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Five days in the Canadian Rockies

View of mountain from Revelstoke BC
Morning light on the mountains

Ah, the Canadian Rockies. ๐Ÿ’š

Have you ever had that feeling like you just NEED to see a place for yourself? That you won’t be “complete” until you visit? (As silly / woo-woo as that may sound…)

That’s me and the Rockies.

I knew in the planning stages for my Canada trip that I had to put the Rockies on my list. More than pretty much anything else, I needed to see these mountains. I donโ€™t actually know why as Iโ€™ve always been a coastal/beach person. Mountains havenโ€™t really been on my radar.

(Then again, Australia isn’t known for its mountains, so… ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Maybe it was the photographer side of me – it knew the landscape photography opportunities would be UNREAL? (Reader, my photographer side was spot on…)

Whatever the case… the mountains were calling and I had to go.

Considering the time of year I was travelling (I arrived in Vancouver right at the end of September) there werenโ€™t a LOT of tour operators that:

a) were still running trips to the Rockies – a lot of them had started their short hiatus for the change over between summer and winter tours, and

b) would get me back to Vancouver in time for another event I had booked.

Iโ€™m pretty sure Discover Canada Tours was the only one available and Iโ€™m actually incredibly glad I went with that one because it was a FANTASTIC tour.

The tour involved five very FULL days (we covered a LOT of kilometres!) – Iโ€™ve listed the towns/spots we hit below. Iโ€™ve started blogging about the trip – don’t want to forget a thing!! – and each day has its own blog post. Links below.

So come with me on a tour of (part of!) the Canadian Rockies in just five days…


Rockies Premium Tour with Discover Canada Tours

๐Ÿš Day 1: Vancouver BC > Hope BC > Kelowna BC > Craigellachie BC > Revelstoke BC

๐ŸŒ„ Day 2: Revelstoke BC > Golden BC > Field BC > Emerald Lake BC > Takakkaw Falls BC > Lake Louise AB > Moraine Lake AB > Banff AB

๐Ÿ” Day 3: Banff and surrounds: Banff Gondola and Sulphur Mountain > Fairmont Banff Springs > Bow River and Bow Falls > Surprise Corner > Sunshine Village, Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka, Mt Norquay

โ„ Day 4: Banff AB > Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefields AB > Athabasca Falls AB > Icefields Parkway AB > Jasper AB > Mt Robson Visitor Centre BC > Blue River BC โ€” coming soon!

๐Ÿ Day 5: Blue River BC > Clearwater BC > Spahats Creek Falls BC > Kamloops BC > Othello Tunnels BC > Vancouver BC โ€” coming soon!

Note: BC = British Columbia, AB = Alberta. We visited two provinces on this tour.


Any questions? ๐Ÿ˜ I’ve opened up the comments on this post so if you’ve got questions or comments, post ’em!

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