Best of Western Canada including Rocky Mountaineer

Experience snow-capped mountains, ocean shorelines, wilderness adventures and western hospitality
Enjoy an unforgettable journey over the Rockies including a train ride with the one and only Rocky Mountaineer. On this journey, panoramic windows showcase the incomparable landscapes and vistas of the unique route, with a refreshing overnight stopover in Kamloops. Arriving in Vancouver, passengers are perfectly positioned to return home or continue on with their Canadian adventure
15 Days from $10289/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
Rail & Train
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

British Columbia & Alberta, Canada

Departures

Small Group 2024 Departures: June 3, 17, July 5, 15, August 2, 26 & September 9

Included:

  • Maximum 20 people for each departure
  • 14-nights accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 12 breakfasts
  • Transportation by modern tour coach
  • Banff/Kamloops/Vancouver rail passage on the Rocky Mountaineer (Silver Leaf)
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Experienced tour driver
  • Professional tour director throughout
  • Vancouver sightseeing tour
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Whale watching and wildlife tour
  • Port Hardy to Prince Rupert: Inside Passage cruise
  • Ksan Indian Village visit
  • Fort St. James National Historic Park
  • Jasper Planetarium
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Banff and Lake Louise region tour
  • Victoria City tour
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST

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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  • A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking
  • 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
  • The maximum capacity for this tour is 35 passengers.
  • Passengers are advised to bring an overnight bag as luggage will be loaded onto the coach on the evening of day 6 (Port Hardy) and will not be available to them again until they check into their hotel on Day 8 (Smithers)
  • 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:

  • Upgrade to Gold Leaf class on the Rocky Mountaineer journey
  • Day 4: Victoria Floatplane Sightseeing Tour & Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Empress
  • Day 11: Jasper Raft Tour & Jasper Food Tour
  • Day 13: Banff Helicopter Sightseeing – Three Sisters Peak Tour
  • Day 13: Banff Helicopter Sightseeing – Mount Assiniboine
  • Day 13: Banff Gondola Ride
  • 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: ARRIVAL IN VANCOUVER

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrally located hotel. After a check-in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Vancouver.

Accommodation at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, or similar

DAY 2: VANCOUVER

We get better acquainted with our travelling companions at breakfast before setting out on our morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Highlights include Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, Capilano Suspension Bridge, and much more. The afternoon is free for independent exploration or relaxation. Overnight in Vancouver. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, or similar

DAY 3: VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA

Today we depart Vancouver and cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Victoria and begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays. Ample time is allocated for browsing through these regal gardens. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Victoria. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Royal Scot Inn, Victoria, or similar

DAY 4: VICTORIA

The day is at leisure to further explore the delights of this seaside city or perhaps take part in an optional floatplane sightseeing tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Enjoy nature in the city with a long walk through the trails and over the stone bridges of Beacon Hill Park. Explore the waterfront or perhaps arrange for high tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Overnight in Victoria. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Royal Scot Inn, Victoria, or similar

DAY 5: VICTORIA TO CAMPBELL RIVER

Today is a sampling of modern and ancient British Columbia culture as we travel up the coast of Vancouver Island. We step back into the province’s distant past with visits to Chemanius and its spectacular native murals and to the town of Duncan. We arrive in the small coastal town of Campbell River in the afternoon. Overnight in Campbell River. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Coast Discovery Inn, Campbell River, or similar

DAY 6: CAMPBELL RIVER TO PORT HARDY

Today we continue farther north up the road as it turns inland for a time before arriving in Port Hardy. We will also embark on a fascinating whale watching and marine wildlife tour in Telegraph Cove. Afterward, relax at the hotel or independently explore this pleasant seaside town. Overnight in Port Hardy. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Kwa`Lilas Hotel, Port Hardy, or similar

DAY 7: PORT HARDY TO PRINCE RUPERT (INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE)

Cameras at the ready! This morning we board a spectacular BC Ferries ship to set sail on an incredible full-day cruise along the coast of British Columbia to the inlet community of Prince Rupert. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most spectacular waterways in Canada, showcasing the rugged shorelines of the Pacific Northwest. Overnight in Prince Rupert. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Pacific Inn, Prince Rupert, or similar

DAY 8: PRINCE RUPERT TO SMITHERS

Today we begin our journey into the British Columbia interior eastward along the scenic Yellowhead Highway as it follows the Skeena River Valley. Along the way, we’ll stop for a tour of ‘Ksan Indian Village – a recreation of an ancient traditional community of the Gitxsan First Nation peoples. Arriving at our destination, the remainder of the day is at our leisure. Overnight in Smithers. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Aspen Inn, Smithers, or similar

DAY 9: SMITHERS TO PRINCE GEORGE

Continuing east, we travel the Yellowhead Highway and are treated to some of Canada’s most forested and rugged terrains. We enjoy a visit to Fort St. James National Historic Park to relive the days of the fur trade. In the afternoon, we settle into Prince George, located at the tip of British Columbia’s Cariboo Region. Overnight in Prince George. Breakfast included. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Sandman Hotel Prince George, Prince George, or similar

DAY 10: PRINCE GEORGE TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK

Today we ascend to the highest passes of the Rockies as we travel towards the Alberta provincial border and stop at the Mount Robson Viewpoint. We may even see the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies before entering the national parks that have made the province famous. In Jasper, be dazzled by the stars at the Jasper Planetarium. Overnight in Jasper. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Marmot Lodge or Forest Park or Lobstick Lodge or Mount Robson Inn, Jasper, or similar

DAY 11: JASPER

Today is a day of adventure! Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on an optional raft trip on the Athabasca River with an experienced guide conducting the group through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. For a quieter experience, enjoy the local restaurants on an optional food tour. Overnight in Jasper. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Marmot Lodge or Forest Park or Lobstick Lodge or Mount Robson Inn, Jasper, or similar

DAY 12: JASPER TO BANFF

Today’s journey through Jasper and Banff National Parks promises to be a highlight of your Rocky Roundup program. We travel south 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. Afterward, we visit the dramatic scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada before arriving in Banff. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Banff Ptarmigan Inn or Rundlestone Lodge, Banff, or similar

DAY 13: BANFF

Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area 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. You may also take part in an optional gondola ride up to spectacular Sulphur Mountain. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Banff. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Banff Ptarmigan Inn or Rundlestone Lodge, Banff, or similar

DAY 14: ROCKY MOUNTAINEER - BANFF TO KAMLOOPS

After breakfast, board the Rocky Mountaineer for your day-long journey through and over the Rockies into British Columbia. From the large, sightseeing windows, marvel at the ancient forests and crescendoing cliff faces, surrounded by azure lakes and primeval valleys below. Arrive in Kamloops late in the afternoon. Overnight in Kamloops. Meals on board included.

Accommodation at a hotel in Kamloops, or similar

DAY 15: ROCKY MOUNTAINEER - KAMLOOPS TO VANCOUVER

Boarding your train again in the morning, continue on to Vancouver, traversing the lush valleys that produce some of the country's most bountiful fruit farms and wineries. Arrive in Vancouver where you disembark and are transferred to Sheraton Vancouver Centre (or airport). All meals while on board the train are included.

Rocky Mountaineer train arrives in Vancouver at approx. 7:30 pm. We recommend a post night is booked downtown or at the airport.

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