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Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Alaska Cruise

Operated by: Trafalgar

16 Days from $4,541 per person
Canada Jasper National Park Reflecting Water Trees

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Vancouver, Inside Passage, Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan, Victoria, Kamloops, Mount Robson, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Banff, Calgary ...more Vancouver, Inside Passage, Tracy Arm, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, Ketchikan, Victoria, Kamloops, Mount Robson, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Banff, Calgary
  1. Day 1 Start Your Cruise In Vancouver

    Transfer to Canada Place to board Holland America Line's MS Zuiderdam. The latest cruise check-in is at 1pm.

    meals Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zuiderdam
  2. Day 2 Cruise Through Alaskan Beauty

    Be inspired by Alaska's astounding beauty.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zuiderdam
  3. Day 3 Spot Glaciers in Tracy Arm

    See dramatic Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm and arrive in Juneau.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zuiderdam
  4. Day 4 Cruise to Skagway, Alaska

    Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zuiderdam
  5. Day 5 Cruise Through Glacier Bay, Alaska

    See the pristine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park from the ship.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zuiderdam
  6. Day 6 Tour Ketchikan, Alaska

    Explore Ketchikan.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zuiderdam
  7. Day 7 Cruise the Inside Passage

    Relax and cruise back to Vancouver.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Holland America MS Zuiderdam
  8. Day 8 Arrive In Vancouver

    Disembark in Vancouver Harbor, transfer to the hotel and join your Spectacular Canadian Rockies trip on Day 1 for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m.

    meals Breakfast, Welcome Reception
    hotel Pinnacle Harbourfront
  9. Day 9 The Delights of Vancouver and Victoria Make Travel Matter

    Embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s historic neighborhoods. Savor the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown and admire the Victorian fa��ades of Gastown as you make your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles. Gain insights into Indigenous cultures and values during a visit to the Bill Reid Gallery on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience including a docent-led tour and time to explore the gallery on your own. Enjoy lunch at Al Porto Ristorante before continuing by ferry to Vancouver Island and having an orientation tour in Victoria.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
  10. Day 10 Admire the Colours of Victoria

    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. After breakfast, enjoy exclusive time in the garden prior to the gates being open to the public. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the walkable capital of British Columbia or join an optional Victoria Whale Watching Excursion and keep your eyes peeled for whales, bald eagles, porpoises or seals.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
  11. Day 11 Relax And Enjoy The Outdoors In Kamloops Stays With Stories

    Depart Victoria by ferry with one last view of the city’s historic buildings and make your way to Maan Farms for a Be My Guest lunch experience. Meet the Maan family and learn about how they turned one small berry stand into a farm that now provides quality local produce to the citizens of Abbottsford, the Fraser Valley and Greater British Columbia. Make your way to Kamloops for a relaxing evening, where you’ll enjoy a Stays with Stories experience at The South Thompson Inn. Once home to a thoroughbred racing stable, this riverfront property still has the original brick manor and carriage houses. Relax in the lounge, swimming pool, or hot tub overlooking the South Thompson River, go on a nature walk around the Reflection Pond, try your hand at horseshoes and other lawn games, or take one of their bikes for a spin.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel South Thompson Inn & Conference Center
  12. Day 12 Gaze Upon Mount Robson

    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 Forest Park Hotel
  13. Day 13 Admire Jasper National Park

    Join a guided 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. Choose to join an optional rafting trip down the Athabasca River or take in an optional theatre performance highlighting the best of this little mountain town.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Forest Park Hotel
  14. Day 14 Voyage to Athabasca Glacier

    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
  15. Day 15 Explore Banff

    The day is free for you to pursue your own discoveries and your Travel Director is eager to help plan the perfect day for you. Join an optional guided Signature Hiking experience, a helicopter tour of Mt Assiniboine or Three Sisters Peak. After lunch, opt to take the Brewster Banff Gondola. Then enjoy Banff sightseeing including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and other local sights. Tonight, we join our newfound friends for a Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Banff Park Lodge
  16. Day 16 Farewell Banff and Calgary

    Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and transfer to Calgary International Airport, arriving at approximately 11:30 am, or to the Westin Calgary if you are extending your stay.

    meals Breakfast
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Dining Summary

  • 15 Breakfast (B)
  • 9 Lunch (L)
  • 8 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

Be My Guest

  • Vancouver: Visit Maan Farms for an immersive and delicious peek at local farming. Learn how Maan Farms began producing cole crops, but soon shifted to growing the strawberries, raspberries and blueberries for which they became famous. From one small berry stand, Maan Farms has grown into a place with something for everyone. Enjoy a local Indian lunch with an experience on the farm (seasonal) ranging from U-pick during berry season, behind the scenes winery tour or fall pumpkin patch exploration.

