Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

10 Days Starting and ending in Vancouver (BC)

Visiting: Vancouver, Victoria, Chemainus, Squamish, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Banff, Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

DIRWZN20

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Cruise Maligne Lake to Spirit Island, take in the Sea-to-Sky Highway views as you learn traditions of First Nations and join Warrior Women for a one of a kind Be My Guest Experience. From city tours of charming Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler to alpine views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, this Canadian Rockies tour is your ticket to Western Canada.

Highlights

  • 10 Breakfast (B)

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

  • 3 Dinner (D)

  • 1 Lunch (L)

  • Jasper: Learn about the local flora through the lens of the Indigenous Peoples and how to make curated drink bitters utilizing the foraged ingredients as you enjoy storytelling and drumming during dinner.

  • Vancouver Island: Taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse before continuing to Victoria.

  • Banff National Park of Canada: Meet a retired Canadian Mountie and hear exciting and colourful stories of their rich history and traditions.

  • Maligne Lake: Enjoy a scenic cruise around Maligne Lake where you'll discover world-famous Spirit Island and get great photo opportunities with beautiful mountain views.

  • Jasper: Enjoy a guided walk around Maligne Canyon. Admire this incredible natural landmark as you cross six bridges built across various points of this breath-taking canyon.

  • Columbia Icefield: Explore nature on the Columbia Icefield Adventure. Travel on a massive Ice Explorer and view one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world, the Athabathsca Glacier.

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Day 1: Voyage To Vancouver
Location: Vancouver
Accommodation: Pinnacle Harbourfront
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Tackle the ‘Great Outdoors’ on this effortlessly delivered adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Sample Cider On Vancouver Island Dive Into Culture
Location: Vancouver, Victoria
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Pacific
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. Dive into Culture and taste local cider at a familly-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.

Day 3: Explore Butchart Gardens In Victoria
Location: Victoria
Accommodation: Hotel Grand Pacific
Meals Included: Breakfast

Start your day at Butchart Gardens, a must-see oasis, which has been growing for over 100 years. Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens and learn how the spectacular floral display was once a giant disused quarry. This evening, join an optional whale watching experience or spend the remainder of your stay in Victoria at leisure.

Day 4: Take In The Sights Of Chemainus, Squamish, And Whistler
Location: Victoria, Chemainus, Squamish, Whistler
Accommodation: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast

See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola.

Day 5: Explore Whistler Make Travel Matter
Location: Whistler, Whistler, Whistler
Accommodation: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy an insightful MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and learn about the First Nations at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Get a first-hand look into the traditional way of life of the original inhabitants of the area and their collection of artifacts and contemporary pieces led by Aboriginal Ambassadors who share their own stories and first-hand cultural experiences. After lunch at the centre, enjoy your time at leisure or join an Optional Experience and travel across BC’s rooftop on the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.

Day 6: Travel To Sun Peaks
Location: Whistler, Sun Peaks
Accommodation: Sun Peaks Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We continue towards Sun Peaks where we’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7: Explore The Rocky Mountain National Parks
Location: Sun Peaks, Banff
Accommodation: Banff Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast

Drive through Glacier & Yoho National Park en route to Banff. Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. The excitement of Canada’s highest suspension bridges awaits at the Golden Skybridge! Explore canyon ridge walking trails with sweeping views of the Columbia Valley and the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges. We then overnight in beautiful Banff National Park.

Day 8: Wander Beautiful Banff
Location: Banff
Accommodation: Banff Park Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Your morning is at leisure, perhaps do an optional gondola ride or explore on your own terms. Later in the morning, you will have your orientation tour of Banff National Park. This evening, meet a Mountie dressed in traditional red serge uniform and hear about their exciting history before enjoying dinner.

Day 9: Cross The Athabasca Glacier
Location: Banff, Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper
Accommodation: Forest Park Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a lakeside talk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier. Continue your drive along the Icefields Parkway to your overnight in Jasper.

Day 10: Walk Through The Wilderness In Jasper Connect With Locals
Location: Jasper
Accommodation: Forest Park Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. Travel on to Jasper and this evening join Matricia Bauer for a one of a kind Be My Guest experience, on traditional First Nations land. Learn how to make curated drink bitters from foraged ingredients, enjoy a designer cocktail and listen to stories and drumming over dinner.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • All transport and transfers shown

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

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

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

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14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

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09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

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

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