Best of the Rockies & West Coast with Air (YEG to YVR)


  • Banff – Banff National Park – Yoho National Park – Lake Louise – Columbia Icefield – Jasper National Park – Jasper – Whistler – Vancouver – Victoria
  • Duration: 13-Days | 12-Nights.
  • Tour of Banff + Admissions to Banff Gondola
  • Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls Tour of Yoho National Park including Lunch
  • Icefields Parkway Discovery Tour with visit to Columbia Icefield + Buffet Lunch
  • Admissions to Ice Explorer Glacier tour & Glacier Skywalk
  • Explore Jasper Coach tour & Maligne Lake Cruise including Lunch
  • Tour of Victoria including admissions to Butchart Gardens.
  • City tour of Vancouver including admissions to Capilano Bridge & Park.
  • Coach transfer from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to hotel in Banff.
  • Coach transfer from Jasper to Edmonton International Airport (YEG).
  • Coach transfer from Vancouver International Airport (YEG) to Whistler.
  • Coach transfer from Whistler to downtown Vancouver.
  • Coach & Ferry Transfer from Vancouver downtown Victoria.
  • Coach & Ferry Transfer from Victoria to YVR International Airport.
  • Tour can be operated in the opposite direction.

The Best of the Rockies & West Coast tour offers you a complete tour of the Canadian Rockies and West Coast.  From the craggy peaks, forested slopes, and emerald-green lakes of the Canadian Rockies to the Whistler, the fun and adventure mecca on the West Coast, the beautiful Vancouver waterfront and the gardens and colonial charm of Victoria, this tour has it all. 

Note :

This is not an Escorted Group Tour.
Tour is 100% customizable.
Tour can also be operated as a Private Tour. 


Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Arrive in YYC, Calgary’s International Airport this afternoon.  Collect your bags and proceed to the shuttle desk at the airport for your pre-booked transfer by coach to the mountain resort of Banff, AB.   

With Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominating its skyline, the resort town of Banff is by far the largest town in the Rockies. Banff features chateau style hotels, plenty of shops and dining options and a range of sightseeing and soft adventure options.
The ride to Banff will take approximately two hours.  On arrival in Banff, check into your hotel.  Rest of the day free to explore Banff Avenue with its many shops and restaurants on your own.

Overnight in Banff, AB.
Today, set off on a tour exploring Banff & its Wildlife.  Your tour includes admissions to Banff Gondola for a ride to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain.

See some of the most incredible sights and sounds that western Canada has to offer on this full guided sightseeing tour of Banff. All the guests get to learn about the culture, geology, and wildlife while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. 
This tour will include some of the most scenic and historically significant highlights of Banff such as the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, Hoodoos Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka. While on the tour, enjoy hot chocolate or fresh water (depending on the time of year) and maple cookies at one of the scenic stops. This a complete orientation to Banff and a great tour for seeing wildlife in the morning!

This tour will include admissions to the famous Banff Gondola for a ride to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain.  The view from the viewing deck at the summit of the Sulphur Mountain are spectacular  with a 360-degree panorama view of the Bow Valley.

Tour stops include -   
  • Bow Falls
  • Surprise Corner
  • Viewpoint Lookout
  • Point Hoodoos
  • Lake Minnewanka
Upgrade – You may upgrade this tour by adding a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.  Please check with us for rates and availability.

Overnight in Banff, AB.
Get to see the best that Banff National Park and the surrounding wildernesses. This tour takes you to the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies through Banff and Yoho National Parks. 

The Yoho National Park in British Columbia to the west of Banff National Park is a place loaded with stories. From the history of the Canadian railroad to Takakkaw Falls (the second-highest waterfall in Canada!), follow the trails through a park whose name means “awe” in the Cree language.

The tour includes a 20-minute stop at Lake Moraine (late May onwards) and will pass by the Victoria Glacier, Takakkaw Falls, Valley of Ten Peaks, Spiral Tunnels, and Yoho National Park.

At Emerald Lake you will stop for lunch (included in your tour) at the historic lodge tucked on the shores jewel-toned lake in the middle of a beautiful glacial cirque. You’ll have time to stroll and explore.

Stop times on this tour vary depending on the area. Typically, the tour offers an approximately 30-minute stop at Lake Louise, and one hour break at Emerald Lake Lodge.  When Moraine Lake and Takkakaw Falls are not affected by seasonal road closures, the tour also offers a 50-minute stop at Moraine Lake and a one hour stop at the Takakkaw Falls.

The tour duration will be seasonally adjusted depending on road closures, weather conditions. 
Tour Stops include (may change depending on road closures).

  • Moraine Lake
  • Spiral Tunnels
  • Emerald Lake
  • Takakkaw Falls
  • Lake Louise

Overnight in Banff, AB.

