Best of the Rockies & West Coast with Air Calgary, AB

Duration: 13D/12N
Availability: 01 May to 8 Oct 2023
Place: Calgary, AB


  • You get to choose the date of your tour. This is not an escorted tour with a fixed departure date.
  • Tailor your tour to make it perfect for you. This tour is fully customizable.
  • Travel in the opposite direction starting in Vancouver and ending in Calgary if that works better for you.
  • Experience the best of Canada's Rockies and West Coast all for a very affordable price.

The Best of the Rockies & West Coast tour is the perfect way to see everything that Canada has to offer. This comprehensive tour takes you through the Canadian Rockies, with its craggy peaks, forested slopes, and emerald-green lakes, and then on to the West Coast. There, you'll explore Whistler, the fun and adventure mecca, as well as Vancouver's beautiful waterfront and Victoria's gardens and colonial charm. With so much to see and do, this tour is the best way to experience Canada's natural beauty and diverse culture.


DAY 1 ‑ Arrive at Calgary International Airport (YYC). Transferred by coach from YYC (and downtown Calgary) to Banff.

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is the gateway to Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. After collecting your bags, proceed to the shuttle desk at the airport for your transfer to the mountain resort of Banff, AB. The ride to Banff takes approximately two hours. 

Banff, nestled in the heart of Banff National Park, is Canada's oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominate its skyline. The resort town of Banff features chateau style hotels, plenty of shops and dining options and a range of sightseeing and soft adventure options. On arrival in Banff, check into your hotel. Rest of the day free to explore Banff Avenue with its many shops and restaurants on your own

Overnight in Banff, AB.

DAY 2 ‑ Explore Banff & its Wildlife including admissions to Banff Gondola.

This Banff tour will include some of the most scenic and historically significant highlights of Banff National Park, such as the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, Hoodoos Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka.  While on the tour, enjoy a gondola ride up Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for stunning bird's eye views of Banff town site, Discover Banff & Its Wildlife in person on a Banff Lake Cruise or learn about the local history and geology. This is a complete orientation to Banff and a great tour for seeing everything the park has to offer!

Tour stops include -   

  • Bow Falls
  • Surprise Corner Viewpoint
  • Lookout Point
  • Hoodoos
  • Lake Minnewanka

Note - Operation dates for the Lake Cruise will be dependent on weather.

Overnight in Banff, AB.

DAY 3 ‑ Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls Tour of Yoho National Park and Lake Louise including lunch.

Situated in the Canadian Rockies to the west of Banff National Park, Yoho National Park is a place rich in history and natural beauty. Moraine Lake, one of the park's most popular attractions, was formed when a receding glacier deposited a large amount of rock and debris at its current location. The resulting dam created a beautiful blue-green lake that is popular with hikers and photographers alike. Other popular attractions in the park include Takakkaw Falls, Valley of the Ten Peaks, and the Spiral Tunnels. Named for the Cree word for "awe," Yoho National Park is sure to leave visitors impressed by its majestic scenery and rich history.

Tour Stops include (may change depending on road closures).

  • Moraine Lake
  • Spiral Tunnels 
  • Emerald Lake
  • Takakkaw Falls
  • Lake Louise

Tour includes lunch at Emerald Lake.

Overnight in Banff, AB.

DAY 4 ‑ Icefields Parkway Discovery Tour from Banff to Jasper including admission to Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk and hot Buffet Lunch.

Columbia Icefields Parkway Tour from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Alberta, Canada. The Columbia Icefield is the largest icefield in the Rocky Mountains. The Columbia Icefield Discovery Tour includes a visit to the Columbia Icefield Centre where you can learn about the formation of glaciers and take an Ice Explorer tour onto the Athabasca Glacier. You will also visit Lake Louise, Bow Lake, and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield Adventure includes a Glacier Skywalk experience where you can walk out onto a glass-floored walkway for amazing views of the glacier.

