19 Day Canadian Rockies Encompassed with Vancouver Island

Explore the West Coast of Canada with G Adventures!

19 Day Canadian Rockies Encompassed with Vancouver Island

Departure Date
June 8, 2023
Multiple Dates Available
Supplier
G Adventures
Destination
North America
Ship
Various Accommodations

The Indigenous history, beautiful natural landscapes, and lively cowboy culture of western Canada come together on this 19-day tour through British Columbia and Alberta. Spot wildlife on a ferry ride through glacial fjords and immerse yourself in First Nations culture on a day tour of Smithers. Experience the cowboy roots of Calgary and admire the emerald blue hue of Lake Louise. There are stunning vistas and photos ops along the way, as well as opportunities to bond with like-minded travel mates.


What's Included?

What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit, Jasper National Park
Your Foodie Moment: Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting, Kelowna
Your Discover Moment: Whistler
Your Hands-On Moment: Medicine Bag Making Activity, Whistler. Inside Passage cruise. First Nations day tour (Smithers). Mt Robson stop with visit to Interpretation Centre. Icefields Parkway drive. Columbia Icefield stop. Lake Louise visit. Free time in Victoria, Smithers, Jasper National Park, Banff, Whistler, and Vancouver. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals: 16 breakfasts

Transport: Private Vehicle, ferry, walking

Accommodation: Hotels (14 nts), lodges (4 nts)

From 7499pp
Pricing is per person, in CAD and based on double occupancy. Additional terms & conditions apply.

Highlights & Sightseeing

Itinerary

Day 1 Vancouver

Arrive at any time.

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Day 2 Vancouver/Victoria

Catch a ferry to Vancouver island, and travel to the city of Victoria. Opt to visit a museum, Butchart Gardens, or explore the city.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Ferry

Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Free Time

Victoria Afternoon

Enjoy free time for optional activities or wander along the waterfront.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Victoria/Port Hardy

Enjoy free time in Victoria this morning. In the afternoon, take in the scenery while travelling to Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

Free Time

Victoria Morning

Enjoy a free morning in this coastal city.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Port Hardy/Prince Rupert

Embark on a ferry through the famous Inside Passage. The glacial fjords provide spectacular scenery along the route and a safe haven for all types of wildlife, including orcas and porpoises.

The ride is long, but spectacular. With a full day to relax, enjoy the scenery, read a book, or dine at the onboard restaurants. Reach Prince Rupert late in the evening.

Relax aboard the ferry through the stunning Inside Passage. Spot wildlife and soak in the views on one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in the world.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Prince Rupert/Smithers

Discover the First Nations cultures of Northern BC on a day tour around Smithers. Stay overnight in a remote lodge surrounded by nature.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

First Nations Day Tour

Smithers

Get immersed in the First Nations culture of Northern BC. Start by visiting the Hazeltons, an area with one of the highest concentrations of totem poles in the world, with over 50 standing poles. After, stop at Gitwangak National Historic Site and learn about the fort and battles fought by the warrior Nekt on Battle Hill. Wrap up the day with a tour of the Ksan museum and historical village.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Smithers

Enjoy a free day to explore the wilderness around Smithers. Opt to visit Babine Mountains Provincial Park, Moricetown Canyon, Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, or hike one of many trails in the area.

Free Time

Smithers Full Day

Take advantage of free time in the Canadian wilderness. Opt to visit a Provincial Park or go for a hike.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Smithers/Prince George

Enjoy a free morning for activities around Smithers before travelling to Prince George, the largest city in Northern British Columbia.

Free Time

Smithers Morning

Take advantage of a final morning for outdoor activities around Smithers.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Prince George/Jasper

Travel to Jasper National Park. En route, stop at the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson. Visit the Interpretation Centre, and go for a short hike to take in the views.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Mount Robson Visit

Stop at the visitor centre and, if it’s a clear day, see the top of the Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Jasper

Enjoy a free day to explore Jasper National Park. Opt to hike at Maligne Canyon, go for a boat cruise, or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting. In the evening, visit the Miette Hot Springs.

Free Time

Jasper National Park Full Day

Prepare for an exciting day! With lots of optional activities and incredible scenery, you're guaranteed to have an unforgettable day in Jasper.

Your Wellness Moment: Miette Hot Springs Visit

Enjoy the stunning landscape of lakes and mountains as you drive to the hot springs. Soak in one of the four pools as you take in the peaceful panoramic views.

Jasper National Park Visit

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park might be less known, but no less mighty. As the largest park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is wild in every sense of the word. Experience mountain landscapes complete with waterfalls, canyons, glacier lakes, and the Columbia Icefield. Get out and explore on rugged backcountry trails chock-full of wildlife and take part in outdoor activities like, mountain biking, skiing, or kayaking to experience the true essence and beauty of this impressive park.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Jasper/Canmore

Travel to Canmore via one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Stop at the Columbia Icefield en route.

Along the 300km (186.4 mi) ride, a spectacle unfolds before our eyes: lush coniferous forests, immense mountains, turquoise lakes, high-falling cascades, and humbling glaciers. We stop a number of times along the way to take in the scenery and search for wildlife.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Columbia Icefields Center Visit

View one of the Rockies' largest and most accessible active glaciers. The Athabasca Glacier recedes at a rate of nearly 5m (16.4 ft) a year. See this natural beauty while you still can.

