5-Day Vancouver to Banff National Park, Johnston Canyon, Marble Canyon, Lake Louise and Calgary Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-VAN-261A
Duration: 5 Day(s) / 4 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
5-Day Vancouver to Banff National Park, Johnston Canyon, Marble Canyon, Lake Louise and Calgary Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Tuesday, Friday

Highlights :

Welcome to Canada’s first national park at Banff national park! 

Take a look at a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Enjoy an in-depth look at the Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, a picture-perfect mountain town and village and so much more! 

Explore the abundant wildlife and all the amazing views along the scenic drives to Banff National Park. 

Visit the beauty of Canada’s greatest adventures for an unforgettable tour filled with many memories to cherish!

  •  If the order includes children, please make sure to inform us their age in advance when placing the order, otherwise they will be charged according to adult standards.
  • A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this tour to operate.

Itinerary

Airport Pick-up Information:

1. Complimentary airport pick-up services will be provided at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at: 10:00, 12:30, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 21:00. We please ask that you patiently wait for other passengers to arrive at the airport before transferring to the hotel. The wait time may vary and depends on the bus schedule.

2. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) paid pick-up and drop-off services: For flights arriving between 07:00-23:00, the first two passengers will be charged $100 (USD$80), and each additional guest after that will be charged $25 (USD$20). Please be aware that there is a maximum of four people per order.
3. For all guests who collect luggage and meet with the guide before 12:15, you may pay $1 to participate in the 3-hour Vancouver tour. Please patiently wait in the airport lobby and we will depart from the airport at 12:30.

Vancouver tour itinerary: Gastown → 2010 Winter Olympics Torch Plaza → Canada Place, via Chinatown.

 

Special Notes:

1) If the guests who want to participate in the Vancouver tour does not choose this activity when they reserve our product, they are allowed to get on the bus when there are free seats and they will be charged US$25 per person.

4. The check-in time for the hotel is 15:00, customers arriving in advance can drop off their luggage at the front desk and arrange their own itinerary.

5. If pick-up service is included in the guest's itinerary, please be sure to provide accurate flight information and arrival times at the designated pick-up location. If there is any inaccurate information provided or an airport pick-up mistake, the travel agency reserves the right to provide second transfer services or charge additional airport pick-up fees.

Vancouver Arrival Domestic flight arrival At Claim Belt #3
International flight arrival Arriving Hall Information Center
Cruise Terminal

Pan Pacific Hotel Entrance, free pick-up time is provided at 11:30

Guests who choose this pick-up point have to pay additional $1.00 per person to participate in 3-hour Vancouver tour.

 

Seattle paid pick-up information:

1. Every Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Quick Shuttle between Seattle Airport and Vancouver hotel: You may book a Quick Shuttle from the Seattle Airport (SEA), Seattle downtown (Seattle-Washington State Convention Center), Seattle-Pier 66/91 to the Vancouver hotel (Richmond- River Rock Casino), and we will arrange the vehicle to pick up guests from Richmond- River Rock Casino to our group’s hotel. 

Quick Shuttle price: one-way USD$75/person.

The ride time is approximately 4-5 hours. The actual ticket information should come before the specific information is placed in the order. You can check out more information about taking the Quick Shuttle.

*Please be advised, this fare is 100% non-refundable, non-changeable, and non-transferable.

2. Seattle-Vancouver round-trip chartered service: 7-person Van, with a maximum of 6 people; one-way USD$650/van.

 

Hotel: Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver-Airport Or Accent Inn Vancouver Airport Or similar.


Attractions

2010s Winter Olympic Cauldron, BC

As the official host venue for the 2010 winter Games, the Olympic Cauldon symbolizes the 2010 event and is relit specially in remembrance of the Games that were played at the time.

Canada Place, BC

Canada Place was opened in 1986 and ever since its emergence; it has become a national icon and the heart of activity Vancouver’s waterfront. It provides its visitors unforgettable and inspirational Canadian experiences.

Gastown, BC

A national historical site in Vancouver is known as Gastown. It is located nearby Downtown Eastside and Northeast End. It is California’s best historical location for the tourists.

Vancouver, BC

The seaport coastal city located on British Columbia’s Mainland is known as Vancouver. It secured fourth place as the most populous city in Canada. Making it world’s greenest city is the government’s future plan that would implement by 2020.

In the morning, we will pass through the town of Merritt and head to visit the famous local "VQA" rare wine winery. Shortly after, we will head to Kelowna: the hometown of fruits in BC and take a visit to the Okanagan Lake.  Finally, we will return back to Revelstoke.

