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The Canadian Rockies with Extended Stay in Vancouver (8905) - 2014 / 2015

15 Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver


The Canadian Rockies with Extended Stay in Vancouver
Jasper National Park - located in Alberta, Canada
Jasper National Park - located in Alberta, Canada
Lake Louise
The floral displays in the Butchart Gardens
Stanley Park features numerous unique Totem poles
Visit Butchart Gardens with over 50 acres of floral extravagance
Glacier National Park in Montana
Enjoy all the wildlife of Jasper National Park
Glacier National Park in Montana
Yoho National Park, established in 1886
TOUR FOR 8+ PEOPLE

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge Visit Vancouver's North Shore. Drive over Lion's Gate Bridge to world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of Vancouver's most popular attractions. Capilano Suspension Bridge offers a unique mix of adventure, history and culture making this Vancouver tourist attraction a complete British Columbia experience. Afterwards, board the gondola up to the 4,000-foot level of Grouse Mountain, the peak of Vancouver. Take in a World Famous Lumberjack Show, visit orphaned grizzly bears and grey wolves, or enjoy a leisurely walk through the many trails. This excursion is only available on multiple night stays in Vancouver. (Full Day Excursion)

Approximate value: $149 CAD per person


North Shore Evening Combo Tour Top off your day with the perfect ending: by exploring the attractions on the North Shore of Vancouver. You will be picked up from your hotel in the downtown core of Vancouver for the Evening Combo Tour and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge, where you will experience the Native culture and history of our region. Walk across the suspension bridge to thrill at the Treetops Adventure! At 7pm you will be whisked away to the Peak of Grouse Mountain to view the sunset from high above the city. Here you will have time to explore, dine, visit the wildlife sanctuary, watch a movie at Theatre in the Sky or to simply enjoy the natural mountain scenery. After two glorious hours, you will return to the base of the mountain and head back to Vancouver, dropped off at your downtown hotel location.

Approximate value: $115 CAD per person


Sunset Dinner Cruise It's like dining in a restaurant which looks out onto all of Vancouver's finest views. Enjoy a leisurely cruise past the downtown skyline, the cruise ship terminal of Canada Place, the Mountains behind the North Shore, the West Vancouver shoreline and more. Take in the sights and sounds of the city as you enjoy live music and delicious West Coast-themed cuisine. You'll have the best spot in Vancouver to watch the sun slowly disappear into the Pacific Ocean. During the shoulder months (May & October) enjoy the evening under a star-lit sky as the moon reflects off the Pacific. Take in the sights and sounds of the city while cruising past the magnificent skyline at night while enjoying live music and delicious West Coast-themed cuisine. Treat yourself to Vancouver's favourite dining cruise experience, the Sunset Dinner Cruise. (2.5 hours) (Seasonal, May - October)

Approximate value: $106 CAD per person


Whistler Day Trip Take the scenic Sea to Sky Highway with wonderful views of Howe Sound and the Gulf Islands. Make a stop at Shannon Falls. You'll have free time in Whistler to explore this world famous resort and host of the 2010 Olympics. There are restaurants, shops, galleries and plenty of other options to enjoy your day. (10 hours)

Approximate value: $135 CAD per person


Banff Gondola The adventure begins with an eight minute journey to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a modern, fully-enclosed four passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb 698m (2,292 ft) to an elevation of 2,281m (7,486 ft) at the Summit Upper Terminal. Stay on the look out for wildlife and birds that frequent the Banff Gondola. This is nature's wild playground, so a camera is a must! You can encounter the local wildlife including Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, Golden mantled ground squirrels, Hoary marmots, Clark's nutcracker and the Canada (Gray) jay. Afterwards, we'll visit thundering Bow Falls where plenty of great photo opportunities await you. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket as the wind can become quite cool at 2,285 metres above sea level.

Approximate value: $36 CAD per person


Interpretive Nature Walk at Johnson Lake Join a professional Interpretive guide for a stimulating and educational walk around Johnson Lake. This local lake is well known for its abundance of wildlife from loons to beavers, to elk, deer, coyotes and even wolves. While the chances of seeing wildlife while actually walking are usually slim, (we usually see more wildlife driving to and from the lake), you'll learn all about their variety, see lots of evidence of their passing by and enjoy your walk through the various habitats in which they live. Along the way, you'll also have some magnificent views of the Rundle Range and Bow Valley with the lake in the foreground and you can stop by a historic cabin hidden deep in the woods, home, in days gone by, to a hermit trapper. Total distance: 2 miles, Elevation gain: minimal. Time: 1.5 hours.