This 8 ½ hour coach tour will include stops at:

  • Lake Louise
  • Bow Lake
  • Columbia Icefield Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Athabasca Falls

Tour includes Buffet Lunch.

Overnight in Jasper, AB.

DAY 5 ‑ Explore Jasper Tour including Lake Maligne Cruise.

Jasper National Park is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and the Explore Jasper Tour is the perfect way to see everything it has to offer. The tour includes a cruise on Lake Maligne, where you can enjoy the stunning scenery and maybe even spot some wildlife. You'll also visit Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake, and Maligne Lake. Each destination provides its own unique experience, and you're sure to come away with lifelong memories. Whether you're an experienced traveler or just getting started, the Explore Jasper Tour is sure to exceed your expectations.

Tour Stops include:

  • Maligne Canyon
  • Medicine Lake
  • Maligne Lake

Tour includes Lunch.

Overnight in Jasper, AB.

DAY 6 ‑ Transfer by coach from Jasper to YEG.

This morning, we will transfer you by coach from your hotel in Jasper to YEG International Airport.  You will be leaving Jasper at 7 AM and arrive at YEG Airport around 12:30 PM.  

Depart for Vancouver by WestJet flight WS 171 at 3:15 PM.  This is a 1 ½ hour flight and you will arrive at YVR International Airport at 3:50 pm Pacific Time.

On arrival collect your bags and proceed to SkyLynx desk at the airport for your coach transfer to Whistler.  Your express coach will depart Whistler at 6 PM.  The ride to Whistler takes approximately 2 hours and you will be driving on scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway on this transfer to Whistler.  Your transfer coach will drop you off at the Gateway Loop from where you will have to make your own way to your hotel.

On arrival, check into your hotel.  

Overnight in Whistler, BC.

DAY 7 ‑ Day free for optional activities and soft adventure.

Whistler is the adventure capital of Canada's west coast, and there is no shortage of activities to keep you entertained. Hiking, biking, rafting, and adrenaline-fuelled activities can be found in abundance, and a friendly welcome from the locals is assured. The hub of Whistler is a compact, chalet-style pedestrian village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Here you will find everything you need for an adventure-filled holiday, including shops, restaurants, bars, and nightlife. Whether you're looking for a summer or winter adventure, Whistler is the perfect destination.

Check with us on the list of many optional activities and soft adventures we offer in Whistler.

Overnight in Whistler, BC.

DAY 8 ‑ Transfer from Whistler to Vancouver.

Whistler Transportation provides a tour coach that takes you from your hotel to Vancouver in a luxurious setting. The coach has several departures available starting at 9:00 AM and the last coach departs at 7:00 PM. The ride takes approximately 2 hours. 

On arrival, you can transfer on your own from the Vancouver Bus Depot to your hotel in downtown Vancouver. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy Vancouver.

Rest of the day is free.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.

DAY 9 ‑ City tour of Vancouver including admissions to Capilano Bridge.

The Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour is the perfect way to see all the highlights of Vancouver in one day. The tour includes admissions to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, where you can walk across 450-foot suspension bridge 110 feet above the ground. You'll also get to explore the Capilano River Rainforest, home to some of the world's tallest trees. The tour also takes you through downtown Vancouver, past iconic landmarks like the Vancouver Art Gallery and Robson Square. You'll even get to ride the SkyTrain, Vancouver's rapid transit system. With so much to see and do, the Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour is a great way to get to know Canada's west coast.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.

DAY 10 ‑ Day free in Vancouver for optional tours and activities.

Vancouver is the most cosmopolitan city on Canada's west coast. A beautiful city located between the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountain Range. It offers a variety of world-class amenities, including world-class dining, a variety of cuisines from around the world, and a range of around and soft adventure activities. Vancouver is an excellent place to visit for its natural beauty, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and its wide range of attractions. Vancouver is definitely a city worth visiting!

Check with us on the various tours and activities offered.

Overnight in Vancouver, BC.

DAY 11 ‑ Tour transfer from Vancouver to Victoria with visit to Butchart Gardens.

