13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada

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Land only price does not includes arrival/departure transfers.

Arrival Airport transfer shuttle runs between 8:00 am and 11:59 pm . Passengers arriving outside of these times will be required to make alternate arrangements on their own.

It is recommended that passengers select flights that arrive no later than 5 pm on Day 1.

For passengers staying at Delta Calgary Airport Hotel, a departure transfer is not required as the hotel is connected to Calgary International Airport.

All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.


Accommodation Details:
Triple rooms consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; where available, a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is fast, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, steps and slopes. The altitude in the National Parks varies and may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by height. Hotels in National Parks provide limited amenities. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Seattle-Calgary, Vancouver-Seattle or vice versa
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 1 night Calgary
    • 2 nights Waterton Lake
    • 2 nights Banff
    • 2 nights Jasper
    • 1 night Sun Peaks
    • 1 night Whistler
    • 2 nights Victoria
    • 1 night Vancouver
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 15 meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Ferry Vancouver-Nanaimo and Victoria-Vancouver
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • Journey to Waterton Lakes National Park, where the "prairies meet the mountains"
  • Excursion to Glacier National Park, a symbol of U.S. and Canada friendship
  • Explore wondrous Banff National Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Ascend by gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain with its stunning views
  • Drive amidst stunning vistas to Jasper National Park
  • Travel on the Icefields Parkway past glaciers, ice fields and a cornucopia of mountains
  • Ride the all-terrain Ice Explorer to the surface of the massive Athabasca Glacier
  • Explore Whistler, the charming alpine village that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Travel on the Sea-to-Sky Highway through spectacular coastal landscapes in British Columbia
  • Tour of Victoria on Vancouver Island

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is fast, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, steps and slopes. The altitude in the National Parks varies and may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by height. Hotels in National Parks provide limited amenities. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Canada
Depart on your flight to Calgary, Alberta’s major city and gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Transfer to your hotel in this rising city that grew out of the Canadian West, balancing modern and traditional with a pioneer charm. Tonight, a Welcome Drink and meet your Tour Manager, who will introduce you to the exciting tour of Canada that awaits you. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Calgary

