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Bucketeer Hosted Canadian Rockies Plus Optional Calgary Stampede July 2021

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STARTING AT - $2,934

July 4 - 14, 2021

Nancy Cassano
Nancy Cassano
Chief Bucket List Concierge™

Join us as we head to the Canadian Rockies in 2021!

This fantastic Western Canada tour is sure to sell-out, but we still have group space available and special pricing on this popular tour. We have timed the tour to allow you to remain in Calgary, Alberta for the famous Calgary Stampede rodeo festival.

July 4 to July 14, 2021

Vancouver to Calgary

$2,934 Per Person…..Includes a 10% Early Booking Discount!

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From the stunning scenery to the fun Bucketeers experiences, this vacation is sure to delight!

We have two couples already committed for this adventure…and have room for six more couples

To hold your space or to find out more about this tour, please contact us right away at 804-557-3006 or send us an email

ITINERARY

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

July 4 ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER, BC

Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! From your plane or cruise ship transfer to the Georgian Court Hotel. Your day is free until 6 pm when you’ll meet your traveling companions and tour director at the hotel for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

July 5 VANCOUVER–VICTORIA

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with itsold-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Catch the BC FERRY over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-famous BUTCHARTGARDENS, followed by a special dinner in the former historic greenhouse overlooking the gardens. See major attractions on your city orientation tour including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Breakfast and Dinner

July 6 VICTORIA

The day is free to explore Victoria on your own; your Tour Director suggests an optional marine wildlife and whale-watching trip. Shoppers will love Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s specialty stores, while history buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Breakfast

July 7 VICTORIA–WHISTLER

Today, board a BC FERRY and cross the Strait of Georgia and cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at SHANNON FALLS, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. On to the alpine Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Time to explore the 2010 Winter Olympics’ sites.

Breakfast

July 8 WHISTLER

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. The rest of the day is free to explore all that Whistler as to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler’s Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you travel via the longest unsupported gondola span in the world. Other options include a walk in the tree tops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort.

Breakfast

July 9 WHISTLER–SUN PEAKS

This morning, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks with the balance of the day at leisure. Stay at the Sun Peaks Grand hotel. You may take advantage of an optional canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada’s fur trade.

NOTE: Operation of the canoe trip is subject to favorable weather conditions.

Breakfast

July 10 SUN PEAKS–JASPER

Continue north, following Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River, into the province of Alberta. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snow-capped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Before arriving at your hotel, perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park. Overnight at the Jasper National Park Sawridge Hotel.

Breakfast and Dinner

July 11 JASPER. EXCURSION TO MALIGNE LAKE

Enjoy a sightseeing tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own.

Breakfast

July 12 JASPER–COLUMBIA ICEFIELD–LAKE LOUISE–BANFF

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ICE EXPLORER RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass with splendid views. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into BANFF NATIONAL PARK. Your hotel will be the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa.

Breakfast

July 13 BANFF

Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the BANFF GONDOLA to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savor a flavorful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. This evening, join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

Breakfast and Dinner

July 14 BANFF–CALGARY

Depart Banff for Calgary International Airport or your Calgary hotel to continue your stay for the Calgary Stampede [ optional extension]. Please schedule flights after 2pm.

Breakfast

July 14 - 16 Stay for the Optional Calgary Stampede Package