Grand Western Canada Vacation

Grand Western Canada Vacation

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Grand Western Canada Vacation

13 Days Starting and ending in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visiting: Vancouver, Kelowna, Glacier National Park of Canada, Banff, Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper, Maligne Lake, Mount Robson, Kamloops, Whistler, Victoria, North America

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

CP-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 36

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing

From:
$4983
$4332 (USD) Operator discount: -$529 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$122 -13%
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Tour Overview

Who says you can’t have it all? Certainly not Canadians! From international cities to national parks, snow-dusted summits to vineyard-dotted valleys, dramatic glaciers to soothing hot springs, and the calmest of lakes to the wildest of creatures, Western Canada presents the greatest range of sights and cities, not to mention mountains! Pack your bags for a variety of adventure as we’ve packed the best of British Columbia and Alberta into one encompassing vacation. On this grand tour of Western Canada, you’ll spend time in the multicultural metropolis of Vancouver and the British-infused city of Victoria before trading the pubs of the “garden city” for the peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Devour the majestic scenery of four national parks – Glacier, Yoho, Banff, and Jasper – get a taste of resort life in renowned Whistler, sip your way through the vineyards of charming lakeside Kelowna, and clink your glasses to mountains of fun.

Highlights

  • The panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada’s Glacier National Park.

  • Scenic ride on the Globus Local Favorite Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain.

  • Lake Louise, whose blue-green waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria.

  • The awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ride on the Ice Explorer.

  • The splendor of Jasper National Park.

Places You'll See

Georgian Court Hotel

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Forest Park Hotel

Banff Park Lodge

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

Sandman Signature Hotel

Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Vancouver, British Columbia
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Georgian Court Hotel
Meals Included: No Meals

At 6 pm, meet your travel companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 : Vancouver-Kelowna
Location: Vancouver, Kelowna
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Depart Vancouver and travel into the agricultural region of the Okanagan Valley to the thriving lakefront resort community of Kelowna. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight.

Day 3 : Kelowna-Glacier National Park-Banff, Alberta
Location: Kelowna, Glacier National Park of Canada, Banff
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Banff Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast

Drive east and enjoy the panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada’s Glacier National Park. Continue over the Continental Divide into Alberta before descending Kicking Horse Pass into Banff National Park.

Day 4 : Banff
Location: Banff
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Banff Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Breakfast

Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the Globus Local Favorite Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savor a flavorful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies.

Day 5 : Banff-Lake Louise-Columbia Icefield-Jasper
Location: Banff, Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Forest Park Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Visit Lake Louise, whose blue-green waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue on the awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ride on the Ice Explorer. Discover the power of nature as you drive on the Athabasca Glacier. Continue along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park. Tonight, enjoy a special fireside chat with drumming, singing, and indigenous stories shared by the legendary Warrior Women.

Day 6 : Jasper. Excursion To Maligne Lake
Location: Maligne Lake, Jasper
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Forest Park Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a short orientation tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty, followed by an excursion to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated cruise to Spirit Island. Cruise on clear azure waters amid lofty snow-capped peaks and learn the history of Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own. Perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park.

Day 7 : Jasper-Kamloops, British Columbia
Location: Jasper, Mount Robson, Kamloops
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sandman Signature Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Scenic drive on Yellowhead Highway past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, en route to Kamloops.

Day 8 : Kamloops-Whistler
Location: Kamloops, Whistler
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain, for a 2-night stay at the luxury basecamp, the Fairmont Chateau. The evening is free with time to explore.

Day 9 : Whistler
Location: Whistler
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast

Full free day to explore all that Whistler has to offer.

Day 10 : Whistler-Victoria
Location: Whistler, Victoria
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the [LF] Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then travel west to catch a BC Ferry to Vancouver Island for Victoria, said to be the most British city outside of Britain. See major attractions on your city orientation tour, including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Day 11 : Victoria
Location: Victoria
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour
Meals Included: Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner

This morning and afternoon are free to explore on your own; your Tour Director may recommend an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s collection of specialty stores are good places to start. Later, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, followed by a special dinner in the former greenhouse, renovated to the Blue Poppy Restaurant.

Day 12 : Victoria-Vancouver
Location: Victoria, Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Georgian Court Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner

Board a BC Ferry and cross the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. In the evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travel companions for a festive farewell dinner tonight.

Day 13 : Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Meals Included: Breakfast

The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

UNESCO Sites

Banff National Park|Jasper National Park

Meals

Breakfast daily, 4 Dinners

Notes

Visiting and participating in activities in this region may be subject to favorable weather conditions.

Accommodation

Vancouver:Georgian Court Hotel
Kelowna:Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Banff:Banff Park Lodge
Jasper:Forest Park Hotel
Kamloops:Sandman Signature Hotel
Whistler:Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Victoria:DoubleTree by Hilton Victoria

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary.

