Duration: 11 Days
Sugar, cream, or clouds in your coffee? On this majestic tour of the Canadian Rockies, you can relish all three. A sunny gondola ride to breakfast atop Banff’s Sulphur Mountain, a private breakfast at Whistler’s Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, and a special dinner inside the original greenhouse at Victoria’s lush Butchart Gardens are just some of the ways to devour the elevating scenery on this holiday through Alberta and British Columbia. Bold and breathtaking views are served from Vancouver to Calgary as you savour the sparkling lakes of Sun Peaks, the glacial wonder of the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield, the alluring blue hue of Lake Louise, and the magnificent canyons and gorges of Jasper National Park. A panoramic cruise along the crystal waters of Maligne Lake to remote Spirit Island – one of Canada’s most cherished and photographed places – is everyone’s favourite course on this journey through Western Canada.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Vancouver! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink.
VANCOUVER Guided sightseeing includes the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. Scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands to Victoria.
VICTORIA Orientation drive includes the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Visit [LF] Butchart Gardens, followed by dinner in the gardens. (B,D)
VICTORIA Free day. (B)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Victoria with a whale-watching cruise. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
VICTORIA Scenic BC Ferry crossing on the Strait of Georgia through the Gulf Islands en route to Shannon Falls and Whistler.
WHISTLER Free time this evening. Enjoy a 2-night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, with classic elegance in a modern alpine setting at the base on Blackcomb Mountain. (B)
WHISTLER Private breakfast and traditional welcome at the [LF] Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nation's people. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
WHISTLER Scenic drive through the Cariboo region en route to Sun Peaks.
SUN PEAKS Free time this evening. (B)
SUN PEAKS Scenic drive on Yellowhead Highway past Mount Robson en route to Jasper National Park.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening. (B)
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing. Free time this evening.
MALIGNE LAKE Narrated scenic cruise to Spirit Island followed by lunch at a local restaurant. (B,L)
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive on Icefields Parkway en route to Columbia Icefield.
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Scenic Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier with a Glaciologist guide. Drive over Sunwapta Pass and past Peyto Lake en route to Lake Louise.
LAKE LOUISE Free time.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening. (B)
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Breakfast on Sulphur Mountain with scenic [LF] Banff Gondola ride. Sightseeing in Banff includes Bow Falls. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Morning drive to Calgary.
Your holiday ends at Calgary International Airport or the Calgary tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule flights to depart from Calgary International Airport after 2 pm. (B)