What's included

  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
    9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • 9 nights’ accommodation based on sharing twin-rooms
    9 nights’ accommodation based on sharing twin-rooms
  • All activities included<br />
    All activities included
  • Max 12 Flashpackers
    Max 12 Flashpackers
  • Private minibus and airport pickup any time on day 1
    Private minibus and airport pickup any time on day 1

Canada: a country full of wild mountains, perfectly turquoise lakes, stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife awaits.  Get to know your new Flash Pack friends on an afternoon of craft beer tasting at the award-winning Fernie Brewing Co. Take to your canoe and paddle downriver with the magnificent Rockies as your backdrop, before taking a dip in glacial lakes and hitting some of the world’s most scenic mountain trails. Soak in Lussier Hot Springs, nestled down in Whiteswan Provincial Park. Keep watch for moose, elks and grizzlies while exploring the wondrous Yoho National Park and Takakkaw Falls. Gaze across the turquoise waters of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, then hike the ice fields of the striking Athabasca Glacier. Have a love for the Great Outdoors? Lace up your hiking boots and get set to eat your own body weight in maple syrup-covered pancakes on this riotous Canadian adventure

 

Towering, snow-frosted mountain peaks, thundering rivers, cascading waterfalls and an impressive roll call of wildlife: you can only be in one place – the Canadian Rockies. Our 10-day adventure through the heartland of Western Canada is no genteel tour. Grab your hiking gear, throw on your sunnies and bring a sack full of enthusiasm because we’re whisking you away for an awesome, fast-paced itinerary that veers far off the tourist traps and embraces real Canada in all its raw, startling beauty. From a quintessentially Canadian canoe trip, on the look out for crawfish and turtles, to plunging into glacial lakes and zipping along mountain trails high up in the ranges, this is an action-packed trip designed for those with a moderate level of fitness and a heap of can-do energy. We’ll take you to wild hot springs, where you can submerge yourself in your very own outdoor spa. We’ll whizz you along one of the world’s most beautiful roads, the 232km Icefields Parkway, stopping off at the kind of viewpoints only locals know about. Forget the coach-party trails – we will park up long before they do, pulling on our crampons and hiking across the vast expanse of the Columbia Icefield to the Athabasca Glacier. Feel your adrenaline rising when you’re canyoning down gushing rivers, using your swimming, scrambling and jumping skills (and a few ropes) to help you navigate the river bends, boulder stacks and vertical drops that weave around the Rockies. After all this exhilaration, you can relax the Canadian way: in a hot tub, sipping a locally-brewed craft beer or glass of ice wine, and gazing up at the stirring skyline. Ready for one hell of a ride? Step this way…

The Flash Pack promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

  • Drive the iconic Icefield Parkway stopping to hike on Athabasca Glacier in the in the Columbia Icefield
  • Rappel down rock faces and traverse gorges during a thrilling day of canyoning
  • Paddle your way through the Canadian outback on a canoe safari
  • See Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in all their shimmering, turquoise glory
  • Witness the mighty Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park
  • Kick back in your own wild hot spring, while eagles soar overhead
  • Knock back Canadian craft ale at Fernie Brewing Co
  • Spend your evenings in great hotels, complete with hot tubs and mountain views

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet your Flashpackers, Calgary style

Kick off your Canadian adventure with the perfect introduction to your new home: an evening of food and craft beer with your Flash Pack crew in buzzing Calgary

 

Welcome to Calgary, Canada’s hard-working, hard-partying oil capital. Arrive before 6pm on day 1 and we’ll meet you at the airport, usher you into your private vehicle and take you to your hotel, the spacious Fairfield, where you can freshen up and get ready for the evening ahead with your new Flash Pack friends. There will be an informal introduction and welcome drink at your hotel before moving on to dinner. For your first night in Canada we picked one of the best spots in town – the quintessentially Canadian Craft Beer Market, home to Canada’s largest selection of draft beer, and a long list of dishes from tacos, sliders and burgers. But don’t get too carried away because we have a jam-packed day planned tomorrow…  

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Calgary Canada

Say hi to the blazing skyline of Calgary

Craft Beer Market Calgary

Make a beeline for the city's Craft Beer Market

craft beer

Toast your fellow Flashpackers over a local ale or three

Day 2: Blackfoot legend and craft beer

Head up into the Rocky Mountains to learn about indigenous hunting techniques at a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before making your way to Fernie and its award-winning craft beer brewery

 

Wave goodbye to Calgary and say hello to a breathtaking two-hour weave through the prairies. First stop: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an essential part of indigenous culture – its ‘buffalo jump’ was the cliff top where the local Blackfoot tribe encouraged buffalo to run to their death, before using the carcasses for food, clothing and tools. Learn about the history of the Blackfoot people through an exclusive behind-the-scenes look. A quick lunch and then its on the road for two hours of Insta-worthy Rockies scenery, before arriving in Fernie, a classic alpine resort, backed by snow-tipped jagged peaks. A quick bag drop at your new hotel and it’s time for a livener at award-winning Fernie Brewing Co. Try out samples of the brewery’s best beers, before free time to explore Fernie’s quaint streets. Grab some dinner and – in true Canadian style – have a soak in the hot tub back at your hotel.

