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Heart of the Canadian Rockies

Holiday Ref: T17

From £1785pp based on 25th May 2017 departure.  Other dates available May – October 2017, call for details

 

On this Fully Escorted Tour you will journey through the awe-inspiring scenery of the Rockies to Canada's West Coast to the 'Gem of the Pacific', Vancouver and Victoria.

Itinerary
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Day 1 - UK to Calgary

Fly to Calgary where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 - Calgary to Banff

On this morning's included tour see many of Calgary's attractions including Canada Olympic Park. Then drive into Banff National Park, and the mountain resort of Banff, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Includes Breakfast

Day 3 - Banff

Today is at leisure to enjoy the many pleasures of Banff, one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts. Perhaps take an optional helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies?

Day 4 - Banff – Lake Louise – Columbia Icefields – Jasper

Travel first to Lake Louise, its azure-blue waters a perfect natural mirror reflecting the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snow-capped mountain ranges and lakes come into view as you head through two mountain passes. After stopping at the Columbia Icefield for an exciting Ice Explorer ride over the 1,200-feet-thick Athabasca Glacier, arrive in the picturesque resort of Jasper, for an orientation tour of the town. There will also be a chance to join an optional raft trip down the Athabasca River.

Day 5 - Jasper

Today, join an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, where you embark on a narrated cruise of the lake. The rest of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer, from guided hikes and quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Day 5 - Jasper – Mount Robson – Kamloops

Today, follow the Fraser River to the base of spectacular Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The Yellowhead Highway continues alongside the mighty Thompson River with spectacular vistas of the Monashee Mountains. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 7 - Kamloops – Victoria

Enjoy more spectacular landscapes travelling through British Columbia's lush Coast Mountains to its majestic Pacific coastline. Sail across the Strait of Georgia and through the spectacular Gulf Islands, to Victoria, the provincial capital and western Canada's oldest city. The afternoon sightseeing features visits to the world famous Butchart Gardens, Bastion Square and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles. In the evening, how about a stroll around the lovely waterfront?

Day 8 - Victoria

The day is yours to experience more of the many attractions this splendid city has to offer, including the Royal British Columbia Museum or whale watching on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In the evening, there is a chance to join an optional tour of Chinatown.

Day 9 - Victoria - Vancouver

Today, set sail back to Vancouver across the Strait of Georgia. On arrival, enjoy a sightseeing drive on the way to your hotel. See Vancouver's Chinatown, Gastown, beautiful beaches, harbour and tour Stanley Park

Day 10 - Vancouver to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK or extend your stay in Vancouver or with an Alaska cruise.

When to go Calgary Weather
9 Nights from £1,785 pp
Price Includes

Please Note all of our trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements

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Whats Included
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 9 nights Hotel accommodation on tour
  • Tour Director throughout
  • Transfers

Highlights Include:

  • Rocky Mountains
  • Canada Olympic Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Georgia Strait
Tailor-Make Your Holiday

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

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