  • Will passengers from another country be participating 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

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

Reviews of this Operator

Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

Joan Cupp (Google Reviewer)  

My go-to escorted travel Co My...

01-Mar-2024

My go-to escorted travel Co My 4th trip with Globus and the did not disappoint. The sales deals they offer make it affordable for me to travel. All of the guides are well versed in the history of the area you travel in.

David R  

What a wonderful trip, thanks Globus

10-Jan-2023

Globus is my favorite travel agency. I tried others, but always come back to Globus. It is a 100% stress free one-stop shop. Easy booking with flight, hotel, transportation and travel insurance all in one place. Great customer service at reasonable prices. Lots of information prepared for the trip to handle travel logistics. I planned and booked my trip within 24 hours. Highly recommended to everyon

Alexander Wright  

Great guide, accommodations, and tours.

28-Dec-2022

We had a fantastic guide, with a great mix of free time and guided tours.

CTRTeach 11  

Globus exceeded my expectations!

20-Dec-2022

This is my first Globus tour. I was pleasantly surprised with the depth and quality. The hotels were top notch, and the cruise on the Nile exceeded my expectations. The cabins were roomy and comfortable, and the food was very good.

Nancy Arias  

The experience was amazing!!

30-Dec-2022

The trip was amazing. Our tour guide was so kind and very knowledgeable. I needed to attend a very important meeting via zoom. She was very understanding and accommodating to my needs and made it happen. I was very grateful! Our driver was by far the best driver I’ve ever encountered! I was beyond impressed with our guide, driver and trip!! I will definitely be back for another adventure!!

Irish Beth Maddock (Google Reviewer)  

Did the Globus Highlands and...

30-Sep-2023

Did the Globus Highlands and Islands Scottish Tour with Ian and Allister. What a trip!! With his sharp wit, immense knowledge and fun humour, Ian absolutely brought Scotland to vivid life with his many tales, informative quips and total, utter passion for history. Was spellbound. Am so VERY thankful I had the opportunity to be on Ian's last bus tour before retiring with Globus. In addition, to being so hard working and helpful, with Allister our driver, I cannot tell you how safe and secure I felt in his capable driving hands. He had some very awkward traffic and interesting roads to navigate with our large bus, (especially on the islands and up north) but he handled it all expertly and without a hitch. So much so, I was able to relax and enjoy the journey. All in all, with our tour, you could tell both these kind men cared very much for those of us who needed the extra help and advice. Made my bucket list trip to Scotland so memorable and wonderful. Thank you Ian and Allister! Globus is truly fortunate to have you both.

Dates & Availability

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Monday - Saturday

Jun 10, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024
$5274 $4949 (USD)

Operator discount: -$186 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$140 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Jul 08, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024
$5274 $4949 (USD)

Operator discount: -$186 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$140 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Jul 22, 2024 - Aug 03, 2024
$4693 $4383 (USD)

Operator discount: -$186 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$124 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Aug 12, 2024 - Aug 24, 2024
$5274 $4949 (USD)

Operator discount: -$186 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$140 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Aug 19, 2024 - Aug 31, 2024
$4693 $4383 (USD)

Operator discount: -$186 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$124 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Sep 02, 2024 - Sep 14, 2024
$4693 $4383 (USD)

Operator discount: -$186 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$124 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

May 12, 2025 - May 24, 2025
$5620 $4890 (USD)

Operator discount: -$592 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$138 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

May 19, 2025 - May 31, 2025
$4983 $4332 (USD)

Operator discount: -$529 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$122 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Jun 02, 2025 - Jun 14, 2025
$5014 $4355 (USD)

Operator discount: -$537 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$123 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Jun 16, 2025 - Jun 28, 2025
$5695 $4949 (USD)

Operator discount: -$606 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$140 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Jul 07, 2025 - Jul 19, 2025
$5695 $4949 (USD)

Operator discount: -$606 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$140 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Jul 21, 2025 - Aug 02, 2025
$5051 $4386 (USD)

Operator discount: -$542 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$124 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Aug 04, 2025 - Aug 16, 2025
$5695 $4949 (USD)

Operator discount: -$606 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$140 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Aug 25, 2025 - Sep 06, 2025
$5051 $4386 (USD)

Operator discount: -$542 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$124 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Sep 01, 2025 - Sep 13, 2025
$5051 $4386 (USD)

Operator discount: -$542 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$124 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Sep 08, 2025 - Sep 20, 2025
$5695 $4949 (USD)

Operator discount: -$606 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$140 (USD)

Monday - Saturday

Sep 15, 2025 - Sep 27, 2025
$5051 $4386 (USD)

Operator discount: -$542 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$124 (USD)

Book with Confidence

  • Low Deposit

    Globus requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of globus charges.

    Up to 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 89 days before tour starts: Forfeit 20% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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