Panoramic Canadian Rockies

Tour Type: Regional
Brochure Type: V1 Americas Costsaver 2024

Starting and ending in Vancouver, this trip will take you straight to the literal and metaphorical heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Choice Highlights
Essentials
  • Explore Gastown, Stanley Park and Prospect Point, Chinatown
  • Iconic Breakfast at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
  • Discover the largest skiable area in North America which helped co-host the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Take a ride in a massive Ice Explorer and climb your way up to Athabasca Glacier
  • You'll enjoy a stunning drive down the Icefields Parkway with jaw-dropping vistas at every turn
  • Admire the soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and glistening lake
  • View stunning mountains, waterfalls and hoodoos on your introductory sightseeing tour
  • Explore Victoria's waterfront district & downtown
  • Visit Butchart Gardens - internationally acclaimed gardens & National Historic Site of Canada
  • Visit the seaside community of Chemainus and explore their outdoor murals and sculptures
  • Your journey includes a drive along the Sea to Sky Highway
  • Travel along the scenic Duffey Lake Road en-route to Sun Peaks
  • Follow along a portion of the once trecherous Cariboo Wagon Road and Gold Rush Trail
  • Visit an UNESCO World Heritage Site known as one of the most remarkable areas in the world
  • Visit one of the most beautiful, protected wilderness areas in the world
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mount Revelstoke National Parks
  • Enjoy a guided tour & tasting at Larch Hills Winery
  • Ferry across to Victoria from the coast of British Columbia and from Victoria to Vancouver
  • Explore Victoria's waterfront district & downtown
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • City orientation tours
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Call (254) 247-1300 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17113316

