The Treasures of the Canadian Rockies & Vancouver

12 days from £2,999pp.

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
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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.

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. 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.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    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.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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