Mount Robson | Canada
FROM: USD $6,895 pp

Embark on a 15-day journey through the heart of Western Canada and Vancouver Island. This premium tour takes us through the majestic Canadian Rockies with luxurious stays in Whistler, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Banff, and Kelowna. Continue our adventure on Vancouver Island, where we can experience the historic charm of Victoria, the vibrant culture of Tofino, and the rugged beauty of Northern Vancouver Island. This intimate tour offers a blend of iconic and hidden gems, with unique sightseeing and authentically Canadian activities. Explore the wonders of Western Canada with the knowledgeable guide, creating unforgettable memories on this extraordinary adventure.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Whistler - Participate in a relaxing walking tour with optional activities such as zip-trekking, Peak 2 Peak Gondola and biking
Jasper - Experience the stunning Maligne Lake, celebrated for its vibrant azure waters, majestic surrounding peaks, visible glaciers, and the iconic Spirit Island - a famous photographic gem
Banff - Enjoy free time for sightseeing and shopping, or participate in a range of thrilling outdoor activities
Okanagan Valley - Travel through Canada's Desert and indulge in a selection of premium wines
Malahat - Conquer the Malahat Skywalk elevated over Arbutus and Douglas Fir Forest to embrace beautiful vistas that span across two countries
Tofino - Explore the magnificent beaches and enjoy hiking, rainforest trails, kayaking, surfing and other activities in this picturesque town
Sun Peaks - Indulge in a wine tasting tour and embrace magnificent views from the sightseeing chair, with a hike through the beautiful alpine wildflowers at the peak
Icefields Parkway - Embark on the World Renowned Glacier Adventure in the Columbia Icefields and further explore the Icefields Parkway
Lake Louise - Navigate through Roger's Pass and explore the beautiful Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, embracing the serene views and atmosphere
Victoria - Saunter through the stunning Butchart Gardens, enjoy award winning cider and partake in a guided city tour
Meares Island - Discover the cultural and spiritual significance of the "mountain in the sea" which is considered a sacred place
Naa'Waya'Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens - Experience the 10-acre sanctuary with lush coastal rainforest, tranquil trails, and unique opportunities to learn about Nuu’chah’nulth art and culture

Included

14 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Escorted by an experienced, friendly and fun tour guide
Water taxi to Meares Island
Sightseeing and free time in Tofino and Campbell River
Admission to Sun Peaks Sightseeing Chairlift, Ice Explorer Glacier Adventure, Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Butchart Gardens, Malahat SkyWalk, and the Naa’Waya’Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens (formerly the Tofino Botanical Gardens)
Scenic sightseeing stops enroute
Discounted optional activities if booked in advance
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go
14 nights 3-4 star hotels
All relevant transportation in a private minibus or coach
Roundtrip BC Ferries
Sea Cider Tasting
Winery tour and tasting at two wineries
All park passes
One piece of luggage and a small backpack or handbag per guest

Not Included

International flights & visas
Travel Insurance
Optional activities
Tips for your tour guide - an entirely personal gesture!
Airport transfers
Any meals or drinks not specified in the inclusions
Items of a personal nature

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Vancouver!

Vancouver - Whistler. Depart from downtown Vancouver at 9:00 am (arrive no later than 8:45 am). We make our first stop at Shannon Falls. We then journey across the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway and make a further pit-stop at Brandywine Falls.

Once we reach Whistler Village, we're able to stretch our legs and embark on a walking tour. Partake in some of the optional activities such as zip-trekking, biking, riding the Peak 2 Peak gondola, and more. After plenty of action, we check into our centrally located hotel at the base of Whistler Mountain. Enjoy some leisure time exploring the village, or make use of the hotels amenities. There is an optional Vallea Lumin multi-media night walk.
Overnight: Whistler

