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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Calgary Stampede

14 Days 1 Country 14 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 Calgary Stampede

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      About this trip

      Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver and a dramatic mountain wilderness. Explore the traditions of the First Nations, behold the icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield and meet a retired Mountie.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: DI5W

      13 Nights

      accommodation

      17 Meals
      • 12 full breakfasts

      • 5 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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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 Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners


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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 (2 Nights)

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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 - Calgary (2 Nights)

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      Calgary Stampede

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      Calgary - Lake Louise - Jasper (2 Nights)

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      Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase

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      Depart Vancouver

      Day 1

      Arrive Vancouver (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver (2 Nights)

      Tackle the 'Great Outdoors' on this effortlessly delivered adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world's most livable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Vancouver Sightseeing Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

      Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park before delving into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown. Explore Stanley Park.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights) Day 3 - Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

      Board a ferry to Vancouver Island. Taste local cider at a family owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.

      Hotel

      Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      *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. Approx. duration: 3 hours.

      Adult Price: $123.00

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      Day 4

      Victoria Sightseeing Day 4 - Victoria Sightseeing

      Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens and learn how the spectacular floral display was once a giant disused quarry. Enjoy a your choice dining experience tonight.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Your Choice Dining

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Your Choice Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights) Day 5 - Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights)

      See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal dinner in Whistler Village. Our Stay with a Story is Whistler's landmark ski-in ski-out hotel.

      Hotel

      Fairmont Chateau Whistler

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Fairmont Chateau Whistler

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Peak 2 Peak Gondola

      From our ancient, volcanic peaks with their 360 degree views, to our vibrant and sophisticated village with its incredible vibe, Whistler Blackcomb has summer covered from top to bottom. Travel across BC’s rooftop on the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, explore over 50 kms of high alpine hiking trails, then head to the valley for a bike ride on Whistler’s paved valley trail, or its renowned single-track network in the world-famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Approx. duration: 1 hour.

      Adult Price: $66.00

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      Day 6

      Whistler Sightseeing Day 6 - Whistler Sightseeing

      First Nation traditions are revealed by a Local Specialist at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Spend the rest of your day at leisure.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 7

      Whistler – Kamloops Day 7 - Whistler – Kamloops

      We continue towards Kamloops where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure.

      Hotel

      Kamloops DoubleTree

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Kamloops DoubleTree

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 8

      Kamloops – Rocky Mountain National Parks – Banff (2 Nights) Day 8 - Kamloops – Rocky Mountain National Parks – Banff (2 Nights)

      Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. We overnight at a mountain resort in Banff National Park, where we'll meet a retired "Mountie" Local Specialist.

      Hotel

      Banff Park Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Banff Park Lodge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Royal Canadian 25 mins

      This journey will only enhance the Three Sisters Peaks Tour by exploring the Goat and Sundance Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls and untouched glacier lakes. Perhaps even a glimpse of some wildlife. It's an extraordinary adventure not to be missed.

      Adult Price: $262.00

      Royal Canadian Tour 25 mins

      This journey will only enhance the Three Sisters Peaks Tour by exploring the Goat and Sundance Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls and untouched glacier lakes. Perhaps even a glimpse of some wildlife. It's an extraordinary adventure not to be missed.

      Adult Price: $273.00

      Mt. Assiniboine Tour 30 mins

      You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine - "the Matterhorn" of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 3,611meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget! Approx. duration: 30 minutes.

      Adult Price: $331.00

      Three Sisters Peak Tour 12 min

      The most action packed twelve minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the world famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore.

      Adult Price: $136.00

      Brewster Banff Gondola

      At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin. The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet ( 2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Banff Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours.

      Adult Price: $59.00

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      Day 9

      Banff - Calgary (2 Nights) Day 9 - Banff - Calgary (2 Nights)

      Descend from the Canadian Rockies to the festive pavilions and parades of the 'Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth'. Check into your downtown hotel before joining your travel companions for the Calgary Stampede's exhilarating Chuckwagon Races.

      Hotel

      Delta Calgary Downtown

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Delta Calgary Downtown

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 10

      Calgary Stampede Day 10 - Calgary Stampede

      Immerse yourself in the Spirit of the Stampede - your all-inclusive pass is the gateway to a day of effortless fun as you witness the world's largest rodeo first-hand and visit Stampede Park, tapping your Cowboy boots to the jaunty tunes of the Stampede Showband. End the day with a bang at the Grandstand Show, a singing and dancing musical extravaganza with a fireworks display. 

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      Day 11

      Calgary - Lake Louise - Jasper (2 Nights) Day 11 - Calgary - Lake Louise - Jasper (2 Nights)

      Arrive on the shores of Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Get ready for a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield where you board an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at the hotel in the heart of Jasper National Park before joining your travelling companions for 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 12

      Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time Day 12 - Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time

      Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      *Jasper Float Trip

      Join the fun and experience an easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. Lifejackets and the specially designed, 25 foot (7 meter) long, oar powered rafts; offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery drifting down a route that was used by fur traders many years ago. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required. Approx. duration: 50-90 minutes

      Adult Price: $73.00

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      Day 13

      Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase Day 13 - Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase

      Admire Mount Robson - the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the First Nation Shushwap people and stroll around their ancestral grounds where we'll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Depart Vancouver Day 14 - Depart Vancouver

      Big farewell to your travelling companions and transfer to Vancouver International Airport.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 14

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-gb/tours/iconic-rockies-and-western-canada-with-calgary-stampede for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • STAYS WITH STORIES
        Stay at the landmark ski-in, ski-out Fairmont Chateau Whistler. (Day 5)

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Enjoy a hosted dinner on a family-owned ranch in Kananaskis Valley at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. (Day 9)

      • LOCAL SPECIALISTS
        For included sightseeing with a First Nations ambassador and meeting a retired Mountie. (Days 5, 7)

      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 Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners


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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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