Gems of the Western Canada Tour - Premium 7 DAYS VANCOUVER, VIA RAIL THE CANADIAN, JASPER, BANFF DAY ONE: ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER Upon arrival in Vancouver, you'll be met by our friendly driver for the transfer from Vancouver Airport to the Sheraton Wall Centre where you'll spend the next two nights. Settle in to your room and spend the day relaxing and enjoying the hotel amenities or journey out on your own to experience some of the sights and sounds of British Columbia's most exciting city. DAY TWO: VANCOUVER This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Vancouver by minibus (4 hours). 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. Meal: Breakfast DAY THREE: VANCOUVER - JASPER Today is at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own. In the early evening, our friendly driver will pick you up at the hotel for the transfer to Vancouver Train Station. Board the Canadian for a spectacular overnight trip from Vancouver to Jasper. Overnight aboard the Canadian in a cabin. Meal: Breakfast DAY FOUR: ARRIVE IN JASPER Enjoy the superb day on the train then plan for arrival in Jasper in the late afternoon. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is a former trading post town. Breathtaking mountaintop scenery surrounds the town, giving visitors picture-perfect postcard images at every street corner. Check in to the Park Place Inn or similar. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or rest in your hotel room. Meal: Breakfast DAY FIVE: 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 photos. 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. On our way to Banff, we'll also see the shimmering waters of Lake Louise and the massive Victoria Glacier. Overnight stay in Banff at The Rimrock Resort or the Moose Hotel. DAY SIX: BANFF Explore Banff at your leisure. Another overnight stay in Banff at The Rimrock Resort or the Moose Hotel. Meal: Breakfast DAY SEVEN: BANFF - CALGARY Today, you'll receive a transfer by luxury motor coach from your Banff hotel to Calgary Airport.
GEMS OF WESTERN CANADA TOUR