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Best of the Canadian Rockies - Guided Tour

 

Overview

Hotel description:

10 days | 9 nights

Join your group in Calgary and set off for Banff to explore spectacular mountains and dip in the soothing hot springs that first made Banff into the hotspot it is today. Continue on to picture-perfect Lake Louise, along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper, and then along to the vibrant city of Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia. Experience the wonder of the Rocky Mountains through to the West Coast.

If you're looking for a trip where someone takes care of the details while you get to focus on the fun, then a Guided Tour is the perfect option for you. All of the flights, meals, activities, and accommodations are booked and prepared in advance, which means all you have to do is explore, discover, and have the time of your life.

Location

Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver

 

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Flight to Calgary; Return flight from Vancouver (if flight and tour option is chosen)
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • All flights and transportation described
  • All activities mentioned
  • English-speaking tour guide throughout
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

Itinerary

Day 1       Fly to Calgary
Arrive in Calgary and make your way to your hotel.

Day 2       Calgary to Banff (143km)
Meet your group and head to Banff. Check into your hotel before getting to know your travel companions and tour guide over dinner.

Meal(s): Breakfast and dinner

Day 3       Banff
Tour Cascade Gardens and beautiful Bow Falls, then ride the gondola up Sulphur Mountain (8 minutes each way) for an unparalleled view of the mountains and the valley below. Also included is time at The Cave and Basin National Historic Site, which tells the story of the hot springs that first drew visitors to Banff.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4       Banff to Lake Louise (58km)
Travel the famous Bow Valley Parkway, where wildlife sightings are common so keep your camera close by. Visit Johnston Canyon before crossing the Continental Divide into Yoho National Park to see Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5       Lake Louise to Jasper (233km)

Travel through the heart of the Canadian Rockies along the famous Icefields Parkway, one of the most spectacular drives in the world. At the famous Columbia Icefields, have the experience of a lifetime — a ride on the Ice Explorer (80 minutes) for a close up look at the Athabasca Glacier.

Meal(s): Breakfast and lunch

Day 6       Jasper

Start the day with a ride up Whistlers Mountain on the Jasper Tram and enjoy breakfast at the top. A full day of sightseeing follows including a gentle walk down Maligne Canyon, a visit to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and an evening float trip down the Athabasca River.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7       Jasper to Kamloops (463km)
Your first stop today is at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. An unforgettable highlight today is a river safari ride (1 hour) through Grizzly Bear Valley. Observe bears and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8       Kamloops to Vancouver (378km)

Today, travel the fertile Fraser Valley through the Coastal Mountains and into the rugged BC Interior and then on to vibrant Vancouver.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9       Vancouver

Your tour of this captivating city includes Stanley Park, Chinatown, English Bay as well as some prestigious residential areas of Vancouver. Visit Capilano Park and experience the suspension bridge. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your newfound friends.

Meal(s): Breakfast and dinner

Day 10       Return home
Make your way to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

Standard Room

Guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the Guided Tour.

The cities and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Calgary: Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown or similar
  • Banff: Banff Caribou Lodge or similar
  • Lake Louise: Lake Louise Inn or similar
  • Jasper: Mount Robson Inn or similar
  • Kamloops: South Thompson Inn or similar
  • Vancouver: Hampton Inn Vancouver or similar


Occupancy: Maximum 2 persons (2 adults or 1 adult + 1 child at least 9 years old)

 

Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
July 12
August 9

Exclusions:
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel
  • Gratuities for the driver(s) or tour director
  • Personal expenses and insurance