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Canadian Rockies & Pacific Coast

14 Days from $5,475 per person

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Discover the majestic landscapes, towering peaks and sparkling turquoise lakes of the Canadian Rockies, teamed with the charming and sometimes quirky Pacific Northwest.

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Discover the majestic landscapes, towering peaks and sparkling turquoise lakes of the Canadian Rockies, teamed with the charming and sometimes quirky Pacific Northwest.

  1. On arrival, your airport transfer takes you to your hotel. At 6:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner and an opportunity to mingle over wine.

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Four Seasons Vancouver
  2. Embark on a tour of Vancouver, including a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and exploring Gastown, along with the famous totem poles in Stanley Park. You'll have free time to enjoy lunch on your own. This afternoon, board a ferry and sail through the beautiful Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island, an idyllic place known for its fishing and art communities. You'll end your day here, in British Columbia's stunning capital city, Victoria.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Victoria
  3. Start your day wandering through world renowned Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. Enjoy a sightseeing tour, including Canada's oldest Chinatown, the bustling Inner Harbor and stately Legislative Buildings. At night, partake in a Highlight Dinner at Canoe Brewpub Marina and Restaurant, offering homemade seasonal craft beers on the waterfront.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  4. This morning, cruise back to the mainland and continue on your scenic journey through British Columbia to the charming town of Chase. Upon arrival you will witness and partake in a Smudging Ceremony, a traditional spiritual ritual conducted by a member of the local indigenous community. As you settle in at your lakeside lodge this evening, you'll enjoy dinner with wine featuring authentic regional flavors.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Quaaout Loadge & Spa at Talking Golf Resort
  5. After breakfast this morning, your journey continues to Jasper National Park. You'll stop for a smooth yet exhilarating Boat River Safari* with an excellent chance to view grizzly bears and other wildlife along Grizzly Bear Valley in Blue River, B.C. To complete your exciting experience, enjoy lunch in the unique floating restaurant, The Forest Table, where the menu focuses around game, wild salmon, berries and greens. Arrive in the wonderland of Jasper National Park with its soothing mineral hot springs, rugged glaciers, colorful meadows, and majestic mountains.

    *Note: Participation in this activity is at your own risk, and a signed liability waiver will be required.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:Sawridge Inn and Conference Center
  6. 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+. Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites in the Canadian Rockies, before returning to Jasper where the rest of the day is yours to spend how you please, with dinner at the hotel.

    +Note: Please note that this activity is seasonal and subject to closure as the lake may be frozen.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  7. Follow the majestic Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most stunning mountain drives. At the Icefields Visitor Center, embark on a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. Led by an expert driver-guide, step out onto the frosty flow, formed centuries ago. After your icy adventure, warm up at sumptuous Château Lake Louise. Continue to Banff, your home for the next two nights.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Rimrock Resort
  8. Spend the entire day exploring as you wish. Choose from several optional experiences, including a helicopter flight over the Canadian Rockies, or a ride onboard the Banff Gondola.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  9. Depart for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, to discover how the indigenous people used this 36-foot-high cliff to hunt stampeding herds of bison. Join a local Blackfoot elder and hear fascinating stories about the Plains people of long ago. Later, cross the U.S. border into Montana, admiring the rugged beauty of mountainous Glacier National Park.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Many Glacier Hotel
  10. 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. During your narrated trip, take in the stunning views from Logan Pass, before disembarking at Lake McDonald.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Lake McDonald Lodge
  11. 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. In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at Steam Plant, an award-winning brewery, situated in a nationally recognized historic building.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection
  12. Continue on through the wide, endless horizons of the wine-producing area of Washington State. Enjoy a visit to Cave B Estate, an award-winning boutique winery. Explore the nuances of their fine wine selection with some tastings over a Highlight Lunch. Then it's on to Seattle for an evening at leisure at your hotel.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel:The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton
  13. Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Seattle's major sights, including the renowned Space Needle with its jaw-dropping panoramic views of the skyline as well as Puget Sound, Pioneer Square and Pike Place Market (watch out for flying fish!). The afternoon is yours to do as you please. In the evening, join your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Celebration Dinner with wine at Ivar's Acres of Clams, for the Northwest's best dining on Seattle's waterfront.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  14. It's time to say goodbye to the Emerald City as your trip comes to an end. You have the choice of an included transfer to Seattle SeaTac International Airport, or Vancouver International Airport, arriving at 2:00 pm.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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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: $2,450.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $166 per person.

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  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
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Meal Summary

13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Icefields Parkway: Experience Athabasca Glacier, onboard a specially designed Ice Explorer, with an expert driver guide.
  • Glacier National Park: Board a traditional Red Jammer for a private tour with a park veteran and enjoy the stunning views.
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump: Join a Blackfoot elder and hear fascinating stories about the Plains people.
  • Quincy: Visit a boutique winery in the picturesque Columbia Valley region for a hearty luncheon and wine tasting.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Jasper: Embark on a narrated cruise across the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake.
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  • 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 24 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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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

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 the resident Orca whales in all their glory. Approx. duration: 3 hours
Adult Price: CAD 123

Jasper

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. Approx. duration: 50-90 minutes
Adult Price: CAD 73

Banff

Mt. Assiniboine Tour

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! Approx. duration: 30 minutes
Adult Price: CAD 331

Royal Canadian Helicopter Tour

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: 25 minutes
Adult Price: CAD 273

Three Sisters Peaks Tour

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.
Adult Price: CAD 136

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. Duration: 2.5 hours
Adult Price: CAD 59

Seattle

EMP Museum

Visit what was formerly known as Experience Music Project (EMP), a museum dedicated to contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage all who visit! Approx. duration: 1 hour
Adult Price: $32

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