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Whistler, Rockies & Emerald Jewels

8 Days / 7 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$800 per person
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Discover the best of Western Canada's mountain regions on this 8-day self drive to Whistler, Sun Peaks and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Featuring stays at the famous Fairmont properties in Deluxe Grade, this one way, reversible itinerary is ideal for those want majestic mountain peaks, natural hot springs and authentic mountain towns.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Vancouver to Whistler
Day 2
Whistler Sightseeing | Peak 2 Peak Gondola
Day 3
Whistler to Sun Peaks
Day 4
Sun Peaks to Jasper
Day 5
Jasper Sightseeing
Day 6
Jasper to Emerald Lake Lodge
Day 7
Emerald Lake Lodge to Banff
Day 8
Banff to Calgary

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.

Departs Vancouver

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 cafés 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 Emerald Lake Lodge (253 km/157 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 where you will take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included) and stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk. Also watch for the Sarbach Glacier, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival into Lake Louise. Upon arrival into Lake Louise Village be sure to drive Lake Louise Road to the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies," Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier. Near Lake Louise, take the Trans Canada Highway exit towards Field.

Day 7 Emerald Lake Lodge to Banff (83 km/59 mi)
Enjoy the leisurely drive to Banff. Travel along the Bow Valley Parkway for a casual drive that winds alongside the Bow River. The Bow Valley Parkway between Lake Louise and Banff is a low speed, two-lane undivided roadway with numerous scenic outlooks and pullouts. Be sure to stop for a quick nature walk at the Johnston Canyon, where you can stand in the spray of a roaring mountain waterfall. This afternoon, explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you'll find lots of excitement - 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.

Departs Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff (115 km/72 mi)
Take the short (2-hour) drive from Calgary to Banff on either the Trans-Canada Highway or the more scenic 1A Highway. Once in Banff proceed to your selected hotel to check in and the rest of the day is yours to explore at your own leisure.

Day 2 Banff to Emerald Lake Lodge (83 km/59 mi)
This morning, 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).In the afternoon, depart Banff for Field. It's about an hour’s journey, so you'll have plenty of time to stop and explore along the way. Take the Bow Valley Parkway, a winding and lovely route beside the Bow River - be sure to stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footway to either the lower or upper waterfalls, just a short drive before continuing to Lake Louise. You'll also have lots of time to wander and explore this lovely lake with the backdrop of the Victoria Glacier. After departing Lake Louise you will enter Yoho National Park and continue on Hwy 1 for about 15 minutes until you reach Field.

Day 3 Emerald Lake Lodge to Jasper (253 km/157 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 Sarbach Glacier, Bow Lake, with the Bow Glacier providing the backdrop, and Crowfoot Glacier before your arrival at the Columbia Icefield, where you will take an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier (included) and stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk. Leaving the Athabasca Glacier, your camera should be ready to capture the majesty of the Athabasca Falls prior to your arrival into Jasper.

Day 4 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).

Day 5 Jasper to Sun Peaks (444 km/277 mi)
Leaving Jasper National Park, travel the ‘Yellowhead’ Route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Beyond Mount Robson Provincial Park, the highway follows the Thompson River through the snowy peaks of the Monashee and Caribou Mountains to the resort village of Sun Peaks where you will enjoy a night’s stay.

Day 6 Sun Peaks to Whistler (293 km/183 mi)
Begin the day travelling along Logan Lake route to the Gold Rush Town of Cache Creek, where you stop to visit the Historic Hat Creek (included), which literally takes you back to the days of the Gold Rush. Continue the journey south to Lillooet, known as the land of the Gold Rush Trail and was ‘Mile Zero’ of the Old Caribou Wagon Road during the Gold Rush Years. Now the area is home to the largest Canadian producers of the medicinal plant, Ginseng. Departing Lillooet travel the Duffey Lake Road to Whistler.

Day 7 Whistler Exploring with Peak 2 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 chair lift. 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 snow pack, if gondola is not operating a refund will be issued.

Day 8 Whistler to Vancouver (122 km/76 mi)
Depart Whistler at your own leisure along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to Vancouver. 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 Vancouver and proceed to your selected hotel.

Package Includes:

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Peak to Peak Gondola (operates daily late-May to mid-Sep, price for non operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking)
  • Admission to Historic Hat Creek
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Banff Gondola
  • Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier & Glacier Skywalk
  • PDF Travel Documentation (Emailed)
  • Canadian taxes

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road Tolls
  • Activities & meals, other than specified

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Whistler - Aava Whistler Hotel (Deluxe Guestroom)
  • Sun Peaks Resort - Nancy Greene’s Cahilty Hotel (Hotel Room)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Field – Emerald Lake Lodge (Lodge Room)
  • Banff - Elk+Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • Whistler - Delta Whistler Village Suites (One Bedroom)
  • Sun Peaks Resort -Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Field – Emerald Lake Lodge (Lodge Room)
  • 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)
  • Field – Emerald Lake Lodge (Lodge Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Plus Grade)

  • Whistler - Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Deluxe Slopeside View Room)
  • Sun Peaks Resort -Sun Peaks Grand Hotel (Deluxe Room Balcony)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Premier Deluxe)
  • Field – Emerald Lake Lodge (Lodge Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Mountain View Room)

Moderate Grade

Aava Hotel

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Whistler

Nancy Greene Cahilty Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Emerald Lake Lodge

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Field

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Superior Grade

Delta Whistler Village Suites

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Whistler

Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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Sun Peaks Resort

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Emerald Lake Lodge

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Field

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

Emerald Lake Lodge

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Field

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Deluxe Plus 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

Emerald Lake Lodge

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Field

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Departure dates

Departing from Vancouver: Daily (Tour Code SD166) Departing from Calgary: Daily (Tour Code SD167)

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade

01 May - 09 May, 2020 10 May - 23 May, 2020 24 May - 28 Sep, 2020 29 Sep - 11 Oct, 2020 12 Oct - 15 Oct, 2020

$800
$916
$1,150
$1,017
$845

$1,348
$1,581
$2,049
$1,784
$1,439

$687
$765
$921
$832
$718

$132
$132
$132
$132
$132

Superior Grade

01 May - 09 May, 2020 10 May - 23 May, 2020 24 May - 20 Jun, 2020 21 Jun - 30 Sep, 2020 01 Oct - 11 Oct, 2020 12 Oct - 15 Oct, 2020

$971
$1,147
$1,331
$1,406
$1,215
$965

$1,692
$2,044
$2,411
$2,562
$2,179
$1,680

$810
$928
$1,051
$1,101
$973
$807

$132
$132
$132
$132
$132
$132

Deluxe Grade

01 May - 09 May, 2020 10 May - 23 May, 2020 24 May - 11 Oct, 2020 12 Oct - 15 Oct, 2020

$1,529
$1,892
$2,131
$1,590

$2,718
$3,442
$3,921
$2,841

$132
$132
$132
$132

Deluxe Plus Grade

01 May - 09 May, 2020 10 May - 23 May, 2020 24 May - 11 Oct, 2020 12 Oct - 15 Oct, 2020

$1,913
$2,275
$2,515
$1,975

$3,486
$4,210
$4,689
$3,609

$1,478
$1,719
$1,879
$1,519

$132
$132
$132
$132

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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