Spirit of the Rockies
Create a lifetime of incredible memories traveling through the unforgettable Canadian Rockies. Stunning scenery, unique experiences, world-class lodges, and much more await you on this Canadian Rockies tour.
Begin your Canadian Rockies tour with sightseeing in Vancouver and end with a ferry ride through the Gulf Islands from Victoria to Vancouver. In between, witness breathtaking scenery and enjoy fun experiences. A tour highlight is a 2-day journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer train to Banff National Park. Along the way, see wild rivers, majestic mountain ranges, and beautiful lakes. Another tour highlight is a ride on an Ice Explorer on the 1,000-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier.
Spend two nights in Banff at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel; a chateau-style hotel developed into one of North America's top three getaways. Here, we offers a special treat—a leisurely nature walk with picnic lunch or afternoon tea at the hotel. En route to Lake Louise, stop to see one of the Canadian Rockies' crown jewels—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks, where ten mountain peaks soar 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. In Lake Louise, stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a world-famous resort built in 1890 and known for its breathtaking setting and Old World charm. In Jasper, stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, the embodiment of peace and tranquility nestled between majestic mountains.
Drink in the scenery as you pass Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies' highest peak, on your way to Sun Peaks and the mountain resort of Whistler, where you'll stay at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Whistler, nestled at the base of spectacular Blackcomb Mountain. Ferry across to Victoria, where you'll visit Butchart Gardens, with its 55 acres of stunning floral displays.
Highlights and Inclusions
- 2-Day scenic train trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
- Afternoon tea at the Banff Springs Hotel or Picnic Lunch in Banff National Park
- Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
- Jasper Park sightseeing tour
- Breakfast at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center
- Whale watching or afternoon tea the Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC
- Farewell dinner at Butchart Gardens
Day 1 - Arrive in Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 - Vancouver
This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. The rest of the day is free to explore the many attractions at your leisure. (B)
Day 3 - Vancouver to Kamloops aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
At Vancouver's Rocky Mountaineer Station, board the Rocky Mountaineer. Follow the Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River through beautiful landscapes to historic Kamloops. Tonight, enjoy free time in Kamloops. Your chosen hotel is determined by Rocky Mountaineer Railtours; however, you can rest assured it satisfies our high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Plan to pack a small carry-on bag with necessities for the train portion of the tour, including medications, eyeglasses, and other important items. (B, L)
Day 4 - Kamloops to Banff aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, journey from Kamloops eastward to Shuswap Lake with its many miles of shoreline. Follow the Kicking Horse River and pass over the Continental Divide into Banff National Park. You'll spend the next two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, internationally recognized as the symbol of Canadian hospitality. Opened by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1888, this chateau-style hotel developed into one of the top three getaways in North America. (B, L)
Day 5 - Banff
Breathe in the fresh mountain air! This morning, tour the highlights of Banff: Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and Surprise Corner. Enjoy your choice of activities this afternoon: enjoy spectacular views of the valley below with a thrilling ride on the Banff Gondola or savor tradition with afternoon tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Banff to Lake Louise
En route to Lake Louise, a side trip showcases one of the crown jewels of the Rockies—Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here, 10 mountain peaks soar above 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. Later, we arrive at enchanting Lake Louise. After checking into your room, the rest of the day is free to enjoy the beauty, romance, and serenity of this famous location. Overnight at the spectacular Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Built as a log cabin in 1890, this historic chateau has become world famous, hosting celebrities and royalty including Queen Elizabeth II, Alfred Hitchcock, and Marilyn Monroe. Take a leisurely stroll along the pristine lake, pamper yourself at the spa, or just relax with Afternoon Tea. (B, D)
Day 7 - Lake Louise to Jasper with Columbia Icefield
Travel on awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to Jasper National Park. Ride an exciting Ice Explorer on the 1,000-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier, and see thundering Athabasca Falls. Your overnight destination is the charming village of Jasper in Jasper National Park. Spend this evening at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Originally built by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and called “Tent City,” it is now a 4-star resort nestled between majestic mountains and enchanting lakes. Take a nature hike, play a game of croquet, enjoy a canoe trip on the lake, or just bask in the beauty of this tranquil setting. (B, D)
