Best Tour of the West

Best Tour of the West

Have you ever dreamed of seeing our beautiful West Coast and the Inside Passage by boat, rail, motorcoach and air? If so, it’s time to pack your bags and join us on this spectacular 22-day getaway showcasing the best of one of the most beautiful parts of our country.

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We are thrilled to present this tour featuring the VERY best of the West. Highlights include our beautiful Prairies, Calgary, Banff, Jasper, the Icefields Parkway, the spectacular Rockies, Vancouver, Victoria, a cruise up the Inside Passage, a train through the Rockies, the RCMP Museum in Regina, the Calgary Stampede, the tunnels of Moosejaw, Butchart Gardens, a grizzly bear tour, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Journey to Churchill, and a speedy flight home from Calgary.

 

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Day One

After meeting our travelling companions we enjoy a scenic drive to Sault Ste. Marie, beginning with the Chi-Cheemaun cruise from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island.

Day Two

We visit Wawa this morning on our way to Thunder Bay, stopping at the Terry Fox Memorial, located where Terry was forced to end his Marathon of Hope.

Day Three

A visit to the hauntingly beautiful Kakabeka Falls is a lovely way to start our day as we travel through Kenora and into Manitoba. We spend the night in Winnipeg.

Day Four

Today we visit the Assiniboine Zoo, where we’ll experience their attraction, "Journey to Churchill", which will get us up close to Arctic fox, snowy owls, muskoxen, and polar bears. This afternoon, we’ll visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The first national museum to be built outside the National Capital Region, this facility is dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.

Day Five

A local guide joins us for a tour of Winnipeg, followed by the short drive to Regina.

Day Six

This morning we visit the RCMP Museum, followed by the fascinating Moose Jaw Tunnels and learn about the rum-runners during the prohibition era. After a unique Fabric of Canada event, we spend the night in Medicine Hat.

Day Seven

We soon see the foothills of the Rockies in the distance as we approach Calgary, our home for the next two nights.

Day Eight

We spend the day at the Calgary Stampede. Enjoy hundreds of exhibits, entertainment and events and reserved seats for the evening Chuckwagon Races.

Day Nine

This morning we visit spectacular Lake Louise, where we stop for pictures and see Victoria Glacier reflected in the lake before continuing on to Banff. We take a ride up Sulphur Mountain on a gondola, for glorious views of the mountains and the town below. Take some time to walk the well maintained boardwalk trails, or just sit and enjoy the view. Enjoy the evening on your own in the beautiful town.

Day Ten

Today we see the interesting Spiral Tunnels of the railroad and visit the memorial where the Last Spike was driven in to complete the Trans Canada Rail line. We spend the night at a fascinating resort complex on an inland lake, where we enjoy a ghost tour and barbecue dinner for a unique experience.

Day Eleven

A scenic drive takes us into Vancouver today, where we spend the next two nights.

Day Twelve

A guided tour shows us the best of the city. We have lunch and free time for exploring at Granville Island this afternoon.

Day Thirteen

We take a ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay on Victoria Island. A local guide joins us this morning for a tour, followed by an afternoon at Butchart Gardens. The evening is free for you to perhaps stroll the harbour waterfront, enjoy dinner on your own or take in an evening boat cruise.

Day Fourteen

Enjoy a free day in the beautiful city of Victoria today. Tour the impressive parliament buildings, have afternoon tea at the imposing Empress Hotel, wander the waterfront, or grab some fresh and chips for lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Day Fifteen

We travel through Vancouver Island today, stopping in Duncan to see the famed totem poles, and Chemainus, for their famous murals which cover most of the exterior walls in town. We spend the night in Port Hardy.

Day Sixteen

This morning we board a ferry for a full day cruise through the Inside Passage. The coastal scenery as we wind our way north through this famed and rugged passage is spectacular; spend the day taking it all in where coast meets mountains. We disembark in Prince Rupert, just south of the Alaskan border, where we spend the night.

Day Seventeen

A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits us today, as we take a day-long adventure to view the area’s outstanding northern wildlife. We board a catamaran and cruise north along the coastline to the Khutzeymateen Inlet, where we view grizzly bears along the shoreline from the safety of the vessel. Enroute, keep your eyes peeled for porpoises, seals, sea lions, whales, and a variety of sea birds. A light lunch is included onboard. We return to Prince Rupert this afternoon for our final night in this special place.

