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11-Day Banff, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Mt Rainier National Parks Tour from Vancouver/Seattle

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Vancouver, Canada; Seattle, WA; Richmond, Canada
Duration:
11 Days 10 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Yellowstone, Seattle, Banff National Park, Coeur d'Alene (Lake Coeur d'Alene), Glacier National Park, Glacier National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Kelowna (VQA Wine Shop), Missoula (Lincoln's Silver Dollar Inn), Mount Rainier National Park, Okanagan (Okanagan Lake).

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 6:55am 7551 Westminster Hwy - Hotel Guests Only
 7:00am 8640 Alexandra Rd - Hotel Guests Only
 7:00am 10551 St Edwards Dr - Hotel Guests Only
 7:00am 10251 St Edwards Dr - Hotel Guests Only
 7:10am 8811 River Rd - Hotel Guests Only
 7:10am 3500 Cessna Dr - Hotel Guests Only
 7:10am 3233 St Edwards Dr - Hotel Guests Only
 7:15am No.3 Road - Richmond
 7:30am Cambie St & 42 Ave. (In front of HSBC Bank)
 7:45am 4500 Kingsway
 1:30pm 14509 NE 20th St - Seattle
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    Day 1

    Vancouver - Seattle - Spokane (349 miles)

    In the morning, we will depart from Vancouver, driving south into the United States on our way to Seattle, enjoying the scenic pacific Northwest views along the way. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Spokane, where we will spend the night.

    Passengers joining the tour from Seattle, please meet at Discount Supermarket in City of Bellevue at 1:30pm. Address: 14509 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA 98007.

    Standard Hotel: Red Lion Spokane or similar
    Day 2

    Spokane - Glacier National Park - Great Falls (468 miles)

    Today, we will visit Glacier National Park, located in the northern Rocky Mountains. In the evening, we will spend the night in Great Falls.
    • Glacier National Park, MT

      Located on the border between the US and Canada, this park covers nearly 1,600 square miles of wilderness. Home to animals like moose, grizzly bears, mount goats, and wolverines, this "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem" is a World Heritage Site.
    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Great Falls or similar
    Day 3

    Great Falls - Yellowstone National Park (313 miles)

    Today, we will travel to Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the United States. It is home to the world?s largest super volcano and over 10,000 geothermal features. We can try to spot bears, bald eagles and many other animals during the day. We will visit places like Old Faithful, the West Thumb, the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Fountain Paint Pot, Artist Point, the Norris Geyser Basin, the Upper Falls and more endless natural wonders. We will spend the night in West Yellowstone.
    • Yellowstone, WY

      The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!

      Old Faithful Geyser

      Old Faithful is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the park's most well-known natural features, and is famous for its predictability. It generally erupts every 91 minutes.

      West Thumb Geyser Basin

      The West Thumb Geyser Basin is the largest geyser basin at Yellowstone Lake, and an impressive area of geothermal activity that contains hot springs, mud pots, and geysers-- some of which are even in the lake itself.

      Grand Prismatic Hot Spring

      The third largest hot spring in the world, the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring gets its color from bacteria around its rim that feed off of the mineral-rich water. In the summer months, the hot spring is a vivid red-orange shade.

      Fountain Paint Pot

      Fountain Paint Pot, heated by the region's underground hot springs, F.P.P is half hot spring, half mud basin. The spring releases natural shades of red and yellow because of the oxidation of iron in the soil.

      Artist Point

      Named after the famous sketches of the waterfalls by Thomas Moran (but not actually the location where the sketched were done) this beautiful location showcases one of the most famous views in Yellowstone National Park.

      Norris Geyser Basin

      Yellowstone National Park is full of areas like this - geyser basins - large, open areas where geothermic pressure from below the ground's surface force up various geysers and springs. The Norris Basin is one of the more accessible.

