Canada - Western Vacations

EXPERIENCE FOUR-SEASON PERFECTION

The four-season destination was perfected in Western Canada, where visitors know every day is a great day for seeing and exploring snow-capped mountains, boating on whale-filled waters, playing courses designed by golf's legends, or experiencing urban fine dining and entertainment.

This stretch of unspoiled natural beauty is so revered, in fact, that Vancouver Island recently was named the top North American island by Conde Nast Traveler. The prestigious travel magazine also named Vancouver and Victoria the second and third best cities in the Americas, respectively.

Vancouver

Vancouver, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, wows guests with pristine parks, cultural and historic attractions, decorated restaurants, professional sports action and world-class shopping - all enjoyed amid an unparalleled scenic coastal backdrop.

Whistler

Collectively one of North America's premier ski areas, Whistler and Blackcomb offer more than 200 trails to satisfy skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. You could be there to watch Olympic history unfold in 2010, or enjoy Whistler and Blackcomb's many charms before and after the world's greatest athletes showcase their skills.

Canadian Rockies

Canada's first national park, Banff, also resides in the West, as well as the equally revered Jasper National Park. Skiers, hikers and mountain bikers in these parks share the pristine landscape with bear, moose and other abundant types of wildlife.

Canmore

Visitors have discovered this quieter, sleepier version of Banff en masse, but this simply beautiful mountain hideaway has retained its small-town vibe. Canmore is simply the perfect place for enjoying a scenic mountain getaway.
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Marble Canyon
Fairmont Hot Springs, BC CA
Here's your opportunity to enjoy the Rocky Mountain lifestyle, complete with abundant sunshine and magnificent scenery. Hiking, biking, river rafting, paragliding, horseback riding, bird watching, natural hot spring pools and spa treatments are all right outside your door.

Check-in Time: 17:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Resort non-smoking policy.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • For any reservation within 24 hours from check in, please call the resort before finalizing the reservation to make sure the unit will be available and ready for the member.
  • All condos have a pool table except 201PHI, 708PHI, 601APHI and 601BPHII.
  • Marble Canyon Resort does not have a check in desk. Please expect an e-mail from resort with further arrival instructions. Please be aware that any stay of 2 nights or more may be split into 2 different units. For check in instructions, it is vital that all RCI guests contact the resort prior to arrival if they do not receive an e-mail from the resort with check in instructions.
  • Resort is not suitable for handicapped people, elderly, or people with walking difficulties.
  • MANDATORY RESORT FEES FOR ALL WEEKS AND POINTS RESERVATIONS. THE FEES MUST BE PAID UPFRONT 3 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK IN. PLEASE SEE RESORT FEES FOR DETAILS. Resort Fee includes: Admin, Wi-Fi, international long distance calling and the cleaning of the unit at the end of the stay.
  • Housekeeping fee: For all RCI reservations: There may be a 100 local currency for 2 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: For all RCI reservations: There may be a 125 local currency for 3 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: For all RCI reservations: There may be a 150 local currency for 4 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: For all RCI reservations: There may be a 175 local currency for 5 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Sunchaser Vacation Villas
Fairmont Hot Springs, BC CA
Sunchaser Vacation Villas are nestled in the warm side of the Canadian Rockies, adjacent to the championship Riverside Golf Course. The resort has playgrounds, tennis, and beach volleyball courts.

Check-in Time: 17:00
Check-out Time: 10:00
Check-in Days: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Important Information
  • Resort non-smoking policy.
  • Pet Information: Animals are not permitted; could result in forfeiture of the unit and/or other penalties.
  • The resort is a multi floor and has no elevator.
  • When booking one side of the lock off unit, the view is not guaranteed and most units face the parking lot.
  • Amenities and area attractions are seasonal.
  • This is a large resort and some amenities are a little far away from the units.
  • Multi Floor With No Elevator Access: Yes
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a $70 local currency for 1 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
  • Housekeeping fee: Housekeeping Fee for Reservations less than 7 Nights: There may be a $125 local currency for 2 Bedroom units, per stay. Cash or Credit is accepeted.
Eat...

The Trough Dining Co. (Canmore). Menu selections at this highly rated restaurant are split between Laurel (soups and salads) and Hardy (ribs, fish, tenderloin).

Natur'el (Banff). Wondering where you can find the best tea in Canada? Many think it resides at this specialty shop, which offers black, green, white, herbal and oolong teas, among others.

Canoe Restaurant and Brewpub (Victoria). Sample a wide selection of award-winning beers on a waterfront patio at this vibrant inner harbor eatery in a heritage landmark building.

Play...

Whistler's famous slopes. At Whistler, a key site for the 2010 Winter Olympics, skiers have access to more than 200 marked trails spanning 3,307 glorious hectares of terrain.

Upper Hot Springs Spa (Banff). Water temperatures here average 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), just the elixir after a day on the trail or slopes. Follow up your soak with a relaxing massage or aromatherapy treatment.

Bow Valley courses. When the ski resorts close, the golf courses become the place to be. Find five beautiful courses within the Banff National Park area. For challenging holes, steep elevation changes and remarkable views, try the Silver Tip Golf Course in Canmore.

Explore...

The Western Coast by train. The Whistler Mountaineer will take you past snow-capped mountains and beautiful coastline from Vancouver to Whistler. The entire journey lasts an unforgettable three hours.

The Banff Gondola. Takes you to the summit, more than 2,200 meters high for breathtaking views of Banff town, Bow River and surrounding mountains.

Stanley Park (Vancouver). There's no better way to explore the world's "most livable city," than by biking or walking along the Stanley Park seawall. This paved loop provides amazing mountain, ocean and city views.

Victoria's Inner Harbour. Explore a week's worth of sites all within a short walk, such as historic legislative buildings, elaborate totem poles and the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Orca whales in their natural habitat (Victoria). About 80 killer whales can be found off Vancouver Island's southern coast. See them up close on a guided whale-watching tour (boat or kayak).

Shop...

Whistler Village. Remember your days on the slopes every time you see your keepsake from one of Whistler Village's unique shops.

Robson Street (Vancouver). Shoppers flock to this three-block stretch of boutiques, shops and celebrated restaurants in downtown Vancouver.