On this Canadian Rockies tour, enjoy time in many of Canada’s most scenic areas as you travel through some of its national parks and mountain towns. Spend time in beautiful Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Victoria, Vancouver, and Kelowna, located in British Columbia’s popular wine and orchard region. Ferry through the Gulf Islands between Vancouver and Victoria. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield, and marvel at the stunning scenery, including alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers.
Admire the beauty of Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Travel to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake and one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies, for a cruise to Spirit Island. Be sure to have your camera ready, so you can capture photos of the beautiful lake and towering peaks. Witness panoramic views of Banff from the Banff gondola, and in British Columbia, enjoy a visit to spectacular Shannon Falls, the third highest falls in the province.
In addition to taking you to some of Western Canada’s most scenic spots, on this Canadian Rockies tour Globus has also arranged some special experiences for you. On Victoria, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of impressive floral displays, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. In British Columbia, learn the history of the First Nation’s People, Globus has included a tour and private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre showcasing the art, history, and culture of these great people.
This is just a sampling of the highlights offered on this Canadian Rockies tour. Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the tranquil beauty and fun experiences on this marvelous holiday.
Sightseeing; farewell dinner.
Orientation tour; visit and dinner at Butchart Gardens.
Visit Shannon Falls; breakfast at Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK:
Sightseeing; cruise Maligne Lake.
Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK:
Gondola ride up Banff's Sulphur Mountain with breakfast; sightseeing.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
Available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
- 12 breakfasts (B).
- 4 dinners (D).
Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply. Please check price at time of booking
- Start Date
- End Date
ItineraryDAY - 1
Location: ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER, BC. - Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Location: VANCOUVER-VICTORIA. - This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Catch the FERRY over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit worldfamous BUTCHART GARDENS, followed by a special dinner in the former historic greenhouse overlooking the gardens. See major attractions on your city orientation tour, including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. (B,D)
Location: VICTORIA. - This day is free to explore on your own; your Tour Director suggests an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street's elegant shops and Market Square's collection of specialty stores are good places to start. History buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum. (B)
Location: VICTORIA-WHISTLER. - Today, board a BC FERRY and cross the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at SHANNON FALLS, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. On to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. There's time today to explore many of the 2010 Winter Olympics' sites. (B)
Location: WHISTLER. - Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler's Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities by exploring the village on foot, including a walk to beautiful Alta Lake. Other options include a walk in the tree tops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort. (B)
Location: WHISTLER-SUN PEAKS. - This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the SQUAMISH LIL'WAT CULTURAL CENTRE, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks, with the balance of the day at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada's fur trade. (B) NOTE: Operation of the canoe trip is subject to favourable weather conditions.
Location: SUN PEAKS-JASPER. - Continue north, following the Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River into the province of Alberta. See the base of 12,972-foot (3954 metre) Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendour of Jasper National Park. (B,D)
Location: JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE. - Enjoy a short sightseeing tour to see Jasper's unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own. (B)
Location: JASPER-COLUMBIA ICEFIELD-LAKE LOUISE-BANFF. - This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 750-foot (215 metre) thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ICE EXPLORER RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savour stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. (B)
Location: BANFF. - Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the BANFF GONDOLA to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savour a flavourful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird's-eye view of the Rockies. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)
Location: BANFF-YOHO NATIONAL PARK-GLACIER NATIONAL PARK- KELOWNA. - This morning, depart Banff and scale Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into British Columbia and Yoho National Park. Next, enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet (3048 metre) on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada's Glacier National Park. Descend into the agricultural region of the Okanagan Valley to the resort city of Kelowna. Tonight, why not enjoy a wine tasting or dinner at one of Kelowna's many restaurants (B)
Location: KELOWNA-VANCOUVER. - Today, continue through the fertile Fraser Valley, with grand vistas of vineyards and orchards, before travelling over the towering Cascade Mountains into Vancouver. Upon arrival, enjoy some time at leisure. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner. (B,D)
Location: VANCOUVER. - The tour ends after breakfast this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. (B)