5-Day Canadian Rockies and Fairmont Hot Springs Tour from Seattle/Vancouver (Winter Tour)
Available:Oct - Apr
Depart from:Vancouver, Canada; Seattle, WA
Duration:5 Days 4 Nights
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Visit Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, Banff National Park, AB, Invermere, BC, Kamloops, BC, Okanagan, BC, Salmon Arm, BC, Vernon, BC. Inclusions: 4 nights hotel accommodations, Complimentary Vancouver airport pick-up and drop off
Visit Eagle Pass, Banff National Park, and beautiful Bow Falls.
2018 complimentary admission to Banff National Park
Complimentary admission for Hot Spring, and free WiFi on board.
Free Vancouver sightseeing tour for arrivals before 12:00pm.
For those who will join the tour in Vancouver, the tour starts from the Vancouver Airport. Tour guides will wait at the number 3 luggage carousel for domestic arrivals and at the arrival lobby (Aboriginal sculpture) for international. A Vancouver sightseeing tour is provided free for all arrivals before 12:00pm. The city tour includes Chinatown, Gastown and Stanley Park. We will transfer to the hotel in the afternoon.
For those who will join the tour in Seattle, our tour guide will arrange to meet you at Baggage Claim Belt #14 at 12:00pm. A complimentary mini-excursion (of approximately 2 hours) of Seattle (rather than Vancouver) will be provided for all travelers scheduled to arrive before noon. Guests will visit Pioneer Square, and the Space Needle before crossing the border to their hotel in Vancouver for the night.
This city in the top-left corner of the United States is a major seaport as well as a cultural center. Whether you want to enjoy the scenery, grab some great coffee, or learn history, Seattle has something to offer.
Pioneer Square in southwest Seattle, Washington is both the name of a neighborhood and the name of its central square. The Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District is listed on the United States' National Register of Historic Places.
This icon of the American Northwest has adorned everything for movie screens to postage stamps. Built in 1961 for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle features outdoor elevators and a rotating restaurant at its top.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 10:00pm, SEASONAL TIME APPLY.
This city in British Columbia is the most populated metro area in western Canada. This historic city grew from an 1867 settlement called "Gastown." Visitors can take a boat ride to nearby Victoria on Vancouver Island.
The Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Canada's west coast, is the largest Chinatown in Canada. It is also a National Historic Site, and its many historical locations, shops, and eateries make it a popular destination for tourists.
One of Vancouver's main tourist attractions and beloved by visitors and locals alike, this massive park on the western coast of Canada is not to be missed. Stanley Park was the first park in Vancouver, and remains the largest.
Named for seaman "Gassy" Jack Deighton, this historic district in Vancouver has a colorful history that culminates in its function today as a hub for technology and popular shopping and dining locale for tourists and locals alike.
Standard Hotel: Accent Inn/Hampton Inn/Ramada Inn or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Radisson President Hotel / Four Point Sheraton/Sandman Signature Richmond or similar
Day 2 Vancouver - Okanagan - Vernon(191 miles)
Today, we will travel from Vancouver to Kelowna, located in the heart of Okanagan Valley. At Lake Okanagan to hear the legend of the lake monster Ogopogo. Afterwards, we will visit a renowned local winery and later stop by a honey farm before checking into our hotel.
It is one of the warmest regions in all of Canada. During the summer months, visitors are offered countless sandy beaches, hot sun, and a variety of outdoor and water activities. It is also a spectacular backdrop to the golf courses and Okanagan wineries and popular ski resorts.
This large and deep lake in the Okanagan Valley region of Canada's British Columbia is a popular recreation spot that offers a variety of activities in addition to gorgeous scenery. It has a surface area of 351 square kilometers.
The Planet Bee Honey Farm and Honeymoon Meadery is an interactive apiary in British Columbia that seeks to teach visitors about the amazing honey bee. Guided tours offer an inside look at honey hives and the honey-making process.
Standard Hotel: Sandman Hotel Revelstoke/Vernon or similar
Lunch: Meal PlanDinner: Meal Plan
Day 3 Vernon - Salmon Arm - Invermere- Banff(361 miles)
At Eagle Pass, we will stop at the Last Spike Memorial. From there, we will travel to Invermere, BC to spend some time at the Fairmont Hot Springs. We will spend the night in Banff, AB.
Salmon Arm first started as a railway camp during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), later developing into a logging, farming and dairy centre. It is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, clean waterways, provincial parks and an abundance of green space.
The outpost of Craigellachie is a tourist stop in the Eagle Pass, which allows the Canadian Pacific Railway to pass through the Monashee Mountains. This was the location in which the "Last Spike" of the railway was placed.
The Fairmont Hot Springs Resort is a large resort area about three hours southwest of Calgary. It is home to three golf courses, a shopping mall, and of course, hot springs. It is nestled amongst several provincial and national parks.
