternoon, we’ll get to enjoy some of YOHO’s best gems – Emerald Lake, Wapta Falls and Takkakaw Falls. Everything about this park is incredible, so you’re bound to love your YOHO experience. Optional Activity:




Day 9 and 10 - Banff, Lake Louise & Moraine Lake


Banff, here we come! Banff is a beautiful mountain town with forests, mountains and lakes GALORE. This is the time to explore the most famous destinations of Canada – Banff Village, Sulphur Mountain, and of course, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. The insane blues of these lakes will leave you speechless, so get ready for it! Also, be sure to strap in for a night on the town in Banff Village, which is guaranteed to deliver an incredibly wild night out for the FML fam. Included Activity:

Optional Activities:




Day 11 - Calgary


Day 11 marks the end of our Rocky Mountain adventure as we get our last dose of the mountains before heading to Calgary. Here, we’ll have some free time to explore the city as well as time to relax and refresh before the next leg of our Cross-Canada journey.




Day 12 - Grasslands National Park


Grasslands National Park – where to begin? While most people believe that Manitoba and Saskatchewan are just the “drive-through” provinces of Canada, the FML Adventures family now knows that the prairies are much, much more than that. Grasslands National Park is a true Canadian gem and offers the most incredible views. Here, our group will stay in traditional teepees and will enjoy a beautiful sunset and sunrise over the rolling hills of Saskatchewan. Not only that, but as Grasslands National Park is home to Canada’s largest dark sky preserve (meaning that there is essentially no light pollution in the park), the park delivers the most beautiful night sky. This is a truly special destination for the FML Adventures family and is definitely one for the books! We cannot wait to share this destination with you all and to make more special memories in one of Canada’s best-kept secrets.




Day 13 - Riding Mountain National Park


Prairies part 2! From Saskatchewan, we head into Manitoba and will get to explore Riding Mountain National Park. Here, we’ll be camping out and exploring the beautiful regions of this park. We’ll enjoy some of the park’s best hikes and will take in the wilderness and wildlife of this area.




Days 14 to 17 - Northern Ontario


Say hello to our FIFTH province of the trip! By this point of the trip, you’ll have experienced more of Canada than most Canadians have seen. These next 4 days will be extremely special as they feature some of the most beautiful yet underrated landscapes of Canada. The drives in Northern Ontario are beyond beautiful with constant twists and turns through incredible forests and lakes. Although we have some long driving days to get through in this portion of the trip, the views will make it all absolutely worth it. Throughout these days, we’ll get to experience the beautiful Lake of the Woods Region of Kenora, Thunder Bay’s Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, as well as the beautiful drives and campgrounds along Lake Superior. Northern Ontario is an absolute beauty and you are absolutely going to love it!




Day 18 - Niagara Falls


Seventh wonder of the world – we’re coming for you! Niagara Falls may be one of Canada’s most famous destinations and we couldn’t offer a coast to coast tour without visiting the majestic falls. Here, we’ll get to explore the Clifton Hill region of Niagara Falls as well as get right under the falls on the famous Maid of the Mist (if you’re an Office fan, you’ll know the significance of this spot). Included Activity:




Day 19 - Toronto Drop-Off


And just like that, the end is here. We will drop you off in downtown Toronto with a trillion recommendations to really make the most out of your time in the 6ix. FML Adventures was born in the 6ix so we have all the tips and tricks to getting the most out of your time in the greatest Canadian city. Get ready for the ultimate chills with Drake, the Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. They're all waiting for you.





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