Toronto - Los Angeles 2017

A 13-Day Globus Cross-Canada Tour which included 4-days on the VIA Canadian.
Following the Transcanada trip we took 4-day Vancouver - LA Princess Cruise.

Thanks to Denny and Marla Kief for making the trip even more enjoyable.

Downtown Toronto, ON - September 11, 2017

A kick off orientation meeting with our Tour Director, Sue Arnott from the 43rd floor of the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

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Niagara Falls -CN Tower, Toronto - September 12, 2017

A drive along Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls. In the evening a dinner on top of the CN Tower, followed by the boarding of the VIA Canadian.

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VIA-Ontario - September 13, 2017

Watch the scenic countryside from your windows as you relax in first-class refurbished art deco cars from the 1950s. Travel past the sparkling lakes and sun-dappled forests of Ontario.

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VIA - Winnipeg - September 14, 2017

Enter Manitoba with its endless golden prairies and vast cultivated fields. Arrive this morning in Manitoba’s capital city of Winnipeg and disembark the train for time to explore this historic city. Reboard the train late this morning and continue west.

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VIA - Saskatchewan Alberta - September 15, 2017

From Winnipeg to Jasper, the train roughly parallels the famed Yellowhead Route, Canada’s historic trail of westward expansion. Arrive in Jasper this afternoon for a 2-night stay.

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Jasper National Park - Alberta, September 16, 2017

Start out with the Magical Mystical Maligne Canyon Nature walk. This evening, enjoy an excursion to Maligne Lake for a fully narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy a LAKESIDE DINNER with incredible views and local fare, including famous Alberta beef.

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Jasper National Park - Alberta, - September 17, 2017

This morning, travel through JASPER NATIONAL PARK on Icefields Parkway to the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ICE EXPLORER RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savor stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into BANFF NATIONAL PARK.

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Banff National Park - Alberta - September 18, 2017

Sightseeing includes visits to Sulphur Mountain for a ride on the BANFF GONDOLA—complete with amazing scenic panoramas—plus Bow Falls and the Hoodoos.

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Banff, BC - September 19, 2017

This morning, travel through the spectacular beauty of Yoho National Park, one of Canada’s most popular recreational areas and site of pre-Cambrian fossil finds. On to Canada’s Glacier National Park, where the motorcoach climbs 4,379-foot-high Rogers Pass, a perfect spot for photos of the surrounding mountain cliffs and glaciers. Continue to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Before arriving at your hotel, learn about this wine-growing region and enjoy a WINE TASTING.

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BC Ferry - Vancouver Island - September 20, 2017

Catch a BC FERRY to Vancouver Island and the very British “Garden City” of Victoria. Upon arrival, visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS. Later, your orientation tour of Victoria includes the gardens of Beacon Hill Park, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park. Over dessert this evening, enjoy a private PRESENTATION about why Victoria is considered the most haunted city in Canada. A local storyteller and historian will entertain you with stories of the city’s interesting characters and colorful events.

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Victoria - September 21, 2017

Enjoy the Marine & Wildlife and Whale-Watching trip.

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Victoria - Vancouver - September 22, 2017

This morning, take the FERRY and sail through the Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Arrive in Vancouver for a city tour that includes the harbor and beaches, Chinatown, historic Gastown, and Stanley Park with its towering evergreen forests and totem poles. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

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Coral Princess - September 23, 2017

Today, our Globus tour ended and after breakfast we embarked on the Coral Princess for a short cruise to Los Angeles. Next and only stop before disembarkation: Astoria, Oregon.

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