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The Canadian Rockies

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from £2,013

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 14 days

  • Western Canada

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Canada’s national parks and scenic drives highlight this wonderful Canadian Rockies tour that overnights in Vancouver, Kelowna, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Whistler, and Victoria. You’ll spend time in Banff National Park—Canada’s first national park—with its valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, rivers, and meadows, and Jasper National Park, with its majestic mountains and abundant wildlife. Other Canadian national parks on this tour include Glacier National Park, with its rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls, and Yoho National Park, with its vertical rockwalls, waterfalls, and beautiful peaks.

In addition to national parks, you’ll also visit some of Canada’s most popular resort towns on this Canadian Rockies tour. In the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Lake Okanagan and surrounded by orchards and vineyards, enjoy a winery tour. In the mountain resort of Sun Peaks, you’ll overnight after a beautiful drive that includes passing Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ highest mountain at 12,972 feet. You’ll also overnight and have a full day in Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here you can hike, explore the village, or take an optional excursion, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks.

A tour highlight is a stop at the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Here, you’ll ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice that is 1,200 feet thick. You’ll also travel to the Pacific Coast, where you’ll sail across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria for a sightseeing tour, two overnights, free time to discover some of Victoria’s most popular attractions, and a visit to Butchart Gardens, rated as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

For the value-minded traveller, this tour exploring the Canadian Rockies is an unforgettable holiday not to be missed!

At a glance

  • Vancouver's Stanley Park Explore the pretty beaches, rainforest, sculptures, wildlife and First Nation heritage of this 400-hectare island oasis.
  • Columbia Icefield Ride the Ice Explorer coach on ice 1,200 feet thick.
  • Jasper National Park See the striking mirror-like turquoise waters of lakes Louise and Moraine, and take a narrated wildlife cruise to Spirit Island.
  • Mount Robson Stand at the base of the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Victoria Follow your guide to see the highlights of British Columbia's capital city, including the First Nation monuments in Thunderbird Park and extraordinary Butchart Gardens. Enjoy free time to make the most of this fantastic city.

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 8 days: Alaska Cruise

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Great trip apart from Kalowna and Sunpeaks where there...

18th June 2018
Mrs Karen Whyman

Great trip apart from Kalowna and Sunpeaks where there was little to do and see they were basically stop overs. Kamloops would have been a better choice than Sunpeaks.

Tour very good with excellent organisation by the tour director...

10th June 2018
Trusted Customer

Tour very good with excellent organisation by the tour director but tiring with early starts and long days on the road.

We enjoyed our holiday, but found it very hectic with...

13th October 2017
Mrs Grace Allan

We enjoyed our holiday, but found it very hectic with lots of different hotels and early starts. My husband was disappointed that the smog meant he could not see the mountains as well as he hoped to. However, all in all we had a good time

everything brilliant, well organised and comprehensive...

10th October 2017
Mrs Anna Gale

everything brilliant, well organised and comprehensive

It was the best experience everything is done for you...

4th October 2017
Mr Lee Hutchinson

It was the best experience everything is done for you the scenery was out of this world the tour director was fantastic very knowledgeable and lots of stops along the tour

Excellent trip the hotels were good expect one tour guide...

28th September 2017
Mrs Jeanette Babb

Excellent trip the hotels were good expect one tour guide was very good the included trips were excellent especially the Ice Fields.

The tour guide plays a major roll in ensuring you...

22nd June 2017
Trusted Customer

The tour guide plays a major roll in ensuring you have an enjoyable trip, Lynda brown was just perfect. Knowledge , well organised and such a gracious lady, our driver John keep us safe during the long road trip through the rockies . A great experience and throughly recommended and good value for money .

...

14th June 2017
Mrs Christine Bownes

Well planned and executed, thought put into all the visited...

12th June 2017
Lynn A

Well planned and executed, thought put into all the visited places! Pleased most of the people, most of the time!

Very good balance of touring, optional activities and time for...

9th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Very good balance of touring, optional activities and time for own activities. Superb guide - Doug Miller and driver Todd Leslie maximised our enjoyment.

Multiple itineraries are available

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Overview

Canada’s national parks and scenic drives highlight this wonderful Canadian Rockies tour that overnights in Vancouver, Kelowna, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Whistler, and Victoria. You’ll spend time in Banff National Park—Canada’s first national park—with its valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, rivers, and meadows, and Jasper National Park, with its majestic mountains and abundant wildlife. Other Canadian national parks on this tour include Glacier National Park, with its rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls, and Yoho National Park, with its vertical rockwalls, waterfalls, and beautiful peaks.

In addition to national parks, you’ll also visit some of Canada’s most popular resort towns on this Canadian Rockies tour. In the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Lake Okanagan and surrounded by orchards and vineyards, enjoy a winery tour. In the mountain resort of Sun Peaks, you’ll overnight after a beautiful drive that includes passing Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ highest mountain at 12,972 feet. You’ll also overnight and have a full day in Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here you can hike, explore the village, or take an optional excursion, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks.

A tour highlight is a stop at the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Here, you’ll ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice that is 1,200 feet thick. You’ll also travel to the Pacific Coast, where you’ll sail across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria for a sightseeing tour, two overnights, free time to discover some of Victoria’s most popular attractions, and a visit to Butchart Gardens, rated as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

For the value-minded traveller, this tour exploring the Canadian Rockies is an unforgettable holiday not to be missed!

No meals included

UK - Vancouver

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver where you will be transferred to your hotel for two nights.

Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Vancouver

Day
2

This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbour, beaches, and more. The rest of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director can suggest ways to further explore the city. Maybe take a water taxi to Granville Island with outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafés. Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock.

Vancouver - Kelowna

Day
3

Our journey begins in British Columbia’s fertile valleys and continues through rich mountain forests to Lake Okanagan. Travel along the lake to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the lake shore and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample local wines on the included WINERY TOUR.

Kelowna - Glacier National Park - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park

Day
4

Motor north through the Okanagan Valley, famous for its peaches and vineyards. Climb up 4,379-foot-high Rogers Pass in GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Take a break at the pass, perfect for photos of the rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enter YOHO NATIONAL PARK and scale Kicking Horse Pass at 5,421 feet. Reach BANFF NATIONAL PARK, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour includes Banff’s unspoiled beauty.

Banff National Park

Day
5

Banff is one of Canada’s favourite year-round resorts, and home to 53 species of mammals. The most commonly seen are deer and big horn sheep. If the timing is right, you may spot black bears, grizzly, or wolves. Your Tour Director will also have suggestions for an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

Day
6

Banff is one of Canada’s favourite yearround resorts, and home to 53 species of mammals. The most commonly seen are deer and big horn sheep. If the timing is right, you may spot black bears, grizzly, or wolves. Your Tour Director will also have suggestions for an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Jasper National Park

Day
7

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, and embark on a narrated cruise. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer—from quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks

Day
8

Leave Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 12,972 feet. Continue following the Yellowhead Highway south along the North Thompson River—a route pioneered by fur trappers. Overnight at the Sun Peaks mountain resort.

Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler

Day
9

Head south, following the once — treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet, “Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route,” your coach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes with a late-afternoon arrival in Whistler.

Whistler

Day
10

Spend the day in the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Enjoy free time to explore many sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics held here. You may decide to join one of many optional excursions, including a sightseeing excursion by seaplane over the glaciated peaks, or a gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains—the perfect bear-spotting vantage point.

Whistler - Ferry Crossing - Victoria

Day
11

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia, known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.

Victoria

Day
12

A day at leisure gives you the chance to discover this splendid city; including the Royal British Columbia Museum, shopping on Government Street, or a leisurely stroll around the harbour. Perhaps join the optional wildlife and whale-watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles.

Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver

Day
13

A scenic ferry crossing to the mainland, where the trip ends with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included.

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Vancouver (Embarkation)

Embark your cruise ship for an unforgettable Inside Passage cruise.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Inside Passage Cruising

One of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, the natural beauty here is unbelievable, featuring thick emerald-green forests and expansive turquoise glaciers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Juneau

Accessible only by air and water, history, Native culture, wildlife, and nature come to life here. Shop for gold nuggets, saunter through the swinging doors at the Red Dog Saloon, or visit mighty Mendenhall Glacier.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Skagway

Step back in time as you stroll along wooden boardwalks, visit the Red Onion Saloon, explore Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or ride the antique White Pass and Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Scenic Cruising: Glacier Bay

This incredible Biosphere Reserve protects a unique ecosystem, hosting an amazing spectacle as tremendous slabs of ice break off and “calve” into the sea.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ketchikan

Hugging the shores of the Tongass Narrows, this self-proclaimed “Salmon Capital of the World” boasts the largest totem collection on the planet and a former red-light district-turned art district on historic Creek Street.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Scenic Cruising: Inside Passage

Cruise through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Inside Passage. Keep your cameras ready for spouting whales, soaring eagles, and other wildlife. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner and onboard entertainment.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vancouver (Disembarkation)

Disembark this morning and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your return flight home.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 058 8241 or speak to your travel agent.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Vancouver - Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown City Centre

Located centrally in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre is walking distance to Robson Street shopping and a wide variety of restaurants and bars. The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is only a couple of minutes' walk from the Sandman Hotel.

  • Location

    180 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4P4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • WiFi available
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre
    • Swimming Pool
    • Bar/Lounge

Kelowna - Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre

The Ramada Kelowna Hotel & Conference Centre is located in the heart of the city, just across the street from the largest shopping mall in the Okanagan. Ramada Hotel is very central to all the main attractions in Kelowna including golf courses and wineries.

  • Location

    2170 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G8, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi
    • Fitness Centre
    • Swimming pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/ Lounge

Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge

With scenic views of the Canadian Rockies, this contemporary mountain lodge is located directly on Banff Avenue. Bumpers Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. Guests can experience world-class skiing or discover scenic hiking trails just minutes from the hotel.

  • Location

    537 Banff Avenue, T1L 1A6 Banff, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Wifi available
    • Indoor pool
    • Hot tub/jacuzzi
    • Fitness centre

Jasper Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge Jasper features air conditioning and cable TV in each guest room. They have also equipped coffee/tea facilities and a small refrigerator. Located on main street, this hotel is surrounded by evergreens within Jasper National Park. It offers an award-winning steakhouse, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire property. The Jasper tramway is 5.6 miles away.

  • Location

    86 Connaught Drive, T0E 1E0 Jasper, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Sauna
    • Fitness centre

Sun Peaks - Sun Peaks Lodge

The Sun Peaks Lodge a traditional hotel, is located in the middle of Sun Peaks Resort and is just a few steps away from the ski slopes which allows for beautiful views of the mountains from the hotel rooms. All the village shops & restaurants are right on the door step of this very traditional hotel.

  • Location

    3180 Creekside Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi available
    • Concierge
    • Restaurant

Whistler - The Listel Hotel

This hotel is just a few minutes walk away from the shopping area which also has many restaurants and bars. The Listel Hotel is located in the mountains with a spectacular view of the surroundings and is very to close to the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort.

  • Location

    4121 Village Green, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi available
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge

Victoria - Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites features spacious rooms, studios and suites with pillow-top mattresses and in-room coffee facilities. This property is 12 minutes’ walk from the beach. Just 5 minutes’ walk from Victoria ferry terminal, this hotel features an indoor pool and a hot tub. Free WIFI is provided.

  • Location

    425 Quebec Street, V8V 1W7 Victoria, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub

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