WT-Vancouver 03: 9 Days in Canada to Vancouver, Kamloops, Rocky Mountaineer, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Kelowna, Victoria and VancouverDeparture: Daily
Day 1: Entry Vancouver
Pick you up at Vancouver airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of day is leisure on your own.
Day 2: Vancouver
Morning is planned to visit Gastown, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. The balance of the day is free for you.
Day 3: Vancouver/Victoria/Vancouver
Have a morning excursion to ferry along the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island and Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. After visit the Butchart Gardens, return to Vancouver. Then board a train to imposing Canadian Rockies. Have an overnight stay on the train.
Day 4: Fairmont Jasper Park
Along the railway, you will see the famous North Thompson River and the valleys of the mountain ranges. Then come across the peaks and glacial remnants. Then the train will go depth into the province of Alberta and reach Jasper National Park finally and have an overnight stay there.
Day 5: Fairmont Jasper Park
Full day is free for you to explore the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 6: Travel the Icefields Parkway
Travel to the Icefields Parkway and you will have a chance to see many rare wild animals. Later on, Reach the Athabasca Glacier and have an overnight sty at the The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Take a panorama of the Victoria Glacier and Lake Louise.
Day 7: Yoho National Park and Banff
Morning is scheduled to tour in the Yoho National Park and enjoy the stunning vista of Lake Louise and Banff National Park in the afternoon. Proceed the way to The Fairmont Banff Springs and have an overnight stay.
Day 8: Bow River Valley Rafting
Take a raft trip along the Bow River this morning. The balance of the day is free for you.
Day 9: Exit Calgary
Travel to Calgary this morning (approximately 80 miles) for your journey home. Tour ends
WT-Vancouver 04: 16-Day Tour of Quebec City - Montreal - Toronto - Vancouver - Whistler - Kamloops - Jasper - Banff - Vernon - VancouverDeparture: Daily
Day 1: Entry Quebec City
Arrive at unique Quebec City, the only walled city in North America. Brush up on your French before you party with the hip and fashionable French Canadians!
Day 2: Quebec City
Youll fall under Quebec Citys spell during a guided tour of the Old City, the cradle of French civilization in North America. Soak up Quebecs "joie de vivre" attitude this afternoon with free time to wander the cool cafés and windy streets. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Quebec, North America’s only walled city by joining us for an optional dinner in the citys only revolving restaurant.
Day 3: Quebec City - Montreal
Today it’s all about Montreal, a hip and happening city with all the culture, sophistication and cafes as a city in France. You’ll see all the highlights of this charismatic place during a city sightseeing tour.
Day 4: Montreal
You’ll love this city’s mix of Eurocharm and North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip boutiques, and later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians!
Day 5: Montreal - Toronto
Youll know why its called the Thousand Islands as we wander alongside this area of the lovely St. Lawrence River Valley. For a closer look, take an optional boat cruise and check it out. Then were on our way to Canadas largest city and a spot with international flair - Toronto. An afternoon sightseeing tour will introduce you to the fabulous city. Join us tonight for dinner and then a night out on the town.
Day 6: Toronto
Toronto is another one of Canada’s fantastic, multi-cultural hotspots. Feel the global groove of this city by visiting its diverse neighborhoods and shopping areas. If you are game, catch an optional tour of Torontos baseball stadium, Rogers Centre, or get your adrenaline going by zooming up the worlds tallest freestanding structure, the CN Tower.
Day 7: Toronto - Vancouver - Whistler
Fly to Vancouver, meet your new Contiki Crew and set off on a sightseeing tour of the city. Then we are off to Whistler, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics, via the scenic Sea to Sky Highway. We arrive in Whistler this afternoon where youll have time to browse the shops of Whistler Village before your dinner.
Day 8: Whistler
Today is yours to enjoy this beautiful mountain resort. Perhaps youll want join us in an exciting paddle trip down the River of Golden Dreams, challenge yourself on a zipline or do some hiking on one of Whistlers trails, or take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Blackcomb Mountain.
Day 9: Whistler - Kamloops
We have the morning free in Whistler where you will have the opportunity to browse the shops and cafes of Whistler Village. After lunch, we travel further into British Columbia, through the Lillooet Mountain Range towards our night stop in Kamloops.
Day 10: Kamloops - Jasper
Today’s drive will take us into the spectacular Rocky Mountains, via the scenic Yellowhead Highway. En route, we will stop to view Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies, as well as drive past Moose Lake. You also have a chance to go white water rafting today (seasonal)!
Day 11: Jasper
Be sure to keep your camera ready for wildlife shots on the short drive to Maligne Lake this morning, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing scenery. Well also visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest and longest limestone canyon in the Rockies, where youll marvel at this impressive gorge carved by generations of raging water. The afternoon is free to hike, bike or simply enjoy the beauty of Jasper.
Day 12: Jasper - Banff
Its non-stop beauty today as we travel the famous Icefields Parkway, considered one of the most scenic highways in the world. Roll onto the Athabasca Glacier’s icy slopes in the custom designed "Ice Explorer.” This afternoon well visit Lake Louise and make several photo stops, including vivid blue Peyto Lake (seasonal). We arrive in Banff late this afternoon.
Day 13: Banff
Enjoy everything that Banff National Park has to offer is yours to explore. Sightsee, hike, shop, or just relax in the beautiful town of Banff. Why not take the gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain where spectacular views of Banff await? Or take a breathtaking helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains, a once in a lifetime experience. Join us tonight for an optional horseback ride and steak fry.
Day 14: Banff - Vernon
We bid farewell to the Rockies today as we drive through three national parks in a single day. Yoho, Glacier and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks all await us as we make our way back into British Columbia. Tonight we stay in the Vernon situated in the Okanagan Valley, Canada’s wine country.
Day 15: Vernon - Vancouver
The Coquihalla and Transcanada highways take us to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver with time to explore its young, hip vibe. Tonight, take the dinner cruise around Vancouvers beautiful harbour.
Day 16: Exit Vancouver
Your Canadian adventure ends this morning and it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.