Featuring over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls you will discover Canada's most scenic mountain roadway i.e., the Icefield's Parkway. Every twist and turn of the spectacular 230 KM (143-miles) Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) reveals cloud-piercing peaks, valley-carving glaciers, teal lakes, and dense forests.

Running from Lake Louise to Jasper, this scenic Alberta coach tour offers stunning views of the Canadian Rockies, with lots of roadside lookouts and trailheads along the way. From the iconic Lake Louise to the otherworldly Columbia Icefield and beyond to Jasper, this tour allows you to see glaciers up close and discover how they’ve shaped our landscape. 

A once-in-a-lifetime experience you at the Columbia Icefield where you will board the famous Ice Explorers for a ride to the Athabasca Glacier, the largest icefield south of the North Pole. You will also get to step beyond the Valley’s edge and do a walk on the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored suspended observation platform extending 30 meters out over the Sunwapta Valley: where glass is the only thing that separates you from rugged and wild terrain 918-foot (280 m) below.

This 8 ½ hour coach tour will include stops at:
  • Lake Louise
  • Bow Lake
  • Columbia Icefield Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Athabasca Falls
Overnight in Jasper, AB.

Jasper as you may notice is a laid-back place. Covering over 11,228 square kilometers (4,335 square miles), Jasper National Park is Canada's largest park in the Rocky Mountains and the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world.  Jasper and its surroundings offer treasures of sights and sounds for you to discover. 

Spend the day on this tour exploring the highlights of Jasper National Park with hot lunch included. We’ll tour the historic townsite then head to the fascinating Maligne Canyon. Lookout for wildlife as your tour coach travels out of town to the various scenic spots included in your tour.

The tour culminates in an unforgettable cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island.  Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, glacier fed Maligne Lake is world-renowned for its beauty and is home to the world-famous Spirit Island. Experience these iconic locations in a completely unique way on our Maligne Lake Cruise.

Note - Explore Jasper w/ Lunch (Pre-Lake Opening Only) (Operational only from 2nd May to 26th May) - Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake – all on this incredible sightseeing tour. Lunch will also be provided on this trip.

Note - Explore Jasper & Maligne Lake Cruise – (Operational from 27th May) - Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake and experience the scenic lake cruise of Maligne Lake – all on this incredible sightseeing tour. Lunch will also be provided on this trip.

Tour Stops include:
  • Maligne Canyon
  • Medicine Lake
  • Maligne Lake
Overnight in Jasper, AB.

This morning, we will transfer you by coach from your hotel in Jasper to YEG International Airport.  You will be leaving Jasper at 7 AM and arrive at YEG Airport around 12:30 PM.  

Depart for Vancouver by WestJet flight WS 171 at 3:15 PM.  This is a 1 ½ hour flight and you will arrive at YVR International Airport at 3:50 pm Pacific Time.

On arrival collect your bags and proceed to SkyLynx desk at the airport for your coach transfer to Whistler.  Your express coach will depart Whistler at 6 PM.  The ride to Whistler takes approximately 2 hours and you will be driving on scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway on this transfer to Whistler.  Your transfer coach will drop you off at the Gateway Loop from where you will have to make your own way to your hotel.

On arrival, check into your hotel.  

Overnight in Whistler, BC.

With stunning mountain backdrops, Whistler is the fun and adventure capital on Canada’s west coast and as popular during the summer months as it is during the winter. Hiking, biking, rafting and adrenaline-fuelled activities can be found in abundance, and a friendly welcome from the locals is assured.  The hub of Whistler is a compact, chalet-style pedestrian village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Check with us on the list of many optional activities and soft adventures we offer in Whistler.

Overnight in Whistler, BC.

This morning, check out of your hotel and travel in the luxury of a tour coach to Vancouver.  There are several departures available starting at 9:00 AM and the last coach departs at 7:00 PM.  The ride to Vancouver takes approximately 2 hours.

On arrival, transfer on your own from the Vancouver Bus Depot to your hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Rest of the day is free.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver fascinating past and present comes together in this engaging tour that traverses through urban cityscapes, seaside parks, and ancient rain forests. Begin with the highlights of downtown, including Canada Place, home of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron. Wind through impressive modern and historic architecture, past the Arts and Financial Districts, and the fashion hub of Robson Street. Enter the 1,000-acre urban rainforest, Stanley Park, for a unique perspective of the city from a quiet forest setting. Visit the First Nations Totem Poles before whisking off to North Vancouver.

