Join us on this exciting tour from British Columbia’s coast, taking an enchanting cruise through the Inside Passage, VIA Rail’s Jasper–Prince Rupert train, and ferry crossings to/from Vancouver Island. Begin your journey in Vancouver with city sightseeing before taking a ferry to Victoria, where you’ll enjoy two overnights and a city tour, plus time for optional activities, including a whale-watching cruise. Also visit world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of showcase floral exhibits. </BR></BR>Finally, cruise the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert, where you’ll board Canada’s VIA Rail train to Prince George. Leave British Columbia and cross the border into Alberta, where you’ll overnight in Jasper National Park and Banff National Park. Other fabulous visits include a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson, Lake Louise, and Yoho National Park.
Sightseeing:In Vancouver and Victoria; Stanley Park, Butchart Gardens, orientation tour of Prince Rupert, guided visit to the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village, and Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride). Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
VANCOUVER Century Plaza Hotel (MF)VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)PORT HARDY Port Hardy Inn (T)PRINCE RUPERT Crest Hotel (SF)PRINCE GEORGE Sandman Hotel Prince George (ST)JASPER NATIONAL PARK Chateau Jasper (SF)BANFF NATIONAL PARK Spruce Grove Inn (ST)
On VIA Rail – 1 continental breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner (except on departures August 7, 31 & September 4 when meals are available for purchase)
Transportation:Ferry crossing from the mainland to Vancouver Island; full-day cruise through the Inside Passage; VIA Rail’s® Jasper–Prince Rupert train with seating in Touring class or Economy class on departures August 7, 31 & September 4; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.