DAY 2, Tuesday - Waterton Lakes National Park
Journey south this morning to Waterton Lakes National Park, where the "prairies meet the mountains". Travel through the famous ranching and farming area of southern Alberta. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump where you learn about the cultural significance this famous cliff had to the people of the Northern Plains. Later, you're surrounded by lakes as the Canadian Rockies fill the horizon in this area. Historians believe that the park has great historical significance based on archaeological finds proving that First Nations first populated the area over 11,000 years ago. Stop to enjoy the upper lake with its gorgeous mountain ranges towering over both sides. After lunch on your own, join the optional boat cruise on the lake with its amazing views of towering cliffs, unique geological formations, waterfalls, snow-clad peaks and rich wildlife. Tonight, a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers celebrates your arrival in Western Canada and quaint Waterton
Optional: Boat Cruise on Waterton Lake (PM)
Overnight: Waterton
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes
Today, an extraordinary excursion to Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana, where the American and Canadian Rockies meet. In 1932, the U.S. and Canada joined these two national parks as a symbol of their longtime peace and friendship. In recognition of this historic agreement, the parks were officially designated as the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When possible, travel on the "Going-to-the-Sun" Road (road and weather permitting) into dramatic Glacier National Park along the sparkling lake's shore, continuing to the historic Many Glacier Hotel on crystal-clear Swiftcurrent Lake before returning to Waterton. An evening at leisure offers a choice of cafes and local restaurants featuring traditional English fare
Overnight: Waterton
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Kananaskis Valley, Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park
You travel northwest through the lush Kananaskis Valley (road permitting), a recreational playground and gateway to the national parks. After lunch on your own, continue on a scenic drive to Lake Minnewanka ("Water of the Spirits"), a gorgeous glacial lake in the eastern area of Banff. Then, view freshwater Two Jack Lake, a mecca for anglers from around the world, en route to cascading Bow Falls in a valley eroded by glacier activity. Keep your camera ready as you look for wandering wildlife! Return to Banff for leisure time to discover the delights of this charming village with its trendy shops and local delicacies
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Banff National Park, Gondola to Sulphur Mountain
Enjoy the unparalleled mountain scenery as you explore wondrous Banff National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in the very heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers and sweeping panoramas are just one part of the allure of Banff. Here you ascend by gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain experiencing stunning views at every turn of six mountain ranges and the village below. Truly an exhilarating experience! Then, at your leisure, walk along the boardwalk of the Observation Deck (weather permitting), or shop for gifts. Afterward, return to Banff for lunch on your own and afternoon at leisure. Tonight, perhaps explore the dining scene in Banff with a wide choice of western saloons, English pubs, and international restaurants
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park
A day filled with unmatched beauty! You begin at magnificent Lake Louise, a symbol of the quintessential Canadian mountain scene. Known for its sparkling blue waters, and nestled at the base of impressive Victoria glacier, this area is one of the most picturesque of Banff National Park. Listen to the history and fascinating geology of this area during the specially designed Ice Explorer tour that takes you to the surface of the massive Athabasca Glacier (weather permitting). On the journey, hear about the formation of glaciers, the interesting geological features of the area and step out onto the surface of the powerful ancient ice. Afterward, journey north along the iconic Icefields Parkway to Jasper, amidst stunning vistas of deep green forests, snow covered mountains and towering peaks. In the afternoon, participate in the optional Athabasca River Raft Trip that retraces the route of the early explorers along the Athabasca River. Tonight, after dinner with the group, stroll the main street of Jasper
Optional: Athabasca River Raft Trip (PM)
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Jasper National Park, Spirit Island
You explore Jasper today, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of this area will leave you breathless! You begin at a section of the park known for its abundant flora and fauna. Drive up the valley to see Medicine Lake, which exists only during the summer months when melting glaciers bring water into the valley. Enjoy a cruise around world-famous Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, the heart of Jasper National Park. See the tranquil blue color of this glacier formed and fed lake during this calming wilderness experience. Then, on to majestic Maligne Canyon to learn about the unique features of this underground system. Time to walk along the canyon's trails with breathtaking views of waterfalls and unusual rock formations. Return to Jasper, the turn-of-the-century railroad town, for the remainder of the day at leisure
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Sun Peaks
Today enjoy a day of scenery as you depart Jasper for Sun Peaks. Head west of Jasper towards Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972 ft, then continue on the Yellowhead Highway (named after a fur trader who had yellow streaks in his hair). Enter the beautiful province of British Columbia by following the Fraser river then the North Thompson river towards Kamloops. Pass through the communities of Clearwater and Blue River, home to heli-logging in the summer and heli-skiing in the winter, before arriving in Sun Peaks, the famous Swiss-style alpine village of British Columbia. Arrive at this European-style village nestled in the center of three mountains
Overnight: Sun Peaks
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Whistler
On the route to Whistler, travel along roads that twist and weave through beautiful mountain ranges, fir tree lined valley and dramatic shorelines. En route have lunch on your own. Afterwards continue to Whistler, the charming alpine village that co-hosted the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. An orientation tour acquaints you with the village and surrounding areas. The many art galleries, eclectic boutiques and fine restaurants all add to the village's sophisticated atmosphere. Tonight, treat yourself to an evening of fine food
Overnight: Whistler
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Sea-to-Sky Highway to Victoria
Travel this morning on the Sea-to-Sky Highway, heading south through spectacular coastal landscapes. At Horseshoe Bay, hop aboard a ferry that takes you across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and onwards by coach to Victoria, capital city of British Colombia. Upon arrival, a brief orientation tour introduces you to this charming city, apparent in the horse-drawn carriages, formal gardens and tearooms. Time on your own to independently enjoy the Victorian charm of the city's center
Overnight: Victoria
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Thursday - Butchart Gardens, City Tour of Victoria
This morning, go to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Here, you'll see one of the world's greatest floral displays in the amazing 55 magnificent acres of flowers and show gardens, including the Japanese, Italian, and Rose gardens. Enjoy lunch at leisure before returning to Victoria. On the way back, drive on the Trans Canada Highway (the longest highway in the world). Upon arrival, embark on a City Tour of Victoria, starting at Beacon Hill Park. Proceed to the Royal BC Museum, adjacent to Thunderbird Park with its carved totem poles, and Canada's oldest Chinatown. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure, or join the optional seaplane sightseeing tour where you can take in the spectacular views of the downtown buildings, the grand houses perched along the rugged coastline, and the islands that dot the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This thrilling aerial experience is not to be missed
Optional: Victoria Seaplane Sightseeing
Overnight: Victoria
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Depart Victoria for Vancouver
The last stop on the Western Canada adventure is the coastal seaport city of Vancouver with its spectacular vistas. Travel by ferry to Vancouver, known for its temperate climate, it is one of the few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon. The city tour is highlighted by English Bay, a favorite recreational area, and Gastown, the city's oldest neighborhood, designated a National Historical Site in 2009. Later, on to Stanley Park, to view the Totem Poles and Prospect Point, offering stunning views of the mountains, Lion Gate Bridge and the city's inner harbor. Time to relax before tonight's festive Farewell Dinner. Share memories together of the astonishing journey through magnificent Western Canada
Overnight: Vancouver
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Depart Canada
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

All sightseeing and itinerary inclusions are subject to favorable weather conditions and seasonality. In those instances, and until the roads are available for travel, often unpredictable until the last moment, roads, routes and sites will be amended.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Canada
Depart on your flight to Calgary, Alberta’s major city and gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Transfer to your hotel in this rising city that grew out of the Canadian West, balancing modern and traditional with a pioneer charm. Tonight, a Welcome Drink and meet your Tour Manager, who will introduce you to the exciting tour of Canada that awaits you. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 PM on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Calgary

