Arrive in the vibrant city of Vancouver where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Join your fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner in the evening.
- Standard: The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (D)
There are a number of activities to do in the stunningly beautiful and friendly city of Vancouver. Head over to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for a stunning view of verdant greenery from some of the most amazing vantage points; Head over to sample the delights of the Granville Island Public Market; Walk through the rustic styled streets of Gastown filled with shopping opportunities, or bike along the pathways of the bustling Stanley Park. Spend the evening at your leisure to relax, venture to the calms of the waterfront, or immerse yourself in the buzz of Granville Street.
- Standard: The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (B)
Embrace the refreshing scenery of the Coast Mountains as you enjoy GoldLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer on your way to the city of Kamloops as you pass the racing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and Thompson River en route.
- Standard: Accommodation is assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (2/3 Star Hotel) (B,L)
Head back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer and pass through the mountain trail of the Spiral Tunnels and Kicking Horse Pass as you head to the popular resort town of Banff, known for its mountain vistas and hot springs.
- Standard: The Fairmont Banff Springs (B,L)
The town of Banff houses a myriad of activity options for you to indulge in, from helicopter sightseeing trips, to the boat trips down the Bow River and cruises on Lake Minnewanka. In the evening, you can enjoy some local cuisine for dinner.
- Standard: The Fairmont Banff Springs (B,D)
Meet a genuine mountie today before taking a ride on the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain and take a tour of the town before continuing on to Lake Louise. Check into your hotel and take a stroll along the shoreline of the beautiful, serene lake while learning all about the history and culture of the surrounding area from a guide.
- Standard: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (B,D)
Day 7: Lake Louise - Jasper National Park
Traverse the gorgeous Icefields Parkway to ride in an Ice Explorer out onto the frozen surface of the Athabasca Glacier at the Columbia Icefield. Carry on to Jasper National Park, a haven filled with flora and fauna as well as outstanding natural wonders. Enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants at your hotel after check in.
- Standard: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (B,D)
Your adventure continues as you head to Sun Peaks as you follow the renowned Yellowhead Pass as you witness Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, en route. Take a river safari as you make a stop in Blue River where you can keep a lookout for grizzly bears, black bears, caribou, moose and eagles as you navigate the waterways. Grab lunch and continue on to Sun Peaks, a quaint European-style village resort and home of the popular ski mountains, Tod, Sundance, and Mount Morrisey.
- Standard: Delta Sun Peaks Resort (B,L,D)
Head through the rocky Caribou region, passing small towns and into the frosty mountains of the ski resort of Whistler, a municipality with a gorgeous town design filled with shops and eateries.
- Standard: The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa (B,D)
Travel down the Sea-to-Sky Highway via the beautiful waters of the Shannon Falls to Horsehoe Bay where you can catch the ferry over to Vancouver Island and Victoria, the “City of Gardens” and capital of British Columbia.
- Standard: Hotel Grand Pacific (B)
Take a trip to the Butchart Gardens where you can enjoy breakfast before embarking on your chosen activity, whether it be whale watching on a cruise, taking a scenic seaplane flight, or take a stroll through the city and discovering its historical landmarks and residences. In the evening join your fellow travellers for one last dinner.
- Standard: Hotel Grand Pacific (B,D)
Today you begin your stay on a seven night cruise through to Alaska aboard a superb ship.
Feel the refreshing, cool breeze as it rushes past you while you traverse the icy waters of the Inside Passage, passing the mighty twin Sawyer Glaciers and on to a number of Alaskan ports of call, including the state capital, Juneau, a city with deep roots in the mining industry, and the frontier town of Skagway; known for the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.
Return to Vancouver after passing the lofty Lion’s Gate Bridge, disembark from the ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.