Discover nature at its most enchanting in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The Canadian Rockies are the northern section of the mountain range that runs the length of North America. Exploring the Rockies is a phenomenal experience of exhilarating natural beauty, forests and lakes, jagged mountain tops, glaciers and snowy plains, mountainside towns and villages, testimonies of volcanic activity, cascading waterfalls – and even bears! Visit the most beautiful national parks in all of North America: Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise. And finally, enjoy the panoramic beauty that is Vancouver, the world’s most desirable city.
Arrival to Vancouver airport (YVR). Transfer by yourself to the hotel. Meet the tour leader at the hotel.
Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island and Victoria, home to fashionable tearooms and old English charm. Though the wooden fort is long gone, Bastion Square welcomes visitors with lovely architecture and a bustling market. You’ll see the lovely Inner Harbor and the impressive Parliament Buildings. We will visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens.
Today we’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver including the beautiful gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park; Stanley Park, famous for its totem poles; Granville Island, and Gastown. We’ll cross over to North Vancouver to visit Capilano Park and its world famous suspension bridge, 70 meters above the Capilano River, and join the award winning Treetops Adventure along a series of elevated walkways. We’ll return to our hotel and to prepare for Shabbat.
After Shabbat services and meal we’ll go for a walking tour.
Today we’ll drive northwards to the city of Kamloops BC. Our journey will take us through the Fraser River Valley with its rugged scenery and desert-like geology, and then east along the Thompson River to Kamloops where we’ll spend the night.
Today, we’ll continue our journey into the Rockies as we make our way to Jasper Along the way we’ll enjoy spectacular views of the soaring granite mountains of Canada’s Rockies including its highest peak, the awesome 3954 meter Mount Robson. We explore Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of jeweled lakes, spectacular mountains and plummeting waterfalls.
This morning we travel along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world, and enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery. We make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack, where you’ll climb aboard the ‘Ice Explorer’ for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 meter thick Athabasca Glacier. See spectacular scenes such as the Crowfoot Glacier, hanging from a cliff face 275 meters above the Columbia Icefield.
This morning we’ll visit Canada’s “Diamond in the Wilderness”, the beautiful Lake Louise. There is plenty of free time for you to explore this beautiful lake or to sit back, relax and take in the amazing scenery. Depending on time available, we’ll also visit a number of other lakes in this area of the Rockies.
We’ll set out to discover the charming town site of Banff, a thriving, four season resort of wood and stone, with activities all year round. Today’s sightseeing will highlight many local delights including Bow Falls, the Hoodoo Lookout, Lake Minnewanka, and Surprise Corner.READ MORE
We will take a ride up the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a panoramic 360 degree view of the entire Banff area. This afternoon we we’ll make our way to Calgary airport from where we take our flight home. We’ve had an unforgettable experience, seen a beautiful and fascinating part of the world, and developed an appetite for more.Close this
Air-conditioned tourist coach
Kosher half board & lunch packs daily
Professional experienced English-speaking guide
Entrance to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
first class hotels throughout
Tips for local service providers
Personal expenses and services
Tip for the tour guide (Recommended: $5 per person per day)
There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.
Only strictly kosher food is provided to our travelers on all our tours. On some of our tours we are able to provide glatt meals. Kashrut is of utmost importance to us and we take special measures to ensure that everything served is kosher.
Breakfast is prepared using our utensils. We use local fresh fruits and vegetables, and we use milk products when they are permitted. We use kosher cereals, and bread. We usually serve hard boiled eggs and sometimes scrambled eggs or omelets. At breakfast, we prepare our lunches so that people have their choice as to what they eat for lunch. We bring food from Israel to supplement what is served in the hotel such as cheeses, peanut butter, tuna, etc.
For dinners, we serve either fish or meat (usually chicken) as our main course. In areas where meat is not available nor readily acquired, we will have fish. When possible, we acquire the meat locally from Chabad or other reliable kosher source, and in some cases we fly the meat in from Israel. We try to provide as many meat meals as possible. The main course at dinner is preceded by soup and salad and accompanied by freshly prepared vegetables. Dessert typically consists of fresh fruits.
We do not guarantee Pat Israel and Chalav Israel for all destinations.
In many destinations we have our own dishes and silverware. Where we don’t, we provide disposables at the meals. When we cook in hotel kitchens, we use our own knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, cooking implements and disposable metal trays. All food preparation is done on covered surfaces under the strict supervision of our trained staff/guides who function as our mashgichim.
We make great efforts to assure that our travelers will experience local foods first-hand, while maintaining stringent observance of Kashrut laws on all occasions.
On most of our tours, you will be accompanied by two of our staff members- one a guide for the tour who is knowledgeable about the places you are visiting and will accompany you throughout the day and the second, a person who will deal with the logistics of the tour and provide kashrut supervision in the kitchen.
It is our aim to provide the finest hotel possible in each area we visit. We require our hotels to allow us to work in the kitchen and to supervise the cooking and there are many hotels that are not willing to cooperate. They simply have no desire for us to be “meddling” in their cooking process nor are they happy about our bringing our equipment into their kitchens. We work very hard to find the best hotel in the area that will meet our requirements. Because we are not ready to compromise on kashrut, we may not always be able to use a five star hotel.
Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:
A $500 USD Deposit per person must be received at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Payment in full is due 60 days before departure. A minimum number of participants are required to operate tour dates. If a minimum number has not been reached prior to tour departure and the tour is cancelled you will receive a FULL refund.
• 60 days before departure bookings are refundable less a $100 administration fee
• 30-59 working days prior to departure: 25% of total per passenger
• 15-29 working days prior to departure5025% of total per passenger
• Less than 14 working days prior to departure: 100% of total – no refund
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