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Spirit of the West

7 Days / 6 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$675 per person
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Canadian Rockies Road Trip Highlights: Vancouver | Sun Peaks Resort | Jasper | Lake Louise | Banff | Calgary | Rugged canyons, alpine-dotted meadows, weeping waterfalls and wildlife-packed mountains await discovery on this jaunt through the National Parks, where casual walks morph uncannily into nature documentaries.

  • Soak in natural hot springs in Jasper or Banff
  • Banff Gondola Ride
  • Ice Explorer ride on to Athabasca Glacier

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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Day 1 Vancouver to Sun Peaks (326 km/203 mi) This morning depart Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Continue on to Whistler where a stop is a must for a short stroll through this charming alpine resort before continuing on the Duffey Lake Road where you will see breathtaking views of Joffre Glacier. Continue on through Lillooet known as the land of the Gold Rush Trail and onto Cache Creek where you stop to visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch (included). From here travel a short distance to your overnight accommodation located in the resort of Sun Peaks.

Day 2 Sun Peaks to Jasper (444 km/276 mi) Today, follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson at 3954 metres, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon.

Day 3 Jasper Exploring Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram ride up Whistlers Mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, and enjoy a 90-minute cruise heading toward the south end of this postcard setting (Maligne Lake cruise not included). You will marvel at the magnificent shoreline with dense forest and glacial peaks rising abruptly from the water’s edge. Stopping at Spirit Island, you will have the opportunity to take your own version of the world famous photograph of the lake.

Day 4 Jasper to Lake Louise (208 km/129 mi) This morning depart on the scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway that takes you through the spine of the Canadian Rockies. You will view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald coloured lakes. Along the way see such sights as the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included). Also watch for the Sarbach Glacier, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival into Lake Louise. (Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June)

Day 5 Lake Louise to Banff (62 km/38 mi) Take the short drive from Lake Louise to Banff. Choose the Bow Valley Parkway, beside the Bow River with an option for you to take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff. This afternoon explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums.

Day 6 Banff Exploring A full day to explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement shopping, cafés, nightlife, museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site (not included), Banff Gondola (included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs (included).

Day 7 Banff to Calgary (115 km/72 mi) Drive to Calgary today, along the 1A Highway. En route, you may wish to stop at the historic Cochrane Ranch (not included) before dropping off your rental car at the Calgary International Airport or downtown location.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 6 nights
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Admission to Historic Hat Creek
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Banff Gondola
  • Travel Documentation

Not Included

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Sun Peaks Resort - Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel (Lodge Room)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Two Queen Room)
  • Banff - Elk+Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Sun Peaks Resort - Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Lake Louise - Deer Lodge (Heritage Room)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Sun Peaks Resort - Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room Balcony)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)

Moderate Grade

Nancy Greene Cahilty Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Superior Grade

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Deer Lodge

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Lake Louise

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Day 1 Vancouver to Sun Peaks (326 km/203 mi) This morning depart Vancouver along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Continue on to Whistler where a stop is a must for a short stroll through this charming alpine resort before continuing on the Duffey Lake Road where you will see breathtaking views of Joffre Glacier. Continue on through Lillooet known as the land of the Gold Rush Trail and onto Cache Creek where you stop to visit the historic Hat Creek Ranch (included). From here travel a short distance to your overnight accommodation located in the resort of Sun Peaks.

Day 2 Sun Peaks to Jasper (444 km/276 mi) Today, follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson at 3954 metres, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon.

Day 3 Jasper Exploring Explore this charming mountain village close to many terrific scenic highlights. Take a tram ride up Whistlers Mountain, or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, and enjoy a 90-minute cruise heading toward the south end of this postcard setting (Maligne Lake cruise not included). You will marvel at the magnificent shoreline with dense forest and glacial peaks rising abruptly from the water’s edge. Stopping at Spirit Island, you will have the opportunity to take your own version of the world famous photograph of the lake.

Day 4 Jasper to Lake Louise (208 km/129 mi) This morning depart on the scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway that takes you through the spine of the Canadian Rockies. You will view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and pristine emerald coloured lakes. Along the way see such sights as the Columbia Icefield and take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included). Also watch for the Sarbach Glacier, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival into Lake Louise. (Please note: Mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June)

Day 5 Lake Louise to Banff (62 km/38 mi) Take the short drive from Lake Louise to Banff. Choose the Bow Valley Parkway, beside the Bow River with an option for you to take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to Banff. This afternoon explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums.

Day 6 Banff Exploring A full day to explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement shopping, cafés, nightlife, museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site (not included), Banff Gondola (included) where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs (included).

Day 7 Banff to Calgary (115 km/72 mi) Drive to Calgary today, along the 1A Highway. En route, you may wish to stop at the historic Cochrane Ranch (not included) before dropping off your rental car at the Calgary International Airport or downtown location.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including provincial taxes for 6 nights
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Admission to Historic Hat Creek
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Banff Gondola
  • Travel Documentation

Not Included

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Sun Peaks Resort - Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel (Lodge Room)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Two Queen Room)
  • Banff - Elk+Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Sun Peaks Resort - Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Lake Louise - Deer Lodge (Heritage Room)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • Sun Peaks Resort - Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room Balcony)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)

Moderate Grade

Nancy Greene Cahilty Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Superior Grade

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Deer Lodge

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Lake Louise

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Departure dates

(Tour Code: SD10) Departs Vancouver daily

(Tour Code: SD11) Departs Calgary daily

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade

01 May - 13 May, 2018 14 May - 26 May, 2018 27 May - 04 Jun, 2018 05 Jun - 29 Sep, 2018 30 Sep - 05 Oct, 2018 06 Oct - 07 Oct, 2018 08 Oct - 11 Oct, 2018

$711
$847
$957
$1,019
$847
$832
$675

$1,264
$1,535
$1,756
$1,880
$1,535
$1,505
$1,191

$577
$668
$742
$783
$668
$658
$553

$84
$84
$84
$84
$84
$84
$84

Superior Grade

01 May - 19 May, 2018 20 May - 26 May, 2018 27 May - 04 Jun, 2018 05 Jun - 29 Sep, 2018 30 Sep - 05 Oct, 2018

$843
$1,013
$1,056
$1,121
$1,064

$1,529
$1,868
$1,954
$2,085
$1,970

$681
$795
$823
$867
$828

$84
$84
$84
$84
$84

Deluxe Grade

01 May - 26 May, 2018 27 May - 29 Sep, 2018 30 Sep - 07 Oct, 2018 08 Oct - 11 Oct, 2018

$1,714
$2,355
$2,000
$1,723

$3,176
$4,457
$3,748
$3,193

$84
$84
$84
$84

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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