Summer Rockies Classic Tour

Summer Rockies Classic Tour

Overview

The Canadian Rocky Mountains; nothing is more iconic of our great country than these mountains. The Classic Tour is our original and most popular tour that Discover Canada Tours began with. You will have overnight stays in Revelstoke, the Town of Banff, and Valemount. These three towns epitomize the landscapes and cultures of three distinct areas of Western Canada. The Classic Tour includes amazing sightseeing stops in the Okanagan Valley, the grandeur of the Selkirk Mountains and the imposing peaks of the Rocky Mountains. You will also have the chance to visit the gorgeous turquoise glacial lakes of the Rockies, including one of the most photographed lakes in the world, Lake Louise. We also offer two amazing optional activities. You can have the chance to walk on a glacier at the Columbia Icefields. This is a once in a lifetime experience that makes you realize just how fragile our planet is. You can also choose to take a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain in Banff. At the top, you will be treated to 360-degree panoramas of the Rocky Mountains and a fantastic view over the Town of Banff and the gorgeous turquoise Bow River. We carefully select all of the hotels to include in our tour packages and wonderful Standard hotel accommodations are included in the tour price but you also have the option to upgrade to Premium hotels in Revelstoke at the Sutton Place Resort and in Valemount at the Best Western Plus. All prices are quoted at double occupancy in a standard hotel room. There are concessions for triple and quad rooms and a supplement if you wish to upgrade to a single room and/or upgrade to Premium hotels.

Tour Itinerary

Please note: This itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Departure times may vary by date, please see your confirmation email for exact departure times.

Day One - Vancouver to Revelstoke
It’s an early start this morning. You will need to arrive at Canada Place at 8:00 am for a 8:15 am departure. Please don’t be late as we will not wait for you to arrive. As you leave Metro Vancouver and travel through the Fraser Valley, you will be greeted with some of the most beautiful sights of our coastal rainforest. The area is steeped in history; the history of Simon Fraser, the famous annual salmon runs up the Fraser River and the importance of the river and valley to the logging industry. You will then cross from the coastal mountain range into the Okanagan Valley, Canada’s desert region, famous for its wine and fruit farms. Kelowna awaits for a lunch stop and some wine tasting. You will then travel onto your accommodation for the night in Revelstoke, where there are plenty of restaurants to check out.
Day Two - Revelstoke to Banff
After enjoying a continental breakfast at your hotel, you will depart Revelstoke and begin the journey to Banff as a final destination of the day. But there is so much to see on the way, you will be blown away. Today is lake day. Before reaching the first lake, you will travel through the historic Roger’s Pass. From here you will move onto Lake Louise, one of the most famous lakes in the world. And it’s fame is well deserved. The sight of the turquoise lake, complete with a backdrop of a glacier between the valley, is something that you will remember for the rest of your life. You will then travel onto either Emerald Lake or Lake Moraine, depending on the weather conditions. Once you have the blues and greens in your system, you will be whisked off to the famous Town of Banff, deep in the heart of the Rockies. You will enjoy a sightseeing tour in the town of Banff – among the highlights are visits to Banff Ave, Bow Falls and Banff Springs Hotel, a site with many tales of ghosts. You will check into your hotel on Banff Avenue & enjoy free time for dinner and shopping! You also have the option of going up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola this evening and see the stunning valley surrounding the town in a glow of golden light. This is something that we highly recommend.
Day Three - Banff to Valemount
After breakfast, you will depart Banff and head up the world-renowned Icefields Parkway. You will stop at your final glacial lake of the tour, Bow Lake. Then one of the highlights of the adventure awaits; the famous Ice Explorer Glacier Tour. Here you will have the chance to walk on the Athabasca Glacier. There is an additional cost for this activity, but you will leave with a fresh perspective on just how fragile our planet is. The adventure then carries onto the town of Jasper, a gem in the Rockies, where you will enjoy a final meal together with the group. You will then check into your hotel in Valemount for the evening.
Day Four - Valemount to Vancouver
So sad, it is the last breakfast of the adventure at your hotel. The first sightseeing stop of the day is at Spahats Falls in Clearwater. This waterfall is an idyllic venue for a photo opportunity. The cut in the mountain that the water has created over millennia is the funnel point for this gushing waterfall as it cascades down into the bowl below. You will stop for lunch in the small town of Clearwater before finishing up your adventure with a stop at Othello Tunnels. These tunnels were cut from the granite cliffs in 1914 by the Canadian Pacific Railway connecting the Kootenays to the Coast. A total of five tunnels were cut out as part of the Kettle Valley Railway grade. The engineering effort it took to build this route was impressive, especially considering the limited infrastructure of the time. You will have the opportunity to walk through the tunnels and cross the cascading Coquihalla River. This area is also rich in film history, with several blockbuster film scenes shot at Othello Tunnels. You will return to Vancouver at approximately 7:30 pm.

