2017: Western Canada with Inside Passage with Extended Stay in Banff (8385)
15 days from Vancouver to Calgary
Fun experiences and stunning scenery by land, boat, and train-these are what you'll experience on this western Canada tour. Spend two nights in Vancouver, Victoria, Prince Rupert, and Jasper National Park; four nights in Banff National Park; and one night in Port Hardy and Prince George.A tour highlight is the Inside Passage cruise from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. One of the world's most beautiful ocean voyages, you'll witness towering mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands, and virgin rainforest. Keep your eyes open for sea lions, eagles, porpoises, and maybe even a killer whale! Another highlight of this western Canada tour is the train ride on Via Rail's Jasper-Prince Rupert, an all-daylight journey that winds its way through the majestic Coast Mountains, follows the mighty Skeena River (often called the 'River of Mists'), and concludes in the Pacific Coast rainforest. From the glassed-in observation dome, watch for soaring bald eagles, black bears, moose, and other wildlife. In Jasper National Park, free time gives you the chance to take a guided hike, explore the quaint shops, and take an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. With four nights in Banff National Park, you'll have plenty of free time to hike, boat, take an optional excursion, and explore all the beauty. In between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park, you'll witness some of the Canadian Rockies most breathtaking scenery. Stop at Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria, and visit the Columbia Icefield to ride the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick. Other stunning scenery includes steep gorges, snowcapped mountains, and exquisite lakes. This tour through western Canada also includes time and sightseeing in Vancouver and Victoria. For the value-minded traveler, it's a dream vacation!
VANCOUVER Century Plaza Hotel & Spa (MF)VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)PORT HARDY Kwa'lilas Hotel (T)PRINCE RUPERT Pacific Inn (F)PRINCE GEORGE Sandman Hotel Prince George (ST)JASPER NATIONAL PARK Chateau Jasper (SF)BANFF NATIONAL PARK Irwin's Mountain Inn (ST)
|Call (214) 528-9144 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13321183|
|Offer valid through 6/30/2017|
|Day 1||Vancouver||Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.|
|Day 2||Vancouver||This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbor and beaches, and more. The rest of the day is at leisure, and your Tour Director will have suggestions for your further exploration of the city. Maybe take a water taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafes. Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, art galleries, and street vendors.|
|Day 3||Victoria||This morning, set sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an area known for its Mediterranean-like climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.|
|Day 4||Victoria||Be sure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, a whale-watching cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street. This evening, join our optional excursion in Chinatown, complete with colorful lanterns and dinner at an authentic restaurant.|
|Day 5||Port Hardy||An early departure from Victoria follows the eastern coastline of Vancouver Island, stopping at Chemainus, the unique village with more than 30 murals depicting pioneer settlement of the area. Then, it's through the port of Campbell River, the 'Salmon Capital of the World.'|
|Day 6||Prince Rupert||Early this morning, embark on one of the world's most beautiful ocean voyages. The scenery is spectacular, with towering mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands, and virgin rainforest. Marine life abounds, often with sightings of sea lions, eagles, and porpoises-you may even spot a killer whale! Late-evening arrival in Prince Rupert. NOTE: Cruising time through the Inside Passage is approximately 16 hours. Please come prepared with all medications, eyeglasses, and any other items you will need.|
|Day 7||Prince Rupert||Depart for an orientation tour of Prince Rupert, then visit the NORTH PACIFIC HISTORIC FISHING VILLAGE, a National Historic Site, for a guided tour of British Columbia's oldest cannery village. Learn of the canning process and what life was like in the village during peak production in the last century.|
|Day 8||Prince George||This morning, board VIA Rail's Jasper-Prince Rupert train for the trip of a lifetime. Sit back and enjoy an all-daylight journey that winds its way through the majestic Coast Mountains, follows the mighty Skeena River-often referred to as the 'River of Mists'-and concludes in the Pacific Coast rainforest. You'll retrace ancient First Nations trading routes and follow the paths of the earliest fur traders. Soaring bald eagles, inquisitive black bears, browsing moose, and other wildlife may be spotted from the glassed-in observation dome that provides 360-degree views. (CB,L,D) NOTE: On departures July 14, August 11, and September 8, there are no included meals or dome-car access. However, meals are available for purchase. |
|Day 9||Jasper National Park||As we continue onward to JASPER NATIONAL PARK the peak elevations grow, culminating with Mount Robson, the highest of Canada's Rockies at almost 13,000 feet. Overnight in Jasper.|
|Day 10||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.|
|Day 11||Banff National Park||Winding our way down the western fringe of Alberta, our journey takes us through some of the Canadian Rockies' most breathtaking wilderness. Our first highlight on today's agenda is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick. Next, Lake Louise, its cold waters perfectly mirror the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped mountain ranges, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as we continue the journey south to BANFF NATIONAL PARK.|
|Day 12||Banff National Park||Banff is one of Canada's favorite year-round resorts, with summer activities including hiking, boating, horseback riding, and fishing. Cosmos has arranged for an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies. Your stay at the Irwin's Mountain Inn in Banff National Park continues for the next two nights.|
|Day 13||Banff National Park||Encompassing 6,641 square miles of glorious wilderness, mountains, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, and alpine meadows, Banff is one of the world's must-see places. Spend the next two days in scenic grandeur and enjoy everything from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.|
|Day 14||Banff National Park||Encompassing 6,641 square miles of glorious wilderness, mountains, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, and alpine meadows, Banff is one of the world's must-see places. Spend the next two days in scenic grandeur and enjoy everything from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.|
|Day 15||Calgary||The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Calgary International Airport.|
|US$ Price Details|
Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.Prices based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement:$1,045Triple Room Reduction per person:$210Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.Travel Terms & Conditions
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