8 day escorted tour itinerary

Western Journey Tour

Canadas Western Wonders

Journey from Sea to Sky on this spectacular tour. Travel through the craggy Rocky Mountain passes and tour the rugged Pacific coastlines with vistas of incredible fjords and glacial valleys. Experience the romance and hospitality the West has to offer in the charming mountain resorts, prairie frontier towns and cosmopolitan cities.

Selected departure dates are available between May and September.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Visit Calgary's sights and skyscrapers
  • Discover the majesty of the Rocky Mountains
  • Take a guided tour of Banff
  • Tour Banff National Park and Lake Louise
  • See dramatic scenery at Kamloops and Whistler
  • Visit cool and cosmopolitan Vancouver

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
8 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • Banff sightseeing tour
  • Calgary sightseeing tour
  • Vancouver sightseeing tour
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Transportation by modern tour coach
  • Tour director throughout
  • Moderate hotel accommodation
  • Baggage Handling (1 piece per person)
Not included
  • Tips and gratuities for driver and guide
  • Optional activities

Itinerary Breakdown

Transfer independently to your downtown hotel on arrival into Calgary. After checking in with your tour director, the rest of the day is at leisure to explore the streets of this dynamic city. We recommend heading to Calgary Tower to see the best views of the city.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sandman Calgary City Centre Downtown or similar

This morning you will meet your fellow travellers over breakfast before heading out to discover the best of Calgary's sights. You will see the Calgary Tower, historical Fort Calgary and the skyscrapers of the commercial district before leaving the city heading towards the Rocky Mountains. Experience the majesty of the snow-capped peaks, sparkling glaciers and emerald green lakes at the foothills of Banff National Park and see the landmark Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre

Today is entirely at leisure to tour Banff whether exploring the surrounding area or browsing through the unique shops and boutiques along Banff Avenue; or perhaps to take an optional excursion to spectacular Lake Louise or the mighty Columbia Icefield onboard the famous Ice Explorer.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre or similar

Today you'll travel along the famed Trans-Canada Highway following a route laid out by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid 1800's. You'll continue your tour across the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia's Yoho National Park where you'll be treated to stunning views of vast ice fields, deep canyons, dense forest and glacier fed streams. Passing through the awe-inspiring landscapes en-route to Glacier National Park, you'll pass through the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges before finally arriving at the rugged interior town of Kamloops.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Ramada Kamloops or similar

Today you'll travel from Kamloops to Whistler where the dramatic scenery changes as you travel through ranch lands and head towards the coastal mountains. Take in an optional float plane sightseeing tour over Garibaldi Park giving you an inspiring view of the natural volcanic peaks, alpine lakes and picturesque meadows before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Whistler Village Inn and Suites or Pinnacle Hotel or Aava Hotel or similar

Start the day by travelling south along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway through a stunning landscape of jagged fjords and glacial mountain peaks before leaving the countryside behind and arriving in the metropolis of Vancouver. On arrival, you'll take a sightseeing tour of all of Vancouver's highlights, Stanley Park, historic Gastown, Prospect Point and Chinatown with the afternoon at leisure to further explore the city.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre or Similar

Today, the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountains form the backdrop to your day at leisure. Relax and watch the world go by in Stanley Park, do some shopping down Robson Street or take a seaplane over to Victoria where you can head out on the water for excellent whale watching excursions.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre or similar

On your last day, you'll have time for some last-minute shopping and say farewell to Western Canada. However this is the perfect opportunity to extend your stay and head over to Vancouver Island or stop off in Toronto for a few nights before heading home.

Points of Interest

  • Calgary

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore Fort Calgary and learn about the arrival of Mounted Police
    • Visit Olympic Park and see the bobsled track used in the film Cool Running's
    • Spend a day in Heritage Park and join a guided tour through the centuries
    • Take in the view for Calgary Tower
    • Head to the Chinook Centre for some great shopping
  • Banff

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Relax at Banff Upper Hot Springs
    • Take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain and enjoy the spectacular views
    • Hike Johnston Canyon and discover the waters of Lower and Upper Falls
    • Horseback ride in Banff National Park
    • Join a wildlife tour to the heart of Banff National Park and discover fascinating wildlife
  • Whistler

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore Whistler Village and the boutique shops
    • Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola for stunning 360-degree views of Whistler
    • Join a bear viewing tour and view the famous black bears
    • Discover the mountains by quad bike on an ATV Tour
    • Enjoy the apres ski and the multitudes of restaurants
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Hire a bike and cycle round Stanley Park
    • Visit the famous market at Granville Island
    • Take the Skyride Gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain
    • Book a whale watching tour and see these magnificent mammals in their natural habitat