Summer Rockies Premium Tour

Summer Rockies Premium Tour

Overview

This premium tour provides a unique and truly authentic Canadian experience. You will travel through three major mountain ranges, cross into two provinces and even experience a time zone change. This adventure is the best way for you to experience the iconic Rocky Mountains. You will have overnight stays at the beautiful Sutton Place Hotel in Revelstoke, the newly renovated Mount Royal Hotel on Banff Avenue and the Mike Wiegele Cabins in Blue River. In the shoulder season, the Mike Wiegele Cabins are closed. During this season you will stay in the quaint town of Valemount. You will have the opportunity to experience Canada’s desert area, the Okanagan Valley. This region is renowned for its wine and fruit farms.. You will travel through some of the most imposing and breathtaking mountain vistas and get to visit the legendary turquoise glacial lakes. This includes Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in the world. One of the highlights of the adventure is your stop at the Columbia Icefields, where you will have the opportunity to walk on a glacier for an additional fee. This experience makes you realize just how fragile our planet is. Finally, you will be stopping 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. The transportation of this Premium Tour is a deluxe executive coach with a smaller group size up to 24 passengers maximum. We also offer a Larger Group tour with a full-sized highway coach for a reduced price. You can see the Larger Group product here. All prices are quoted at double occupancy. There are concessions for triple and quad rooms and a supplement if you wish to upgrade to a single room.

Tour Itinerary

Please note: The Shoulder Season tours will stay in Valemount at the Best Western Plus instead of Mike Wiegele Cabins. Depending on weather Moraine Lake & canoeing may not be available. 

This itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen (weather) conditions. Departure times may vary by date, please see your confirmation email for exact departure times.

Day One - Vancouver to Blue River/Valemont
You will meet at Canada Place at 8:45 am for a departure time of 9:00 am. Please don’t be late as we will not be able to wait. As we leave Vancouver and travel through the Fraser Valley, you will be able to experience the beauty of this iconic valley and the coastal rainforests of the area. You will then go on the Coquihalla highway before entering Canada’s desert area, the Okanagan Valley. You will stop 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 then be on your way to the Mike Wiegele Heli-Skiing Resort. There is the option to canoe around the lake in the evening or take a refreshing swim. We will end the day with a campfire where you will learn the Canadian art of making s’mores. This activity is based on weather and fire conditions in the area. In the shoulder seasons, due to Mike Weigele closing, you will be staying in the quaint town of Valemount where there are several evening dinner and drink options.
Day Two - Blue River/Valemont to Banff via Jasper National Park
Day two begins with a continental breakfast at your hotel before we head towards the Rockies. You will get the opportunity to stop at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, topping out at an altitude of 3,954m. On a clear day, this is one of the more impressive sights of the tour. That being said, even if there is some cloud around, it makes that photograph all the more mysterious. As you cross into Alberta, you will then carry onto the town of Jasper, where you will stop for lunch. The second part of the day is possibly the highlight of the tour. You will travel down the Icefields Parkway with some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Rocky Mountains. Upon leaving the Icefields, you will stop at Bow Lake, the first of many glacial lakes in the region. You will then carry onto the stunning Town of Banff, deep in the heart of the Rockies. You will be centrally located in Banff. This evening you will enjoy a group dinner and get to know your fellow adventurers a little better.
Day Three - Banff
Today you will spend in and around the Town of Banff. While there are a few scheduled items on the itinerary, you will have most of the afternoon to do your own exploring. You will leave the hotel and head up the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain, where you will take in the magnificent views of the Rockies while enjoying your breakfast. There will be time to walk between the peaks and get panoramic views of Banff and the surrounding mountains of the Rockies. This location is an experience that you will not forget. You will realize just how small we are compared to the nature around us. Upon coming down from the Gondola, we will take a scenic drive to Lake Minnewanka & Two Jack Lake Loop and enjoy a tour of Banff townsite, including Bow Falls, HooDoos, Banff Springs Hotel, a site with many tales of ghosts, including the mystery of room 873.. Following this, you will have the rest of the day and the evening to yourself. Explore the town a little more, or you can participate in an exciting outdoor activity for a discounted price such as horseback riding, whitewater rafting, canoeing (bow river float), hiking, caving, hot springs, fishing (early booking essential) and much more! You will then have the evening to explore the delights of the cuisine in Banff with many after-dinner bars to visit.
Day Four - Banff to Revelstoke
You will start your day with a continental breakfast at your hotel before checking out and boarding the bus for a day that will not be forgotten. That is because today is lake day. You will be able to explore beautiful Lake Louise & Moraine Lake, two of the most photographed lakes in Canada. You will then move onto Emerald Lake where you will have the option to rent a canoe and discover areas of the lake not accessible by foot. After you have all the beautiful greens and blues in your system, you will be transported to the beautiful Sutton Place Hotel in Revelstoke. This ski lodge provides luxurious apartment style accommodation and is in itself a small self contained village. You will be able to enjoy the resort amenities. There is an option to have dinner at the resort or head into town. Downtown Revelstoke is steeped in history. There are a number of fantastic restaurants, including an Indian/German/Asian fusion restaurant. It may not sound appetising, but trust us when we say this unique combination of flavours will make your taste buds explode!
Day Five - Revelstoke to Vancouver
Again, you will start your day with a continental breakfast at your hotel before checking out and boarding the bus. Today is the last leg of the trip as we head back to Vancouver. Our first stop will be at Craigellachie and the Last Spike. This is the historic landmark of the Canadian Pacific Railway, where the east and west lines joined. You will then travel back into the Okanagan Valley with a stop in downtown Kelowna for lunch. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit a local cidery and winery for some tastings. You will return to Vancouver at approximately 7:30 pm.
Optional Extras
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Horseback Riding in Banff
  • Via Ferrata in Banff
  • Whitewater rafting in Canmore

Price Includes

  • Four night’s accommodation including two nights right in the town of Banff 
  • Daily breakfast including one breakfast at the top of Sulphur Mountain with stunning views as well as one dinner 
  • Admission to Banff Gondola
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Traditional campfire where you will roast marshmallows & learn how to make s’mores (weather and fire restriction dependent)
  • Deluxe coach transportation
  • Experienced, friendly and fun tour guide 
  • All taxes and park passes

Important Note – Due to coach luggage space restrictions, Discover Canada Tours allows one (1) suitcase and one (1) small backpack per person.