Standard Hotel: Spruce Grove Inn or similar
Dulexe Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hotel
Breakfast: Meal PlanLunch: Meal Plan
Day 4 Banff - Banff National Park - Revelstoke(130 miles)
In the morning we will see the Bow Falls just outside the city. We will then enter Banff National Park, where guests will see Lake Louise. After lunch, we will take the Lake Louise Gondola to enjoy the fantastic view.
Canada's oldest national park-- and one of the first national parks in the world-- is home to an icy but gorgeous landscape.
The Bow Falls are a 30-foot-high, 100-foot wide waterfall just outside the city of Banff. The falls are popular with tourists because they are just a short walk from the town and can be reached on foot from most hotels.
Lake Louise is a glacial lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park. The lake is known for its vibrant blue-green coloration, which comes from rock flour carried into the lake by the water of the nearby melting glaciers.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the scenic Banff National Park from an open chair lift or full enclosed gondola at 6,850 feet elevation. Sightseeing gondolas offer guests a unique vantage point from which to see Banff's stunning glaciers, mountain peaks, flora, serene springs, and wildlife.
If closed, take Sulfur Mountain Gondola Ride instead.
Standard Hotel: Sandman Hotel Revelstoke or similar
Breakfast: Meal PlanLunch: Meal PlanDinner: Meal Plan
Day 5 Revelstoke - Kamloops - Merritt - Vancouver(305 miles)
Today we will head from Revelstoke back to Vancouver, BC. On our way we will stop in Kamloops, BC to visit the Sunmore Ginseng Factory. After a quick stop for lunch in the town of Meritt, BC, we will continue back to Vancouver. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
Kamloops is a city for every season. A place where you skip the crowds, stretch your legs and just escape to the unexpected. Known as the birthplace of freeride mountain biking, Kamloops attracts mountain bikers from around the world looking to ride the rugged landscapes and the desert like climate.
The Sunmore Ginseng Factory and Spa in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada is the only ginseng manufacturer in North America and was founded in 1991 by Chinese doctor Zhang Shunmei. Visitors can enjoy the relaxing ginseng spa.
Banff Hot Springs would be closed from October 16-29, so the Rocky tour can not visit this attraction during this period.
Departure & Return
Airport Pickup: Free transfer from the Vancouver airport is available from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Those arriving in Seattle will have to pay a transportation fee. Your tour escort will be holding a sign with your name.
For those who will join the tour in Vancouver: Domestic arrivals should meet at the number 3 luggage carousel, and international arrivals in the arrival lobby (Aboriginal sculpture).
For those who will join the tour in Seattle: Please meet the tour guide at 12:00pm at luggage carousel number 14 or 1:00pm at the Ticket Office of Seattle Space Needle.
Airport Dropoff: Guests will be dropped off at the Vancouver airport free of charge. Please arrange flight out of Vancouver after 09:30pm.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Admission to the Hot Springs
4 nights hotel accommodations
Ground transportation via air-conditioned motor coach
Complimentary Vancouver airport pick-up and drop off
Bi-lingual tour guide (Cantonese / Mandarin / Limited English) for the entire tour.
Banff National Park
Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola (Mandatory)
$15 (6-15 yrs)
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
Taxes (will be added when checking out)
Air fares between your city and the departure city.
All meals and drinks during the trip unless stated otherwise. The tour guide will make eating arrangements/select restaurants.
A mandatory service fees for tour guide/bus driver (CAD $10/day per passenger).
Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
Any private expenses
Rockies Hotel Upgrade Option: Please contact us for Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise upgrade.
Passport Required: Some nationalities may need multiple entry visas
to the USA as well as a Canadian visa. United States alien residents require a valid alien resident card. Passengers are responsible for their own entry requirements.
Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
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Cancellation penalties per person as follows:(Notification day and departure day are not counted)
31 days or more before departure - $50/per person penalty will be charged.
21 - 30 days before departure - 50% of total purchase amount
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0 - 7 days before of departure - 100% of total purchase amount
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
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circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the
right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak
periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order
in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
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I recommend this tour!
Posted by: Lynette on 2016-05-01
As stated, the tour was mainly delivered in Cantonese/ mandarin but our tour guide Garry was the sweetest guy. We were the only English speaking people on the tour so he made sure to update us and give us one-on-one tour information and assistance. The food package is mainly Chinese cuisine which we did not mind. The accommodation was good nothing of low standard. The bus ride was very comfortable. The only negative is that we spent too much time on the bus and not enough time enjoying the destinations. That is what you expect for 5-day tours. Gary was nice enough to offer to pay for our cab fee from the drop off point to our hotel at the end! (We didn't take it of course). I would recommend this tour for those who want a quick tour of the Canadian Rockies if you are looking to spend more time there it is probably best to get there yourself and roam the area. Banff was truly spectacular and should be discovered once in your life!