Find ambience in green spaces and historic places from galleries to gardens in Vancouver, British Columbia, the most cosmopolitan city in North America. Residents of this city enjoy a special lifestyle pleasant for all! Cross the valleys by scenic train to arrive in the Canadian National Parks amidst craggy mountain peaks and clear, calm lakes. You will be struck by the diverse beauty and serenity of this world famous region.
- 7 nights, 3-Star accommodations
- Luxury motorcoach transportation
- Via Rail Canadian train ride inclusive of sleeping, dome and dining cars
- Porterage for one suitcase
- Professional tour manager
- Breakfasts daily, 3 dinners, 1 lunch
- Admissions to four national parks
- Snow coach Glacier Ride
- Vancouver City Tour
Day 1 -
Fly from your home to the cosmopolitan and beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia. Arrive at your hotel to meet your tour companions and ready yourself for a festive Welcome Dinner.
Day 2 -
Board your motorcoach this morning to embark on a Vancouver City Tour. See the highlights of the city, Stanley Park and its Totem Poles and enjoy the view at English Bay, Chinatown and historic Gastown. The afternoon finds you boarding your train to depart through the scenic countryside with Silver & Blue Class Service to Jasper, Alberta. Your passage includes a sleeping compartment and an elegant dinner this evening as you ride.
Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3 - After enjoying breakfast, arrive in Jasper in the heart of the Rockies! Transfer to your hotel for check-in, have time to explore, then board your motorcoach once more to drive up the mountain to Maligne Lake. This wonderful mountain lake offers serene beauty which you will take in from your boatride. Return to Jasper late afternoon.
Day 4 - Your motorcoach turns southward today as you drive along the Icefields Parkway. Enjoy the snowcapped mountains, learn of the geology and stop at Athabasca Falls. You are also in for a treat as you will visit the Athabasca Glacier aboard a Snowcoach. Stop for a visit to famous Lake Louise before you continue to Banff for a two night stay.
Day 5 - Enjoy a city tour this morning. There is a stop at the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for a ride to the top and panoramic views of the Bow Valley. The afternoon is free to explore, shop or just relax.
Day 6 - Today you enter Yoho National Park. This scenery is equally spectacular as you enter another range of mountains. The afternoon brings you to the Okanagan, site of cattle ranches and fruit farms. Overnight in Kelowna.
Day 7 - Drive through the desert area of the Okanagan and enter the Fraser Valley. Once a peaceful farming community, it is now bustling with bedroom communities for Vancouver. Arrive in Vancouver to overnight and have a sumptuous Northwest Farewell Dinner at the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park.
Breakfast & Dinner
Day 8 - Transfer to the airport for your departure and return home, with special memories of the Pacific Northwest.
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