Essential Rockies & West Coast (Eastbound)


  • 8 days | 7 nights tour.
  • Guided tour of Vancouver.
  • Walk Vancouver’s most popular landmark – Capilano Suspension Bridge.
  • Tour up the Sea-to-Sky Highway.  Visit Shannon Falls Brandywine Falls.
  • Sample fun and activities Whistler has on offer.
  • Walk along the lovely lakeside promenade in Kelowna.
  • Winery Tour with Wine Tasting in Kelowna.
  • Tour through Glacier & Yoho National Parks.
  • Go on the Icefield Parkway Tour.
  • Visit beautiful Lake Louise, UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.
  • Embark on a Glacier Adventure at Columbia Icefield on the famous Ice Explorer.
  • Tour the beautiful town of Banff its is surroundings.
  • Ride the Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.
  • Dedicated Tour Director.
  • Gratuities Included (except for Tour Director; optional).
  • All of this at a very affordable price.
Essential Rockies & West Coast Tour is the ideal way to see and experience all that is Canada's West Coast and Rockies has to offer; and all at a very affordable price.

The tour includes stunning views of rugged mountains, swift-flowing rivers, thundering waterfalls, exotic wildlife, and emerald, blue lakes.  Go on a tour of the beautiful city of Vancouver; walk the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge; sample the summer delights that the alpine resort of Whistler offers before venturing into the Okanagan.  Spend a night in the lovely town of Kelowna before getting back on the highway to continue your tour into the Canadian Rockies.  Visit the Ghost Town at Three Valley Gap.  Stop by the Columbia River in Revelstoke for some great pictures. Go on a tour of the famous Icefield Parkway; stop by at Lake Louise to admire the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site.  Ride the Ice Explorer at Columbia Icefield. Tour the town of Banff and take a ride on the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.  

The Essential Rockies & Westcoast Tour offers you all of the above and much more.

Notes:

  • Operation of this tour is subject to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
  • Minimum 10 pax required to operate this group.

Please contact our Canada Destination Specialist for information and assistance.

Arriving in Vancouver, you'll make your own way to your downtown hotel. With the rest of the day free, you can explore the city at your leisure.  Vancouver is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a diverse range of attractions to suit all tastes. If you're looking to spend some time outdoors, Stanley Park is must-see. The park offers stunning views of the city skyline, as well as lush gardens, hiking trails, and a variety of wildlife. For culture lovers, the Vancouver Art Gallery is home to an impressive collection of Canadian and international art. And no visit to Vancouver would be complete without experiencing its thriving food scene. From eclectic street food to fine dining, there's something to suit every palate. With so much to see and do, Vancouver is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.

Today day is free to explore Vancouver city on your own.

Vancouver is a beautiful city with plenty to do. A must-see is Stanley Park, which offers stunning views of water, mountains, and dense forest. There are excellent hiking trails in the park as well as opportunities to go kayaking, horseback riding, or visit the Vancouver Aquarium. If you are looking for some culture, Vancouver has plenty to offer in that arena as well. The Museum of Anthropology is world-renowned for its collection of First Nations artifacts, and the Vancouver Art Gallery is also worth a visit. No matter what your interests are, you are sure to find something to enjoy in Vancouver.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.

After breakfast, we will checkout from our hotel in Vancouver.  

Start the day heading to downtown Vancouver for a fully guided tour of the city. The tour will take you through Vancouver’s most popular spots including a visit to Stanley Park, Canada Place, Gastown, Robson Street and Granville Island.

Post our city tour, we will head to North Vancouver where you will get to visit one of Vancouver's incredible landmarks, the Capilano Suspension Bridge (admissions included).  The main attraction of this park set in rainforest landscape, is the 450 feet (137 meters) long bridge suspended 230 feet (70 meters) above the Capilano River. Millions of daring visitors have taken a walk across this suspension bridge since its opening in 1889.

Leaving North Vancouver behind, we will next head up the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler.  This highway winds a scenic route hemmed by the Howe Sound, Coast Mountains, its forested slopes and deep valleys. 

Enroute, your tour will visit Shannon Falls and Brandywine Falls before arriving in the Alpine resort town of Whistler.  Upon arrival in Whistler, check into your hotel.  Spend the remainder of the day exploring this beautiful mountain town. Be sure to wander down to the village square and enjoy some of the local shops and restaurants.

Overnight in Whistler, BC. 
You will have the morning free to sample the delights that Whistler has on offer.  We recommend taking the Peak-2-Peak Gondola or going on an all-terrain vehicle (RZR ) tour through the BC Rainforests.  a gondola ride to the top of one of the nearby mountains for stunning views of the area. If you feel like being active, there are plenty of well marked hiking and biking trails to explore as well. Or, if you just want to relax, you can stroll through the charming village and grab a coffee or bite to eat. 

In the afternoon, you will leave Whistler for Kelowna. On arrival in Kelowna, check into your hotel.

Kelowna is located in the Okanagan Valley and is known for its stunning scenery and abundance of outdoor activities.  Make sure to visit her downtown and take a walk along the lovely lakeside promenade or sample some of the local wines and delicious cuisine. 

Overnight in Kelowna, BC.
After breakfast checkout from your hotel.  

Start your day with an unmissable wine experience at one of Kelowna's premier wineries surrounded by acres of beautiful vineyards and the majestic Mt. Boucherie filling the skyline. Experience a tour where you will learn all about wine-making and an over-view of the Okanagan Valley’s growing region. Your tour ends with a guided tasting of a selection of wines including an Award-Winning Icewine.

