Seattle - Vancouver (142 miles)
Today we will gather in Seattle. After pickup from the airport, we will take an excursion of the city that includes a brief stop at Space Needle. At the end of the day we will transfer to the hotel in Vancouver, BC.
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.
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
Vancouver - Victoria - Vancouver (141 miles)
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 return to Vancouver by ferry or by seaplane (surcharge applies).
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.
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.
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.
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.
This historic and cultural park in the heart of Victoria is decorated with an assortment of authentic totem poles carved by several different First Nations peoples. The park is also home to historic buildings from the mid-1800s.
Standard Hotel: Vancouver Hotel
Breakfast: Included (All inclusive meal plan only)Lunch: Included (All inclusive meal plan only)Dinner: Included (All inclusive meal plan only)
Vancouver - Hope - Merritt - Ginseng Factory - Valemount (352 miles)
We will start our journey via the Trans-Canada Highway. Passing through Hope and Merritt, we will head for the only GMP certified Ginseng factory in Kamloops. We will stroll through Well's Gray Provincial Park and settle down in Valemount.
Hope town is around 150 kilometers away from Vancouver and also is at the southern end of the Fraser Canyon.Perfect place to enjoy the views by fishing, mountain biking and flightseeing.
Merritt is a city in the Nicola Valley of the south-central Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is 270 km northeast of Vancouver. Merritt is known as the "Country Music Capital of Canada" for its wealth of country music attractions, activities, and events.
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: Hotel: Canada's Best Value Inn or similar
Breakfast: Included (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Lunch: Included (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Dinner: Included (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)
Valemount - Jasper National Park (54 miles)
We will make a brief stop at Mt. Robson, have a peaceful moment at Pyramid Lake and Patricia Lake in Jasper National Park. After visiting Athabasca Falls, we will ride abroad on a specially designed vehicle Ice Explorer and feel the Athabasca Glacier. We will step out on Glacier Skywalk where glass is all that separates you from birds soaring below. We will enjoy the night in wooden resort at Icefields Parkway, the heart of the Rockies.
It is the nearest community to the west of Jasper National Park, and is also the nearest community to Mount Robson Provincial Park. This is a planned new ski and sightseeing resort.
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.
Pyramid Lake is kidney-shaped lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It lies at the foot of Pyramid Mountain, a natural landmark that overlooks the town of Jasper.
Patricia Lake is a lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, near the town of Jasper. It was named for Princess Patricia of Connaught, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria.It is connected by Pyramid Lake road and hiking trails to the town of Jasper, as well as other tourist sites such as Pyramid Lake and Pyramid Mountain.
A powerful, picturesque waterfall, Athabasca Falls is not known so much for the height of the falls (23 metres), as it is known for its force due to the large quantity of water falling into the gorge.
Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
Ride the Ice Explorer, a large vehicle specially-designed to enable mobility over the incredible Columbia Icefield to the 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.
Visitors to the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre in Jasper National Park are treated to something new for the Glacier Skywalk. Modeled after the Grand Canyon Skywalk, this horseshoe-shaped bridge lets guests walk out over the cliffside glacier.
Standard Hotel: The Crossing Resort or similar
Breakfast: Included (Free breakfast in Hotel)Lunch: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Dinner: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)
Jasper National Park - Banff National Park - Banff (154 miles)
We will take the optional Helicopter Tour in the morning! Then we will continue to Peyto Lake, Moraine Lake (subject to road condition) and stroll along Lake Louise. We will enjoy lunch at the Chateau Lake Louise (meal plan). We will also ride the Gondola to catch a spectacular view of the Rockies. Later, we will head to Town of Banff and explore at your own pace.
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.
Peyto Lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park is known for its stunning aqua-blue coloration. It can be best seen from a viewing point just off the Icefield Parkway; this is considered one of the best views in Canada.
This glacial lake in Banff National Park's Valley of the Ten Peaks has a brilliant bright blue color due to rock flour that runs into its water. This beautiful and famous lake has appeared in advertisements the world over.