Day 2

Journey to Sun Peaks

Whistler - Sun Peaks. Start the day with breakfast at the hotel, then depart from Whistler. Journey through Pemberton and Lilooet, making a stop at a winery along the way. We arrive at Sun Peaks and check in to our hotel. Take an included scenic chairlift ride to enjoy breath-taking views and hike among the alpine wildflowers at the top. In the evening, explore the pedestrian village at your leisure.
Overnight: Sun Peaks  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Jasper

Sun Peaks - Jasper. Begin the day visiting Spahats Falls located in Clearwater. We will then make a stop at Mount Robson, admiring the views from the highest peak in the Rockies. Once we reach Jasper, we check into our centrally located hotel. Unwind for the rest of the evening with time to explore and enjoy dinner in Jasper.
Overnight: Jasper  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Icefields Parkway & the Glacier Adventure

Jasper - Icefields Parkway - Banff. After breakfast, we depart to explore the wonders of Maligne Canyon, famous for the color of the azure water. We also discover some of the waterfalls, underground streams, raven nests and glaciers in the area. Then we see Spirit Island - a notoriously photographed islet. We then make our way towards the Columbia Icefields and embark on the famous Glacier Adventure, getting up close and personal with an ancient glacier. En route, we navigate through the Icefields Parkway, and then check into our hotel located in the town of Banff. Once settled, join the group for an included group dinner and spend the rest of the evening at leisure in Banff.
Overnight: Banff  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Leisure and activities in Banff

Banff. After breakfast, begin the day with an included ride on the Banff Mountain Gondola for breath-taking views of our surroundings. Returning to Banff town, we partake in a guided sightseeing tour, highlighting key attractions in the town such as Bow Falls, the HooDoos, and Banff Springs Hotel. Enjoy free time for shopping and sightseeing along Banff Avenue or if feeling adventurous, take part in thrilling outdoor activities at a discounted rate, such as horseback riding, canoeing on the Bow River, hiking, e-biking, caving, fishing or visiting the hot springs. There's also an optional helicopter tour (additional cost) Spend the rest of the evening at leisure in Banff.
Overnight: Banff  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Banff - Lake Louise - Kelowna. Start the day with a complimentary breakfast at the hotel before journeying through Rogers Pass in the morning. Navigate through the stunning Lake Louise and Moraine Lake (seasonal) and marvel at the beautiful sights that surround us. Once we reach Kelowna, check into our centrally located hotel. There's time for us to explore and enjoy dinner in Kelowna.
Overnight: Kelowna  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Okanagan Valley & Back to Vancouver

Kelowna - Okanagan Valley - Vancouver. Join the group for breakfast before departing for Vancouver. On the way, we'll journey through the Okanagan Valley, with stops at the farmer's market and cidery. We also delight in an included wine tasting tour at one of the local wineries. We then head back to Vancouver for an evening of leisure.
Overnight: Vancouver  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Journey to Victoria

Vancouver - Victoria. We depart from downtown Vancouver in the morning. Start the day with a picturesque ferry ride through the Salish Sea and Gulf Islands - watch out for sealife enroute. Upon arrival in Vancouver Island, we pay a visit to the renowned Butchart Gardens. Afterwards, we head to Sea Cider for a tour and indulge in some cider tasting. Once we reach Victoria, it's time to check into our conveniently located hotel in the downtown area of the city. Spend the evening further exploring the city at leisure.
Overnight: Victoria  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Sightseeing in Victoria

Victoria. Embark on an included tour of Victoria City, exploring Beacon Hill Park, Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Government Street. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you please. Consider returning for a leisurely walk along Government Street or visiting the renowned Royal BC Museum. Additionally, there is the option to tuck into Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
Overnight: Victoria  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Malahat SkyWalk and Tofino

Victoria - Tofino. Wake up early and journey along the Malahat Highway, taking in the stunning vistas of the Southern Gulf Islands. We make make a stop at the Malahat SkyWalk to stretch our legs, and partake in a 600-meter long elevated walkway over the lush Arbutus and Douglas Fir forest. The walkway leads to a 10-story spiral lookout tower, a unique architectural marvel in British Columbia. The tower stands 250 meters above sea level, and offers stunning 360-degree views of the area including islands, inlets, fjords, forest and mountains, which span across two countries.

