Best of Canada's West 2014

Best of Canada's West 2014


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Stray off the beaten track on this tour by joining an interpretive walk along Lake Louise, ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier and visit the bright floral Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Board a gondola in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park and view Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Rockies' to complete your tour of the magnificent Western Canada.

Day 1 - ARRIVE VANCOUVER
Welcome to Vancouver, Canada's third largest city! Check into your hotel and get settled or head out to explore the jewel of British Columbia on your own. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.(Welcome Reception)
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (Superior First Class)

Day 2 - VANCOUVER - STRAIT OF GEORGIA - VICTORIA (2 NIGHTS)
Set out for Stanley Park and the towering totem poles and explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown with their cobbled streets. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria, home to fashionable tearooms and old English charm. Visit a family-owned winery and taste the perfectly-balanced vintages, carefully crafted with grapes farmed from over 100 acres and aged in French Oak barrels. Indulge in a Be My Guest lunch featuring local cuisine delicately paired with their delicious wines followed by a private tour of the winery. This afternoon, tour the exhibits of cyde and free-flight tropical butterflies at the Butterfly Gardens, an indoor world of tropical colour and sights and home to more than 3,000 butterflies.(Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)
Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel (First Class)

Day 3 - VICTORIA SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens. Site of an old cement works in the early 20th century, these gardens were transformed by the Butchart family into a world-famous preserve of exotic plants and flowers. Meet with a representative of the gardens who can answer any questions you have, and then spend some time exploring the gardens on your own, strolling the winding pathways, spotting colourful butterflies and taking in their unique natural beauty. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of your day on your own. Walk around town, do some shopping or perhaps join an optional whale-watching trip.(Full Breakfast)

Day 4 - VICTORIA - SEA-TO-SKY-HIGHWAY - WHISTLER
Return to the mainland and board your motorcoach for a drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, which winds between the glittering waters of Howe Sound and the soaring Coastal Mountains. Feel the spray on your face and listen to the thunder of the water at the 1,105 foot (337 metre) high Shannon Falls near the town of Squamish, once the southern terminal of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler where you'll enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your fellow travellers.(Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)
Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (Superior First Class)

Day 5 - WHISTLER - CACHE CREEK - KAMLOOPS
Head east as you cross the Coast Mountains and travel along remote Duffy Lake Road through some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. At historic Hat Creek Ranch, chat with costumed interpreters who will introduce you to what life was like in the midst of the great gold rush of the 1860s. Before the gold rush brought prospectors and fortune seekers, the Shuswap people lived in this verdant valley. Visit a local village where you can meet and talk with these native people who still live close to the land.(Full Breakfast)
Double Tree by Hilton

Day 6 - KAMLOOPS - CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAIN PARKS - BANFF (2 NIGHTS)
Sample the best of Canada's natural treasures in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Travel through Mount Revelstoke National Park, home to old-growth rainforest of alpine meadows rich with wildflowers. Then, enter Glacier National Park and climb over stunning Rogers Pass—keep an eye out for native wildlife such as caribou, mountain goats and grizzly bears. After crossing the Columbia River, arrive in Yoho National Park with its towering waterfalls, ice-clad peaks and a natural bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Surmount the Continental Divide, and enter Banff National Park where you arrive at your quintessential alpine resort. Enjoy dinner and a Local Expert presentation where you will learn all about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a real life "Mountie."(Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Banff Park Lodge (First Class)

Day 7 - BANFF SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
Immerse yourself in the natural glories of Banff, including the classic viewpoint of Surprise Corner, spectacular Bow Falls and the hoodoo rock formations. Then board the Banff Gondola for a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird's-eye view of six mountain ranges. Spend the rest of the day as you like.(Full Breakfast)

Day 8 - BANFF - LAKE LOUISE - ICEFIELDS PARKWAY - JASPER (2 NIGHTS)
Arrive on the shores of lovely Lake Louise where you learn about the history and geology of the area on a short interpretive walk. Head north amidst a landscape of towering peaks, thundering waterfalls and ancient glaciers, keeping an eye out for elk, black bear and mountain goats. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield when you board an Ice Explorer on the massive Athabasca Glacier. More action is in store if you'd like to take an optional float trip on the Athabasca River on the way to Jasper National Park. Stay in the heart of the park where you learn about the wildlife that call these stunning mountains home during an interactive, after-dinner presentation by a Local Expert.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Chateau Jasper (Superior First Class)

Day 9 - JASPER NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING
Start the day with an optional cruise on Maligne Lake before embarking on an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Learn about the underground river system while following the canyon's trail past beautiful waterfalls and spectacular rock formations. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you like: relish the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets of Jasper or join an optional guided alpine excursion to Mount Edith Cavell.(Full Breakfast)

Day 10 - JASPER - MOUNT ROBSON - SUN PEAKS
Head west over Yellowhead Pass and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies' tallest peak at 12,989 feet (3,959 metres). Continue to Sun Peaks where you’ll enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions this evening. Follow the Thompson River as you descend through the Columbia Mountains and arrive at your resort. Guests will be escorted by a local representative in Sun Peaks to an interpretive center and bistro for an insider’s perspective on the fur trapping and trading industry that took place in this region. This evening, enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions.(Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)
Delta Sun Peaks (Moderate First Class)

