Canada (Western): See & Experience it ALL in 10 Days, First Class Traveling
Type of TourAdventure & Sightseeing
Fully Guided?All tours are almost fully guided.
Are Solo Travelers Welcomed?Yes & There are No Supplemental Fees for the Tours!
Dates & Availability for the Next 12 MonthsMay through September only
► Driving on an Actual Glacier
► A Helicopter Ride Over Staggering Mountains
► 2 Flightseeing Tours by Hydrofoil
► Gondolas & a Ski Lift Overlooking Stunning Nature
► 2 Lake Cruises
► Whitewater Rafting
► Visiting 3 of Canada’s Most Popular Resort Towns
► Exploring in & Around the Welcoming City of Vancouver
► And Much, Much More…
International Airfare *For those holding VIP membership (ask for details)
Lodging *Some restrictions apply
All Ground & Water Transportation
All Activities in Itinerary Below
All Entry Fees
Your Own On-Call Concierge
Lunch x 1
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Day 1: Welcome to the Rocky Mountains
Through the city of Edmonton, we reach our first destination. This is none other than the resort town of Jasper. It is home to the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Jasper National Park attracts those seeking vast wilderness, majestic peaks and lots of wildlife.
Note that if you cannot arrive at the Edmonton Airport by 2:00pm, you will need a ‘pre-tour’ day. You would sleep in Downtown Edmonton for that evening and would start our tour the following day. We would make all arrangements for you in the event you need to sleep in Edmonton.
Day 2: A Fantasy Boat Ride & Abundant Wildlife
As a daytrip from Jasper, we visit Maligne Canyon and Medicine Lake as well as do a boat cruise from Maligne Lake to Spirit Island. Maligne Canyon contains waterfalls, underground stream outlets, birds and plant life. Wildlife is surprisingly abundant along Medicine Lake. Grizzly bear, black bear, mule deer, wolves, moose, mountain sheep and bald eagles are some of the animals which frequent the lake area during the summer season. The lake cruise is scenic and is arguably the highlight of the day.
Day 3: A Monster Bus on a Glacier & One of the Most Scenic Drives on Earth
Although we are relocating from Jasper to the resort town of Banff, a lot of important stops are made along the way: Athabasca Falls, Columbia Icefield (ride on the actual glacier with a specially designed, stretched out monster bus!), Weeping Wall Waterfalls, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake. Today is best described as one of the most scenic drives on Earth! Note that lunch is included on today’s tour.
Day 4: A Pilot’s View of Paradise & a Canyon Deservedly Displayed on Postcards
As a daytrip from Banff, our morning starts with a visit to the town of Canmore. It is from there we take a helicopter ride. The mountainous scenery is like no other. In the latter part of the day, after returning to Banff, we visit the nearby Johnston Canyon. Limestone rock eroding over thousands of years led to a picture-perfect creation combining sheer canyon walls, waterfalls, tunnels and natural pools.
Day 5: Instagram-Famous Photo Stops, a Lake Cruise & Thundering Waterfalls
As another daytrip from Banff, today we visit Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Lookout, Hoodoos Viewpoint, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. We also go on an enjoyable boat cruise at Lake Minnewanka. The evening ends with a ride on Banff Gondola. We ascend Sulphur Mountain (2,281 meters or 7,484 feet) and then follow the well-designed skywalk.
Day 6: The Ultimate Seaplane Tour & an Ice Bar
After relocating by both land and air from Banff to the resort town of Whistler, we go on a seaplane ride: rugged peaks, majestic glaciers, lush alpine meadows and turquoise glacial waters. After this flightseeing tour, we return to town. Over two million people visit Whistler annually. Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards. Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major magazines since the mid-1990s.
We encourage you to end the day with a visit to the town’s most famous ice bar. It is fascinating even to those who do not drink.
Day 7: The Outdoor Adventurist’s Favorite Day of All
As excursions from Whistler, we go off-roading, whitewater rafting and ziplining. These are three of the very most popular activities in Whistler…and we are doing them all in one day! Even if we ignore the thrill aspect, the nature we see today gives enough reason why not to miss out.
