Grand Canada, Alaska & Arctic Circle

35 Days
Toronto to Fairbanks
From (CAD)
$ 28,340
Dates & Pricing

2023 Toronto > Fairbanks

Once in a lifetime

There are few experiences that you can truly call once-in-a-lifetime moments.
On this itinerary, you can look forward to many others. After all, how many times in one lifetime will you get to experience the thrill of crossing the Arctic Circle by air. 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? Delve deeper with culinary explorations in the Okanagan Valley, immersive Indigenous-inspired experiences from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations and numerous chance encounters with this regions unique and enthralling wildlife. 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.

    Enrich

    This evening savour the finest in Ottawa cuisine through a progressive dining experience featuring the city’s well-known established restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  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

    Choose from a range of activities.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  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.

    Enjoy a two night stay at the Le Germain Hotel, located in the picturesque heart of Old Québec.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Québec City

    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

  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. Witness the Aura Experience, an immersive visual and musical universe presented upon one of the most sublime canvases imaginable the interior of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal. Later, join a haunted downtown ghost walk discovering haunted bars, a forgotten graveyard and hotels rife with paranormal activity.
    Three night stay at the Montréal Marriott Château Champlain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Montréal

    Discover all the must see highlights of Montréal on a city tour through its history, architecture and culture from the days of Fort Ville-Marie to modern Montréal.  Experience what makes Montréal so vibrant as you explore the main streets and landmarks of this metropolis.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Montréal

    A full day to experience Montreal at your own pace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Montréal > Victoria

    Fly to Victoria (flight not included in land only journey price) Enjoy a three night special stay in Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Victoria

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Visit the spectacular Butchart Gardens as it opens early and spend time discovering the gardens’ reaches.

    Freechoice

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Victoria > Whistler

    After breakfast drive to Whistler. Stop at the Malahat Skywalk. Ascend the spiral wooden ramp leading up to a 31-metre viewing deck for sweeping views over sea inlets and mountains. Later cross Georgia Strait by ferry and continue to Whistler.

    Enrich

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

    Enrich

    Tonight, visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre where two nations came together to celebrate and share their cultures. Feast on an Indigenous-inspired menu while cultural ambassadors in regalia from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations share songs and stories throughout.

    Settle in for a two-night stay at the Pan Pacific Village Centre. Located within the village the award-winning, all-suite hotel has it all.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - 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.  Remainder of day at leisure to explore this magnetic alpine village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Whistler > Kelowna

    Drive from Whistler to Kelowna along the scenic Duffey Lake Road offering sublime lake and river views. Travel to Lillooet, a historical town on the road of the old Gold Rush. Arrive in Kelowna located In the Okanagan Valley, home to wineries, orchards and farms. Two night stay at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Okanagan Valley

    Enrich

    Experience the Okanagan’s vibrant culinary scene, enjoy tantalizing foods and connect with sights and culture along the way.  First stop Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Markets where you will find local artisans, farmers, producers and crafters all eager to share their special contribution to the Okanagan lifestyle.  Visit some of the region’s most innovative farms and wineries and sample their produce. Feast on a delectable “farm to fork” outdoor lunch amongst the apple trees.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  17. Day 17 - Okanagan Valley > Banff

    Before departing Kelowna this morning we check out the amazing murals of the Uptown Mural Project. Home to 14 large-scale outdoor murals which have been created by local, national, and international artists. Stop at the stunning Emerald Lake.  Settle in for a three night stay at the rustic Buffalo Mountain Lodge featuring epic northern vistas.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Banff

    Freechoice

    Today, be as relaxed or as active as you wish.  Whichever activity you choose, you’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park.

    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

  19. Day 19 - Lake Louise

    Visit the famous “Diamond in the Wilderness”. Spend some time taking in the stunning surroundings then experience the wonderful tradition of Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Château Lake Louise, whilst you gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows towards Lake Louise.

    Enrich

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

    Later return to Banff and your cozy mountain lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  20. Day 20 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    Embark on one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, the Rocky Mountaineer.  Gaze in awe as you wind through mountain passes and dramatic canyons of the Canadian Rockies. 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

    Rocky Mountaineer is renowned for the delicious cuisine prepared on board.  Savour the delectable delights and sip on local wine or beer as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see.  Later today, arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, where you’ll stay for the next two nights at the stylish boutique OPUS Vancouver.

    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.

    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’. You will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Juneau

    Explore Alaska’s state capital, famed for its scenery and isolation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Skagway

    Cruise into Skagway. Discover the historic shop facade, 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

    Within Prince William Sound lies College Fjord and its collection of glaciers, some reaching forty 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 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 for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Venture beyond Alaska’s coast line for an exploration into its rugged interior
  • Experience a thrilling flight over majestic landscapes, crossing the Arctic Circle
  • Spend a full day enjoying the Okanagan’s vibrant culinary scene along with a delectable “farm to fork” lunch
  • 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 land journeys with up to 36 guests
  • Balcony Stateroom on board your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Fallsview room at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa
  • 10 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 22 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 64 meals – 34 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L) and 19 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Luxury group journeys with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability