Canadian Rockies Discovery

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Introduction

If you’re a fan of mesmerising scenery and breathtaking landscapes, then this Canadian Rockies Discovery Eastbound tour is right up your alley! Discover all the amazing sights Seattle has to offer. Get to know Vancouver from 168m above the ground. Stroll down the charming cobblestone streets of Victoria. Tour the world famous Icefields Parkway and take an interactive ride on the Ice Explorer. Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Relax in the historical Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This 11-day scenic journey will not disappoint!

 

Please note: – This is a suggested itinerary only and is intended to give an overview of what is possible. All of our holiday itineraries are fully customisable and can be tailor-made to suit your own individual requirements.  If you would like to start in a different destination, use specific hotel accommodation, include an extra night here, a side-trip there and/or include tickets to an event please let your Discover North America travel specialist know. They’ll also book you the best value flights to ensure a seamless holiday experience.

 

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Itinerary

DAY 1 SEATTLE

Welcome to Seattle! Travel on your own to your centrally-located hotel and start exploring the Emerald City on your own! (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 2 SEATTLE > VANCOUVER

Spend the morning discovering all Seattle has to offer. During your explorations, be sure to visit the Space Needle for a bird's eye view of Seattle. Afterwards, don't forget to view the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit for some of the most interesting and beautiful blown glass sculptures in the world. This afternoon, you'll transfer on your own to Seattle's King Street Station and board Amtrak® for your scenic ride through the Cascades up into Canada. Arrive in Vancouver this evening and transfer on your own to your hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 VANCOUVER

Today's full day of sightseeing will start with a hop-on, hop-off city tour that takes you to Vancouver's most popular areas: Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, and more! Today also includes admission to Vancouver Lookout, towering over 168m over the city! Be sure to bring your camera as sweeping 360-degree views await you at the top. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 4 VANCOUVER > VICTORIA > VANCOUVER

This morning, travel to the Vancouver Bus Station, where a motorcoach will take you to the Victoria Ferry service for a stunning ride to Victoria. This quaint coastal gem has a dynamic blend of serene mountain views, historic charm, and urban appeal. During your time in Victoria you will visit the famous Butchart Gardens an oasis of colors and beauty. Enjoy floral decorations from all over the world as you wander through the former quarry. Afterwards, take the ferry back to Vancouver and enjoy a good night's rest. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 5 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL

Travel to the VIA Rail station and board Amtrak eastbound to Jasper. Kick back, relax, and take in the scenery along the way as you venture into Canadian Rockies territory! (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 6 JASPER

Enjoy the Canadian Rockies and arrive into Jasper for a two-night stay. Once settled in, take some time to explore the scenic alpine town, and discover the charming shops and restaurants downtown. (Overnight in Jasper).

DAY 7 JASPER

Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. During this exhilarating sightseeing tour, you'll see many incredible sights, including Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake, and . Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls. Discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake. Stroll the tranquil shores of Maligne Lake. (Overnight in Jasper).

DAY 8 JASPER > BANFF

This morning, you'll depart Jasper for a scenic drive out to Banff. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder that is Columbia Icefield, one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard an Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure of the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform extending 30m out over the Sunwapta Valley. After a full day of sightseeing, get to know Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Check into your hotel for the evening and enjoy everything this beautiful town has to offer. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 9 BANFF > LAKE LOUISE > BANFF

Today you'll explore Lake Louise, one of the most photographed landscapes in the Canadian Rockies. Experience this remarkable destination first-hand with plenty of time to enjoy lunch and explore the lake at your leisure. Canoe, hike, search for wildlife, or simply relax in the historical Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This tour also highlights Johnston Canyon, another spectacular treasure of the Rockies. A hot buffet lunch is included at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 10 BANFF > CALGARY

Today, take your included shuttle transfer from Banff to your hotel in Calgary, the largest city in Alberta. The evening is yours to enjoy this amazing city on your own. (Overnight in Calgary)

DAY 11

Discover North America can arrange extra nights in Calgary and trip extensions. Please call us for more details