Heart of the Canadian Rockies

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.

Highlights

  • CALGARY Sightseeing
  • BANFF NATIONAL PARK Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park
  • LAKE LOUISE Visit the lake
  • COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • JASPER NATIONAL PARK Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park
  • VICTORIA Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens
  • VANCOUVER Sightseeing; Stanley Park

 

Inclusions

  •    Accommodation   
  •    Meals   
  •    Sight Seeing Tours  
  •    Transportation   
  •    Tour Manager   
  •   Taxes  

Tour Itinerary

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

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.

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.

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 that is 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.

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.

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.

As you travel through British Columbia's Coast Mountain Range to its majestic Pacific coastline, the vegetation changes from desert landscape to lush alpine forests. 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.

Today is free to explore on your own. You may choose to join an optional wildlife and whalewatching 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.

This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its climate. 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.

Your vacation ends this morning. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore Vancouver further with a variety of exciting optional activities.


Pricing

  • Starting from AED 5694* per adult on Twin / Triple Sharing
  • Child above 8 years are allowed on this tour

Departure Dates

Apr 19: 29
May 19: 6, 9, 20, 23, 27 & 30
Jun 19: 6, 17, 20 & 24
Jul 19: 4, 18 & 29
Aug 19: 8, 12, 19, 22 & 29
Sep 19: 2, 5, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Oct 19: 3 & 10

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION DETAILS

  • Calgary: Sandman Hotel Downtown Calgary City Centre or Similar
  • Banff National Park: Bow View Lodge/ Inns of Banff or Similar
  • Jasper National Park: Marmot Lodge or Similar
  • Kamloops: The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre or Similar
  • Victoria: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites or Similar
  • Vancouver: Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown or Similar



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