Continue across the Lions Gate Bridge to Vancouver’s scenic North Shore, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Do not miss the impressive collection of First Nations artwork and the historic Story Centre. From the spectacular Cliffwalk, gaze out over towering cedars, and the Capilano River winding through the valley far below. Take an exhilarating walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge to the other side where many unique and informative experiences await, including the Treetops Adventure.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver is the most cosmopolitan city on Canada's west coast. Nestled between the Pacific coast and the Coastal Mountain Range, Vancouver is perhaps the most beautiful city in Canada. This city offers both, the amenities of a world class city including world class dining, a variety of cuisines from round the world, a range of tours and soft adventure activity options.

Check with us on the various tours and activities offered.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.
Depart today morning for Victoria, on Vancouver Island and the capital of the Province of British Columbia.  The journey to Victoria will include a 90-minute ferry crossing across the Straits of Georgia from Tsawwassen on the mainland to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island.  

On arrival at Swartz Bay, we will head to Butchart Gardens, spanning over 22 breathtaking hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty.  Post the visit to Butchart gardens, we head off to downtown Victoria and the majestic Victoria Inner Harbour to take in the historic sights of the capital city, named after British monarch Queen Victoria. 

Overnight in Victoria, BC.

Victoria, leafy, flower-filled, and very much colonial is known for her museums, English charm, seafront parks, and ocean adventures.  From ziplining through treetops to crescent moon kayaking, diving, Seaplane Tours, Golfing, hiking, or cycling, a delight of tours and activities await you today.  Check with us for optional tours and activities you can go on in Victoria.

Overnight in Victoria, BC.

This morning check-out of your hotel and depart for Vancouver International Airport.   Today’s journey will include a transfer by coach and ferry and the trip to Vancouver will take around 4 hours including 90 minutes of ferry crossing.

Your tour ends on arrival at YVR International Airport.

End of Best of the Rockies & West Coast Tour. 

Inclusions

  • 12-Nights Accommodations.
  • Breakfast at all destinations except in Whistler, BC.
  • Banff - Coach tour of Banff including admissions to Banff Gondola. 
  • Banff - Coach tour of Yoho National Park including Moraine Lake, Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls and lunch.
  • Banff - Icefields Parkway Discovery from Banff to Jasper with photostop in Lake Louise and Buffet Lunch.
  • Visit to Columbia Icefield including admissions to Ice Explorer Glacier tour & Glacier Skywalk.
  • Jasper - Coach tour of Jasper including lunch (Tour operating from 2nd May to 26th May 2023).
  • Jasper - Coach tour of Jasper including Maligne Lake Cruise and lunch. (Tour typically operating 27th May to 10 Oct 2023).
  • Vancouver - City tour of Vancouver including admissions to Capilano Bridge & Park.
  • Vancouver to Victoria - Coach & Ferry transfer from Vancouver to Victoria including Tour of Victoria
  • Victoria - Admissions to Butchart Gardens.
  • Calgary - Coach transfer from YYC International Airport (Calgary) to hotel in Banff.
  • Jasper – Coach transfer from hotels in Jasper to YEG (Edmonton) International Airport.
  • Vancouver - Coach transfer from YVR (Vancouver) International Airport to Whistler.
  • Whistler - Coach transfer from Whistler to downtown Vancouver.
  • Coach & Ferry Transfer from Victoria to YVR (Vancouver) International Airport.
  • Ferry Tickets Vancouver – Victoria – Vancouver.
  • Resort fees, Taxes & GST.

Exclusions

  • Airfare including airfare from Edmonton (YRG) to Vancouver (YVR).  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Breakfast in Whistler and other meals.
  • Transfer from hotel in downtown Vancouver to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). 
  • Canada Park Fees.
  • Porterage at hotels. 
  • Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
  • Visa and Documentation Fees.
  • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Gratuities for hotel staff.
  • Optional Tours and activities.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges.  Charges will apply.
  • Gratuities for Tour Guides/Driver cum Guides (Expected)
  • If applicable, cost of any RTPCR/Antigen Test or costs related to quarantine.

Accommodations Featured

DestinationHotel
Banff, ABBanff Ptarmigan Inn
Jasper, ABMaligne Lodge
Whistler, BCAava Whistler
Vancouver, BCSandman Hotel Vancouver city Centre
Victoria, BCSandman Victoria

Rooms featured will be Standard ROH room unless specified otherwise.

Hotels featured will be as above or similar.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Tariffs

Room Configuration Beds Occupancy
TWIN or
SINGLE or
TRIPLE
QUAD
TWIN + 1 YOUTH + 1 CHILD
TWIN + 2 CHILD

For more information on Rooming and how rates apply, please refer to Important Notes

Optional Tour

These optional tours can be booked with our package. Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for rates.

Notes about this Tour

Operation Info

Year Operating Dates
202301 May to 08 Oct

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