Day 8: Walking a Suspension Bridge, Touching Peak to Peak by Cable Car & Nightlife
Before relocating by land to the city of Vancouver, we go on the so-called ‘Peak 2 Peak’ Gondola. Until 2017, it held the world record for the longest free span between ropeway towers. Adding to the overall experience is the ski lift ride and a 425-foot suspension bridge called Cloudraker Skybridge.
Once in Vancouver, we head to another suspension bridge. It is called Capilano. It is 140 meters (460 feet) long and 70 meters (230 feet) above the river. Capilano draws over 1.2 million visitors per year. We recommend you end your evening in Downtown Vancouver, specifically in an area called Gastown. There you will find lots of restaurants, galleries, shops and places to party.
Day 9: Whales, Islands, Beaches & a Food Market
Before making a daytrip by seaplane to the village of Tofino, we visit Vancouver’s most famous public market. It is located on Granville Island. Established in 1979, Granville Island Public Market is located in an enclosed facility where customers can purchase fresh produce, meat, seafood, cheeses and other products, many of which are locally sourced. There are approximately 50 vendors in the market, some of which are food vendors. They sell a range of items from Mexican, Asian, Greek and deli food to candy and snacks. The market attracts both local residents and tourists.
The seaplane ride between Vancouver and Tofino is quite scenic. On a clear day, we can see whales as well as Clayoquot Sound. This is a body of water with many inlets and islands. While in Tofino, we have time to walk around town. A visit to Chesterman Beach is recommended for those who wish to swim.
Day 10: Our Tour Ends This Morning
Transportation will be arranged for you to reach the airport or port in Vancouver.
I loved this Canada tour. We got to experience a wide array of activities, from ziplining to visiting lakes, and our guides were wonderful. The accommodations were also beautiful, we had everything we needed. Charlie did a great job supporting us throughout this tour in Canada. I recommend:)
This tour made me fall in love with Canada! I especially loved visiting Morain Lake (which is totally underrated compared to Lake Louise). The country has beautiful landscaping that this tour allows you to explore. I enjoyed everything about it. I won’t hesitate to book again with CharlieTheTraveler in the near future!
I am grateful for Charlie and this tour. The whole package was well organized and included a bunch of amazing activities in Western Canada. It’s a beautiful country that has great sights to see. This tour allows you to see those while being well accompanied. I appreciated my time there!
We loved this trip to Canada. It was our first time there and we absolutely loved it. The guides were polite and knowledgeable, everything was well planned. The entire process was simple and stress-free thanks to Charlie. I recommend CharlieTheTraveler to everyone wanting to save time on booking everything by yourself.
This trip was wonderful. I didn’t have to worry about anything at all since Charlie took care of booking and planning everything. It made the entire trip stress-free and more enjoyable. Visiting Banff was my favorite part of the trip. It reminded me of my home back in Europe!
CharlieTheTraveler was a great company to travel to Canada with. We felt well accompanied, everything was well organized. Once we arrived, we did not have any issue whatsoever. Whenever we had questions, Charlie and our concierge were wonderful at assisting us. I highly recommend!
This was an awesome trip!! I liked everything included in the itinerary. It really allowed us to explore what Canada has to offer. I especially loved the mountains there, I had no idea Canada had any! Visiting Lake Morain and its turquoise water is a must do as well, which this tour includes. Great planning by Charlie and his company.
It was my first time in North America and CharlieTheTraveler was wonderful at planning everything! Our guides were very nice. The itinerary has a great balance of exciting activities and time to relax and explore on your own, which I really appreciated. I’m already looking at the next trip I’ll be booking with Charlie:)
I can’t find anything bad to say about this Canada tour!! I was impressed with how it was all organized and how professional Charlie and is company are. The communication with the company was great, so the trip went by quickly and smoothly without any hiccup. I personally loved seeing Tofino. It’s a beautiful village!
