We've designed this itinerary with a carefully-curated selection of sightseeing excursions, balanced by the time and flexibility to explore the natural wonders of each new destination your own way, so it's easy to bring your grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and children along for the ride. With a convenient Saturday-to-Saturday schedule and the intimate experience of small group travel, this thrilling adventure is perfect for multigenerational family groups and solo travelers alike!
Depart home for Vancouver
Begin your adventure through the majestic Canadian Rockies with a flight to Vancouver, British Columbia. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Vantage representative who will assist you with your transfer to our hotel in downtown Vancouver. This evening, you’ll enjoy a Welcome Dinner back at the hotel.
Thrills on the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Hell’s Gate Tram
As we leave Vancouver this morning, we’ll drive past popular harborside Stanley Park and stop to admire the incredible views from the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Originally built in 1889 with hemp ropes and cedar planks, today this popular landmark is a unique and thrilling way to admire the beauty of this area. From here, we head into the picturesque Canadian Rockies. Multigenerational Feature: Later, treat your family to more awe-inspiring views as you glide over the raging Fraser River during an adventurous ride on the Hell’s Gate Tram. We’ll also enjoy lunch here before continuing to the old mining town of Quesnal this evening, where we’ll check into our retro-style hotel and enjoy dinner together.
A scenic train adventure through Prince George
Multigenerational Feature: This morning finds us in Prince George, where we’ll board the VIA Rail for a scenic train adventure that harks back to the golden age of rail travel. Whether you're traveling solo or with the entire family, you'll find that dome cars allow for incredible sightseeing opportunities; keep your eyes open and cameras ready as elk, moose, bears, and other wildlife graze around you. As we head towards Jasper, watch the scene outside your window change from glistening glaciers to verdant forests to shimmering lakes and back again. We’ll arrive in Jasper, a charming alpine town nestled between snowcapped mountains, just in time for dinner on your own this evening.
Sailing through the Athabasca Glacier by snow coach
Continuing our epic journey today, we’ll travel the legendary Icefields Parkway, the scenic stretch that connects Banff and Jasper national parks. Along the way, soak in views of majestic peaks, ice-blue glaciers, and thick pine forests. Active Features: You’ll also make a number of stops for sightseeing, including at the picturesque Athabasca Falls, the awe-inspiring Glacier Skywalk, and the Columbia Icefield Centre. Later, you’ll embark on a special snow coach ride specifically designed to drive over the 900-foot-thick Athabasca Glacier. During your tour, your expert driver-guide will share details of this frozen natural wonder. This evening, we’ll arrive in Kelowna, a Canadian region known for its wine production, just in time to enjoy dinner at our hotel.
See more of Vancouver before embarking a seaplane to Victoria
After breakfast, we’ll set off for Vancouver, a bustling seaport with a thriving art and culinary scene, with a stop along the way to enjoy lunch on our own. This afternoon, see more of this energetic metropolis during a city tour before boarding a seaplane for a short but scenic flight to Victoria. Be sure to watch the waters below for whales! Active Feature: We’ll land in style right in beautiful Victoria Harbor, a marina well known for its distinctive architecture, festive street fairs, and rich history. The evening is yours to explore this quaint area or relax in the hotel’s spa.
A walking tour of Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city
Join a walking tour of Victoria this morning, where you’ll discover this city’s historic buildings and world-famous gardens. The capital of British Columbia, Victoria enjoys a stunning mix of ocean and mountain vistas. Enjoy the balance of an afternoon at leisure to further explore Victoria’s many shops, restaurants, and museums, or perhaps visit Butchart Gardens, an enchanting year-round floral show that changes with the seasons. Tonight, we’ll regroup to reminisce about favorite moments during a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.
Ferry to lively Seattle for a trek through its lively hotspots
Today we head for the energetic city of Seattle, the last leg of our North American adventure. Active Feature: We’ll depart Victoria via The Clipper, a high-speed ferry with multiple viewing decks and amenities, for a relaxing way to take in the sights. Once in Seattle, set off on a city tour, full of fabulous mountain scenery, remarkable history, and striking architecture. Along the way, we'll stop to enjoy incredible city views from one of Seattle’s many cultural gems: the top of the iconic Space Needle. After checking into the hotel this afternoon, your final evening is at leisure to enjoy Seattle on your own.
After an included breakfast at the hotel this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight home. Or, if you have purchased the post extension, you’ll remain in Seattle.
Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Adventure Leader or regional expert.
Please Note: The hotels listed are preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract our hotels a year in advance, unforeseen situations do occasionally occur. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality and value will be substituted. You will receive verified hotel information with your final itinerary. That hotel ratings are based on the Hotel and a leading travel industry authority on hotels throughout the world.