Optional Extras

  • Banff Gondola Adult (16+) – $62
  • Banff Gondola Child (6-15) – $30
  • Ice Explorer Adult (16+) – $72
  • Ice Explorer Child (6-15) – $35
  • Combo: Banff Gondola + Ice Explorer Adult (16+) – $128
  • Combo: Banff Gondola + Ice Explorer Child (6-15) – $62

Price Includes

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation including one night in downtown Banff!
  • 3 breakfasts & 1 group dinner
  • Visit to a corn maze & farm
  • Wine Tasting
  • Travel through Canada’s desert – The Okanagan Valley
  • Deluxe coach transportation with on board entertainment
  • Friendly, experienced tour guide
  • All taxes and park fees

2021 Tour Pricing Starting From

Single

Single Person per Room
$ 1,224 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
  • Premium hotels: $1,424/pp

Double

Two People per Room
$ 899 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
  • Premium hotels: $999/pp

Triple

Three People per Room
$ 799 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
  • Premium hotels: $874/pp

Quad

Four People per Room
$ 749 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
  • Premium hotels: $814/pp

2022 Tour Pricing Starting From
(Super Early Bird Discount of 5% Applies)

Single

Single Person per Room
$1224
$ 1,163 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
  • Premium hotels: $1,424/pp

Double

Two People per Room
$899
$ 855 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
  • Premium hotels: $999/pp

Triple

Three People per Room
$799
$ 760 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
  • Premium hotels: $874/pp

Quad

Four People per Room
$749
$ 712 /pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
  • Premium hotels: $814/pp

Private Tour Surcharges

Private guided tours are available. The below table outlines the surcharge added to the base price. Please contact an agent if you wish to book a private guided tour.

23+ Adults
Age - 19+
0% Per Person
  • All taxes included
  • Youth and Child Rates - Sharing with parents
  • Additional Child (6-18): $50
  • Additional Child (5 and Under): $0
18-22 Adults
Age - 19+
8% Per Person
  • All taxes included
  • Youth and Child Rates - Sharing with parents
  • Additional Child (6-18): $50
  • Additional Child (5 and Under): $0
10-17 Adults
Age - 19+
15% Per Person
  • All taxes included
  • Youth and Child Rates - Sharing with parents
  • Additional Child (6-18): $50
  • Additional Child (5 and Under): $0
8-9 Adults
Age - 19+
25% Per Person
  • All taxes included
  • Youth and Child Rates - Sharing with parents
  • Additional Child (6-18): $50
  • Additional Child (5 and Under): $0
6-7 Adults
Age - 19+
60% Per Person
  • All taxes included
  • Youth and Child Rates - Sharing with parents
  • Additional Child (6-18): $50
  • Additional Child (5 and Under): $0

Private Tour Sucharges

Private guided tours are available. The below table outlines the surcharge added to the base price. Please contact an agent if you wish to book a private guided tour.

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