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$380.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Rocky Mountain 4-Days Explorer

Day 1 – Travel from Vancouver to Golden7:00 am – Meet at the corner of West Cordova St & Seymour St opposite Waterfront StationHope Scenic Coquihalla Highway made famous for it’s winter conditions in “Highway Through Hell”Kamloops lunch stopRevelstoke rest stop 6:30 pm Check in to the famous Mountain View Cabins**!  These rustic cabins are tucked away in the forest overlooking the Columbia Valley with stunning views of the Selkirk Mountains.  And the best part – – they are EXCLUSIVE to West Trek!  No other tour companies stay here. Evening campfire with roasted marshmallows and s’mores plus as an added bonus you can enjoy a ‘glow hike’ on snowshoes – another West Trek exclusive! Day 2 – Golden to Banff7:30 am – Breakfast at the cabins (included)Travel through majestic Yoho National Park en route to Banff National Park.Stop at the famous Lake Louise and go Ice Skating* (optional extra) on the frozen lake or explore the stunning chateau and area.Enjoy a breath taking ice hike through Johnston Canyon to the Lower Falls which are best seen from inside a cave!Arrive in the beautiful mountain village of Banff surrounded by towering snow capped peaks.You have the chance to do the world-famous Banff Gondola* (optional extra) for a majestic sight-seeing experience on top of Sulphur Mountain.Check into our hotel in downtown Banff.Free time to explore the town, shop for souvenirs and have dinner with new friends at one of the many restaurants in town.Later in the evening join your tour guide for a ‘party night on the town’! Day 3 – Banff to GoldenToday you have the option to ski or snowboard at the World Famous Lake Louise Ski Resort.  You can catch a shuttle from town and we will pick you up in the afternoon.  Lake Louise Ski Resort was awarded “Canada’s best Ski Resort” by the 2017 World Ski Awards.For those not skiing or boarding:Visit picturesque Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake.You have the option to go for a relaxing and refreshing soak in the Banff Hot Springs*.Free time in Banff 4:00 pm – pick up the skiers and boarders at Lake Louise.Visit frozen Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park – – one of the most underrated lakes in the Rocky Mountains.After stopping in Golden for some free time and dinner we check back in to our Mountain View Cabins.Last night campfire – this is often referred to as the best night of the tour, where you can party and enjoy the cabin atmosphere with your new friends from the tour. Day 4 – Golden to Vancouver7:30 am – Breakfast at the cabins.Stop in Revelstoke.Kamloops lunch stop.Arrive back in Vancouver 

$473.10 Cultural & Theme Tours

Rocky Mountain Summer Explorer 4-Days

ItineraryDay 1: Vancouver to ValemountPass By: Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver, British ColumbiaDepart Vancouver from Canada PlaceEnjoy incredible sights travelling through the Fraser Valley and stop in HopeStop At: Spahats FallsTravel the scenic Coquihalla Highway and have a lunch stop in KamloopsVisit the beautiful Spahats FallsDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Lucky House RestaurantCheck-in to your hotel in Valemount Dinner included at Lucky HouseHockey in the Rockies and enjoy a campfireDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: ValemountDay 2: Valemount to BanffStop At: Athabasca Falls, Jasper, Jasper National Park, AlbertaBreakfast includedMt. Robson - Visit the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies Visit the town of JasperAthabasca FallsDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, AlbertaThe Icefields Parkway - optional Ice ExplorerDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Bow Lake, Banff National Park, AlbertaBow Lake - Polar bear swimCheck into your hotel in BanffOption to join your guide for a party at a local barDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: BanffDay 3: Banff to Golden, BCStop At: Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, AlbertaBreakfast includedStop at Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack LakeVisit beautiful Lake Louise - option to go up the Lake Louise Gondola (comes with buffet lunch)Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, AlbertaMoraine Lake (closed in early spring and late fall season)Emerald LakeDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Mountain View CabinsCheck in at the Mountain View CabinsEnjoy a BBQ - includedEnjoy a campfire, make s’mores and join the END of tour party with your guide. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Mountain View CabinsDay 4: Golden to VancouverPass By: Last Spike, Craigellachie, Kootenay Rockies, British ColumbiaBreakfast includedRogers Pass & the Last Spike on the Transcontinental railwayScenic drive along the shore of Shuswap Lake & the Coquihalla ValleyPass By: Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver, British ColumbiaReturn to Vancouver at approximately 6:30 p.m.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$524 Day Trips & Excursions

