Spectacular scenery, exciting cities, and thrilling experiences—this western Canada tour includes all of this and more. You’ll overnight in Calgary, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Vancouver, and Victoria. You’ll also enjoy a 7-night Alaska cruise and overnight on Via Rail’s the Canadian, a tour highlight that takes you across Canada’s Rocky Mountains and brings you back to the days when the journey was part of the fun. In comfortable cabin accommodations and renovated cars, you’ll witness snowcapped mountains, ranchlands along the South Thompson River, and fertile fields as you sit back, relax, and travel from Jasper to Vancouver. Another tour highlight is the journey from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park. You’ll stop at breathtaking Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria, and you’ll pass snowcapped mountains, exquisite lakes, and steep gorges on your way to Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll experience the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick! Enjoy two nights and free time in Banff National Park, one of Canada’s favorite resorts. Two nights in Jasper National Park give you time to explore, hike, or take an optional narrated cruise on Lake Maligne. This western Canada tour also includes sightseeing in each city—Calgary, Vancouver, and Victoria. You’ll enjoy sailing from Vancouver to Victoria via the scenic Gulf Islands. In Victoria, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of floral displays. But that’s not all…marvel at glaciers and witness the amazing spectacle of thunder and spray as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea on your Alaska cruise visiting Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan. For the value-minded traveler looking for stunning scenery, fun adventures, and exciting cities, this western Canada tour—with Alaska cruise—is a dream vacation!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Sightseeing:In Calgary and Vancouver; orientation tour in Jasper, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), Stanley Park, and Butchart Gardens. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.Guides:
Services of a professional Tour Director; crew member service while cruising on Holland America’s MS Volendam.
Scenic Highlights:Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Thompson River, Monashee Mountains, Fraser Canyon, Strait of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Transportation:On VIA Rail’s Canadian—Private bedroom from Jasper to Vancouver in Sleeper Plus class; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Holland America’s MS Volendam; private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
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for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).