Grand Canada, Alaska & Arctic Circle

35 Days
Toronto to Fairbanks
From (CAD)
$ 22,190
Dates & Pricing

2022 Toronto > Fairbanks

Once in a lifetime

There are few experiences that you can truly call once-in-a-lifetime moments. Almost certainly, crossing the Arctic Circle will be one.
On this itinerary, you can look forward to many others. After all, how many times in one lifetime will you get to walk on a glacier like you’ll experience at Athabasca Glacier on the Icefields Parkway? How often will you get the chance to cruise through Glacier Bay? As magnificent as Lake Louise may be, how often will you get to visit? And that’s not even considering the many wondrous moments that will happen without us orchestrating them – chance encounters with wildlife, or spectacular sunrises that no tour operator can arrange in advance. Any way you look at it, you can look forward to many moments on this journey that you’ll never experience again.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RAEC
Duration:
35 days
Departure City:
Toronto
Return City:
Fairbanks

35 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Toronto

    Welcome to eastern Canada. Your journey begins with an overnight Special Stay at The St. Regis Toronto. Relax and enjoy the luxurious amenities of your hotel as you prepare yourself for the unforgettable journey ahead. 

  2. Day 2 - Niagara Falls

    Travel through the countryside before arriving at Niagara Falls and a thrilling cruise to the foot of Horseshoe Falls.  Get up close to one of the most amazing waterfalls in the world as you feel the mist washing over you.  Later visit a winery in the  wine region around Niagara-on-the-Lake, renowned for the production of ice wine.  Tonight, enjoy a ‘Welcome to Canada’ dinner. Overnight Special Stay at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Niagara Falls > Ottawa

    Continue to Ottawa, Canada’s elegant capital city, for a two night stay at the Westin Ottawa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Ottawa

    Discover the charm of Canada’s capital on a guided tour. Nowhere is Canada’s bilingual culture more evident than in Ottawa.

    Freechoice

    Tour Canada’s national museums or take a ByWard Market Culinary
    Tour.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose between local restaurants or your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Ottawa > Québec City

    Enrich

    Parc Oméga is home to bears, wolves, wapitis, Red deer, beavers and more. View the wildlife as you journey through the 1,500 acre park. As you’ll discover, many of the animals certainly aren’t shy.

    Continue to Québec City and a two night Special Stay at the Auberge Saint-Antoine Relais & Châteaux located in the heart of historic Quebec city.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Québec City

    Enrich

    Discover the fascinating history, architecture and culture of Québec City as you stroll through the cobblestone streets of North America’s only walled city on a tour of the old town.

    Freechoice

    Choose how to spend your afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Québec City > Montréal

    Enrich

    Learn how maple syrup is made and dine on traditional Québécois fare at a local Sugar Shack while listening to live, local music.

    Continue to Montréal and a guided tour through the city. Enjoy a two night stay at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Montréal

    This morning visit the exquisite Notre-Dame Basilica, with its imposing Gothic Revival architecture. Remainder of day at leisure to experience Montreal with its mash-up of European and North American culture. Celebrate the conclusion of your Canadian jaunt with a sumptuous dinner this evening.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Montréal > Victoria

    Fly to Victoria (flight not included in land only tour price) for an exclusive three night stay in an Erickson Wing room at the Inn at Laurel Point or similar, located in a breathtaking setting with stunning views of the city’s famous Inner Harbour. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Victoria

    Day at leisure to enjoy this quaint city,  the oldest in western Canada.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens.

    Freechoice

    Look out for Orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively, enjoy a Scenic Floatplane  or indulge in an “Eat like a Canadian” walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Victoria > Whistler

    Cross Georgia Strait by ferry. Visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.

    Enrich

    Join renowned Black bear expert researcher Michael Allen for an enlightening session about these extraordinary creatures.

    Settle in for a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Whistler

    Freechoice

    Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground. You might choose to soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight, enjoy the view by Zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola or take a mountain adventure tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

    Drive to the alpine village of Sun Peaks where you’ll stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel.

