Golden Autumn Canada West 8-day Trip Itinerary(HK31-EW-ROC8D)

Itinerary features:

  • The largest city in Alberta-【Calgary】
  • Visit the three most famous national parks in Canada: 【Banff National Park】, 【Jasper National Park】, 【Yoho National Park】;
  • Enjoy the colorful autumn scenery of the Canadian Rockies;
  • Pass through 【Kamloops】, Canada’s “Ginseng Capital City”;
  • Visit a ginseng farm factory
  • 【Vancouver】 is the greenest city in the world;
  • Appreciate the unique “Beauty of Maple” in Vancouver, where the sea, snow-capped mountains, and maple leaves complement each other in an interesting way;
  • Visit the capital city of British Columbia known as the “Garden City” [Victoria];
  • Visit the【Butchart Gardens】, one of the three largest private gardens in the world, which is rated as “Canadian Historic Site”;
  • Starting point of the Canada’s longest highway [MILE 0];
  • The venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics;
  • The premier ski resort in North America [Whistler]
  • Like being in a resort town in the European Alps
  • Beautiful [Shannon Falls]
  • [Sea To Sky Highway]

 Itinerary

Day 1 Toronto-Calgary

In the morning, the VIPs will take a domestic flight to Calgary, Alberta’s largest city, where the 15th Winter Olympics was held here in 1988. At that time, the indoor ice skating rink was located on the campus of the University of Calgary, a well-known university. The density of engineers in this city ranks first in Canada. It has been rated as the cleanest city in the world many times. Take the city tour Calgary Tower (exterior view) appears as the second tallest tower in North America. The [Calgary Chinese Cultural Center] construction cost was as high as CAD$10 million, and it has become a leader in the overseas Chinese cultural relics in Calgary. [Calgary City Hall] (exterior view). The historic City Hall is still the office of the Mayor and City Councilors of Calgary. The building was completed in 1911. In 1984, Calgary City Hall was designated as a National Historic Site. Its towering clock tower, famous snail-shaped entrance and extensive Romanesque Revival style decoration make it a spectacular visual symbol of social progress.

 

Day 2 Calgary-Banff-Lake Louise


After breakfast, drive west along Canadian Highway No. 1 and enter [Banff National Park], Canada’s first national park, and visit the heart of Banff National Park [Banff Town]. Both sides of the [Banff Avenue] still retain 19th century architectural features. There are many shops on the streets, and various souvenirs for sale. Outdoor sports product stores are popular with many tourists. For example, “Arcteryx” and “Canada Goose” are Canada’s leading outdoor brands. Go to Sulphur Mountain, take the [Banff Gondola] to overlook the Rocky Mountains and lakes in 360 degrees. Meet cute chipmunks on the mountain to “greet” you, but don’t feed them as it is illegal. [Bow Falls] the Bow River is the longest river flowing through Banff National Park, and the Bow Falls is one of the beautiful attractions in Banff. In the afternoon, continue westbound along Trans-Canada Highway No. 1 until you reach “the Pearl of the Rocky Mountains” [Lake Louise]. It is praised as the “most photogenic lake” and often appears on the covers of certain geographic magazines. In the evening, check in at a Lake Louise Village hotel.

Day 3 Lake Louise-Jasper National Park-Yoho National Park-Golden


After breakfast, proceed to Canada’s largest alpine national park [Jasper National Park], [Icefields Parkway] is one of the most beautiful scenic highway in North America, from Lake Louise to Jasper National Park, the magnificent scenery along the way is magical. The attractions, the free wildlife community, the deep blue lake, the sparkling waterfall, the invincible natural beauty is amazing. [Bow Lake] located at the bank of Crow Foot Mountain in the Canadian Rockies, is a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River and is considered the source of the Nelson River. Bow Lake has a viewing platform and a parking lot. When the morning is quiet, the calm lake reflects clear mountain peaks. When the boat stirs the lake water, the slight ripples add a layer of haziness to the lake. After arriving at the [Columbia Icefield Visitor Center], take the [Snocoach] to climb the [Athabasca Glacier], which is 90 meters deep, and enjoy the relics left over from the second ice age which will give you a shocking experience. [Yoho National Park], visit the most beautiful [Emerald Lake] in BC. The turquoise lake and mountains form a perfect picture. Stay overnight in Golden, a small town in the gateway to the Canadian Rockies.

Day 4 Golden-Kamloops-Hope-Vancouver

After breakfast, continue westbound and arrive at the capital of North American ginseng [Kamloops] at about noon time. The annual sunshine time here exceeds 2000 hours, which brings a special style of semi-desert. Visit the only GMP certified ginseng farm factory in Western Canada, learn about the varieties, planting and production process of North American ginseng, and enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery of the Thompson River. Enjoy a light lunch at a popular restaurant in town,  and continue proceeding westward to the Town of [Hope]. This was once a paradise for gold prospectors, and it was a place where gold prospectors came to realize their dreams, so the town was named Hope. It is a regional autonomous region within the Fraser Valley Regional Bureau of British Columbia. It is located at the confluence of the Fraser River and the Coquihalla River at the eastern end of the Lower Mainland, about 153 kilometers east of Vancouver. It is also the meeting point of several important Canadian highways and the filming location of the movie “First Blood”. After that, continue on and arrive at the largest city on the west coast of Canada [Vancouver] in the late afternoon via Fraser Valley. Stay overnight in Vancouver.

