VANCOUVER, KAMLOOPS, JASPER NATIONAL PARK, BANFF & CALGARY
Experience the natural beauty of western Canada on this 9-day escorted tour from Vancouver to Calgary. We’ll begin in the “jewel” of North America’s Pacific Coast – Vancouver where we’ll explore city highlights like Stanley Park, Robson Street, Gastown, and more. We’ll continue to the “Cowboy Country” ranch land of Kamloops and the Canadian Rockies largest park – Jasper National Park – where we’ll take in the crystal blue-green lakes, snow-capped mountain peaks and visit the Columbia Icefield. We’ll visit iconic Banff and Lake Louise which offer breathtaking beauty and enjoy an excursion to Yoho National Park which offers spectacular waterfalls and soaring peaks. Our tour comes to an end in Calgary where we’ll explore the city’s downtown area, the Stampede Grounds, and more!
- 2 nights in Vancouver
- 1 night in Kamloops
- 2 nights in Hinton (near Jasper National Park)
- 2 nights in Banff
- 1 night in Calgary
- Vancouver, the jewel of the west coast of Canada
- Travel along Sea-to-Sky Highway, and stop in Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics
- Cowboy Country around Kamloops in central B.C.
- The incomparable Canadian Rocky Mountains
- Journey along the Icefields Parkway Drive – step onto a glacier at the Columbia Icefields
- Lake Louise – a turquoise, glacier-fed lake surrounded by Valley of Ten Peaks
- Calgary, home to the famous Calgary Stampede
- Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
- Accommodations at first-class hotels
- Porterage (1 bag per person)
- 12 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional Tour Director
Arrive in Vancouver
Welcome to Canada! After your independent arrival in Vancouver, make your way to our centrally-located hotel where you’ll meet our Western Canada Tour Director in the lobby. Depending on your arrival time, our guide can provide suggestions for how to fill the afternoon! This evening, we’ll meet our fellow travelers during our welcome dinner.
Georgian Court Hotel or similar | Dinner
Vancouver is known as the “jewel” of North America’s Pacific Coast with the magnificent sea, beaches, harbor and steep Coast Mountains. This morning, we’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver with highlights including Stanley Park to see the collection of totem poles, popular English Bay with its little beach, and trendy Robson Street filled with shopping, cafes, restaurants making it perfect for window shopping! We’ll also see iconic Canada Place with its fabric roofs that resemble sails, Cruise Ship Pier, Granville Island with its many shops and boutiques,…
Today we’ll travel via the Sea to Sky Highway, Shannon Falls and the lumber town of Squamish to Whistler Village Resort. This resort, an internationally acclaimed ski station, is equally popular in the summer months. We’ll spend some time at the Village Square, a carefully constructed pedestrian village, located at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. With many restaurants, gift shops, and specialty clothing stores scattered throughout, Whistler offers something for all ages! Later today, we’ll follow a breathtaking route through the wilderness mapped by the…
Kamloops/Jasper National Park
This morning we leave Kamloops and travel north via the Yellowhead Highway and Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains onward to Jasper. We’ll stop in Wells Gray Park to view the 135 meter high Helmcken Falls. This afternoon, we’ll reach Jasper National Park, the largest park in the Canadian Rockies!
Holiday Inn Hinton or similar | Breakfast
Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is a sweeping expanse of scenic beauty from its awesome mountain peaks to centuries old glacial ice to flower carpeted meadows to mirror-like lakes. Today’s sightseeing highlights include a walk at Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake, Medicine Lake, and visits to Patricia Lake and Pyramid Lakes. After lunch, enjoy some leisure time this afternoon in the village of Jasper.
