Day 1: Vancouver – Kelowna – L. Okanagan – Winery – Salmon Arm
Start our journey via the Trans-Canada Highway and head east to Kelown, the home to world-class wineries. At Lake Okanagan, search for the lake monster “Ogopogo” from the First Nations’ history. Enjoy wine tasting at the certified organic winery. Overnight in Salmon Arm.
Day 2: Salmon Arm – Banff National Park – Gondola – Bow Falls – Town of Banff
Arrive at Canada’s oldest National Park – Banff via Rogers Pass, Yoho National Park and Spiral Tunnel. An eye-opening Gondola Ride (adm) will captivate you with the majestic views of the Rocky Mountains. Passing by Vermilion Lakes, visit Bow Falls. Stroll along Banff Avenue where you will find art galleries and boutiques shops or join optional activities such as hot springs, Banff night tour, hot springs, Banff ghost walk, etc.
Day 3: Lake Louise – Icefields Parkway – Jasper National Park – Icefield – Glacier Skywalk – Town of Banff
After passing by the Castle Mountain, explore Lake Louise, with the combination of unspoiled wilderness, beautiful chateau, and snow-capped mountains. Passing by Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier, start glacier adventure to the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park.
Day 4: Town of Banff – Rocky Mountaineer – Spiral Tunnels – Kicking Horse Canyon – Kamloops
Meet at hotel lobby in the morning. Head to the train station and board on the Rocky Mountaineer’s “First Passage to the West” westward to Kamloops. The train will take you through a spectacular array of scenery: glacier, snow-capped mountain peaks of the Canadian Rockies and remarkable mountain passes. Highlights of the day include the Continental Divide, Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Overnight in Kamloops. Head west for the BC interiors and arrive at Kamloops, a city with over 2000 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the only GMP certified Ginseng factory in West Canada and learn about the amazing healing power of Ginseng. After passing by Hope and Hunter’s Creek, arrive in Vancouver in the late Afternoon.
Day 5: Kamloops – Rocky Mountaineer – Hell’s Gate – Fraser Valley – Vancouver
Gather at hotel lobby, and continue the journey westwards. On today’s journey, you will witness dramatic changes of the scenery, from a desert-like environment, through winding rivers and pristine forests, to the Coast and green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon.