Rockies Landscapes & West Coast Fishing

Explore the diverse landscapes of Western Canada from classic destinations and resort towns, to hidden gems of the West Coast with this nine day vacation. Calling all anglers! This holiday includes a three night stay in Campbell River, the Salmon Fishing Capitol of the World.

Begin this authentic Canadian adventure in the spectacular setting of Banff National Park. Visit scenic and geological wonders including Lake Minnewanka, Bow Falls, and the Hoodoo rock formations. Banff Gondola offers visitors the rare opportunity to stand on a high mountain peak. Experience the untamed wilderness of the Icefields Parkway, surrounded by ancient glacial ice and towering rugged peaks. Columbia Icefield leaves visitors in awe of the strength of the mighty elements, and the powerful effect of glaciers as they carve and sculpt landscapes. The Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk attractions immerse visitors in these rugged landscapes and offer insight into the history, geology and wildlife of the area.

The adventure continues west towards the coast of British Columbia with two days of sightseeing including a stop at iconic Lake Louise, a drive through the high mountain roads and majestic peaks of Roger’s Pass, and an overnight in the tranquil setting of Sun Peaks. Explore downtown Vancouver and breathe in the crisp Pacific Ocean air. At the FlyOver Canada attraction, get acquainted with the vast and dynamic landscapes of Canada with a coast-to-coast flight simulation.

The final stop on this memorable holiday is a three night ocean-side stay at Painter’s Lodge resort. Situated in Campbell River, the Salmon Capitol of the World, this angler’s dream resort offers fishing expeditions complete with boats, expert guides, and fishing gear. Painter’s Lodge is the gateway to British Columbia’s coastal wilderness, surrounded by rugged islands and rocky coastline, rich in wildlife.
9 days/8 Nights
from $3,144.00
per person based on double occupancy

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Highlights

  • Visit the landmark sights of Banff National Park including Bow Falls and the Hoodoos
  • Stand on the summit of Sulphur Mountain at Banff Gondola
  • Spend an overnight in the beautiful alpine town of Sun Peaks
  • Experience world renowned salmon fishing in Campbell River
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation

Sightseeing Excursions
  • Explore Banff half day sightseeing tour
  • Columbia Icefield Discovery full day sightseeing tour
  • Includes lunch
  • Full day touring from Banff to Sun Peaks
  • Includes lunch
  • Full day touring from Sun Peaks to Vancouver
  • Includes lunch
  • Zodiac wildlife tour near Campbell River

Admissions
  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Lake Cruise
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Hell’s Gate Airtram
  • Fly Over Canada
Transfers & Flights
  • Scheduled shuttle from Calgary Airport to Banff
  • Return flights from Vancouver to Campbell River
  • Taxi transfers to/from Vancouver and Campbell River Airports

Salmon Fishing
  • Two four-hour guided fishing trips
  • Tackle, bait, rain gear, cleaning, and packaging of catch

Extras
  • Travel documents
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • Columbia Icefield or Banff Gondola photograph
  • Personalized travel photo book
Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 – Calgary to Banff

Arrive in Calgary and travel by scheduled shuttle service to the Canadian Rockies and the resort town of Banff. The remainder of your day is free to explore the spectacular setting of Banff National Park. Stroll through the galleries and shops of downtown, walk along the Bow River, rent a canoe and paddle to Vermillion Lakes, or hike the popular Tunnel Mountain trail.

Day 2 – Banff

Spend the morning visiting Banff’s local points of interest. Visit scenic highlights including Bow Falls, Two Jack Lake, and Surprise Corner. Learn about the historical significance of Hoodoo rock formations overlooking the Bow Valley.  At Banff Gondola, ascend to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding peaks and the Banff town site far below. Enjoy an interpretive boat cruise at Lake Minnewanka and watch for wildlife at the water’s edge. Enjoy a leisurely night in Banff.

Day 3 – Columbia Icefield Day Trip

Today, travel through the rugged expanse of wilderness surrounding the Icefields Parkway. This route is home to over 100 visible glaciers, turquoise lakes, and rushing waterfalls. At the Columbia Icefields, board an all-terrain Ice Explorer and venture onto the ancient Athabasca Glacier. Step out on a glass viewing platform suspended 918 feet above Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk. Return along the scenic Bow Valley Corridor to Banff for an evening at leisure.

