Canadian Rockies Tour

From $1999 (was $2249)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

14 Days
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Introduction

Straddling the Continental Divide is a swath of the Canadian Rockies that is home to three of the world’s most picturesque mountain landscapes.  On our 14-day Canadian Rockies Tour, you will create everlasting memories as you enjoy a scenic drive past snow-capped mountains in a landscape so pristine it will take your breath away.

Our tour begins in Seattle, Washington with the evening at leisure to simply relax at your hotel or perhaps take the Light Rail downtown to visit Pike Place Market or the Space Needle.  The next morning, start with a scenic drive through the lush forestlands of the Pacific Northwest to the Columbia River Plateau with included sightseeing of the impressive Grand Coulee Dam and nearby Dry Falls.  We continue to travel east into the “Big Sky Country” of Montana passing by the beautiful lakeside communities of Couer d’Alene and Flat Head Lakes.  You will discover pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and spectacular lakes as we drive through Glacier National Park in the US and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. 

Your mountain journey then takes you along Highway 93 through stunning Kootenay National Park, crossing the Continental Divide by Radium Hot Springs and continuing north visiting Bow Falls and Lake Louise in Banff National Park. You will travel along the Icefields Parkway, stopping along the way to experience an included ride aboard a specially designed “snow cat” vehicle onto the massive Athabasca Glacier.  Then, visit the small resort town of Jasper in fabulous Jasper National Park which is the largest of Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks. Within its boundaries there are an abundance of elk, big horn sheep, grizzly bears, mountain lions and wolves making it one of the great protected ecosystems remaining in the Rocky Mountains.

Our tour of Canada’s great national parks continues with a visit to Yoho National Park witnessing its rock walls, waterfalls, snow-topped mountain peaks and silent forests. We then travel through Salmon Arm and into the Lake Okanagan Region called the “Napa of the North” because of its many wineries and delicious wines. The trip nears its end as you enjoy traveling scenic Highway 99 into the Coast Mountain range reaching Whistler, the Olympic mountain resort with European flair. You can visit Olympic Plaza where the medals ceremonies for skiing, bobsled and luge events of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games took place learn about the local Aboriginal culture at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center or simply stroll the village. Your two-week Canadian adventure wraps up in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia with plenty of leisure time to explore the city or take an optional excursion via ferry to Victoria’s Butchart Gardens, before traveling back to Seattle to depart for home.

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Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • Seattle
  • Spokane
  • Glacier National Park
  • Banff National Park
  • Jasper National Park
  • Icefields Parkway with Ice Explorer Excursion
  • Yoho National Park
  • Kamloops
  • Whistler
  • Vancouver
Hotel Accommodations
  • 13 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active

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Trip Highlights

  • See Glacier National Park and its Canadian sister park, Wateron National Park
  • Cross the Continental Divide on the Icefields Parkway, and enjoy an included tour with the Ice Explorer onto the glacier
  • Stay in Whistler, the beautiful Mountain Resort and venue of the 2010 Winter Olympics events
  • Explore beautiful Vancouver during a 2-night stay
  • Discover Banff National Park and see the stunning waters of Lake Louise

*Countdown to Christmas savings are reflected in the base price savings. Offer valid for new bookings only, subject to space availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time. Offer expires December 31, 2019 or while supplies last. Offer applies only to the optional activities listed, and not to any other activity that may be available for each itinerary. Offer valid for new bookings only, subject to space availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time. Offer expires December 31, 2019 or while supplies last. Guests may be required to sign a waiver at time of activity. Other restrictions may apply - please call for details. Free optional activity must be confirmed at time of booking. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time. Please follow the steps below to price your vacation with YMT. When you complete all the steps, please click "Reserve" next to the date on which you would like to travel.

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Canadian Rockies Tour

Tours Starts: Seattle, Washington

Tours Ends: Seattle, Washington

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 Lion Hotel Renton or similar

Day 2

Seattle and Spokane

Start your morning with a stunning 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. (B)

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

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 Château Lake Louise Hotel. (B)

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. (B)

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 and see 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 activity at additional cost, 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 souvenirs.

Pinnacle Hotel or similar

Day 11

Vancouver

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Whistler before departing for Vancouver. Once in Vancouver, you get to settle into your 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 Vancouver's great cedar 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 US and enjoy a tour of Seattle, with time at famed Pike Place Market.

Red Lion Hotel Renton or similar

Space Needle, Chihuly Gardens & American Italian DinnerSpace Needle, Chihuly Gardens & American Italian Dinner:

Start at the Space Needle, where you will ascend 520 feet to the observation deck for stunning views of Seattle and the surrounding region. Your next stop is the dazzling Chihuly Garden and Glass, home to fanciful exhibits and colorful blown glass sculptures living amongst lush greenery. Finally, head to Bucca di Beppo for a lively, informal Italian dinner.