This tour is amazing and hits all the must-see spots in Western Canada, whether it’s Banff, Vancouver, Whistler, Jasper… I just loved how complete the itinerary is. Fortunately though, you also get time to explore on your own too! Charlie was a pleasure to deal with too, he is very professional.
I cherish what this tour had to offer. Mountains, the beach, ziplining… It was my first time going on this type of trip and it was really fun. CharlieTheTraveler was awesome too, Charlie and his staff accompanied us well, answering all of our questions and recommending us extra spots to explore on our own time. I’ll definitely be booking with tis company again one day!
This tour is great for couples looking to spend time together abroad! The itinerary was well packed but not too tiring, and we got to explore many beautiful cities across Canada. Lake Moraine was a true gem, there was something special about the turquoise water surrounded by mountains. This company allows you to travel stress-free. I highly recommend them to everyone!
If you’re looking for a tour company to go to Canada with, CharlieTheTraveler might just be what you’re looking for. They have a great itinerary planned out that allows you to well explore Western Canada. Banff was definitely my highlight!
This tour was very fun and the highlight of my year. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring these Canadian cities and villages. The mountains were beautiful, seeing them in person was a dream come true. Charlie did a great job with this tour, his professionalism made the entire process much less stressful and time-consuming. I highly recommend:)
CharlieTheTraveler is the best tour company I have dealt with. Their tours are well organized, the guides are great, and you feel safe the entire time. It’s my second time booking with them and I don’t regret it at all. This Canada tour is amazing and gives you a great taste of what the country has to offer.
This trip was a much-needed getaway that turned out fantastic. Canada is a beautiful country with lots to offer. I couldn’t get enough of the mountain view there! The itinerary was great and thrilling. I also had so much fun with the zipline. Charlie’s communication couldn’t have been better, I really appreciated his quick responses to my questions. Thank you for this awesome time!
My partner and I had an AMAZING time with this tour company in Canada. We especially loved their professionalism. The accommodations and activities included in this tour were great. It was impressive to see the mountains from the gondola! We’ll be booking with this company again that’s for sure.
CharlieTheTraveler treated me so well. I was impressed with everything. As my first time using a tour company, I could not have asked for better. They did a great job at showing Canada and its amazing views. I fell in love with Vancouver; I’m now even considering living there later. Thank you for everything.
This Canada trip went by too quickly thanks to Charlie’s expert planning skills. I welcomed how every day was a new adventure. I have to say, I was especially impressed with the guides; they were polite and very nice, like true Canadians. I’ll always remember the memories I made on this trip!
Charlie, THANK YOU. This Canada trip was amazing. The itinerary was well thought out, the hotels were welcoming and cozy, the views were beautiful. Charlie and his team did an amazing job creating this tour. I highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to visit Canada!
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does This Tour Cost?
A 4-installment payment plan is available, often with 0 percent interest to those with at least decent credit. Ask us for details. Our luxury-oriented and itinerary-packed “Western Canada: See & Experience it ALL in 10 Days, First Class Traveling” tour is available for $2,862 USD per person. This price includes all transportation, except commercial flights. It also includes tour guides, food, all activities and all entry fees. If you would like lodging included for all nights on this tour, then the combined (transportation, tour guides, food, activities, entry fees and lodging) total would be $4,237 USD per person. This price is based on 2 per room and is offered to those booking at least 6 weeks in advance. Note that whereas there is no fee associated with paying by check, there is a 3.5 percent surcharge for payments made by credit card. We accept both forms of payment. Moving forward, to better understand your specific circumstances and wishes, and for us to accurately quote you, please tell us:
1. How many persons in your party-including yourself-would be joining this tour? Solo travelers are welcomed, in case you were wondering.
2. Would you be sharing the room with others in your group (e.g. a spouse, relative or friend) or do you want the room exclusive to you?
