The Ultimate Canadian Rocky Mountain Tour, also a Great Post-Cruise Land Tour with *Rocky Mountaineer Options!

 

From Vancouver, Alberta to Calgary, Alberta – 12 Days/11 nights

 

 

For 2017 there are four departure dates to choose from:

 

 July 25 – August 04         August 22 – September 02         September 11 – 23

 

Price per person: double occupancy CAD $5,020 

 

In a Nutshell:

Travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada on this fully escorted journey from the stunning Pacific Coast through to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Options with this Tour are:

Choose to travel part of the journey on the famous “Rocky Mountaineer” train with a Silver or Gold Leaf Service Package.

Cruise Travellers who disembark in Vancouver can add and book this Ultimate Canadian Rockies  Land Tour to their Itinerary and fly home from Calgary.

 


Included:

  • Luxury Coach Transportation
  • 11 Nights of Accommodation
  • Expert guide and comfortable transportation
  • 16 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Vancouver City Tour & Stanley Park
  • Capilano Park & Suspension Bridge
  • Sun Peaks Resort
  • River Safari
  • Mount Robson Visitor Centre
  • Jasper National Park
  • Jasper Tram
  • Maligne Canyon & Maligne Lake
  • Ice elds Parkway
  • Athabasca Falls
  • Columbia Ice elds & Ice Explorer Ride
  • Lake Louise
  • Yoho National Park
  • Takakkaw Falls & Emerald Lake
  • Bow Valley Parkway & Johnston Canyon
  • Banff Gondola

 

Not Included:

  • Meals other than those included
  • Personal equipment & expenses
  • Light Day Pack
  • Optional Tours
  • Air Travel
  • Medical Insurance & Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

 

Itinerary:


Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Check into your downtown hotel, then enjoy a “get acquainted” dinner this evening with fellow passengers.

Day 2: Vancouver

Vancouver is one of the most captivating cities in Canada, with its multicultural fusion and spectacular mountain and ocean setting. A city tour includes Stanley Park, English Bay, Chinatown, as well as some prestigious residential areas of Vancouver. Visit Capilano Park and experience the Suspension Bridge, the Tree Top adventure and the Cliff Walk, plus Salish First Nations culture.

Day 3: Vancouver – Victoria

Leaving the mainland, cross the Strait of Georgia via BC Ferry to Vancouver Island. First stop is at the famous Butchart Gardens with time to wander, then enjoy a tour of this distinctly old world city with its Victorian architecture, elaborate gardens and that British flavour.

Day 4: Victoria – Vancouver

Head over the Malahat Pass with excep- tional views of Discovery Passage to meet the ferry back to the mainland, cruising through the Gulf Islands to Horseshoe Bay. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Day 5: Vancouver – Whistler

Follow the Sea to Sky Highway to the mountain resort of Whistler. Along the way stop for a break and a short walk to view the tumbling waters of Brandywine Falls before arriving in the world-class resort town of Whistler.

Day 6: Whistler – Sun Peaks

Today travel through into the rugged BC Interior filled with picturesque landscapes from start to finish. Your destination is the cozy European-style four season resort town of Sun Peaks with great restaurants and shops in strolling distance.

Day 7: Sun Peaks – Jasper

An unforgettable highlight today is a River Safari ride through Grizzly Bear Valley, right in the heart of the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. Observe bears and other wildlife in their natural environment. Today’s journey takes you into the great Canadian Rockies. A stop is made at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, as you head to the quaint mountain town of Jasper.

Day 8: Jasper

Start the day with a ride up Whistler Mountain on the Jasper Tram and enjoy breakfast at the top. A full day of sightseeing follows including a gentle walk down Maligne Canyon to see how the water has carved spectacular crevices out of the mountain. A shore drive takes you to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This evening enjoy a float trip down the Athabasca River.

Day 9: Jasper – Lake Louise

Today drive one of the world’s most spectacular highways, the Icefields Parkway. Visit the powerful and breathtaking Athabasca Falls, then arrive at the vast Columbia Icefields whose waters feed three oceans. Visit the Interpretive Centre, then have the experience of a life – a ride on the Ice Explorer for a close up look at the Athabasca Glacier. Arrive in Lake Louise, the jewel of the Rockies surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering mountain peaks.

Day 10: Lake Louise – Banff

Explore the western part of the mountain chain and cross the Continental Divide into Yoho National Park. Visit Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake,  filled with glacial run-off water that makes it glisten with the blue- green hue of an emerald. Then travel the famous Bow Valley Parkway, where wildlife sightings are common. Stop at Johnston Canyon for an easy walk through a deep rugged canyon littered with waterfalls, and then arrive in Banff, home of Canada’s First national park.

Day 11: Banff

Explore Banff on a sightseeing tour with stops at Cascade Gardens and beautiful Bow Falls, then ride the gondola up Sulphur Mountain for an unparalleled view of the prestige mountains and valley below. Also included is time at Cave & Basin National Historic Site, which tells the story of the hot springs that drew visitor’s to Banff in the first place.

Day 12: Banff – Calgary Departure

A transfer is provided to Calgary for your journey home…

 

 

 

Optional:

Tour Cost per person (Rocky Mountaineer Silver Leaf Option)

Double occupancy: CAD $7,570

Single occupancy: CAD $9,265

 

Tour Cost per person (Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf Option)

Double: CAD $8,615

Single: CAD $10,345

 

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • Deposit: $300 per person is required at time of booking.
  • Final Payment: All invoices must be paid in full 75 days prior to arrival
  • Additional 20% of package price required for Rocky Mountaineer departures
  • Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey (Silver or Gold Leaf Service) can be added for the tour portion between Vancouver and Jasper.

Cancellation Fees

  • 65 – 35 days prior to departure = 50% of package price
  • 35 days prior to departure = 100%

 

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