You’ll experience beautiful ocean vistas, soaring mountain peaks, plunging valleys and crystal-clear lakes. Cruise the spectacular Inside Passage with its stunning coastlines and migrating whales. Explore the wild as you look to spy elk and moose in Canada’s most famous national park or walk on centuries-old glaciers at the Columbia Icefield. And famous Western hospitality is always at hand. Enjoy the cosmopolitan excitement of Vancouver, the lovely maritime feel of Victoria and the charms of resort towns Banff and Jasper. The Rocky Roundup has everything a traveler could wish for. Unique excursions, unrivalled attractions and unforgettable memories all beckon.

INCLUSIONS

Inclusions of the 14-day Rocky Roundup

  • Accommodation for 13 nights
  • 12 breakfasts
  • Port Hardy to Prince Rupert: Inside Passage cruise
  • Activities included: Vancouver sightseeing tour, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Butchart Gardens, Whale watching and wildlife tour, Ksan Indian Village visit, Fort St. James National Historic Park, Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride, Banff and Lake Louise region tour, Victoria city tour
  • Transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
  • Tour director throughout
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST
  • Travel and Information Kit

Inclusions of the 12-day Rocky Roundup mini-tour (Vancouver/Calgary)

  • Accommodation for 11 nights
  • 10 breakfasts
  • Port Hardy to Prince Rupert: Inside Passage cruise
  • Activities included: Vancouver sightseeing tour, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Butchart Gardens, Whale watching and wildlife tour, Ksan Indian Village visit, Fort St. James National Historic Park, Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride, Banff and Lake Louise region tour, Victoria city tour
  • Transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
  • Tour director throughout
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST
  • Travel and Information Kit

Inclusions of the 11-day Rocky Roundup mini-tour (Vancouver/ Vancouver)

  • Accommodation for 10 nights
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Port Hardy to Prince Rupert: Inside Passage cruise
  • Activities included: Butchart Gardens, Whale watching and wildlife tour, Ksan Indian Village visit, Fort St. James National Historic Park,
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride, Banff and Lake Louise region tour, Victoria city tour
  • Transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
  • Tour director throughout
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST
  • Travel and Information Kit

Note: Rocky Roundup mini-tour passengers should be advised that they are joining a tour that is already in progress.

Please note: Passengers are advised to bring an overnight bag as luggage will loaded onto the coach on the evening of day 5 (Port Hardy) and will not be available to them again until they check into their hotel on Day 7 (Smithers).

Not included

Any flights unless otherwise mentioned · Transfers unless otherwise noted · Meals unless otherwise noted · Gratuities · Beverages · Optional excursions

Photo Credit in this page: Banff Lake Louise Tourism-Paul Zizka.
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DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN VANCOUVER

Arrive at Vancouver International Airport. Individual transfer to your centrally located hotel. After a check-in with your tour director, the remainder of the day is free. Overnight in Vancouver.
Accommodation: Vancouver for 2 nights
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DAY 2 VANCOUVER

We get better acquainted with our travelling companions at breakfast before setting out on our morning sightseeing tour of Vancouver. Highlights include Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, Capilano Suspension Bridge and much more. The afternoon is free for independent exploration or relaxation. Overnight in Vancouver. (B)
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DAY 3 VANCOUVER - VICTORIA

*11-day Rocky Roundup mini-tour commences.

Passengers must check in with tour director at 06:30 at the Vancouver hotel. The coach leaves at 07:30. Today we depart Vancouver and cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Victoria and begin the day with a visit to Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays. Ample time is allocated for browsing through these regal gardens. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city or take part in an optional floatplane sightseeing tour over downtown Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Overnight in Victoria. (B)
Accommodation: Victoria for 1 night

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DAY 4 VICTORIA - CAMPBELL RIVER

Today is a sampling of modern and ancient British Columbia culture as we travel up the coast of Vancouver Island. We step back into the province’s distant past with visits to Chemanius and its spectacular native murals and to the town of Duncan. We arrive in the small coastal town of Campbell River in the afternoon. Overnight in Campbell River. (B)
Accommodation: Campbell River for 1 night
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DAY 5 CAMPBELL RIVER - PORT HARDY

