Day 2 Vancouver - Victoria (70 miles)
We will board BC Ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay. Then we will visit the Butchart Gardens, pass by the Gate of Harmonious at Chinatown. We will also visit Fairmont Empress, BC Legislative Buildings, Thunderbird Park, Beacon Hill Park and Mile "0". We will explore more of the Inner Harbour, take optional activities: ride a carriage tour, enjoy a premium afternoon tea at Empress Hotel, or visit the Royal BC Museum.
Day 3 Victoria - Duncan - Chemainus - Vancouver (76 miles)
We will visit the Hatley Castle and the Goldstream Provincial Park to discover heritage and nature wonders. Then we will head to Chemainus after visiting the Totem city - Duncan. The murals on the streets illustrate the development of Chemainus. Next we will arrive at Nanaimo and return to Vancouver by tour bus, or by seaplane (surcharge applies).
Day 4 Vancouver - Whistler - Vancouver (150 miles)
Today we will start the journey along the Sea to Sky Highway, pass by Horseshoe Bay, Stawamus Chief to the Whistler Ski Resort. After a ride of the Whistler Mountain Gondola and Peak 2 Peak Gondola, we will relax and shop at the mountain or in the village.
We will return to Vancouver by bus or by seaplane (surcharge applies) in the late afternoon.
Day 5 Vancouver - Fraser Valley - Kelowna - Okanagan - Vernon (278 miles)
Start our journey via the trans-Canada highway, pass through Fraser Valley and head east for Kelowna where is the heart of the Okanagan Valley. At Lake Okanagan, listen to its legendary story and search for the lake monster "Ogopogo." Afterward, visit the renowned winery to learn about the basics of ice wine tasting and winemaking. Pass by Kalamalka Lake before stopping by a Honey farm and then settle down at Vernon during the night.
Day 6 Vernon - Salmon Arm - Golden - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park - Banff (214 miles)
Proceed to the Eagle Pass and visit the "Last Spike". After passing through Golden, enter Yoho National Park and visit the Natural Bridge and the Emerald Lake. Then, at Banff National Park, passing by Vermilion Lakes. Arrive in the quintessential alpine village of Banff. Stay overnight in Banff.
Day 7 Banff Nantional Park - Jasper National Park - Columbia Icefield Hotel (128 miles)
Visit Bow FallsGondola to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain. Stop and take photos at Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka. Next, we will visit the Lake Louise and enjoy a meal at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (meal plan). then head to Moraine Lake (subject to road condition).
After passing by Bow Lake. Ride across Athabasca Glacier on "Ice Explorer". We will stay at the unique hotel at the Columbia Icefield that features spectacular views of the Athabasca Glacier during the day and unmatched stargazing at night.
Day 8 Jasper National Park - Jasper - Valemount (54 miles)
In the morning, we will step out onto the Glacier Skywalk. After visiting Athabasca Falls, we will head to the town of Jasper. We will have the option of river rafting or horseback riding. Visit Maligne Canyon. Afterwards, we will go to Mount Robson on our way to Valemount, where we will spend the night.
Day 9 Valemount - Clearwater - Kamloops - Vancouver (376 miles)
We will travel along Thompson River and pass the district of Clearwater and Wells Gray Provincial Park. We will head to Kamloops and visit the Ginseng factory. After we will return to Vancouver.