Frosty peaks, unspoiled forests, and rushing rivers make the Canadian Rockies a spectacular destination!
Natural beauty abounds from lovely Bow Falls to serene Peyto Lake, which turns a deep turquoise at the height of summer. But the highlight of the trip will be your two-day journey from Banff to Vancouver aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train.
Time in Calgary includes visiting vintage landmarks along with the world renowned Calgary Tower, the Canadian Olympic Park and the Calgary Zoo. The Madra Loop is the perfect place to stroll the streets checking out the more than 130 trendy and unique boutiques, galleries, coffee shops, breweries and restaurants.
Lake Louise Icefields Parkway
Nothing is more stunning than the mountains and glaciers of the Lake Louise Icefields Parkway. Hanging glaciers adorn many of the peaks and remember, anytime you see white or blue you are experiencing glacier ice. Make sure to stop at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre and pick up a free pamphlet called “The Icefields Parkway.” It includes the history of the Lake Louise area, where the best views are along your tour and other great information.
Columbia Icefields Banff
A surviving remnant of the ice mass that once covered the majority of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, this is the largest remaining icefield in the western Canada mountain range. The massive Columbia Icefields can be explored via the specialized Brewster Ice Explorer ice coach. This enclosed snow bus driven by an experienced guide will take you on a spectacular excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Halfway through the tour, the bus will stop and you’ll be able to step out onto and take photos of this actual glacier formed over 400 years ago.
Rocky Mountaineer Train
You’ll travel in style aboard this elegant train that showcases unparalleled viewing of the coastal forests, roaring river canyons, and majestic mountains all which characterize this region. And as you ride the rails experienced Rocky Mountaineer Hosts give wonderfully informative and fun facts and figures on the region. Meals are provided, snacks are available and then you’ll be spending the night in the wonderfully quaint and friendly town of Kamloops.
Kamloops, British Columbia has won the title of BC’s Friendliest City and once you spend some time here, you’ll understand why! From plenty of outside activities including skiing, hiking, horseback riding and golf to an exciting Ghost Train tour; along with fabulous shopping, galleries, museums and restaurants it’s no wonder their motto is “come let loose and just play!”
From Chinatown to the gorgeous English Bay and Granville Island, home to Vancouver’s Public Market, there is so much to do and see on a Vancouver City tour. Great photo opportunities abound at the famous Totem Poles, the Olympic Flame and Canada Place. Stanley Park is a must see as well as the Vancouver Lookout where you’ll take a glass elevator up 430 feet to an observation deck overlooking the entire city sparkling below