Canadian Rockies, Whistler & Victoria Tauck Tours

Canadian Rockies, Whistler & Victoria

The Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Victoria tour is a 12 day journey through the Canadian Rockies. This tour spans a large portion of western Canada, from Calgary to the coast. You’ll see the scenery that inspired many famed Canadian painters as you visit some of the most amazing national parks in North America.

Your luxury tour will feature extended stays in some of the best hotels Canada has to offer. This highly popular tour brings the Canadian Rockies to life with some of the best exclusive opportunities any tour provides. The 12 day Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Victoria tour includes a trip down the Bow river, a visit to a honeybee farm, a glacier ride in Banff park and so much more. Book your Tauck tour of Canada, Whistler and Victoria now.


12 Daysfr. $7,590

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Learn about First Nations cultural traditions on a guided tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler
  • Multi-night stays in iconic resorts that celebrate their picturesque settings in Banff National Park, and Whistler and Victoria, British Columbia
  • Two nights at the unique Swarovski crystal-infused Sparkling Hill Resort
  • Drive on Icefields Parkway and an Ice Explorer ride atop a glacier in Banff National Park
  • Float trip on the Bow River
  • Take a nature walk at Lake Louise with a naturalist guide
  • Enjoy a guided tour at a local honeybee farm, complete with a tasting of the product
  • Lunch at CedarCreek Estate Winery
  • Visit to a wildlife park in British Columbia
  • Explore Whistler by gondola or visit the Audain Art Museum
  • Take a private whale watching cruise off Victoria Island
  • Explore The Butchart Gardens in Victoria
  • Flightseeing by floatplane from Victoria to Vancouver (weather permitting)
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 9 dinners
  • Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta, Canada (2 nights)
  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada (2 nights)
  • Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, British Columbia (2 nights)
  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, British Columbia (2 nights)
  • The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia (2 nights)
  • Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia (1 night)

Arrive Calgary and travel to Banff National Park

Calgary, Canada

Tour Begins: 2:00 PM, Calgary Airport. A transfer is included upon arrival at Calgary Airport to the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site ideally located in the chic alpine village of Banff and set amidst breathtaking mountain scenery. Settle in the hotel and join us for a special welcome reception and dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Bow Valley.

Dinner

FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS

A Float Trip on the Bow River

Banff, Canada

Head out into the wilderness this morning for a gentle raft ride that floats down the Bow River through some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies Front Range. As you look out at the scenery, you may find some of the locals – beaver, elk and osprey among them – looking back at you! Spend the rest of the day enjoying the sights of Banff village and the amenities of your baronial hotel as you wish. Dine at your leisure tonight at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS

Discover the Natural Beauty of Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Canada

Glacial lakes make the landscapes you’ll see today sparkle with the beauty of nature. Leave the village of Banff behind as you drive to Lake Louise in the heart of Banff National Park. Weather permitting, stop en route to see Moraine Lake, postcard perfect after a spring thaw.

Enjoy lunch upon your arrival in Lake Louise, followed by a guided walk around the lake. Your naturalist guide offers expert insights about this emerald gem and great opportunities for more picture taking! Dine at the hotel tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE

Icefields Parkway & a Prehistoric Glacier

Lake Louise, Canada

See snow-domed peaks and hanging glaciers as you drive along Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roadways in North America, to Athabasca Glacier. Part of the Columbia Icefield, the glacier dates to prehistoric days. Ride atop its icy surface in slow motion aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer, experiencing a landscape that truly is frozen in time.

Return to your hotel after lunch, stopping en route to capture timeless photos of Peyto Lake and other picturesque sights. Dine at leisure tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE

A Sparkling Hill in British Columbia

Vernon, Canada

This morning you'll depart for British Columbia – and turn your clocks back one hour as you cross the border. Stop for lunch in the mountain town of Revelstoke, once a mining center, and then continue on to Vernon where your resort literally sparkles atop a hill overlooking Lake Okanagan. A premier wellness spa destination, the Sparkling Hill Resort integrates 3.5 million Swarovski crystal elements into every facet of its design. Enjoy dinner here tonight at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SPARKLING HILL RESORT

Honeybees & a Wine Tasting in the Okanagan Valley

Vernon, Canada

Take a guided tasting tour of a local honeybee farm this morning, learning how bees gather pollen and nectar from the gardens and bring it to the honey-making hive from a professional beekeeper. The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its wineries and fruit orchards. Sample a taste of the vine during lunch at CedarCreek Estate Winery and return to your hotel for time to relax or enjoy the spa as you like. There is no charge for the steam rooms or pool; spa treatments at the internationally renowned wellness center at your hotel are available (at an additional cost).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SPARKLING HILL RESORT

A Wildlife Park, a Barbecue Lunch & Whistler

Whistler, Canada

It’s off to the wilds of British Columbia today when you meet the local residents of a wildlife park during a morning visit, including wolves, a cougar, grizzly cubs, elk, moose, mountain goats, birds of prey and more. After an entertaining western-style barbecue lunch at a local ranch, drive to your Fairmont resort in Whistler, home to one of the largest ski resorts in North America, stopping en route for a taste of regional wine.

