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Best of Canadas West 2014

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Mountain view in CanadaLake in CanadaCoastal view, Canada
Mountain view in Canada
Lake in Canada
Coastal view, Canada
  • Duration: 11 Days
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  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
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  • Style: Discovery
  • Description: Stray off the beaten track on this tour by joining an interpretive walk along Lake Louise, ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier and visit the bright floral Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Board a gondola in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banff National Park and view Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Rockies' to complete your tour of the magnificent Western Canada.
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Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • VICTORIA

    • + VICTORIA WHALE WATCHING EXCURSION Board your vessel to enjoy a three-hour whale-watching expedition in the waters off Victoria. While it can’t be guaranteed in advance which of the abundant marine wildlife you’ll see on your journey, chances are you’ll also spot magnificent bald eagles, porpoises or seals. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to see the resident Orca whales in all their glory. Tour length: 4 hours.

    • + VICTORIA WHALE WATCHING EXCURSION Board your vessel to enjoy a three-hour whale-watching expedition in the waters off Victoria. While it can’t be guaranteed in advance which of the abundant marine wildlife you’ll see on your journey, chances are you’ll also spot magnificent bald eagles, porpoises or seals. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to see the resident Orca whales in all their glory. Tour length: 4 hours.

    • + HARBOR CRUISE Enjoy a relaxing cruise along Victoria’s historic harbour in a fully enclosed 60 ft catamaran, featuring a 150-gallon touch tank aquarium filled with animals that live in these southern waters. A marine biologist will be on hand to facilitate your discovery of the unique ecosystem. The highlight of the tour will be a true taste of the coast with a sample of half carb with garlic butter. (Minimum: 12 passangers).

  • JASPER

    • + MALIGNE LAKE BOAT CRUISE Maligne Lake is Jasper’s oldest attraction and one of the most photographed lakes in the world. It is the largest lake in the Canadian Rockies and was known to the Stoney Indians as “Chaba Imne” or Great Beaver Lake. This 90-minute boat cruise will take you past glacier studded mountain peaks to world famous Spirit Island. Unsurpassed for the scenery it affords, this cruise is also known for its insightful interpretation of the area. Bring your cameras and binoculars – this cruise is a true photographer’s delight! Operates Jun – Sep, subject to weather conditions. Tour length: 1.5 hours. (Minimum: 20 passengers).

    • + JASPER RAFTING Enjoy a unique perspective of Jasper National Park as you raft down the Athabasca River. This safe, comfortable ride along 10 miles (16 kilometers) of river passes through small sets of rapids and calm stretches for a ride that any first-time rafter will enjoy. Your journey will be narrated by a licensed National Park guide who will point out the natural and human history of Jasper National Park and the famous route that was used by fur traders many years ago. Tour length: 3.5 hours. (Minimum: 6 passengers).

    • + MOUNT EDITH CAVELL GUIDED WALK Join your guide on the “Path of the Glaciers” with Mount Edith Cavell’s snow-capped peak towering a mile overhead. See the emerald green of the “Lake of Forgiveness” and look out for incredible glacial formations, including icebergs and ice avalanches. Be sure to wear your good walking shoes for this 90-minute moderate walk. You’ll have plenty of stops for picture taking, enjoying the scenery and learning about the local history and geography. You may also spot wildlife during the 40-minute drive to and from this area. Operates seasonally. Tour length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 10 passengers).

  • BANFF

    • + OH CANADA EH Take a short drive from Banff to experience “Oh Canada, Eh?!,” a popular two-hour dinner theater featuring all- Canadian music from maritime folk songs to modern pop. Meet the singing Mountie, Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables, Klondike Kitty and more. While you’re enjoying the show, the performers, dressed in stereotypical and period costumes of Canada, serve you a hearty all-Canadian, family-style meal including French Canadian Pea Soup and salad, choice of entrée and ending with Maple Chocolate Cake. Full of laughs, this musical celebration of Canada will delight audiences of all ages. Tour duration: 3.5 hours. (Minimum: 15 passengers).

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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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