Vancouver * Rocky Mountaineer train * Banff * Lake Louise * Columbia Icefields * Jasper *Blue River * Whistler * Victoria
On a stunning journey of discovery, explore the natural wonders and national parks of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll also visit the beautiful coastal cities of Vancouver and Victoria.
13 days from £4,174 sharing twin including scheduled flights
|Departure Dates||2017 Prices
|03 May 2017||£4174||Quote|
Day 1 - UK to Vancouver
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow on a scheduled Air Canada flight to Vancouver. Welcome to Canada. Upon arrival, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director during a Welcome Reception.
Overnights(2): Vancouver - Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Day 2 - Vancouver
This morning, discover Vancouver’s many attractions on a sightseeing tour. See the city’s sleek high-rise-framed Waterfront, and also visit Vancouver’s historic heart - Gastown, reinvented as a hip hub for culture and cuisine. This afternoon, you may wish to take a tour of Granville Island Market. Includes Breakfast
Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
Today board the Rocky Mountaineer, relax in your SilverLeaf carriage as you soak up the stunning scenery of the spectacular Coast Mountains, before entering Fraser Canyon. Enjoy dramatic views of the thundering waters of Hell’s Gate, then follow the Thompson River before arriving in the town of Kamloops. Includes Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight(1): Kamloops - Hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer
Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer to Banff
Your rail journey continues into the Canadian Rockies today with large windows providing amazing views. On this stunning journey you will pass the spellbinding Spiral Tunnels and the impressive Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in beautiful Banff National Park, an alpine haven for outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Includes Bareakfast and Lunch
Overnights(2): Banff - Banff Park Lodge
Day 5 - Banff
Enjoy today at your leisure to discover the many sights and highlights of Banff, as well as the picturesque scenery of nearby Bow River, at your own pace. take a trail ride along the banks of the Bow River and enjoy a tasty Steak Fry BBQ dinner. Enhance Your Journey: if you’re after adventure, then consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for awe-inspiring aerial views of the Canadian Rockies; perhaps watch for local wildlife on a scenic Bow River float trip or take a Bow River Voyageur canoe tour to explore the area from a fresh perspective. Alternatively, you might prefer to spend time familiarising yourself with the charming alpine town of Banff and all its attractions.Later, take a wagon ride along the banks of the Bow River and enjoy a tasty steak fry barbecue dinner. Includes Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6 - Banff to Lake Louise
This morning, embark on a memorable exploration of Banff and its surrounds. Enjoy a tour of Banff with its quaint village atmosphere and dramatic mountain setting. Then, for the bigger picture, take a ride on the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for lovely views across Banff National Park. Later, admire the azure waters of Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on the way to world-famous Lake Louise. Both glacier-fed lakes illuminate and contrast with their fir-cloaked surroundings thanks to their brilliant blue-green colour. Settle into The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Enjoy time to appreciate the breathtaking setting of this iconic hotel, which is located on the shores of Lake Louise with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Includes Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight(1): Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 7 - Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway - Athabasca Glacier - Jasper
Journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, one of Canada’s national treasures, which enjoys a lion’s share of natural wonders - glaciers, waterfalls, rocky spires and glacier-fed lakes. En route, take in the region’s rugged glacial views. Then stop at Athabasca Glacier for an unforgettable experience as you ride aboard an Ice Explorer along the glacier. Later, continue your journey through pristine mountainscapes to the lovely alpine resort-town of Jasper. Breakfast Included.
Overnight(1): Jasper - Mountain Park Lodges
Day 8 - Jasper to Blue River
Today, pass magnificent Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies, on your way to Blue River. Set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you’re likely to witness active native wildlife on the riverbank. Then, enjoy a BBQ dinner on the waterfront. Special Stay - an overnight escape at Mike Wiegele Heli Village offers adventure and serenity in a picturesque setting. Includes Breakfast and Dinner
Overnight(1): Blue River - Mike Wiegele Heli Village
Day 9 - Blue River to Whistler
After breakfast, travel to Whistler - a world-class mountain resort and hive of activity for outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year. Tonight is at leisure to immerse yourself in the electrifying alpine ambience of this well-known resort, a hotspot for skiers, hikers and nature-lovers, set in the lofty surrounds of the Coast Mountains. Includes Breakfast
Overnight(1): Whistler - Aava Whistler Hotel
Day 10 - Whistler to Victoria
This morning, depart Whistler and head for the coast to take a ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Arrive on Vancouver Island, before continuing south to Victoria, the historic capital of British Columbia.For a different way to travel perhaps take a floatplane flight to Victoria instead. Includes Breakfast
Overnights(2): Victoria - The Parkside Hotel and Spa
Day 11 - Victoria
Enjoy time at leisure today, perhaps catch a glimpse of the oceans gentle giants on a mesmerising whale-watching cruise or join a horse-drawn carriage tour through this pretty city (both at own expense). Then rejoin your fellow passengers to visit the Butchart Gardens. Enjoy a farewell dinner at the Buthcart Gardens this evening, dining in the original Butchart family residence. Includes Breakfast and Dinner
Day 12 - Depart Victoria to UK
Following a delicious breakfast this morning, your Canadian adventure concludes today as you transfer to the airport for your overnight flight via Vancouver back to the UK. Includes Breakfast
Day 13 - Arrive UK
BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.
Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that is ideal for a good night sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you will arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day
1) Enjoy a Toronto and Niagara Falls add-on for £265 per person.
Price includes internal scheduled flights, airport taxes, return airport coach transfers from Toronto Airport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Niagara Falls including a boat ride on the Maid of Mist (seasonal) and lunch.
2) Enjoy a Montreal and Quebec City add-on for £299 per person.
Price includes internal scheduled flights, airport taxes, return airport coach transfers from MontrealAirport to your centrally located hotel, 2 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel and a full day sightseeing tour to Quebec City.
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