Canadian Rockies
  • Scenery
  • Wildlife
  • Inside Passage
    Fishing Trip
    Glacier Trek
    Alaska Cruise and Tour (plus Canadian Rockies)

    Our tour of British Columbia took a last-minute detour to the Canadian Rockies upon discovering our original destination of Bowron Lakes still frozen over and closed. Though a bit disappointed after the 9 hour drive, an up-close encounter with a grizzly bear on the way out more than made up for it. The Canadian Rockies were breathtaking, with majestic mountains and tons of wildlife. After spending a few days in both the Jasper and Banff areas, we found that we far preferred the scenery, abundant wildlife, and relative quiet of Jasper.

    See photos of the Rockies and lots more wildlife.

    Next, we boarded Holland America's Veendam cruise ship for the Olivia Cruise to Alaska. The ship travelled up through the inside passage all the way to Seward, stopping at Ketchican, Juneau, Sitka, and Valdez along the way. The ship also spent a morning cruising near the Hubbard Glacier. On day excursions we got to go fishing, glacier climbing, kayaking, and rafting.

    Following the cruise, we joined a post-tour cruise of the Kenai Fjords and a trip to Denali National Park.


    See our itinerary for details on our travels. Plus, follow the paw prints to see photos from our trip:

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