Spirit of the Rockies (CR)

12 Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver

2021 Tour Details

Nothing lifts your spirits like sunny days, blue skies, and even bluer water – not to mention soaring peaks, stunning glaciers, and heartwarming wildlife. This lofty tour of Western Canada leads you to see the inspirational sights of British Columbia and Alberta – and from a variety of vantage points. Enjoy a two-day scenic rail journey from bustling Vancouver to the still beauty of Banff National Park; cross the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield aboard an exciting Ice Explorer; then get ready to melt as you ferry to the “garden city” of Victoria to tiptoe through the tulips. You’ll also relish the timeless scenery of Jasper National Park and the newer resorts of Sun Peaks and Whistler. These dream sights are complemented by the dreamiest of hotels as you rest your wonder-filled head at the best of the Fairmont Collection, including the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, Jasper Park Lodge, and the Chateau Whistler Resort.

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!

Accommodation Spotlight Spend two nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, internationally recognized as the symbol of Canadian hospitality. Opened by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1888, this majestic chateau-style hotel became known as one of the top three getaways in North America.
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Spirit of the Rockies map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Jasper National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 5 dinners


Notes:

Kamloops properties are considered moderate 2 or 3-star hotels or motor inns. Rocky Mountaineer determines hotels that also meet our high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Moraine Lake is typically accessible late May to early September.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER

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

Day 2 VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER Guided tour includes the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. Free time this afternoon before dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 VANCOUVER–ROCKY MOUNTAINEER–KAMLOOPS

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER Scenic train ride along Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River en route to Kamloops.
KAMLOOPS Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 4 KAMLOOPS–ROCKY MOUNTAINEER–BANFF

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER Scenic train ride along Shuswap Lake shoreline, Kicking Horse River, and over the Continental Divide en route to Banff National Park.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 5 BANFF

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Guided tour includes Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and Surprise Corner. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 6 BANFF–LAKE LOUISE

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive past Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks en route to Lake Louise.
LAKE LOUISE Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided Heritage Walk.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 LAKE LOUISE–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–JASPER

LAKE LOUISE Scenic drive on Icefields Parkway en route to Columbia Icefield.
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Scenic Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 JASPER–SUN PEAKS

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive on Yellowhead Highway along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers en route to Sun Peaks.
SUN PEAKS Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 SUN PEAKS–WHISTLER

SUN PEAKS Scenic drive en route to Whistler.
WHISTLER Free time this afternoon and evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Whistler with a ride on Peak to Peak Gondola. 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 10 WHISTLER–VICTORIA

WHISTLER Private breakfast at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands to Victoria on Vancouver Island.
VICTORIA Guided city sightseeing. Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 VICTORIA

VICTORIA Free time this morning before an afternoon visit to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Butchart Gardens and farewell dinner in the gardens.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 12 VICTORIA–VANCOUVER

VICTORIA Scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER Your vacation ends at the Vancouver International Airport. Schedule flights after 2 pm.

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.

LYNDA BROWN

Escorting tours for more than 20 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

 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)


Banff
Jasper
Sun Peaks
Whistler

Banff

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: $$$$

Jasper

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: $$

Sun Peaks

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: $$

Whistler

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: $$

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: $$$



* 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).