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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf

13 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

Adventure into places like Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper and Banff on this Discoveries trip.

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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf

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    15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

    Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

    Departure date

    Vancouver, Canada

    Return date

    Vancouver, Canada

    Book by:

    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

      iNotes
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      Snowcapped peaks and cobalt lakes dot this Canadian adventure from the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver to the dramatic wilderness of the Rockies. Explore the traditions of the First Nations and fur trapping, behold the icy fingers of the imposing Columbia Icefield and meet a real-life Mountie.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: DIRG

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      17 Meals
      • 12 full breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Banff

        • Cruise across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island

        • Scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Icefields Parkway

        • View Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Butchart Gardens, a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations

        • Visit the ski resort of Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive Vancouver

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      Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

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      Victoria Sightseeing

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      Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights)

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      Whistler Sightseeing

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      Whistler – Kamloops

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      Kamloops – Rocky Mountain National Parks – Banff (2 Nights)

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      Banff Sightseeing

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      Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 Nights)

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      Jasper Sightseeing

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      Jasper - Kamloops

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      Kamloops - Vancouver

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      Depart Vancouver

      Day 1

      Arrive Vancouver Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver

      Welcome to Vancouver. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights) Day 2 - Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

      Start with a morning tour of historic Chinatown, Gastown and explore Stanley Park. Travel by ferry and visit a family-owned ciderhouse for a tasting before arriving in Victoria.

      Hotel

      Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 3

      Victoria Sightseeing Day 3 - Victoria Sightseeing

      Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens. A representative can answer questions before you explore. Back in Victoria, enjoy a guided city tour before an included your choice dinner with a selection of restaurants to choose from.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Your Choice Dining

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Your Choice Dining

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      Day 4

      Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights) Day 4 - Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights)

      Set out for Chemainus, famous for its outdoor murals. Return to the mainland and drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and ride all the way to Summit Lodge, before travelling on to Whistler.

      Hotel

      Fairmont Chateau Whistler Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Fairmont Chateau Whistler Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 5

      Whistler Sightseeing Day 5 - Whistler Sightseeing

      Start today with a guided walking tour of Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, led by a Local Specialist. Next, meet another Local Specialist, a First Nations ambassador at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining your travelling companions for a Regional Meal dinner.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      Day 6

      Whistler – Kamloops Day 6 - Whistler – Kamloops

      Continue toward the ski resort of Kamloops for an evening to do as you please.

      Hotel

      Kamloops DoubleTree

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Kamloops DoubleTree

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Kamloops – Rocky Mountain National Parks – Banff (2 Nights) Day 7 - Kamloops – Rocky Mountain National Parks – Banff (2 Nights)

      Sample the best of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at your mountain resort in Banff National Park. Enjoy drinks and a Local Specialist presentation from a real life "Mountie."

      Hotel

      Banff Park Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Banff Park Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Banff Sightseeing Day 8 - Banff Sightseeing

      Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff. Enjoy a free afternoon before joining your hosts at the Boundry Ranch for a scenic Be My Guest dinner.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      Day 9

      Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 Nights) Day 9 - Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 Nights)

      Arrive at Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Then, climb aboard an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at your hotel in Jasper National Park before enjoying a Farewell Dinner.

      Hotel

      The Sawridge Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      The Sawridge Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 10

      Jasper Sightseeing Day 10 - Jasper Sightseeing

      Enjoy a guided walk at Maligne Canyon. Then, embark on a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island before returning to Jasper for free time.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Jasper - Kamloops Day 11 - Jasper - Kamloops

      A sensational two day journey on-board the Rocky Mountaineer with a night in Kamloops. Your train journey through Canada's stunning Rocky Mountains begins as you head east to Vancouver.

      Hotel

      Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Day 12

      Kamloops - Vancouver Day 12 - Kamloops - Vancouver

      Continue your journey by rail and witness the unparalleled beauty of the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies and the stunning and remote vistas of Canada's west.

      Hotel

      Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Farewell Dinner

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      Day 13

      Depart Vancouver Day 13 - Depart Vancouver

      This morning, transfer to Vancouver International Airport.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/can/tours/iconic-rockies-and-western-canada-with-rocky-mountaineer-goldleaf for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Stay at an alpine retreat at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

      • Be My Guest
        Enjoy a hosted dinner on a family-owned ranch in Kananaskis Valley at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing at the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, with a First Nations ambassador and meeting a Mountie

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Banff

        • Cruise across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island

        • Scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Icefields Parkway

        • View Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Butchart Gardens, a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations

        • Visit the ski resort of Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      The Trafalgar Experience

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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

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        Service:

        Service rating : Great Travel Director and Coach Driver who knew a lot about the areas we travelled. Nothing was too much trouble and they made our experience a smooth and enjoyable time.Product : Gold leaf train was disappointing considering the cost. Sun blazed through roof windows, and the

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        Service:

        Service rating : Tour guide and driver excellent. Both very knowledgable and helpful.A small problem re an hotel was quickly and efficiently fixed in favour of the guests.Product : Enjoyed every experience.The view from the Banff chairlift at top was wonderfull.Apparantly we were very

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        Service:

        Everything was as promised. We would use them again and recommend them

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        Service:

        Service rating : Yes I would recommend as TD & Drivers were ver good as was the accomodationProduct : All good except Marriott Courtyard was abit too far out of City

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Well planned trip with a variety of experiences. Ample free time to do the things you are most interested in.Product : Great food, comfortable trip and excellent sightseeing.

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