Discover Canada's spectacular scenery.
This wonderful escorted tour of Western Canada begins in Banff, the Rockies' majestic capital, before travelling to stunning Lake Louise and continuing along the dramatic Icefields Parkway to the mountain town of Jasper. Visit trendy Vancouver, before finishing your trip with a two-night stay in Victoria, the decidedly British capital of Vancouver Island and a stunning conclusion to one of our most popular holidays to Canada.Canadian Rockies - an escorted tour 2021 Dates -
08 September - Heathrow £2470 / Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle £2650
06 October - Heathrow £1885/ Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle £2065
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in a conveniently located, alternative hotel of a similar standard.
Canadian Rockies - an escorted tour includes:
- Nine nights' room-only accommodation at hotels in Banff (2 nights), Jasper (2), Sun Peaks (1), Vancouver (2) and Victoria (2)
- Flights from the UK to Calgary (returning from Vancouver)
- Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
- Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Day 1 - Fly UK to Calgary
Fly to Calgary, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to Banff - the capital of the Rockies - for a two-night stay.
Elk+ Avenue Hotel
Day 2 - Optional Banff sightseeing tour
Today brings the chance to join a choice of memorable optional excursions that reveal Banff's stunning landscape. Take a cable car up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, join a trip to the scenic Surprise Corner viewpoint, or take an unforgettable helicopter ride over the mountains.
Elk+ Avenue Hotel
Day 3 - Take the Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park
Another breath-taking day awaits us as we head north into the Rockies and make our way to Jasper. En-route, we'll stop to take in the views of magnificent Lake Louise, its shimmering turquoise waters set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. We'll then continue to Jasper via the dramatic Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic drives, which passes hundreds of glaciers, waterfalls and craggy mountaintops
Day 4 - Optional excursion to Jasper Tramway and Maligne Lake
Rest and relax at the hotel, enjoying the railroad-town surroundings of Jasper, or join today's optional excursion, which will include a ride on the historic Jasper Tramway - Canada's longest - to witness spectacular views of Jasper and its mountainous backdrop. You'll also visit idyllic Maligne Lake, famous for its dazzling blue water, before returning to Jasper for a second night.
Day 5 - Coach travel from Jasper to Sun Peaks
Today, we'll journey south on the Yellowhead Highway, past towering Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Rockies. We'll then continue to Sun Peaks, a modern alpine village located high in the BC interior, for a one-night stay.
Day 6 - Coach travel from the Rockies to Vancouver
Leaving the high alpine scenery behind us, we'll make our way to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver for a two-night stay. Rest and relax after the journey, then enjoy your first evening in this buzzing metropolis that reclines in a breathtaking, waterfront location at the western edge of Canada.
Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel
Day 7 - Optional Vancouver city tour
Join today's optional guided tour of Vancouver and discover why it is frequently voted the best place in the world to live. Highlights of the day will include restored Gastown, hectic, colourful Chinatown, and the Burrard Inlet coastal fjord. You'll also cross into the leafy suburbs of North Van to brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches 450 ft across Capilano River.
Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel
Day 8 - Vancouver Island and Victoria
Today, we travel to the port to catch a 90-minute ferry ride to Vancouver Island, which cruises through the scenic Georgia Strait. We'll then continue to Victoria, the charming, colonial provincial capital, for a two-night stay
Day 9 - Optional Butchart Gardens and Whale-Watching tours
Spend today exploring this unashamedly British city. Visit attractive Inner harbour, the vast Parliament Buildings and the grand Empress Hotel, or join us on an optional morning visit to colourful Butchart Gardens. In the afternoon, you'll also have the chance to head offshore, searching for signs of orca, humpback and grey whales on our optional whale-watching cruise.
Day 10 - Return to Vancouver and fly back to the UK
Making our way to the port, we'll catch a ferry back to the mainland and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Day 11 - Arrive UK
Arrive in the UK after an unforgettable holiday to Canada.
Just a few steps from the quaint streets and ample restaurants, shopping and nightlife of downtown Banff, Elk + Avenue Hotel brings an upscale twist to the classic mountain escape.
Whistlers Inn, Jasper.
The Whistler's Inn is located in the heart of Jasper National Park, within walking distance of all shops, services and outdoor mountain activities. The ski slopes are nearby and Jasper railway station is across the street from the Inn. The Inn boasts a cozy Canadian Rockies alpine atmosphere and features 63 spacious guest rooms, many with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges
Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel, Vancouver
Located in the heart of Vancouver, this family-friendly hotel is a favourite for sports fans & theatre goers. The hotel is just two blocks from BC Place Stadium, home of the BC Lions, and just three blocks from Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks. The hotel is also close to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver Playhouse, and Orpheum Theatre.
Embassy Inn, Victoria.
The Embassy Inn Hotel in Victoria, Canada, is conveniently set within downtown’s James Bay neighbourhood, close to the most popular attractions, dining districts, shops and theatres, Embassy Inn is the perfect gateway to Victoria British Columbia.
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