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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

Operated by: Trafalgar

13 Days from $3,496 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Reflections in lake at Icefields Parkway, Alberta, Canada

Countries Visited

Canada ...more Canada

Locations Visited

Vancouver, Victoria (BC), Whistler, Sun Peaks, Banff, Revelstoke, Jasper, Columbia Icefield ...more Vancouver, Victoria (BC), Whistler, Sun Peaks, Banff, Revelstoke, Jasper, Columbia Icefield
  1. Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

    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 Pinnacle Harbourfront
  2. Day 2 Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

    This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. 'Dive into Culture' and taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Inn at Laurel Point
  3. Day 3 Victoria Sightseeing

    Experience the diversity of indigenous culture and get an in-depth look at how the natural environment and indigenous plants shaped the daily lives of the Lekwungen people. Hosted by Chef Gary at the Songhees Cultural Centre, this 'Be My Guest' lunch includes a tour and describes the harvesting process on the Rooftop Garden, cooking demonstration and Bannock making workshop - guests will leave with a new understanding of what food means to indigenous culture and the importance of it in our history, all ending with a delicious meal. Embrace the Garden City status of Victoria as you greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens that have colourfully transformed a once unused quarry.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  4. Day 4 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. Following Sea-to-Sky Gondola, the evening is at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
  5. Day 5 Whistler Sightseeing

    Today includes a Your Choice Sightseeing experience. Learn about the First Nations at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre or visit the Audain Art Museum, a comprehensive Permanent Collection of the province's most celebrated artists. Exemplifying the richness of cultural difference in Canada, the collection takes visitors on a transformative visual journey from the late 18th century to present. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Dinner in Whistler Village.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  6. Day 6 Whistler – Sun Peaks

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

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Sun Peaks Lodge
  7. Day 7 Sun Peaks – Rocky Mountain National Parks ��� Banff (2 Nights)

    Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. We then overnight in beautiful Banff National Park.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Banff Park Lodge
  8. Day 8 Banff Sightseeing

    Your morning is at leisure, perhaps do an optional gondola ride or explore on your own terms. In the afternoon you will have your orientation tour of Banff National Park. Later we'll meet a retired "Mountie" as our Local Specialist as we immerse in Banff's soul-stirring natural surrounds, followed by dinner at the hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9 Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 Nights)

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

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Sawridge Inn
  10. Day 10 Jasper Sightseeing

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

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  11. Day 11 Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase

    Admire Mount Robson - the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the First Nations Shushwap people and stroll around their ancestral grounds where we'll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Quaaout Lodge & Spa
  12. Day 12 Chase – Vancouver

    Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and explore Stanley Park upon arrival in Vancouver. Evening is at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Pinnacle Harbourfront
  13. Day 13 Depart Vancouver

    Our dazzling encounter with the Canadian Rockies has come to an end. Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Canada Place for those on the optional Alaska cruise.

    meals Breakfast
Iconic Rockies and Western Canada
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 12 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 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
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • 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, Banff
  • CRUISE across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • VIEW Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Butchart Gardens
  • VISIT Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Audain Art Museum or the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Butchart Gardens, Sea-to-Sly Gondola, Meet a Mountie, Maligne Lake Cruise
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Guests will leave with a new understanding of what food means to indigenous culture and the importance of it in First Nations history, all ending with a delicious meal. (Day 3)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria. (Day 2)

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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 a number of different species of whales including Bigg’s killer whales (orca), humpback whales, South Resident orca, Minke, and gray whales. Approx. duration: 3 hours
Adult Price: $138

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. Approx. duration: 1 hour
Adult Price: $73

Banff

Royal Canadian Helicopter Tour (weather dependent)

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: 20-25 minutes
Adult Price: $289

Mt. Assiniboine Helicopter Tour (weather dependent)

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: $347

Three Sisters Peaks Helicopter Tour (weather dependent)

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. Approx. duration 12 minutes
Adult Price: $210

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. 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, 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: $86

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Alicia Hutton
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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