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Canadian Rockies and Pacific Coast

Operated by: Insight Vacations

14 Days from $5,794 per person
JUN - SEP 2023
Lake Banff and mountains, Canada

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Canada, United States ...more Canada, United States

Locations Visited

Vancouver, Victoria, Sun Peaks, Mount Robson, Jasper National Park of Canada, Maligne Lake, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park of Canada, Glacier National Park, Lake McDonald, Spokane, Seattle ...more Vancouver, Victoria, Sun Peaks, Mount Robson, Jasper National Park of Canada, Maligne Lake, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park of Canada, Glacier National Park, Lake McDonald, Spokane, Seattle
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to Vancouver

    Arrive in Vancouver, a haven for sports enthusiasts and keen history buffs alike. This unique city offers something for everyone. From its striking mountains to the bustle of the city’s art and music scene, this British Columbia seaport does not disappoint. Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests over wine.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.
  2. Day 2 Cruise the Gulf Islands to Victoria

    This morning, enjoy a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park - home to Vancouver's first visitor attraction, the original suspension bridge built in 1889.  Today, the park also includes Cliffwalk, a cantilevered walking clinging to the granite cliff and Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100ft above the forest floor. After your visit, head out on an orientation tour of Vancouver, including Gastown, Canada Place and Stanley Park, home to a collection of First Nations totem poles. You’ll have free time to have lunch on your own, with many great eateries to choose from. This afternoon board a ferry and sail through the beautiful Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island, and idyllic place known for its fishing and art communities. You’ll end your day here in British Columbia’s stunning capital city, Victoria.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria.
  3. Day 3 Butchart Gardens

    Start your day wandering through world renowned Butchart Gardens, a beautiful natural historical site of Canada featuring beautiful floral displays. After Butchart Gardens, enjoy an orientation tour covering Mount Tolmie, the Inner Harbour and its Parliament Buildings, Canada's oldest Chinatown and view the last remnants of Fort Victoria. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure - perhaps you'll want to book onto an optional Whale Watching Excursion. The three-hour expedition boards in the waters of Victoria and while it can't be guaranteed in advance which of the abundant marine wildlife you'll see on your journey, chances are you'll also spot magnificent bald eagles, porpoises or seals. At night choose from a selection of restaurants for your Dine-Around evening, where you’ll sit down for a hearty meal with striking views.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria.
  4. Day 4 Victoria to Sun Peaks, British Columbia

    This morning cruise back to the mainland and continue your scenic journey through British Columbia. Travel along Coquihalla highway and climb to the summit of Coquihalla Pass and cross Thompson Plateau, passing along forests of Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine, Douglas firs and ponderosa pines. Enjoy a stop in Hope before continuing on to Sun Peaks where you'll end the night with a dinner at a local restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre
  5. Day 5 The Alpine Wonderland of Jasper National Park

    After breakfast, your journey takes you along the legendary Yellowhead Highway towards Jasper National Park, part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enroute, a stop will be made at the Mount Robson Visitor Center in Mount Robson Provincial Park, the second oldest park in British Columbias’ park system and truly one of the world’s crown jewels. Enjoy the best views of Mount Robson, which at 12,972 ft (3,954 meters) is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range and the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in the wonderland of Jasper National Park with its soothing mineral hot springs, rugged glaciers, colourful meadows, and majestic mountain. After a brief orientation tour through town, you'll have the option to explore on our own or book onto an optional Float Trip, or for those looking for more adrenaline a Class II Rapids Trip.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Crimson Jasper.
  6. Day 6 Exploring Jasper and the Columbia Icefield

    Start the day with an informative walk on the trails of Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. Then, embark on a narrated cruise across the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake, one of the jewels of the Canadian Rockies (please note that this activity is seasonal and subject to closure as the lake may be frozen). Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites in the Canadian Rockies. Start your journey along the majestic Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most stunning mountain drives. Travel along the majestic Icefields Parkway and arrive at the Columbia Icefield for your stay at the just opened Glacier View Lodge, the first and only glacier-view resort in Canada. After a welcome reception in the Moraine Lounge,venture onto the amazing Glacier Skywalk where you will be treated to an after-hours, private guided tour of the cliff-edged, glass-floored walkway.After enjoying a gourmet dinner with wine, you can step out onto the Viewing Deck, stargaze marveling at the dark night sky, relax with a drink in the library, or hang out inside the Moraine Lounge with games and live entertainment.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Glacier View Lodge
  7. Day 7 Icefields, Glaciers and Lakes to Banff National Park Relaxed Start

    Following a hearty breakfast, your Local Expert will escort you to a special before-hours glacier tour. Venture out onto Athabasca Glacier in a massive Ice Explorer. Then, join your guide for a stroll atop the ice and discover the beauty and immensity of the glacier. Learn about the history and geology of the region and enjoy a warm beverage out on the glacier itself. After this morning's icy adventure, continue south to Lake Louise and admire its blue waters and Victoria Glacier. You'll have the opportunity to feel truly immersed in nature as you spend a portion of your afternoon here. Journey on to the resort town of Banff, your home for the next two nights. This evening, dine in town and unwind in your stunning natural surroundings.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Fairmont Banff Springs.
  8. Day 8 The Unspoiled Wilderness of Banff National Park Relaxed Start

