Calgary Stampede, Rockies Coach tour, Vancouver, Whistler & Victoria
Holiday Ref: 15039
Travel to the Stampede City, experience the rodeo's, enjoy a two coach tour onboard the Western Explorer and visit the best of British Columbia. This 13 night itinerary that has everything you need for the holiday of a lifetime in Western Canada. Our tour is independently tailor-made and so can be altered to suit your exact requirements.
Price based on 7th July 2018 departure from Glasgow - Other dates and regional airports are available - Please call for more details!!
Travel by coach from the airport to downtown Calgary. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Calgary
Today is day 1 of your Calgary Stampede experience. Enjoy a full day at Stampede Park taking in either the Afternoon Rodeo event or the Evening Show event. Take a ride on the Skyride and view Calgary from a birds eye view. Overnight in Calgary
Travel back to Stampede Park for your second intake of this amazing experience. Whichever event you did not take part in yesterday enjoy today. Time at Stampede Park at leisure.
Make your way to downtown Calgary where you will collect your car rental. Travel through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies to Banff. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Banff
Spend your time at Banff at your leisure. Make the most of your car rental and visit Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and the Athabasca Glacier. Ask us about entrance fee's. Overnight in Banff
Departing Banff in the morning your first sightseeing stop will be at world famous Lake Louise. Walk to the lakeshore, see the turquoise water, and take in the sights that drew early mountaineers here to pursue their climbing dreams. The remainder of your day will be filled with the Canadian Rocky Mountains, short stops and stunning views. Roger’s Pass, one of the highest points of the highway, and biggest challenges for the Canadian Pacific Railway during their construction era is part of the route. Just after the pass you will make a lunch stop (included) in the town of Revelstoke, founded in 1880, as the CP Railroad forced its way through the mountains. After lunch we follow the railway line making stops at unique places along the way before arriving at our destination in downtown Kamloops, the historic, train-era, Plaza Hotel. Here you will have free time explore the quaint downtown scene and choose your dinner (not included) amongst the many restaurants nearby.
Departing Kamloops after breakfast (included) you will follow the Coquihalla Highway, which winds its way into the Cascade. The landscape changes dramatically as we climb from the Canadian desert area of Kamloops into the sub alpine region of Coquihalla Pass and the imposing Cascade Mountains. After the pass we descend quickly into the Fraser River Valley where things become very green. En route we make a stop in Hope for a short rest and views of the spectacular mountains around us. Movie fans may recognize Hope as the setting for the classic adventure movie “First Blood”. Dropping altitude quickly the scenery changes from sub alpine to the lush Fraser River delta with the Coastal Mountains watching us from a distance. The journey finishes mid afternoon when we arrive in the bustling core of downtown Vancouver. We expect to arrive in Vancouver around 12:30pm local time leaving you the afternoon to explore Vancouver on your own
This morning, 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, Chinatown and historic Gastown, prestigious Shaughnessy residential area, city centre and Financial District, includes admission to The Lookout Tower. Afternoon at Leisure.
Depart Vancouver via a scheduled motor coach service along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler and enjoy panoramic vistas of the Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountain Range. 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. Commentary by a certified Marine biologist and naturalist is provided. Balance of the day is free to explore Victoria on your own.
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 splendour which greets you at every turn. Return to downtown Victoria on a shuttle convenient for you. Depart mid afternoon on a scenic float plane flight to return to Coal Harbour in Downtown Vancouver. Make your way independently to Vancouver Airport for your return flight back to the UK.