This premium tour provides a unique and truly authentic Canadian experience. You will travel through three major mountain ranges, cross into two provinces and even experience a time zone change. This adventure is the best way for you to experience the iconic Rocky Mountains.
You will have overnight stays at the beautiful Sutton Place Hotel in Revelstoke, the newly renovated Mount Royal Hotel on Banff Avenue and the Mike Wiegele Cabins in Blue River. In the shoulder season, the Mike Wiegele Cabins are closed. During this season you will stay in the quaint town of Valemount.
You will have the opportunity to experience Canada's desert area, the Okanagan Valley. This region is renowned for its wine and fruit farms. You will travel through some of the most imposing and breathtaking mountain vistas and get to visit the legendary turquoise glacial lakes. This includes Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in the world. One of the highlights of the adventure is your stop at the Columbia Icefields, where you will have the opportunity to walk on a glacier for an additional fee. This experience makes you realize just how fragile our planet is. Finally, you will be stopping at Othello Tunnels. These tunnels were cut from the granite cliffs in 1914 by the Canadian Pacific Railway connecting the Kootenays to the Coast. A total of five tunnels were cut out as part of the Kettle Valley Railway grade. The engineering effort it took to build this route was impressive, especially considering the limited infrastructure of the time. You will have the opportunity to walk through the tunnels and cross the cascading Coquihalla River. This area is also rich in film history, with several blockbuster film scenes shot at Othello Tunnels.
Guests are to meet at Canada Place at 08:45.