TRAVEL FROM THE FRASER TO THE SAINT LAWRENCE RIVER ON $1,000 A DAY
Take a second to imagine what you would do if you won the Daily Grand Top Prize of a $1,000 a day for life. Where would you go? What would you do? Here's a little colour for those daydreams. Explore Canada from BC to Quebec, seeing all the top sites and destinations for 30 days. Are you ready for bears, eagles, wolves, ragged mountains, thrilling sports, incredible scenery and a whole lot of luxury?
STOP #1: 4 Days in Beautiful British Columbia
Start your journey in beautiful Vancouver with a stay at the luxurious Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Once you are all checked in, visit the Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim, or visit the newly renovated Vancouver Art Gallery that sits directly across the street from your hotel. That evening dine at Cloud 9, Vancouver's revolving restaurant. For the next couple of days take your time exploring Vancouver's historical Gastown, go on a whale tour and enjoy cocktails at the Botanist. And, when you're done with city-living rent a luxury vehicle and drive to Whistler on the Sea to Sky highway- one of the most scenic drives in the world. Make sure to check-in to the Fairmont Whistler where you can soak in the hot tub after a long day of CAT skiing.
STOP #2: 11 Day Rocky Mountaineer adventure to Alberta
Travel via rail on the Rocky Mountaineer for an 11-day voyage from Vancouver to Calgary in GoldLeaf Deluxe. It's the perfect blend of adventure and luxury. You will spend your nights in 5 star hotels and the days enjoying the best tours the area has to offer. The rail tracks run through the most beautiful areas of BC, so that you can sip a glass of chardonnay while watching the raging river from your window. When you get to Jasper National Park you will be whisked away for a tour into the wilderness, surrounded by mountains that reach for the sky. In Banff jump on the gondola ride, then climb into a helicopter to grab the breathtaking views of the Rockies followed by a hike around beautiful Lake Louise.
STOP #3: 4 Days in watching the Northern Lights in the Yukon
Catch a flight from Calgary to Whitehorse and prepare yourself for "the best show on earth." Whitehorse is made up of jagged peaks and alpine wilderness. Your Aurora Borealis Package offers dog mushing, hiking, ice fishing, snowmobiling and more. Imagine sitting in your hotel and watching the Northern Lights play outside. Make sure you try some elk, caribou, Arctic char and other northern delicacies. And, remember to bring warm clothing.
STOP #4: 7 Days Playing with Polar Bears in Manitoba
Catch a flight from Whitehorse to Churchill, Manitoba, where the polar bears play. Join the Great White Bear Tours on their classic polar bear adventure where you will get the opportunity to view polar bears up-close in their natural habitat. Since 2003, Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have worked together on pioneering conservation travel. The expedition leaders know the best places to observe polar bears, which congregate in the region each fall. It's a tour packed with learning, excitement and doing your part for the environment.
STOP #5: 2 Days to recoup and get sporty in Toronto
After all that wildlife, it's time to get back to the big city. Travel to Toronto and spend a day eating out, listening to music and watching the Maple Leafs cut up some ice. This city has a lot to dish up. Start by dining at the stylish, swanky Canoe Restaurant et BAR on the 54th floor of the TD Centre. Find some time to check out some music at the Opera House. And, make sure you get in a Maple Leaf game, try to get tickets in section 109.
FINAL STOP #6: 3 Days to brush up on your French-Canadian Culture
Catch a quick flight from Toronto to Montreal. It’s time for the final lap on our Canadian tour and the best food you could possibly imagine devouring. Spend two days eating the best poutine and smoked meat, then finish it off with the checkered flag at the Montreal Grand Prix Formula 1 race.