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Icons of Western Canada & Knight Inlet

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 Trip Length
19 Days
 Trip Starts
Victoria
 Trip Finishes
Vancouver
19 Day Icons of Western Canada & Knight Inlet Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: Canada
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Accommodation
4.5 - 5 Star
Max. Group Size
36
Trip Style
Land Journey
Trip Code
RPKI-1

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 19 Day Icons of Western Canada & Knight Inlet. From learning intriguing bear facts from a local bear expert, to witnessing the movement of celestial bodies in Jasper National Park’s Dark Sky Preserve, feel closer to nature than ever before on this unforgettable itinerary From its orcas to its glacial icefields, experience the great outdoors of Canada in truly all-inclusive luxury. Our signature Scenic Special Stays and a two-day journey aboard one of world’s most iconic train journeys – the Rocky Mountaineer – will ensure you enjoy the best of...read more both worlds.

Set foot on an actual glacier, wake up to the ‘diamond in the wilderness’ during your two night Special Stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and observe majestic grizzly bears up close during your stay at the quaint Knight Inlet – a beautiful floating lodge so remote, you need a floatplane to access it.

Itinerary

Your journey into wonder begins with a two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress. Celebrate tonight at a welcome dinner. (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 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 Special Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Freechoice Dining: Choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler. Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional floatplane flight to Whistler (additional expense and subject to seasonal operations). (B/D)

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 mountain adventure tour. (B)

Drive to the alpine village of Sun Peaks where you’ll stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel. Freechoice: Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight. (B/D)

After breakfast, travel to Jasper via Mt Robson, the Rockies’ highest peak. Enjoy a two night stay at 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 and an exclusive twilight supper. (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 or ride the Jasper SkyTram. (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 Chateau Lake Louise where you’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room. 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 outside your window. (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, take a guided nature hike or rejuvenate in the relaxing 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 on a unique wildlife spotting experience in search of Banff’s magnificent beasts including deer, elk, caribou and the elusive Grizzly bear. (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. Be the first to 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 dinner as you farewell Canada and prepare for the next part of your journey in Knight Inlet. (B/D)

Board your flight from Vancouver to Campbell River. After checking into the Comfort Inn & Suites for the night, explore the town. Get a taste of the wonders in store as you stroll along Discovery Pier and look out over the views of Discovery Passage, Quadra Island and the Coast Mountain Range on British Columbia’s mainland. (B)

Take a floatplane flight to Glendale Cove, Knight Inlet and check into your two-night stay at Knight Inlet – a beautiful floating lodge. Embark on a bear viewing adventure at Glendale Cove, home to one of the largest concentrations of the majestic grizzly bear in British Columbia. Break for lunch at the lodge before heading back in search of more bears followed by a sightseeing cruise. Enjoy the opportunity to spot splendid wildlife like seals, sea lions and dolphins and take in the magnificent scenery of thundering waterfalls, ancient glaciers and towering mountains. Later enjoy dinner and a presentation about the native wildlife you witnessed during the day. (B/L/D)

Take a therapeutic walk within the temperate rainforest of the beautiful Kwalate River Valley. You could also take a guided tracking tour to learn more about the intriguing world of bears. And if you still haven’t had your fill of the beautiful beast, go on another bear viewing adventure before dinner, either by boat in spring or from the viewing platforms in summer. (B/L/D)

Enjoy more opportunities for bear viewing by boat or sea kayak. Later fly back to Vancouver via Campbell River. Overnight accommodation at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. (B)

Your wondrous journey comes to an end as you transfer to Vancouver airport. The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions. Please note: Preview itinerary subject to change. (B)

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