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Fernie Brewing Co

Get your beer on at Fernie Brewing Co

Make yourself at home in the charming town

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Feel the history at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Day 3: Canoe the mountain rivers

Immerse yourself in Canadian tradition on a guided canoe safari, followed by a spot of lake swimming or mountain biking

This is a day to channel your inner adventurer. Forgot planes, trains and automobiles – this morning is all about the great Canadian tradition of canoeing. Headed up by a local canoe guide, you and your fellow Flash Packers will head off on a morning of paddling along serene rivers, with only the views and wildlife for company. Your final route will depend on the weather conditions and your group’s fitness but we’ll make sure we paddle away from the tourist routes and make for the quieter waterways, combining picturesque mountain panoramas, endless photo opportunities and an abundance of fauna. Speaking of which, keep your eyes peeled for turtles, crawfish and several species of water fowl. After lunch you can spend your afternoon pottering about Fernie’s sweet town centre. Alternatively, you could swim in a glacial lake, head off for an alpine hike or feel your adrenaline spike on the local mountain bike trails.

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Explore Canada's spectacular landscape by canoe

Tap your explorer within

Canada lake

Anyone for a dip in picture-perfect lakes?

Important notes

Fly into: Calgary International Airport  – Try to arrive before 6pm if you can but we will pick you up anytime on day 1. 

Fly out of: Calgary International Airport – please do not book a flight that leaves before 2:30pm

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

More adventure trips

Flash Pack Quebec
Number of days 4 days
Number of people Max 15

A weekend escape to Quebec

  • Zipline thousands of feet in the air through the valleys of Mont-Tremblant
  • Canoe down Diable River, with beaches and silver maple forest along the way
  • Hike through the lakes and mountains of the beautiful Mont-Tremblant National Park
  • Take a foodie tour through Vieux-Montréal, Montreal’s enchanting old quarter
  • Discover the old-world charm of French-speaking Quebec
  • Unwind amid the wilderness and wildlife of the Laurentian Mountains
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Number of days 7 days
Number of people Max 16

The ultimate winter adventure in Canada

  • Take a moonlight snowshoe trek through the forest, warming up with campfire s'mores and hot apple cider
  • Ski and snowboard down the slopes of Sun Peaks, with lessons for beginners available
  • Zoom across the remote wintry outback on a thrilling snowmobile safari
  • Snow tube down a winding alpine course, and ice skate at the Olympic Plaza rink
  • Take part in après-ski in the bucket-list resort of Whistler and hit the nightlife of downtown Vancouver
  • Stay in cosy ski lodges just moments from the slopes, with saunas, heated pools and hot tubs
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Number of days 8 days
Number of people Max 14 Flashpackers

The Ultimate Vietnam Voyage

  • Eat your way through the sizzling street food stalls of Hanoi
  • Stay the night on a traditional junk boat on Halong Bay
  • Kayak around the scenic islands of Halong Bay
  • Explore the charming streets of Hoi An and cycle through the surrounding countryside
  • Cook up a feast at a Vietnamese cooking class
  • Sip rooftop sundowners at a trendy bar in Ho Chi Minh City
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Flash Pack Malaysia
Number of days 13 days
Number of people Max 14

Savour the delights of Malaysia

  • Join street food safaris in Kuala Lumpur and Penang and conjure up local dishes in a Malacca cooking class
  • Boat around Belum Rainforest in search of elephants, tigers and the world's largest flower
  • Trek through the jungle by night, amid a cacophony of wildlife, and bask in a waterfall picnic
  • Embrace island life on an idyllic retreat in Langkawi, with powdery white sands and turquoise seas
  • Cycle through rural Malay villages and have afternoon tea at a plantation in the Cameron Highlands
  • Stay at a series of boutique hotels, with swimming pools, spas and contemporary design detail
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Number of days 8 days
Number of people Max 14 Flashpackers

Stretch your limits in Jordan

  • Go canyoning through the hidden gorges and waterfalls of Wadi Mujib
  • Take a secret "back door" hike into the City of Petra
  • Float in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea
  • Cruise over sand dunes by jeep in Wadi Rum before glamping beneath the stars and joining a sunrise camel ride
  • Hike the hills and sand dunes of Dana Nature Reserve, passing Bedouin villages and enjoying a fireside lunch
  • Star-gaze at an award-winning eco-lodge in the desert
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Number of days 11 days
Number of people Max 14

Get off-grid in Laos & Thailand

  • Unwind and detox with a two-day boat trip down the Mekong River in Laos
  • Discover Bangkok’s hidden foodie hot spots, with a back-street culinary tour
  • Tackle white water rapids on the Mae Taeng River, and trek and cycle through the jungle landscape
  • Wallow in the unique turquoise pools of the Kuang Si waterfall
  • Stay in a series of beautiful boutique hotels and a unique jungle eco-lodge
  • Play petanque and savour a Laotian BBQ in the UNESCO town of Luang Prabang
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