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 OR Vancouver - Seattle
Vancouver - Hometown
Guests will be able to spend today free at their own leisure by shopping or dining. If guests depart after 3:00 pm, they will get a bonus with complimentary Vancouver Designer Outlet shopping. Then, they will transfer to the airport in Vancouver for their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule departure flights.
This city in British Columbia is the most populated metro area in western Canada. This historic city grew from an 1867 settlement called "Gastown." Visitors can take a boat ride to nearby Victoria on Vancouver Island.
Vancouver - Seattle - Hometown (229 km)
We will depart in the morning and arrive at Seattle Pier 55 (Downtown), Cruise Pier 55 or 91, or Sea-Tac Airport around noon. Suggested departure flight time after 3:00 pm.