Discover the natural wonders of Canada, on this fully escorted holiday, as we travel though some of the country’s most spectacular national parks. We begin in the city Calgary, where you can enjoy a tour of the main sites, such as Fort Calgary and the Glenbow Museum. As we leave the city behind and journey along the Trans Canadian highway, we are met with striking scenery of the Rocky Mountains and Banff, before we make a visit to the jewel of Banff National Park, Lake Louise. Continuing on our journey to Yoho and Jasper National Parks’, experience glistening lakes and magnificent mountains, and tour the spectacular Columbia Icefield. Travel to Vancouver by VIA Rail’s Canadian train and pass through the steep slopes and plunging valleys of the magnificent Rockies. In Vancouver we take you on a tour of the famous sites, before finally paying a visit to Victoria. This holiday is part of our GRAND EXPLORER range.
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Fly to Calgary and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Explore downtown or ascend the Calgary Tower for an unforgettable view of the city. We stay in Calgary for two nights.
We begin the day with a city tour of Calgary. See the main highlights of the city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Explore the Old West at the Glenbow Museum or Fort Calgary, browse through the Eau Claire Market, or visit the Stampede Grounds. Savour the great restaurants and dynamic nightlife.
Calgary to Banff
We drive along the Trans-Canada Highway into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies fill the horizon. We soon arrive in the charming resort town of Banff for a two-night stay. We include a sightseeing tour of Banff and Lake Louise, which is regarded as the jewel of Banff National Park with its turquoise waters and spectacular glacier.
We include an excursion to British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, where you will be treated to a dazzling display of vast icefields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams.
Banff to Jasper
Today after breakfast we depart for Jasper, the jewel of Jasper National Park. En route we stop to tour the Columbia Icefield. We enter a rugged wilderness as we travel up the world famous Icefields Parkway. At the spectacular Columbia Icefield we board an Ice Explorer that will take us onto the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier. We stay in Jasper for two nights.
Depart on a full day sightseeing tour of Jasper National Park. Jasper National Park is a sweeping expanse of scenic beauty - of awesome mountain peaks and century’s old glacial ice, of flower carpeted meadows and mirror like lakes.
Jasper to Vancouver by Train
VIA Rail’s Canadian train
This afternoon we board VIA Rail’s Canadian train and depart west towards the seaside metropolis of Vancouver. Along the way we pass the steep slopes and plunging valleys of the Rockies, the high plains of the British Columbia interior and travel through the tunnels and chasms carved out of the living rock over a century ago. The gentle pitch and sway of the cars provide a soothing ride for our overnight journey. Dinner & overnight on board VIA Rail.
Included meals:Breakfast, Dinner
Arriving in Vancouver in the morning, we disembark the train and depart on a fascinating city tour of Vancouver. Highlights include the towering trees of Stanley Park, English Bay, the historic laneways of Gastown, exotic Chinatown and much more. We also enjoy a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge. Marvel at this feat of engineering set amongst the towering trees of the protected parklands. The afternoon and evening are free to further explore this pedestrian friendly city. We stay for three nights in Vancouver.
Today we enjoy a full day excursion to Vancouver Island and the charming city of Victoria. Depart Vancouver this morning on a pleasant cruise through the Gulf Islands resort region. Upon arrival the group will visit Butchart Gardens - here thousands of species of floral plants and trees are found in a vast amphitheatre of rock creating a wonderland of colour in a former rock quarry. The highlight of the day will be the sightseeing tour of Victoria including highlights such as the Beacon Hill Park, Thunderbird Park, the Empress Hotel and Oak Bay. Return to Vancouver in the evening.
Free Time in Vancouver
Spend a leisurely final day in Vancouver. The Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains form the backdrop to your day at leisure in Vancouver. You might want to do some shopping down on Robson Street, relax in Vancouver’s playground Stanley Park or stroll through the markets of Granville Island.
Transfer to Vancouver Airport for the overnight return flight.
Arrival in the U.K.
At a Glance
9 nights hotel with Canadian breakfast
Overnight cabin on VIA Rail's Canadian train from Jasper to Vancouver including dinner and breakfast
Return flights to Calgary/Vancouver
Air-conditioned coach travel
Fully escorted in Canada by a Tour Manager
Hotel porterage (1 bag per person)
Excursions and visits as described in the itinerary
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
You will stay for two nights at Ramada Calgary Downtown, Calgary; two nights at Brewsters Mountain Lodge, Banff; two nights at Lobstick Lodge, Jasper; one night onboard the VIA Rail's 'Canadian' train; and three nights at the Executive Vintage Park Hotel, Vancouver.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. We’ll then
collect you from the hotel on the day of departure
and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on
01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
On Single Traveller holidays and
coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or
more, you don’t even have to think
about getting to your local joining point. If you live
within 20 miles of one of our free joining points
we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to
meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back
home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just
£30 per booking each way for up to four people
If you live a little further afield, you can also take
advantage of this convenient option for an
additional charge – please enquire at the time
Flights are with British Airways from London Heathrow to Calgary,
returning from Vancouver. Regional connections from Manchester and Newcastle to
Heathrow are available at a supplement. All prices and airports are subject to availability. Flight supplements may apply. Please call for more details.
This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.
All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.
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Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
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Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
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Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.
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The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call.
On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.