Grand Western Canada Vacation (CG)

13 Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver

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Who says you can’t have it all? Certainly not Canadians! From international cities to national parks, snow-dusted summits to vineyard-dotted valleys, dramatic glaciers to soothing hot springs, and the calmest of lakes to the wildest of creatures, Western Canada presents the greatest range of sights and cities, not to mention mountains! Pack your bags for a variety of adventure as we’ve packed the best of British Columbia and Alberta into one encompassing vacation. On this grand tour of Western Canada, you’ll spend time in the multicultural metropolis of Vancouver and the British-infused city of Victoria before trading the pubs of the “garden city” for the peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Devour the majestic scenery of four national parks – Glacier, Yoho, Banff, and Jasper – get a taste of resort life in renowned Whistler, sip your way through the vineyards of charming lakeside Kelowna, and clink your glasses to mountains of fun.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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 Photo Highlights

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

  • Banff National Park
  • Jasper National Park
  • Yoho National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER, BC

Welcome to Vancouver! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 VANCOUVER–VICTORIA

VANCOUVER Guided sightseeing includes the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. Scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands to Victoria.
VICTORIA Orientation drive includes the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Butchart Gardens, followed by dinner in the gardens.

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Day 3 VICTORIA

VICTORIA Free day.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Victoria with a wildlife and whale-watching marine cruise. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 VICTORIA–WHISTLER

VICTORIA Scenic BC Ferry crossing on the Strait of Georgia through the Gulf Islands en route to Shannon Falls and Whistler.
WHISTLER Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 WHISTLER

WHISTLER Free day.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 WHISTLER–KAMLOOPS

WHISTLER Private breakfast at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Scenic drive en route to Kamloops.
KAMLOOPS Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 KAMLOOPS–JASPER

KAMLOOPS Scenic drive on Yellowhead Highway past Mount Robson en route to Jasper.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Free time remainder of day.

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Day 8 JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Orientation drive. Free time this evening.
MALIGNE LAKE Cruise to Spirit Island and Maligne Canyon.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–LAKE LOUISE–BANFF

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive on Icefields Parkway en route to Columbia Icefield.
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Scenic Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier followed by a scenic drive over Athabasca Pass en route to Lake Louise.
LAKE LOUISE Free time before driving to Banff National Park for a free evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 BANFF

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic ride on the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Banff Gondola for breakfast atop Sulphur Mountain. Sightseeing in Banff includes Bow Falls. Free time this afternoon before dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 11 BANFF–GLACIER NATIONAL PARK–KELOWNA

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive over Kicking Horse Pass and the Continental Divide en route to Yoho National Park.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Drive over Rogers Pass en route to Kelowna.
KELOWNA Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 KELOWNA–VANCOUVER

KELOWNA Scenic drive through Fraser Valley and over the Cascade Mountains en route to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner this evening.

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Day 13 VANCOUVER

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

TAREK SABET

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I have over 30 years of experience in the travel industry and have been leading tours in Canada since 1999. I speak English, Spanish, Arabic, and French. My passion for my work is fueled by the opportunity to meet amazing people , my fellow travelers! In my free time, I enjoy stamp collecting, chess, reading, opera, classical music, and teaching at a private college in Vancouver in the winter.

Tour Director - TAREK SABET

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Victoria
Whistler
Jasper National Park
Banff National Park

Victoria

Marine Wildlife & Whale-Watching Expedition

Marine Wildlife & Whale-Watching Expedition

Discover the wildlife wonders of Vancouver Island during this inspiring cruise in search for the area's abundant marine animals and resident pods of orca whales!

Price Range: $$$

Victoria Panorama by Seaplane

Victoria Panorama by Seaplane

Take to the skies during this thrilling, 20-minute seaplane flight over Victoria Harbour and the rugged coast of Vancouver Island!

Price Range: $$

Whistler

Seaplane Tour

Seaplane Tour

There's no place quite like Whistler, and there's simply no better way to explore it than from the air during an exciting flightseeing tour!

Price Range: $$$

Tree Trek Canopy Walk

Tree Trek Canopy Walk

Tiptoe through the treetops on this thrilling guided Tree Trek Canopy Walk, featuring a network of suspension bridges, suspended stairways, boardwalks, and trails high above the ground!

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: $$$

Jasper National Park

Athabasca River Float Trip

Athabasca River Float Trip

Enjoy some of Jasper National Park's very best scenery from water level on this exciting rafting float trip along the Athabasca River!

Price Range: $$

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Safari

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Safari

From moose to mountain goats, the majestic Rockies are home to some of the world's most fascinating critters, and this incredible evening excursion is your chance to spot them in their natural environment!

Price Range: $

Magical Mystical Maligne Canyon Walk

Magical Mystical Maligne Canyon Walk

Take an exciting walk on the edge of Jasper National Park's deepest accessible canyon on this exhilarating guided excursion to Maligne Canyon.

Price Range: $$

Banff National Park

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: $$$$



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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