6-Day Seattle to Vancouver, Kelowna, Banff National Park, Columbia Icefield, Kamloops, Jasper National Park and Lake Louise Tour

Tour Code: GOL-SEA-195
Duration: 6 Day(s) / 5 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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6-Day Seattle to Vancouver, Kelowna, Banff National Park, Columbia Icefield, Kamloops, Jasper National Park and Lake Louise Tour
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

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

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Tue & Fri

Highlights :

Explore the key tourist destination at Gastown Steam Clock. 
Explore Canada Place and Stanley park. 
Discover FlyOver Canada which is a famous tourist attraction.

Stay in two major national park towns: Banff Town and Jasper Town
Four major national parks + two provincial parks --- Rich attractions, value-for-money experience
Jasper National Park + Banff National Park + Yoho National Park + Glacier National Park
Robson Provincial Park + Wells Gray Provincial Park
Banff Sulfur Mountain Gondola - 360-degree panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains
Ice Explorer - Giant Snowmobile Tour to the Columbia Icefield
Maligne Lake Cruise – Visit the second largest glacial lake in the world and the largest glacial lake in the Rocky Mountains, and explore the mysterious Elven Island
Johnston Gorge - a stunning natural attraction carved by thousands of years of water erosion
Exclusive visit: BC Wildlife Park

Note:

1. If you hold a U.S. or Canadian passport: You must bring a valid U.S. or Canadian passport.

2. If you hold a U.S. permanent resident ID or Canadian permanent resident ID: You must bring a valid passport and a U.S. or Canadian permanent resident ID. Make sure your U.S. or Canadian permanent resident ID is valid and carry it with you.

3.If you do not hold the above documents: Please prepare the corresponding travel visa in advance according to the instructions of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For details, please click here

Itinerary

Let’s take a tour to the beautiful city of Vancouver! This major city is located in western Canada, in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life! See why this city is so amazing with us today! 

 

Itinerary:

Seattle → Vancouver → Stanley Park (60 mins) → Chinatown (pass by) → Canada Place (60 mins, you can participate in the FlyOver Canada 4D experience for 30 minutes at your own expense) → Gastown Steam Clock (20 mins) → Granville Island (60 mins) 

 

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

Attractions

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.

Granville Island, BC

Granville Island is essentially a peninsula and is a very famous shopping area, it is located in Vancouver Canada. The area was once an industrial area but now is a famous tourism sight.

Stanley Park, BC

Stanley Park in British Colombia, Canada is a clear mirror of natural beauty. Its immense size, mesmerizing watery attraction among green beauty has heart-winning appeal to even least sensitive souls.

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.

Today we will depart from Vancouver in the morning and pass through the scenic Fraser Valley until arriving at the beautiful town of Marritt, which is the location of the famous movie Jurassic Park. After lunch, we will head to Kelowna, the hometown of fruits in BC Province, to visit the local famous "VQA" winery to taste red and white grape wines and buy world-famous Canadian ice wine. We will also pass by the Okanagan Lake (Okanagan Lake) and the color-changing lake known as the "Water Monster Lake." Following, we will drive to Vernon to take a visit the local bee farm and taste different flavors of natural honey or buy a premium royal jelly jar. We will also be staying overnight in Salmon Bay/Grizzly.

 

Itinerary:

Vancouver → Merritt → Kelowna → Winery (45 mins) → Vernon Planet Bee Honey Farm (30 mins) → Salmon Arm / Revelstoke

 

Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites Salmon Arm; Sandman Hotel Revelstoke 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.

Vernon, BC

The Southern Interior Region of British Columbia has a famous city known as Vernon. It is a small city with merely 40,000 people (in 2013). The humid continental climate make it ideal tour destination in winter.

In the morning, we will visit the famous "Last Nail" in the Pacific Railway Memorial Park, which is a mark to commemorate the completion of the Pacific Railway and also witness the great contribution made by Chinese workers to the railway more than a hundred years ago. Then, we will drive through Glacier National Park and Yoho National Park, and we will finally enter into Banff National Park. After lunch, we will proceed to the beautiful Lake Louise. Then, we will go to one of the most photographic lakes Moraine Lake (depending on the road conditions). Following, we will head to take a quick tour at the Bow River Falls. We will also take the Banff Gondola to enjoy the wonderful scenic views of the Rocky Mountains. Stay overnight in Baff.

 

Itinerary:

Salmon Arm / Revelstoke → The Last Spike (20 mins) → Glacier National Park (Pass-by) → Yoho National Park (Pass-by) → Banff National Park → Lake Louise (60 mins) → Moraine Lake (30 mins) → Bow Falls (15 mins) → Banff Gondola (Mandatory, 60 mins) → Banff

 

Special Note:
1. The opening time of Moraine Lake is from June to mid-October. If it is not open during the tour, the scenic spot will be cancelled, and the tour time of Louise Lake will be increased accordingly.

 

Hotel: Irwin's Mountain Inn; Red Carpet 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.

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.

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.

The lake in the state of Montana has a park known as Glacier National Park. It has abundant wildlife and diverse landscapes. The park remains open 24 hours a day.

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.

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.

Moraine Lake, AB

Refers to a lake located in the Banff National Park, the lake is primarily located in Ten Peaks valley. Statistically the lake has an elevation of 6183 feet approximately, with an area of 50 ha.

