**Price based on two people travelling on a twin-share basis. Prices are subject to change in currency exchange with the AUD/CAD
Add this on to any itinerary and see the Canadian Rockies hot spots. I have been sending people on this trip for 3 years now and have only had amazing feedback. Its a great way to see the place, with plenty of photo ops you would miss on the trains.
– 4-day deluxe coach tour
– 3 nights hotel accommodation
– 3 breakfasts – National Parks Pass
– Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
– Rocky Mountain information package
– Services of a tour director
– Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies
Tour Rates 2017* (with Standard Hotels) May 3 – Oct 4
– Jasper: Lobstick Lodge
– Banff: Banff Aspen Lodge / Banff Ptarmigan Inn (Superior Room)
– Lake Louise: Lake Louise Inn & Resort (Deluxe Room)
Tour Rates 2017* (with Premium Hotels) May 3 – Oct 4
– Jasper: Crimson Jasper / Chateau Jasper / Marmot Lodge
– Banff: Fairmont Banff Springs (Fairmont Room)
– Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room)
Day 1 (Vancouver to Jasper)
Depart from Vancouver and drive through the farming communities of the Fraser Valley. Ascend into the Coastal Mountains and follow the Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops, in the arid interior of British Columbia. After lunch, retrace the route of the famous Overlanders along the North Thompson River to reach your hotel in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 2 (Jasper to Banff)
Your day starts with a scenic hike through Maligne Canyon before heading South. Then, travel along the world-famous Icefields Parkway to take in some of nature’s most spectacular mountain scenery. Have your camera ready for possible wildlife sightings! Highlights include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, and the Columbia Icefield. Ride the “Ice Explorer”* on Athabasca Glacier or visit the Glacier Skywalk*. Overnight in Banff.
Day 3 (Sightseeing in Banff National Park)
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Banff National Park. Start your morning with a leisurely hike in Johnston Canyon and stroll along the shores of picturesque Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. In the afternoon, visit the world famous Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls. With your free time in Banff, you may also choose from optional activities such as soaking in the natural spa at the Upper Hot Springs* or taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain*. Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 4 (Lake Louise to Vancouver)
This morning, enjoy a drive through Rogers Pass, the highest part of the route to the Rockies. On your scenic return journey through Yoho National Park, catch a glimpse of an engineering marvel: the Spiral Tunnels. Arrive in downtown Vancouver in the evening.
* Optional activities
Rocky Mountain Bus Tour (4 Days / 3 Nights)
About this tour:
Round-trip Rocky Mountain Bus Tour (deluxe motor coach) from Vancouver
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Hotel Locations: Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise
Hotel Accommodation: Choose from standard or premium
To book this tour a deposit is required; to find out more click on “Terms & Conditions“
The following activities can be done while you are on the tour, there are costs you have the chance to experience the unique beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Although optional, our mountain tour guides recommend following activities to enhance your Canadian Rockies experience:
Columbia Ice Explorer Tour
Price per adult: $63.00 (incl tax); Price per child (6-15): $31.50 (incl. tax)
Located on the boundary of Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle, covering an area of nearly 325 square kilometers. The Columbia Icefield is a true “continental divide,” notable for its meltwater- fed streams and rivers that pour into the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans.
Athabasca Glacier, a tongue of ice 6 kilometers long and one kilometer wide, descends almost to road level. You will travel in a specially designed Brewster Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier on a 5-kilometer round trip journey. Your tour guide will tell you about how glaciers are formed and point out interesting geological features as you travel.
Price per adult: $36.75 (incl tax); Price per child (6-15): $18.37(incl. tax)
The newest attraction in the Canadian Rockies, the Glacier Skywalk, provides entry into the diverse ecosystem and environment of the Rocky
Walk along the cliff-edge walkway and experience incredible views while learning more about the diverse ecosystems that call these mountains home through interpretive nature-inspired exhibits. The glass floored observation platform at the end of the Skywalk is 918 ft over glacier formed valleys and waterfalls and provides an exhilorating and breathtaking experience.
Sulphur Mountain (Banff) Gondola Ride
Price per adult: $63.00 (incl tax); Price per child (6-15): $31.50(incl. tax)
The Banff Gondola takes visitors to the summit of Suphur Mountain in 8 minutes, an elevation of 2,281 meters (7,486 ft) above sea level.
The relaxing ride to the upper gondola terminal provides visitors with a stunning bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges. While at the summit, follow the one kilometer interpretive Summit Ridge boardwalk. An awe-inspiring experience!
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Canoeing on Lake Louise
Price: $55 per Canoe (3 pax maximum)
Although Lake Louise is relatively small – two kilometers long and less than half a kilometer wide (70 meters (230 ft) at its maximum depth). It is one of the Canadian Rockies’ deepest lakes.
Canoeing on Lake Louise has always been one of the most popular activities, providing some of the best views and photo opportunities available. A canoe can accommodate up to three people and all the necessary equipment is provided at the location. No previous experience required.
Upper Hot Springs
Price per adult: $7.50 (incl. tax); Price per child (6-15): $6.50 (incl. tax)
This historic spa and bath house is situated against a backdrop of spectacular alpine scenery. Luxuriate in the comfort of this soothing hot water pool which has attracted thousands of travelers from far and wide to “take to the
waters” for over a century.
The groundwater, which seeps into the mountain and flows deep into the earth’s interior, is heated, and pressurized, and percolates back to the surface loaded with minerals. This restored 1930’s heritage bathhouse is open year-round and boast a scenic view of the famous Mount Rundle. It also features a gift store, restaurant, and day spa which offers massage therapy, a steam room, aroma-therapy and aesthetics.