Banff National Park - Jasper National Park - Golden/Valemount (437 km)
Today we will have an amazing tour of Banff National Park that will take us to sights such as Lake Louise and Columbia Icefield. We will also visit Jasper National Park, home to the new Glacier Skywalk that lets guests walk out over the icy canyons, as well as the Athabasca Glacier. We will spend the night in Golden or Valemount.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Standard Hotel: Prestige / Travelodge Golden / Canada's Best Value Valemount or similar
Lunch: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Dinner: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)
Golden/Valemount - Kamloops - Vancouver (600 km)
We will proceed to Eagle Pass and visit the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Next we will head west to Kamloops to visit the only GMP certified Ginseng factory. After passing by the District of Hope and Hunter's Creek, we will return to Vancouver by late afternoon.
Kamloops is a city for every season. A place where you skip the crowds, stretch your legs and just escape to the unexpected. Known as the birthplace of freeride mountain biking, Kamloops attracts mountain bikers from around the world looking to ride the rugged landscapes and the desert like climate.
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: Hampton Inn / Abercorn Inn / Barclay Hotel or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Executive Plaza / Westin Wall Centre / Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar
Breakfast: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Lunch: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Dinner: Meal Plan (All inclusive meal plan)
Vancouver - Victoria - Vancouver (228 km)
In the morning we will take the ferry to Victoria, BC. Our day will be spent touring this city. Stops on our tour include the Butchart Gardens, Beacon Hill Park, and BC Parliament Buildings. At the end of the day we will take the ferry back to Vancouver. Please see "Departure and Return Details" for more information.
This city on Vancouver Island in the central Pacific Ocean is the capital of British Columbia. It is home to many popular attractions, such as Beacon Hill Park, Butchart Gardens, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and more.
BC Parliament Buildings
The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are where the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia meet. They are located in Victoria, British Columbia, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Visitors can marvel at the Baroque architecture and sprawling lawns.
Beacon Hill Park
Beacon Hill Park, located in Victoria, British Columbia, contains hiking trails, a waterpark, two playgrounds, a petting zoo, and botanical gardens, among many other attractions. Loved by locals and tourists alike, the 200-acre park has something for everyone.
These world-famous floral gardens are located on a 55-acre estate on Vancouver Island's southeastern point in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. People from around the world have been coming to see the gardens for more than 100 years.
The oldest Chinatown in Canada is located on the Pacific coast of British Columbia in the city of Victoria. This artistic and cultural center has features such as its famous Chinese Gate, which is guarded by lion statues.
An area of southwestern Beacon Hill Park at Douglas Street in Victoria, British Columbia is the beginning of Canada's Number 1 Highway, which stretches the entire length of the country. A monument marks "mile zero" to visitors.
Breakfast: Meal Plan (All inclusive meal plan only)Lunch: Meal Plan (All inclusive meal plan only)