PROGRAMMA WEST-CANADA TOUR 2019
PROGRAMMA WEST-CANADA TOUR 2019
PROGRAMMA WEST-CANADA TOUR 2019: September 2019. Vlucht met Air Transat van SCHIPHOL( Amsterdam- NL) tot CALGARY (AB- CANADA)- DAY 1: BRUSSEL- CALGARY (D): Arrival in Calgary at 02.10 p.m (local time) Flight AIR TRANSAT TS 335- check-in SANDMAN . Free time to visit Downtown. Day 2: CALGARY- CALGARY (B, L, D): Visit of CALGARY: (Local Guide Marina to show us arround) Drive to the Bell Hockey Centre for a photostop (skyline Calgary) Short visit of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Park- Scotiabank Saddledome. Canada Olympic Parc (C.O.P.)- Olympic Hall of fame (not inside) Olympic Hockey Centre.
Olympic Oval- University of Calgary.
Eau Claire Market- walking over the bridge to the park of Princes Island. Lunch at the Barley Mill Restaurant, 201, Barclay Parade SW Calgary, AB, T2P 4R3, Tel. 403 290 1500. After lunch visit of the Heritage Park Living Museum – visit of the Gasoline Alley and the park with local guide. Dinner at the CALGARY TOWER (Revolving Dining Room) DAY 3: BANFF- EMERALD LAKE- BANFF (B, L, D,): Drive from Calgary to Banff. Visit of Lake Minniwanka. Visit of Johnston Canyon Lunch in Banff. Free time in BANFF. Afternoon : Banff National Park- Kicking Horse Pass – The Spiral Tunnels- Natural Bridge - Yoho National Park- Field- Emerald Lake- Dinner in the Banf area.
DAY 4: BANFF- BANFF (B, L, D): Early morning visit of Moraine Lake Visit of Lake Louise- Chatêau Lake Louise.
Lunch in Chateau Lake Louise. After lunch walking arround the Lake. Back to Banff -Visit of the Sulphur Mountain. Late afternoon visit Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and view point Hodoo’s. DAY 5: BANFF- SUNWAPTA FALLS (B, L, D): Continue the Tour from Banff, short stop at Hector Lake, visit of Bow Lake and Peyto Lake, Icefield Parkway. Saskatchewan River Crossing- Arrival at the Athabasca Glacier (Visitor’s Centre). Lunch at the Restaurant of the Visitor’s Centre (Self Buffet).
After lunch drive to the Glacier with the SNOCOACH- of BREWSTER TRANSPORTATION.
Continue to the SUNWAPTA FALLS – visit of the FALLS – Dinner (BBQ) , some information from a Park Ranger about Wild Life. DAY 6: SUNWAPTA FALLS- JASPER (B, L, D): Continue from Sunwapta Falls to Jasper. Stop at the Athabasca Falls. Drive to Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake – Before or after LUNCH( Maligne Lake Lodge & Gift Shop) Cruise to Spirit Island(advanced rate 67 CAD/p) Drive back to Jasper to visit the city. DAY 7: JASPER- CLEARWATER (B, L, D): Continue to Mt. Robson Visitor’s Centre. Stop to have a view of Mt.Robson (3954m). Via VALEMOUNT – Lunch with soup and enough sandwiches at the restaurant of BW Valemount Inn & Suites.
Continue to CLEARWATER.
Visit of the Spahats Falls (61m) and the Helmcken Falls (137m) at Wells Gray Provincial Park. DAY 8: CLEARWATER- KAMLOOPS- VERNON- KELOWNA (B, L, D): Continue our tour to Kamloops and VERNON. Visit of the DAVISON ORCHARDS COUNTRY VILLAGE, 3111, Davison Road VERNON, BC, V1H 1A2- Tel. 1-250-549-3266. Afterwards a visit to the O’ KEEFE HISTORIC RANCH, 9380, HWY 97, VERNON, BC, V1H 1W9, Tel. 250.542.7868. Lunch (Buffet) at the O’KEEFE HISTORIC RANCH, followed by a guided tour in the Cornelius O’ Keefe House - free visit to see the other historic buildings at the Ranch. In the late afternoon visit to a Winery along the OKANAGAN LAKE and VALLEY.
