Rocky Mountain Explorer

Tour Description



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  • Vancouver city tour
  • Victoria experience with Butchart Gardens tour
  • 3 nights accommodations in Vancouver, BC
  • Kelowna dinner boat cruise
  • Wine tour and tasting
  • 2 nights accommodations in Kelowna, BC
  • U-Pick and Orchard Tour
  • Revy Railway Museum
  • Grizzly Bear Refuge tour
  • Gondola sightseeing experience
  • Golden Skybridge
  • 2 nights accommodations in Golden, BC
  • Athabasca Glacier Explorer tour
  • Athabasca Glacier Skywalk
  • 2 nights accommodations in Lake Louise, AB
  • Banff Gondola ride
  • Access to the Banff Upper Hot Springs with towel rental
  • Guided wildlife tour
  • Lake Minnewanka Boat tour
  • 2 nights accommodations in Banff, AB
  • Leisure River Float
  • Entry to a wolfdog sanctuary
  • Entrance to Heritage Park
  • 2 nights accommodations in Calgary, AB
  • Various sightseeing opportunities
  • All taxes

Top Sites

  • Vancouver, BC
  • Vancouver Island, BC
  • Victoria, BC
  • Okanagan Valley, BC
  • Kelowna, BC
  • Revelstoke, BC
  • Golden, BC
  • Lake Louise, AB
  • Columbia Icefield
  • Athabasca Glacier, AB
  • Banff, AB
  • Calgary, AB


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Suggested Itinerary

  • Day 1: Hello Vancouver!

    Welcome to Vancouver! We are thrilled to have you join us on this exciting tour of Western Canada. Take some time to relax and settle into your accommodations. You may want to explore the neighbourhood, the waterfront, or just enjoy some you time. Overnight at the Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown.
    The Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown is located in the heart of downtown, just steps away from many of the city’s top attractions, restaurants, and shops. If you want to skip driving your vehicle, the hotel is situated near the SkyTrain.

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    The Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown offers guests various ways to upgrade their experience, such as room upgrades to a deluxe room or junior or executive suites or by enhancing your dining option at the hotel by including breakfast.
  • Day 2: Vancouver City Tour

    Good morning! Wake up energized and ready to tackle your guided Vancouver city tour. It starts with a visit to the Stanley Park Totem Poles where you’ll hear stories of the indigenous peoples and their rich culture. Next, you’ll head to Stanley Park Prospect Point, where you can enjoy the stunning views of Vancouver from the highest point in Stanley Park. Don’t forget to grab an ice cream treat on the way! After that, the tour will visit Granville Island, a vibrant area filled with shops, cafes, and street performers. The Public Market is a must-visit, where you can try delicious local treats and shop for souvenirs. Next up, Vancouver Lookout Tower! Get a bird’s eye view of the city from 168 meters (553 feet) above the ground and enjoy a 360-degree view of Vancouver and its most prominent features. Your day will wrap up at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you can cross the legendary suspension bridge at 70 meters (230 feet) high and 137 meters (450 feet) long. Experience the thrill of walking on the side of a granite cliff on the CliffWalk, and venture through the tree canopies with Treetop Adventures. Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening.
    After the tour, you may want to head back to the historic neighbourhood of Gastown to explore its many shops, restaurants, and pubs on your own this evening. Take a stroll down the cobblestone streets, marvel at the iconic steam clock, and experience the charm and character of this vibrant neighbourhood that dates back to the city’s founding. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample some of Vancouver’s best cuisine, craft beer, and cocktails in this lively district.