DAY 2, Sunday - Waterton Lakes National Park
Journey south this morning to Waterton Lakes National Park, where the "prairies meet the mountains". Travel through the famous ranching and farming area of southern Alberta. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump where you learn about the cultural significance this famous cliff had to the people of the Northern Plains. Later, you're surrounded by lakes as the Canadian Rockies fill the horizon in this area. Historians believe that the park has great historical significance based on archaeological finds proving that First Nations first populated the area over 11,000 years ago. Stop to enjoy the upper lake with its gorgeous mountain ranges towering over both sides. After lunch on your own, join the optional boat cruise on the lake with its amazing views of towering cliffs, unique geological formations, waterfalls, snow-clad peaks and rich wildlife. Tonight, a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers celebrates your arrival in Western Canada and quaint Waterton
Optional: Boat Cruise on Waterton Lake (PM)
Overnight: Waterton
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes
Today, an extraordinary excursion to Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana, where the American and Canadian Rockies meet. In 1932, the U.S. and Canada joined these two national parks as a symbol of their longtime peace and friendship. In recognition of this historic agreement, the parks were officially designated as the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When possible, travel on the "Going-to-the-Sun" Road (road and weather permitting) into dramatic Glacier National Park along the sparkling lake's shore, continuing to the historic Many Glacier Hotel on crystal-clear Swiftcurrent Lake before returning to Waterton. An evening at leisure offers a choice of cafes and local restaurants featuring traditional English fare
Overnight: Waterton
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Kananaskis Valley, Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka, Banff National Park
You travel northwest through the lush Kananaskis Valley (road permitting), a recreational playground and gateway to the national parks. After lunch on your own, continue on a scenic drive to Lake Minnewanka ("Water of the Spirits"), a gorgeous glacial lake in the eastern area of Banff. Then, view freshwater Two Jack Lake, a mecca for anglers from around the world, en route to cascading Bow Falls in a valley eroded by glacier activity. Keep your camera ready as you look for wandering wildlife! Return to Banff for leisure time to discover the delights of this charming village with its trendy shops and local delicacies
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Banff National Park, Gondola to Sulphur Mountain
Enjoy the unparalleled mountain scenery as you explore wondrous Banff National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in the very heart of the magnificent Canadian Rockies, the snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers and sweeping panoramas are just one part of the allure of Banff. Here you ascend by gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain experiencing stunning views at every turn of six mountain ranges and the village below. Truly an exhilarating experience! Then, at your leisure, walk along the boardwalk of the Observation Deck (weather permitting), or shop for gifts. Afterward, return to Banff for lunch on your own and afternoon at leisure. Tonight, perhaps explore the dining scene in Banff with a wide choice of western saloons, English pubs, and international restaurants
Overnight: Banff
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park
A day filled with unmatched beauty! You begin at magnificent Lake Louise, a symbol of the quintessential Canadian mountain scene. Known for its sparkling blue waters, and nestled at the base of impressive Victoria glacier, this area is one of the most picturesque of Banff National Park. Listen to the history and fascinating geology of this area during the specially designed Ice Explorer tour that takes you to the surface of the massive Athabasca Glacier (weather permitting). On the journey, hear about the formation of glaciers, the interesting geological features of the area and step out onto the surface of the powerful ancient ice. Afterward, journey north along the iconic Icefields Parkway to Jasper, amidst stunning vistas of deep green forests, snow covered mountains and towering peaks. In the afternoon, participate in the optional Athabasca River Raft Trip that retraces the route of the early explorers along the Athabasca River. Tonight, after dinner with the group, stroll the main street of Jasper
Optional: Athabasca River Raft Trip (PM)
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Jasper National Park, Spirit Island
You explore Jasper today, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of this area will leave you breathless! You begin at a section of the park known for its abundant flora and fauna. Drive up the valley to see Medicine Lake, which exists only during the summer months when melting glaciers bring water into the valley. Enjoy a cruise around world-famous Spirit Island on Maligne Lake, the heart of Jasper National Park. See the tranquil blue color of this glacier formed and fed lake during this calming wilderness experience. Then, on to majestic Maligne Canyon to learn about the unique features of this underground system. Time to walk along the canyon's trails with breathtaking views of waterfalls and unusual rock formations. Return to Jasper, the turn-of-the-century railroad town, for the remainder of the day at leisure
Overnight: Jasper
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Sun Peaks
Today enjoy a day of scenery as you depart Jasper for Sun Peaks. Head west of Jasper towards Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972 ft, then continue on the Yellowhead Highway (named after a fur trader who had yellow streaks in his hair). Enter the beautiful province of British Columbia by following the Fraser river then the North Thompson river towards Kamloops. Pass through the communities of Clearwater and Blue River, home to heli-logging in the summer and heli-skiing in the winter, before arriving in Sun Peaks, the famous Swiss-style alpine village of British Columbia. Arrive at this European-style village nestled in the center of three mountains
Overnight: Sun Peaks
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday - Whistler
On the route to Whistler, travel along roads that twist and weave through beautiful mountain ranges, fir tree lined valley and dramatic shorelines. En route have lunch on your own. Afterwards continue to Whistler, the charming alpine village that co-hosted the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. An orientation tour acquaints you with the village and surrounding areas. The many art galleries, eclectic boutiques and fine restaurants all add to the village's sophisticated atmosphere. Tonight, treat yourself to an evening of fine food
Overnight: Whistler
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Sea-to-Sky Highway to Victoria
Travel this morning on the Sea-to-Sky Highway, heading south through spectacular coastal landscapes. At Horseshoe Bay, hop aboard a ferry that takes you across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and onwards by coach to Victoria, capital city of British Colombia. Upon arrival, a brief orientation tour introduces you to this charming city, apparent in the horse-drawn carriages, formal gardens and tearooms. Time on your own to independently enjoy the Victorian charm of the city's center
Overnight: Victoria
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Butchart Gardens, City Tour of Victoria
This morning, go to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Here, you'll see one of the world's greatest floral displays in the amazing 55 magnificent acres of flowers and show gardens, including the Japanese, Italian, and Rose gardens. Enjoy lunch at leisure before returning to Victoria. On the way back, drive on the Trans Canada Highway (the longest highway in the world). Upon arrival, embark on a City Tour of Victoria, starting at Beacon Hill Park. Proceed to the Royal BC Museum, adjacent to Thunderbird Park with its carved totem poles, and Canada's oldest Chinatown. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure, or join the optional seaplane sightseeing tour where you can take in the spectacular views of the downtown buildings, the grand houses perched along the rugged coastline, and the islands that dot the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This thrilling aerial experience is not to be missed
Optional: Victoria Seaplane Sightseeing
Overnight: Victoria
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Depart Victoria for Vancouver
The last stop on the Western Canada adventure is the coastal seaport city of Vancouver with its spectacular vistas. Travel by ferry to Vancouver, known for its temperate climate, it is one of the few places in the world where you can ski in the morning and sail in the afternoon. The city tour is highlighted by English Bay, a favorite recreational area, and Gastown, the city's oldest neighborhood, designated a National Historical Site in 2009. Later, on to Stanley Park, to view the Totem Poles and Prospect Point, offering stunning views of the mountains, Lion Gate Bridge and the city's inner harbor. Time to relax before tonight's festive Farewell Dinner. Share memories together of the astonishing journey through magnificent Western Canada
Overnight: Vancouver
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Thursday - Depart Canada
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Shoreline Cruise on Waterton Lakes

