Icons of Western Canada & Knight Inlet

18 Days
Victoria to Vancouver
From (AUD)
$ 16,295
$ 15,545
Dates & Pricing

2021 Victoria > Vancouver

A rendezvous with Mother Nature

From learning intriguing bear facts from a local bear expert, to witnessing the movement of celestial bodies in Jasper National Park’s Dark Sky Preserve, feel closer to nature than ever before on this unforgettable itinerary.
From its orcas to its glacial icefields, experience the great outdoors of Canada in truly all-inclusive luxury. Our signature Scenic Special Stays and a two-day journey aboard one of world’s most iconic train journeys – the Rocky Mountaineer – will ensure you enjoy the best of both worlds. Set foot on an actual glacier, wake up to the ‘diamond in the wilderness’ during your Scenic Special Stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and observe majestic grizzly bears up close during your stay at the quaint Knight Inlet – a beautiful floating lodge so remote, you need a floatplane to access it.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
RPKI
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Victoria
Return City:
Vancouver

Selected Itinerary

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Victoria

    Your journey into wonder begins with an exclusive two night Special Stay at Victoria’s iconic The Fairmont Empress. 

    Enrich

    On a photowalk designed for Scenic guests, learn tips and tricks to capture the perfect shot on your mobile device. Prepare to capture the majesty of the natural wonders and unique sights.

    Celebrate tonight at a welcome dinner. 

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens.

    Freechoice

    Look out for Orcas on a whale watching cruise by Zodiac or cruise boat. Alternatively, indulge in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress or explore Victoria on a walking tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Victoria > Whistler

    Cross Georgia Strait by ferry. Visit Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler.

    Enrich

    Join renowned Black bear expert researcher Michael Allen for an enlightening session about these extraordinary creatures.

    Enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

    Floatplane flight  - Soar over Georgia Strait on an optional floatplane flight to Whistler (additional expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Whistler

    Freechoice

    Whistler is an outdoor adventure playground. You might choose to soar above Whistler on a helicopter flight, enjoy the view by Zipline or Peak 2 Peak Gondola or take a mountain adventure tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Whistler > Sun Peaks

    Drive to the alpine village of Sun Peaks where you’ll stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel. Scenic guests have exclusive access to the Summit Lounge, a quiet haven where you can relax and enjoy incredible views. There’s even a telescope and binoculars for wildlife spotting. Later, you will be treated to a special indigenous-inspired feast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Sun Peaks > Jasper

    After breakfast in the private Summit Lounge, travel to Jasper via Mt Robson, the Rockies’ highest peak. Enjoy a two night stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Enrich

    Jasper National Park is one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves. Join astronomers from Jasper Planetarium for a breathtaking Dark Sky Experience and an exclusive twilight supper.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Jasper

    Freechoice

    Don your leathers and hit the open road in a Harley Davidson™ sidecar, go rafting down the Athabasca River or boating on Maligne Lake. Alternatively, take a scenic drive around Jasper’s stunning lakes and explore Maligne Canyon or ride the Jasper SkyTram.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Icefields Parkway > Lake Louise

    Drive along one of the most famous roads in the world, the Icefields Parkway, then take an ‘Ice Explorer’ onto the Athabasca Glacier. Visit Lake Louise, a true natural wonder, and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where you’ll enjoy an overnight Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room.

    Freechoice Dining

    Enjoy a choice of restaurants at your hotel tonight, from fine to casual dining.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. 

    Enrich

    Meet a retired member of the Mounties for an insight into their role in Canadian history and the country today.

    Settle into your two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Banff

    Freechoice

    Choose to ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for awe-inspiring views of Bow Valley or take a helicopter flight over the Three Sisters Peaks. Alternatively, enjoy a Bow River float trip, take a guided nature hike, rejuvenate in relaxing mineral pools or head into the mountains by wagon for a cowboy cookout lunch.
    Whichever activity you choose, you’re sure to be swept away by Banff National Park, the first national park established in Canada and a World Heritage-listed Site.

    Enrich

    Head out at dusk on a unique wildlife spotting experience in search of Banff’s magnificent beasts including deer, elk, caribou and the elusive Grizzly bear.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Rocky Mountaineer > Kamloops

    The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic rail journeys in the world, and you’ll relish your two days of GoldLeaf Service. Enjoy this ultimate treat for the senses, as you carve through the otherwise inaccessible terrain of the Rocky Mountains in luxurious comfort. Gaze in awe through the glass-dome windows as you soak up the magnificent scenery stretching as far as the eye can see. Savour delectable delights and sip on local beer and wine in the company of your newfound friends. You don’t have to be an engineer to delight in the ingenious construction of the spiral tunnels you’ll venture through. Tonight, stay at a Kamloops hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Rocky Mountaineer > Vancouver

    View the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers from your glass-dome carriage. Later, you’ll arrive at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you’ll be comfortably appointed for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  13. Day 13 - Vancouver

    Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park as it opens early, exclusively for Scenic guests. Be the first to wander among the glistening morning dew of the rainforest, before the crowds arrive. Later, a sightseeing tour will showcase Vancouver’s hidden treasures. Tonight, join your Tour Director and fellow adventurers for a celebratory dinner as you farewell Canada and prepare for the next part of your journey in Knight Inlet. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Vancouver > Campbell River

    Board your flight from Vancouver to Campbell River, situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island. After checking into the Comfort Inn & Suites for the night, explore the town.  
    Get a taste of the wonders in store as you stroll along Discovery Pier and look out over the views of Discovery Passage, Quadra Island and the Coast Mountain Range on British Columbia’s mainland.

    Arrangements for Campbell River & Knight Inlet are independent and not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Campbell River > Knight Inlet

    Take a floatplane flight to Glendale Cove, Knight Inlet and check into your two-night stay at Knight Inlet – a beautiful floating lodge. Embark on a bear viewing adventure at Glendale Cove, home to one of the largest concentrations of the majestic grizzly bear in British Columbia. Break for lunch at the lodge before heading back in search of more bears followed by a sightseeing cruise. Enjoy the opportunity to spot splendid wildlife like seals, sea lions and dolphins and take in the magnificent scenery of thundering waterfalls, ancient glaciers and towering mountains. Return to your lodge for a delicious dinner with wine and a presentation about the native wildlife you witnessed during the day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Knight Inlet

    Take a therapeutic walk within the temperate rainforest of the beautiful Kwalate River Valley. You could also take a guided 
    tracking tour to learn more about the intriguing world of bears. And if you still haven’t had your fill of the beautiful beast, go on another bear viewing adventure before dinner, either by boat in spring or from the viewing platforms in summer. This is your chance to capture unforgettable photographs of your trip. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Knight Inlet Campbell River > Vancouver

    Enjoy more opportunities for bear viewing by boat or sea kayak. Later fly back to Vancouver via Campbell River. Overnight accommodation at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Vancouver

    Your wondrous journey comes to an end as you transfer to Vancouver airport. 

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Highlights
  • Join astronomers from Jasper Planetarium for an exclusive Dark Sky Experience
  • Learn photography tips to capture the wonders you’ll see on your journey on your mobile device
  • Meet a retired member of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Join Whistler local legend and Black bear expert Michael Allen as he takes you into the world of these extraordinary creatures
  • Experience the remote Knight Inlet Lodge, Canada’s acclaimed grizzly bear viewing destination

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Experience the remote Knight Inlet Lodge, Canada’s acclaimed grizzly bear viewing destination
  • Stays at the exclusive range of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • Lakeview room in Lake Louise
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 34 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 5 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 30 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
  • Days 1 to 14 are escorted by an expert local Tour Director
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability