Victoria is a mixture of heritage charm, scenic backdrop and modern city-scape that makes her one of the most uniquely special places in Canada. Millions visit the city every year and enjoy the natural beauty, temperate climate and heritage charm Victoria offers its citizens every day.
Named after Captain George Vancouver, the city has a population of just over a half a million people. It has been voted twice (in 2005 and 2006) as the best city for quality of life, and why not? It's beautiful, has a mild climate and there is plenty to see and do.
Then join the Rocky Mountaineer Rail for two day of all-daylight travel through the Canadian Rockies starting in Vancouver and ending in Banff.
Private, air conditioned motor coach transportation
Meals & Attractions as Outlined
Victoria City Tour
2 Nights in Victoria
Chemainus mural community
Vancouver including Stanley Park
Rocky Mountaineer Train for 2 days
"Gold Leaf" Service on train
3 Nights in Vancouver
1 Night in Kamloops
1 Night in Banff
Meals as outlined
DAY 01 - VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA (D)
Arrive Victoria, British Columbia situated on Vancouver Island and the capital of the Province. Check into hotel for a 2-night stay before enjoying dinner this evening. Overnight: Victoria
DAY 02 - VICTORIA (B)
Breakfast at hotel before taking a city tour and having a visit to Butchart Gardens with free time to enjoy the gardens. A visit to a local Micro-brewery that also produce ice-wine and other products. Return to hotel in Victoria with remainder of the day to explore on you own. Overnight: Victoria
DAY 03 - VICTORIA - NORTH VANCOUVER (B)
Departing Victoria, travel up the island for a visit at Goldstream Provincial Park. Time to walk down the Visitor Centre trail to the interpretation centre. View old growth trees and visit the interpretation centre. Continue into Chemainus, a community famous for its 39 outdoor murals. This outdoor gallery rejuvenate the town after its large sawmill closed in the early 1980s. From there, continue north to the city of Nanaimo for the night. Nanaimo is a vibrant urban centre on the east side of Vancouver Island where an abundance of recreation and cultural opportunities exist giving residents a lifestyle second to none for living, working and playing. The Nanaimo bar, which is a no-bake cookie bar with custard filling, is a Canadian dessert named after Nanaimo. Travel by BC Ferry across the strait into Horseshoe Bay and north Vancouver for the night. Sometimes you can see Orca (Killer) Whales while sailing. Have your cameras ready. Overnight: North Vancouver
DAY 04 - NORTH VANCOUVER - VANCOUVER (B/D)
Visit Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and conservation area. Enjoy a city tour of Vancouver including Stanley Park. Check in to hotel with time to explore on your own. This evening visit Granville Island for dinner at one of Canada’s largest culinary tourism retail companies dedicated to sourcing the highest quality culinary products from coast to coast. Granville Island is brimming with art studios, shops and bars. The island draws visitors who can wander the pedestrian-friendly alleyways while enjoying the sights along the waterfront. Overnight: Vancouver
DAY 05 - Vancouver (B)
Free day to enjoy Vancouver at leisure. Complimentary admission to the Vancouver Lookout has been included in your Vacation Package. This is an independent experience for you to enjoy at your own leisure and is not a guided tour.
DAY 06 - Vancouver to Kamloops (B/L/D)
Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia's interior. Upon arrival at the Kamloops Station, you will be transferred by motorcoach to your overnight accommodation.
DAY 07 - Kamloops to Banff (B/L/D)
After an overnight stay at your Kamloops hotel, transfer by motorcoach to the train station. Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Today's journey ends in the alpine town of Banff. Upon arrival at the Banff Train Station, transfer by motorcoach to your Banff accommodation.
DAY 08 - Banff ~ End of Tour (B)
Transfer to the Calgary International Airport for your return flight.
For those arranging their own flight details, schedule your departure time for after 1 pm.