Western Journey – Western Canada Holiday

Embark on an Unforgettable Alberta and British Columbia Tour

Discover scenic wonders, romantic discoveries and vibrant cities in Western Canada. Visit British Columbia and Alberta, seeing the best these Canadian provinces have to offer. If you’re still shopping around for your perfect destination, you might like to browse our wider collection of Canada Tours and our United States Tours.

Journeying from sky to sea in Western Canada, you will travel through craggy Rocky Mountain passes and tour Pacific coastlines with stunning vistas of fjords and glacial valleys. Marvel at sparkling glaciers, plunging canyons and fierce rivers.

You will explore the wild paths of fur traders, gold prospectors, cowboys, and the mounted officers that policed them. Search for elk, mountain goats, bears, and whales. Experience the romance and hospitality of Western Canada in charming mountain resorts, prairie frontier towns and sophisticated port cities

Read the itinerary below and get in touch if you have any questions.

8 Days from $2159/person CAD
Guided
Premium
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Alberta & British Columbia, Canada

Departures

2023 Departures: May 20, June 3, 17, July 8, 22, August 5, 26, & September 2, 9, 16

Included:

  • 7-nights accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 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
  • Banff sightseeing tour
  • Calgary sightseeing tour
  • Vancouver sightseeing tour

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 – Columbia Icefields Excursion including Ice Explorer ride
  • Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tour – Spectacular Glacier Tour
  • Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tour – Ultimate Glacier Tour
  • Vancouver – Victoria Excursion including coach/ferry transfers and va isit to Butchart Gardens
  • 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 Calgary

Arrive at Calgary’s International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. After an individual check-in, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city, famous for its annual Stampede. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.

Accommodation at the Sandman Calgary City Centre Downtown or similar

Day 2: Tour From Calgary to Banff National Park/Canmore

This morning, we set out to meet fellow travellers at breakfast before we tour the sights of Calgary. We admire such modern and historic landmarks as the Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary, and the skyscrapers of the commercial district.

Leaving Calgary behind, we set our sights on the Rocky Mountains, which can already be seen, far off in the distance. Experience the majesty of the mountains as we first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park.

We tour the region around Banff amidst snow-capped peaks, sparkling glaciers, and emerald green lakes, and see the landmarks Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, and Tunnel Mountain. Overnight in Canmore. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre or Quality Resort Canmore or similar

Day 3: Tour Canmore/Banff National Park

The entire day is at leisure to tour the Banff area and browse through the many boutiques and specialty shops along Banff Avenue. An optional full-day tour is offered to the Columbia Icefield. The tour starts with a visit to the turquoise waters and spectacular glacier of Lake Louise, the jewel of the Rockies.

From the unsurpassed beauty of Lake Louise, we enter rugged wilderness as we travel up the world-famous Icefields Parkway. At the spectacular Columbia Icefield, we board an Ice Explorer that will take us onto the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. We return late in the afternoon. Overnight in Canmore. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre or Quality Resort Canmore or similar

Day 4: Canmore to Kamloops

Our drive today is on the famed Trans-Canada Highway, following a route charted by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid-1800s. We continue our tour of the Canadian parks system as we cross the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park.

From the highway, we are treated to a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests, and glacier-fed streams. One awe-inspiring landscape follows another en route to Glacier National Park. We continue through the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges to the rugged interior town of Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Ramada Kamloops or similar

Day 5: Tour From Kamloops to Whistler

We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. 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 the Whistler Village Inn & Suites or Pinnacle Hotel or The Listel Hotel Whistler or similar

Day 6: Whistler to Vancouver

We drive south along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glaciated mountain peaks. We leave the countryside behind and explore the metropolis of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour.

Highlights include Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown, and much more. The afternoon is free to discover more of this coastal gem. Overnight in Vancouver. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre or Sandman Suites on Davie or similar

Day 7: Vancouver

The Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains form the backdrop to your day at leisure in Vancouver. You might want to do some shopping down on Robson Street, relax in Vancouver’s playground Stanley Park or stroll through the markets of Granville Island.

If you prefer to explore the outdoors, take a gondola ride to the summit of Grouse Mountain. You can also go on an optional full-day tour to Victoria, the charming provincial capital set on scenic Vancouver Island… See the beautiful 19th-century landmarks and enjoy their lively atmosphere.

Before taking the ferry back to Vancouver, you will visit Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Overnight in Vancouver. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre or Sandman Suites on Davie or similar

Day 8: Vancouver Departure

The time has come for some last-minute shopping and to say farewell to Canada. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Meals: B


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