Best of Western Canada including Rocky Mountaineer

Best of Western Canada including Rocky Mountaineer

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Best of Western Canada including Rocky Mountaineer

15 Days Starting and ending in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visiting: Vancouver, Victoria, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Prince George, Jasper, Banff, Kamloops

Tour operator:

Omega Tours

Tour code:

1537

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

10 - 20

Physical rating:

Low, All Ages / Not applicable

Age range:

10-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise requests

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Small Group

From: $7515 $7279 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$237

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Enjoy an unforgettable journey over the Rockies including a train ride with the one and only Rocky Mountaineer. On this journey, panoramic windows showcase the incomparable landscapes and vistas of the unique route, with a refreshing overnight stopover in Kamloops. Arriving in Vancouver, passengers are perfectly positioned to return home or continue on with their Canadian adventure

Highlights

  • Banff/Kamloops/Vancouver rail passage on the Rocky Mountaineer (Silver Leaf)

  • Vancouver sightseeing tour

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge

  • Butchart Gardens

  • Whale watching and wildlife tour

  • Port Hardy to Prince Rupert: Inside Passage cruise

  • Ksan Indian Village visit

  • Fort St. James National Historic Park

  • Jasper Planetarium

  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival In Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, or similar

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrally located hotel. After a check-in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 : Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

We get better acquainted with our travelling companions at breakfast before setting out on our morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Highlights include Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, Capilano Suspension Bridge, and much more. The afternoon is free for independent exploration or relaxation. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3 : Vancouver To Victoria

Location: Victoria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Royal Scot Inn, Victoria, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we depart Vancouver and cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Victoria and begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays. Ample time is allocated for browsing through these regal gardens. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Victoria.

Day 4 : Victoria

Location: Victoria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Royal Scot Inn, Victoria, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

The day is at leisure to further explore the delights of this seaside city or perhaps take part in an optional floatplane sightseeing tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Enjoy nature in the city with a long walk through the trails and over the stone bridges of Beacon Hill Park. Explore the waterfront or perhaps arrange for high tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Overnight in Victoria.

Day 5 : Victoria To Campbell River

Location: Campbell River

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Coast Discovery Inn, Campbell River, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is a sampling of modern and ancient British Columbia culture as we travel up the coast of Vancouver Island. We step back into the province’s distant past with visits to Chemanius and its spectacular native murals and to the town of Duncan. We arrive in the small coastal town of Campbell River in the afternoon.

Day 6 : Campbell River To Port Hardy

Location: Port Hardy

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kwa`Lilas Hotel, Port Hardy, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we continue farther north up the road as it turns inland for a time before arriving in Port Hardy. We will also embark on a fascinating whale watching and marine wildlife tour in Telegraph Cove. Afterward, relax at the hotel or independently explore this pleasant seaside town. Overnight in Port Hardy.

Day 7 : Port Hardy To Prince Rupert (Inside Passage Cruise)

Location: Prince Rupert

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Pacific Inn, Prince Rupert, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cameras at the ready! This morning we board a spectacular BC Ferries ship to set sail on an incredible full-day cruise along the coast of British Columbia to the inlet community of Prince Rupert. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most spectacular waterways in Canada, showcasing the rugged shorelines of the Pacific Northwest. Overnight in Prince Rupert.

Day 8 : Prince Rupert To Smithers

Location: Smithers

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Aspen Inn, Smithers, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we begin our journey into the British Columbia interior eastward along the scenic Yellowhead Highway as it follows the Skeena River Valley. Along the way, we’ll stop for a tour of ‘Ksan Indian Village – a recreation of an ancient traditional community of the Gitxsan First Nation peoples. Arriving at our destination, the remainder of the day is at our leisure. Overnight in Smithers.

Day 9 : Smithers To Prince George

Location: Prince George

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sandman Hotel Prince George, Prince George, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Continuing east, we travel the Yellowhead Highway and are treated to some of Canada’s most forested and rugged terrains. We enjoy a visit to Fort St. James National Historic Park to relive the days of the fur trade. In the afternoon, we settle into Prince George, located at the tip of British Columbia’s Cariboo Region. Overnight in Prince George.

Day 10 : Prince George To Jasper National Park

Location: Jasper

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Marmot Lodge or Forest Park or Lobstick Lodge or Mount Robson Inn, Jasper, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we ascend to the highest passes of the Rockies as we travel towards the Alberta provincial border and stop at the Mount Robson Viewpoint. We may even see the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies before entering the national parks that have made the province famous. In Jasper, be dazzled by the stars at the Jasper Planetarium. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 11 : Jasper

Location: Jasper

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Marmot Lodge or Forest Park or Lobstick Lodge or Mount Robson Inn, Jasper, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is a day of adventure! Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on an optional raft trip on the Athabasca River with an experienced guide conducting the group through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. For a quieter experience, enjoy the local restaurants on an optional food tour. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 12 : Jasper To Banff

Location: Banff

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Banff Ptarmigan Inn or Rundlestone Lodge, Banff, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today’s journey through Jasper and Banff National Parks promises to be a highlight of your Rocky Roundup program. We travel south on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield, we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Afterward, we visit the dramatic scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada before arriving in Banff.

Day 13 : Banff

Location: Banff

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Banff Ptarmigan Inn or Rundlestone Lodge, Banff, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You may also take part in an optional gondola ride up to spectacular Sulphur Mountain. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Banff.

Day 14 : Rocky Mountaineer - Banff To Kamloops

Location: Kamloops

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Accommodation at a hotel in Kamloops or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, board the Rocky Mountaineer for your day-long journey through and over the Rockies into British Columbia. From the large, sightseeing windows, marvel at the ancient forests and crescendoing cliff faces, surrounded by azure lakes and primeval valleys below. Arrive in Kamloops late in the afternoon. Overnight in Kamloops. Meals on board included.

Day 15 : Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops To Vancouver

Location: Vancouver

Meals Included: Lunch

Boarding your train again in the morning, continue on to Vancouver, traversing the lush valleys that produce some of the country's most bountiful fruit farms and wineries. Arrive in Vancouver where you disembark and are transferred to Sheraton Vancouver Centre (or airport). All meals while on board the train are included.

NOTE: Rocky Mountaineer train arrives in Vancouver at approx. 7:30 pm. We recommend a post night is booked downtown or at the airport.

What's Included

  • • 14-nights accommodation as per the itinerary

  • • 12 breakfasts

  • • Banff/Kamloops/Vancouver rail passage on the Rocky Mountaineer (Silver Leaf)

  • • Transportation by modern tour coach

  • • Experienced tour driver

  • • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer

  • • Professional tour director throughout

  • • Vancouver sightseeing tour

  • • Capilano Suspension Bridge

  • • Butchart Gardens

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What's Not Included

  • • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary

  • • Travel Insurance

  • • Laundry, optional excursions, and other items of a personal nature

  • • Pre and Post Accommodation

  • • Everything that is not mentioned in included

  • • Meet and Greet airport transfer service

Mode of Transport

Bus and Rail

Check out our Q&As

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, solo travellers are required to book a Single (Private) room.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2005

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, please enquire for details, we'll be happy to assist wherever we can.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Electronic Vouchers. These will be provided and attached to your booking (within the Documents section) aprox. 2 weeks prior to travel.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, unfortunately that is not possible on our trips.

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    Omega Tours allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

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    Omega Tours allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform omega tours, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Omega Tours requires a minimum deposit of 500 CAD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 45 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

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

    Up to 45 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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