Imagine leaving Calgary and the Great Plains, and finding yourself facing the Rockies which appear to you like an impassable fortress. Enter the heart of these mountains by one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in the country. Visit beautiful national parks and finally, see Vancouver appear, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the mountains. A student trip to Western Canada is the perfect blend of urbanity and nature.

Trip Transport Transport
  Student trips
Trip theme Themes
  Cultural, Flora and Fauna, History, Outdoor, Sport, Urban
Durée Duration
  9 days (8 nights)

Trip plan

Day 1

Flight to Edmonton. On arrival, discover the city in the company of a local guide, you will see the University, the Parliament and many green spaces of the city. End your visit in the Garneau Quarter (Old Strathcona), where you can admire many historic buildings. Installation at your accommodation at the end of the day. Meal included: dinner.

Day 2

This morning, please the students with free time at the famous West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping mall in North America. Whether in the shops, the water slides, the amusement park, the aquarium or the arcade, fun will be there! After lunch, take the road to beautiful Jasper National Park in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Installation at your hotel and free evening in Jasper. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.

Day 3

This morning, depart by coach for Banff on the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic drives in the world. Stop at Athabasca Falls and then head to the Athabasca Glacier for an icefield expedition there. Then continue towards Lake Peyto. A short walk on a paved path will take you to a lookout point for a grand view of the glacial valley and this beautiful lake. Also stop at Bow Lake, very popular for its accessibility, turquoise water and panoramic views. Then continue the bus ride to Banff, where you will stay for two nights. Check into your Banff or Canmore hotel after dining out. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.

Day 4

Explore the beauties of Banff and the surrounding area. During this great orientation tour, you will have the chance to see Moraine Lake, Lake Louise and the magnificent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. You will also board one of Banff’s gondolas to access the summit of Sulfur Mountain. Students will be dazzled by all these landscapes that will appear in front of them. Take the time to appreciate these Canadian treasures. Free evening in the village of Banff and return to your hotel at the end of the evening. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.

Day 5

A long drive awaits you today, but along the way, you will see sumptuous landscapes and picturesque villages. Pass through Yoho National Park, Glacier National Park as well as Mount Revelstoke National Park. Several stops are planned along the route to allow students to appreciate the scenery, take short walks and of course take some photos! When you arrive in Kamloops, take the opportunity to explore this friendly city surrounded by mountains, lakes and agricultural fields. There you will find several cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Check into your Kamloops hotel in the evening. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.

Day 6

Hit the road early in the morning for Whistler and make a few stops en route for pictures. From the moment you arrive, stroll the world-class ski resort. You will fall under the spell of its pedestrianized village which offers many shops of all kinds, restaurants and cafes for all tastes. Be sure to go to the Olympic Square and take a photo of the students with the famous rings. Check into your Whistler hotel for the evening. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.

Day 7

Take the road in the early morning to Vancouver and stop in Squamish to experience the Sea to Sky Gondola. This gondola will bring you 885 meters above the sea, for students to enjoy incredible panoramas of the mountains, forest and Howe Sound. Hiking trails are also available. After having lunch around Squamish, continue to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, located in North Vancouver. This 137-meter-long footbridge, which rises 70 meters above the river, is located in a beautiful rainforest. Conclude your visit by stopping at the site of the totem poles. Check into your Vancouver hotel after dinner at the restaurant. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.

Day 8

This morning, take a city tour with a local guide. Vancouver is a multicultural city focused on protecting the environment and natural resources. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains, Vancouver offers a balanced living environment. During your visit you will see Stanley Park, Chinatown and the Gastown district. End your tour at Granville Island, where you will find restaurants, shops and an abundance of fresh local produce. You will have lunch there; it will be difficult to make your choice! Take advantage of the rest of the day to explore the city at your own pace: Robson St, English Bay or Canada Place are just a few suggestions. Return to your hotel in the evening. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.

Day 9

Transfer to Vancouver Airport for your return flight. Meal included: breakfast.

Trip details

What’s included

  • Round trip flight as well as airport transfers and taxes
  • Coach transportation as indicated in your itinerary
  • Local tour guide services
  • Activities, visits and meals mentioned on your program
  • 3 stars hotel accommodation
  • 24/7 emergency phone service

What’s not included

  • Meals that are not mentioned on your program
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities

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