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Vancouver, Jasper and Banff
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Join us for a journey into the Canadian Rockies, one of the world's most majestic wonderlands. Discover this dramatic landscape and enjoy a scenic journey from Whistler to Vancouver on the Sea to Sky Highway. Explore Lake Louise, Jasper and Banff, and experience the 'Wild West' at the world-famous Calgary Stampede.
Canadian Rockies and Calgary Stampede Holiday Itinerary
Fly to Vancouver to enjoy a three-night stay on the edge of the Pacific Rim, overlooking the Georgia Strait and backed by the snow-capped Coast Mountains.
Day One: Fly to Vancouver
Discover Vancouver on today's optional guided city tour. See restored Gastown, colourful Chinatown, and Burrard Inlet waterfront, then cross over the Lion's Gate Bridge into 'North Van' and brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches over a vertiginous gorge. Afterwards, explore at your leisure.
Day Two: Explore the sights of Vancouver
Spend another day at leisure in Vancouver, or join today's optional excursion to beautiful Vancouver Island and the unashamedly 'British' provincial capital of British Columbia, charming Victoria. Explore the vast Parliament Buildings and grand Empress Hotel, and visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, boasting over a million plants including several hundred floral species.
Day Three: Enjoy the chance to visit Vancouver Island and Victoria
Travel through the coastal ranges, and along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, to the famous mountain resort of Whistler, for a one-night stay. Spend the afternoon exploring the delights of this world-class winter sports and summer hiking resort.
Day Four: Travel along the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler
Drive through beautiful mountain scenery to the resort of Sun Peaks, a modern alpine village high in the BC interior.
Day Five: Journey to Sun Peaks
Don't miss today's included cruise through 'Grizzly Bear Valley' where sightings of grizzly and black bears are almost guaranteed from the boat. Later, we'll continue our tour. We'll head past towering Mount Robson, the Rockies' highest peak, and through beautiful scenery, to Jasper, at the gateway to scenic Jasper National Park, where you'll stay for two nights.
Day Six: Spot bears in Grizzly Bear Valley
Join today's optional excursion, which will include a ride on the historic Jasper Tramway - Canada's longest - to the scenic heights above, and a journey to the stunning Medicine and Maligne Lakes, in their spectacular settings, as well as beautiful Maligne Canyon.
Day Seven: Ride the Jasper Tramway and visit Medicine and Maligne Lakes
Today you'll travel along the renowned Icefields Parkway, calling at beautiful Lake Louise, where stunning turquoise waters are set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. You'll continue on to Banff, the delightful, bustling 'capital' of the Rockies, with its many shops and surrounding mountain scenery.
Day Eight: Journey along the Icefields Parkway and call at Lake Louise
Take the opportunity to join an optional Banff sightseeing tour, which includes a cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and a trip to scenic Surprise Corner viewpoint overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel. Also today, perhaps enjoy an optional Rockies helicopter ride over the mountains.
Day Nine: Explore Banff
Spend a morning at leisure in Banff before you travel to the mountain resort of Kananaskis for a three-night stay.
Day 10: Travel to Kananaskis
Visit the Stampede showground in Calgary. You'll have plenty of time to experience this iconic outdoor event and soak up the fantastic atmosphere as you watch authentic rodeos, chuck-wagon races and grandstand shows.
Day 11: Discover the Calgary Stampede
Today you'll return to the Stampede showground for another taste of the Wild West. As well as thrilling rodeos, there'll be entertainment in abundance with live music, rides and games, and the Skyride that takes you from one side of the park to the other.
Day 12: Enjoy the entertainment at the Stampede
Today you'll transfer to the airport to board your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 13: Transfer to the airport
Arrive back in the UK.
Day 14: Arrive home