Spectacular Canadian Rockies

Canada and Alaska, North America
Overview

The journey starts in Picturesque Canadian Rockies town of Jasper, Alberta. Enjoy some of the most breathtaking and varied rail scenery. Travel past stunning lakes, through the coastal rainforest and the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon into the vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders surrounding Vancouver, with a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Grouse Mountain.

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Spectacular Canadian Rockies
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Pit Stops

  • UK – Calgary (1N)
  • Banff (2N)
  • Jasper (2N)
  • Quesnel (1N)
  • Whistler (1N)
  • Vancouver (5N)
  • UK
Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 12 nights in hotels , and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 16 meals: 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided Excursions as described
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
Tour Highlights

  • Experience breathtaking mountain views and can capture that signature Banff National Park.
  • Short Stop at Lake Louise & Lake Moriane.
  • Enjoy one of the greatest mountain drives in the world, the Icefield Parkway Learn about the history behind glaciers and ice fields from an expert guide Step onto ice formed from snow that fell as many as 400 years ago.
  • Athabasca Glacier – Ride the Ice Explorer (Snow coach) along the Columbia Icefield.
  • Board the world famous Rock mountaineer train .Enjoy your Silver leaf service jaw-dropping panoramic views through oversized picture windows and delectable gourmet cuisine at your seat.
  • Travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and along rocky lakeshores.
  • View The spectacular Coast Mountains of Whistler.
  • CLIFFWALK at Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 UK – CALAGARY

Fly to Calgary. On arrival Calgary International Airport you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel The Westin Calgary.

DAY 2 CALAGARY – BANFF (B)

After breakfast, get out of Calgary and into the majesty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We will see the Sulphur Mountains, Bow Falls. Take the Banff Gondola, gliding above the nearby peaks near town, as you enjoy the incredible views on the ride up. Once you reach the top, take some time to visit the boardwalk and the 360-degree observation deck for more panoramas of the stunning collection of peaks nearby. Then we check in at hotel Fox suites.

DAY 3 BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – LAKE MORAINE – BANFF (B)

After breakfast the morning is free for your leisure. This afternoon sightseeing tour will take you to the ‘Jewel of the Canadian Rockies’, Lake Louise and the world-renowned Moraine Lake. This trip will leave a lasting impression of your holiday to the Rockies. Accompanied by our interpretive guides you will be able to capture the magic of these two pristine settings.

DAY 4 BANFF – JASPER (B)

After breakfast, Today we travel along the Icefield Parkway, one of the world’s most beautiful high ways, passing some of Canada’s highest mountains and most magnificent glaciers. Stop at Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake before reaching the Columbia Icefield, which is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Then we take ride on the Ice Explorer for a close look at the ice formations. Continue to Jasper via Athabasca and Sunwapta Falls. Then we check in at hotel The crimpson.

DAY 5 JASPER (B)

After breakfast, Immerse yourself in the stunning landscape of the Canadian Rockies during this 4-hour excursion near Jasper. Breathe in some fresh mountain air, and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife, as you experience some of the area’s top natural attractions. We Head to Maligne Canyon, a magnificent gorge where you’ll walk along the edge and cross two bridges offering dramatic views of the waterfalls down below. Continue to Medicine Lake, a relatively shallow body of water fed by nearby glaciers. You’ll enjoy fantastic vistas of the nearby Colin and Queen Elizabeth mountain ranges in your field of view. Then proceed to stunning Maligne Lake, where you’ll take in more incredible views of the three nearby glaciers and the much-photographed Spirit Island. Make sure to watch for wildlife during your your stop at the lake, as the surrounding valley is home to a variety of moose, big horn sheep, deer and bears. Osprey, eagles and a pack of wolves are known to inhabit the area as well. Evening is free for your own leisure and other activities. Overnight stay at hotel The Crimson – Jasper.

DAY 6 JASPER – QUESNEL (B/L)

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer to Quesnel. Highlights include the Rocky Mountain Trench, Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass, Moose Lake and the Fraser River. Overnight in Quesnel.

DAY 7 QUESNEL – WHISTLER (B/L)

Your journey continues south to Whistler. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Overnight in Whistler.

DAY 8 WHISTLER – VANCOUVER (B/L)

This afternoon return to Vancouver on Rocky Mountaineer. Highlights include the Cheakamus Canyon, Mount Garibaldi, Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. On arrival, you will be transferred to hotel Sheraton Wall Centre

DAY 9 VANCOUVER (B)

After breakfast we cross the Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore of Vancouver. We visit the Capilano Suspension bridge, stretching 137 meters across and 70 meters above the Capilano River. Discover the Cliffwalk, a cantilevered walkway clinging to the granite cliff high above Capilano Canyon and Treetops Adventure, seven suspension bridges through the evergreens taking you up to 30 meters abofe the forest floor. Next you visit Grouse Mountain, “The Peak of Vancouver”. High above towering Douglas firs, breathtaking views of the city of Vancouver, sparkling Pacific Ocean, Gulf Islands and snowy peaks unfold as you journey up the mountainside with the Skyride.

DAY 10 VANCOUVER (B)

After breakfast, we leave for City tour of Vancouver. Make the most of your time in beautiful Vancouver with a 4-hour tour of the city’s highlights. Your driver will escort your group to popular attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Chinatown and Gastown. You’ll view totem poles, wander through food stalls and craft galleries, and get great city views from lookouts like Prospect Point.

DAY 11 VANCOUVER (B)

After breakfast, explore one of Canada’s most beautiful cities on this full-day tour of Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Stroll along flower-lined paths, discover the many themed gardens and admire the remarkable landscaping.

DAY 12 VANCOUVER (B)

After breakfast the day is free to explore Vancouver on your own.

DAY 13 VANCOUVER – UK (B)

After breakfast transfer to Vancouver International airport to board your flight to UK.

DAY 14 UK

Arrive home today.

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