Your journey into wonder begins with a two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress. Celebrate tonight at a welcome dinner.
Please book your flight to arrive into Victoria prior to 05:00 PM. (D)
Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens.
Freechoice: Look out for Orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively, enjoy a scenic floatplane flight or indulge in an “Eat Like a Canadian” walking tour. (B)
Cross Georgia Strait by ferry. Visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.
Enrich: Join renowned black bear expert researcher Michael Allen for an enlightening session about these extraordinary creatures.
Enjoy a two night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional floatplane flight to Whistler (additional expense). (B)
Freechoice: Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground. You might choose to soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight, enjoy the view by Zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola or take a Whistler Tasting tour. (B)
Drive to the alpine village of Sun Peaks where you’ll stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel. (B/D)
After breakfast, travel to Jasper via Mt Robson, the Rockies’ highest peak. Enjoy a two night stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Enrich: Jasper National Park is one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves. Join local guides from Jasper Planetarium for a breathtaking Dark Sky Experience. (B/D)
Freechoice: Don your leathers and hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, go rafting down the Athabasca River or boating on Maligne Lake. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jasper’s stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon. (B)
Drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway, then take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. Visit Lake Louise, a true natural wonder, and the Fairmont Château Lake Louise where you’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay.
Freechoice Dining: Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to casual dining. (B/D)
For the early-riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call to capture the stunning colours painted across the mountain, lake and glacier. (B)
Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff.
Enrich: Meet a retired member of the Mounties for an insight into their role in Canadian history and the country today.
Settle into your two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs.
Freechoice Dining: Choose from a range of restaurants. (B/D)
Freechoice: Choose to ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley or take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River Float trip or a relaxing soak in the mineral pools. Whichever activity you choose, you’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a World Heritage-listed Site.
Enrich: Head out at dusk to explore one of the most active wildlife corridors in the Canadian Rockies by golf cart. Enjoy jaw-dropping views, the opportunity to see local wildlife, the Bow Falls and more. (B)
Embark on one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer. Be pampered by GoldLeaf Service in your glass-dome carriage. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer. (B/L)
View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Later, you’ll arrive at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you’ll be comfortably appointed for the next two nights. (B/L)
Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. Wander among the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, before the crowds arrive. Later, a sightseeing tour will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures.
Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow adventurers for a celebratory farewell dinner as you prepare for the next part of your journey – cruising Alaska, the last frontier. (B/D)
Farewell your Tour Director as you board your luxurious seven-night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam and settle into your comfortable Verandah Stateroom. (B/D)
Settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges. (B/L/D)
Alaska’s charming state capital is only accessible by air or sea, so go ahead and explore knowing you’ll never get lost. (B/L/D)
Take a stroll into the past. Historic shop façades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike Gold Rush. (B/L/D)
A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders you see in this spectacular area. (B/L/D)
Alaska’s last port of call is Ketchikan, known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Be sure to sample some fresh local fare while you’re in town. (B/L/D)
Continue southwards on your cruise. Celebrate your Canadian and Alaskan escapade with a toast, share and reminisce with your newfound friends over your favourite highlights. (B/L/D)
Your journey comes to an end as you transfer to Vancouver airport.
Please book your flight to depart out of Vancouver after 02:00 PM.
The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the journey will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information. (B)
Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - Holland America's signature Mariner's Dream™ bed - with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. Approximately 213-379 sq. ft. including verandah.
These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one sofa bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall. Approximately 273–456 sq. ft. including verandah.
With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area with a mini-bar and refrigerator, and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses plus a separate dressing room. There's also a sofa bed, suitable for two people. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services. Approximately 506–590 sq. ft. including verandah.