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Spectacular Canadian Rockies

9 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

This exhilarating experience takes you from the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver to the heart of the Rockies.

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    15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

    Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

    Departure date

    Vancouver, Canada

    Return date

    Calgary, 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

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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

      From the trendy cityscape of Vancouver to the highest peak of the Canadian Rockies, your exhilarating encounter with western Canada will see you breakfasting in floral splendour, riding out on to glaciers and meeting a real-life Mountie en-route to see the glories of Banff.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: DSCR

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 8 full breakfasts

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      • 3 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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        • City tour of Vancouver, Victoria, Banff

        • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway

        • View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Athabasca Glacier, Mount Robson, Jasper, Banff National Parks

        • Visit scenic Butchart Gardens


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
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        • 3 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

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      Vancouver – Strait of Georgia – Victoria (2 Nights)

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      Victoria Sightseeing

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      Victoria – Kamloops

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      Kamloops – Mount Robson – Jasper National Park (2 Nights)

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      Jasper National Park Sightseeing

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      Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Lake Louise – Banff National Park (2 Nights)

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      Banff Sightseeing

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      Banff – Depart Calgary

      Day 1

      Arrive Vancouver Day 1 - Arrive Vancouver

      Welcome to Vancouver. At 6 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Pinnacle Harbourfront

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Pinnacle Harbourfront

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Vancouver – Strait of Georgia – Victoria (2 Nights) Day 2 - Vancouver – Strait of Georgia – Victoria (2 Nights)

      Start your morning with a sightseeing tour of Chinatown and Gastown, then set out for Stanley Park to view First Nations totem poles. Travel by ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island and visit a family-owned working farm and taste a freshly prepared farm to table meal at a Be My Guest lunch on the property. Later, take a tour of Victoria.

      Hotel

      Chateau Victoria

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Chateau Victoria

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Victoria Sightseeing Day 3 - Victoria Sightseeing

      Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens and spend some time meandering through the property. Back in Victoria, enjoy the rest of your day.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      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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      Victoria – Kamloops Day 4 - Victoria – Kamloops

      Cruise back to the mainland for a visit to the British Columbia Wildlife Park, where you get a chance to view wildlife. Tonight, be welcomed to the Shuswap territory with traditional song by a First Nations member, and Local Specialist, before indulging in a dinner followed by s'mores roasted on an open fire.

      Hotel

      South Thompson Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      South Thompson Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      Day 5

      Kamloops – Mount Robson – Jasper National Park (2 Nights) Day 5 - Kamloops – Mount Robson – Jasper National Park (2 Nights)

      Travel into the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stop for a knock-out view of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rest of the day is at leisure in Jasper.

      Hotel

      The Sawridge Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      The Sawridge Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Jasper National Park Sightseeing Day 6 - Jasper National Park Sightseeing

      Start the day with an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon followed by a cruise to Spirit Island on Maligne Lake. The rest of the day is free before dinner at the hotel.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      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

      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. Approx. duration: 3 hours.

      Adult Price: $72.00

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      Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Lake Louise – Banff National Park (2 Nights) Day 7 - Jasper – Athabasca Glacier – Lake Louise – Banff National Park (2 Nights)

      Travel along the stunning Icefields Parkway and ride out on the Athabasca Glacier aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer. Travel on to Banff National Park and picturesque Lake Louise before you settle in at your hotel.

      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

      Learn about the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a Local Specialist during "Meet a Mountie." Later, see Surprise Corner and Bow Falls. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner to toast the end of your holiday with newfound friends.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      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!

      Adult Price: $314.00

      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

      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

      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.

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      Day 9

      Banff – Depart Calgary Day 9 - Banff – Depart Calgary

      Descend from the glorious Canadian Rockies and transfer to Calgary International Airport or to the Delta Calgary Downtown if you are extending your stay.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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        Enjoy beautiful vineyard views, wine tasting and a delicious lunch at a family-owned winery in Victoria

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        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        Meet a First Nations member in Kamloops and a Mountie in Banff

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour of Vancouver, Victoria, Banff

        • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway

        • View Lake Louise, Stanley Park, Athabasca Glacier, Mount Robson, Jasper, Banff National Parks

        • Visit scenic Butchart Gardens


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      Dining

        • 8 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 3 dinners


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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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