Discover Rockies
Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
Highlights : Daily Breakfast, 13 Days Car Rental, 12 Minutes Summit Helicopter Ride, Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Minnewanka Cruise, Lake Louise Gondola, Ice Explorer Ride at Columbia Icefields, Maligne Lake Cruise, Peak-2-Peak Gondola, Shannon Falls, Cruise on BC Ferries through Gulf Islands, Butchart Gardens, Whale Watching Tour, Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain
Day 01 : Calgary
Arrive Calgary International Airport, pick up vehicle from car rental agency and proceed to hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to create your own urban adventure and form your first impressions of Western Canada. Overnight in Calgary
Day 02 : Calgary/Banff – 130 KM
After breakfast leaving Calgary behind, you will set your sights today on the magnificent Rocky Mountains. On the way stop at Kananaskis for the most powerful experience in the Rockies, a 12 minute Summit Helicopter Tour offering stunning views and remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Later experience the majesty of the mountains as you first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park where the craggy peaks look larger the closer you get. After you have arrived in the bustling town of Banff, the remainder of the day is free to explore its charms
Day 03 : Banff
After breakfast day at leisure. Banff National Park is a stunning wilderness and your outdoor playground for the day Enjoy a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for some panoramic views, visit the Cave and Basin, hike along one of the groomed trails or stroll through the town site of Banff to shop in the many boutiques and shops. Overnight in Banff
Day 04 : Banff/Lake Louise – 75 KM
After breakfast checkout and drive through the Bow Valley to get to beautiful Lake Louise. Lake Louise is the acclaimed “Jewel of the Rockies” and said to be Canada’s most photographed lake. With the Victoria Glacier in the background, this emerald-coloured lake is sure to leave an indelible impression. Admire the beauty of the lake from inside the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, which stands atop a giant glacial moraine. Overnight in Lake Louise
Day 05 : Lake Louise/Jasper – 230 KM
After breakfast checkout and drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway, said to be one of the most scenic routes in the entire world. We suggest a stop at Peyto Lake and a visit to Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park. At the Columbia Icefields, take an Ice Explorer ride onto the massive glacier and experience the thrill of walking on centuries-old glacial ice. After this exciting experience return to the road for the final stretch to the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper
Day 06 : Jasper
After breakfast day is at your leisure to explore the uniquely beautiful landscape of Jasper National Park where serene lakes and gentle meadows stand in stark contrast to its jagged peaks and spectacular glaciers. We suggest a Maligne Lake boat cruise, a visit to Miette Hot Springs or a ride on the Jasper Tramway. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 07 : Jasper/Kamloops – 440 KM
After breakfast checkout and drive through the Yellowhead Pass, beside Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, and continue south along the Thompson River, skirting the perimeter of Wells Gray Provincial Park to Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 08 : Kamloops/Whistler – 295 KM
After breakfast checkout and drive south along the Cariboo Highway and Duffey Lake Road to the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the popular year-round resort of Whistler. The 2010 Winter Olympics showcased the multitude of sights and activities available in Whistler. The many cafes and restaurants of the village provide the perfect destination for visitors leisurely exploring the pedestrian walkways and town squares. Overnight in Whistler.
Day 09 : Whistler
After breakfast the many charms of Whistler are yours to discover today. Fly like an eagle and travel the breathtaking 3-kilometre (1.9 mile) span between the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. The Peak-2- Peak Gondola offers unparalleled views of these spectacular mountains. Overnight in Whistler.
Day 10 Whistler/Victoria – 225KM
After breakfast checkout and travel the Sea-to-Sky Highway through a landscape carved out of glaciers and edged by craggy fjords. After a brief stop at Shannon Falls continue to Horseshoe Bay where you will board BC Ferries to sail across the Strait of Georgia to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. On arrival continue your journey to Victoria, Capital City of British Columbia. Overnight in Victoria.
Day 11 : Victoria/Vancouver – 70 KM
After breakfast proceed on a Whale Watching Tour. You will seek out orca, minke and grey whales, seals, porpoises and other marine wildlife. Following your excursion, checkout and drive through the serene beauty of the Saanich Peninsula for a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of Victoria's most celebrated sites and rated among the most beautiful gardens in the world. Later continue your journey to Swartz Bay to board BC Ferries for 90 minute cruise past the rugged coast line of the Gulf Islands to Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 12 : Vancouver
After breakfast you will have the entire day to tour Vancouver and the surrounding area. Visit MacMillan Planetarium, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain and Stanley Park. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 13 : Vancouver
After breakfast checkout and drop off vehicle at car rental agency location in downtown Vancouver or Airport.
 

 

 

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