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5-Day Banff & Jasper National Parks, Columbia Icefield (overnight) In-depth Summer Tour from Vancouver - Tour Code: 12031

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5-Day Banff & Jasper National Parks, Columbia Icefield (overnight) In-depth Summer Tour from Vancouver
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Start City: Vancouver End City: Vancouver

Duration: 5 Day(s) Language: Chinese&English Airport Pickup: No

Highlights

☆ Bonus two complimentary breakfasts; enjoy the lunch at renowned Chateau Lake Louise (optional)

☆ Selected quality hotel accommodations, enjoy more local time

  • Stay in the heart of Banff
  • Exclusive! One night stay at Glacier View Lodge(with a complimentary Icefield breakfast), the unique hotel in the Columbia Icefield. 

☆ Unique ride of VIP “Ice Explorer” at sunset and step on Glacier Skywalk next morning

☆ Enjoy the broad starlit sky and watch out for the wildlife

☆ Enjoy relaxing optional Rafting

**Only 32 rooms available in Glacier View Lodge! Book early to secure the seats!

Itinerary

Day 1: Vancouver – Kelowna – L.Okanagan – Winery – Honey Farm – Vernon

Summary of The Day

Start our journey via the Trans-Canada Highway and head east to Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan Valley and home to world-class vintners.

After walking along Lake Okanagan, visit the renowned winery for wine tasting and purchase.

Pass by Kalamalka Lake before stopping by a Honey Farm.

Overnight in Vernon.

Optional Meal Package

Rockies meal package includes lunch and dinner for today;

Sightseeing
Okanagan Lake

Lake Okanagan

Okanagan Lake located in the Okanagan Valley is a popular recreation spot that offers a variety of lively activities in addition to the gorgeous scenery. The lake provides a countless number of water activities and is supplied with boats for every kind of water enthusiasts such as sailboats, pedal boats, kayaks, and canoes. Romantic lakeside patio dining, as well as relaxing boardwalks strolls, are also great perks of this beautiful attraction.

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Okanagan

Fraser Valley

Kelowna - It is one of the most liveable cities in Canada, Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Bordering Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is well known for its divine hot summers and temperate winters.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Prestige Vernon , OR Similar

Day 2: Vernon – Last Spike - Yoho National Park – Banff National Park – Banff Town

Summary of The Day

Today, we will proceed to the Eagle Pass and visit the "Last Spike" of the transcontinental railway.

After passing through Golden, we will enter Yoho National Park and visit Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge.

At Banff National park, passing by Vermilion Lakes, explore at your own pace in the alpine Town of Banff.

Guarantee stay in the newly renovated Mount Royal Hotel**

*Limited hotel rooms, book early to secure your seats!

Hotel Upgrade

Optional upgrade to Fairmont Room at Banff Springs Hotel. Exclusive upgrade to Mountain View room.

Optional Meal Package

Meal package include breakfast, lunch and dinner for today.

Sightseeing
Emerald Lake

Yoho National Park: Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest of Yoho's 61 lakes and ponds, as well as one of the park's premier tourist attractions. Emerald Lake Lodge, a high-end lodge perched on the edge of the lake, provides local accommodation. A 5.2 km (3.2 mi) hiking trail circuits the lake, the first half of which is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. During the summer months, canoe rentals are available; in the winter, the lake is a popular cross country skiing destination.

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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Banff Springs Hotel

The Banff Springs Hotel is a luxury hotel that was built during the 19th century as one of Canada's grand railway hotels, being constructed in Scottish Baronial style and located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The hotel was opened to the public on June 1, 1888. Presently, The Fairmont Banff Springs resort hotel is owned by OMERS and operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of Toronto. Banff Springs Hotel is situated at an altitude of 1414 m. The original building was designed by American architect Bruce Price. It was built between spring 1887 and spring 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the instigation of its president, William Cornelius Van Horne.


The hotel is located in the Rocky Mountains, just above the Bow Falls, close to thermal springs. The main view from the hotel is across the valley and toward Mount Rundle, which frequently is cited in geology books for its exposed and tilted ancient seabeds. The hotel is within walking distance of the resort community of Banff.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Inns of Banff Superior Banff Mount Royal Hotel , OR Similar

Day 3: Banff Town – Banff National Park – Japser National Park – Glacier View Inn

Summary of The Day

Head to Bow Falls. Then, ride the Gondola to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Stop and take photos at Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka.

Passing by Castle Mountain, stroll along the “Jewel of the Rockies”, the Lake Louise.

