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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

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13 Days from $5,820 per person
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  1. Day 1 Arrive Vancouver (2 Nights)

    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.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
  2. Day 2 Vancouver Sightseeing

    Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park before delving into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown. Explore Stanley Park.

    meals Full Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

    Board a ferry to Vancouver Island. Taste local cider at a family owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
  4. Day 4 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.

    meals Full Breakfast, Your Choice Dining
  5. Day 5 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.

    meals Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
    hotel Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  6. Day 6 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.

    meals Full Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Whistler – Kamloops

    We continue towards Kamloops where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Kamloops DoubleTree
  8. Day 8 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.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Banff Park Lodge
  9. Day 9 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.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine
  10. Day 10 Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 Nights)

    Enjoy a lakeside talk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.

    meals Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel The Sawridge Inn
  11. Day 11 Jasper Sightseeing

    Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island.

    meals Full Breakfast
  12. Day 12 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.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Quaaout Lodge & Spa
  13. Day 13 Chase – 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.

    meals Full Breakfast
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Dining Highlights

  • 12 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tour in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Banff
  • Cruise across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island
  • Scenic Drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Icefields Parkway
  • 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
  • Visit Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park

Dates & Prices
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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

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: $129

Whistler

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, explore over 50 kms of high alpine hiking trails, then head to the valley for a bike ride on Whistler’s paved valley trail, or its renowned single-track network in the world-famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Approx. duration: 1 hour.
Adult Price: $65

Rocky Mountain National Parks

Royal Canadian Tour 25 mins

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.
Adult Price: $290

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 3,611meters (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: $348

Three Sisters Peak Tour 12 min

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: $158

Banff

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.
Adult Price: $70

Jasper

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
Adult Price: $74

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Alicia Hutton
Travel date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
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I would recommend them and purchase again. I have used Insight before and liked that the group was smaller, and the bus was roomier. That said, the trip was beautiful and efficient.
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