WMT’s Canadian Rockies

Dates: June 8-19, 2022

Bold and breathtaking views are enjoyed from Vancouver to Calgary as you savor the sparkling lakes of Sun Peaks, the glacial wonder of the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield, the alluring blue hue of Lake Louise, and the magnificent canyons and gorges of Jasper National Park. A panoramic cruise along the crystal waters of Maligne Lake to remote Spirit Island – one of Canada’s most cherished and photographed places to a gondola ride to breakfast atop Banff’s Sulphur Mountain.  This is a majestic journey through Western Canada.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8: ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER, BC
Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! Our day is at your leisure to prepare for our beautiful week ahead.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9: VANCOUVER, BC
Enjoy the day at your leisure before we gather for a group social hour this evening. (B)

FRIDAY, JUNE 10: VANCOUVER-VICTORIA
This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Catch the BC ferry over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, followed by a special dinner in the former historic greenhouse overlooking the gardens. (B, D)

SATURDAY, JUNE 11: VICTORIA
The day is free to explore on your own; perhaps consider an optional marine wildlife and whale-watching trip. Shoppers will love Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s specialty stores, while history buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum. (B)

SUNDAY, JUNE 12: VICTORIA-WHISTLER
Today, board a BC ferry and cross the Strait of Georgia and cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at Shannon Falls, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. On to the alpine resort of Whistler at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain to explore the 2010 Winter Olympics’ sites. (B)

MONDAY, JUNE 13: WHISTLER
This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. The rest of the day is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler’s Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you travel via the longest unsupported gondola span in the world. Other options include a walk in the tree tops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort. (B)

TUESDAY, JUNE 14: WHISTLER-SUN PEAKS
This morning, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks with the balance of the day at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional (weather pending) canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada’s fur trade. (B)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15: SUN PEAKS-JASPER
Continue north, following Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River, into the province of Alberta. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering Jasper National Park. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snow-capped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Before arriving at your hotel, perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park. (B, D)

THURSDAY, JUNE 16: JASPER-EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE
Enjoy a sightseeing tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated cruise to Spirit Island, followed by lunch. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own. (B, L)

FRIDAY, JUNE 17: JASPER-COLUMBIA ICEFIELD-LAKE LOUISE-BANFF
This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer Ride. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass with splendid views. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into Banff National Park. (B)

SATURDAY, JUNE 18: BANFF
Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savor a flavorful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner together. (B, D)

SUNDAY, JUNE 19: BANFF-CALGARY-RETURN HOME

Today we will transfer to Calgary International Airport and return home with new friends and memories of the beautiful Canadian Rockies. (B)

SPECIAL INCLUDED EXPERIENCES:

  • Visit and dinner at Butchart Gardens
  • Ice Explorer ride on Columbia Icefield
  • Gondola ride up Banff’s Sulphur Mountain 

Included:

  • Fully Escorted by Travel Leaders/Destinations Unlimited’s Lori Nietert
  • 11-night accommodations and luggage handling
  • Government and hotel taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
  • Complimentary WiFi on motorcoach and in most hotels
  • Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
  • 11 full breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 2 dinners (D) as specified

To request a brochure on this tour - contact 319-393-1359 or email Travel@duagency.com 

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