Day 8 - Jasper to Sun Peaks
Departing Jasper, watch the scenery unfold while traveling the Yellowhead Highway along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. This is the same route followed by the old fur brigades of the Hudson's Bay Company as they paddled fully laden canoes to the Pacific Coast. Pass regal Mount Robson; at 12,972 feet, it is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. (B)
Day 9 - Sun Peaks to Whistler
A spectacular day lies ahead! This morning, travel past some of the most beautiful and rugged lakes and mountains in British Columbia. This afternoon, we arrive in Whistler—one of Canada's newest and most exciting mountain resorts, and host of the 2010 Winter Olympics—and settle into the deluxe Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain, the chateau brings old and new together in a seamless meld of historical style and modern beauty. Enjoy impeccable service and outstanding cuisine in this pristine mountain wilderness. (B)
Day 10 - Whistler to Victoria
This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Center, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations peoples. Afterward, Victoria awaits! Board a BC Ferry for a scenic cruise to Vancouver Island and the charming, very British “Garden City” of Victoria. This afternoon, discover British Columbia's capital on a city highlights tour. Later, perhaps stroll around the Parliament buildings or do some shopping. Enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many restaurants in this charming harbor city. (B)
Day 11 - Victoria
Today, another choose your experience activity! Enjoy traditional afternoon tea at the grand Fairmont Empress Hotel or, for the more adventurous, choose the whale watching excursion from Victoria's Inner Harbor. This afternoon, visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens. This estate offers more than 700 varieties of flowers on 55 acres and includes Italian, Japanese, and English-style gardens. Later, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner in the original Butchart family residence. (B, D)
Day 12 - Victoria to Vancouver
This morning, travel via BC Ferry through the Gulf Islands back to the British Columbia mainland for a transfer to Vancouver International Airport. Please schedule flights after 2 pm. (B)
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Rocky Mountaineer's SilverLeaf Service
Travel aboard Rocky Mountaineer's SilverLeaf take in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies through the panoramic windows of your custom-designed single-level dome coach.
Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver
Nestled on Vancouver's harbour and offering stunning water-views of Stanley Park, coastal mountains and sparkling city skyline, Fairmont Waterfront truly embodies relaxed West Coast luxury. This 4 Diamond urban retreat features spacious and renovated guest rooms and suites including an exclusive concierge level, Fairmont Gold. Enjoy the convenient central location steps from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Stanley Park Seawall, historic Gastown and Canada Line Skytrain with quaint shops, galleries and trendy eateries all nearby. Relax pool side, explore the hotel's unique rooftop herb garden and honeybee apiary and dine in ARC to sample local and seasonally inspired cuisine.
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
For over a century, "The Castle in the Rockies" has been providing luxury in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. This historic hotel is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers several restaurant choices as well as relaxing lounges, Afternoon Tea, and room service. The property has a 27-hole golf course, spa, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, horseback riding, business center, gift shops, convenience store, and concierge service.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
The Chateau has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, spa, game room, horseback riding stables, concierge service, gift shops, business center, several restaurants, lounge, room service, and Afternoon Tea.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
The Lodge has an outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, golf course, fishing, bicycling, jogging trails, game room, concierge service, business center, gift shops, several restaurants, lounges, and room service.
Sun Peaks Grand
Nestled in British Columbia's striking Thompson Okanagan region, the Delta Sun Peaks Resort makes it easy to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
The Chateau is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and just 5 minutes from the center of Whistler Village. The hotel has a golf-course, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, concierge service, gift shops, guest laundry, business center, several restaurants, baker, lounge, Afternoon Tea, and room service.
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|24th August 2019||$6,171||Please call for availability.|
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A valid passport is required for international travel. Meals (B=Breakfast, L = Lunch, D=Dinner)