Western Canada Explorer

Western Canada Explorer

2 Days / 1 Night Vancouver to Lake Louise/Banff or vice versa

Price from$857

Experience a 2 day journey through Western Canada. Highlights include Lake Louise, spiral tunnels, a picnic lunch in Revelstoke, giant cedar boardwalk, Rogers Pass, the last spike, Dutchman dairy, Kamloops and Hope.

Day 1: Vancouver > Kamloops Your journey through Western Canada begins with an afternoon departure from the sights and sounds of downtown Vancouver. The first leg of travel takes us from cityscape, through the lush Fraser Delta Region and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains, before entering the Fraser River Canyon. We follow the Fraser River until the town of Hope for a short rest and spectacular views. Movie fans may recognize Hope as the setting for the classic adventure movie "First Blood". We continue upwards to the sub alpine region via the Coquihalla Highway. As we gain altitude, the landscape change dramatically along this route. We will move from lush coastal forest, to sub alpine, to Canadian desert en route to your destination at the historic, train-era, Plaza Hotel in downtown Kamloops. You will have free time to explore the quaint downtown scene and choose your dinner (not included) amongst the many restaurants nearby.

Overnight at: Plaza Hotel - Standard Room

Day 2: Kamloops > Lake Louise/Banff (B,L) Departing Kamloops after breakfast (included) we follow the Coquihalla Highway which winds its way into the Cascade Mountains. A lunch stop (included) is made in the town of Revelstoke, founded in 1880 when the CP Railroad was built. This section of the tour takes us through the Canadian Rockies and is full of stunning views and mountains all around. You will see Roger's Pass, the highest point of the highway, and one of the biggest challenges for the Canadian Pacific railway during their construction era. We will follow the rail line for the rest of our journey. As you enter Banff National Park, we will visit Lake Louise, one of Canada's most recognized features. Walk to the lakeshore, see the turquoise water, and take in the sights that drew early mountaineers here. Your journey can either end in Lake Louise or Banff

Reverse Itinerary

Day 1: Banff/Lake Louise > Kamloops (L) Departing Banff in the morning your first sightseeing stop will be at world famous Lake Louise. Walk to the lakeshore, see the turquoise water, and take in the sights that drew early mountaineers here to pursue their climbing dreams.

People staying in Lake Louise will join the group. The remainder of your day will be filled with the Canadian Rocky Mountains and stunning views. Stop at Roger's Pass, the highest point of the highway, and one of the biggest challenges for the Canadian Pacific Railway during their construction era is part of the route. Just after the pass you will make a lunch stop (included) in the town of Revelstoke, founded in 1880, as the CP Railroad forced its way through the mountains. After lunch we follow the railway line making stops at unique places along the way before arriving at our destination in downtown Kamloops, the historic, train-era, Plaza Hotel. Here you will have free time explore the quaint downtown scene and choose your dinner (not included) amongst the many restaurants nearby.

Overnight at: Plaza Hotel - Standard Room

Day 2: Kamloops > Vancouver (B) Departing Kamloops after breakfast (included) you will follow the Coquihalla Highway, which winds its way into the Cascade. The landscape changes dramatically as we climb from the Canadian desert area of Kamloops into the sub alpine region of Coquihalla Pass and the imposing Cascade Mountains. After the pass we descend quickly into the Fraser River Valley. En route we make a stop in Hope for a short rest and views of the spectacular mountains around us. Movie fans may recognize Hope as the setting for the classic adventure movie "First Blood". Dropping altitude quickly the scenery changes from sub alpine to the lush Fraser River delta with the Coastal Mountains watching us from a distance. The journey finishes mid afternoon when we arrive in the bustling core of downtown Vancouver.

• Luxury Transportation • 1 nights accommodation Kamloops • 1 picnic lunch and 1 breakfast • Snacks on board coach • Use of binoculars

Pricing (per person) $AUD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2018

4 May - 6 Oct

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$857

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$943

Departs

2018 Vancouver > Lake Louise/Banff Depart Monday, Thursday and Saturday Banff/Lake Louise > Vancouver Depart Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
4 May - 6 Oct

Not included

• Transfers between airports and hotels • Meals (unless noted) • Gratuities to sightseeing tour motor coach drivers