Active Canada with Intrepid Tours

While travel is about discovering new places, and with Intrepid Tours the best adventures are found outside the city limits.

Extraordinary is an understatement when describing Canada. Unforgettable? You’re getting closer.

The changing colors of forested valleys and national parks, the freeze and flow of glacial lakes, the light and shade of the Rockies’ snow-capped mountains – Canada is North America’s natural masterpiece. Summer is for surfing and whale-watching off Vancouver Island and seeing Lake Louise in all its blue-hued glory. Winter is for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in Alberta and soaking in natural hot springs in British Colombia. Whatever the season, you’ll be able to find friendly locals, First Nations cultures, pristine landscapes, and a delicious plate of poutine. 

Why Intrepid?

Intrepid groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently but big enough to create a good social vibe. Group size will vary depending on where and how you’re traveling, but the average group size is about 10. You'll find that’s a great number to let you connect with the people you meet without feeling like you’re just a face in a crowd.


A trip to suit every Intrepid traveler.

Every Intrepid small group adventure has been carefully designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. Over the years, they’ve developed several trip styles and a wider range of themes to cater to a diverse range of travelers. Take a look below to find out what your ideal Intrepid adventure might look like.

Basix: For Travelers on a budget. Simple, comfortable accommodation, local transport, and plenty of free time for the independent traveler. 


Original: The classic Intrepid experience. A mix of included activities and free time, meals and food freedom, standard and unique accommodation. 


Comfort: A little more ... comfortable. More inclusions, more comfortable accommodation, and a more relaxed pace.



Recommended Active Tours 

Be sure to ask an advisor for other exciting active tours

Walk the Canadian Rockies8 days

Roundtrip Calgary | Theme: Walking & Trekking | Style: Basix | Meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners | 10 nights Camping, 1 night Hotel
Uncover the awe-inspiring beauty of the Canadian Rockies on foot

It doesn’t get more beautiful than the Canadian Rockies – snow-capped peaks, glittering lakes and a tranquil escape from the modern world. Give your legs and camera batteries a workout as you hike through magnificent scenery most can only dream about, from the pure spectacle of Jasper National Park to the rugged beauty of Banff and the showstopping landscapes of Yoho National Park. Search for wildlife at Maligne Lake, explore the famed landscapes of Lake Louise and travel along the iconic Icefields Parkway. Throw in an expert local leader and a group of likeminded travellers and you’re on track for an unforgettable adventure.

Tours available August - September 2021; June - September 2022.

Real Canada12 days

Roundtrip Vancouver | Theme: 18-29 year olds | Style: Basix | Meals: No meals | 11 nights Camping
Take a hike on this active adventure along Canada’s west coast

Ready to take a hike? You’ve come to the right place. Canada is home to some of the finest trails in North America. This tour will have you tackling paths that coil around mountains and snake through inland rainforests, plus enjoying views of massive glaciers and snow-covered peaks in the Canadian Rockies. Combine active adventures with spotting wildlife, munching maple-flavoured everything (cookies, donuts, bacon – you name it) and stargazing with your new friends. This 12-day adventure is the perfect introduction to Canada’s beautiful west coast.

Tours available August 2021; June - August 2022.

Canadian Rockies & Northern Lights11 days

Edmonton to Calgary | Theme: Explorer | Style: Comfort | Meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches | 10 nights Hotel
Keep an eye out for moose and elk, and the northern lights, on a Rockies wilderness adventure.

Experience the rugged mountains of Canada and go in search of the northern lights in the night skies of Alberta. Watch for moose, white-tailed deer and elk as you drive through pristine Canadian wilderness. Admire curtains of ice along a steel catwalk built into the rock walls of Johnston Canyon. Meet and greet a team of canines before ticking dogsledding off your bucket list – one of the many optional activities on offer. Otherwise, just wrap your hands around a mug of hot chocolate and lose yourself in the beauty of the Rockies. Packed with eye-popping views of snow-capped mountain ranges and frozen wonderlands, this 11-day adventure is the ultimate great white north escape.

Tours available December 2021; January 2022 - March 2022 and December 2022.

Sunshine Coast Walking Summer AdventureSep 12, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021 (5 days)

Roundtrip Vancouver | Theme: Walking & Trekking | Style: Comfort | Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner | 4 nights Hotel
One Departure Only! Soak up the sun with a trip along Canada’s lesser-known west coast

Travel by road and by sea on the west coast of Canada with a 5-day summer adventure from Vancouver to the Sunshine Coast. Less well-known than many of its other natural counterparts in BC and Alberta, the Sunshine Coast has much to offer a North American explorer – and on this tour, with some cushy inclusions as standard. Your knowledgeable leader will introduce you to this stretch of land hugging the Georgia Strait, where quaint seaside communities and lush wilderness await. Ferry across the Strait on several scenic rides, hike the Sunshine Coast and Willingdon Beach trails and discover the rush and roar of the Skookumchuk Tidal Rapids, all while enjoying Canada’s long summer days.

Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of FranklinAug 01, 2022 - Aug 17, 2022 (17 days)

Roundtrip Toronto | Theme: Polar, Wildlife | Style: Comfort | Meals: No Meals | Expedition Cruise Ship, Comfortable Hotel
One Departure Only in 2022! Be an (ultra)modern-day explorer on remote Arctic seas

Put down your mobile phone and answer the call of the wild on this adventure across the waters of the Canadian Arctic. Encounter Inuit culture, explore landscapes that bring the drama, spot unique wildlife and holiday like an explorer of old (except, you know, with a sauna and helicopters). From Toronto, fly to the western shores of Greenland and begin your Arctic exploration on board a state-of-the-art expedition vessel. Cross the Davis Strait to remote landing sites on Baffin Island, scouring the skies for migrating birds and the waters for whale pods. Your journey will take you high to the Northwest Passage, sailing through immense fjords, past calving glaciers, and to some of the world’s most remote shores. True wilderness has never been closer than during these 17 days in the Arctic.

Why Travel With Intrepid

We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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