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10 DAY ROCKIES WILDLIFE EXPLORER

CODE
10RWE
STARTING FROM
$3,237 USD $3,487 USD
PLACES VISITED
Vancouver, Calgary, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper
TRIP DESCRIPTION
Enjoy this adventure between Vancouver and Calgary through the epic Canadian Rockies including Rocky Mountaineer rail journey. Many opportunities for wildlife viewing on route with some iconic wildlife experiences included. Visit a Wolfdog Sanctuary, whale watching boat expedition, evening wildlife tours and a grizzly bear experience at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
Start Location: Vancouver End Location: Calgary
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rocky Mountaineer rail experience from Vancouver to Jasper
  • Vancouver Whale watching excursion
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop Off tour
  • Maligne Lake Cruise
  • Guided tour from Jasper to Banff
  • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
  • Banff Wildlife Safari
  • Wolfdog Sanctuary Experience
  • Discover the Grizzly Bears Tour
  • Calgary Zoo
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Vancouver - a vibrant metropolitan city, Vancouver is nestled between majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage. All four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 2: Vancouver Sightseeing

Join us on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus, stopping at 25 stops within downtown Vancouver and 6 stops in beautiful Stanley Park. Take the entire tour in two hours or spend the whole day experiencing scenic and iconic parts of the city. Take the bus, stop at a location, browse around for as long as you want and then hop back onto the next coming bus to move onto the next attraction! You will experience downtown Vancouver at leisure as the bus circles through a series of cultural districts, seaside points of interest, and Stanley Park. Clear top buses for stunning views, rain or shine, and full commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin.Then, departing from bustling Granville Island with its collection of boutiques, restaurants and public market places, you will board a 74-person, express cruiser boat for a 3 to 5 hour long fully-guided whale watching and marine wildlife viewing tour hoping to see orcas and humpback whales in their natural Pacific west coast habitat.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 3: Vancouver - Kamloops on the famous Rocky Mountaineer train

Today you board the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer daylight train service to Jasper via Kamloops. Departing Vancouver pass through the fertile fields of the Fraser Valley and view the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. You'll see the thundering waters of Hell's Gate and follow the Thompson River to historic Kamloops gateway to the interior of British Columbia.
Overnight: Kamloops
Day 4: Kamloops - Jasper with Rocky Mountaineer (Rail)

Follow the Thompson River through rolling hills into the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields before passing by Mount Robson, which at 12,972 feet is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper in the early evening.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 5: Maligne Lake Cruise and Tour in Jasper

In the morning join our guide for an interpretive tour up the Maligne Valley. The tour will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a guided walk above the gorge, Medicine Lake and then Maligne Lake where you will take the boat cruise to Spirit Island. This afternoon, time permitting, you may choose to ride the Jasper SkyTram on your own to the top of Whistlers Mountain for spectacular views.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 6: Jasper to Banff Guided Tour with Columbia Icefields sightseeing

Travel down the famous Icefields Parkway, which links Jasper and Banff National Parks along one of Canada's highest mountain roadways. Climbing from the low valleys to nearly the tree line, experience three life zones, the montane, the subalpine and the alpine. Along the way stop at major viewpoints including Athabasca Falls, Columbia Icefields for an Ice Explorer sno-coach ride, Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake.
Overnight: Banff
Day 7: Banff Wildlife Safari and the Wolfdog Sanctuary Experience

Join a guided evening wildlife tour. Discover the challenges of protecting animals and their habitat in Banff National Park. Leave the safari with a greater understanding of the national park and the animals that live within it. Later, visit the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary for an up-close and intimate look at wolves and wolfdogs. Gain a better understanding about wolf behaviour through the wolfdogs at this sanctuary and how this behaviour fundamentally differs from domestic dogs. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the importance of wolves in the ecosystem, and why it is so important to preserve them in their natural environment.
Overnight: Banff
Day 8: Discover the Grizzly Bears Tour

A full-day tour to meet Boo, the grizzly bear as he saunters slowly through his 20-acre habitat in the Rocky Mountain bush, allowing you to watch him explore, hunt and forage just like his wild cousins. You will hear his personal story and learn about grizzly bear behaviour during your visit to the largest enclosed grizzly bear habitat in the world. The tour includes stops at gorgeous Takakkaw Falls (the second-highest waterfall in Canada!) and stunning Emerald Lake. You will also take a gondola ride up to the top of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, where you enjoy lunch with a view at the highest restaurant in Canada.
Overnight: Banff
Day 9: Shuttle Transfer from Banff to Calgary and Calgary Zoo

This morning, transfer by shuttle to Calgary. Visit the internationally known Calgary Zoo to spot Canadian wildlife that you may not have seen earlier during your tour.
Overnight: Calgary
Day 10: Depart from Calgary

DATES & PRICES
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May
Jun
Jul
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ACCOMMODATION
START PLACE
END PLACE
PRICE FROM
Moderate (with Silverleaf Rail)
Vancouver
Calgary
$3,487 USD$3,237 USD
Moderate (with Goldleaf Rail)
Vancouver
Calgary
$4,133 USD$3,858 USD
All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

* Pricing is subject to GST.

*** SPECIAL UNTIL MARCH 31***
OPTION 1: Save up to $800 per couple. Depending on which level of package you select.
OPTION 2: Add an overnight Victoria experience for Free.

Enquire about savings available at the time of booking. New bookings only. Non-combinable. Valid for Departures April 15th to October 13th on selected departures only. Based on availability at the time of booking. Price is subject to change.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Rocky Mountainer from Vancouver to Jasper
  • Attractions and sightseeing as listed
  • Transfer from Banff to Calgary
  • 9 Nights of hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Lunch daily during Rocky Mountaineer journey
EXCLUSIONS
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Drivers
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary

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Freedom to Explore Time to enjoy and take in each place. Add days in places you want to explore. Do only the activities you want to do.

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Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking airport transfers for you! Some tours have airport transfers included already. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of accommodation for you before and/or after your fully escorted tour! Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Can you assist with booking flights?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking your flights for you! We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation directly from Anderson Vacations Tours, as some tours are not pre-guaranteed. Please inquire for further information and pricing.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as pricing may also vary and it will be subject to availability.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

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Tour Questions

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo Travelers can choose to pay the single supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share, we also have a Twin Share option that is offered for the majority of our tours. This means you will be sharing the hotel rooms with another single, same gender traveller who also books the Twin Share option. If this is the case, there will be no single supplement charged to either of you. If we are unable to match you with another Twin Share traveler, there may be a single surcharge applied to cover the full cost of the rooms on some of our longer tours. Please enquire before finalizing your booking for full details.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

This tour has a low level of physical demand, although there may be some activities or sightseeing tours that require walking short distances. Please inquire if you have any mobility restrictions before completing your booking to ensure this tour is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for this suitcase is 32 kilograms/60 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages. Please advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of the coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations Tours guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 — $60.00 CAD per day (includes tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes! There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices and arrangements made for you.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For your convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals stated on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 15-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Motorcoach Driver and Tour Director are left to your discretion. We recommend $4.00 - $5.00 CAD per person, per day for your Motorcoach Driver and $6.00 - $7.00 CAD per person, per day for your Tour Director. if you can't find your
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