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Pacific Frontier Circle from Vancouver

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Let the salty air of Vancouver Island tickle your nose as you travel by coach through the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert. Board VIA Rail's 'Skeena' all-daylight rail to Prince George and Jasper for the unspoiled beauty of Northern British Columbia. Add the finest in luxury motorcoach travel of the Canadian Rockies - you'll return home speechless. Canada in all its natural wonders!

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • VIA Rail's 'Skeena' Totem class (5 meals onboard)
  • Luxury Motorcoach with driver/guide
  • (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
  • BC Ferries' 'Queen of Prince Rupert' Excursion from Vancouver to Victoria (includes B.C. Ferries fee)
  • Tour from Victoria to Port Hardy
  • Sightseeing Excursion of Vancouver & Victoria
  • Kaien Island cruise in Prince Rupert
  • Discover Banff Excursion
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience
  • Admissions to Butchart Gardens
  • Banff Gondola Ride Admission
  • Icefield Photograph
  • Hotel & train station transfers
  • $2 discount coupon for the Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • National Park fees
  • Gratuities on included meals
Day 1 Arriving in Vancouver
Take your time today to check into your selected downtown hotel and have the afternoon to explore this beautiful Pacific city. Perhaps take a short trip out to the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge to experience walking on a 450 foot suspended walkway, hovering over a 230 foot decension to the Capilano River. Truly a unique experience.
Overnight Vancouver.

Day 2 Exploring Vancouver
This morning, join a city tour of Vancouver. Highlights include: Gastown, Chinatown, Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth Park and English Bay. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Overnight Vancouver.

Day 3 Visiting Victoria
Take a tour by motorcoach and ferry from the B.C. mainland over to Vancouver Island. En route, you will have 1.5 hours on your own onboard a B.C. Ferry, admission to Butchart Gardens and a city tour of Victoria including city centre, Chinatown and Beacon Hill Park before being dropped off at your hotel in the late afternoon.
Overnight Victoria.

Day 4 Sightseeing in Victoria
Today is yours to explore this "British" city on your own. You may wish to take an optional whale watching tour, shop, explore the Royal British Columbia Museum or spend some time in the Crystal Gardens. All of these activities and much more are located near the Inner Harbour, within walking distance from your hotel.
Overnight Victoria.

Day 5 Victoria to Port Hardy Sightseeing
This morning you will embark on a full day tour to Port Hardy by motorcoach and make many stops along the way, including Duncan "City of Totem Poles, Chemainus "City of Murals" and Cooms Deli (famous for their goats that graze on the roof). Your journey is enhanced by views of the Gulf Islands, vast farm lands, fishing villages and deep sea ports.
Overnight Port Hardy

Day 6 Cruise to Prince Rupert
Your adventure northward begins with a morning transfer (included) to the B.C. Ferries terminal for your ferry ride through the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert. The 19.55 hour cruise provides ample opportunity to see a wonderful array of snow-capped mountains and island vistas. Killer whales, sea lions and playful porpoise often appear alongside.
Overnight Prince Rupert

Day 7 Arriving in Prince Rupert
After a 1.5 hour cruise around Kaien Island, the rest of the day is yours to explore the quaint town of Prince Rupert, a bustling port town with cruise ship docks, ferries to Alaska, Port Hardy and the Queen Charlotte Islands as well as a starting point for VIA Rail's Skeena train.
Overnight Prince Rupert

Day 8 & 9 VIA Rail's 'Skeena' to Prince George and Jasper
From waterways to railways ... a morning boarding of VIA Rail's 'Skeena' begins your discovery of northern British Columbia's forested landscape. Take advantage of the Skyline Car with its 360 degree views from the dome or the casual atmosphere of the lounge car below as the train gently weaves and winds its way to Prince George. The next morning, continue on your rail journey aboard the "Skeena." You may see bald eagles, black bears or moose from the windows of the train. Arriving into Jasper this afternoon, a transfer will be waiting to shuttle you to your hotel.
Overnight Onboard VIA Rail

Day 10 Jasper to Banff Sightseeing
A full day excursion takes you along the Icefields Parkway, stopping at the Columbia Icefield for an "Ice Explorer" ride on the Athabasca Glacier. From the Icefield Centre, it is a picturesque drive southward past snow-capped peaks, hanging glaciers and mountain lakes to Banff.
Overnight Banff

Day 11 Discovering Banff
A morning "Discover Banff" excursion will highlight the town of Banff and its surrounding area. See the Banff Hoodoos and Tunnel Mountain Drive with its stunning viewpoints. The final stop will be at the Banff Gondola for a ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain.
Overnight Banff

