Gems of the Canadian Rockies Tour - Premium 9 DAYS LAKE LOUISE, JASPER, BANFF, ROCKY MOUNTAINEER, VANCOUVER DAY ONE: CALGARY - LAKE LOUISE Upon arrival in Calgary, you'll be transferred by luxury motor coach to your hotel in Lake Louise for your overnight stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Settle in to your room and enjoy the spectacular views from your room. If you have time, enjoy a leisurely stroll to check out the amazing mountaintop scenery that is surrounding you. DAY TWO: LAKE LOUISE - JASPER This morning is at leisure to experience Lake Louise, one of the world's most photographed settings. In the afternoon, you'll travel by luxury motor coach from Lake Louise to Jasper. Overnight stay in Jasper at the Park Place Inn or similar. DAY THREE: JASPER This morning, you'll enjoy a guided tour of Jasper including a visit to Maligne Lake. Maligne Valley exhibits natural wonders including a disappearing lake and the most extensive system of karst topography in the world (limestone with sinkholes, underground streams and caverns). These stories are tied together through the early natives, explorers, and adventurers who opened up this area of the Canadian Rockies. From June 1 to September 30, the day ends with a ninety minute cruise to the world famous Spirit Island. Overnight in Jasper at the Park Place Inn or similar. DAY FOUR: JASPER - BANFF This morning, you'll enjoy a full-day guided tour from Jasper to Banff traveling along the famous Icefields Parkway that links Jasper and Banff National Parks. Built in 1940, it is one of Canada's highest mountain roadways. Ascend from the low valleys almost to the treeline, and experience three life zones: the montane, the subalpine and the alpine. Our friendly guide will fill you in with all the pertinent facts while you're busy watching the moose, elk and mountain goats along the famous roadway. We'll stop at the most popular attractions along the way, such as Athabasca Falls, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake, so you can get a closer look and take some pictures. At the Icefields Centre, admission is included to the Glacier Skywalk and Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure. The Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime ride out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a specially-built all-terrain Ice Explorer. As the most easily accessible glacier flowing from the massive Columbia Icefield, the Athabasca Glacier has become the most visited glacier in North America. The Glacier Skywalk includes an interpretive cliff-edge walkway that leads to a breathtaking glass-floored observation platform suspended 280 meters (918 feet) above the Sunwapta Valley floor. Overnight stay in Banff at The Rimrock Resort or the Moose Hotel. DAY FIVE: BANFF Explore Banff at your leisure. Overnight stay in Banff at The Rimrock Resort or the Moose Hotel. DAY SIX: BANFF - KAMLOOPS This morning, you'll climb aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer train with its roomy, reclining seats and large picture windows. Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Kamloops. Highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight stay in Kamloops. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch DAY SEVEN: KAMLOOPS - VANCOUVER Your journey continues west towards the coastal city of Vancouver. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Upon arrival in Vancouver, you will be met by our friendly driver for the transfer to your hotel. Relax and enjoy your favorite beverage in the hotel's lounge or take in a swim in the pool. Overnight stay in Vancouver at the Sheraton Wall Centre. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch DAY EIGHT: VANCOUVER This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Vancouver by minibus. The tour is your best choice to get an orientation of this West Coast city gem. Our friendly guides encourage your questions and take pride in helping you and your family get the best experience from your time visiting beautiful British Columbia. Highlights include Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street and photo stops at the Vancouver Lookout, Stanley Park and Granville Island. The afternoon is at leisure. If you choose to continue exploring, we recommend a harbor cruise where you'll observe panoramic views of the cityscape, coastal mountains and the area's most famous landmarks, or a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of Vancouver's most popular tourist attractions where you’ll have an opportunity to cross the 140 meter long bridge situated 70 meters above the river. DAY NINE: VANCOUVER Today, you'll receive a private transfer from the hotel to Vancouver Airport/Port of Vancouver.
GEMS OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES TOUR