Inside Passage | ©BCFerries - Kent Kallberg


Cruise the coast of British Columbia and discover the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains

Maligne Lake | ©Pursuit - Mike Seehagel©KentKallberg-InsidePassage_Edits_1_of_3_-1-scaled.jpg
Inside Passage | ©BCFerries - Kent Kallberg©TourismKelowna-DanikaLee-KnoxMountainPark-Kelowna.jpeg
Kelowna | ©Tourism Kelowna - Danika Lee
Cow Bay in Prince Rupert
Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary | ©Destination BC - Andrew Strain


This small intimate tour provides a journey of a lifetime through one of the wildest and most diverse parts of the world. Starting and finishing in Vancouver, explore some of the most scenic places in British Columbia & Alberta. Traverse the rugged terrain of Vancouver Island, where lush rainforests meet the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Then, trace the coastline north on the spectacular Inside Passage cruise – an amazing opportunity to view marine wildlife. Returning to the mainland, venture into the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains and soak in the landscapes that are embedded in Canadian history. Visit the Okanagan and Fraser Valleys to indulge in wine tastings. Along the way, you will experience distinctly Canadian activities that will deepen your understanding of Canadian culture, nature, and landscape. Be sure to pack your binoculars for this tour!

CUSTOM TOUR: This tour is available to book exclusively as a private tour in 2025. Speak to an agent to book this tour for your group.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather or road closures.


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BC Ferries
The Butchart Gardens
  • Depart Vancouver from Canada Place. Please arrive at least 15 mins before your scheduled departure
  • Take a scenic ferry through the Salish Sea and the Gulf Islands
  • Arrive in Vancouver Island and visit the famous Butchart Gardens
  • Upon arrival in Victoria, enjoy a guided city tour of BC’s capital, including Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown, the Fisherman’s Wharf, Beacon Hill Park, and Mile Zero
  • Evening at leisure to explore downtown Victoria
BC Ferries to Vancouver Island
Admission to The Butchart Gardens
Tour of downtown Victoria

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Chinatown in Victoria©Lisanne_Smeele_Victoria_Vernon_SD-42.jpg
Fairmont Empress Hotel
  • Have breakfast at your hotel
  • The morning is free to further explore downtown or book an optional activity, including the Royal BC Museum, High Tea at the Empress Hotel, or a cycling tour around Victoria Harbour
  • Today we are traveling north towards Campbell River with sightseeing stops along the Malahat Highway
  • Arrive in Campbell River in the late afternoon, where you will check in to your waterfront hotel for 2 nights
Breakfast at hotel
Optional activities

Campbell River
Campbell River*©CampbellRiverWhaleWatchingAdventureTours-GrizzlyBear.jpg
Bear watching tour*
  • After breakfast, join your tour guide for an early morning walk through Millennium Trail or have a sleep in today
  • Today you have the option to go on a whale watching tour (additional cost). With an abundance of wildlife in this area, we are likely to encounter Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bears, Steller Sea Lions, and so much more. On select dates, there is also the option to book a Grizzly Bear watching tour.
  • Evening at leisure

*Photos courtesy of © Campbell River Whale Watching Adventure Tours and ©Destination Campbell River – Bluetree Photography

Breakfast at hotel
Optional activies

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Alert Bay
U'Mista Cultural Centre
  • After breakfast, depart Campbell River
  • Stop for lunch in Telegraph Cove, a quaint town that was once a fishing and cannery village
  • Continue on to Port McNeill and take a short ferry to Alert Bay on Cormorant Island. Alert Bay is deeply rooted in Indigenous culture, and one of its unique attractions ois the world’s tallest totem pole. This remarkable landmark is a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Indigenous communities in the area
  • Visit the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay which houses a museum showcasing returned artefacts from the Indigenous communities that provide a deep insight into the rich cultural heritage of the Kwakwakaʼwakw people
  • Arrive in Port Hardy and check in to your hotel
Breakfast at hotel
BC Ferries to Cormorant Island
Admission to U'Mista Cultural Centre

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Inside Passage
BC Ferry Cruise*
  • Today is an early start to the day as we check in to the Inside Passage Ferry Cruise at approximately 5:30am
  • Enjoy the 16-hour journey from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert with plenty of opportunities to see marine wildlie in their natural habitat. Travel along several points of interest on the way, including Princess Royal Channel and Chatham Sound
  • Late night arrival in Prince Rupert and check in to your hotel

*Photo courtesy of ©BC Ferries

BC Ferries Inside Passage Ferry Cruise

Prince Rupert
Cow Bay
Prince Rupert
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel
  • After traveling for a few days, today is time for relaxation
  • Option to visit the Museum of Northern BC or participate in an optional activity for an additional cost. Grizzly bear tours into the Khutzeymateen Valley and whale watching tours will be available depending on the time of year

*Photos courtesy of ©Northern BC Tourism – Shayd Johnson and ©Destination BC – Mike Seehagel

