Western Canada Explorer Globus

Western Canada Explorer

Embark on an incredible journey to western Canada. Highlights include overnights in Vancouver, Seattle, Spokane, Cranbrook, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Whistler, and Victoria. Also enjoy a glacier ride on the Ice Explorer, a cruise on Maligne Lake and a walk in Maligne Canyon.

The 17 day Western Canada Explorer tour from Globus Tours will prove to you that clear skies and open air will do wonders for the human mind. The beautiful visuals alone just seem to bring clarity to travelers who make their way through the national parks. Add to that the adventurous elements of the Western Canada Explorer tour for Globus Tours and you'll see that this makes for an excellent travel tour for virtually anyone interested in adventure.


17 Daysfr. $4,741

  • Sightseeing in Vancouver
  • Sightseeing in Seattle
  • Sightseeing in Spokane
  • Visit the restored town of Fort Steele
  • Sightseeing in Banff National Park
  • Western ranch barbecue dinner with entertainment in Banff
  • Lake Louise sightseeing including visit to Moraine Lake, Natural Bridge, and Emerald Lake
  • Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • Maligne Lake cruise and visit to Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park
  • Scenic wildlife river safari on the Blue River
  • Xwisten archaeological site with salmon barbecue in Lillooet
  • Orientation tour of Victoria
  • 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)
  • 2 lunches
  • 7 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Victoria
  • Georgian Court Hotel in Vancouver (1 night)
  • Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers in Seattle (2 nights)
  • Hotel RL Spokane at the Park in Spokane (1 night)
  • Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook (1 night)
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff (3 nights)
  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise (1 night)
  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper (3 nights)
  • South Thompson Inn Guest Ranch & Conference Center in Kamloops (1 night)
  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort in Whistler (1 night)
  • Fairmont Express in Victoria (2 nights)

ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER

Vancouver, Canada

Welcome to Vancouver! 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

Vancouver, Canada

This morning, enjoy breakfast with the bears at Grouse Mountain to learn about grizzly bear habits and conservation. Next, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. The rest of the day is free to explore the many attractions at your leisure.

Breakfast

GEORGIAN COURT HOTEL

VANCOUVER–PENTICTON

Penticton, Canada

This morning, depart Vancouver and travel into the agricultural region of the Okanagan Valley to the undiscovered city of Penticton with its long stretches of sandy beaches, vineyards, and orchards. Arrive at your lakeside resort where your evening is free to explore this adventure mecca.

Breakfast

PENTICTON LAKESIDE RESORT

PENTICTON - EXCURSION TO KELOWNA

Kelowna, Canada

Today, drive along the shores of Okanagan Lake and learn of the region’s rich agricultural history with a special visit and treat at the historic family-owned Summerland Sweets. Then, continue north to the resort community of Kelowna for an orientation tour and free time to explore at leisure. You may wish to take a stroll on the lakefront boardwalk, enjoy lunch at one of the many alfresco restaurants, or sample a glass of local wine.

Penticton, Canada

Overnight in Penticton.

Breakfast

PENTICTON LAKESIDE RESORT

PENTICTON–YOHO NATIONAL PARK–BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Banff, Canada

Today, drive west and enjoy the panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada’s Glacier National Park. Next travel through Yoho National Park and cross the Continental Divide into Alberta before descending Kicking Horse Pass into Banff National Park. Your home for the next three nights is the amazing Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Opened by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1888, the hotel is internationally recognized as the “Castle of the Rockies.”

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL

BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Banff, Canada

A full day at leisure to enjoy Banff. You may wish to take a ride on the Banff Gondola, shop for souvenirs on Main Street, or perhaps take an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for dramatic aerial views of the Rocky Mountains and Banff.

Breakfast

FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL

BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Banff, Canada

Take advantage of an additional day to explore Banff. Your Tour Director recommends a visit to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies or a relaxing soak at the Banff Upper Hot Springs. Take the opportunity to walk to Surprise Corner, for spectacular views of your majestic hotel.

