Canada is a North American country stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. Major cities include massive Toronto, west coast film centre Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal and Québec City, and capital city Ottawa. Canada’s vast swaths of wilderness include lake-filled Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It’s also home to Niagara Falls, a famous group of massive waterfalls.
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On arrival, transfer from Calgary International Airport to Banff hotel. Check-in at the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure to explore famous Banff Avenue.
Overnight in BANFF
After breakfast, proceed on Explore Banff Tour where the resort town of Banff is set amongst the towering mountains of Rundle, Tunnel, Cascade and Norquay. Highlights include Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos, Two Jack Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka, where you can take an optional boat cruise for one hour which portraits the wildlife and vegetation including the Devil’s gap at foothills of the Rockies. A gentle ride on the Banff Gondola takes you to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a 360 degree panorama of the Bow Valley.
Overnight in BANFF
After breakfast, check-out and travel through the Icefields Parkway – Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway, a route to glaciers, lakes and waterfalls. Arrive at the Columbia Icefields Discovery Center, take the Ice Explorer Ride which takes you up the Athabasca Glacier. Later take a coach from the Discovery Center to the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform over the Sunwapta Valley for an unobstructed view of the surrounding glaciers. Continue along the Parkway to the Crowfoot Glacier, Peyto Lake and Bow Lake. Continue alongside the Sunwapta River and take a stroll at Athabasca Falls before a late afternoon arrival at Lake Louise.
Overnight in LAKE LOUISE
After breakfast, depart Lake Louise with the turquoise waters and glacier capped mountains. From there you cross the Continental Divide into British Columbia and make a stop to view the famous Spiral Tunnels, then onto the Columbia Mountains. One of the highest road accessed points in Glacier National Park is Rogers Pass, where you will stop to learn about this key area in Canada’s railway history, then lunch a short distance down the road at the Giant Cedars boardwalk – a unique old growth rainforest in the interior of British Columbia. In the afternoon you will visit the Last Spike – the historic point of completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Then on to the world famous D Dutchman Dairy and farmers market in Sicamous (save room for ice cream!). Arrive at your hotel in Kamloops close to 5pm, giving you ample time to refresh and explore the downtown area.
Overnight in KAMLOOPS
After breakfast, depart Kamloops following the Coquihalla Highway south, through the arid climate of the interior, climbing approximately 1000m into the Cascade Mountain Range at Coquihalla Summit. After this you will descend into Gold Rush country, making a stop in the historic town of Hope. You then follow the Fraser River into bustling downtown Vancouver where you arrive. On arrival check at the hotel. Evening free at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own.
Overnight in VANCOUVER
After breakfast, proceed on Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge Tour. Crossing Lions Gate Bridge, look-out for British Property’s exclusive homes, visit Capilano Salmon Hatchery and continue to the Capilano Suspension bridge, a suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River. Other attractions at Capilano include a heart-stopping Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventure. At Grouse Mountain – ride the famous Skyride to mountaintop playground. Stroll at Grouse Mountain to explore actives like Guided bird watching tours, Theatre in the Sky’s “Born to Fly”, seasonal logging shows, Peak Chairlift, Lumberjack Show, the Eye of the Wind and much more. Later in the evening, visit FlyOver Canada, a 4D show experiencing a gentle ride. Chairlift-style seats are elevated before a large spherical screen creating an illusion of flying over the landscapes.
Overnight in VANCOUVER
After breakfast, check-out and keep the luggage in the lobby. Then proceed on Vancouver City Tour to explore the spectacular waterfront landmarks including Canada Place, Robson Street for shopping, English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. Taking sightseeing to the next level, enjoy the incredible views from the top of the Harbour Centre Tower where you board a glass elevator for a 360-degree view at Vancouver Lookout observation deck for guided tour of Vancouver’s landmarks, attractions, history, and fascinating facts. On arrival to hotel, transfer to Cruise Terminal / Pacific Central Station / Vancouver Airport to connect to onward destination.
We trust you enjoyed your Vacation! We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon……
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