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Spectacular Canadian Rockies

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,620 per person
MAY - OCT 2021
Boats in Maligne Lake with mountains in background, Jasper, Canada

Countries Visited

Canada ...more Canada

Locations Visited

Vancouver (BC), Victoria, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Lake Loise ...more Vancouver (BC), Victoria, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Lake Loise
  1. Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

    The soaring peaks of Canada's soul-stirring Rockies take centre stage on this epic alpine adventure that begins in Vancouver, one of the world's most livable cities. Spend the day discovering the city's scenic surrounds, then join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception this evening.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Pinnacle Harbourfront
  2. Day 2 Vancouver – Strait of Georgia – Victoria (2 Nights)

    Embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods. Savour the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown and admire the Victorian façades of Gastown as you make your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles. We continue by ferry to Vancouver island and Connect with Locals during a Be My Guest lunch visit to a family-owned working farm, where we'll enjoy fresh farm-to-table flavours. Later, we enjoy some sightseeing in Victoria.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Chateau Victoria
  3. Day 3 Victoria Sightseeing

    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. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the walkable capital of British Columbia.

    meals Breakfast
  4. Day 4 Victoria – Kamloops

    In Kamloops, the soul-stirring sounds of the Shuswap melodies welcome us, as we gain insights into First Nations' traditions and culture. Be entertained by a storytelling member of the First Nations followed by a delicious dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel South Thompson Inn
  5. Day 5 Kamloops – Mount Robson – Jasper National Park (2 Nights)

    This afternoon you'll stop at the Mount Robson Visitor Center where you can admire UNESCO-listed Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies in all its 12,972 feet (3,954 meters) of glory. Continue to the raw wilderness of Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we'll spend the next two nights.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Chateau Jasper
  6. Day 6 Jasper National Park Sightseeing

    Join an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon this morning. Later, take to the aqua waters and cruise Maligne Lake to Spirit Island (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island. After the cruise enjoy a delicious lunch with wine at the lakeside Maligne Lake Chalet.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  7. Day 7 Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Lake Louise – Banff National Park (2 Nights)

    The icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield beckon as we journey along the Icefields Parkway to Athabasca Glacier. Cross its icy terrain on board a specially designed Ice Explorer and Continue on to Lake Louise, where there is time to soak in the majestic beauty of the lake and its turquoise, glacier-fed waters, fringed by high peaks, deep green forests and overlooked by Victoria Glacier. Continue on to the township of Banff, in the heart of UNESCO-listed Banff National Park. Settle in for an evening at leisure.

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

    Join a Local Specialist and learn about his experiences as a retired Mountie and the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Spend the afternoon exploring the rugged beauty of Banff, from its postcard viewpoint of Surprise Corner to Bow Falls. The rest of the day is free for you to pursue your own interests. Your Travel Director will be available to help plan the perfect day for you. Tonight, we join our newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner to toast the end of our unforgettable encounter with Canada's Rockies.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Banff Park Lodge
  9. Day 9 Banff – Depart Calgary

    Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Westin Calgary if you are extending your stay.

    meals Breakfast
Spectacular Canadian Rockies
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 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 of Vancouver, Victoria, Banff
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Icefields Parkway and continue along Scenic Maligne Lake Drive, past disappearing Medicine Lake.
  • VIEW Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Athabasca Glacier, Mount Robson, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park
  • VISIT Butchart Gardens
  • VISIT Maligne Canyon during a guided walk & enjoy a Maligne Lake cruise to Spirit Island.
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy a delicious lunch at a family-owned farm on Vancouver Island. (Day 2)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST Meet a First Nations member in Kamloops and a retired Mountie in Banff. (Days 4, 8)

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 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

Jasper

Jasper Food Tour

This Jasper Downtown Foodie Tour is led by a Local Expert who lives in Jasper year-round. You’ll go on a short guided walk that feels less like venue-hopping and more like dropping in for a catch-up with a series of food-loving locals. At each of the four stops, you have a chance to sample carefully handpicked dishes, each paired with an alcoholic beverage. Along the way, you will learn about Jasper’s history and listen to tales of an authentic mountain town. Per Alberta law, must be 18 or older to participate. Approx. duration: 2 hours
Adult Price: $124

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Service
Our travel specialist was Ms. Kaitlin Fitzpatrick. She was wonderful. She fully explained the trip to us, was a great help with our airline tickets and stayed in touch with us for months prior to the trip to make sure we understood everything and answered any questions we had.
Vacation
The tour guide was excellent. Very informative with a great sense of humor. There was never a lull during the trip. We were shown all the highlights of the Canadian Rockies. All the accommodations were excellent. Great value for the money.
Patricia Putnam
Monday, August 28, 2017
Service
We would without a doubt, travel with Trafalga again. Your guides and Drivers are professional, courteous, and caring people. Our lodgings were exceptional, along with a complete breakfast. The itinerary was well planned out, with just the right amount of break In between. The two presentations we had were top notch....a naturalist and a Mounty, both knowledge and humor were a part of their entertainment. Every detail seemed to be well covered. Many thanks!
Vacation
My husband and I went on a river raft trip down the river Near Jasper. It was an easy float trip,with just enough ripples in the Water to make things interesting. Our guides put us at ease, but still made the trip fun. Everyone was smiling from start to finish. Can't ask for More.
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