    Today is yours to spend exploring the rugged charms of the park. Choose from several optional experiences, including a once in a lifetime helicopter flight over the magnificent Canadian Rockies, or a ride onboard the Banff Gondola, a scenic cableway that can take you to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, or journey through a land sculpted by fire and ice in Kootenay National Park on a guided hike. If you'd rather spend the day on your own, join your Travel Director on a Banff Orientation Tour covering Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and a few other local sights.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fairmont Banff Springs.
  9. Day 9 Buffalo Jump and Glacier National Park

    Prepare for a day of culture and history as you depart for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Head- Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, one of the world’s oldest and largest buffalo jumps. Once here you’ll discover how the indigenous people used this 36-foot-high (11 metres) cliff to hunt stampeding herds of bison on this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. You’ll also get a unique chance to join a local Blackfoot elder and hear fascinating stories about the Plains people of today and long ago. The experience contributes to reducing inequalities by hiring members of the community as storytellers and promotes cultural vibrancy by sharing the communities’ history. From craggy plains to mountainous landscapes, you’ll cross the U.S. border into Montana and end your day at Many Glacier Hotel, a charming property situated in the heart of Glacier National park.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier National Park.
  10. Day 10 Going-to-the-Sun and Glacier National Park

    Today board a private Red Jammer bus to cruise along the Going-To-The-Sun Road in style. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is the only road that traverses through Glacier National Park and the first to have been registered in all the following categories: National Historic Place, National Historic Landmark, and Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. During your narrated trip you'll witness stunning views from Logan Pass and the marvels of the park's wild interior. Disembark and end your day at Lake McDonald, the largest lake in Glacier National Park. Rest up in a classic Swiss-chalet-style lodge with spectacular mountain views.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Lake McDonald Lodge
  11. Day 11 Lake Coeur d'Alene and Spokane

    Today you'll continue on to the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, one of America's most beautiful lakes, and arrive in Spokane to stay at The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection hotel. This is Washington State's grandest hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has welcomed a number of famous faces including Amelia Earhart and Clark Gable.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection, Spokane.
  12. Day 12 Wonderful Wines en route to Seattle

    Wine connoisseurs rejoice. Today, you'll head through the wide, endless horizons of the wine-producing area of Washington State. Visit Sage Cliffe Resort & Spa, an award-winning boutique winery and local favorite. You'll explore the nuances of their fine wine selection with some tastings. A setting that allows you to "B" inspired through delicious wine, friendly staff and beautiful views. You'll also enjoy a Highlight Lunch here, focusing on fresh, local and artisanal ingredients. Then it's on to Seattle for an evening of leisure at your hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel The Charter Hotel Seattle.
  13. Day 13 The Soaring Sights of Seattle Relaxed Start

    This morning head out on a Seattle Orientation tour where you'll see Puget Sound, Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market, where you should watch out for flying fish! The afternoon brings you an Insight Choice. Either head to the Space Needle, with its jaw-dropping panoramic views of the unique skyline or the Chihuly Gardens and Glass exhibit, where the work of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly is housed. In the evening, join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner with wine at Ivar's Acres of Clams. Here you'll find the Northwest's best dining, as you take in the views on Seattle's waterfront.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Charter Hotel Seattle.
  14. Day 14 Depart Seattle

    It’s time to say goodbye to the Emerald City as your trip comes to an end. Departure to the Seattle SeaTac International Airport will be at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Additional Included Highlights

  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Seattle: Get an up close look at world-renowned glass artist Dave Chihuly's work.
  • Seattle: Head to the Space Needle and experience its jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Seattle skyline.

Well-being

  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

Travel Director

  • : "It’s magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that’s happening because they start planning their own ‘post-arrival’ activities before the travel day has finished."

