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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Calgary Stampede tour

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Calgary Stampede

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Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
15 days
From: $ 5,195 $ 346 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • CITY TOUR in Vancouver, Victoria, Banff
  • CRUISE across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • VIEW Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Butchart Gardens
  • VISIT Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Audain Art Museum or the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Butchart Gardens, Sea-to-Sly Gondola, Meet a Mountie, Maligne Lake Cruise
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE

Short Description

Your ultimate Canadian Rockies trip comes to life before immersing yourself in the world of all things Western at the 105-year-old Calgary Stampede.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
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Itinerary Focus N/A
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City Vancouver (BC)
End City Vancouver (BC)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

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: Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

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: Victoria Sightseeing

Experience the diversity of indigenous culture and get an in-depth look at how the natural environment and indigenous plants shaped the daily lives of the Lekwungen people. Hosted by Chef Gary at the Songhees Cultural Centre, this 'Be My Guest' lunch includes a tour and describes the harvesting process on the Rooftop Garden, cooking demonstration and Bannock making workshop - guests will leave with a new understanding of what food means to indigenous culture and the importance of it in our history, all ending with a delicious meal. Embrace the Garden City status of Victoria as you greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens that have colourfully transformed a once unused quarry.

Day 4: Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights)

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. Following Sea-to-Sky Gondola, the evening is at leisure.

Day 5: Whistler Sightseeing

Today includes a Your Choice Sightseeing experience. Learn about the First Nations at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre or visit the Audain Art Museum, a comprehensive Permanent Collection of the province's most celebrated artists. Exemplifying the richness of cultural difference in Canada, the collection takes visitors on a transformative visual journey from the late 18th century to present. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Dinner in Whistler Village.

Day 6: Whistler – Sun Peaks

We continue towards Sun Peaks where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 7: Sun Peaks – Rocky Mountain National Parks – Banff (2 Nights)

Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. We then overnight in beautiful Banff National Park.

Day 8: Banff Sightseeing

Your morning is at leisure, perhaps do an optional gondola ride or explore on your own terms. In the afternoon you will have your orientation tour of Banff National Park. Later we'll meet a retired "Mountie" as our Local Specialist as we immerse in Banff's soul-stirring natural surrounds, followed by dinner at the hotel.

Day 9: Banff - Calgary (2 Nights)

Descend from the Canadian Rockies to the festive pavilions and parades of the Stampede. After checking into your downtown hotel it’s your chance to ignite your inner cowboy and head out for some fun this evening. There’s always plenty of choices - from great music to hearty food, and the atmosphere around the Stampede is sure to delight with cowboys and cowgirls filled with anticipation for the grand spectacle to begin. Make sure you rest up for the fun that awaits tomorrow!

Day 10: Calgary Stampede

Put on your best cowboy boots and don your Stetson to look the part and immerse yourself in all things Western at the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.’ The park is filled with endless opportunities for fun - there’s no shortage of ways to get into the spirit of the West. Try your hand at horseshoe throwing, watch the marching bands strut their stuff and find a stage to listen to some country music, loud and live. Make sure you refuel on delicious Western-style barbecue and drinks along the way. The day comes to a close with the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza ending in a spectacular fireworks display.

Day 11: Calgary - Lake Louise - Jasper (2 Nights)

Arrive on the shores of Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield where you board an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at the hotel in the heart of Jasper National Park.

Day 12: Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time

Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island.

Day 13: Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase

Admire Mount Robson - the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the First Nation Shushwap people and stroll around their ancestral grounds where we'll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead.

Day 14: Chase – Vancouver

Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and explore Stanley Park upon arrival in Vancouver. Afternoon is at leisure.

Day 15: Depart Vancouver

Big farewell to your travelling companions and transfer to Vancouver International Airport.

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Accomodations

  • The Sawridge Inn

Additional Information

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Meals Included

  • 14 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners
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