Day 11 - SUN PEAKS - DEPART VANCOUVER
Returning to the Pacific coast, arrive back in Vancouver, where the journey ends. Take your complimentary transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel if you want to extend your stay in Vancouver. Please do not schedule any flights before 6 p.m.(Full Breakfast)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Strait of Georgia View British Columbia's picturesque coastline onboard a ferry cruise.
  • Victoria See the city's landmarks and explore Butchart Gardens and the Butterfly Gardens.
  • Whistler Overnight in this charming alpine village.
  • Cache Creek Visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch and a native village.
  • Banff National Park Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Banff Tour the township and enjoy a scenic gondola ride.
  • Lake Louise Join an interpretive walk along the lake.
  • Icefield Parkway Motor along this spectacular alpine drive.
  • Columbia Icefield Ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier.
  • Jasper National Park Enjoy an interpretive walk along Maligne Canyon.
  • Mount Robson View the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Lac Le Jeune Walk along the lake; learn about the resident beaver colony.

Dining Highlights

  • 10 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch:
  • Be My Guest lunch with wine in Victoria
  • 5 evening meals:
  • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Vancouver
  • Highlight Dinner with wine in Whistler
  • 2 three-course dinners
  • Farewell Dinner with wine at Lac Le Jeune

First Class Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided trip
  • 10 nights first class accommodation (Land-only)
  • Round-trip ferry across the Strait of Georgia from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay

General Note
Departure notes: Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver, land only, for Best of Canada's West.

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Trafalgar Tours Customer Reviews

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Ratings based off 2220 reviews about Trafalgar Tours. Currently showing 15 reviews with comments only.
By Yan T on Sep 24, 2016

Great tour director and driver. The whole trip is worry free and very enjoyable. The nine day trip covered everything I expected and more.

By Doris K on Sep 09, 2016

Hotels were 4 stars, rooms were clean and big, breakfasts and dinners that provided with package were excellent, tour director and bus driver both were friendly and professional both made our trip a memorable once.

By Sita Rama Prasad S on Sep 02, 2016

We all had fun as tour director made it possible for us to be free and express our thought. She was catalyst in making things happen. Bus driver was very good and drove so well we did not feel any motion. he was jovial and friendly. Kept bus very clean.

By John L on Aug 06, 2016

This was our first experience with bus tours, but it will not be our last. The trip provided an excellent cross section of the area, history and people. The guide and driver were excellent and very knowledgeable. The main accommodations and meals were far beyond our expectations. Overall it was an outstanding experience and value.

By Kanda L on Jul 31, 2016

My husband and I are very happy with the trip around the island. The sceneries of the mountains, glaciers, lagoons, waterfalls, lava and rock formations are captivating. The island is extremely clean. We have never breathed any air so fresh and pollutant-free in our lives until we visited Iceland. The Icelanders are very friendly and hardworking. We even saw young girls carry luggage of hotel guests to make extra money. The country also seems crime-free and we felt safe throughout our trip. To our surprise and convenience, we did not need Icelandic Krona while traveling in Iceland since credit cards are accepted everywhere in Iceland. The only downside of the trip is that food is very expensive but the quality of the food in general is good.

By Julie G on Jul 15, 2016

Very well planned and the accommodations were excellent. The guide was fabulous. Loved the trip!!!

By Nanette M on Jul 08, 2016

This trip was a another great experience with Trafalgar. Our Travel Director was exceptional!

By Eileen S on Jul 05, 2016

Loved tour director and driver.

By Peggy C on Jul 05, 2016

While it's a lot of bus riding, the scenery and experiences are well worth the trip. The tour director was top-notch in providing very creative service enhancing the entire experience. It was a wonderful trip and I'd highly recommend it.

By Darrell P on Jul 04, 2016

The accommodations were excellent, although two were not modern with no cell service or internet. The food was very good except at the 320 Ranch. The tour director and the driver were both exceptional. All in all, we had a great vacation. We really enjoyed seeing Yellowstone.

By Nancy G on Jul 03, 2016

This trip becomes quite expensive due to few meals are included. This of course has its pluses and minuses. 47 people on a trip is too many.

By Rita D on Jul 01, 2016

I was completely satisfied with this tour. Areas visited were beautiful. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and fun. Our hotels were much nicer than I had expected. Highly recommend this tour.

By Jean C on Jun 26, 2016

Of the six tours we have taken with Trafalgar, this one scored at the bottom of the list. Everything was very well done and the tour director was excellent, but somehow the Scandinavian trip lacked the excitement of former trips. The fjords and Norwegian mountains were beautiful, but the optional offerings were not as interesting as those in other tours. There was also a second Trafalgar bus that followed about fifteen or twenty minutes behind us which made the stops crowded. It was as though there were 96 people on the tour instead of 48. There were separate tour directors, but I definitely didn't like the second bus. I do believe that Trafalgar is an excellent company...it's just that this tour didn't meet our expectations.

By Maureen W on Jun 19, 2016

An excellent experience. Learn to commend this amount about the country in the people. Great for families.


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