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Canada & The Rocky Mountaineer

From $10,549
Duration 11 Days
Departures from: Sep 2024 - Sep 2025
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From $10,549
Duration 11 Days
Departures from: Sep 2024 - Sep 2025

Tour Overview

This tour takes you on an exciting journey from Calgary to Vancouver, with dramatic scenery and thrilling wildlife the norm. Discover the huge pine forests, snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear lakes of Banff National Park, where there are surprises around every picturesque corner, then admire dazzling Lake Louise – a sparkling beauty set amongst towering mountains. A trip on the Banff - Jasper Highway gives you the chance to explore the Great Columbia Icefield, before arrival at Jasper, home to a breathtaking national park. You'll then board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train for a two-day journey like no other. Take in spectacular views of canyons, mountains, rivers and waterfalls in comfort, and then end your holiday in Vancouver. Said to boast one of the most beautiful settings in the world, see if you agree with a four-night stay here.
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host 
  • 10 nights in hotels of a great standard
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 14 included meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner including welcome dinner & drink & farewell drink
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport
  • Porterage
  • Two day journey on Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service, host gratuities included

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Banff sightseeing
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper, Maligne Lake & Maligne Canyon
  • Two-day journey on board Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
  • Vancouver & Stanley Park
  • Granville Island Market

Itinerary

Day 1 Calgary

Make your own way to the hotel where your Holiday Director will meet you for your welcome meeting this evening.

Day 2 Calgary - Banff

Today you'll transfer to Banff for a sightseeing tour of Banff National Park. In Banff National Park's huge pine forests, black and grizzly bears still roam free and the area is home to spectacular sights such as wondrous snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, sparkling streams and rugged canyons with crashing waterfalls. Our tour today includes visits to the Hoodoos, Surprise Corner and Bow Falls, and you might opt to take a ride on the Banff Gondola. This evening we'll get together for dinner.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Lake Louise

Lake Louise – a glacial jade-green lake high in the mountains, surrounded on all sides by towering peaks – is often described as the most beautiful place in Canada. Our included excursion to the lake today gives you the chance to see if you agree. Meals included: B

Day 4 Banff - Jasper

The Icefields Parkway reaches almost 7,000ft above sea level at points and is flanked by great mountain ranges soaring to more than 11,000ft. As we head along this magnificent highway to Jasper National Park, a stop at the Great Columbia Icefield provides an opportunity to take an Ice Explorer ride across the Athabasca Glacier.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Jasper National Park

The former railroad town of Jasper is now home to the breathtakingly beautiful Jasper National Park. On this morning's tour we'll view the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake, set in a canyon and ringed by snow- and ice-capped mountains.

During free time this afternoon, you could choose to take an optional river raft ride.

Meals included: B

Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops

What a treat we have in store today as we board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train for a fabulous two-day journey to Kamloops and Vancouver.
The first leg of our journey takes us from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia. Sit back and relax and take in the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Special highlights will be views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres, and the stunning Pyramid Falls, which descend from a hanging valley and are a truly remarkable sight. We'll also climb over Yellowhead Pass and along the North Thompson River as we approach Kamloops for an overnight stay.
Just as impressive as the scenery will be your surroundings on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer. Relax in comfort as your onboard host shares stories about life in the Rockies as you take in the unbelievable views. Meals included: B,L

Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver

We rejoin the train for a journey towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. From the comfort of our carriage we'll see dramatic changes in scenery as we pass by winding river canyons, pristine forest and dramatic mountains.

We'll follow the Fraser River, renowned as the home of British Columbia's largest salmon fishing run – when salmon that have migrated from the ocean, swim to the upper reaches of the river to spawn – so keep your eyes peeled for grizzly bears trying to pluck a catch from the water.

Hell's Gate is another highlight, when the river narrows abruptly forcing the water to gush through a 35-metre wide passage.

Meals included: B,L

Day 8 Vancouver

Boasting one of the most beautiful settings in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by mountains, forests and delightful islands. On our sightseeing tour we'll take in Chinatown, Gas Town, the remarkable 1,000-acre Stanley Park with its famous totem poles and the magnificent harbour.

Granville Island is a huge draw for locals and tourists alike, thanks to its theatres, restaurants and shops. The highlight for many is the indoor public market with stalls selling gourmet delicacies, baked goods and seafood. Here we'll visit the market with time to explore after lunch.

Meals included: B,L

Day 9 Vancouver - at Leisure

Victoria on Vancouver Island can be reached by ferry, and if you choose to join an optional excursion, that’s how we’ll reach the capital of British Columbia. On our city tour you’ll be able to admire the architecture here and see how its British Victorian heritage is perfectly preserved. More highlights include the marvellous Butchart Gardens – 50 acres of spectacular floral displays and emerald-coloured lawns. We’ll also visit the Parliament Building and the classic Empress Hotel, sitting next to Victoria’s sparkling harbour.

Meals included: B

Day 10 Vancouver - at Leisure

Vancouver’s North Shore, featuring the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain, is well worth a visit and you can do so on an optional excursion if you wish. A farewell drink with your fellow travellers this evening will bring y our tour to a perfect end.

Meals included: B

Day 11 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end. Meals included: B

Additional Information

For 31 May 2025 and 20 Sep 2025 departures the hotel in Jasper will be the Maligne Lodge. For 07 June 2025, 06 Sep 2025 and 27 Sep 2025 departures the hotel in Jasper will be the Tonquinn Inn.
  1. Memorable Moment

    Discover Granville Island food market where you can sample gourmet delicacies, baked goods and seafood.

Accommodation

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown

The Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown hotel is set in trendy East Village, just steps from Calgary's business district, city agencies and beautiful urban parks. Hotel amenities include indoor swimming pool and fitness centre with gym. Rooms include air conditioning, coffee/tea-maker, microwave and flat-screen TV.

The Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown hotel is set in trendy East Village, just steps from Calgary's business district, city agencies and beautiful urban parks. Hotel amenities include indoor swimming pool and fitness centre with gym. Rooms include air conditioning, coffee/tea-maker, microwave and flat-screen TV.

Mount Royal Hotel

Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites benefit from a desk area, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, kettle and coffee machine, smart TV, hairdryer, safe and iron. Additionally the hotel boasts a library, and roof top lounge with outdoor hot tubs.

Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites benefit from a desk area, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, kettle and coffee machine, smart TV, hairdryer, safe and iron. Additionally the hotel boasts a library, and roof top lounge with outdoor hot tubs.

Lobstick Lodge

The Lobstick Lodge is a comfortable hotel located at the edge of the small mountain town of Jasper.

Hotel facilities include an indoor pool and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, minifridge, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.

The Lobstick Lodge is a comfortable hotel located at the edge of the small mountain town of Jasper.

Hotel facilities include an indoor pool and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, minifridge, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.

Rocky Mountaineer - Overnight Kamloops Hotel

Your hotel in Kamloops this evening is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer and will be advised when you board the train.

Your hotel in Kamloops this evening is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer and will be advised when you board the train.

Century Plaza Hotel

A 6-minute walk from Robson Street's upscale shopping and 4-minute walk from Davie Street's restaurants and nightlife. Studios featuring modest furnishings offer kitchenettes and free WiFi. An informal on-site restaurant and lounge serves a menu of International cuisine. There's also a coffee shop with snacks, and a comedy club. A low-key spa offers treatments for a charge. The fitness centre is open 24/7.

A 6-minute walk from Robson Street's upscale shopping and 4-minute walk from Davie Street's restaurants and nightlife. Studios featuring modest furnishings offer kitchenettes and free WiFi. An informal on-site restaurant and lounge serves a menu of International cuisine. There's also a coffee shop with snacks, and a comedy club. A low-key spa offers treatments for a charge. The fitness centre is open 24/7.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Banff - Athabasca Glacier

Banff - Athabasca Glacier

This unique trip takes you on to the Athabasca Glacier in one of the specially built Ice Explorer vehicles. With expert driver/guides, experience the thrill of going on to the glacier in one of these giant vehicles. Don’t worry about walking on the ice; it’s as deep as the Eiffel Tower is high!!

Unique - Easy
This unique trip takes you on to the Athabasca Glacier in one of the specially built Ice Explorer vehicles. With expert driver/guides, experience the thrill of going on to the glac...

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Vancouver - North Shore

Vancouver - North Shore

Take the opportunity to visit Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction - the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The bridge stretches 450ft across and 230ft above Capilano River. Cross to the other side and there’s an eco-friendly walk in the treetops waiting for you to conquer. There is also a spectacular cliff side walk, looking down onto the Capilano River as you wind your way through the rain forest, as well as the full history and photos on display.

Appreciate the spectacular views of the city below in a cable car to the top of Grouse Mountain, the ‘Peak of Vancouver’, where there is also plenty to do. In summer months the city’s winter ski area is transformed into a summer activity centre. Visit the mountain’s two resident grizzly bears - Grinder and Coola, the Theatre in the Sky, and several activities.

Half Day - Moderate walking - Great Experience
Take the opportunity to visit Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction - the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The bridge stretches 450ft across and 230ft above Capilano River. Cross to the...

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Vancouver - Victoria on Vancouver Island including Butchart Gardens

Vancouver - Victoria on Vancouver Island including Butchart Gardens

Enjoy the opportunity to go by ferry to Vancouver Island and visit Victoria, the state capital of British Columbia. The crossing takes 90 minutes each way and part of the journey winds through the scenic Gulf Islands. On arrival you will have free time to soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque seaside town, stroll around the Inner Harbour and marvel at the wonderful architecture of the nearby Parliament buildings and the Empress Hotel. No visit to the island would be complete without a visit to the world famous Butchart Gardens. Admire the wonderful flower gardens that Jenny Butchart created out of an old cement quarry.
Please note: This is a long but rewarding day!

Full Day, approx 12-13 hours


Enjoy the opportunity to go by ferry to Vancouver Island and visit Victoria, the state capital of British Columbia. The crossing takes 90 minutes each way and part of the journey w...

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Jasper - River Rafting

Jasper - River Rafting

Join the fun and experience 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. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears.
Lifejackets and the specially designed rafts offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. The river is rated as class 2 so you may be splashed but wetsuits are not necessary. The guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required.

Afternoon excursion - Easy - Memorable
Join the fun and experience easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary ...

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Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Experience breath-taking views from one of several observation decks where you will have views of the Banff Springs Hotel, Bow Falls and keep your eyes peeled for the bears that roam in this area.

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a stunning bird's eye view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Experience breath-taking views from one of several observation deck...

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3 Sisters Peak Helicopter Flight

3 Sisters Peak Helicopter Flight

For 25 minutes, your adventure will take you between the Three Sisters Peaks - Hope, Charity and Faith - as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. Along the way, you will see the magnificent Goat Ranges where you can observe the radiant aqua-turquoise colours of the Spray Lakes and rugged peaks of the Rockies. Your return flight will provide views of Wind Ridge and the Bow River as it meanders back towards the town of Canmore.

Please note: There is a limited availability for this optional excursion and we recommend pre-booking prior to your departure date. On tour bookings will be based on availability on the day.

25 minute flight – Easy - Not to be missed
For 25 minutes, your adventure will take you between the Three Sisters Peaks - Hope, Charity and Faith - as you spectacularly escape to the Spray Valley. Along the way, you will se...

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