Discover the highlights of Western Canada while staying in some of the best accommodation available. Visit small alpine towns, wake up overlooking turquoise lakes, explore cosmopolitan cities and travel along one of the most picturesque rail routes 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.
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...