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A route combining the best of the Canadian Rockies with two days in Vancouver and one day trip to nearby Victoria. A combination of amazing views, lovely cities and a lot of running water. A spectacular, comprehensive trip that even leaves time for shopping in New York or visiting family in Toronto.
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  • Tel Aviv – Calgary

    Flight via Canada, landing in Calgary in the afternoon. Picking up the rental vehicle at the airport and sleeping in Calgary.

  • Calgary – Banff

    Heading west from Calgary towards the Rockies and the town of Banff (about 90 minutes). After arriving to Banff and settling in, you should take the rest of the day to walk around downtown, go up the tramway for a panoramic view of the region, visit the local hot springs or take a short hike. Accommodations in Banff.

  • Banff National Park

    The morning is dedicated to touring Johnston Canyon – a deep steep canyon with a beautiful walking trail along it, full of waterfalls and clear pools. Later in the day, driving north and visiting the most famous lakes of the Rockies, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. Along the lakes there are many hiking trails, and you can also rent canoes for a short sail (no experience required). Returning to sleep in Banff at the end of the day.

  • The Icefields Parkway

    Riding along the Icefields Parkway, one of the most beautiful roads in the world, which connects Banff and Jasper. The road is fraught with mountain landscapes, turquoise lakes and glaciers, and many spots for photo-ops and hikes. Along the road you can often see wildlife, including bears, sheep and mountain goats, and various deers. The day ends when you arrive to Jasper. Accommodations in Jasper.

  • Jasper National Park

    A day of travel among Jasper National Park’s magnificent mountains and lakes. The day starts with a cruise in Maligne Lake. We recommend continuing along the nearby Maligne Canyon, and ending the trip with a visit at Mount Edith Cavell and a short hike of Angel Glacier at the foot of the mountain. Accommodations in Jasper.

  • Jasper – Kamloops

    The end of the Rockies section of the trip, and the beginning of a long ride towards Vancouver. You spend the night in Kamloops, about halfway to Vancouver. Along the way you can stop at Mount Robson Park, home of the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies (3,954 meters above sea level). Accommodations in Kamloops.

  • Kamloops – Vancouver

    Continuing south to Vancouver and exploring Vancouver in accordance with time constraints. Accommodations in Vancouver.

  • Vancouver

    In the morning you return the rental car at a downtown station, and start exploring the city independently. Vancouver is a fascinating city combining a highly-developed cultural life and an impressive downtown area with well-preserved green lungs and a highly-developed environmental consciousness. The city’s location by the Pacific Ocean and at the foot of the British Columbia mountain range makes it an ideal destination. There are many interesting sites, including the Vancouver Aquarium, Granville Island, Vancouver Museum and Stanley Park. Accommodations in Vancouver.

  • Victoria

    Victoria, a characteristically English town, is located on Vancouver Island on the British Columbia coastline. The day starts with a ferry ride between Vancouver and Victoria (about 90 minutes), followed by a visit to the Butchart Gardens, incredible gardens not far from the city. The following hours are dedicated to independently exploring the downtown area (the British Columbia Royal Museum is especially recommended). At the end of the day you take another ferry back to Vancouver. Accommodations in Vancouver.
    (The day trip to Victoria is actually a package organized by a local company. The package includes all necessary transport, including two-way ferry rides and transportation between the port, the gardens and downtown Victoria.)

  • Vancouver – Tel Aviv

    In accordance with flight schedules, arriving to the Vancouver airport and taking a flight back home.

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