      Upper Yellowstone Falls

      Located a quarter-mile upstream of the larger Lower Falls, the Upper Yellowstone River Falls plunge 109 feet down an eroded lava cliff into the basin below. The area below the falls has been subject to heavier erosion than above.
    Standard Hotel: White Buffalo/Dude & Roundup/Country Inn/Traveler's Lodge/Lodge at Big Sky/Holiday Inn/Comfort Inn/Buffalo Bill Village/AmericInn
    Day 4

    Yellowstone National Park - Grand Teton National Park - Jackson Hole - Butte (265 miles)

    Today, we will continue to explore the beauty of Yellowstone at the charmingly romantic Yellowstone Lake and the peaceful forests the stretch across the Yellowstone Plateau. After that, we will drive along the Snake River to Grand Teton National Park. Later, we will stop in Jackson Hole, a famous cowboy town, where we will take a Scenic Chairlift Ride. We will later spend the night in Butte.
    • Yellowstone, WY

      The largest, oldest, and most famous national park displays a fascinating scenery of hot springs, geysers, canyons & waterfalls, and nature everywhere you look!

      Yellowstone Lake

      Yellowstone Lake isn't just the largest single body of water in Yellowstone National Park, but the largest elevated freshwater lake in the US. The lake contains several underwater hot springs that melt its otherwise thick ice sheets in the winter.
    • Grand Teton National Park, WY

      Grand Teton National Park is is located in the Rocky Mountains, Northwest Wyoming. Grand Teton National Park is noted for its stunning mountain vistas, its shimmering alpine lakes and its abundant wildlife.

      Not available until May 12. Visit additional Yellowstone attractions instead.

    • Jackson Hole, WY

      Famous frontier town, located at the crossing of Grand Teton and Rocky Mountains, it became a heaven for outdoors sports enthusiast. The widely praised Elk Antler Arches Park, with its four arches made with thousands of elk antlers is a must see.

      Scenic Chairlift Ride

      The scenic chairlift is a leisurely ride that brings you up 1,571 feet to the summit of Snow King Mountain for the best views of the Tetons, the Elk Refuge, and the town of Jackson.

      Opening Hours: Open from May 12, 2017.

    Standard Hotel: Best Western Butte MT or similar
    Day 5

    Butte - Missoula - Lake Coeur d'Alene - Yakima (482 miles)

    Our first stop of the day will be the Southgate Mall in Missoula, where we can enjoy the tax-free Montana prices. Then, we will drive to Lincoln's Silver Dollar Inn. In the afternoon, we will visit Lake Coeur d'Alene, taking a relaxing walk on the world's longest floating boardwalk. In the evening, we will arrive in Yakima, where we will spend the night.
    • Missoula, MT

      Located along the Clark Fork River, Missoula is a vibrant city and considered the cultural center of Montana. Situated at the convergence of five mountain ranges, Missoula is a naturally beautiful locale and home to vmany festivals that celebrate books, music, art, film, and more.

      Lincoln's Silver Dollar Inn

      This inn and bar located in the Lolo State National Forest off of Interstate 90 contains the largest collection of silver dollar coins. Visitors can get their names inscribed on a piece of silver!
    • Coeur d'Alene, ID

      This resort city in Idaho has become a popular tourist destination because of several excellent ski spots nearby. It sits on the shores of a lake of the same name, giving the it the nickname "Lake City."

      Lake Coeur d'Alene

      This natural lake in Idaho is a popular resort spot, offering breathtaking scenery among one of the Northwest's hidden gems. At the northern tip of the lake is a town of the same name.
    Standard Hotel: Red Lion Yakima or similar
    Day 6

    Yakima - Mt. Rainier National Park - Seattle (118 miles)

    Today, we will head to Mount Rainier National Park. The mountains here are covered by glaciers and snowfields, home to countless waterfalls, lakes, rivers and wildlife. Afterwards, we will drive to Seattle, where we will spend the night.
    • Mount Rainier National Park, WA

      Mount Rainier National Park is named for Mount Rainier itself, the tallest peak in the United States and an active volcano predicted to massively erupt sometime in the next decade. Still, more than a million people visit its slopes each year.
    Standard Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Southcenter or similar
    Day 7

    Seattle - Vancouver (121 miles)

    Today, we will take a tour of Seattle. We will stop by Pike Place Market, home of the original Starbucks location. Our next stop will be the Space Needle, the iconic symbol of the city?s skyline, where we will be able to take in incredible views of the city. After that, we will visit the campus of the University of Washington. In the evening, we will return to Vancouver.
    • Seattle, WA

      This city in the top-left corner of the United States is a major seaport as well as a cultural center. Whether you want to enjoy the scenery, grab some great coffee, or learn history, Seattle has something to offer.

