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Exclusive Western Canada’s Rockies, Lakes & Wine Country Tour

Journey across the Canadian Rockies on this special group departure.

Book by Jul 31, 2021

WESTERN CANADA'S ROCKIES, LAKES & WINE COUNTRY

Special Departure: September 4 - 12, 2021

9 days Calgary to Vancouver | 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 3 Dinners

Rates: CA $3,999 per person | Solo Traveller CA $5,149 | Triple CA $3,969 per person 
Airfare from Toronto: CA $336 per person including transfers & taxes. Ask about special rates on airfare from other Canadian cities. 

 

Behold beautiful views and welcoming cultures as you journey across the Canadian Rockies – from Calgary to Vancouver. Discover the cowboy spirit at a local ranch before enjoying a traditional Albertan BBQ. Stay in and drive through scenic Banff National Park. Stand before the turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Understand the history and importance of the Canadian Pacific Railway at Revelstoke Railroad Museum. Spend 2 nights in the Okanagan, a fertile valley best known as British Columbia’s wine country. Explore Vancouver and discover its many gems and outstanding cuisine. Soaring peaks to sparkling lakes, wine country to cowboy culture, get to know the spirit of Western Canada.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

• Calgary 

• Albertan BBQ 

• Banff 

• Bow Falls 

• Lake Louise 

• Revelstoke Railway Museum 

• Okanagan Valley 

• Vineyard Dinner and Wine Tasting 

• Vancouver

• Stanley Park 

• Granville Island

 

Vision Travel Bonus: $100 credit towards tour add-ons such as pre or post tour stays, optional excursions or more. 

 

Collette ~ Creating Confidence in Tomorrow

You can book with confidence knowing you have flexibility.  You have the option to change your tour or departure date – for any reason – up to 60 days prior to departure with no change fee.  Furthermore, if you purchase Collette Travel Protection Plan it allows you to cancel for any reason and get a full money-back refund – up to 24 hours prior to departure

 

 DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Calgary, Alberta

September 4, 2021 | Tour Begins
The vast unspoiled wilderness of the Canadian Rockies awaits you. Get ready to behold sky-high peaks and tranquil lakes, wine country and engaging cultures. Your tour begins in Calgary, a cosmopolitan city with strong western roots and ties to its cattle ranching past.

Day 2: Calgary - Banff

September 5, 2021 | Breakfast and Lunch
Discover the cowboy spirit of Western Canada with a stop at a local ranch for a line dance lesson and a wagon ride in search of buffalo. With soaring peaks serving as your backdrop, sit down for a traditional Albertan barbecue lunch. Continue on to Banff, where you’ll have an evening to yourself to explore what this charming mountain town has to offer.

Day 3: Banff

September 6, 2021 | Breakfast and Dinner
A scenic drive through Banff reveals powerful Bow Falls and picture-perfect Surprise Corner. Learn about Banff National Park at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, where a short tunnel brings you to the hot springs that sparked the creation of Canada’s first national park. You’ll then meet with a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare colourful version of the gemstone found only in Alberta. Enjoy some free time to explore downtown Banff this afternoon, or opt for a thrilling helicopter tour up to Mt. Assiniboine. Tonight, meet up with your travel companions for dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4: Banff - Lake Louise - Revelstoke

September 7, 2021 | Breakfast and Lunch
The famous glacier-fed, turquoise waters of Lake Louise are yours for admiring this morning. Perhaps you’ll hike along the lakeshore or simply relax in the majesty of your surroundings. Enjoy lunch at the Ski Lake Louise Lodge before boarding the mountain gondola,* which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Louise from an elevation of more than 6,800 feet (2,088 meters). The stunning scenery continues on your way to the ski town of Revelstoke, where you’ll pass through Yoho, Glacier & Revelstoke National Park.

Day 5: Revelstoke – Kelowna

September 8, 2021 | Breakfast
All aboard for a visit to the Revelstoke Railway Museum – an interactive museum that connects you to the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Continue on to fertile lands of the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia’s most celebrated wine region. Taste the sweet fruits of the land with a visit to an Okanagan orchard, where you’ll meet up with a local farmer for a tour and a tasting of their seasonal produce. Arrive in Kelowna where you’ll settle in for a 2-night stay by waters of Lake Okanagan.

Day 6: Kelowna

September 9, 2021 | Breakfast and Dinner
This morning, it’s your choice! Learn the hidden history of Kelowna during a city walking tour with a local guide, uncovering the legend behind Kelonwa’s namesake, revisiting a turn-of-the-century love story for the ages, learning the entertaining history of the Kelowna Regatta and more -OR- join an indigenous First Nation knowledge keeper for a sensory walking tour on ancestral lands, revealing deeply rooted traditions and pointing out various medicinal plants. This afternoon is yours to explore downtown Kelowna before travelling to a local vineyard for a tour, tasting, and dinner.

Day 7: Kelowna - Vancouver

September 10, 2021 | Breakfast
Head west for the dynamic seaport city of Vancouver. This diverse city features incredible food and a thriving arts scene, surrounded by the North Shore Mountains. This evening is yours to taste your way around the city and get to know your new destination. Perhaps you’ll join an optional Chinatown tour with a local Chinese Canadian who will guide you around the neighbourhood’s iconic landmarks and herbal stores all while sharing the history of their community. End this tour with a traditional roasted Peking duck dinner.

Day 8: Vancouver

September 11, 2021 | Breakfast and Dinner
A city tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest. Continue onto Chinatown and Gastown – a turn-of-the-century neighbourhood comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and a world-famous steam-powered clock. Spend the evening on Granville Island, exploring this artistic hub full of unique markets before toasting to the end of your journey at a local restaurant.

Day 9: Vancouver

September 12, 2021 | Tour Ends | Breakfast
Your tour through Western Canada comes to a close today.

Every moment matters to Collette because they know it matters to you. Collette hires people who are passionate about sharing their own love of travel and uncovering mysteries. Choosing Collette comes with benefits that take your guided travel experience to another level. Their inclusive tours provide you more value for your money and more of what makes travel special.

Terms & Conditions

Fares are in Canadian dollars, per person, land only, based on double occupancy and includes taxes and fees. Single fare based on one person travelling with own accommodations. Valid for Residents of Canada only. Package fare is subject to change due to increase in taxes, fuel surcharges and fees imposed by the air and tour company. The overall activity level of this tour is a level 2. This means you like a balanced approach to travel. You feel confident walking at least 30-45 minutes at a time over a variety of terrains – from cobblestone streets to easy pathways; a couple of hills or a few flights of stairs. You’re comfortable walking a few cities blocks at a time but need some time to unwind and relax. Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. Order of sightseeing is subject to change. Lake Louise Gondola operation is weather dependent. Triple Rooms are normally a standard double room with 2 beds. Deposit – $300 per person (Collette Tour & Vision Air). $589 per person (With Collette Insurance – tour only). Deposits are non-refundable. Final Payment is due June 29th 2021. Other restrictions may apply, contact a travel advisor for full terms and conditions. Travel Industry Council of Ontario Reg. #3206405; B.C. Reg. #23337