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Canadian Rockies, Vancouver & Victoria

featuring one night on VIA Rail

Enjoy the splendor of the Canadian Rockies with one night on VIA Rail’s Canadian train. Begin in Calgary, Alberta, just east of the Rockies, and explore its art, history, and culture. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Banff and a scrumptious lunch at the historic Banff Springs Hotel. Travel along the Icefields Parkway and experience a glacier up-close at the Columbia Icefield. Board VIA Rail’s historic Canadian passenger train and travel to Vancouver in comfortable Sleeper Plus cars. Explore Vancouver and walk across the thrilling Capilano Suspension Bridge. Ferry to Vancouver Island and visit the Butchart Gardens® with time to explore on our own. Get a tour of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Then, board a ferry bound for Washington, driving along the Olympic Peninsula, before arriving in Seattle.

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Airfare Included
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Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
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Day 1 : Fly to Calgary

Upon arrival we check in to our accommodations in Calgary.

Day 2 : Discover Calgary

In the morning we spend time learning about this spectacular city just east of the Rocky Mountains. After enjoying the highlights of Calgary, relax and savor lunch at Sky 360 atop the Calgary Tower, almost 630 feet above downtown. We journey through the foothills and up into the mountains to Banff for two relaxing evenings.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 : Banff

Begin the day with a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police meet and greet to hear stories and learn about the iconic Mountie uniform followed by a panoramic tour of the Banff area. Take in breathtaking views during lunch at the historic and grand Fairmont Banff Springs hotel. The afternoon is ours to explore this unique mountain town.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Columbia Icefield

Breathtaking scenery borders our route today along the Icefields Parkway. This beautiful area is famous for the glacial blue waters of its many lakes nestled among the mountains. At the Columbia Icefield, we board a giant Ice Explorer that carries us onto Athabasca Glacier. We stay in Jasper this evening.

Lunch

Day 5 : Ride the Rails

This morning we board VIA Rail’s historic Canadian train and begin our journey to Vancouver in their Sleeper Plus cars. Enjoy top-notch service and unforgettable experiences onboard as you roll past the beautiful landscapes. Savor expertly prepared meals in the dining car.

Brunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Vancouver

Enjoy an included breakfast on the train this morning. We arrive in Vancouver and take time to explore the city. Surrounded by water on three sides and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range, this vibrant city is the largest in British Columbia. We find our adventurous side on a walk across the breathtaking Capilano Suspension Bridge. After, we check in to our accommodations for the night.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : The Butchart Gardens®

This morning we board a ferry for Vancouver Island. We visit The Butchart Gardens®, one of the most acclaimed horticultural exhibitions in the world. Stroll along pathways through wonderfully landscaped theme gardens and enjoy the seasonal floral displays and see the Ross Fountains play its pattern of water displays every four minutes. A delightful lunch is included at the gardens. Later, we arrive in enchanting Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia for two relaxing nights. Shops, cafes and interesting attractions are just a stroll away.

Lunch

Day 8 : Victoria

A local guide joins us to tour Victoria, known for its British atmosphere. The city began as an outpost for the Hudson Bay Company in 1843. We view historic sites including the Parliament Building on the lovely Inner Harbor, and witness beautiful flower beds and gardens that reflect the area’s passion for gardening. A spectacular lunch is prepared for us at the elegant Fairmont Empress hotel. We have the afternoon at leisure to browse in the delightful shops or to visit local attractions.

Lunch

Day 9 : Ferry to Washington

This morning we depart Victoria by ferry and cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca and international border to Washington. We drive along the Olympic Peninsula before arriving in Seattle. Tonight we enjoy a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

Dinner

Day 10 : Fly Home

Bid farewell as we depart for the airport. We will long remember our incredible adventure through the Canadian Rockies and Western Canada.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All rail transportation
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night in Calgary
  • 2 nights in Banff
  • 1 night in Jasper
  • 1 night aboard VIA Rail's Canadian train
  • 1 night in the Vancouver area
  • 2 nights in Victoria
  • 1 night in Seattle

Attractions & Highlights

  • Calgary guided tour
  • Banff & Jasper National Parks
  • Mountie Meet & Greet presented by Banff Lake Louise Tourism
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience Tour™
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Two scenic ferry rides
  • The Butchart Gardens®
  • Victoria guided tour

12 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch at Sky 360 Calgary Tower
  • Lunch at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel
  • Brunch, dinner, and breakfast aboard train
  • Lunch at The Butchart Gardens®
  • Lunch at the Fairmont Empress hotel
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner in Seattle

Highest Elevation: 6,850 feet.

Tour Dates & Pricing

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Price Per Person

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Double

$5899

Single

$6799

Final Payment Date: 05/19/2022

Departure Cities

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Normal, IL - Sam's Club

Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

Tom McIntyre

Tom has been a fixture on Central Illinois radio and television for half a century, beginning with WGLT-FM in Normal and continuing over the years at WIOK, WIRL, WWTO, WEEK, and now the veteran broadcaster calls WMBD-TV his media home.

An ISU graduate and navy veteran, Tom has won awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, The Illinois News Broadcasters Association, and a regional Edward R. Murrow award. He counts among his highlights a trip to Saudi Arabia with Peoria army reservists before the first Gulf War, and going to the White House to quiz Bill Clinton.

Join Tom and WMBD/WYZZ viewers on this spectacular vacation.