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 (B)
Transfer to the station and board the Rocky
Mountaineer (GoldLeaf class) 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. Once the train
comes to a standstill, 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, dine at one of the several
restaurants located within your hotel. (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 Parkway and
stop at the Columbia Icefield to board the
specially designed 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)
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 mountain 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 £175 (must be prebooked).
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
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
Featuring some of the most
luxurious accommodation throughout the tour,
except in Kamloops. Please note that the hotels
used with the Rocky Mountaineer are 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.
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.
YRR2017: 11 Nights
The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria was established in 1843 by James Douglas...