Day 12 Banff to Lac Le Jeune
Banff, Yoho and Glacier National Parks - scenery abounds as you travel westward though the Canadian Rockies to reach Revelstoke by lunchtime. After lunch, the journey stretches into the interior of British Columbia and to the peaceful shores of Lac Le Jeune. An evening buffet at the peaceful Lac Le Jeune Resort will await your arrival. (Lunch and dinner included).
Overnight Lac Le Jeune

Day 13 Lac Le Jeune to Vancouver
After breakfast (included), travel from the interior of British Columbia into the Coast Mountain Range with a lunch stop in Lillooet (meal included) before arriving at Whistler resort. After a brief stop in Whistler, continue on to Vancouver where your tour draws to a close by late afternoon.
Moderate Accommodations

Moderate

Pacific Palisades Hotel Pacific Palisades Vancouver
233 rooms, spa services, health club. Central location with dining, shopping and sightseeing.
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
236 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant, 1 lounge, 1 patio, indoor pool, and fitness centre. Non-smoking hotel.
Thunderbird Inn Port Hardy Thunderbird Inn
48 rooms. 2 blocks from the shore (downtown). 1 restaurant, 1 pub. Non-smoking rooms available.
Pacific Inn Prince Rupert Pacific Inn
77 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant. Non-smoking rooms available. Standard twin, single, tripple and quad.
Berth at Night VIA Rail - Upper and Lower Berth
By day, the two berths transform into two double seats that face each other. By night, the double seats give way to two cosy, comfortable beds, each equipped with a reinforced privacy curtain.
Lobstick Lodge Jasper - Lobstick Lodge
139 rooms. Relaxed, friendly, family oriented atmosphere. Swimming pool, hot tubs, restaurant and lounge.
Standard Room
Mount Royal Hotel in Banff Banff - Mount Royal Hotel
136 rooms, whirlpool, shopping & dining. Located in the heart of Banff.
Run of House Room
Lac Le Jeune Resort Lac Le Jeune Resort
Moderate: - 40 rooms. Located in a wilderness setting; no phones or televisions in the rooms. 1 restaurant and 1 lounge. Outdoor recreational activities: hiking trails, fishing, canoe and pedal boat rentals, bike rentals. Non-smoking rooms available.
Deluxe Accommodations

Deluxe

The Fairmont Vancouver The Fairmont Vancouver
508 rooms with sophisticated grace, charm, style and flair. Located in a prime downtown location. Deluxe Room
The Fairmont Empress Victoria The Fairmont Empress Victoria
477 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant, 1 lounge, assorted shops, boutiques, business centre, indoor pool, whirlpool, children’s wading pool, 2 saunas, fi tness centre and full service spa. Non-smoking fl oors available.
Glen Lyon Inn - Port Hardy Glen Lyon Inn - Port Hardy
44 rooms. All ocean view rooms. Most rooms have private balconies. In room coffee maker, restaurant, pub, exercise room, free parking and kitchenettes available.
The Crest Hotel - Prince Rupert Prince Rupert - The Crest Hotel
102 rooms. Downtown location. 1 restaurant, 1 lounge with outdoor deck, steam room, fitness centre and outdoor hot tub. Non-smoking rooms available.
Bedroom at Night VIA Rail - Double Bedroom
The double bedroom provides an entirely private, onboard haven of peace and quiet. Each bedroom features two armchairs, a small closet, fan, electrical outlet, private washroom, sink and mirror.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
446 rooms. Main lodge, log cabins and cedar chalets on the shore of Lac Beauvert. Golf course, stables, swimming pool, restaurants and games room.
Deluxe Room
The Fairmont Banff Springs The Fairmont Banff Springs
770 elegant rooms and suites. A world-renowned castle property with top-notch service & amenities.
Fairmont Room
Lac Le Jeune Resort Lac Le Jeune Resort
Moderate: - 40 rooms. Located in a wilderness setting; no phones or televisions in the rooms. 1 restaurant and 1 lounge. Outdoor recreational activities: hiking trails, fishing, canoe and pedal boat rentals, bike rentals. Non-smoking rooms available.

May 27, Jun 10 Twin Single
Moderate $4,052 $5,483
Deluxe $4,697 $6,714
 
June 24, July 8 & 22
Aug 5 & 19, Sep 2 & 16 Twin Single
Moderate $4,052 $5,483
Deluxe $4,867 $7,055

Deluxe: An outstanding property offering high standards of accommodations and facilities. It is important to note though, that Deluxe accommodation refers only to the Hotel Class and not to the room category included in the package price. Some Deluxe hotels are heritage properties that possess historical elegance, but may not reflect current North American deluxe hotel standards. Room upgrades may be available at an additional cost.

Moderate: A property that offers limited hotel facilities and North American standard room features such as a television, telephone, one or two beds, private washroom with shower and/or bathtub (unless otherwise noted). Rooms may be smaller than Deluxe hotel rooms and the public areas may be also be smaller and simpler. Usually suitable for the cost-conscious traveller.
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