Western Canada and Inside Passage Norwegian Cruise
The shared history of western Canada and Alaska is as intertwined and connected as their geographies, yet they endure and thrive as distinctive and unique cultures and destinations. Discover the iconic Rocky Mountain vistas of Banff, the stark beauty of the British Columbia interior and the magnificently developed Whistler village and metropolis of Vancouver. Board a fabulous cruising vessel and depart for the Alaskan wilds along the stunning Inside Passage. Watch the massive cliffs of ice move and shear off the Sawyer Glacier and explore the culturally rich communities of Juneau and Ketchikan. Arrive back in the welcome waters of Seattle with a wealth of memories and a greater appreciation of the people and landscapes of western North America.
Day 1 - ARRIVAL IN CALGARY 
Arrive at Calgary’s International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. After an individual check-in, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city, famous for its annual Stampede. The tour director will contact you in the late afternoon. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 2 - CALGARY TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK/ CANMORE
This morning we set out to meet fellow travellers at breakfast before we tour the sights of Calgary. We admire such modern and historic landmarks as the Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary and the skyscrapers of the commercial district. Leaving Calgary behind we set our sights on the Rocky Mountains, which can already be seen, far off in the distance.Experience the majesty of the mountains as we first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park. We tour the region around Banff amidst snow-capped peaks, sparkling glaciers and emerald green lakes and see landmark Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain. Overnight in Canmore. Full Canadian breakfast included.

Day 3 - CANMORE/ BANFF NATIONAL PARK
The entire day is at leisure to tour Banff and browse through the many boutiques and specialty shops along Banff Avenue. An optional full-day tour is offered to the Columbia Icefield. The tour starts with a visit to Lake Louise, followed by a scenic drive to the world famous Icefields Parkway. At the spectacular Columbia Icefield we board an Ice Explorer vehicle that will take us onto the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier for an incredible and unique sightseeing experience. Alternately, you may also take an optional 12-minute helicopter sightseeing tour of the Spray Lakes and Spray Valley. The flight path takes you over the forested slopes of Mount Buller offering a dramatic view of the shale patterns and rocky outcroppings of the surrounding mountains of the Goat Range. Overnight in Canmore. Continental breakfast included.

Day 4- CANMORE TO KAMLOOPS
Our drive today is on the famed Trans-Canada Highway, following a route charted by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid 1800s. We continue our tour of the Canadian parks system as we cross the jagged Kicking Horse Pass into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park. From the highway, we are treated to a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams. One awe-inspiring landscape follows another en route to Glacier National Park. We continue through the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges to the rugged interior town of Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. Continental breakfast included.

Day 5-  KAMLOOPS TO WHISTLER
We can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when we drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. An optional Floatplane Sightseeing Tour over Garibaldi Park gives you an inspiring view of a natural preserve of volcanic peaks, alpine lakes and meadows. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Whistler. Continental breakfast included.

Day 6- WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER
We drive south along the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway through a dramatic landscape of jagged fjords and glaciated mountain peaks. We leave the countryside behind and explore the metropolis of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour. Highlights include Stanley Park, Prospect Point, English Bay, historic Gastown, bustling Chinatown and much more. The afternoon is free to discover more of this coastal gem. Overnight in Vancouver. Continental breakfast included.

Day 7- WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER
The Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains form the backdrop to your day at leisure in Vancouver. You might want to do some shopping down on Robson Street, relax in Vancouver’s playground Stanley Park or stroll through the markets of Granville Island. If you prefer to explore the outdoors, take a gondola ride to the summit of Grouse Mountain. You can also go on an optional full-day tour to Victoria, the charming provincial capital that is proud of her maritime heritage. See the beautiful 19th century landmarks and enjoy its lively atmosphere. Before taking the ferry back to Vancouver, you will visit Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. Overnight in Vancouver. Full Canadian breakfast included.

Day 8- VANCOUVER TO SEATTLE/ ON BOARD SHIP
Today after breakfast you transfer from Vancouver and travel south across the Canada/United States border into Washington state and its bustling capital, Seattle. Checking in to the arrivals desk on board, you settle in for an evening at shore aboard the ship. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the restaurants, lounges, pools and other available amenities. Overnight on board ship. Continental breakfast included.

