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Wonders of the Canadian Rockies

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10 Days from $1,725 per person
Peyto Lake, Banff

Countries Visited

Canada

Locations Visited

Calgary, Banff, Kananaskis, Banff National Park, Columbia Icefield, Jasper… more Calgary, Banff, Kananaskis, Banff National Park, Columbia Icefield, Jasper AB, Kamloops, Victoria BC, Vancouver
  1. Day 1 Arrive Calgary

    Welcome to Calgary, gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.

    hotel Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown
  2. Day 2 Calgary – Banff (2 Nights)

    Tour Calgary before travelling to Banff. On the way, stop for picturesque views of stunning Lake Louise. Wind your way along Tunnel Mountain Drive where you'll view Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls and other natural attractions.

    hotel Inns of Banff
  3. Day 3 Banff Free Time

    Today is a free day for you to explore the area at your leisure. Consider taking an exhilarating optional helicopter tour.

  4. Day 4 Banff – Icefields Parkway – Jasper (2 Nights)

    Drive along the Icefields Parkway, offering spectacular mountain views. Stop at Peyto Lake (weather dependent) and marvel at its beautiful azure-blue waters. See the Columbia Icefield, the largest in the Rockies. Ride across the Athabasca Glacier aboard a giant Ice Explorer for a closer look. Later, arrive in Jasper for an orientation tour.

    hotel Lobstick Lodge
  5. Day 5 Jasper National Park Free Time

    Enjoy a full day at leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the area will leave you breathless with plenty of optional activities^.

  6. Day 6 Jasper – Kamloops

    See more of Jasper National Park and enjoy views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Continue through lush alpine meadows and sweeping forests before reaching Kamloops.

    hotel Comfort Inn & Suites Kamloops
  7. Day 7 Kamloops – Victoria (2 Nights)

    Pass through the charming town of Hope before boarding a ferry bound for Victoria. An introductory sightseeing tour takes you along the waterfront district, past the Parliament Buildings, Government Street and through Beacon Hill Park.

    hotel Comfort Inn and Suites
  8. Day 8 Victoria Free Time

    This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens. The rest of the day is free.

    meals Iconic Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Victoria – Vancouver

    Travel to Vancouver and see Gastown, the city's oldest neighbourhood, designated a National Historical Site. See Chinatown and stop at Stanley Park and see its famous collection of totem poles.

    meals Continental Breakfast
    hotel Ramada Vancouver Downtown
  10. Day 10 Depart Vancouver

    Bid farewell to Canada and your newfound friends.

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Dining Highlights

  • 2 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Ferry across to Victoria from the coast of British Columbia and from Victoria to Vancouver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Banff View stunning mountains and waterfalls on your sightseeing tour
  • Calgary Enjoy an orientation tour of this quaint, cowboy town
  • Icefields Parkway Discover Peyto Lake and the Columbia Icefield before riding a giant Ice Explorer across Athabasca Glacier
  • Jasper Enjoy an orientation tour of this charming town
  • Lake Louise Admire soaring mountain peaks, majestic Victoria Glacier and the glistening waters of the lake
  • Vancouver See Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point
  • Victoria Embark on an introductory sightseeing tour of the city
  • Victoria Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
Start Date: Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Return Date: Wed, Sep 25, 2019
$2,110pp AARP members save an additional $100 checkmark Request Quote
Start Date: Mon, Sep 30, 2019
Return Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2019
$1,725pp AARP members save an additional $100 checkmark Request Quote
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.

Banff

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: CAD290 

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 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: CAD348 

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: CAD158 

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: CAD70 

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: CAD74 

Ultimate Jasper Guided Hike

Join your guide on the “Path of the Glaciers” with Mount Edith Cavell's snow-capped peak towering a mile overhead. See the emerald green of the “Lake of Forgiveness” and look out for incredible glacial formations, including icebergs and ice avalanches. Be sure to wear your good walking shoes for this 90-minute moderate walk. You'll have plenty of stops for picture taking, enjoying the scenery and learning about the local history and geography. You may also spot wildlife during the 40-minute drive to and from this area. Operates seasonally. Approx. duration: 3 hours.
Adult Price: CAD73 

Maligne Lake Boat Cruise

Nestled in a ring of towering mountains, Maligne Lake is the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Here you’ll discover world-famous Spirit Island, the crown jewel of Jasper National Park. The Maligne Lake Cruise is an experience like no other with an experienced crew who will guide you through the rich history, ecology and geology of Maligne Lake. This interpretive tour has been declared the “Best Boat Cruise in Canada” by 8 million Reader’s Digest subscribers. You’ll be inspired by the beauty of Maligne Lake’s vibrant blue waters and by the stunning lofty peaks as you cruise to Spirit Island, a world-famous destination and one of the most photographed locations in the Rockies, accessible only by boat. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: CAD84 

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: CAD129 

Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Only 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, allow 2 - 3 hours for your visit to Vancouver's iconic Capilano Suspension Bridge, hanging 450 feet across and 230 feet above Capilano River. The park offers more than just the bridge. Its surrounding 27 acres celebrate nature, history and culture in unique and thrilling ways. No more so than with the newest attraction, CLIFFWALK. Cliffwalk hangs for 700 feet and reaches 300 feet high, hugging the granite cliffside and offering a panoramic view of the thriving rainforest and canyon far below. On Treetops Adventure venture from one magnificent old-growth Douglas-fir to another on a series of seven elevated suspension bridges, reaching as high as 110 feet, for a squirrel's eye view of the forest. Guides, signage and interactive exhibits throughout the park help you in your understanding of rainforest ecosystems and their sustainability. Approx. duration: 2 hours
Adult Price: CAD52 

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Service
Very Helpful, always makes you happy, lots of good information, fun to be with. excellent driver,
Vacation
i would do this tip agaim n with Richard Driving and Virginia the host
Donald Dean
Travel date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Service
Ease of booking. Frequent updates via email.
Vacation
Good tour, but at times felt a little rushed.
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