Western Journey & Optional Cruise
CALGARY | BANFF | KAMLOOPS | WHISTLER | VANCOUVER | OPTIONAL ALASKA CRUISE
Experience the must-see highlights on this value for money tour of the Canadian Rockies. Journey from sky to sea through craggy Rocky Mountain passes and tour Pacific coastlines with stunning vistas of fjords and glacial valleys. Marvel at sparkling glaciers, plunging canyons and fierce rivers as you explore the wild paths of fur traders.
- Discover picturesque Banff National Park
- Explore the pretty alpine town of Banff or take a tour to the Columbia Icefield
- See Yoho National Park
- Alpine Whistler and the Peak2Peak Gondola
- Journey along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway
- Visit Multicultural Vancouver including Granville Market, Gastown and Stanley Park
- Take and optional Alaska cruise for pristine wilderness and historic ports
Western Journey & Optional Cruise
Day 1 : Arrive Calgary
On arrival in Calgary make your way to your downtown hotel.
Hotel: Sandman Calgary City Centre
Day 2 : Calgary – Banff - Canmore
This morning you will meet your fellow travellers at breakfast before you tour the sights of Calgary. After your tour, head for the Rocky Mountains and enter Banff National Park. Tour the region around Banff; see the landmark Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain.
Hotel for 2 nights: Coast Canmore.
Sightseeing Tour included: Calgary sightseeing tour & Banff sightseeing tour. Provided by Jonview Canada.
Day 3 : Banff & Canmore
The day is free for you to explore the many boutiques and shops along Banff Avenue. Alternatively you can join an optional full day tour to Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield. At the Columbia Icefield you will board the Ice Explorer onto the surface of the glacier. Return to Canmore in the late afternoon.
Sightseeing Tour Options: Icefield Parkway Tour
Day 4 : Canmore - Kamloops
Today your tour of the Canadian parks system continues as you cross the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park. Your journey continues to the interior town of Kamloops.
Hotel: Ramada Inn
Day 5 : Kamloops - Whistler
You can expect a day of dramatic scenery as you head for the coastal mountains and the resort town of Whistler. On arrival in Whistler enjoy the time at leisure. Take the gondola between the two peaks for an exhilarating view of the village and ski slopes, or try your hand at mountain biking, horseback riding or a round of golf, or join one of the optional excursions.
Hotel: Whistler Village Inn & Suites or Pinnacle Hotel.
Sightseeing Tour Options: Whistler Floatplane Sightseeing Tour. Please ask for details.
Day 6 : Whistler - Vancouver
Drive south along the Sea to Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glaciated mountain peaks. On arrival in Vancouver explore the city on a sightseeing tour. The afternoon is free for you to relax or explore.
Hotel for 2 nights: Sandman City Centre
Sightseeing Tour Included: Vancouver sightseeing tour. Provided by Jonview Canada.
Day 7 : Vancouver
A free day to explore the city. See the city’s sleek high-rise-framed waterfront, and also visit Vancouver’s historic heart - Gastown, reinvented as a hip hub for culture and cuisine. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. You may like to take the opportunity to embark on an optional tour to Vancouver’s famed Granville Island Public Market. Here, you’ll sample fresh locally-grown produce and wander amid the vibrant stalls that showcase a range of home-made craft and art. Alternatively, you may prefer to simply relax and make use of the facilities at your hotel or further explore the city, you can join an optional full day excursion to Victoria, the charming provincial capital.
Sightseeing Tour Options: Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver Foodie Tours, Vancouver City & The Lookout, Victoria Day Tour.
Day 8 : Vancouver Departure or Optional Alaska Cruise
Today you will make your way to the airport today for your onward flight.
Day 9 : Inside Passage
Day 10 : Juneau
Day 11 : Skagway
Day 12 : Glacier Bay
Day 13 : Ketchikan
Day 14 : Inside Passage
Day 15 : Vancouver - departure
Arrive into Vancouver early this morning and make your own way to the airport. Please do not arrange flights before 1pm.
Meals Included: Breakfast.