      Space Needle

      This icon of the American Northwest has adorned everything for movie screens to postage stamps. Built in 1961 for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle features outdoor elevators and a rotating restaurant at its top.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 10:00pm, SEASONAL TIME APPLY.

      Pike Place Market

      One of the oldest farmers' markets in the United States, the Pike Place Market first opened in 1909-- more than 100 years ago. The still-thriving market overlooking Elliot Bay sees more than 10 million visitors every year.

      University of Washington

      Founded in 1861, UW is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast. It has three campuses, with its main location in Seattle. It serves a student body of over 45,000.
    Standard Hotel: Accent Inns or similar
    Day 8

    Vancouver - Kamloops - Golden (380 miles)

    In the morning, we will depart from Vancouver and travel to Kamloops, where we can visit a famous ginseng factory to sample ginseng tea. We will also visit the location of the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway.
    • Kamloops, BC

      Sunmore Ginseng Factory

      The Sunmore Ginseng Factory and Spa in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada is the only ginseng manufacturer in North America and was founded in 1991 by Chinese doctor Zhang Shunmei. Visitors can enjoy the relaxing ginseng spa.
    Standard Hotel: Howard Johnson / Golden Village Inn or similar
    Day 9

    Golden - Banff National Park - Banff - Canmore (467 miles)

    Today, we will arrive in Banff National Park. We will travel along the Icefields Parkway, passing the Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake and the Columbia Icefield on the way. The icefield feeds the famous Athabasca Glacier, and we can ride a snow coach out onto this beautiful ice formation. We can also visit the local skywalk for incredible views of the area. Later, we will stop in Banff before spending the night in Canmore.
    • Banff National Park, AB

      Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

      Crowfoot Glacier

      Crowfoot Glacier is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, 32 km (20 mi) northwest of Lake Louise, and can be viewed from the Icefields Parkway. The glacier is situated on the northeastern flank of Crowfoot Mountain.

      Columbia Icefield

      The Columbia Icefield in the northern part of Banff National Park covers an area of about 200 square miles in the Canadian Rockies. The Icefield feeds eight major glaciers in the area, including Athabasca Glacier and Dome Glacier.

      Bow Falls

      The Bow Falls are a 30-foot-high, 100-foot wide waterfall just outside the city of Banff. The falls are popular with tourists because they are just a short walk from the town and can be reached on foot from most hotels.

      Columbia Glacier Snow Coach

      A snow coach is a specialized passenger transport vehicle, designed to operate over snow or ice. We can step on the glacier after a ride on the giant snow coach over the steep grades up the glacier.
    • Jasper National Park, AB

      Offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience - with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and mountains.

      Athabasca Glacier

      The Athabasca Glacier is the most-visited glacier in North America. It is one of the eight major glaciers of the Columbia Icefield. The Icefield Interpretive Centre is next to the glacier, and is where visitors can arrange tours.

      Glacier Skywalk

      Visitors to the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre in Jasper National Park are treated to something new for 2014-- the Glacier Skywalk. Modeled after the Grand Canyon Skywalk, this horseshoe-shaped bridge lets guests walk out over the cliffside glacier.
    Standard Hotel: Stony Nokada, Kananaskis or similar
    Day 10

    Banff National Park - Glacier National Park - Vernon (256 miles)

    Today, we will travel through Roger Pass, situated in the center of Glacier National Park, and see the final stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway, completed in 1962. We will ride the gondola to the best scenic viewpoint in Banff National Park, where we will be able to see beautiful Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier that rises above it. Later on, we will travel to Vernon for the evening.
    • Banff National Park, AB

      Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.

