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# Days

Tour Dates

   12         September 8 - 19
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  • Air Canada flights
  • First Class & moderate accommodation
  • Breakfast daily (9 full breakfasts, 2 deluxe continental breakfasts),
  • 6 dinners and 2 lunches
  • plus all tour inclusions listed on our homepage
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Tentative Itinerary
DAY 1

DEPARTURE / CALGARY

  We depart for Calgary, and upon arrival transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure until this evening’s Welcome Dinner.
DAY 2

DRUMHELLER / CALGARY

  Our tour today brings us into the heart of the Badlands and Drumheller Valley, famous for its unusual moon-like landscape. We will see Horseshoe Canyon, the eerie geological formations known as the Hoodoos and Little Church. The highlight will be a visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, home to one of the world's largest displays of dinosaurs. Dinner tonight will be at a local western-themed restaurant.
DAY 3

LAKE LOUISE / BANFF

  We begin with a visit of Lake Louise. With its emerald waters set against the backdrop of Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise is one of the most photographed scenes in Canada. We continue to Banff where we will enjoy a leisurely float trip along the Bow River, followed by a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views of the town and Rocky Mountains. Overnight in Banff.
DAY 4

COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS / JASPER

  We travel along one of North America's most spectacular highways, the Icefields Parkway, where frequent wildlife sightings are not uncommon. Our stops will include Bow Lake, Peyto Lake and Saskatchewan Crossing. The highlight will be our ride aboard a unique “Snocoach” up the Athabasca Glacier to the Columbia Icefields - the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. We continue on to see Athabasca Falls before arriving in Jasper.
DAY 5

MALIGNE CANYON / JASPER

  This morning we visit one of the most spectacular gorges in the Canadian Rockies, Maligne Canyon, where sheer limestone walls plunge to depths of 165 feet. We also visit Maligne Lake, the second largest glacial lake in the world. Our lake cruise offers us breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and Spirit Island.
DAY 6

WELLS GRAY PROVINCIAL PARK / KAMLOOPS

  We enter British Columbia and are greeted with views of Mt. Robson - the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, as well as Mt. Terry Fox. The highlight of the day will be Wells Gray Provincial Park with its towering mountains, deep canyons, volcanic cones, ancient old-growth forests, raging white-water rivers, and Helmcken Falls - one of Canada's highest waterfalls. We proceed to Kamloops for our overnight.
DAY 7

OKANAGAN VALLEY / KAMLOOPS

  The Okanagan Valley has an ideal climate and fertile land for verdant fruit orchards and vineyards. In Vernon we visit Davison Orchards, a third-generation family farm where we will enjoy a tour of the fruit orchards, have time to explore the displays, farm market and country shop before being treated to a homemade farm-fresh lunch. This afternoon we proceed to Lake Country, where we will visit one of BC's estate wineries for a tour and tasting before returning to Kamloops.
DAY 8

CACHE CREEK / FRASER CANYON / VANCOUVER

  Our first stop is the Hat Creek Ranch heritage site where we venture back in time to the 1860s for a glimpse into the history of the Cariboo region. We then proceed to the scenic Fraser Canyon for a ride across the Fraser River on Hell's Gate Airtram, which offers a bird's eye-view of the point where the Fraser River squeezes through Hell's Gate - a narrow gorge where over 200 million gallons of water per minute flow through - twice the volume of Niagara Falls! Lunch is included at Hell's Gate. We then continue to the spectacular Bridal Veil Falls, before ending our day in Vancouver.
DAY 9

VANCOUVER

  Our morning city tour includes Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown and much more. The afternoon is at leisure to explore this beautiful city on your own. With its wide variety of cultural experiences and beautiful vistas of the ocean and mountains, Vancouver offers much to enjoy.
DAY 10

VICTORIA

  We take the scenic ferry ride to Victoria and upon arrival we immediately proceed to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens, where we can explore the 50-acre display of magnificent floral colour. We then proceed to downtown Victoria where we will see the Inner Harbour, the Empress Hotel, Legislative Buildings and Beacon Hill Park.
DAY 11

VICTORIA

  This morning we will enjoy a walking tour of Victoria's Inner Harbour with an entertaining local guide. The afternoon is at leisure to explore this quaint city on your own. With its red double decker buses, turn-of-the-century buildings and tweed shops, you might think Victoria is a transplanted corner of Britain! Tonight we enjoy our Farewell Dinner.
DAY 12

HOME

  We transfer to the airport for our flight home with Air Canada.
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