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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

13 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

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

"Thanks, Trafalgar, for a great trip with lots of memories"

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13 Days, 1 Country, 6 Cities

Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

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    • Check out our similar 'Wonders of the Canadian Rockies' or ' Panoramic Canadian Rockies' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com
    • The 2 Jul departure features two nights in Calgary at the Westin Calgary with entry to the Calgary Stampede.
    • Day 11: Take the Rocky Mountaineer train back to Vancouver. Includes hotel stay in Kamloops, rail taxes, rail personal gratuities and a transfer to the airport on Day 13. Airport Arrival between 6-8 p.m. Silverleaf: $XXXX p.p. twin share, $XX single supplement Goldleaf: $XXXX p.p. twin share, $XX single supplement
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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: Discovery

Trip code: DIRW

12 Nights

accommodation

17 Meals
  • 12 full breakfasts

  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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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


Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Vancouver

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Day 2

Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

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Day 3

Victoria Sightseeing

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Day 4

Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights)

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Day 5

Whistler Sightseeing

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Day 6

Whistler – Kamloops

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

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Day 8

Banff Sightseeing

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Day 9

Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 Nights)

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Jasper Sightseeing

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Day 11

Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase

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Day 12

Chase – 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

Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

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

Day 4

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

Day 5

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

Day 7

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

Day 8

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

Day 9

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 – Mount Robson – Chase Day 11 - Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase

Arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies' tallest peak. Then, stroll the ancestral grounds of the Shuswap people and view a traditional kekuli winter home built by the First Nations people.

Hotel

Quaaout Lodge and Spa

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Quaaout Lodge and Spa

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 11

Day 12

Chase – Vancouver Day 12 - Chase – Vancouver

Return back to Vancouver and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Tonight, enjoy dinner.

Hotel

Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfont

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfont

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 12

Day 13

Depart Vancouver Day 13 - Depart Vancouver

Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to Canada Place for those on the optional Alaska cruise.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 13

Available Departures

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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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What's Included

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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 73 Reviews

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    Service rating : The coach driver and tour director were genuine in their dealings with us. They both went out of their way to help us and entertain us during our travels.Product : The itinerary was great, lots of different things to see and do. We got to see lots of wildlife.

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    Service rating : Excellent itinerary, tour guide, hotels and time allowed at each of the sights visited.Product : Excellently planned and paced itinerary. Minor gripe- Coach could be greatly improved with more appropriate sun blinds or curtains. The coach we had only had blinds and the first

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    Service rating : Our tour guide and bus driver was outstandingProduct : Good quality and freindly

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    Service rating : I would certainly travel with Trafalgar again. Our Tour Director was very knowledgable & entertaining. A true Ambassador for Canadian Tourism. Also our coach was very comfortable & our bus driver was great! Everywhere we visited we were always warmly received! As Canadians we

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    Service rating : The tour director (Ben Hutchingson) and driver (Bob) were very helpful and accomodating. They went out of their way to make our tour meaningful and comfortable.There were good stops along our travel in scenic and beautiful places.Furthermore the hotel arrangement was very good

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