3 weeks CANADA & ALASKA 🍁 Epic road trip in British Columbia and Alberta with UNESCO Jasper NP (CA, USA July 2025)

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Hello Adventure seekers and nature lovers! 🀩 My name is Maria (36) and I am looking for easy-going and adventurous TripMates to join me on this road trip to beautiful West Canada with a day in Alaska, USA🍁! Set off with me on an unforgettable exploration through cosmopolitan cities, lush rainforests, remote beaches, and towering mountains in British Columbia, Alberta and Alaska. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT We will have 21 full days to visit some of the most breathtaking national parks and landscapes in North America. The highlights of British Columbia and Alberta as well as some less-known hidden gems: UNESCO's Canadian Rocky Mountains in Jasper and Banff National Park🏞️, abundant wildlife such as salmon, bears 🐻and whales🦈! πŸš£β€β™€οΈ Kayak in crystal clear river gorges and last but not least, VancouverπŸŒ„. To top these experiences, there are cool activities planned along the way such as a bear-watching tour and a stop at an old mining town πŸ™‚. I am happy to drive the rental car and would need a second driver who likes to give me a hand sometimes. Also, I will have a handful of other paid and free-of-charge activities at hand, which we can join into on-site. All you need to do is join me and enjoy the trip! All three weeks are packed with special activities and places that are simply too beautiful to be missed. For more information scroll down to see what's INCLUDED in my trip. WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP SO SPECIAL AND WHY JOIN ME πŸ‘‹πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦° I have many years of experience as a travel specialist for China and traveled to more than 40 countries. As a person who loves to organize my personal holiday trips as well, I can assure you that everything is taken care of. I love going on extended road trips and would like to share my next big road adventure to Canada with guys like you! This will also be my first time in Canada and North America, and I am sure we won`t be disappointed! Please non-smoker tripmates only. You also have to be reasonably fit for the hikes and trips planned during that three weeks. Please give a short introduction of yourself when requesting to join this trip. This way I see that you have fully read and acknowledged my trip description. Because spots are limited (in the car and the rooms), it's quick and easy to take part: Click the green button on the right 🟩 and reserve your spot! 😍 Feel free to message, me if you have any questions. INCLUDED βœ… 20 nights in guesthouses, motels, hostels and some on campsites depending on availability and group size (some with breakfast, some without). Also I try to arrange twin bed rooms and same-sex tents wherever possible! βœ… All National Park fees βœ… Rental car: air-conditioned van incl. all insurance and a second driver as backup βœ… All ferry crossings βœ… Guided bear-watching tour βœ… Entry to Fort St. James Historic Site βœ… Hikes to untouched nature, stunning waterfalls, and lush rainforests βœ… Crossing for a day trip to Alaska βœ… Experience the annual salmon run in Alaska 🦈 βœ… Help with finding flights and packing list for our nature trip βœ… Personal contact with me and other trip mates in a private WhatsApp group where you can e-meet everyone before we travel (few months before departure) βœ… Pre-planned carefree itinerary - all you have to do is join and enjoyπŸ™‚ βœ… Motivated and great TripMates and TripLeader guaranteed! 😍 EXCLUDED ❌ Additional beverages and meals unless listed above (we will use Splitwise App for shared meals or shopping) ❌ Additional excursions and rentals (e.g. whale watching tour, kayaking, bike rentals, etc.) ❌ Fuel for the rental car ❌ International flights ❌ Health and travel insurance ❌ Private expenses (souvenirs etc.) ❌ Visa for USA and Canada (if required for your nationality) πŸ›οΈOCCUPANCY I try to plan separate female and male rooms / tents unless you are a couple or friends (but please keep in mind that we might have mixed rooms as well if an uneven number of males and females join). Please let me know if you would like to request a single room supplement or tent upfront so I can see what I can do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLEASE NOTE: TRAVEL DATES ARE STILL MORE OR LESS FLEXIBLE and we might shift for few days. If you have any questions, please "save" the trip and message me in the Q&A section below. If everything is clear, enjoy reading my trip description! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don`t miss out on this unique opportunity of exploring western Canada in a small group of six! Click the green button on the right 🟩 and reserve your spot soon! P.S. Remember: The earlier you book your spot, the more money you can save by booking early into your flight, too. πŸ™‚ I have found return flights for next year at around 700€! Flight connections for June 2025 will be available to book sometime in June this year.
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Trip Itinerary
1

