CALGARY | BANFF | JASPER | KAMLOOPS | WHISTLER | VICTORIA | VANCOUVER
The mountain park settings of Banff, Jasper and Whistler give way to the port cities of Vancouver and Victoria. Revel in the Pacific experience from awesome coastal scenery to boat cruises across blue-water straits where whales travel and bald eagles soar. Ocean, mountains and lively communities with famous Western hospitality – this trip has it all.
- Pristine mountain scenery in the Banff & Jasper National Parks
- Stunning Lake Louise and the Athabasca Glacier
- Look out for wildlife as you explore the Icefield Parkway
- Spend time in the Alpine resort of Whistler
- Visit ever so British Victoria
- Journey on the famous Sea to Sky highway
Day 1 : Arrive in Calgary
Arrive at Calgary International Airport and make your way to your centrally-located hotel. After a check-in the remainder of the day is free.
Hotel: Delta by Marriott
Day 2 : Calgary - Banff National Park
Begin the day with a city tour of Calgary, then head into the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The majestic peaks of the Canadian Rockies soon fill the horizon as we approach Banff National Park and the charming resort town of Banff.
Hotel for 2 nights: Mount Royal or similar
Day 3 : Banff National Park
Today enjoy a tour of the region around Banff. The area became Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect its natural hot springs. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 4 : Banff National Park - Jasper National Park
Today’s journey through Banff and Jasper national parks promises to be a highlight of our Rockies Trail programme. Shortly after leaving Banff visit the famous scenery of Lake Louise, one of the most photographed lakes in Canada. Afterwards, travel north on the famed Icefields Parkway through a rugged wilderness flanked by dramatic mountain ranges. At the Columbia Icefield board a specially constructed Ice Explorer to ride on the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier.
Hotel: Lobstick Lodge.
Day 5 : Jasper National Park - Kamloops
Today you travel west along the Yellowhead Highway and into the heartland of British Columbia. Breathtaking, unspoiled vistas await visitors in every season of the year. The route takes you along the Thompson River through the picturesque Shuswap Highlands.
Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton
Day 6 : Kamloops - Whistler
Expect a day of dramatic scenery changes when you drive through the ranch lands and head for the coastal mountains. A journey along the Duffey Lake Road exposes new vistas at every turn.
Hotel: Delta by Marriott Whistler Village Suites.
Day 7 : Whistler - Victoria
The Sea-to-Sky Highway leads you south through spectacular coastal scenery today. You will visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge suspended high above a magnificent canyon. From Horseshoe Bay, we cruise by ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island and continue by coach to Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city. Arriving in Victoria, embark on a city tour of this former British enclave.
Hotel for 2 nights: Coast Harbourside.
Day 8 : Victoria
Proud of her maritime heritage, Victoria has retained a quaint, colonial demeanour evident in the many 19th century landmarks throughout the city. Today treat yourself to a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s great floral displays set in a reclaimed stone quarry. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 9 : Victoria - Vancouver
Continue through the resort region of the Gulf Islands to the oceanside city of Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, enjoy an interesting tour of the city, including Stanley Park, English Bay, Gastown, Chinatown, and much more. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration or simple relaxation. This evening features our farewell dinner.
Hotel: Sutton Place
Day 10 : Depart Vancouver
Time for last-minute shopping and sad farewells before making your way to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.