Icons of Western Canada & Alaskan Cruise

Discover Alaska's mighty fjords, a Rocky Mountains train journey & Canada's gigantic glaciers on a 22 day luxury tour from Victoria to Vancouver.

22 Days
Victoria to Vancouver
From (NZD)
$ 14,035
$ 13,285
Dates & Pricing

2020 Victoria > Vancouver

A land larger than life

Things don’t get much greater than the Rocky Mountains, which tower over northwestern America. As you’ll discover, everything in this part of the world is monumental in scale.
Wind your way through the Rocky Mountains by train, admiring local wildlife and the immense firs that grace the route, before venturing into Alaska’s mighty fjords. This is a part of the world that’s as vast as it is beautiful. Gigantic glaciers, expansive plains, peaks that will take your breath away and predators that inspire awe – there’s nothing small about the great American North, or about the impression it will leave on you.

22 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.

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

    Celebrate tonight at a welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Victoria > Butchart Gardens

    Explore the spectacular Butchart Gardens.

    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.

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

    Choose from a selection of restaurants in Whistler.

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Whistler

    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. Two night stay Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    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

    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. Reach Lake Louise, a true natural wonder, and the opulent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise where you’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay in a stunning lakeview room.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Lake Louise

    For the early-riser or the budding photographer, set a sunrise wake-up call to capture the stunning colours painted across the mountain, lake and glacier outside your window.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lake Louise > Banff

    Small town charm nestled in stunning mountain scenery greets you in Banff. Settle into your two night Special Stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs, where you’ll enjoy a fabulous mountain or valley view room.

    Choose from a range of restaurants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Banff

    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. In July, you can also take a day trip to the famous Calgary Stampede. 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.

    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

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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 – cruising Alaska, the last frontier.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Vancouver > Alaskan Cruise

    Join your Cruise Director for a luxurious seven night Alaskan voyage on board Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam or ms Volendam in a Verandah Stateroom.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Scenic Cruising

    Celebrate your first day at sea with a festive lunch, then settle back and relax with a book or explore the ship’s facilities, restaurants and lounges.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Juneau

    Alaska’s charming state capital is only accessible by air or sea, so go ahead and explore knowing you’ll never get lost.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Skagway

    Take a stroll into the past. Historic shop facades, wooden boardwalks and echoes of the gold rush
    typify Skagway, the gateway of the Klondike Gold Rush.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Glacier Bay

    A National Park Service Ranger will interpret the natural wonders you see in this spectacular area.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Ketchikan

    Alaska’s last port of call is Ketchikan, known as the ‘salmon capital of the world’. Be sure to sample some fresh local fare while you’re in town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Scenic Cruising

    Continue cruising south then celebrate your Canadian and Alaskan escapade with a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Vancouver

    Arrive in Vancouver for your onward or homeward bound journey (please book flight to depart after 2pm). If your international flight departs after 5pm, take advantage of our hospitality lounge at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. We’ll be sorry to say goodbye after a wonderful journey.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • 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
  • Embark on a wildlife spotting expedition in search of Banff’s magnificent beasts
  • 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

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Stays at the exclusive Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Verandah Staterooms on board your cruise
  • GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer
  • View rooms in Lake Louise and Banff
  • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 34 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 43 meals – 21 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by expert local Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Luxury group touring with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability