Canada’s national parks and scenic drives highlight this wonderful Canadian Rockies tour that overnights in Vancouver, Kelowna, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Whistler, and Victoria. Plus, enjoy a 7-night Alaska cruise and marvel at the amazing spectacle of thunder and spray as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea. You’ll spend time in Banff National Park, with its valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, rivers, and meadows, and Jasper National Park, with its majestic mountains and abundant wildlife. Other Canadian national parks on this tour include Glacier National Park, with its rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls, and Yoho National Park, with its vertical rockwalls, waterfalls, and beautiful peaks. In addition to national parks, you’ll also visit some of Canada’s most popular resort towns on this Canadian Rockies tour. In the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Lake Okanagan and surrounded by orchards and vineyards, enjoy a winery tour. In the mountain resort of Sun Peaks, you’ll overnight after a beautiful drive that includes passing Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ highest mountain at 12,972 feet. You’ll also overnight and have a full day in Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. A tour highlight is a stop at the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Here, you’ll ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice that is 1,200 feet thick. You’ll also travel to the Pacific Coast, where you’ll sail across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria for a sightseeing tour, two overnights, free time to discover some of Victoria’s most popular attractions, and a visit to Butchart Gardens, rated as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. For the value-minded traveler, this Canadian Rockies tour with an Alaska cruise is a dream vacation!
Sightseeing:In Vancouver and Victoria; orientation tour in Jasper, Stanley Park, included winery tour, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Butchart Gardens. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
VANCOUVER Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Center (F)KELOWNA Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre (F)BANFF NATIONAL PARK Mount Royal Hotel (F)JASPER NATIONAL PARK Marmot Lodge (F)SUN PEAKS Sun Peaks Lodge (ST)WHISTLER Listel Hotel Whistler (MF)VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)ALASKA CRUISE MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
NOTE:Cruise itineraries are provided by Holland America Line and are up to date at time of printing. Your travel documents will contain the most current information.
Transportation:Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Holland America’s MS Nieuw Amsterdam or MS Volendam; private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.