WWF Escape to the Andes

We visited the Andean school which was built by World Expeditions and presented the children with books, pens, pencils etc which some of us had brought from Australia. The extra weight was worthwhile when we saw the expressions on the children’s faces. I could never imagine children in Australia smiling so broadly at being given an exercise book and pen!

Jean Hampson | Queensland, Australia

Parks & Mountains of Western Canada

This exciting and newly updated trip from Vancouver to Calgary uncovers the natural splendours of Canada's finest national and provincial parks. From the rugged west coast mountains, across Vancouver Island, over the inland plateau of British Columbia and finally to the dramatic heights of the Rocky Mountains, we discover a vast wilderness of countless alpine lakes and pristine forests set beneath a backdrop of high peaks and tumbling glaciers. It is a land of elk, moose, bighorn sheep, black and grizzly bears. At night we stay in comfortable hotels or mountain lodges and during the day our fully supported walks reveal the diverse landscapes that this area is famous for. Time in the beautiful Canadian cities of Vancouver, Victoria, and Calgary round off this superb touring and walking adventure.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Vancouver
DAY 2 Explore Vancouver including Stanley Park, and Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge
DAY 3 Ferry across the Straits of Georgia to Vancouver Island the city of Victoria
DAY 4 Drive to Pacific Rim National Park and visit Cathredral Grove Forest.
DAY 5 Explore Pacific Rim and Tofino. Optional whale watching and hiking
DAY 6 Ferry to Vancouver and along "Sea to Sky" Highway to Whistler
DAY 7 Peak to Peak gondola, easy alpine hiking and mountaintop BBQ
DAY 8 Northwards, to Wells Gray Park and a 2 night stay at a guest ranch
DAY 9 Explore Wells Gray Park on foot, or by horseback
DAY 10 Towards the Rockies and Jasper stopping at Mt. Robson, highest peak in the Rockies
DAY 11 Maligne Canyon, and hiking the Bald Hills at Maligne Lake
DAY 12 Jasper to Banff along the Icefields Parkway including walk to Parker Ridge
DAY 13 Walking and exploring Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, Banff's most famous landmarks
DAY 14 Transfer after breakfast to Calgary. Time to explore Calgary, flight times permitting.

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Trip Code: VTC
Trip Grading: Adventure Touring
Duration:  14 days
Activities:  Adventure Touring Day Walking
Next Trip:  22 June 2015
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price: $3,790.00 USD

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