UREB: 12 Day Ultimate Canadian Rockies

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Day 1: Arrive in Vancouver, BC

A vibrant metropolitan city, Vancouver is nestled between the majestic Coast Mountains, the rugged Pacific coastline, and surrounded by a pristine wilderness of temperate rainforest, lakes, valleys and peaks. Its location and cosmopolitan culture makes Vancouver one of the most beautiful as well as highly live-able cities of the world. Its equitable climate and variety of indoor and outdoor attractions makes Vancouver a year-round sought after travel destination.

Overnight: Vancouver
Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is one of the most captivating cities in Canada, with its multicultural fusion and spectacular mountain and ocean setting. On our city sightseeing tour this morning, we discover why Vancouver is one of the most interesting cities in North America. Our tour takes us through Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, past English Bay as well as some prestigious residential areas of Vancouver like Shaughnessy. This afternoon we will experience the natural wonder of British Columbia’s Pacific coastal rainforest and the thrill of standing 150 meters (450 ft) above the Capilano River at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Overnight: Vancouver
Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Vancouver - Victoria, BC

We head to the ferry terminal to take the British Columbia ferry ride crossing the Straits of Georgia to Vancouver Island. The route takes us past some of the Gulf Islands scattered over this part of Pacific. As we sail past, we can see the sleepy charm and the slow pace of life on these small islands that make them so attractive to the residents in their ocean front homes. Our first stop is at the famous Butchart Gardens with time to soak in the delightful ambience, and then enjoy a tour of the distinctly old world city of Victoria with its colonial architecture, elaborate gardens and British flavour.

Overnight: Victoria
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Victoria
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Victoria - Vancouver, BC

Driving north along the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, we head over the Malahat Pass with exceptional views of Discovery Passage to take the ferry back to the mainland, cruising through the Gulf Islands to Horseshoe Bay and then a brief drive back to Vancouver. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Overnight: Vancouver
Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Vancouver - Whistler, BC

We drive from Vancouver to Whistler along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway with the ocean to our left and the steep mountains on our right before arriving at the 3rd highest waterfalls in British Columbia, at Shannon Falls. You will have the opportunity to ride the Sea to Sky gondola, one of British Columbia’s newest attractions that takes you steeply up alpine slopes with views of 2600 mtrs. high snow-capped peaks on one side and the glacier cut fjord of Howe Sound on the other. We end the day with a walking tour of Whistler village built in an alpine style and, time permitting, perhaps visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to discover the fascinating history of the Squamish and Lil’Wat indigenous people of the area.

Overnight: Whistler
Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village Suites
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Whistler - Kelowna, BC

Today we travel through some spectacular mountain landscape of the Coast Range along the scenic Duffy Lakes Road into the rugged British Columbia interior. Our destination today is Kelowna, known for beautiful lakes and world renowned for the wines produced in the area.

Overnight: Kelowna
Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Kelowna, BC - Jasper, AB

A highlight today is a river safari ride through Grizzly Bear Valley, right in the heart of the world’s only inland temperate rainforest. We will hope to see bears and wildlife in their natural environment, without the constraints of gates and cages, from the safety of a boat mid river, presenting the best opportunities for the perfect photograph. Today’s journey ends in the great Canadian Rockies, as we head to the quaint mountain town of Jasper located at the heart of Jasper National Park.

Overnight: Jasper
Hotel: Crimson Jasper
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Jasper, AB

We start the day with a ride up Whistlers Mountain on the Jasper SkyTram. A full day of sightseeing follows including a gentle walk down Maligne Canyon to see how the water has carved spectacular crevices out of the mountain. A short drive then takes us to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and perhaps one of the world’s most photographed and iconic natural beauty spots. This evening we enjoy a float down the Athabasca River to wrap up a day in a place of stunning natural beauty.