Day 4 – Banff to Sun Peaks

Depart Banff and head west into the heart of the Canadian Rockies. 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 past the desert-like hills surrounding Kamloops, as the road climbs through the Shuswap Highlands into the mountain region of Sun Peaks.  

Day 5 – Sun Peaks to Vancouver

Continue your journey toward Vancouver, passing from forested mountains into the dramatic desert scenery of British Columbia’s cowboy country.  Follow the Thompson River Valley through Spence's Bridge, a small town established during the Cariboo Gold rush of the 1850s. Continue south toward Hell’s Gate and the spectacular Fraser Canyon. Lunch and a tram ride at Hell’s Gate offer 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. Conclude in the coastal city of Vancouver, surrounded by spectacular ocean views and the impressive peaks of the Coast Mountains.

Day 6 – Vancouver to Campbell River

Board a flight bound for Vancouver Island and the coastal town of Campbell River. This beautiful destination is known as the Salmon Fishing Capital of the World and gateway to BC’s coastal wilderness. Transfer to the tranquil setting of Painter’s Lodge, where Chinook and Spring Salmon fishing is offered in traditional First Nation row boats. This type of traditional fishing is termed Tyee by the local First Nations, and translates to mean chief or big leader. The term is used to describe salmon weighing 30 lbs or more.

Days 7 & 8 – Campbell River

Venture out with a guide for two epic days of salmon fishing in the magnificent wilderness setting of Campbell River. Guests who reel in a Tyee will become part of the Tyee Club of British Columbia. Traditional sport fishing is offered in 17 feet boats, with all fishing gear and rain gear provided. Your catch will be cleaned and packaged for you upon return to shore. Spend the remainder of your days enjoying the views and peaceful setting of the lodge.

Day 9 – Campbell River to Vancouver

Join a trained naturalist and guide for a morning wildlife tour amongst the Discovery Islands. Observe wildlife habitats that are home to black bears, sea lions, seals, whales, and dolphins. Spot bald eagles as they swoop and soar over the ocean, in search of food. Return to the lodge for an afternoon transfer to the airport, and a quick flight to Vancouver. Your evening is free to enjoy the many sights of downtown Vancouver.

Day 10 – Vancouver Departure

Your memorable vacation concludes with a morning checkout from your Vancouver hotel.
Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

 
Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Banff Springs Hotel
Sun Peaks Moderate Sun Peaks Hotel Moderate Sun Peaks Hotel Moderate Sun Peaks Hotel
Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel Sheraton Wall Centre Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Campbell River Painter’s Lodge Painter’s Lodge Painter’s Loge
 
prices

Prices

 
  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
1 May - 23 May $3,144.00 $2,961.00 $2,870.00 $4,298.00 $1,525.00
24 May - 21 June $3,493.00 $3,220.00 $3,082.00 $4,944.00 $1,581.00
24 June - 30 Aug $3,494.00 $3,220.00 $3,083.00 $4,944.00 $1,581.00
2 Sept - 23 Sept $3,494.00 $3,220.00 $3,083.00 $4,944.00 $1,581.00
 
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
1 May - 23 May $3,244.00 $3,025.00 $2,915.00 $4,505.00 $1,525.00
24 May - 21 June $3,562.00 $3,261.00 $3,111.00 $5,090.00 $1,581.00
24 June - 30 Aug $3,564.00 $3,264.00 $3,114.00 $5,093.00 $1,581.00
2 Sept - 12 Sept $3,556.00 $3,258.00 $3,110.00 $5,076.00 $1,581.00
 
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
1 May - 23 May $3,866.00 $3,535.00 $3,322.00 $5,701.00 $1,525.00
24 May - 21 June $4,268.00 $3,860.00 $3,585.00 $6,355.00 $1,581.00
24 June - 30 Aug $4,295.00 $3,879.00 $3,599.00 $6,505.00 $1,581.00
2 Sept - 23 Sept $4,271.00 $3,863.00 $3,587.00 $6,458.00 $1,581.00
           

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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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