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Tour Pacific

Vancouver to Calgary via the Icefields Parkway

Tour Pacific a bicycle tour from Vancouver to Calgary via the Icefields Parkway. Experience western Canada with its breathtaking views of mountains and glaciers.

Tour British Columbia & Alberta

Tour Pacific is a supported tour and accommodation is mainly camping. There are indoor stays at the start and end of the tour and on our rest day Kamloops and Jasper. Cycling will be on paved roads, although there can be construction and there are optional upaved suggestions. Services in some areas can be minimal and riders will pass through remote areas with spectacular scenery. On most nights we will have hot showers and electricity. There will be some stays in no-service campgrounds.

For the sixteenth annual ride we will be taking between 18 and 20 people. Please contact us early to register.

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Tour Itinerary

Spectacular B.C. & Alberta

Following the Fraser River to Cowboy Country

Leaving Vancouver, we're on the north side of the Fraser River Valley until we reach the Coast Mountains. Our pass through this range is the Fraser River Canyon. Past Hell's Gate, we reach the junction of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. Then we follow the Nicola River to Kamloops. You will pass by big ranches where cowboys still do the roundups on horseback. Our first day off is in Kamloops. Kamloops is the regional centre for Cariboo district of British Columbia and a town with all the modern amenities.

The Columbia Icefields, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff

We'll visit Jasper, an historic townsite in the Rockies where we'll have a day off to explore Jasper National Park. From Jasper we will follow the Athabasca and Sunwapta Rivers - we're on the world renowned Icefields Parkway where we view the the Columbia Icefields a 325 square kilometre field of ice and snow that overflows into 8 spectacular glaciers. At the Icefields we cross into Banff National Park and make our way to the Saskatchewan River Crossing, or The Crossing. We'll ride through the Mistaya River valley to the highest point of the Parkway which is the Bow Summit at 2056 metres. We stay in Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, 15 km south has excellent hiking trails. Then it's along the Bow River to Banff and down through the foothills to Calgary.

Icefields Parkway Segment

Can't get two weeks off? Ride a portion of Tour Pacific from Kamloops to Calgary. Includes the Icefields Parkway We have a limited number of spaces for riders who want this shorter segment of Tour Pacific, so inquire early.

Tour Summary Dates and Fees

  • Tour Pacific
  • Vancouver, B.C. to Calgary, Alberta
  • Dates: TBA for 2017
  • Fees: TBA for 2017
  • Single Supplement TBA for 2017
  • Deposit: $400.00

Accommodation & Meals

  • 10 nights camping (1 night no service)
  • 6 nights indoor at modest hotel and university residences.
  • 13 hot breakfasts
  • 12 dinners
  • Meals prepared by our staff
  • Snacks on riding days
  • Pizza party on final night in Calgary

Distances and Rating

  • Total days — 15
  • Riding days — 13
  • Rest days — 2
  • Total distance by bike 1375 km (850 mi.)
  • Daily average — 106 km (65 mi.)
  • Longest day — 130 km ( 80 mi.)

  • Icefields Parkway
  • Kamloops, B.C. to Calgary, Alberta
  • Dates:TBA for 2017
  • Fee: TBA for 2017
  • Single Supplement TBA for 2017 /li>
  • Deposit: $400.00

Accommodation & Meals

  • 6 nights camping (1 night with no services)
  • 4 nights indoor at modest hotel and university residence.
  • 8 hot breakfasts
  • 7 dinners
  • Meals prepared by our staff
  • Snacks on riding days.
  • Pizza party on final night in Calgary

Distances and Rating

  • Total days — 9
  • Riding days — 8
  • Total distance by bike 885 km (545 mi.)
  • Daily average — 110 km (68 mi.)
  • Longest day — 130 km (80 mi.)

Challenge Level: x 2.