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The Rocky Mountains are mother nature at her best. Whether you are shredding the slopes at Calgary or catching the bus to the awe-insipiring Christmas tree forests of Banff , the wonder of the Canadian Rockies will ensure that your trip to Canada is a life-changing experience.

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Rockies Classic Summer Tour Tour

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Rockies Classic Summer Tour

The Rockies Classic tour is an excellent ‘taster’ tour of the area, covering all the main sights (Lake Louise and other stunning lakes, Banff, Jasper) but with limited time in each location. There are a couple of optional activities (the Banff gondola and walking on a glacier) you can purchase as extras on the trip. There’s a fair amount of travelling on the first and last day, but there are regular stops and the guide provides lots of local information. The scenery even from the coach is often spectacular. Our guide Ryan was well informed and had a fun manner, helping to create a good group atmosphere. He went out of his way to help people get the most from stops by recommending cafes, showing people good viewpoints, and organising a mini-celebration for my birthday (thank you Ryan!). Overall this tour exceeded my expectations.
  • 10% deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

Wonders of the Canadian Rockies (10 Days) (7 destinations) Tour

  • In-depth Cultural

Wonders of the Canadian Rockies (10 Days) (7 destinations)

The lobstick hotel was not as clean as expected. It access bringing the bags was difficult having to carry up suitcases up the stairs needs a ramp.

Grand Canadian Rockies Tour

  • Sightseeing

Grand Canadian Rockies

Really awesome! I enjoyed it immensely plus our guide Jay was so accommodating to everyone's personal wants to the tour. Also he's really versatile and knows exactly how to time everything so we're not bothered too much by the tourist rushes. It was so great. I'm so happy I went ^^

Heart of the Canadian Rockies Tour

Heart of the Canadian Rockies

I had Ken as the Tour Director and Heather as the Bus driver. They were both incredibly lovely, as a 21 year old travelling for the first time alone they were very kind and looked out for me. Ken was incredibly knowledgeable and willing to answer any question thrown at him and they both very obviously loved their job and what they did

Spectacular Canadian Rockies (Base, 10 Days) Tour

Spectacular Canadian Rockies (Base, 10 Days)

  • €100 deposit on some dates Some departure dates offer you the chance to book this tour with a lower deposit.

Icons of Western Canada from Vancouver Tour

Icons of Western Canada from Vancouver

Discover the Canadian Rockies: Banff to Jasper Tour

Discover the Canadian Rockies: Banff to Jasper

The Classic Calgary - Vancouver Road Trip Tour

  • Hiking & Trekking

The Classic Calgary - Vancouver Road Trip

Christmas in the Rockies (Start Victoria, End Lake Louise) Tour

  • Christmas & New Year

Christmas in the Rockies (Start Victoria, End Lake Louise)

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada (13 Days, Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf) Tour

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada (13 Days, Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf)

Canada and the Rockies (Without Calgary, 11 Days) Tour

Canada and the Rockies (Without Calgary, 11 Days)

By far the best tour manager I have had after all my travels! In very glad to of had a tour manager that made me msg her after 4 years and still say how awesome she was :) a very happy costumer

Canada and the Rockies (With Calgary, 13 Days) Tour

Canada and the Rockies (With Calgary, 13 Days)

Spectacular Canadian Rockies (9 Days) Tour

Spectacular Canadian Rockies (9 Days)

Overall it was pretty good. I wish I would have had more information about the specifics of where we we going to meet and when we were leaving. There were aspects of the organization that could g be Ave been a little better.

Spectacular Rockies and Glaciers of Alberta (Small Groups, 8 Days, Calgary Airport And Post Trip Hotel Transfer) Tour

Spectacular Rockies and Glaciers of Alberta (Small Groups, 8 Days, Calgary Airport And Post Trip Hotel Transfer)

Intimate Rockies, Northern Lights and Alaska Cruise Vancouver Return (2024) Tour

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Intimate Rockies, Northern Lights and Alaska Cruise Vancouver Return (2024)

What people love about coach / bus tours in canadian rockies.

I have a great time! Ben is our tour guide, he’s such a great fun, knowledgeable, friendly person. He made sure everyone comfortable, safe, and ready to answer any questions we have during the tour. I did group tour before, I can tell Ben is one of the best.
Was a very good tour great Tour guide & First class Driver The only down for the tour was being let down by Costsaver by being put in sub below Hotel for 2 nights in Canmore when we all thought we would have been in Banff They obviously did not inspect rooms no heating working dusty smelly rooms toilets not flushing dirty sheets even with blood on them an absolute disgrace for the money we paid for this trip Was so disappointing as rest off accomodation was above our expectations
Really awesome! I enjoyed it immensely plus our guide Jay was so accommodating to everyone's personal wants to the tour. Also he's really versatile and knows exactly how to time everything so we're not bothered too much by the tourist rushes. It was so great. I'm so happy I went ^^

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Our Canadian Rocky adventure begins as we visit quaint Banff and tour Canada’s Yoho National Park, a truly majestic beginning to this scenic tour. Then on to Lake Louise where you will stay in style at the famous Chateau. We head by coach down the Icefields Parkway to board a snowcat and walk on a glacier before making it into Jasper, where we shall tour this delightful city and cruise to the famous Spirit Island.

Next, on to our rail adventure with some of the most breathtaking and varied rail scenery found anywhere in the world on this journey. Travel past stunning lakes, through coastal rainforests and the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon into the vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. And what better way to end this grand tour then a visit to Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore with awe-inspiring views of the city, ocean and surrounding mountains.        

Tour Includes:

Roundtrip airfare/transportation to and from the airport.

1 night at Hotel Arts; Calgary.

1 night at Elk + Avenue Hotel; Banff

1 night at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise; Banff.

2 nights at Sawridge Inn; Jasper.

1 night in Kamloops.

Kamloops to Vancouver aboard The Rocky Mountaineer with “Gold Leaf” service that includes domed windows, fine dining meals & beverages.

