Vancouver & Canadian Rockies

Begin in style travelling on with the Rocky Mountaineer to Banff. In Banff take a boat ride along the Bow River and explore the many self-guided walking trails. Travel along the Icefield's Parkway to Jasper, one of the world's most spectacular drives. Stops include the Athabasca Glacier and Lake Louise. Ride VIA Rail’s “Skeena Train” to Prince Rupert before setting sail on the BC Ferries to Port Hardy. Travel south on Vancouver Island tolovely Victoria. This 13-day tour ends with a memorable afternoon visiting the famous Butchart Gardens. 

 

 

Tour Inclusions:

Accommodation in clean and comfortable hotels with private facilities, meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner), Rocky Mountaineer Rail (Silverleaf Service), Icefields Parkway Tour & Ice Explorer Ride, Explore Jasper & Maligne Lake Cruise, VIA Rail SkeenaTrain (Economy Class), BC Ferriesfare: Prince Rupert/Port Hardy, Greyhound coach transfer Port Hardy/Victoria, Deluxe Victoria City Tour & Butchart Gardens, Pacific Coach Lines transfer Victoria/Vancouver Airport or city, Brewster coach transfer: Banff/Lake Louise.

PRICES
Land arrangements
including twin share
$4,980
Day
1

Vancouver

Arrive into Vancouver and transfer to Rosedale on Robson (1 night)

Day
2

Vancouver to Kamloops

Departure on a two day Rocky Mountaineer rail excursion. Today you will pass through the fertile Fraser Valley and the scenic Fraser Canyon. Upon leaving the Fraser Canyon, the train will follow the Thompson River to Kamloops. Hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (1 night)

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
Day
3

Kamloops to Banff

Continue on your rail journey heading east through the Canadian Rockies. Travel through vast ranchlands to Shuswap Lake and then onto Rogers Pass with its tunnels, glistening glaciers and snow capped mountains. Before arriving into Banff National Park, you will cross over the Continental Divide. Banff Park Lodge (2 nights)

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
Day
4

Banff

Day at leisure to explore attractions such as Bow River Falls, Banff Gondola, Banff Springs Hotel and Sunshine Meadows.

Day
5

Banff to Lake Louise

Transfer by coach to Lake Louise the jewel of the Rockies. Deer Lodge (1 night)

Day
6

Lake Louise to Jasper

Travel along the Icefields Parkway through Banff and Jasper National Parks, stopping at the Columbia Icefield for a ride on the Athabasca Glacier. Chateau Jasper (2 nights)

Day
7

Explore Jasper & Maligne Lake Cruise

Depart the Jasper bus terminal for a short tour of the town before heading across the Athabasca River to Maligne Canyon. Take a stroll beside the narrow limestone gorge and cross the two bridges of the canyon to view the waterfalls below. At Maligne Lake a 1.5 hour guided cruise provides unobstructed views of the magnificent shoreline.

Day
8

Jasper to Prince George

Commence a two day rail trip on VIA Rail’s Skeena service. On clear days there are excellent views of Mt. Robson the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Ramada Inn (1 night)

Day
9

Prince George to Prince Rupert

Continue on the Skeena train. Highlights of the day include views of the Coast Mountains and Skeena River. Bald eagles, black bears, moose and other wildlife are often spotted from the train in this remote and beautiful area. Evening arrival into Prince Rupert. Pacific Inn (1 night)

Day
10

Prince Rupert to Port Hardy

Cruise south aboard BC Ferries through the beautiful Inside Passage, a natural marine highway. You will pass coastal rainforest and majestic coastal mountains. Late evening arrival into Port Hardy. Glen Lyon Inn (1 night)

Day
11

Port Hardy to Victoria

Morning departure by coach travelling southbound past Campbell River and Courtenay to Qualicum Beach. After lunch enjoy a stop at Chemainus, known as the City of Murals. Late afternoon arrival into Victoria. Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (2 nights)

Day
12

Deluxe Victoria City Tour & Butchart Gardens

Discover Victoria’s rich history and scenic beauty on a tour of this charming provincial capital. Driving through the stately downtown core you will see Government Street, the Legislative Buildings, Canada's oldest Chinatown and the last remnants of Fort Victoria. Approximately 35 minutes from downtown, The Butchart Gardens features over 55 acres of meticulously manicured grounds.

Day
13

Depart Victoria

Transfer by Pacific Coach Lines to Vancouver Airport or city.

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Prices based on twin share accommodation, please contact us for single pricing.

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