AT TRAVELSPHERE YOU GET SO MUCH INCLUDED IN OUR ESCORTED TOURS

Spectacular Rockies & Vancouver

12 Days from £2,199
Canada's awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains and the stunning city of Vancouver combine to fill this tour with scenic wonders.

Departure from: Sep 2018 - Oct 2019

OUR ROCK SOLID GUARANTEES

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
Look for the when you're browsing our website, this indicates when you book that departure it’s guaranteed to depart as promised.
GUARANTEED PRICE MATCH
Our tours give you fantastic value for money, so we’re confident you won’t find a better price… but if you do, we’ll not only match it but give you £100.
GUARANTEED PRICE PROMISE
You deserve the best, and when you book early we guarantee you’ll get the best price available. If you see your holiday advertised for less than you paid, we’ll refund the difference.

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

 

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • 10 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
CLASSIC TOURING

Included holiday highlights

  • Tour of Banff
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Discover the beauty of Lake Louise
  • Jasper, Maligne Lake and Maligne Canyon
  • Rockies river safari on the Blue River
  • Victoria tour
  • Vist Butchart Gardens
  • Vancouver tour and Stanley Park




Your Itinerary

HIDE FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1 UK/Banff

You'll depart on your scheduled flight to Calgary today. On arrival we'll transfer you to Banff. Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, this is a great starting point for your adventure, and three nights here gives you plenty of time to explore.​

DAY 2 Banff

You're going to get out in the great outdoors this morning on a tour of Banff. There are so many scenic highlights here, and we're going to fit in as many as possible. You'll see the Hoodoos of Bow Valley, imposing spires of rock carved by the forces of nature which stand guard over the Bow River, and Surprise Corner. As the name suggests, sensational picture-postcard views are waiting for you here, so remember to bring your camera!
You might choose to make your own discoveries this afternoon. However, you've also got the chance to see more spectacular views of the Rockies, but this time from the sky on an optional helicopter flight.​

DAY 3 Lake Louise

A full day out today takes you to a destination often described as the most beautiful place in Canada, Lake Louise. See if you think this glacial jade-green lake surrounded by mountains lives up to its reputation.​

DAY 4 Jasper

At times the Banff-Jasper Highway reaches nearly 7,000ft above sea level, and the mountain ranges flanking it soar to more than 11,000ft. We're going to travel along this iconic route on our way to Jasper, our next base.
Before we arrive we're going to stop at the Great Columbia Icefield. If you're up for adventure, an optional Ice Explorer ride across the Athabasca Glacier is highly recommended.​

DAY 5 Jasper

A former railroad town, Jasper is now known for its breathtakingly beautiful national park. You're going to discover its incredible highlights today, in particular the spectacular Maligne Lake, renowned for its azure waters, and Maligne Canyon.
You've a couple of thrilling optional excursions to choose from today too. You could join an exhilarating Athabasca River rafting experience. And later, you can take in more stunning sights on an evening nature walk.​

DAY 6 Kamloops

Our journey to Kamloops in British Columbia takes us over Yellow Head Pass, past Mount Robson – the highest peak in the Rockies – and along the Trans-Canada Highway. The scenery may be spectacular but the highlight of your day is sure to be our stop at Blue River for an exciting Rockies river safari. This once-in-a-lifetime cruise will take you through Grizzly Bear Valley on the lookout for an array of wildlife including moose, eagles, ospreys and, of course, grizzly bears.​

DAY 7 Victoria

The ferry terminal is where we're headed this morning on a journey which takes us once again through the rugged scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Our ferry will take us to Vancouver Island and then we'll travel by road to Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. This is our base for the next two nights, and we'll get our bearings right away with a sightseeing tour on arrival.

DAY 8 Victoria

Soak up Victoria's old-world charm as you explore at leisure today. Highlights include the fabled Empress Hotel, which overlooks the picturesque inland harbour.
The waters here are home to an array of marine mammals, so an optional whale-watching excursion is sure to leave a lasting impression.​

DAY 9 Vancouver

Your morning tour takes you to the famous Butchart Gardens to see a dazzling display of flowers and plants. Later, we return to the mainland by ferry and travel by road to Vancouver. This city boasts an idyllic setting, where the ocean meets the mountains, and you'll see its highlights this afternoon. Your tour will take you to the city's historic core, known as 'Gastown', plus Chinatown, Stanley Park with its famous totem poles, and the beautiful harbour.​

DAY 10 Vancouver

Vancouver is yours to explore as you please today. If you'd like to join an optional excursion, come with us to Vancouver's North Shore. Here you'll see the spectacular Capilano Suspension Bridge and take a cable-car ride up Grouse Mountain. On a clear day the views of the city, the snow-capped mountains of Washington State and Vancouver Island are just wonderful.

