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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada Escorted Tour

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

Admire the stunning views as you drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler that will take your breath away

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

$ 3,365 from, per person

Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver, its historic neighbourhoods and the dramatic surrounding mountain wilderness. Enjoy breakfast at the spectacular floral Butchart Gardens, once a giant disused quarry and enjoy breath-taking scenery on an incredible Ice Explorer across the Colombia Icefields. Relax with free time in the alpine playground of Banff before heading to Jasper National Park to admire Mount Robson — the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies and learn about the First Nation Shushwap people and their ancestral grounds.

Unique Experiences:

 

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

Enjoy a hosted dinner on a family-owned ranch in Kananaskis Valley at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. (Day 9)

STAYS WITH STORIES

Stay at the landmark ski-in, ski-out Fairmont Chateau Whistler. (Day 5)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria. (Day 2)

LOCAL SPECIALISTS

For included sightseeing with a First Nations ambassador and meeting a retired Mountie. (Days 5, 7)

Included

  • 12 nights’ accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Touring by air-conditioned coach
  • Services of an expert Travel Director
  • Selected sightseeing & transfers
  • VIP UK door-to-door airport transfers
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  • Departure/Return Location
    2699
  • Main Destinations
    Vancouver | Victoria | Chemainus | Squamish | Whistler | Kamloops | Banff | Lake Louise | Jasper | Mount Robson | Chase
  • Incredible Moment
    Admire the stunning views as you drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler that will take your breath away.
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Guide
    Meals
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Insurance
    Internal Flights

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Vancouver
Tackle the 'Great Outdoors' on this effortlessly delivered adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world's most livable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
  • Hotel - Pinnacle Harbourfront
  • Included Meals - Welcome Reception
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Day 2: Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)
This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. 'Dive into Culture' and taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.
  • Hotel - Inn at Laurel Point
  • Included Meals - Breakfast
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Day 3: Victoria Sightseeing
Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens and learn how the spectacular floral display was once a giant disused quarry. Enjoy a your choice dining experience tonight.
  • Included Meals - Breakfast, Your Choice Dining
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Day 4: Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights)
See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal dinner in Whistler Village. Our Stay with a Story is Whistler's landmark ski-in ski-out hotel.
  • Hotel - Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • Included Meals - Breakfast, Regional Dinner
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Day 5: Whistler Sightseeing
First Nation traditions are revealed by a Local Specialist at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.
  • Included Meals - Breakfast
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Peak 2 Peak Gondola
From our ancient, volcanic peaks with their 360 degree views, to our vibrant and sophisticated village with its incredible vibe, Whistler Blackcomb has summer covered from top to bottom. Travel across BC’s rooftop on the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. Approx. duration: 1 hour.
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Day 6: Whistler – Kamloops
We continue towards Kamloops where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure.
  • Hotel - Kamloops DoubleTree
  • Included Meals - Breakfast
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Day 7: Kamloops – Rocky Mountain National Parks – Banff (2 Nights)
Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. We overnight at a mountain resort in Banff National Park, where we'll meet a retired "Mountie" Local Specialist.
  • Hotel - Banff Park Lodge
  • Included Meals - Breakfast
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Day 8: Banff Sightseeing
Immerse yourself in Banff's soul-stirring natural surrounds. We venture into the Kananaskis Valley to Connect with Locals at a traditional Rocky Mountain Be My Guest dinner.
  • Included Meals - Breakfast, Be My Guest
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Three Sisters Peaks Helicopter Tour (weather dependent)*
The most action packed twelve minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the world famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore. Approx. duration 12 minutes
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Royal Canadian Helicopter Tour (weather dependent)*
This journey will only enhance the Three Sisters Peaks Tour by exploring the Goat and Sundance Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls and untouched glacier lakes. Perhaps even a glimpse of some wildlife. It's an extraordinary adventure not to be missed. Approx. duration: 20-25 minutes.
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Brewster Banff Gondola
At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet ( 2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Banff Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours.
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Day 9: Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 Nights)
Enjoy a lakeside talk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier.
  • Hotel - The Sawridge Inn
  • Included Meals - Breakfast
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Day 10: Jasper Sightseeing
Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. Enjoy dinner this evening.
  • Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE
*Jasper Float Trip
Join the fun and experience a scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by fur traders over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 7 meter / 25 foot long oar-powered rafts offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry, the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required. Approx. duration: 50-90 minutes
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Day 11: Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase
Admire Mount Robson - the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the First Nation Shushwap people and stroll around their ancestral grounds where we'll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead.
  • Hotel - Quaaout Lodge Spa
  • Included Meals - Breakfast
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Day 12: Chase – Vancouver
Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and explore Stanley Park upon arrival in Vancouver. Afternoon is at leisure.
  • Hotel - Pinnacle Harbourfront
  • Included Meals - Breakfast
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Day 13: Depart Vancouver
Our dazzling encounter with the Canadian Rockies has come to an end. Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel for those on the optional Alaska cruise and for guests that are extending their stay.
  • Included Meals - Breakfast

Map and Highlights

Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver and a dramatic mountain wilderness. Explore the traditions of the First Nations, behold the icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield and meet a retired Mountie.

Sightseeing Highlights

 
  • CITY TOUR in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Banff
  • VISIT Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park
  • VIEW Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Butchart Gardens, a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations
  • CRUISE across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Icefields Parkway
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