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.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YRO2018: 11 Nights
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