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Spectacular Canadian Rockies

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $3,325 per person
MAY - SEP 2024
Spectacular Canadian Rockies

Countries Visited

Canada ...more Canada

Locations Visited

Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Mount Robson, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park of Canada, Banff, Calgary ...more Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Mount Robson, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Banff National Park of Canada, Banff, Calgary
  1. Day 1 Welcome To 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 Discover The Sights Of Victoria

    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 enjoy lunch with a view at The Flying Otter Grill. Later, we enjoy some sightseeing in Victoria.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
  3. Day 3 Admire The Colors Of Victoria Make Travel Matter

    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. Then buckle your shoes for a “Signs of Lekwungen” walking tour and MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Join your guide and learn about indigenous culture as you visit four significant sites in and around the Inner Harbour. Celebrate your newfound knowledge with a tasty salmon lunch. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the walkable capital of British Columbia.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
  4. Day 4 Relax And Enjoy The Outdoors In Kamloops Stays With Stories

    Today you’ll depart Victoria by ferry with one last view of the city’s historic buildings and make your way to Kamloops for a relaxing afternoon and evening to rest and recharge. 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. 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. Cap off another big day in Canada with a delicious dinner, the great outdoors, and an evening around the fire pit sharing stories with your travel mates with plenty of s’mores and liqueurs for everyone to try.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel South Thompson Inn & Conference Center
  5. Day 5 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 Chateau Jasper
  6. Day 6 Admire Jasper National Park

    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. Later enjoy a Be My Guest Experience with Warrior Women.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Holland America MS Zuiderdam
  7. Day 7 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
  8. Day 8 Explore Banff

    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 Farewell Banff and Calgary

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

    meals Breakfast
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Choice Highlights

Must-see Highlights

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


  • Victoria: Enjoy a Signs of Lekwungen Walking Tour starting at Ship Point in the Inner Harbour where you'll meet your guide and learn about indigenous culture at 4 significant sites in and around the area.

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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Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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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 3

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: CAD 140


Available on Day 6

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 87


Available on Day 6

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 8

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 the 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

Banff Gondola and Dinner with a view

Soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird’s-eye view of six incredible mountain ranges. With breathtaking vistas in every direction, you’ll understand why the Banff Gondola is a Canadian Rockies must-see destination. Your adventure begins with an eight-minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. Glide up over the treetops to the crest of a steep-sided Rocky Mountain peak and step out into a jaw-dropping mountaintop experience. Then take a seat with breathtaking views in the restaurant and enjoy chef-attended stations including carvery, salads, pizza, burgers, pasta and desserts—all created by the culinary team with regionally-sourced ingredients.
Adult Price: CAD 105

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
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
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
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
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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