Duration
10 Days/9 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tours
 

Explore The Rocky Mountains are your gateway to Canada. Experience hot springs, glacial ice fields – and breathtaking views of soaring peaks. Journey over rolling foothills and through interior canyons and discover the frontier legends of homesteaders, cowboys, and gold seekers. The mountain park settings of Banff, Jasper and Whistler give way to the port cities of Vancouver and Victoria. Revel in the Pacific experience from awesome coastal scenery to boat cruises across blue-water straits where whales travel and bald eagles soar. Ocean, mountains and lively communities with famous Western hospitality – this trip has it all.

Inclusions

Accommodation for 9 nights
9 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island
City tour in Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver
Banff and Lake Louise region tour
Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride,
Butchart Gardens
Capliano Suspension Bridge
Transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
English speaking tour director throughout
Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
Provincial and Federal Taxes

Exclusions

Any flights unless otherwise mentioned – arrival, departure transfers and other transfers unless otherwise mentioned – meals unless otherwise mentioned – gratuities – beverages – optional excursions – travel insurance – any other items not mentioned in the inclusions

1

DAY 1 CALGARY (THURSDAY)

Arrive at Calgary International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrallylocated hotel. After a check-in the remainder of the day is free. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon to give details on joining the tour. Explore the Old West at the Glenbow Museum or Fort Calgary on your own, browse through the Eau Claire Market, ride up the Calgary Tower for a great view and savour the great restaurants and dynamic nightlife. Overnight in Calgary.

Accommodation : Calgary for 1 night

2

DAY 2 CALGARY - BANFF NATIONAL PARK (FRIDAY)

We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary. Leaving the city, we travel west on the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we approach Banff National Park, our first of several in the Canadian national parks system. We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Banff for 2 nights

3

DAY 3 BANFF NATIONAL PARK (SATURDAY)

Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Alternatively you can take an optional gondola ride to spectacular Sulphur Mountain. Bring your camera! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Banff.

Meals : Breakfast

4

DAY 4 BANFF NATIONAL PARK - JASPER NATIONAL PARK (SUNDAY)

Today’s journey through Banff and Jasper national parks promises to be a highlight of our Rockies Trail programme. Shortly after leaving Banff we visit the famous scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada. Afterwards, we travel north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on an optional raft trip on the Athabasca River. Your experienced guide will point out the natural and human history as you raft through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. Overnight in Jasper.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Jasper for 1 night

5

DAY 5 JASPER NATIONAL PARK - KAMLOOPS (MONDAY)

Before leaving Jasper National Park this morning, you can take part in an optional Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake, the most picturesque and largest glacier-fed lake in the park. You may alternately take an optional motorcycle tour of Jasper, riding in the comfortable sidecar with an unmatched view of the forests and mountains. Then, we travel west along the Yellowhead Highway and into the heartland of British Columbia. Breathtaking, unspoiled vistas await visitors in every season of the year. The route takes us along the Thompson River through the picturesque Shuswap Highlands. Overnight in Kamloops.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Kamloops for 1 night

6

DAY 6 KAMLOOPS – WHISTLER (WEDNESDAY))

We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. A journey along the Duffey Lake Road exposes new vistas at every turn. An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park gives you an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes and meadows. Enjoy the rest of DAY 7 - WHISTLER TO VICTORIA (WEDNESDAY) The Sea-to-Sky Highway leads us south through spectacular coastal scenery today. You will visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge suspended high above a magnificent canyon. From Horseshoe Bay, we cruise by ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and continue by coach to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. Arriving in Victoria, we embark on a city tour of this former British enclave. Overnight in Victoria. Canadian breakfast included. DAY 8 - VICTORIA (THURSDAY) Proud of her maritime heritage, Victoria has retained a quaint, colonial demeanour evident in the many 19th century landmarks throughout the city. Today we treat ourselves to a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Time will be allocated here for browsing through the regal gardens. You can take part in an optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains in the distance. You can also go on an optional Whalewatching Excursion aboard a Zodiac or a regular vessel. Watch for the magnificent orcas and the abundance of marine wildlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city’s delights. Overnight in Victoria. Continental breakfast included. DAY 9 - VICTORIA TO VANCOUVER (FRIDAY) We continue through the resort region of the Gulf Islands to the oceanside city of Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, we enjoy an interesting tour of the city, including Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, and much more. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration or simple relaxation. This evening features our farewell dinner. Overnight in Vancouver. Continental breakfast and dinner included. DAY 10 - END OF TOUR (SATURDAY) A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Canadian breakfast included. the day at leisure. Overnight in Whistler.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Whistler for 1 night

7

DAY 7 WHISTLER – VICTORIA (THURSDAY)

The Sea-to-Sky Highway leads us south through spectacular coastal scenery today. You will visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge suspended high above a magnificent canyon. From Horseshoe Bay, we cruise by ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and continue by coach to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. Arriving in Victoria, we embark on a city tour of this former British enclave. Overnight in Victoria.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Victoria for 2 nights

8

DAY 8 VICTORIA (FRIDAY)

Proud of her maritime heritage, Victoria has retained a quaint, colonial demeanour evident in the many 19th century landmarks throughout the city. Today we treat ourselves to a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Time will be allocated here for browsing through the regal gardens. You can take part in an optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains in the distance. You can also go on an optional Whale-watching Excursion aboard a Zodiac or a regular vessel. Watch for the magnificent orcas and the abundance of marine wildlife. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city’s delights. Overnight in Victoria.

Meals : Breakfast

9

DAY 9 VICTORIA - VANCOUVER (SATURDAY)

We continue through the resort region of the Gulf Islands to the oceanside city of Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, we enjoy an interesting tour of the city, including Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, and much more. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration or simple relaxation. This evening features our farewell dinner. Overnight in Vancouver.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Vancouver for 1 night

10

END OF TOUR - VANCOUVER (MONDAY)

A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.

Meals : Breakfast

3 or 3.5* hotel options or similar

Calgary: Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown
Banff: Mount Royal Hotel or Banff Aspen Lodge
Jasper: Lobstick Lodge
Kamloops: The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre
Whistler: Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village Suites
Victoria: Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA
Vancouver: Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Prices per person, in CA$, starting from

Land Package

Departures  2023

Twin

Single

Triple

Thursday departures – code TCRT10E

June 8    

July 13

August 17 and 31

September 14 and 21

3209 4799 2789

PRE- & POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

CALGARY – Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown, Guest Room – code YCADEPPC 

     

June 1 – July 6 and July 17 – September 30 

149 299 109

July 7 -16

279 559 199

VANCOUVER – Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, Sutton Room – code YVRSPPC 

     

May 1-31 and October 1-31 

209 415 159

Jun 1-30 and September 1-30 

259 519 199

** Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to special events, operation hours/days and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.