Eighteen & Nineteen

We board our VIA train and travel through some incredible scenery. We ride the rails for two days, travelling through five mountain ranges, winging along the mighty Skeena River. There is access to a dome car, offering sweeping, panoramic views from extra-large panoramic windows. Meals are available for purchase onboard. We spent the night in comfort at a nearby hotel in Prince George, before boarding the train again the following morning for the rest of this incredible journey. We arrive in Jasper this evening, where we spend the next two nights.

Day Twenty

This morning we visit the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives. This fascinating exhibit shows us the life of the people who built this part of Canada, and gives us a glimpse into what it must have been like settling an area so geographically unforgiving. This afternoon, you have the option of enjoying a casual walk in the area, or you may wish to board the Jasper Sky Tram for a bird’s eye view from atop Whistler’s Mountain (extra cost). The choice is yours.

Day Twenty-One

The scenery today is beyond compare! With magnificent mountains on both sides of us, we wind our way through the Parkway to the Columbia Icefields and Athabasca Glacier. We take a unique Snowcoach ride right up the glacier and experience walking on it. Continuing along the Parkway, we soon arrive in Calgary, where we spend our last night together.

Day Twenty-Two

Today we board a jet for a convenient return flight to Kitchener-Waterloo, where we meet our Great Canadian shuttle drivers for a worry-free drive to your hometown.

Price Includes

  • One way flight from Calgary to Kitchener-Waterloo

  • Luxury motor coach transportation throughout

  • 21 nights accommodation

  • 14 continental breakfasts

  • 3 Fabric of Canada events and lunches

  • Chi-Cheemaun cruise

  • Guided tours of Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary & Winnipeg

  • Grizzly Bear Tour with light lunch

  • Admission to Butchart Gardens, Calgary Stampede, Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Sulphur Mountain Gondola Lift, RCMP Museum & Jasper Yellowhead Museum

  • Ferry to Vancouver Island

  • Inside passage ferry

  • 2 days on VIA's Skeena train

  • Visit to Columbia Icefields

  • Barbecue dinner in Revelstoke

  • Admission to "Journey to Churchill"

  • Admission to Canadian Museum for Human Rights

  • HST

 

Please note: Passengers are responsible for any charges for checked bags on flight tours. Flight times are subject to change.

 

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We recommend the purchase of Allianz Travel Insurance. Get a quote or purchase online here.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Acton Acton, 318 Queen Street, Tim Hortons
Ajax Ajax, 210 Westney Road South, Super 8 Motel
Super 8 Motel
Alliston Alliston, 157A Young St Industrial Pkwy, Tim's
@ Hwy 89
Ancaster Ancaster, 1180 Hwy 2, Tim Hortons
(Hwy 53 & Hwy 2)
Arthur Arthur, 8006 Wellington Rd 109, Pioneer Energy
(Hwy 9 Hwy 6)
Aurora Aurora, 2 Allaura Blvd, McDonald's
Aylmer Aylmer, 374 John St N @ Hwy 73, Tim Hortons
Barrie Barrie, 55 Hart Drive, Quality Inn
(formerly the Travelodge)
Beamsville Beamsville, 5005 South Service Road,Tim Hortons
(Ontario St @ QEW)
Blenheim Blenheim, 79 Talbot Street W, Tim Hortons
Bolton Bolton, 20 Queen Street N, Tim Hortons
(@ King Street)
Bowmanville Bowmanville, 160 Liberty St S, Best Western
(401 at Liberty Street exit)
Bradford Bradford, 396 Holland St W, Country Style
(near Melbourne Dr)
Brampton Brampton, 202 County Court Blvd, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 10
Brantford Brantford, 58 King George Rd, Comfort Inn
Burlington Holiday Inn Burlington, 3063 S Service Road, Holiday Inn Hotel
& Conference Centre
Caledonia Caledonia, 360 Argyle St S, Tim Hortons
across from Zehrs at Celtic Drive
Cambridge Tim Hortons Cambridge, 150 Holiday Inn Drive, Tim Hortons
at the back of the Tim Hortons lot
Chatham Chatham, 555 Bloomfield Rd, Travelodge
Chatsworth Chatsworth, 113 Garafraxa St, Coffee Time Donuts
Chesley Chesley Post Office, 120 First Ave S
Clifford Clifford, 19 Elora St, N, Village Variety,
@ Hwy 9
Clinton Clinton, 300 Ontario St S, Hwy 8, Tim Hortons
Hwy 8
Collingwood Collingwood, 281 First St, Tim Hortons
Delhi Delhi, 526 James St, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 3
Dundas Dundas, 101 Osler Drive, Freshii
University Plaza
Durham Durham, 317 Garafraxa St S, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 6
Elmira Elmira, 305 Arthur St S, Tim Hortons
Exeter Exeter, 153 Main St N, Tim Hortons
Fergus Fergus, 850 Tower St S, Tim Hortons
Forest Forest, 80 King St E, Tim Hortons
Fort Erie Fort Erie, 1485 Garrison Road, Clarion Inn
Georgetown Georgetown, 320 Guelph Street, Tim Horton's
across from Canadian Tire
Goderich Zehrs Goderich, 35400 Huron Road, Hwy 8, Zehrs
Grand Bend Grand Bend, 39 Ontario St, Tim Hortons
Grimsby Grimsby, 424 S Service Rd, Gateway Niagara
Information Centre
Guelph - Holiday Inn Guelph, 601 Scottsdale Drive, Holiday Inn
@ Stone Road W
Guelph-Tim Hortons Guelph, 386 Speedvale Ave E, Tim Hortons
@ Stevenson
Hamilton Hamilton, 116 King St W, Sheraton Hotel
Hanover Hanover, 189 10th Street, Mac's
Hwy 4 across from Norm's Rest
Harriston Harriston, 78 Mill Street, Hubbard's Store
Hubbard's Store
Hepworth Hepworth, 456 Bruce Street, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 6
Ingersoll Ingersoll, 20 Samnah Cres, Comfort Inn
Exit 216 off 401
Innisfil Innisfil, 908 Lockart Road, The Wheel Sandycove
'The Wheel' Sandycove Acres
Jarvis Jarvis, 2021 Main St N, Tim Horton's
Keswick Food Basics Keswick, 199 Simcoe Avenue, Food Basics
corner of Metro & Simcoe
Kincardine Kincardine, 814 Durham St, Tim Hortons
Sobeys Plaza Hwy 21
Kitchener GCH Kitchener, 353 Manitou Drive,
Great Canadian Holidays
Listowel Listowel, 836 Wallace Ave N, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 23
London London, 817 Exeter Rd, Ramada Inn
@ Wellington
Lucknow Lucknow, 763 Campbell Street, Mary's Family Rest.
@ Hwy 86
Markdale Markdale, 50 Toronto Street N, Mac's
@ Hwy 10
Markham Markham (Unionville) McDonald's 5225 Hwy 7
@ McCowan Rd
Meaford Meaford, 291 Sykes St S, Tim Hortons
@ Hwy 26
Midland Midland, Hwy 93 Penetanguishine Rd,Tim Hortons
(Huronia Mall)
Mildmay Mildmay, 5 Elora road, Mac's Store
Hwy 9 across from the Shell Station
Milton Milton, 80 Market Drive, Tim Hortons/Wendy's
Milverton Milverton, 5 Main St S, Mini Mart