Banff, Jasper, Okanagan Lake & Kamloops Tour from Vancouver

ItineraryDay 1: Vancouver – Kelowna – Okanagan – Kelowna – Winery – Salmon Arm / RevelstokeStop At: Okanagan Valley, British ColumbiaIn the morning, we will start our journey via the trans-Canada highway; pass through Fraser valley, and head east for Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan Valley and home to world-class vintners.At Okanagan Lake, we will visit the renowned wineries before settling down in Salmon Arm or Revelstoke in the evening.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Salmon Arm or Revelstoke. Sandman Revelstoke , OR Similar.Day 2: Salmon Arm / Revelstoke – Banff National Park – BanffStop At: Banff National Park, Banff National Park, AlbertaToday we will proceed to enter Banff National Park after passing through Rogers Pass and the peaceful Yoho National Park. A thrilling Gondola Ride to the summit will captivate you with the majestic views of the Rocky Mountains. Move pass Vermilion Lakes, experience the Bow Valley situated just next to Banff and visit none other than the Bow Falls. We will also enjoy Banff at your pace and explore a myriad of galleries, trendy shops and boutiques.Optional Meal PackageBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner included in the optional meal packageDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Banff. Banff Spruce Grove Inn , Elk + Avenue Hotel (Inside Banff), OR Similar.Day 3: Banff National Park – Jasper National Park – GoldenStop At: Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, AlbertaToday we will begin the journey to Lake Louise after passing by Castle Mountain. Relax yourself by taking a short lakeside walk along the shores of the lovely Lake Louise. In the afternoon, we will head for the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park. Ride on the specially designed "Ice Explorer" onto the surface of the stunning Athabasca Glacier. Then we will go to the Glacier Skywalk, and step on the exciting platform where glass is all that separates you from a 918 feet drop.After passing by Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier, we will arrive in Golden and stay overnight.Optional Meal PackageLunch and Dinner included in the optional meal packageDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Golden. Travelodge Golden, Prestige Vernon, Holiday Inn Express, OR Similar.Day 4: Golden – Last Spike – Kamloops – VancouverStop At: Sunmore Ginseng Health Spa, Kamloops, British ColumbiaToday we will head to the Eagle Pass to see the Last Spike.Then we will move to Kamloops, a city with over 2000 hours of sunshine per year. We will visit the only GMP certified Ginseng factory in West Canada and learn about the amazing healing power of Ginseng.After passing by Hope and Hunter’s Creek, we'll arrive in Vancouver in the late afternoon (around 7:00PM, in subject to weather and traffic condition).Optional Meal PackageBreakfast and Lunch included in the optional meal packageDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$1045.57 Kid Friendly

6 Day Rocky Mountain Explorer Private Tour

Day 1 - Depart for Golden. Scenic drive. Lunch at Kelowna. Arrive at Golden. Dinner. Day 2 - Depart for Banff. Visit Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Johnston Canyon, Lake Minnewanka. Enjoy hot spring bath. Day 3 - Ride the Banff Gondola-Sulphur Mountain. Lunch. Visit Bow Falls, Cave & Basin Historic site, Vermilion Lakes. Free & easy. Enjoy hot spring bath. Day 4 - Depart for Jasper. Scenic drive Icefields Parkway. Stop at Lake Peyto. Stop at Columbia Icefield for Adventure Ride, Athabasca Glacier. Lunch. Stop at Athabasca Falls. Ride the Jasper Sky Tram. Day 5 - Explore Jasper - Patricia Lake, Pyramid Lake, Downtown Jasper. Depart for Kelowna. Scenic drive. Arrive Kelowna. Day 6 - Vineyard tour and wine tasting. Lunch. Depart for Vancouver. Arrive in the evening.

$1799 Classic

Canadian Rockies Express

Marvel at the natural wonders of the Canadian Rockies on this eight-day tour filled with postcard-perfect landscapes. See the pristine waters of Lake Louise and embark on gondola rides up mountains in Banff and Whistler, where you might spot wildlife along the way. There's a stop for local wine tastings and a visit to a cultural centre, ensuring your time in western Canada checks all the boxes for a well-rounded experience.

$4799 Classic

Canadian Rockies Encompassed

The Indigenous history, beautiful natural landscapes, and lively cowboy culture of western Canada come together on this 19-day tour through British Columbia and Alberta. Spot wildlife on a ferry ride through glacial fjords and immerse yourself in First Nations culture on a day tour of Smithers. Experience the cowboy roots of Calgary and admire the emerald blue hue of Lake Louise. There are stunning vistas and photos ops along the way, as well as opportunities to bond with like-minded travelmates.