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    Want to be creative? Try a glass blowing class! You’ll learn how to work with molten glass to create beautiful and intricate shapes, with guidance from an experienced instructor. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this class will challenge and inspire you to explore the unique qualities of glass as a medium. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own glass objects that you can proudly display or give as gifts.
  • Day 3: Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour

    Get ready for a full day of fun! Pack all of your necessities, bring some snacks and head out to the meet up point. Your tour starts with a 90-minute sail aboard a local ferry, where passengers can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Gulf Islands and try out the dining and shopping amenities onboard. The tour then moves on to explore downtown Victoria, where visitors can walk through the cobblestone streets, visit the city’s oldest architecture, and enjoy the buskers lining the harbor. The tour will visit the famous Butchart Gardens, which were once a cement quarry but now feature over 900 species of plants across 55 sprawling acres. Visitors can choose to explore more of downtown Victoria or spend more time at the Butchart Gardens, whatever you feel is best. You’ll hop on the ferry to return to mainland and back to your hotel where you’ll be able to lay down and think about your epic day.
    While in Victoria, if you’re looking for some great local food, we enjoy Red Fish Blue Fish for seafood, The Tapa Bar for Spanish tapas, and Jam Cafe for breakfast and brunch options.

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    Spend a few extra days in Victoria! Explore the stunning natural beauty of the island by hiking the Juan de Fuca Trail, kayaking the Gulf Islands, or whale watching in the waters around Victoria. For those interested in history and culture, there are plenty of museums, including the Royal BC Museum and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Visitors can also take a stroll through the picturesque Inner Harbour or enjoy a pint at one of the many local craft breweries. If you want to venture to the other side of the island, Tofino is a short drive through lush scenery.
  • Day 4: Viva Kelowna

    It’s time to say good-bye to Vancouver so check out of your hotel, jump in your rental car, grab some snacks and hit the road. The drive from Vancouver to Kelowna is a scenic journey through British Columbia’s beautiful landscapes. The route takes you through the picturesque Fraser Valley, past the swirling rapids of the Fraser River and along the Coquihalla Highway, a high-speed mountain road that winds through the Cascade Mountains. Along the way, you’ll pass by breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, dense forests, and crystal-clear lakes. As you approach Kelowna, you’ll be treated to stunning views of Okanagan Lake, and the city’s vibrant downtown with its many shops, restaurants, and attractions. Check into your standard queen room at the Prestige Beach House Kelowna, get changed and head out to the water front. Here you’ll enjoy the beauty of Okanagan Lake with a Sunset Cruise dinner experience. This two-hour tour takes you around City Park, under the William R. Bennett Bridge, and past stunning homes and vineyards, before returning to a picture-perfect view of Kelowna’s illuminated cityscape. To enhance the view, you’ll receive a delightful gourmet dinner with a selection of sides and your choice of entrée.
    If you’re interested in history, you might want to visit the Hope Museum, which showcases the history of the town and the surrounding area. The museum features exhibits on local First Nations culture, the fur trade, and the gold rush, among other topics.

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    The Prestige Beach House Kelowna offers guests various ways to upgrade their experience, such as larger rooms and specialty suites. Enhance the experience with multiple beds, additional sitting area, a kitchen or a bubble bathtub.
  • Day 5: Wine and dine

    Start your day early and head to the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market. This is the perfect place to grab a coffee and breakfast while browsing fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meats, cheeses, honey, and other delicious treats; artisanal crafts, and unique gifts. After exploring the market, you’ll make your way to your a local vineyard for a tasting at one of the most popular wineries in the Kelowna area. The experience includes a tasting of four wines, which are carefully selected by the winery’s expert staff to showcase the best of their current vintage. During the tasting, guests will learn about the unique characteristics of each wine, including the grape varieties used, the winemaking process, and the aging and storage techniques. In addition, guests can walk around and explore the winery’s beautiful grounds and take in the scenery. Once you’ve had your fill, take a stroll along the waterfront in downtown Kelowna, or enjoy a picnic in one of the local parks.
    Prestige Beach House Kelowna has a variety of sporting equipment available to guests for free. There are volleyballs, basketballs, footballs, tennis rackets and balls, sand pails, and beach mats available. Items vary

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    You’re in wine country, so why not add more to the experience. Enhance the existing tour with a pairing of cheese or desserts, or compare different brands and visit multiple vineyards in the area. We can make sure that you are fully immersed in the activity and can arrange transportation as well.
  • Day 6: Rocky Mountain Views