Today we continue farther north up the road as it turns inland for a time before arriving in Port Hardy. We will aslo embark on a fascinating whale watching and marine wildlife tour in Telegraph Cove. Afterward, relax at the hotel or independently explore this pleasant seaside town. Overnight in Port Hardy. (B)
Accommodation: Port Hardy for 1 night
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DAY 6 PORT HARDY - PRINCE RUPERT (INSIDE PASSAGE)

Cameras at the ready! This morning we board a spectacular BC Ferries ship to set sail on an incredible full-day cruise along the coast of British Columbia to the inlet community of Prince Rupert. The famous Inside Passage is one of the most spectacular waterways in Canada, showcasing the rugged shorelines of the Pacific Northwest. Overnight in Prince Rupert.
Accommodation: Prince Rupert for 1 night
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DAY 7 PRINCE RUPERT - SMITHERS

We begin our journey into the British Columbia interior eastward along the scenic Yellowhead Highway as it follows the Skeena River Valley. Along the way, we’ll stop for a tour of ‘Ksan Indian Village – a recreation of an ancient traditional community of the Gitxsan First Nation peoples. Arriving at our destination, the remainder of the day is at our leisure. Overnight in Smithers. (B)
Accommodation: Smithers for 1 night
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DAY 8 SMITHERS - PRINCE GEORGE

Continuing east, we travel the Yellowhead Highway and are treated to some of Canada’s most forested and rugged terrains. We enjoy a visit to Fort St. James National Historic Park to relive the days of the fur trade. In the afternoon, we settle into Prince George, located at the tip of British Columbia’s Cariboo Region. Overnight in Prince George. (B)
Accommodation: Prince George for 1 night
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DAY 9 PRINCE GEORGE - JASPER NATIONAL PARK

Today we ascend to the highest passes of the Rockies as we travel towards the Alberta provincial border and stop at the Mount Robson Viewpoint. We may even see the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies before entering the national parks that have made the province famous. Close to Jasper, you have the chance to go on optional raft trip on the Athabasca River with an experienced guide conducting the group through short rapids and stretches of calm waters. Overnight in Jasper. (B)
Accommodation: Jasper for 1 night
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DAY 10 JASPER NATIONAL PARK - BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Today’s journey through Jasper and Banff National Parks promises to be a highlight of your Rocky Roundup programme. We travel south on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield we board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, we visit the dramatic scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada before arriving Banff. Overnight in Banff. (B)
Accommodation: Banff for 2 nights
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DAY 11 BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Today we will enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. An optional Helicopter Sightseeing Tour will give you the chance to see the eastern ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You may also take part in an optional gondola ride up spectacular Sulphur Mountain. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the surroundings of Banff, stroll along Banff Avenue and enjoy the scenery. Overnight in Banff. (B)
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DAY 12 BANFF NATIONAL PARK - VERNON

We start our journey back to the west coast, first passing through the narrow Kicking Horse Canyon, then over the heights of Rogers Pass. At Craigellachie, we view the monument marking the spot where the famous “Last Spike” was driven into place in 1885 linking Canada by rail from sea to sea. We enter the Okanagan Valley as we arrive at Vernon. Overnight in Vernon. (B)
Accommodation: Vernon for 1 night

*12 day Rocky Roundup ends. Passengers leave the tour upon arrival at the Calgary Airport.

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DAY 13 VERNON - VANCOUVER

Today after breakfast we continue our journey through the lush Okanagan Valley, famous for its fruit orchards and vineyards. We will make a brief stop at scenic Kalamalka Lake before continuing on across a great maritime plain set against beautiful mountain vistas. We descend to the coast and the sparkling lights of Vancouver. In the evening, there will be an optional “Farewell Dinner” ($) featuring a cruise through the waters of Vancouver Harbour and a west coast themed buffet dinner. Overnight in Vancouver. (B)
Accommodation: Vancouver for 1 night

*11-day Rocky Roundup mini-tour ends. Passengers leave the tour upon arrival at the Vancouver hotel at approximately 17:30.

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DAY 14 VANCOUVER

A time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells. Individual transfer to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. (B)

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