Indian Summer Tour – West Canada

11 Days

Day 1 - Calgary

Arrive in Calgary, an attractive and dynamic city situated on the banks of the Bow River and close to Alberta's majestic Rocky Mountains. Meet a local CTI escort, who will remain with the guests during their stay in Canada. Transfer to the Hotel and enjoy a Welcome Cocktail in the hotel lounge.

Overnight in Calgary

Day 2 - Calgary - Banff

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Calgary and in the afternoon continue off to Banff, also known as The Canadian Rockies, grand masterpiece of the West. From quiet meadows to thundering waterfalls, towering peaks to misty canyons. Continue in the National Park, birthplace of Canada's national park system and part of the Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.

Overnight in Banff

Day 3 - Banff - Jasper

Depart Banff along the Icefields Parkway with a first stop at Lake Louise, Canada's "Diamond in the Wilderness," and the "Hiking Capital of Canada". Continue to Columbia Icefield for a Snocoach ride on the Athabasca Glacier, a tongue of ice 6 kilometers long and one kilometer wide (weather dependent). In the late afternoon the guests will arrive at the hotel in Jasper, Mountains are its calling card. Deep in the Alberta Rockies, peaks crown the horizon in every direction.

Overnight in Jasper

Day 4 - Jasper - Clearwater

Head to Maligne Lake, located in the majestic Maligne Valley, this exquisite lake is the second largest glacier-fed lake in the Rockies, stretching 22kms. In the late morning return to Jasper and further on to Clearwater, located 124 kilometers north of Kamloops, is the largest community in the North Thompson Valley, at the border of Wells Gray Park, known worldwide for its incredible mountain scenery and hiking trails.

Overnight in Clearwater

Day 5 - Wells Gray Park

Enjoy a full day excursion in the Wells Gray Park, also known as the waterfall park due to the many waterfalls within the park. Wells Gray has something to offer every outdoor interest: lush alpine meadows, excellent birding and wildlife viewing opportunities; hiking for all abilities ranging from a few minutes on a level trail to many days with a map and compass; boating, canoeing and kayaking.

Overnight in Clearwater

Day 6 - Clearwater - Whistler

The tour continues West via Lillooet, picturesquely located on the sage and pine covered bench lands of the Fraser River in South Central British Columbia and through the Coastal Mountains to Whistler, nestled below the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains in the Whistler Valley, north of Vancouver. In recognition of its world-class status as a ski resort, the cosmopolitan Village of Whistler will co-host the 2010 Winter Olympic Games with Vancouver.

Overnight in Whistler

Day 7 - Whistler - Victoria

Depart to the ferry terminal in Horseshoe Bay and enjoy a 1 ½ hr ferry ride to Nanaimo. On the way to Victoria, Capital city of British Columbia located on Vancouver Island and offers visitors a touch of old English. Stops will be made at Chemainus, a seaside jewel, nostalgic and delightful and in Duncan, the traditional home of the Coast Salish Indians. Visit of the Cowichan Native Village and then continue to Victoria.

Overnight in Victoria

Day 8 - Victoria

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Victoria. The guests will see the historic Empress Hotel, the Inner Harbour dotted with pleasure crafts, the imposing Parliament Buildings, Beacon Hill Park, Thunderbird Park – a forest of totem poles and Mile 0 of the Trans-Canada Highway. The afternoon is at guests’ leisure. Optional possibility to enjoy a whale watching cruise, Whale and Marine Wildlife watching expeditions have become one of Victoria's most popular activities and have been rated the #1 choice for a return activity by those who have visited the city.

Overnight in Victoria

Day 9 - Victoria - Vancouver

Depart to the ferry terminal in Swartz Bay. On the way stop for a visit of the Butchart Gardens, fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display, offering spectacular views as you stroll along meandering paths and expansive lawns. Arrive in Vancouver in the afternoon and the guests will be at leisure to discover Vancouver on their own.

Overnight in Vancouver

Day 10 - Vancouver

In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver inclusive admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge & Park where the participants are invited to walk across the world's longest footbridge (135-metre) swaying 69 metres above the Capilano River. The afternoon is at guests’ leisure to explore Vancouver at their own pace.

Overnight in Vancouver

Day 11 - Departure Vancouver

Depending on flight times leisure time until departure. Transfer to the airport and check in for return flight.


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