    Freechoice Dining

    Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

    After breakfast, travel to Jasper via Mt Robson, the Rockies’ highest peak. Enjoy a two night stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Enrich

    Jasper National Park is one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves. Join local guides from Jasper Planetarium for a breathtaking Dark Sky Experience and an exclusive twilight supper.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Jasper

    Freechoice

    Don your leathers and hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, go rafting down the Athabasca River or boating on Maligne Lake. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jasper’s stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon or ride the Jasper SkyTram.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

    Drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway, then take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier.  Continue to Lake Louise, a true natural wonder and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and enjoy an overnight Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room.

    Freechoice Dining

    Enjoy a choice of restaurants tonight, from fine to casual dining.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff.

    Enrich

    Meet a retired member of the Mounties for an insight into their role in Canadian history and the country today.

    Settle into your two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Banff

    Freechoice

    Choose to ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley or take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, take a guided nature hike or rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools.

    Enrich

    Head out at dusk on a unique wildlife spotting experience in search of Banff’s magnificent beasts including deer, elk, caribou and the elusive Grizzly bear.

    Note: This tour has the option of Calgary Stampede Scenic Freechoice full day experience in Banff and must be selected in your booking by 15 April 2022 to secure a seat.  After this date and whilst on tour this option is unavailable for selection.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    Embark on one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer. Be pampered by GoldLeaf Service in your glass dome carriage. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  21. Day 21 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

    View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Later, you’ll arrive in Vancouver, where you’ll stay for the next two nights at the boutique EXchange Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  22. Day 22 - Vancouver

    Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. Wander among the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, before the crowds arrive. Later, a sightseeing tour will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures. Tonight,  prepare for the next part of your journey – cruising Alaska, the last frontier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Vancouver – Alaskan Cruise

    Today, embark on your luxurious seven night voyage in a Balcony Stateroom on board Princess Cruises.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Scenic Cruising

    Cruise northwards on board your elegant cruise ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Ketchikan

    Explore Alaska’s first city, now known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Juneau

    Explore Alaska’s state capital.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Skagway

    Discover the historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush that typify Skagway.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Glacier Bay

    A steaming cup of hot chocolate will keep you warm as you are mesmerised by the dramatic ice walls of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - College Fjord

    Some of the glaciers of College Fjord are 40 storeys high. Celebrate the end of your cruise with a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Anchorage > Talkeetna

    Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, then enjoy a jet boat ride before your Special Stay at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.

     Denali flightseeing - Optional flightseeing over Denali, with glacier landing (additional expense, subject to seasonal operation. Replaces jet boat ride).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - Talkeetna > Denali National Park

    Enrich

    Visit Joanne Porterfield’s homestead and learn about early Alaskan life.

    Journey on Princess Rail to McKinley Chalet Resort for a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Denali National Park

    Freechoice

    Explore Alaska’s rugged wilderness today.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  33. Day 33 - Denali National Park > Fairbanks

    Cruise into the heart of Alaska on the ‘Discovery III’ Sternwheeler. See a bush floatplane take off, meet champion sled dogs, and discover village life. Stay two nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  34. Day 34 - Fairbanks > Arctic Circle

    Enrich

    Experience the thrill of crossing the Arctic Circle by air and receive a certificate to prove it. Stop at a wilderness community for a fascinating insight into the history of the region and life today. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  35. Day 35 - Fairbanks

    It’s time to bid farewell after a wondrous journey.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Join local guides from Jasper Planetarium for an exclusive Dark Sky Experience
  • Venture beyond Alaska’s coast line for an exploration into its rugged interior
  • Experience a thrilling flight over majestic landscapes, crossing the Arctic Circle
  • Cruise to the base of Niagara Falls
  • Explore the back streets of French-Canadian Québec and Montréal on private walking tours

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted smaller group with up to 36 guests
  • Balcony Staterooms on board your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Fallsview room at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa
  • 8 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 45 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 9 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 64 meals – 34 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 21 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability