Tour Planning ... 9 Days - Best of the West

Day 1
Arrive Vancouver - Airport greeting, City Tour which will include Queen Elizabeth Park, Stanley Park, Gas Town, Chinatown. Capilano Canyon Suspension Bridge. Your downtown hotel is situated in the heart of Vancouver and close to everything (including the waterfront and Robsonstrasse)
Overnight Vancouver (D)

Day 2
This morning we drive to Tsawassen and board the B.C. Ferryboat to Vancouver Island (2 hour voyage). We tour the beautiful city of Victoria with its British Charm.
Sights include the famous Empress Hotel, Parliament Buildings, waterfront and quaint shopping district. The legendary Butchart Gardens are a must.
Overnight Victoria (BLD)

Day 3
This morning we catch the return Ferryboat to the mainland and travel through the Fraser Delta into the Coastal Mountains to the summer playground of Canada. The "Okanagan Valley". This valley is famous for its beautiful fruit orchards, warm climate and many large resort lakes. A boaters paradise. Deluxe dinner/cruise aboard the Historic Paddlewheeler.
Overnight Kelowna (BLD)

Day 4
Today we board the coach and head for the picturesque mountain town of Revelstoke in the incredible Canadian Rocky Mountains. We stop along the way for photo opportunities, as the views are fantastic.
Overnight Revelstoke (BLD)

Day 5
All aboard as we travel through some of the biggest and most awesome mountains in Canada, The Great Canadian Rocky Mountains, and away we go to the Legendary Lake Louise with its incredible Chateau Hotel and incredible scenery. Wildlife is abundant in this area as well. We then travel to the most famous resort area in the world, Banff Alberta, situated in Banff National Park. Time is allowed for shopping and sightseeing. Sulphur Mountain Gondola.
Overnight Canmore (BLD)

Day 6
Relaxing morning to enjoy the mountain views and the city of Banff before we head to the "Cowboy" city of Calgary. Calgary city tour included and a relaxing afternoon on your own. Dinner at Calgary (revolving) Tower.
Overnight Calgary (BLD)

Day 7
This morning we are going shopping and shopping and shopping as we go to (3.5 hr. drive) "West Edmonton Mall", the largest shopping mall in the world with over 880 shops, amusement park, man-made lake with waves, amusement park, and much more. Adequate time will be allowed for shopping and fun. After shopping it's a nice relaxing 3 hour drive to the sleepy town of Hinton, situated close to the gates of Jasper National Park.
Overnight Hinton (BLD)

Day 8
Its up and at it as we travel to the Columbia Icefields in Jasper National Park and visit the largest glacier in Canada. (trip on snow-coach to top of glacier) This is also the only glacier in the world that is accessible by road. Let's get lost in a sea of mountains and an ocean of ice. The wildlife is usually abundant in this area as well. This afternoon we travel homeward through the Great Canadian Rocky Mountains to the beautiful town of Vernon in the upper Okanagan.
Overnight Vernon (BLD)

Day 9
Leisurely trip back to Vancouver
End of tour- on your own. (BLD)

*(extra nights accommodation before and/or after tour can be arranged upon request)