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2018 Itinerary

22 Day Itinerary (Vancouver > Vancouver)

  • Tour Code

    EPCJ

  • Departure City

    Vancouver

  • Duration

    22 Day

  • Return City

    Vancouver

Selected Itinerary

Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 15 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Volendam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience in GOLDLEAF
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Stay in ‘The Castle in the Rockies’ The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer train, one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Board the Ice Explorer and climb onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for spectacular views over Banff
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Take a guided tour of Vancouver’s highlights including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait
  • Wander through world famous Butchart Gardens
  • Visit an award winning winery in the Okanagan, get to know the makers and sample the local wines
  • Cruise the Inside Passage one of the world’s most spectacular waterways
  • Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most breath-taking highways in the world
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Tour Victoria and see Parliament Buildings, Bastion Square, Thunderbird Park and downtown harbour
  • Experience the splendour of Alaska’s number one glacier viewing attraction, Glacier Bay
  • Explore Juneau, the colourful Alaskan capital
  • Visit Ketchikan, the salmon capital of the world

dining highlights

  • 45 superb meals including: 20 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Breakfast (HB), 9 Lunches (L), 13 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • First Nations BBQ Dinner in Whistler
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

you’re invited

  • Enter the Vancouver Aquarium before it opens and have breakfast with the marine life
  • Enjoy a Canadian Rockies Western style dinner with wildlife walk and presentation in Jasper §
  • Experience Canada’s native cultures while enjoying a traditional First Nations BBQ dinner
  • Day 1 Arrive Vancouver

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Vancouver International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

    Overnight Stay: Sutton Place Hotel

    Meals included: Dinner

  • Day 2 Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, 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 head to Canada Place Pier to board your cruise ship. Check into your comfortable Outside Stateroom (upgrade to Balcony Stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship ms Volendam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 Cruising the Inside Passage

    Spend the day cruising the Inside Passage, one of the world's most spectacular waterways passing forests of spruce and hemlock, mountains, islands and inlets.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 Inside Passage – Juneau

    Spend the day sailing north along the breathtaking Alaskan coastline. Keep your eye out for marine life such as orcas and humpback whales while watching the magnificent coastal scenery of mountains and forest glide by. In the afternoon arrive into Juneau, the most remote and beautiful capital city in the United States. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains Juneau has the massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields at its back door.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was an untamed, violent town controlled by organised criminals. Today, of course, the town is civilised, though its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. For a truly memorable excursion, take an optional ride on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad (shore excursions are at own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 Glacier Bay National Park

    Early this morning your cruise ship enters the iceberg-strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park, where thirteen spectacular glaciers flow from surrounding mountains into the waters of the bay. A National Park Service Ranger will help you spot wildlife, while pointing out sights and explaining glacial activity. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to see a pinnacle of ice ‘calve’ or break away from the face of the glacier, and with a thunderous boom land in the bay.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 Ketchikan

    Welcome to the salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside and part is built on pilings over the water, where bald eagles watch from waterside perches. An outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 The Inside Passage

    Today is a day of relaxation. Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by as you travel south through the Inside Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 9 Georgia Strait – Victoria

    Disembark early this morning and transfer to the BC ferry. Sail across the Georgia Strait to Swartz Bay, then drive along Vancouver Island to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city.

    Two Night Stay: Inn at Laurel Point

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 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 11 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.

    You're Invited: Head to the Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre for an authentic First Nations BBQ where you will learn more about the history and culture of the native Canadians.

    Two Night Stay: Four Seasons Whistler

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 Whistler at Leisure

    Today is at leisure for you to explore the resort village of Whistler.

    Discover More: Special opportunity to undertake a bear viewing tour with a local expert, take a Wild West Jeep tour, or have dinner with a twist on a tasting tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Whistler – Kelowna

    Travel through the historic farming village of Pemberton, along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest, into the town of Lillooet. Continue through picturesque landscapes as the road meanders along the side of the Nicola River and through sandstone chasms. This afternoon we will visit one of Kelowna’s award-winning wineries and sample some of the local wines.

    Overnight Stay: The Cove Lakeside Resort

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 14 Kelowna – Okanagan – Jasper

    Make your way through the lush Okanagan Valley and into the Cariboo Mountains. In the afternoon you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Travel from primeval forests to Ice Age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks. Head past the awesome 3,954 metre Mt. Robson and into Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife.

    You’re Invited: This evening we journey to the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner followed by a wildlife and wilderness presentation and a short forest walk to try to find an icon of Canada, the beaver (Jasper Stables dinner is seasonal and may not be available on early and late season departures, enquire for details.)

    Two Night Stay: The Crimson Jasper

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15 Jasper

    Today you have the opportunity to explore Jasper and its surrounds.

    Discover More: Discover Jasper wilderness and wildlife tour, float trip along the Athabasca River or authentic Canadian canoe adventure (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 16 Icefields Parkway – Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Lake Louise

    Depart Jasper and travel along the breath-taking 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. Finish the day at the famous ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’, the beautiful Lake Louise where we will stay in one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties.

    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 17 Lake Louise

    Lake Louise enjoys picture perfect surroundings. Spend the day exploring the lake and soaking up the spectacular scenery.

    Discover More: Enjoy a scenic walk through Johnston Canyon.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 18 Lake Louise – Banff

    Bid farewell to Lake Louise and make your way to Banff. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. On arrival into Banff enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour including the Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls, then take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views over the surrounding peaks and valleys. The next two days you will stay at the “Castle in the Rockies”, one of the most iconic and impressive hotels in Canada.

    Two Night Stay: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 19 Banff at Leisure

    Banff is a picturesque town located within Banff National park and is the quintessential Rocky Mountains town. Today is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions.

    Discover More: Discover wolfdogs, take a breath-taking helicopter flight over inspiring mountain scenery, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 20 Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops

    Set off on a two day rail experience on ‘The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World’. Settle back in your GoldLeaf carriage. Cross Kicking Horse Pass and view glaciers and snow-capped mountains before arriving into Kamloops.
    Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 21 Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver

    Continue on board the Rocky Mountaineer following the Thompson River and passing through the magnificent Fraser Valley. Late afternoon we arrive into Vancouver.
    Overnight Stay: Sutton Place Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 22 Depart Vancouver

    You’re Invited: Start the morning with a unique breakfast at the Vancouver Aquarium where there is an opportunity to view a variety of marine life from all over the planet.

    Afterwards, transfer to Vancouver International Airport to board your homeward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

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