Sun Peaks and Rockies Explorer from Vancouver

This holiday combines the top attractions and scenic wonders of Western Canada with beautiful road trips through serene beauty of British Columbia. Travel through the high mountain roadway of Roger’s Pass, and experience the spectacular wilderness setting of the Icefield Parkway. Make the most of your trip to Canada and let us do the driving. With informative commentary and scenic stops throughout, this exciting trip from the Pacific Coast to the Canadian Rockies is a great introduction to Canada’s highlights.

From ocean vistas and coastal mountains, to metropolitan arts and culture, Vancouver has it all! With endless things to do and places to explore, a day in this beautiful city will fly by. Don’t miss the locally produced artisan foods of Granville Island. With specialty coffee roasters, hand made pastries, locally cured meats, delicious sauces, and artisan cheese galore, this market is a great place to piece together a tasty picnic. The historic streets of Gastown, the urban rainforest of Stanley Park, and the shops and boutiques of Robson Street are just a few of Vancouver’s top tourist destinations.

From busy city streets to peaceful wilderness, the tour heads east into interior British Columbia. Witness a powerful rush of water forcing its way through a narrow canyon at Hell’s Gate. Spend a day in the hidden gem of Sun Peaks, with many activities and options for exploration at your doorstep. Choose from alpine hiking and biking trails, a scenic ride on a gondola chair, or a quiet guided horseback ride through forests and wildflowers. Head further east into the heart of the Canadian Rockies for an awe-filled day of travel through Revelstoke and Roger’s Pass, concluding in the Bow Valley.

Discover the natural wonders of Banff and Jasper National Parks with visits to the Columbia Icefield, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Falls, and the Hoodoo rock formations. Experience the best attractions of the Rockies including the Banff Gondola, Glacier Adventure, and Glacier Skywalk. Take an evening walk along the serene shores of Banff’s Bow River, and watch the sun set over the mountains.

Add a quick trip to the island city of Victoria to the begging of this holiday, or book this vacation on it’s own. This getaway is sure to leave you with a lasting impression of Western Canada’s rugged beauty.
6 days/5 Nights
from $1,702.00
per person based on double occupancy

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  • Explore the serene mountain setting of Sun Peaks
  • Step out onto the Athabasca Glacier with the Glacier Adventure attraction
  • Travel through the untouched beauty of the Icefield Parkway
  • Visit the landmark sights of Banff National Park including Bow Falls and Lake Minnewanka
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation

Sightseeing Excursions
  • Full day touring from Vancouver to Sun Peaks
    • Includes lunch
  • Full day touring from Sun Peaks to Banff
    • Includes lunch
  • Columbia Icefield Discovery full day sightseeing tour
    • Includes lunch
  • Explore Banff half day sightseeing tour
  • Fly Over Canada
  • Hell’s Gate Airtram
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Banff Gondola

  • Travel documents
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • National Park entry fees
  • Columbia Icefield or Banff Gondola photograph
  • Personalized travel photo book


.Day 1 – Vancouver Arrival

Arrive in the city of Vancouver and spend your day exploring this modern metropolis. Take a walk along the Pacific Ocean, visit the urban rainforest of Stanley Park, browse through the trendy shops and galleries of historic Gastown, or venture to the North Shore and cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge into a world of natural beauty. Top off your day at FlyOver Canada with a fun and inventive flight simulation through the diverse landscapes and landmarks of Canada.

Day 2 – Vancouver to Sun Peaks

Depart the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver and travel east through the urban centres of Surrey, Langley, and Abbotsford. City-scapes transition to pastoral farmland and lush valleys as the highway follows the Fraser River. Continue north towards 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. Pass through Spence’s Bridge, a small town established during the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1850’s. Travel along the Thompson River through the dramatic desert scenery of British Columbia’s cowboy country. The road climbs steadily up from Kamloops through the Shuswap Highlands into the mountain region of Sun Peaks.

Day 3 – Sun Peaks

Enjoy a day of exploring the quaint mountain charm of Sun Peaks and its surroundings. Choose from alpine hiking and biking trails, a scenic chair lift ride, a round of golf with spectacular mountain views, or a peaceful horseback ride. Check out the café’s and shops of the village, and don’t miss the opportunity to photograph the diverse and colourful wildflowers that decorate the mountain slopes.

Day 4 – Sun Peaks to Banff

Continue your journey west, passing through grassy rolling hills and ranchlands to Okanagan Lake Country. The landscape transitions into forested hills, orchards, and expansive lakes, winding through a series of scenic valleys. Witness the landscape change from wide open skies to towering rugged peaks as you ascend into the Rocky Mountains. Stop for lunch in the alpine town of Revelstoke before continuing through the untouched wilderness of Roger’s Pass. Stand on the shores of Lake Louise, surrounded by towering mountains, and take a quick stroll around the lake. Continue along the Bow Valley Parkway through the heart of Banff National Park to the resort town of Banff. 

Day 5 – 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 6 – Banff to Calgary

Enjoy a morning tour of Banff National Park's landmark sights including the Hoodoo rock formations, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner lookout, and Two Jack Lake. Next, take an enchanting ride to the peak of Sulphur Mountain and look out over a sea of mountains that stretches as far as the eye can see. An afternoon shuttle service to Calgary International Airport concludes this memorable holiday.


  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
5 May - 13 May $1,702.00 $1,596.00 $1,544.00 $2,133.00 $594.00
26 May -17 June $1,815.00 $1,672.00 $1,600.00 $2,356.00 $594.00
7 July - 26 Aug $1,816.00 $1,673.00 $1,601.00 $2,357.00 $594.00
8 Sept - 16 Sept $1,815.00 $1,673.00 $1,601.00 $2,357.00 $594.00
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
5 May - 13 May $1,756.00 $1,631.00 $1,569.00 $2,245.00 $594.00
26 May - 17 June $1,853.00 $1,697.00 $1,639.00 $2,436.00 $594.00
7 July - 26 Aug $1,853.00 $1,697.00 $1,619.00 $2,437.00 $594.00
8 Sept - 16 Sept $1,849.00 $1,694.00 $1,616.00 $2,429.00 $594.00
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
5 May - 13 May $2,126.00 $1,941.00 $1,817.00 $2,954.00 $594.00
26 May - 17 June $2,279.00 $2,064.00 $1,909.00 $3,260.00 $594.00
7 July - 26 Aug $2,298.00 $2,078.00 $1,920.00 $3,294.00 $594.00
8 Sept - 16 Sept $2,282.00 $2,067.00 $1,912.00 $3,262.00 $594.00

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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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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Vancouver Century Plaza Hote Sheraton Wall Centre Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Sun Peaks Moderate Sun Peaks Hotel Moderate Sun Peaks Hotel Moderate Sun Peaks Hotel
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Banff Springs Hotel
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