Canadian Rockies, Whistler & Victoria

Explore Banff National Park, learn about wildlife in British Columbia, and discover the best of Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver on our newest Western Canada journey.

It's not just the scenery that evokes superlatives on this 12-day tour in Canada's alpine playgrounds in Alberta and British Columbia... it's also its regal resorts that inspire with a tradition of hospitality and service in unsurpassed settings, from the castle-like Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, lakeside Chateau Lake Louise, crystalline Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa, and The Fairmont Whistler to the grand Fairmont Empress and the Four Seasons Vancouver - along with activities unique to life in each destination. Think a float trip on the Bow River, a drive on Icefields Parkway and a glacier ride in Banff National Park; a visit to a honeybee farm, wildlife park and First Nations cultural center in British Columbia; a wine tasting lunch in vineyard-rich Okanagan Valley and discovery of Whistler, your way; and a private whale watching charter, a visit to The Butchart Gardens and a floatplane excursion on the Canadian coast (weather permitting).

Tauck-Exclusive opportunity to see First Nations artisans at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre; guided tour and tasting at a honey farm in British Columbia; private whale watching cruise off Victoria Island; two nights at the Swarovski crystal-infused Sparkling Hill Resort; Ice Explorer ride atop a glacier; float trip on the Bow River; lunch at an estate winery; visit to a wildlife park; choice of Whistler by gondola or visit to the Audain Art Museum; tour of The Butchart Gardens; flightseeing by floatplane from Victoria to Vancouver

Traveling Well Includes:
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - Learn about First Nations cultural traditions on a guided tour of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler
  • Multi-night stays in iconic resorts that celebrate their picturesque settings in Banff National Park, and Whistler and Victoria, British Columbia
  • Two nights at the unique Swarovski crystal-infused Sparkling Hill Resort
  • Drive on Icefields Parkway and an Ice Explorer ride atop a glacier in Banff National Park
  • Float trip on the Bow River to learn
  • Take a nature walk at Lake Louise with a naturalist guide
  • Enjoy a guided tour at a local honeybee farm, complete with a tasting of the product
  • Lunch at CedarCreek Estate Winery
  • Visit to a wildlife park in British Columbia
  • Explore Whistler by gondola or visit the Audain Art Museum
  • Take a private whale watching cruise off Victoria Island
  • Explore The Butchart Gardens in Victoria
  • Flightseeing by floatplane from Victoria to Vancouver (weather permitting)
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 27 meals, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage

  • Call (630) 469-0511 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14346716

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2019
    Duration
    12 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1BanffArrive Calgary and travel to Banff National Park

    Tour Begins: 2:00 PM, Calgary Airport. A transfer is included upon arrival at Calgary Airport to the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site ideally located in the chic alpine village of Banff and set amidst breathtaking mountain scenery. Settle in the hotel and join us for a special welcome reception and dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Bow Valley.

    Lodging:Fairmont Banff Springs

    Meals: D
    Day 2BanffA Float Trip on the Bow River

    Head out into the wilderness this morning for a gentle raft ride that floats down the Bow River through some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies Front Range. As you look out at the scenery, you may find some of the locals - beaver, elk and osprey among them - looking back at you! Spend the rest of the day enjoying the sights of Banff village and the amenities of your baronial hotel as you wish. Dine at your leisure tonight at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

    Lodging:Fairmont Banff Springs

    Meals: B, D
    Day 3Lake LouiseDiscover the natural beauty of Lake Louise

    Glacial lakes make the landscapes you'll see today sparkle with the beauty of nature. Leave the village of Banff behind as you drive to Lake Louise in the heart of Banff National Park. Weather permitting, stop en route to see Moraine Lake, postcard perfect after a spring thaw. Enjoy lunch upon your arrival in Lake Louise, followed by a guided walk around the lake. Your naturalist guide offers expert insights about this emerald gem and great opportunities for more picture taking! Dine at the hotel tonight.

    Lodging:Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4Lake LouiseIcefields Parkway & a prehistoric glacier

    See snow-domed peaks and hanging glaciers as you drive along Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roadways in North America, to Athabasca Glacier. Part of the Columbia Icefield, the glacier dates to prehistoric days. Ride atop its icy surface in slow motion aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer, experiencing a landscape that truly is frozen in time. Return to your hotel after lunch, stopping en route to capture timeless photos of Peyto Lake and other picturesque sights. Dine at leisure tonight.

    Lodging:Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5VernonA sparkling hill in British Columbia

    Turn your clocks back one hour as you cross from Alberta to British Columbia today. Stop for lunch in the mountain town of Revelstoke and continue on to Vernon where your resort literally sparkles atop a hill overlooking Lake Okanagan. A premier wellness spa destination, the Sparkling Hill Resort integrates 3.5 million Swarovski crystal elements into every facet of its design. Enjoy dinner here tonight at your leisure.

