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Canadian Rockies, Lakes & Waterfalls

Reference CTS9884
8 nights from
£2599 pp
April – October 2020
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As one of our best selling holidays for 2019, we are now taking bookings for 2020 departures. This fantastic holiday takes you to the Western Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.  With time to explore the iconic locations of Banff and Lake Louise, you will transit through this beautiful part of the world on board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train to the beautiful Pacific coastal city of Vancouver. On board the train every seat really does come with a mountain view! Sit back and relax and enjoy gourmet cuisine and hear storytelling from the friendly onboard hosts. Have your camera at the ready to snap wildlife – you may even see a bear!

Contact our specialists today to book this fantastic holiday which includes a FREE full day

Mountains Lakes & Waterfalls Tour

Highlights include:

  • Lake Louise
  • Moraine Lake
  • Valley of the Ten Peaks
  • Spiral Tunnels
  • Takakkaw Falls
  • BBQ lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge, light snacks & refreshments

FREE upgrade to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on certain dates! 

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 2nd May 2020)

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

What's Included

Return flight from the UK
Transfer from Calgary to Banff
3 nights hotel accommodation in Banff
1-night hotel accommodation in Lake Louise
2 day Rail Journey on board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer travelling in SilverLeaf includes overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops. Breakfast and Lunch served each day on the train includes complimentary drinks
3 nights hotel accommodation in Vancouver
Full day Mountains Lakes & Waterfalls Tour
ABTA and ATOL protection
FREE upgrade to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on certain dates

Itinerary

Fly from the UK to Calgary, your gateway to the Canadian Rockies.  On arrival you will  transfer, by coach, to the beautiful mountain town of Banff where you will have an overnight hotel stay.

A full day to explore Banff and the surrounding area. In town you’ll find lots

of excitement shopping, cafés, nightlife, museums. We recommend you check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site or the Banff Gondola  where you will see a panoramic view of the Bow Valley, and then take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper Hot Springs . Our Canada Specialists can book and suggest a selection of excursions and attractions.

Included in our itinerary is a free day tour – Mountains Lakes and Waterfalls. The tour departs at 0830 and is a full day tour.

Visit the most treasured spots in the Canadian Rockies on this remarkable excursion through Banff and Yoho National Parks. Experience the evolution of land and discover how it has shaped the appearance of the spectacular natural wonders found in these mountain settings. Some of the incredible sights you will come across include the

unforgettable Lake Louise, Moraine Lake and the magnificent Takakkaw Falls, all surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. A BBQ lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge is included. Journey across the Great Divide and experience the awe and wonder of Yoho National Park before returning back to Banff in the late afternoon. ( Option to swap days and do this tour on Day 2 of the itinerary)

 

Highlights:

Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Spiral Tunnels, Takakkaw Falls, BBQ lunch at Emerald Lake Lodge, light snacks & refreshments.

Today you will travel along the Bow Valley Parkway, on to the “Jewel of the Rockies” Lake Louise, for your overnight accommodation.

All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. Travelling in SilverLeaf as the train crosses over the continental divide you pass through the spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. Continue on through Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park with endless views of snow-capped mountains and stunning glaciers. Later in the day, you will pass Craigellachie, where the last spike was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway Trans Canada link in 1885. (Breakfast & lunch included). As this is an “all daylight “journey you will spend your evening in Kamloops where overnight hotel accommodation is arranged.

Transfer from Rail station to hotel is included.

Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer train and follow the Thompson River through Ashcroft - one of Canada’s driest towns (with an average rainfall of just 18 centimetres). Pass through Rainbow Canyon with its cliffs stripped with pinks, greens and greys creating a stunning affect. Continue on to the Fraser Canyon where at Hells Gate you will observe a water torrent past the canyon walls at its narrowest point. The last leg of the journey takes you through the lush farming region of the Fraser Valley to arrive in the Pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon. Overnight hotel accommodation in Vancouver.

Today you will have time to explore the beautiful pacific coastal city of Vancouver. We would recommend Vancouver Sightseeing perhaps a trip to the top of Grouse Mountain & Capilano Suspension Bridge? Be sure to see such sights as Chinatown, Historical Gastown, the markets of Granville Island, and the famous shopping district of Robson Street. Our specialists can help you book and plan all your attractions when you visit Vancouver.

Your final day leaves you time to continue exploring Vancouver. Perhaps you will choose to take a day trip on the ferry over to the capital of British Columbia , Victoria on Vancouver Island or head up to beautiful resort of  Whistler via the sea to sky highway? Ask our specialists to help you make the most of your time in this amazing Province. Beautiful British Columbia!

Today you will leave Canada’s west behind and fly back to the UK from Vancouver…or will you continue your journey?

Perhaps take an Alaska Cruise? Fly to Las Vegas or Hawaii? Maybe you will fly home via Toronto on Canada's East coast and visit Niagara Falls?