Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies with the Rocky Mountaineer (CDE) - 2015

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10 Day Tour from Calgary to Vancouver


Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies with the Rocky Mountaineer
Vancouvers skyline and harbour
Vancouvers skyline and harbour
Ice Explorer
Vancouver Island
Beautiful view of downtown Calgary at sunset
Vancouver is named after George Vancouver, who explored the inner harbour of Burrard Inlet in 1792
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies
The beautiful harbour in Vancouver
Wildlife roams freely in Jasper National Park
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.

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. Subject to favorable weather conditions.

Approximate value: $67 CAD per person


Magical Mystical Maligne Canyon Walk Join us on a walk along the edge of the Maligne Canyon, the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park. Your guide will transport you from Jasper to the top of the canyon and guide you from the first to the fifth (1st -5th) bridge, allowing for breath taking photographic opportunities. You will enjoy award winning interpretation about this limestone slot canyon, and the many mysteries that are contained within. The Maligne Canyon is a favourite haunt of the Big Horn Sheep and Mule Deer and is excellent habitat for Fairy Slipper and Rattlesnake Plantain Orchids. Upon reaching the sixth bridge, the confluence of the Maligne and Athabasca Rivers, the coach will be waiting to return you to the Jasper town site. This trip covers approximately 3.5 km and travels mostly downhill. Participants are requested to wear comfortable boots or shoes, bring rain/wind jacket, water, and a camera.

Approximate value: $70 CAD per person


Wild Meadows, Lakes and Dinner at The Pines If you want to see wildlife when visiting the Rockies your best opportunity is in Jasper! This 2-hour tour will give you the best chance to see and photograph Jasper's wildlife in the evening when animal sightings are more frequent. Set off in a sightseeing vehicle with a wildlife interpreter in search of bear, elk, sheep, goats, coyote, wolves moose and many of Mother Nature's other mountain creatures. Dinner will be at the award winning The Pines at Pyramid Lake Resort features a casually elegant decor with vaulted pine beam ceiling and huge river rock fireplace.

Approximate value: $92 CAD per person


Mount Assiniboine Glacier Helicopter Tour Your adventure will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. You will see the magnificent Goat Range where you will observe the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes. Next, your journey will take you to new heights through the Goat Range Pass and along the Sundance Range of Banff National Park where you will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes. Finally, you will be transported to the "Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies" which rises majestically to 3,611 meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The surrounding glaciers and icefalls will astound you and capture your imagination where you will get up close and personal with the Gloria Glacier as it tumbles off of Mount Assiniboine. This is an experience you will not forget! (30 minute flight) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum of 2 passengers.

Approximate value: $303 CAD per person


Royal Canadian Helicopter Tour Your adventure will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. You will see the magnificent Goat Range where you will observe the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes. Next, your journey will take you to new heights through the Goat Range Pass and along the Sundance Range of Banff National Park where you will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes. An extraordinary adventure not to be missed! (25 minute flight) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum of 2 passengers.

Approximate value: $261 CAD per person


Three Sisters Peaks Tour - 12 Minute Helicopter Tour This will be the most action packed 12 minutes of your life. Your adventure will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. You will see the magnificent Goat Range where you will observe the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight will provide views of the Bow River as it meanders back towards the Town of Canmore. (12 minute flight) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum of 2 passengers.

Approximate value: $130 CAD per person


FlyOver Canada - General Admission Ticket Buckle up your seatbelt and prepare for the flight of your life! FlyOver Canada incorporates state-of-the-art technology to bring you some of Canada's most thrilling sights like you have never seen them before. Groups of up to 60 guests at a time will hang suspended, feet dangling, immersed in a huge 20m spherical screen while our film takes you on a thrilling 8 minute journey from east to west across Canada. It will be a fully immersive experience including wind, mist and even scents!

Approximate value: $21 CAD per person


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


Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour Treat your discerning taste buds to a slice of heaven. This tour showcases the best of Vancouver Cuisine! You will be tempted with gourmets worth selling your soul for! Enough food will be served ensuring that your taste buds will have the energy to savor each stop of the tour. Check your will power at the door. Your gastronomic adventure begins with savoring dim sum from none other than Kirin Chinese Restaurant. Next, to Vancouver's most popular Italian Restaurant where you'll savor their Signature Meatball and fresh burrata paired with 2012 Tinhorn Gewurztraminer. We then take you on a short stroll along Vancouver's gourmet restaurant street and trendy shopping neighborhood. Then we hop across the street to Hubbub, creator of Vancouver's top 10 sandwiches for their Pulled Pork Sandwich and beer pairing. You'll learn how this amazing sandwich is made and experience firsthand the magnetic appeal of this majestic sandwich. Finally, happy bellies are treated to a sweet ending with the best gelato and sorbetto on the continent at Bella Gelateria, winner of North America's best gelato. Please note tasting locations subject to change. All food tastings included in the ticket price (14 Tastings included with three drink pairings). Gratuity is not included in the price but appreciated at your discretion.

Approximate value: $95.15 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)

Approximate value: $106 CAD per person


Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day Trip Travel by coach and ferry on this full day trip to Victoria. Enjoy a ferry cruise through beautiful Active Pass in the Gulf Islands to B.C.'s quaint capital. Marvel at the awesome, ever-changing Butchart Gardens. You'll drive the scenic route into Victoria and the Inner Harbour. You'll have some free time to explore this unique city: Government Street shopping & dining, Empress Hotel, Legislative Buildings, Royal B.C. Museum and more. Take a leisurely walk along the beautiful waterfront. Relax on the bus and ferry ride back to your hotel. A day well spent! This excursion is only available on multiple night stays in Vancouver. (Full Day Excursion)

Approximate value: $195 CAD per person