Mississauga Mississauga, 1375 Southdown Rd, Tim Hortons
South of QEW at Truscott Rd
Mississauga Hilton Mississauga, 6750 Mississauga Rd, Hilton
Mississauga Sandman Mississauga Sandman, 5400 Dixie Rd,
Sandman Signature Hotel
Mitchell Mitchell, 235 Ontario St, Tim Hortons
Morriston Car Pool Lot Morriston, Hwy 6 south of the Hwy 401, Carpool Lot
Google maps: HW 401 -Queen St/Brock Rd S (Hwy 6)
Mount Forest Mount Forest 319 Main St South, Tim Hortons
Hwy 89 at Hwy 6
New Hamburg New Hamburg, 374 Hamilton Road, Tim Hortons
Newmarket Newmarket, 17725 Yonge Street, Tim Hortons
North of Davis Opposite CDN Tire
Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, 3930 Montrose Road, Tim Hortons
Thorold Stone Rd at QEW
Oakville Oakville, 375 Iroquois Shore Road, McDonalds
N of QEW, E off Trafalgar
Orangeville Orangeville, 100-5th Ave, Tim Hortons
N of Hwy 9 off Hwy 10
Orillia Orillia, 201 Woodside Drive, Quality Inn
Oshawa Oshawa, 559 Bloor Street West, Best Western Plus
Best Western Plus Durham Hotel
Owen Sound Owen Sound, 950 6th Street East, Quality INN
Pickering Pickering, 742 Kingston Road, Tim Hortons
(E of Whites Road North of 401)
Port Colborne Port Colborne, 297 Main Street East, Tim Hortons
(Hwy 3 & Regional Road 140)
Port Dover Port Dover, 1 St. Andrew Street, Tim Hortons
Port Elgin Port Elgin, 618 Gustavus Road, Tim Hortons
(Hwy 21)
Port Perry Port Perry, 1889 Scugog Street, Tim Hortons
Reeces Corners Reeces Corners, 4475 London Line, LCBO
(East side of the LCBO plaza)
Richmond Hill Richmond Hill, 9184 Yonge St, Tim Hortons
(South of 16th Ave @ Spruce St)
Ridgetown Ridgetown, 21180 Victoria Road, Daniels Service
(Ridgetwon Exit off 401)
Sarnia (Pt. Edward) Sarnia (Pt. Edward) 815 Mara Street, Comfort Inn
Seaforth Seaforth, 54 Goderich Street East, Tim Hortons
Shelburne Shelburne, 802 Main Street East, Tim Hortons
Simcoe Simcoe, 385 Queensway W Travelodge
Southampton Southampton, 142 Emerald Street, Tim Hortons
St Catharines St Catharines, 2 North Service Road, Best Western
(Lake St At QEW)
St Marys St Mary's, 940 Queen St E, Stone Willow Inn
St Thomas St Thomas, 995 Talbot Steet East @ 1st, Tim Horton
Staff Staff
Stayner Stayner, 201 Main St, Tim Hortons
Hwy 26 and Airport Rd
Stoney Creek Stoney Creek, 210 Centennial Pkwy N, Burger King
Stouffville Stouffville, 28 Sandiford Drive, McDonalds
(Main St At Sandale)
Stratford Stratford, 161 Ontario Street, Queens Inn
(at Waterloo St)
Strathroy Strathroy, 28630 Centre Road, Tim Hortons
TBA-GCH TBA-GCH
Thornbury Thornbury, 48 Arthur Steet West, Tim Hortons
Tillsonburg Tillsonburg, 560 Broadway Street, Tim Hortons
(near North St)
Toronto Airport Toronto, 655 Dixon Road, Delta Hotels by Marriott
(formerly International Plaza)
Toronto Tim Hortons Toronto 4 Lebovic Ave @ Eglinton E, Tim Hortons
(E of Pharmacy)
Toronto York Mills Toronto, 10 York Mills Road, York Mills Centre
(northeast corner Yonge & York Mills)
Toronto, Etobicoke Toronto, 3300 Bloor St W, Bloor/Islington Place
(entrance on Aberfolyle Cres)
Toronto, Scarborough Toronto, 50 Estate Drive, Holiday Inn
(off Progress & Markham
Tottenham Tottenham, 130 Queen Street North Tim Hortons
(#10)
Tottenham Tecumseth Tottenham, 8270 Hwy 9, Tecumseth Pines Club
(east of Tottenham Rd)
Uxbridge Uxbridge 25 Brock St & Toronto St Coffee Time
Walkerton Walkerton, 10 MacNab Street ,Tim Hortons
Wasaga Beach Wasaga Beach 1271 Mosley st @ River Rd Tim Hortons
Waterdown Waterdown 255 Dundas St E, Waterdown Shopping Ctr
corner of Dundas & Hamilton St N
Waterloo Waterloo, Tim Hortons, 94 Bridgeport Rd E @ Weber
Welland Welland, 1030 Niagara St, Canadas Best Value Inn
Whitby Whitby, 1 Paisley Court off Brock St N, Tim Horton
off of 401
Wiarton Wiarton, 445 Berford St, Tim Hortons
Wingham Wingham, 33 Josephine St (Hwy 4 and Hwy 86) Tim's
Woodbridge Woodbridge, 4535 Hwy 7 McDonalds
at Pine Valley
Woodstock TA Travel Woodstock, 535 Mill St, TA Travel Centre
(Exit 230 on 401)

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