Welcome to Toronto, Canada's largest city. Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
This morning, travel to Niagara Falls, one of the largest falls in the world. See the Canadian and American sides as you cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Back in Toronto, experience the sights and history of this multicultural city.
Drive along Lake Ontario to Kingston, a city known for its grand 19th century limestone buildings. Embark on a river cruise through the Thousand Islands National Park area of the St. Lawrence River. Listen to your crew as they point out beautiful historic mansions on the Canadian and American sides and recount fascinating historical tales. Later, make your way to Ottawa, Canada's beautiful capital city.
Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Ottawa. View the city's most famous landmarks, the rest of the day is free.
Entering the French-speaking province of Quebec, you'll notice the change in language and traditions. Arrive in Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back to 1608, the city has retained its fortified colonial core.
Join a Local Specialist on an exploration of Old Quebec, the historic heart of French Canada. View the famous turreted Chateau Frontenac, the imposing Citadelle and the historic Plains of Abraham. The afternoon and evening are free.
This morning, your Iconic Breakfast is served at Erabliere le Chemin du Roy, a Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack), where you'll learn how maple syrup is made and turned into various other maple products. Travel through the French Canadian countryside to Montreal, Canada's liveliest city. An orientation tour with a Local Specialist includes the sights of Old Montreal with its Old Port, Place Jacques Cartier, the shopping district and Notre Dame Cathedral. The evening is free.
Today, travel from lively Montreal back to Toronto.
Transfer to Toronto Pearson International Airport for your flight to Calgary. On arrival in Calgary, you will be transferred to your hotel.Please note, the flight from Toronto to Calgary is not included in the tour price and requires separate purchase. It may be included as part of some international air tickets.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Calgary. Stroll through downtown Calgary or take a ride up the Calgary Tower, one of the highest 360° observation decks in the world. Consider exploring Heritage Park Historical Village, where costumed interpreters entertain and educate guests about the social, economic and cultural affairs of Western Canada's early development.
Take a short orientation tour of Calgary before starting the spectacular journey to Banff. Soon, the majestic peaks of the Rockies come into view. A sightseeing tour takes you along Tunnel Mountain Drive. View Cascade Mountain, Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls and other natural attractions like the surreal hoodoos-strange rock pillars twisted by millions of years of wind.
Today, explore the area at your leisure. Take an exhilarating optional helicopter flightseeing tour, a ride up to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff gondola or a more in-depth exploration of Banff National Park and the surrounding wilderness including world-famous Lake Louise and stunning Moraine Lake.
Drive along the Icefields Parkway, offering one of the world's most spectacular mountain landscapes as you follow the backbone of the Canadian Rockies. Keep your camera ready as you look for wandering wildlife. Stop at Peyto Lake, marvelling at the beautiful azure-blue glacial waters. See the Columbia Icefield, the largest in the Rockies, covering an area of over 200 square miles (322 kilometres) with depths of over 1,000 feet (304 metres). Ride aboard a giant Ice Explorer across the Athabasca Glacier for a closer inspection of this massive glacier. Other stops along this beautiful highway include Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake and Athabasca Falls. Arrive in charming Jasper for a brief orientation tour.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The beauty of the area will leave you breathless. Optional activities abound-from a gentle float trip^ on the scenic Athabasca River to a wilderness hike to view the glacier on Mount Edith Cavell, or a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island. Your Travel Director is on hand to help you plan your day.
See more of Jasper National Park and enjoy views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Along the way, see breathtaking waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, lush alpine meadows and sweeping forests before reaching Kamloops.
Pass through the charming town of Hope before boarding a ferry bound for Victoria. Enjoy picturesque views of the many islands dotting the Strait of Georgia before docking at Swartz Bay. Arrive in the charming city of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. An introductory sightseeing tour of the city takes you along the waterfront district, past the Parliament Buildings and Government Street, through Beacon Hill Park and along the waterfront.
This morning, enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at world-famous Butchart Gardens in the Blue Poppy Restaurant where light pours in through skylights and large windows face the gardens. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the many delights Victoria has to offer. Perhaps take a whale-watching^ cruise along the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca for the best views of the whales and fantastic photo opportunities.
Travel to Vancouver by ferry. Vancouver is one of the world's most naturally beautiful cities with its picturesque harbour. See historic Gastown, the city's oldest neighbourhood, designated a National Historical Site. See Chinatown and stop at Stanley Park with its famous collection of totem poles and lovely views from Prospect Point.
You will be dropped off at Canada Place to board the ms Volendam. Your ship sails at 4:30 p.m., passing below Vancouver's spectacular Lion's Gate suspension bridge.
Today is your first full day at sea and there's plenty of time to take in the amazing scenery of the Inside Passage.
Nestled between high granite walls, the narrow slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest. No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. Here, you can shop, kayak, dogsled or raft.
Aspiring Klondike gold rushers set up shop as provisioners here, the largest city in Alaska by the end of the 19th century. The glory days still reverberate through the town.
Glacier Bay National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects a unique ecosystem of plants and animals living in an ever-changing glacial landscape. Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than any place else in the world.
Ketchikan clutches the shores of the Tongass Narrows, with many shops and houses built out over the water. The vibe is cheerful in the town that calls itself the "Salmon Capital of the World."
Your last full day is spent at sea, returning through the Inside Passage.
Sail back into Vancouver Harbour this morning. Your cruise comes to an end in Vancouver between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Cruise Fees, Taxes and Tips: These compulsory charges are levied by the cruise line and are comprised of a Non-Commissionable Fare, Hotel Service Charges (cruise tips), Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses. See Terms and Conditions for details.
Full payment for Land and Cruise is required 80 days prior to departure.
Guaranteed Room Share not available when combining land and cruise.
Single and triple cruise staterooms are on request basis only.