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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

13 Days 2 Countries 13 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"


About this trip

The glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada are just some of the highlights on this adventure into places like Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Jasper and Banff.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… spotting buffalo and other wildlife and enjoying a meal of delicious Alberta beef with the trimmings on the Guinn Family's ranch, followed by hopping on an authentic wagon.

Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: DIRW

12 Nights


17 Meals
  • 12 full breakfasts.

  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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Iconic Rockies and Western Canada

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Vancouver

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

Welcome Reception
Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront

2. Vancouver – Victoria (2 Nights)

Set out for Stanley Park and explore historic Chinatown and Gastown. Travel by ferry to Vancouver Island. Visit a family-owned winery and enjoy a taste of their delicious wines. Later, arrive in quaint Victoria.

Full Breakfast
Marriott Inner Harbour

3. Victoria Sightseeing and Free Time

Greet the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens. Meet with a representative who can answer questions and then spend some time exploring. Back in Victoria, enjoy a guided city tour. This evening, dinner is up to you with a selection of restaurants for your choice dining.

Full Breakfast
Your Choice

4. Victoria – Chemainus – Squamish – Whistler (2 Nights)

Set out for Chemainus, famous for its outdoor murals. Return to the mainland by ferry and drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and ride all the way to Summit Lodge, enjoying sweeping views. This afternoon, arrive in Whistler.

Full Breakfast
Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

5. Whistler Sightseeing and Free Time

Start the morning with a guided walking tour led by a Local Specialist. Learn about the history of the resort during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Next, step into a fascinating world where ancient ways meet modern life at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Your Local Specialist, an authentic First Nations ambassador, will greet you with a warm welcome in traditional song. This afternoon is free.

Full Breakfast

6. Whistler – Historic Ranching Country – Sun Peaks

Leaving Whistler, continue toward the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks and enjoy an interpretive walk before your Regional Meal dinner. After, a Local Specialist will regale you with tales of voyageurs and the fur trapping industry.

Full Breakfast
Regional Meal
Sun Peaks Grand

7. Sun Peaks – Rocky Mountain National Park – Banff (2 Nights)

Sample the best of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel through Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, cross the Columbia River and Yoho National Park. Arrive at your mountain resort in Banff National Park for a relaxing stay. Enjoy drinks and a Local Specialist presentation where you will learn about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from a real life "Mountie."

Full Breakfast
Banff Park Lodge

8. Banff Sightseeing and Free Time

Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff, including Surprise Corner, Bow Falls and hoodoo rock formations. Enjoy a free afternoon before setting off for Boundary Ranch where your hosts, the Guinn family, welcome you for a scenic Be My Guest experience and dinner.

Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

9. Banff – Lake Louise – Jasper (2 Nights)

Arrive on the shores of Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Enjoy a unique adventure at the Columbia Icefield where you climb aboard an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at your hotel in the heart of Jasper National Park. Join your fellow travellers for a "Farewell to the Rockies" Dinner. After dinner, enjoy a presentation about the area's history and wildlife with a Local Specialist.

Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
The Sawridge Inn

10. Jasper Sightseeing and Free Time

Enjoy an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon. Then, embark on a narrated cruise across Maligne Lake. Stop at Spirit Island before returning to Jasper where the rest of the day is free.

Full Breakfast

11. Jasper – Mount Robson – Chase

Head west and arrive at Mount Robson, the Rockies' tallest peak. On arrival to your hotel, meet with a member of the Secwepemc Nation, stroll the grounds and view a traditional kekuli built by the First Nations people.

Full Breakfast
Quaaout Lodge and Spa

12. Chase – Vancouver

Return back to Vancouver and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, including the famous Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk-a series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms following a granite precipice, and Treetops Adventure-comprised of 7 suspension bridges and a platform. This evening, enjoy dinner with your newfound friends.

Full Breakfast
Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfont

13. Depart Vancouver

Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to Canada Place if you are extending your trip with an optional Alaska cruise.

Full Breakfast

Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 40 Reviews

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    Service rating : Service was good. Better would have been a lot more information from our tour director about the natural wonders we saw each day, the geology, the forests, etc., and less asides about her family growing up, what her husband does, their boat, their recreational vehicle, what she

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    Service rating : Again I am expressing my disappointment in the discount I received for my trips. I have explained to your office in Switzerland and Singapore and I received the same answer. I had booked 3 packages in a row. I should have been given the "repeat customer" discount for all 3. But I

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    Service rating : Excellent staff, accommodation and itinerary. Had a great time.Product : Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Banff were fantastic

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    Our tour leader Ben was outstanding in expressing his knowledge of the different parts of the journey and his organisational skills made the trip seamless as regards hotels, lunch stops, etc. He was a delight to travel with.

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    Service rating : Everything on the tour met and in most cases exceeded our expectations.Our tour director Ben was fantastic.Product : The itinerary was great.Most stops were two days which was pleasing.Accommodation was excellent. Meals very satisfactory.Would definitely recommend this tour to

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  • Be My Guest
    Enjoy a hosted dinner at a family-owned and operated ranch in Kananaskis Valley.

  • 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, learning about fur trapping and trading, meeting a Mountie and enjoy a presentation about Jasper's history and wildlife.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour of Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and Banff

    • Cruise across Maligne Lake

    • Scenic drives along the Sea-to-Sky Highway and Icefields Parkway

    • View Lake Louise, Yoho and Mount Revelstoke National Parks and a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations

    • Visit the thriving ski resort of Sun Peaks and Chase

What's Included


    • 12 full breakfasts.

    • 5 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).

What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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)

    • Round-trip ferry across the Strait of Georgia from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • 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

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