2018 Vacations Now Available - Book Early!
Make the dream of a 2018 vacation a reality today. Book this trip and lock in a price for a 2018 vacation. Please note that 2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification, but by booking and depositing today, you will lock in your price.
Fun experiences and stunning scenery by land, boat, and train—these are what you’ll experience on this western Canada tour. You’ll spend two nights in Vancouver, Victoria, Prince Rupert, Jasper National Park, and Banff National Park, and one night in both Port Hardy and Prince George.A tour highlight is the Inside Passage cruise from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. One of the world’s most beautiful ocean voyages, you’ll witness towering mountains, roaring waterfalls, endless islands, and virgin rainforest. Keep your eyes open for sea lions, eagles, porpoises, and maybe even a killer whale! Another highlight of this western Canada tour is the train ride on Via Rail’s Jasper-Prince Rupert, an all-daylight journey that winds its way through the majestic Coast Mountains, follows the mighty Skeena River (often called the “River of Mists”), and concludes in the Pacific Coast rainforest. From the glassed-in observation dome, watch for soaring bald eagles, inquisitive black bears, moose, and other wildlife. In Jasper National Park, free time gives you the chance to take a guided hike, explore the quaint shops, and take an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island. You’ll also have plenty of free time in Banff National Park to hike, boat, or take an optional excursion. In between Jasper National Park and Banff National Park, you’ll witness some of the Canadian Rockies’ most breathtaking scenery. You’ll stop at Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria, and visit the Columbia Icefield to ride the Ice Explorer, an all-terrain vehicle that travels on ice measuring 1,200 feet thick. Other stunning scenery includes steep gorges, snowcapped mountains, and exquisite lakes. This tour through western Canada also includes time and sightseeing in Vancouver and Victoria. For the value-minded traveler, it’s a dream vacation!
Sightseeing:In Vancouver and Victoria; Stanley Park, Butchart Gardens, orientation tour of Prince Rupert, guided visit to the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village, and Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride). ■ Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.Guides:
Services of a professional Tour Director.Scenic Highlights:
Scenic Highlights:Strait of Georgia, Gulf Islands, coastline of Vancouver Island, Campbell River, Skeena River, Pacific Coast rainforest, Jasper National Park, Lake Louise, and Banff National Park.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Banff National Park
- Jasper National Park
Transportation:Ferry crossing from the mainland to Vancouver Island; full-day cruise through the Inside Passage; VIA Rail’s® Jasper—Prince Rupert train with seating in Touring class or Economy class on departures July 14, August 11 & September 8; private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.