Canadian Rockies

9 Days Tour

Vancouver | Kamloops | Sun Peaks | Jasper | Banff | Calgary

Tour Overview

09 Days - Canadian Rockies (Code: CANRO)

 

Early Bird Offer

  • Book 8 weeks in advance and get £50 OFF per adult and child

 

Tour Highlights

 

  • Flyover Canada (Please note children must be at least 102cm (40") tall)

  • Shannon Falls

  • Whistler Village

  • Peak 2 peak Gondola Ride Whistler

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge

  • City Tour of Vancouver

  • Sun Peaks Resort

  • Maligne Lake

  • Jasper National Park

  • Athabasca Falls

  • Photo stop at Mt.Robson

  • Columbia Ice Fields Adventure

  • Glacier Skywalk

  • Banff National Park

  • Surprise Corner

  • Bow Falls

  • Minnewanka Lake

  • Tunnel Mountain

  • Lake Louise

  • Yoho National Park

  • Emerald Lake

  • Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint

  • Continental Divide Viewpoint

  • Meeting of The Rivers Viewpoint

  • Banff Gondola Ride

  • Calgary City Tour

 

Price Includes

  • All hotels as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Airport Shuttle Transfer from Vancouver Airport

  • Airport Shuttle Transfer to Calgary Airport

  • Transportation throughout the tour

  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary

  • 7 Breakfasts

  • 7 Indian Dinners

  • Services of a Tour Director

 

Price Excludes

  • Lunches

  • International or Domestic airfare tickets

  • Tours not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Visa & Processing Fees

  • Porterage

  • CAD$40 mandatory tip per person to be given to the tour director

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1
Arrival Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver! From colorful downtown neighborhoods to culturally diverse suburbs and mountainside districts, there is plenty to explore! Hotel shuttle will pick you up from the airport. Check into the hotel (Check-in time is 3 PM). Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Overnight stay in Vancouver.
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Day 2
Vancouver - Victoria & Butchart Gardens - Vancouver

After breakfast, proceed to the ferry terminal for your day trip to Victoria. Experience Victoria’s signature beauty on a full-day tour from Vancouver the region’s stunning waterways and mountains enroute to British Columbia’s capital. Upon arrival in Victoria you shall view what the city has to offer during a short orientation tour. Visit the Butchart garden Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre (22-hectare) haven for nature enthusiasts. the topmost attraction of the city. In the evening return to the Vancouver and enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant before reaching the hotel.
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Day 3
Vancouver - Whistler - Vancouver

Drive towards Whistler. Have a quick photo stop at Shannon Falls, a 481-meter-high waterfall. Later proceed to Whistler, an alpine village under the shadow of the Blackcomb Mountains. Whistler needs no introduction. Home to Whistler Blackcomb, North America’s largest ski resort, this year-round mountain playground is glamorous and youthful with an adventurous soul. Take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride to enjoy the panoramic views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, and snow-capped mountains. In the afternoon drive back to Vancouver.

Visit The Capilano Bridge. Appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives - Capilano Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure, and the exciting new Cliff walk. The 137meter long, 70 meter high Capilano Suspension Bridge has thrilled visitors since 1889.

Experience Canada like never before in Vancouver city through a guided city tour of Vancouver by an experienced step-on guide covering all the iconic places like Stanley Park, Gastown, and Steam clock. From colorful downtown neighborhoods to culturally diverse suburbs and mountainside districts, there's plenty to explore! Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Overnight stay in Vancouver
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Day 4
Vancouver - Sun Peaks - - Kamloops

After breakfast at the hotel proceed towards Flyover Canada - an amazing virtual flight ride in which you will “take off” into a huge domed screen to enjoy a breathtaking flight across Canada’s most spectacular sights. (Please note children must be at least 102cm (40") tall). After lunch drive towards Sun Peaks Grand Resort. Explore the resort on your own. Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Overnight stay in Sun Peaks.
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Day 5
Kamloops - Jasper

After breakfast at the hotel depart from Sun Peaks for your next destination, Jasper. You will see Mount Robson, the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies on the way. The Yellowhead Highway continues south along the mighty Thompson River, with spectacular views of the Monashee Mountains. Drive towards Maligne lake enjoy lake view before proceeding towards Jasper. Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Overnight stay in Jasper.
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Day 6
Jasper - Banff

After breakfast at the hotel, your tour of the Canadian Rockies continues with a full-day journey to Banff, a Scenic drive via Icefields Parkway with a stop at Peyto Lake or Moraine Lake en route to Banff National Park. Quick photo-stop at the Athabasca Falls.

Drive to the Glacier Discovery Centre along the scenic Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93). You can board an Ice Explorer bus here that will take you onto the Athabasca Glacier, where you can walk on the ice up to 360 m (1,180 ft) thick. Then take the shuttle to the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk, suspended 280 m (919 ft) over the Sunwapta Valley, for stunning aerial views of glittering glaciers and rugged mountain peaks. Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Overnight stay in Banff.
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Day 7
Banff - Yoho National Park - Banff

After breakfast proceed to Yoho National Park which boasts towering rock walls, spectacular waterfalls, and 28 peaks over 3 000 meters in height. The word "Yoho" is a Cree expression of awe and wonder. Admire incredible views of mountain peaks and wildflowers on an afternoon stroll around this gem-colored lake of Emerald Lake. Marvel at the force of the Kicking Horse River as it cascades under a naturally formed stone bridge. Quick stops at various viewpoints like the Continental divide and Meeting of the Rivers viewpoint, Spiral Tunnels. Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Overnight stay in Banff.
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Day 8
Banff - Calgary

After breakfast drive to Calgary. On the way explore Bow Falls, Banff Gondola Ride. This is a Gondola Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience Surprise Corner, and later in the day enjoy the beautiful Lake Minnewanka. Drive through Calgary town and see all the iconic places like the Calgary Tower and Canada Olympic Park. Dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Overnight stay in Calgary.
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Day 9
Departure Calgary

Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel and take a shuttle transfer to the airport.
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NB
There will be supplement charge for bookings received within 15 days of the departure. Bookings will be finalised only after a new quote is given.