Overnight: Jasper
Hotel: Crimson Jasper
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Jasper - Lake Louise, AB

Travelling through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, we drive along the famous Icefields Parkway which has been voted one of the most spectacular drives in the world. You will see for yourself why this mountain road that boasts a unique landscape rich in history and natural beauty second to none is so famous. We see the powerful Athabasca Falls before arriving at the famous Columbia Icefields whose waters feed three oceans, we visit the Interpretive Centre then have the experience of a lifetime – a ride on the Ice Explorer vehicle for a close up look at the Athabasca Glacier. A short distance later at The Crossing, one of a few stops along this spectacular highway, we take a short detour to the shores of Abraham Lake to experience the Rockies from a completely different perspective with a thrilling helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains. At the summit of Bow Pass, we do a quick side tour to see the turquoise blue waters of Peyto Lake and the beauty of the Mistaya River Valley below before arriving at the charming town of Lake Louise, a jewel of the Rockies surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering mountain peaks.

Overnight: Lake Louise
Hotel: Lake Louise Inn
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10: Lake Louise - Banff, AB

This morning we drive along the famous Bow Valley Parkway, where wildlife sightings of caribou, deer, and occasionally, bears, are common so keep your cameras handy. We stop at Johnston Canyon for a walk through the deep rugged canyon with several waterfalls and then cross the Continental Divide to the western slopes of the Rocky Mountain range into Yoho National Park in British Columbia. The awe inspiring Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake, filled with glacial run-off water that makes it glisten with the blue-green hue of an emerald, are next on our itinerary for today. We end the day in world famous Banff, at the centre of Canada’s very first National Park.

Overnight: Banff
Hotel: Caribou Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11: Banff, AB

We start the day with a Banff sightseeing tour with stops at Cascade Gardens and scenic Bow Falls, before riding the gondola up Sulphur Mountain for unparalleled view of the Rockies and the valley below. We also visit the Cave & Basin National Historic Site, which tells the story of the hot springs that drew the first visitors to Banff and led to the creation of the National Park.Tonight there is a farewell dinner to round off our experience through one of the most rugged and scenic parts of the world.

Overnight: Banff
Hotel: Caribou Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12: Banff - Calgary, AB

We make our way through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to Calgary, the largest city in the western Canadian province of Alberta.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


 

Start Date
End Date
Price
Single Supplement
Sat 1 Jun 2019
Wed 12 Jun 2019
$5,205 USD
$2,175 USD
Sat 6 Jul 2019
Wed 17 Jul 2019
$5,205 USD
$2,175 USD
Sat 17 Aug 2019
Wed 28 Aug 2019
$5,205 USD
$2,175 USD
Sat 14 Sep 2019
Wed 25 Sep 2019
$5,205 USD
$2,175 USD
Wed 3 Jun 2020
Sun 14 Jun 2020
$5,230 USD
$2,200 USD
Wed 8 Jul 2020
Sun 19 Jul 2020
$5,230 USD
$2,200 USD
Wed 12 Aug 2020
Sun 23 Aug 2020
$5,230 USD
$2,200 USD
Wed 16 Sep 2020
Sun 27 Sep 2020
$5,230 USD
$2,200 USD

 

 


 

CAD (does not include 5% tax)
Flights can be booked to arrive at any time on the first day. Please do not schedule flights departing Calgary before 4:00pm on last day. A mandatory single surcharge may apply to this tour if you have selected our TwinShare Program and we are unable to match you with another TwinShare passenger.

Highlights



  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Banff National Park
  • Johnston Canyon
  • Lake Louise
  • Yoho National Park
  • Athabasca Falls
  • Vancouver City Tour
  • Stanley Park
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Sea-to-Sky Highway
  • River Safari
  • Mount Robson Visitor Centre
  • Jasper National Park
  • Maligne Canyon and Maligne Lake
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff
  • Jasper SkyTram
  • Jasper Float Trip
  • Icefields Parkway Helicopter Tour
  • Ice Explorer Ride on Athabasca Glacier

 

 

Inclusions



  • 11 nights of accommodation (3.5–4 star)
  • 16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in Vancouver and Calgary

 

 

Hotel List



Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation

Across the street from the Harbour Centre's shopping, observation deck and revolving restaurant, this all-suite hotel in a high-rise is...
... Across the street from the Harbour Centre's shopping, observation deck and revolving restaurant, this all-suite hotel in a high-rise is a 1-minute walk from Waterfront Station's Skytrains and ferries.

