Rockies Trail – Canadian Rockies Tour

10-day Canadian Rockies Holidays

Canada’s Rocky Mountains are ready and waiting for you. And with Omega Tours, you can explore them on an incredible 10-day adventure!

Experience hot springs, glacial ice fields, and breathtaking views of soaring peaks. Journey over rolling foothills and through interior canyons. Discover the frontier legends of homesteaders, cowboys, and gold-seekers.

The spectacular mountain park settings of Banff, Jasper, and Whistler give way to the welcoming cities of Vancouver, Victoria, and Calgary. On our Canadian Rockies tour, you can revel in the Pacific experience, from awesome coastal scenery to boat cruises across blue-water straits where whales breach and bald eagles soar.

Oceans, mountains, and lively communities with famous western hospitality — this trip truly has it all.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have questions about our Canadian Rockies holidays. For even more vacation ideas and inspiration, consider our wider range of Canada Tours and holidays.

10 Days from $3889/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Alberta & British Columbia, Canada

Departures

2023 Departures: June 8, July 13, August 17, 31 & September 14, 21

Included:

  • 9-nights accommodation in first-class hotels as per the itinerary
  • 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Transportation by modern tour coach with an experienced tour driver
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST
  • Calgary city tour
  • Banff and Lake Louise region tour
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Ferry cruise through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island
  • Victoria city tour
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Vancouver city tour
  • Capliano Suspension Bridge

Not Included:

  • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary
  • Laundry, optional excursions, and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Meet and Greet airport transfer service
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Bed configuration can vary and may consist of two double beds, one double, queen or king bed
  • Due to the daily distances that must be traveled on these programs, children under the age of 14 do not generally enjoy motorcoach tours. For the enjoyment of all passengers, reservations are not accepted for children under the age of 10
  • Smoking is not permitted on touring or sightseeing motor coaches in Canada. Smoking may also be restricted in certain hotels and restaurants
  • Gratuities have been included for accommodation, porterage, and specified meals and functions. In restaurants, bars, taxis, and hair salons, a gratuity of approximately 15% of the bill (before tax) are customary. In the case of tour directors and bus drivers, tips are a
  • reflection of your level of satisfaction with the services provided. The amount is left to your discretion
  • We regret that we cannot devote the level of special attention to a guest with a particular disability may require. Persons needing assistance with personal needs must be accompanied by an able companion. Wheelchair room cannot be guaranteed

Optional Extras:

  • Banff Helicopter Sightseeing – Mount Assiniboine
  • Banff Gondola Ride
  • Easy Rafting/Scenic Float Trip
  • Jasper – Maligne Lake Cruise
  • Jasper – Sidecar Motorcycle Tours
  • Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours – Spectacular Glacier Tour
  • Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tours – Ultimate Glacier Tour
  • Victoria Floatplane Sightseeing Tour
  • Victoria Whalewatching Cruise by covered boat
  • Victoria Whalewatching Cruise by zodiac
  • Optional activities may be booked on-site with our tour director. Prices will be competitive with locally available sightseeing tours. Passengers must pay the tour director directly. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted
  • Pre and post accommodation
  • Meet and Greet airport transfer service

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Calgary

Arrive at Calgary International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrally located hotel. After check-in, the remainder of the day is free. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon to give details about joining the tour.

Explore the Old West at the Glenbow Museum or Fort Calgary on your own, browse through the Eau Claire Market, ride up the Calgary Tower for a great view, and savour the amazing restaurants and dynamic nightlife. Overnight in Calgary.

Accommodation at the Delta Hotels by Marriott, Calgary, or similar.

Day 2: Calgary to Banff National Park

We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary before travelling west on the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we approach Banff National Park, the first of several stops in the Canadian national parks system. We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff.

Overnight in Banff. Meals: B.

Accommodation at the Mount Royal Hotel or Banff Aspen Lodge, Banff, or similar.

Day 3: Banff National Park

Today we will enjoy a tour of Banff and the surrounding area. This region became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs.

An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take an optional gondola ride to spectacular Sulphur Mountain. Bring your camera!

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Meals: B.

Accommodation at the Mount Royal Hotel or Banff Aspen Lodge, Banff, or similar.

Day 4: Banff National Park to Jasper National Park

Today’s journey through Banff and Jasper national parks is one of the highlights of our Canadian Rockies holidays. Shortly after leaving Banff, we visit the jaw-dropping scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada.

Afterward, we travel north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield, we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier.

Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on an optional raft trip on the Athabasca River. Your experienced guide will point out the natural and human history as you raft through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. Overnight in Jasper. Meals: B.

Accommodation at the Lobstick Lodge, Jasper, or similar.

Day 5: Jasper National Park to Kamloops

Before leaving Jasper National Park this morning, you can take part in an optional Spirit Island Cruise on Maligne Lake, the most picturesque and largest glacier-fed lake in the park. Alternatively, you may take an optional motorcycle tour of Jasper, riding in the comfortable sidecar with an unmatched view of the forests and mountains.

Then, our Canadian Rockies tour takes us west along the Yellowhead Highway and into the heartland of British Columbia. Breathtaking, unspoiled vistas await visitors in every season of the year. The route passes along the Thompson River and through the picturesque Shuswap Highlands. Overnight in Kamloops. Meals: B.

Accommodation at The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre, Kamloops, or similar.

Day 6: Kamloops to Whistler

We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranchlands and head for the coastal mountains. A journey along the Duffey Lake Road exposes new vistas at every turn.

An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park gives you an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes, and meadows. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Whistler. Meals: B.

Accommodation at Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village Suites, Whistler, or similar.

Day 7: Whistler to Victoria

The Sea-to-Sky Highway leads us south through spectacular coastal scenery today. You will visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge suspended high above a magnificent canyon.

From Horseshoe Bay, we cruise by ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and continue by coach to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. Upon arrival, we embark on a city tour of Victoria, a former British enclave. Overnight in Victoria. Meals: B.

Accommodation at the Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA, Victoria, or similar.

Day 8: Victoria

Proud of her maritime heritage, Victoria has a charming coastal vibe and many 19th-century landmarks to explore throughout the city.

Today, we treat ourselves to a tour of the world-famous Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays, set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Time will be allocated here for browsing through the regal gardens.

You can take part in an optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains in the distance.

You can also go on an optional Whalewatching Excursion aboard a Zodiac or a regular vessel. Watch for the magnificent orcas and the abundance of marine wildlife.

The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city’s delights. Overnight in Victoria. Meals: B.

Accommodation at the Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA, Victoria, or similar.

Day 9: Victoria to Vancouver

We continue through the resort region of the Gulf Islands to the oceanside city of Vancouver. Upon arrival, we enjoy a fascinating city tour of Vancouver, taking in famous locations like Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, and much more.

The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration or simple relaxation.

This evening features our farewell dinner. Meals: B, D.

Accommodation at the Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver, or similar.

Day 10: Vancouver Departure

A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Meals: B.


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