Rockies Classic Winter Tour (from Victoria)

Tour Info

On this tour you’ll travel over 2,000 kilometers, leaving the Province of British Columbia to Alberta, and even cross a time-zone! You will spend 1 night and day in Banff, the most famous town in the Rockies, go on guided walk with a First Nations cultural host through a winter wonderland (included) and have a free day to try an exciting winter activity like skiing or snowboarding at Lake Louise, dog sledding or ice walking, or you can sleep in after a big night out on the town and enjoy the local shops and sights of Banff.

  • Adult (18+): from $585
  • Youth/Student with ID: from $504
  • Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing through the most beautiful parts of Canada
  • Many chances to see wildlife (deer, elk, bighorn sheep & more!)
  • Get the chance to try exciting winter activities!
  • Amazing glaciers & waterfalls
  • Breathtaking scenery in Lake Louise, Banff & Golden
  • Learn about Canadian heritage & traditions with your Canadian Tour Guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Have FUN!!!

Duration

4 Days, 3 Nights

Meeting/Pickup Location

Corner of Douglas Street and Broughton Street (Victoria, BC)

Included:

  • 3-nights hotel accommodation with pools & hot tubs including one night in downtown Banff.
  • Wine tasting
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Luxury coach transportation
  • Videos, games, music and prizes
  • Traditional Canadian campfire, roast marshmallows and learn how to make s’mores
  • Guided hike led by a First Nations Cultural Host
  • Friendly Experienced Tour Guide to make sure you have the best trip ever!
  • All taxes and park fees
  • Ferry Fees
  • Itinerary
  • DAY 1

    • Meet your guide at corner of Douglas Street and Broughton Street in front of the red church
    • Depart downtown Victoria for the BC Ferries (please note we cannot wait for late passengers)
    • Enjoy the scenic ride on BC Ferries through the Strait of Georgia to the mainland
    • Join with guests departing from Vancouver
    • The fun begins! Your friendly Canadian Tour Guide will start off the tour with introductions and games so you can meet the other passengers. Hear interesting facts about Vancouver as you make your way out of the city and into the mountains!
    • Enjoy a number of sights along the way including: the scenic Coquihalla Highway, Bridal Falls, and the Okanagan Valley known as Canada’s desert!
    • Stop in Kamloops for lunch
    • Enjoy a wine tour and tasting at Montey Creek Winery
    • Check-in at the beautiful Quaaout Lodge & Spa
    • Enjoy a scenic hike / walk (included – weather permitting). The resort’s First Nations Cultural Host will greet the group and take everyone on a tour of the property while telling entertaining stories and legends
    • After settling in to your room, option to relax in the hot tub or swim in the indoor pool. Then join your guide for a campfire and marshmallow roast (weather permitting)!

    DAY 2

    • Breakfast at your hotel (included)
    • Depart the hotel in the morning
    • Drive through the beautiful snow-capped peaks of Mount Revelstoke National Park & Glacier National Park
    • Visit Roger’s Pass National Historic Site
    • Explore Lake Louise! Optional ice skating (seasonal)
    • Continue your drive to Banff. Once in Banff, enjoy a driving tour of the world famous town
    • Check into your hotel in Banff
    • Free time to go shopping on Banff Avenue and try one of the many restaurants
    • Option to join your guide for a night out dancing! (18+ only with 2 pieces of valid ID)

    DAY 3

    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Option to participate in an exciting winter activity like snowshoeing or ice walking or skiing/snowboarding at Lake Louise Mountain or Sunshine Mountain  (Please note we only recommend the skiing/snowboarding option for experienced skiers/snowboarders as the tour guide will not be with you, you will get to the ski hill via the mountain shuttle)
    • If you are not participating in an activity, sleep in and meet your guide for an extended tour of Banff
    • Option to soak in the Banff Hot Springs and/or take the Sulphur Mountain Gondola (additional cost)
    • Depart Banff in the afternoon for Golden
    • Stop at Emerald Lake (weather and time permitting)
    • Check into your Golden hotel and enjoy the indoor pool with waterslides and hot tub
    • Option to visit the local hot spot for an end of tour party!

    DAY 4

    • Depart Golden
    • Stop at Craigellachie (the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway)
    • Enjoy entertainment, movies and games
    • Stop at the Aberdeen Shopping mall for lunch and shopping
    • Return to Vancouver at approximately 7:30pm
    • Return to downtown Victoria at approximately 11:30pm

    **Please note that we occasionally encounter circumstances out of our control such as extreme weather, traffic delays, forest fires or highway closures.  If these circumstances result in a missed ferry connection, the extra night’s accommodation will be the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Meals
  • 3 breakfasts are included in the price of the tour. For other meals, your tour guide will give you a list with a variety of different dining options that will suit all budgets and meal preferences.

  • What to Bring
    • Swimsuit for heated pools and hot tubs
    • WARM clothes including gloves, toque, ski pants and warm jacket. Temperatures can actually drop below -15 degrees Celcius!
    • Passport and second piece of ID to get into the bars
    • Good/comfortable & warm walking shoes
  • Optional Activities
  • We highly recommend booking optional activities at the time of booking your tour as availability for some activities are limited. We offer the following optional activities on this tour for a discounted price. Please note that these prices are based on advance bookings, the price will be more if booked on tour.

    • Banff Gondola
    • Lake Louise Mountain Resort Lift Ticket
    • Johnston Canyon Icewalk
    • Sunshine Mountain Snowshoeing