This is the ultimate coast-to-coast experience that will allow you to see everything on your Canadian Bucket List. The tour will be taking you from Halifax to Vancouver (or vice versa) on the ultimate cross Canada travel adventure. The tour includes adventuring in 9 of the 10 Canadian provinces (excluding Newfoundland and Labrador) and will allow you to discover the incredibly beautiful and diverse landscapes across Canada. Highlights include visiting the famous Peggy’s Cove lighthouse, exploring Cape Breton Island, visiting Niagara Falls, rafting down the Kicking Horse River, hiking in Dinosaur Provincial Park, exploring the Canadian Rockies including Lake Louise and Banff, and a wine tour in Kelowna!
All Accommodation: A combination of front country camping, hostels and off-grid cabins
Camping Equipment: Tents, sleeping mats and sleeping bags will be provided for all travellers. If you want to bring your own, just let us know beforehand!
Transportation Costs: Includes transportation in a spacious 12-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. Optional activities can be found in the itinerary breakdown!
All National Park and Provincial Park Entry Fees
All travellers will be responsible for their own flights and for arriving at the designated pick-up location.
Food: Each traveller will be asked to pay $200 towards a 'food fund' that will be used to buy the 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.
VANCOUVER PICK-UP AND HALIFAX DROP-OFF
June 1st - June 30th
HALIFAX PICK-UP AND VANCOUVER DROP-OFF
July 5th - August 5th
(+ 13% HST & 2% Service Fee)
A 10% deposit will be required to reserve a seat on the FML Adventures bus and the remaining 90% will be due 21 days prior to your trip's departure!
OUR covid protocol
We are SO DAMN EXCITED to bring you unforgettable memories in 2021. Ensuring the safety of our travellers does look slightly different during a pandemic, but our team has put a plan of action in place to help us do just that.
health & safety measures
We will be following our Health & Safety guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone on board the FML Adventures bus. This will include a health screening prior to your trip's departure, always having access to hand sanitizer on board, the mandatory use of masks in public places, and more.
We want to ensure that all our travellers feel confident & excited before their travels with us. As such, we are offering flexible bookings that will allow you to cancel up to 21 days before your departure. At this point, travellers will only have paid a 10% deposit, which will be paid back if cancellation is necessary.
contingency plans galore
Our itineraries will have a Plan A, B and C for every destination we visit. If we're no longer able to visit a city centre? No problem! We'll have nature-based options mapped out all around us to ensure we always have a place to go in the case new travel restrictions are announced.
Learn more about our COVID Health & Safety policies for 2021.
The VANCOUVER TO HALIFAX itinerary
The Halifax to Vancouver itinerary follows a similar route, but (you guessed it!) in reverse.
Please note that itineraries may slightly differ between trips.
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. Before we truly begin, we’ll be making a pitstop where we’ll have our ceremonial touching of the Pacific Ocean, which will make our ceremonial touching of the Atlantic Ocean that much more special 30 days in.
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.
Peak 2 Peak Gondola: $50 + HST
Sasquatch Zipline with Ziptrek Ecotours: $129 + HST
Sasquatch Zipline + Peak 2 Peak Combo: $169 + HST
Whistler Bungee: $140 + HST
Day 3 and 4 - Okanagan Valley
On day 3, we’ll head out early in the morning towards the Okanagan Valley region of British Columbia. The drive towards Penticton 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 wine tour around the region's best wineries, and a whole lot of lakeside chillin'.
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 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.
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 multiple pitstops along the way to truly make the most of this beautiful region of Canada. This will include stops at Athabasca & Sunwapta Falls, the Columbia Icefield Glacier, and Peyto Lake. 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.
Day 8 - Kicking Horse White Water Rafting
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.
Banff Upper Hot Springs: $10 + HST
Lake Louise 1-hour Canoe Rental: $125 + HST
Lake Louise 30-minute Canoe Rental: $115 + HST
Moraine Lake 1-hour Canoe Rental: $120 + HST
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 and 13 - 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 beautiful sunsets and sunrises 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.
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
Day 19 and 20 - Toronto
Day 21 and 22 - Montreal
Day 23 - Mont Saint-Anne
Day 24 and 25 - Fundy National Park
From Quebec, we’ll be heading into New Brunswick, where we’ll truly begin our East Coast adventure. New Brunswick is home to the highest changing tides in the world, and over the next two days we’ll be exploring this incredible region of Canada. We’ll be watching the insane tides at Hopewell Rocks, where we’ll get to experience the rocks both at high tide, and low tide (when we get to actually walk on the ocean floor!) This is a crazy surreal experience and definitely one for the books! We’ll also be adventuring through some of Fundy National Park’s best trails and taking some time to explore the cutest town of all towns - Alma, an absolute fan-favourite!
Day 26 and 27 - Prince Edward Island
Day 28 and 29 - Cape Breton Island
On the morning of day 28, we’ll be taking a scenic ferry across the St. Lawrence River from Prince Edward Island to our final province of the journey: Nova Scotia. Our first stop will be Cape Breton Island – the island of breathtaking trails, rugged cliffs, and incredible scenery. We’ll have 2 full days for exploring this island, which will include beautiful waterfalls, quarries, Cape Breton’s famous skyline trail and a whale watching tour!
Whale Watching Tour with Oshan Whale Watch: $45 + HST
Sea Kayaking in Northern Cape Breton with Cape Breton Adventures: $65 + HST (if available)
Day 30 - Peggy’s Cove
As we near the end, we’ll make our way to our final destination of our cross-Canada adventure. We’ll be driving west of Cape Breton Island and will make our way to the beautiful region of Peggy’s Cove. Here, we’ll have plenty of time to explore the beautiful cove and the famous East Coast lighthouse. We’ll have our final ceremonial touching of the Atlantic Ocean where we will celebrate the incredible journey that we have just completed. After a full-on day, we’ll take a short drive to our final campsite where we’ll set up camp for the final time and kick back for the night. We’ll watch the beautiful sunset with our new favourite people from around the world and will enjoy many, many drinks while reminiscing on the beautiful month-long journey that we just shared.