British Columbia & Alberta Guided Tours - Globus®

Majestic Rockies (CV)

11 Day Tour from Vancouver to Calgary

2017 Tour Details

The Canadian Rockies—a land of majestic mountain scenery, fascinating wildlife, sparkling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, and interesting towns. If you want to see breathtaking scenery and jagged mountain peaks, this Canadian Rockies tour is for you. Spend time in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper National Park, and Banff National Park. A tour highlight is the Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield. It is one of the few places where you can actually ride on an icefield. You’ll also enjoy unsurpassed scenery on the drive between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park. As you parallel the Great Divide, keep an eye out for alpine meadows, waterfalls, massive glaciers, and wildlife, including big horn sheep and elk. Other tour highlights include a stop at gorgeous Lake Louise and a cruise on Maligne Lake, one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies with the beautiful lake and towering peaks.

On this Canadian Rockies tour, Globus has included some out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. After your ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria, visit Butchart Gardens, where you’ll admire the floral displays on 55 acres and enjoy dinner at the original Butchart family residence. Globus has also arranged a special private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, where you’ll learn about the First Nations people.

You’ll have leisure time in the towns to explore on your own or to participate in optional activities. Sample the cuisine offered in the towns, take a scenic walk, relax, and enjoy peace and quiet while surrounded by awe-inspiring scenery. Words and photos cannot adequately capture the beauty of this area. You must witness it in person, and this tour offers the opportunity to sit back and take it all in while Globus handles all the details.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

VANCOUVER
City sightseeing
VICTORIA
Orientation tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner at Butchart Gardens
WHISTLER
Visit Shannon Falls; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite breakfast at Squamish Lil’ Wat Cultural Center
JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing; cruise Maligne Lake
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD
Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Gondola ride up Banff’s Sulphur Mountain with breakfast; sightseeing; farewell dinner

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Banff National Park
  • Jasper National Park

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Banff

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Vancouver, BC

Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 Vancouver–Victoria

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Catch the FERRY over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-famous Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BUTCHART GARDENS, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. See major attractions on your city orientation tour including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 Victoria

The day is free to explore on your own; your Tour Director suggests an optional marine wildlife and whale-watching trip. Shoppers will love Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s specialty stores, while history buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Victoria–Whistler

Today, board a BC FERRY and cross the Strait of Georgia and cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at SHANNON FALLS, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. On to the alpine resort of Whistler at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Time to explore the 2010 Winter Olympics’ sites.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Whistler

Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler’s Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you travel via the longest unsupported gondola span in the world. Other options include a walk in the tree tops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Whistler–Sun Peaks

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks with the balance of the day at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada’s fur trade.

NOTE:
Operation of the canoe trip is subject to favorable weather conditions.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Sun Peaks–Jasper

Continue north, following Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River, into the province of Alberta. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Before arriving at your hotel, perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 Jasper. Excursion to Maligne Lake

Enjoy a sightseeing tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 Jasper–Columbia Icefield–Lake Louise–Banff

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ICE EXPLORER RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass with splendid views of Peyto Lake. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into BANFF NATIONAL PARK.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Banff

Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite BANFF GONDOLA to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savor a flavorful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls and the Hoodoos. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. This evening, join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 11 Banff–Calgary

Depart Banff for Calgary International Airport. Airport transfers are provided. Please schedule flights after Noon.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

LYNDA BROWN

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

Born in Calgary, I caught the travel bug while teaching in Europe-and I haven't looked back since! Western Canada is my preferred travel destination, and having the Rockies in my backyard to enjoy year round is indeed a privilege! I've also had the thrill of introducing many visitors to Calgary's famous Stampede every July. I'm a proud Canadian and proud Calgarian. I am here to share the pride and love I have for my country--its people, culture, food, geography, and history.