 

Itinerary:

Vancouver → Merritt (pass by) → Grizzli Winery+Okanagan Lake (45 mins) → Revelstoke / Salmon Arm

 

Hotel: Sandman Hotel / Days Inn/ Hilltop Inn Or Hilltop Inn - Salmon Arm Or similar.


Attractions

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.

Today, we will visit the famous "Last Spike" in the Pacific Railroad Memorial Park. Join us for an epic scenic drive to Yoho National Park! We will head to Vermilion Lake where the water originates from the hot springs of the Sulphur Mountain! The color of the riverbed has become brown, making it photographic favorable region in Banff. Shortly after, we will head to Bow Falls and finally arrive at the Banff National Park!

 

Itinerary:

Revelstoke / Salmon Arm → The Last Spike (30 mins) → Yoho National Park (Drive through) → Vermillion Lake → Bow Falls (15 mins) → Banff National Park → Banff Gondola (mandatory , 60 mins) → Banff Upper Hot Spring (ticket included, 60 mins) → Banff

 

Kindly Reminder:

1. The hot spring area provides a locker (with a slight fee) for customers. Please take extra care of your valuables as you are responsible for your own belongings.

2. The hot spring area provides swimsuit and towel rental services.

3. This hot spring is a complimentary item. If you are unable to participate in the hot spring due to personal reasons or the maintenance and closure of the scenic spot, there will be no refund.

4. Due to the Banff Gondola for maintenance, this activity will be cancelled on the scheduled departure from 11/07/2023.
1) For customers who have already paid the mandatory fee, we will provide a full refund for the cable car project (adult: CAD $50/USD $40; children (6-15 years old) CAD $33 including tax/USD $26). The above amounts have already included taxes, and the refund currency is the same as the payment currency of the order. Other itineraries remain unchanged.
2) For guests who have not paid the mandatory fee, the tour guide will only charge the mandatory fee - Banff Park admission fee for adults: CAD $28.75/USD $23; Children (6-15 years old) CAD $24.75 including tax/USD $20, all of which are already included in tax.
The package and departure schedules involved are:
November 3rd: BAW8 Package B
November 4th: BAW7 Package C, BAW8 Package D
November 5th: BAW6 Package B, BAW7 Package B, BAW8 Package C,
November 6th: BAW5, BAW6 Package A, BAW7 Package A, BAW8 Package A
5. For groups departing on 11/11/2023 and 11/14/2023, the Banff Gondola will be adjusted to Louise Lake cable car. The package and departure schedules involved are:
November 7th: BAW8 Package B
November 8th: BAW7 Package C, BAW8 Package D
November 9th: BAW6 Package B, BAW7 Package B, BAW8 Package C
November 10th: BAW5, BAW6 Package A, BAW7 Package A, BAW8 Package A, BAW8 Package B,
November 11th: BAW7 Package C, BAW8 Package D;
November 12th: BAW6 Package B, BAW7 Package B, BAW8 Package C
November 13th: BAW5, BAW6 Package A, BAW7 Package A, BAW8 Package A

 

Hotel: Elk + Avenue Hotel Or Irwin's Mountain Inn 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.

Bow Falls, AB

Twisting its way through tall mountains, Bow falls makes a picturesque view. Walk along the trail to get to the top of the rushing waterfall.

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.

Yoho National Park, BC

The Western Continental Divide Slope in British Columbia at the Rocky Mountains of Canada is known as Yoho National Park. The park was established in the year of 1886.

Today we will go to Lake Minnewanka to enjoy the unique "bubbly lake" scenery in winter. And we will pass by Two Jack Lake along the way. We will then visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, where you will learn about the history of hot springs using. Then we return to Banff to have a leisurely lunch. You may take photos with the popular Banff Logo Sign. In the afternoon, we will drive along the beautiful Bow Valley Parkway to Johnston Canyon. Follow us to hike in the famous Ice Walk (rivet crampons will be used for free) and enjoy the pure white in winter!

 

Itinerary:

Banff → Lake Minnewanka (20 mins) → Two Jack Lake (pass by) → Cave and Basin National Historic Site (ticket included, 75 mins) → Banff(60 mins, lunch time included)→ Johnston Canyon (75 mins) → Banff

 

Hotel: Elk + Avenue Hotel Or Irwin's Mountain Inn Or similar.


