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 Calgary. We’ll meet the tour guide at the hotel.
After breakfast we’ll head to the most beautiful national park in the world and the charming Canadian town of Banff. The first impression of the enchanting scenery that awaits us in the coming days will make us understand the saying “מה רבו מעשיך ה’?”.READ MORE
Welcome to the wonderful landscapes in the North American continent. We’ll take a cable car (“gondola”) for an amazing view of the rivers, lakes, green spaces and Rocky Mountains. Tens of thousands come here mainly for this wonderful panoramic view. We’ll explore the picturesque town of Banff, and to sing praises on Lake Minawaka. From there we’ll head to Johnston River and the Johnston Falls that form the Johnston Canyon. Then it’s on to the Eagles Bridge, to see how these birds of prey the guard and feed their chicks. Our next stop is the waterfall on the Bow River as well as the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a former castle converted to one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.Close this
Today we will visit the six mandatory sites of the spectacular Banff National Park. We’ll drive to Kicking Horse Canyon in Yoho National Park to view the amazing circular railway tunnels.READ MORE
The Canadians devised this method to enable trains traversing the Rocky Mountains to rise to impossible heights in order to cross this lofty mountain range. We’ll continue to the jewel in the crown of the Candian Rockies – Lake Louise with its beautiful promenade and the palatial Fairmont Lake Louis Hotel – a sister property to the hotel we saw yesterday in Banff. We will continue to Lake Moraine, whose colors, mountains and shadows are among the most special in the Rockies. We’ll conclude to the rapids, waterfall and canyon of the “natural bridge” and conclude this day with words of praise for the wonders of creation.Close this
This morning we’ll travel north along the Icefields Parkway, acclaimed as one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. We’ll enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery, as we pass between mountain peaks, glaciers and lakes.READ MORE
We’ll make a stop at the Columbia Icefield, North America’s largest sub-polar ice pack. Here we’ll climb aboard an ‘Ice Explorer’ vehicle for a once-in-a-lifetime journey onto the mighty 300 meter thick Athabasca Glacier. We’ll see spectacular scenes such as the Crowfoot Glacier, hanging from a cliff face 275 meters above the Columbia Icefield. The Columbia Icefield is a glacial space from which mighty rivers travel thousands of kilometers: one spills into the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River on the outskirts of New York City, the second via the Fraser River into the Pacific Ocean at Vancouver, and the third river crosses northern Canada, through Saskatchewan and into the Hudson Bay near the North Pole. We’ll take an hour-long hike inside the Maligne Canyon, arguably the most beautiful canyons in North America. From there we’ll continue to our hotel in Jasper.Close this
This morning we’ll begin with a stop at the twin lakes Patricia and Pyramid. On our way westward, we’ll view “Red Granite Mountain” as we travel through Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Cultural Treasure.READ MORE
We’ll see Ronson Mountain, the highest peak in the Rockies that soars to a height of 3.950m. Our journey will take us through the village of Blue River, which in the 19th century was a center of trade and gold exploration in the mountains. We’ll enter the dense forests of Wells Gray National Park to view the Wells Gray Falls. Once ouit of the mountains we’ll enter the Thomson River Valley and make our way to the city of Kamloops BC. It gets its name from the T’Kemplups tribe that used to live on these lands, and it is home to the First Nations “Pow-Wow” Stadium where local tribes still gather annually to meet and perform their ritual dances.Close this
Today we’ll travel to Vancouver, the diamond in the crown of British Columbia, and for a decade considered the best city in the world in which to live.READ MORE
Without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city sits among snowy mountains, bays facing the sea, streets and squares tastefully designed and a mixture of cultures and landscapes. We will tour the enchanting gardens of Queen Elizabeth Park; the soaring sails of Canada Place where light airplanes land and take off from Vancouver’s aquatic airport; the cobbled streets of Gas Town, Vancouver’s “Old Quarter”; and then transfer to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat.Close this
After Shabbat services and lunch we’ll enjoy a walking tour about the streets of downtown Vancouver.
Today we’ll 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.READ MORE
We’ll see the lovely Inner Harbour and the impressive Parliament Buildings. We’ll visit Buchart Gardens – one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world.Close this
We’ve had an unforgettable experience, seen a beautiful and fascinating part of the world, and developed an appetite for more. Flight back home.
* Price per person in USD double or twin room
** Supplement Price for single room
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 departure: 50% of total per passenger
• Less than 14 working days prior to departure: 100% of total – no refund
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