CANADIAN ROCKIES

Get ready for mountains, lakes and glaciers on this Canadian Rockies adventure tour! Walk and raft at Yoho National Park; canoe, bike and watch wildlife at Banff, enjoy the scenic Icefields Parkway and join a guided glacier hike; see Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and return to city life with a stay in Vancouver. This 10 day Canadian coach tour covers it all.

Itinerary

Day 1, Seattle to Kamloops

Departing the Emerald City we cross the border to the majestic Canadian Rockies and a scenic drive to Kamloops, the gateway to the Rockies' parks. Accommodation: Hotel included. Meals paid locally.

Day 2-3, Yoho National Park

See towering Mount Revelstoke and travel through Glacier National Park along the route to Yoho (a native word meaning awe). Our home for the next two nights is the small town of Golden in the valley of the Kicking Horse River. Experience the raging Kicking Horse firsthand with an exhilarating half-day white-water raft ride, or choose to canoe and hike at magnificent Emerald Lake. The challenging trails overlooking the Takakkaw Falls are also an excellent option! Accommodation: Hotel included. Meals paid locally

Day 4-5, Banff National Park

With photo opportunities at every turn, we head to Banff via Lake Louise. Canoe the Bow River, bike or hike the many trails or just relax in Banff's natural hot spring. Accommodation: Hotel included. Meals paid locally

Day 6-7, Icefields Parkway and Jasper National Park

The Icefields Parkway, cutting through the heart of the Rockies, is surely one of the world's ultimate drives. Parker Ridge Trail rewards with panoramic views of the Saskatchewan Glacier winding through pristine, mountain-studded terrain, and Peyto Lake's turquoise hues startle with their brilliance. Why not traverse a portion of the imposing Athabasca Glacier on a guided glacier hike? Next is Jasper National Park: start by taking the cable car to Whistler Mountain for a bird's eye view of this splendid park. The next day offers mountain biking or hiking amidst glorious lakeside scenery, or visit Mt. Edith Cavell for tremendous views of Angel Glacier and various hiking options. Accommodation: Hotel included. Meals paid locally.

Day 8, Caribou Country

Mt. Robson, the highest peak (3954m) in the Canadian Rockies, offers a great photo op, before arriving at our hotel in Caribou Country. Kick back and enjoy the swimming pool or hop onto a horse for an optional afternoon ride. After dinner, a relaxing whirlpool and sauna await. Accommodation: Hotel included. Meals paid locally.

Day 9, Vancouver

Crossing the Camelsfoot Range, we parallel the Fraser River during a captivating drive, to Vancouver, Canada's most spectacularly situated city. A short tour encompassing Chinatown and Stanley Park's totem poles, leaves the afternoon free for exploration. Our day climaxes with dinner in historic Gastown, the perfect setting for reliving the excitement we have shared. Accommodation: Hotel included. Meals paid locally.

Day 10, Vancouver to Seattle

On the final day your able to visit Seattle's famous Pike Place Market, sample America's best coffee or micro-beers, explore the waterfronts, browse fine bookstores or ride to the top of Seattle's famous Space Needle... a fitting end to an impressive, activity-filled tour. Tour ends at approx 17:00 hrs in Seattle on day 10.

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