Attractions

Banff Town, AB

You can experience the spectacular beauty of Canadian Rock Mountains, glacial lakes, wildlife, hot springs and the best authentic art and cultural blend in the small town of Banff.

Johnston Canyon, AB

The Johnston Canyon is an absolute marvel of scenic beauty and is a tourist attraction. It is located in the well-known Banff National park. The source elevation of the area is 2500m

 

After breakfast, we will drive west to  the popular hiking spot Marble Canyon. And we will pass through the Castle Mountain, an impressive landmark. In the afternoon we will take a visit to the beautiful Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains. Every year from January to April, the grand Ice Magic Festival is held here, attracting ice sculpture artists and enthusiasts from all over the world. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, located on the lakeside, looks like something out of a painting, with snow-capped mountains and glacial lakes complementing each other. You can choose to participate in our optional activities. Then follow us to Yoho National Park to visit the charming Emerald Lake and the famous Natural Bridge.
 
Itinerary:
Banff → Castle Mountain (15 mins) → Marble Canyon (60 mins) → Lake Louise (90 mins) → Yoho National Park → Emerald Lake (20 mins) → Natural Bridge (15 mins) → Banff/Calgary
 
Recommended activities at Fairmont Lake Louise (you can choose up to two to participate in at the same time):
1. Snow Shoeing (winter only and depending on weather and lake freezing conditions): Free using of Snow Shoes;
2. Afternoon tea at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (all year-round): optional, about 2.5 hours;
3. Lake Louise Horse Sleigh Rides (winter only): optional, about 45 minutes.
 
We will drive back to Calgary in the afternoon and stop by Banff. Please choose a flight departing Calgory after 21:30.
Please understand that the arrival time in Banff and Calgary may change.


Attractions

Castle Mountain Resort, AB

The castle mountain resort is a very frequently visited tourist destination. It is a ski resort with some of the most exceptional facilities. It is located in west castle valley which itself is located in the Alberta’s south west.

Emerald Lake, BC

The beautiful lake with the breathtaking views and amazing views in British Columbia is known as Emerald Lake. The lake is highly popular among tourists in California.

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.

Natural Bridge, BC

Natural Bridge is rather a waterfall attraction in the Yoho National Park in British Columbia. The Kicking Horse River which flows beneath almost literally disappeared under the bridge span which seems like rocks wedged together. A certain roar of the waterfall is heard as it disappears under the span and gushes out at the end of the span.

Yoho National Park, BC

The Western Continental Divide Slope in British Columbia at the Rocky Mountains of Canada is known as Yoho National Park. The park was established in the year of 1886.


  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)  

  Tour is accompanied by the tour guide.  
  
 Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.  
  
  Tour package price includes all the taxes.  
 
  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.  
 
  Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup. 

What's Excluded

 Mandatory Fee: $75 for Adults and $45 for Child. CAD$ price exclude 5%GST tax.

 4-Day Meals: $98 for Adults and $88 for Child Including 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner. Guests in the same room need to book catering packages together. CAD price exclude 5%GST tax.

 Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for all Optional Activities and entrance paid in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets for the whole group. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Seasonal attractions will be closed after a certain time and itinerary will be changed based on it. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  A minimum tip of $12 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.

  Travel insurance.

  Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Afternoon Tea, CA $103.00 $55.00 $103.00
Lake Louise Horse Sleigh Rides, CA $53.00 $46.00 $53.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.

  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.

  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

  • Complimentary Pickup from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) 10:00, 12:30, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 and 9:00. Passengers will wait for others to transfer to the hotel according to the bus schedule.

Return Location

  • 545 Banff Ave #1B5(Canalta Lodge), Banff, AB T1L 1B5, CA
  • 1316 33rd St NE, (Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza), Calgary AB T2A 6B6, CA
  • 209 4th Ave SE, (Delta Calgary Downtown), Calgary AB T2G 0C6, CA
  • Kindly book your return flights from Calgary International Airport (YYC) after 9:30PM.

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

Same Cancellation policy would apply even if the cancellation or reschedule request comes because of the COVID. We strictly follow the policy after COVID.
 
No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from our travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that are 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.

Cancellation charges 

⇒  30 days or more prior to departure, CAD$25 of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  15 to 29 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  Within 16 days prior to departure, 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date and unable to join the tour for any reason including COVID.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.

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. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements 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 amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations. 

Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

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 want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date. 

Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

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 2 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.

11. Final hotels booked may not be same as the one mentioned on the website.

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.

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