    Good morning! Pack your bags and check out of your hotel as it’s time to say goodbye to Kelowna. Have a small bite and head north towards an Okanagan orchard where you’ll learn about the history of the orchard, see the fruit trees, and even pick your own produce. This is a great place to grab some lunch as this is going to be as fresh as it gets! In the afternoon you’ll continue your drive through lush rolling hills towards large mountainous peaks. Once you arrive in Revelstoke, you’ll stretch your legs at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway and features a large collection of locomotives and artifacts. If time allows, take a short walk around downtown Revelstoke to explore the local shops and restaurants. Depart from Revelstoke and continue on to Golden to check into your accommodations. Overnight at the Prestige Inn Golden.
    If you’re looking to start your day with some physical activity, visit Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, for a hike. This park offers stunning views of Kalamalka Lake, with numerous hiking trails ranging from 2.3 km to 10.8 kms.

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    Book a trip on North America’s longest mountain coaster. The “Pipe Mountain Coaster” is over 1.4 kilometers long and takes riders on a thrilling journey through the stunning alpine scenery. With speeds of up to 42 km/h, riders can control their own speed, making for a unique and exciting summer adventure.
  • Day 7: Kicking Horse Mountain Adventure

    Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel or at a local café, then take a trip up towards the clouds. Make your way up to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort you’ll take a scenic gondola ride to the top of the peak for an unbelievable panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and glaciers. Take some time to explore the top of the mountain, go for a hike, grab a snack from the restaurant, or just relax and take in the beauty of the scenery. Once you’ve had enough fresh mountain air, take the gondola ride back down to the base of the mountain, and join a guided tour to meet Boo the bear. The tour provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about grizzly bear conservation efforts and observe Boo in his natural habitat. Drive back to Golden and spend some time exploring the town. Visit the local shops and art galleries, take a stroll along the Kicking Horse River, or visit the Golden Museum to learn about the town’s history.
    Check out the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge and walk across the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada. It spans 150 meters across the Kicking Horse River.

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    The Prestige Inn Golden offers guests various ways to upgrade their experience, such as larger rooms and specialty suites. Enhance the experience with multiple beds, additional sitting area, a kitchen, jet tub or a mountain view.
  • Day 8: Off to Alberta

    Hit the road early and drive to Lake Louise, Alberta. It’s only an hour drive to reach the iconic Lake Louise itself. Take a leisurely walk along the shore and admire the stunning turquoise waters and surrounding mountains. You can also rent a canoe or kayak to explore the lake from the water. From here you can visit the neighbouring Moraine Lake (which you need to take a shuttle) or make your way to Johnston Canyon. At the canyon, you can hike to the lower falls to receive stunning views of the canyon and it’s waterfalls but if you have time, you can also hike to the upper falls, which takes about an hour each way. When you’re ready to get off your feet, overnight at the Lake Louise Inn.
    Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are very busy sites, especially mid to late day. Arrive as early as possible to avoid crowds.

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    The Lake Louise Inn offers guests various ways to upgrade their experience, such as larger rooms, condos and specialty suites. Enhance the experience with multiple beds, sitting area, kitchen, balcony, fireplace or jet tubs.
    Lake Louise Banff
  • Day 9: Explore a Glacier

    Get a good breakfast, grab some snacks, fuel your vehicle and make your way north along the picturesque Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) towards the Athabasca Glacier. Once you arrive at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, your tour will place you onto the glacier in a specially-designed Ice Explorer vehicle, providing you with an up-close and personal look at the glacier’s crevasses, meltwater streams, and unique ice formations, and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. After the tour, head over to the Glacier Skywalk, a glass-floored observation platform that offers incredible views of the Sunwapta Valley below. Take a leisurely stroll on the interpretive boardwalk to reach the Skywalk. When you’re ready, start the drive back to Lake Louise, but we strongly suggest you make a stop at either Bow or Peyto Lake on the way back. Both lakes offer breathtaking views and photo opportunities. Overnight in Lake Louise.
    Please be advised that there are limited gas stations or services available between Lake Louise and the Athabasca Glacier. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you fuel up your vehicle and stock up on any necessary supplies before departing.

