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Discover Whistler and the Rockies

8 Days / 7 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$650 per person
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Canadian Rockies Road Trip Highlights: Vancouver | Whistler | Sun Peaks | Jasper | Banff | Calgary | Experience the Best of Western Canada on this popular journey through the alpine resorts of Whistler & Sun Peaks to the spectacular Canadian Rockies. This one way itinerary is ideal for those that want to experience Western Canada in a leisurely pace.

  • Rockies Resorts of Banff & Jasper
  • Scenic alpine Whistler & Sun Peaks Alpine Resorts
  • Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola

    (Canadian Signature Experience)

  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper

    (Canadian Signature Experience)

  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier

    (Canadian Signature Experience)

  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola

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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 Whistler (122 km/76 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. Arrive into Whistler by early afternoon.

Day 2 Whistler Exploring with Peak to Peak Gondola Ride This charming alpine resort is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy an extensive range of summer activities from golf on one of the 4 championship designer golf courses, water activities on any of the 5 lakes or numerous rivers, to mountain top dining or just relax and enjoy some of the many fine café’s and restaurants in this European inspired alpine village. Experience the beauty of Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment via the Peak Adventure on Whistler Mountain. Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to Whistler Mountain’s sub-alpine and then rise to over 7,000 feet via Whistler’s premier open chairlift. At the top of the Peak Chair, guests will be treated to unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, snow-capped peaks and more. Gondola dates of operation: May - Sep, Summer dates are subject to change due to factors such as weather and snowpack, if gondola is not operating a refund will be issued.

Day 3 Whistler to Sun Peaks (293 km/183 mi) Begin your spectacular drive 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 a stunning resort of Sun Peaks.

Day 4 Sun Peaks to Jasper (444 km/277 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 (12,972 feet), which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon.

Day 5 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 (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 6 Jasper to Banff (292 km/182 mi) 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. From Lake Louise 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.

Day 7 Banff Exploring (Banff Gondola) A full day to explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 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 8 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 7 nights
  • Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride
  • Admission to Hat Creek Ranch
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Travel Documentation

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Whistler - Aava Whistler (Deluxe Room)
  • Sun Peaks Resort - Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge (Lodge Room)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Banff - Irwin’s Mountain Inn (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Whistler - Hilton Whistler Resort (Hilton Room)
  • Sun Peaks Resort -Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

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

Moderate Grade

Aava Hotel

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Whistler

Nancy Greene Cahilty Lodge

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Sun Peaks Resort

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Irwins Mountain Inn

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Banff

Superior Grade

Hilton Whistler Resort

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Whistler

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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Whistler

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

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 Whistler (122 km/76 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. Arrive into Whistler by early afternoon.

Day 2 Whistler Exploring with Peak to Peak Gondola Ride This charming alpine resort is nestled between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy an extensive range of summer activities from golf on one of the 4 championship designer golf courses, water activities on any of the 5 lakes or numerous rivers, to mountain top dining or just relax and enjoy some of the many fine café’s and restaurants in this European inspired alpine village. Experience the beauty of Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment via the Peak Adventure on Whistler Mountain. Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to Whistler Mountain’s sub-alpine and then rise to over 7,000 feet via Whistler’s premier open chairlift. At the top of the Peak Chair, guests will be treated to unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, snow-capped peaks and more. Gondola dates of operation: May - Sep, Summer dates are subject to change due to factors such as weather and snowpack, if gondola is not operating a refund will be issued.

Day 3 Whistler to Sun Peaks (293 km/183 mi) Begin your spectacular drive 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 a stunning resort of Sun Peaks.

Day 4 Sun Peaks to Jasper (444 km/277 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 (12,972 feet), which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon.

Day 5 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 (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 6 Jasper to Banff (292 km/182 mi) 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. From Lake Louise 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.

Day 7 Banff Exploring (Banff Gondola) A full day to explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 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 8 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 7 nights
  • Whistler Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride
  • Admission to Hat Creek Ranch
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier
  • Travel Documentation

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Whistler - Aava Whistler (Deluxe Room)
  • Sun Peaks Resort - Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Lodge (Lodge Room)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Banff - Irwin’s Mountain Inn (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Whistler - Hilton Whistler Resort (Hilton Room)
  • Sun Peaks Resort -Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

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

Moderate Grade

Aava Hotel

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Whistler

Nancy Greene Cahilty Lodge

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Sun Peaks Resort

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Irwins Mountain Inn

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Banff

Superior Grade

Hilton Whistler Resort

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Whistler

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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Whistler

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Departure dates

(Tour Code: SD16) Departs from Vancouver: Daily

(Tour Code: SD17) Departs from Calgary: Daily

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade

01 May - 19 May, 2017 20 May - 25 May, 2017 26 May - 03 Jun, 2017 04 Jun - 12 Jun, 2017 13 Jun - 26 Jun, 2017 27 Jun - 29 Aug, 2017 30 Aug - 30 Sep, 2017 01 Oct - 06 Oct, 2017 07 Oct - 15 Oct, 2017 16 Oct - 24 Oct, 2017

$657
$657
$758
$817
$828
$828
$828
$650
$650
$584

$1,127
$1,127
$1,330
$1,446
$1,469
$1,469
$1,469
$1,113
$1,113
$980

$566
$566
$634
$672
$680
$680
$680
$562
$562
$517

$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99

Superior Grade

01 May - 19 May, 2017 20 May - 25 May, 2017 26 May - 03 Jun, 2017 04 Jun - 12 Jun, 2017 13 Jun - 26 Jun, 2017 27 Jun - 29 Aug, 2017 30 Aug - 30 Sep, 2017 01 Oct - 06 Oct, 2017 07 Oct - 15 Oct, 2017 16 Oct - 24 Oct, 2017

$837
$955
$955
$955
$1,026
$1,026
$1,026
$957
$953
$814

$1,487
$1,723
$1,723
$1,723
$1,865
$1,865
$1,865
$1,727
$1,718
$1,443

$698
$777
$777
$777
$824
$824
$824
$778
$776
$683

$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99

Deluxe Grade

01 May - 19 May, 2017 20 May - 25 May, 2017 26 May - 03 Jun, 2017 04 Jun - 12 Jun, 2017 13 Jun - 26 Jun, 2017 27 Jun - 29 Aug, 2017 30 Aug - 30 Sep, 2017 01 Oct - 06 Oct, 2017 07 Oct - 15 Oct, 2017 16 Oct - 24 Oct, 2017

$1,381
$1,381
$1,654
$1,654
$1,668
$1,858
$1,724
$1,480
$1,232
$1,232

$2,481
$2,481
$3,028
$3,028
$3,056
$3,437
$3,167
$2,681
$2,184
$2,184

$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99
$99

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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