Join a scenic cruise from Canada to the United States. Enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer. View majestic towering cliffs, unique geological formations, beautiful waterfalls, snow clad mountain peaks. The cruise is accompanied by an informative and entertaining commentary given by experienced local guides. Debark at Goat Haunt, the Northern gateway to Glacier National Park. This beautiful, uncommercialized stop gives you the opportunity to take a look around the visitors center which exhibits park history, flora and fauna.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #2 01 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $49.00
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Athabasca River Raft Trip

Join a raft trip on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park. The trip passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches, which allows your guide to point out the natural and human history of Jasper. This same route was used by the fur traders over two centuries ago. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery around as your guide does all of the rowing and provides expert commentary.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours*

*Length of tour is subject to change due to season and river flow

Day #6 01 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $65.00
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Victoria Seaplane Sightseeing

The tour takes off from Victoria's Inner Harbour and includes spectacular views of the downtown buildings such as the Empress Hotel and BC Parliament. As you soar above the city, see the grand houses perched above the water along the rugged coastline, the islands that dot the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the Olympic Mountains off in the distance. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during take-off and landing. This thrilling half-hour trip is an experience not to be missed and an ideal introduction to seaplane aviation. Small passenger planes are used from 5 to 18 seats. This optional tour is not recommended for passengers with a fear of heights.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Small passenger planes are used with no more than 18 seats.

Day #11 01 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $95.00
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Shoreline Cruise on Waterton Lakes

Join a scenic cruise from Canada to the United States. Enjoy some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Rocky Mountains have to offer. View majestic towering cliffs, unique geological formations, beautiful waterfalls, snow clad mountain peaks. The cruise is accompanied by an informative and entertaining commentary given by experienced local guides. Debark at Goat Haunt, the Northern gateway to Glacier National Park. This beautiful, uncommercialized stop gives you the opportunity to take a look around the visitors center which exhibits park history, flora and fauna.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #2 01 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $49.00
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Athabasca River Raft Trip

Join a raft trip on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park. The trip passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches, which allows your guide to point out the natural and human history of Jasper. This same route was used by the fur traders over two centuries ago. Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery around as your guide does all of the rowing and provides expert commentary.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours*

