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Story Land & Sea®

Majestic
Western Canadian
Rockies Tour


Join us on this outstanding adventure in the Western Canadian Rocky Mountains.


Dear Traveler ~

I invite you to join us on our hand-crafted tour of the grand Canadian Rockies. Our "extra small-group" approach to travel truly combines the very best of discovering the majesty that is the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the the company of a hand-full of travelers.

The trip is fully-hosted by our professional Story Tour Captain complemented by our local, professional tour guides.



The Canadian Rockies await you.

Western Canada's Small Group Tour: Ride the rails through the soaring peaks on a classic rail journey from Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies, See glacial lakes, raging rivers, and expansive ice fields as we make our way through some of the most beautiful territory in all of creation. 

Leave the Herd Behind.


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  • Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mirror Lake
  • Vancouver Gardens
 

Vancouver

Depart Your Home Airport on Your Flight to Vancouver.

Flight not included, but inquire for special fare with our Air Service. 
Get an airfare quote by email here.

The Adventure Begins.

City: Vancouver: Gateway to Western Canada

WELCOME TO THE CANADIAN ROCKIES TOUR
Story Land & Sea®'s True Small-Group® tour vacation commences at 3:00PM at our deluxe hotel in Vancouver. Located perfectly in the heart of Vancouver is our deluxe hotel where you will meet your Tour Captain for the included orientation tour. Known for its perfect blend of urban sophistication and majestic beauty, Vancouver invites you to explore her treasures.

3:00PM ~ INCLUDED HOST ORIENTATION WALKABOUT: Join your Tour Captain Host for a Welcome Orientation Walk on your arrival day in Vancouver.

Walking Level: Light, Leisurely Pace; Volume: Light

Story Land & Sea® Exclusive: Tonight, join in a Story Land & Sea® original experience with our Reception and Welcome from the Tour Captain from one of our classic perspectives ~ unique vantage point to survey Vancouver in the company of your new friends and fellow travelers.

Your Small Group Tour Vacation is underway! After our reception, we'll walk to our Welcome Dinner in Vancouver, where you'll taste the finest cuisine from the great northwest.

Story Way® Dining: Tonight, join your Tour Captain for a special included dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Vancouver.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Waterfront or Similar, 2 Nights

 

Vancouver Discovery

City: Vancouver

This morning we embark on our sightseeing immersion tour with our local guide. Enjoy learning about the city's oldest neighborhood, Gastown, Stanley Park and Chinatown.

We return to the hotel afternoon for the balance of the day to explore Vancouver at leisure.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Waterfront or Similar 

The Canadian Rail Adventure

Enjoy the morning exploring at leisure exploring Vancouver. Then late afternoon meet for an included walking tour and time in Gastown.

Reception: Then gather with the Tour Captain for a special 'send-off' as you board VIA Rail Canada's The Canadian train on our overnight journey into the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

The newly-restored transcontinental train direct from the golden age of passenger rail. Experience newly outfitted carriages, spacious new sleeper cabins with extra-large windows, and glass-domed cars for soaking in the vistas (while sipping on a full-bodied red from Nova Scotia, if you please).

Accommodation: VIA Rail Canada's The Canadian, 1 Night 

Jasper National Park

You will awaken to a 'new world' all around you: magnificent beauty. Your transcontinental journey crosses into Alberta province where you arrive Jasper National Park.

Story Land & Sea®  Exclusive: Tonight, join in a Story Land & Sea® original experience with our orientation experience with your Tour Captain from one of our classic perspectives ~ unique vantage point to survey Jasper National Park in the company of your fellow travelers.

Story Way® Dining: We check in to our hotel and freshen up before an included welcome dinner tonight. 

Hotel
: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or Similar, 2 Nights 

Jasper National Park

Jasper is the "Gentle Giant" of the Rockies. 
Offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience - with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. As one of Canada’s oldest and largest national parks, established in the year 1907, Jasper was once seen as an island of civilization in a vast wilderness. More recently, it has become a popular getaway from the hectic life of the cities, and a special place to reconnect with nature. 

With nearly 1000km of trails, thousands of campsites, wildlife beyond measure and the second largest Dark Sky Preserve (“Night hides the world but reveals the universe.” a Persian proverb describes perfectly this 'preserve') on the planet, there are endless ways to enjoy the magic of Jasper National Park such as horseback riding, tennis, canoing or paddle boating on Lake Beauvert, golf, or exploring the town of Jasper.

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore this magnificent setting.

Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park or Similar 

Of Ice fields & Glaciers

After a warm and wonderful breakfast, we're bound for Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier. Your vistas today will include magnificent mountains and ranges, snowfields, waterfalls, wildlife and an included experience in a giant Ice Explorer, a vehicle designed especially for traversing the surface of glaciers. The Columbia Ice field Glacier is our subject of interest on this excursion.

We continue to Lake Louise to our home for the evening.

Story Way® Dining: Join your Tour Captain for an included dinner tonight in the great Canadian Rockies. 

