Calgary * Banff * Guest Ranch * Vancouver
Ideal for both familes and couples alike, enjoy the beautiful Canadian Rockies on a leisurely adventure-filled fly-drive exploring the best of the National Parks en route to the Pacific coast and the beautiful city of Vancouver. Try a horseride in Banff, savour the thrill of whitewater rafting, enjoy a ranch stay and seek whales in the Straits of Georgia off Vancouver.
14 days from £2,318 sharing twin including scheduled flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
4 Star Hotels
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Day 1 - U.K. – Calgary
Your Canada holiday starts with a non-stop flight from London Heathrow to Calgary with Air Canada - regional departures are available on request. You will be met on arrival and a private transfer will be provided to your downtown hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Overnights (2): Calgary
Day 2 - Calgary
You will have time to explore the City of Calgary at your leisure. Widely regarded as the “gateway to the Rockies”, and home to the famous Stampede,
Day 3 - Calgary – Banff (77 miles)
The mountains beckon. Collect your hire car from downtown before heading west into the Canadian Rockies and the pretty little town of Banff. On the way you could visit the Canada Olympic Park (of Eddie the Eagle fame) and try a zipline ride from the top of the Ski Jump Tower.
Overnights (4): Banff
Day 4-6 - Banff
Sometimes regarded as one of the most attractive small towns in North America, Banff is compact enough to comfortably explore on foot. Situated on the doorstep of spectacular scenery, Banff nestles amidst the glory of the Canadian Rockies. With a wealth of attractions, ranging from the Hot Springs to the gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, Banff boasts an attractive main street with numerous cafes and craft shops. Renowned for its winter activities, Banff is also the summer “gateway” to National Parks.
Included Activity (2hrs): Escape into the Canadian Rockies for a 2-hour trail ride. Follow the Bow River and traverse the side of Sulphur Mountain. This is an excellent opportunity to capture panoramic views of the valley from the Bow River and Sulphur Mountain. This excursion is suitable for novice to experienced rider. Minimum age 6, maximum weight 110 kg.
Included Activity (4hrs): This exciting whitewater paddle raft excursion on the Kananaskis River is a wonderful introduction to rafting and fun for the whole family. The Canadian Rockies provide a dramatic backdrop as a professional river guide helps you navigate through spectacular mountain scenery with insights into the natural history of the area. Rated as Grade 2-3 level whitewater. River gear, change tents, and beverages are provided. Minimum age 5
Day 7 - Banff – Kamloops (308 miles)
Drive over Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park, and then through Rogers Pass and the Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks to the alpine community of Revelstoke. Here over 60 circa 1800s buildings have been conserved and the town is home to a small, but fascinating, railroad museum. For those seeking more scenic splendour, a visit to Crazy Creek Falls, just west of Revelstoke, is recommended. Continue on to Salmon Arm. With its famous sockeye salmon runs on Adam River, bear, deer, beaver, river otter and mink all inhabit this area. Enoy a three-night stay at a typical guest ranch situated on a 55-acre estate.
Overnights (3): Kamloops
Day 8-9 - At the Ranch
Kamloops lies in the heart of British Columbia's Southern Interior, a landscape characterized by rivers, mountains, lakes and grasslands. The town’s name comes from the Shuswap language meaning ‘where the waters meet’ as it is situated on the confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers. The Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park is devoted to the history, culture and language of the Shuswap people who pre-date European settlement. For those interested in geology, or whether you are a rock hound or palaeontologist, the mountains around Kamloops are renowned for crystals, minerals and fossils.
Day 10 - Kamloops– Vancouver (222 miles)
Head west and then turn south over the Coquihalla Pass following the mighty Fraser River down to Vancouver and the Pacific coast. This spectacular route into the interior was first explored by the Hudson Bay Company for trappers, hunters and fur traders in the late 18th Century as well as being used by gold prospectors in the 1850s. once in Vancouver, return your hire car downtown after checking in to your hotel.
Overnights (3): Vancouver
Included Activity (4hrs): Whalewatching in the Strait of Georgia - Embark on an exciting whalewatching excursion on the new Explorathor. Built in 2010, this premier boat is a 47 passenger open air zodiac style vessel complete with upper level observation deck and covered seating in the stern. Your trip will take you through the Gulf Islands region and a professional wildlife guide will explain all there is to know about the majestic killer whales, humpback whales, porpoises, sea lions, seals, bald eagles and other wildlife. If passengers are travelling home right after the whale watching tour, luggage can safely be stored in the suppliers office, and after the tour they will shuttle the passengers straight to the airport. Lunch is not included.
Day 11-12 - Vancouver
Renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery with breathtaking views in each and every direction, has a bustling metropolitan core and boasts one of the mildest climates in Canada. There are numerous attractions, all within easy reach of downtown; visit Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Island with its craft workshops and superb restaurants. For a stunning vista of Vancouver and its harbour, take the gondola up Grouse Mountain. A day excursion to Victoria is also recommended. Victoria is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and is world-renowned for its charming ambience. Sometimes referred to as the “garden city” Victoria has a bustling harbour, heritage buildings and offers numerous whale-watching cruises. Visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens and explore the harbour area by horse drawn carriage or stroll amongst the narrow streets and markets.
Day 13 - Vancouver to UK
Time for last minute shopping and a final look at the stunning backdrop to Vancouver before a private car transfer is provided to the airport for your overnight non-stop flight home.
Day 14 - 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's ideal for a good night's 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'll 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 Hornblower Cruises to view the Horseshoe Falls (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.
|3 Star||4 Star||5 Star|
|Calgary||Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre||Delta Calgary Downtown|
|Banff||Banff International Hotel||Buffalo Mountain Lodge|
|Kamloops||South Thompson Inn Guest Ranch & Conference Centre||South Thompson Inn Guest Ranch & Conference Centre|
|Vancouver||Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown by Marriott||Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel|
Tour Price Includes:
All offers are subject to availability. once a booking is confirmed your holiday price is 100% GUARANTEED against any increase in price such as currency exchange fluctuations or fuel surcharges. Other companies may surcharge you by up to 10% more!
Location: Located in Calgary's downtown core, this hotel is close to restaurants and shopping.
Number of Rooms: 301
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), clock radio, coffee maker, rollaway bed $10, Green Key. 19 floors with elevator, Restaurant, bar, room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, hot tub, parking $20, pet friendly property. Wheelchair accessible room(s).
Location: Centrally located in Calgary, this modern hotel is near the Bow River running path and within walking distance of the Calgary Convention Centre.
Number of Rooms: 394
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), mini bar, adjoining rooms available on request, rollaway bed free, Green Key. 25 floors with elevator, non smoking property, 2 restaurants, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, parking $20