Head to Moraine Lake (subject to operation condition) for a fantastic view of the Ten Peaks.

Passing by Bow Lake, admire the wildlife and nature wonders through the Icefields Parkway.

At sunset, get a ride on a VIP “Ice Explorer” (adm) across the surface of Athabasca Glacier.

Stay overnight at the only hotel in the Columbia Icefield! Don’t miss the hottest photo spot from the huge window at hotel lobby.

**Only 32 rooms available in Glacier View Lodge!

Optional Meal Package

Meal packages include lunch and dinner for today.(western style lunch in Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise)

Sightseeing
Banff National Park

Banff National Park: Bow Falls

Bow Falls is a major waterfall on the Bow River, Alberta just before the junction of it and the Spray River. The falls are located near the Banff Springs Hotel and golf course on the left-hand side of River Road. The falls are within walking distance of both Banff and the Banff Springs Hotel so they are visited by a large number of tourists despite their relatively small size.

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Moraine Lake

Banff National Park: Lake Louis

Moraine Lake - This glacial lake in Banff National Park's Valley of the Ten Peaks has a brilliant bright blue color due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis. This beautifully famous lake has appeared in advertisements all over the world and is a beloved attraction for tourists to visit.

Lake Louise - It is a hamlet in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake is known for its vibrant turquoise coloration, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and is overlooked by a stately chateau. Gorgeous hiking trails wind up to the Lake Agnes Tea House for bird's eye views. There's a canoe dock in summer, and a skating rink on the frozen lake in winter, making it a rare beautiful sight year-round.

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Columbia Icefield

Japser National Park: Columbia Icefield

The Columbia Icefield is the largest Icefield in the Rocky Mountains of North America. This incredible Icefield feeds eight major glaciers in the area, including Athabasca Glacier and Dome Glacier.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Glacier View Lodge , OR Similar

Day 4: Icefield - Optional Activities - Jasper Town - Maligne Canyon - Valemount

Summary of The Day

After an Icefield breakfast, we start our morning adventure at Glacier Skywalk, where glass is all that separates you from birds soaring below.

After visiting the Athabasca Falls, you can choose to capture the most magnificent view of the Rockies by River Rafting (optional) or enjoy leisure time at the alpine town of Jasper.

Then we visit Maligne Canyon, formed 365 million years ago with lots of waterfalls, fossils, underground stream outlets and potholes. Capture a precious moment with the highest point in the Canadian Rockies- Mt. Robson.

Tonight, we will stay overnight at Valemount.

Optional Meal Package

The complimentary breakfast for today is subject to hotel availability

Optional Meal packages include dinner for today.

Sightseeing
The Glacier Skywalk

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park - It is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km2 (4,200 sq mi). It is located in the province of Alberta, north of Banff National Park and west of Edmonton. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls, and mountains.

Maligne Canyon - It is a natural feature located in the Jasper National Park near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Eroded out of the Palliser Formation, the canyon measures over 50 metres deep. Popular for sightseeing and exploration, the area contains waterfalls, stream outlets, birds and plant life.

Mount Robson - It is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range.It is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.

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Athabasca Falls

The Athabasca Glacier

The Athabasca Glacier is the most-visited glacier in North America. It is one of the eight major glaciers of the Columbia Icefield. The Icefield Interpretive Centre is next to the glacier, where visitors can arrange tours.

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Jasper Town

Jasper Town: free time or optional activities available

When you arrive at the Town of Jasper where could capture the magnificent view of the Rockies by River Rafting (optional) or Horseback Riding(optional).

Also, we could personally see lots of waterfalls, fossils, underground stream outlets and potholes formed 365 million years ago.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Canadas Best Value Inn Valemount , OR Similar

Day 5: Valemount - Clearwater - Kamloops - Ginseng Factory - Hope - Vancouver

Summary of The Day

Passing by Clearwater along the Thompson River, we first head to Kamloops, a famous historical and cultural city.

Then we come to visit the only GMP certified ginseng factory to reveal the healing power of ginseng.

A brief stop at Hope before returning to Vancouver by dusk.

Meals

The complimentary breakfast for today is subject to hotel availability

Optional Meal package includes lunch for today.

Sightseeing
Kamloops

Kamloops

The Sunmore Ginseng Factory and Spa in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada is the only ginseng manufacturer in North America and was founded in 1991 by Chinese doctor Zhang Shunmei. Visitors can enjoy the relaxing ginseng spa.