Approximate value: $55 CAD per person


Mount Assiniboine Glacier Helicopter Tour Your adventure will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. You will see the magnificent Goat Range where you will observe the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes. Next, your journey will take you to new heights through the Goat Range Pass and along the Sundance Range of Banff National Park where you will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes. Finally, you will be transported to the "Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies" which rises majestically to 3,611 meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The surrounding glaciers and icefalls will astound you and capture your imagination where you will get up close and personal with the Gloria Glacier as it tumbles off of Mount Assiniboine. This is an experience you will not forget! (30 minute flight) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum of 2 passengers.

Approximate value: $293 CAD per person


Royal Canadian Helicopter Tour Your adventure will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. You will see the magnificent Goat Range where you will observe the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes. Next, your journey will take you to new heights through the Goat Range Pass and along the Sundance Range of Banff National Park where you will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes. An extraordinary adventure not to be missed! (25 minute flight) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum of 2 passengers.

Approximate value: $251 CAD per person


Three Sisters Peaks Tour - 12 Minute Helicopter Tour This will be the most action packed 12 minutes of your life. Your adventure will take you past the Three Sisters Peaks as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. You will see the magnificent Goat Range where you will observe the radiant aqua blue/green colors of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight will provide views of the Bow River as it meanders back towards the Town of Canmore. (12 minute flight) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum of 2 passengers.

Approximate value: $125 CAD per person


Behind The Scenery - Dinner & Discovery Starts with a light dinner at one of Jasper's most eclectic hot spots Papa George's where the atmosphere is casual and the food is gourmet. Followed by being picked by JAC Van. This is a wildlife safari that may include some walking with a Jasper Naturalist. The emphasis will be on animals, but topics of conversation may cover Fire Controls, the Park and its many ecosystems, the habits and habitats of the locals (animals) and how the maturing ecosystems are affecting these locals.

Approximate value: $85 CAD per person


Jasper Raft On The Athabasca River Bring the entire family and join us for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park. Jasper's best rafting float trips take you down the Athabasca River for those in seek of a complete and fun filled Alberta wilderness adventure. Our 16 kilometer trip passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches, which allows your National Park Licensed guide to point out the natural and human history of Jasper. The Athabasca River is the same route that was used by the fur traders many years ago, (David Thompson 1811). Our specially designed rafts offer a safe, comfortable ride that any first time rafter will enjoy. This trip is for everyone from toddlers to seniors. The guides do all the rowing so you can sit back & enjoy the majestic scenery. Subject to favorable weather conditions.

Approximate value: $67 CAD per person


Magical Mystical Maligne Canyon Walk Join us on a walk along the edge of the Maligne Canyon, the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park. Your guide will transport you from Jasper to the top of the canyon and guide you from the first to the fifth (1st -5th) bridge, allowing for breath taking photographic opportunities. You will enjoy award winning interpretation about this limestone slot canyon, and the many mysteries that are contained within. The Maligne Canyon is a favourite haunt of the Big Horn Sheep and Mule Deer and is excellent habitat for Fairy Slipper and Rattlesnake Plantain Orchids. Upon reaching the sixth bridge, the confluence of the Maligne and Athabasca Rivers, the coach will be waiting to return you to the Jasper town site. This trip covers approximately 3.5 km and travels mostly downhill. Participants are requested to wear comfortable boots or shoes, bring rain/wind jacket, water, and a camera.

Approximate value: $70 CAD per person


Maligne Lake Cruise to Spirit Island Maligne Lake, a location that epitomizes the Canadian Rockies, is a 45-minute drive from Jasper. Departing from the Maligne Lake Day Lodge, you'll enjoy the 90-minute narrated cruise with a brief stop at Spirit Island for photos of the magnificent mountains that surround you. Learn of the local history, geology, wildlife, and glaciology of Maligne Lake and of Jasper National Park as some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies drift past your window.

