Western Canada with Inside Passage & Calgary Stampede
tour: 8385 15 days from Vancouver to Calgary
Take a fantastic adventure on this affordable guided vacation in Canada. Begin in Vancouver with a tour of the city, including Stanley Park, Chinatown, the harbor, beaches, and more. Cross the Strait of Georgia by ferry to Vancouver Island for sightseeing, including Butchart Gardens. Spend a free day in Victoria as you please—from whale watching to afternoon tea. Embark on your Inside Passage cruise from Port Hardy at the northern end of the island. Cruise through spectacular scenery to see mountains, waterfalls, islands, and rainforests. Watch for sea lions, eagles, porpoises, and orcas!
Disembark your ship for two overnights in the historic fishing village of Prince Rupert. Take a tour of British Columbia’s oldest cannery village. Board your VIA Rail train through the mountains, following the mighty Skeena River to the Pacific Coast Rainforest. Retrace the ancient steps of the First Nations and fur trading routes while keeping watch for eagles, bears, and moose. Ascend the Canadian Rockies to its highest, 13,000-foot Mount Robson. In Jasper, take in the unspoiled beauty with an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, or to hike, shop, or relax. Coming down the western slopes of Alberta, you’ll roam the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield in the all-terrain Ice Explorer. Take in the crystal blue waters of Lake Louise reflecting the surrounding peaks and glaciers. Explore Banff National Park with hiking, boating, horseback riding, or fishing—or join us for an optional helicopter tour of the Canadian Rockies.
Combine this vacation with our Calgary Stampede special departure. Enjoy daily passes to the Stampede grounds, rodeo admission, Chuckwagon races, and the Grandstand Show. This amazing value tour is jam-packed with beauty and adventure that’s not to be missed.
Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
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Available only on the June 30 departure date.
Be a part of the famous Calgary Stampede—a celebration of western values and heritage that boasts the richest outdoor rodeo in the world. Step into a world of wonder, fun, and Wild West excitement. In the evening, watch the heart-stopping chuckwagon races in an all-out dash for the finish line, an amazing contest of nerves and horsepower. Get ready for an outdoor stage show featuring nonstop entertainment by internationally acclaimed artists, and see some of the best professional riders perform a world-class rodeo display.
This special departure includes all activities on our regular departures with two additional days in Calgary plus Calgary Stampede 2-day admission.
Maximum elevation on tour: 7,500 ft.
your local expert
With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
Escorting tours for more than 15 years
Brad began his career in tourism as part of a very small team of passionate guides onboard the fledgling Rocky Mountaineer. Over the years, he moved his way up in the company, eventually running the Guest Services Department and helping to shape the train into a world-class experience. He has owned his own travel agencies, tour companies and also written marketing materials, with a flair for working with tourism based companies. When he decided to start motorcoach touring, he started as an international guide in China and Italy before finally deciding to focus on Canada's West Coast and the Rocky Mountains, his own backyard. He has escorted thousands of inspired guests through one of the most beautiful areas of the world.
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