09/16/2018 - 09/24/2018

HIGHLIGHTS: 2 Nights Victoria, BC, Butchart Gardens, Drive Across the Rockies, 3 Nights Banff, Moraine Lake, Snow Coach Ride, Special luncheon at Banff Park Lodge, Lake Louise, Lake Penticton,  Seattle, & Lots More ... 17 Meals 



SEP 16  FERRY TO VICTORIA …We take our transcontinental flight to Seattle.  Transferring to a ferry, we cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Vancouver Island and spend 2 nights along the harbor in lovely Victoria. We check into our hotel with a chance to adjust to the Pacific Coast time difference. (L,D)   

SEP 17  BUTCHART GARDENS:  After breakfast, a special highlight is in store for our group.  We make a visit to 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 18  … BRITISH COLUMBIA: A morning crossing by ferry of the Straits of Georgia brings us to the mainland of British Columbia. Lunch is included on the boat. 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 19  … BANFF, ALBERTA … 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.  Our adventure ends in Banff, Alberta, a village nestled high up in the mountains.  Be on the lookout, as elk often are seen parading down the main street!  Our home for the next 3 nights will be in the heart of Banff. (B,L)

SEP 20 … SNOW COACH RIDE & LAKE LOUISE … Breakfast as we begin the spectacular drive from 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. Later we travel to lovely Lake Louise for a delicious luncheon, and also 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 and back to Banff.   (B,L)

SEP 21    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 22   …   LAKE OKANAGAN … Our descent of the Rockies takes us through the Avalanche Trail of Rogers Pass and into the fertile Okanagan Valley, the primary agricultural area of British Columbia. We overnight along the beautiful lakeside area nestled in the orchards of this fertile fruit bearing area… Lake Okanagan Resort.  (B,D)

SEP 23  …   APPLE COUNTRY … Re-entering the United States into Washington, we drive into apple country. We stop in Cashmere at Liberty Orchards for a Candy Factory Tour and a chance to taste and purchase their specialty. The blossom-fresh flavor of crisp Washington apples, the tangy goodness of ripe apricots, and the nutty richness of crunchy English walnuts have made this namesake candy called Aplets and Cotlets.  We cross the mountains through Snoqualmie Pass and arrive in Seattle.  Tonight's Farewell dinner gives us a chance to reflect on the beautiful sights we have enjoyed during our trip. (B,D)

SEP 24  … We transfer to the airport for our flight home after a beautiful tour of the Canadian Rockies. (B)

PRICE: $2799 per person, double occupancy 
Single supplement:  $800.00                       

Travel Protection:  $187               
With Trip Cancellation/Interruption 

Deposit Required:  $200 per person                       

Final Payment Due: August 1, 2018

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