Traditional suites featuring custom beds include 32-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges, plus free coffee and WiFi. Upgraded suites add access to a club lounge.

An informal restaurant offers breakfast and lunch. A basic lounge has pub classics and sharable plates. The fitness centre is open 24/7.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Victoria

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

A 4-minute walk from the Royal British Columbia Museum, this polished hotel is a 7-minute walk from British Columbia Parliament...
... A 4-minute walk from the Royal British Columbia Museum, this polished hotel is a 7-minute walk from British Columbia Parliament Buildings and 12 minutes' walk from the Victoria ferry port.

Airy, casual rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows come with tea and coffeemaking facilities, microwaves, and minifridges. They also feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Many have balconies, and upgraded rooms include separate sitting rooms and sofabeds.

Amenities include a restaurant and a bar, as well as a fitness room.

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village Suites

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation

A minute's walk from the Town Plaza, this high-end mountain resort is also a 7-minute walk from the Blackcomb Excalibur...
... A minute's walk from the Town Plaza, this high-end mountain resort is also a 7-minute walk from the Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola.

Slick rooms have free WiFi, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and desks with connectivity docks, as well as designer beds, microwaves and minifridges. Suites (some with mountain views) have 1 or 2 bedrooms, balconies, full kitchens, washer/dryers and living areas with gas fireplaces and pull-out sofas.

There's an outdoor pool with 3 hot tubs, plus a gym and a sauna. Dining options include a warm pub and a cozy steakhouse.

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Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation

Overlooking Okanagan Lake, this sprawling conference hotel with city, lake and mountain views is 14.9 km from Kelowna International Airport....
... Overlooking Okanagan Lake, this sprawling conference hotel with city, lake and mountain views is 14.9 km from Kelowna International Airport.

Slick rooms have free WiFi, flat-screens and work desks, plus microwaves and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs and walk-in showers, while club rooms offer lounge access, turndown service and breakfast. Suites come with wet bars and balconies, and condos are fully equipped. There's 24/7 in-room dining.

A full-service spa includes a gym, a pool and a sauna. In addition to activities, there's a casino, plus a liquor store and dining options.

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Crimson Jasper

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

A 10-minute walk from restaurants in Downtown, this casual hotel is 8 km from the Jasper Skytram and 14 km...
... A 10-minute walk from restaurants in Downtown, this casual hotel is 8 km from the Jasper Skytram and 14 km from the Marmot Basin ski resort.

The low-key rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and Keurig coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have kitchenettes. Suites add full kitchens and dining tables, and 1 features a fireplace, and 2 balconies with mountain views.

Amenities include a contemporary restaurant, an indoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room.

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Lake Louise Inn

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

Surrounded by the mountains of Banff National Park, this lodge-style hotel is 4 km from Lake Louise Ski Resort and...
... Surrounded by the mountains of Banff National Park, this lodge-style hotel is 4 km from Lake Louise Ski Resort and 9 km from the Lake Agnes.

Rooms are traditionally furnished and offer flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and coffeemakers. Some rooms have kitchens, balconies and/or fireplaces. Suites add whirlpool tubs.

There's a traditional restaurant, a pizza and pasta cafe, and a lounge/bar with pub-style food. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool and a whirlpool tub.

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Caribou Lodge

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

This lodge-style hotel and spa is a 10-minute walk from Downtown and 5.4 km from Banff Upper Hot Springs. ... This lodge-style hotel and spa is a 10-minute walk from Downtown and 5.4 km from Banff Upper Hot Springs.

The unfussy rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Suites add sleeping lofts, gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and mountain views.

Other amenities include an informal steakhouse/bar, a full-service spa with 6 treatment rooms, a hot tub, a steam room and an exercise room.

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