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 train. 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 in Calgary, you will be met and transferred to the Marriott Downtown Hotel for an overnight stay. (N)
This morning 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 an optional excursion such as a scenic helicopter ride (payable locally). (B)
Journey to Lake Louise with a stop at Moraine Lake en route. Tonight, stay at Lake Louise Inn. (B, D)
Travel along the Icefields Parkway, stopping at the Columbia Icefield to board an Ice Explorer vehicle for an excursion on the Athabasca glacier. Arrive in Jasper and overnight at one of the Mountain Park Lodges*. (B)
Journey out of Jasper National Park 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. Overnight at Mike Wiegele Heliski Village. (Optional Rocky Mountaineer extension). (B, D)
Follow the path of the early gold rush pioneers as you travel through the Cariboo region to Vancouver. Stay at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
Morning sightseeing tour of the city with the afternoon at leisure to relax, explore the city further or take an optional excursion such as tasting local produce on a guided tour of Granville Island market (payable locally). (B)
Head along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler and stay at the Delta Whistler Village Suites (or similar) for 1 night. We recommend taking a walk around this alpine village in the evening to soak up the atmosphere. (B)
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 take a floatplane between Whistler and Victoria from £175 (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
Discover transfer to the airport to fly home or continue your holiday by joining a 7-night Alaska cruise (see page 129 for further details). (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation, except in Jasper and in Kamloops during the Rocky Mountaineer extension, where accommodation should be considered as 3 star and simple.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Please note this tour is operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT group. Itinerary and departure dates are provisional and subject to change. For more information please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Should you wish to extend your time in Canada, please discuss your requirements with your consultant, who can tailor-make an itinerary for you.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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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Located on the south west of British Colombia, Vancouver is named after British Captain George Vancouver...
The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria was established in 1843 by James Douglas...