Essential Rockies & West Coast with Air



  • Banff – Banff National Park – Yoho National Park – Lake Louise – Columbia Icefield – Jasper National Park – Jasper – Whistler – Vancouver – Victoria
  • Duration: 10 D / 09 N.
  • Tour of Banff + Admissions to Banff Gondola
  • Icefields Parkway Discovery Tour with visit to Columbia Icefield + Buffet Lunch
  • Admissions to Ice Explorer Glacier tour & Glacier Skywalk
  • City tour of Vancouver including admissions to Capilano Bridge & Park.
  • Tour of Victoria including admissions to Butchart Gardens.
  • Coach transfer from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to hotel in Banff.
  • Coach transfer from Jasper to Edmonton International Airport (YEG).
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.

This is not an Escorted Group Tour.
This tour is 100% customizable.
Tour can be operated in the opposite direction.
This 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 Valle

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.

Today the day is free to explore Yoho and Banff National Parks on your own or opt for one of our optional sightseeing tours.

Overnight in Banff, AB.

The day is free for you to take any one of the several optional tours offered.

Overnight in Jasper, AB.


This morning transfer by shuttle from your hotel in Jasper to Edmonton Airport. Departing Jasper at 7 AM, the shuttle will drop you off at YEG Airport around 12:35 PM. Fly from Edmonton to Vancouver a 1 ½ hours flight. 
On arrival in Vancouver, transfer on your own to your hotel in downtown Vancouver. 

The rest of the day is free.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC

Start your full-day tour with a ride on board a coach from downtown Vancouver to the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen. You will then board the ferry for a 90-minute crossing to Vancouver Island. Spend time walking around the deck while enjoying the scenery and looking out for orcas, seals, and other marine life. The ferry also features many amenities including restaurants and a children’s arcade as well as limited shopping. On arrival on Vancouver Island, your ferry will dock at the Ferry terminal at Swartz Bay. Leaving the ferry your coach will drive to the Butchart Gardens for a self-guided tour of Butchart Garden (admissions included). The garden spans over 22 breathtaking hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty. Then, off to the majestic Victoria Inner Harbour to take in the historic sights of our capital city, named after British monarch Queen Victoria. 

This is a 13-hour tour.

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.
Today the day is free to explore the city on its own.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC. 

This is the end of your Essential Rockies Tour. Check-out of the hotel is posted for 11 AM. Transfer on your own to YVR International Airport for your flight home.

End of Essential Rockies & West Coast. 

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
  • Athabasca Falls 

Overnight in Jasper, AB.

Did you find what you were looking for?  Let our Canada destination specialists take the stress away and tailor a holiday that suits your interest and wallet.
Are you travelling as a group of 10 persons or more? Check with us for our special group rates including transportation.
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Inclusions

  • 09-Nights Accommodations.
    • 3 nights in Banff. 
    • 2 nights in Jasper. 
    • 4 nights in Vancouver
  • Breakfast at all destinations.
  • Banff - Coach tour of Banff including admissions to Banff Gondola. 
  • Banff - Icefields Parkway Discovery from Banff to Jasper with photoshop in Lake Louise and Buffet Lunch.
  • Visit to Columbia Icefield including admissions to Ice Explorer Glacier tour & Glacier Skywalk.
  • Vancouver - City tour of Vancouver including admissions to Capilano Bridge & Park.
  • Full-day tour to Victoria and Butchart Gardens.
  • City tour of Vancouver including admissions to Capilano Bridge
  • Calgary - Coach transfer from YYC International Airport (Calgary) to the hotel in Banff.
  • Jasper – Coach transfer from hotels in Jasper to YEG (Edmonton) International Airport.
  • Resort fees, Taxes & GST.

Exclusions

  • Airfare including airfare from Edmonton (YEG) to Vancouver (YVR).  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Meals other than breakfast.
  • Canada Park Fees – approx. CA $10 per person from Day 1 to 6.
  • 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).
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. We require clients to provide us a signed Waiver in the event your client opts to decline your offer to sell Travel Insurance. DMCI Inc. sells Manulife Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario.  Please check with us for rates.
  • Residents of other provinces as well as those coming from overseas must purchase Travel insurance in the province/country where they reside. 
  • 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
BanffBanff Ptarmigan Inn
JasperMaligne Lodge
VancouverSandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown
Rooms featured will be Standard ROH room unless specified otherwise.
Hotels featured will be as above or similar.
We feature a range of hotel properties.
Hotel upgrades are available.
Please check with us for rates and availability

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

  • SIC Transfers (if included in your tour package) - means NO MEET & GREET on arrival at the Airport.  Clients must follow the joining instructions printed on our vouchers.
  • SIC Tours - means NO HOTEL PICK UP/DROP OFF.  Clients must make their own way to the boarding point.  Certain SIC Tours offer limited hotel pick ups from downtown city hotels.
  • Admissions - does not include transfer from hotel to Theme park/Attraction Venue.  Clients must make own way to the attraction/theme park venue.
  • Guests must be present at the Pick-up Point (if hotel or location pick-up if offered as a part of the tour) 15-minutes prior to designated Pick Up Time.
  • Guests should reconfirm all the services 24 hours prior to departure.

Operation Info



YearOperating Dates
20231 May to 8 Oct

Blackout dates may apply, please check with us.

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