Seattle - Vancouver (142 miles)
For those who will join the tour in Vancouver
, the tour starts from the Vancouver Airport. Tour guides will wait at the number 3 luggage carousel for domestic arrivals and at the arrival lobby (Aboriginal sculpture) for international. A Vancouver sightseeing tour is provided free for all arrivals before 12:00pm. The city tour includes Chinatown, Gastown
and Stanley Park
. We will transfer to the hotel in the afternoon.
For those who will join the tour in Seattle, our tour guide will arrange to meet you at Baggage Claim Belt #14 at 12:00pm. A complimentary mini-excursion (of approximately 2 hours) of Seattle (rather than Vancouver) will be provided for all travelers scheduled to arrive before noon. Guests will visit Pioneer Square, and the Space Needle before crossing the border to their hotel in Vancouver for the night.
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.
Pioneer Square in southwest Seattle, Washington is both the name of a neighborhood and the name of its central square. The Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District is listed on the United States' National Register of Historic Places.
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
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.
The Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Canada's west coast, is the largest Chinatown in Canada. It is also a National Historic Site, and its many historical locations, shops, and eateries make it a popular destination for tourists.
One of Vancouver's main tourist attractions and beloved by visitors and locals alike, this massive park on the western coast of Canada is not to be missed. Stanley Park was the first park in Vancouver, and remains the largest.
Named for seaman "Gassy" Jack Deighton, this historic district in Vancouver has a colorful history that culminates in its function today as a hub for technology and popular shopping and dining locale for tourists and locals alike.
Standard Hotel: Accent Inn/Hampton Inn/Ramada Inn or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Radisson President Hotel / Four Point Sheraton/Sandman Signature Richmond or similar
Vancouver - Okanagan - Vernon (191 miles)
Today, we will travel from Vancouver to Kelowna, located in the heart of Okanagan Valley. At Lake Okanagan to hear the legend of the lake monster Ogopogo. Afterwards, we will visit a renowned local winery and later stop by a honey farm before checking into our hotel.
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.
Vernon is a city in the Okanagan region of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is 440 km (270 mi) northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Planet Bee Honey Farm
The Planet Bee Honey Farm and Honeymoon Meadery is an interactive apiary in British Columbia that seeks to teach visitors about the amazing honey bee. Guided tours offer an inside look at honey hives and the honey-making process.
Standard Hotel: Sandman Hotel Revelstoke/Vernon or similar
Lunch: Meal PlanDinner: Meal Plan
Vernon - Salmon Arm - Invermere- Banff (267 miles)
At Eagle Pass, we will stop at the Last Spike Memorial. From there, we will travel to Invermere, BC to spend some time at the Fairmont Hot Springs. We will spend the night in Banff, AB.
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.
Invermere is a community in eastern British Columbia, Canada, near the border of Alberta. It sits on the northwest shore of Windermere Lake and is a popular summer destination for visitors and second home owners from Calgary.
Fairmont Hot Springs
The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is a large resort area about three hours southwest of Calgary. It is home to three golf courses, a shopping mall, and of course, hot springs. It is nestled amongst several provincial and national parks.
Standard Hotel: Spruce Grove Inn or similar
Deluxe Hotel: Upgrade to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel (only 2 people share in one room)
Breakfast: Meal PlanLunch: Meal Plan
Banff - Banff National Park - Revelstoke (130 miles)
In the morning we will see the Bow Falls just outside the city. We will also take the Sulfur Mountain Gondola to enjoy the fantastic view. We will then enter Banff National Park, where guests will see Lake Louise. At last we will see Last Spike.
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.
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.
Sulfur Mountain Gondola Ride
This unique cable-car ride takes visitors to Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park to the top of Sulphur Mountain, a UNESCO World Hertitage Site. Atop the mountain there are many viewing areas, a long boardwalk, and two small museums.
Admission (Optional): Adult $52; Child (6-15 yrs) $26
Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the scenic Banff National Park from an open chair lift or full enclosed gondola at 6,850 feet elevation. Sightseeing gondolas offer guests a unique vantage point from which to see Banff's stunning glaciers, mountain peaks, flora, serene springs, and wildlife.
If Sulfur Mountain Gondola Ride closed, we will go to take Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola instead.
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (6-12 yrs) $14; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14; Junior (13-17 yrs) $14
Standard Hotel: Hilltop, Salmon Arm or similar
Breakfast: Meal PlanLunch: Meal PlanDinner: Meal Plan
Revelstoke/Salmon Arm - Kamloops - Merritt - Vancouver (308 miles)
Today we will head from Revelstoke/Salmon Arm back to Vancouver, BC. On our way we will stop in Kamloops, BC
to visit the Sunmore Ginseng Factory
. After a quick stop for lunch in the town of Meritt, BC, we will continue back to Vancouver. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
Please note: The tour departures from 10/19 to 10/26 will have opportunity to watch salmon run at Adams Rivers, based on weather condition and availability.
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.
Breakfast: Meal Plan (meal plan)Lunch: Meal Plan (meal plan)
Banff Hot Springs would be closed from October 15-27, so the Rocky tour can not visit this attraction during this period.