Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf

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The glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada are just some of the highlights on this adventure into places like Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper and Banff. You'll enjoy Insider moments like… Getting to know a bonafide Mountie as he shares the secrets of life on ‘The Force'. And enjoying local produce and the estate's best wine,...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy

Highlights

    • City tour of Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and Banff
    • Visit the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks and Chase
    • View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Glacier, Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks
    • Scenic drives along the Sea-to-Sky Highway and Icefields Parkway

What's this trip about?

    The glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada are just some of the highlights on this adventure into places like Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper and Banff. You'll enjoy Insider moments like… Getting to know a bonafide Mountie as he shares the secrets of life on ‘The Force'. And enjoying local produce and the estate's best wine, as you get to know chef Desiree Perrin at the Church and State Winery.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityVancouver
End CityVancouver

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • North America
  • Canada

Attractions

  • Alberta
  • Banff National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Jasper
  • Jasper National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Vancouver

Activities

  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature
  • Short Cruise
  • Wine Tasting

Trip includes

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • 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
    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • 10 nights first class accommodation (Land-only)
    • Round-trip ferry across the Strait of Georgia from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Accommodation: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront

Welcome to Vancouver. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Marriott Inner Harbour

Set out for Stanley Park and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly-balanced vintages. Indulge in a Be My Guest lunch featuring local cuisine paired with their wines. Later, arrive in quaint Victoria.

Day 3: Victoria Sightseeing And Free Time

Meals: Breakfast

Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens. Meet with a representative who can answer questions and then spend some time exploring. Back in Victoria, enjoy a guided city tour and the rest of the day as you wish. This evening, dinner is up to you with a selection of delectable restaurants for your choice dining.

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

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

Set out for Chemainus, famous for its outdoor murals.  Return to the mainland by ferry and drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and ride all the way to Summit Lodge enjoying sweeping views. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler.

Day 5: Whistler Sightseeing And Free Time

Meals: Breakfast

Start the morning with a guided walking tour led by a Local Specialist. Learn about the history of the resort during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Next, step into a fascinating world where ancient ways meet modern life at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultu...

Day 6: Whistler – Historic Ranching Country - Sun Peaks

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Sun Peaks Grand

Leaving Whistler, continue towards the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks, enjoy an interpretive walk and learn all about local medicinal plants from a Local Specialist.

Day 7: Sun Peaks - Rocky Mountain National Park - Banff (2 Nights)

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Banff Park Lodge

Sample the best of Canada's UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, cross the Columbia River and arrive in Yoh...

Day 8: Banff Sightseeing And Free Time

Meals: Breakfast

Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including Surprise Corner, Bow Falls and hoodoo rock formations. The rest of the day is free.

Day 9: Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 Nights)

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: The Sawridge Inn

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 10: Jasper Sightseeing And Free Time

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Enjoy an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Then, embark on a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake. Stop at Spirit Island, before returning to Jasper, where the rest of the day is free. After dinner this evening, enjoy a presentation about the history and animals of the area by a Local Specialist.

Day 11: Jasper - Mount Robson - Chase

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

Take the Rocky Mountaineer train from Jasper back to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver you will be transferred to your hotel for your last evening in Vancouver.

Day 12: Chase – Vancouver

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfont

Return back to Vancouver and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, including the famous Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk - a series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platform...

Day 13: Depart Vancouver

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to Canada Place if you are extending your trip with an optional Alaska cruise.

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12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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