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Canadian Rockies Tour

From $1599 (was $1849)

14 Days

Passport Required

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Canadian Rockies Tour

Tour Starts: Seattle, WA

Tour Ends: Seattle, WA

Day 1

Seattle

Travelers booking air through YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure perhaps take the nearby light rail system to visit Pike Place Market or the Space Needle in downtown Seattle.

Red Roof Inn SeaTac or similar

Day 2

Seattle and Spokane

Start your morning with a scenic drive through the lush forestlands of the Pacific Northwest. En route, visit the Grand Coulee Dam and Dry Falls before arriving in Spokane for the night.

Red Lion River Inn or similar

Day 3

Kalispell

Pass by the beautiful lakeside communities of Coeur d’Alene and Flathead Lake as your tour takes you to “Big Sky Country” in Montana. Stay overnight by Glacier National Park in Kalispell, perfect for exploring Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks the next day.

Red Lion Kalispell or similar

Day 4

Glacier & Waterton Lakes National Parks

Drive through scenic routes of Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the “Going to the Sun” road in small vehicles (subject to availability and road accessibility) before stopping for lunch in Waterton.

St. Eugene Golf Resort or similar

Day 5

Banff National Park

This morning, travel by way of scenic Highway 93 through stunning Kootenay National Park and along pristine lakes like Columbia Lake. Cross the Continental Divide by Radium Hot Springs before you enter the northern part of the Highway which will turn into the famed Icefields Parkway further north. Visit Bow Falls and Lake Louise north of Banff before arriving in Canmore for a two night stay. At Lake Louise, take a short stroll along the lake shore to enjoy the stunning views and also see the famous Chateau Lake Louise Hotel.

Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre or similar

Day 6

Banff National Park

Enjoy a day of leisure or perhaps head into nearby Banff to take the Banff Gondola up the mountain or enjoy some shopping time in this picturesque town.

Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre or similar

Day 7

Icefields Parkway and Jasper

Travel north on the Icefields Parkway, the sensational scenic route through the Canadian Rockies. See glacier-fed Peyto Lake and Lake Louise. En route stop for an included tour with special Ice Glacier vehicles to take you onto the Icefields. You will be driven out onto the glacier where your massive Ice Explorer will stop and give you time to walk around and enjoy this breathtaking experience. As an optional upgrade you may choose to also visit Western Canada’s newest attraction: the Glacier Skywalk, a glass bottom bridge built into the mountain, offering thrilling views! Your day ends in picturesque Jasper, a small resort in Jasper National Park.

Lobstick Lodge or similar

Day 8

Yoho National Park and Revelstoke

Today drive south along the Icefields Parkway and stop in Yoho National Park before you head west to the resort town of Revelstoke.

Sandman Revelstoke or similar

Day 9

Lake Okanagan Region to Kamloops

As you travel west through Salmon Arm and then South, you will enter the beautiful scenery of the Lake Okanagan region. Surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, the crystal clear waters and lake views will not disappoint! Continue on to Kamloops, consistently named Canada's friendliest city.

Sandman Signature Kamloops or similar

Day 10

Whistler

Today you travel on Canada’s scenic Highway 99 as you climb from the arid Okanagan desert into the Coast Mountain range to reach the resort town of Whistler. It was the main alpine venue of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and has received much attention and praise for its charm and attractive facilities since. Visit the Olympic Plaza where medal ceremonies took place. Stroll through the pedestrian village and enjoy some time shopping for Canadian souvenirs.

Aava Hotel or similar

Day 11

Vancouver

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Whistler before it is time to depart for Vancouver. Once in Vancouver you get to settle into your downtown hotel for a 2 night stay, with plenty of time to explore this beautiful and cosmopolitan city on your own.

✦ Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport or similar

Day 12

Vancouver at Leisure or Optional Tour to Victoria

Enjoy a day at leisure. If you choose to stay on the mainland, perhaps spend some time in Stanley Park, the green pride of Vancouverites and take a walk or bike ride on the seawall there. Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge and admire the great cedar trees in its forest or take a water taxi to Granville Island. Alternatively, join your fellow travelers on the optional excursion to Victoria and transfer via BC Ferry to the island and visit Butchart Gardens as well as downtown Victoria.

✦ Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport or similar

Day 13

Seattle

Say goodbye to Vancouver with a panoramic city tour, enjoying commentary about the city. Then head back to the U.S. and enjoy a city tour of Seattle with some time at famed Pike Place Market. 

Red Roof Inn SeaTac or similar

Day 14

Depart Home

After days of breathtaking mountain views, it is time to return home with beautiful memories.

Note: Optionals as described in this itinerary are at an additional cost. Exact pricing and program details will be available with final travel documents at which point in time you may choose to book the available options.
 
*or similar accommodations
 
Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.