Canadian Rockies Elements from Vancouver

This 8 day adventure highlights the famous resort towns of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with two days of sightseeing from Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies, featuring an overnight in the alpine village of Sun Peaks.

Ascend and descend through mountain passes and scenic river valleys, and learn about the early explorers who passed through this rugged terrain before roads or railways were built. Stand on the shores of mighty Lake Louise backed by Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier. Travel the spectacular Icefields Parkway, and be amazed by the untouched wilderness that surrounds the Columbia Icefields. Take a ride on an all-terrain Ice Explorer, and step out onto Athabasca Glacier. Stand on a glass viewing platform suspended  280 metres above the Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk. Explore Jasper National Park’s highlights including Maligne Canyon and the disappearing waters of Medicine Lake.

Once you enter Banff National Park you will take a gondola car to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and look out over a sea of rocky peaks. This memorable vacation offers up a variety of mountain experiences and endless photo opportunities.
8 Days/7 Nights
from $2,178.00
per person based on double occupancy

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  • Enjoy the amazing 360-degree view of surrounding mountain peaks from the summit of a mountain
  • Learn about the disappearing waters of Medicine Lake
  • Stand suspended 280 metres (918 feet) above the Sunwapta Valley on the glass floored Glacier Skywalk
  • Photograph the emerald green waters of Lake Louise
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions


  • 7 nights hotel accommodation

Sightseeing Excursions

  • Full day touring from Vancouver to Sun Peaks
  • Full day touring from Sun Peaks to Lake Louise
  • Rockies Discovery full day sightseeing tour including the Columbia Icefield
  • Explore Jasper half day sightseeing tour
  • Explore Banff half day sightseeing tour


  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Lake Cruise
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Hell’s Gate Airtram
  • Fly Over Canada


  • Motor coach transfer from Jasper to Banff


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


  • 3 lunches provided


DAY 1 – Vancouver Arrival

Welcome to the beautiful metropolitan city of Vancouver. Situated on the Pacific coast, this city offers up fantastic views, entertainment, and culture. Visit FlyOver Canada for an introduction to the scenic and geographical highlights of Canada during a breathtaking flight simulation.

DAY 2 – Vancouver to Sun Peaks

Depart Vancouver and witness city-scapes transition to pastoral farmland and lush valleys as the highway follows the Fraser River. Continue north 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. Wind along the Thompson River through the dramatic desert scenery of British Columbia’s cowboy country. The road climbs steadily up through the Shuswap Highlands toward the alpine town of Sun Peaks. Enjoy a peaceful evening in this mountain oasis surrounded by peaks and forests.

DAY 3 – Sun Peaks to Lake Louise

Continue east as the views change from wide open skies to towering rugged peaks. Stop for lunch in Revelstoke before continuing through the untouched wilderness of Roger’s Pass. Enter Banff National Park, situated in the heart of the Rockies. Gaze up at the impressive Mount Temple, at 3,544 meters elevation. Stand on the shores of Lake Louise and behold the famous emerald green waters backed by majestic Mount Victoria. Spend a leisurely evening in Lake Louise.

DAY 4 – Lake Louise to Jasper

An epic day of sights and photo opportunities begins with the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Travel through mountain corridors surrounded by rocky peaks, sparkling streams, and hanging glaciers. Step out onto the Athabasca Glacier and enjoy an interpretive journey in an all-terrain Ice Explorer. Gaze out over the Sunwapta Valley from a glass platform suspended high above the valley floor at the Glacier Skywalk. Continue along the Icefields Parkway with a final photo stop at Athabasca Falls. Arrive in the resort town of Jasper for an evening at leisure. This mountain town is full of character and colourful local mountaineers and skiers.

DAY 5 – Explore Jasper

Get acquainted with the rich history and scenic highlights of Jasper National Park. Behold the power of water at Maligne Canyon. Photograph the mighty Athabasca River while learning of the trials and triumphs of early explorers who settled in the area. Learn the mystery behind the disappearing Medicine Lake. Look out over the vast waters of Maligne Lake. The afternoon and evening are free for further exploration of this mountain paradise.

DAY 6 – Jasper to Banff

Enjoy a morning at leisure before travelling south along the Icefield Parkway to Banff. This famous resort town offers a great variety of walking and hiking trails, and wildlife viewing opportunities. Check out the many art galleries and shops downtown, or spend your time in the accessible wilderness just a short walk away from your hotel doorstep.

DAY 7 – Explore Banff

Experience the highlights of Banff with a tour visiting many local points of significance. Visit scenic highlights including Bow Falls, Two Jack Lake, and Surprise Corner. Learn about the significance of the Hoodoo rock formations overlooking the Bow Valley.  At Banff Gondola, ascend to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s eye view of the surrounding peaks and Banff townsite far below. Enjoy an interpretive boat cruise at Lake Minnewanka with wildlife often spotted at the water’s edge. Spend a leisurely night in Banff.

DAY 8 – Banff to Calgary

This memorable holiday concludes with a transfer through the foothills and ranching country of Alberta to the city of Calgary.

Canadian Rockies Elements is also available from Calgary, Alberta.


  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
5 May-24 May $2,178 $2,009 $2,872 $667
26 May-23 Jun $2,466 $2,213 $3,405 $688
25 Jun-30 Aug $2,466 $2,214 $3,406 $688
1 Sep-17 Sep $2,466 $2,214 $3,406 $688
20 Sep- 27 Sep $2,466 $2,214 $3,406 $688
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
5 May- 24 May $2,296 $2,185 $3,109 $687
26 May- 23 Jun $2,618 $2,413 $3,714 $688
25 Jun- 30 Aug $2,638 $2,427 $3,751 $688
1 Sep- 17 Sep $2,614 $2,410 $3,703 $688
20 Sep - 27 Sep $2,614 $2,410 $3,703 $688
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
5 May-24 May $3,061 $2,821 $4,573 $667
26 May-23 Jun $3,510 $3,099 $5,432 $688
25 Jun-30 Aug $3,594 $3,209 $5,599 $688
1 Sep 17 Sep $3,556 $3,184 $5,523 $688
20 Sep - 27 Sep $3,273 $2,995 $4,956 $688

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 Selection

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs
Jasper Marmot Lodge Chateau Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park
Lake Louise Deer Lodge Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks
Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel Sheraton Wall Centre The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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