Majesty Of The Rockies
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VANCOUVER | VICTORIA | WHISTLER | OKANAGAN VALLEY | LAKE LOUISE | BANFF | JASPER | SUN PEAKS
This is a wondrous luxury journey through the supreme majesty of Western Canada, taking in historic towns, verdant national parks, sophisticated resorts and the sheer beauty of the Canadian Rockies.
• Explore Victoria & the Butchart Gardens
• Visit three exquisite national parks
• Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs hotels
Majesty Of The Rockies
Day 1 : Vibrant Vancouver
At Vancouver Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxury downtown hotel in the heart of the city. This evening join your tour director for a welcome dinner with wine at the Zagat-rated YEW Seafood + Bar.
Hotel for 2 nights: Four Seasons Vancouver
Day 2 : Vancouver - Victoria
Enjoy a city tour of Vancouver this morning. See Gastown, Stanley Park and the rest of the city before heading for the ferry terminal to board your ferry. Relax in the exclusive Seawest Lounge with scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation introduces you to the Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please until your Highlight Dinner with wine at the Canoe Brewpub restaurant, situated on Victoria’s beautiful waterfront.
Hotel for 2 nights: Grand Pacific, Victoria.
Day 3 : Exploring Victoria
Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens’ Blue Poppy Restaurant, and gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public. You’ll have ample time to explore the 55 acres of stunning floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views. Learn more about your favourite flora before enjoying the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. Perhaps visit some of the city’s sights, take an exciting whale watching excursion or ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
Day 4 : Victoria - Whistler
Journey across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland and continue along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highways. En route to Whistler, stop to view the roaring 300-foot-high Shannon Falls tumbling down the mountain side. On arrival, a local guide will explain Whistler’s history, from its humble resort roots to its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. This evening, dine at Sidecut with perfectly grilled steak or local seafood with wine.
Hotel for 2 nights: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Day 5 : First Nations Culture and History in Whistler
In the morning, you will be welcomed by a First Nations Ambassador at the award winning Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, showcasing First Nations’ art history and culture. Next, take part in a private one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop, creating your own tea blend from the forest and local flora. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. There is plenty for you to do in Whistler this afternoon from championship designer golf courses and water activities on any of the 5 lakes or numerous rivers to mountain top dining. Or just relax and enjoy some of the many cafés and restaurants.
Day 6 : Whistler - Okanagan Valley
Travel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Your home for the night is at the lakeside Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. In the evening, enjoy dinner with local wine.
Hotel: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna.
Day 7 : Kelowna - Lake Louise
Journey through four of Canada’s most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. En route, stop at Emerald Lake, one of Canada’s most outstanding wilderness settings. In the afternoon, depart for another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, before continuing to Lake Louise and the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. For your evening meal, choose one of the resort’s four unique dining venues.
Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Day 8 : Lake Louise - Banff
Enjoy an engaging talk at Lake Louise before strolling along the lake. Then, an orientation of Banff and a ride on-board the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Later, join in a private meet and greet with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman, wearing the world-famous red serge uniform. For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.
Hotel for 2 nights: The Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 9 : Banff at Leisure
Nestled high in the Canadian Rockies, Banff is a town that makes you feel at home and exhilarated with wonder all at the same time; a town that truly celebrates its heritage, lives and breathes mountain culture and never takes its backyard for granted. Choose between a ride in the Banff Gondola or an entrance to the Whyte Museum, and explore on your own today. Perhaps browse the shops along Banff Avenue, take on optional helicopter tour over the majestic Rockies, or just relax and enjoy the facilities in your hotel. If you’re feeling adventurous why not try a canoe trip on the bow river, or for a more serene experience try a float trip and look for wildlife along the river banks.
Day 10 : Banff - Jasper
Day 11 : Jasper National Park & Iconic Maligne Park
Today will be spent exploring Jasper National Park; established in 1907 and the largest national park in the Rockies. With over 4,000 acres of alpine forests, white-water rivers, hot springs, soaring mountain peaks and tranquil river valleys there’s little chance you’ll see it all! In the morning, embark on a narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island, one of the most photographed sites of the Canadian Rockies. Then enjoy an informative walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park as you join a local guide on an afternoon scenic float trip down the Athabasca River.
Day 12 : Mount Robson and Sun Peaks
Journey west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ tallest peak at 12,989 feet. Descend through the Columbia Mountains, arriving at your hotel in the ski resort of Sun Peaks.
Hotel: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.
Day 13 : Sun Peaks - Vancouver
History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, as you cross the bridge for spectacular views from the top of the canyon. The rest of the day yours to explore Vancouver. A haven for sports enthusiasts and keen history buffs alike, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy.
Hotel: Four Seasons
Day 14 : Vancouver Departure
Your holiday ends today with an included transfer to Vancouver Airport.