Day 9- CRUISING THE INSIDE PASSAGE
As the ship sets sail and departs for its leisurely journey up the Pacific coast, spend some time in one of the viewing lounges to watch the subtle changes in the shoreline as it transitions into the more rugged and broken combination of rock and old growth timber characteristic of the northwest. Overnight on board ship. Full board included.

Day 10- KETCHIKAN
This first port of the cruise is the small village of Ketchikan. Taken from the aboriginal Tlingit Iname, Kach Khanna (spread wings of the eagle), the area is known for its high concentration of nesting eagles. Spend some time on deck and chances are you will see one of these magnificent birds perched atop a Sitka tree. Thanks to its abundant rainfall, Ketchikan is surrounded by some of the world’s most lush wilderness. Overnight on board ship. Full board included.

Day 11-  SAWYER GLACIER/JUNEAU 
Today we cruise to the cliffs of the Sawyer Glacier towering above the icy waters. The adjacent Hubbard Glacier dominates the landscape, and in season the humpback whales can be seen feeding and playing in the waters of Icy Strait Point. We arrive in Juneau, a hub for outdoor adventure and observing marine wildlife. The areas around town offer spectacular glacier viewing from such places as Tracy Arm Fjord, the Juneau Icefields and Glacier Bay National Park. Overnight on board ship. Full board included.

Day 12-  SKAGWAY
Continuing along the coastline, we arrive in the historic boomtown of Skagway. During the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1800’s this remote town along the Inside Passage grew from a few tents to a city of 20,000 gold seekers. Echoes of those days can be heard along Skagway’s charming boardwalk lined with buildings that replicate the style and purpose of their historic inspirations. Overnight on board ship. Full board included.

Day 13- CRUISING THE INSIDE PASSAGE
Today the ship begins its journey back south along the British Columbia coast. Take some time to relax on deck, or perhaps try your luck at the onboard casino. The pools are always warm and inviting and the available spa services (at additional cost) offer an afternoon of escape and relaxation. Overnight on board ship. Full board included.

Day 14- VICTORIA
Victoria is a sight to behold from the water, the beautiful boardwalks of the Inner Harbour providing an oceanfront playground for visitors. Take some time and go ashore to enjoy the fresh food markets, restaurants and art galleries of this city that retains much of its British heritage. Overnight on board ship. Full board included.

Day 15- SEATTLE/VANCOUVER-END OF TOUR 
Arrive back in Seattle, check out and disembark the ship. Take your scheduled transfer from Seattle to Vancouver International Airport. Breakfast included.



Day

Name

City

1

Sandman Hotel City Centre Calgary

Calgary

2

Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre

Banff National Park/Canmore

3

Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre

Banff National Park/Canmore

4

Ramada Kamloops

Kamloops

5

Whistler Village nn & Suites or Holiday Inn Whistler

Whistler

6

Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

Vancouver

7

Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

Vancouver

8

On board the Norwegian Jewel

Seattle

9

On board the Norwegian Jewel

Cruising Inside Passage

10

On board the Norwegian Jewel

Ketchikan(at anchor)

11

On board the Norwegian Jewel

Cruising

12

On board the Norwegian Jewel

At anchor

13

On board the Norwegian Jewel

Cruising Inside Passage

14

On board the Norwegian Jewel

Victoria

15


Seattle/End of Tour

• Banff sightseeing tour
• Calgary sightseeing tour
• Vancouver sightseeing tour
• 7 night / 8 day cruise from Vancouver to the Sawyer Glacier and Skagway, Alaska. Returning to Seattle
• Meals: 8 breakfasts Days 2 – 8; Full board days 9 to 15 starting with dinner on Day 9 and ending with breakfast on Day 15
• Transportation by modern tour coach
• Transfer from Vancouver to Seattle Cruise Terminal on Day 8
• Transfer from Seattle Cruise Terminal to Vancouver Airport on Day 15
•  Experienced tour driver
• Jonview tour director Days 1 - 7
• Moderate hotel accommodation
• Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
• Provincial Taxes and Federal GST, less tour package rebate