2 nights Georgian Court Hotel; Vancouver.

Tour of Columbia Icefields and Glacier, Banff and Yoho National Parks.

All meals, with full choice of menu where  available.

Taxes, gratuities and luggage handling.

For the safety of all guests we now require a negative Covid-19 test the night before departure of all tours.

Prices and itinerary subject to change.

$6,495  per guest (double)

$7,950  per guest (single)

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Heart of the Canadian Rockies

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2024 Departure Dates 25 April 9, 16, 20, 23 & 27 May 3, 10, 17, 20 & 27 June 04, 15, 22 & 25 July 01, 05, 12, 15 & 19 August 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19 & 23 September 2025 Departure Dates 24 April 08, 19 & 26 May 02, 16 & 30 June 14, 21, 24 & 31 July 04, 11, 18 & 25 August 01, 08, 15, 18 & 22 September

What's Included

• Services of a professional tour leader • All transportation by modern coach • 09 nights' accommodation • Selected meals • Porterage • Admissions / sightseeing as specified

Not Included

• International Flights • Meals other than those specified • Airport Transfers • Gratuities

Travel Extras & Notes

• We offer a whole range of travel extras, from arranging pre and/or post tour hotel nights, activities and trip extensions. Ask your Discover North America Travel Specialist for more details. • As we can offer you such an extensive choice of flights, we don't automatically include international flights in the headline fare displayed on our website, unless stated otherwise in the `What's Included' section. The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline, class of travel and availability. When requesting your initial quote, your Discover North America Travel Specialist will take the time to understand your own individual requirements with regards to international flights and will tailor the quote specifically to your needs. • This can be sold as a tour only.

Introduction

The Canadian Rockies are known for their stunning scenery, rugged mountains, breathtaking glaciers, mighty rivers, and gorgeous national parks. On this Heart of the Canadian Rockies tour, you’ll experience this breathtaking scenery and enjoy thrilling experiences as you overnight in Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Victoria, and Vancouver.

Enjoy two nights in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park and gateway to the Canadian Rockies. You’ll have time to take an optional excursion and explore the alpine meadows, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, and quaint shops on your own. You’ll also enjoy two nights in Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada. You can hike, explore the shops, and take an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. Between Banff and Jasper, you’ll enjoy a highlight of this Canadian Rockies tour—a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle, on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Your journey between the two national parks also includes a stop in Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surrounding mountains and pristine wilderness.

This tour also includes ferry crossings between Vancouver and Victoria as well as sightseeing in Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria. In Victoria, your sightseeing includes world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of showcase floral exhibits. Free time in Victoria allows you to explore on your own. Perhaps enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel or take a historic walk. Be sure to enjoy the scenery on the ferry crossings.

Tour Highlights

⭐  CALGARY:  Sightseeing ⭐  BANFF NATIONAL PARK:  Orientation tour; stay two nights inside Banff National Park ⭐  LAKE LOUISE:  Visit the lake ⭐  COLUMBIA ICEFIELD:  Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield ⭐  JASPER NATIONAL PARK:  Orientation tour; stay two nights inside Jasper National Park ⭐  VICTORIA:  Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens ⭐  VANCOUVER:  Sightseeing; Stanley Park

Day 1: Calgary

Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2: Calgary - Banff National Park

The discovery of oil converted this ranching town into a sophisticated city. It is also home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Tour many of the city’s attractions, including Canada Olympic Park, and the Saddledome. Motor west through the foothills and into BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour includes Banff’s unspoiled beauty.

Day 3: Banff National Park

Banff is one of Canada’s favorite year-round resorts, with summer activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing. With a free day, your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Day 4: Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

Enjoy a day of scenic grandeur. First stop is Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surroundings. Up next: a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick. Then, journey north into JASPER NATIONAL PARK, where precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach scales three mountain passes. Later, your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.

Day 5: Jasper National Park

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer—from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 6: Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Kamloops

Depart Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Yellowhead Highway continues south along the mighty Thompson River, with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 7: Kamloops - Ferry Crossing - Victoria

As you travel through British Columbia’s Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forest. Board your ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. This evening, consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade. Meals included: Continental Breakfast

Day 8: Victoria

Today is free to explore on your own. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles. Your Tour Director will have ideas for enjoying this most British of Canadian cities.

Day 9: Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver

This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands. In Vancouver, city sightseeing includes STANLEY PARK, Gastown, Chinatown, and other famous landmarks. The remainder of the day is free to explore Robson Street and experience British Columbia’s premier shopping and entertainment location.

Day 10: Vancouver

Your tour ends this morning.

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5 of the Best Canadian Rockies Tours from Vancouver

Paradise on Earth is a big statement, but for sheer scale of unspoilt wonder and sense of freedom, the Canadian Rockies certainly come close. A land of majestic, snow-capped peaks, crystal clear inlets, simply bursting with wildlife, a trip here is like tonic for the soul. And it’s all within striking distance of one of the world’s great cities.

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Rocky Mountain tours have been being run out of Vancouver for years, and in that time have been refined into a fine art. So whether you’re interested in trekking into the hills, touring them by coach, or taking part in the main adventure activities you’ll find within them, then look no further. We’ve assembled five of the best, which cater to all tastes, below.

10-day Rocky Mountains Whistler Big West Tour from Vancouver

A trip for the adventurously inclined. This ten day tour takes you by bus through some spectacular scenery, then offers you the chance to leap out into it: if you want literally. There’s ziplining and bungee jumping on the itinerary, as well as white water rafting and kayaking on vast lakes. Accommodation is in mixed-gender dorms with the other people taking the tour, so be prepared to get to know your fellow travellers very well, and perhaps make friends for life.

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Circle West – Canadian Rockies Round Trip Bus Tour From Vancouver

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A shorter more sedate tour, which will nevertheless take your breath away. You’ll be driven out into some of the most spectacular landscapes of the Rockies, and invited to head on short walks out into their vastness. Waterfalls and glaciers await, as do pre-arranged meals and comfortable pre-booked accommodation, meaning there’s no administrative stress getting in the way of your enjoyment of this magnificent environment’s bountiful wonders.