*Length of tour is subject to change due to season and river flow

Day #6 01 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $65.00
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Victoria Seaplane Sightseeing

The tour takes off from Victoria's Inner Harbour and includes spectacular views of the downtown buildings such as the Empress Hotel and BC Parliament. As you soar above the city, see the grand houses perched above the water along the rugged coastline, the islands that dot the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the Olympic Mountains off in the distance. The exhilarating spray of the water is always a highlight during take-off and landing. This thrilling half-hour trip is an experience not to be missed and an ideal introduction to seaplane aviation. Small passenger planes are used from 5 to 18 seats. This optional tour is not recommended for passengers with a fear of heights.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Small passenger planes are used with no more than 18 seats.

Day #11 01 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $95.00
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4 Day Quebec's Christmas Market, November 2018
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My trip to Quebec City was absolutely excellent. I really enjoyed every aspect of the trip: The booking process was smooth, efficient, accessible for questions, and the website was easy to navigate. Our Tour Manager, Francis, was just great- very helpful, organized, nice that he was based at the hotel.. all around great person. The bus tour guide, Francois - his commentary was really excellent and so interesting! I give him 20 out of 10! He is also an excellent driver. I learned so much about Canada. Thank you, I will use Gate 1 again and will recommend it to friends.

Patricia O. New York, NY
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, August 2018
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Our trip to the Maritime Regional of Canada gave us a new respect for the vastness and beauty of this area. Our Tour Manager Sandra and Bus Driver Roy were fantastic and provided great insight into the culture and traditions of this area and went out of their way to get the Tour Group to experience them. The accommodations provided exceeded our expectations, the food was excellent and the scenery breathtaking. The people of this area of Canada were delightful, friendly and very engaging as were the members of our Tour Group. Once again Gate 1 delivered on a great tour of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island.

Thomas O. Katonah, NY
5 Day Canadian Rockies Express, June 2018
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We had a fantastic trip! It was our first time traveling with Gate1, and my husband’s first time on a bus excursion ... The trip was well organized, and our guide, Micky, did a great job. He added a personal touch and some humour that made the trip enjoyable. Also, our driver Paul was friendly, knowledgeable, and an excellent driver. The scenery was beyond words, and the accommodations were top notch. We enjoyed every minute of every day. I’m sure we will travel with Gate1 in the future.

Priscilla W. Ontario, CA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2018
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Our trip to the Canadian Rockies was excellent! This was our first trip with Gate 1, and we were thoroughly impressed with the itinerary, service, accommodations, and especially, with our Tour Guide, Robyn McGregor, and bus driver, Bob Barnes. Everything ran so smoothly and was so well planned - all we had to do with enjoy the trip! We must tell you that both Robyn and Bob really ensured we were able to see and do all we could to experience the Canadian Rockies. We will definitely travel with Gate 1 again, and tell others how great your tour was!

Colleen, K. Huntingtn Beach, CA
5 Day Canadian Rockies Express, June 2018
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My trip to the Canadian Rockies was terrific! The scenery was spectacular. The tour provided us the perfect combination of structure and free time. Our group really bonded in the short time we were together. The hotels were strategically located in the center of town within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Our tour manager, Robyn, was delightful, both informative and personable. Our bus driver, Andy, was excellent, expertly maneuvering turns and gliding along the highway. Robyn and Andy enjoyed a nice camaraderie, which made the trip very enjoyable.

Theresa J. Yorba Linda, CA
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, May 2018
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Our trip was fantastic!!!! We could not ask for more, we had a great tour guide Brenda, friendly driver Betty, perfect weather, friendly group of travelers, comfortable hotels, beautiful Canada cities on our itinerary! Just perfect!!!!

Jana K. Simi Valley, CA
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, May 2018
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Wonderful!!!!! The tour guide and coach driver went beyond their job description and since the group was so small (14), we had a chance to get to know each other. The people were fantastic and I am so glad that Gate 1 didn't cancel the tour.

Diane C. Safety Harbor, FL
10 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, October 2017
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What a fantastic trip! Scott Robertson was by far the best guide ever! He and his wonderful driver, Betty worked so hard to take care of us - all kinds of little treats, etc. They even went so far as to find a restaurant for Canadian Thanksgiving after our boat cruise was cancelled. The sights and sounds were terrific. The meals we had were really delicious. As usual Gate 1 was outstanding.

Phyllis M. Littleton, CO
9 Day Canadian Rockies , September 2017
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We had a wonderful time on our trip to the Canadian Rockies. Gate1 put together another solid trip. The itinerary, flights, hotels & meals were very good. Our Tour Manger Cory did an excellent job of coordinating the trip. We will definitely travel again with Gate 1.

Thomas F. Winston Salem, NC
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, September 2017
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The trip was fabulous. Terrific tour guide, great people, beautiful part of the country. Everything exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to the next one.

