Day 8 – Icefields Parkaway
Breath-taking flora and fauna await you during the 4-hour bus ride along the Icefields Parkway. Experience the glaciers of the Columbia Icefields from the Glacier Skywalk viewpoint. The particularly brave dare to climb onto the glass viewing platform, from which the wildlife of the Rockies is literally at your feet. In Banff, the famous capital of the national park of the same name, you will settle into your room for the following three nights in a comfortable hotel. Your dinner awaits you in the hotel in a wonderful ambience.
Overnight: Rimrock Resort Hotel (BD
Day 9 – Banff National Park
In the morning you can take part in a helicopter flight over the mountains of the Spray Valley (optional excursion package). Your exciting tour of Banff National Park begins in the early afternoon, where you will visit, among other things, the panoramic Sulfur Mountain and Bow Falls. In the castle-like traditional hotel Fairmont Banff Springs, a princely meal is served for you today.
Overnight: Rimrock Resort Hotel (BD)
Day 10 - Moraine Lake, Lake Louise and Sherbrooke Lake
Start the day with a trip to Moraine Lake. Located in the valley of the ten peaks, the milky blue glacial lake is characterized by its quiet, sheltered location amidst rocky peaks. Another highlight of the day is a visit to Lake Louise, a mountain lake beautifully situated at the foot of the Victoria Glacier. After you have extensively appreciated this magnificent natural wonder, embark on a hike to Lake Sherbrooke that promises peace and quiet as well as a mountain idyll (easy to walk, approx. 105 min. walking time).
Overnight: Rimrock Resort Hotel (B)
Day 11 – On the train through the Rocky Mountains
Today you cross the Rocky Mountains in the famous Rocky Mountaineer. While you are treated to meals at your seat, spectacular views of the mountain pass to be overcome and the lake landscape of Shushwap Lake are presented. In the late afternoon you will reach your good mid-range hotel in Kamloops.
Overnight: The Thompson Hotel (or similar) (BL)
Day 12 – Along the Fraser River
Along the Thompson and Fraser rivers, you will travel through impressive gorges in the Rocky Mountaineer. In the late afternoon your train reaches Vancouver, where you will spend three nights in your centrally located comfort hotel.
Overnight: Sheraton Wall Centre (or similar) (BL)
Day 13 – Vancouver Tradition and modernity
On a bus tour you will get to know the city, which is characterized by contrasts. Old Vancouver, with its lovingly restored Victorian buildings, is now an attractive entertainment district. After visiting the lively district of Chinatown and the Chinese Garden, take a scenic drive through Stanley Park. From here you can see the downtown Vancouver skyline and see totem poles in the park. Spend the afternoon exploring Vancouver’s scenic surroundings.
Overnight: Sheraton Wall Centre (or similar) (B)
Day 14 – Vancouver
You can reach Vancouver Island by bus and ferry (excursion package). First you visit the extensive Butchart Gardens, whose year-round floral splendor makes the heart of every garden lover beat faster. Then you continue to Victoria, where not only the red double-decker buses are reminiscent of the British Kingdom. In the spirit of English tradition, relax with tea and biscuits in the traditional Fairmont Empress hotel. Back in Vancouver, enjoy your farewell dinner at Harbor Center’s 550-foot (167 m) observation restaurant.
Overnight: Sheraton Wall Centre (or similar) (BD)
Day 15 – Return flight
After breakfast, transfer to the airport. (B)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner