Discover the highlights of western
Canada on this 12-day escorted tour
while staying in some of the best
accommodation available. Visit small
alpine towns, wake up overlooking
turquoise lakes, explore cosmopolitan
cities and see the stunning scenery and
wildlife of Alberta’s national parks. In
addition you will ride on one of the most
picturesque rail journeys in Canada,
passing the imposing Rocky Mountains.
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On arrival into Vancouver, you will be met and transferred to the Four Seasons hotel (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (D)
This morning join a shared tour of the city, including Stanley Park, Vancouver harbour and the cultural centre of Granville Island. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city further. (B)
Transfer to the station and board the Rocky Mountaineer (GoldLeaf Service) for the initial leg of the ‘First Passage to the West’ route to Banff, passing fertile fields and towering peaks. Overnight at your Kamloops hotel*. (B, L)
Re-join the train and continue your journey towards the alpine town of Banff. Transfer to The Fairmont Banff Springs where you will stay for the next 2 nights. (B, L)
Today you can choose from a selection of included activities: a scenic floatplane flight, a cruise on Lake Minnewanka or a heli-flightseeing trip. This evening, enjoy an included dinner in one of the hotel's restaurants. (B, D)
After meeting a Mountie to listen to stories from the force, join a tour of Banff, including a ride on the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Drive to Lake Louise with a stop at Moraine Lake en route. Enjoy a guided tour around the lake and overnight at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a lake-view room. (B, D)
Travel along the scenic Icefields Parkdesigned Ice Explorer vehicle for an excursion on the Athabasca glacier. Continue on to the magical village of Jasper and overnight at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner in one of the hotel's restaurants. (B, D)
way and stop at the Columbia icefield to board the specially
Journey out of Jasper National Park and on to Blue River. Take a river excursion in search of grizzly and black bears before continuing on to the centrally located Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre for 1 night. (B, L, D)
Travel through the rugged Cariboo region and pass through towering coastal mountains before arriving into Whistler. Overnight at the Westin Resort & Spa, which is just steps away from gondolas to both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. (B, D)
Travel along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Horseshoe Bay, stopping en route at Shannon Falls. From Horseshoe Bay, take the scenic ferry across the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island, before continuing on to Victoria for a 2-night stay at the Hotel Grand Pacific. Alternatively you may take a 1-hour floatplane flight between Whistler and Victoria from £148 (must be prebooked). (B)
Morning visit to the floral displays of the Butchart gardens followed by a choice of included excursions, such as whale watching, a scenic seaplane flight or afternoon tea at The
Fairmont Empress Hotel. This evening there will be 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 126 for further details). (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour features some of the most luxurious accommodation available
but please note that the hotel in Kamloops, used in connection with the Rocky Mountaineer rail journey, is considered 3 star and simple. Prices are based on the standard room category, unless otherwise stated.
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 APT. The itinerary and departure dates are provisional and subject to change. For more information please speak to your tour consultant.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
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 Four Seasons Vancouver is just a short walk from many of Vancouver's attractions, shops and restaurants, with easy access to transport links, and the city centre Skytrain station just 100 metres away. Guestrooms are decorated in soothing colours such as tea green and amber with plush furnishings for a seriously relaxing and comfortable stay. The hotel's seafood restaurant features 300 wines by the glass.
Features: 372 rooms, seafood restaurant, bar, spa, 2 pools, fitness centre.
Room amenities: Television, down duvets, safe, iron,...
Set on Victoria's picturesque Inner Harbour, the Hotel Grand Pacific is conveniently located near to the city's downtown shopping and restaurant area. The onsite SORA Spa offers luxurious Asian-inspired spa services, from facials to body treatments and manicures. There are several places to eat including alfresco dining on the hotel patio, light lunches served in the lounge and private dining options.
Features: 304 rooms, restaurant, cafe, indoor pool, sauna, fitness centre, Wi-Fi, spa.
Room amenities: Television, hairdryer, safe, coffee & tea facilities, air...
Located in the centre of the village, the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre is a comfortable 4-star hotel. The spacious rooms have modern amenities and hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant and...
Modelled after a Scottish baronial castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs has an air of timeless elegance complimented by contemporary service and facilities, situated in the heart of Banff National Park. This landmark building has been providing hospitality to guests for over 100 years with all rooms and suites having views to either the mountainside or the valley side of the resort. The adjoining Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course has a challenging layout with 27 holes along the winding Bow river, set against the wonderful backdrop of mountain scenery. The award-winning Willow Stream Spa creates an atmosphere of tranquillity with a variety of treatments available using the unique healing powers of the alpine air and the sacred waters. The property is great to use as a base for your time in Banff National Park with the alpine village of Banff and local attractions all readily accessible b...
Built over 100 years ago as a base for outdoor enthusiasts, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has been developed into a luxury hotel with a stunning location, set on the shores of Lake Louise and surrounded by mountain peaks and the Victoria glacier. A key attraction for guests are the views of the grounds, Lake Louise or the Bow Valley mountain range from the hotel's rooms and suites. Guests can enjoy the splendour of Lake Louise first thing in the morning and last thing at night, once all the day-trippers have left. A range of optional activities are available from the hotel such as hiking one of the many trails with a naturalist guide, canoeing on the lake and horse riding in the fresh mountain air (all payable locally). The four restaurants offer a selection of cuisines to choose from including Italian and Canadian.
Features: 550 rooms, 4 restaurants, 2 bars, indoor pool,...
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 4-star retreat set deep in the Canadian Rockies. Located approximately 10 minutes' drive from the town centre of Jasper, the property has a remote feel, perfect for experiencing the vast outdoors of the Rockies. The 446 rooms and 59 suites are in heritage log cabins spread around the property and connected by picturesque paths. Each room or suite has a patio or balcony and modern amenities. Facilities include a lounge bar, two restaurants, tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, spa and fitness...
Located slope side on Whistler Mountain, just steps away from mountain gondolas to both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, the Westin Resort & Spa is a modern all suite 4-star property. The 419 suites each have kitchen facilities, a fireplace and modern amenities. Facilities include a restaurant, lounge bar and a...
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.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YRR2018: 11 Nights
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...