Sharlene P. Anaheim, CA
8 Day National Parks of Canada with Lake Louise, July 2017
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We absolutely LOVED the trip. Lovely people and we had an amazing experience in Canada. Our tour guide Lynn was knowledgeable and did a terrific job of explaining what we were seeing. Thank you Gate 1 Travel. I will recommend you to family and friends.

Chew Y. Flushing, NY
8 Day National Parks of Canada with Lake Louise, July 2017
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I truly enjoyed my trip to the National Parks of Canada and Lake Louise. The sites were amazing, the accommodations were excellent, and the trip was very well organized. Lynn, our tour director, was absolutely fabulous. She was well prepared, well organized, very knowledgeable in various subjects, very professional, and she made the tour very enjoyable. I give Lynn an A+. Our bus driver was also excellent. Everyone on the tour got along with each other and nobody was ever late for a departure time. I would highly recommend this tour to others who enjoy national parks and nature.

Ronald R. Simi Valley, CA
9 Day Canadian Rockies , July 2017
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The trip was fabulous! The tour guide and bus driver were great! The accommodations were top notch! I can't imagine a better trip to the Canadian Rockies!

Janis G. Decatur, GA
9 Day National Parks of Canada with Lake Louise, July 2017
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It was great. Walking on the Glaciers and some of the lakes were simply amazing. This experience and the tour director made it very worthwhile for us. We enjoyed it thoroughly.

Ramanathan V. Plano, TX
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2017
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The trip was very good and your guide, Carolyn, was nothing short of perfect! She was outstanding in every conceivable positive way. She was the most organized guide I've ever had. She was understanding and anticipated all of our needs. Everyone on the tour had the highest praise for her.

Revan S. Lake Worth, FL
13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada, June 2017
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The trip was great. We thought that the Tour Guide (David) was extremely nice, very helpful, and very knowledgeable. He helped make the trip a lot of fun. He is very hard working and well organized ... a real professional... the best overall we have experienced on any tour. The bus driver Rob was also a true professional and also extremely hard working and friendly .. Overall a very nice tour.

James M. McAllen, TX
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, June 2017
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Absolutely LOVED IT!!! Brenda, our tour guide and Betty our coach driver made this one memorable trip!!!

Frank K III. Fort Valley, GA
10 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, May 2017
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Awesome! Scott is the best tour director. I enjoyed seeing all the highlights of the Eastern Canada cities. Old Quebec City was especially charming. The weather did not always cooperate, but I can't fault Gate 1 for that!

Susan M. Lighthouse Pt, FL
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, September 2016
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It was absolutely fabulous. Karen, our tour director was the best ever, she certainly went above and beyond our expectations to ensure we learned all we could and enjoy our trip. Would certainly travel with her again. Donald, our bus driver was superb, he kept us safe, has a sense of humor, and always, always pleasant and smiling. Loved the itinerary, I feel like I have been to NS and can direct others. Thank you for the great trip.

Marilyn G. Athens, AL
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, August 2016
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This was a wonderful trip, saw great scenery, ate delicious seafood, and learned a lot about the varying cultures inhabiting the Canadian maritime provinces. Our tour manager Karen was pleasant and quite knowledgeable. She managed to keep the crowd engaged with appropriately timed information. A definite highlight was our visit to Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy during a time when the tide rose dramatically. Peggy's Cove is also spectacular!

David S. Uppr Marlboro, MD
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, August 2016
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The trip was the highlight of our summer travels, excluding our visit with granddaughters in California. Our guide Karen was absolutely the best. I have recommended this trip to several friends, even those who don't really like bus tours. Karen made it so enjoyable. Didn't want to leave Nova Scotia behind us to return to hot, humid TX. Thank you so much for your assistance in making a beautiful memory. Hope to travel again with Gate 1.

Hollis L Jr. Arlington, TX
13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada, July 2016
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Words cannot describe what an amazing trip we had. The beauty of the Canadian Rockies is indescribable. You have to experience it to know what I'm talking about. The choice of hotels was perfect and the excursions made the trip a wonderful adventure. Our tour manager, Robyn McGregor, was exceptional in doing her job. She was so professional in that she became our advisor, our "Mom", our protector, our friend. We were so blessed to have her as our tour manager. Gate 1 has a valuable employee. It is obvious she loves her job and we were the recipients of that love. Kudos for Robyn! Our bus driver, Matthew, was a great driver. He drove that big bus with such confidence. A NASCAR driver could not have done a better job. He went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we were comfortable and the bus was immaculate. Plus, he had an adorable personality. Again, Gate 1 has a valuable employee. We are so glad we chose the Canadian Rockies Tour to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Thank you, John, for all your help. Look forward to your expertise with another trip in the near future. By the way, our friends, Buddy and Brenda, had a wonderful time.