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    If you are feeling more adventurous, skip the Ice Explorer Tour and take a guided tour that allows you to hike on the glacier itself, getting a different perspective and a more physical experience. Depending on conditions, guests will also have the option to rappel into a crevasse for an even more thrilling experience.
  • Day 10: Bring on Banff

    Thanks Lake Louise, it was fun! But now it’s time to pack up and make your way to Banff. Not unlike your previous day, you’ll get more stunning views of the Canadian Rockies on your drive. When you roll up to town, head over to the Banff Gondola, located at the base of Sulphur Mountain. Here, you’ll take the gondola to the top of the mountain for breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding summits. When you have your fill of fresh air, descend from the Banff Gondola and drive to the Banff Upper Hot Springs. The hot springs are fed by naturally heated groundwater from the nearby Sulphur Mountain, which is heated by geothermal activity deep within the Earth’s crust. The water temperature ranges from 37 to 40 degrees Celsius (98 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit), making it a popular spot to soak and relax. The warm waters can take your stress and your energy away, so when you’re ready, check into the Banff Inn and kick your feet up for the night.
    If you are looking for a delicious meal, there are many options in downtown Banff, such as Park Distillery, Wild Flour Bakery, or Nourish Bistro.

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    Add on a special luxury tour of Banff in a custom vehicle with a 1930s-inspired design, including an open-top roof. A guide in period costume will lead you on a journey filled with fascinating stories, gorgeous views, and plenty of photo opportunities. It’s the perfect introduction to the Rockies.

    Or, upgrade your accommodations at the Banff Inn to a king, premium, loft or suite with multiple beds, more space, additional sitting area, or jet tub.
  • Day 11: Wilderness and Wildlife

    To start your day in Banff, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast either at your hotel or at one of the many cafes and restaurants located in downtown Banff. When you are fueled, make your way to Lake Minnewanka for your next sightseeing adventure. You’ll take a scenic boat tour on the lake to admire the stunning mountain scenery on Banff’s largest lake. After the boat tour, grab a bite and take off to your wildlife tour. This experience offers a chance to see iconic animals like elk, deer, and bighorn sheep, while learning about the area’s rich history and scenic landscapes. Your expert guide will take you to some of the best viewpoints in the park, such as Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, Bankhead and more. Keep your camera ready for a chance to capture some amazing photos! Following this experience, take a stroll through Banff’s historic townsite to check out the shops, art galleries, and museums.
    Bring warm clothing and layers with you. Banff’s weather can be unpredictable, and temperatures can drop quickly, so be prepared for sudden changes.

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    Visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada. This is the site of natural thermal mineral springs around which Canada’s first national park (Banff National Park) was established. View the natural hot spring cave which was first explored in 1883 and the exhibits which share its interesting past.
    Lake Minnewanka-Banff-boat cruise
  • Day 12: Riding the River

    Thanks Banff, that was wonderful! Time to pack your bags and head out of town for your next memorable experience. You’ll meet up with a tour operator for a leisurely river float on the Bow River. You’ll be surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain views that will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated. The sparkling river water will glisten in the sunlight and provide the perfect backdrop for your adventure. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles soaring overhead, beavers building dams along the riverbank, and elk grazing in the meadows. Once you return to shore, you will travel down the road to a wolfdog sanctuary, to see hybrid between wolves and domestic dogs. This sanctuary rescues and cares for wolfdogs, and your guided tour will allow you to observe the wolfdogs up close and learn about their behavior, habitat, and pack dynamics. Once the tour is complete, head east towards Calgary and check into the Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West. You can make your way downtown to explore the core, which is filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.
    Stop for lunch in Canmore at one of the town’s many restaurants or cafes. Some popular options include The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., or the Iron Goat Pub & Grill.

