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Explore Canada’s West (14 nights)

This special itinerary will take you to all the great sights British Columbia and Alberta have to offer: the famous Inside Passage, vineyards in the Interior, peaks and beautiful alpine lakes in the Rocky Mountains - to name just a few. Travelling with a small group of people will make this journey an especially enjoyable and memorable one.

Day 1 Vancouver

Transfer from the airport to your hotel. In the evening the group will meet to discuss the tour itinerary with the tour guide. Overnight Sandman Inn Vancouver Airport.

Day 2 Vancouver - Manning Provincial Park - Penticton

Depart from Vancouver and travel to Manning Provincial Park and then on to the Okanagan Valley. Overnight Sandman Inn in Penticton.

Day 3 Penticton- Kelowna- Vernon- Revelstoke

On your way through the Okanagan Valley a stop will be made in Summerland where you will visit one of the well-known wineries in the area. Around noon reach Vernon and visit historic O'Keefe Ranch which was founded in 1867. In the early evening arrive at Revelstoke. Overnight Regent Inn.

Day 4 Revelstoke- Golden- Banff- Canmore

Continue to the Rocky Mountains today. At Rogers Pass visit the informative Visitor Centre, and in Yoho National Park stop at the Natural Bridge and at beautiful Emerald Lake. There is time for a stroll along the lake or for a canoe trip (optional). Continue to Canmore. 2 nights Westridge Country Inn.

Day 5 Banff National Park

The entire day is spent touring Banff and Banff National Park. Visit famous Lake Louise and Lake Moraine, and in the afternoon there will be some time at leisure to explore the town of Banff.

Day 6 Banff - Jasper

Today travel along the Icefields Parkway. With its many beautiful lakes and waterfalls it is probably the most scenic route in the Rocky Mountains. At the Columbia Icefield you have the opportunity to take a tour on the Glacier (optional). Then on to Jasper and overnight at Jasper House Bungalows.

Day 7 Jasper- Maligne Canyon- Prince George

In the morning visit spectacular Maligne Canyon. A short hike will take you to breathtaking views of the Canyon. On the way to Prince George enjoy great views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Overnight Ramada Hotel, Prince George.

Day 8 Prince George - Smithers

The drive from Prince George to Smithers will give you a good impression of the vastness of the country - trees and little lakes as far as the eye can see! Overnight Hudson Bay Lodge.

Day 9 Smithers- Hazelton - Terrace- Prince Rupert

Today's highlight is a visit to the 'Ksan Indian Village in Hazelton. The reconstructed Indian Village consists of five traditional longhouses and several totem poles. Continue to Prince Rupert. Overnight Highliner Inn.

Day 10 Inside Passage to Vancouver Island

Today travel the world-famous Inside Passage from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy.During the 15-hour-trip there are good opportunities to watch wildlife: bald eagles,dolphins, sea otters and sometimes even whales. In the late evening arrive in Port Hardy. Overnight Airport Inn.

Day 11 Port Hardy- Campbell River

Leave Port Hardy and go on to the small and very picturesque fishing village of Telegraph Cove. From there take a whale-watching trip to watch killer whales in their natural habitat. Later, go on to Campbell River. Overnight Anchor Inn.

Day 12 Campbell River- Duncan- Victoria

Continue to Victoria today. En route, make a little detour to visit Cathedral Cove Park. This Park is famous for its huge, 800-year-old Douglas firs. In the afternoon there is time for a stroll through Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Overnight Queen Victoria Inn, close to the Inner Harbour.

Day 13 Victoria - Vancouver

The morning is at leisure to explore Victoria. In the afternoon drive along the Marine Scenic Drive to the ferry terminal at Swartz Bay, and take the ferry to Vancouver. Two nights Empire Landmark Hotel.

Day 14 Vancouver

At leisure to explore the city.

Day 15

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.