Canadian Rockies 7–Day National Parks Group Tour

Delving deeper into the mountains, this seven day coach tour for wilderness explorers takes you out along the Icefield Parkway – regarded by many as one of the most beautiful roads in the world – and invites you to kayak out on the glacial waters of Moraine Lake, to cycle off into the wilderness, even to strap on a set of crampons to set foot on Athabasca glacier. Accommodation is in pre-booked hotels, though for lunches you’ll have to fend for yourself.

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Vancouver: Private 6-Day Rocky Mountain Explorer Tour

If you’ve got the cash to spare and want to go private, this is the tour for you. Have all the spectacular landscape of the Rockies introduced and explained to you by your own personal guide as you ascend into the wilderness: complete with a dip in hot springs, a winery tour, and a gondola ride to the top of a mountain. Note that the accommodation and meals for this tour are not included, which on the upside means that if it’s luxury you’re after, there’s nothing holding you back. The tour company will of course help plan these elements of the trip.

Whales & Bears of British Columbia

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A bear in the woods (Photo: Courtesy Bookmundi )

Because as well as its sumptuous scenery, this part of Canada is also a wildlife spotter’s dream. From salmon hunting grizzly bears to pods of cresting orcas, a trip here can feel like being in the midst of your very own nature documentary, as long as you know where to look. This trip offers exactly that, taking you up the coast from Vancouver and into a wilderness where as well as bears and whales, there are seals, elk, and a vast menagerie of bird life all awaiting the snap of your telephoto lens.

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Highlights of the Canadian Rockies Escorted Coach Tour & Alaska Cruise

The Canadian Rockies are known for their stunning scenery, rugged mountains, breathtaking glaciers, mighty rivers, and gorgeous national parks. Combine this escorted tour with a 7-night Vancouver Alaska Cruise and this has to be the holiday of a lifetime.

Experience this breathtaking scenery and enjoy thrilling experiences as you overnight in Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Victoria, and Vancouver. Enjoy two nights in Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park and gateway to the Canadian Rockies. You’ll have time to take an optional excursion and explore the alpine meadows, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, and quaint shops on your own. You’ll also enjoy two nights in Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada. You can hike, explore the shops, and take an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. Between Banff and Jasper, you’ll enjoy a highlight of this Canadian Rockies tour—a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle, on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Your journey between the two national parks also includes a stop in Lake Louise, whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surrounding mountains and pristine wilderness.

This tour also includes ferry crossings between Vancouver and Victoria as well as sightseeing in Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria. In Victoria, your sightseeing includes the world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of showcase floral exhibits. Free time in Victoria allows you to explore on your own. Perhaps enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel or take a historic walk. Be sure to enjoy the scenery on the ferry crossings.

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Fly UK to Calgary and transfer to your overnight hotel, in downtown Calgary.

Calgary to Banff National Park. Motor west from Calgary through the foothills to the beautiful mountain town of Banff . Overnight hotel stay in Banff.

Free day to explore Banff. Perhaps take a ride on the Banff Gondola or a helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies. Overnight hotel stay in Banff.

Today you will travel north to Jasper National Park. Your first stop will be at the iconic Lake Louise whose turquoise waters create a natural mirror that reflects the surroundings. Next stop at the Columbia Icefields to experience the Ice – Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick. Your day ends in Jasper for an overnight stay.

Explore Jasper and take an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. Overnight hotel stay in Jasper.

Depart Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The yellowhead highway continues south along the mighty Thompson River with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight hotel stay in Kamloops.

As you travel through the British Columbia Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline you will see a change from desert landscape to lush alpine forest. Board BC Ferries for a spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Overnight hotel stay in Victoria.

Today is free to explore on your own. You may choose to join and optional wildlife and whale-watching tour cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan Islands. Overnight hotel stay in Victoria.

Today your tour ends and you will have time to relax and explore Vancouver on your own. Overnight hotel stay in Vancouver.

Today you will join Celebrity Solstice for a fantastic 7-night cruise to Alaska.

Cruise arrives in Vancouver – time to disembark and transfer to Vancouver Aiport for your return flight to the UK

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Canadian Rockies Rail Excursion

Rocky mountaineer rail & coach tour from calgary (6 days / 5 nights).

This tour includes fully guided sightseeing experiences in the iconic Banff and Jasper National Parks, allowing you to immerse yourself in their remarkable attractions and pristine natural splendor. 2-day Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver, knownfor its exquisite on-board service, panoramic views, through some of the most scenic parts of the Canadian Rockies.

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  • Tour Features
  • Day 1 – 4: Motorcoach tour from Calgary to Jasper
  • Day 5 – 6: Rocky Mountaineer 2-day train trip from Jasper to Vancouver
  • Sightseeing: Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Hotel: 5 nights of hotel accommodation
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • Luggage handling:  Kamloops
  • Rail station transfers:  Jasper, Kamloops, and Vancouver
  • Excursions/Activities: Banff Gondola ride, Ice Explorer tour, Glacier Skywalk
  • Other: Toll fee & Park Pass
  • Rail Service: GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf

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*All Prices are in Canadian Dollars

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Banff (2 nights): Banff Aspen Lodge or similar
  • Lake Louise: Lake Louise Inn / Post Hotel
  • Jasper: Whistlers Inn / Jasper Inn / Tonquin Inn  or similar
  • Kamloops : Hotels are assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
  • Banff (2 nights): The Rimrock Resort Hotel (Premium View Room)
  • Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Jasper : Jasper Inn / Whistlers Inn or similar
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  • Please note that the arrival and departure times may vary.

