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Spectacular Canadian Rockies & More

August 30 - September 7

$2999

HIGHLIGHTS:  3 Nights Victoria, BC,  Butchart Gardens, Drive across the Rockies, Jasper, 2 Nights Banff, Moraine Lake, Snow Coach Ride,  Spectacular Luncheon at Banff Park Lodge & Chateau Lake Louise, Calgary, Sky 360 Restaurant, & lots more … 16 Meals         

 

PRICE:          $2999 per person, double occupancy   /  $900  Single supplement

                        Travel Protection:  Cancellation & Supplemental Health … $239

                        Deposit Required:   $200  /  Final Payment Due:    JULY 15, 2019                        

 

AUG 30 FERRY TO VICTORIA …We take our transcontinental flight to the Pacific Northwest.  Transferring to a ferry, we cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island and spend 3 nights along the harbor in lovely Victoria. (L)

AUG 31 … TOUR OF VICTORIA … Breakfast and a local guide will board our coach and narrate the history of this most English city, pointing many interesting and lovely sights.  This afternoon, we have time to stroll the picturesque harbor of this lovely village and enjoy the waterfront.  Dinner tonight is a fitting welcome to this charming city that is known as “the most British of Canada”.  (B,D)

SEP 1 BUTCHART GARDENS:  After breakfast, a special highlight is in store for our group.  We visit Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s foremost floral wonders with eye-stopping landscapes in every hue. Lunch included.  This day should certainly prove one of the highlights of our trip. (B,L)

SEP 2BRITISH COLUMBIA: A morning crossing by ferry of the Straits of Georgia brings us to the mainland of British Columbia. We travel eastward along the Coquihalla Highway, riding along the crest of the mountains of British Columbia and the Frazer River to the town of Kamloops!   Overnight in a local hotel.  (B,L)

SEP 3 … JASPER … Today we begin our climb high into the Canadian Rockies.  The mountains hold spectacular scenery as we wind our way through valleys and around towering peaks.  After a pleasant visit to Spahats Falls and Gorge, we pause at Mount Robson, highest peak in the Rockies at 12,972 feet!  We will overnight in Jasper, Alberta.  Be on the lookout, as elk often are seen parading down the main street!  Dinner in our hotel is included.  (B,D)

SEP 4 … SNOW COACH RIDE & LAKE LOUISE … Breakfast as we begin the spectacular drive from Jasper to Banff along the scenic Ice Fields Parkway with glaciers rising on both sides of the roadway.  This day is full of excitement as our group rides a snowcoach on the Athabascha Glacier at the Columbia Icefields. Lunch is a wonderful treat at amazing Lake Louise.  Later we visit picturesque Moraine Lake, a shimmering mirror reflecting the surrounding snow-capped Ten Peaks.  Watch for wildlife as we make our way through the mountains.  Our home for the next two nights will be in the heart of Banff.   (B,L)

SEP 5   BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL LUNCHEON … This morning we’ll enjoy a tour of this breathtaking area…Bow Falls, a gondola ride to the 7,500 foot peak of Sulphur Mountain, the Hoodoos, and then we have lunch at the Banff Springs Hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy in Banff, with its shops, restaurants, surrounded by towering peaks. (B,L)

SEP 6   … Our descent of the Rockies takes us east to the exciting city of CALGARY, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers.  Known as the centre of Canada’s oil industry, it still maintains its western culture that earned the city the nickname of “Cowtown”.  Famous for Calgary Stampede, this massive July rodeo and festival grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here.  Our group enjoys a tour of the city and a fabulous Farewell Dinner atop the 500 ft tall SKY 360 Restaurant.  Enjoy a full view of the city as it revolves once every hour while dining.   (B,D)

SEP 7 … We transfer to the airport early for our flight home after a beautiful trip to Victoria,  the Canadian Rockies, and so much more. (B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
August 30
End:
September 7
Cost:
$2999