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Rockies Grandeur

(11 days, Victoria - Vancouver, 2017)
Your Price Includes
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 11 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train for one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Discover Canada's "Diamond in the Wilderness" Lake Louise while staying at the famous Chateau Lake Louise
  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for a delicious breakfast overlooking spectacular views of Banff
  • Explore Jasper National Park with a guided walk through the awe-inspiring Maligne Canyon
  • Wander through the gorgeous landscaped and world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Enjoy a guided nature walk through the rainforest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Cruise by ferry from Nanaimo across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay
You're Invited
  • Enjoy an entertaining and enlightening Fur Traders Feast and presentation
  • Get to know a hidden gem in Jasper with a Canadian Rockies Western Style dinner
Premium Highlights
  • Visit the Olympic ski resort town of Whistler
  • Explore Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls in Banff
  • Travel along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most breath-taking highways in the world
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights
  • Tour Victoria and see Parliament Buildings, Bastion Square and Thunderbird Park
  • Explore Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage area
  • See Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge in the Rocky Mountains
  • Travel along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway with amazing coastal scenery
Dining Highlights
  • 17 superb meals including 9 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 2 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Fur Traders Feast in Sun Peaks
  • Canadian Rockies Western style dinner in Jasper
  • Mountaintop breakfast experience in Banff
  • Welcome and farewell Dinner
Day 1: Arrive Victoria (D)

Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Victoria International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Two Night Stay: Chateau Victoria

Day 2: Victoria - Butchart Gardens (B)

This morning visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas. There is free time to explore Victoria or allow Evergreen to assist you in discovering more about this historic region.

Discover More: Discover Victoria, go whale watching, or take a culinary dinner tour (additional cost)

Day 3: Georgia Strait - Whistler (B)

Opportunity to view this spectacular landscape from the air with a one hour floatplane flight over the Georgia Strait to the alpine resort of Whistler (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost).

After breakfast drive north along Vancouver Island to Nanaimo. Board the BC Ferry and travel through Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Journey inland along the Sea to Sky Highway as the road follows the rugged coastline with views of Horseshoe Bay on your left and forested parks and mountains on your right. You will have the chance to stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving at the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. This evening you are free to explore the village’s cobbled pathways and plazas.
Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

Discover More: Undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert (seasonal option), or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (both additional cost)

Day 4: Whistler - Sun Peaks (B,D)

Travel through the historic farming village of Pemberton, along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest, into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon we head into the mountains to the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks. You're Invited: This evening our highlight dinner involves an authentic Fur Traders presentation and feast.
Overnight Stay: Coast Sundance Lodge

Day 5: Sun Peaks - Banff (B)

Today you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Travel through British Columbia and into Alberta, enjoying glimpses of the soaring mountains as you make your way through the three spectacular national parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Travel from primeval forests to Ice Age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks. Late this afternoon we arrive into Banff National Park.
Two Night Stay: Elk + Avenue Hotel

Day 6: Banff at Leisure (B)

This morning you will have breakfast with one of the best views Canada has to offer. Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views and enjoy a sumptuous buffet. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions.

Discover More: Spend time with magnificent wolfdogs, take a breath-taking helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost).

Day 7: Banff - Lake Louise (B,D)

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. Prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey as you arrive at Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the beautiful Lake Louise where you have the opportunity to stay at one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties. This afternoon you have free time to explore this beautiful lake or relax and take in the amazing scenery.
Overnight Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 8: Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ - Jasper (B,D)

This morning we travel north along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Enjoy breath-taking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. We make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and an abundance of wildlife where you will be taken through the park to the beautifully carved Maligne Canyon. You're Invited: This evening we journey to the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner.
Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge

Day 9: Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops (B,L)

Set off on a two day rail experience on “The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World”. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense). Enjoy spectacular views of the soaring mountains including Canada’s highest peak, the awesome 3954 metre Mount Robson, as you journey towards Kamloops.
Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

Day 10: Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver (B,L,D)

Continue your journey on board the Rocky Mountaineer following the Thompson River and passing through the magnificent Fraser Valley. Late afternoon we arrive into Vancouver.
Overnight Stay: Sheraton Wall Centre

Day 11: Depart Vancouver (B)

Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, famous for its totem poles, the waterfront, Gastown and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Make your way across this spectacular suspension bridge, 70 metres above the Capilano River, and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways. This afternoon transfer to Vancouver Airport to board your homeward flight (book flight after 3pm).

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Apr 2017
from AUD $5,495
Apr 2017
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May 2017
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May 2017
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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
from AUD $6,095
Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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Sep 2017
from AUD $5,895
Sep 2017
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Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
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