For example GRAY MONK ESTATE WINERY or another one, for tasting some wines. Afterwards drive to KNOX MOUNTAINPARK to have a nice view of the city KELOWNA and OKANAGAN LAKE.
DAY 9: KELOWNA- MERRIT- CACHE CREEK- LILLOOET- WHISTLER (B, L, D,):
KELOWNA, short stop the City Park (Veendampark- Ogopogo) Via Hwy 97c to MERRIT (Coffee stop at the visitorscenter). We follow the 97c to CACHE CREEK and via Hwy 99 to LILLOOET. Photo stop at the Historic bridge – FRASER RIVER. Continue to Whistler, Check-in at the CRYSTAL LODGE, 4154, Village Green, WHISTLER Free visit of Whistler city. DAY 10: WHISTLER- NANAIMO- CHEMAINUS- DUNCAN- VICTORIA (B, L, D,): SEA to SKY HWY (HWY99) to SQUAMISH. Up to HORSE SHOE BAY -arrival time 09.40 à 09.50.
B.C. FERRY (1h.50’) to NANAIMO- VANCOUVER ISLAND. Arrival time 12.15. Drive to the LIGHTHOUSE BISTRO PUB, for our lunch, address: 50 Anchor Way, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5L5, ph.1-250. 754. 3212 www.lighthouse-bistro.com. After lunch up to CHEMAINUS, 03.30 p.m. till 05.00 p.m. free visit of the 41 wall paintings into the town.
Optional evening walk with guide Ludwig (Luke) – Harboursite. DAY 11: VICTORIA- VICTORIA (B, L, D): After breakfast visit of VICTORIA. Guided visit of the Parliament Buildings, walking tour along the Harbour, China town, Shoppingstreets, the Empress Hotel, Crystal Gardens and Thunderbird Park. Lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Back to the hotel have a wash and brush-up. 02.30 p.m.- 05.00 p.m. Visit of the Royal British Columbia Museum, 675, Bellevile St, Victoria, BC, V8W 9W2, Tel.1- 250- 356- 7226.
DAY 12: VICTORIA- VANCOUVER (B, L, D): Visit of BUTCHART GARDENS – arrival time 09.25 a.m.
12.00 a.m. Lunch at the ‘BLUE POPPY’ – Butchart Gardens. 02.00 p.m continue our tour to SWARTZ BAY – cross over with the BC FERRY, via Gulf Islands to TSAWWASSEN (Vancouver). DAY 13: VANCOUVER- VANCOUVER (B, L, D): After breakfast guided Tour with GABY. Visit of STANLEY PARK with BROCTON OVAL, BROCKTON POINT, PROSPECT POINT, LION BRIDGE, GASTOWN, MAPLE TREE SQUARE (photostop), STEAMCLOCK (photostop), CANADA PLACE (stop). Drive along China Town, B.C. Place Stadium to Granville Island.
Lunch at Granville Island and visit to the market. Continue our tour to CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE (visit).
Afterwards to GROUSE MOUNTAIN (lower station) 04.45 p.m. – 06.00 p.m. walking tour at Grouse Mountain. DAY 14: VANCOUVER- AMSTERDAM- BRUSSELS (B): Late Breakfast, Transfer to the AIRPORT -Arrival time 11.00 a.m. Lunch at their own. Flight AIR TRANSAT TS 954 -VANCOUVER (YVR)- CALGARY (YYC) at 02.45 p.m. Arrival time at CALGARY (YYC) 05.10 p.m. Flight CALGARY (YYC) TS 334, 06.20 p.m. Arrival time AMSTERDAM (AMS- NL) at 11.15 a.m. DAY 15: AMSTERDAM- BRUSSELS: Arrival time flight TS 334 – 11.15 a.m.
with coach from A’DAM to BELGIUM. Ludwig (Luke) VANDENBUSSCHE Belgian Tourleader - Guide for CANADA Ph. +32 51 50 37 09 Cell phone: + 32 498 73 34 32. e- mail: