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You will visit: British Columbia & Alberta, including Whistler, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Vernon & Vancouver

Chill out & challenge yourself in Canada's dynamic duo of provinces: Alberta & British Columbia. The diverse physical beauty from Vancouver to Whistler to Banff features the greatest of the great outdoors. Take a hike or ride a bike along the many scenic, wildlife-laced trails. Better yet, we'll put you on a gondola, horseback, helicopter, or whatever improves your views point for the endless, to-die-for photo opportunities.

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Itinerary + Inclusions & ME Time Optionals

ME Time Optionals

ME Time optionals will take your trip to a whole new level with unforgettable experiences unique to the places you visit. See more, do more, live more & go home completely regret-free. Costs for these aren’t included in your tour cost & are payable to your Trip Manager in local currency.

Inclusions

On our trips we don't just take you to the destinations, we make sure you get under the skin of every place you visit. From amazing food & accommodation, to exclusive access to incredible experiences, with Contiki you'll get unbeatable value & a completely unique travel experience.

1 Vancouver to Whistler

Meet up with your fellow travellers, Tour Manager and Driver in gorgeous Vancouver. With beaches, forests and mountains, this town is all about location and fusing big-city living with an outdoor lifestyle.

Today we wind our way along the spectacular cliff-top Sea to Sky highway and arrive in Whistler, one of the most popular ski resorts in North America and home to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Day 1: Hotel Dinner

  • Drive the scenic Sea to Sky Highway
  • See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains
  • Zip Line
    CAD $135.00
2 Whistler

Today is yours to enjoy this beautiful mountain resort. Perhaps you'll want join us in an exciting Peddle and Paddle trip (optional), challenge yourself to the Ziplines or do some hiking on one of Whistler's trails. This afternoon you'll have an opportunity to take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain.

Day 2: Hotel Breakfast

  • Enjoy the shopping & activities in and around the quaint village
  • Hike one of Whistlers' many trails
  • Zipline inc GST
    CAD $137.00
  • Canoe Excursion
    CAD $66.00
  • Wilderness Biking
    CAD $45.00
  • Pub Crawl
    CAD $30.00
3 Whistler to Kamloops

We have the morning free in Whistler where you will have the opportunity to browse the shops and cafes of Whistler village. After lunch we travel further into British Columbia, through the Lillooet Mountain Range towards our night stop in Kamloops.

Day 3: Hotel Dinner

  • Scenic drive through the Lillooet Mountain Range
  • See Seton Lake reservoir & picturesque Lillooet, Duffey & Kamloops Lakes
  • Peak 2 Peak Gondola
    CAD $36.00
4 Kamloops to Jasper

Get ready Rockies, here we come! Today we will drive into the spectacular Rocky Mountains, via the scenic Yellowhead highway. En route, we will stop to view Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies, as well as drive past Moose Lake. You also have a chance to go white water rafting today! (Optional/seasonal)

Day 4: Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

  • Scenic drive along the Yellowhead Highway into the Rocky Mountains
  • View Mt. Robson, the highest point in the Canadian Rockies (weather permitting)
  • Rafting
    CAD $95.00
5 Jasper

Be sure to keep your camera ready for wildlife shots on the short drive to Maligne Lake this morning, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing scenery. We'll also visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest and longest limestone canyon in the Rockies, where you'll marvel at this impressive gorge carved by generations of raging water. The afternoon is free to hike, bike or simply enjoy the beauty of Jasper. Tonight, sample the local Rocky Mountain cuisine.

Day 5: Hotel

  • Visit Maligne Canyon, the deepest & longest limestone canyon in the Rockies
  • Visit Maligne Lake, the largest in the Canadian Rockies (seasonal)
  • Maligne Lake Cruise
    CAD $56.00
6 Jasper to Banff

The Wonder Road ... It's non-stop beauty today as we travel the famous Icefields Parkway, considered one of the most scenic highways in the world. The highlight will be the ride aboard the specially designed "Ice Explorer" on the Athabasca Glacier! This afternoon we'll visit Lake Louise and make several photo stops, including the vivid blue Peyto Lake (seasonal). We arrive in Banff late this afternoon.

Day 6: Quad-share Chalet Dinner

  • Walk to Athabasca Falls
  • See the majestic Banff Springs Hotel
  • See the vivid blue colour of Peyto Lake (seasonal)
  • Visit Lake Louise & the enchanting Lake Louise chateau
  • Glacier Skywalk
    CAD $32.00
7 Banff

We have two days free to enjoy everything that Banff National Park has to offer. You're able to sightsee, hike, shop, or just relax in the beautiful town of Banff. Why not take the optional gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain where spectacular views of Banff await? Or take a breathtaking helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains, a once in a lifetime experience. Join us one night for an optional horseback ride and steak fry.

Day 7: Quad-share Chalet Breakfast

  • Horseback Ride & Steak Fry
    CAD $103.00
  • Helicopter Flight
    CAD $ 183.56
  • Wagon Ride & Steak Fry
    CAD $95.00
8 Banff to Vernon

Bye Bye Rockies! We bid farewell to the Rockies today as we drive through three national parks in a single day. Yoho, Glacier and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks all await us as we make our way back into British Columbia. Tonight we stay in the Okanagan Valley - Canada's fruit basket, full of orchards, farmlands and vineyards.

Day 8: Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

  • Drive through Yoho, Glacier & Mt. Revelstoke National Parks
  • See the incredible Spiral Train Tunnels
  • See Kicking Horse Valley
9 Vernon to Vancouver

Hello Big City! Today we travel via the Coquihalla and Transcanada highways enroute to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver with time to explore the city this afternoon.

Day 9: Hotel

  • See Lake Okanagan & its large floating bridge
  • See Gastown, Chinatown & Lion's Gate Bridge
  • Visit the Totem Poles of Canada's First Nations People in Stanley Park
10 Vancouver

Feel the young vibe of this city while exploring its hip shops & cafes. Later, enjoy a dinner cruise around the harbor & head out for a night on the town!

Day 10: Hotel Breakfast

  • Dinner Cruise
    CAD $60.00
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
    CAD $35.00
  • Fly over Canada
11 Depart Vancouver

Today its time to say a final farewell as your tour ends this morning.

Day 11:

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 10 nights accommodation: 2 nights in a Rocky Mountain chalet & 8 nights in twin-share hotels
  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach with powerpoints for charging

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team

Food

  • 10 meals: 5 breakfasts & 5 dinners

Inclusions

  • 1 World Heritage Site visited
  • Drive the scenic Sea to Sky Highway
  • See Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains
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Me Time

  • Zip Line
  • Zipline inc GST
  • Canoe Excursion
  • Wilderness Biking
  • Pub Crawl
  • Peak 2 Peak Gondola
  • Rafting
  • Maligne Lake Cruise
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Horseback Ride & Steak Fry
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Wagon Ride & Steak Fry
  • Dinner Cruise
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Fly over Canada
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$143
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay

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