2021 Peak Season Tour Pricing

Book your 2022 tour today and lock in the 2021 pricing. This is a SUPER EARLY BIRD special and is only available for a limited time.

2022 Departure Dates (Peak Season): Jun 13,27 | Jul 4,11,18,25 | Aug 1,8,15,22,29 | Sep 5,12,19,26 

Single Occupancy
Single Person per Room
CA$2,729pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
Double Occupancy
Two People per Room
CA$1,999pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
Triple Occupancy
Three People per Room
CA$1,784pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
Quad Occupancy
Four People per Room
CA$1,679pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee

2021 Shoulder Season Tour Pricing

Book your 2022 tour today and lock in the 2021 pricing. This is a SUPER EARLY BIRD special and is only available for a limited time.

2022 Departure Dates (Shoulder Season): May 2, 16, 30 | Oct. 3

Single Occupancy
Single Person
CA$2,279pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
Double Occupancy
Two People
CA$1,749pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
Triple Occupancy
Three People
CA$1,604pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee
Quad Occupancy
Four People
CA$1,529pp
  • All taxes included
  • Excluding 6% online booking fee

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.

12+ Adults
Age - 19+
0% Per Person
  • All taxes included
  • Youth and Child Rates - Sharing with parents
  • Additional Youth (16-18): $450
  • Additional Child (6-15): $250
  • Additional Child (5 and Under): 0$
10-11 Adults
Age - 19+
10% Per Person
  • All taxes included
  • Youth and Child Rates - Sharing with parents
  • Additional Youth (16-18): $450
  • Additional Child (6-15): $250
  • Additional Child (5 and Under): 0$
8-9 Adults
Age - 19+
15% Per Person
  • All taxes included
  • Youth and Child Rates - Sharing with parents
  • Additional Youth (16-18): $450
  • Additional Child (6-15): $250
  • Additional Child (5 and Under): 0$
6-7 Adults
Age - 19+
30% Per Person
  • All taxes included
  • Youth and Child Rates - Sharing with parents
  • Additional Youth (16-18): $450
  • Additional Child (6-15): $250
  • Additional Child (5 and Under): 0$
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 SUMMER ROCKY MOUNTAIN COMPARISON  
 Explorer    Rockies Taste of the Wild    Classic    Premium    Western Canada    Sip and Soak
One Way East or West  
 Inside Passage and Rocky Mountains  
                           
 Price From
Price From$669$999$749$1,529$2,299$1,559$2,999
 Duration
Duration4 Days | 3 Nights5 Days | 4 Nights4 Days | 3 Nights5 Days | 4 Nights7 Days | 6 Nights7 Days | 6 Nights11 Days | 10 Nights
 Meals
Meals3 Breakfasts1 Breakfast3 Breakfasts
1 Dinner
4 Breakfasts
1 Dinner
6 Breakfasts
1 Dinner
6 Breakfasts
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
10 Breakfasts
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
 Accommodation
Overnight StayValemount
Banff
Golden
Kelowna
Banff
Jasper
Kamloops
Revelstoke
Banff
Valemount
Blue River
2 Nights in Banff
Revelstoke
Whistler
Sun Peaks
Jasper
2 Nights in Banff
Revelstoke
2 Nights in Osoyoos
Nelson
Fairmont Hot Springs
2 Nights in Banff
Kelowna
2 Nights in Banff
Jasper
Prince George
2 Nights in Prince Rupert
Port Hardy via the Inside Passage
Campbell River
Victoria
 Traveller Type
Traveller Type
These are guidelines - travellers of all ages welcome on most tours
18 to thirtysomethings (Students and the Adventurous)18 to thirtysomethings (Not Suitable for under-18s and families)Suitable for all travellersYoung professionals, families and mature, experienced travellersYoung professionals, families and mature, experienced travellersYoung professionals, families and mature, experienced travellersYoung professionals, families and mature, experienced travellers
 Service Level
Service LevelWest Trek
Simple hotels with many optional activities
West Trek
Hostel accommodation with many optional activities
West Trek and Discover Canada Tours
Comfortable accommodations, more inclusions and optional accommodation upgrades
Discover Canada Tours
Intimate small group tour with upgraded accommodation
Discover Canada Tours
Intimate small group tour with upgraded accommodation
Discover Canada Tours
Intimate small group tour with upgraded accommodation
Discover Canada Tours
Intimate small group tour with upgraded accommodation
 Short Descriptions
Short DescriptionsHike and adventure your way through the Rockies. Perfect for the outdoors travellerStay in the best hostels in prime locations as you taste and adventure around Western CanadaThis is our original tour and the best way to comfortably explore the Rockies at a low priceJourney through the mountains of British Columbia and the Rockies on this deluxe tourJourney through the mountains of British Columbia and the Rockies on this deluxe tourJourney along the road less travelled through Southern BC and the KootenaysSmall intimate journey of a lifetime through one of the wildest, diverse and unbelievably beautiful parts of the world
 Age Requirement
Minimum Age16+18+6+6+6+19+6+
 Brand

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