Departure : 11:00 am Arrival : Subject to departure time

Calgary to Banff trip begins with rolling hills and wide-open prairies, providing a glimpse of the vastness of Alberta’s landscape. As you continue, the scenery becomes more dramatic, with the Rocky Mountains gradually coming into view. You’ll pass through charming towns like Canmore, where the mountains loom larger and the air gets crisper. Overnight in Banff

Departure : 8:30 am Arrival : 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating day of sightseeing and activities in Banff National Park. As we make our way to Lake Louise, we will pause at Johnston Canyon for a leisurely hike (optional) along the trail that guides us to the breathtaking Lower Falls. While at Lake Louise, you’ll find numerous viewpoints offering splendid photo opportunities of the majestic Victoria Glacier towering over the lake. In the afternoon, our adventure continues as we explore other notable attractions in the Rockies, including Moraine Lake, Banff Springs Hotel, and Bow Falls Don’t forget to take advantage of the gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain for a breathtaking panoramic view of Banff town and its surrounding or Upper Hot Springs for a soothing soak in the hot, mineral-rich water. Overnight in Banff  [B]

Make the most of a leisurely day to fully immerse yourself in the splendor of Lake Louise. Seize the opportunity to visit the stunning Lake Agnes, featuring charming teahouse nestled at an elevation of 2,134 meters.Alternatively, opt for a gondola ride up the Lake Louise Ski Resort, treating yourself to a panoramic view of Lake Louise and its surroundings. Overnight in Lake Louise. [B]

From the iconic Lake Louise to the otherworldly Columbia Icefield and beyond to Jasper, this tour allows you to see glaciers up close and discover how they’ve shaped our landscape. A once-in-a-lifetime ride on the Athabasca Glacier—on board our famous Ice Explorers—will have you drinking water fresh from the ice. The trip continues to the awe-inspiring Columbia Icefield Skywalk before ending in Jasper. It’s a day that you’ll remember forever. Overnight in Jasper. [B]

Departure : 8:20 a m Arrival : 6:00 – 7:00 p m

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Jasper Station at 8:10am MT. Today you will travel from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, located in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. You will arrive in Kamloops between 5:30pm and 7:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the town, or relaxing in your hotel. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking.  [B, L]

Departure : 7:30 am Arrival :  6:00 – 7:00 pm

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s rail journey, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. [B, L]

★Departure and arrival times may vary [B]  = Breakfast [L]  = Lunch [D]  = Dinner 

Premium Plus Accommodation

  • Jasper :  Forest Park Hotel/Chateau Jasper/ Jasper Inn or similar *

Standard Accommodation

  • Banff (2 nights): Aspen Lodge or similar
  • Jasper:   Jasper Inn/Tonquin Inn or similar

While you are on the tour, you have the chance to experience the unique beauty of the Rocky Mountains. 

– Columbia Ice Explorer Tour – Glacier Skywalk – Sulphur Mountain (Banff) Gondola Ride

Optional: – Canoeing on Lake Louise – Upper Hot Springs

For more information on above activities (and their costs), click  HERE .

GoldLeaf Rail Car

Relax and enjoy unparalleled panoramic views from a custom-designed, two level, glass-domed GoldLeaf coach. Included is an outdoor viewing area and premium dining options prepared by on-board chefs.

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Take in the awe-inspiring scenery through the windows of a custom-designed, single-level dome coach. Dinner will be served at your seat and complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided to you throughout the journey.

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“Excellent tour and saw amazing places and experienced lovely things. It met our needs of visiting the Rockies and was well priced for what it had offered. Well worth the money. Brad was very well spoken and knowledgeable with all the information he provided. He knew his information/history and provided us with all necessary information. Len was very friendly and professional one of the best drivers from a tour company we have experienced .”

 Ronald & Amanda Mallia Swansea,  NSW, Australia

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A two-day rail journey aboard Rocky Mountaineer astounds with dramatic contrasts in scenery as you travel from the glacial and alpine landscapes of Lake Louise to the coastal mountains and shores of Vancouver, stopping en route in Kamloops for an overnight stay

A float trip along the Bow River Valley in Banff National Park, followed by Afternoon Tea at Canada's "Castle in the Rockies"

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Travel along the Icefields Parkway, rated as one of the top drives in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, amidst ancient glaciers, stunning turquoise lakes, snow-capped peaks, woodland trails, and wildlife 

An expertly guided tour of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Center in Whistler to learn about the First Nations people and their traditions

A private whale watching cruise out in the Salish Sea with marine biologists who share insights on the various whale species you may encounter

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

The World Next Door

All aboard! And you're off on a wilderness adventure that's steeped in scenic beauty accessible only by train, boat, float plane and Ice Explorer; rewarding with stays in luxury Fairmont hotels; and enriched by guided exploration with expert guides who introduce you to the gems of Western Canada. It all starts along the stunning shores of Lake Louise, where a three-night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise indulges with the natural treasures of Banff National Park. 

Into the rockies by rail aboard rocky mountaineer, travel the icefields parkway, one of the top drives in the world.

Experience a drive like no other as you travel along the Icefields Parkway to the Columbia Icefields. A destination within itself, the parkway is rated as one of the top drives in the world by <em>Condé Nast Traveler</em>; it winds along the Continental Divide through soaring rocky mountain peaks and is dotted with more than 100 ancient glaciers, cascading waterfalls, dramatic rock spires, emerald lakes and plenty of wildlife.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Your home for nights 1 – 3.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is one of the world's most-often photographed hotels and is one of Canada's most renowned resorts. Built in 1890, this elegant hotel is set in the midst of extraordinary Banff National Park. Exuding Old World charm, this fine hotel is known to many as "the diamond in the wilderness."

Private whale-watching cruise off Victoria, British Columbia

A whale of a cruise off vancouver island.

A whale-watcher's paradise, the waters off Victoria at the tip of Vancouver Island are home to a wealth of marine life. Along with seals, porpoises, sea lions and countless seabirds, there's a population of resident killer whales (orcas); humpbacks, the region's largest whale, singing loudly to announce their oversized presence; minke, the smallest of the locals here, also quite vocal; and migrating gray whales, often surfacing close enough for a friendly hello during your private whale-watching cruise by Eagle Wing Tours. Climb aboard their cozy, semi-covered catamaran 4 Ever Wild – offering multiple outdoor and inside viewing options, onboard restrooms, comfortable leather seating and more – for an enriching, inspiring and unforgettable nature-viewing experience.

