4-Day Vancouver to Okanagan Valley, Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park and Lake Louis Tour

Tour Code: GOL-VAN-145
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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4-Day Vancouver to Okanagan Valley, Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park and Lake Louis Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Tue, Sat (2019-10-09 To 2020-04-14) |Random Dates

Highlights :

Itinerary

Start our journey via the trans- Canada highway; pass through Fraser valley, and head east for Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan Valley and home to world-class vintners. At Lake Okanagan, let us listen to its legendary story and search for the lake monster “Ogopogo”. Visit one of the most renowned wineries before settling down at Salmon Arm/Vernon in the evening.

Hotel: Prestige Harbourfront Resort, Prestige Vernon or Similar. 


Attractions

Kelowna, BC

Kelowna is a city on Okanagan Lake and is located in the Southern part of the province of British Columbia. Kelowna is the largest area in the province and is the 22nd largest in Canada.

Okanagan Lake, BC

Okanagan Lake is a fabulously deep, large and worth seeing lake in Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada. This 135 km large, mesmerizing lake is 4-5 km wide with a rim of nature in its most awesome form.

Okanagan Valley, BC

Commonly known as the Okanagan County the area rests right in the heart of British Colombia which is a well-known province of Canada. The famous lake of the area is the Okanagan Lake.

Okanagan Winery, BC

Okanagan Winery is the second biggest wine region in Canada. The approximate production of wine is 4,000 hector in the region. The production of wine in the region seems to even flourish in the future.

Proceed to the Eagle Pass and visit the “Last Spike” of the transcontinental railway connecting the east and the west. Travel through the Rogers Pass. After a thrilling banff gondola ride (optional: Adult approx. $51-$61/ Child[6-15yrs] $25.5-$30.5 plus applicable tax) to the summit, you will be captivated by the majestic Rocky Mountains. Next, discover the town of Banff within the country’s first national park. Immerse your body in the soothing Banff Sulphur Mountain hotsprings (bonus adm.). Overnight at Banff.

Hotel: Mount Royal Hotel, Canalta Lodge or Similar.


Attractions

Banff Gondola, AB

Banff Gondola is a vantage point atop Sulphur Mountain to get the magnificent view of six mountain ranges. The Gondola is open year-round and offers bird-eye view and summit walks.

Banff National Park, AB

Banff National Park is world premium destination having mountains, valleys, glaciers, meadows, forests and rivers. Camping, hiking, evening programs and explorers programs for kids are the major highlights.

Banff Sulphur Mountain, AB

Go on an adventure ride in a gondola cabin atop Sulphur Mountain to get the most stunning view of 6 mountain ranges and see the cave of Hot Springs.

Eagle Pass, BC

A British Columbian mountain pass located in the Gold Range of Monashee Mountains is called Eagle Pass. The river of Columbia is divided into different small rivers due to this pass.

Last Spike, BC

Last Spike or Canadian Pacific Railway was actually the final driven spike into the Canadian pacific Railway. The event was held in November 7th, 1885.

Rocky Mountains, CA

The Rocky Mountains famous for its name Rockies is a popular tourist destination for recreational activities including hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and mountaineering, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding.

Journey to the Lake Louise, often referred as the “Jewel of the Rockies.” The panoramic view of magnificent snow-capped mountains surrounding the emerald colour of the lake attracts millions of visitors worldwide. If weather permits, you may enjoy snowshoeing experience on ice surface of the scenic Lake Louise. Enjoy an atmospheric lunch at Chateau Lake Louise (meal plan) and a promenade along the lakeshore. Continue exploring the Lake Louise at your own pace in the afternoon. Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise or Similar. 


Attractions

Lake Louise, AB

It is actually a hamlet located in the national park of Banff in the Rockies which are popular for the glacier fed lake, turquoise and high peaks.

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, AB

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, situated in Banff National Park, is a lovable resort. The mountain views, lake scenery, free WiFi, clean and well-managed rooms and professional environment of the resort attract visitors in a great number.

Free in the morning. Transfer to Calgary airport afterwards.


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)

  All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.​

  Tour package price includes all the taxes.


What's Excluded

 Rockies Meal Plan (6 meals): Adult $153 / Child (2-11yrs) $133 including lunch at Lake Louis.

 It is possible for rates to change without notice.

  Cash payments of admission fee for Optional Activities would be made to the guide. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.

  Minimum service charges for the driver and the guide will be $10 per person per day.

  Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.

  Travel insurance.

  Additional personal expenditure.

Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Banff Gondola, AB $64.00 $32.00 $64.00
Banff Sulphur Mountain, AB $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • 3027 Anson Ave, (Coquitlam Anson Plaza) Coquitlam, BC V3B 2H6, Canada at 06:20 AM
  • 50 E Pender St, Chinatown Chinese Culture Centre Vancouver, BC V6A 3V6, Canada at 06:45 AM
  • 650 West 41st Avenue,(Vancouver Oakridge Centre - Vancouver, BC) Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9 at 07:00 AM
  • 8811 River Road, (River Rock Hotel and Casino - Richmond, BC) Richmond, BC V6X 3P8 at 7:20 AM
  • Burnaby Next to “Esso” gas station at Willingdon & Kingsway, BC V5H 2A6, Canada at 08:00 AM
  • 104 Ave, 153th St,(East Side of Sheraton Guildford Hotel) Surrey, BC V3R 1N5, Canada at 08:15 AM
  • 1110 Lougheed Hwy, (Toys R Us) Coquitlam, QC V3K 6S4 at 8:15 AM

Return Location

  • 3027 Anson Ave, (Coquitlam Anson Plaza) Coquitlam, BC V3B 2H6, Canada at 06:30 PM
  • 650 West 41st Avenue,(Vancouver Oakridge Centre - Vancouver, BC) Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9 at 06:30 PM
  • 8811 River Road, (River Rock Hotel and Casino - Richmond, BC) Richmond, BC V6X 3P8 at 6:30 PM
  • Willingdon & Kingsway, Burnaby, BC at 06:30 PM
  • At the end of the tour guests will be transfer to Coquitlam & Surrey: drop off at Richmond first, then transfer to the same pickup location at 7:15 PM

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 day tours

 15-30 days or more prior to departure- 10% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  7-14 days prior to departure- 50% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  4-6 Days prior to departure- 50% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  Within 3 days prior to departure- 100% of the total amount purchased.

⇒  Departure day or no show 100% per person.

Cancellation charges for 5 days and above tour

⇒  A 10% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 46 days or more before the departure date.

⇒  A 25% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 21-45 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 50% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 8-20 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will be incurred if the cancellation occurs 7 days before the departure date.

⇒  A 100% cancellation fee of the total tour purchase will also be incurred if the cancellation is done on the day of departure.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.

Note: More 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

​If you wish to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. A reschedule fees of $25 or 6% (which one is higher) will be applied. Please note that all reschedule requests should be made before 5 days of tour departure. Requests made after the mentioned duration shall not be entertained.​

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1. We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5. Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7. You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8. Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

Reviews

Reviews

Anderson
  • 46
  • 5

There are so many things to discover on this trip and also to have fun. Columbia Icefield was a heaven looking place, it was so beautiful and the Glacier Skywalk was really a heart touching place to see. But the tour could be more luxurious and enjoyable if we have had a step by step guide of every place we visited.

Helen
  • 36
  • 1

The 4-day tour to experience all the major attractions in British Columbia and Alberta was super fun and enjoyable. Lake Louise and Banff National Park was outstanding. I really had a lot of fun on this well-organized tour!

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