Vancouver * Kelowna * Kamloops * Jasper * Banff * Calgary
Touring some of the most interesting routes through the Canadian Rockies this itinerary starts in the captivating city of Vancouver, travels through the heart of British Columbia and along the Icefields Parkway visiting several icons of the Canadian Rockies.
12 days from £1,861 per person twin share including scheduled flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
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Day 1 - U.K. - Vancouver
Your Canada holiday starts with Air Canada from London (Heathrow) to Vancouver. On arrival there is a private transfer to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Day 2-3 - 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. Enjoy all the city has offer with your included flexible city tour. Highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days, and the convertible clear top buses offer stunning views, rain or shine. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 20 plus stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver’s urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don’t forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. Full commentary is offered in English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin. The tour loop duration is 120 minutes, without hopping off to visit attractions.
Day 4 - Vancouver – Kelowna (250 miles)
Collect your car from downtown Vancouver and head for the hills via the Coquihalla Pass. 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. Continue to Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley. Located on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, a visit to one of many wineries for which this area is famed is recommended.
Day 5 - Kelowna – Kamloops (136 miles)
Travel north through lake land to Vernon, an area renowned for cattle ranching. Allow some time to visit the historic O’Keefe Ranch. This was one of the largest cattle ranches in British Columbia but today it is a centre for the protection of rare and endangered species of livestock. Your next stop is Kamloops. 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.
Day 6 - Kamloops – Jasper (295 miles)
This morning your journey takes you north along the Yellowhead Highway with views of Mt. Terry Fox, Tete Jaune Cache and, at 3954 m. Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Visit Wells Gray Park, accessed from Clearwater, where you’ll discover a multitude of rapids, cataracts and waterfalls – two of the most spectacular being Dawson Falls and Helmcken Falls. Continue to Jasper.
Day 7 - Jasper
Relax in the peace and tranquillity of the Jasper National Park. The Park is a showcase of pearly blue lakes, long ridge-top hikes, canyons and has a world-class golf resort whilst the town of Jasper itself is a sleepy sanctuary, known as a refuge for bighorn sheep, elk, deer and moose - all of which have been spotted wandering its streets. A trip to the exquisite Maligne Lake, the second largest glacier-fed lake in the Rockies, is well recommended where a cruise will take you past glacier-studded mountain peaks to world-famous Spirit Island.
Day 8 - Jasper – Banff (176 miles)
A drive through stunning scenery along the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield, the largest accumulation of snow and ice in the Rockies and take the ‘snocoach’ ride onto the Athabasca Glacier. Lake Louise, with its sparkling, glacial blue waters and mountain goats on Mount Fairview, is also worth a stop.
Day 9-10 - Banff
Situated on the doorstep of spectacular scenery, Banff nestles amidst the glory of the Canadian Rockies. Sometimes regarded as one of the most attractive small towns in North America, Banff is compact enough to comfortably explore on foot. 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.
Day 11 - Banff – Calgary (74 miles)
A leisurely drive to Calgary for, perhaps, some last minute souvenir hunting or a visit to one of the Historic Parks before dropping your hire car at the airport in time to catch your overnight flight back to the U.K.
Day 12 - 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|
|Vancouver||Best Western Plus Sands by the Sea||Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver|
|Kelowna||Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre Kelowna||Manteo Resort Hotel and Villas|
|Kamloops||Lac Le Jeune Resort and Nature Centre||Lac Le Jeune Resort and Nature Centre|
|Jasper||Marmot Lodge||Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre|
|Banff||Banff International Hotel||Buffalo Mountain Lodge|
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 downtown Vancouver, this hotel is adjacent to English Bay and Stanley Park, close to shops and restaurants.
Number of Rooms: 121
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), coffee maker, iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available, Green Key. 6 floors with elevator, non smoking property, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, sauna, drycleaning, guest laundry, parking $18, pet friendly property. Wheelchair accessible room(s).
Location: Elegant deluxe hotel in downtown Vancouver, across from Pacific Centre shopping mall.
Number of Rooms: 197
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), CD player, coffee maker, mini bar, iron with board, in-room safe, bathrobe, hair dryer, Green Key. 18 floors with elevator, Restaurant, bar, 24hr room service, indoor pool, fitness centre, steam room, squash courts, parking $40. Wheelchair accessible room(s).