A well balanced trip - cities, mountains and wildlife, with a good variety of terrain and activities - walking/ ferries/ boat trips.
- What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Difficult to choose!
Inside Passage A long day, but we saw so much
Tofino Bear and whale watching
Mount Edith Cavell The iceberg lake and the ice cave under the glacier
Quadra Island Sunset boat trip
Rockies Walking above Lake Louise
- What did you think of your group leader?
The leader is the most important part of the holiday.
Joanne (Ratthe) was superb - very experienced and organised. She kept us fully briefed, informed us of options and provided background information throughout. She was thoughtful and remembered individuals requests and preferences.
The change in itinerary meant she was leading unfamiliar territory and had extra driving, but she researched options and organised a wonderful trip.
- Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Lots of layers! (very mixed weather in September) We had snow in the Rockies, wet, windy and rough boat trips, but also warm sunny days and some lovely sunset evenings.
Be prepared for a full and active day.
The walks/treks were lovely (though curtailed by snow in the Rockies).
- Is there anything else you would like to add?
We thought we'd be disappointed by not doing the Bella Coola section. But the change if itinerary was a bonus: a scenic trip to Prince Rupert (this area was much quieter than the Rockies), a personal guided visit to Ksan village, a long trip down the Inside Passage, and a visit to quiet and pretty Quadra Island.
The accommodation (mostly motels, but some small hotels and cabins) was very good.