Day 5 Vancouver

After breakfast at the hotel, start a sightseeing tour of Vancouver; visit Vancouver landmarks and the most famous venue [Canada Place]. This is also the Canadian Hall of the 1986 Vancouver World Expo. Watch the world’s most advanced 4D movie [Fly over Canada], the movie will take you rushing over mountains and into valleys, flying over rivers and glaciers, and seeing the magnificent scenery of Canada. Stroll through the history and birthplace of Vancouver [Gastown], and listen to the wonderful sound of the world’s first steam clock at regular intervals. Visit the antique shops, craft shops, coffee shops, etc. on both sides of the street that are full of artistic atmosphere. Visit the 1,000 acre Canada’s largest city park [Stanley Park]. The park has the reputation of being the best city park in the world. Visit the second largest [Chinatown] in North America. Pass by Chinatown’s characteristic attractions: Guinness Book of the World’s Narrowest Commercial Building Three Marks, Jiahua Monument, Millennium Gate Archway, Zhonghua Gate Archway, etc. In the afternoon, go to Granville Island, known as the icon of Vancouver’s tourist hotspots. This is the artistic world of Vancouver. There are more than 40 art workshops, various boutiques, and more than 50,000 square feet of public market. It sells a variety of dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese products, honey and Italian sausages and other national cuisines. Many movies such as “Mission Impossible” had been filmed here. Visit Vancouver’s largest ice wine winery, [Lulu Island Winery], and start a tour of Canada’s national treasure ice wine tasting. This was the Home of Chinese Athletes Delegation during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. The athletes’ celebration banquet was held here. Stay overnight in Vancouver.

Day 6 Vancouver-Victoria-Vancouver

After breakfast, go to Tsawwassen Terminal and take the BC ferry across the Georgia Strait to the capital city of BC [Victoria], enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Gulf islands along the way, the ferry time is 1 hour and 35 minutes; upon arrival, visit the

Famous the [Butchart Gardens ], which covers an area of 50 acres, is one of the most beautiful private gardens in the world. Built in 1904, there are Sunken, Rose, Japanese, Italian and Fountain gardens, with various flowers like the Garden of Eden. Visit the historic Chinatown. Visit the[British Columbia Parliament Buildings], [Centennial Square] and the[Fairmont Empress Hotel] (exterior). Visit Beacon Hill Park and the west coast starting point of the longest highway on the earth, Trans-Canada Hwy, or Hwy Route One [Mile 0], and return to Vancouver by ferry in the late afternoon. Stay overnight in Vancouver.

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) northbound to [Whistler], the premier ski resort in North America, where the 2010 Winter Olympics was held. The spectacular bay scenery and the beautiful [Shannon Falls] along the way are dizzying. The bus passes through the Lions Gate Bridge and enters the Sea To Sky Highway. You can enjoy the scenic Howe Sound, the beautiful mountain scenery of the sea and the sky, visit the Shannon Falls, and arrive at the most famous ski resort whistler Resort. Enjoy the Swiss-like leisure and vacation style in a European-style town. There are a dazzling array of shopping streets and snack bars, as if you are in a resort town in the European Alps. In the late afternoon, return to Vancouver with beautiful scenery.

Day 7 Vancouver-Whisler-Vancouver

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) northbound to [Whistler], the premier ski resort in North America, where the 2010 Winter Olympics was held. The spectacular bay scenery and the beautiful [Shannon Falls] along the way are dizzying. The bus passes through the Lions Gate Bridge and enters the Sea To Sky Highway. You can enjoy the scenic Howe Sound, the beautiful mountain scenery of the sea and the sky, visit the Shannon Falls, and arrive at the most famous ski resort whistler Resort. Enjoy the Swiss-like leisure and vacation style in a European-style town. There are a dazzling array of shopping streets and snack bars, as if you are in a resort town in the European Alps. In the late afternoon, return to Vancouver with beautiful scenery.

Day 7 Vancouver – Vancouver International Airport

 

After breakfast at the hotel, pack up your luggage and ride to Vancouver International Airport to take an international flight back to your sweet home.

Fare: 

CAD$1960 / person (double occupancy)   

CAD$1613 / person (triple occupancy)

CAD$2998 / person (single occupancy) 

The fare includes

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation;
  • Deluxe tour bus;
  • Airport transfers and transportation during the itinerary;
  • Professional Chinese speaking tour guide;
  • Taxes;

Hotel info

City

Hotel

Calgary

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson or similar hotel

Lake Louise Village

Lake Louise Inn or similar hotel

Golden

Prestige Inn or similar hotel

Vancouver

Hyatt Regency or similar hotel 

The fare does not include

  • All meals; optional meal package: CAD$449 / person, child2-11 years oldCAD$398/person (7 hotel breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners);
  • Toronto to Calgary airfare;
  • Driver guide service fee: CAD$12/person/day
  • All personal consumption and expenses not included in the above descriptions;
  • Tickets for attractions involved in the itinerary; optional ticket package: CAD$306/person, child 6-15 years old: CAD$198/person;
  • Additional costs caused by traffic delays, strikes, bad weather (such as typhoons, snow, and floods), aircraft cancellation or time changes, or other circumstances beyond the control of the company;
  • All expenses after leaving the group
  • Travel and related insurance (such as medical, cancellation of trip, luggage, and personal safety insurance);

 

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