Flightseeing over Vancouver & the Gulf Islands

A bird's-eye view of vancouver and the gulf islands by floatplane.

As far as geographical names go, British Columbia's scenic Gulf Islands can be a bit daunting. First of all, the more than 200 Gulf Islands are actually located not in a "gulf" but in the Strait of Georgia (which has nothing to do with the US state or the former Soviet republic), set between large Vancouver Island to the west, and the British Columbia mainland (where the city of Vancouver is situated) to the east. And to make things even more interesting, the islands include towns with names like Vesuvius and Ganges. But seeing these beautiful, pristine islands – home to many parks and protected areas – from the air is indeed a highlight of your flightseeing trip by floatplane from Vancouver's Coal Harbour that takes you aloft for a bird's-eye view of the city and environs.

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If you are a U.S. citizen traveling internationally, you will need a passport valid for six months beyond the completion of your Tauck journey to enter Canada. Click here for more information on the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Patrol website.

If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not require a visa for the short duration of this tour. Please note that longer stays abroad for any purpose may require additional travel documentation. If you are a frequent traveler to Canada from the U.S., you may benefit from the NEXUS program which is a joint initiative between the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency and the Canada Border Services Agency that allows pre-screened and approved travelers faster processing at designated highway lanes in high-volume border crossing locations, at a NEXUS kiosk at several airports, and at certain marine reporting locations in the Great Lakes and Seattle regions. For further information, you may log on to the Nexus Internet site by clicking here .

If you are a citizen of another country traveling internationally, you should contact a consulate or embassy of Canada to determine what travel documentation is required.

Anyone with a criminal record (including some misdemeanors such as Driving While Impaired (DWI) charges) may be excluded or removed from Canada, and should contact a Canadian embassy or consulate well in advance of any planned travel to ensure proper travel documentation.

We strongly recommend that your passport be valid for six months beyond the completion of your tour. In addition, we recommend that you make at least two photocopies of all the travel documents that you bring with you. Include copies of the photo page of your passport that contains the date of issuance, the date of expiration and your citizenship. Secure one set of copies in the safe in your room while traveling and leave one set behind with someone at home who will assist you in the event your documents are misplaced, lost or stolen.

To facilitate Travel Requirements, destinations are increasingly utilizing online forms that require digital proof that you've successfully completed your submission (via an email, QR code, etc.) To ensure smooth travels and peace of mind, we strongly recommend all guests carry a personal smart phone and sign up for international data plans before traveling overseas.

Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in day-by-day descriptions, participation is at your own risk; a signed liability waiver will be required.

TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN AS A GUARDIAN: If you are traveling as the guardian of a child/children, we strongly suggest that you carry a letter from both parents of the child authorizing emergency treatment in the event of illness or accident. For travel abroad, many foreign countries have specific entry requirements for children under 21 who are traveling internationally without BOTH parents. (These requirements are in response to the increased incidence of children being abducted and taken abroad.) PLEASE NOTE THAT TAUCK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for the disruption of travel caused by improper documentation for children traveling without both parents.

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See your travel advisor, or call Tauck at 800-468-2825 to make a reservation.

At the time of booking, please have the following information ready for all members of your party:

  • Tour Name and Departure Date
  • Traveler's Name: First and last names as they appear on your passport or driver's license
  • Traveler's Address(es)
  • Email Address*
  • Traveler's Phone Number(s)*
  • Emergency Contact Information: Please provide the name and phone number  of a relative or friend (not travelling with you) whom we could contact during the tour in the unlikely event of an emergency
  • Interest in purchasing a travel protection plan (US and Canada)
  • Interest in extending your trip by staying in a Tauck recommended hotel before your trip begins or after it ends
  • Interest in our specially negotiated airfares

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Deposits & Final Payment

The deposit and the fees for the optional Protection Plan or Cancel Fee Waiver [CFW] coverage are due at time of booking.

The deposit amount is $525 per person

Final Payment:

Final Payment is due to Tauck  60  days before departure for lands trips, and  120  days before departure for cruises and rail journeys. If your deposit was made by credit card, final payment will be automatic unless you opted out at time of booking. Bookings without full payment at this time may be subject to cancellation without notice. Failure to make payment will be a considered a cancellation by the guest and all applicable cancellation fees will apply.

Travel Protection Plan

Effective for plans purchased as of July 1, 2021:

Cancellation Waiver – Provided by Tauck:

Under Tauck's Cancellation Fee Waiver you can cancel your tour for ANY REASON up to the day before departure and receive a money-back refund (except in Extreme Circumstances*) on the land tour cost, based on your original method of payment.

*Extreme Circumstances:  In the event of an act of God, war (whether declared or undeclared), terrorism, accident, natural disaster, outbreak of disease, or other event or circumstance beyond our control that contributes to or results in cancellation rates above our historical cancellation rates in the absence of such event or occurrence, Tauck reserves the right to issue a credit to you in lieu of a money-back refund, applicable to a future Tauck journey.

Travel Insurance Benefits – Underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company.

  • Trip Cancellation –  If you must cancel your tour due to a covered reason, the plan provides coverage for the amount you paid for your travel arrangements. Since the non-insurance cancellation waiver takes care of the land package cancellation fees already, this benefit reimburses the airfare cancellation charges up to the value of your original airfare purchase.
  • Trip Interruption –  If you have to interrupt your tour for covered reasons, the plan provides reimbursement for up to $5,000 to catch up to your tour or return home.
  • Travel Delay –  Provides reimbursement for missed, prepaid travel arrangements if you are delayed by a common carrier, natural disaster, unannounced strike, or other reasons as cited in the plan.
  • Medical Expense –  Reimburses covered medical expenses incurred in the event you become injured or sick during your trip. 
  • Baggage / Personal Effects Protection –  Provides reimbursement in the event your luggage or personal effects are, lost, stolen, damaged or delayed during your trip.

