Banff National Park - Jasper National Park (177 km)
Today we will explore Banff National Park, paying visits to the Columbia Icefield and Lake Louise before continuing on to Jasper National Park for the afternoon. Here, guests are invited to join an optional tour down the Athabasca River.
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: Marmot Lodge
Jasper National Park - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Today we will board a train that will take us west through Alberta and British Columbia to the western coast of Canada and the city of Vancouver.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
Rocky Mountaineer Train - Vancouver
Our train will arrive in Vancouver, BC in the early evening, and we will check into the hotel.
Standard Hotel: Quality Hotel Downtown Vancouver False Creek
Vancouver - Victoria (111 km)
In the morning, we will catch a ferry to Victoria, BC. Here, we will take a tour that includes stops at the famous Bucthart Gardens and Beacon Hill Park. Guests will have the night to themselves.
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.
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.
Standard Hotel: Sandman Suites on Davie
Victoria - Vancouver (112 km)
Today we will take the ferry back to the mainland, where we will conclude our tour. Free transfer to the Vancouver International Airport is available for flights departing after 1:30pm.