Alpine Explorer from Calgary

Take in the diverse scenery of Western Canada, from the awe-inspiring Rockies to the Coastal Mountains surrounding Vancouver. This five-day tour encompasses Banff National Park's most popular attractions including mountaintop views from the Banff Gondola, stepping out onto the Columbia Icefield, and unbeatable photo opportunities from the new Glacier Skywalk.

Departing Banff, the journey West is rich with historic accounts of the explorers who traversed the Canadian Rockies before railways or roads were established. Stand on the shores of picturesque Lake Louise, enjoy an evening at leisure in the quaint mountain village of Sun Peaks, and end your journey in the coastal city of Vancouver surrounded by spectacular ocean views and the impressive peaks of the Coast Mountains.
5 Days/4 Nights
from $1,656.00
per person based on double occupancy
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Highlights

  • Ride the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for epic views of the Bow Valley
  • Be among few in the world to stand on centuries old glacial ice
  • Stand suspended 280 metres (918 feet) above the Sunwapta Valley on the glass floored Glacier Skywalk
  • Spend an overnight in the beautiful alpine village of Sun Peaks
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation

Sightseeing Excursions

  • Sightseeing excursion of Banff
  • Rockies Discovery full day sightseeing tour including the Columbia Icefield
    • Includes lunch at Columbia Icefield
  • Full day touring from Banff to Sun Peaks
    • Includes lunch in Revelstoke
  • Full day touring from Sun Peaks to Vancouver
    • Includes lunch at Hell’s Gate

Admissions

  • Banff Gondola
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Hell’s Gate Airtram
  • FlyOver Canada

Extras

  • Souvenier photograph at Banff Gondola or Columbia Icefield
  • Itinerary, brochures, maps, and vouchers
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel luggage handling

Transfer

  • Transfer from Calgary to Banff
Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Calgary to Banff

Travel from Calgary through Alberta’s cowboy country into the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Continue with a tour through the landmarks of Banff National Park. Learn about the hoodoo rock formations that stand like sentinels above the Bow Valley. Photograph Bow Falls, and look down at the Bow River and Banff Springs Hotel from Surprise Corner lookout. Gaze out over the emerald waters of Two Jack Lake. Take a ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain at the Banff Gondola.

DAY 2 - Banff & Columbia Icefield

Join a full day tour along the famous Icefields Parkway to Columbia Icefields. Travel through mountain corridors surrounded by rugged peaks, sparkling glaciers, and aquamarine lakes. Pass by scenic landmarks including Crowfoot Glacier, Peyto Lake, and Bow Lake. Take an all-terrain Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier, and step out high above the Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk. Return to Banff for an evening at leisure.

DAY 3 - Banff to Sun Peaks

Depart Banff and travel along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway through the heart of Banff National Park. Stand on the shores of Lake Louise surrounded by towering mountains, and take a quick stroll around the lake. Continue into the province of British Columbia, as the highway ascends through the spectacular untouched wilderness of Rogers’s Pass. Stop for lunch in the Alpine Town of Revelstoke before continuing towards Okanagan Lake Country. The landscape transitions from rugged peaks to forested hills and expansive lakes. Continue through the desert-like hills surrounding Kamloops, as the road climbs through the Shuswap Highlands into the mountain region of Sun Peaks.  Enjoy an evening at leisure in the quaint mountain village of Sun Peaks.

DAY 4 - Sun Peaks to Vancouver

Continue your journey toward Vancouver passing from forested mountains to the dramatic desert scenery of British Columbia’s cowboy country.  Follow the Thompson River Valley through Spences Bridge, a small town established during the Cariboo Gold rush of the 1850’s. Continue south toward Hell’s Gate and the spectacular Fraser Canyon. Lunch and a tram ride at Hell’s Gate offers a chance to witness the power of water as it churns and pushes through the narrow Hell’s Gate gorge. Following lunch, wind along the mighty Fraser River through lush pastoral valleys, passing into the urban centres of Abbotsford, Langley, and Surrey. Arrive in the coastal city of Vancouver surrounded by spectacular ocean views and the impressive peaks of the Coast Mountains. Enjoy a flight simulation of Canada’s scenic highlights at FlyOver Canada, with the remainder of your evening at leisure.

DAY 5 - Vancouver Departure

This memorable holiday concludes upon checkout from your downtown Vancouver hotel.

The Alpine Explorer package is also available starting from Vancouver. 
prices

Prices

  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
2 May - 25 May $1,656 $1,566 $2,041 $594
28 May – 25 Jun $1,763 $1,637 $2,256 $594
27 Jun – 31 Aug $1,766 $1,640 $2,258 $594
3 Sep - 24 Sep $1,766 $1,640 $2,258 $594
         
 
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
2 May - 25 May $1,679 $1,579 $2,089 $594
28 May – 25 Jun $1,776 $1,645 $2,286 $594
27 Jun – 31 Aug $1,779 $1,647 $2,288 $594
3 Sep - 24 Sep $1,775 $1,644 $2,280 $594
         
 
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
2 May - 25 May $2,073 $1,894 $2,830 $594
28 May – 25 Jun $2,215 $2,015 $3,133 $594
27 Jun – 31 Aug $2,213 $2,028 $3,167 $594
3 Sep - 24 Sep $2,218 $2,017 $3,136 $594
         
 

Pricing available in US dollars


All prices quoted are per person and shown in CAD funds. Rates are for 2016 and do not include taxes.  All prices include administration, planning, and operational expenses. All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to international exchange rate fluctuations. Infants (less than 2 years old) travelling with an adult and not occupying a seat may travel free of charge. For children 2-11 years old, we provide reduced rates – please contact one of our vacation planners at 1-877-791-5500 for more information. A deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking (unless otherwise stated at the time of booking). Final payment is due 45 days prior to tour departure. Tours booked within 45 days of departure require full payment before reservations can be confirmed.


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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Options

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs
Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks Manteo Resort Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks
Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel & Suites Sheraton Wall Centre The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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