Vesta B. Newnan, GA
13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada, July 2016
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It was very enjoyable. We saw some awe-inspiring scenery and enjoyed our accommodations. Gate 1 is fortunate to have Robyn as a tour guide for the Canadian Rockies tour!

Tillman M. San Antonio, TX
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, July 2016
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We had a marvelous time. Our guide Karen was great. She was very friendly, helped us get tickets to a musical, and was there always making the trip special. We had our 11 year old granddaughter with us and the group and leader couldn't have been better with her also. We all look forward to planning our next Gate 1 trip.

Catherine L. Wexford, PA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, July 2016
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Our trip was absolutely wonderful, one of our best!!! Our tour guide Robyn was outstanding as was the bus driver, Bill. The scenery, sights, and activities were better each day, if that was even possible as everything was great. The weather was spectacular, cool crisp, sunny mountain air. I will highly recommend this trip to our friends. We certainly plan to travel with Gate 1 again.

Gloria F. Oakville, CT
13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada, June 2016
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The trip was wonderful ... an amazingly beautiful part of our world and the weather was perfect! In particular, our guide, Tom, made it all the more interesting as he is a retired earth science teacher -- he taught us so much about the rivers, mountains, glaciers and trees and how they all tie together. He also made it fun and engaging. We saw quite a bit of wild life. Of course, as in past trips, I met some wonderful people along the way. I was very impressed with Canada in general, and the people, who are most friendly. The people there obviously enjoy and protect their environment. It was very clean. Our hotels and meals, for the most part, were also very good. I look forward to another Gate 1 adventure!

Patricia L. Brookhaven, GA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2016
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All went very well. Most spectacular scenery and wildlife. From Waterton, Glacier Park in Montana, Banff, Jasper with all the lakes, glaciers, falls, boat rides and Bow River rafting kept us most busy. Great trip and worthwhile. Thx.

Stephen R. Lake Orion, MI
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2016
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The trip was excellent. Tom was our tour manager and he was the perfect combination of professional, knowledgeable, and just an all around nice guy who made us feel comfortable and added to the enjoyment of the trip. Gate 1 is fortunate to have him as a tour manager.

Betty T. Pocasset, MA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2016
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Our trip to the Canadian Rockies was terrific. Our guide, Tom, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the geological features of the areas we visited and about Canada in general. Tom had a great sense of humor, very personable, very helpful / considerate of our comfort needs and a great ambassador for Canada. Tom started every morning on the bus with a quote and a song. On the first day of our tour, when Tom said he would do this, the group was a bit skeptical. After hearing the first quote and song, we knew his verbal and musical commentary would be fun and thought provoking as well. My favorite quote described Canada as our attic ... you don't know what beautiful things you will find until you go up there to explore. The itinerary included many stops at points of interest and experiences including the gondola at Sulphur Mountain, the cruise around Spirit Island on Maligne Lake and the Maligne Canyon, the historic hotels built by the Canadian Railway and many, many wonderful vistas. We enjoyed spectacular scenery every day and we enjoyed every minute of this adventure. We were very fortunate to have Tom as our guide. He managed our bus full of 41 travelers very well including the unexpected mechanical problems of the bus that caused a short delay one morning. We appreciate all that Tom did to make this visit to the Canadian Rockies very special for my husband and me. Thank you for great service.

Philomena T. Frederick, MD
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, May 2016
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Great Trip and Great Tour Guide. I enjoyed all the sites with printed info about each (including facts about Canada). We had a fun group; met many new friends. Thanks to Gate 1 for providing good hotels, good food, comfortable transportation, excellent driver, and great tour guide (Karen). I would like to book another trip with Gate 1 in the future.

Martha M. Anderson, SC
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, May 2016
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My trip was great! Robyn Mcgregor did an outstanding job and made the trip quite enjoyable. There was just the right amount of free time.

Victoria O. Elk Grove, CA
9 Day Canada with Toronto, French Quebec & Niagara Falls, May 2016
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The trip was absolutely marvellous. I enjoyed every minute of it. Enjoyed visiting all the sites.The service was also excellent. And that also applies to all the hotels we called at. We had a great tour guide on board and the coach driver was also an excellent driver. Also enjoyed the company of the few local local guides who joined us. I am sure that should I plan another trip to North America and wish to make a tour, I will certainly apply to Gate 1. That is why I have an account with your website. Thank you for providing me with a superb holiday, to which I can look back on with great pleasure.

Charles D. Grootebroek, Noord-Holland
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, September 2015
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It was fantastic. Our guide, Karen, was informative and so much fun.  Plus the weather cooperated, too. I had been to this area before, but this trip showed me many more sites. Since Karen was so popular with everyone at the sites, we were warmly welcomed.  I've traveled with Gate 1 before and I will again.  Thanks for the opportunity.