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Meals
Pricing
Inclusions

    1. Hotel accommodations for 4 nights

    2. Transportation via air-conditioned coach

    3. English speaking tour guide

    4. 5%GST

Exclusions

    1. Meals (Vegan food options available)

    2. All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance

    3. Mandatory Tips/Service Fee (Min. $12/person/day for tour guide and driver) Please pay in cash to the tour guide while on the bus. Any child/Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. 

    4. Mandatory Tour (Prices are only for reference and subject to change without prior notice. Please select at the time of booking.)

      * Admission Ticket Package : Banff Gondola Ride + Ice Explorer + Skywalk + National Park - Adult C$ 159, Child (6-11) C$81

    5. Optional Tour (Prices are only for reference and subject to change without prior notice. Please select at the time of booking.)

      * Rockies Meal Package (8 Meals,1B+4L+4D, including lunch at Chateau Lake Louise-Western style) - Adult C$298, Child (2-11) C$251

      * First 3 rows on coach - C$116 per person


    Tips:

     * The seats in first 3 rows of Rockies are subject to availability. The fee will be refundable if seats are not available.

     * For the meal package, please book before departure. If you want to book upon arrival, it will be subject to availability.

Departure Points
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Region Departure Point Departure
Colquitlam

Colquitlam Anson Professional Centre

3027 Anson Ave. Coquitlam, BC

Guests who depart from Anson of Colquitlam will be sent to Richmond around 7:15pm and then take another bus to your drop-off point.

06:20
Vancouver

Chinese Culture Centre

50 E. Pender St., Vancouver

06:45
Vancouver

Vancouver Oakridge Centre East Entrance

Cambie St & 43rd Ave

Main door of GAP of Oakridge Mall

07:00
Richmond

River Rock(On River Rd)

8811 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8, Canada

07:20
Burnaby

next ESSO gas station, across from Crystal Mall

4444 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A6

08:00
Surrey

East Side of Sheraton Guildford Hotel (104 Ave &153 St)

104 Ave & 153 St, Surrey, British Columbia

08:15
Colquitlam

Toys"R"Us

1110 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3K 6S4, Canada

After tour, guests will be directly sent back.

08:15

**Please reach to the departure points at least 10-15 minutes early.

Booking Info
Reminder

    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and the best quality of services to all travelers.

    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc.

    3. Please ensure safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.

    4. The tour operator reserves the right to adjust tour itineraries. Attractions will remain consistent.

    5. According to BC Government's law, the infants under 2 years old must be served a seat and you should bring safety seat by yourselves

    6. To be fair, the tour guide will arrange the bus seats for you and you should have your arranged seat.

    7. Guests who depart from US need to bring American passport and Green Card OR valid American and Canadian visas.

    8. Two full-sized beds per room. No additional bed for children, 3rd or 4th travelers.

    9. Luggage allowance: each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage will be charged additional $ 35 per baggage.

    10. Service charge of $40 per room per night will be added if you opt to stay at a specific hotel

    11. National Park Pass / City Pass / Entry Tickets / Annual or Season Passes / Senior Pass (or) any admission tickets to attractions purchased on your own are not allowed on this tour. All mandatory / optional tour services, have to be purchased as instructed in the exclusions section.

    12. Tour fees and hotel upgrade surcharge are subject to change.

    13. All hotel rooms are non-smoking. Any violation will be penalized $350 and up (non-refundable cleaning fee)

    14. Since March 15, 2016, New Canada entry requirements has been changed. Please note at the time of booking.

      ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) has been launched since March 15, 2016:    

       - US permanent residents (with the green card) who enter Canada by flight need to hold eTA. If you enter Canada by land or sea, eTA is unnecessary

    - Students and temporary workers (from the countries where eTA is necessary): If you got a Student Visa or Work Visa before 15th March 2016, getting eTA is necessary before entering and departure from Canada by air.

       How to apply for eTA to Canada?   

      - Applying for eTA online, and you need to prepare your passport, credit card, and e-mail address. The application fee is CAD $ 7. ETA can be valid for 5 years.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 32 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 15 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

 

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
32 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 90% of tour cost paid will be refunded
24-31 Days prior to tour departure date 70% of tour cost paid will be refunded
16-23 Days prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
15 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

**If the upgraded hotel has been confirmed, the fee for upgrading the hotel will not be refundable.

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 32 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 14 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change the name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 03 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 15 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 15 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

7) The local operator reserves the right to cancel the tours without liability 14 days prior to departure, and reschedule the tours or refund the payment if the number of participants is inadequate to form a group.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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