Wonders of the Canadian Rockies

Peyto Lake, Banff
10 Days

Capturing the astounding natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies from magnificent snowcapped mountains to glistening glacial lakes this trip will leave you breathless. 

Marvel at the wonderful scenery offered by the National Parks and get acquainted with mountain towns and their stunning backdrops before you head from sky to sea into beautiful British Columbia. Be delighted by charming Victoria before sailing through the picturesque Gulf islands to Vancouver, one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world. Perhaps embark on a once in a lifetime Alaskan cruise.

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  1. Welcome to Calgary, gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
    hotel:Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown
  2. Take a short orientation tour of Calgary before the journey from Calgary to Banff. In Banff, your sightseeing tour takes you along Tunnel Mountain Drive where you'll view Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls and other natural attractions.
    hotel:Banff Voyager Inn
  3. Today is a free day for you to explore the area at your leisure. Why not take an exhilarating helicopter flightseeing tour?
  4. Drive along the Icefields Parkway, offering spectacular mountain landscape views. Stop at Peyto Lake and marvel at its beautiful azure-blue waters. See the Columbia Icefield, the largest in the Rockies. Ride across the Athabasca Glacier aboard a giant Ice Explorer for a closer look at this massive glacier. Later, arrive in Jasper for an orientation tour.
    hotel:Marmot Lodge
  5. Enjoy a full day at leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the area will leave you breathless and optional activities abound.
  6. See more of Jasper National Park and enjoy views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Pass through white-fenced ranch lands before reaching Sun Peaks.
    hotel:Sun Peaks Lodge
  7. Pass through the Nicola Valley before boarding a ferry to Victoria. After, drive to charming Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. An introductory sightseeing tour takes you along the waterfront district, past the Parliament Buildings and Government Street and through Beacon Hill Park.
    hotel:Comfort Inn and Suites
  8. This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant with its conservatory atmosphere where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many delights Victoria has to offer.
    meal(s):Iconic Breakfast
  9. Travel back to Vancouver. Explore historic Gastown, the city's oldest neighborhood, designated a National Historical Site. Stop at Stanley Park, with its famous collection of totem poles.
    hotel:The Georgian Court
  10. Bid farewell to Canada and your newfound friends.

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Meal Summary

2 Breakfasts.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • View stunning mountains and falls on your sightseeing tour
  • Sightseeing includes Peyto Lake, the Columbia Icefield and riding aboard a giant ice explorer across the Athabasca Glacier
  • Admire soaring mountain peaks, majestic Victoria Glacier and the glistening waters of the lake
  • Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming town
  • Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens
  • Embark on an introductory sightseeing tour of the city
  • Sightseeing includes Gastown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point
Definite Departure
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount AvailabilityPrice
10 Apr 17 19 Apr 17 $1,375pp
$1,375 pp
8 May 17 17 May 17 checkmark $1,395pp
$1,395 pp
5 Jun 17 14 Jun 17 $1,395pp
$1,395 pp
26 Jun 17 5 Jul 17 $1,495pp
$1,495 pp
24 Jul 17 2 Aug 17 checkmark $1,550pp
$1,550 pp
14 Aug 17 23 Aug 17 $1,550pp
$1,550 pp
4 Sep 17 13 Sep 17 $1,550pp
$1,550 pp
11 Sep 17 20 Sep 17 $1,550pp
$1,550 pp
2 Oct 17 11 Oct 17 $1,450pp
$1,450 pp

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement. Single staterooms are on a request basis only for the cruise portion.

Single Room Supplement: from $625 p.p. for the land only tour, or from $1525 for land and cruise. 

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $103 per person.

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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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