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7 Day Inspiring Canadian Rockies

7 Day Inspiring Canadian Rockies

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace
These tours allow you to experience the destination at unsurpassed value. You'll travel with between 40-50 other guests depending on your selected tour*. Enjoy features such as a wide range of included sightseeing, comfortable accommodation and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.
*Note: group size may exceed this. Please refer to the important information section of the Fine Print to view maximum group size for your selected tour. 
Group Size
Group Tour - Classic

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Classic Tour
2,064 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Incredible sightseeing including Banff National Parks snow-capped peaks, explore Vancouver and Calgary's cosmopolitan heartbeat, visit iconic Lake Louise and traverse the Icefields Parkway
✓ 6 nights accommodation in comfortable 3 star accommodation
✓ Delicious breakfast daily
✓ Spend two nights in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff 
✓ Fully Escorted by an expert Canadian Tour Leader
✓ Dedicated transportation as outlined in the itinerary
✓ All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
✓ Porterage at hotels for one piece per person

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown or Similar

Welcome to Calgary!

Upon checking-in, you have the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is located approximately 20km from downtown Calgary. There are a range of transportation options available. Taxis are available for approximately CAD$45-55 per vehicle.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Hotel
Banff Caribou Lodge or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning, we gather with our fellow travellers over breakfast before embarking on a captivating exploration of Calgary's landmarks, both modern and historic. From the iconic Calgary Tower to the storied Fort Calgary and the imposing skyscrapers of the bustling commercial district, we marvel at the city's diverse architectural tapestry.

As we bid farewell to Calgary, our gaze shifts towards the majestic Rocky Mountains, looming on the distant horizon. Prepare to be enchanted as we traverse through the picturesque foothills, gradually entering the breathtaking expanse of Banff National Park.

Our journey through Banff National Park is a feast for the senses, encompassing highlights such as the charming Banff town site, the commanding presence of Tunnel Mountain, and the awe-inspiring vista of the Banff Springs Hotel. Delight in the natural wonders of Johnston Canyon and the peculiar formations of the Hoodoos, before cruising along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway. Our adventure culminates at the renowned Lake Louise, offering an unforgettable rendezvous with one of the world's most iconic alpine lakes. We return to Banff whilst looking out for bears and moose, before retiring to our hotel in the heart of Banff.

Optional Tour - Banff Gondola including transfers

Discover sweeping scenes of six mountain ranges, the Bow Valley and the charming town of Banff from the Sulphur Mountain summit. Once you're at the top, begin your adventure by strolling the boardwalk to the Cosmic Ray Station and Sanson's Peak and learn about Canada's first national park. Then, head inside to explore our world-class mountaintop discovery center. Fuel up on grab-and-go fare at Castle Mountain Coffee or enjoy an elegant meal at the award-winning Sky Bistro. Exceptional service and jaw-dropping vistas are hallmarks of all our summit dining experiences. Summer nights are equally stellar on Sulphur. Think rooftop patio sips and dazzling sunsets. Join us for the best of summer here in the mountains! Includes return transfers from your hotel.

Optional Tour - Banff Evening Wildlife Safari

As the sun sets behind the craggy peaks, the wildlife of Banff National Park become more active in the cool hours before dark. We see wildlife on 95% of our tours, so this is your best chance to get up close with some of Banff’s wildest residents.

Your guide will lead a paved road bus tour to the hotspots where you are most likely to see Rocky Mountain creatures. You might spot an elk sauntering across a clearing, bighorn sheep grazing in an alpine meadow and sometimes even a grizzly bear snuffling through a berry bush. You’ll also learn about how the park protects these animals and their natural habitat from many threats to the ecosystem. Includes hotel pick-up.

Duration: 2 hours.

Hotel
Banff Caribou Lodge or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After a delicious breakfast, begin your northward journey along the Icefields Parkway, where you'll be enchanted by an array of breathtaking landscapes. Admire the shimmering blue-green lakes, meandering mountain streams, lush forests, and majestic snow-capped peaks that dominate the scenery.