    Lodging:Sparkling Hill Resort

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6VernonHoneybees & a wine tasting in the Okanagan Valley

    Take a guided tasting tour of a local honeybee farm this morning, learning how bees gather pollen and nectar from the gardens and bring it to the honey-making hive from a professional beekeeper. The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its wineries and fruit orchards. Sample a taste of the vine during lunch at CedarCreek Estate Winery and return to your hotel for time to relax or enjoy the spa as you like. There is no charge for the steam rooms or pool; spa treatments at the internationally renowned wellness center at your hotel are available at an additional cost

    Lodging:Sparkling Hill Resort

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 7WhistlerA wildlife park, a barbecue lunch & Whistler

    It's off to the wilds of British Columbia today when you meet the local residents of a wildlife park during a morning visit, including wolves, a cougar, grizzly cubs, elk, moose, mountain goats, birds of prey and more. After an entertaining western-style barbecue lunch at a local ranch, drive to your Fairmont resort in Whistler, home to one of the largest ski resorts in North America, stopping en route for a taste of regional wine. Spend the evening in Whistler as you choose; your hotel is located in the prestigious Upper Village, a stroll away from the European-inspired pedestrian streets in the main Lower Village.

    Lodging:Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    Meals: B, L
    Day 8WhistlerSquamish & Lil'wat culture & more in Whistler

    Learn about the First Nations of this region on a guided tour of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. The indigenous Squamish Nation and Lil'wat Nation have coexisted as neighbors here for centuries and the center you will visit today showcases their culture through exhibits on display. In fact, the building itself was designed to represent the longhouses of the Squamish people and the Istken (traditional earthen pit house) of the Lil'wat people with a modern architectural interpretation. Your visit includes a Tauck Exclusive crafts showcase with the opportunity to see artisans work on traditional handicrafts. You have a choice of afternoon activities: explore Whistler Blackcomb by gondola, going from peak to peak amidst stunning alpine views. Or visit the extraordinarily unique Audain Art Museum to see a variety of art, from traditional to contemporary, in its rotating exhibits. Dinner is included at your resort tonight.

    Lodging:Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    Meals: B, D
    Day 9VictoriaFerry through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island

    Drive along the scenic Sea to Sky coastal highway to Horseshoe Bay where you will board a ferry to Vancouver Island. Cruise through the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia, known for their artists, wineries, and farms, as well as for their natural beauty and wildlife. Disembark on Vancouver Island for lunch at a mountainside resort overlooking picturesque Saanich Inlet. The views here are stunning. Drive to your regal hotel, a storied landmark on Victoria's Inner Harbour since 1908. Dinner is included at your leisure the hotel tonight.

    Lodging:The Fairmont Empress

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 10VictoriaPrivate whale watching cruise with a naturalist

    Vancouver Island is blessed with some of the most spectacular waterfront scenery and marine life in North America. The wildlife-rich waters surrounding Victoria are home to orca, gray, humpback, and minke whales along with sea lions, seals, porpoise and many marine birds. Embark on a private whale watching cruise this morning with a naturalist who helps you spot these magnificent mammals before spending the remainder of the day exploring the sights of Victoria as you wish.

    Lodging:The Fairmont Empress

    Meals: B
    Day 11VancouverThe Butchart Gardens & a float plane to Vancouver

    More than a century old and a National Historic Site of Canada, The Butchart Gardens entice with some of the most beautiful floral landscapes in the world. Each year over a million bedding plants in some 900 varieties promise a continuous bloom from March through October. Created by an enterprising young chemist determined to beautify the stark looks of an abandoned limestone quarry, the first garden Jennie Butchart planted was the Sunken Garden. See it, along with the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and more, on a self-guided stroll this morning. After your visit, a floatplane will be waiting onsite to take you on a scenic flight to Vancouver's Coal Harbour (weather permitting). Touch down for lunch and an orientation tour of Vancouver, seeing its landmark sites, before arriving at your Four Seasons hotel for an overnight stay. Join us for a farewell reception and dinner tonight.

    Lodging:Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 12VancouverJourney home

    Tour ends: Vancouver. Fly home anytime. A transfer from the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver to Vancouver's International Airport or Pacific Central Station is included. Allow three hours for flight check-in at the airport.

    Lodging:

    Meals: B
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    06/06/2019$6,990.00* (USD) / LimitedQuote
    06/13/2019$8,690.00* (USD) / LimitedQuote
    06/27/2019$7,590.00* (USD) / AvailableQuote
    07/04/2019$7,590.00* (USD) / LimitedQuote
    07/25/2019$7,590.00* (USD) / AvailableQuote
    08/01/2019$7,590.00* (USD) / AvailableQuote
    08/15/2019$7,590.00* (USD) / AvailableQuote
    08/22/2019$8,690.00* (USD) / AvailableQuote
    08/29/2019$7,590.00* (USD) / LimitedQuote
    09/12/2019$7,590.00* (USD) / AvailableQuote
    09/26/2019$7,590.00* (USD) / AvailableQuote
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    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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