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The Canadian Rockies

Most popular

Price per person
from £2,085

Price based on
London Gatwick
3rd May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 14 days

  • Canada

  • Steady pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Explore the thrilling beauty of Canada’s national parks and glorious drives on this Canadian Rockies tour that stays overnight in Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Kelowna, Whistler, Vancouver and Victoria. 

Recharge yourself in Banff and Jasper national parks, where mountains, valleys, forests, rivers and wild meadows are home to bears, eagles, elk and wolves. You’ll also spend time in Glacier national park, with its dramatic mountains, waterfalls and glaciers; and Yoho, home to sheer rock walls and soaring peaks.

Enjoy a winery tour in the resort town of Kelowna on Lake Okanagan, surrounded by pretty orchards and vineyards. Get stunning views of Mount Robson – the Canadian Rockies’ highest mountain at 12,972 feet – and rest for the night in the mountain town of Sun Peaks. You’ll also stay overnight in Whistler, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

A highlight of your tour is a visit to prehistoric Columbia Icefield, the largest sheet of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Here, you’ll jump aboard the Ice Explorer coach, which travels on ice 1,200 feet thick. And on the Pacific Coast, you’ll sail across the Strait of Georgia to vibrant Victoria to enjoy a two-night stay with guided sightseeing, a visit to the famous Butchart Gardens and plenty of free time to discover some of Victoria’s most popular attractions.

If you’ve always wanted to experience the beauty and wildlife of Canada, this Canadian Rockies tour is made for you.

At a glance

Vancouver Sightseeing; Stanley Park

Kelowna Winery tour & tasting; Okanagan Valley

Banff National Park Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park

Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield

Jasper National Park Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park

Victoria Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens

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

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
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

Good value. Visited many places many memories that will last...

2nd October 2018
Mrs Donna Head & Mr Peter Hughes

Good value. Visited many places many memories that will last a lifetime. Special mention for tour director James Saunders. He was excellent throughout. Took away any worries & ran the tour in a very enjoyable way. His knowledge was brilliant. His geography & history was interesting throughout everywhere we visited. It was done in a way that was easy to understand. He definitely made a great tour even better. Todd the driver gave us a smooth comfortable drive throughout.We both suffer travel sickness so this was important. James & Todd were a great team.

Excellent adventure, not holiday. Brilliant informative tour director. Great hotels....

26th September 2018
Trusted Customer

Excellent adventure, not holiday. Brilliant informative tour director. Great hotels. A 10 out of 10 trip.

THE TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER WHERE THE BEST WE HAVE...

21st August 2018
Ms Christina Stirling

THE TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER WHERE THE BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD. PACE OF HOLIDAY WAS GOOD. HOTELS WERE CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE BUT A LITTLE "TIRED" AND IN SOME INSTANCES TOO FAR OUT OF THE CENTRE. VERY DISAPPOINTED BY AIR TRANSAT.

very good tour, excellent guide. hotels largely very good,...

6th August 2018
Mr Ian Briggs

very good tour, excellent guide. hotels largely very good, jasper hotel a little too far out of main town centre

The pace of the tour was good, the hotels and...

1st August 2018
Mrs Gillian Trotter

The pace of the tour was good, the hotels and itinerary were all very good.....Shelley Phelan the tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and Steve the driver very good. Overall the whole holiday exceeded my expectations

Excellent tour, well controlled by our tour director Tamara Rytter...

27th July 2018
Mr Neil Boylan

Excellent tour, well controlled by our tour director Tamara Rytter and driver Neil.

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

Overview

Explore the thrilling beauty of Canada’s national parks and glorious drives on this Canadian Rockies tour that stays overnight in Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Kelowna, Whistler, Vancouver and Victoria. 

Recharge yourself in Banff and Jasper national parks, where mountains, valleys, forests, rivers and wild meadows are home to bears, eagles, elk and wolves. You’ll also spend time in Glacier national park, with its dramatic mountains, waterfalls and glaciers; and Yoho, home to sheer rock walls and soaring peaks.

Enjoy a winery tour in the resort town of Kelowna on Lake Okanagan, surrounded by pretty orchards and vineyards. Get stunning views of Mount Robson – the Canadian Rockies’ highest mountain at 12,972 feet – and rest for the night in the mountain town of Sun Peaks. You’ll also stay overnight in Whistler, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics.

A highlight of your tour is a visit to prehistoric Columbia Icefield, the largest sheet of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Here, you’ll jump aboard the Ice Explorer coach, which travels on ice 1,200 feet thick. And on the Pacific Coast, you’ll sail across the Strait of Georgia to vibrant Victoria to enjoy a two-night stay with guided sightseeing, a visit to the famous Butchart Gardens and plenty of free time to discover some of Victoria’s most popular attractions.

If you’ve always wanted to experience the beauty and wildlife of Canada, this Canadian Rockies tour is made for you.

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.

For guests extending their holiday with an Alaska cruise, after the ferry crossing transfer to your ship.

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 Downtown Vancouver City Center

Located in the heart of the theatre district in downtown Vancouver, the hotel features 302 comfortable guestrooms, an indoor pool, and three restaurants.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Kelowna - Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre

The RAMADA Hotel & Conference Centre Kelowna offers 135 deluxe rooms and suites & over 6,750 square feet of meeting space. Our swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness facility are available for your enjoyment. We are proud to be 100% Non-Smoking.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room

Banff National Park - Rundlestone Lodge

Guests will find a warm welcome with a large, open fireplace in the lobby and friendly staff at the Rundlestone Lodge. Conveniently located on Banff Avenue only minutes from Downtown Banff, the Lodge offers a host of amenities including a fitness centre, whirlpool, and swimming pool.

  • Location

    537 Banff Avenue, T1L 1A6 Banff, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Jasper National Park - Marmot Lodge

The Marmot Lodge features a number of services including concierge service, currency exchange, indoor pool, business centre, and Embers Steakhouse restaurant. All 107 guestrooms are all equipped with coffeemakers, mini-fridge, hairdryers, and complimentary toiletries.

  • Location

    86 Connaught Drive, T0E 1E0 Jasper, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool

Sun Peaks - Sun Peaks Lodge

The Sun Peaks Lodge, the only fully renovated hotel, is located in the heart of the quaint village of Sun Peaks. Convenient to everything. Just steps away from the chairlift for skiing, hiking and biking and the 18-hole Golf Course. All the village shops & restaurants are located directly outside the front door.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Whistler - Listel Whistler Hotel

This beautiful property is ideally located in downtown Whistler and offers guests a relaxing stay. The hotel features easy access to local surroundings, an outdoor pool, spa, business centre, concierge service, and gift shop. All guestrooms are fully equipped with cable television, telephones, refrigerators, in-room safes, and coffeemakers.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Victoria - Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Located in the centre of downtown, the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites is just a short walk to Victoria's famous Inner Harbour as well as shopping, dining, entertainment, and attractions. The hotel features an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, game room, concierge service, guest laundry, gift shop, business centre, Internet access, restaurant, and lounge.

  • Location

    425 Quebec Street, V8V 1W7 Victoria, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool