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6 Day Canadian Rockies Explorer Private Tour

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Overview
Explore the best of the Canadian Rockies with a Local Guide. This amazing tour will take you from the beautiful city of Vancouver on the Pacific Northwest to the famed majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta.

At the Canadian Rockies, be awed by the size of the mountain ranges and peaks; the sheer beauty of its canyons, waterfalls, turquoise lakes; its mighty glaciers; and unique flora and fauna.

You will visit Banff, Jasper, Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise, Lake Moraine, Lake Peyto, and Johnston Canyon, Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon. Enroute BC Route 5A, enjoy a scenic ride through semi-arid desert landscape, 9 lakes, and unique flora and fauna.

Trek up canyons; walk iced trails; canoe on turquoise lakes; ride gondolas, dog sleds, and monster vehicle. View wildlife. Travel in comfort and luxury in a Mercedes Sprinter van.
What to Expect
Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Golden. Scenic drive. Visit the Last Spike historic site. Arrive at Golden.

Stop At: Last Spike, Trans-Canadian Highway 1 25 kms east of Sicamous, 50 kms west of Revelstoke, Craigellachie, British Columbia V0E 2J0 Canada
Vist the site the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie, British Columbia at 9:22 am on November 7, 1885, marking the end of a saga of natural disasters, financial crises, and even rebellion that plagued Canada 's first transcontinental railroad from its beginning. See a historic railway coach. Stretch your legs, browse a souvenir shop.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Depart for Banff. Visit Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Johnston Canyon. Enjoy hot spring bath. In the winter, dog sled!

Stop At: Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta
A turquoise coloured lake, named after Princess Louise, 4th daugther of Queen Victoria, soaring mountain backdrop, palatial hotel, and incredible hiking and skiing. Enjoy dog sledding during winter visits.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Moraine Lake Rd off Great Divide Hwy, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
A glacially fed lake, with a distinctive shade of azure blue, that changes in intensity through the summer as the glaciers melt. Things to do include canoeing and hiking.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Hike up a deep canyon, up to 3kms. Overhanging canyon walls, waterfalls, the deep pools of Johnston Creek, and lush forest are sure to leave a memorable impression.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Banff Upper Hot Springs, 1 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K2 Canada
Relax and soak in the steamy hot mineral water after a day's activities.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Ride the Sulphur Mountain gondola. Visit Bow Falls, Cave & Basin Historic site, Vermilion Lakes. Tunnel Mountain/Hoodoos

Stop At: Banff Gondola, 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B2, Canada
Ride the gondola up Sulphur Mountain. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff, the Bow Valley and a 360 degree view of six scenic mountain ranges from 2,281 metres (7,486 feet) above sea level.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 311 Cave Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0 Canada
Learn the history of the hot spring cave and how the national parks of Canada were born.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hoodoos Trail, Buffalo Street Surprise Corner Viewpoint parking lot, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L Canada
Enjoy a marvelous view of the Hoodoos, a feature formed by erosion of soft sedimentary rocks, Mt Rundle, and the Bow River Valley.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bow Falls, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Walk a trail by the waterfall. See glacial activities on the Bow valley and river over the years.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Depart for Jasper. Scenic drive Columbia Icefield Parkway. Visit Peyto Lake, Athabasca Glacier, and Sunwapta Falls

Stop At: Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, Highway 93 Icefields Pkwy, Improvement District No. 12, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3 Canada
Ride the monster vehicle up the Athabasca Glacier, experience the the Skywalk, visit the Discovery Centre, learn about the Ice Ages, the glaciers, and water systems
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Peyto Lake, Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Trek up the Bow Summit to the viewpoint. You will see the most beautiful lake in all of the Rockies. Its turquoise colour is derived from the glacier rock flour as it melts.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
Enjoy a 230-km journey through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, connecting two Canadian national parks and linking Lake Louise in the south with Jasper in the north. See protected wildlife habitats and witness nature at work. Image a place frozen in time, where early European fur traders, explorers, railroaders and mountaineers used to roam.
Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Sunwapta Falls and Canyon, 54 km south of Jasper, off Highway 93 54 km south of Jasper, off Highway 93, Jasper National Park, Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada
See torrential plunging water through deep narrow canyons where 2 glacier hanging valleys meet.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Jasper, Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon, Robson Centre, Rearguard Falls to watch salmon leap (late August).

Stop At: Maligne Lake Rd. 44 km southeast of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta Canada
Take the Maligne Lake cruise (optional) and Spirit Island, trek up Maligne Canyon. Or Icewalk Maligne Canyon in the winter.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Maligne Canyon, Maligne Road, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0 Canada
Trek up a deep slot canyon, see waterfalls, underground stream outlets, birds and plant life. In the winter, do the Icewalk.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mount Robson Visitor Centre, BC-16, Mount Robson, British Columbia V0E 2Z0 Canada
Walk up a trail, see the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, gather travel information, stretch your legs
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rearguard Falls Provincial Park, Highway 16, Tete Jaune Cache, British Columbia Canada
Watch Chinook salmon, the largest of the Pacific salmon, leap in August till September
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Outdoor activities at Sun Peaks. Winery tour and tasting in Kamloops. Depart for Vancouver via scenic Route BC 5A

Stop At: Sun Peaks, Sun Peaks, British Columbia
Enjoy outdoor activities, hiking, skiiing at the resort.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Ports
Canada Place, Vancouver
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • Private tour, just you and your group
  • Private premium transportation, Mercedes Benz Sprinter van
  • Entrance to Banff and Jasper National Park
  • Tickets to Banff Gondola, Sulphur Mountain, Banff
  • Entrance tickets to Cave & Basin Historic Site, Banff
  • Bottled water
  • Canadian GST tax
  • Entry/Admission - Banff Gondola
  • Entry/Admission - Cave and Basin National Historic Site
  • Entry/Admission - Peyto Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Icefields Parkway
  • Entry/Admission - Sunwapta Falls and Canyon
Exclusions
  • Accommodation (you book your own accommodation)
  • All other out of pocket expenses
  • Gratuities for driver guide, up to your discretion but very much appreciated
  • Entry/Admission - Banff Upper Hot Springs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children aged 5 and under travel for free (all other entrance tickets and rides are excluded)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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