Tour Director - LYNDA BROWN

 Accommodations

Vancouver
Victoria
Whistler
Sun Peaks
Jasper National Park
Banff National Park

Vancouver

Georgian Court Hotel

Superior First-Class

Georgian Court Hotel 773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC Canada

773 Beatty St
Vancouver, BC Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The boutique Georgian Court Hotel is situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street, and many of Vancouver's main attractions. The hotel features sophisticated and elegant decor, attentive service, first class amenities, and one of Vancouver's best Italian restaurants - Frankie's Italian Kitchen and Bar.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Shoe Shine
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Pay Movies
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Victoria

Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

Superior First-Class

Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour 728 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC Canada

728 Humboldt St
Victoria, BC Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Ideally located in downtown Victoria, Marriott Inner Harbour is within walking distance to all there is to see and do in Victoria BC. Stroll to the famous Inner Harbour for Victoria attractions, musicians, artisans, and whale watching tours.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Shoe Shine
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

Whistler

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

Deluxe

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort 4599 Chateau Blvd., Whistler, BC Canada

4599 Chateau Blvd.
Whistler, BC Canada

The Chateau is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and just 5 minutes from the center of Whistler Village. The hotel has a golf-course, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, concierge service, gift shops, guest laundry, business center, several restaurants, baker, lounge, Afternoon Tea, and room service.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Voicemail
  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker

Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Grand

First-Class

Sun Peaks Grand 3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC Canada

3240 Village Way
Sun Peaks, BC Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Nestled in British Columbia's striking Thompson Okanagan region, the Delta Sun Peaks Resort makes it easy to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail

Jasper National Park

Sawridge Hotel

First-Class

Sawridge Hotel 82 Cannaught Drive, Jasper, AB Canada

82 Cannaught Drive
Jasper, AB Canada

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Located at the base of the mountains, the Sawridge Hotel features 152 spacious non-smoking guestrooms. The hotel combines rustic charm expected of a mountain inn with modern accents and amenities.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access

Banff National Park

Banff Park Lodge

First-Class

Banff Park Lodge 222 Lynx Street, Banff, AB Canada

222 Lynx Street
Banff, AB Canada

The hotel offers an indoor pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, Hot Plunge Pool, several boutiques, concierge desk, restaurant, and room service. Guestrooms feature cable TV, coffee maker, Internet access, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and in-room safe.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Shoe Shine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Victoria
Whistler
Sun Peaks
Jasper National Park
Banff National Park

Victoria

Victoria Panorama

Victoria Panorama

This flightseeing excursion is an ideal introduction to seaplane aviation and includes spectacular vistas of downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains in the distance.

Price Range: $$

Marine and Wildlife Whale Watching

Marine and Wildlife Whale Watching

Given Southern Vancouver Island is world renowned for the rich marine wildlife, including home to resident pods of orca whales, no trip to Victoria is complete without a cruise experience.

Price Range: $$

Whistler

Spectacular Glacier Seaplane Tour

Spectacular Glacier Seaplane Tour

Experience a memorable seaplane 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.

Price Range: $$$

Tree Trek Canopy Walk

Tree Trek Canopy Walk

Journey high among the treetops on this guided interpretive adventure through a spectacular network of suspension bridges, suspended stairways, boardwalks and trails on this TreeTrek Canopy Walk.

Price Range: $

Peak to Peak Experience

Peak to Peak Experience

Whistler's pinnacle summer experience is a ride on the Guinness World Record breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Price Range: $

Ziptrek Adventure

Ziptrek Adventure

Operating in a true old-growth temperate rainforest, your Whistler zipline journey takes you through the forest via suspension bridges, treetop observation platforms, ground based trails and ziplines. Choose from three different zipline excursions.

Price Range: $$$

SunPeaks

Canoeing In Sun Peaks With Fur Traders Feast

Canoeing In Sun Peaks With Fur Traders Feast

Enjoy a guided voyageur canoe trip on Lake McGillivray followed by a 4-course Fur Traders Feast.

Price Range: $$

JasperNationalPark

Jasper Raft On The Athabasca River

Jasper Raft On The Athabasca River

Jasper's best rafting scenic float trips take you down the Athabasca River for a unique perspective for Jasper National Park.

Price Range: $$

Magical Mystical Maligne Canyon Walk

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.

Price Range: $$

Wild Meadows, Lakes and Dinner

Wild Meadows, Lakes and Dinner

Jasper is well known for its wildlife viewing opportunities and this tour will provide the best chance to see and photograph Rocky Mountain wildlife in the evening when animal sightings are more frequent.

Price Range: $$

BanffNationalPark

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

Discover unparalleled views of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies region by helicopter. There are several options to choose from, but all deliver spectacular opportunities for a once in a lifetime experience in the Rockies.

Price Range: $$

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