Majestic Rockies (CV)

11 Day Tour from Vancouver to Calgary

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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 go right up to 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
VANCOUVER–VICTORIA
Ferry ride through the Gulf Islands
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
Gondola ride up Banff’s Sulphur Mountain; farewell dinner

NOTES:

  • The Canadian Rockies are blessed with stunning scenery and extraordinary outdoor attractions. Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favorable weather conditions.
  • The July 3 departure with Calgary extension features the Calgary Stampede.

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
Dinner

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

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

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

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

Day 7 Sun Peaks–Jasper

Continue north, following the 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
Dinner

Day 8 Jasper

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

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

Day 10 Banff

Sightseeing includes a visit to Sulphur Mountain for a ride on the BANFF GONDOLA, complete with panoramic views of Banff’s spectacular scenery. Also visit 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
Dinner

Day 11 Banff–Calgary

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

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

Years of Experience: 17

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.

 Accommodations

Vancouver
Victoria
Whistler
Sun Peaks
Jasper National Park
Banff National Park

Vancouver

Georgian Court Hotel

773 Beatty St
Vancouver, BC Canada

The hotel features Frankie's Italian Kitchen restaurant & bar, as well as the Beatty Street Bar & Grill, and a fitness center. Newly renovated guestrooms feature air-conditioning, coffee maker, cable TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access, iron/ironing board, in-room safe, superior bath amenities, and bathrobes.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Shoe Shine
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • 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
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Victoria

Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

728 Humboldt St
Victoria, BC Canada

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

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

Room Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • 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
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

Whistler

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

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

3240 Village Way
Sun Peaks, BC Canada

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

82 Cannaught Drive
Jasper, AB Canada

Located at the base of the mountains, the Sawridge Hotel features a day spa, gift shop, and dry cleaning. The 153 guestrooms include cable television, a hairdryer, a refrigerator, and Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • 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
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access

Banff National Park

Banff Park Lodge

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

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