Enjoy a balanced mix of city highlights and offerings of nature on this tour of West Canada. Covering Vancouver, North Shore, Victoria, Whistler, Calgary and Banff in this holiday package, you will have city tours at Vancouver, Calgary and Banff. On top of a sightseeing cruise through the Gulf Islands where you will watch for whales, sea lions and bald eagles, the gondola rides on this tour will also let you see nature's beauties from different views.
Upon arrival at Vancouver airport, our local representative will meet and welcome you.
Vancouver and North Shore Day Tour
See Vancouver’s highlights such as Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, English Bay and Yaletown, along with the best of North Shore; Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Grouse Mountain. While at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, explore the Treetops Adventure, CLIFFWALK and the suspension bridge itself. Take a gondola ride up Grouse Mountain to visit grizzly bears and Theatre in the Sky, and watch the Lumberjack Show and Birds in Motion.
Take a 90-minute sightseeing cruise through the Gulf Islands located in the Georgia Strait where you will watch for whales and sea lions. Visit Butchart Gardens, ranked by USA Today, CNN and National Geographic as one of the top floral display gardens in the world. Enjoy a tour of Victoria city where you will see the famous Oak Bay and Uplands residential neighborhoods, as well as the University of Victoria, Beacon Hill Park, Chinatown and Downtown.
Enjoy the picturesque drive on the Sea to Sky Highway with stops at beautiful spots such as the 335-meter high Shannon Falls. Upon arrival at Whistler, you will have time to dine, shop, take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, cycle or stroll along the trails. Depending on the season, you can ride the Whistler Village Gondola to the peak of Whistler Mountain. Bask in brilliant glacier, mountain and river views on your drive back to Vancouver.
Take a domestic flight to Calgary, the largest city in the province of Alberta. Upon check- in at hotel, you can spend the rest of day exploring this cosmopolitan city at leisure.
Get a comprehensive understanding of this exciting city as you embark on a tour where you will make visits to Calgary’s iconic landmarks such as Calgary Tower, a 191- meter high freestanding observation tower downtown which is a must-see on any visitor’s itinerary, Old City Hall, New City Hall, Olympic Plaza, Fort Calgary National Historic Site, Chinatown, Eau Claire Market, Stephen Avenue, Devonian Gardens, Stampede Park and Scotiabank Saddledome.
Travel through Alberta’s mountains and amazing scenery to the resort town of Banff located amid the Rocky Mountains. Learn about the geology and building of this town, as well as the stories of the people. Marvel at the 360-degree scenic views as you take the 8-minute Banff Gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain, named after its hot springs that have now been developed into swimming and hot pools.
Free till departure transfer to Calgary airport for homebound flight.
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Vancouver’s climate is warm and temperate with average temperature of 9.9 °C and annual rainfall 1283 mm, while Whistler, Calgary and Banff have a cold and temperate climate. Whistler’s average temperature is 5.9 °C and rainfall 1113 mm, while Calgary’s temperature is 3.4 °C and rainfall 428 mm, and Banff’s temperature is 1.8 °C and rainfall 511 mm.
The seasons in Vancouver are as follow:
- Spring –March to May are months when temperatures are mild with a mix of sunshine and rain.
- Summer –June to August is the peak tourist season, with July being the hottest month of the year.
- Autumn –September to November is a period of cool temperatures with pretty fall foliage. Early autumn may still be warm, but it can get rather cold by the end of autumn. It is recommended to pack more layers.
- Winter –December to February is when Vancouver has frequent rain showers which may hinder sightseeing plans. Do pack more layers and a winter jacket. January is the coldest month of the year.
The seasons in Whistler, Calgary and Banff are as follow:
- Spring –April to May are months when melting snow will muddy parks and trails in Calgary and Banff. Banff’s weather is unpredictable and everything from blizzards to warm weather can be experienced during this season. Skiing can be done through the end of April at Whistler.
- Summer –June to August is the peak tourist season, with July being the hottest month of the year. The mountain lakes at Banff look their most brilliant during this period. Skiing can still be done at Whistler’s Horstman Glacier.
- Autumn –September to October is when temperatures cool and beautiful fall colours arrive. Do pack warm layers to protect you from the cooling weather. Blizzards are not uncommon in Banff in October as it can quickly turn bitterly cold within the month.
- Winter –November to March are months when snow blankets the cities and towns, and winter sports enthusiasts descend upon them in search of powder. Do pack more layers and a winter jacket. January is the coldest month of the year.