3. Where would you be flying from (and back to)?
4. On what date would you like to leave home?
5. Would you like to extend the duration of this tour so you have some free days just to relax? If you have 1 extra day, then we recommend Banff. If you have 2, then we recommend 1 in Banff and 1 in Whistler.
What’s Excluded in the Price?
Any airfare, alcohol, travel insurance, any government-imposed visa fees and anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Although airfare is not included in the price, we will find you the exact flights you need. Just ask.
Are Domestic Flights Needed for This Tour?
Below is the only domestic flight needed for this tour:
Day 6: Calgary to Vancouver
At What Specific Hotels Would We Be Staying?
Below are the names of the hotels where we commonly have our customers stay. Note this is subject to availability.
‘Pre-Tour Day’: Edmonton, Preferred Accommodation: Chateau Lacombe Hotel or Fairmont Hotel Macdonald or The Westin or Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton Centre Suites *Note a ‘pre-tour day’ pertains only to those who cannot arrive at the Edmonton Airport by 2:00pm.
Nights 1-2: Jasper, Preferred Accommodation: Forest Park Hotel or Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or Pine Bungalows Resort
Nights 3-5: Banff, Preferred Accommodation: Moose Hotel & Suites
Nights 6-7: Whistler, Preferred Accommodation: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa or Sundial Hotel or Delta Hotels by Marriott Whistler Village Suites
Nights 8-9: Vancouver, Preferred Accommodation: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites or Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver or Hotel Le Soleil
Is This a Private or Group Tour?
Note that we can make the trip almost completely private, per your request. Typically, the gondola rides, a visit to the attractions in Vancouver, a visit to Johnston Canyon near the resort town of Banff and the 3 hours we have in the village of Tofino are exclusive to you and whomever else you may book on behalf of. The rest of this multi-day tour is shared with other travelers.
Am I Sharing the Room with Someone?
Your room is exclusive to you and whomever is in your party. Strangers (meaning customers who book on the same start date but do not know each other) do not share rooms on this tour. On a side note, please let us know if you and the other person(s) in your booking want separate rooms.
What is the Age Range & Nationality of the People Who Book This Tour?
Although we get customers of all ages and from several countries, our statistics show most people who book are 30 to 65 years old and from USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Are Kids Allowed on This Tour & Are They Charged the Same as Adults?
We welcome your kids specifically and only when the tour is exclusive to you and your group-meaning other customers are not joining you. We define kids as anyone under 18 years old. In order to make the tour exclusive to you and your group, your booking would need to be for 4 persons or more for any of our tours except Iceland. For our Iceland tour, your booking would need to be for 8 persons or more. Regarding the cost of bringing a non-adult, we do deduct from the total based on the amount of activities you request we remove from the tour. Note that reducing the total price of the tour by removing activities is something offered for non-adults only. Adults can opt out of activities but the total price does not change.
How Strong Do I Need to Be For This Trip?
We do not expect you to be an Olympic champion. We know some of the tour members are more fit than others…and we are well prepared for this. However, we do hope you take into consideration this is a very active tour, just like every other tour we offer.
Are Disabled People Allowed on This Tour?
Please let us know about any disability you have. Some disabilities would not affect you taking this tour. Others would prevent you from joining altogether. Although we want all of our customers to have fun, your safety is our first priority.
Do I Get Any Free Time to Myself?
Of course. Once each day’s tour is over, you have the rest of the evening to yourself. Because our tours tend to be very active, our customers typically want to simply relax once the sun sets.
What Happens If I Arrive Late?
Notify us as soon as possible and we will do our very best to arrange a meeting point. Please note that we do not refund for any days or activities that you miss.
Can I Opt-Out of Certain Activities?
Generally speaking, you can opt out as long as we are given adequate notice. Please note that opting out of certain activities does not reduce the price of this tour.
What Happens If I Get Injured on This Trip & Cannot Continue?
