2024 Date & Price

6 Days | Seattle, Washington to Calgary, Alberta

Sunday, June 23, 2024 – Friday, June 28, 2024

TOTAL: $999

Fare: $689 + Food/Parks: $310

$250 initial payment reserves your spot today!
Full payment is required 60 days prior to departure.

6 days 5 nights
Canadian Rockies Adventure

Starts: Seattle, Washington
Ends: Calgary, Alberta

This adventure is in combination with the Alaska Expedition and Caribou Crawler trips.  If it doesn’t fit your schedule, check out the Denali Dream!

View all of the trip segments on our Alaska adventures page.

A camping adventure from the Emerald City to the behemoth mountains of British Columbia.  Explore popular destinations like Banff National Park, as well as off-the-beaten-path spots along the way.  Hike to azure alpine lakes, spot wildlife along mountainous roads, soak in hot springs and gaze at stunning glaciers!  This trip will undoubtedly leave you in awe of Earth’s artistry.

Welcome to the Green Tortoise!

Meet at the bus near the Green Tortoise Hostel and Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington with your e-ticket.

Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the departure time. 

Day 1

Your adventure begins in the Emerald City!  Hop on the bus and we’ll head for the hills.  Get your first glimpse of the behemoth mountains of British Columbia after we cross the border into Canada.  Watch as the beautiful scenery begins to change. Our camp is nestled in a forest of Douglas fir, pine and aspen trees.  This evening, embark on a hike along the lake’s shoreline and take a dip!

Camp Night

Optional Swim

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2

The journey continues through the inland temperate rainforest. The old-growth forest of cedars and hemlock trees surrounding Revelstoke, British Columbia guides us to the famous mountain town. Take a walk along the Columbia River and meander the quaint downtown’s Grizzly Plaza. In the evening, sink into Canyon Hot Springs.

Camp Night

Optional Swim & Soak / Showers Available

Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 3

Glacier National Park of Canada reveals itself today.  Hike to some magnificent waterfalls and watch the mountains rise higher as we roll through the Canadian Rockies.  This evening, arrive in Banff National Park. Our campsite near Lake Louise allows ample time to explore the alluring nature surrounding the lake’s azure water. 

Camp Night

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Showers Available

Day 4

Rent a canoe for a scenic paddle or just enjoy the view from the luxurious Fairmont Chateau. Sip tea at high altitude after a hike through the dense subalpine forests to Lake Agnes – a hidden gem complete with a teahouse, lovely turquoise waters, a steep wooden staircase and a waterfall.  Hike another one of Banff National Park’s most beloved trails to views of spectacular ice hanging at the scenic Plain of Six Glaciers.  Or just enjoy the view and people watching along the lakeshore.

Camp Night

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Showers Available

Day 5

Start the day with a hike along the dramatic catwalks of Johnston Canyon to the cascading upper waterfalls.  Discover the natural beauty created by thousands of years of water erosion through the limestone bedrock.  Later, a short drive brings us to the historic town of Banff, where we’ll dine out on the town before we polish off the evening relaxing those sore hiking muscles in Banff Upper Hot Springs.

Camp Night

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional Swim & Soak / Showers Available

Day 6

Bid farewell to your travel companions.  Your adventure culminates with a shuttle ride to the Calgary International Airport.

Not ready for the fun to end?  Check out the Rockies Rambler to extend the adventure!

    • Travel By Comfortable Custom Coach
    • 70% of Quality Crafted Meals
    • National Park Entrance Fees
    • All Camping Fees
    • Semi-Guided Exploration of Cities & Parks
    • Expert Guide & Professional Driver With Local Knowledge

    What’s Not Included
      • Sleeping Bag*
      • Sleeping Pad*
      • Tent*

    *Available for rent upon booking! 

  • Canada: 
    • Hot Springs Entrances
    • Lake Louise Canoe Rental
    • Banff Gondola

You’ll be traveling in a custom, comfortable sleeper coach! 

A sleeping bag and sleeping pad are required for this adventure.  If you don’t have one, rent one from us upon booking!  

A tent is required.  On most occasions you are welcome to sleep on the bus or sleep beneath the stars.  However, we strongly recommend bringing along a tent for privacy and comfort. You may rent a tent from us (subject to availability).

Our coaches are equipped with a camp kitchen.  No need to bring your own cookware or utensils.  Bring a reusable lunch container to store your packed lunch and a reusable water bottle.

Once you’re booked, you will receive a detailed packing list in your e-ticket.

Departure: 7:00 AM – Seattle, Washington – Green Tortoise Hostel, 105 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

Arrival:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Calgary International Airport – 2000 Airport Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W5, Canada

A group of Green Tortoise travelers pose in front of snowy peaks on a camping adventure in Banff National Park

Day By Day

1. Depart Seattle Paul Lake Provincial Park – Camp Night

2. Revelstoke, British Columbia – Camp Night

3. Banff National Park – Camp Night

4. Lake Louise – Camp Night

5. Banff – Camp Night

6. Calgary