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13 Day The Canadian Rockies

Cosmos Guided Tour starting in Vancouver and finishing in Vancouver

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Read 18 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 13 Day The Canadian Rockies. From British Columbia to Alberta with overnights on Vancouver Island, this 13 day holiday is surely an experience to remember. Sightsee in Vancouver and Victoria, and enjoy scenic highlights...read more

Overview

Operator: Cosmos
Type: Coach Tour (Low Cost)
Style: Regional Discovery
Duration: 13 Days
From: Vancouver to Vancouver
Tour Code: 8900
Visits: Canada
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$ 2,174
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Day By Day

1

Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
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Vancouver

This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbour, beaches, and more. The rest of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director can suggest ways to further explore the city. Maybe take a water taxi to Granville Island with outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafes. Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, and art galleries.
3

Vancouver - Kelowna

Our journey begins in British Columbia's fertile valleys and continues through rich mountain forests to Lake Okanagan. Travel along the lake to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the lake shore and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample local wines on the included WINERY TOUR.
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Kelowna - Glacier National Park - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park

Motor north through the Okanagan Valley, famous for its peaches and vineyards. Climb up 1,334-metre-high (4,379-foot) Rogers Pass in GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Take a break at the pass, perfect for photos of the rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enter YOHO NATIONAL PARK and scale Kicking Horse Pass at 1,652 metres (5,421 feet). By early evening, reach BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.
5

Banff National Park

Full day at leisure. Banff is one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts, and your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.
6

Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

First, to Lake Louise, its turquoise waters a perfect natural mirror that reflects the mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach continues northward into JASPER NATIONAL PARK. A highlight today is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice that's 365-metres (1,200-feet) thick. This afternoon, join our optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.
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Jasper National Park

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer-from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.
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Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks

Leave Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 3,953-metres (12,972-feet). Continue following the Yellowhead Highway south along the North Thompson River-a route pioneered by fur trappers a century ago. Overnight at the Sun Peaks mountain resort.
9

Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler

Head south, following the once treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet, "Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route," your motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes with a late-afternoon arrival in Whistler.
10

Whistler

Spend the day in the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Free time to explore many sites from the 2010 Winter Olympics or to join one of the many optional excursions, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park.
11

Whistler - Ferry Crossing - Victoria

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Afternoon arrival in Victoria. Sightseeing includes Marine Drive, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles. Then, visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, rated among the most beautiful gardens in the world. Stroll through the colourful Sunken Garden, the Japanese and Italian Gardens, the English Rose Garden, and the magnificent Ross Fountain.
12

Victoria

Today is at leisure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, an IMAX presentation at the National Geographic Theatre, whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street.
13

Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver

Early this morning, enjoy a scenic ferry crossing to the mainland, where the trip ends with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. Please schedule flights after 1:30 pm.

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In Vancouver and Victoria; orientation tour in Jasper, Stanley Park, included winery tour, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Butchart Gardens.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Lake Okanagan, Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, Yoho National Park, Kicking Horse Pass, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Fraser River, Mount Robson, Seton & Duffey Lakes, Whistler, Strait of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.
  • GUIDES: Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Accommodation

  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist Class (ST), Tourist Class (T)
  • Vancouver Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Centre (F), Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre (F), Banff National Park Mount Royal Hotel (F), Jasper National Park Marmot Lodge (F), Sun Peaks Sun Peaks Lodge (ST), Whistler Listel Hotel Whistler (MF), Victoria Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

 

Operator Details

Region: Canada & Alaska
Style: Regional Discovery
Accommodation: 3+ Star
Location: Outskirts - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 50 (Avg. 39)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Cosmos for trips in Canada & Alaska. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (18)

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Australia
Trip Date: 20/06/2016

“Cosmos tour of Canadian Rockies”

The tour was generally good with some excellent scenery in the Rockies. Our Tour experience was soured somewhat by the attitude of the Tour Director (Peter) who could not get the excursion bookings right for us and a number of other people. He consistently made errors with excursion bookings and would try and blame the passengers. He had an abrasive and sarcastic manner and tried to incorrectly bill us for an excursion we did not undertake. Our experience with Global Journeys was very good during the booking process. The Coach had 47 people plus the Tour Director and Driver which was too many to make for a comfortable journey particularly given the number of sight seeing stops that we had. I would give Cosmos another chance and hopefully would not encounter this type of character again.

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Australia
Trip Date: 30/05/2016

“13 Day The Canadian Rockies”

Generally good and I enjoyed the trip. I will book again with Cosmos through Global Journeys. The coach was new and OK but the seats and the inclination was not all that good for a long trip. The tour could have included more important optional tours with a marginal increase in tour costs by applying group discounts etc.

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Australia
Trip Date: 09/05/2016

“Fantastic Alaksa”

We thoroughly enjoyed our Cosmos Alaska trip. As a group of 4 couples we were very happy with our booking agent at Global Journeys and the thorough and professional treatment we received. Our trip went without any problems and although we originally thought that it was a bit risky going in early May, the weather was fantastic. Our driver and tour guide were exceptional. Tarak - our tour guide had an enormous amount of knowledge about every place we visited and gave us practical information about each stop. Although there were no meals included, there was never an issue. I would like to see breakfast included as this is a good time to socialize with our fellow travelers. Our bus group was mostly Australians which was amazing - 38 out of 47. Our accommodation was great - very clean, spacious, organised on arrival and central to everything. Our bus driver (Jim) was always on time, helpful, smiling and a very careful driver - we always felt safe. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

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Australia
Trip Date: 14/09/2015

“Tour guide was simply amazing”

Had an enjoyable time on this tour, the tour guide (Brad) was simply amazing with his knowledge about BC & Albert and commentary during the tour. He was remarkable and made the whole tour very interesting. The driver (Dennis) didn't say a lot but his driving was exceptional. Didn't do many optional tours as we had been travelling for over 3 weeks and it was nice to spend time in the cities we visited. Like the Canadian tour we did prior to this tour, we would have preferred to pay a little extra in the cost of the tour to include breakfast in all the hotels we stayed at. A lot of mornings we had to depart early and a provided continental breakfast would have been sufficient. Some of the rooms in the hotels we stayed in, did not provide enough space for two suit cases.

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