The Treasures of the Canadian Rockies & Vancouver

Yoho National Park

Visit: Yoho National Park, Canada

Calgary Tower

Visit: Calgary Tower, Canada


Visit: Jasper, Canada


Visit: Vancouver, Canada

VIA Rail’s Canadian train

Visit: VIA Rail’s Canadian train, Canada

About the Tour

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.

Tour Includes

  • 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
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

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    Calgary Tower

    Calgary Tower

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Columbia Icefield

    Columbia Icefield

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    VIA Rail’s Canadian 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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Transfer to Vancouver Airport for the overnight return flight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Arrival in the U.K.

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Calgary
    • Banff
    • Jasper
    • Vancouver
    • Victoria

    Optional Excursions & Visits


    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    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.
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    All hotels are of a minimum European 3-star standard and have a restaurant on site or nearby.  

    ·         Ramada Calgary Downtown or similar, Calgary (2 nights)

    ·         Banff, Ptarmigan Inn or similar, Banff (2 nights)

    ·         Chateau Jasper or similar, Jasper (2 nights)

    ·         VIA Canadian Train (1 night)

    ·         Hotel Vintage Park or similar, Vancouver (3 nights)

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    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.

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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