Spend the evening in Whistler as you choose; your hotel is located in the prestigious Upper Village, a stroll away from the European-inspired pedestrian streets in the main Lower Village.

Breakfast, Lunch

FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER

Squamish & Lil’wat Culture & more in Whistler

Whistler, Canada

Learn about the First Nations of this region on a guided tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The indigenous Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have coexisted as neighbors here for centuries and the center you will visit today showcases their culture through exhibits on display. In fact, the building itself was designed to represent the longhouses of the Squamish people and the Istken (traditional earthen pit house) of the Lil’wat people with a modern architectural interpretation.

Your visit includes a Tauck Exclusive crafts showcase with the opportunity to see artisans work on traditional handicrafts. You have a choice of afternoon activities: explore Whistler Blackcomb by gondola, going from peak to peak amidst stunning alpine views. Or visit the extraordinarily unique Audain Art Museum to see a variety of art, from traditional to contemporary, in its rotating exhibits. Dinner is included at your resort tonight.

Breakfast, Dinner

FAIRMONT CHATEAU WHISTLER

Ferry through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island

Victoria, Canada

Drive along the scenic Sea to Sky coastal highway to Horseshoe Bay where you will board a ferry to Vancouver Island. Cruise through the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia, known for their artists, wineries, and farms, as well as for their natural beauty and wildlife. Disembark on Vancouver Island for lunch at a mountainside resort overlooking picturesque Saanich Inlet. The views here are stunning. Drive to your regal hotel, a storied landmark on Victoria’s Inner Harbour since 1908. Dinner is included at your leisure the hotel tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THE FAIRMONT EMPRESS

Private Whale Watching Cruise with a Naturalist

Victoria, Canada

Vancouver Island is blessed with some of the most spectacular waterfront scenery and marine life in North America. The wildlife-rich waters surrounding Victoria are home to orca, gray, humpback, and minke whales along with sea lions, seals, porpoise and many marine birds. Embark on a private whale watching cruise this morning with a naturalist who helps you spot these magnificent mammals before spending the remainder of the day exploring the sights of Victoria as you wish.

Breakfast

THE FAIRMONT EMPRESS

The Butchart Gardens & a Float Plane to Vancouver

Butchart Gardens, Canada

More than a century old and a National Historic Site of Canada, The Butchart Gardens entice with some of the most beautiful floral landscapes in the world. Each year over a million bedding plants in some 900 varieties promise a continuous bloom from March through October. Created by an enterprising young chemist determined to beautify the stark looks of an abandoned limestone quarry, the first garden Jennie Butchart planted was the Sunken Garden. See it, along with the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and more, on a self-guided stroll this morning.

Vancouver, Canada

After your visit, a floatplane will be waiting onsite to take you on a scenic flight to Vancouver’s Coal Harbour (weather permitting). Touch down for lunch and an orientation tour of Vancouver, seeing its landmark sites, before arriving at your Four Seasons hotel for an overnight stay. Join us for a farewell reception and dinner tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL VANCOUVER

Journey Home

Vancouver, Canada

Tour ends: Vancouver. Fly home anytime. A transfer from the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver to Vancouver’s International Airport or Pacific Central Station is included. Allow three hours for flight check-in at the airport.

Breakfast

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Thu, Jul 25, 2019
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Thu, Aug 01, 2019
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Thu, Aug 08, 2019
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Thu, Aug 29, 2019
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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.
  • Minimum Age Note: The Sparkling Hill Resort (featured on Nights 5 & 6) is a world-class health and wellness retreat that offers an oasis of calm and serenity. To maintain its tranquil ambiance – and to avoid frustrating younger travelers who would understandably chafe at the need for quiet restraint – the minimum allowable age for guests at the resort is 16 years old. Because this policy is strictly enforced by the resort, and because no other area properties are consistent with Tauck standards, they are unable to host guests on their Canadian Rockies, Whistler & Victoria itinerary who are younger than 16 years old at their time of travel. Please note that children are welcomed on Tauck's other journeys in the Canadian Rockies, including the Wonders of the Canadian Rockies itinerary designed specifically for families traveling with children ages 8 and above.
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

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
  • 60 days or more before departure: $350.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • 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.
  • 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 $350 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. 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.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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