Canadian Rockies, Whistler And Victoria

  • 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • June to September
  • Round trip scheduled flights
  • Accommodations as specified
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
  • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
  • Classic tour

From £6266 per person based on twin occupancy of standard rooms in low season. Other prices are available on request.

Day 2

Bow River Valley

Head out into the wilderness this morning for a gentle raft ride that floats down the Bow River through some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies Front Range. As you look out at the scenery, you may spot some of the local wildlife, such as beaver, elk and osprey. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the sights of Banff village and the amenities of your baronial hotel as you wish. Dine at your leisure tonight at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)
Day 3

Banff National Park

Leave the village of Banff behind as you drive to Lake Louise in the heart of Banff National Park. The Glacial lakes bring the landscapes here to life with the beauty of nature. On the way, stop off to see the picturesque Moraine Lake. Enjoy lunch upon your arrival in Lake Louise, followed by a guided walk around the lake with a naturalist guide who can offer expert insights about the emerald park and some great photo opportunities. Dine at the hotel tonight.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 4

Icefields Parkway

See snow-domed peaks and hanging glaciers as you drive along Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roadways in Canada, to Athabasca Glacier. Part of the Columbia Icefield, the glacier dates to prehistoric days. Ride atop its icy surface in slow motion aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer, experiencing a landscape that truly is frozen in time. Return to your hotel after lunch, stopping en route to capture timeless photos of Peyto Lake and other picturesque sights. Dine at leisure tonight.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 5

Vernon

This morning you’ll depart from Alberta and cross the border to British Columbia. Stop for lunch in the mountain town of Revelstoke, once a mining center, and then continue on to Vernon where your resort literally sparkles on the hillside overlooking Lake Okanagan. A premier wellness spa destination, the Sparkling Hill Resort integrates 3.5 million Swarovski crystal elements into every facet of its design. Enjoy dinner here tonight at your leisure.

Sparkling Hill Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 6

Vernon

Take a guided tasting tour of a local honeybee farm this morning, learning how bees gather pollen and nectar from the gardens to bring to the hive to make honey. The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its wineries and fruit orchards. Sample a taste of the vine during lunch at CedarCreek Estate Winery and return to your hotel for time to relax in your room or at the internationally renowned spa and wellness centre.

Sparkling Hill Resort
Day 7

Whistler

Explore the wilderness of British Columbia today and witness the residents of a wildlife park in their natural habitat including wolves, grizzly cubs, elk, moose, mountain goats, birds of prey, a cougar and more. After an entertaining western-style BBQ lunch at a local ranch, drive to your Fairmont resort in Whistler, home to one of the largest ski resorts in North America, stopping en route for a taste of regional wine. Spend the evening in Whistler as you choose. Your hotel is located in the prestigious Upper Village, a stroll away from the European-inspired pedestrian streets in the main Lower Village.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Breakfast and lunch included)
Day 8

Whistler

Learn about the First Nations of this region on a guided tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The indigenous Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have coexisted as neighbors here for centuries and the center you will visit today showcases their culture through exhibits on display. The building itself was designed to represent the longhouses of the Squamish people and the Istken (traditional earthen pit house) of the Lil’wat people with a modern architectural interpretation. Your visit includes a crafts showcase with the opportunity to see artisans work on traditional handicrafts. Explore Whistler Blackcomb by gondola, going from peak to peak amidst stunning alpine views, or visit the extraordinarily unique Audain Art Museum to see a variety of art, from traditional to contemporary, in its rotating exhibits.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Breakfast and dinner included)
Day 9

Victoria

Drive along the scenic Sea to Sky coastal highway to Horseshoe Bay where you will board a ferry to Vancouver Island. Cruise through the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia, known for their artists, wineries, and farms, as well as for their natural beauty and wildlife. Disembark on Vancouver Island for lunch at a mountainside resort overlooking picturesque Saanich Inlet. The views here are stunning. Drive to your regal hotel, a storied landmark on Victoria’s Inner Harbour since 1908. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.

Fairmont Empress (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 10

Victoria

Vancouver Island is blessed with some of the most spectacular waterfront scenery and marine life in North America. The wildlife-rich waters surrounding Victoria are home to orca, grey, humpback, and minke whales along with sea lions, seals, porpoise and many marine birds. Embark on a private whale watching cruise this morning with a naturalist who helps you spot these magnificent mammals before spending the remainder of the day exploring the sights of Victoria as you wish.

Fairmont Empress (Breakfast included)
Day 11

Vancouver

More than a century old and a National Historic Site of Canada, The Butchart Gardens hosts some of the most beautiful floral landscapes in the world. Created by an enterprising young chemist determined to beautify the stark looks of an abandoned limestone quarry, the first garden Jennie Butchart planted was the Sunken Garden. Make sure you visit the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and more, on a self-guided stroll this morning. After your garden walk, a floatplane will be waiting onsite to take you on a scenic flight to Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. Touch down for lunch and an orientation tour of Vancouver, seeing its landmark sites, before arriving at your Four Seasons hotel for an overnight stay. Join us for a farewell reception and dinner tonight.

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 12

Journey Home

This morning, following breakfast, make the final journey from your hotel to Vancouver’s International Airport where you check-in for your flight back to the UK.


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