Worldwide Emergency Assistance Services –  Provided by Carefree Travel Assistance; 24-hour emergency telephone assistance hotline for medical and travel related problems.

The cost of Tauck's Guest Protection is: $449  per person

This protection provides insurance coverage that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker.

This optional Guest Protection must be requested at time of booking and fee must be included with initial payment. Fees are based on costs as of July 1. 2021, and are subject to change. Details will be provided with written confirmation of your tour reservation. Guest Protection does not protect travel agent commissions. Reimbursements will be made according to original method of payment. The amount of any refund shall be reduced by any recoveries obtained by you from any third parties.

The Guest Protection plan waives cancellation fees outlined below, provided we are notified of cancellation before your tour departs. Tour cancellation fees are waived regardless of reason, without written notice, and Tauck will refund land tour cost.

To obtain your state-specific Certificate of Insurance that contains the complete terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of the certificate, visit  affinitytravelcert.com/docs/TACGPPDOM .

If You Have To Cancel

If you cancel within 10 days of initial deposit Within the first 10 days after you place your initial deposit, you may cancel your reservation for any reason with no cancellation fees. If you cancel more than 10 days after initial deposit Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed bookings. These fees vary from tour to tour. Therefore, the following fees apply.

Cancellation Fees with Tauck's Guest Protection Plan:

Loss of Guest Protection fee, per person

Cancellation Fees without Tauck's Guest Protection Plan :

60 days or more before departure = $525 per person

59-8 days before departure = $925 per person

7-1 days before departure = $1500 per person

Time of cancellation  will be when notice is received in our Wilton Woods, CT office.

In the event of an unforeseen circumstance beyond our control,  Tauck reserves the right to amend the cancellation terms outlined herein.

Note:  All Guests, regardless of residency, who book a Tauck journey have the option of purchasing the Cancellation Fee Waiver provided by Tauck in the event they need to cancel their trip after making their reservations. Tauck's Guest Protection, which includes both the Cancellation Fee Waiver and the Travel Insurance Benefits and Assistance Services described above, is not available to residents of Puerto Rico. 

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Air Information and Luggage Restrictions

AIRFARE: Airfare to and from this destination is not included in the journey cost. If purchasing your air elsewhere, it is very important to provide us with your confirmed arriving and departing flight information no later than 3 weeks before your arrival date. Flight information can be submitted to Tauck (or verified, if you've already provided it) in the My Account section of Tauck.com.

TAUCK AIRPORT TRANSFERS are included at the start and end of the journey between the airport and the Tauck hotel. Airport transfers are available for any pre tour or post tour hotel stays immediately consecutive to the tour, providing flight information is received in the Tauck office no later than three weeks in advance. Details on locating your transfer upon arrival to the tour start city will be included in your final documents.

AIRLINES and CHECKED LUGGAGE: Due to space limitations during your Tauck journey, we ask that you please limit your checked luggage to one average-size suitcase per person. Besides complying with the Tauck restriction noted above, you should also be sure to research and comply with all airline baggage restrictions relating to your flights to and from your Tauck journey. Airlines have become much more strict in enforcing size and weight limits in recent years, and are free to revise luggage policies without notice. Researching and complying with airline luggage restrictions is the responsibility of the guest, and Tauck cannot be held responsible for any costs or disruptions to travel caused by the failure to research and comply with airline policies. PLEASE NOTE that if you are booked on a tour that includes on-tour flights, the checked luggage weight restrictions for these flights may be lower than the weight restrictions for your international flights.

Checked Luggage – General

Due to space restrictions, we ask that you please limit your checked luggage to one suitcase per person weighing no more than 50 pounds (23 kg) and with overall dimensions (length + width + height) not exceeding 62 inches (158 cm). Besides complying with the Tauck restriction noted above, you should also be sure to research and comply with all airline baggage restrictions relating to your flights to and from your Tauck journey.

Airlines have become much more strict in enforcing size and weight limits in recent years, and luggage exceeding airline standards for size or weight may result in expensive overage fees or other consequences. Airlines are free to revise luggage policies without notice, and certain airlines have different baggage allowances for different classes of service. Researching and complying with airline luggage restrictions is the responsibility of the guest, and Tauck cannot be held responsible for any costs or disruptions to travel caused by the failure to research and comply with airline policies.

Tauck luggage tags will be provided by your Tauck Director on Day 1 of your itinerary. Please do not attach a Tauck luggage tag to any carry-on items, as the Tauck tags designate luggage that is to be handled and transferred by ground operators and hotel staff during your journey.

Carry-on Luggage – General

Although oversize bags and wheeled, carry-on luggage are popular for airline travel, they are often not convenient or appropriate for motor coach travel or for many on-tour flights. Most modern sightseeing motor coaches offer limited space for numerous or larger items. Space under seats or in the overhead rack is typically small, and designed to accommodate items like coats, hats, purses, and small camera bags, etc. For your day-to-day travel while on tour, we recommend that you limit your hand luggage to a small, soft-sided carry-on piece, and that you bring only those items you need handy during the day such as make-up, medications, cameras, film, etc. Items too large to fit under the motor coach seat or on the overhead rack must be stored in the luggage bays beneath the motor coach, and may be inaccessible during daytime travel.

Health, Safety and Mobility

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS

Smoking is not permitted on the motor coaches or onboard Rocky Mountaineer or in any of the hotels.

If you have a medical condition that might limit your participation in activities, please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice and notify us as soon as possible, if you have not already done so. We will advise your Tauck Director accordingly.

Please check with your health insurance provider to determine whether you are covered while traveling. If you will not be covered under your current policy, we strongly suggest that you arrange for adequate coverage while on tour. 

