Iconic Rockies & Western Canada

Icefields Parkway
13 Days from $2,948 per person

The glaciers, National Parks and laid-back cities of Western Canada are just some of the highlights on this adventure into places like Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper and Banff.


You'll enjoy Insider moments like… spotting buffalo and other wildlife and enjoying a meal of delicious Alberta beef with the trimmings on the Guinn Family's ranch, followed by hopping on an authentic wagon.

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  1. Welcome to Vancouver. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception.
    hotel:Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront
  2. Set out for Stanley Park and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island. Visit a family-owned winery and enjoy a taste of their delicious wines. Later, arrive in quaint Victoria.
    hotel:Marriott Inner Harbor
  3. Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55 acre (22 ha) showcase of gorgeous floral gardens. Meet with a representative who can answer questions and then spend some time exploring. Back in Victoria, enjoy a guided city tour. This evening, dinner is up to you with a selection of restaurants for your choice dining.
    meal(s):FB, YC
  4. Set out for Chemainus, famous for its outdoor murals. Return to the mainland by ferry and drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and ride all the way to Summit Lodge, enjoying sweeping views. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler.
    hotel:Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
  5. Start the morning with a guided walking tour led by a Local Specialist. Learn about the history of the resort during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Next, step into a fascinating world where ancient ways meet modern life at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center. Your Local Specialist, an authentic First Nations ambassador, will greet you with a warm welcome in traditional song. This afternoon is free.
  6. Leaving Whistler, continue toward the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks and enjoy an interpretive walk before your Regional Meal dinner. After, a Local Specialist will regale you with tales of voyageurs and the fur trapping industry.
    meal(s):FB, RM
    hotel:Sun Peaks Grand
  7. Sample the best of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel through Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, cross the Columbia River and Yoho National Park. Arrive at your mountain resort in Banff National Park for a relaxing stay. Enjoy drinks and a Local Specialist presentation where you will learn about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a real life "Mountie."
    hotel:Banff Park Lodge
  8. Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including Surprise Corner, Bow Falls and hoodoo rock formations. Enjoy a free afternoon before setting off for Boundary Ranch where your hosts, the Guinn family, welcome you for a scenic Be My Guest experience and dinner.
    meal(s):FB, BG
  9. Arrive on the shores of Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Enjoy a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield where you climb aboard an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at your hotel in the heart of Jasper National Park. Join your fellow travelers for a "Farewell to the Rockies" Dinner. After dinner, enjoy a presentation about the area's history and wildlife with a Local Specialist.
    meal(s):FB, FD
    hotel:The Sawridge Inn
  10. Enjoy an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Then, embark on a narrated cruise across Maligne Lake. Stop at Spirit Island before returning to Jasper where the rest of the day is free.
  11. Head west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies' tallest peak. On arrival to your hotel, meet with a member of the Secwepemc Nation, stroll the grounds and view a traditional kekuli built by the First Nations people.
    hotel:Quaaout Lodge and Spa
  12. Return back to Vancouver and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, including the famous Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk—a series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms following a granite precipice, and Treetops Adventure—comprised of 7 suspension bridges and a platform. This evening, enjoy dinner with your newfound friends.
    meal(s):FB, D
    hotel:Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfont
  13. Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to Canada Place if you are extending your trip with an optional Alaska cruise.

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We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

12 nights' accommodations, 12 full breakfasts, 5 dinners.

Included Highlights

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Be My Guest

  • Enjoy a hosted dinner at a family-owned and operated ranch in Kananaskis Valley.

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing at the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, with a First Nations ambassador, learning about fur trapping and trading, meeting a Mountie and enjoy a presentation about Jasper's history and wildlife.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and Banff
  • Visit the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks and Chase
  • Cruise across Maligne Lake
  • View Lake Louise, Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks and a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations
  • Scenic drives along the Sea-to-Sky Highway and Icefields Parkway
Definite Departure
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount AvailabilityPrice
17 Apr 17 29 Apr 17 checkmark $3,275$2,948pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,275 $2,948 pp
8 May 17 20 May 17 checkmark $3,325$2,993pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,325 $2,993 pp
15 May 17 27 May 17 checkmark $3,325$2,993pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,325 $2,993 pp
22 May 17 3 Jun 17 checkmark $3,325$2,993pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,325 $2,993 pp
29 May 17 10 Jun 17 checkmark $3,325$2,993pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,325 $2,993 pp
5 Jun 17 17 Jun 17 checkmark $3,395$3,056pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,395 $3,056 pp
26 Jun 17 8 Jul 17 checkmark $3,450$3,105pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,450 $3,105 pp
10 Jul 17 22 Jul 17 checkmark $3,450$3,105pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,450 $3,105 pp
24 Jul 17 5 Aug 17 checkmark $3,450$3,105pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,450 $3,105 pp
7 Aug 17 19 Aug 17 checkmark $3,450$3,105pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,450 $3,105 pp
4 Sep 17 16 Sep 17 checkmark $3,450$3,105pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,450 $3,105 pp
11 Sep 17 23 Sep 17 checkmark $3,450$3,105pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$3,450 $3,105 pp

Calgary Stampede: This departure features two additional nights in Calgary at the Westin Calgary with entry to the Calgary Stampede.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $1,050.

Single and Triple cruise staterooms are on a request basis only.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on cruise and train.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $135 per person.

Early Payment Discount: Pay in full to save the amount listed above. For details, click here.

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.

Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


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