Calgary * Banff * (Lake Louise) *Jasper * Sun Peaks * Whistler * Vancouver
A classic fly-drive holiday through the beautiful Canadian Rockies - one of our most popular itineraries of Western Canada which visits the best of both Alberta and British Columbia including famous National Parks of Banff and Jasper before driving to Whistler, with its range of activities and then continues to the Pacific Coast to experience the beauty of Vancouver.
13 days from £1,920 per person twin share including scheduled flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
|01 - 10 May 2017||£1,950||£2,204||Quote|
|11 - 26 May||£1960||£2204||Quote|
|27 - 28 May||£2017||£2212||Quote|
|29 - 30 May||£2017||£2212||Quote|
|31 May - 06 Jun||£2043||£2247||Quote|
|07 - 08 Jun||£2088||£2247||Quote|
|09 - 10 Jun||£2088||£2247||Quote|
|12 - 13 Jun||£2187||£2505||Quote|
|17 - 19 Jun||£2090||£2297||Quote|
|20 - 21 Jun||£2101||£2297||Quote|
|22 - 28 Jun||£2422||£2618||Quote|
|29 - 30 Jun||£2476||£2671||Quote|
|01 - 05 Jul||£2476||£2671||Quote|
|07 - 15 Jul||£2574||£2798||Quote|
|17 Jul - 16 Aug||£2476||£2671||Quote|
|17 - 25 Aug||£2155||£2350||Quote|
|26 - 29 Aug||£2155||£2350||Quote|
|30 Aug - 01 Sep||£2100||£2297||Quote|
|02 - 04 Sep||£2100||£2297||Quote|
|05 - 21 Sep||£2100||£2297||Quote|
|22 - 26 Sep||£2034||£2297||Quote|
|27 - 28 Sep||£1977||£2257||Quote|
|29 - 30 Sep||£1920||£2249||Quote|
|01 - 15 Oct||£1920||£2215||Quote|
|16 - 19 Oct||£1920||£2176||Quote|
Day 1 U.K. - Calgary
Your Canada holiday starts with a scheduled flight by Air Canada from London Heathrow to Calgary - regional departures are available on request. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your downtown hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.
Overnights (2): Calgary
Day 2 - Calgary
Widely regarded as the "gateway to the Rockies", and home to the famous Stampede, Calgary is a stylish and friendly city. Your day is at leisure to start to explore this city of contrasts or for some shopping. Visit TD Square, the Eaton Centre or Hudson's Bay shopping areas, all of which are linked by Calgary's Plus 15 walkway system.
Day 3 - Calgary - Banff (77 miles)
The Canadian Rockies beckon. Collect your hire car from downtown before heading west into the Rockies and the pretty town of Banff.
Overnights (2): Banff
Day 4 - 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.
Day 5 - Banff - Jasper (175 miles)
Today enjoy a spectacular drive today through stunning scenery along the Icefields Parkway. En route visit the Columbia Icefield, the largest accumulation of snow and ice in the Rockies and take the "Ice Explorer" onto the Athabasca Glacier. Lake Louise, with its sparkling blue waters and mountain goats on Mount Fairview, is also worth a stop as are the thundering Athabasca Falls.
Overnights (2): Jasper
Day 6: Jasper
Enjoy a day at leisure to delight in the peaceful, magnificent surroundings of Jasper National Park. A showcase of glacial blue lakes, long ridge-top hikes, canyons and a world-class golf resort, the town of Jasper 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 7 Jasper - Sun Peaks (276 miles)
Drive west and then south along the scenic Yellowhead Highway with views of Mt. Terry Fox, Tete Jaune Cache and, at 3954 m. Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. A visit to Wells Gray Park, accessed from Clearwater, en route is recommended. Here you’ll discover a multitude of rapids, cataracts and waterfalls – two of the most spectacular being Dawson Falls and Helmcken Falls. Continue south towards Kamloops and to the mountain resort of Sun Peaks.
Overnight (1): Sun Peaks
Day 8 - Sun Peaks - Whistler (193 miles)
Meander through "Gold Rush Country", passing Cache Creek and Lillooet. Both townships are rich in historic lore, dating back to the days when wagon trains and prospectors followed the trail to the Cariboo Gold Fields in the 1800s. However, Cache Creek owes its origins, and name, to the earlier fur traders who cached, or stored, their furs in the area before taking them east to trade. Continue your drive to the mountain resort of Whistler.
Overnights (2): Whistler
Day 9 - Whistler
Established in the late 19th Century, with just half a dozen wooden huts as a remote honeymoon resort beside a lake, Whistler today is a top mountain resort, nestling between world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The natural setting of Whistler offers numerous activities from winter sports to golf, hiking, fishing, canoeing and mountain biking in the summer. The pedestrian only Whistler Village has superb dining, intriguing shops, boutiques and sunny sidewalk cafes as well as, for the young at heart, a vibrant nightlife.
Day 10 Whistler - Vancouver (78 miles)
Head south through Squamish on the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway, which skirts Howe Sound, into sparkling Vancouver. For those interested in railroad history Squamish is home to the West Coast Railroad Heritage Park with numerous locomotives, items of rolling stock and rescued railroad buildings from British Columbia. Once in Vancouver, return your hire car downtown after checking in to your hotel.
Overnights (2): Vancouver
Day 11 - Vancouver Tour
Enjoy a fully narrated tour of dynamic Vancouver, nestled on the shores of the Strait of Georgia, in the shadow of the Coast Mountains. Travel through Vancouver’s past, present and future as you visit historic Gastown, colourful Chinatown and the lively entertainment district. Discover the beauty of 1000-acre Stanley Park and English Bay as well as the bustle of Robson Street in the heart of the shopping district. Continue to the prestigious Olde Shaughnessy residential mansions area and Granville Island. Optionally why not take a whale-watching excursion or a trip across to Vancouver Island and the city of Victoria. Looking for a unique experience, you could spend the day on a floatplane in the company of the flying "postie" delivering mail to the outlying islands.
Day 12 - Vancouver to UK
Time for last minute shopping and a final look at the stunning backdrop to Vancouver before being transferred by limousine to the airport and your overnight flight home.
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'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.
FREE QUOTATION SERVICE - CALL FREEPHONE 0800-988-4611
We are specialists in tailoring holidays to our client's exact requirements. If you would like to vary the holiday shown in anyway, for example by adding nights, subtracting nights, substituting hotels etc. please contact us for a free personalised quotation. We are pleased to quote supplements for single rooms or reductions for three or four persons sharing or children.
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|
|Jasper||Marmot Lodge||Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre|
|Sun Peaks||Coast Sundance Lodge||Sun Peaks Grand Hotel|
|Whistler||Listel Hotel Whistler||Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa|
|Vancouver||Best Western Plus Sands by the Sea||Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver|
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