Canadian Wildlife & Vancouver Island - Reverse

  • Best price guaranteed
  • No booking fees
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Vancouver, Canada
  • Ends Calgary, Canada
  • +11
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Zodiac tour to observe Orcas
  • Bear viewing Zodiac tour in Tofino
  • Unforgettable Inside Passage ferry journey spotting whales and birdlife
  • Relax in Miette Hot Springs
Start in Vancouver and end in Calgary, the trip Canadian Wildlife & Vancouver Island - Reverse is a guided adventure trip that takes 15 days. You will travel through Port Hardy, Calgary, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and 9 other destinations in Canada. Canadian Wildlife & Vancouver Island - Reverse is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport and others.

The Canadian Rockies are incredible: rugged peaks, untouched fir forests and radiant glaciers interspersed with valleys rich with wildlife, from Black bears, to deer, moose and coyotes. Visit the unmissable sights of the Rockies and Lake Louise, as well as venturing far off the beaten track for a wilderness experience in Bella Coola and Tweedsmuir. Two dedicated Zodiac boat trips from Vancouver Island give us opportunities to spot bears and whales and get close to the wonderful nature this region is deservedly famous. A highlight is a ferry trip through the Inside Passage which reveals one of the richest marine habitats of the world.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 4,280 reviews
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
4 - Very Good
“This trip was certainly deserving of the 'challenging/tough' label. Aside from the first and last days, all hiking was challenging underfoot. The going is almost always wet and boggy or once you get higher, loose scree and rock. This, of course, is part of the fun and also a characteristic of the Burgaret route - so the wildness and tranquility is hugely appealing but comes at the expense of comfort! Be prepared to be walking with your eyes down, watching where you put your feet rather than enjoying the view! We had a delightful group of 6 like-minded souls and we stuck together for the whole thing. I could imagine that it would feel harder if you fell behind. For that reason, having altitude experience and difficult hiking experience is a must. I am pretty fit but found the climbing in very thin air very tough. We were ably supported by fantastic teams on the ground from Patrick the local partner who met us at the airport and took us for a drink on our last day, to the 17 porters who looked after us spectacularly well, to our wonderful tour leader, Peter and his chief guide George. The only downside was that the rains had started (this is my only criticism of the trip - the rains are known to often start in October and thus going on a trip in late October can be very unpleasant). No one minds a bit of rain, in fact one expects it in mountain environment, but it rained all day every day and it made for very challenging conditions. We were soaked through and our packs (which weren't protected from the elements as the porters scaled the ridges) were also soaked. So it was hard to change into dry clothing. Also, the rain and mist and cloud meant that many of the excellent views were missed. The full service camping is fun and the food is terrific but it's hard going when it's cold and wet. The two camps were basic and long overdue for a decent overhaul but you are grateful for a bed - even if you're sharing a dormitory with your fellow travellers. On summit day, which was terrific, after the exhilaration of the climb and happy descent to a hearty and celebratory breakfast; we cheerily set on our way for the final long slog. And what a slog it was - you get up at 2am on summit day, make the summit for sunrise, descend, rest then set off again to get to our final camp. It was a very long and tiring day made all the harder because of the rain. This is not a trip for high maintenance people!”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
4 - Very Good
“The Great Wall Walk/Trek organised by Exodus was a great experience. The tour leader (Jerry) must be congratulated on his professionalism - he never missed a thing (even carried a lady down the Wall after she had either broken or sprained an ankle). Accommodation was better than I expected in the villages we had to stay in. The Food was always fresh and there was plenty of it (mostly vegetables though but still tasty).
The magnitude of the Great Wall is overpowering. Must say that for anyone who intends attempting the Walk then I suggest you have a reasonable level of fitness if you are over 50 years of age - the steps (numerous) at times are taxing. Strongly recommend Exodus if you intend "shopping"the net for companies who run similar dventures">”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“Mind Blowing experience jam packed with activities and things to see and do”
  • Day 1: Start Vancouver
  • Day 2: Vancouver to Victoria
  • Day 3: To Ucluelet near Tofino
  • Day 4: Morning boat excursion to observe Black bears; afternoon free for optional activities
  • Day 5: Scenic drive via Cathedral Grove, to Port Hardy
  • Day 6: Ferry via the Inside Passage to Bella Coola
  • Day 7: Bella Coola
  • Day 8-9: Tweedsmuir Provincial Park
  • Day 10: Wells Gray Provincial Park
  • Day 11: Views of Mount Robson; to Jasper National Park
  • Day 12: Jasper National Park
  • Day 13: Drive along Icefields Parkway to Banff
  • Day 14: Banff National Park
  • Day 15: To Calgary; tour ends Calgary
  • Stay in a mix of hotels, lodges and cabins , All accommodation
  • Travel by minibus, ferry and zodiac
  • All transport and listed activities
  • We can include flights from the UK.  Please contact us for a quote.
  • Some long drives
  • Group normally 6 to 13, plus leader. Min age 16yrs
  • This tour operates from Vancouver to Calgary
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Driver
  • Any international flights to Vancouver and from Calgary are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Canadian Wildlife & Vancouver Island - Reverse tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Canadian Wildlife & Vancouver Island - Reverse tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 26 March 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 March 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Canadian Wildlife & Vancouver Island - Reverse tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Canadian Wildlife & Vancouver Island - Reverse tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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