Calgary

Day 1
Day 1: Arrival in Canada Welcome to beautiful Canada 🍁! You will land at Calgary International Airport (YYC)πŸ›¬. This is also our meeting point today (I will announce the meeting time closer to the trip), where we will meet our fellow TripMates in person and pick up our rental car to start off directly into the wild of the Canadian Rockies 🏞️! If you want to visit Calgary city, please plan to arrive a couple of days earlier in order to do some sightseeing on your own. INCLUDED βœ… Rental car and transfer ADDITIONAL FEES ❌ Fuel for the whole road trip (split in the group)
2

Banff

Day 1-4
Day 1 - 4: Banff National Park (driving distance ~ 200 km) We will spend our first four days in the historic Banff National Park, which is the oldest and among the most stunning in Alberta Province! We will have a sufficient amount of time to explore some of the pristine lakes and peaks during our stay here! I have planned multiple hiking routes in the park, such as a day hike to the turquoise Lake Luise and another day to the peaks of Banff NP with panoramic views! INCLUDED βœ… 3 nights in Banff NP βœ… National park fee βœ… Day hike to Lake Louise βœ… Day hike in the Banff area with spectacular views OPTIONAL (additional fees) ❌ Canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting
3

Saskatchewan River Crossing

Day 4-6
Day 4 - 6: Saskatchewan River Crossing (driving distance ~ 130 km) We will depart after breakfast and drive on the Icefields Parkway to a little town called Saskatchewan River Crossing. From here, we can go on multiple amazing glaciers walks to see the surrounding glaciers. We will hike up to Saskatchewan as well as the Athabasca Glacier. It is also possible to join a guided glacier tour with a local guide for an additional fee. With the guide and crampons, we will be able to walk onto the glacier. INCLUDED βœ… 2 nights in Saskatchewan River Crossing βœ… National park fee βœ… Hike to see the Saskatchewan Glacier βœ… Hike to Athabasca Glacier (if you want to walk ON the glacier, a guided hike with local guide can be arranged) βœ… Driving on the magnificant Icefields Parkway
4

Jasper

Day 6-8
Day 6 - 8: Jasper National Park (driving distance ~ 130 km) The Jasper NP is part of UNESCO`s Rocky Mountains World Heritage. It offers plenty of wildlife and self-guided trails, so we can enjoy a full day outdoors in the wild. I will bring along some suggestions for the hikes and we`ll choose together which one we`ll walk during our stay here. Also, Jasper is the world's second-largest dark sky preserve. That means, if the night sky is clear we will see a spectacular milky way with our bare eyes! INCLUDED βœ… 2 nights in Jasper NP βœ… National park fee βœ… Beautiful day hike on one of the many hiking trails in the area βœ… See the world's second-largest dark sky preserve
5

Clearwater

Day 8-10
Day 8 - 10: Clearwater in Wells Gray Provincial Park (driving distance ~ 320 km) Today, we leave the Rocky Mountains and head further into another stunning nature reserve, the Wells Gray Provincial Park. On the way to Clearwater, where we will spend the next to nights, we have the opportunity for multiple photo stops along the way! Our day in Clearwater can be planned individually. Those, who need a day break after hiking in the Rockies, can take some time off and just enjoy the beauty of the area. For adrenaline junkies, there are some more activities planned such as white water rafting and more extended hikes to waterfalls in the area! INCLUDED βœ… 2 nights in Clearwater βœ… National park fee βœ… Hike to the highest waterfall in Canada OPTIONAL (additional fees) ❌White water rafting on the Clearwater River
6

Prince George

Day 10-11
Day 10 - 11: Prince George (driving distance ~ 500 km) We have a scenic and long drive today and start early after breakfast. We drive on the old so-called Old Cariboo Gold Rush Route towards Prince George. As the name suggest, this area used to be very popular during the gold rush in the 19th century. In Prince George we have a free evening to relax after the long drive and have a filling dinner. INCLUDED βœ… 1 night in Prince George
7

