Vancouver, Banff & Whistler
Is it time for you to experience the best of the West? This jam-packed 7-night itinerary allows you to explore the majesty of the Canadian Rockies in all their glory. This incredible trip will allow you to experience the best of both worlds - from the hamlet resort of Banff to the vibrant coastal city of Vancouver, nestled on the Pacific coastline. You will then venture to the alpine town of Whistler, which will enchant you with its varied scenery and world-class winter sports. This is an adventure you will never forget.
Upon arrival into Vancouver, transfer (own cost) to your pre-selected downtown hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: Vancouver
This morning, join a sightseeing tour of Vancouver, see the sights of Vancouver -- Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, Robson Street, 1,000 Acre Stanley Park, Totem Poles, Prospect Point and English Bay Beaches, Granville Island. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight: Vancouver
Depart Vancouver via a scheduled motor coach service along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler, enjoy panoramic vistas of the Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountain Ranges. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief rock where climbers from all over the globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Upon arrival in Whistler enjoy a village tour before being transferred to your hotel. We have included admission to the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre which can be used anytime during your stay in Whistler, this authentic cultural experience features art and exhibits showcasing the histories, creative works and cultures of the Squamish and Lil'Wat.
Today board the longest and highest lift in the world for an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia's rooftop - from incomparable views of towering volcanic peaks to coastal rainforest. Disembark and the experience is far from over. Scenic walking trails, mountaintop restaurants, wildlife viewing and indoor interpretive displays are ready for discovery.
This morning is free to explore Whistler before departing by floatplane bound for Victoria's Inner Harbour. Enjoy spectacular views of the Gulf Islands, Black Tusk peak & the Howe Sound on your journey.
This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of Orcas, Minke whales, Grey whales, porpoises, Harbour seals and other marine wildlife. You will ride aboard a 14-metre ocean cruiser or a custom-built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whale watching experience. Comments by a certified Marine biologist and naturalist are provided. Balance of the day is free to explore Victoria Overnight Victoria
From Victoria’s Inner Harbour, we take you to the Butchart Gardens, the gardens are glorious any time of year. Once at the gardens stroll through the floral splendor which greets you at every turn. Return to downtown Victoria on a shuttle convenient for you. Depart mid afternoon on a scenic floatplane flight to return to Coal Harbour Downtown Vancouver.