We'll be departing early this morning for our journey to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Our first leg will be a 90-minute ferry crossing from Tsawwassen on the mainland to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. 

Once we arrive at Swartz Bay, we'll head straight to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Spanning 22 hectares (55 acres), the Butchart Gardens are a must-see destination for any visitor to Vancouver Island. With hundreds of different species of flowers and plants, the gardens are truly a sight to behold. After taking some time to explore the gardens, we'll head into downtown Victoria for dinner and a good night's sleep.

Overnight in Victoria, BC.

DAY 12 ‑ Day free.

Victoria is a city filled with colonial charm and an abundance of flowers. The museums are many and varied, and the English charm is evident throughout the city. The seafront parks are beautiful, and the ocean adventures are plentiful. From ziplining through treetops to crescent moon kayaking, diving, Seaplane Tours, Golfing, hiking, or cycling, a delight of tours and activities awaits you today. Victoria is a city that has something for everyone, and it is sure to delight and enchant you.

Check with us for optional tours and activities you can go on in Victoria.

Overnight in Victoria, BC.

DAY 13 ‑ End of your Best of Canadian Rockies & West Coast Tour.

Today is the final day of your tour, and you will be transferred from your hotel to Vancouver International Airport. The journey will take around 4 hours and will include a transfer by coach and ferry. The ferry crossing will take 90 minutes. 

On arrival at YVR International Airport, your tour ends. We hope you have enjoyed your time on tour and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

End of Best of the Rockies & West Coast Tour.  

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Are you travelling as a group of 10 persons or more? Check with us for our special group rates including transportation.

Inc - Exc


  • 12-Nights Accommodations.
  • Banff - Tour of Banff and its surroundings.
  • Banff - admissions to Banff Gondola Ride. 
  • Banff - Tour of Yoho National Park including its Mountain Lake and Waterfalls.
  • Banff to Jasper - Icefield Parkway Tour from Banff to Jasper.
  • Columbia Icefield - Admissions to Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk.
  • Jasper - Explore Jasper, its wildlife, and Lake Maligne Cruise.
  • Vancouver - City tour of Vancouver
  • Vancouver - Admissions to Capilano Bridge & Park.
  • Vancouver to Victoria - Coach & Ferry transfer from Vancouver to Victoria including Tour of Victoria
  • Victoria - Admissions to Butchart Gardens.
  • Travel by overnight VIA Rail Train # 1 from Jasper to Vancouver – Upper Berth & Lower Berth Accommodations.
  • Calgary - Coach transfer from YYC International Airport (Calgary) to hotel in Banff.
  • Jasper – Coach transfer from hotels in Jasper to YEG (Edmonton) International Airport.
  • Vancouver - Coach transfer from YVR (Vancouver) International Airport to Whistler.
  • Whistler - Coach transfer from Whistler to downtown Vancouver.
  • Coach & Ferry Transfer from Victoria to YVR (Vancouver) International Airport.
  • Ferry Tickets Vancouver – Victoria – Vancouver.
  • Resort fees, Taxes & HST.


  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Breakfast in Whistler and other meals.
  • Transfer from hotel in downtown Vancouver to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). 
  • Canada Park Fees.
  • Porterage at hotels. 
  • Bottled Water in hotel rooms.
  • Visa and Documentation Fees.
  • Telephone calls, Laundry, and other expenses.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Gratuities for hotel staff.
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. We require clients to provide us a signed Waiver in the event your client opts to decline your offer to sell Travel Insurance. Stars & Maple Holidays sells Manulife Travel Insurance to residents of Ontario.  Please check with us for rates. Residents of other provinces as well as those coming from overseas must purchase Travel insurance in the province/country where they reside. 
  • Optional Tours and activities.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges.  Charges will apply.
  • Gratuities for Tour Guides/Driver cum Guides (Expected)
  • If applicable, cost of any RTPCR/Antigen Test or costs related to quarantine.

Prices starting for Adult

CA $ 3,739

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