VACCINATIONS  

If you are a resident of the U.S. traveling internationally, no vaccinations are currently required for travel to Canada. For complete vaccination and inoculation information, contact your physician, the public health service in your area, or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. The CDC operates a 24-hour travelers' information number at 800-232-4636 (toll-free in the U.S.). You may also log on to the CDC website by clicking here .

If you are a resident of another country traveling internationally, please contact an embassy or consulate of Canada to determine what vaccinations may be required for you to visit.

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUESTS

The restaurants, hotels, caterers and numerous other partners we work with all do their best to accommodate special dietary requests from Tauck guests. However, given the diverse nature of those food providers (from small wineries to grand hotels to world-famous restaurants in more than 70 countries worldwide), some of our partners are better able than others to accommodate such requests. We therefore cannot guarantee that all dietary requests can be accommodated at every meal. Also, please note that where dietary requests can be accommodated, choices will frequently be limited.

To enjoy this tour, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surfaces. Some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot. The amount of walking you do, however, is at your discretion.

Several modes of transportation are used on this tour – motor coach, ferry, float plane and train. In general, this itinerary is recommended for those who have little if any difficulty walking, climbing stairs, or balancing onboard a moving train. Walking is also affected by weather conditions which do vary greatly and can involve snow, ice, and mud.

Regarding Wheelchairs - If you require a wheelchair while traveling, you must meet the specifications of each of the tour's suppliers including the motor coach, ferry, float plane and train. You may bring a collapsible, lightweight wheelchair on tour that weighs less than 100 lbs (45.4 kg), but you must be able to maneuver on and off the coach with limited assistance. We strongly recommend that if you require a wheelchair for travel or have moderate to severe difficulty walking that you bring a companion to assist you. Before you book this tour, you will need to provide us with the exact specifications of the wheelchair, including: size, model, and all components that accompany it to determine its motor coach storage capabilities.

Rocky Mountaineer has a lift to move between the upper level, where the dome car is located and the lower level, where the dining room is located.

  Regarding Oxygen - If you require portable oxygen while traveling, you will be responsible for any maintenance and operation that the tank requires while on tour, and for locating health facilities on the tour route that can perform tank maintenance. If you choose to bring a tank on tour, you will need to provide us the exact specifications of the tank, including size, model, and all components that accompany it prior to booking the tour to determine motor coach storage capabilities. You may inquire about having them filled at a hospital in Vancouver, Banff or Jasper (there is no hospital in Lake Louise), but tank maintenance facilities are limited in the Canadian Rockies.

Vancouver General Hospital : 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C, Canada V5Z 1M9. Phone: (604) 875-4111

Seaton General Hospital : Box 310, 518 Robson Street, Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0.

Phone: (780) 852-3344. Fax: (780) 852-3413

Banff Mineral Springs Hospital : 305 Lynx Street, Banff, Alberta, Canada TIL1H7.

Phone: (403) 760-7214

PLEASE NOTE: We regret that this Tauck itinerary cannot accommodate wheelchairs or motorized scooters. Likewise, we regret that we're unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs.  The responsibility of the Tauck Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it.

Reading List

We have compiled a reading list of recommended books to give you more information about the destinations you will be traveling to on your upcoming journey!

You can view the reading list  here.

The summer weather in the Canadian Rockies can change instantly and is often unpredictable as in any mountainous region. From June through early September, normal temperatures range from 50 to 80˚F (10 to 27˚C). However, the Canadian Rockies could experience some unusually warm weather (80 to 90˚F) (26 to 32˚C) during the summer months. Therefore, we suggest including some light warm weather clothing in your travel wardrobe. Conditions are often very local and can change radically from one valley to the next, or change during the course of the day. Due to its geographic location, Western Canada generally has long hours of daylight and in mid-summer the sun will rise as early as 5:00 a.m. and set as late as 10:00 p.m. In the early spring and fall, daylight hours average about 14 hours, from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Rainfall is greatest by the ocean in Vancouver and lighter in the interior portions of the Canadian Rockies.

To read about current weather conditions, we suggest you log on to the Internet website, noaa.gov , by clicking here .

What To Pack

When joining a Tauck journey, every guest is responsible for their own health and, in turn, the protection of their fellow travelers, the Tauck staff, our suppliers and the places we visit. As such, you are expected to follow local and supplier guidelines regarding face coverings, as explained by your Tauck Director. Our partners may have a limited supply of face coverings, gloves, and hand sanitizer, so please bring such personal items for your own comfort.

Bringing the right clothing for your trip is important – we've partnered with Necessary Gear who provide an "easy-to-use, one-stop shop" for your Tauck travel needs, specifically selected for this trip. Click here to visit their site .

Your journey is designed with leisure in mind. Dress for comfort and convenience with a wardrobe that is adaptable and allows for layering. Generally, during the day, casual, comfortable, cotton clothing is recommended. Cool weather at higher elevations or at night will require warmer, layered clothing. During the evenings some dining rooms require smart casual attire for dinner (no jeans) and some fine dining rooms recommend jackets for the gentlemen, but they are not required.

You will find a hair dryer located in your hotel guest room. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Valet laundry and dry cleaning services are also available for a fee at all the Fairmont Hotels on this itinerary.

We recommend that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medication in its original container to last through your entire journey, together with a copy of your doctor's prescription or a letter from your health-care provider on office stationery explaining that the medication has been prescribed for you, a list of the generic names of your medication, your travel documents and a change of clothing in your carry-on bag to avoid any inconvenience in the event that your flight or luggage is delayed.

