Why West Trek?
All West Trek tour prices include taxes. This means you’re not surprised with extra fees when you register for a tour. You are not asked to tip your guide or driver during the trip, but if you feel you want to you can. Furthermore, we keep our costs as low as we can, without sacrificing quality through our volume and strong partnerships with our suppliers. We pass those savings directly on to you! We can also bring our pricing down by offering a variety of room sharing options. We urge you to compare prices and quality with other tour companies and see what you find.
At West Trek, we pride ourselves on offering a uniquely Canadian experience. Not only are all of our tours offered in English, but our guides are also proud and patriotic. They are all eager to share the fascinating, and often humorous, historical, environmental, and geological stories of our beautiful country! We pack our tour with typical Canadian activities like playing hockey, BBQ parties, singing songs around a campfire, visiting local pubs, and much more! After a few adventures with West Trek, we’ll even dub you an honourary Canadian, eh.
When it comes to planning your adventure leave the hard stuff to us, the experts! We get great hotels with hot tubs, pools and campfire pits, in locations closest to the major attractions for discounted prices. We also know the best places to eat, drink, hike, sight-see, etc. When you sign up for a tour with West Trek, you can sit back, relax; let’s face it…we’ve been in the business for a long time!
West Trek is a division of Discover Canada Tours acquired in 2018, and our main focus is to provide top-level tour operator service at a price you can actually afford!
Discover Canada Tours is a family-owned and operated tour agency in Vancouver. The owners of Discover Canada Tours, Clint Drdul and Stacey Thorson, are both avid adventurers and thrill-seekers, having travelled all over the world and throughout Canada.
West Trek embodies the concept of Live the Adventure.
We Make Travel Fun
What is Live the Adventure?
What does it mean to Live the Adventure? Adventure can be defined in many ways. For some, adventure can be extreme experiences like bungee jumping or whitewater rafting. Others, it can merely be heading into uncharted territories and exploring. Or it can be the wonderment of an all-night dance party in a new favourite destination. At West Trek, we believe that adventure is whatever you make it be. With this in mind, we provide some of the most authentic experiences throughout Western Canada and into the Pacific Northwest. We make sure that every single tour that you take with us is an adventure and something that you’ll take home with you and never forget.
From Humble Beginnings
West Trek Tours was founded in 1995 by a passionate group of adventurers. Their entire mission was to show off our beautiful country to students and young adults. The model was that of budget travel. They developed a philosophy, The Wolfpack. The Wolfpack philosophy dictates that we look after each other, and look out for each other, regardless of those in our pack who are human or wolf. It also means we care for the environment in which we travel and respect the amazing natural landscapes that we are privileged to visit. These are important reminders of what space we occupy in our world, and how we want to leave the planet for future generations to come.
Club ESL & West Trek Social Club
In 2020, West Trek Tours and Club ESL merged and formed to operate under the West Trek brand. A large portion of the business that Club ESL ran was activities for the ESL students. The original concept of the Club has now been morphed into West Trek Social Club. The Social Club is a portal for young adults and the young at heart to connect with one another before coming to Canada. It is a global community for like-minded individuals.
The Future of West Trek Tours
The West Trek brand is here for the dreamers, the adrenaline seekers, and the exploration lovers; we want to dance with you on mountain tops, shotgun beers in front of a campfire and skinny dip with you in glacier lakes. Not only are we your Canadian adventure guides, but our parent company is also a full-service travel agency. We offer everything from flights and hotel accommodation pre- and post-tour to travel insurance and car rental. We indeed have become the one-stop-shop for fulfilling your wanderlust!
Excellent tour. Accommodations, meals, vehicle met and many times exceeded expectations. Each day offered new adventures, sites, options. Itinerary was perfect with driver/guide Kara being professional, cheerful, thoughtful and adaptable. I highly recommend Discover Canada and wish they did tours in the east as well. Great value for money. The support from Jennifer at head office to reconfigure end of trip helpful as well. Thanks for memorable holiday in the west.
My mom and I, along with her friends did the full day sightseeing tour to Vancouver island with a visit to the Butchart Gardens. We had an absolutely fantastic experience and I would highly recommend if you want to see the island and gardens as the travel is all planned out and you get to sit back and enjoy everything!
Discover Canada also provides very good pricing for everything you get and our tour guide Joe was fantastic and very kind! He was very knowledgeable and made everyone feel comfortable and answered random questions everyone had throughout the day.
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value
I took the Whistler sightseeing tour with Joe as our guide, it was really great! Joe was very friendly and helpful, informative and knowledgeable about BC and its history; he told us interesting tidbits and stories about the province and Whistler/Blackcomb. I enjoyed being able to do my own thing on the tour, Whistler was beautiful! Thanks again to Joe and Discover Canada Tours!