Heart of the Canadian Rockies
After a visit to Fort Calgary, head west through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies into Banff National Park, where you'll spend two overnights at a popular year-round resort. Journey northward where a day of scenic grandeur is in store, including stops in Lake Louise and Columbia Icefield. Motorcoach through two mountain passes before arriving in Jasper National Park for the evening. Stop in Mount Robson and visit Kamloops before leaving British Columbia's majestic mountain range toward the rugged Pacific coastline. Perhaps a whale-watching cruise in Victoria would round out this spectacular holiday.
• 9 night tour exploring the Canadian Rockies from Calgary to Vancouver
• Accommodation in twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
• Transportation: Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
• Sightseeing in Calgary, Victoria, and Vancouver; Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), Butchart Gardens, and Stanley Park.
• SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS include: Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Mount Robson, Fraser River, Thompson River with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains, British Columbia's Coast Mountain Range, Strait of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.
• $150* per person discount
04 Oct 18 , 06 Oct 18, 11 Oct 18.
Other departures available between May – Sep 2018, seasonal surcharges may apply.
31 Jul 17,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Welcome to Calgary! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
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. Join the optional excursion to Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views of Banff's spectacular scenery. (B)
3. BANFF NATIONAL PARK.
Banff is one of Canada's favourite 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.
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 that is 1,200 feet (365 metres) 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 two mountain passes. Later, your Tour Director suggests an optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.
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.
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.
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 forests. Board your ferry for the spectacular crossing to Vancouver Island. Sightseeing in Victoria includes the Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park, and world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS. This evening, consider a stroll along the lively Waterfront Promenade.
Today is free to explore on your own. Your Tour Director will have ideas for enjoying this most British of Canadian cities.
9. VICTORIA-FERRY CROSSING-VANCOUVER.
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.
The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore Vancouver further with a variety of exciting optional activities.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 23 Jun 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. All savings are included in the advertised price. Offer valid on 2018 Cosmos North America tours booked between 16 Jul and 31 Jul 2017. A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $250 per person is due within 7 days of booking or 31 Jul 2017, whichever comes first. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers except Journey's Club discounts. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Cosmos and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.