Discover the best of western Canada
on this 12-day escorted tour, including
travelling through the Canadian Rockies
with an option to upgrade to two days
on board the Rocky Mountaineer.
Visiting national parks, picturesque
towns, glaciers, turquoise lakes and
charming cities, this tour showcases
the breathtaking scenery and culture of
British Columbia and Alberta.
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On arrival into Calgary, you will be met and
transferred to the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel for a 1-night stay. (N)
This morning leave the city and travel through
beautiful Banff National Park with its towering
mountains. Arrive into the picturesque mountain
resort of Banff and stay 2 nights at Banff Park
Lodge. (B, D)
Day at leisure. Explore the town on foot or take
one of the optional excursions such as a scenic
helicopter ride or a tour to learn about the local
people and wildlife (payable locally). (B)
Journey to Lake Louise with a stop at the
beautiful Moraine Lake en route. Tonight, stay
at Lake Louise Inn. (B, D)
Travel along the Icefields Parkway, visiting Lake
Louise and stopping at the Columbia Icefield to
board the specially designed Ice Explorer vehicle
for an excursion on the Athabasca glacier. Upon
arrival at the fairytale village of Jasper, check
in to the Mountain Park Lodges where you will
Journey out of Jasper National Park and stop
for a walk along Maligne canyon. Continue on
to the town of Blue River where the wilderness
is filled with pristine lakes, waterfalls and rivers.
Take a river excursion in search of grizzly and
black bears before staying overnight at Mike Wiegele Heliski Village. *Optional upgrade to the
Rocky Mountaineer train. (B, D)
Follow the path of the early gold rush pioneers
as you travel through the Cariboo region
to Vancouver. Stay at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel for 2 nights. (B)
Enjoy a day at leisure to relax, explore the city or
take an optional excursion such as tasting local
produce on a guided tour of Granville Island
market (payable locally). (B)
This morning enjoy a guided tour of Vancouver
before heading along the Sea to Sky Highway
to Whistler. Stay at the Summit Lodge & Spa
(or similar) for 1 night. We recommend taking a
walk around this alpine village in the evening to
soak up the atmosphere, or try one of the local
Travel back along the Sea to Sky Highway to
Horseshoe Bay, stopping en route at Shannon
falls. From Horseshoe Bay take a ferry across the
Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Finish your
journey in the city of Victoria with a 2-night stay
at The Parkside Hotel & Spa. Alternatively you
may take a float plane between Whistler and
Victoria from £158 (must be pre-booked). (B)
Optional morning whale-watching cruise or
horse-drawn carriage city tour (payable locally).
Afternoon visit to the floral displays of the Butchart
gardens, followed by a group farewell dinner. (B, D)
Morning ferry back to Vancouver, then either
transfer to the airport to fly home, or continue
your holiday by joining a 7-night Alaska cruise
(see page 107 for further details). (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
Based in 4-star accommodation
International flights are not included with this
itinerary. For flight options and prices, please
speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
The Banff Park Lodge is located in the alpine town of Banff with the glacier-fed Bow river nearby. The property has 211 rooms and suites, each offering individual climate control, satellite television and private balcony or patio. Facilities include an indoor pool, steam room, lounge and two restaurants, one of which offers fine...
The Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel is located in the heart of the city. The property has 384 spacious rooms, each offering HD television, air conditioning and mini-fridge. Facilities include a gym, indoor pool and a casual restaurant serving both buffet and a la carte...
Located in Lake Louise village, approximately 10 minutes' drive from the lake itself, Lake Lousie Inn is a comfortable 3-star hotel. The rooms and suites include modern amenities, and hotel facilities include complimentary wireless internet, an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant and a...
Located on the shores of Eleanor lake, the Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Resort is just a 5-minute drive from Murtle lake in Well's Gray Provincial Park. The property has 22 handcrafted log cabins with 73 rooms, each offering complimentary wireless internet, wooden furniture and satellite television. Facilities include a shop, fitness centre, lounge and the Saddle Mountain Restaurant located across from the...
Set deep in the Canadian Rocky Mountains within the spectacular Jasper National Park, the Mountain Park lodges is a group of properties that include The Crimson, Lobstick Lodge, Marmot Lodge, Pocahontas Cabins, Chateau Jasper and Pyramid Lake. All the hotels are conveniently positioned for visiting the local area and attractions with some located in the picturesque town of Jasper. The majority of the properties are similar in standard with onsite restaurants providing a menu full of variety, although the styles can vary from a fine dining setting to a family...
Located in the heart of Whistler village, Summit Lodge & Spa is a 10-minute walk from Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola and adjacent to Whistler Village Market. Each suite in this boutique property has been individually decorated with contemporary furniture and original Whistler art. Situated in the same building as the hotel, Sachi Sushi serves some of the best sushi in Whistler.
Features: 81 rooms, 2 restaurants, outdoor pool, sauna, health club, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, hot drinks, kitchenette, minibar, hairdryer, air...
Located in the heart of Victoria, the Parkside Hotel & Spa is near to many of the city's attractions such as Beacon Hill Park and the Royal BC Museum. The property has 126 spacious guestrooms, each offering private balcony, fireplace and premium bedding. The hotel has a spa, indoor pool and a cafe which serves snacks and light...
Set against the backdrop of the North Shore mountains, The Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel has a waterfront location just 10 minutes' walk from the city centre. Spacious guestrooms and suites offer plush bedding and flatscreen television, with views of either downtown Vancouver, Coal Harbour or the mountains. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, business centre, health club and indoor lap...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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YRO2016: 11 Nights
The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria was established in 1843 by James Douglas...