Day 1 Arrive Calgary
Welcome to Calgary, gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
Day 2 Calgary – Banff (2 Nights)
Take a short orientation tour of Calgary before the journey from Calgary to Banff across the gently rolling prairies of Alberta. In Banff, your sightseeing tour takes you along Tunnel Mountain Drive where you view Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls and other natural attractions like the surreal hoodoos.
Day 3 Banff Free Time
Today is set aside as a free day for you to explore the area at your leisure. Why not take an exhilarating helicopter flightseeing tour, a ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain at 7,500 feet (2,301 metres) on the Banff gondola or a more in depth exploration of Banff National Park and the surrounding wilderness.
Day 4 Banff – Icefields Parkway – Jasper (2 Nights)
Drive along the Icefields Parkway, offering spectacular mountain landscape views. Stop at Peyto Lake and marvel at its beautiful azure-blue waters. See the Columbia Icefield, the largest in the Rockies. Ride across the Athabasca Glacier aboard a giant Ice Explorer for a closer look at this massive glacier. Later, arrive in Jasper for an orientation tour.
Day 5 Jasper National Park Free Time
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the area will leave you breathless. Optional activities abound-from a gentle float trip on the scenic Athabasca River, to a wilderness hike to view the glacier on Mount Edith Cavell, or a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake.
Day 6 Jasper – Sun Peaks
See more of Jasper National Park and enjoy views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Pass through white-fenced ranch lands before reaching Sun Peaks.
Day 7 Sun Peaks – Victoria (2 Nights)
Pass through the Nicola Valley before reaching the coast where you board a ferry for the crossing to Victoria. Enjoy picturesque views of the many islands dotting the Strait of Georgia before docking at Swartz Bay. A short drive takes you into the charming city of Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. An introductory sightseeing tour takes you along the waterfront district, past the Parliament Buildings and Government Street, through Beacon Hill Park and along the Dallas Road waterfront.
Day 8 Victoria Free Time
This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant with its conservatory atmosphere where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many delights Victoria has to offer.Iconic Breakfast
Day 9 Victoria – Vancouver
Travel back to the mainland by ferry and arrive in Vancouver, one of the world's most naturally beautiful cities. Explore historic Gastown, the city's oldest neighbourhood, designated a National Historical Site. Finally, stop at Stanley Park, with its famous collection of totem poles. Continental Breakfast
Day 10 Depart Vancouver
Bid farewell to Canada and your newfound friends.