Alternatively, you may opt for a leisurely day in Banff, allowing you to explore the townsite further and fully embrace the mountain lifestyle.

Optional Tour - Icefield Explorer Snow Coach Ride

Upon reaching the Columbia Icefield, you can choose to embark on an exciting and informative ride aboard an all-terrain Ice Explorer—an expansive vehicle engineered specifically for glacier exploration (Additional expense). Led by an experienced driver-guide, this exhilarating excursion promises a wealth of captivating insights into glaciers and their environmental significance. During this unforgettable adventure, the snow coach will transport you to a designated area where you can pause to capture breathtaking photos, traverse the icy terrain on foot, and collect pristine glacier water to refill your bottle.

Optional Tour - Three Sisters Peaks Helicopter Tour with Transfers

An excellent introduction to the dramatic views of helicopter sightseeing, this 25-minute tour of the Spray Lakes and Spray Valley takes you over the forested slopes of Mount Buller, a favourite destination for many intermediate climbers. The tree line stops well short of the summit, offering a dramatic view of the shale patterns and rocky outcroppings of the surrounding mountains of the Goat Range as they tumble into the trees of the Spray Valley.

Includes return transfers from downtown Banff.

Please note: You may only select this option if you are not visiting the Icefields Parkway and Columbia Icefield.

Optional Tour - Wagon Ride With Cowboy BBQ Cookout Dinner

Enjoy an evening in the great outdoors on this true Western excursion. Your covered wagon ride takes you along the Bow River while watching for wildlife such as ground squirrels, porcupines, and beavers scurrying around the marshes and meadows. Midway through the ride, you’ll arrive at 3 Mile Cabin to enjoy genuine Western hospitality at the outdoor cookout facilities for a top-quality Western meal with all the fixings. After a hearty meal, the wagon follows the base of Sulphur Mountain back to Banff. 

Important Information: The trip departs from Warner Stables located approximately a 15-minute walk from downtown Banff. Your tour leader or hotel concierge will be able to assist you with a taxi (own expense).

Hotel
Prestige Hotel Vernon or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today's journey takes us along the renowned TransCanada Highway, tracing the path originally charted by railroad engineers and fur traders in the mid-1800s.

Our route traverses Kicking Horse Pass, guiding us from the Rockies into the picturesque Columbia River Valley, before ascending through Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. The Selkirk Mountains, known for their abundant winter snowfall, boast more than one hundred active avalanche zones.

Continuing onward, we navigate through the majestic Monashee Mountain Range, eventually arriving at the rugged interior town of Vernon.

Hotel
Century Plaza Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today marks our departure from the Okanagan Valley and its majestic mountains as we journey through the lower mainland. Few routes in Canada offer such a diverse range of vegetation in such a compact distance as Highway 3 between Osoyoos and Tashima. At the western end, lush rainforests abound, while to the east lies a desert landscape where prickly pear cacti thrive. Our route takes us along the Coquihalla Highway before arriving in Vancouver.

Hotel
Century Plaza Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Indulge in a captivating sightseeing expedition of Vancouver, showcasing iconic attractions including Stanley Park with its renowned totem pole collection, picturesque English Bay, the vibrant ambiance of Robson Street, historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown, and the majestic Canada Place and Cruise Ship Pier.

The afternoon and evening is at leisure in Vancouver. There are countless restaurants, shops and bars within walking distance from your centrally located hotel. Your Tour Leader will be on hand to provide recommendations.

Optional Tour - Harbour Air Vancouver Classic Panorama Seaplane Flight

Harbour Air Seaplanes’ most popular 30-minute tour of the North Shore Mountains. This ideal introduction to seaplane aviation departs from downtown Vancouver’s bustling Coal Harbour and includes a complete aerial view of the city. Photographers will especially enjoy a bird’s eye view of Horseshoe Bay, English Bay and Deep Cove. The sensation of landing on water is always a memorable highlight.