      Lake Louise

      Lake Louise is a glacial lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park. The lake is known for its vibrant blue-green coloration, which comes from rock flour carried into the lake by the water of the nearby melting glaciers.
    • Glacier National Park, BC

      A portion of the Columbia Mountains Natural Region, in the interior wet belt of British Columbia. The steep, rugged mountains, warm, moist climate and wide variety of plant and animal life are typical of this natural region.

      Rogers Pass

      Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada takes the Trans-Canada Highway through the Selkirk Mountains. This natural mountain passageway was discovered in 1882, and has since been christened a National Historic Site of Canada.
    Standard Hotel: Sandman Hotel, Vernon or equivalent
    Day 11

    Vernon - Kelowna - Okanagan - Merritt - Vancouver (310 miles)

    Today, we will visit a local bee farm to taste and buy various flavors of honey. We will also stop by the VQA Wine Shop, and we should be sure to try Canadian ice wine. In Kelowna, we will enjoy a visit to Lake Okanagan, where we will hear of the legendary monster, Ogopogo, that is said to live in the lake. We will stop in the town of Merritt before returning to Vancouver, where the tour will come to an end.
    • Kelowna, BC

      One of the most liveable cities in Canada. Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Bordering Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is well known for its hot summers and temperate winters.

      VQA Wine Shop

      The Vintners Quality Alliance is an association in British Columbia and Ontario that seeks to guarantee the quality of Canadian wines. Canadian wineries are notable for their ice wines, in which grapes are frozen before being fermented and processed.
    • Okanagan, BC

      Okanagan Lake

      This large and deep lake in the Okanagan Valley region of Canada's British Columbia is a popular recreation spot that offers a variety of activities in addition to gorgeous scenery. It has a surface area of 351 square kilometers.
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    Location Address Departure Return
    Richmond, BC map link 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 (Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel - Hotel Guests Only) 6:55am 6:55pm
    Richmond, BC map link 8640 Alexandra Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1C4 (La Quinta Inn Vancouver Airport - Hotel Guests Only) 7:00am 7:00pm
    Richmond, BC map link 10551 St Edwards Dr, Richmond, BC V6X 3L8 (Accent Inns Richmond - Hotel Guests Only) 7:00am 7:00pm
    Richmond, BC map link 10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond, BC V6X 2V8 (Sandman Signature Vancouver Airport - Hotel Guests Only) 7:00am 7:00pm
    Richmond, BC map link 8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8 (River Rock Casino Resort - Hotel Guests Only) 7:10am 7:10pm
    Richmond, BC map link 3500 Cessna Dr, Richmond, BC V7B 1C7 (Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport - Hotel Guests Only) 7:10am 7:10pm
    Richmond, BC map link 3233 St Edwards Dr, Richmond, BC V6X 1N4 (Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport - Hotel Guests Only) 7:10am 7:10pm
    Richmond, BC map link No.3 Road, Richmond, BC (Yaohan Mall - Richmond) 7:15am 7:15pm
    Vancouver, BC map link Cambie St & 42 Ave., Vancouver, BC (HSBC Bank) 7:30am 7:30pm
    Burnaby, BC map link 4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A9 (Crystal Mall HSBC Bank) 7:45am 7:45pm
    Bellevue, WA map link 14509 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA (Discount Supermarket - Seattle) 1:30pm no stop

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Please arrive at the departure location 5 minutes earlier.
    • Price Includes

    • 10 nights hotel accommodation
    • All domestic ground transportation
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • All taxes and fees included
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Banff National Park
      Rockies Mountain Meals (9 meals, 3B3L3D) (Optional) $125 $105 (2-11 yrs)
      Snow Coach+Gondola+Skywalk (Optional) $105 $54 (5-12 yrs)
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    • Mandatory admission fee: $70 including admission to Scenic Chairlift Ride, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Mt. Rainier National Parks and fuel surcharge.
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