Spirit of the Rockies

12 Day Tour from Vancouver to Vancouver

Vacation Overview

Nothing lifts your spirits like sunny days, blue skies, and even bluer water – not to mention soaring peaks, stunning glaciers, and heartwarming wildlife. This lofty tour of Western Canada leads you to see the inspirational sights of British Columbia and Alberta – and from a variety of vantage points. Enjoy a two-day scenic rail journey from bustling Vancouver to the still beauty of Banff National Park; cross the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield aboard an exciting Ice Explorer; then get ready to melt as you ferry to the “garden city” of Victoria to tiptoe through the tulips. You’ll also relish the timeless scenery of Jasper National Park and the newer resorts of Sun Peaks and Whistler. These dream sights are complemented by the dreamiest of hotels as you rest your wonder-filled head at the best of the Fairmont Collection, including the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise, Jasper Park Lodge, and the Chateau Whistler Resort.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER

Welcome to Vancouver! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2 VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER Guided tour includes the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. Free time this afternoon before dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 3 VANCOUVER–ROCKY MOUNTAINEER–KAMLOOPS

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER Scenic train ride along Fraser Canyon and the Thompson River en route to Kamloops.
KAMLOOPS Free time this evening.

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Day 4 KAMLOOPS–ROCKY MOUNTAINEER–BANFF

ROCKY MOUNTAINEER Scenic train ride along Shuswap Lake shoreline, Kicking Horse River, and over the Continental Divide en route to Banff National Park.
BANFF NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.

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Day 5 BANFF

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Guided tour includes Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and Surprise Corner. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 6 BANFF–LAKE LOUISE

BANFF NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive past Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks en route to Lake Louise.
LAKE LOUISE Guided Heritage Walk.

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Day 7 LAKE LOUISE–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–JASPER

LAKE LOUISE Scenic drive on Icefields Parkway en route to Columbia Icefield.
COLUMBIA ICEFIELD Scenic Ice Explorer ride on Athabasca Glacier.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.

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Day 8 JASPER–SUN PEAKS

JASPER NATIONAL PARK Scenic drive on Yellowhead Highway along the Fraser and Thompson Rivers en route to Sun Peaks.
SUN PEAKS Free time this evening.

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Day 9 SUN PEAKS–WHISTLER

SUN PEAKS Scenic drive en route to Whistler.
WHISTLER Free time this afternoon and evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Whistler with a ride on Peak to Peak Gondola. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 10 WHISTLER–VICTORIA

WHISTLER Private breakfast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands to Victoria on Vancouver Island.
VICTORIA Guided city sightseeing. Free time this evening.

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Day 11 VICTORIA

VICTORIA Free time this morning before an afternoon visit to Butchart Gardens and farewell dinner in the gardens.

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Day 12 VICTORIA–VANCOUVER

VICTORIA Scenic BC Ferry crossing through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER Your vacation ends at the Vancouver International Airport. Schedule flights after 2 pm.

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Vacation Highlights

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Kamloops properties are considered moderate 2 or 3-star hotels or motor inns. Rocky Mountaineer determines hotels that also meet our high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Moraine Lake is typically accessible late May to early September.

Hotels

Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Moderate Deluxe

Known as the "Castle in the City," Fairmont Hotel Vancouver reflects timeless luxury and history of Vancouver. Holding a prime downtown location, the hotel is minutes away from some of Vancouver's biggest attractions including Granville Island, Robson Street shopping, Gastown, and Canada Place.

Banff

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Moderate Deluxe

For over a century, "The Castle in the Rockies" has been providing luxury in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. This historic hotel is located in Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel offers several restaurant choices as well as relaxing lounges, Afternoon Tea, and room service. The property has a 27-hole golf course, spa, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, horseback riding, business center, gift shops, convenience store, and concierge service.

Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Deluxe

The Chateau has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, spa, game room, horseback riding stables, concierge service, gift shops, business center, several restaurants, lounge, room service, and Afternoon Tea.

Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Moderate Deluxe

The Lodge has an outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, golf course, fishing, bicycling, jogging trails, game room, concierge service, business center, gift shops, several restaurants, lounges, and room service.

Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks Grand

First-Class

Nestled in British Columbia's striking Thompson Okanagan region, the Delta Sun Peaks Resort makes it easy to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Whistler

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort

Deluxe

The Chateau is located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain and just 5 minutes from the center of Whistler Village. The hotel has a golf-course, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness center, spa, concierge service, gift shops, guest laundry, business center, several restaurants, baker, lounge, Afternoon Tea, and room service.

Victoria

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Moderate Deluxe

Located directly on the breathtaking inner harbour of Victoria and only a short 5 minute walk away from downtown. Close to many attractions including the Parliament Buildings, the Royal BC Museum, as well as restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness club, jogging trails, concierge service, business center, gift shop, room service, restaurant, and lounge.

Dates and Prices

View the following dates and prices to find just the right date for your vacation. Below you'll find the date the vacation starts and the date you'll return.  

Once you've selected your date, you'll move to the next step to get an airfare quote and to begin booking your vacation. When you book your flights with us, you'll find we offer competitive and hassle-free airfares, plus you'll receive free airport transfers for flights coordinated with vacation dates and you'll avoid strict Internet terms and conditions.

The price listed does not include your airfare from Canada. Once you click "Book Now", you will be able to receive an air quote.

Departure
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Date
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2021-06-12 2021-06-23
$8,609
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2021-06-19 2021-06-30
$8,919
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2021-06-26 2021-07-07
$8,698
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2021-07-03 2021-07-14
$9,009
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2021-07-10 2021-07-21
$8,698
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2021-07-17 2021-07-28
$8,698
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2021-07-24 2021-08-04
$8,568
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2021-07-31 2021-08-11
$8,698
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2021-08-07 2021-08-18
$9,009
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2021-08-14 2021-08-25
$8,568
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2021-08-21 2021-09-01
$9,009
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2021-09-04 2021-09-15
$8,609
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2022-04-30 2022-05-11
$7,949
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2022-05-07 2022-05-18
$7,949
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2022-05-14 2022-05-25
$8,258
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2022-05-21 2022-06-01
$7,949
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2022-06-04 2022-06-15
$8,609
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2022-06-11 2022-06-22
$8,609
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2022-06-18 2022-06-29
$8,919
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2022-06-25 2022-07-06
$8,698
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2022-07-02 2022-07-13
$8,698
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2022-07-09 2022-07-20
$8,698
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2022-07-16 2022-07-27
$9,009
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2022-07-23 2022-08-03
$8,698
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2022-07-30 2022-08-10
$8,698
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2022-08-06 2022-08-17
$8,698
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2022-08-13 2022-08-24
$8,698
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2022-08-13 2022-08-24
$9,008
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2022-08-20 2022-08-31
$8,698
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2022-08-20 2022-08-31
$8,698
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2022-09-03 2022-09-14
$8,609
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2022-09-03 2022-09-14
$9,009
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Dates & Prices do not include international air travel.

Travel Terms & Conditions

The purchase of any travel services offered by Globus, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and Globus, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travellers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travellers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
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Important Notes

  • The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Globus to reserve space for you. View full Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to/from the start/end of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; GST/HST/PST or other per person taxes imposed by government entities; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Insurance premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

Booking your Vacation with Air

For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Globus offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option.

Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers travelling from Canada (with some exceptions from the United States, depending on the selected itinerary). An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Globus in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable service fee of $80 per person. Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Once your airfare is confirmed and Globus has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

Air-Inclusive Vacations — Applicable Taxes & Fees

Air inclusive price quotes will include all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit www.iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. The total airfare price, the base airfare price, and the applicable government taxes and fees are broken-out line-by-line and shown while booking online and on the invoice after your travel is booked. For return travel from some countries, international travellers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveller at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.