Lakes & Mountains

Lakes & Mountains

On this vacation, venture from Jasper down the Icefields Parkway; a remarkable journey. Ranked amongst the most scenic in the world, this route travels along the Continental Divide, following the mighty mountain rivers of the Athabasca, the Sunwapta, the North Saskatchewan, Mistaya and finally the Bow River.

Day 1 : Toronto Arrival

Upon arrival into Toronto, transfer via complimentary transfer service to your airport hotel. Spend the night exploring the area.

Overnight near Toronto Airport.

Day 2 : Toronto to Calgary to Banff (B)

After breakfast return to the Toronto Airport today via complimentary transfer service and board your plane to Calgary. Upon arrival in Calgary, transfer via scheduled motor coach service to the mountain town of Banff. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Banff.

Day 3 : Banff (B)

After breakfast day is at leisure. You may wish to take an optional sightseeing tour or visit the local attractions. Attractions and Sightseeing in the area include the Banff Gondola, Lake Minnewanka, horse-drawn carriages, golf and Johnston Canyon.

Overnight in Banff.

Day 4 : Banff to Lake Louise (B)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning is free before your transfer (included) to the “Jewel of the Rockies”, Lake Louise. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 5 : Lake Louise to Jasper (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Today’s journey travels north along the famous Icefields Parkway, one of the most spectacular highways in North America. This excursion to Jasper tours through Banff and Jasper National Parks with a stop at the Columbia Icefield allowing time for the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure. This excursion onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed Brewster Ice Explorer stops in the middle of the glacier while the driver/guide explains how the glaciers are formed and points out interesting geological features (Ice Explorer included). The ice is 365 metres (1,200 feet) thick - about the height of the Empire State Building. At the icefall below the glacial headwall, take the option of stepping out onto the ice formed from snow that fell 400 years ago. After this unique ice adventure, time is allowed at the Columbia Icefield Centre, to relax over lunch (not included) and visit the new and expanded Parks Canada Interpretive Centre. Leaving the Athabasca Glacier, your camera should be ready to capture the majesty of the Athabasca Falls, prior to arrival into Jasper.

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6 : Jasper (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Have a free day in Jasper. Explore the area. Visit the Jasper Tramway or take an optional tour of Jasper.

Overnight in Jasper.

Day 7 : VIA Rail to Jasper (B)

Breakfast at hotel This morning is at leisure until the transfer (included) to the Jasper Train Station to board VIA Rail’s “Canadian” for a journey through the Rockies to Vancouver. This experience, with its award-winning service, is luxury on rails. Points of interest include Hell’s Gate (gorge), Suicide Rapids in the North Thompson Canyon, and the Cisco Tunnels above the Fraser River.

Overnight onboard VIA Rail.

Day 8 : Vancouver (B)

Breakfast is included onboard VIA Rail this morning. Arrive at the Vancouver Pacific Station this morning and transfer (included) to your downtown hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Vancouver.

Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 9 : Vancouver to Toronto (B)

Breakfast at hotel Today, transfer on your own to the Vancouver International Airport. Fly from Vancouver to Toronto. Upon arrival into Toronto, transfer via complimentary transfer service to your airport hotel.

Overnight near Toronto Airport.

Day 10 : Toronto Departure (B)

After breakfast check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport (included).

Tour ends with happy memmories.

Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.