Create a lifetime of incredible memories traveling through the Canadian Rockies! Take a snocoach ride on Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, travel across British Columbia on VIA Rail’s the Canadian train, and enjoy ferry crossings to/from Vancouver Island—these are just a few of the many highlights you’ll experience. Begin in Calgary with a sightseeing tour of Calgary’s major sites and daily passes to the Calgary Stampede. Then, travel to Banff, with time to hike, relax, or to take an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies. On the way to Jasper National Park, stop in Lake Louise and marvel at its cold waters reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. A highlight of your vacation is a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Continue on to Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada, for two nights. </BR></BR>Journey on the Canadian for the overnight run west across Canada’s Rocky Mountains to Vancouver, from Jasper National Park through breathtaking scenery. Along the way, see wild rivers, majestic mountain ranges, and beautiful lakes. Upon arrival in Vancouver, sightseeing shows you the city’s major attractions. Then, set sail for Victoria, where you’ll visit world-famous Butchart Gardens with its 55 acres of floral displays. </BR></BR>Extend the fun by boarding a Holland America 7-night cruise bound for majestic Alaska. Explore the remote and rugged beauty of Alaska, and watch for spouting whales, soaring eagles, barking seals, and other wildlife. Marvel at glaciers and witness the amazing spectacle of thunder and spray as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.
Sightseeing:In Calgary and Vancouver; orientation tour in Jasper, Daily passes to the Stampede Ground, Rodeo admission, Chuckwagon Races, Grandstand Show, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), Stanley Park, and Butchart Gardens. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
CALGARY International Hotel Calgary (SF)BANFF NATIONAL PARK Bow View Lodge (ST)JASPER NATIONAL PARK Lobstick Lodge (F)VIA RAIL Sleeper Class PlusVANCOUVER Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown (F)VICTORIA Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)ALASKA CRUISE Holland America’s MS Volendam
11 breakfast, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
NOTE: This special departure include all activities on our regular departures with two additional days in Calgary plus Calgary Stampede 2-day admission.
Transportation:On VIA Rail’s The Canadian—Private bedroom from Jasper to Vancouver in Sleeper Plus Class; ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Holland America’s MS Volendam; private, deluxe air conditioned motorcoach while touring.