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9-DAYS TOUR OF CANADIAN ROCKIES

Visit Vancouver – Rockies – Banff – Lake Louise – Icefield – Victoria – Chemainus

Starting $1671

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DAY 1, Arrival Vancouver (OR Arrival Seattle)

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for accommodation.

Hotel
Type A (Value) : Hampton Inn by Hilton / Best Western Plus or similar
Type B (Deluxe) : Executive Plaza (Plaza Room) / Westin Wall Centre or similar
Type C (Budget) : Barclay Hotel or similar
Type D (Premium) : Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar

DAY 2, Vancouver – Sea to Sky Highway – Whistler – Peak2Peak Gondola (Optional) – Vancouver

Start the journey along the Sea to Sky Highway. Pass by Horseshoe Bay, the 3rd highest waterfall in BC, and the world 2nd largest granite monolith – Stawamus Chief. Arrive at Whistler- the #1 ski resort in North America and the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Take the amazing and world recordbreaking Peak2Peak Gondola Ride up between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains (optional). Relax and shop at numerous boutiques at the alpine village. Return to Vancouver by tour bus, or by seaplane (surcharge applies).

Hotel: Red Lion Victoria or similar

DAY 3, Vancouver – BC Ferries – Victoria – Butchart Gardens – Inner Harbour

Board the BC Ferry to Swartz Bay and arrive at the capital city of BC – Victoria. Visit the famous Butchart Gardens. Stunning floral displays await to greet you as you stroll along this wonderland. Pass by the Gate of Harmonious at Chinatown. Visit the BC Legislative Buildings, Thunderbird Park, Beacon Hill Park and Mile “0” of Trans-Canada Highway. Explore more of Victoria’s Inner Harbour with our recommend activities (optional). Either riding a carriage tour, or enjoying a premium afternoon tea at Empress Hotel or visiting the Royal BC Museum, fun is awaiting you.
Hotel: Red Lion Victoria or similar

DAY 4, Victoria – Hatley Castle – Goldstream Provincial Park – Duncan – Chemainus – Nanaimo – Vancouver

Proceed to Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University and Goldstream Provincial Park to discover heritage and natural wonders. Take a leisurely stroll under a canopy of towering trees and pass the giant Western Red Cedar over 600 years old. Visit Duncan, the City of Totems, and home to the First Nations-Cowichan Tribes. Head to Chemanius, explore the murals on the streets that are illustrating the cultural development of the community. Arrive at Nanaimo by late afternoon and return to Vancouver by BC Ferry or Seaplane (surcharge applies).

Hotel: Prestige Salmon Arm / Vernon or similar

DAY 5, Vancouver – Kelowna – L. Okanagan – Winery – Salmon Arm/Revelstoke

Start our journey via the Trans-Canada Highway; pass through Fraser Valley, and head east to Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan Valley and home to world-class wineries. At Lake Okanagan, search for the lake monster “Ogopogo” from the First Nations’legendary history. Enjoy moderate wine tasting of the certified organic ice wine, red and white wine at the most visited winery and vineyard in Kelowna.

Hotel : Prestige Harbourfront Resort (subject to hotel availability)/Sandman Revelstoke or similar

DAY 6, Salmon Arm/Revelstoke – Banff National Park – Gondola – Bow Falls – Town of Banff

Arrive at Canada’s oldest National Park – Banff National Park via Rogers Pass and Yoho National Park. An eye-opening Gondola Ride (adm) will captivate you with the majestic views of the Rocky Mountains. Passing by Vermilion Lakes, visit Bow Falls which was also featured in 1953 Marilyn Monroe starred movie River of No Return. Stroll along Banff Avenue where you will find myriad of art galleries, trendy shops and boutiques in the highest town of Canada.

Hotel: Elk + Avenue Hotel (former Banff International Hotel) or similar

DAY 7, Lake Louise – Jasper National Park – Icefield – Glacier Skywalk – Bow Lake – Golden

After passing by the Castle Mountain, explore the worldrenowned Lake Louise, the combination of unspoiled wilderness, beautiful chateau, snow-capped mountains and modern amenities along shores of the dazzling turquoise lake. Enjoy a premium lunch at the famous Chateau Lake Louise (meal plan). Then, start our glacier adventure to the Columbia Icefield at the Jasper National Park. Ride on the massive Ice Explorer (adm) to trek onto the surface of the stunning Athabasca Glacier. Continue our excitement to Glacier Skywalk (adm) above the Sunwapta Falls, a glass-floored observation deck separating you from wildlife roaring below and the breathtaking glacial vistas. Passing by Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier, overnight stay in Golden.

Hotel: Prestige Golden /Glacier Mountaineer Lodge or similar

DAY 8, Golden – Last Spike – Kamloops – Ginseng Factory – Fraser Valley – Vancouver

Proceed to Eagle Pass and visit the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Head west to BC interiors and arrive in Kamloops, a city with over 2000 hours of sunshine each year. Visit the only GMP certified Ginseng factory and learn about manufacture and the amazing healing power of Ginseng. After passing by the District of Hope, where Sylvester Stallone filmed First Blood in 1982 and Hunter’s Creek, return to Vancouver by late afternoon.

Hotel
Type A (Value) : Hampton Inn by Hilton / Best Western Plus or similar
Type B (Deluxe) : Executive Plaza (Plaza Room) / Westin Wall Centre or similar
Type C (Budget) : Barclay Hotel or similar
Type D (Premium) : Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar

Day 9, Depart Vancouver or Seattle

Depart Vancouver

  • Day is free at own leisure until transfer to airport for your next destination.
    OR
  • Depart Seattle
  • Depart in the morning, arrive Sea-Tac approx. at noon (surcharge applies). Suggest flight after 3:00pm.

Notes:

  • Arrive Vancouver or Seattle every Monday & Thursday
  • Limited to one medium sized suitcase and one carry-on luggage per person. Any additional luggage may be charge of approx. $ 40 per piece
  • Free YVR airport transfer time (scheduled operation): 8:00am-9:30pm (Type A & B Hotel) or 8:00am-8:00pm (Type C & D Hotel)
  • All hotel rooms are non-smoking. Any violation will be penalized $ 350 and up (non-refundable cleaning fee)

Inclusions:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Transfers (free in arrival and depart Vancouver) / if Seattle – surcharge applies
  • Bilingual (English & Chinese) speaking tour guide

Excludes:

Airfare

  • Travel insurance
  • Seattle airport transfers: ONEWAY- USD $60 per person / ROUNDTRIPUSD 120 per person
  • Meals: USD $520 per pax
  • Admission Fees: USD $195 (Victoria & Rockies 5 days only)
  • Optional tour: Whistler 1 day (fees to be paid to your tour guide during the tour only)
  • Personal incidentals
  • Visa/valid passport (if applicable)
  • Tour coordinator & driver gratuities (See suggested Vancouver):
  • Arrival Transfer/Mini City Tour/Vancouver Night Tour: $ 5/person;
  • YVR Departure Transfer: $3person;
  • Seattle Arrival/Departure Transfer: $8/person/way;
  • Full Day Tour: $9/person/day
  • Others not mentioned in the above inclusions

Remarks:  

  • This is a join group (Seat In Coach)
  • We reserve the right to modify the itinerary and hotels for the benefit of the group 
  • Rates are subject to change unless booked and finalized.