Evergreen Canada & USA

Evergreen Canada & Alaska 2020

Join us on a unique journey to discover the incredible land of North America

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Day 1: Arrive Victoria (D) Welcome to Canada! You will be met at Victoria International Airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. Two Night Stay: Embassy Inn or similar. Day 2: Victoria – Butchart Gardens (FB) This morning, visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Learn about the history and flora while exploring the colourful gardens. Afterwards, enjoy an orientation tour of Victoria's Inner Harbour, Bastion Square and Beacon Hill. Discover More: Horse and carriage ride, or go whale watching. Day 3: Georgia Strait – Whistler (FB) Opportunity to take a one hour floatplane flight over the Georgia Strait to Whistler (seasonal, must be pre-booked, additional cost). Drive north to Nanaimo and board the BC Ferry. Sail the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay, then journey along the Sea to Sky Highway following the rugged coastline. Stop at the awesome Shannon Falls before arriving at the charming alpine resort of Whistler Village. Discover More: Bear viewing tour, or culinary dinner tour. Overnight Stay: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa. Day 4: Whistler – Sun Peaks (FB,HD) Travel along the scenic Duffy Lake Road into the town of Lillooet. In the afternoon, we head to the picturesque ski resort of Sun Peaks. You're Invited: This evening, enjoy a fur traders feast and presentation accompanied by a tranquil canoe journey. Overnight Stay: Hearthstone Lodge. Day 5: Sun Peaks – Jasper (FB,HD) Be rewarded with astounding views as you reach the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Weave through thick forests, past meandering rivers, enjoy vistas of the soaring mountains, ice age glaciers and tumbling waterfalls as you make your way through the spectacular Jasper National Park. You're Invited: This evening, we journey to Jasper Stables in the foothills of Pyramid Mountain and experience an authentic Canadian Rockies Western style dinner §. Overnight Stay: Chateau Jasper or similar. Day 6: Icefields Parkway – Glacier 'Ice Explorer' – Emerald Lake (FB,D) This morning, enjoy a guided walk through the stunning Maligne Canyon. Depart Jasper and travel along the breathtaking Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America's largest sub-polar ice pack where you'll climb aboard the 'Ice Explorer' for a once- in-a-lifetime journey onto the Athabasca Glacier. Make our way into Yoho National Park to view the spectacular Natural Bridge. Finish the day at the glacier fed Emerald Lake, so named because of the vibrant colour of its waters. Your serene lodge sits right on the shores of the lake surrounded by towering peaks and forest. Overnight Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge. Day 7: Emerald Lake – Banff (FB,D) Visit the famous 'Diamond in the Wilderness', beautiful Lake Louise. Spend the morning taking in the stunning surroundings before heading to Banff. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including Bow River, the Hoodoos, Bow Falls and a ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views across the Rockies. Two Night Stay: Caribou Lodge or Ptarmigan Inn. Day 8: Banff at Leisure (FB) Today is free for you to enjoy Banff. Discover More: Take a helicopter flight, enjoy an outback dinner and wagon ride, or relax on a float trip along the river. Day 9: Rocky Mountaineer – Kamloops (FB,L) Set off on a two day rail experience on 'The Most Spectacular Train Journey in the World'. Settle back in your SilverLeaf carriage (upgrade to GoldLeaf at additional expense). Cross Kicking Horse Pass and view glaciers and snow-capped mountains before arriving into Kamloops. Overnight Stay: Kamloops Hotel (as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer). Day 10: Rocky Mountaineer – Vancouver (FB,L) This morning, we re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and continue our journey west. Follow the Thompson River, pass through the magnificent Fraser Valley and arrive into Vancouver. Two Night Stay: Residence Inn by Marriott. Day 11: Vancouver Sightseeing (HB,HD) You're Invited: This morning, take the skyride up Grouse Mountain. Head to the habitat of resident grizzlies Grinder and Coola and learn about their lives before partaking in a bear inspired breakfast. Set-off on a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including the waterfront and Gastown. Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park suspended 70 metres above the river. Cross the bridge, then walk amongst the canopy on the Treetops Adventure. This evening, visit Stanley Park. See the intricately carved totem poles before dinner with sublime views at Prospect Point. Day 12: Vancouver – 7 Night Alaskan Cruise (FB,D) This morning, board your luxurious Princess cruise ship for a 7 night Alaskan Voyage in your oceanview stateroom, or included balcony stateroom on Royal Princess. Discover the many services, facilities and activities on offer. Day 13: Scenic Cruising (FB,L,D) Sit back and enjoy the scenery. Canada and Alaska's coastline reveals North America's last great wilderness. Keep a look out for wildlife such as orcas, humpback whales and bald eagles. Day 14: Ketchikan (FB,L,D) Ketchikan is known as Alaska's first city because it's the first major community travellers come to as they journeyed north. Today, it's known as the salmon capital of the world and visitors will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage. Day 15: Juneau (FB,L,D) Surrounded by the Gastineau Channel, the Mendenhall Glacier and the Juneau Icefields, Alaska's capital is famed for its scenery and isolation. Day 16: Skagway (FB,L,D) Cruise into Skagway, the gateway to the Klondike. Enjoy free time to go ashore and stroll along the weathered boardwalks admiring the shop front facades, reminiscent of the gold rush era. Day 17: Glacier Bay (FB,L,D) Enter the iceberg strewn waters of Glacier Bay National Park. Marvel at the glacial ice wall carved by nature. This breathtaking scenery will be brought to life by a National Park Ranger. 24 Day Grand Canada & Alaska and Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise 40 For reservations and enquiries please call 1300 383 747 or see your local Evergreen Agent Denali National Park, Alaska

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