Icons of Western Canada & Long Beach Lodge Resort

18 Days
Victoria to Vancouver
From (CAD)
$ 13,095
$ 12,245
Dates & Pricing

2021 Victoria > Vancouver

Bears, beaches and the Rockies

Canada is world-renowned for its spectacular natural treasures and we will introduce you to all of its wild and wonderful jewels. From the majestic Rocky Mountains, to the scenic Athabasca Glacier, and the magnificent black bears to a wealth of marine mammals.
Mother Nature has been kind to Canada and its western region is a naturalist’s paradise. With a fine collection of excellent accommodation and iconic train journeys, you will never find it wanting in luxury either. Explore its rich indigenous culture, learn about its majestic native wildlife, talk to a retired Canadian Mountie, visit the quaint, picturesque town of Tofino, and experience the iconic Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. Pamper yourself at some of the most premium accommodation in the country – from historic Hotel Fairmont Empress to the boutique oceanfront Long Beach Lodge.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPLT
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Vancouver

Selected Itinerary

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Victoria

    Your journey into wonder begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress. 

    Enrich

    On a photowalk designed for Scenic guests, learn tips and tricks to capture the perfect shot on your mobile device. Prepare to capture the majesty of the natural wonders and unique sights.

    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, indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress or explore Victoria on a 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).

    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. Scenic guests have exclusive access to the Summit Lounge, a quiet haven where you can relax and enjoy incredible views. There’s even a telescope and binoculars for wildlife spotting. Later, you will be treated to a special indigenous-inspired feast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

    After breakfast in the private Summit Lounge, 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 astronomers 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 an overnight 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 > 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

  10. Day 10 - 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, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch.
    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, and you’ll relish your two days of GoldLeaf Service. Enjoy this ultimate treat for the senses, as you carve through the otherwise inaccessible terrain of the Rocky Mountains in luxurious comfort. Gaze in awe through the glass-dome windows as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Savour delectable delights and sip on local beer and wine in the company of your newfound friends. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  13. Day 13 - 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 final group dinner. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Vancouver > Tofino

    Arrive at the quaint region on Tofino by a seaplane flight. The coastal aerial views on the way there are truly breathtaking. Check into the boutique Long Beach Lodge Resort, your home for the next three days. Explore the resort’s oceanview property, and enjoy the spectacular views of Cox Bay.  

    Arrangements for Tofino are independent and not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Tofino

    Today you will explore the majestic wildlife of Canada on board a “Catch of the Day” marine wildlife tour. Take a seat in the comfortable heated vessel and keep a look out for breaching whales against the rugged coastline. It is not just aquatic mammals that will you spot today. Witness black bears flipping rocks to look for crabs at low tide and enjoying a seafood meal. On board a coastline cruise along the North Pacific Ocean, you will have the chance to view a variety of whale population, including grey, humpback and killer whales, as well seals, sea lions, porpoise and coastal bird species.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Tofino

    After a day of active exploration, today is your day of leisure to explore the many amenities of your boutique resort. Explore the charming town, or relax by the beach and take in the stunning Pacific sunset. And to infuse your day with an element of adventure, the Long Beach Lodge Resort’s Surf Club Adventure Centre offers a wide range of surfing gear rentals and lessons. Follow it up with a relaxing soak at the adventure centre’s outdoor hot pool.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Tofino > Vancouver

    Enjoy a delightful farewell breakfast in the warm and cosy environs of the resort before boarding your seaplane back to Vancouver and an overnight at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - 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 for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Enjoy a relaxing 3 night stay at the Long Beach Lodge Resort
  • Stays at the exclusive range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Lakeview room in Lake Louise
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 34 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 26 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Days 1 to 14 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