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Welcome to Vancouver! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
This morning, tour Vancouver including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Later, travel east through lush valleys and over mountain passes to Kamloops, a historic village with links to mining, railways, and British Columbia’s thriving cattle industry. Tonight, why not visit a local restaurant, brewery, or stroll along the banks of the South Thompson River?
After breakfast, continue east through the scenic Canadian Rockies to Jasper, recognized as the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world due to its limited light pollution and expansive wilderness. After a sightseeing tour, enjoy free time to explore the charming mountain village. Tonight, a special community MOON VIEWING opportunity with Parks Canada Interpreters available with an assortment of telescopes set up for everyone’s enjoyment.
Today is yours to discover all that the JASPER NATIONAL PARK has to offer. During your free time, explore the Jasper Wildlife Museum, join a hike, or sample the local craft beers. Tonight, enjoy the LF JASPER PLANETARIUM & TELESCOPE EXPERIENCE to hear the story of Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve via a dome theater experience followed by a tour of the largest and most powerful telescope in the Rockies. Here, learn how the telescope works and see the latest imagery from the night skies above. Later, you may choose to venture out in search of the Northern Lights, dazzling dashes of red, blue, and green streaking across the sky only to melt and regroup before your eyes.
A day to explore all the wonders of the Dark Sky Festival. You may choose to return to the planetarium for interactive shows, a solar-viewing, or a chance to speak with local experts. Or perhaps a stroll around the village in search of wildlife as they become more active in the cooler October temperatures? Tonight, join your Tour Director for a special LF KEYNOTE PRESENTATION with notable guest speakers sharing their astronomic experiences.
After a morning at leisure, we travel to the beautiful shores of Lake Louise and the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Take in the fresh air and marvel at the incredible mountain scenery. You may choose to walk around the lake, ride the gondola in search of bears, or simply relax at the resort.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Your hotel tonight in the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Situated in one of the world’s most breathtaking settings, it evokes a sense of timeless beauty, warmth, intimacy, and Old World charm. The resort affords incredible opportunities for sightseeing, recreation, photography, and dining.
This morning is at leisure to relax and recharge or explore the elegant alpine paradise. Watch the sunrise or simply enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in the tranquil scenery. Later, travel to BANFF NATIONAL PARK, where sightseeing includes a visit to Bow Falls. Spend two nights in Banff where your hotel is located within easy walking distance to the heart of downtown.
Spend a full free day to explore Banff on your own. You may wish to stroll along Banff Avenue visiting shops and galleries. Other options include visiting one of the town’s museums, taking a soak in the natural hot springs, enjoying a massage, or striking up a conversation with a local at one of the town’s coffee shops. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a festive farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your adventure.
Your tour comes to a close today as you arrive at Calgary International Airport for your flight home. Flights should be scheduled after 2 pm.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The boutique Georgian Court Hotel is situated in downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street, and many of Vancouver's main attractions. The hotel features sophisticated and elegant decor, attentive service, first class amenities, and one of Vancouver's best Italian restaurants - Frankie's Italian Kitchen and Bar.
Centrally located in the city of Kamloops, Doubletree by Hilton Kamloops features modern amenities, comfortable guestrooms, on-site restaurant, 24-hour fitness center, and heated outdoor seasonal pool and hot tub.
The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colors: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, the Canadian flag, and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Located just one block from downtown shops and restaurants, the hotel features a fitness room, on-site restaurant and bar, indoor pool, spa tub, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Chateau has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, spa, game room, horseback riding stables, concierge service, gift shops, business center, several restaurants, lounge, room service, and Afternoon Tea.
The Moose Hotel offers mountain elegance with warm, rich, and natural décor. Located just a minute's walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the hotel features 174 air-conditioned guestrooms, Meadow Spa, indoor and outdoor pools, rooftop hot pools, on-site restaurant, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.