| Breakfast, Lunch
Jasper National Park/Icefields Parkway Drive/Banff
Today’s journey might just be the highlight of our trip! We’ll travel south today along the Icefields Parkway to experience a wealth of breathtaking scenery. Crystal blue-green lakes, fresh mountain streams, deep forests, and snow-capped mountain peaks are the order of the day. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield, we will depart on a specially constructed snocoach that will take us to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. We’ve also included admission to one of the area’s newest attractions – the Glacier Skywalk! We’ll continue to Banff, one of…
Banff is the first and most famous of Canada’s national parks and is an incomparable combination of towering peaks, high meadows, emerald lakes, and keen mountain air. These – and the sulphur hot springs – have made Banff National Park one of North America’s most spectacular scenic and recreational areas. Early today we’ll travel to Lake Louise – one of the most photographed scenes in Canada. If accessible, we’ll also visit Moraine Lake which is surrounded by mountains in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. We’ll make a brief excursion to nearby Yoho…
Banff National Park/Calgary
Enjoy some leisure time this morning. Time permitting, our Tour Director may conduct some additional sightseeing near Banff Town or consider an optional Banff Gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain! After checking out, we’ll leave behind the majestic Canadian Rockies and follow the Trans-Canada Highway to Calgary – home of the famous Calgary Stampede. We’ll stop at Calgary Olympic Park, site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games and then enjoy the highlights of Calgary with a sightseeing tour including the downtown core, Chinatown, a view of Calgary Tower, the Stampede Grounds, the…
Today, we bid farewell to Canada. After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and make your way home.
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Apr 28 ’21 Departure: Single room supplement is $649
May 12 ’21 Departure: Single room supplement is $749
Jun – Sep ’21 Departures: Single room supplement is $949
Please note that all optional tours and excursions must be prepaid to smarTours in advance of departure
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
All optional tours must be pre-booked and prepaid to smarTours in advance of departure.
Maligne Lake Cruise
- From approx. $60 Per Person
Enjoy a 90-minute cruise on one of the most picturesque lakes in the Rockies. Halfway there is a photo stop at Spirit Island, where the passengers disembark for a short walk to the lookout.
This tour is very weather dependent and is not available in April and May. Must be prebooked.
Banff Gondola Ride to Sulphur Mountain
- From approx. $46 Per Person
After ascending to the top of Sulphur Mountain, you’ll find a 360° breathtaking view of the majestic mountains. Enjoy hiking trails that run along the ridges.
Must be pre-booked.
Georgian Court Hotel
- Vancouver, Canada
773 Beatty Street, Vancouver BC V6B 2M4
Ramada by Wyndham Kamloops
- Kamloops, Canada
555 West Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 1K7
Holiday Inn Hinton
- Hinton, Canada
Considered the gateway to Alberta’s Rockies, this hotel is located near Jasper National Park and many other attractions. At the end of a day of touring, consider swimming in the hotel’s indoor heated pool, relax at the indoor whirlpool or in the sauna, enjoy the fitness center, or have drinks at the Cocktail Lounge. Complimentary internet access offered.
393 Gregg Avenue, Hinton, Alberta, T7V1N1, Canada
Banff Ptarmigan Inn
- Banff, Canada
337 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
- Banff, Canada
545 Banff Ave #1B5, Banff, AB T1L 1B5, Canada
Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel
- Calgary, Canada
888 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J3, Canada
TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMMODATIONS
Airfare is not included on this tour. Upon independent arrival in the destination, please make your own way to the hotel.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must possess a passport valid at the time of entry, and your passport must contain at least one blank page. For U.S. passport holders, a tourist visa is not required for stays less than 180 days however you must carry proper identification and meet basic eligibility requirements. Some people are inadmissible under Canada’s immigration law. For more information about what it means to be inadmissible, please click here and here. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
Before you depart, we’ll send you detailed tour information including directions, meeting times, routes, places of interest, recommendations, and more. We look forward to being your trusted guide on this remarkable journey.
Please make sure you arrive in Vancouver by the afternoon in order to attend the orientation meeting and Welcome Dinner at approximately 7pm. The smarTours Tour Director will be available in the hotel lobby during the afternoon of Day 1 to assist with local sightseeing or answer any questions. Further details will be provided on the final travel documents.