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.
Banff is a small town located within Banff National Park in Alberta. It is within distance of several hiking mountains and is home to many shops and boutiques.
Standard Hotel: Mount Royal Hotel or similar
Lunch: Included (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Dinner: Included (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)
Banff National Park - Drumheller - Calgary (249 miles)
We will proceed to Bow Fall, Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake. We will enjoy leisure time around the city of Calgary after taking a photo at Calgary Tower. Next we will head to Drumheller, discover the biggest dinosaur, visit Royal Tyrrell museum and Hoodoos. We will stay overnight in Calgary.
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 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.
This scenic viewpoint in Banff National Park, though unmarked, is locally known as the best place to get views of the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the beautiful scenery that surrounds it.
This glacial lake is the longest in the Canadian Rockies at 21 kilometers long. The lake is fed by several streams and rivers, most notably the Cascade River.
Two Jack Lake
Located to the northeast of the town of Banff, Two Jack lake offers some of the area's best camping, hiking, and boating opportunities. From the lake, visitors have an impeccable view of Lundahl Mountain.
Drumheller is a town within the Red Deer River valley in the badlands of east-central Alberta, Canada. The Drumheller portion of the Red Deer River valley, often referred to as Dinosaur Valley, has an approximate width of 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and an approximate length of 28 kilometres (17 mi).
Royal Tyrrell Museum
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a Canadian tourist attraction and a centre of palaeontological research noted for its collection of more than 130,000 fossils.
This city near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada is near several of Alberta's amazing national parks. The city itself is home to the stadium from the 1988 Olympics, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Heritage Park Historical Village, and more!
Looming 627 feet above the rest of the city, the Calgary Tower is an observation tower in downtown Calgary. The tower houses a revolving restaurant and is connected to the city's Plus 15 Skyway network of elevated pedestrian walkways.
Standard Hotel: Executive Royal Hotel at Calgary or similar
Calgary - Johnston Canyon - Yoho National Park - Vernon (288 miles)
We will explore Johnston Canyon with roaring water, breathtaking cliffs and rushing waterfalls in the morning. Then we will enter Yoho National Park, visit Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge. After passing through Golden and Kicking Horse Path, we will head to the "Last Spike". We will stay overnight in Vernon.
Yoho National Park, AB
These are the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Towering rockwalls, spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks earn the park its name.
The Emerald Lake in British Columbia, Canada's Yoho National Park is the largest of the park's many lakes and one of the park's most popular spots. The lake is named for the spectacular turquoise color of the water.
Kicking Horse Path
This pass through the Canadian Rockies is significant for spanning the North American Continental Divide. It is a National Historic Site of Canada and a popular sightseeing spot. The Trans-Canada Highway crosses the Rocky Mountains by way of the pass.
Salmon Arm, BC
Salmon Arm first started as a railway camp during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), later developing into a logging, farming and dairy centre. It is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, clean waterways, provincial parks and an abundance of green space.
Eagle Pass/Last Spike
The outpost of Craigellachie is a tourist stop in the Eagle Pass, which allows the Canadian Pacific Railway to pass through the Monashee Mountains. This was the location in which the "Last Spike" of the railway was placed.
Standard Hotel: Prestige Vernon 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 (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)
Vernon - Kelowna - Okanagan - Vancouver (278 miles)
Today we will proceed to Kelowna. Next we will search for monster "Ogopogo" from the First Nations' history at Lake Okanagan. We will taste certified organic wine at the most visited winery. Later we will return to Vancouver via Fraser Valley by dusk.
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.
It is one of the warmest regions in all of Canada. During the summer months, visitors are offered countless sandy beaches, hot sun, and a variety of outdoor and water activities. It is also a spectacular backdrop to the golf courses and Okanagan wineries and popular ski resorts.
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.
Breakfast: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)Lunch: Meal Plan (Rockies meal plan/ All inclusive meal plan)
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 (142 miles)
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.