Departing Kelowna, your tour will travel on the Trans-Canada Hwy1 to Canmore. Today’s drive will take you through the Glacier and Yoho National Parks famous for towering mountains, forested slopes, and swift flowing rivers.  Enroute, your tour will make stops at the Ghost Town of Three Valley Gap (admissions not included) and a photostop at Revelstoke by the banks of the Columbia River.

You will arrive Canmore in time for dinner. Canmore is a charming mountain town with plenty of great shops and restaurants to enjoy. 

Overnight in Canmore, AB.

This full day tour takes you along the picturesque Icefield Parkway.  You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage “Lake Louise.”  And then on to the Columbia Icefield, the largest non-polar icefield south of the North Pole.  Enroute, you will also have the chance to see some incredible wildlife, including grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats.

At the Columbia Icefield, you will climb abroad the Ice Explorer, a specially designed vehicle that takes you onto the Athabasca Glacier, a 10,000-year-old sheet of ice.  You will get to know this incredible geological formation and perhaps taste the waters of the glacier.

Your tour will also make stops at the Bow and Peyto Lakes for some great pictures before arriving back at your hotel in Canmore.  

Overnight in Canmore, AB.

Check-out of your hotel post breakfast this morning and board your tour coach for your tour of Banff and transfer to Calgary.

Start your day with a tour of Banff, a lovely resort town in the Banff National Park. Your tour of Banff will include all the must-see places including the Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, The Banff Springs Hotel, Mt. Rudlestone, the Hoodoos, and Lake Minnewanka.

One of the most scintillating experiences on your tour is a ride on the Banff Gondola, which is an aerial ride unlike any other. This signature experience starts at the Gondola Base.  From here, you step into comfortable glass-enclosed cabin and prepare for a scenic 8-minute journey to the top of Sulphur Mountains at 2,281 meters (7,486 feet). As you glide over the treetops, soak in the breath-taking sight of six stunning mountain ranges and the entire sweep of the Bow Valley spread out in front of you. The summit offers you a bird’s-eye view of the Bow Valley and the mountain ranges surrounding Banff.

Later in the afternoon, your tour will proceed to Calgary. On arrival, start your orientation tour of downtown Calgary. Get a feel for the city's unique blend of cosmopolitan flair and western hospitality. You will see some of the city's most popular attractions, including the Calgary Tower and the Olympic Park, and you will learn about the city's rich history and vibrant culture. 

At the end of your tour, arrive at your hotel and check-in.  Rest of the evening free to explore Calgary on your own.

Overnight in Calgary, AB.

Your Essential Rockies & West Coast Tour ends today.  Check-out time is 11.00 AM.  Transfer from your hotel to Calgary International Airport (YYC) on your own.

We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and that you have had some wonderful experiences. Thank you for traveling with us and we hope to see you again soon. 

End of your Essential Rockies & West Coast Tour. 

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Inclusions

  • 7 Nights accommodations - 2 nights in Vancouver, 1 night in Whistler, 1 night in Kelowna, 2 nights in Canmore, 1 night in Calgary.
  • Vancouver - Guided tour of Vancouver.
  • Vancouver – Admissions to Capilano Suspension Bridge.
  • Photostop at Shannon falls and Brandywine Falls.
  • Winery Tour with Wine Tasting in Kelowna.
  • Visit to Ghost Town at Three Valley Gap (Admissions not included).
  • Canmore – Icefield Parkway Tour.
  • Columbia Icefield – Admissions to Glacier Adventure (Ice Explorer).
  • Visit to Lake Louise.  Photostop at Bow Lake and Peyto Lake.
  • Banff – Tour of Banff.
  • Banff – Admissions to Banff Gondola.
  • Calgary - Orientation tour of Calgary. 
  • Shuttle transfer from Vancouver Airport to your hotel in Vancouver.
  • Canada Park Fees.
  • Dedicated Tour Director.
  • Porterage at hotels – limited to one piece of luggage per person.
  • Gratuities for Tour Coach Driver and Guides.  Gratuities for Tour Director are optional (suggested Gratuities $10 per person per day).
  • Resort Fees, Taxes & GST.

Exclusions

  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Meals other than Breakfast.
  • Transfer from hotel in downtown Calgary to Calgary Airport (YYC).
  • 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).
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. If client declines your offer to sell Travel Insurance, you should secure a Liability Waiver signed by the client that you must provide us on demand.  We sell Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario.  Non-residents of Ontario as well as clients from abroad must purchase Travel Insurance in the province/state/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
VancouverSandman Hotel Vancouver Airport
WhistlerCrystal Lodge Whistler
KelownaComfort Suites Kelowna
CanmoreCanmore Pocaterra Inn & Waterslide
CalgaryRamada Plaza Calgary Downtown
Rooms featured will be Standard ROH room unless specified otherwise. Hotels featured will be as above or similar. 
We reserve the right to substitute the hotel properties with similar or better properties when required.

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

Guaranteed Departures - 2022

Tour CodeStart in VancouverEnd in Calgary
DM ET ROBYVR **
14-May-202321-May-2023
DM ET ROBYVR
11-Jun-202318-Jun-2023
DM ET ROBYVR
09-Jul-202316-Jul-2023
DM ET ROBYVR
13-Aug-202320-Aug-2023
DM ET ROBYVR **
10-Sep-202317_Sep-2023
DM ET-ROBYYC ** - These tours will operate subject to a minimum of 15 confirmed persons on the tour.

Notes:

  • Operation of this tour is subject to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

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