We would do our best to keep you safe and make you as comfortable as possible, as well as make special arrangements to address your situation. Partial refunds are not offered if you cannot continue with the tour. However, most travel insurances reimburse you for such situations. This is one of many reasons why we require our customers to purchase travel insurance before taking this tour.
What Happens If I Cancel This Trip?
To confirm your tour, full payment is needed at the time of your purchase. However, refunds are offered. You will receive a full refund if canceling at least 91 days in advance from the departure date. Cancelling between 90-60 days prior to departure entitles you to a 50 percent refund. Cancelling between 59-31 days prior to departure entitles you to a 25 percent refund. Canceling 30 days or less prior to departure is not eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests need to be made by email and become effective on the date received by CharlieTheTraveler.
What Happens If You, CharlieTheTraveler, Cancel This Trip?
In the unlikely event CharlieTheTraveler needs to cancel this trip, such as because of very poor weather conditions, we will give you a full refund for the tour within 14 business days of the cancellation. Note: We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund, nor is this transaction covered by the Restitution Fund.
How Do You Help Prepare Us For This Trip?
You should receive an email from us within 24 hours of purchasing this tour as well as a week before departure. The first email gives details about what to bring, how to prepare yourself, etc. The second email is more like a timetable combined with important contact information.
Is There Anything Out of the Ordinary I Should Bring on This Trip?
Bring a strap for your sunglasses, to wrap around your head while zip-lining. On a different note, you may need to bring adapters for your electronic devices.
Is CharlieTheTraveler Licensed & Which State in America Issued it?
The owner of the travel license is the same owner of CharlieTheTraveler. Charlie is a California born and bred resident. The company is headquartered in Greater Los Angeles. The registration number is CST 2136740-70. Please note that travel agents registered as a seller of travel in California does not constitute approval by the State. Also please note that California law requires sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. CharlieTheTraveler has a trust account.
Are the Tour Guides Licensed & Will They Be With Me the Entire Time?
Our tour guides/drivers are licensed, speak English and know how to bring excitement to your day. What we deliver is the complete opposite of the cookie-cutting tours the big corporations offer, leaving you in complete boredom. Although our tour guides/drivers are attentive, accommodating and engaged, they also know when to give you your private space and free time. It's a perfect balance.
Are We Required to Have Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is required for all of our customers, for their protection and safety. CharlieTheTraveler does not sell travel insurance. We cannot endorse any specific company. Please check out different companies online and go with the one which offers the most comprehensive coverage.
In Which Language(s) is This Tour Offered?
All of our tours are offered in English. If you prefer another language, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can We Customize This Tour?
Although we are open to customizing this tour to fit your liking, as a general rule, we discourage the practice. We do our best to keep the cost of the tour low. The more we customize it, the quicker the price goes up. As our tour is currently advertised, you absolutely will not find another one out there as packed with activities and attractions. What’s more, you will not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year, and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price & substance.
Do We Need to Get Our Own Transportation to and From the Airport?
Absolutely not. We make the arrangements for you.
Can We Book Instantly?
We do not offer the option for you to book instantly because we first need you to tell us via email or phone call the answers to these questions below. Once we have this information, we can send you the link so you can book immediately.
1. Would you be sharing the room with others in your group (e.g. a spouse, relative or friend) or do you want the room exclusive to you?
2. Do you prefer a budget-sensitive 3-star hotel, a better quality but pricier 4-star hotel or a luxurious 5-star hotel?
3. How many persons in your party-including yourself-would be joining this tour?
4. Do you know on which date you would like to start the tour?
Is Someone Available for Us 24-7 While on This Tour?
Yes! You have your own concierge for this tour who is at your disposal. You could reach this person when you need anything.
Where Can I Read About All of Your Terms & Conditions?
Does Planning a Trip Stress You Out?
Who has the time and patience to research where to go, what to do, where to eat and how to get around? Through much experience, we figured out the ins and outs of traveling without the stress and exhaustion that accompany it. We take care of it all so you can spend your time enjoying rather than ‘planning’, plus we know how to not waste your time and money.
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