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Grand Western Canada

Price per person
from £2,777

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Key inclusions

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

  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

On this Canadian Rockies tour, enjoy time in many of Canada’s most scenic areas as you travel through some of its national parks and mountain towns. Spend time in beautiful Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Victoria, Vancouver, and British Columbia’s wine country. Ferry through the Gulf Islands between Vancouver and Victoria. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield, and marvel at the stunning scenery, including alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers.

Admire the beauty of Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Travel to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake and one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies, for a cruise to Spirit Island. Be sure to have your camera ready, so you can capture photos of the beautiful lake and towering peaks. Witness panoramic views of Banff from the Banff gondola, and in British Columbia, enjoy a visit to spectacular Shannon Falls, the third highest falls in the province.

In addition to taking you to some of Western Canada’s most scenic spots, on this Canadian Rockies tour Globus has also arranged some special experiences for you. On Victoria, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of impressive floral displays, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. In British Columbia’s wine region, Globus has included a tour and dinner at a winery producing some of British Columbia’s best wines.

This is just a sampling of the highlights offered on this Canadian Rockies tour. Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the tranquil beauty and fun experiences on this marvellous holiday.

At a glance

  • Vancouver Explore the evergreen forests and totem poles of Stanley Park.
  • Shannon Falls Stop at these roaring Shannon Falls.
  • Columbia Icefield Ride the Ice Explorer across the 1,200 ft thick Athabasca Glacier.
  • Banff National Park Take the Banff Gondola to Sulphur Mountain for epic panoramic views.
  • British Columbia's Wine Country Enjoy a special dinner at a local winery in Kelowna.

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
  • Selected meals
  • 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.

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Customer Reviews

Brilliant experience - fantastic sights and experiences. The negative was...

6th September 2017
Trusted Customer

Brilliant experience - fantastic sights and experiences. The negative was the long travel sometimes for only one night stop overs then up and out before dawn next day - overall too tiring. Better to have a couple of two night stays mixed in with free time to allow it all to soak in and to be less tired for onward journey.

Overview

On this Canadian Rockies tour, enjoy time in many of Canada’s most scenic areas as you travel through some of its national parks and mountain towns. Spend time in beautiful Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Whistler, Sun Peaks, Victoria, Vancouver, and British Columbia’s wine country. Ferry through the Gulf Islands between Vancouver and Victoria. Take an Ice Explorer ride on the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield, and marvel at the stunning scenery, including alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers.

Admire the beauty of Lake Louise, with green-blue waters forming a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Travel to Maligne Lake, the largest glacially formed lake and one of the most picturesque spots in the Canadian Rockies, for a cruise to Spirit Island. Be sure to have your camera ready, so you can capture photos of the beautiful lake and towering peaks. Witness panoramic views of Banff from the Banff gondola, and in British Columbia, enjoy a visit to spectacular Shannon Falls, the third highest falls in the province.

In addition to taking you to some of Western Canada’s most scenic spots, on this Canadian Rockies tour Globus has also arranged some special experiences for you. On Victoria, visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of impressive floral displays, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. In British Columbia’s wine region, Globus has included a tour and dinner at a winery producing some of British Columbia’s best wines.

This is just a sampling of the highlights offered on this Canadian Rockies tour. Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy the tranquil beauty and fun experiences on this marvellous holiday.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Vancouver, BC

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Vancouver, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Vancouver - Victoria

Day
2

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Catch the FERRY over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. See major attractions on your city orientation tour, including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Victoria

Day
3

This day is free to explore on your own; your Tour Director suggests an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s collection of speciality stores are good places to start. History buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Victoria – Whistler

Day
4

Today, board a BC FERRY and cross the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at SHANNON FALLS, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. On to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. There’s time today to explore many of the 2010 Winter Olympics’ sites.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Whistler

Day
5

Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler’s Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities by exploring the village on foot, including a walk to beautiful Alta Lake. Other options include a walk in the treetops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Whistler – Sun Peaks

Day
6

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the SQUAMISH LIL’WAT CULTURAL CENTRE, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks, with the balance of the day at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada’s fur trade.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Sun Peaks - Jasper

Day
7

Continue north, following the Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River into the province of Alberta. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Perhaps take an optional float trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendor of Jasper National Park

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jasper. Excursion to Maligne Lake

Day
8

Enjoy a short sightseeing tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated CRUISE to Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Balance of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jasper – Columbia Icefield – Lake Lousie – Banff

Day
9

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 750-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling ICE EXPLORER RIDE. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savour stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into BANFF NATIONAL PARK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Banff

Day
10

Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the BANFF GONDOLA to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savour a flavourful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter sightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Banff - Yoho National Park - Glacier National Park – Kelowna

Day
11

This morning, depart Banff and scale Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into British Columbia and Yoho National Park. Next, enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada’s Glacier National Park. Descend into the agricultural region of the Okanagan Valley to the resort city of Kelowna. Tonight, why not enjoy a wine tasting or dinner at one of Kelowna’s many restaurants?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Kelowna – Vancouver

Day
12

Today, continue through the fertile Fraser Valley, with grand vistas of vineyards and orchards, before travelling over the towering Cascade Mountains into Vancouver. Upon arrival, enjoy some time at leisure. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Vancouver

Day
13

The tour ends after breakfast this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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.

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

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

Vancouver - Georgian Court

Traditional and luxury rooms means that you can get a high level of service which can help you relax this hotel includes flat-screen TVs and WIFI.

  • Location

    773 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa

Victoria - Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour

This stunning hotel looks out of mountain views on one side and on the other side the hotel looks out over city views. This hotel has warm and classic rooms that make the hotel traditional. The hotel also offers free wifi.

  • Location

    728 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5, Canada

  • Facilities

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

Offering hot tubs, saunas, and Eucalyptus steam rooms, this luxury hotel offers convenient ski-in/ski-out access at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. A flat-screen TV and an iPod dock feature in all rooms. Free WiFi is available. Whistler Village is just 650 yards away. Enjoy summer swimming at Lost Lake, 4 minutes’ drive away from Fairmont Chateau Whistler. 

  • Location

    4599 Chateau Boulevard, V0N 1B4 Whistler, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Swimming pool
    • Hot tub/jacuzzi
    • Massage (Additional charge)
    • Sauna
    • Non-smoking rooms

Sun Peaks - Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Sun Peaks Grand hotel makes it easy to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. This hotel is located right next to award winning ski slopes making this hotel located in a prime location. To help you relax after a long day on the ski slopes this hotel has Free Wifi

  • Location

    3240 Village Way, Sun Peaks, BC V0E 5N0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Jasper - Sawridge Inn

Why not relax in the indoor pool and receive luxury spa treatments during your stay. Each room has an ensuite bathroom with free toiletries for every guest,

  • Location

    76 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Spa

Banff Park Lodge

Surrounded by the beautiful views of the national park is the Banff Park Lodge; from the moment you arrive at the Banff Park Lodge, you will be amazed by the variety of modern amenities and services available for your convenience. With a state-of-the-art fitness centre, steam rooms and a number of specialty boutiques located on-site, your stay is sure to be relaxing.

  • Location

    222 Lynx St, Banff, AB T1L 1K5, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor Pool
    • Fitness Centre

Kelowna - Delta Grand Okanagan

This luxury hotel has a lot to offer including a casino and spa complete with a wide variety of treatments. Enjoy relaxing in your room along with your 27" cable tv and air-conditioned rooms.

  • Location

    1310 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor and outdoor pool
    • Spa with sauna and hot tub

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