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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.
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 Coast Coal Harbour
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
Head along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler
and stay at the Summit Lodge & Spa (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
transfer to the airport to fly home or continue
your holiday by joining a 7-night Alaska cruise. (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 travel
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 travel 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.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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