Approximate value: $62 CAD per person


Maligne Valley, Canyon & Lake Tour Come and enjoy the beauty of the spectacular Maligne Valley during any season. A short walk at the Maligne Canyon is followed by a scenic drive up the valley to the disappearing Medicine Lake, then on to Maligne Lake, all the time enjoying the enlightening commentary of the guide on the mysteries, facts and folklore of the area.

Approximate value: $39 CAD per person


Mount Edith Cavell Nature Walk An absolute must for the most snow and ice avalanche activity! Join your experienced guide on this two-hour hike on the "Path of the Glacier" walk with Mount Edith Cavell's snowcapped peak towering a mile overhead. Experience three kinds of glacier formations, icebergs, waterfalls and the emerald green of "Lake of Forgiveness." An exceptional "soft adventure" to one of Jasper's gems. You need to wear good walking shoes, but no previous hiking experience is necessary. This excursion operates mid June to the first week in October.

Approximate value: $70 CAD per person


Mount Edith Cavell Nature Walk & Dinner After dinner at a local restaurant join your experienced guide on this two-hour hike on the "Path of the Glacier" walk with Mount Edith Cavell's snowcapped peak towering a mile overhead. Experience three kinds of glacier formations, icebergs, waterfalls and the emerald green of "Lake of Forgiveness." An exceptional "soft adventure" to one of Jasper's gems. You need to wear good walking shoes, but no previous hiking experience is necessary. This excursion operates mid June to the first week in October and is dependent on the weather.

Approximate value: $95 CAD per person


Canoeing In Sun Peaks With Fur Traders Feast Join the Northwest Voyageur Company for a trip into Canada's storied past. A qualified Voyageur will be your guide in a replica Voyageur Canoe where you will calmly glide across the waters of McGillvray Lake and hear the tales of how the NWC & Hudson Bay Company erected this country. During the trip you may see some of our local residents such as eagles, osprey, loons, beavers, deer, mouse, bears, and other wildlife. Through this completely non-strenuous trip you will receive great insight into how this nation was explored, discovered and eventually established. Finish your guided Voyageur Canoe trip off with a traditional 4 course Fur Trader's Feast prepared for you at the McGillvray Lake Outpost. While on the journey to the Rockies the Voyageurs mostly ate pemmican 3 times a day, but when they were at their main posts voyageurs would enjoy only the finest delicacies. Come and relive the majesty of the fur trade through a unique culinary experience. (Canoe Trip 1.5 hours plus dinner afterward) No previous canoeing experience necessary.

Approximate value: $100 CAD per person


Fur Traders Feast We are pleased to offer a rustic 4 course Dinner on the shores of historic McGillvray Lake. While on the journey to the Rockies the Voyageurs mostly ate pemmican 3 times a day, but when they were at their main posts voyageurs would enjoy only the finest delicacies. Come and relive the majesty of the fur trade through a unique culinary experience.

Approximate value: $50 CAD per person


Guided Voyageur Canoe Tour Join the Northwest Voyageur Company for a trip into Canada's storied past. A qualified Voyageur will be your guide in a 30' replica Voyageur Canoe where you will calmly glide across the waters of McGillvray Lake and hear the tales of how the NWC & Hudson Bay Company erected this country. During the trip you may see some of our local residents such as eagles, osprey, loons, beavers, deer, mouse, bears, and other wildlife. Through this completely non-strenuous trip you will receive great insight into how Canada was explored, discovered and eventually established. You will also have the opportunity to view artifacts from the Fur Trade Era such as an original map made by David Thompson, Beaver Pelts, Traps, and other antiquites from this era.

Approximate value: $50 CAD per person


BBQ Dinner & Tour of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Complete your trip to Whistler with a First Nations BBQ dinner and tour of the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre for a truly First Nations experience.

Approximate value: $60 CAD per person


Peak to Peak Experience The journey between the two Mountains provides a 360-degree window into Whistler Blackcomb's alpine environment, its surrounding peaks, and changing seasons, but sightseeing is just the start of your adventure. There are sightseeing, hiking and restaurant options available overlooking the Whistler Village and surrounding peaks.

Approximate value: $47 CAD per person


Spectacular Glacier Seaplane Tour Our most popular tour! Experience British Columbia's supernatural beauty with an eagle's eye flight over the majestic glaciers, rugged peaks, unique volcanic formations and lush alpine meadows that surround the turquoise waters of mile-high, 1000 foot deep Garibaldi Lake. Don't forget your camera! Rate includes fuel surcharge and taxes. (30 minutes) Flights are subject to favorable weather conditions.