Breakfast at hotel
Optional activities

Prince Rupert to Prince George
Prince Rupert*
Prince George*
  • After breakfast, today we will follow the Skeena River East, towards the Rocky Mountains
  • Stop in the town of Smithers for lunch. You can browse and shop along the 6 block-long alpine themed main street, where most of the shops and restaurants are operated by the people who own them
  • Arrive in Prince George in the evening

*Photos courtesy of ©Northern BC Tourism – Jeff Easingwood and ©Destination BC

Breakfast at hotel

Prince George to Jasper
Ancient Forest*©TourismJasper-AstoriaHotel-Downtown.jpg
  • Have breakfast at your hotel
  • Traveling towards the famous Jasper National Park, stop at Ancient Forest / Chun T’Oh Whudujut Provincial Park and walk the boardwalk to see majestic thousand year old western red cedars and a beautiful cascading waterfall
  • Stop at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, topping out at an altitude of 3,954 m
  • Arrive in Jasper in the early evening where the remainder of the day is at your leisure

*Photos courtesy of ©Northern BC Tourism – Jongsun Park and ©Tourism Jasper

Breakfast at hotel
Chun T’Oh Whudujut Provincial Park

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Maligne Lake*©Pursuit-MikeSeehagel-IceExplorer.jpg
Ice Explorer Glacier Adventure*
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
  • Travel along the Maligne Lake Road to the famous Maligne Lake, where you can stroll the lake edge, enjoy the beautiful views, or take a boat tour to one of the most photographed spots in Canada, Spirit Island (additional cost)
  • Then depart for an amazing day exploring the Icefields Parkway as we make our way to Banff
  • Stop at the Columbia Icefield to ride the Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Stop at Bow Lake and Athabasca Falls
  • Check in to your hotel in downtown Banff for 2 nights this evening
  • Leisure time to explore the town

*Photos courtesy of ©Travel Alberta – Jeff Bartlett and ©Pursuit – Mike Seehagel

Breakfast at hotel
Admission to Ice Explorer Glacier Adventure

Banff Gondola*©Lisanne_Smeele_FairmontBanff_4.jpg
Banff Springs Hotel
  • Have breakfast at your hotel
  • Enjoy a tour of the townsite of Banff with stops at Bow Falls, the HooDoos, and the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • Ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for amazing views of the Rockies
  • The remainder of the day is at your leisure to stroll along Banff Avenue or participate in an optional activity such as e-biking, canoeing, horseback riding, and more

*Photos courtesy of ©Pursuit – Chris Amat

Breakfast at hotel
Tour of Banff townsite
Banff Gondola
Optional activities

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Moraine Lake©TourismKelowna-Danika-Lee-DowntownKelowna.jpeg
Downtown Kelowna*
  • Depart Banff after breakfast
  • Stop at Lake Louise and Moraine Lake to marvel at the glacier fed lakes, which are considered two of the most beautiful lakes in the area
  • On the way to the Okanagan Valley, stop at Craigellachie, where the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was set
  • Travel through Roger’s Pass and arrive in Kelowna in the evening. Here you’ll be able to walk the beautiful boardwalk along Lake Okanagan or through the cute shops that line the streets of this desert town

*Photo courtesy of ©Tourism Kelowna – Danika Lee

Breakfast at hotel

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Okanagan Valley vineyards
Wine tasting
  • Have breakfast at your hotel
  • Explore the Okanagan Valley with a stop at a farmer’s market
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a local winery
  • Gaze at the incredible sights traveling through the Fraser Valley on your return to Vancouver
  • Arrive back in downtown Vancouver at approximately 7:30pm
Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen Ferry
Admission to the Buthart Gardens

Contact an agent to book this custom tour for your group.

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  • Canada’s Desert – the Okanagan Valley
  • The majestic Rocky Mountains
  • Northern British Columbia and Indigenous experiences
  • The famous Inside Passage, experiences onboard BC Ferries
  • Travel Vancouver Island from North to South
  • Indigenous Museum visit on a small Island near Vancouver Island


  • BusMini-coach transportation
  • GuideExperienced, fun & friendly tour guide
  • MealDaily breakfast
  • FerryFees for BC Ferries through the Inside Passage
  • CruiseInside Passage cruise (BC Ferries): Prince Rupert - Port Hardy
  • FerryBC Ferries to Alert Bay, Cormorant Island
  • WineryWinery tour and tasting
  • Bed11 Nights Accommodation
  • Luggage handling in each hotel (1 suitcase per person)
  • KELOWNA - 1 night
  • BANFF - 2 nights
  • JASPER - 1 night
  • PRINCE GEORGE - 1 night
  • PRINCE RUPERT - 2 nights
  • PORT HARDY - 1 night
  • CAMPBELL RIVER - 2 nights
  • VICTORIA - 1 night
  • AdmissionAdmission to Columbia Icefields Glacier Adventure
  • AdmissionAdmission to the Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  • AdmissionAdmission to Butchart Gardens
  • IndigenousAdmission to U'Mista Cultural Centre
  • AdmissionAll taxes and park fees

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