Day 14

Depart for Home


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 tours 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.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

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The Canadian Rockies were so beautiful and majestic?[our driver] had a good sense of humor and was so helpful, even would take our picture if we asked him. Felt like we knew him forever. We enjoyed it and we talked to our family members who went with a different travel agency and they didn't see the beautiful stops we saw...

Carl M., OH


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[Tour Manager] was very friendly and outgoing. The scenery was beautiful.

Luis E., TX


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Camille [our tour manager] is outstanding. She is so good. I hope we can travel with her again...Great tour director and driver. Saw so many beautiful sights!

Marcene T., MN


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Very pleased with the tour guide, driver and itinerary.

Marie K., TN


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Spectacular scenery, comfortable bus ride, and nice hotels.

Robert G., AZ


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All sights were magnificent. The weather was also "as ordered". We had a dusting of snow at Lake Louise and 6" in Banff, which made it really special... Our Tour Manager made a great team with our driver Rich, which made it pleasurable for all of us. This was our first vacation by bus and we were very pleased. Also, our fellow travelers were very pleasant. We enjoyed it so much that we booked another tour with YMT in the Spring 2015. Also, one of us is walking with a cane and has other walking limitations. We were very happy with the attention to this detail. Many hotels were equipped for those challenges. We have friends that have taken other bus trips. . . . and we compare notes. Not having to take care of the luggage is also a big factor as to [why we chose YMT].

Roswitha K., TX


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Our tour manager was Diane. She was truly amazing and went beyond expectations to find answers to our every question and handle every little detail. She made the trip extremely interesting by making us aware of history, geology, geography, making the trip fun, and on and on. How fortunate we were to be on her tour. She was a pleasure to spend time with in every way. Can't say enough good about her. Our driver was Richard. He was awesome ---- made our trip so much more by his knowledge of the area, his pleasant nature, humor, and just being a genuine kind, caring individual. We were delighted with our trip in every way. It was perfect. Thank you for the great experience. Good value for a wonderful tour.

Thomas N., MI


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Our tour manager was Liz and she was excellent! Her knowledge of the area was massive and her personality blended so well with all of the passengers. She made it a very enjoyable trip...We really enjoyed our first motor coach adventure and hope to do it again. We were not sure about it as we had never done it before but it was so much fun and everyone on the trip seemed to have a great time. All in all it was a great experience and we have so many pictures to go over and enjoy for years to come. That is another thing Rick our driver was so willing to stop so we could take pictures and I have been on tours where that would have been impossible. Many thanks to him again...The tour had everything that we wanted to see and plenty of time to see it.

Cornelia M., FL


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[Had a ] great time and met many really great people.

David B., FL


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Mary [our guide] is super!!...She definitely knew what she was doing. We could not have been in better hands. Great time and met many really great people.

David B., FL


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Camille [our tour manager] was excellent. Made the trip even more enjoyable and Gary was great! Such a good driver and knew so much about the area...Tour was exactly as advertised and exceeded our expectations!

Diane G., OH


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[Tour Manager was] professional, well informed, caring, good humored, and able to put everyone at ease if there was a concern. Very pleased with her! Good experience. Good value. From beginning to end very caring people to deal with.

Dorothy E., IA


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The scenery was fantastic. The price for a single was good and I was very happy with the tour guide and the bus driver.

John M., WI


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Every aspect of the trip was great, from the initial brochures to the actual information on travel to the destination of the tour. Our tour guide, Liz was great. She was very knowledgable along the route; Pointing out the history and small bits of information about the places we visited. She had stories about the people we ran into at different places. Our driver, Rick was very professional and courteous. He gave little bits of information of sights along the way. A+++ on performance between the tour guide and the driver, they made the trip! We really enjoyed all our tours with YMT. Never had any problems with the flights. We like the representatives meeting us at the airport. The tours are great and we really enjoy the optional tours. A great vacation.

Julius B., LA


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We were very satisfied with the optional tours taken...We covered more on the tour than we would have if done on our own.

Letty G., LA


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It was awesome---the views spectacular---and not a mile of the whole trip missed an ounce of the spectacular of the creation --it was glorious---and learned much too-from beginning to end---the group was great too- thanks for a trip of a lifetime...It just is a marvelous trip-everyone should get to experience the marvel of the Canadian Rockies and the trip through Washington and the history-of its creations too.

Shirley L.,, WA


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It was reasonable and the scenery was breathtaking. Leave the driving to an experienced driver so you can enjoy the view.

Joanne C., FL



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