Evergreen Escapes blends the best natural wonders, boutique wineries, and urban enchantments into unforgettable experiences across the Western USA, Canada, and Alaska. Our custom-crafted tours start with you – questioning, listening, and discussing the types of experiences that will resonate with you and form the foundation of a meaningful trip. We then bring those wishes to life, using our expert guidance and carefully-vetted partners to transform your itinerary into the experience of a lifetime.
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There are few places where you can see whales, glaciers, and bears in a single day, but then again, there are few places like Alaska. While sophisticated wilderness lodges provide a touch of comfort in the vast wilds, it’s easy to step into a solitude where travelers are outnumbered by grizzlies and the sounds of silence fill the crisp air.
Find your favorite frontier among the white-capped peaks of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the salmon-filled waters of the Inside Passage, or the icy inlets of the Kenai Fjords. With activities that range from ice-climbing to kayaking, you’ll never fit it all into a single trip (or lifetime), but the midnight sun gives you plenty of daylight to try!
Throw a line in the water for world-class salmon, halibut, and more
Listen for the powerful breath of a humpback whale
Experience North America’s highest peak, the 20,320’ Mt. Denali
Watch brown bears feast on migrating salmon at Brooks Falls
Fly above or hike upon icefields and glaciers
British Columbia & Alberta
Alberta and British Columbia combine to form Canada’s ultimate outdoor playground. Powder-packed mountains summon all levels of skiers and dense forests collide with the coast. There’s even a surprising surf community in the picturesque town of Tofino on Vancouver Island. Mix in the grandiose Canadian Rockies, superb wines of the Okanagan Valley, slopes of Whistler, and international influences of Vancouver, and you’re in for a varied and exciting escape.
Descend into caves near Canmore, bask in the rainshadow of the Sunshine Coast, snack away in Vancouver’s izakayas, and reflect at a shimmering lake. Canada’s West washes over you like a morning mist!
Featured Sample Itinerary: 7-Day Rainforests, Peaks, and Waterways of Washington & British Columbia
Challenge the snow-covered Canadian Rockies where heli-skiing was born
Stand at the headwaters of the Columbia River and see the transformative power of glaciers
Search for spirit bears in the Great Bear Rainforest
Explore the beauty of Victoria’s downtown
Bike the parks and streets of Vancouver from Stanley Park to the Olympic Village
Hike from tea house to tea house above the majestic Lake Louise
Soak away your worries in a natural hot spring
Sample wines in the Okanagan Valley
The Pacific Northwest
From the Pacific Coast to the Cascade Mountains, the Pacific Northwest packs an astonishing amount of ecological diversity into a wild corner of the country. Meander the mossy temperate rainforests of Olympic National Park, paddle the serene shores of the San Juan Islands, and feel the mist of 70+ waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Even in the region’s largest cities, Seattle and Portland, natural environments seep into the neighborhoods in the form of Puget Sound beaches and Forest Park trails. This is the Pacific Northwest – where boots and flannel pass for dinner attire, wine tastings are paired with mountain views, and a beach vacation means hiking along the rugged Oregon Coast!
Featured Sample Itinerary: 14-Day Seven Wonders of Oregon Loop
Drive past seastacks and seaside villages on an epic road trip down the Oregon Coast
Snowshoe under the gaze of Mt. Rainier
Taste pinot noirs in the boutique wineries of the Willamette Valley
Backpack through the remote North Cascades
Plunge into the deep blue waters of Crater Lake
Take a VIP food tour of Seattle’s Pike Place Market
Northern California has always been a beacon for free spirits. While San Francisco is well-known as an epicenter of hippy nostalgia and relentlessly innovating tech and cuisine, the freewheeling culture extends well into the bohemian hamlets of the California coast and the old gold-mining towns of the Sierra foothills. There is one thing this bastion of bold individuals can agree on – a healthy respect for what their forefather John Muir deemed “temples of nature.”
Marvel at the mammoth granite domes of Yosemite, cast a line into the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe, embrace a giant redwood like a true tree hugger, and eat like a local at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Just leave enough space in your bag to take home a bottle of Sonoma Cabernet and a bit of the infectious, laidback style.
Featured Sample Itinerary: 4-Day Essential San Francisco
Feel the mist of Bridalveil Falls from the Yosemite Valley floor
Explore the amazing parks, shoreline, beaches of San Francisco
Calm your soul with the sound of crashing waves as you watch the sunset from Mendocino
Splash in the azure waters of Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in the U.S.
Amble through ancient Redwood forests
Taste the passion of Sonoma Valley’s talented wine makers and farmers
Southern California isn’t just for the beach bums anymore. In fact you can skip the shore altogether for the gnarled silhouettes of Joshua Tree at dusk or the narrow canyons of Death Valley. But then you’d miss paddling through sea caves in the Channel Islands, diving into the SoCal surf culture, and savoring an oceanfront heaping of fish tacos in San Diego.