Rise and shine! Today we will head to Johnston Canyon in the morning. This canyon is a truly breathtaking natural attraction in Banff National Park. The magnificent waterfalls of Johnston Creek will leave you with an unforgettable impression. Then, we will drive along the Route 93, which was selected as "the most beautiful landscape road in the world." Along the way, we will pass the Crowfoot Glacier and Bow Lake, and finally arrive at the famous Peyto Lake. Following, we will take a visit to the Columbia Icefield. You can take a giant snowmobile to the Athabasca Glacier and get in touch with the ancient ice. You may also walk on the 280-meter-high glass bridge! Finally, we will head to the Athabasca Falls and stay overnight in Jasper.

 

Itinerary:

Banff → Banff National Park → Johnston Canyon (45 mins) → Crowfoot Glacier (Pass-by) → Bow Lake (Pass-by) → Peyto Lake (30 mins) → Columbia Icefield (3 hours, Ice Explorer and skywalk is mandatory) → Adabaska Falls (30 mins)  → Jasper

 

Hotel: Tonquin Inn; Maligne Lodge Or Similar.


Attractions

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.

Columbia Icefield, AB

Columbia Icefield, AB Cain the Rocky Mountains of North America, the largest icefield is known as Columbia Icefield. It has the elevation of 3000 meters and located in Alberta.

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

The beautiful Banff National Park in Canadian Rockies has a glacier-fed lake known as Peyto Lake. The parkway ice fields are simply accessible from this location.

In the morning, we will leave Jasper for the famous scenic spot - Maligne Lake and Maligne Canyon. It is the second largest glacial lake in the world and the largest glacial lake in the Rocky Mountains. Here is the world-famous Spirit Island with beautiful lakes and mountains. At noon, we will arrive in the Mount Robson Provincial Park. Mount Robson is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site , but also the starting point of the Fraser River. It is also the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, with an altitude of 3954 meters. After lunch, we will head to Wells Gray Provincial Park and take a visit to Spahats Creek Falls, which is a geographical wonder left after years of glacial and volcanic activities. Overnight in Kamloops.

 

Itinerary:

Jasper → Maligne Lake Cruise (Optional, 60 mins) → Maligne Canyon (45 mins) → Mount Robson Provincial Park (30 mins) → Valemont → Spahats Creek Falls (30 mins) → Kamloops

 

Special Note:

1. Maligne Lake Cruise is short of resources. It is highly recommended that you pay in advance to ensure the cruise resources.

2. The opening time of Maligne Lake is from June to October. If it is not open during the tour, the scenic spot will be cancelled, and the tour time of Maligne Canyon will be increased accordingly.

 

Hotel: Prestige Aberdeen Lodge Kamloops Or Similar.


In the morning, enter Kamloops in the semi-desert area, which is a famous American ginseng producing area in BC. Guests will visit the American ginseng planting and processing factory here, and a special person will explain the planting and curative effect of American ginseng, and have the opportunity to taste authentic American ginseng tea. Then visit the BC Provincial Wildlife Park. The BC Wildlife Park is a non-profit organization established to rescue animals that are injured or lose their ability to survive in the wild. After lunch, arrive at the filming location of Stallone's movie "First Blood" - the gold rush town is called Hope Town (Hope Town), which is the only way for gold diggers back then. After lunch, drive back to Vancouver to end the pleasant journey.

 

Itinerary:

Kamloops → Kamloops Sunmore Ginseng Factory (45 mins) → BC Wildlife Park (optional, 90 mins) → Hope Town (30 mins) → Vancouver → Seattle

 


Attractions

Kamloops Ginseng Farm, BC

It is the name of a Ginseng Farm which is family owned and which is located in British Columbia which itself is a very famous province of Canada. It is very near to the Kamloops area.

Kamloops, BC

It is a popular city which is located in British Columbia region. The city is located right at the place where both the south and north of Thompson Rivers meet each other. Hiking trails and resorts are the main attraction of the city.

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.


  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)  

 Depending on group size it can be either a driver and Guide or a driver 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.  

What's Excluded

 Mandatory Fee: $163 for Adults & seniors and $109 for Child Including Banff Gondola+ Ice snowmobile+ Glacier Adventure+ National Pass+Glacier Glass Bridge.

 Travelers can get front seats in the first 3 rows for 5-days by paying $85 per person.

 ​Air ticket, ferry, and shuttle transfer in some attraction area/national parks.

 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.

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

 Mandatory Tip for the driver and the guide will be $12 per person per day. Paid in Cash on Day 1.

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

 Travel insurance.

 Additional personal expenditure.

 A minimum of $12 service fee per passenger per day is not included in the price of the tour package. You can pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of driver and the tour guide.

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(2-11 yrs) Senior(65+ yrs)
BC Wildlife Park, BC $20.00 $15.00 $20.00
FlyOver Canada, BC $29.00 $22.00 $29.00
JS Rocky Mountain 5-Day Meals, BC $150.00 $128.00 $150.00
Lunch at Chateau Lake, BC $70.00 $42.00 $70.00
Maligne Lake Cruise, AB $69.00 $45.00 $69.00

  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

  • 1000 4th Ave (Seattle Public Library-Central Library) Seattle, WA 98104 at 08:30 AM
  • 616 6th Ave S (Seattle Chinatown) Seattle, WA 98104 at 08:15 AM
  • 16038 W Valley Hwy, (Courtyard By Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Are) Tukwila, WA 98188 at 7:45 AM.

Return Location

  • Usually the same as departure location but different time. Some locations are only for pickup.

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 

⇒  16 days or more prior to departure, 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  9 to 15 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.

⇒  Within 8 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.

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. Tour Guide will be Chinese and English or it can only be chinese based on the group size.

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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