As tourism in Canada rebounds from a covid induced hibernation, now is a great time to start requesting time off and booking a wonderful western Canadian adventure before they sell out! Best of all, by booking a 2023 tour with Discover Canada Tours now, not only will you find the best availability, but you’ll also qualify for a special Early Bird discount – 10% off all tours booked before the end of 2022!
To help you with your 2023 travel plans we’re going to look at a few of our most unforgettable tours that truly encapsulate the best of western Canada!
Perhaps our most iconic tour is the 11-day Coastal BC Inside Passage and Rockies tour. It’s the perfect tour for those people looking to see the highlights of BC and western Alberta in one trip! Operated as a round-trip tour from Vancouver, you’ll visit the Okanagan (Canada’s premier wine region), before arriving in the Rocky Mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louse and Jasper. After getting your lungs full of fresh mountain air, we head back to the sea air with a visit to Prince Rupert where you board a ship to sail down the Inside Passage to Vancouver Island. Now we head south towards Victoria, the provincial capital. Along the way, we will visit the Indigenous community of Alert Bay with its extraordinary cultural centre. This is truly an all-in-one adventure through the best of western Canada!
Now for those of you that can’t get more than a week or so off work, we have the fantastic 7-day Western Canada Iconic Sites tour. Here You’ll get to visit towns and attractions that are a little off the usual tourist trail. So if you need to see the mountain towns of Banff and Lake Louise but also want to see under-the-radar sites like the 75-metre tall Spahat falls near Clearwater, local favourite ski resort, Sun Peaks or be driven over the spectacular Duffy Lake road in addition to the world-renown Icefields Parkway, then this is the tour for you!
For those of you who have been to Canada before and have seen the usual highlights, we have the 10-day Hidden Gems & Western Highlights tour. Here we take the road less travelled, visiting the quaint Canadian towns of Osoyoos and Nelson in southern BC, before entering the often overlooked but no less spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Then we head up to Calgary before a stay in the never-overlooked town of Banff before heading back to the coast, visiting the famous murals of Kelowna in the Okanagan – don’t worry we’ll take you to a local winery as well!
Lastly, be sure to give a once-over to our Rockies and Tofino Pacific Rim tour for 8 days of memory-creating experiences. On this delightful tour, you travel from the coastal city of Vancouver to the peaks of the Rockies and then back to the coastal waters of Tofino. From swimming in glacier lakes to surfing in the Pacific Ocean, from the Grizzly Bears of the Rockies to the Black bears of Vancouver Island, from sailing to one of the world’s largest islands to gliding through the air on a mountain gondola this trip has everything you need in a western Canada vacation!
As you can see there is no shortage of amazing holiday ideas with Discover Canada Tours. But be sure to get going on your 2023 trip planning and book your unforgettable vacation before they sell out at our early bird discount!
Written by Lucas Coldwell. Photos courtesy of ©Mike Seehagel/Nathan Martin/Yuri Choufour/BC Ferries Kent Kallberg/Lisanne Smeele/Mike Seehagel/Destination BC Andrew Strain/Hubert Kang/Destination BC Dave Heath/Mitch Winton/Andrew Penner/Chris Amat/Indigenous Toursim BC Brendin Kelly.