Same as Rockies Classic Tour plus celebrate New Year’s Eve in the town of Golden at Kicking Horse Mountain with free entertainment and fireworks! On this tour you'll travel over 2,000 kilometers, leaving the Province of British Columbia to Alberta, and even cross a time-zone! You will spend 1 night and day in Banff, the most famous town in the Rockies, go on guided walk with a first national cultural host through a winter wonderland (included) and have a free day to try an exciting winter activity like skiing/boarding at Lake Louise, dog sledding or ice walking, or you can sleep in after a big night out on the town and enjoy the shops and sights of Banff.
9:00am- Depart Vancouver from Canada Place (please arrive by 8:45am)
The fun begins! Your friendly Canadian Tour Guide will start off the tour with introductions and games so you can meet the other passengers. Hear interesting facts about Vancouver as you make your way out of the city and into the mountains!
Stop in Kamloops for lunch
Enjoy a wine tour and tasting at Montey Creek Winery
Check-in at the beautiful Quaaout Lodge & Spa
Enjoy a scenic hike / walk (included - weather permitting). The resort's First Nations Cultural Host will greet the group and take everyone on a tour of the property while telling entertaining stories and legends
After settling in to your room, option to relax in the hot tub or swim in the indoor pool. Then join your guide for a campfire and marshmallow roast (weather permitting)!
Breakfast at your hotel (included)
Depart the hotel in the morning
Drive through the beautiful snow-capped peaks of Mount Revelstoke National Park & Glacier National Park
Visit Roger's Pass National Historic Site
Explore Lake Louise! Optional ice skating (seasonal)
Continue your drive to Banff. Once in Banff, enjoy a driving tour of the world famous town
Check into your hotel in Banff
Free time to go shopping on Banff Avenue and try one of the many restaurants
Option to join your guide for a night out dancing! (18+ only with 2 pieces of valid ID)
Breakfast in the hotel
Option to participate in an exciting winter activity like snowshoeing or ice walking or skiing/snowboarding at Lake Louise Mountain or Sunshine Mountain (Please note we only recommend the skiing/snowboarding option for experienced skiers/snowboarders as the tour guide will not be with you, you will get to the ski hill via the mountain shuttle)
If you are not participating in an activity, sleep in and meet your guide for an extended tour of Banff
Option to soak in the Banff Hot Springs and/or take the Sulphur Mountain Gondola (additional cost)
Depart Banff in the afternoon for Golden
Check into your Golden hotel with option to stay there or continue on to Kicking Horse Mountain for NYE celebrations
Enjoy the New Year’s Eve Festivities at Kicking Horse Mountain including Rail Jam, Torch Light Parade, Fireworks and more!
Stop at Craigellachie (the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway)
Enjoy entertainment, movies and games
Stop at the Aberdeen Shopping mall for lunch and shopping
Return to Vancouver at approximately 7:30pm