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Panoramic Canadian Rockies

11 Night Tour from £1,699 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

This 12-day escorted tour takes you on a wonderful adventure through the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Beginning and ending in the charming city of Vancouver, you’ll spend time in Victoria on Vancouver Island before heading up into the famous Rockies. You will see many stunning sights such as Lake Louise and the Athabasca Glacier, and you’ll tour beautiful National Parks such as Banff, Jasper and Yoho.

Departing 5th September 2017

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a ferry trip over to Vancouver Island, taking in the wildlife and seascapes
  • Take a trip on an “Ice Explorer” – a purpose-built vehicle to travel over glaciers
  • Marvel at the beauty of Lake Louise
  • Choose from exciting optional activities such as white-water rafting, whale-watching or a helicopter trip over the Rockies

Details

Day 1

Arrive in Vancouver

Today you’ll arrive in the beautiful city of Vancouver where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Settle in and then meet with the rest of your group and the Travel Director

Hotel: Georgian Court

Day 2

Vancouver - Victoria

Begin your day with a sightseeing tour of Vancouver. You will explore historic Gastown which is the city’s oldest neighbourhood, and at Stanley Park to see the famous collection of totem poles and the lovely view from Propect Point. Then you will board the ferry to Vancouver Island – enjoy the picturesque crossing across the Strait of Georgia before docking at Swartz Bay. Continue your journey to Victoria which is the capital of the British Colombia province. Get your bearings with an introductory sightseeing tour along the waterfront district, past the Parliament Buildings and Government Street.

Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites

Day 3

Victoria

In the morning you’ll be heading for Butchart Gardens, and here you will have an “Iconic Breakfast” at the Blue Poppy Restaurant in the beautiful conservatory with light flooding in and views of the gorgeous gardens. You’ll have chance to stroll these gardens, an amazing 55 acres, one of the world’s greatest floral displays. You will then have free time to explore the charming city of Victoria. You could visit the Royal BC Museum or perhaps go whale watching, cruising the Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca for the best views of whales.

Overnight: Comfort Inn & Suites (breakfast included)

Day 4

Victoria - Whistler

First travel to Chemainus, a seaside community that is famous for its Mural Project – a series of giant outdoor murals. Then take the ferry back to the mainland across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Journey along the Sea-to Sky Highway offering stunning seascapes of Howe Sound, soaring mountains, plunging waterfalls and bustling communities. Pause at Shannon Falls Provincial Park to see the spectacular waterfalls, the third highest in the province. Arrive at the lovely mountain resort of Whistler, where you will spend two nights.

Overnight: Pinnacle Hotel, Whistler Village (breakfast included)

Day 5

Whistler

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the charming town of Whistler, co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, nestled between the stunning Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains. Perhaps join one of the optional excursions on offer, including zip-lining, white water rafting or riding the Peak-to-Peak Gondola – with the world’s longest unsupported span and the highest lift of its kind! Or you could choose a flightseeing tour over the lakes and glaciated peaks of Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Overnight: Pinnacle Hotel, Whistler Village

Day 6

Whistler – Sun Peaks

Journey along the scenic Duffy Lake Road, by the shores of Duffy and Seton Lakes via Lilooet. Follow the Cariboo Wagon Trail, one of the most difficult construction jobs in the British Empire, before reaching the mountain resort of Sun Peaks.

Overnight: Sun Peaks Lodge

Day 7

Sun Peaks - Jasper

Drive through white-fenced ranch lands and follow the Yellowhead Highway, with views of the snowcapped Columbia Mountains in the distance. See magnificent Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies and enter Jasper National Park. Arrive in the laidback mountain resort of Jasper, and enjoy a brief tour of the town.

Overnight: Marmot Lodge

Day 8

Jasper National Park

Enjoy a full day of leisure in the largest National Park of the Canadian Rockies. The Travel Director will help you choose from a wide range of optional activities such as a gentle float-trip on the Bow River or for the more energetic there is a glacier hike on Mount Edith Cavell. Or perhaps take a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island.  

Overnight: Marmot Lodge

Day 9

Jasper – Icefields Parkway – Lake Louise - Banff

Today you will experience a journey through stunning landscapes, travelling along the Icefields Parkway amidst stunning vistas of dense forests, towering mountains and magnificent glaciers. You will stop along the way to soak up some wonderful sights, such as the Athabasca Falls, the Columbia Icefield, Bow and Peyto Lakes and Crowfoot Glacier. Stop at the Columbia Icefield for a ride on one of the impressively designed Ice Explorer vehicles. Wind your way along the Glacier Trail onto the surface of the massive Athabasca Glacier. Learn about the Columbia Icefield, the power of glaciers and the early explorers who discovered them. You will also stop at the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies” – iconic Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in the world. Continue along the scenic Bow Valley Parkway until you arrive at the charming town of Banff.

Overnight: Banff Voyager Inn

Day 10

Banff

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in the sights of Bow Falls and Tunnel Mountain. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore at your own pace. Highly recommended is a trip up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola, to enjoy the new, state-of-the-art visitor centre and restaurant with stunning views of six mountain ranges. Or you could splash out on a helicopter ride over the Rockies for a birds eye view.

Overnight: Banff Voyager Inn

Day 11

Banff - Kelowna

Drive right across the Continental Divide at Kicking Horse Pass. Stop at Spiral Tunnels, a feat of early engineering for one of the steepest railroad stretches in the world. Continue onto Yoho National Park and across Roger’s Pass in the Glacier National Park. Pass Mount Revelstoke National Park, winding your way down the mountains into the “fruit basket” of Canada – the Okanagan Valley. Stop at a local winery for a tour and tasting before arriving at your hotel in the town of Kelowna.

Overnight: Ramada Kelowna Hotel

Day 12

Kelowna – Vancouver – fly home

Journey across the Cascade Mountains and through the scenic Fraser River Valley, arriving back in Vancouver where your Canadian adventure comes to an end.

  • International flights
  • Transfers to and from the airport on the first and last day of the tour
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel accommodation as described above or similar
  • Two breakfasts
  • All non-optional sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • The services of a Travel Director throughout
  • All hotel service charges & tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Porterage of one bag throughout

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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