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Other Information

2024 USD Dates & Prices

Departure Dates

Adult

Child

(2-11 Years)

May - 31

$3145

$2235

Jun - 07, 14, 21, 28

$3145

$2235

Jul - 05, 12, 19, 26

$3145

$2235

Aug - 09, 16, 30

$3145

$2235

Sep - 06, 20

$3145

$2235

Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is $480 for a seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)

Single supplement will be an additional $910

Country Details

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Requirements

Time Zone

Electricity

Country Code

Canada

Ottawa

Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Not for British Citizen

Varies

110 - 120V

+1

Canada

Canada is a North American country stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. Major cities include massive Toronto, west coast film centre Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal and Québec City, and capital city Ottawa. Canada's vast swaths of wilderness include lake-filled Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It's also home to Niagara Falls, a famous group of massive waterfalls.

Currency

The Canadian Dollar is the currency of Canada. The currency code for Canadian Dollar is CAD, and the currency symbol is $ or C$. The Canadian Dollar is the seventh-most traded currency on the Forex market, as many institutions and individuals trade the CAD. The Canadian Dollar is held as a reserve currency by a number of central banks.

Additional Excursions

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour representative or local ground operator will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

Food

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel and is usually a continental breakfast, which will consist of tea, coffee, bread, cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

Passengers can choose from vegetarian, or non-vegetarian (Jain or Halal will not always be available) meals. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available. Meals will be provided with tap water only.

Dinners are usually provided within the hotel or restaurant in a separate dining facility. You should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

UK Residents

Canada

Hotels

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc. in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer/kettle as well as a thermos flask. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

If you use services such as the phone or mini-bar or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s) excluding infants.

Other Advisories

General

Once in Canada, you must carry your passport with you at all times.

High Altitude

You should only make trips to high altitudes if you feel healthy. The following recommendations apply:

Advanced age is no barrier to high altitude. For blood pressure patients who are well controlled with medication, the altitude is not a concern. Asthmatics can travel to high altitudes without any problems. High-altitude air is less polluted with particles that can cause an asthma attack. Epileptics who are well controlled with medication should be able to negotiate the altitude.

Pregnant women: There may be a certain risk for pregnancy even without pre-existing diseases over 2500-3000 metres. Caution is therefore advised if in doubt, please consult your doctor in advance.

Infants: Short-term stays at the mountain tops are unproblematic. Infants and young children are often unable to equalise pressure during descent and are therefore increasingly at risk of ear irritation. Regular swallowing (drinking, sucking on a bottle) during the descent can prevent the occurrence of irritation.

Because children can chill faster than adults, always pay attention to sufficient protection from the cold at high altitude. Sunglasses and a good sunscreen are necessary on the glaciers!

High altitude visits not recommended for:

Lung and heart patients who are already short of breath while at rest or when climbing stairs are advised not to stay at high altitude. Patients with angina pectoris or severely impaired performance with heart enlargement and heart failure should not visit high altitude. Coronary artery disease (angina pectoris) and heart enlargement with medical therapy should not visit high altitude. Patients with a pronounced risk profile for cardiovascular disease (smoker + high blood pressure + diabetes + high blood fats + overweight + occasional chest pain) should consult the doctor before visiting high altitude.

Do not stay at high altitude after having striated muscles or a stroke.

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

Passengers should arrive at the airport where flights are done by Star Tours at the allocated time. If you are doing your own flights, then you will need to meet the tour rep directly at the arrival terminal at the destination.

You will be sent an ATOL certificate if your flights are done with Star Tours.

You should always follow the protocol for flights as set out by the airline. You should check the board at the airport for any flight delays, change of gate number or any other useful information provided by the airline.

Visas & Passport

Canada Visa for UK Citizens Requirements. UK Citizens must have a passport that remains valid for at least six months from the start of their trip. You'll also need a credit card to purchase your eTA via the Canadian government website, and you may be asked to provide additional documents.

For more information or to apply for an eTA, visit Canada.ca/eTA & https://travel.gc.ca/

Weather

Canada is the second largest country in the world (after Russia), and the largest on the North American continent, so saying that weather conditions vary widely in Canada would be a gross understatement. Because of the warm ocean currents along the British Columbia coastline, spring begins there in February. Across the central and southern reaches of the country enjoyable spring weather usually arrives in May.

Summer begins in late May, and extends through September. The hottest months are July and August, and in the large cities of the south and across the central plains in summer, high temperatures are normally in the low 80's, with highs in the 90's somewhat common. For many travelers, the months of September and October (Fall) are the best time to visit Canada, as most days are cool, crisp and pleasant.

The Canadian winters are cold and long, and in the northern reaches of the country they can be brutal. In the central interior and prairie provinces, the daily average temps (in winter) are near 5°F, with daily lows near -20°F; significantly lower on occasion.In these regions, snow can cover the ground almost six months of the year, while in the far-north, nine months of snow cover (or more) is the norm.

Wheelchairs

We will accept lightweight manual wheelchair for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the vehicle. It is also essential that a family member is also on tour to push the wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

For us to request a wheelchair for you with the airline, this request should be made to us in writing at the time of booking. The allocation of the wheelchair will be at the discretion of the airline/airport.

Home Pick-Ups

The map below can be used to check the price of a home pick-up. The map shows the price bands for each area we service.

Home Pick-up Pricing Key:

Pick-Up points

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.


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