Canadian Masterpiece - 2022

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Canadian Masterpiece - 2022

Start: Vancouver, BC, Canada Finish: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visiting: Vancouver , Rocky Mountaineer , Kamloops , Lake Louise , Banff National Park , Athabasca Glacier , Jasper National Park , Mount Robson , Sun Peaks , Lillooet , Whistler , Victoria

Duration: 11 Nights

Physical rating: None

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.

Tour code: 506955

Trip Styles: Active , Adventure , Scenic , Traditional Coach

Activities: Art Galleries , Sightseeing , Snorkeling , Whale Watching

Tour operator: Cosmos

Age range: 5-99

Tour operated in: English

Interests: Art , Flowers and Gardens , History , Wildlife


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Tour Overview

Experience extraordinary beauty and adventure on this affordable Canadian vacation. Travel from the sea port of Vancouver via scenic train through some of Canada’s most breathtaking landscapes. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Vancouver, then board your Rocky Mountaineer train for a 2-day trip through spectacular scenery following the Fraser River through snowcapped peaks to Kamloops. Travel through the Selkirk Mountains before entering gorgeous Yoho National Park, and wind through the Spiral tunnels before your train climbs Kicking Horse Pass. Cross the Continental Divide before entering Alberta and Banff National Park and onto Lake Louise for a night. Spend two nights in Banff with many options to play golf, horseback ride, hike, or relax at the hot springs. Look for big horn sheep, deer, bear, and the elusive wolf, perhaps via helicopter on an optional excursion. See the natural bridge spanning Kicking Horse River and visit Emerald and Moraine Lakes.

Highlights

  • iconVANCOUVER Sightseeing; Stanley Park
  • iconROCKY MOUNTAINEER 2-day scenic rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
  • iconBANFF NATIONAL PARK Orientation tour; stay two nights inside Banff National Park
  • iconCOLUMBIA ICEFIELD Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • iconVICTORIA Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens
  • iconLAKE LOUISE sightseeing including Yoho National Park, Natural Bridge, Emerald Lake and Moraine Lake
More Information on the local operators website

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

icon Day 2 : Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

This morning, an included city tour highlights Stanley Park, Chinatown, the harbor, beaches, and more. The remainder of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director will have suggestions. You could take a water-taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafés, or visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, and art galleries!

icon Day 3 : Vancouver–Rocky Mountaineer–Kamloops

Location: Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops

Accommodation: Overnight in Train

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

An exciting morning as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for a 2-day, all-daylight, classic rail journey. The train travels through some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery. Follow the Fraser River through snowcapped mountains, eventually arriving at Kamloops.

icon Day 4 : Kamloops–Rocky Mountaineer–Lake Louise

Location: Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Lake Louise

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Lake Louise Inn (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Reboard the train and prepare for spectacular sights, such as Revelstoke National Park, Shuswap Lake, the Monashee Mountains, Glacier National Park, and Castle Mountain, which early explorers compared to that of a medieval castle. Travel through the heart of the Selkirk Mountains before entering stunning Yoho National Park. The train winds through the Spiral Tunnels before climbing Kicking Horse Pass. Cross the Continental Divide into the province of Alberta. Enter Banff National Park, and journey to Lake Louise, where green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria.

icon Day 5 : Lake Louise–Banff National Park

Location: Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Irwin's Mountain Inn (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. Visit Natural Bridge and Emerald and Moraine lakes before arriving in Banff. Upon arrival, an orientation tour includes Banff’s unspoiled beauty. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for independent activities.

icon Day 6 : Banff National Park

Location: Banff National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Irwin's Mountain Inn (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Today is at leisure. Play golf, horseback ride, hike the many wilderness trails in the area, stroll through Banff, or simply relax at the hot springs. Banff National Park is the perfect place for photographers and wildlife watching, and as a visitor you may be lucky enough to encounter some of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. If the timing is right, you may spot black bears, grizzlies, or wolves. Your Tour Director will also have suggestions for an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies and can offer recommendations for dinner.

icon Day 7 : Banff National Park–Columbia Icefield–Jasper National Park

Location: Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Marmot Lodge (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake, then climb Sunwapta Pass for stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next stop: the Columbia Icefield to ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick.

icon Day 8 : Jasper National Park–Mount Robson–Sun Peaks

Location: Jasper National Park, Mount Robson, Sun Peaks

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nancy Greene's Cahilty Hotel & suites (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Stand at the base of the awesome 12,972-foot Mount Robson. Travel through British Columbia’s Fur Trade and Cariboo regions for tantalizing glimpses of the soaring granite mountains of Canada’s Rockies. Watch for wildlife as you continue to the internationally renowned Sun Peaks ski resort.

icon Day 9 : Sun Peaks–Lillooet–Whistler

Location: Sun Peaks, Lillooet, Whistler

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Listel Whistler Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Head south, following the once-treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. From Lillooet, “Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route,” our motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes, with a mid-afternoon arrival in Whistler. There are optional activities to choose from, including flightseeing by floatplane over glaciated peaks or a Gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains for the perfect bear-spotting perch.

icon Day 10 : Whistler–Ferry Crossing–Victoria

Location: Whistler, Victoria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Royal Scot Hotels & Suites (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island. In Victoria, sightseeing includes Butchart Gardens, the Empress Hotel, Legislative Buildings, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

icon Day 11 : Victoria

Location: Victoria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Royal Scot Hotels & Suites (or similar)

Meals Included: No Meals

A day at leisure gives you the chance to stroll around the harbor, go shopping on Government Street, or have lunch in one of the many pubs. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. Cruise the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles. Your Tour Director will suggest several optional excursions, including a flightseeing excursion with spectacular vistas of downtown Victoria.

icon Day 12 : Victoria–Vancouver

Location: Victoria, Vancouver International Airport

A scenic ferry crossing to the mainland, where the trip ends with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. Please schedule flights after 1:30 pm

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

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    Fully Guided

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    Meals

    2 breakfasts, 2 lunches

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    All Domestic Transportation

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

Yes

Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

Yes

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