Grand Western Canada Vacation ( CP)

13 Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver

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Who says you can’t have it all? Certainly not Canadians! From international cities to national parks, snow-dusted summits to vineyard-dotted valleys, dramatic glaciers to soothing hot springs, and the calmest of lakes to the wildest of creatures, Western Canada presents the greatest range of sights and cities, not to mention mountains! Pack your bags for a variety of adventure as we’ve packed the best of British Columbia and Alberta into one encompassing vacation. On this grand tour of Western Canada, you’ll spend time in the multicultural metropolis of Vancouver and the British-infused city of Victoria before trading the pubs of the “garden city” for the peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Devour the majestic scenery of four national parks – Glacier, Yoho, Banff, and Jasper – get a taste of resort life in renowned Whistler, sip your way through the vineyards of charming lakeside Kelowna, and clink your glasses to mountains of fun.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

13 Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver

Notes:

Visiting and participating in activities in this region may be subject to favorable weather conditions.

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Who says you can’t have it all? Certainly not Canadians! From international cities to national parks, snow-dusted summits to vineyard-dotted valleys, dramatic glaciers to soothing hot springs, and the calmest of lakes to the wildest of creatures, Western Canada presents the greatest range of sights and cities, not to mention mountains! Pack your bags for a variety of adventure as we’ve packed the best of British Columbia and Alberta into one encompassing vacation. On this grand tour of Western Canada, you’ll spend time in the multicultural metropolis of Vancouver and the British-infused city of Victoria before trading the pubs of the “garden city” for the peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Devour the majestic scenery of four national parks – Glacier, Yoho, Banff, and Jasper – get a taste of resort life in renowned Whistler, sip your way through the vineyards of charming lakeside Kelowna, and clink your glasses to mountains of fun.

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 Dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA Welcome to Vancouver! At 6 pm, meet your travel companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

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Day 2

VANCOUVER–KELOWNA Bountiful Beauty Depart Vancouver and travel into the agricultural region of the Okanagan Valley to the thriving lakefront resort community of Kelowna. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant tonight.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner


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Day 3

KELOWNA–GLACIER NATIONAL PARK–BANFF, ALBERTA Breathtaking Banff Drive east and enjoy the panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada’s Glacier National Park. Continue over the Continental Divide into Alberta before descending Kicking Horse Pass into Banff National Park.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Get ready for a spectacular adventure to explore the beauty of Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes in Banff National Park - Canada’s first national park. This awe-inspiring natural wonder, where soaring peaks and sapphire lakes meet the heavens for a breathtaking experience like no other on Earth!


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Day 4

BANFF Heavenly Heights Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the LF Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savor a flavorful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies.
Breakfast Breakfast

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE Soar to the top of the world on the Banff Gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy breakfast and be in awe of the magnificent, natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies with breathtaking views you’ll never forget.


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Day 5

BANFF–LAKE LOUISE–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD –JASPER Rocky Mountain Majesty Visit Lake Louise, whose blue-green waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue on the awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ride on the Ice Explorer. Discover the power of nature as you drive on the Athabasca Glacier. Continue along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park. Tonight, enjoy a special fireside chat with drumming, singing, and indigenous stories shared by the legendary LF Warrior Women.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURE & TRADITIONS “Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” So goes the powerful heartbeat of Mother Earth relayed in the stories and songs of Jasper’s Warrior Women. Gather ‘round the fire to hear unforgettable indigenous stories and moving music performed with a passion for sharing tradition and culture.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
EPIC RIDE Be moved by an expedition across the Athabasca Glacier. Traverse this massive glacier aboard the all-terrain Columbia Ice Explorer and walk on the surface where the Earth’s geology is changing beneath your feet. Feel the force of nature’s strength on an ancient glacier that still carves the face of the Rocky Mountains today.


