Your journey into wonder begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress.
On a photowalk designed for Scenic guests, learn tips and tricks to capture the perfect shot on your mobile device. Prepare to capture the majesty of the natural wonders and unique sights.
Celebrate tonight at a welcome dinner.
Victoria > Butchart Gardens
Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens.
Freechoice: Look out for Orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively, indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress or explore Victoria on a walking tour.
Victoria > Whistler
Cross Georgia Strait by ferry. Visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.
Join renowned Black bear expert researcher Michael Allen for an enlightening session about these extraordinary creatures.
Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Freechoice Dining: Choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.
Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional floatplane flight to Whistler (additional expense).
Freechoice: Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground. You might choose to soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight, enjoy the view by Zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola or take a mountain adventure tour.
Whistler > Sun Peaks
Drive to the alpine village of Sun Peaks where you’ll stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel. Scenic guests have exclusive access to the Summit Lounge, a quiet haven where you can relax and enjoy incredible views. There’s even a telescope and binoculars for wildlife spotting. Later, you will be treated to a special indigenous-inspired feast.
Sun Peaks > Jasper
After breakfast in the private Summit Lounge, travel to Jasper via Mt Robson, the Rockies’ highest peak. Enjoy a two night stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Jasper National Park is one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves. Join astronomers from Jasper Planetarium for a breathtaking Dark Sky Experience and an exclusive twilight supper.
Freechoice: Don your leathers and hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, go rafting down the Athabasca River or boating on Maligne Lake. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jasper’s stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon or ride the Jasper SkyTram.
Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise
Drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway, then take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. Visit Lake Louise, a true natural wonder, and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where you’ll enjoy an overnight Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room.
Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to casual dining.
Lake Louise > Banff
Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff.
Meet a retired member of the Mounties for an insight into their role in Canadian history and the country today.
Settle into your two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs.
Freechoice Dining: Choose from a range of restaurants.
Freechoice: Choose to ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley or take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, take a guided nature hike, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch.
Whichever activity you choose, you’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a World Heritage-listed Site.
Head out at dusk on a unique wildlife spotting experience in search of Banff’s magnificent beasts including deer, elk, caribou and the elusive Grizzly bear.
Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops
The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, and you’ll relish your two days of GoldLeaf Service. Enjoy this ultimate treat for the senses, as you carve through the otherwise inaccessible terrain of the Rocky Mountains in luxurious comfort. Gaze in awe through the glass-dome windows as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Savour delectable delights and sip on local beer and wine in the company of your newfound friends. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.
Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver
View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Later, you’ll arrive at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you’ll be comfortably appointed for the next two nights.
Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. Wander among the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, before the crowds arrive. Later, a sightseeing tour will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow adventurers for a celebratory farewell dinner as you prepare for the next part of your journey – cruising Alaska, the last frontier.
Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise
Farewell your Tour Director as you board your luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam and settle into your comfortable Verandah Stateroom.
Celebrate your first day at sea with a festive lunch, then settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.
Alaska’s charming state capital is only accessible by air or sea, so go ahead and explore knowing you’ll never get lost.
Take a stroll into the past. Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike Gold Rush.
A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders you see in this spectacular area.
Alaska’s last port of call is Ketchikan, known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Be sure to sample some fresh local fare while you’re in town.
Continue cruising south then celebrate your Canadian and Alaskan adventure with a farewell dinner.
Your wondrous journey comes to an end as you transfer to Vancouver airport.
The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.