Grand Western Canada Vacation Globus

Grand Western Canada Vacation

This grand Canadian Rocky tour begins in Vancouver and visits Victoria, Whistler, Jasper and Banff National Parks, the Columbian Ice Fields, and British Columbia’s beautiful wine country. Ferry through the Gulf Islands, take an Ice Explorer ride and ride on the Banff gondola. Visit Butchart Gardens and enjoy a tour and dinner in a British Columbia winery.

The 13 day Grand Western Canada Vacation tour from Globus tours spends time showcasing what Western Canada is all about. In many ways, some of these locations house the best wide open areas in all of North America. The sights and sounds that are served up on this expert-curated itinerary will keep you excited and awestruck at the immense beauty of this place.


13 Daysfr. $3,527

  • Sightseeing in Vancouver
  • Orientation tour of Victoria
  • Visit to Butchart Gardens followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence.
  • Visit to Shannon Falls in Whistler
  • Sightseeing cruise on Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park
  • Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • Gondola ride up Banff's Sulphur Mountain with breakfast and sightseeiing
  • Tour and wine pairing dinner at Summerhill Pyramid Winery in British Columbia's Wine Country
  • Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 5 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Vancouver
  • Georgian Court Hotel in Vancouver (2 nights)
  • Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour Hotel in Victoria (2 nights)
  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort in Whistler (2 nights)
  • Sun Peaks Grand Hotel in Sun Peaks (1 night)
  • Sawridge Hotel in Jasper National Park (2 nights)
  • Banff Park Lodge in Banff National Park (2 nights)
  • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna (1 night)

ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER, BC

Vancouver, Canada

Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

GEORGIAN COURT HOTEL

VANCOUVER–VICTORIA

Vancouver, Canada

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles.

Victoria Island, Canada

Catch the BC Ferry over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. See major attractions on your city orientation tour, including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Breakfast, Dinner

MARRIOTT VICTORIA INNER HARBOUR

VICTORIA

Victoria Island, Canada

This day is free to explore on your own; your Tour Director suggests an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s collection of specialty stores are good places to start. History buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Breakfast

MARRIOTT VICTORIA INNER HARBOUR

VICTORIA–WHISTLER

Shannon Falls, Canada

Today, board a BC FERRY and cross the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at Shannon Falls, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls.

Whistler, Canada

On to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. There’s time today to explore many of the 2010 Winter Olympics’ sites.

Breakfast

FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER RESORT

WHISTLER

Whistler, Canada

Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler’s Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities by exploring the village on foot, including a walk to beautiful Alta Lake. Other options include a walk in the tree tops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort.

Breakfast

FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER RESORT

WHISTLER–SUN PEAKS

Whistler, Canada

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the Squamish Lil'Wat Culturl Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people.

Sun Peaks, Canada

Then, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks, with the balance of the day at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada’s fur trade.

NOTE: Operation of the canoe trip is subject to favorable weather conditions.

Breakfast

SUN PEAKS GRAND HOTEL

SUN PEAKS–JASPER

Jasper National Park, Canada

Continue north, following the Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River into the province of Alberta. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park.

Breakfast, Dinner

SAWRIDGE HOTEL

JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

Jasper National Park, Canada

Enjoy a short sightseeing tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty.

Lake Maligne, Canada

Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon.

Jasper National Park, Canada

Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own.

Breakfast

SAWRIDGE HOTEL

JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–LAKE LOUISE–BANFF

Columbia Ice Fields, Canada

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake.

Lake Louise, Canada

Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria.

Banff, Canada

Continue into Banff National Park.

NOTE: The May 3 & 17, and July 26 departures will enjoy overnights at the luxurious Rimrock Resort Hotel, nestled in the mountains 750 feet above Banff, offering exceptional views, fine dining, and an enjoyable location near the Upper Hot Springs and the Banff Gondola.

Breakfast

BANFF PARK LODGE

BANFF

Banff, Canada

Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savor a flavorful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Breakfast, Dinner

BANFF PARK LODGE

BANFF–YOHO NATIONAL PARK–GLACIER NATIONAL PARK–KELOWNA

Kelowna, Canada

This morning, depart Banff and scale Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into British Columbia and Yoho National Park. Next, enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada’s Glacier National Park. Descend into the agricultural region of the Okanagan Valley to the resort city of Kelowna. Tonight, why not enjoy a wine tasting or dinner at one of Kelowna’s many restaurants.

Breakfast

DELTA GRAND OKANAGAN RESORT

KELOWNA–VANCOUVER

Vancouver, Canada

Today, continue through the fertile Fraser Valley, with grand vistas of vineyards and orchards, before traveling over the towering Cascade Mountains into Vancouver. Upon arrival, enjoy some time at leisure. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

GEORGIAN COURT HOTEL

Vancouver, Canada

The tour ends after breakfast this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, Jun 07, 2019 – Wait-list
$3,586.00
Fri, Jun 21, 2019 – Wait-list
$3,586.00
Fri, Jul 05, 2019 – Wait-list
$3,586.00
Fri, Jul 19, 2019
$3,586.00
Fri, Jul 26, 2019
$3,693.00
Fri, Aug 02, 2019
$3,586.00
Fri, Aug 09, 2019
$3,586.00
Fri, Aug 23, 2019
$3,586.00
Fri, Aug 30, 2019
$3,586.00
Fri, Sep 06, 2019
$3,527.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.
  • Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.
  • Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $1,090 to $1,401 Triple Room Reduction per person: $200 to $280
  • Extra Nights per person in Vancouver: May: In single room $250 In twin room $140 In triple room $109
  • June-September: In single room $270 In twin room $150 In triple room $116

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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