Enjoy an enriching cultural experience as you enjoy a First Nations performance and a gourmet barbecue dinner
Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast
Skim along Blue River in special boats, keeping a close eye out for the grizzly and black bears often spotted here
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel before tonight’s Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Two Nights: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe ResortDaily :
Visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds this morning and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. You’ll enjoy plenty of time to explore the colourful gardens in serenity before the gates open to the general public.
Perhaps join a whale watching cruise; take a seaplane flight; learn about the city’s heritage district on a guided tour; fish for salmon; ride in a horse-drawn carriage; or delight in afternoon tea at the elegant Fairmont Empress.
Decide how to spend your afternoon with a number of Freedom of Choice activities on offer.Daily :
Today ride the ferry across Georgia Strait, then travel via Shannon Falls to Whistler. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Victoria to Whistler (own expense).
Stay: Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort and SpaDaily :
The heritage of Canada’s indigenous people comes to light at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Enjoy breakfast and tour the museum, then discover your First Nations ‘animal spirit’ with the help of your guide.
Take an eco-trek to Lost Lake or enjoy a floatplane flight for a new perspective on the region. Alternatively, explore Whistler Mountain on a snowcat adventure, enjoy a mountain Jeep safari or ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Others may prefer a tree trek or a zip trek.
This afternoon, select the Freedom of Choice activity that appeals to you.Daily :
Travel through the rugged Cariboo region to the alpine village of Sun Peaks.
Stay: Sun Peaks Grand HotelDaily :
On a Blue River Safari, a custom-designed boat will take you over glacier-fed waterways up close to the bears seen on the banks. Piloted by an expert guide, not only will you spot wildlife, you’ll see glaciers and pass right by waterfalls toppling from the snow-capped mountains nearby.
After lunch, stop to take in views of Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on the way to Jasper.
Stay: Two Nights: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park LodgeDaily :
Tonight, a stylish alfresco dining experience awaits by the shores of Trefoil Lake. Absorb the rhythms of a group of First Nations performers while chefs prepare a gourmet barbecue dinner.
See the park on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour; embark on a Maligne Valley experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; ride the Jasper Tramway; join an interpretive nature hike; or enjoy an evening wildlife discovery.
Today, our Freedom of Choice options offer a thrilling perspective on this rugged wilderness.Daily :
Travel along the Icefields Parkway then ride onto the Athabasca Glacier. Later, stroll along the Glacier Skywalk, before heading to the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview RoomDaily :
On the sparkling shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the rich natural history of the area.
Dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants for dinner.
Today’s sightseeing excursions reveal the sheer beauty of Banff National Park. First, you’ll travel to Moraine Lake, located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and spend time marvelling at its glacially fed waters tinted a brilliant shade of blue. It’s the striking colour of the water and location - surrounded by snow-capped mountains - that makes it one of the most photographed sites in the Rockies.Daily :
Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Select one of the many exceptional restaurants located within your hotel from which to dine.
Take in a guided tour of the town. Board the Banff Gondola and ascend Sulphur Mountain, where you’ll be awestruck by the sweeping panoramic views out over six mountain ranges.
Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff SpringsDaily :
You may like to take part in the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, absorb bird’s-eye views of the park on a heli-flightseeing excursion. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River or learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player with an elite team. You might like to spend your morning relaxing at the Willow Stream Spa or set out on a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.
Set out on your chosen activity this morning. The remainder of the day is left free for you to explore at your own pace.Daily :
Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in the comfort of GoldLeaf Service as you roll through the Rockies in a glass-dome carriage.
Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation, two or three-star hotels)Daily :
Your spectacular rail journey continues west today as you make your way to Vancouver.
Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront HotelDaily :
Explore Vancouver on a guided tour. As the land portion of your journey comes to an end, celebrate with a special dinner.Daily :
To celebrate the beginning of your cruise, you’ll be treated to a delightful Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill.
Board your ship for your Alaska Insde Passage Cruise.
Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Nieuw Amsterdam or ms Volendam in a Verandah StateroomDaily :
Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises through the idyllic Inside Passage.Daily :
Cruise past soaring cliffs and glaciers on your way to Juneau, Alaska’s capital.Daily :
Journey to Skagway, a gateway for the gold rush. Spend time exploring the town where frontier history still lives on.Daily :
Wake to the sight of Glacier Bay National Park and enjoy insightful commentary from local rangers who have come aboard.Daily :
Dock in Ketchikan today, set on the tranquil shores of the Tongass Narrows.Daily :
Continue cruising south through the picturesque Inside Passage.Daily :
Transfer to the airport this morning.Daily :
Our carefully selected range of hotels, lodges and resorts enhance your surrounds and boast sumptuous cuisine
Stay in a Verandah Stateroom on your seven-night Alaskan cruise, and dine at the Pinnacle Grill
Enjoy the comfort of GoldLeaf Service aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer as you glide past towering peaks
How wonderful, efficient and delightful it was to be guided by Frank. He has so much knowledge, dedication and concern for his travellers, that by the end of the tour we all called him 'Friend.'