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.
View more climate information & imperial units
On arrival into Vancouver, you will be met and
transferred to the Fairmont Waterfront (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
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)
Rejoin the train and continue your journey
towards the alpine town of Banff. Transfer to
the Fairmont Banff Springs for a 2-night stay.
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 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 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, take a 1-hour floatplane flight
between Whistler and Victoria, from £175
(must be pre-booked). (B)
Morning visit to the floral displays of the
Butchart gardens, with breakfast in the original
Butchart residence. Afterwards there is a
choice of included excursions, such as
whale watching, a scenic seaplane flight or
afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress.
This evening there will be a group farewell
dinner. (B, D)
Day 12: Vancouver • Onward travel
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 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.
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
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YRR2019: 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...