Lake Louise - Jasper National Park - Icefield - Glacier Skywalk - Golden/Valemount (437 km)
Today we will begin with an amazing tour of Banff National Park that will take us to sights such as Lake Louise and the 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
Golden/Valemount - Kamloops - Vancouver (600 km)
Proceed to Eagle Pass and visit the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Head west to Kamloops, a city with over 2000 hours of sunshine each year. Visit the only GMP certified Ginseng factory. After passing by the District of Hope and Hunter's Creek, return to Vancouver by late afternoon.
Located in Central Richmond
Type A - Value Hampton Inn by Hilton/ Abercorn Inn or similar
Type B - Deluxe Executive Plaza (Plaza room) / Westin Wall Centre or similar
Located in Downtown Vancouver
Type C - Budget Barclay Hotel or similar
Type D - Premium Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar
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 OR Vancouver - Seattle
Vancouver - Seattle (229 km)
Bussed to Seattle, WA for an extra fee and fly out of the Seatac Airport. Please see "Departure and Return Details" for more information.