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Moraine Lake

Inside Passage & Rockies

The Ultimate Western Canada Experience

INSIDE PASSAGE & ROCKIES

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Inside Passage | ©BC Ferries - Kent Kallberg
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Rocky Mountains
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Rocky Mountains
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Spahat Falls
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Inside Passage | ©LisanneSmeele

Overview

Discover the Okanagan Valley, the stunning National Parks of the Rockies, and the famous resort towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.  Venture to the historic town of Prince George in Northern BC and the harbour City of Prince Rupert, where the famed Inside Passage cruise to Port Hardy begins.  The voyage reveals deep fjords, glaciers, rugged coastlines and marine wildlife.  Explore iconic fishing and Indigenous villages en route to BC’s capital city of Victoria.

Itinerary

1

Vancouver to Kelowna

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Okanagan Valley
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Thompson | Okanagan
  • Depart Vancouver from Canada Place at 7:15am (please arrive by 7am)
  • Enjoy incredible sights travelling through the Fraser Valley
  • We carry on along the Coquihalla Highway towards the Okanagan and wine country valley
  • Wine tasting at a local winery
  • Arrive in Kelowna, your overnight stop, where 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
  • The evening is at your leisure
Winery
Wine Tasting
2

Kelowna to Lake Louise & Banff

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Lake Louise
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Moraine Lake
  • Continental Breakfast at your leisure included at your hotel
  • We depart the Okanagan Valley and are heading for the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
  • Before we arrive in the Rockies, we will stop at  Craigellachie, where the last Spike of the Canadian Railways was set, and travel over Roger’s Pass 
  • 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
  • Check in to your hotel in downtown Banff this evening
  • Leisure time to explore the town
Meal
Breakfast
3

Banff

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Banff
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Fairmont Banff
  • Enjoy a tour of the townsite of Banff
  • Stop at Bow Falls, Banff HooDoos, take a peek at the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  • The remainder of the day is at your leisure to stroll along Banff Avenue or arrange for an optional activity with your guide (additional cost)
Gondola
Sulphur Mountain Gondola
4

Banff National Park to the Icefields & Jasper

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Athabasca Falls
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Bow Lake
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Jasper
  • We depart Banff for an amazing day exploring the Icefield Parkway, as we make our way to Jasper
  • Stop at Bow Lake and Athabasca Falls
  • Stop at the Discover Centre for an unforgettable experience – ride the Snowcoach onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Arrive in Jasper in the Late afternoon where the remainder of the day is at your leisure
Waterfall
Athabasca Falls
5

Jasper to Prince George

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Maligne Lake
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Prince George
  • We travel along the Maligne Lake Road to the famous Maligne Lake where you can stroll the lake edge, enjoy the beautiful views, or take an optional boat tour to one of the most photographed spots in Canada, Spirit Island (additional cost)
  • Visit Maligne Canyon
  • Stop at Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, topping out at an altitude of 3,954 m
  • Arrive in Prince George in the evening
Cruise
Maligne Lake Cruise
6

Prince George to Prince Rupert

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Cow Bay | Prince Rupert
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Prince Rupert
  • Continental Breakfast at your leisure included at your hotel
  • Today we will follow the Skeena River West, towards BC’s coast
  • Arrive in the coastal town of Prince Rupert in the evening. Enjoy the stunning water views the restaurant and patio of your hotel are offering
Meal
Breakfast
7

Prince Rupert

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Prince Rupert
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Grizzly Bear Tour
  • After we have been travelling for a few days, today is time for relaxation
  • You will have the option to participate in an optional activity (Grizzly Bear Tour into the Khutzeymateen Valley or Whale Watching. The available activity depends on the tour departure date (additional cost)
WhaleWatching
Whale Watching Tour Option
8

Prince Rupert to Port Hardy via the Inside Passage

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Inside Passage
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Port Hardy
  • Today is an early start to the day as we check in to the Inside Passage Ferry Cruise at approx. 5:30am
  • Enjoy the 16-hour journey from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy including several points of interest along the way, including Princess Royal Channel and Chatham Sound
  • Late night arrival in Port Hardy ad check-in to your hotel
Cruise
Inside Passage Ferry Cruise
9

Port Hardy - Alert Bay - Telegraph Cove - Campbell River

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Alert Bay
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Campbell River
  • Transfer to Port McNeill where we will walk on a BC Ferries to bring us over to Alert Bay on Cormorant Island
  • Visit U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay (admission included)
  • Lunch in Alert Bay (additional cost) and ferry back to the  Island
  • Visit of Telegraph Cove, a quaint town that was once a fishing and cannery village. Stroll the boardwalk, grab a coffee and view the historical buildings of this small coastal village.
  • Later this afternoon we will arrive in Campbell River where you will check in to your hotel
  • Tonight, you may wish to add on an optional activity. These options include kayaking through a local estuary accompanied by an intimate, handmade pizza dinner.  Both of these activities carry an additional fee.
Canoe
Estuary Kayaking Option
10

Campbell River to Victoria

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Victoria
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Butchart Gardens
  • Join your tour guide for an early morning walk through Millennium Trail or have a sleep in today.
  • We are travelling south towards Victoria. Along the way we will stop in the town of Comox for a lunch stop (additional cost)
  • We arrive in Victoria this afternoon, and you will have the options to enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure or participate in an optional activity, such as a visit of the famous Butchart Gardens or the Royal BC Museum (additional cost)
Gardens
Butchart Gardens
11

Victoria to Vancouver

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Chinatown | Victoria
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Victoria
  • After breakfast enjoy a fully guided city tour of BC’s Capital including Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Beacon Hill Park and Mile Zero
  • This afternoon is free to explore downtown or book an optional activity including High Tea at the Empress Hotel, Cycling Tour around Victoria Harbour (additional cost)
  • Later, we will head to Swartz Bay where we will board BC Ferries for a 90-minute mini-cruise through the Southern Gulf Islands
  • We will arrive in downtown Vancouver around 8pm
Cruise
Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen Ferry
duration

Duration

11 days | 10 nights
duration

Size

Max. pax: 22
duration

Quad

From $2,899/pp

Triple

From $3,199/pp

Double

From $3,399/pp

Single

From $4,899/pp
Prices are in Canadian Dollars and include taxes. They may vary during peak season. Special rates available. 6% booking fee excluded.
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Highlights

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

Inclusions

  • Bed10 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • KELOWNA - 1 Night
  • BANFF - 2 Nights
  • JASPER - 1 Night
  • PRINCE GEORGE - 1 Night
  • PRINCE RUPERT - 2 Nights
  • PORT HARDY - 1 Night
  • CAMPBELL RIVER - 1 Night
  • VICTORIA - 1 Night
  • GuideExperienced, fun & friendly tour guide
  • BusCoach transportation
  • CruiseInside Passage cruise (BC Ferries) from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy
  • FerryFerry fees from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Meal2 Breakfasts
  • AdmissionAdmission to Columbia Icefields Glacier Adventure
  • IndigenousAdmission to U'Mista Cultural Centre
  • SightseeingScenic sightseeing stops
  • WineryWinery tour and tasting

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