April 26 - May 4
April 26 - May 4, 2024
Date: April 26 – May 4, 2024 (9 Days)
Activity Level: Moderate
What’s better than beautiful Victoria in the spring! Meet new friends and enjoy beautiful evenings with a stroll of the harbour, take in some shopping, or just enjoy being outside in the fresh Spring air. You will enjoy a city and area tour, High Tea lunch at beautiful Butchart Gardens among many other attractions and as well as overnight stays in Lake Louise, Kamloops and Sicamous.
- St Albert – St Albert Inn and Suites
- North Edmonton – Lowes/Petro Canada (165 St)
- Sherwood Park – Super 8
- South Edmonton – TBD
- Leduc – Royal Hotel
- Red Deer – Radisson Hotel
- Calgary – Bowridge Petro Canada/McDonalds
Price includes all applicable taxes
Deposit required: $200.00/perspm
Final payment due : March 22, 2024
Pricing is based on room occupancy.
Rates are for the departure date specified above.
- Transportation on an air-conditioned, washroom-equipped motorcoach
- Services of an experienced Pro Tours Tour Director & Professional Driver
- Onboard entertainment
- Free time in Banff
- Natural Bridge in Field
- Kicking Horse Pass
- Rogers Pass
- Revelstoke Railway Museum
- Ice Cream at Dutchman Dairy
- Ferry crossings as indicated
- Locally guided Victoria & area city tour
- Up island tour
- Butchart Gardens including High Tea lunch
- Kilby Historic Site show and lunch
- Sightseeing and admissions as outlined in the itinerary
- Free day to do as you choose in Victoria
- Miles of Smiles
- Meals not specified
- Gratuity for your Tour Director
- Gratuity for your Driver
- Gratuity for Step-on Guides
Tour Details by Day
Meals Included: Welcome Dinner
Your Victoria Vacation will start in St. Albert and continue to Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Red Deer and then Calgary, the final pickup location and where we will have a short lunch break. We will then wind our way into Banff and make a short stop with free time to meander through the charming townsite, with its quaint shops and stores that line its streets. Lake Louise will be our final destination for today. You will have the opportunity to view and take some photos of the lake as we will make a brief stop at the Chateau Lake Louise before we check in at the Lake Louise Inn. Enjoy an included welcome dinner this evening as you meet your fellow travelers.
Meals Included: Breakfast
This morning we will turn off at Field and stop at the Natural Bridge, an impressive natural rock formation that spans the flow of the Kicking Horse River west of Field. We then journey on to Golden where we will witness the engineering marvel of construction where they have four laned from Ten Mile hill down into Golden. A truly remarkable improvement to this section of Trans Canada highway. We will then traverse the Rogers Pass, through many snow sheds and on down to Revelstoke. In Revelstoke after lunch a visit to the Revelstoke Railway Museum will give the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s construction and operation in western Canada’s mountain region. We will have a special treat in Sicamous after leaving Revelstoke and then finish our day in Kamloops.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Today we will head south on the Coquihalla, stopping at Kilby Historic Site. Located near the junction of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, the Kilby Historic Site stands as the only reminder of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills, British Columbia, Canada. We will be treated to a delicious lunch and then step back in time and enjoy a show and a leisurely self guided tour of the Kilby Historic Site with its magnificent 1906 General Store Museum. Visitors will view a fascinating gallery of product packaging dating back to the 1920s and 1930s. Don’t miss the intriguing artifacts in the heritage Post Office and Manchester House Hotel; both were an integral part of the Harrison Mills community at the turn of the twentieth century. Then we will make our way to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal where we will embark on an hour-and-a-half journey across the Strait of Georgia, to the Swartz Bay Terminal on Vancouver Island. We will make a grocery stop on the way to our all-suites Hotel the Chateau Victoria where you can get settled in your spacious suite for the next 5 evenings.
Meals Included: None
Today you will have a local guided city tour which will conveniently end at lunch time for you to enjoy on your own. You have the whole afternoon free to discover the harbor now that our guide has pointed out the best places to visit and see. This gives you ample time to explore the inner harbor or check out some of the shops on Government Street. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the jacuzzi or dip in the pool before dinner.
Below are some attractions you may be interested in booking in your spare time.
Cabs are available at all times from the lobby, some attractions have complimentary transfers.
Victoria Carriage Tours 1-250-383-2207 A Taste of Victoria Food Tours 250-893-9815
BC Whale Tours 250-590-5030 Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Tours 250-384-8008
Hop On Hop Off City Tours 250-385-6553 Craigdarroch Castle 250-592-5323
Government House 250-387-2080 Royal BC Museum 250-356-7226
Tea at the Empress 250-389-2727 Harbour Air Seaplanes 250-384-2215
Meals Included: None
This last day of April is an entire day free on your own. Choose from many options listed on the previous day or just spend the day wandering around the inner harbor. With so much to see and do you will not be short on activities or just choose to relax by the pool with a good book, or a game of cards with old or new friends.
Meals Included: None
Embark on an optional exciting day of sightseeing as we make our way up the island. We begin our journey by leaving Victoria in the morning. Grab a coffee and a snack to kickstart your day and board the coach for many exciting sights. Our first stop is Duncan, known as the “City of Totems.” Take a stroll through the downtown area to see the impressive collection of totem poles. We then head further North to Chemainus, famous for its outdoor murals depicting the town’s history. Enjoy the vibrant street art and perhaps pick up some local crafts. The next stop is Nanaimo where you can enjoy lunch on your own and time to browse around. Then we will head west toward Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park. Marvel at the enormous Douglas fir and red cedar trees, some of which are over 800 years old. After being mesmerized by these giants we will make our way back to Victoria where you will enjoy the evening on your own
Meals Included: Lunch (High Tea)
This morning we will visit Butchart Gardens where you can stroll at your own pace through all of the fifty acres of floral gardens. Rising in the center, a limestone mound offers a lookout point of the Sunken Garden, while the paths wind past the graceful Ross Fountain and peaceful Bog Garden. After wandering around the expansive gardens and working up an appetite we will all gather for included High Tea with Savoury sandwiches and delicacies, English trifle, Signature house scones, and house-made sweets. After tea, we will make our way back to the Chateau Victoria where you have the remainder of the day free again on the inner harbor.
Meals Included: Farewell Dinner
Our journey today will take us back across to the mainland via another scenic ferry crossing. With a different route and new scenery our destination for today will be in Sicamous where you will enjoy an included homestyle farewell dinner.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Today our tour will include scenic drives along the South Thompson River, the Shuswap Lakes to Salmon Arm, and along the south shores of Salmon Arm Lake into the North Shuswap. We will then follow the Eagle River as it winds its way through the valley leading us to Three Valley Gap Lake where we will stop at Three Valley Lake Chateau for a Ghost Town tour and lunch. Today’s journey will continue through the mountains, past Revelstoke, and end in Golden for the evening.