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A solo journey through the best of BC: The coast and the Rockies

British Columbia is known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich culture. Travel solo and experience the splendour of the metropolis, Vancouver. Travel further through extraordinary natural landscapes and visit the beautiful natural parks. And pay extra attention to the water surface during your visit to Vancouver Island, you might even spot a whale or an orca.


Below, you can discover our suggested locations. Feel free to adjust your comfort level, add activity packages along the route, and indicate whether you would like us to arrange your flights. The price indication is based on travel in the high season, so shoulder season travel will often give you a price advantage.

Route and Impressions

Vancouver is an outdoor enthusiasts wonderland
Vancouver is an outdoor enthusiasts wonderland
Watch beautiful sunsets in Nanaimo
Watch beautiful sunsets in Nanaimo
Indulge in a range of outdoor activities in Ucluelet
Indulge in a range of outdoor activities in Ucluelet
From Campbell River, you can visit many local gems
From Campbell River, you can visit many local gems
Spot orcas in Desolation Sound
Spot orcas in Desolation Sound
Marvel at the Stawamus Chief, a huge granite monolith
Marvel at the Stawamus Chief, a huge granite monolith
Discover the many mountain bike and hiking trails through nature
Discover the many mountain bike and hiking trails through nature
The golden grasslands, forested mountains, glaciers and rivers make Chilcotin the Wild West of Canada.
The golden grasslands, forested mountains, glaciers and rivers make Chilcotin the Wild West of Canada.
Admire awe-inspiring waterfalls, alpine meadows and vast lakes
Admire awe-inspiring waterfalls, alpine meadows and vast lakes
Would you like to spot grizzly bears and moose?
Would you like to spot grizzly bears and moose?
Be enchanted by the beauty of Lake Louise
Be enchanted by the beauty of Lake Louise
Be astounded by The Southern Rockies
Be astounded by The Southern Rockies
Soak up the city views of Calgary
Soak up the city views of Calgary

Vancouver

3 nights

Vancouver is one of the few places on earth where you can ski, surf, and spot orcas while hiking. And all of that in one day!

Nanaimo

2 nights

Nanaimo is centrally located on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. The harbour is the central point of the city, where seaplanes take off and land, boats come and go, and walking paths run along the coast.

Ucluelet - Vancouver Island

3 nights

Ucluelet is the hidden gem of Vancouver Island. This old fishing village is partially surrounded by the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, making it the ideal base for all kinds of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, and wildlife watching.

Campbell River - Vancouver Island

2 nights

Campbell River is the gateway to Strathcona Park, the Discovery Islands and the northwest region of Vancouver Island. These wilderness areas are home to a variety of wildlife, including killer whales, dolphins and bald eagles.

Desolation Sound

3 nights

Desolation Sound consists of white peaks, forest-covered islands, and countless eye-catching bays and inlets. In the summer months, the water temperature rises to 27°C, making for great snorkelling, kayaking, and swimming.

Squamish

2 nights

Squamish lies at the northern end of Howe Sound and is surrounded by mountains such as the Stawamus Chief, a huge granite monolith. It is a climber's paradise but is also home to more than a hundred mountain bike trails.

Whistler Valley

2 nights

In the winter, you can enjoy the largest ski area in North America, and in the summer months, you can indulge in the many mountain biking and hiking trails that wind through wild nature here.

Chilcotin

3 nights

The golden grasslands, forested mountains, glaciers, and rivers make Chilcotin the Wild West of Canada. Here, you can explore the wild nature like Lucky Luke, galloping on a horse.

Wells Gray Provincial Park

3 nights

The park covers an area of 541,516 hectares and is famous for its many awe-inspiring waterfalls, colourful alpine meadows, and vast lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts will have a great time here. You can go kayaking, horse riding and there are hiking trails for all levels.

Jasper National Park

3 nights

Jasper is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. It is home to fragile ecosystems and the world-famous Columbia Icefield. It is also teeming with wildlife, including the healthiest population of grizzly bears and moose in all of North America.

Banff National Park

4 nights

Admire the emerald waters of Lake Louise, walk among the flowers of the Sunshine Meadows or take a scenic drive along the Icefield Parkway. In Banff National Park, you can go hiking, bird watching, mountain climbing, canoeing, fishing, and even skiing.

Southern Rockies

2 nights

The Southern Rockies is characterised by unparalleled beauty, consisting of glittering glaciers and lakes, white mountain peaks, colourful alpine meadows, an array of wildlife.

Calgary

2 nights

Calgary is located in the eastern foothills of the Canadian Rockies, where the Bow and Elbow Rivers meet. Thanks to a rich Frontier past, the city is also known as Cowtown. Its most famous attraction is the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo show.

Price From

£9,850 Per person
Whats included?
  • Economy flights
  • 34 nights staying in Ranches and B&Bs
  • Medium/ Large SUV
  • Fully CO2 compensated travel

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You probably already have ideas for your holiday to the United States and Canada. Nature tours through the Rocky Mountains, spotting orcas near the San Juan Islands, or exploring the streets of San Francisco on the iconic cable car?

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