Spectacular Rockies & Vancouver

From £2,374.00
Duration 12 Days
Departures from Oct 2020 - Oct 2021
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From £2,374.00
Duration 12 Days
Departures from Oct 2020 - Oct 2021
Tour Overview

​Canada’s awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains and the stunning city of Vancouver combine to fill this tour with scenic wonders. Your adventure begins in Banff, with a ride of the Banff Gondola for unrivalled views. Explore the UNESCO-listed National Park in the heart of the Rockies, an incredible wilderness of glistening glaciers, ice-covered lakes and swathes of pine forest where wolves, elk and deer roam. Visit the glacial, jade-green waters of Lake Louise, said to be one of the most beautiful places in Canada, then head to Jasper to explore the world-renowned Jasper National park, home to abundant wildlife, thundering waterfalls and Maligne Lake. You’ll then journey to Kamloops in British Columbia, where you’ll embark a Rockies river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley on the lookout for, you guessed it, grizzly bears! There’s a chance to go whale-watching in Victoria, before visiting Vancouver, where highlights include Gastown, Stanley Park and the beautiful harbour. 

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • 10 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 3 Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Tour of Banff
  • Explore Banff and Jasper National Parks
  • Discover the beauty of Lake Louise
  • Jasper, Maligne Lake and Maligne Canyon
  • Enjoy an authentic lunch accompanied by live music at the Wilderness Kitchen
  • Rockies river safari on the Blue River
  • Tour of Victoria, Vancouver Island
  • Visit Butchart Gardens
  • Vancouver city tour and Stanley Park

Free Private Chauffeur Transfers

Your very own private executive car will whisk you in comfort to and from the airport.

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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! A great way to round off the morning is an optional ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola.
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 Banff - 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 the Maligne Canyon.
During our time at Maligne Canyon we'll stop at the Wilderness Kitchen where a lunch of distinctly Canadian produce will be served such as grilled elk sausages, smoked bison ribs or oven-seared salmon. 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.​

Meals included: B,L

Day 6 Jasper - 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.​ 

Meals included: B

Day 7 Kamloops - 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 - at Leisure

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.​ Another thrilling possibility is an optional seaplane flight over the city.

Day 9 Victoria - 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', then on to Chinatown and Stanley Park with its famous totem poles.

Day 10 Vancouver - at Leisure

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.

Additional Information

Please note: The itinerary will be different for 2021. Please call for details.

  1. Favourite Moment

    Experience breathtaking views of Maligne Lake with its azure blue waters and mountain backdrop, and the dramatic Maligne Canyon that carves through the landscape.

Accommodation

Mount Royal Hotel

Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908. The hotel has been completely updated this winter inspired by the history of the hotel and the area.

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.

There are four dining options at the hotel including Tony Roma's restaurant, a guest lounge and Toque Canadian Pub. Additionally the hotel boasts a library, and roof top lounge with outdoor hot tubs.

Lobstick Lodge

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.

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.

Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel

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.

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. Hotel 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.

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