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13 Day The Canadian Rockies

Cosmos Tour starting in Vancouver and finishing in Vancouver

Read 22 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 13 Day The Canadian Rockies. From British Columbia to Alberta with overnights on Vancouver Island, this 13 day holiday is surely an experience to remember. Sightsee in Vancouver and Victoria, and enjoy scenic highlights...read more


Operator: Cosmos
Type: Tour (Affordable)
Style: Regional Discovery
Max Group Size: 50
Duration: 13 Days
From: Vancouver to Vancouver
Tour Code: 8900
Visits: Canada
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$ 2,250
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day



Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.


This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbour, beaches, and more. The rest of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director can suggest ways to further explore the city. Maybe take a water taxi to Granville Island with outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafes. Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, and art galleries.

Vancouver - Kelowna

Our journey begins in British Columbia's fertile valleys and continues through rich mountain forests to Lake Okanagan. Travel along the lake to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the lake shore and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample local wines on the included WINERY TOUR.

Kelowna - Glacier National Park - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park

Motor north through the Okanagan Valley, famous for its peaches and vineyards. Climb up 1,334-metre-high (4,379-foot) Rogers Pass in GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Take a break at the pass, perfect for photos of the rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enter YOHO NATIONAL PARK and scale Kicking Horse Pass at 1,652 metres (5,421 feet). By early evening, reach BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Banff National Park

Full day at leisure. Banff is one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts, and your Tour Director will suggest an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

First, to Lake Louise, its turquoise waters a perfect natural mirror that reflects the mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach continues northward into JASPER NATIONAL PARK. A highlight today is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice that's 1,200 feet (365 metres) thick. This afternoon, join our optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper town-site upon arrival.

Jasper National Park

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer-from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks

Leave Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 12,972 feet (3954 metres). Continue following the Yellowhead Highway south along the North Thompson River-a route pioneered by fur trappers a century ago. Overnight at the Sun Peaks mountain resort.

Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler

Head south, following the once treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet, "Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route," your motorcoach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes with a late-afternoon arrival in Whistler.


Spend the day in the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Free time to explore many sites from the 2010 Winter Olympics or to join one of the many optional excursions, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Whistler - Ferry Crossing - Victoria

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Afternoon arrival in Victoria. Sightseeing includes Marine Drive, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles. Then, visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, rated among the most beautiful gardens in the world. Stroll through the colourful Sunken Garden, the Japanese and Italian Gardens, the English Rose Garden, and the magnificent Ross Fountain.


Today is at leisure to discover some of the attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum, Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel, an IMAX presentation at the National Geographic Theatre, whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and fine shopping along Government Street.

Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver

Early this morning, enjoy a scenic ferry crossing to the mainland, where the trip ends with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. Please schedule flights after 1:30 pm.

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In Vancouver and Victoria; orientation tour in Jasper, Stanley Park, included winery tour, Columbia Icefield (Ice Explorer ride), and Butchart Gardens.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Lake Okanagan, Okanagan Valley, Glacier National Park, Yoho National Park, Kicking Horse Pass, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise, Jasper National Park, Fraser River, Mount Robson, Seton & Duffey Lakes, Whistler, Strait of Georgia, and the Gulf Islands.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.


  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist Class (ST)
  • Vancouver Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Centre (F), Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre (F), Banff National Park Bow View Lodge, High Country Inn or Inns of Banff (ST), Jasper National Park Marmot Lodge (F), Sun Peaks Mountain Peaks Lodge (ST), Whistler Listel Hotel Whistler (MF), Victoria Royal Scot Hotel & Suites (F)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Cosmos Reviews: (1366)
Tours on Sale: 195
Accommodation: 3.5 Star
Average Age: 35-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours
Max Group Size(s): 50
Budget: Low Cost
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

Reviews (22)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on The Canadian Rockies with Cosmos.
QLD, Australia
Sep 2017
1 Helpful Vote
“Great holiday with wonderful sights”
Booking With Global Journeys
A very well organised tour with Guide & driver excellent. The group, mainly Australian were lovely. I had done a Rockies Tour before but on the train and even though saw mainly the same places with the exception of Sun Peaks & Whistler, everything still looked beautiful, the last time Lake Louise was covered in ice, this time the most magnificent reflections as we had a perfect day. One of my highlights was the Peak 2 Peak Gondola in Whistler, you were so high, towering above the mountains on another perfect day. Overall it was a great trip and Global Journeys organisation of paperwork etc. was very good.
NSW, Australia
Sep 2017
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Amazing trip through the Canadian Rockies”
Booking With Global Journeys
Would definitely recommend this trip. The itinerary included all the must see locations and stayed for 2 days at many of them. The accommodation and tour inclusions were all very good. Most of the optional tours were excellent and were some of the most memorable features of the trip.

The tour director was very helpful, including re-scheduling some of the optional tours at short notice to make the most of the prevailing weather conditions. I would also recommend booking through Global Journeys. A number of changes occurred after we booked (one of the hotels burnt down) and Global Journeys kept us informed at every step along the way.
New Zealand
Aug 2017
1 Trip
“Excellent coach tour as per usual.”
Booking With Global Journeys
Excellent coach tour as per usual. Very informative and friendly tour director along with the coach driver. Highly recommend as a way to get and see everything. We had a fantastic group on our coach and everyone got along.
Leanne was very helpful in organising things for us and kept in touch right up to the beginning of the trip and immediately after.
QLD, Australia
May 2017
5 Trips
“Spectacular Canadian Rockies”
Booking With Global Journeys
The Canadian Rockies tour with Cosmos certainly did not disappoint. The scenery is absolutely amazing. Our tour began at the end of May and while there was lots of snow on the mountains, some of the lakes were still frozen. We were very lucky that Lake Louise had thawed only days before we arrived, so we were able to see all of its amazing reflections and beautiful colour. We did see some wildlife including bears and cubs. The hotels were all very clean and comfortable. Our coach was excellent and was driven by a very capable driver, Jim, who was always on the lookout for wildlife along the roads. This was our fifth trip organised by Global Journeys and touring with Cosmos and we are very impressed with both companies and will continue to use both in our future adventures.
NSW, Australia
Jun 2016
1 Trip
“Cosmos tour of Canadian Rockies”
Booking With Global Journeys
The tour was generally good with some excellent scenery in the Rockies. Our Tour experience was soured somewhat by the attitude of the Tour Director (Peter) who could not get the excursion bookings right for us and a number of other people. He consistently made errors with excursion bookings and would try and blame the passengers. He had an abrasive and sarcastic manner and tried to incorrectly bill us for an excursion we did not undertake. Our experience with Global Journeys was very good during the booking process. The Coach had 47 people plus the Tour Director and Driver which was too many to make for a comfortable journey particularly given the number of sight seeing stops that we had. I would give Cosmos another chance and hopefully would not encounter this type of character again.
Apr 2018 - Sep 2018

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