Accommodation
: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or Similar, 1 Night 

Kicking Horse Pass to Banff

Your experience of discovery continues as we make our way to Moraine Lake. This glacially-fed lake in Banff National Park is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks at an elevation of about 6183 feet. Enjoy the vistas that will awe you and then we're off along the Kicking Horse Pass via Yoho National Park along the western slope of the Continental Divide. Bordered by Kootenay National Park to the south, and Banff National Park to the east, the name Yoho comes from the Cree nation word for 'awe and wonder!'

We arrive Banff National Park, Canada's oldest national park established in 1885 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park encompasses 6641 square miles and features glaciers, ice fields, coniferous forest and alpine terrain.

We arrive our hotel, check-in and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. Enjoy optional dinner at leisure this evening.

Accommodation: The Fairmont Banff Springs or Similar, 2 Nights

About the Fairmont Banff Springs
Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff. Known as the "Castle in the Rockies," the hotel was inspired by the baronial castles from Scotland. The likes of Helen Keller Marilyn Monroe, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the hotel and Benny Goodman was influential in Banff obtaining a landing strip, as he wanted to stay at the hotel but could only do so if there was an area to land his plane. Stanley Thompson, a world recognized golf course designer was selected to construct the world's greatest mountain golf course.

Banff

Enjoy a day at leisure, exploring the town of Banff or opt for our Bow River float trip. You need to be physically fit to do the float trip so inquire with reservations.

There is so much to choose from: Spa Experiences, Golf, Fishing, Hiking or simply soaking up the experience of Banff .

After a wonderful day making memories at this most unique setting, gather tonight for our included reception and Farewell Dinner.

Story Way® Dining: For our Farewell Dinner experience you will enjoy one of our favorite nights of fun and celebration, as we toast one another to a wonderful journey together.

Our days have been filled with new sights, tastes, and discoveries - tonight enjoy reflecting on the incredible journey we've had together!

Accommodation: The Fairmont Banff Springs or Similar 

Departure

Your transfer to Calgary, Alberta airport is included this morning, approximately 90 miles.

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Vancouver Hotels - 2 Nights



Gastown Hotels - 1 Night



Jasper Hotels - 2 Nights



Lake Louise  Hotels - 1 Night

Banff Hotels - 2 Nights


What's included in your small group tour to the Canadian Rockies

It's a world-class tour with most inclusions in the company of a few new friends as we journey through Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies.

We've tried to include everything, however, make note the following items:

Arrival Transfers are optional at $69 per person, 2 guest minimum.

Departure Transfers are included.

4 Dinners are included via Story Way® Dining, though our Tour Captains will invite you to join them to unique restaurants each night.

International airfare is not included.

Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation. Enter location code 06-0051 to associate your insurance with Story Land & Sea®

NOTICE: You are responsible to arrive at the point of tour origination. If you are delayed your vacation may be at risk. Airfare arrangements made by Story Land & Sea® is a completely separate booking from your land vacation. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.


Services of Story's English-speaking local guides - professional, certified guides.

Admission and Entrance Fees per itinerary - you go inside with Story Land & Sea and No Long Lines!

Welcome Dinner and Farewell Celebration & Feast - total of 4 dinners with wine and gratuities included.

Twin-bedded rooms with private bathroom facilities. Porterage of one (1) piece of luggage. All hotel service charges, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

Gratuities for local guides, Story arranged Dining Staff and Hotel Porter: Included. Story Tour Captain gratuities are not included: we recommend $8 to $15 per person per day.

Motorcoach Driver: gratuities included. You may tip more at your discretion. Room Steward and Wait Staff (while dining on your own): At your discretion. (not included in tour package).

ANY PAYMENT TO STORY LAND & SEA®, QUEENSLANDER®, STORY OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN AND IN MORE SPECIFIC PRE-DEPARTURE PASSENGER DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING THE PERSONAL INFORMATION FORM.

Story Land & Sea accepts all major credit cards.

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The Canadian Rockies Tour

Published Rate: From $5,579 Per Person

Payable by Credit Card or Check. See pricing below.

Single Supplement: $1684

Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.Click this link to visit Travelex. Remember, you are responsible to arrive at the point of tour origination. If you are delayed your vacation may be at risk. You can cancel your vacation with a 100% refund up to 90 days prior to departure. Within 90 days you will begin receiving penalties per the terms of the Tour Application should you have to cancel.


2017
— Small Group Tour Prices —

Enjoy small group touring from 6 to 16 guests.
Guaranteed departures with official Story Tour Captain® or Story Local Host® for groups of 5 or less. Inquire for your departure.

True Small-Group® Tours up to 16 Guests
Published Date Tour Size Price
May 19 Max 16 Guests $5,679
June 15
Max 16 Guests $5,679
July 6
Max 16 Guests $5,579
Aug 19
Max 16 Guests $5,579
Sep 14
Max 16 Guests $5,679

 

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