Better to mix it up with a little surf and turf; a helping of hipster culture in LA, a side of desert stargazing, a healthy hike in the Hollywood hills, and some beach time for dessert. Bake it all in the sunshine vacation dreams are made of and you have the perfect Southern California experience!
Experience the great diversity of life that survives in Death Valley
Soak in the sun at the Santa Monica Pier and hang-ten on the beach
Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the San Diego Zoo
Sip and savor robust wines near Paso Robles
Hike through a desert oasis that looks straight out of a Dr. Seuss book at Joshua Tree National Park
Idaho and Eastern Washington & Oregon
Pristine lakes, roaming elk, and the wild west are all on tap in the land that connects the Cascade volcanoes to the Rocky Mountains. While fine Columbia Valley wines, Sun Valley’s ski resorts, and summer water sports can deliver on luxury, in the High Desert and Great Basin the untrammeled landscapes come with a rugged authenticity.
Take in the earthy palettes of the Painted Hills, watch for bighorn sheep in the jagged Sawtooth Mountains, and unwind in a steaming hot spring. These off-the-beaten places haven’t yet made the ubiquitous bucket lists and big-bus tours, and the bragging rights they earn are equal to the impressions they leave.
Featured Sample Itinerary: 8-Day Willamette Valley to Walla Walla Wine Trail
Find the heart of the inland wine country in Walla Walla, WA
Ride the Wallowa tram to a panorama of Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness
Jetboat or raft the Snake River through Hell’s Canyon
Pick your pace lakeside – upscale in Coeur d’Alene or laidback in Sandpoint, Idaho
Tour the Grand Coulee Dam and its surrounding ancient flood-scoured landscape
Montana – Glacier and Big Sky
Where else in the west can you feel this small? Spacious skies and purple mountains majesty still loom large here; enveloping you into the endless horizons. Get your hands dirty as a ranch hand for the day, tackle snowy singletrack on a fat tire bike, ride horses into the sunset, and get off the grid on a remote sabbatical from civilization.
With more than 700 miles of hiking trails and one of the most striking mountain drives in the United States, Glacier National Park is known as the Crown of the Continent – and for good reason. See the glaciers before they disappear and experience the allure of this still-wild wilderness.
Featured Sample Itinerary: 13-Day Glacier, Yellowstone, and Zion Escape – Under Canvas
Bike the Going-to-the-Sun road in the spring when it’s closed to cars
Ride the open range on horseback
Try your hand at fly-fishing on the scenic Yellowstone River
Canoe the glassy waters of Glacier National Park’s alpine lakes
Discover a winter wonderland on cross-country skis
From sky to surface Wyoming leaves you breathless. The Teton Mountains reach for the clouds, while Yellowstone bubbles from beneath, erupting in the scalding spout of a geyser. Cowboy culture shines at local rodeos, elk and grizzly bears serve as the stars of excellent wildlife viewing, and Devil’s Tower is a real “butte.”
Walk where the buffalo roam, explore the nation’s first National Park, and connect with the culture of native tribes as you uncover the spirit of these sacred lands. Rediscover your roots and plant some new ones – Wyoming is the kind of place that beckons you back.
Featured Sample Itinerary: 13-Day Glacier, Yellowstone, and Zion Escape – Under Canvas
Cowboy up at a working ranch or rodeo
Feel the pound of drums and learn about Native American culture at a powwow
Hike in the majestic mountains of Grand Teton National Park
Soak in the adventure of Wyoming’s “Hot Spot” for history, geology, and fun
Gain serious elevation as you follow the Continental Divide Trail through the Wind River Range
Utah & Nevada
Utah is behind only Alaska and California in its number of national parks and it’s easy to see why. Its desert vistas are straight out of an old western movie and golden-hued sandstone bends into surreal formations that would rival any sculpture park.
Drive dusty back roads and byways to the delicate arches of Moab and mountains and moonscapes of the Great Basin. Feel the thrill of new adventures as you barrel through the “Greatest Powder on Earth” or climb into the clouds on a red-rock tower. Traverse tiny slot canyons or unplug in the seclusion of a star-studded night sky. Discover the road to Utah and Nevada.
Featured Sample Itinerary: 8-Day Zion, Arches, and Moab Active Adventure – Under Canvas
Watch the sun rise behind Moab’s Delicate Arch
Hike through Bryce Canyon’s brilliant colored Hoodoos
Scramble, squeeze, and navigate through slot canyons at Capitol Reef National Park
Wish upon a star as you study the constellations of Southern Utah’s dark skies
Mountain bike through golden aspen forests and summit stunning peaks in the Wasatch Mountains