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    Get a birds-eye view up at the Calgary Tower. At an elevation of 191 meters above the city center, the Calgary Tower observation deck presents a stunning panoramic view of the vibrant city, the grandiose Rocky Mountains, the serene foothills, and the vast prairie landscape. For the adventurous, there’s the option to stand on the remarkable glass floor, providing an aerial perspective of the city streets directly beneath.
  • Day 13: Travel Through Time

    At your leisure, make your way to Heritage Park, a historical village and museum located just outside of downtown Calgary. Explore the park’s exhibits and take a step back in time to experience what life was like in Western Canada from the 1860s to the 1950s. Be sure to check out the antique steam train, which takes visitors on a scenic ride around the park. See the impact of automobiles on our culture at the museum. In summer, visit Historical Village to step back in time and experience the Old West with pioneers, indigenous encampment, steam train, and antique midway. Following your day in the park, make your way to 17th Avenue, also known as the “Red Mile.” This lively street is filled with boutique shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars and at night, clubs and live music venues.
    If you are looking for stunning views of the city skyline and surrounding mountains, then head to the Peace Bridge at sunset. The bridge, which spans the Bow River and connects downtown Calgary to the community of Sunnyside, illuminates with colorful LED lights, making for a memorable photo opportunity.

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    Explore the National Music Centre. Embark on a journey through the sights, sounds, and stories of Canadian music by exploring five floors of interactive exhibitions at Studio Bell. This music-themed attraction draws inspiration from music festivals and is designed to engage all of your senses. Strum a guitar, blend tracks, and showcase your vocals in our soundproof booths. Delve into the history of Canadian music icons through memorabilia displays. Immerse yourself in a captivating audio-visual installation of Canadiana known as Soundscapes, and witness a Kimball Theatre Organ demonstration. Ascend to the top floor for a walk-through of the four Canadian Music Halls of Fame and conclude your visit on a high note.
  • Day 14: Depart

    It’s time to say goodbye to Calgary and start your journey back home. Remember to pack up your belongings and check out by 11am. Before you leave, take a quick look around your room to make sure you haven’t left anything behind. We don’t want you to have to make a long trip back for any forgotten items! Also, don’t forget to charge up your devices and check out the road reports before you hit the road. If you’re flying out, make sure to check in for your flight and give yourself enough time to arrive at the airport. If you have time, grab a quick snack or a larger meal before you take off. Safe travels, and we hope to see you again soon!
    You never know when and where you are going to be delayed. Be sure to leave early and bring along a good book or some other fun distractions.

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    If you are looking to enjoy more of Alberta like Drumheller, Waterton, Edmonton or anywhere in between, we have access to accommodations and activities to make your time memorable.

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Price Details

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy (assuming 2 adults in the room)

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Our prices include hotel taxes and GST!

What else you Might need

Below is a list of common things you might need to purchase for your tour at an extra cost. (not included)

  • Transportation / Flights
  • National Park Entry Fees
  • Meals & Gratuity
  • Parking Fees
  • Travel Insurance

Cancellation Terms

We understand that plans can change. If you need to make an adjustment on any activities, you can do so without any change fees up to seven days prior to the departure date (based on availability). The cancelation policy for this tour is a full refund up to 14 days prior to arrival. Less than that no longer qualifies for a refund. See our full Terms & Conditions page for details.

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Something Not Perfect?

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Leisure activities are the least physically demanding and are accessible to almost everyone. You should be able to stand and walk in short bursts. Examples: Sightseeing, nature walks, golfing, food tours. 


A step up from easy. For those looking to do something more exciting and get their heart rate elevated. Examples: Skiing, hiking, canoeing, skating. 


Difficult yet rewarding activities. You should be in great physical shape to participate in these activities. Examples: Rock climbing, heli-skiing, whitewater rafting, diving.