Best of the Canadian Rockies

Best of the Canadian Rockies

9 Days/8 Nights from Calgary to Vancouver

Price from$4,370

Travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada on this fully escorted journey from the stunning Pacific Coast through to the majestic Canadian Rockies. We recommended adding the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer train onto this itinerary.

Day 1: Calgary > Banff Welcome to Calgary and the province of Alberta. Meet your driver and being making your own way to the town of Banff and Canada's first National Park. Check into your downtown hotel , then enjoy a get acquainted dinner this evening with your travel companions.

Day 2: Banff Breakfast at your hotel. Explore Banff on a sightseeing tour with stops at Cascade Gardens and beautiful Bow Falls, then ride the gondola up Sulphur Mountain for an unparalleled view of the mountains and valley below. Also included is time at Cave & Basin National Historic Site which tells the story of the hot springs that drew visitor's to Banff in the first place.

Day 3: Banff > Lake Louise Breakfast at your hotel. This morning travel along the famous Bow Valley Parkway where wildlife sightings are common so keep your camera close by. Visit Johnston Canyon for an easy walk through a deep rugged canyon littered with waterfalls then explore the western part of the mountain chain and cross the Continental Divide into Yoho National Park. Visit Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake, filled with glacial run-off water that makes it glisten with the blue-green hue of an emerald. Your destination today is Lake Louise, jewel of the Rockies surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering mountain peaks.

Lunch and dinner are included today

Day 4: Lake Louise > Jasper Breakfast is at your hotel. Travelling through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, drive along the famous Icefields Parkway which has been voted one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Follow the winding roads that boasts a unique and irreplaceable landscape rich in history and natural beauty second to none. At the summit of Bow Pass see the beautiful baby blue waters of Peyto Lake and the rugged beauty of the Mistaya River Valley below. Arrive at the famous Columbia Icefields whose waters feed three oceans. Visit the Interpretive Centre then have the experience of a lifetime - a ride on the Ice Explorer for a close up look at the Athabasca Glacier. Visit the powerful and breathtaking Athabasca Falls before arriving to the charming town of Jasper and your home for the next two nights.

Lunch is included today

Day 5: Jasper Start the day with a ride up Whistler Mountain on the Jasper Tram and enjoy breakfast at the top. A full day of sightseeing follows including a gentle walk down Maligne Canyon to see how the water has carved spectacular crevices out of a mountain. A short drive takes you to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. This evening enjoy a float trip down the Athabasca River.

Dinner is included today.

Day 6: Jasper > Sun Peaks After breakfast the journey into British Columbia begins. A stop is made at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. An unforgettable highlight today is a River Safari ride through Grizzly Bear Valley, right in the heart of the world's only inland temperate rain forest. Observe bears and other wildlife in their natural environment without the constraints of gates and cages from the safety of a boat mid river, presenting the optimum opportunity for the perfect snapshot. Your destination today is Sun Peaks, a cozy European-style four season resort town with great restaurants and shops in strolling distance.

Day 7: Sun Peaks > Vancouver Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today travel the fertile Fraser Valley through the Coastal Mountains and into the rugged BC interior. Your destination today is Vancouver, a vibrant metropolitan city. Vancouver is nested between majestic mountains, sparkling ocean and rain forests.

Day 8: Vancouver Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Vancouver is one of the most captivating cities within Canada, with its multicultural fusion and Spectacular Mountain and ocean setting. A city tour includes Stanley Park, Chinatown, English Bay as well as some prestigious residential areas of Vancouver. Visit Capilano Park and experience the suspension bridge, the tree top adventure and the cliff walk, plus Salish Nations culture. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner with new found friends.

Day 9: Depart Vancouver Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. A transfer is provided to the Vancouver International Airport for your journey home.

• Small group escorted coach tour with local Canadian driver/guide • 8 nights accommodation (3 1/2 - 4 star) • Professional Tour Leader • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach. • Airport transfers in Calgary and Vancouver • Sightseeing & entrance fees • 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

Best of the Canadian Rockies Tour

17 Jun - 16 Sep

Best of the Canadian Rockies Tour

Including Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

17 Jun - 16 Sep

Best of the Canadian Rockies Tour

Including Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

17 Jun - 16 Sep

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$4,370

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$6,451

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$7,355

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$7,843

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$8,747

Departs

2017 Departure Dates
Jun 17
Jul 15 *
Aug 12
Sep 16

  • Dates that coincide with the Calgary Stampede

Booking conditions

Optional Rocky Mountaineer Rail: Jasper > Vancouver Journey through the Clouds: Take the Rocky Mountaineer Train on Day 6 and Day 7 and experience "The Most Spectacular train trip in the World". Each Rocky Mountaineer tour features breathtaking scenery and spectacular onboard service during the day with an overnight stay in comfortable accommodation in Kamloops, British Columbia, instead of Sun Peaks.

Optional add-ons:

Calgary Stampede: *If you are travelling in July we suggest adding the Calgary Stampede package.

Please Note: Anderson Vacations reserves the right to transfer 10 passengers or less to an independent travel programme if necessary. This programme will include similar inclusions to the escorted touring programme. This will be notified to the client and approved at least 45 days prior to departure. If a client decides it is in their interest to cancel at this point in time no cancellation fees will be payable. Exceptions apply for Rocky Mountaineer bookings.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Fuel Surcharges

Gratuity

Gratuities are not included.

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