Icefields Parkway Drive

Banff – Jasper

The Icefields Parkway is a breathtaking drive situated between Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada. Experience the wild beauty of the Canadian Rockies on a winding drive through jagged mountain peaks and past glaciers feeding into brilliant blue lakes. Along the way expect to see postcard mountain vistas, huge valleys, and loads of hiking trails that will get you out and about in this truly incredible area.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Canmore/Calgary

Travel to Calgary, a modern city that honours its cowboy roots. Opt to visit museums, the Olympic Park, or wet your whistle at a cowboy bar.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Calgary

Enjoy a free day to explore Calgary. This evening, opt to meet new members of the group at a welcome meeting.

Free Time

Calgary Full Day

Take advantage of free time to explore.

Day 13 Calgary/Banff

Discover the beautiful town of Banff; opt to view wildlife, take a gondola ride, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views.

With free time upon arrival, Banff has tons to offer. There are plenty of optional activities for all interests and activity levels. It's also just as pleasant to wander the main streets, pop in and out of shops or walk along the river.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Free Time

Banff Afternoon

Enjoy free time in this iconic Canadian town.

Banff National Park Visit

Banff

Magnificent Banff—Canada’s first and most famous National Park. Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, scenic drives, and a quaint mountain town. First, gaze in wonder, then immerse yourself in a park that has it all! Hike alongside picture-perfect mountains, glaciers, lakes, ice fields, canyons, and even hoodoos. Keep an eye out for wolves, grizzly bears, elk, and mountain lions. Banff’s blend of towering peaks and flower-strewn meadows make it a dream location to enjoy the great outdoors and mountain scenery.

Day 14 Lake Louise/Golden

Continue to Lake Louise, view the emerald blue waters of this alpine lake, and opt to hike to one of the Tea Houses.

Lake Louise is that iconic Canadian Rockies locale. Don't miss the chance to snag the perfect photo.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Lake Louise Visit

Visit postcard perfect Lake Louise and take time to savour the emerald blue waters and breathtaking scenery of the Victoria Glacier.

Banff National Park Visit

Banff

Magnificent Banff—Canada’s first and most famous National Park. Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, scenic drives, and a quaint mountain town. First, gaze in wonder, then immerse yourself in a park that has it all! Hike alongside picture-perfect mountains, glaciers, lakes, ice fields, canyons, and even hoodoos. Keep an eye out for wolves, grizzly bears, elk, and mountain lions. Banff’s blend of towering peaks and flower-strewn meadows make it a dream location to enjoy the great outdoors and mountain scenery.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Golden/Kelowna

Travel to Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, stopping for a tasting at a local winery en route. Kelowna has become a foodie haven in recent years – opt to visit one of the many craft breweries in the city this evening.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Your Foodie Moment: Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting

Visit a local winery in the Okanagan Valley, near Kelowna. Learn about the local grape varieties, wine making process, tour the vineyard, and have a sample (or two).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Kelowna/Whistler

Drive through the beautiful coastal mountains to the village of Whistler, one of the locations of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Whistler

Enjoy a free day to explore Whistler. Opt to ride a gondola to the top of the mountain, hike, or zipline.

Your Discover Moment

Whistler Full Day

There's plenty to see and do in Whistler, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like rafting, hiking, and ziplining. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18 Whistler/Vancouver

Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and go on an interpretive walk through the forest, before participating in a medicine bag making activity. Travel to Vancouver, and spend the afternoon in this beautiful, easy-going city.

Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit

In the picturesque setting of Canada’s Coast Mountains, the First Nations people have come together to establish the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. This facility showcases unique customs, art, and music and provides opportunities for local youth to train in the tourism industry. As a non-profit organization, the centre relies on visitors to help fund their ongoing programs, meaning everyone who comes here helps make this important work possible.

Your Hands-On Moment: Medicine Bag Making Activity

Join an Indigenous tour guide at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre on an interpretive walk through the surrounding forest. Learn how the Indigenous ancestors lived while learning about plant species used for food and medicine. After, participate in a medicine bag making activity, using traditional materials like buckskin, beads and hide.

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 Vancouver

Depart at any time.

Departure Day

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast

CYBER SALE OFFER - Save up to 30% (Valid until Nov 30)

Itinerary information may change anytime without notice and may not be reflected on this page.

Travel Insurance

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance through Manulife.

However, no representation or description of the protection made by CruisePlus Management Ltd to you, constitutes a binding assurance or promise about the protection. We (CruisePlus) are not an insurance company and we do not have the responsibility for ensuring adherence to the insurance terms & conditions, submission, payment or adjustment of claims.

We strongly suggest you read through the insurance information provided upon purchase and email us with any questions.

Covid-19 is considered a known event and exclusions apply for most, if not all policies.

Terms & conditions

New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

Hotel inventory is capacity controlled, and this offer may be pulled at any time without notice; Future Cruise Credits may not be combinable or be only partially combinable with advertised promotion; cruise line insurance may not be available to purchase on advertised offer.

Please note, this website may not reflect changes to offers in real time. Therefore, it is important you contact us in order to receive to a quote.

CruisePlus reserves the right to correct any human or electronic errors throughout the website at anytime. Before you book, be aware of Covid-19 restrictions and clearly understand insurance terms and conditions.

Offer Last Updated: Nov 21, 2022

Request a quote