Canada Itineraries: CA08

Experience Western mountains

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Day 1: Arrive at Vancouver

Upon arrival at Vancouver airport, complete your immigration and step out in this beautiful city. Later, Transfer and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at Vancouver.

Day 2: Vancouver

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Vancouver city tour covering Stanley Park, Chinatown, English Bay, bustling Robson Street, Capilano Suspension bridge, Historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock and many more attractions. Then enjoy Fly Over Canada Ride ('FlyOver Canada utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you the feeling of flight. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-metre spherical screen while our film whisks you away on an exhilarating 8-minute journey across Canada). Evening enjoy the Vancouver harbour sunset dinner cruise. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at Vancouver.

Optional Tour: Vancouver Seaplane Tour - Travelling by seaplane is an incredible way to see where the city, the water and the mountains meet. From 10-minute flights to daytrip adventure. There are multiple options to choose within.

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Ride on BC Ferries to Gulf Island- A quick getaway to Bowen Island. The short ferry ride puts you in the charming port of Snug Cove, with its array of unique shops, art galleries, historic sites and 600-acre Crippen Regional Park. Island beach activities include swimming, beachcombing and skindiving.

Day 3: Vancouver. Grouse Mountain. Vancouver

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, Transfer to Grouse Mountain which is the peak of Vancouver and spend you day here enjoy some fun activities offered. Start your activity with the Skyride Tram which is the North America's largest aerial tramway system is your gateway to the majestic nature of The Peak of Vancouver, and an experience. Then, experience the Lumberjack show, if you want great old- fashioned fun and family entertainment, the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show is where you want to be. Proceed to Eye of the wind (the world's only commercial wind turbine with an elevator accessible glass view POD.). Last, enjoy the theatre in the sky to learn about the Grouse Mountain and mountain culture in our mountaintop high definition cinema. Transfer back to the hotel. Overnight at Vancouver. Optional Tour: Stanley Park Bicycle Tour: The star attraction of the park is the 28-kilometre-long, uninterrupted pathway. Construction of which began almost 100 years ago to protect the shore from erosion due to passing ships. Stanley Park and this self-guided tour are heavily rooted in first nation’s history, as the entire park remains as unceded First Nations territory. The Park yields monuments, art pieces and attractions as well as a thousand acres of temperate rainforest that make the park an enriching experience. OR Visit Shannon Falls

Day 4: Vancouver. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge park, It is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Here you can spent your day doing various activities like Cliff Walk, Treetops Adventure, Story Centre Canyon Lights and so on. Evening transfer back to Vancouver. Overnight at Vancouver.

Optional Tour: Sea To Sky Gondola (The sky pilot suspension bridge)-The Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge is approximately 100 metres long and has a backdrop that falls away thousands of feet below, giving you a greater feeling of exposure and height over land.

Day 5: Vancouver. Victoria. Vancouver

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy your day trip to Victoria, you can take a picturesque ferry ride from Vancouver that takes less than two hours and feels like its a whole world away. After arriving proceed to Royal British Columbia Museum (Museum consists of The Province of British Columbia's natural and human history museum as well as the British Columbia Provincial Archives.). You can also enjoy the Whale Watching tour or Visit the Butchart Gardens. Evening free time at Inner Harbour. Transfer back to Vancouver. Overnight at Vancouver.

Optional Tour: Victoria Fly and Drive - The complete coastal experience begins with spectacular city, mountain and island views as you depart from downtown Vancouver on the scheduled flight of your choice. Upon landing in downtown Victoria, explore the historic city as you please. You can also add any additional tour.

Day 6: Vancouver. Kamloops

Post breakfast check out and leave for Kamloops. Arrive at CNR station enjoy the train ride of “Spirit of Kamloops”. Sit back, relax, and let the one of a kind 2141 steam locomotive pull you back into other times. The excursion is approximately one hour, starting from the historic former CNR station (heritage brick building known as 'The Keg'). On this journey, one may encounter a visit from feisty Saloon Girls, and possibly even Bill Miner, theinfamous train robber, and his Badland Bandidas. Enjoy other attractions like BC Wildlife Park, boating at Kamloops Lake, Kamloops Heritage Railway, Downtown Kamloops, Kamloops Art Gallery, Campbell Lake, etc. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 7: Kamloops. Jasper

