Western Canada Tours (The Ultimate Western Discovery Trip)

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$4,730 USD
Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, BC, Kamloops, Jasper,...
Our most popular package, this comprehensive itinerary combines the renowned Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour across the Rockies with the highlights of the best of British Columbia and Alberta.
Start Location: Vancouver End Location: Calgary
  • Vancouver hop-on hop-off city tour (24 hrs)
  • Vancouver harbour cruise
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • FlyOver Canada experience
  • North Shore Tour of Vancouver
  • Victoria whale watching excursion
  • Jasper sightseeing with Maligne Lake cruise
  • Jasper SkyTram elevation pass
  • Columbia Icefield tour with Glacier Skywalk and Ice Explorer ride
  • Discover Banff sightseeing tour
  • Calgary Zoo
  • Heritage Park
Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Upon arrival in Vancouver you will be transferred to your downtown accommodation. Experience Vancouver, a vibrant metropolitan city nestled between the mountains and the sea. This evening, enjoy dinner at a downtown Vancouver restaurant.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 2: Vancouver Sightseeing (Trolley Coach)

Included today is a Hop-on-hop-off Pass, travel at your leisure on a turn of the century San Francisco style trolley bus with 23 stops including 16 of Vancouver's major downtown attractions. Take the entire tour in two hours or spend the whole day experiencing this beautiful city. Included is a Vancouver Harbour Cruise, entrance to the Lookout viewing tower and Fly over Canada experience.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 3: Vancouver North Shore Sightseeing (Small Coach)

Join a fully narrated half-day sightseeing tour where you will visit Vancouver's North Shore, including Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Treetops Adventure forest canopy walkway, the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, ride the gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain and see grizzly bears in the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 4: Vancouver — Victoria (Coach/Ferry)

Departing by coach you will board the BC Ferry for a spectacular 95 minute cruise through the marine wonderland of the Gulf Islands. Once docked on Vancouver Island you will continue by coach on to the world famous Butchart Gardens with their 55 acre floral display. Drive through Victoria's Marine Scenic Drive and view highlights of downtown Victoria. Visit the Royal BC Museum and experience the limited time Stonehenge exhibition. Discover one of the most mysterious and unique stone monuments in the world and what it meant to the people who built it with Stonehenge. Featuring 400+ ancient artifacts along with archaeological insight and cutting-edge scientific research, this exhibition explores this iconic World Heritage Site.
Overnight: Victoria, BC
Day 5: Victoria — Vancouver (Floatplane)

After a morning at leisure board the luxurious five star supercat whale-watching excursion, with over 80 resident orcas and numerous transient orcas, you will experience why whale-watching is a must in Victoria. This evening you will transfer by floatplane from the inner harbor of Victoria to downtown Vancouver.
Overnight: Vancouver
Day 6: Vancouver — Kamloops with Rocky Mountaineer (Rail)

Board the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer train. 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 7: Kamloops — Jasper with Rocky Mountaineer (Rail)

Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and follow the Canada railway and 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. In late afternoon, arrive in Jasper located in the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 8: Jasper Sightseeing (Small Coach)

This 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 can either take the boat cruise to Spirit Island or enjoy a guided hike along the Mary Schaffer Loop.
Overnight: Jasper
Day 9: Jasper — Lake Louise (Small Coach)

Travel with your interpretive guide along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Sightseeing stops along this beautiful highway will include Athabasca Falls, the Weeping Wall, Bow Lake, and the Crowfoot Glacier. You will also make a stop at the Columbia Icefields Centre where you will have the opportunity to take part in the Snocoach Tour onto the Athabasca Glacier, and/or explore the Glacier Skywalk overlooking Sunwapta Valley.
Overnight: Lake Louise
Day 10: Lake Louise — Banff (Coach)

Begin your journey from beautiful Lake Louise and learn about the natural forces that have shaped the appearance of the lakes and streams found in this area of the Rocky Mountains. Visit Moraine Lake then cross the Great Divide to experience Yoho National Park, the Spiral Tunnels and Takakkaw Falls before returning back to Lake Louise and onto Banff.
Overnight: Banff
Day 11: Banff Sightseeing (Small Coach)

Explore the many places of interest around Banff on your sightseeing excursion today. Sights such as Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, the Banff Hoodoos and Lake Minnewanka await you in one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Included is a Banff gondola pass and Banff Hot Springs swim pass for use at your leisure.
Overnight: Banff
Day 12: Banff — Calgary (Coach)

This morning, transfer by shuttle to Calgary. Visit the Calgary Tower and be elevated up to almost 200 metres above the Calgary downtown core and then head to Calgary Zoo - maybe you'll spot Canadian Wildlife that you might not have seen during your trip! This evening enjoy a 3 course dinner at the local Buzzards restaurant.
Overnight: Calgary
Day 13: Historical Calgary

Today, your package includes admission to Heritage Park, experience authentic canadian history at this interactive attraction.
Overnight: Calgary
Day 14: Package Ends

Your package ends with a check out from your hotel.
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All prices are per person based on double occupancy and subject to local taxes - GST, PST or HST.

(does not include applicable taxes)

Gold Leaf Service Upgrade available for $560 USD.

This itinerary is available in reverse from Calgary to Vancouver.

Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.

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  • 13 Nights of Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • VIA Rail train journey or Rocky Mountaineer
  • Sightseeing and Attractions as listed
  • Airfare unless specified as included within the itinerary
  • Taxes as applicable
  • Travel Insurance and Cancellation Protection (strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Gratuities for Local Guides, Tour Managers, and/or Bus Drivers
  • Meals not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Items (attractions and sightseeing & entrance fees) not listed as included in the itinerary


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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?

Anderson Vacations Tours can work with private groups to customize a tour to your needs. Please inquire for further information and pricing.
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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The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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