Arlene T. Warrenville, IL
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, September 2015
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We enjoyed our trip very much. We learned a great deal about the ecology, history and culture of Nova Scotia and surrounding provinces in Canada. It was great to have Karen, a guide who is from Halifax, as she is very invested in sharing her knowledge of the area. Karen kept us supplied with hand-outs, maps, brochures, and detailed daily itineraries.  I really liked that she gave us maps to draw on so we would know what our route was when we were on the bus. Some of the bus rides to get from place to place can be long, so it was nice that she had informative and entertaining DVDs, or local music to play for us, as well as talking to us about the area we were visiting. What I appreciate about Gate 1 trips is how much I learn about an area in a short time. The itinerary was varied and we had plenty of free time to explore. My highlights were the Fort at Louisbourg, The Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks, Peggy's Cove, Cape Breton Highlands, (great scenery), the sail on The Amoeba on Bras d' Or Lakes. I have traveled and hiked in the highlands in Scotland in the Western Hebrides, so visiting Nova Scotia and learning more about the area has always been a dream of mine, and the Gate 1 trip did not disappoint. The welcome dinner at a local pub was great, with lobster and mussels. Keep it in the itinerary! Karen is a great guide. She is very upbeat, helpful, and worked very hard to keep us engaged and comfortable. Thanks.

Rosalyn R. Lewisburg, PA
13 Day Canadian Rockies & Western Canada, August 2015
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Our trip to the Canadian Rockies was fantastic; and our guide, Diana, the best ever (and we have had some great ones!). The itinerary was well planned and executed perfectly. Diana never missed an opportunity to educate and amuse us at every opportunity. She made sure that everyone had a good and comfortable stay in the hotels and the bus. Water, tea, coffee, stops enroute were very well planned and always in an area that provided for "choices" in the local economy. We enjoyed our seat rotation which gave us an opportunity to meld as a group. Our driver Claude was steady and helpful, a real asset! They both gave us their personal experiences from past visits and interesting facts about the places.

The scenery was spectacular and their unique little side trips made it a vacation to remember! Unfortunately the bears decided to take the same 10 days off.

Again we cannot say enough.

Bill S. Statesville, NC
9 Day Canadian Rockies, August 2015
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The trip was wonderful! Taking a tour bus is the way to go and Robyn was a fantastic guide!She was so sweet, helpful, knowledgable, and pleasant to be with. The scenery and places we stopped were spectacular. Gate 1 was a terrific company to travel with and we will definitely use their services again.

Stephen M. Hudson, NY
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2015
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It was a wonderful experience. It was well planned and executed to perfection. Our travel guide was a wonderful lady. She made sure that everyone had a good and comfortable stay in the hotels and the bus. Water, tea, coffee, stops enroute were very well planned. Isabelle and Don made us feel a part of the whole gang. They gave us their personal experiences from past visits and interesting facts about the places. The driver Don was steady and safe.

We thank Gate 1 for this Trip.

Pritpal B. Sugar Land, TX
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2014
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We had a fabulous trip, thanks to Annick and cooperative weather. I have to say that it was one of my best trips ever! My fellow travelers were very friendly, and the scenery in the Canadian Rockies was just spectacular.

Nancy D. North Easton, MA
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2014
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Our trip was the best trip we've ever taken. This was because of our tour manager Annick.

Annick's knowledge and expertise was incredible! It was only surpassed by her passion and concern for all of the members of our group. There was never any time where she wasn't available. And honestly don't know if she even had time to get some sleep while conducting the tour, her enthusiasm was contagious.

Thank you and Annick for an incredible experience!

Elizabeth R. Stony Point, NY
9 Day Canadian Rockies, June 2014
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The trip was fantastic. Great group of fellow travelers. The tour manager Annick, was very good. The bus was very comfortable, and Yoshi, the driver was good at spotting wildlife along the route. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

David S. Tulsa, OK
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, May 2014
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My trip was wonderful, Karen was a fantastic tour guide and Stephen was a great bus driver. The trip was so well planned and all the accommodations were excellent. The number of travelers was small which helped in getting to know everyone. Everyone in the group was so nice, we felt like family by the end of the trip. Karen added so much to the trip, she was so organized and a wealth of information. I can not say enough positive things about this trip it was really a fun experience.

Lynn B. Washington, IL
8 Day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island, May 2014
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The Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island trip was wonderful. We had great weather up until the last two days when it was foggy, rainy, and cold, but that didn't stop us from doing anything. We had a small group of 14 very nice people. Our guide, Karen, was probably the most organized person I ever met. She was great. I think I ate lobster twice a day the entire trip! I'm sure I've gained a few pounds because I didn't skip on the desserts either, not to mention a couple walks to Cow's ice cream.

Cathie M. Bel Air, MD
10 Day Western Canada & Canadian Rockies, September 2012
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Wonderful!  We had terrific weather- 70-90 degrees each day, with blue skies, so it really complimented the wonderful scenery of the Canadian west. A great guide, and a good group a travelers that always arrived on time for the bus.  Couldn't have asked for a better travel experience!

Ann S. Indianapolis, IN

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