Post breakfast check out and leave for Jasper National Park. Jasper National Park is a wonderland of dazzling glaciers, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls and evergreen forest, roaming wildlife, all surrounded by mountains. Visit the Jasper SkyTram which is an aerial tramway on the mountain that is the highest and longest guided aerial tramway in Canada. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 8: Jasper

Breakfast at hotel. Later visit one of the most powerful waterfalls in Canada – Athabasca falls. Explore the Maligne Canyon, Jasper Planetarium & dark sky telescope, Two Brothers Totem Pole, Jasper Museum, Mount Edith Cavell, etc. Explore the interpretive trail around a historic mine site and visit the original pools down at the source of the springs along Sulphur Creek. After a tiring day relax at Miette hot springs! Overnight in Jasper.

Day 9: Columbia Icefield Parkway

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to icefield parkway, Columbia icefield. You would experience the Athabasca Glacier, Glacier Skywalk perched on a cliff on the side of the Sunwapta Valley, this glass-floored platform stretches out for astonishing views. Stride boldly out for a thrilling adventure! Then, step out onto the glass-floored platform of the Glacier Skywalk. This is mountain adventure at its finest! Also explore the famous and most beautiful Sunwapta Falls. Later experience the world-famous Spirit island, the icon of Canadian Rockies. Explore Maligne lake on interpretive cruise in the lake. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 10: Banff Gondola. Hot Springs

Breakfast and proceed to check out we proceed to Banff, Canada’s oldest (and first) national park. The park is home to mountains, glaciers, lakes, forests, and more — perfect for wildlife and adventurous humans. Then proceed along to Sulphur mountain you will make an ascend to the top of sulphur mountain, aboard the Banff gondola for a panoramic 360-degree view of Bow Valley. Experience canoeing, boating, scuba diving, etc. in Lake Minnewanka. Head to the Banff Upper Hot Springs to experience just that in geothermal pools of mineral water — perfect for easing tired muscles after a day in the mountains. Having been around for over 100 years, this spot is popular, so it’s recommended you visit early in the morning or later at night. Overnight at Banff.

Optional Tour: Tunnel Mountain Drive (TMD), enjoying views of Banff town, Mount Rundle, Cascade mountain and Bow falls. Head to Surprise Corner offering stunning views of Banff National park, Hoodoos (series of interesting rock pillars), 2 Jack viewpoints.

Day 11: Lake Louise and other lakes

Breakfast at hotel. Today we proceed to Lake Louise which is world famous for its turquoise lakes, the Victoria Glacier, soaring mountain backdrop and incredible hiking and skiing. Surrounded by a lifetime’s worth of jaw-dropping sights and adventure like hiking, canoeing, paddling, etc. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Experience the Lake Louise gondola ride for some spectacular view. Visit other lakes like Lake Moraine, Lake Agnes, Mirror Lake, Peyto Lake, etc. and Mount Victoria, Crowfoot Glacier, etc. Overnight at Banff.

Day 12: Yoho National Park

Today post breakfast we proceed to visit Yoho National Park, Field. Explore Emerald Lake which is one of the most admired destinations in Yoho National Park. Also Yoho National Park is home to the second tallest waterfall in Canada – Takakkaw Falls, a naturally carved rock that resembles a bridge (called the Natural Bridge), the gorgeous turquoise coloured and aptly named Emerald Lake, the peaceful and charming mountain village of Field, and an abundance of hiking trails, lakes, waterfalls and incredibly gorgeous natural scenery. You can also explore Wapta Falls, Lake O’Hara, Spiral Tunnels, etc. Overnight in Banff. (Transportation- Hop in Hop Off/ Private transfer)

Day 13: Calgary

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the Calgary city tour which includes Calgary Municipal Building and City Hall, Olympic Plaza, Telus Spark, Calgary Zoo, East Village, Studio Bell, Stampede Park, Lougheed House, Wonderland Sculpture, Peace Bridge and any other attractions. Later, visit to Calgary Tower which is an observatory deck in Downtown Calgary. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Calgary.

Day 14: Calgary. Home Bound

Breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Later, transfer to the airport and fly back with sweet memories.