Iconic Experience

  • Vancouver: Embark on a morning tour of Vancouver's historic neighbourhoods with your Travel Director. Savour the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown and admire the Victorian Facades of Gastown as you make your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles.
  • Victoria: Enjoy some sightseeing around Victoria and bask in some of its wonderful sights. Take a leisurely stroll along the Inner Harbour where you will have the chance to watch street buskers perform. Take a look at the Parliament Buildings erected in 1897 with its beautiful orderly gardens. Or venture to Victoria's unique shopping areas in Market Square.
  • Victoria: This lush and expansive garden is a must-see oasis, which has been growing in Victoria, BC for over 100 years.
  • Mount Robson: Take a visit to one of the world's crown jewels at Mount Robson and admire one of the finest views in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Jasper: Take time to enjoy the wonders of Jasper National Park. Hop on mountain bikes and travel along the park's network of trails or embark on a hike through river-cut canyons. You could also try out white water rafting along routes taken by early explorers.
  • Jasper: Enjoy a guided walk around Maligne Canyon. Admire this incredible natural landmark as you cross six bridges built across various points of this breath-taking canyon.
  • Maligne Lake: Enjoy a scenic cruise around Maligne Lake where you'll discover world-famous Spirit Island and get great photo opportunities with beautiful mountain views.
  • Icefields Parkway: Drive on one of the most scenic drives in North America through mountains, glaciers and lakes on the Icefields Parkway.
  • Athabasca Glacier: Enjoy the picturesque waterfall on your visit to Athabasca Falls.
  • Columbia Icefield: Explore nature on the Columbia Icefield Adventure. Travel on a massive Ice Explorer and view one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world, the Athabathsca Glacier.
  • Lake Louise: See the turquoise waters of Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier with its scenic mountain backdrop.
  • Banff: Take a guided tour around Banff and discover the big sites as well as a few local spots.


  • Vancouver: Discover the diverse living cultures of the Northwest Coast at The Bill Reid Gallery, the only public Gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Indigenous Northwest Coast Art.  Established by the Bill Reid Foundation in 2008 to celebrate the Haida master artist, Bill Reid (1920 - 1998), the Gallery honors him with an in-house collection, special exhibitions and programs that build bridges between Indigenous and settler populations. Learn about Reid’s work as an acclaimed master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, broadcaster, mentor and community activist while viewing his art.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Explore Vancouver, Victoria, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Columbia Icefield Adventure
  • : Visit Mt Robson Visitor Center, Maligne Canyon during a guided walk
  • : View Lake Louise, Stanley Park Totem Poles, Athabasca Falls, Mount Robson, Bow Falls & Surprise Corner
  • : Scenic Drive along Icefields Parkway

Trafalgar Difference

  • Kamloops: In Kamloops, enjoy a Stays With Stories experience at The South Thompson Inn. Once home to a thoroughbred racing stable, this riverfront property still has the original brick manor and carriage houses.

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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.


Available on Day 10

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


Available on Day 13

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


Available on Day 13

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

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

Available on Day 15

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

Hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers (Wed, Fri)

Your hike starts by hiking along the Lake Louise shoreline to the back of the lake before ascending up an ancient glacial valley. As you get higher, the color of the lake becomes even more stunning and the crowds begin to disappear. The trail turns into single track and the immensity of the valley and its peaks becomes even more apparent. Near to your final destination is the Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House where cakes and tea are served all day long – be sure to bring some cash! Just past the teahouse, you will be treated to views of the six glaciers feeding into the valley and Lake Louise. If time and group ability allow, you may be able to hike further to view historic Abbot Pass. Rated: Moderate. Hiking Time: 5 hours. Return distance: 6.6 miles. Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet.
Adult Price: CAD 127

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Review date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Allysa was helpful especially during the pandemic. However, I didn't think we received the service I had received on another trip. We had to make our own arrangements to get from Banff to the airport in Calgary due to early flights. They told us they would reimburse us after the trip. Also, the other guests on the trip were going on the Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver and we were never offered that. Might have saved us some airfare to fly in and out of the same airport. Also, I didn't understand why I had to pay more to fly directly from Calgary to Dallas.
I love being in Canada, especially after the hot summer we've had at home. IT's very beautiful and I especially love the Canadian Rockies. The only thing I would change is having more time in the Rockies. I really enjoyed the trip and meeting all the wonderful other guests. Made some wonderful friends and did get a bucket list item off my list which was the helicopter ride. Highlight of the trip along with seeing the whales.
Rebecca Leucht
Review date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
I had several questions before my trip and they were always there to answer them. My trip went smooth, as well as the travel to it. Wonderful tour Guide.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Well you can't get much better than that! We are so happy to read your review and see how much you enjoyed your trip. Thank you for being a part of our travel family.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Our vacation was great! The scenery was beautiful. Our guide took care of us like a mother hen. I think, in some cases, went above and beyond. Our accomodations were very nice and food very good. We had some very memorable experiences and met some great people.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
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.
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
Review date: Monday, August 28, 2017
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!
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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