Banff National Park is Canada‘s oldest national park and was established in 1885. Located in the Rocky Mountains, 110–180 kilometres (68–112 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, Banff encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. Yoho National Park is in the Rocky Mountains, in eastern British Columbia, Canada. Waterfalls include Wapta Falls, on the Kicking Horse River, and towering Takakkaw Falls. A trail circles turquoise-coloured Emerald Lake, with a nearby natural stone bridge. The Lake O’Hara area contains alpine lakes, cliffs and wooded trails. Viewpoints overlook trains entering the Spiral Tunnels on Kicking Horse Pass.
Day 1: Vancouver, BC Okanagan Kelowna Vernon, BC
Today you can choose to be picking up from Vancouver-area hotel to start the tour. If you wish to be picking up outside of Vancouver-areas, please advise your pick up address when check out. ***Please note that surcharge may apply for picking up outside of Vancouver.
First, we will drive through the valley of Fraser to Merritt to enjoy the scenic view. We will visit the famous VQA winery in Kelowna, BC on the way and enjoy the lunch at nearby area. Then continue our trip by visiting Okanagan, BC to see Okanagan Lake and Planet Bee Honey Farm.
In the late evening we will check in to hotel in Vernon, BC after the tour. Our hotel arrangement will be 20 – 30 minutes away from Downtown.
- Economy Hotel: Days Inn by Wyndham Vernon or similar hotel
- Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express or similar hotel
- Deluxe Hotel: Predator Ridge Resort/Strand Lakeside Resort or similar hotel
Day 2: Vernon, BC Glacier National Park Yoho National Park Banff National Park Golden, BC
Today we will continue our journey to Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, BC. Then pass by Yoho National Park before we arrive to the famous Banff National Park. You can either choose to take the cable car at your own expenses to the top of mountains overlooking Lake Victoria and Lake Louise or walk around the lake to enjoy the natural beauty.
In the evening, we will head to Golden, BC for the night. Our hotel arrangement will be 20 – 30 minutes away from Downtown.
- Economy: Travelodge Golden Sportsman Lodge or similar hotel
- Standard: Ramada Limited Golden or similar hotel
- Deluxe: Holiday Inn Express Golden or similar hotel
Day 3: Golden, BC Banff National Park Jasper National Park Revelstoke, BC
Today we will continue explore the Glacier Ice National Park where we will pass by Bow Lake and proceed to the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park, where we will ride on the specially designed Ice Explorer onto the surface of the stunning Athabasca Glacier, followed by a walk on the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform 918 feet above spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls.
After the tour, we will proceed to hotel nearby Revelstoke, BC for the night. Our hotel arrangement will be 20 – 30 minutes away from Downtown.
- Economy: Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Revelstoke or similar hotel
- Standard: The Regent Hotel or similar hotel
- Deluxe: The Sutton Place Hotel Revelstoke Mountain Resort or similar hotel
Day 4: Revelstoke, BC Salmon Arms Kamloops Vancouver, BC
On this day, we will travel from Revelstoke, BC back to Vancouver, BC. On our way we will stop in Kamloops, BC to visit the Last Spike Monument and then head to the Sunmore Ginseng Factory in Kamloops, BC.
After the tour in Kamloops, we will head back to Vancouver to conclude our tour. Please advise your drop off address when check out.
|SUGGESTED DEPARTURE TIME||8:00am to maximize sightseeing time|