After an exhilarating excursion, we take some time in Duncan for a tour of the City of Totems, with some free time to relax for lunch. We then carry our journey on to Tofino, and check into our hotel for the night. The guide will provide some recommendations and information for the hotel amenities and places to dine in Tofino.
Overnight: Tofino  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Adventures in Tofino and Indigenous Gardenss

Tofino. Today starts our two day exploration of Tofino and the surrounding area. We begin by venturing out to the serene beaches, including Long Beach. There's an optional hike with the tour guide if it sounds appealing.

We will then explore the Naa’Waya’Sum Coastal Indigenous Gardens, formerly known as the Tofino Botanical Gardens. This stunning 10-acre site showcases a coastal rainforest and its diverse species. Wander along enchanting trails through the forest and by the waterfront, a globally important bird area. Thoughtfully placed viewpoints and seating areas offer spots for reflection and appreciation of nature.

We can also view art exhibits and watch carvers at work. Learn about Nuu’chah’nulth art, culture, and governance at the welcome center and from totems being crafted on-site, providing a rare chance to engage with Nuu’chah’nulth master artists and knowledge holders.

The evening is at leisure to explore Tofino or unwind in the hotel.
Overnight: Tofino  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Activities in Tofino

Tofino. Our second day in Tofino is free for you to do as much or as little as you please. Participate in a wide array of activities such as kayaking and surfing. You can take a boat cruise to Hot Springs Cove, hike one of the rainforest trails, or catch a tan on the beach. Take the rest of the evening to further explore the quaint town of Tofino.
Overnight: Tofino  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Journey to Campbell River

Tofino - Campbell River. We say goodbye to Tofino and depart for the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Our first stop is at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park, where we take a stroll through the magnificent old-growth Douglas Fir rainforest. Then it's onwards to Coombs Market for lunch. Browse the finest fresh produce, delicious sandwiches and best ice cream the island has to offer.

We'll continue along the Coastal Highway 19A, traversing coastal communities and stunning landscapes, eventually stopping for dinner in Comox. Our final destination is Campbell River, where we check into our hotel for the night.
Overnight: Campbell River  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Exploring Campbell River

Campbell River. Take the morning for leisure, before embarking on a wide array of activities, including, fishing, kayaking and whale watching (additional cost). There's an optional Grizzly Bear expedition, venturing into the Bute or Toba Valley (September 1st - October 15th). We then make our way to Elk Falls Provincial Park, which hosts a selection of walking and hiking trails, including the magnificent Elk Falls Suspension Bridge - not to be missed. Elk Falls is also home to an elevated cantilevered viewing platform, showcasing panoramic views of Elk Falls. Unwind back at the hotel and browse the local area for dinner.
Overnight: Campbell River  |  Breakfast

Day 15

Nanaimo and Back to Vancouver

Campbell River - Nanaimo - Vancouver. On our final day of the tour, we head for Morningstar Farm in Parksville. The farm serves as a local food hub offering self-guided tours, a farmgate store, a seasonal café, petting farm and trails. We then make our way to Nanaimo for a leisurely stroll on the harborfront. While there, be sure to try one of the famous Nanaimo bars - a must try for anyone with a sweet tooth. We catch the 3:55 pm ferry to Horseshoe Bay, completing our round trip. Schedule permitting, we aim to arrive back in downtown Vancouver for 6:30 pm.

Please note: The tour itinerary may be adjusted at the time of travel due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather, road closures, and traffic.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 8 persons. 'Twin / Double' prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. 'Single' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by anyone wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $6,895
USD $9,615
USD $6,895
USD $9,615
USD $6,895
USD $9,615

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Vancouver
Ends
Vancouver
Departs
Saturdays / Sundays
Group Size
Min 8 / Max 22
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 14, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
6 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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