Icons of Western Canada & Knight Inlet

19 Days
Victoria to Vancouver
From (CAD)
$ 14,895
Dates & Pricing

2022 Victoria > Vancouver

A rendezvous with Mother Nature

From learning intriguing bear facts from a local bear expert, to witnessing the movement of celestial bodies in Jasper National Park’s Dark Sky Preserve, feel closer to nature than ever before on this unforgettable itinerary.
From its orcas to its glacial icefields, experience the great outdoors of Canada in truly all-inclusive luxury. Our signature Scenic Special Stays and a two-day journey aboard one of world’s most iconic train journeys – the Rocky Mountaineer – will ensure you enjoy the best of both worlds. Set foot on an actual glacier, wake up to the ‘diamond in the wilderness’ during your two night Special Stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and observe majestic grizzly bears up close during your stay at the quaint Knight Inlet – a beautiful floating lodge so remote, you need a floatplane to access it.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPKI
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Vancouver

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Victoria

    Your journey into wonder begins with a two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress. Celebrate tonight at a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - 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.

    Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

    Floatplane flight - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional floatplane flight to Whistler (additional expense and subject to seasonal operations).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

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

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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. Visit Lake Louise, a true natural wonder, and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where you’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room.

    Freechoice Dining

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Lake Louise

    For the early-riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call to capture the stunning colours painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - 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.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - 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 the relaxing mineral pools. Whichever activity you choose, you’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a World Heritage-listed Site.

    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

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

    View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Later, you’ll arrive at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you’ll be comfortably appointed for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  14. Day 14 - Vancouver

    Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. Be the first to wander among the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, before the crowds arrive. Later, a sightseeing tour will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow adventurers for a celebratory dinner as you farewell Canada and prepare for the next part of your journey in Knight Inlet.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Vancouver > Campbell River

    Board your flight from Vancouver to Campbell River. After checking into the Comfort Inn & Suites for the night, explore the town. 

    Get a taste of the wonders in store as you stroll along Discovery Pier and look out over the views of Discovery Passage, Quadra Island and the Coast Mountain Range on British Columbia’s mainland.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Campbell River > Knight Inlet

    Take a floatplane flight to Glendale Cove, Knight Inlet and check into your two-night stay at Knight Inlet – a beautiful floating lodge. Embark on a bear viewing adventure at Glendale Cove, home to one of the largest concentrations of the majestic grizzly bear in British Columbia. Break for lunch at the lodge before heading back in search of more bears followed by a sightseeing cruise. Enjoy the opportunity to spot splendid wildlife like seals, sea lions and dolphins and take in the magnificent scenery of thundering waterfalls, ancient glaciers and towering mountains.  Later enjoy dinner and a presentation about the native wildlife you witnessed during the day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Knight Inlet

    Take a therapeutic walk within the temperate rainforest of the beautiful Kwalate River Valley. You could also take a guided tracking tour to learn more about the intriguing world of bears. And if you still haven’t had your fill of the beautiful beast, go on another bear viewing adventure before dinner, either by boat in spring or from the viewing platforms in summer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Campbell River > Vancouver

    Enjoy more opportunities for bear viewing by boat or sea kayak. Later fly back to Vancouver via Campbell River. Overnight accommodation at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Vancouver

    Your wondrous journey comes to an end as you transfer to Vancouver airport.

    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
  • Meet a retired member of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Join Whistler local legend and Black bear expert Michael Allen as he takes you into the world of these extraordinary creatures
  • Experience the remote Knight Inlet Lodge, Canada’s acclaimed grizzly bear viewing destination

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted smaller group land touring with up to 36 guests
  • Experience the remote Knight Inlet Lodge, Canada’s acclaimed grizzly bear viewing destination
  • Stays at the exclusive range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Lakeview room in Lake Louise
  • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 32 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 31 meals – 18 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
  • Days 1 to 15 are escorted by an expert local Tour Director
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability