Spirit of the Rockies

Spirit of the Rockies

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Spirit of the Rockies

12 Days Starting and ending in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visiting: Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper, Sun Peaks, Whistler, Victoria, North America

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

CR-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 24

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Ice Activities

From:
$7179
$6612 (USD) Operator discount: -$380 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$187
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Tour Overview

Nothing lifts your spirits like sunny days, blue skies, and even bluer water – not to mention soaring peaks, stunning glaciers, and heartwarming wildlife. This lofty tour of Western Canada leads you to see the inspirational sights of British Columbia and Alberta – and from a variety of vantage points. Enjoy a two-day scenic rail journey from bustling Vancouver to the still beauty of Banff National Park; cross the Columbia Icefield aboard an exciting Ice Explorer; then get ready to melt as you ferry to the “garden city” of Victoria to tiptoe through the tulips. You’ll also relish the timeless scenery of Jasper National Park and the newer resorts of Sun Peaks and Whistler. These dream sights are complemented by the dreamiest of hotels as you rest your wonder-filled head at the best of the Fairmont Collection, including the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, Jasper Park Lodge, and the Chateau Whistler Resort.

Highlights

  • The inspirational sights of British Columbia and Alberta – and from a variety of vantage points.

  • Scenic rail journey from bustling Vancouver to the still beauty of Banff National Park.

  • The Columbia Icefield aboard an exciting Ice Explorer.

  • Ferry to the “garden city” of Victoria to tiptoe through the tulips.

  • The timeless scenery of Jasper National Park and the newer resorts of Sun Peaks and Whistler.

  • Dreamiest of hotels as you rest your wonder-filled head at the best of the Fairmont Collection, including the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, Jasper Park Lodge, and the Chateau Whistler Resort.

Places You'll See

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

Itinerary

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

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

Day 2 : Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. The afternoon is free to explore the many attractions at your leisure before dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3 : Vancouver-Rocky Mountaineer-Kamloops
Location: Vancouver, Kamloops
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Medium-class hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

At Vancouver’s Rocky Mountaineer Station, board the Rocky Mountaineer train to follow the Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River through beautiful landscapes to historic Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops.

Day 4 : Kamloops-Rocky Mountaineer-Banff, Alberta
Location: Kamloops, Banff
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch

Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, journey from Kamloops eastward to Shuswap Lake with its many miles of shoreline. Follow the Kicking Horse River and pass over the Continental Divide into Banff National Park.

Day 5 : Banff
Location: Banff
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Breathe in the fresh mountain air! This morning, tour the highlights of Banff: Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and Surprise Corner. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy all that Banff has to offer. You may wish to ride on the Banff Gondola, visit the shops on Main Street, or perhaps take an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for impressive views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff.

Day 6 : Banff-Lake Louise
Location: Banff, Lake Louise
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

En route to Lake Louise, a side trip showcases one of the crown jewels of the Rockies—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks (weather permitting). Here, 10 mountain peaks soar above 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. Arrive enchanting Lake Louise for a [LF] guided heritage walk along the lake. Enjoy an overnight and dinner at the exclusive Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Day 7 : Lake Louise-Columbia Icefield-Jasper
Location: Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper
Accommodation: Lodge
Accommodation Name: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel on awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to Jasper National Park. Ride an exciting Ice Explorer with a Glaciologist Guide on the Athabasca Glacier and see thundering Athabasca Falls. Your overnight destination is the charming village of Jasper in Jasper National Park.

Day 8 : Jasper-Sun Peaks
Location: Jasper, Sun Peaks
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Sun Peaks Grand
Meals Included: Breakfast

Departing Jasper, watch the scenery unfold while traveling the Yellowhead Highway.

Day 9 : Sun Peaks-Whistler, British Columbia
Location: Sun Peaks, Whistler
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Breakfast

A spectacular day lies ahead! This morning, travel past some of the most beautiful and rugged lakes and mountains in British Columbia. This afternoon, we arrive in Whistler—one of Canada’s newest and most exciting mountain resorts, and host of the 2010 Winter Olympics— and settle into the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

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

Visit the [LF] Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people, for a private presentation and breakfast. Afterward, Victoria awaits! Board a BC Ferry for a picturesque cruise to Vancouver Island and the charming, very British “Garden City” of Victoria. This afternoon, discover British Columbia’s capitol on a city highlights tour. Later, you may want to stroll around the Parliament buildings or do some shopping. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this delightful harbor city.