We suggest that you pack the following items your journey:

  • A reusable water bottle
  • Casual daytime wear – shorts, slacks, long and short-sleeved shirts
  • An optional jacket for men
  • Casually elegant evening wear for ladies
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
  • A light sweater or jacket for higher elevations or a breezy night
  • Binoculars (7x50 preferably)
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera, lenses, batteries, memory cards and chargers
  • Lightweight, comfortable, sturdy walking shoes that have already been broken-in
  • Hiking boots if you would like to hike on some of the more extensive trails
  • Travel alarm clock/ cell phone with alarm function (many hotels do not have clocks in the rooms)
  • Rain poncho and collapsible umbrella
  • Reusable zipper-lock bags or other waterproof bags
  • Daypack for camera equipment
  • Sundries and toiletries that may be difficult to find en route
  • Copies of your travel documents that should be secured in the safe in your hotel room while traveling

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Explore Vancouver, Victoria, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Columbia Icefield Adventure

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    Coach / Bus Tours & Trips in Canadian Rockies. The Rocky Mountains are mother nature at her best. Whether you are shredding the slopes at Calgary or catching the bus to the awe-insipiring Christmas tree forests of Banff, the wonder of the Canadian Rockies will ensure that your trip to Canada is a life-changing experience.

  2. Rocky Mountain Bus Tours

    PRICE (DOUBLE, PER PERSON) Standard Hotel: $1,229 - $1,389 / $1,759 - $2,219. Day 1-3: Guided coach tour, including Banff, Jasper, & Lake Louise. Day 4: Scenic coach journey from Banff to Calgary. 3 nights of hotel accommodation: 2 nights in Banff, 1 night in Jasper. 3 breakfasts.

  3. Canada's Rockies Tour 2024

    Book your 9 Day Canada tour to Calgary, Jasper and Banff with Trafalgar and enjoy toe-tapping music, delicious food, and a spectacular rodeo atmosphere. ... Tours. Canada's Rockies. 4.8. 468 reviews. Canada's Rockies. Discover Canada's Rockies. Extend Your Tour. Deals available. Save up to $330. ... Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in ...

  4. Canadian Rockies Tours

    These mountains and fertile land are breathtaking on Tauck's award-winning Canadian Rockies tours. 800-788-7885 or ... Soak in the views from the comfort of Tauck's reserved seats in a glass-dome coach, or from the exclusive GoldLeaf Service outdoor viewing platform, taking in the fresh mountain air. ...

  5. Spectacular Canadian Rockies Tour 2024

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  6. Canadian Rockies

    Canadian Rockies Bus Tours. Highlights: Mount Robson, Jasper National Park, Maligne Canyon, Athabasca Falls, Columbia Icefields, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, the town of Banff, Johnston Canyon, Bow Falls, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, and more. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies with our fully guided motorcoach itineraries.

  7. Canadian Rockies Tours

    Welcome to Key West Travel & Tours. As the premier operator for Canadian Rockies tours in British Columbia since 1999, we offer a vast selection of itineraries that showcase the best of Canada's West. With our deluxe coaches and expert tour guides, you can sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery as it unfolds before your eyes.

  8. Canadian Rockies

    Prices and itinerary subject to change. $6,495 per guest (double) $7,950 per guest (single) In addition to International Coach Tours, please also see our Day Tours, Southeast and Mysterty Coach Tours, Northeast and West Coach Tours, and Private Coach Charters. Visit the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park with Globe Treks on an ...

  9. Heart of the Canadian Rockies

    On this Heart of the Canadian Rockies tour, you'll experience this breathtaking scenery and enjoy thrilling experiences as you overnight in Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Victoria, and Vancouver. ... Escorted Coach Tours, Standard Escorted Coach Tours, 10 ; from £1,499 pp Departure Dates . 2024 Departure Dates ...

  10. 5 of the Best Canadian Rockies Tours from Vancouver

    Canadian Rockies 7-Day National Parks Group Tour Delving deeper into the mountains, this seven day coach tour for wilderness explorers takes you out along the Icefield Parkway - regarded by many as one of the most beautiful roads in the world - and invites you to kayak out on the glacial waters of Moraine Lake, to cycle off into the ...

  11. 5-day Canadian Rockies Bus Tour

    Our 5-day Canadian Rockies bus tour offers spectacular sightseeing in the Canadian Rockies and wine country Okanagan. Fully guided ... After re-boarding your coach, get ready to explore the world-famous wine country of the Okanagan Valley. This region is renowned for its sandy beaches, beautiful wineries, lush orchards, and picturesque gardens. ...

  12. Highlights of the Canadian Rockies Escorted Coach Tour & Alaska Cruise

    Escorted Coach tour through the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver with overnight stays in Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Kamloops, Victoria & Vancouver. 7-night Alaska cruise onboard Celebrity Solstice® includes all meals and entertainment plus added value of drinks, Wi-Fi surfing package & tips. 9th May 2024. From £4,569pp.

  13. Canadian-Rockies-Rail-Excursion

    Day 1: Calgary to Banff - Motor Coach. Day 2: Banff National Park - Motor Coach. Day 3: Lake Louise Surroundings - At Your Leisure. Day 4: Lake Louise to Jasper - Motor Coach. Day 5: Jasper to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Rail. Day 6: Kamloops to Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer Rail. ★Departure and arrival times may vary. [B] = Breakfast.

  14. Canadian Rockies Train Tours 2023/2024

    Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies on our train tours. Discover Banff, Jasper, and more on a luxury rail journey through Western Canada with Tauck. 800-788-7885 or your travel ... Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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  16. Rocky Mountains

    Rocky Mountains, mountain range forming the cordilleran backbone of the great upland system that dominates the western North American continent. Generally, the ranges included in the Rockies stretch from northern Alberta and British Columbia southward to New Mexico, a distance of some 3,000 miles (4,800 km). In places the system is 300 or more ...

  17. Yellowstone National Park by Rail

    Yellowstone National Park. Located in the northwest corner of Wyoming and extending into parts of Montana and Idaho is Yellowstone, America's oldest and largest national park. A natural wonder of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, lakes, canyons and unspoiled forests, it is a perfect getaway. Yellowstone is home to more than 300 geysers ...

  18. Spectacular Canadian Rockies Tour 2024

    Travel to the Canadian Rockies. Extend Your Tour. Seasonal Sale. Was. £3,565. Save up to £350. From. £3,215. Find this price. ... Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) ... Spectacular Canadian Rockies trip reviews. Or search for something else. As Seen on

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