This Special CST Canada Coast & Rockies Tour is very Suitable for Small Groups, Pre-Post Cruisers, Singles & Seniors
(max. 20 travellers).
- This Special Interest Tour is very relaxed, small scaled and accompanied by the same friendly team (Steve as driver & Ria as tour guide)
- Suitable for singles, seniors, cruisers who would like to “explore more” and for people who want/need to “take it easy”
- The average group age is 55+ and over and this tour has a limited space availability (20 persons max)
Date: September 29 – 13 October 2018
Price per person, based on double occupancy CAD $4990
- Comfortable Transportation & Tour Escort
- 14 nights at carefully selected 3-4-star hotels that include breakfast
- Capilano Suspension Bridge
- BC Ferry Tsawassen to Swartz Bay
- BC Ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert that includes a day cabin
- Butchart Gardens entrance
- Whale Watching Tour in Victoria
- Entrance Fort St. James
- Banff Sulphur Mountain & Gondola
- Radium Hot Springs Pool
- Wine Tasting in Kelowna
- Dinner Cruise in Harrisson Hot Springs
This West Canada Coast & Rockies Tour is all about You! We will start in the Metropolitan City of Vancouver and from there we’ll travel further to the West where we will tour the beautiful Vancouver Island, stroll in and around Victoria, the Capitol City of BC, and explore the South, East, West and North part of this beautiful Island!
You will not embark on one of the big and busy cruise ships to sail through the mystic Inside Passage, we reserved you a great spot that includes a day cabin, on our very own BC Ferry.
We will sail out from Port Hardy, all the way North up to Prince Rupert.
After we disembark in Prince Rupert, our journey continues through Northern BC and into the Cariboo region, then further Eastwards towards the Mighty Canadian Rocky Mountains. Yes, we will visit some famous spots like Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff of course but, there are way more and interesting places to visit and sights to see, let’s call them the hidden gems, places where the larger groups and their coaches can’t even turn into.
From the Rocky Mountains we will be heading South, into the Okanagan Valley and, into the only Desert region in Canada, situated in and around Osoyoos where you will see the wonderful Okanagan Vineyards, the various fruit orchards and the beautiful Lake Okanagan. An exceptional wine house awaits us for some wine tasting.
Then we go West, making our way back to Vancouver City again but not without experiencing Harrison Hot Springs and surroundings, where we do some sightseeing before wrapping up another beautiful day with ….. a wonderful Dinner Cruise and a relaxing evening at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel.
We will end this special tour in Vancouver, after we’ve enjoyed 14 nights/15 days together on this wonderful journey that has showed us the North, East, South West of Canada’s Coast & Rockies.
Day 1: Saturday, Sept. 29
Vancouver meeting point where we will start our Vancouver City Circle Tour and we will visit Capilano Suspension Park & Bridge. From there we’ll return to Vancouver City to in at your hotel for one night. You will have the rest of the evening at leisure to explore a bit more of Vancouver City or, simply enjoy some relaxing time in/around the hotel.
Day 2: Sunday, Sept. 30
In the morning we will sail in time with BC Ferries from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and from there we’ll go straight to Victoria Harbour to check you in at 12.40 for your 3-hour Whale Watching Tour. After your sail, we’ll pick you up at the harbour side again for a Victoria City Tour before we continue to our nice Hotel in Sooke (near the sea) where we’ll check in for one night.
Day 3: Monday, Oct. 1
From Sooke we will slowly heading towards the North of the Island. A visit to Chemainus is on our list so we can follow the nice yellow “footsteps” to discover the 43+ beautiful murals. From there we’ll proceed our scenic drive with a nice lunch stop on the way before we continue to Tofino & Ucluelet area where we’ll stay for one night.
Day 4: Tuesday Oct. 2
From the Tofino-Ucluelet region it goes further to Campbell River with a wonderful lunch stop in Coombs in-between where you can visit the nice farmers market and see if the Goat is on the roof! Then we continue our journey towards Campbell River, where we stay for one night.
Day 5: Wednesday, Oct 3
After breakfast we’ll head further north while enjoying the wonderful scenic drive that brings us to Telegraph Cove around lunch time and where we can explore this nice little village before we continue our journey to Port Hardy where we stay for a pretty short night as we have to leave in the very early morning (around 6 am) to catch our BC Ferry to Prince Rupert.
Day 6: Thursday, Oct 4
Early departure to the BC Ferry terminal for the 7.30 departure (book staterooms for group) sail to Prince Rupert where we arrive just before midnight, continue to the hotel for a good one night sleep.
Day 7: Friday, Oct 5
From Prince Rupert via K’san Tribe/museum & Shop past Terrace and New Hazelton to Smithers where we stay for one night.
Day 8: Saturday, Oct. 6
From Smithers via Houston, Burns Lake to Fort St. James, then pass Vanderhoof to continue to Prince George, where we stay one night (try Sandman).
Day 9: Sunday, Oct 7
From Prince George via Mt. Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies to Jasper where we stay 2 nights
Day 10: Monday, Oct 8
After breakfast we will drive up to Pyramid Lake, Maligne Canyon, pass Medicine Lake to drive up to Maligne Lake and on our way back we’ll visit JPL and Lake Beaufort then a free late afternoon, evening in Jasper
Day 11: Tuesday. Oct 9
From Jasper via Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls (coffee break), Icefield Parkway, lunch at Saskatchewan Crossing, then further to Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, finishing our day in Banff, where we stay for one night.
Day 12: Wednesday, Oct. 10
Today we will visit Lake Louise and from there we’ll drive to Field where we have some more Amazing and Breathtaking Natural wonders to show you. From there we’ll go to Radium Hot Springs where we give you the opportunity to soak in the Natural Hot Springs for a while, before we check in at our hotel for one night.
Day 13: Thursday, Oct. 11
Today we hit the road again and go South via Golden and Revelstoke, Sicamous etc.while doing some sightseeing stops along the way and end up in Kelowna to stay for one night.
Day 14: Friday, Oct 12
From Kelowna, located on the beautiful Okanagan Lake and in the center of Okanagan Valley, we continue our route further into the valley and through the wine and fruit areas (Okanagan Valley) of Kelowna further south into Osoyoos, which is the only designated desert region in Canada. We simply have to visit a winery here and pick up some fresh fruit along the way maybe? Then we continue our journey into the Fraser Valley and stay one night in Harrison Hot Springs where a nice Dinner Cruise on the lake awaits us.
Day 15: Saturday, Oct 13
From Harrison Hot Springs we slowly make our way back to Vancouver City while driving through the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. In Vancouver we will drop you off at your preferred hotel* or parking place or airport and that is then the end of this CST Special Tour, which we hope you have enjoyed.
*(additional nights can be booked with us in advance).