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A Taste of the Canadian Rockies 2020

Reference CTS9832
6 nights from
£1799 pp
April - October 2020
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Experience a taste of the Canadian Rockies on this fantastic short 6-night holiday.

Visiting the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, enjoy a 3-night stay in the beautiful mountain town of Banff, Canada's first national park. You will then embark on a 2-day rail journey on-board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer. You'll be looked after in SilverLeaf Service where you'll be treated to freshly cooked meals served in your seat and thrilling stories from the Onboard Hosts. Upgrade to GoldLeaf and enjoy a sperate dining carriage and an exclusive outdoor viewing platform.

You'll disembark in Vancouver, which you'll be able to explore at your own leisure. whether that be a boat trip to spot whales, a foodie adventure in Chinatown, or enjoying the view from Grouse Mountain.

Our Canada Specialists are experts at creating trailor-made itineraries for our clients. If you'd like to add on any other Canada experience our experts can organise it for you. Whether that's an Alaska Cruise, and an extended stay in Calgary or Vancouver, or even an internal flight to any of Canada's other incredible provinces. All packages are ATOL and ABTA protected.

Price based on April 2020

Return flights from the UK
Transfer Calgary to Banff
3 nights hotel accommodation in Banff
2-day rail journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer travelling in SilverLeaf service (included 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops)
2 nights hotel accommodation in downtown Vancouver
ABTA and ATOL protection

Itinerary

Transfer by coach from Calgary to Banff for an overnight stay.

A full day to explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town, you’ll find lots of excitement including shopping, cafés and museums. Check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site or take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs  Our specialists can advise you on what excursions are available. A “ must do” would be to take the  Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain where the views of the Bow Valley are stunning.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Banff.

Today you may choose to go further afield. Perhaps a tour to beautiful Lake Louise or travel the Columbia Icefields as far north as Jasper. Our specialists can advise you on what excursions are available.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Banff.

Today your 2 days rail adventure begins. Board the Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf and begin your journey. The railcar will provide you with views of snow-packed peaks, tumbling mountain streams and earth-carving glaciers. The Spiral Tunnels, Rogers Pass and Glacier National Park (12 per cent of it is solid ice), all noted landmarks, will add to the awe of your journey. After crossing the Continental Divide, you’ll enter British Columbia. The glacier-clad mountains give way to arid grassland hills of the Kamloops region.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops.

Your Rocky Mountaineer train will continue west before turning south into the Fraser River Valley. With the return of the mountains, the landscape again changes dramatically. The Canadian Cascades combine with thick fir forests and the charging Fraser River to create a spectacular setting. Along the way, you’ll pass Hell’s Gate, a narrow canyon with sheer, towering walls that transforms the Fraser River into a froth of surging rapids. Arrive in Vancouver early evening.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Vancouver.

Relax and enjoy the vibrant city of Vancouver - explore the city at your own pace. Popular attractions include Gastown, Chinatown, Granville Square, Stanley Park and the Robson Street Shopping District. Head up Grouse Mountain for amazing views of the city and visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Try some of the amazing seafood, do a foodie tour or a brewery tour; there are so many different ways to explore this city. Our specialists can advise you on what excursions are available.

Overnight hotel accommodation in Vancouver.

Today will be the last day of your holiday and you will fly back to the UK. Or perhaps you may wish to extend your stay! There is so much more to see and do. Our specialists can advise you on various options including an additional night in Vancouver, a ferry ride to Victoria on Vancouver Island or perhaps a drive north on the Sea to Sky highway to the mountain town resort of Whistler.