Canada Best of the West Tour

Canada Best of the West Land Tour 10 Days/9 nights 

Confirmed by minimal 20 pax – based on double occupancy (single rooms on request)

Day 1: 
Arrive in Calgary, Alberta. Depending on the time of arrival we might have some spare time to do a small City Tour and visit the Olympic Park, still intact and alive since the 1988 Olympic Winter games. We’ll end our day in the Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites in Calgary, where we’ll meet again in the lobby after checking into our rooms to enjoy an informal welcome-dinner. Dinner and Breakfast are in the same hotel.
Bus: Prince Albert Northern Bus Lines Ltd 

Day 2:
After breakfast we leave Calgary and drive North East towards the Badlands and Drumheller, where we will visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. From there our journey continues from the Badlands, via the Prairies, straight into the Majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Our destination is the little famous town of Banff, situated in Banff National Park, the first and oldest Canadian National Park.  We will stay here one night. The Banff Gondola Ride is included today. We stay at the lovely Charltons Banff Resort, right in the centre but far enough to get that quiet mountain feeling. Continental breakfast is served in the hotel. Banff is a vibrant mountain town with shopping, dining, museums, activities and a beautiful natural surrounding.
Dinner at Wild Bill’s legendary Saloon.

Day 3:
From Banff we continue our journey to Lake Louise and then we drive over the scenic “Icefield Parkway” from Banff National Park into Jasper National Park. This highway 93N is described as the most beautiful road on Earth! Lunch stop at Saskatchewan Crossing before we check you in for an adventurous ride up to the Athabasca Glacier with the Ice Explorer Truck, which is included. However, this has to be confirmed at time of booking this tour. Our journey takes us to the stunning Sunwapta Falls and Athabasca Falls before we arrive in Jasper where we stay for one night at the Astoria Family Hotel.

 Day 4:
Today it’s time to do some sightseeing here in and around Jasper before we head out to British Columbia. WOn our way to Sun Peaks we have a stop at the Majestic Mount Robson, with it’s 3.954 meters (12,972 ft. the highest top of the Canadian Rockies. Then we continue our journey to the South via Wells Gray National Park to the ski- resort village Sun Peaks where we check in for one night.

Tag 5:
Time to move on and drive via Kamloops into the Thompson – Okanagan Region, crossing First Nation land, ranches, farms and beautiful locations sub desert regions where wine has become one of the successful National Products. We will visit a local Farm and Farmers Market in Cache Creek before we make our way via Lillooet and Pemberton to Whistler. This Mountain village was a very renowned Winter Vacation place and during the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics it became the most favorite All Year Round Sports village. We’ll stay here for one night at the Aava Hotel and will walk in the morning to a restaurant nearby for a delicious breakfast.
Dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory.

Day 6:
After our nice breakfast it’s time to leave  for Vancouver Island. But first we have a short stop in Squamish to visit the beautiful Shannon Falls. Our reserved BC Ferry will take us to Vancouver Island where we visit Chemainus to admire some of the 43 Murals that can be found throughout the little village centre.  From there we drive straight to Victoria to check into our Accent Inn hotel and enjoy a nice dinner together at the Bin 4 Burger restaurant

Day 7:
After breakfast there is some free time until we leave around 10am to the beautiful Butchart Gardens, located just half an hour drive outside the city. In the early afternoon we’ll drive back to town and drive through Victoria City for some sightseeing. Then there’s some leisure time until we meet for dinner at Moxie’s.

Day 8:
Today we take the BC Ferry back to the Mainland from Swartz Bay, Victoria to Tsawwassen, Vancouver. There will be a orientation City Tour through Vancouver City before we drive to Vancouver Airport where we check into the comfortable Sandman Signature Hotel for the next two, and last nights. Breakfast is organized at Chop’s each morning.
Dinner at Denny’s.

Day 9:
After breakfast we will drive up to North Vancouver to visit the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge as well as the Salmon Hatchery.  On our way back we will have some leisure time around Vancouver City Canada’s Place. Early evening it’s time to go back to our hotel and for our nice Farewell Dinner at Chop!

Day 10:
At time of checkout we will drive you to the YVR airport for your flight home, or to your next destination.

End of CST Tour Services. Thank You and… Till we meet again!


10 Days Tour as described in the itinerary with a climatized coach according to group size and North American Standards.
Transfer YYC Airport – hotel YVR Airport or Cruise Terminal.
9 x hotel accommodation 
9 x breakfast
9 x dinner
Complete sightseeing and activity program as per itinerary
Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller
Gondel ride up to the Sulphur Mountain, Banff
Glacier ride and walk with the Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier
Vancouver Island Ferry crossing and visit
Entrance Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island
Experienced Tour Director

Not Included
Flights, Cruise, Train or other transportation, except our included and scheduled Coach transport.
Travel and Cancellation Insurance
Gratuities for both the Driver and the Tour Director

Thank You, kind regards,
Ria Duykers, director/tour director CST.

Canada Special Tours Inc. Terms & Conditions 

Please read our Terms & Conditions carefully before booking with us!

This proposal is valid for 14 days. Please confirm or cancel before the due date
A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total invoice is due after CST’s confirmation
Full payment of the invoice: 60 prior to departure.
Cancellation 61 days or more days prior to departure: the non refundable deposit
Cancellations within 60 days prior to departure: 100% of the tour cost.
The price is per person and includes all taxes, half-board and is based on 20 pax minimum, double occupancy rooms.
CST acts solely as a consultant between the passenger and supplier for providing services as described in the brochure. CST will not assume responsibility for any claims, damages or expenses arising from situations beyond our control.
Conditions of Carriage are shown on all transportation tickets and such tickets constitute the sole contract between the passenger and the transportation supplier.
Passports are required by those who are travelling outside Canada. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your expected return to Canada.
All itineraries are listed as “tentative”. While we make every effort to follow the original itinerary closely, we may make changes to improve the program, or because we must make changes for reasons beyond our control. In case any component of a tour cannot be honoured by the contracted supplier, CST will make every effort to provide a comparable alternative, however no liability should be inferred from these efforts.
Please read the details of your insurance coverage carefully. If you have a pre-existing condition please inquire about your insurance validity at the time of booking.
Single travellers must pay a supplement due to hotel charges. However this does not imply that single travellers will necessarily be assigned a guest room as large as those assigned to two people sharing.
You will need to send us the final and detailed reservation list 45 days prior to departure. Generally the final tour documents will be sent to you about 30 days prior to departure, unless we are held up by a supplier providing documentation, in which case you may not receive them until closer to departure.
Luggage handling is not included and in some situations it does not exist – especially when removing your luggage from the carousels at airports. You should be capable of handling your luggage.
You will purchase our tours on a “land only” basis and arrange your own flights independently.
You are not covered for any form of insurance through CST so therefore we strongly recommend you to please protect yourself with an International travel and cancellation insurance as CST cannot be held responsible for any travel issues e.g. schedule changes, or if a tour is cancelled for any reason.
CST will attempt to accommodate special requests by notifying the suppliers in writing. We cannot guarantee or honor these special requests, for example room locations, adjoining rooms, meal requirements, seating requirements, etc. This will be adhered to by our suppliers, and therefore we cannot be held responsible.
If a tour is cancelled for any reason, our liability is limited to your full refund. No tours will be cancelled due to international events, unless the government specifically advises not to travel to your destination.
We are unable to refund those who do not participate in any included meals or excursions, as they are prepaid.
This Tour will be conducted in the German language.
The front seat on the right-hand site in our Coach is reserved for the Tour Director other seats are released on a first come,first served based booking confirmation.