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A Taste of the Canadian Rockies 2020

Holiday Reference: 16525

Experience a taste of the Canadian Rockies on this fantastic short 6-night holiday. This is an ideal opportunity to see what Canada’s West has to offer. 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 take a 2-day rail journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer. Sit back and relax and enjoy gourmet cuisine and majestic scenery. Every seat really does come with a mountain view! Your rail journey ends in the beautiful Pacific coastal city of Vancouver. With the backdrop of the coastal mountains and the ocean, this city has so much to offer.

You may wish to extend your holiday and perhaps add on an Alaska Cruise? Contact our specialists today to discuss your own personalised itinerary.

Departures are available from April-October 2020  (Price based on April 2020)

Similar itineraries are still available for 2019 – call to book! 

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Day 1 - Fly from the UK to Calgary

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

Day 2 - Banff

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.

Day 3 - 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.

Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer

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.

Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer

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. 

Day 6 - 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. 

Day 7 - Fly back to UK

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.

6 Nights from £1,799 pp
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What's Included:
  • 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
Tailor-Make Your Itinerary

You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation and flights to build your dream holiday.

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