Breakfast

FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL

BANFF NATIONAL PARK–LAKE LOUISE

Moraine Lake, Canada

This morning, travel to Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Here, 10 mountain peaks soar above 10,000 feet and surround the tranquil waters of the lake. Next, off to Natural Bridge, where the Kicking Horse River disappears before re-emerging through a natural span of rock. (NOTE: The visit to Moraine Lake is normally possible from late May to early September.)

Emerald Lake, Canada

Then, visit Emerald Lake to enjoy views of the turquoise-colored water and spectacular scenery.

Lake Louise, Canada

Later, we arrive at enchanting Lake Louise. After checking into your room, the rest of the day is free to enjoy the beauty, romance, and serenity of this famous location.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE

LAKE LOUISE–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–JASPER NATIONAL PARK

Jasper National Park, Canada

Travel on awe-inspiring Icefields Parkway past towering peaks and immense hanging glaciers to Jasper National Park. Ride an exciting Ice Explorer on the 750 foot Athabasca Glacier and see thundering Athabasca Falls. Arrive in Jasper and enjoy a 3-night stay at the alluring Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, nestled on beautiful Beauvert Lake.

Breakfast

FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

JASPER NATIONAL PARK - EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

Lake Maligne, Canada

This morning, cruise on Maligne Lake, the largest glacially-fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy clear azure water, lofty snow-capped peaks, and learn the history of Spirit Island. Before returning to Jasper, a stop is made at Maligne Canyon, where a short walk reveals unique rock formations and waterfalls.

Jasper National Park, Canada

The remainder of your day is at leisure. Why not explore one of the many hiking trails in Jasper National Park?

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

JASPER NATIONAL PARK

Jasper National Park, Canada

Enjoy a full free day to explore more of Jasper. You may want to join in on an exciting float trip down the Athabasca River, shop for a favorite souvenir, sample a world-famous scone from Bear’s Paw Bakery, or just kick back and relax at your resort.

Breakfast

FAIRMONT JASPER PARK LODGE

JASPER NATIONAL PARK–BLUE RIVER–KAMLOOPS

Blue River, Canada

Depart Jasper and travel to Blue River, British Columbia. Here, board a specially designed boat for a river safari. As you travel up small rivers, keep an eye out for a variety of wildlife, which could include bears, eagles, moose, elk, and more. Make sure to have your camera handy!

Kamloops, Canada

We finish the day and overnight in Kamloops.

Breakfast, Dinner

SOUTH THOMPSON INN GUEST RANCH & CONFERENCE CENTRE

KAMLOOPS–LILLOOET–WHISTLER

Lillooet, Canada

Continue through British Columbia to Lillooet and visit the Xwisten Archaeological Site, which contains over 80 identified pit houses—the traditional winter homes of the First Nations people. Afterward, enjoy a salmon barbecue along with traditional dishes, such as bannock (flatbread) and whipped berries.

Whistler, Canada

Arrive in Whistler, home of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Breakfast, Lunch

FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER RESORT

WHISTLER–VICTORIA

Victoria Harbour, Canada

Catch a BC Ferry to Vancouver Island and the very British city of Victoria. Upon arrival, enjoy sightseeing including Beacon Hill Park, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. This evening is at your leisure.

Breakfast

FAIRMONT EMPRESS

VICTORIA

Victoria Harbour, Canada

Today, a free day to explore the capital city of British Columbia. You may wish to join an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip, visit nearby Butchart Gardens, or sample local ales at one of the city’s local craft brew pubs. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT EMPRESS

VICTORIA–VANCOUVER

Vancouver International Airport, Canada

This morning, travel via BC FERRY through the Gulf Islands back to the British Columbia mainland for a transfer to Vancouver International Airport. Please schedule flights after 2 pm.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, May 09, 2019
$4,741.00
Mon, May 20, 2019
$4,785.00
Mon, May 27, 2019
$5,324.00
Thu, Aug 08, 2019
$5,525.00
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
$5,525.00
Mon, Aug 26, 2019
$5,525.00

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: $2,140 to $2,930 Triple Room Reduction per person: $290 to $505
  • 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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