Best of the Canadian Rockies Tour Extension


Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Vancouver

NOTE: This package is designed as a tour extension. As such, it must be purchased in combination with our Alaska Glacier Cruise & USA National Parks 17 Day tour. However, if you wish to purchase this package as a stand-alone tour, please contact us for a quotation.

Tour Highlights:

  • Revel in the unspoiled natural beauty of iconic Banff National Park
  • Reminisce in the tranquil serenity of glacier-fed Lake Louise
  • Lose yourself in the pristine alpine surrounds of Jasper National Park
  • Venture into Grizzly Bear Valley on a jaw-dropping Blue River Safari
  • Tour cosmopolitan Vancouver city, including food lover’s paradise, Granville Island Market

Nexus Holidays' itinerary guarantees the most direct route to the Rocky Mountains, meaning less time driving, more time sightseeing compared to most other competitors' itineraries. Designed for your comfort, this tour extension takes you to the very best of the Rockies, staying centrally in the alpine resort towns of Banff and Jasper.

Pace: Leisurely

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Departures Price Per Person Single Supplement
Contact us for availability From $2,499 $1300


  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Air conditioned motor coach transportation
    • Baggage limit: 1 piece 20kg per person
  • Admissions to attractions & national parks
  • English-speaking tour guide(s)


  • Prepaid tipping: $80pp
  • ESTA US visa waiver (approx US$14pp, required)
  • eTA Canada visa waiver (approx CAD$7pp, required)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenses & anything optional

Stopovers Optional Extension

Los Angeles, San Francisco or Las Vegas 3 Nights Self-Guided

From $750pp

Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States and has cultural attractions that are second to none, whether it’s the Space Shuttle Endeavour, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Getty Center or art galleries and urban art. Los Angeles is also known as the centre of the nation’s film and television industry, not far from its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. During your free time, you may consider enjoying the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

San Francisco is a vibrant & bustling city full of museums, theatres and destination neighbourhoods such as Chinatown, Union Square, and Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco is also home to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Pier 39, all of which are easy to locate in the city. Consider a day trip to award winning wineries in Napa and Sonoma.

Las Vegas is known as Sin City, so get out and explore the dazzling Vegas night life! You can visit the world’s largest hotel – the Palazzo Venetian Mega Centre, see the neon light show on Fremont Street, the Music Fountain at the Bellagio, or the volcano show at Mirage. Many more delights await you – what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, and in your memories!


  • Airfares
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation in a 3-star downtown hotel
  • Airport & hotel shuttle transfers


  • Meals
  • Resort fee payable to hotel upon arrival (approx. USD30/room/day)

Price Guide:

  • Hotel upgrade: 4-star fr $200pp twin share
  • Single supplement: 3-star $250, 4-star $450
Accommodation Guide Los Angeles San Francisco Las Vegas
Standard Hotel The Fullerton Hotel or similar Embassy Hotel or similar Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower or similar
Upgrade Hotel Hilton Anaheim or similar Hilton San Francisco Union Square or similar Park MGM Las Vegas or similar

Tour Admission Package Optional Extension

$420pp $400pp Purchase all admissions and save!

Our admission package adds another dimension to your tour and includes transportation to the venues, taxes, handling & service fees.

  • Banff Gondola $90pp
  • Ice Explorer $140p
  • Glacier Skywalk $60pp
  • River Safari $130pp

Hotel Accommodation Optional Extension

Calgary Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre or similar
Banff Inns of Banff or similar
Jasper The Crimson Jasper or similar
Kamloops The Thompson Hotel & Conference Centre or similar
Vancouver La Quinta Inn Vancouver Airport or similar
Fly to Calgary via connecting cities and take a shuttle transfer to your hotel for rest.
Transfer to Banff in the morning and embark on a scenic road trip of breathtaking Banff National Park along the Bow Valley Parkway, between the iconic mountain resort towns Banff and Lake Louise. Marvel at glorious Moraine Lake with a panoramic view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks, followed by a leisurely hike to the Lower Falls of Johnston Canyon. Then stroll along the picturesque shores of Lake Louise, crowned as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Conclude the day with a quick stop at world famous Bow Falls before riding the Banff Gondola (optional at your own expense) to the top of Sulphur Mountain, with breathtaking panoramic views of the Rockies.
Today’s highlight is a jaw-dropping road trip to Jasper National Park. Be prepared to take in the world’s most scenic glaciers, lakes and mountain peaks as we traverse the Icefields Parkway, passing by subalpine forests on the way to the immense Columbia Icefield. Here, embark on a glacier adventure ride aboard the massive Ice Explorer (optional admission at your own expense) snow coach onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier, and experience an exhilarating cliff-edge Glacier Skywalk (optional admission at your own expense). Next is a quick stop at the powerful waterfall of Athabasca Falls before heading into the beautiful alpine town of Jasper.
Step into UNESCO World Heritage Site Mount Robson Provincial Park, home to the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and recognised for its vast natural beauty and mountain landscapes containing rare species, peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, limestone caves, and fossils. Then take off to Blue River for an exciting River Safari (optional admission at your own expense) to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you are likely to witness active wildlife on the riverbank.
Set out on a fun hike at Othello Tunnels, a series of old train tunnels and bridges that cut through the solid granite walls and pass over the wild Coquihalla River near the town of Hope, location of the film ‘Rambo – First Blood’. After lunch, enjoy a mini tour of cosmopolitan Vancouver city, stopping by bustling Granville Island Public Market, a food lover’s paradise. This marks the end of this pre-tour extension. Tomorrow you will cross the border into the United States of America through to the Port of Seattle to embark on your luxury week-long Alaska Glacier Cruise.