Lake Moraine in winter | Banff National Park | Canada
FROM: NZD $2,725 pp

Take in the Canadian Rockies under a blanket of snow on this 5-day winter tour from Vancouver. Journey along the picturesque Coquihalla Highway, enjoy wine tasting in the Okanagan Valley and join a First Nations Cultural Talk. Marvel at the stunning mountains and lakes of Banff National Park, see some of Canada's iconic animal species at the BC Wildlife Park and visit historic Roger's Pass before returning to Vancouver.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Kamloops - Indulge in a selection of premium wines in the Okanagan Valley, and experience an educational talk led by the Okanagan Indian Band, providing entertaining stories and legends
Salmon Arm - Visit Roger's National Historic Site, the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway and BC Wildlife park, marvelling at the array of wildlife in their natural habitat
Banff - Enjoy free time for sightseeing and shopping, or participate in a range of thrilling outdoor activities
Revelstoke - Explore the beautiful Emerald Lake and Lake Louise and embrace the serene views and atmosphere, with the opportunity for ice skating

Included

4 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Escorted by an experienced, friendly and fun tour guide
Scenic sightseeing stops enroute
Admission to BC Wildlife Park and the Okanagan Valley winery tour
Traditional Canadian campfire & s'mores
Discounted optional activities if booked in advance
4 nights accommodation
All relevant transportation in a private minibus or coach
All park passes
Authentic Indigenous experience: storytelling around a campfire
One piece of luggage and a small backpack or handbag per guest
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go

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 - Kamloops. Depart from Canada Place in Vancouver at 8:00 am (please arrive by 7:45 am). The exciting journey begins here! Our friendly tour guide will begin with introductions and various games to break the ice. They'll share intriguing facts about Vancouver as we leave the city and head towards the mountains. Marvel at several sights enroute, including the scenic Coquihalla Highway, Bridal Falls, and Canada’s only desert.

We then stop in Kamloops for a local Canadian lunch. Following lunch, enjoy wine tasting at one of the Okanagan’s premier wineries. Arriving at our accommodation, enjoy some time to relax before an included group dinner. Finally, to top a fantastic first day off, partake in a First Nations Cultural Talk led by the Okanagan Indian Band. An Indigenous Cultural Host will share engaging stories and legends around a campfire.
Overnight: Kamloops  |  Dinner

Day 2

Kamloops to Banff

Kamloops - Banff. Enjoy a complimentary hotel breakfast. We then depart from the hotel in the morning and navigate through the stunning snow-capped peaks of Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park. We'll pay a visit to Roger's Pass National Historic Site and Emerald Lake before exploring Lake Louise, with optional ice skating (seasonal).

We continue our journey to Banff and once there we check into the hotel. Once settled, enjoy free time for shopping and sightseeing along Banff Avenue, and make sure to dine at one of the many restaurants.
Overnight: Banff  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Leisure time in Banff

Banff. Start the day with complimentary breakfast. We'll then embark on a driving tour of Banff townsite, taking in Bow Falls, the Hoodoos, Banff Springs Hotel, and more. The rest of the day is at leisure, with the chance to explore Banff at your own pace. You also have the option to take a scenic sleigh ride through a winter wonderland (additional cost). Alternatively, opt for a trip on the Banff Gondola (additional cost) or engage in thrilling winter activities such as snowshoeing, ice walking, or skiing/snowboarding at Lake Louise Ski Resort (additional cost).
Overnight: Banff  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Salmon Arm

Banff - Salmon Arm. Wake up and have breakfast at the hotel. We'll then navigate through the scenic Bow Valley Parkway and visit Emerald Lake, with opportunities to spot wildlife if we are lucky! We pay a visit to Roger's Pass National Historic Site enroute to Craigellachie, home of the Last Spike, a historical site of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Our journey ends on the shores of Shuswap Lake, where we check into the hotel for our overnight stay. End the day with free time to stroll along the lakeside boardwalk, or unwind at the hotel.
Overnight: Salmon Arm  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Back to Vancouver

Salmon Arm - Vancouver. Enjoy our final breakfast of the tour and set off back to Vancouver. On the way, we make an included stop at the BC Wildlife Park, to see an array of native wild animals in their natural habitat. There will be various sightseeing stops on the way back, in order to break the journey up and provide some entertainment. Schedule permitting, we'll return to Vancouver at approximately 6:30pm.

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. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. 'Single' prices are applicable to solo travellers wanting the privacy of a single room.

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Guaranteed Departure
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
NZD $2,725
NZD $3,495
NZD $2,725
NZD $3,495
NZD $2,725
NZD $3,495

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

South Thompson Inn, Kamloops

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Canalta Lodge , Banff

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Superior Lodge

Canalta Lodge in Banff offers a perfect blend of modern comfort and rustic charm in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. This inviting lodge features contemporary rooms with unique touches such as barn doors and wood accents, creating a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy an array of amenities, including a complimentary hot breakfast, outdoor hot tubs, a fitness centre, and a cosy lounge area with a fireplace.

Mount Royal Hotel, Banff

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Mount Royal Hotel in Banff is a timeless retreat set in the heart of this picturesque mountain town, offering a seamless blend of heritage charm and contemporary comfort. Situated against the backdrop of the stunning Canadian Rockies, the hotel features well-appointed rooms with modern amenities, a rooftop hot tub, and a cosy lounge that captures the essence of rustic elegance. Soak in the panoramic views or enjoy a relaxing evening by the fireplace, Mount Royal Hotel offers an authentic Banff experience, combining the warmth of tradition with the convenience of modernity.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Vancouver
Ends
Vancouver
Departs
Fridays
Group Size
Min 8 / Max 34
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4, Dinner: 1
Countries
Minimum Age
6 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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