Imagine Western Canada

Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper, Clearwater, Whistler, Tofino, Vancouver
17 nights private tour from $6,400 per person

Canada is one of the best destinations for adventurous travellers seeking to explore the great outdoors through a series of action-packed experiences. Discover dramatic mountain scenery, horse ride like a cowboy, encounter impressive wildlife at every turn and hike through vast National Parks for a truly humbling experience.

Imagine Western Canada
At a glance
  • Enjoy a classic route through Western Canada, taking things at your own pace whilst you discover the region’s best sights, guaranteed to take your breath away.

  • This action-packed adventure is filled with activities designed to get your adrenaline going. From hurtling along fast flowing rivers in a raft to horse riding across “cowboy country”, to canopy walkways, suspension bridges across ravines and even heli-hiking.

  • Home to vast National Parks and towering trees, shimmering turquoise lakes, rugged mountains, epic hiking trails and chance encounters with bears and wolves, Canada is about as exciting a destination as it gets!  

  • Throw in the Canada’s famously relaxed way of life and its welcoming attitude and you have all the ingredients for a fantastically stress-free holiday.

Journey highlights
  • Enjoy a classic route through Western Canada, taking things at your own pace whilst you discover the region’s best sights, guaranteed to take your breath away.

  • This action-packed adventure is filled with activities designed to get your adrenaline going. From hurtling along fast flowing rivers in a raft to horse riding across “cowboy country”, to canopy walkways, suspension bridges across ravines and even heli-hiking.

  • Home to vast National Parks and towering trees, shimmering turquoise lakes, rugged mountains, epic hiking trails and chance encounters with bears and wolves, Canada is about as exciting a destination as it gets!  

  • Throw in the Canada’s famously relaxed way of life and its welcoming attitude and you have all the ingredients for a fantastically stress-free holiday.

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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The Canadian Rockies and BC are blessed with long summers to enjoy the great outdoors. May signals the start of spring but there can still be some snow at higher elevations in Alberta and many lodges are just getting ready to open. June is considered the best month to visit for wildflowers, pleasant temperatures, wildlife coming alive and fewer crowds. July and August are the most popular months for travel. We encourage early booking to confirm preferred lodges. These summer months are fantastic for outdoor activities, including bear viewing throughout the region and whale watching and ocean activities in Tofino. Whilst temperatures throughout Alberta and BC are fairly consistent during these months (low to mid-twenty degrees Celsius), it is best to come prepared for all weathers in the Rockies.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $7,300 $1,800 plan your trip
June $8,300 $2,100 plan your trip
July $8,300 $2,100 plan your trip
August $8,300 $2,100 plan your trip
September $8,300 $2,100 plan your trip
October $7,300 $1,800 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,300
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    $1,800
  • June
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    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,300
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    $2,100
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $8,300
    Deposit from*
    $2,100
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $7,300
    Deposit from*
    $1,800
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Itinerary

Fly to Calgary
Day 1-2

Calgary

Upon arrival into Calgary, pick up the keys to your hire car and drive to your boutique hotel in the vibrant centre of town. For a spectacular view of the city’s skyline pop into the Calgary Tower, directly opposite your hotel. Later enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the nearby restaurants, reflecting Calgary’s cosmopolitan nature, before an early night to recover from any jet lag and ensure you’re ready for the epic journey ahead.

Accommodation: Hotel Le Germain Calgary ( 1 night )
Day 2-5

Lake Louise

After a filling breakfast, accompanied by lashings of maple syrup of course, jump in your car and begin your Rocky Mountain adventure! Leave the city behind as you drive towards the iconic Lake Louise with its shimmering waters and postcard perfect setting. Your base for exploring Banff National Park is only accessible during the summer months. It’s an oasis of calm and tranquillity, hidden away on the edge of a clear blue lake. Once you’ve checked into your lodge, lace up your walking boats and begin discovering the extensive network of pristine hiking trails. Immerse yourself in Canada’s great outdoors as you take out canoes and glide silently over the glacial waters of Moraine Lake, take a fishing trip accompanied by an expert angler or for a real shot of adrenaline enjoy a wet and wild white-water rafting excursion! Back at the lodge you can cosy up beside the fireplace with a glass of wine and dine at one of the top gourmet restaurants in Banff National Park, offering an elegant menu, showcasing the best produce from the region. 

Accommodation: Moraine Lake Lodge ( 3 nights )
Day 5-7

Jasper

Next, you will drive through to the largest and wildest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park. Its landscape covers a sprawling mass of jagged mountains, juxtaposed against highly sensitive ecosystems, as well as the famous Columbia Icefield which feeds six major glaciers (some of which you can hike across). You’ll also find an abundance of wildlife including some of North America’s healthiest populations of grizzly bears, moose, elk, mountain goats and even wolves. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable and scenic drive and with so many places of interest and things to do along the way we encourage you take make a full day of it.

