VANCOUVER | ROCKY MOUNTAINEER | BANFF | ICEFIELDS PARKWAY | ATHABASCA GLACIER | JASPER | BLUE RIVER | WHISTLER | VICTORIA
On this essential tour, you'll see a variety of Western Canada's highlights with plenty of time to explore at your own pace too. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of British Columbia as you journey into the heart of the wild aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer. A truly 'enchanting' trip!
- Stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
- Enjoy a memorable wagon ride along the banks of the Bow River and a hearty steak fry barbecue dinner
- Enjoy a River Safari cruise to Grizzly Bear Valley, keeping an eye out for bears, eagles and moose along the way
- Awake to the stunning mountainscapes at Blue River's Mike Wiegele Heli Village
- Experience a special Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens
Day 1 : Arrive Vancouver
Be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception tonight.
Hotel for 2 nights: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Day 2 : Vancouver
Take a guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver this morning and discover the city's must-see attractions. This afternoon you may wish to choose a select experience.
Day 3 : Rocky Mountaineer, Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in your SilverLeaf carriage, passing by spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains on the way to Kamloops.
Hotel: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited two or three-star accommodation).
Day 4 : Rocky Mountaineer, Lake Louise
Your rail journey continues past the impressive Spiral Tunnels and Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in Banff National Park. Settle into the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and relax amid the spectacular surrounds of this iconic property.
Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Day 5 : Banff
Travel to Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on your way to Banff. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Banff before taking a ride on the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views. Later, take a relaxing wagon ride along the banks of the Bow river and enjoy a tasty steak fry barbecue dinner.
Hotel for 2 nights: Banff Park Lodge
Day 6 : Banff
Discover Banff at your own pace today or choose a select experience.
Day 7 : Banff, Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, Jasper
Journey along the Icefields Parkway before stopping at Athabasca Glacier to ride an Ice Explorer. Then continue to Jasper.
Hotel: Chateau Jasper
Day 8 : Jasper, Blue River
Pass Mt Robson on your way to Blue River. Set off on an extraordinary River Safari to stunning Grizzly Bear Valley where you're likely to witness native wildlife on the riverbank. Then, enjoy a delicious dinner and an overnight escape amidst the serenity of Mike Wiegele Heli Village.
Hotel: Mike Wiegele Heli Village
Day 9 : Blue River, Whistler
After breakfast, travel to Whistler where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Hotel: Delta Whistler Village Suites
Day 10 : Whistler, Victoria
Depart Whistler and head for the coast to take a ferry from Horseshoe Bay. You will arrive on Vancouver Island, before continuing south to Victoria. for a different way to travel, perhaps take a floatplane flight to Victoria instead (own expense).
Hotel for 2 nights: Double Tree by Hilton, Victoria
Day 11 : Victoria
Enjoy time at leisure today or choose a select experience. Later, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at The Butchart Gardens.
Day 12 : Depart Victoria
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.