Authentic Dining

  • Vancouver: At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner and an opportunity to mingle over wine.
  • Victoria: At night, choose from a selection of restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening.
  • Icefields Parkway: Evening Reception at the Glacier View Lodge. After dinner, step out onto the viewing deck and stargaze as you marvel at the dark night sky, relax with a drink in the library or hang out inside the Moraine Lounge with games and live entertainment.
  • Quincy (WA): A Highlight Lunch with emphasis on fresh, local & artisanal ingredients.
  • Seattle: Head to the waterfront for a Celebration Dinner at Ivar's, aptly referred to as Seattle's King of the Waterfront, to toast your newfound friends.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Dinner with Wine (DW), 13 Breakfast (B), and 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Vancouver: Embark on an orientation tour of Vancouver, including Gastown, Canada Place and Stanley Park including a stop to view the famous collection of First Nations totem poles.
  • North Vancouver: Vancouver's original and still main attraction to date - no visit would be complete without an adventure to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to soak in the view from above and marvel at its engineering.   Originally built in 1889, Capilano Suspension Bridge stretches 450 ft across and 230 ft above Capilano River. Since then, much has been added to the 27-acre park. Cliffwalk is the parks newest attraction - a cantilevered walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon. Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 100 ft above the forest floor, offers a unique squirrel's eye perspective of the forest.
  • Victoria: Visit the stunning floral displays at world-renowned Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. A must-see oasis which has been growing for over 100 years and remains privately owned by the family.
  • Victoria: Enjoy Tour Director led, in depth tour of Mount Tolmie, Canada's oldest Chinatown, the bustling Inner Harbour, and stately Legislative Buildings.   In-depth tour of Victoria to include Mount Tolmie, the Uplands, Scenic Drive, Mile 0, Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings; Government Street to Old Town, Canada's oldest Chinatown and view the last remnants of Fort Victoria. Continue on as you follow Antique Row before passing Craigdarroch Castle and through the Oak Bay residential area.
  • Mount Robson: Enroute a stop will be made at Mount Robson Provincial Park, which is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the best views of Mount Robson, which at 12,972 ft (3,954 meters) is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range and the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Maligne Lake: Relax on board a narrated cruise on the serene waters of Lake Maligne. Glide past jagged mountain peaks to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination accessible only by boat.
  • Maligne Canyon: Join your Travel Director as you walk on the trails of Maligne Canyon, one of the most stunning gorges in the Canadian Rockies and the deepest canyon in Jasper National Park.
  • Icefields Parkway: Travel along the Icefields Parkway Drive, one of the most scenic drives in North America. Made up of breathtaking glaciers, soaring mountain peaks and dramatic valleys.
  • Glacier National Park: Board a private, historic Red Jammer bus for a journey along the Going-to-the-Sun Road; an engineering marvel running through the park's wild interior.
  • Glacier National Park: Discover the largest lake in Glacier National Park, Lake McDonald, approximately 10 miles long and over a mile wide. There is much to see as you enjoy time at leisure here after your Historic Red Jammers Tour.
  • : Wine connoisseurs rejoice. Today you'll head through the wide, endless horizons of the wine-producing area of Washington State. Visit Cave B Estate, an award-winning boutique winery and local favorite. Explore the nuances of their fine wine selection with some tastings. A setting that allows you to “B” inspired through delicious wine, friendly staff, exciting events & beautiful views.
  • Seattle: Enjoy a Tour Director led journey through the charming labyrinth that is Seattle, where you'll see the Puget Sound, Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market - keep an eye out for flying fish!

Insight Experiences

  • Icefields Parkway: Venture out onto the amazing Glacier Skywalk where you will be treated to an after-hours hours, private guided tour of a cliff-edged glass-floored walkway.
  • Icefields Parkway: After a delicious dinner, step out onto the viewing deck and stargaze. As you marvel at the dark night sky, relax with a drink in the library or hang out inside the Moraine Lounge with games and live entertainment. The perfect way to end any night.
  • Athabasca Glacier: Join your Local Expert on a special before-hours glacier tour, when all visitors are gone. Venture out onto the Athabasca Glacier in a massive Ice Explorer. Then, join your guide for a warm beverage as you stroll atop the ice.

Insight Choice

  • Seattle: Get an up close look at world-renowned glass artist Dave Chihuly's work.
  • Seattle: Head to the Space Needle and experience its jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Seattle skyline.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Victoria

Available on Day 3

Victoria Whale Watching Excursion

Board your vessel to enjoy a three-hour whale-watching expedition in the waters off Victoria. While it can’t be guaranteed in advance which of the abundant marine wildlife you’ll see on your journey, chances are you’ll also spot magnificent bald eagles, porpoises or seals. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to see a number of different species of whales including Bigg’s killer whales (orca), humpback whales, South Resident orca, Minke, and gray whales.
Adult Price: TBD

Jasper

Available on Day 5

Jasper Float Trip

Join the fun and experience an easy rafting / 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 the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 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 drifting down a route that was used by fur traders many years ago. 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.
Adult Price: CAD 86

Banff

Available on Day 8

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 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.
Adult Price: CAD 70

Hike to Stanley Glacier (Sun, Thu)

Journey through a land sculpted by fire and ice in Kootenay National Park. The trail switchbacks moderately for the first half of the hike, through regrowth from the most recent fire, allowing for unparalleled views down over Vermillion Pass back to Castle Mountain. You then follow the trail between sheer towering walls of Mount Stanley and Storm Mountain until you leave the forest behind to emerge in a land of ice and rock and may even find some fossils! You will be treated to views of Stanley Glacier creeping down the side of Mt. Stanley towards the valley bottom. Rated: Moderate. Hiking Time: 3-4 Hours. Return distance: 5.25 miles. Elevation Gain: 1,285 ft.
Adult Price: CAD 127

Mt. Assiniboine Tour 35 mins

You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine - "the Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly-by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 11,870 feet along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget!
Adult Price: CAD 399

Three Sisters Peaks Tour, 25 mins

The most action-packed twenty minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the 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. Prices are based on a minimum of 2 passengers.
Adult Price: CAD 294

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