You are free the next day to do as you please, and with so many activities on offer there’s no chance of you being bored. It’s worth noting that the hotel has a top of the range golf course (for those missing the fairway) whilst the decadent spa offers a relaxing sanctuary for those who like a little pampering.
Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge ( 2 nights )
Day 7-10

Cowboy Country

It’s time to move on, today embark on the road to the stunning Echo Valley Ranch, a luxurious adventure and wellness resort in the heart of Canada's "cowboy country", surrounded by an incredibly diverse range of natural beauty. The ranch offers more of a soft adventure experience, perfect for those who wish to try their hand at riding but also want to pursue other pastimes. You can spend your mornings on horseback discovering Canada’s wilderness or hike one of the many trails surrounding the ranch, whilst in the afternoon after a wholesome lunch you can soothe away any achy joints and limbs at the spa. As the evening draws in, kickback around the flickering campfire with a cold beer and feast on traditional style barbeque dinners whilst admiring the twinkling night sky above.

Whether you are a couple or friends, simply passing through this area in between adventures in the Rockies, or keen hikers, anglers or riders, Echo Valley Ranch offers a wonderfully luxurious ranch experience in a stunning setting, which will blow away those city cobwebs.
Accommodation: Echo Valley Ranch & Spa ( 3 nights )
Day 10-13

Whistler (Summer)

After yet another delicious breakfast at the ranch, it’s time to say goodbye to cowboy country as you motor along, down to the glorious alpine-style village of Whistler, an adventure haven during the winter and summer months. Most commonly known for its epic skiing, Whistler attracts visitors looking for outdoor thrills at all times of the year. During the long summer days, the area comes alive with a variety of exciting activities including mountain biking, hiking and awesome wildlife encounters. Hop onboard a gondola to reach viewing platforms and enjoy panoramic views of Whistler’s mountain range, whizz along zip-lines through the forest’s canopy, and join a guided tour to view bears as they roam around freely on the Blackcomb Mountains.

Accommodation: Nita Lake Lodge ( 3 nights )
Day 13-16

Tofino

Whist driving down towards Horseshoe Bay along the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, you’ll want to stop at some of the Cultural Journey kiosks along the route. Each kiosk tells a different story and depicts the rich history of the First Nations, tales of mysterious supernatural beings and the meanings behind the place names. The journey itself is also spectacularly beautiful, awash with sweeping ocean views and dramatic mountain ranges.

The ferry takes you over to Vancouver Island where you will drive along the coastal road before heading inland through Cathedral Grove where you’ll be humbled by the 800-year-old, 75-metre-high Douglas fir ecosystem. This is the perfect spot to take lunch and enjoy a walk amongst the huge trees and luscious ferns. There is a network of dirt trails and wooden boardwalks waiting to be explored. As you wander through the forest, beams of sunlight filter through the branches high above the ground, the trees forming their own beautiful cathedral of nature (hence its name). You’ll arrive at your lodge on the edge of Tofino's wild coast, an idyllic spot hidden amongst towering cedar trees and boasting spectacular ocean views. This area is characterised by wild natural scenery including lakes, inlets and ancient rainforest and is renowned for whale watching opportunities off its coast. It is also the perfect location to hike along rugged coastal paths, look out for some of its 200 species of bird and keep your eyes peeled for bears as well! The small coastal village of Tofino, just a few kilometres away, is well worth visiting for its unique souvenir shops and freshly caught seafood restaurants. 
Accommodation: Middle Beach Lodge ( 3 nights )
Day 16-18

Vancouver

After a thrilling adventure-packed journey, it’s time for your final stop as you arrive in the vibrant and bustling city of Vancouver. Sitting on the glistening water’s edge, Vancouver is one of the most picturesque cities in North America and is best known as the gateway to the country’s great outdoors. We have included a zodiac boat tour that will give you a beautiful view of the city from the water and keep your eyes peeled for bobbing seals! Complimentary bicycles are available at your hotel for those wishing to explore the city on two wheels, otherwise it’s an easy place to explore on foot. In the evening, head to Granville Island, a hidden gem of market stalls, hip food vendors, live music and entertainment.   

Accommodation: Loden Hotel ( 2 nights )
Fly home from Vancouver
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

  • J
  • F
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  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

The Canadian Rockies and BC are blessed with long summers to enjoy the great outdoors. May signals the start of spring but there can still be some snow at higher elevations in Alberta and many lodges are just getting ready to open. June is considered the best month to visit for wildflowers, pleasant temperatures, wildlife coming alive and fewer crowds. July and August are the most popular months for travel. We encourage early booking to confirm preferred lodges. These summer months are fantastic for outdoor activities, including bear viewing throughout the region and whale watching and ocean activities in Tofino. Whilst temperatures throughout Alberta and BC are fairly consistent during these months (low to mid-twenty degrees Celsius), it is best to come prepared for all weathers in the Rockies.

Imagine Western Canada
Imagine Western Canada

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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