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Resorts of the Rockies



From $3,979* pp | 10 Days •  13 Meals  *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy. 

Discover the beauty of western Canada and revel in elegant resorts set amidst breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies.

  • Overnight in some of the finest resorts in the Canadian Rockies – including The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and The Fairmont Banff Springs.
  • View Victoria Glacier and the emerald waters of Lake Louise.
  • Stop at the Columbia Icefield and choose from a Glacier Experience across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk

Resorts of the Rockies

Luxuriate in elegant resorts set amidst breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. Discover the beauty of western Canada on this 10-day tour as you explore Lake Louise, Banff, Victoria and Vancouver. Stay at The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, located in the heart of pristine Banff National Park within a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a lunch and tastings at the famed Summerhill Winery and sample locally made cheeses in the agriculturally rich Okanagan Valley. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Stop at Columbia Icefield and choose to ride across this mass of glacier ice or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk. Enjoy breakfast at the base of Mount Whitehorn and ride the Lake Louise gondola to the summit for spectacular views.


Day 1. Vancouver, British Columbia – Tour Begins
Join us as we explore the beautiful resorts and spectacular scenery of the Canadian Rockies.
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Day 2. Vancouver – Victoria

This morning, experience the city of Vancouver with a sightseeing tour. Visit Chinatown, one of North America’s largest; the vibrant waterfront area; and Gastown, Vancouver’s turn-of-the-century pedestrian mall and home of the world-famous steam-powered clock. Next, explore Stanley Park before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival enjoy a visit to Chemanius, a little town nestled between the mountains and the ocean, to see first-hand its world-famous giant wall murals. Later, arrive in the “City of Gardens,” Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, to begin your two-night stay in the breathtaking Fairmont Empress Hotel on the Inner Harbour. This evening, enjoy dinner overlooking the water.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma  High  19  Low  9  icons_hotel  Fairmont Empress


Day 3. Victoria

Experience breakfast at Butchart Gardens in the original residence of the Butchart family. Following your meal, stroll through the 55-acre display of colourful gardens before returning to Victoria for a sightseeing tour of this historic city. The remainder of your day is at leisure to relax, shop or explore independently.

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma  High  19  Low  9  icons_hotel  Fairmont Empress


Day 4. Victoria – Kelowna

This morning board a BC Ferry for a spectacular cruise through the Gulf Islands with their dramatic coastlines. Once back on the mainland, travel through the lush landscape of British Columbia to the city of Kelowna in the rich and fertile Okanagan Valley.

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma  High 20  Low  8   icons_hotel  Delta Grand Okanagan Resort


Day 5. Kelowna

Today you’ll discover the wealth and bounty of the Okanagan Valley. Begin with a visit to a family-owned goat cheese farm. Your tour of the farm includes the ageing cellar and a tasting of a variety of their delicious products. Later, embark on a tour of Summerhill Pyramid Winery to learn their unique organic techniques. Enjoy lunch along with tastings of their popular wines while taking in the beautiful ambience.

icons_food  Breakfast & Lunch   icons_therma  High  20  Low  8    icons_hotel  Delta Grand Okanagan Resort


Day 6. Kelowna – Lake Louise, Alberta

Depart the Okanagan Valley along the shores of Lake Okanagan and then travel along the upper Columbia River. Journey through Yoho National Park, named by the Cree (using their expression for “awe”). Continue to spectacular Lake Louise, showcasing incredible views of its emerald waters and the imposing Victoria Glacier. Overnight at the incomparable Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice…your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s great restaurants.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma  High  15  Low  2   icons_hotel  The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


Day 7. Icefields Parkway – Choice of Glacier Experience or Glacier Skywalk

This morning experience breakfast at the spectacular Lake Louise Gondola. Then, board the gondola* and ascend to the top of Whitehorn Mountain in just fourteen minutes. From a height of 6,850 feet above sea level, savour spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Keep an eye out for the grizzly bears who call this mountain home! Set out on a journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway: behold lovely waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped mountain ranges. Stop at the Columbia Icefield and choose a fun ride** across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle; or, take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape from the glass-floored platform.

icons_food  Breakfast    icons_therma High  15  Low  2   icons_hotel  The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


Day 8. Lake Louise – Banff

Depart Lake Louise and journey to Banff. Embark upon a scenic drive to view Moraine Lake and the incredible Valley of the Ten Peaks from which you will view the unusual “saw-toothed” Ten Peaks. Next, explore the Hoodoos – known as the “Land of the Sleeping Giants” – and powerful Bow Falls. Later, enjoy a visit to a local ammolite specialist where you will learn about this rare gemstone that is found only in Alberta. Your home this evening is the magnificent Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies.”

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma  High  15  Low  2   icons_hotel  The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel


Day 9. Banff

The day is yours for independent exploration. Take a walk through Banff’s delightful downtown, browse through the shops and museums, or just take in the natural beauty of the area. Join your fellow travellers this evening at a farewell dinner where you will toast the end of a wonderful trip.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma  High  15  Low  2   icons_hotel  The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel


Day 10. Banff – Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today, leaving you with many pleasant memories of your outstanding journey.

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Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.


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  • Seattle and Vancouver are 18 hours and Alberta 17 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
  • Highest elevation included on tour is 7,500 feet above sea level.
  • The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar.
  • Canada uses 110 volts.
  • Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.

This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

March 2016.

Mar 3  – Mar 13.                $3,079

Mar 10  – Mar 20.              $2,829

Mar 17 – Mar 27.               $2,829

April 2016.

Apr 7 – Apr 17.                   $2,949

Apr 14 – Apr 24.                 $2,949

Apr 21 – May 1.                  $2,949

June 2016.

Jun 6 – Jun 26.                    $3,979

Jun 20 – Jul 1.                      $3,979

July 2016.

Jul 18 – Jul 29.                      $3,979

August 2016. 

Aug 8 – Aug 19.                   $4,299

Aug 15 – Aug 26.                 $4,299

September 2016. 

Sep 5 – Sep 16.                    $3,979

Sep 12 – Sep 23.                  $3,979

Sep 26 – Oct 7.                     $3,979

October 2016.

Oct 10 – Oct 21.                   $3,979

November 2016.

Nov 7 – Nov 18.                    $3,469

March 2017.

Mar 13 – Mar 24.                   $3,469

Mar 27 – Apr 7.                      $3,599

April 2017.

Apr 3 – Apr 14.                       $3,729

Apr 24 – May 5.                      $3,729

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