Welcome to Victoria. Upon arrival at Victoria Airport you will be met and transferred* to your hotel (please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm). Tonight, get to know your Tour Director and travelling companions over a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Empress
Day 2: Victoria – Butchart Gardens
Wander at your leisure through the Included world famous Butchart Gardens. Enjoy 22 hectares of gorgeously manicured floral displays influenced by the Butchart’s world travels. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities this afternoon.
Day 3: Howe Sound – Whistler
Optional 1 hour floatplane flight to Whistler. Leave the crowds behind and soar over the Georgia Strait to the Alpine resort of Whistler. Arrive at lunch time giving you more time to explore (additional expense). Travel to Nanaimo and cross to the mainland by ferry. Drive north along Howe Sound, stopping to view the awesome Shannon Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in British Columbia. Continue to the charming resort of Whistler Village. Today’s Included SCENIC ENRICH presentation involves stepping into the world of the Black Bear with Michael Allen, a world leader in Black Bear research, Exclusive to Scenic Tours. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose where to dine from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler was not
available so we stayed at the Westin and all were upgraded to junior
Day 4: Whistler
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities this morning. This afternoon is yours to enjoy as leisurely or adventurously as you like in this alpine resort.
Day 5: Hat Creek Ranch – Sun Peaks
Today, visit Hat Creek Ranch to learn about the local culture as members of the Shuswap Nation share their fascinating history and culture. Continue to the alpine ski village of Sun Peaks. After dinner enjoy this evening’s Included SCENIC ENRICH highlight – a historic insight into the fur trading industry and life as a pioneer,Exclusive to Scenic Tours.
Overnight Stay: Delta Sun Peaks Resort
Day 6: Sun Peaks – Jasper
Travel through British Columbia’s Cariboo Region, enjoying tantalising glimpses of the soaring granite mountains of Canada’s Rockies. Stand at the base of the awesome 3954m Mount Robson before arriving into Jasper. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose where to dine from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Day 7: Jasper
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities this morning. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps visit Jasper’s township or engage in the resort activities such as canoeing, golf or even take a stroll around the shoreline of the picturesque Lake Beauvert.
Day 8: Icefields Parkway – Glacier ‘Ice Explorer’ – Lake Louise
Travel south, along the incredible Icefields Parkway stopping at the Columbia Icefield, where you’ll take the ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the mighty Athabasca Glacier.
Enjoy a nature walk along the shoreline of
the beautiful Lake Louise before a relaxing afternoon at leisure in
Canada’s ‘Diamond in the Wilderness’. Included SCENIC
FREE CHOICE Dining choose from a selection of
restaurants at your hotel.
Overnight Special Stay: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 9: Emerald Lake – Banff
Witness Lake Louise change colour with the rising sun and enjoy a morning at leisure before visiting nature’s craftwork of Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge.
Upon arrival in Banff, you will travel 698m
on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Included
SCENIC FREE CHOICE Dining choose where to dine
from a selection of restaurants at your iconic hotel.
Two Night Special Stay: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Day 10: Banff
Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activities this morning. This afternoon is yours to explore the alpine township of Banff, located inside Banff National Park, Canada’s first National Park and the world’s third. SCENIC ENRICH Rocky Mountain Round Up,Exclusive to Scenic Tours.Celebrate this event with fellow travellers as you enjoy authentic cuisine, local entertainment and western hospitality.
Day 11: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ – Kamloops
Enjoy a 2 day rail experience on ‘The Most Spectacular Train Trip in the World’. Relax in your Included GoldLeaf carriage and experience unsurpassed levels of dome car service. Cross Kicking Horse Pass and view the glaciers and snow capped mountains of Rogers Pass before arriving into Kamloops. Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)
Day 12: ‘The Rocky Mountaineer’ –Vancouver
Continue westward following the Thompson River and Fraser River Valley before arriving into Vancouver.
Two Night Stay: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Day 13: Vancouver
Today’sSCENIC ENRICH Be the first to explore the rainforest and new Cliffwalk, as the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park opens early, Exclusive to Scenic Tours. Later enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s highlights including the historical hub of Gastown and the local’s playground Stanley Park. The afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure before dinner tonight with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Day 14: Vancouver – Alaskan Cruise
This morning transfer to Vancouver’s Pier, Canada Place. Step onboard your luxurious cruise ship for a 7 night Alaskan Voyage. Check into your Verandah Stateroom (subject to availability) on Holland America’s ms Zuiderdam and settle in for an unforgettable cruise.
Day 15: Scenic Cruising
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience as you cruise north. Alaska’s dramatic coastline reveals North America’s last great wilderness. Evenings on board your cruise ship glitter with choices – catch a musical production starring performers from Broadway productions in the show lounge or visit one of the many lounges featuring live music.
Day 16: Juneau, Alaska’s Capital
Surrounded by the Gastineau Channel, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields, Alaska’s capital is famed for its scenery and isolation.
Day 17: Skagway
Cruise into Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike and a featured setting of Jack London’s book, ‘Call of the Wild’. Enjoy plenty of free time to go ashore and stroll along the weathered boardwalks admiring the shop front facades, reminiscent of the gold rush era.
Day 18: Glacier Bay
Early this morning, enter the iceberg strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park. Marvel at the glacial ice wall carved by nature in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This breathtaking scenery will be brought to life by a National Park Service Ranger as they help you spot wildlife and interpret the glacier activity and surrounding environment.