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Day 6

JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE Spectacular Jasper National Park Enjoy a short orientation tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty, followed by an excursion to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated cruise to Spirit Island. Cruise on clear azure waters amid lofty snow-capped peaks and learn the history of Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own. Perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS Spanning nearly 4,250 square miles of spectacular natural beauty, Jasper is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Its vast wilderness, majestic peaks, abundant wildlife, and breathtaking panoramic sights lie below an incredible Dark Sky to thrill stargazers as well. A cruise to Spirit Island on the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake is a spectacular sight to behold as one of the most photographed locations in the world for its jaw-dropping beauty.


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Day 7

JASPER–KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA Historic British Columbia Scenic drive on Yellowhead Highway past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, en route to Kamloops.
Breakfast Breakfast

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE in Kamloops with a stroll through downtown to find a wealth of shops, cafes, and eateries amid a vibrant local art and cultural scene in this outdoor mecca for hikers, skiers, and nature lovers. Take a walk through picturesque Riverside Park along the Thompson River for a touch of natural beauty in the heart of this modern city with its roots in 10,000 years of its Native Peoples and early 19th-century fur trading and gold prospecting. Check with your Tour Director for the best way to explore Kamloops or get the maps and tips you need on your handy GlobusGO mobile app!


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Day 8

KAMLOOPS–WHISTLER Alpine Adventures Travel to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain, for a 2-night stay at the luxury basecamp, the Fairmont Chateau. The evening is free with time to explore.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ACCOMMODATION SPOTLIGHT The luxurious Fairmont Chateau Whistler resort is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain where you’ll enjoy spectacular mountain setting in this stunning architecture that blends with the natural alpine views. Relax in the spa, by the pool, or with a stroll through the Olympic village. Your Tour Director and GlobusGO mobile app have plenty of expert tips, maps, and more.


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Day 9

WHISTLER Alpine Adventures Full free day to explore all that Whistler has to offer.
Breakfast Breakfast

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE in Whistler. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler’s Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you travel via the longest unsupported gondola span in the world. Other options include a walk in the treetops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort.


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Day 10

WHISTLER–VICTORIA Ancient Traditions Enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the LF Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then travel west to catch a BC Ferry to Vancouver Island for Victoria, said to be the most British city outside of Britain. See major attractions on your city orientation tour, including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.
Breakfast Breakfast

LOCAL FAVORITE
CULTURAL GEMS Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre before opening hours where you will be greeted with a First Nations welcome followed by breakfast. The centre is a spectacular setting, which brings to life the history of Native peoples whose traditions and beautiful culture still resonate today.


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Day 11

VICTORIA The Grandest of Gardens This morning and afternoon are free to explore on your own; your Tour Director may recommend an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s collection of specialty stores are good places to start. Later, visit world-famous LF Butchart Gardens, followed by a special dinner in the former greenhouse, renovated to the Blue Poppy Restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

LOCAL FAVORITE
PICTURE PERFECT Butchart Gardens, named for the woman who founded this botanical oasis of blooming shades and horticultural design, is a National Historic site for its legacy and lush treasure of millions of flowering beds and over 900 varieties of plants in exquisitely landscaped gardens bring fairytales to life.


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Day 12

VICTORIA–VANCOUVER British Columbia Treasures Board a BC Ferry and cross the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. In the evening, join your Tour Director and fellow travel companions for a festive farewell dinner tonight.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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Day 13

VANCOUVER Safe travels until we meet again! The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

TAREK SABET

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" I have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry and have been leading tours in Canada since 1999. I speak English, Spanish, Arabic, and French. My passion for my work is fueled by the opportunity to meet amazing people , my fellow travelers! In my free time, I enjoy stamp collecting, chess, reading, opera, classical music, and teaching at a private college in Vancouver in the winter."

Tour Director -  TAREK SABET

 Accommodations

VANCOUVER

GEORGIAN COURT HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

KELOWNA

DELTA GRAND OKANAGAN RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

BANFF

BANFF PARK LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

JASPER

FOREST PARK HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

KAMLOOPS

SANDMAN SIGNATURE HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

WHISTLER

FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
  Free Wifi

VICTORIA

MARRIOTT VICTORIA INNER HARBOUR

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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