Smithers

Day 11-12
Day 11 - 12: Smithers (driving distance ~ 300 km) We start this day early in order to make some interesting and scenic photo stops. En route, we see a lot of left-behind ghost towns from the gold rush era and make a visit to the historical site of Fort St. James. Fort St. James used to be a blooming fur trading town during the 19th century. It is the largest group of original wooden buildings and portrays the relationship between the fur traders and the Carrier First Nation - the indigenous people of north-central British Columbia. We stay overnight in Smithers before we continue our journey. INCLUDED βœ… 1 night in Smithers βœ… Visit to historical site of Fort St. James
8

Stewart

Day 12-14
Day 12 - 14: Stewart (driving distance ~ 330 km) In the morning, we can enjoy a delicious breakfast and have some time to explore Smithers. On our way to Stewart, we pass a scenic and historic route through some of the province's most isolated areas, the Stewart–Cassiar Highway. It is crossing Indian Reserves and gives multiple interesting and historically rich places to explore. We will stop at the Gitwangak Battle Hill National Historic Site and see the original totem poles in Gitanyow. The next two nights we spend in the small town of Stewart, which is located right at the border to Alaska. From here, we will make a day trip to Alaska the next day. INCLUDED βœ… 2 nights in Stewart βœ… Visit Bear Glacier βœ… See totem poles in Gitanyow βœ… See Gitwangak Battle Hill Site OPTIONAL (additional fees) ❌ Visit to Ksan Historical Village
9

Hyder

Day 14
Day 13: Day trip to Hyder in Alaska After breakfast, another special day trip awaits us: We cross the border to Alaska and drive to a small town called Hyder. There we visit the Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site. In July, the annual salmon run can be experienced at this site and often bears can be seen as well who come here for their pray🦈. A genuinely amazing spot to see plenty of different wildlife! INCLUDED βœ… Day crossing to Hyder βœ… Salmon Creek Wildlife Observation Site
10

Prince Rupert

Day 14-15
Day 14 - 15: Prince Rupert (driving distance ~ 300 km) On day 14 we drive about 5 hours from Stewart to Prince Rupert to spend the night there. Next morning at 7:30 we embark on the ferry from Prince Rupert to Vancouver Island. Crossing time in the Inside Passage is approximately 16 hours and we pass some beautiful fjords, where - if we are lucky - will be able to see whales from the ferry! From the ferry terminal on Vancouver Island, it is about a 1.5h drive to our remote lodge in Telegraph Cove, where we will spend the next two nights. INCLUDED βœ… 1 night in Prince Rupert βœ… Ferry crossing to Vancouver Island
11

Telegraph Cove

Day 15-17
Day 15 - 17: Telegraph Cove (driving distance ~ 65 km) Our lodge is located right by the small harbor in the midst of wild nature and surrounded by pine trees. Is it a perfect place to enjoy hikes in the lush rainforest. If we haven`t seen whales during our ferry crossing, we have another great opportunity here in Telegraph Cove. Guided boat tours run daily and we can join a guided whale-watching expedition as well. INCLUDED βœ… 2 nights in Telegraph Cove OPTIONAL (additional fees) ❌ Whale watching tour ❌ Kayaking
12

Tofino

Day 17-20
Day 17 - 20: Tofino (driving distance ~ 470 km) We leave Telegraph Cove in the early morning and drive further south to Tofino, which is located on the western banks of Vancouver Island. We have a bear-watching trip planned for our first day here and after that, we have time to join some extra activities that are highly recommended in this area such as kayaking and hiking. On the second day in Tofino we drive to see the scenic Long Beach, which is famous for the driftwood logs on the shores. It is also a great place to surf! So if you are into surfing or watersports, equipment can be rented on spot! INCLUDED βœ… 3 nights in Tofino βœ… Guided bear-watching tour βœ… Visit Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve OPTIONAL (additional fees) ❌ Surfing ❌ Kayaking
13

Vancouver

Day 20-21
Day 20 - 21: Vancouver (driving distance ~ 280 km) Today, we leave Vancouver Island and take a ferry to the mainland. We will arrive in Vancouver in the afternoon and return our car to the airport. The next two night we`ll spend in Vancouver and enjoy the civilized city life again after days of road trip adventures! INCLUDED βœ… 1 night in Vancouver βœ… Ferry crossing to Vancouver
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Bed & Breakfast & Other & Apartments & Hostel & Camping
21 days trip
Calgary, Banff & 11 more
Transportation
Car, Boat
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