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2018 Itinerary

11 Day Itinerary (Victoria > Vancouver)

  • Tour Code

    ERPR

  • Departure City

    Victoria

  • Duration

    11 Day

  • Return City

    Vancouver

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Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • 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
  • 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
  • Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train, one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for a delicious breakfast overlooking Banff
  • Travel the Icefields Parkway, one of the most breath-taking highways in the world
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights
  • Visit the Olympic ski resort town of Whistler
  • Explore Jasper National Park with a guided walk through the awe-inspiring Maligne Canyon
  • Wander through the gorgeously 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
  • Explore Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls in Banff
  • 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 dinner in Jasper §
  • Mountaintop breakfast experience in Banff
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

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
  • Day 1 Arrive Victoria

    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.
    Two Night Stay: Chateau Victoria

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Victoria – Butchart Gardens

    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)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Georgia Strait – Whistler

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

    After breakfast drive north along Vancouver Island to Nanaimo. Board the BC Ferry and travel through the 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 (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 4 Whistler – Sun Peaks

    Travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest, into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon 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: Hearthstone Lodge or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 Sun Peaks – Banff

    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 or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Banff at Leisure

    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)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 7 Banff – Lake Louise

    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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Jasper

    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 abundant wildlife. Be taken through the park to the beautifully carved Maligne Canyon. You’re Invited: This evening we journey to Jasper Stables at the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner (Jasper Stables dinner is seasonal and may not be available on early and late season departures, enquire for details).
    Overnight Stay: Lobstick Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    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 incredible 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)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 10 Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

    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 or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11 Depart Vancouver

    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).

    Meals included: Breakfast

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