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12 Day Ultimate Canadian Rockies

12 Days (11 Nights) | $5,100
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Come and explore the Canadian Rockies. Discover the vibrant coastal city of Vancouver before heading to Jasper, Yoho and Banff National Parks. See the iconic resorts of Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise. Cruise on picturesque Maligne Lake, rumble over the Athabasca Glacier on a massive Ice Machine, and soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain in a gondola.

Day 1: Arrival in Vancouver, BC 


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, BC 

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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, Chinatown, English Bay 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, BC


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 British flavour.


Day 4: Victoria - Vancouver, BC 


Head over the Malahat Pass with exceptional 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, BC

 

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. The afternoon is yours to explore the pedestrian only village just steps from your hotel.


Day 6: Whistler - Kamloops, BC


Today travel through into the rugged BC Interior filled with picturesque landscapes from start to finish. Your destination today is Kamloops, known for its rolling hills, two converging rivers, abundance of parks and a sparkling lake.


Day 7: Kamloops - Jasper, AB


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, without the constraints of gates and cages, from the safety of a boat mid river, presenting the optimum opportunity for the perfect snapshot. 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, AB 

 

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, AB 


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. At the summit of Bow Pass see the beautiful baby blue waters of Peyto Lake and the rugged beauty of the Mistaya River Valley before arriving in Lake Louise, jewel of the Rockies surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering mountain peaks.


Day 10: Lake Louise - Banff, AB

 

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, AB 

 

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 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. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner with new found friends.


Day 12: Banff - Calgary, AB

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A transfer is provided to Calgary for your journey home.

Tour Includes:

  • 11 Nights Accommodation (3.5 - 4 star)
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • Airport Transfers
  • 16 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
  • Vancouver City Tour
  • Stanley Park
  • Capilano Park
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Britannia Mine Museum
  • Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
  • River Safari
  • Mount Robson Visitor Centre
  • Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake
  • Jasper National Park
  • Jasper SkyTram
  • Jasper Float Trip
  • Icefields Parkway
  • Ice Explorer Ride
  • Athabasca Falls
  • Lake Louise
  • Yoho National Park
  • Johnston Canyon
  • Banff National Park
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff
Departure Dates 2017:   Tour Code   Double   Single   Triple

June 6 - 17 

BREB 1

$5100

$6600

$4715

July 25 - August 5 GUARANTEED

BREB 2

$5100

$6600

$4715

August 22 - September 2

BREB 3

$5100

$6600

$4715

September 12 - 23

BREB 4

$5100

$6600

$4715

Pricing is per person in Canadian Dollars plus 5% GST

Experience the most spectacular train journey in the world on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Jasper on day 5, 6 & 7 with an overnight in Whistler & Quesnel. Available at additional cost.


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