Rockies Explorer


Discover Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”

Members from: $4,111 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $4,195 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Canada, Alaska & USA

  • Booking Code

    ERKR

  • Departs

    24 April 2019


Includes


  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director

  • Premium First Class hotels including all hotel service charges and porterage

  • All tipping and gratuities

  • Climb aboard the Ice Explorer and ascend onto the Athabasca Glacier

  • Ascend Sulphur Mountain in a gondola for a delicious breakfast overlooking Banff

  • Wander through the famous Butchart Gardens

  • Enjoy a guided nature walk through the rainforest at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

  • Explore Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls in Banff

  • Tour Victoria and see Parliament Buildings, Bastion Square and Thunderbird Park

  • Keep a lookout for wildlife as you travel through Jasper National Park

  • Travel along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway

  • 11 Day Canadian Rockies Experience

  • Return airport transfers

  • Travel the Icefields Parkway, one of the most breathtaking highways in the world

  • Explore Jasper National Park with a guided walk through Maligne Canyon

  • Discover Vancouver’s famous sights

  • Cruise by ferry from Nanaimo across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay

  • Visit the Olympic ski resort town of Whistler

  • Explore Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage area

  • See Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge in the Rocky Mountains


Itinerary


  1. Day 1

    Day 1 Arrive Victoria

    Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Victoria International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.

  2. Day 2

    Day 2 Victoria – Butchart Gardens

    This morning visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a 22 hectare showplace of magnificent, colourful gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the gardens. Afterwards enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Bastion Square, Beacon Hill and residential areas. There is free time to explore Victoria or allow Evergreen to assist you in discovering more about this historic region.

  3. Day 3

    Georgia Strait – Whistler

    Travel through the historic farming village of Pemberton, along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest, into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon we head into the mountains to the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: This evening our highlight dinner involves an authentic Fur Traders presentation and feast.

  4. Day 4

    Day 4 Whistler – Sun Peaks

    Travel through the historic farming village of Pemberton, along the scenic Duffy Lake Road lined with thick forest, into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon we head into the mountains to the picturesque ski resort village of Sun Peaks. You’re Invited: This evening our highlight dinner involves an authentic Fur Traders presentation and feast.

  5. Day 5

    Day 5 Sun Peaks – Banff

    Today you will be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Travel through British Columbia and into Alberta, enjoying glimpses of the soaring mountains as you make your way through the three spectacular National Parks of Mount Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. Travel from primeval forests to Ice Age glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks. Late this afternoon we arrive into Banff National Park.

  6. Day 6

    Day 6 Banff at Leisure

    This morning you will have breakfast with one of the best views Canada has to offer. Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where you will witness inspiring views and enjoy a sumptuous buffet. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy Banff and its many sights and attractions.

  7. Day 7

    Day 7 Banff – Lake Louise

    Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos and Bow Falls. See the glacier fed Emerald Lake and the spectacular Natural Bridge, which has been carved by the Kicking Horse River. Prepare yourself for one of the highlights of your journey as you arrive at Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the beautiful Lake Louise where you have the opportunity to stay at one of the Rockies most stunning and historic properties. This afternoon you have free time to explore this beautiful lake or relax and take in the amazing scenery.

  8. Day 8

    Day 8 Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Jasper

    This morning we travel north along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery as you pass rugged peaks and glaciers fringed by thick forest and shimmering lakes. We make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 metre thick Athabasca Glacier. The day’s end finds us in Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife. Be taken through the park to the beautifully carved Maligne Canyon. You’re Invited: This evening we journey to Jasper Stables in the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadia


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