Optional Tour - Gastronomic Gastown Foodie Tour with Alcohol Pairing

Eat and drink your way through Vancouver's #1 foodie district, just like the locals love to do. Indulge in the boozey, foodie, historic neighbourhood with local comfort foods, creative dishes, and delicious beverages to wash them down. Gastown is Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, laden with iconic restaurants, quirky pubs, and historic spaces. Uncover the alleyways and doors that hold Gastown’s gems. The total walking distance is 1.4km. 

The 3-hour progressive meal pairs food with cocktails and wines at 3 of Gastown’s much-loved restaurants. Weave through Gastown’s cobblestone maze, meet local restauranteurs, hear stories of the community, and indulge in appetizers, mains, and desserts.

Meals
Breakfast

Today marks the end of your incredible journey from the Canadian Rockies to the Pacific coast.  We hope you have had an unforgettable experience in Canada.

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Inclusions

  • Incredible sightseeing including Banff National Parks snow-capped peaks, explore Vancouver and Calgary's cosmopolitan heartbeat, visit iconic Lake Louise and traverse the Icefields Parkway
  • 6 nights accommodation in comfortable 3 star accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • Spend two nights in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff 
  • Fully Escorted by an expert Canadian Tour Leader
  • Dedicated transportation as outlined in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Porterage at hotels for one piece per person

  • Calgary – Admire the modern and historic icons of Calgary on a guided tour
  • Lake Louise – Explore this iconic lake known for its turquoise, glacier-fed waters ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a chateau
  • Banff – Enjoy a tour of Banff National Park, featuring the Banff town site, Tunnel Mountain, a spectacular view of the Banff Springs Hotel, Johnston Canyon, the Hoodoos and the Bow Valley Parkway
  • Banff National Park – Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of Grizzly Bears, wolves, cougars, black bears and moose during your sightseeing tours
  • Icefields Parkway – Enjoy a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams on this iconic drive
  • Spend a night in the Okanagan Valley town of Vernon, known for its world-class wines and stunning lakes
  • Explore the metropolis of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour, including Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, historic Gastown and bustling Chinatown

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
Tipping in Canada is a complex cultural practice. While not technically mandatory, it's deeply ingrained in the service industry and considered a crucial part of an employee's income. Understanding the tipping etiquette can be confusing for visitors, as it varies depending on the type of service, location, and even the bill amount.
Here is some information to assist you with tipping in the Canada.

Tipping in the Canada is expected, but not mandatory. Generally 15-20% of the bill (before tax) is considered standard for good service, while higher tips are customary for exceptional service. Some restaurants may automatically add gratuity, so check your bill carefully. 

Tipping your tour leader in the Canada is not as common as tipping in restaurants, but it's certainly a kind gesture and a way to show your appreciation for their hard work and guidance throughout your trip. If you had a good experience, CAD$5-$10 per person per day is a decent starting point. For exceptional service or longer tours, aim for CAD$10-$20 or a lump sum at the end.

Ultimately, tipping your tour leader is a personal decision. If you felt they provided a valuable service and made your trip more enjoyable, a tip is a thoughtful way to express your thanks. Remember, even a small gesture can go a long way in showing your appreciation for their hard work.

While navigating the intricacies of tipping can feel overwhelming at first, understanding the basics will ensure you navigate this cultural practice confidently during your visit to Canada.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $1,386.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
Minimum of 20 and maximum 50 people

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Icefield Explorer Snow Coach Ride (Day 3) - $109 per person
  • Banff Gondola including transfers (Day 2) - $104 per person
  • Harbour Air Vancouver Classic Panorama Seaplane Flight (Day 6) - $194 per person
  • Banff Evening Wildlife Safari (Day 2) - $68 per person
  • Gastronomic Gastown Foodie Tour with Alcohol Pairing (Day 6) - $291 per person
  • Three Sisters Peaks Helicopter Tour with Transfers (Day 3) - $356 per person
  • Wagon Ride With Cowboy BBQ Cookout Dinner (Day 3) - $110 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $365.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $324.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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