DAY 11 Vancouver/UK

Enjoy a little more free time in Vancouver before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.​

DAY 12 UK

You'll arrive back in the UK today.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

HIDE ACCOMMODATION ITINERARY

Day 1 - 3 :

Mount Royal Hotel
Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel is in a redbrick building dating to 1908.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas.

Dining options include a Canadian restaurant with communal tables, a rib shack, and a cozy lounge with a fireplace. There''s also a hot tub and a sauna.

Day 4 - 5 :

Lobstick Hotel
The Lobstick Lodge in Jasper is a comfortable hotel in a lovely setting, boasting a lovely outdoor patio area.

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

Day 6 :

Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel
This contemporary hotel is a minute's walk from Kamloops Heritage Railway, a 3-minute walk from the Interior Savings Centre and a 12-minute walk from Sacred Heart Cathedral. The airy rooms feature free Wi-Fi and 39-inch flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and work desks with ergonomic chairs. Amenities include a trendy sports bar with an outdoor patio as well as an indoor pool and fitness centre.

Day 7 - 8 :

Best Western Carlton Plaza
The 4-star Best Western Carlton Plaza is situated in downtown Victoria.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and a gym. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safe, hairdryer, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

Day 9 - 10 :

Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
A 7-minute walk from shopping on Robson Street, this modern hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the Hornby Street Aquabus, which offers direct access to Granville Island. Subdued rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. The facility also offers a casual restaurant/lounge, an indoor heated pool and a 24-hour exercise room, plus a spa.


Dates and Prices

 
DEPARTURE
DATE
DEPARTING
FROM
DEPARTURE
WAS
NOW
STATUS
 

MON 01 OCT 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£2,199

Call to book (Only 1 place left)

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 01 October 2018

Departs

10:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

11:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Thursday 11 October 2018

Departs

18:35 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:50 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 13 MAY 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£2,399

£2,249

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 13 May 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Thursday 23 May 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 03 JUN 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£2,599

£2,449

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 03 June 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Thursday 13 June 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 09 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£2,599

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 09 September 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Thursday 19 September 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 16 SEP 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£2,599

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 16 September 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Thursday 26 September 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 07 OCT 19

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£2,399

£2,249

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 07 October 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Thursday 17 October 2019

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

MON 17 SEP 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£2,399

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Air Canada

Monday 17 September 2018

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Thursday 27 September 2018

Departs

17:50 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Banff - Athabasca Glacier

FROM £39

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

ADD TO TOUR AT CHECKOUT

Jasper - River Rafting

FROM £44

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 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

ADD TO TOUR AT CHECKOUT

Vancouver - North Shore

FROM £120

A spectacular tour to Grouse Mountain, the “Peak of Vancouver”. Take a cable car to the city of Vancouver’s highest peak where the city’s winter ski area is transformed into a summer activity centre. Visit the mountain’s two resident grizzly bears - Grinder and Cooler or perhaps watch the entertaining Lumberjack Show (Note: The lumberjack show usually runs from the May long weekend and closes after Canadian Thanksgiving ). You may also choose to make a visit to the movie theatre. There is plenty to do on the summit of the mountain. We also 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 photo’s on display.

This is a private tour for you group escorted by your tour manager and includes all transportation and entrances to both attractions.

Half Day - Moderate walking - Great Experience

ADD TO TOUR AT CHECKOUT

Victoria - Whale Watching in Victoria

FROM £75

Vancouver Island is undoubtedly one of the most exciting places in the world to go whale watching. Not only are our boats in constant radio contact with each other giving you the best possible chance to see the whales, but each boat comes complete with its own marine biologist who will give you plenty of interesting facts about these wonderful creatures. Not only do you have the possibility of seeing Orca whales, but you are also highly likely to spot seals and porpoises. Price includes a Wildlife Conservation Fee.

Half Day - Unmissable - A Great Photo Opportunity

ADD TO TOUR AT CHECKOUT
SHOW MORE SHOW LESS

Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Spectacular Rockies & Vancouver with Add-on

Extend your holiday to 14 days from £199

Sep 2018 - Oct 2019 Departures

You can choose to extend your holiday with an extra two nights in the beautiful city of Vancouver. You might choose to board a hop-on-hop-off bus – they stop at all the main attractions so you can explore at your own pace. Alternatively, hire a bike and explore Stanley Park, visit Granville Market or enjoy one of the newer attractions in Vancouver – FlyOver Canada – a virtual ride in Canada Place. Please note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager.

Local Knowledge

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

For another side of Vancouver, visit the tempting food markets, artisan stores and galleries on Granville Island.

PATRICK TWOMEY - TOUR MANAGER

Spectacular Rockies & Vancouver