West Coast Adventurer

The 11 Day West Coast Adventurer

The West Coast Adventurer will take you from Vancouver to Calgary and will allow you to experience Canada’s most talked about region. Highlights include visiting the best of the Rocky Mountains (Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper), taking on the Athabasca Glacier experience, cruising to Spirit Island, taking a beer tour in Kelowna, ziplining across Whistler, strolling the streets of Vancouver, and so much more.

 

This tour is for those who do not have as much leisure time available but are wanting to get outside and take in the beauty of Canada’s infamous mountain ranges.

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 $100 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

Please note that the East Coast Explorer and West Coast Adventurer will only become available once we have determined how many spots remain on the cross-Canada bus. If you are interested in joining these trips, please sign up for the waitlist and we will reach out directly once the trips go live!

At the time of booking, 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! 

The Vancouver to Calgary 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 Drop Off


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. We will unfortunately have to exchange our goodbyes and reminisce on our 11 days together before we part ways and the FML Adventures family continues on their cross-Canada journey and heads east towards Halifax.





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