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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

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      15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

      Iconic Rockies With Western Canada

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      Vancouver, Canada

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      Vancouver, Canada

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          • 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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            • 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

          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

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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

          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

          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

          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: $62.00

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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

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          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

          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

          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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          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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          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

          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 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

          Day 11

          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

          Day 12

          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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            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

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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


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          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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