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2018 Itinerary

26 Day Itinerary (Victoria > Vancouver)

  • Tour Code

    EPCL

  • Departure City

    Victoria

  • Duration

    26 Day

  • Return City

    Vancouver

Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • 19 Day Canadian Rockies Experience
  • 7 Nights on a luxury cruise ship – Holland America Line ms Nieuw Amsterdam#
  • 2 Day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Experience
  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Cruise the spectacular waterways of the Inside Passage
  • Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train, one of the world’s great rail journeys
  • Get up close to magnificent Wolfdogs at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary
  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for a delicious dinner with spectacular views
  • Be thrilled on a wildlife cruise through the Discovery Passage in Campbell River
  • Wander through Butchart Gardens
  • Explore Banff National Park
  • Ascend Athabasca Glacier in the Ice Explorer
  • Enjoy spectacular scenery and wildlife on a cruise through the inlets of the Sunshine Coast
  • Explore Jasper National Park with a guided walk through Maligne Canyon
  • Enjoy a guided walk through the rainforest at Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park
  • Cruise by ferry across the Georgia Strait and Jervis Inlet
  • Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness” Lake Louise while staying at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Experience Alaska’s number one glacier viewing attraction in the famous Glacier Bay
  • Visit the ski resort town of Whistler
  • Travel along the Icefields Parkway
  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights and tour Victoria
  • See Emerald Lake in the Rocky Mountains
  • Travel along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway

dining highlights

  • 49 superb meals including: 24 Full Breakfasts (B), 1 Highlight Breakfast, 8 Lunches (L), 12 Dinners (D) & 4 Highlight Dinners
  • Dine around dinner in Whistler
  • Mountaintop dinner experience in Banff
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

you’re invited

  • Explore the award winning culinary scene of Whistler on a dine around dinner
  • Learn of the importance of sockeye salmon to indigenous communities followed by a traditional BBQ dinner in Chase
  • Get to know a hidden gem with a Canadian Rockies Western style dinner in Jasper Stables
  • Learn about grizzly bears on a fun and unique breakfast on Grouse Mountain
  • Day 1 Arrive Victoria

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Victoria 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

    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.

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Victoria – Campbell River – Discovery Passage Wildlife Cruise

    Make our way north along Vancouver Island through forested roads to Campbell River. Famous for migrating salmon, this is a picturesque area where wildlife abounds. Enjoy this pristine environment on board a comfortable cruise with expert naturalists. Sail through the Discovery Passage in pursuit of whales, bears, eagles, sea lions and dolphins.
    Overnight Stay: Painter’s Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 Georgia Strait – Sunshine Coast

    Travel by BC Ferry across the Georgia Strait back to the mainland and the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Finish the day at a magnificent water-side resort with some of the best views in British Columbia.
    Two Night Stay: Painted Boat Resort

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 Sunshine Coast Scenic Cruise

    Ancient rivers have carved countless inlets for us to explore. This morning we’ll cruise spectacular inlets while keeping watch for wildlife. This is a stunning area that is renowned as being one of the most naturally gifted in the West Coast. The afternoon is free to soak up the spectacular surroundings and enjoy your unique location. Take a walk, go kayaking or simply relax in the resort overlooking the mountains and inlets.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Sunshine Coast – Whistler

    Travel south to Langdale and board the BC Ferry to Horseshoe Bay. Journey along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline. Stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving at the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village.
    Two Night Stay: Delta Whistler Village Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 7 Whistler

    Today is at leisure for you to explore Whistler. You’re Invited: This evening we will be met by a local culinary expert and taken to experience three different dining destinations. Each course allows you to taste a different part of Whistler’s delights.

    Discover More: Take a bear viewing tour (seasonal option), or a Callaghan Jeep Tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Whistler – Chase

    Travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road into the town of Lillooet. The days end finds us at the tranquil Little Shuswap Lake staying in a unique deluxe First Nations lodge. You’re Invited: Be taken to learn about the sockeye salmon run that occurs here each autumn and the importance of the salmon to the indigenous communities. Tonight indulge in a BBQ dinner that specialises in local cuisine.
    Overnight Stay: Quaaout Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 Chase – Jasper

    Be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the Canadian Rockies. Weave through thick forests, past meandering rivers, enjoy vistas of the soaring mountains, ice age glaciers and tumbling waterfalls as you make your way through the spectacular Jasper National Park.
    Two Night Stay: The Crimson Jasper

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 10 Jasper

    Explore Jasper and it’s surrounds. You’re Invited: This evening journey to 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).

    Discover More: Take a relaxing float trip or a canoe adventure (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 11 Icefields Parkway – Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Lake Louise

    Enjoy a guided walk through the stunning Maligne Canyon. Depart Jasper and travel along the breath-taking Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, where you’ll climb aboard the mighty ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the 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 12 Lake Louise at Leisure

    Today is yours to enjoy the surroundings.

    Discover More: Take a walk through Johnston Canyon (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Lake Louise – Banff

    Visit the spectacular Natural Bridge, and Yoho National Park that houses the glacier fed Emerald Lake. End in the impressive Banff National Park and enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. In the evening catch the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy the sweeping views while dining on a hearty meal.
    Three Night Stay: Banff Aspen Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 14 Wolfdog Sanctuary

    Make your way to the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. Dedicated to the rescue and safe haven for neglected or displaced wolfdogs, this is a unique and special experience that will get you up close to one of the most regal animals in the Rockies. Your guide will explain the significance of wolves and wolfdogs in the wild as you are taken inside the enclosures for an up close experience with these amazing creatures.

    Discover More: Helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 15 Banff at leisure

    The day is yours to explore Banff.

    Discover More: Helicopter flight, outback dinner and wagon ride, or float trip (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 16 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). 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 17 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.
    Two Night Stay: Sheraton Wall Centre

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 18 Vancouver Sightseeing

    You’re Invited: Take the skyride up Grouse Mountain and head to the habitat of resident grizzlies Grinder and Coola. Learn about their lives before partaking in a bear inspired breakfast. Go on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park, the waterfront and Gastown. Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and make your way across the bridge 70 metres above the river.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 19 Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise

    Transfer to Canada Place Pier and check into your comfortable Outside Stateroom (upgrade to Balcony Stateroom additional expense) on the luxurious Holland America Cruise Ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam and settle-in for an unforgettable 7 night voyage through the famed Inside Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 20 Cruising the Inside Passage

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 21 Tracy Arm Fjord – Juneau

    Cruise into the spectacular Tracy Arm, a narrow, 56 kilometre long fjord, another of Alaska’s most dramatic glacier settings. In the afternoon arrive into Alaska’s capital city, Juneau, known for its dramatic setting.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 22 Skagway

    Established in 1897 as a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was once an untamed town. Today the town retains its gold rush character and its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 23 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 24 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 25 The Inside Passage

    Today is a day of relaxation. Relax on deck with a drink and watch unmatched scenery glide by.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 26 Depart Vancouver

    Disembark early this morning and transfer to Vancouver Airport (book flight after 2pm).

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person