Spirit of the Rockies (CR) - 2014

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12 days from Vancouver to Vancouver

Spirit of the Rockies
The beautiful harbour in Vancouver
The beautiful harbour in Vancouver
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies
Peyto Lake in Banff National Park
Wildlife roams freely in Jasper National Park
Vancouver Island
Enjoy all the wildlife of Jasper National Park
Vancouver is named after George Vancouver, who explored the inner harbour of Burrard Inlet in 1792
Jasper National Park - located in Alberta, Canada
Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Visit Vancouver's North Shore. Drive over Lion's Gate Bridge to world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of Vancouver's most popular attractions. Capilano Suspension Bridge offers a unique mix of adventure, history and culture making this Vancouver tourist attraction a complete British Columbia experience. Afterwards, board the gondola up to the 4,000-foot level of Grouse Mountain, the peak of Vancouver. Take in a World Famous Lumberjack Show, visit orphaned grizzly bears and grey wolves, or enjoy a leisurely walk through the many trails. This excursion is only available on multiple night stays in Vancouver. (Full Day Excursion)

Approximate value: $149 CAD per person

Sunset Dinner Cruise It's like dining in a restaurant which looks out onto all of Vancouver's finest views. Enjoy a leisurely cruise past the downtown skyline, the cruise ship terminal of Canada Place, the Mountains behind the North Shore, the West Vancouver shoreline and more. Take in the sights and sounds of the city as you enjoy live music and delicious West Coast-themed cuisine. You'll have the best spot in Vancouver to watch the sun slowly disappear into the Pacific Ocean. During the shoulder months (May & October) enjoy the evening under a star-lit sky as the moon reflects off the Pacific. Take in the sights and sounds of the city while cruising past the magnificent skyline at night while enjoying live music and delicious West Coast-themed cuisine. Treat yourself to Vancouver's favourite dining cruise experience, the Sunset Dinner Cruise. (2.5 hours) (Seasonal, May - October)

Dinner features sirloin of beef and BC salmon and includes an assortment of salads and desserts. Boards at 6:30 pm and sails from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Approximate value: $106 CAD per person

Banff Gondola The adventure begins with an eight minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully-enclosed four passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb 698m (2,292 ft) to an elevation of 2,281m (7,486 ft) at the Summit Upper Terminal. Stay on the look out for wildlife and birds that frequent the Banff Gondola. This is nature's wild playground, so a camera is a must! You can encounter the local wildlife including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, Golden mantled ground squirrels, Hoary marmots, Clark's nutcracker and the Canada (Gray) jay. Afterwards, we'll visit thundering Bow Falls where plenty of great photo opportunities await you. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket as the wind can become quite cool at 2,285 metres above sea level.

Summer hours: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm, Saturdays until 9:00 pm. We recommend allowing at least an hour at this attraction.
Approximate value: $36 CAD per person

Jasper Raft On The Athabasca River Bring the entire family and join us for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park. Jasper's best rafting float trips take you down the Athabasca River for those in seek of a complete and fun filled Alberta wilderness adventure. Our 16 kilometer trip passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches, which allows your National Park Licensed guide to point out the natural and human history of Jasper. The Athabasca River is the same route that was used by the fur traders many years ago, (David Thompson 1811). Our specially designed rafts offer a safe, comfortable ride that any first time rafter will enjoy. This trip is for everyone from toddlers to seniors. The guides do all the rowing so you can sit back & enjoy the majestic scenery. (2.5 hours) Subject to favorable weather conditions.

This float trip is suitable for the whole family. Come prepared to get splashed. (Subject to favorable weather and water conditions.)
Approximate value: $67 CAD per person

Canoeing In Sun Peaks With Fur Traders Feast Join the Northwest Voyageur Company for a trip into Canada's storied past. A qualified Voyageur will be your guide in a replica Voyageur Canoe where you will calmly glide across the waters of McGillvray Lake and hear the tales of how the NWC & Hudson Bay Company erected this country. During the trip you may see some of our local residents such as eagles, osprey, loons, beavers, deer, mouse, bears, and other wildlife. Through this completely non-strenuous trip you will receive great insight into how this nation was explored, discovered and eventually established. Finish your guided Voyageur Canoe trip off with a traditional 4 course Fur Trader's Feast prepared for you at the McGillvray Lake Outpost. While on the journey to the Rockies the Voyageurs mostly ate pemmican 3 times a day, but when they were at their main posts voyageurs would enjoy only the finest delicacies. Come and relive the majesty of the fur trade through a unique culinary experience. (Canoe Trip 1.5 hours plus dinner afterward) No previous canoeing experience necessary.

Approximate value: $100 CAD per person

Spectacular Glacier Seaplane Tour Our most popular tour! Experience British Columbia's supernatural beauty with an eagle's eye flight over the majestic glaciers, rugged peaks, unique volcanic formations and lush alpine meadows that surround the turquoise waters of mile-high, 1000 foot deep Garibaldi Lake. Don't forget your camera! Rate includes fuel surcharge and taxes. (30 minutes) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions.

Approximate value: $151 CAD per person

Victoria By Night With Dinner At The Canoe Brewpub Climb aboard one of the jaunty little boats for a unique perspective of the city, a tour from the waterside. After the harbour tour you will take a short walk to the Canoe Brewpub where you will take a brewery tour in this 1894 heritage landmark building on Victoria's downtown waterfront. You will have the opportunity to sample the award winning handcrafted beers that are renowned in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy local West Coast cuisine while soaking up the views of the sunset over the harbour.

Approximate value: $85 CAD per person

Victoria Panorama This is the most popular tour departing from Victoria harbour. This 20-minute flight is an ideal introduction to seaplane aviation. It includes spectacular vistas of downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains in the distance. Enjoy unique views of the buildings ringing the harbor and grand houses perched above the rugged coastline. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during take-off and landing.

Flights are available throughout the day.
Approximate value: $111 CAD per person