Fly to Calgary, meet your Tour Manager and board our coach to head into the majestic Rockies. Once in Banff you'll have time to rest and relax after your journey.
Soak up the views of Banff and its surroundings as we ride the cable car to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, and take a trip to Surprise Corner for the views across to the famous Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls, on today's included tour. You'll also have free time to visit the famous hot springs, stroll Banff Avenue and perhaps enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants.
Today we'll follow the Trans-Canada Highway as it snakes its way into British Columbia, through the forested Glacier National Park, to Kelowna on the shores of Lake Okanagan.
Rest and relax in Kelowna, or perhaps join our optional wine-tasting tour - the Okanagan region is famed for its fruity whites and dessert wines.
We'll rejoin the Trans-Canada Highway, today, and follow the mighty Fraser River west to Vancouver.
Highlights on today's included guided city tour will include Gastown, beautiful Stanley Park, Chinatown, and the Burrard Inlet waterfront. You'll also cross into the leafy suburbs of "North Van" to take the cable car up Grouse Mountain, and for the chance to cross the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge.
Beautiful Vancouver Island is our destination today. We'll cross the scenic Georgia Strait by ferry, heading to Butchart Gardens. This 50-acre site is among the most visited floral gardens in the world and has remained in the loving care of the Butchart family for over a century.
Later we'll continue to the island's southern tip and our next stop - charming Victoria, the capital of British Columbia.
Visit the pretty harbour, vast Parliament Buildings and grand Empress Hotel as you explore Victoria this morning. In the afternoon you'll also have the chance to head off shore, searching for signs of orca, humpback and gray whales on our optional whale-watching cruise.
Today we return to the mainland and head east, past the frontier town of Kamloops, to Sun Peaks - a modern alpine village high in the British Columbia interior.
Expect a day of spectacular scenery as we travel past Mount Robson, the Rockies' highest peak, to Jasper where we'll spend the next three nights.
(June and September departures will include a Grizzly Bear River Cruise today - see below.)
Ride the Jasper Sky Tram - Canada's longest and highest cable car - to the heights above the town, and soak up the spectacular scenery of Maligne Canyon and stunning Maligne Lake, on today's included tour.
Today's optional adventure is a ride on the back of (or in a sidecar beside) a Harley Davidson motorcycle piloted by a professional rider. An unforgettable two hours of breathtaking scenery, twists and turns will take you to the base of Angel Glacier on Mount Edith Cavell before returning to Jasper.
Leaving Jasper, we'll travel along the Icefields Parkway, often referred to as one of the most scenic drives in the world. We'll take a trip out onto the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefield, in a specially built Ice Explorer, before continuing to our final hotel - the luxurious Chateau Lake Louise, beside the turquoise waters of the Lake.
Take time to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings one last time before boarding our coach for the journey back down to Calgary where you'll board your flight home.
Arrive back in the UK, after an overnight flight.
Grizzly Bear Valley River Cruise
On June and September departures, Day 10 includes a river cruise through the Monashee Mountains, which offers the chance to see grizzly and black bears, as well as native moose, eagles and even osprey in their natural environment.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes.
Passports and visas
British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling to Canada. Visas are not normally required for entry, but for travel from 15th March 2016 visitors to Canada must apply for an eTA online with Canadian Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp . The current charge is seven Canadian dollars for British Citizens. British subjects, and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested, should consult the Canadian Embassy as a visa may be required.
Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. The customary gratuity for a coach driver or Tour Manager is about $5 per person per day. It is normal to tip 15-20 per cent of the bill for a taxi or in a restaurant, and to leave a dollar or so per drink in a bar.
Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.
On your flight
All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.
You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Changes to your hotels
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.