Western Canada Excursion

Ages 14-18
Service Hours 20-25

Western Canada Excursion Adventure Highlights

  • Complete 25 hours of meaningful community service
  • Explore Vancouver by bike
  • Feel the rush on a two-day rafting trip
  • Explore Banff – one of the world’s most beautiful destinations
  • Celebrate at the Calgary Stampede

Western Canada Excursion Details

Western Canada is packed with heart-stopping natural beauty, adrenaline pumping action, and eclectic international culture. We explore six different regions along the way, from Canada’s west coast to Calgary. This trip offers a never ending opportunity for incredible photos, fun, and challenge. For those teens interested in a summer like no other, this is an opportunity to explore all that western Canada has to offer.

As with every Zeal adventure, we give back on this trip through an exciting and impactful community service opportunity. Participants work with Habitat for Humanity building homes for those in need. Learn to use tools safely and build a safe and warm home for a family. This is the ultimate service, providing your fellow human with not just a shelter but a place to call their own. In addition to building homes with Habitat, we also volunteer in the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Activities on this adventure

Rafting

Canoe

Bobsled

Hiking

Calgary Stampede

On Every Zeal Adventure

At Zeal we hold safety, growth, friendships, service, and fun as our core beliefs. These are reflected in all our trips, so rest assured you could only make a good choice when you decide to go on a Zeal trip. Our leaders are seasoned, trained, and equipped to keep you safe on your adventure. Our itineraries are incredibly fun and offer you the opportunity to grow into your best self. Each trip will have 15-25 hours of meaningful community service. Finally, we encourage you to live the adventure with your friends, old and new! At Zeal, we allow both groups of friends and individuals to sign up for a trip.

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel

Day one is all about travel. You’ll meet with our trip leader at your local airport, and then travel together with other participants. Let the adventure begin!

Day 2: Welcome to Canada

Get to know each other, learn about Zeal, and prepare for the incredible days to come.

Day 3: Vancouver by Bike

Explore parks, China Town, and the city’s historic district.

Day 4: Capilano Bridge

Capilano Bridge is a very long suspension bridge nestled in the lush forest outside Vancouver. It’s a sight people from around the world come to see.

Day 5: Ziplines and Bears

After an adrenaline pumping zipline tour, we get up close with bears at the Grouse Mountain bear refuge.

Day 6: Whistler and Blackcomb

Ride one of the world’s longest gondola lifts from peak to peak, and enjoy a mountaintop gourmet bbq.

Day 7: Kamloops

Today we travel to Kamloops, do laundry, call home, and reset our batteries.

Day 8 and 9: Rafting

Get your heart pumping on class III and IV rapids. This overnight rafting trip comes complete with canvas cabins and chef-made eats.

Day 10: Canyon Hot Springs

After two days on the river, warm up in natural hot springs in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

Day 11: Glacier Visit

After walking through an ancient cedar forest, we make our way to a giant glacier. Today is about exploration!

Day 12: Canoe Lake Louise

We’ll canoe this iconic blue green lake in the heart of Banff.

Day 13: Valley of Ten Peaks

This hike is touted as the best hike in Banff.

Day 14: Glacier Adventure

We visited a glacier three days ago, but now we’re getting on one with a monster truck. Today is sure to be a trip highlight.

Day 15: Welcome to Calgary

We spend most of today traveling to Calgary. We chill upon arrival.

Day 16: WinSport Bobsled

Climb into a bobsled and bomb down the Olympic track at speeds over 50mph and feel the force of over 2 G’s.

Day 17 and 18: Habitat for Humanity

We spend two days building homes for those in need.

Day 19: Calgary Stampede Rodeo

Every summer, cowboys from around the world test their skills at the biggest rodeo event there is. We get to watch the chaos.

Day 20: Calgary Stampede Carnival

Aside from the rodeo, this annual celebration also has a huge carnival. We’ll end our trip with this thrilling and classic carnival.

Day 21: Travel

After 20 amazing days of adventure, it’s time to head home. Today we say farewells and head back.

Travel Dates

Session 1: 21 days

The trip price covers all expenses related to activities, food, accommodations, in-trip travel, gear, and fees associated with parks and other destinations.

Please note the trip price excludes travel expenses to and from program. Participants are encouraged to bring $100-200 of spending money for optional purchases.

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