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2023
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1VancouverArrive Vancouver (1 Night): Welcome to outdoorsy, nature loving Vancouver! Regarded as one of the world's most naturally beautiful cities, Vancouver is framed by dramatic vistas on all sides and is the kind of place where, given its close proximity to nature, you can ski in the morning and swim in the ocean by early afternoon. After settling in to your hotel you'll meet your Travel Director this afternoon, then you're free to head out and uncover the city's many delights. Take a stroll through Stanley Park, or alternatively explore Vancouver's diverse culinary scene which boasts some of the best Asian cuisine in all of North America.
Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport
Day 2Vancouver - VictoriaVancouver - Victoria (2 Nights):
Days Inn Uptown
Day 3Victoria SightseeingVictoria Sightseeing and Free Time: Spend the morning amid the blossoms at the world famous Butchart Gardens. This expansive, over a century old estate offers sunken, rose, Japanese, Italian, and Mediterranean gardens for you to amble and find plenty of photo ops and moments of beauty. The rest of the day is yours to explore Victoria as you like. Learn about the surrounding waters on a whale watching cruise on the lookout for orcas, bald eagles, porpoises, and seals, or taste all Victoria has to offer in a guided food and history tour of Chinatown.
Days Inn Uptown
Day 4Victoria - WhistlerVictoria - Whistler (2 Nights): First up on today's agenda is Chemainus, a seaside community and former industrial town that is best known for its series of giant outdoor murals depicting local history. Hopping on board a ferry across the Georgia Strait and arriving into Horseshoe Bay, you'll then travel along the iconic Sea-to-Sky Highway, one of the world's most scenic drives. We challenge you not to keep your eyes to the horizon as you pass cascading waterfalls, jagged mountain peaks and the dreamy ocean vistas of Howe Sound, before stopping off at Shannon Falls Provincial Park, which boasts the third highest waterfall in all of British Columbia. Still in awe of the scenery offered by today's drive, you'll finish today in the alpine village of Whistler, which sits nestled in the shadows of the Blackcomb Mountains.
The Crystal Lodge
Day 5Whistler Free TimeWhistler Free Time: Enjoy your day in Whistler as you explore this stunning adventure playground. Go hiking or biking on one of the many trails or the labyrinth of lanes that make up Whistler Village. Or make the day your own with action-packed Optional Experiences, each one more exhilarating than the next! You could find yourself soaring into the skies aboard the famous Peak 2 Peak Gondola, go bear viewing with a local wildlife photographer, whitewater rafting, zip lining at 100 km per hour amidst the stunning mountain wilderness, and many more options. When we said exhilarating, we weren't joking!
The Crystal Lodge
Day 6Whistler - Sun PeaksWhistler - Sun Peaks (1 Night): Fuel for another big day with a Make Travel Matter iconic breakfast at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre where you'll get to know more about First Nations culture through food and music, treated to authentic tastes including blueberry and cheese and onion bannock (a kind of quick skillet bread) and a performance by cultural ambassadors dressed in traditional regalia singing, dancing, and sharing stories from Squamish and Lil'wat Nations. You will then leave Whistler behind as you venture along scenic Duffey Lake Road, spotting the freshwater fjord of Seton Lake, and the ominous sounding Mt. Rohr along the way. Following the once treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail, which formed part of the Gold Rush Route, your final port of call for today is Sun Peaks, one of British Columbia's best loved ski resorts. Winter time here sees ski and snowboard enthusiasts from across the globe flocking to this pretty little town to enjoy just some of the 135 ski runs that pepper the horizon. In the warmer months, the ski lifts stay open to provide access to more than two dozen hiking and mountain bike trails, making Sun Peaks yet another outdoorsy gem.
Sun Peaks Lodge
Day 7Sun Peaks - JasperSun Peaks - Jasper (2 Nights): Fall in love with the gorgeous prairie provinces of Canada this morning as you drive through the white fenced ranch lands that surround the Yellowhead Highway. Keeping a firm eye on the snowcapped peaks of the Columbia Mountains in the distance, it will be cheers all round as you catch a first glimpse of Mount Robson, the most prominent mountain in the North American Rockies and the highest point in the Canadian range. You'll finish up today in unpretentious, heartwarming Jasper, which sits smack bang in the heart of Jasper National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful protected wildernesses in the world. This evening is yours to relax or go all out on an optional three-course dinner at the award-winning Beckers Gourmet Restaurant on the beautiful Athabasca River followed by a twilight wildlife tour and interpretive 'Horns and Antlers' talk.
Lobstick Lodge
Day 8Jasper National Park Free TimeJasper National Park Free Time: Today promises to be action packed! Stepping outside and smelling the fresh mountain air, let the prospect of a day exploring stunning Jasper bring a smile to your face. As the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies your options are limitless, and as always we've also got a range of exciting Optionals on hand to help personalise your experience such as the Jasper food tour and the whitewater adventure on Athabasca River. Perhaps you'll choose a gentle float trip down the Athabasca River^ (seasonal), which provides ample wildlife spotting opportunities. Have your heart set on exploring beautiful Maligne Lake? Then a boat cruise (seasonal) around the largest glacially fed lake in the Canadian Rockies has your name all over it. Or choose to Make Travel Matter with an Indigenous Cultural Fireside Chat.
Lobstick Lodge
Day 9Jasper - Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise - BanffJasper - Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise - Banff (2 Nights): First, you will be heading on to explore the magnificent Columbia Icefield. The Icefields Parkway features an abundance of jaw-dropping vistas at every turn. Here, you'll ride the giant Ice Explorer across the Athabasca Glacier for a closer look at this ancient marvel of nature. Back on the Icefields Parkway, exit Jasper National Park and enter Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prepare to be dazzled as we saved the best for last - Lake Louise, one of the most beautiful lakes and settings in North America. You can also choose the Optional Experience Banff gondola and dinner with a view.
High Country Inn
Day 10Banff SightseeingBanff Sightseeing and Free Time: Waking up today we hope you're full of energy, as the vast natural playground outside of your front door isn't going to explore itself. Venture into the stunning wilderness of Banff National Park, or better still you could take advantage of our enticing range of optionals to truly unlock this region in real Costsaver style. We've got a variety of helicopter flights (weather dependent) to see you soaring over sights including the Three Sisters Peak, the Sundance Ranges and the Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers, or perhaps you'd prefer to catch the gondola to the very top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird's eye view of six mountain ranges within the Rockies, spotting glorious Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in the distance. You can also choose our Via Ferra Ridgewalker Experience, a bow river ride, 9 hole golfing, or a plant medicine walk with a First Nations local specialist. However you choose to explore today, one things for sure - Banff will be an experience you'll never forget.
High Country Inn
Day 11Banff - VernonBanff - Vernon (1 Night): It will be another incredible drive today as you climb higher and higher to cross the Continental Divide at Kicking Horse Pass, stopping at the Spiral Tunnels on the way to marvel at one of the steepest railroad stretches in the world. You'll then travel through not one, not two, but three beautiful national parks, slowly descending from the mountains as the landscape changes from snowcapped peaks to sprawling wineries and fruit orchards, indicating that you've arrived in Canada's 'fruit basket', the Okanagan Valley. Surrounded by so many grapes the temptation for a tasting will be hard to resist, so you'll stop off at a local winery for a tour and tasting before heading on to Vernon, the unofficial capital of the Okanagan.
Sandman Hotel Vernon
Day 12Vernon - Depart VancouverVernon - Depart Vancouver: On your final drive of the trip you'll pass through the Cascade Mountains, named for the staggering number of waterfalls tumbling off the peaks, before venturing into the Fraser River Valley and finally coming to a stop back in Vancouver, the place where it all began. Drop off at 1:30 PM at Vancouver International Airport. Please be aware when booking flights.
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04/21/2024$2,325.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/05/2024$2,375.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/12/2024$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/19/2024$2,495.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/02/2024$2,625.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/09/2024$2,725.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/16/2024$2,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/07/2024$2,875.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
07/21/2024$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
08/04/2024$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/01/2024$2,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/08/2024$2,825.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/15/2024$2,795.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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    Tour Type: RegionalBrochure Type: V1 Americas Costsaver 2024Starting and ending in Vancouver, this trip will take you straight to the literal and metaphorical heart of the Canadian Rockies.

 
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