Approximate value: $151 CAD per person


Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Complete your trip to Whistler with a First Nations experience at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. The Squamish and Lil'wat Nations built the Cultural Centre to house and showcase their art, history and culture. Admission includes a welcome song, guided tour, captivating film and a fun craft activity. Each of the Ambassador guides has a unique story to tell - learn the meaning behind our traditional regalia, legends, carvings, art, songs and ceremonies.

Approximate value: $18 CAD per person


Tree Trek Canopy Walk Journey high among the treetops on this guided interpretive adventure through a spectacular network of suspension bridges, suspended stairways, boardwalks and trails on our TreeTrek Canopy Walk. You'll explore one of the last spectacular old-growth forest stands of magnificent cedar, hemlock and fir trees in Whistler. Stunning vistas of the river valley below will complete this unique adventure. Perfect for all ages. Gratuity is not included in the price but appreciated at your discretion.

Approximate value: $41 CAD per person


Ziptrek Bear Tour This is Ziptrek's legendary and original tour! Zip over the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains while experiencing stunning aerial vistas above Fitzsimmons Creek. The five incredible ziplines on this tour range from 200 - 1100 ft and are joined by a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and trails. In between ziplines guests will learn fun and interesting facts about the local natural environment. This tour is perfect for families, groups, and those who have never ziplined before. Gratuity is not included in the price but appreciated at your discretion.

Approximate value: $115 CAD per person


Ziptrek Eagle Tour Ready to crank it up a notch? Take flight on our Eagle tour! Zip over the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains while experiencing stunning aerial vistas above Fitzsimmons Creek. The five incredible ziplines on this tour range from 400 - 2000 ft, the longest one descends 20-storeys! The ziplines are joined by a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and trails, in between zips guests will learn fun and interesting facts about the local natural environment. The last zipline zips you right back into Whistler village! This tour is perfect if you've ziplined before or crave an adrenaline rush! Gratuity is not included in the price but appreciated at your discretion.

Approximate value: $136 CAD per person


Ziptrek Mammoth Tour Go big or go home! The ten-zipline Mammoth Tour combines both the Bear and Eagle Tours, with a delicious meal provided halfway through at our rustic A-frame cabin. Zip over the valley between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains while experiencing stunning aerial vistas above Fitzsimmons Creek. The ten incredible ziplines on this tour range from 200 - 2000 ft, the longest one descends 20-storeys! The ziplines are joined by a network of suspension bridges, boardwalks and trails, in between zips guests will learn fun and interesting facts about the local natural environment. The last zipline zips you right back into Whistler village! Perfect for those who have an enlarged appetite for adventure and exhilaration. Gratuity is not included in the price but appreciated at your discretion.

Approximate value: $209 CAD per person


Marine And Wildlife Whale Watching Whale watching is a an experience many say they will never forget. Whale Watching Excursions in Victoria and around beautiful Vancouver Island provide you with wonderful memories of British Columbia. Whale and Marine Wildlife watching expeditions have become one of Victoria's most popular activities. The rich marine wildlife of beautiful southern Vancouver Island is world renowned for its abundance and diversity. Killer Whales are magnificent and never fail to impress, but there are many other living treasures that share their waters. Bring your camera and your excitement because this is a trip you won't soon forget! (Excursion is approximately 3 hours)

Approximate value: $111 CAD per person


Victoria By Night With Dinner At The Canoe Brewpub Climb aboard one of the jaunty little boats for a unique perspective of the city, a tour from the waterside. After the harbour tour you will take a short walk to the Canoe Brewpub where you will take a brewery tour in this 1894 heritage landmark building on Victoria's downtown waterfront. You will have the opportunity to sample the award winning handcrafted beers that are renowned in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy local West Coast cuisine while soaking up the views of the sunset over the harbour.

Approximate value: $85 CAD per person


Victoria Panorama This is the most popular tour departing from Victoria harbour. This 20-minute flight is an ideal introduction to seaplane aviation. It includes spectacular vistas of downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the Olympic Mountains in the distance. Enjoy unique views of the buildings ringing the harbor and grand houses perched above the rugged coastline. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during take-off and landing.

Approximate value: $111 CAD per person


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