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

Free time this morning before an afternoon visit to world-famous [LF] Butchart Gardens.

Day 12 : Victoria-Vancouver
Location: Victoria, Vancouver
Meals Included: Breakfast

Travel on a scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver. Your vacation ends at the Vancouver International Airport or the Vancouver tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule flights from Vancouver International Airport after 2 pm.

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

Jasper National Park

Meals

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

Notes

Kamloops properties are considered moderate 2 or 3-star hotels or motor inns. Rocky Mountaineer determines hotels that also meet our high standards of cleanliness and comfort.

Moraine Lake is typically accessible from late May to early September.

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

Accommodation

Vancouver:Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Banff:Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Lake Louise:Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Jasper:Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Sun Peaks:Sun Peaks Grand
Whistler:Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Victoria:Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 24 people

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

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • 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

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • 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.

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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Saturday - Wednesday

May 04, 2024 - May 15, 2024
$7179 $6612 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$187 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

May 18, 2024 - May 29, 2024
$7179 $6612 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$187 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jun 01, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
$7604 $7025 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$199 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jun 29, 2024 - Jul 10, 2024
$7604 $7025 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$199 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jul 13, 2024 - Jul 24, 2024
$8172 $7577 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$214 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jul 27, 2024 - Aug 07, 2024
$7665 $7084 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$200 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Aug 10, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024
$7723 $7141 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$202 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Aug 17, 2024 - Aug 28, 2024
$7723 $7141 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$202 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 11, 2024
$7723 $7141 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$202 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Sep 07, 2024 - Sep 18, 2024
$7665 $7084 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$200 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Sep 21, 2024 - Oct 02, 2024
$7665 $7084 (USD)

Operator discount: -$380 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$200 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

May 03, 2025 - May 14, 2025
$7706 $6723 (USD)

Operator discount: -$793 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$190 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

May 10, 2025 - May 21, 2025
$7706 $6723 (USD)

Operator discount: -$793 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$190 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

May 17, 2025 - May 28, 2025
$7706 $6723 (USD)

Operator discount: -$793 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$190 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

May 31, 2025 - Jun 11, 2025
$8163 $7109 (USD)

Operator discount: -$853 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$201 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jun 07, 2025 - Jun 18, 2025
$8163 $7109 (USD)

Operator discount: -$853 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$201 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jun 14, 2025 - Jun 25, 2025
$8163 $7109 (USD)

Operator discount: -$853 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$201 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jun 21, 2025 - Jul 02, 2025
$8163 $7109 (USD)

Operator discount: -$853 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$201 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jun 28, 2025 - Jul 09, 2025
$8163 $7109 (USD)

Operator discount: -$853 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$201 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jul 05, 2025 - Jul 16, 2025
$8232 $7170 (USD)

Operator discount: -$859 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$203 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jul 12, 2025 - Jul 23, 2025
$8790 $7659 (USD)

Operator discount: -$915 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$217 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jul 19, 2025 - Jul 30, 2025
$8232 $7170 (USD)

Operator discount: -$859 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$203 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Jul 26, 2025 - Aug 06, 2025
$8232 $7170 (USD)

Operator discount: -$859 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$203 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Aug 02, 2025 - Aug 13, 2025
$8790 $7659 (USD)

Operator discount: -$915 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$217 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Aug 09, 2025 - Aug 20, 2025
$8302 $7231 (USD)

Operator discount: -$867 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$204 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Aug 16, 2025 - Aug 27, 2025
$8302 $7231 (USD)

Operator discount: -$867 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$204 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Aug 30, 2025 - Sep 10, 2025
$8302 $7231 (USD)

Operator discount: -$867 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$204 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Sep 06, 2025 - Sep 17, 2025
$8232 $7170 (USD)

Operator discount: -$859 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$203 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Sep 13, 2025 - Sep 24, 2025
$8232 $7170 (USD)

Operator discount: -$859 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$203 (USD)

Saturday - Wednesday

Sep 20, 2025 - Oct 01, 2025
$8232 $7170 (USD)

Operator discount: -$859 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$203 (USD)

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  • 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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