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Canadian Rockies

11 days from £1879*
Departing: April 2019 - October 2020
* Price shown: 24 April 2019 from LHR - AC851
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Canada's spectacular scenery

This wonderful escorted tour of Western Canada begins in Banff, the Rockies' majestic capital, before travelling to stunning Lake Louise and continuing along the dramatic Icefields Parkway to the mountain town of Jasper. Visit trendy Vancouver, before finishing your trip with a two-night stay in Victoria, the decidedly British capital of Vancouver Island, and a stunning conclusion to one of our most popular holidays to Canada.

Tour Highlights

  • Stay in Banff, the capital of the Rockies
  • Journey along the Icefields Parkway, via sparkling Lake Louise
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in the alpine town of Jasper
  • Look out for grizzlies in the Monashee Mountains (selected departures only)
  • Discover Vancouver, frequently voted the world's best city to live in
  • Stay two nights in the pretty harbourside city of Victoria

What's does the price include?

  • Nine nights' room-only accommodation at hotels in Banff (2 nights), Jasper (2), Sun Peaks (1), Vancouver (2) and Victoria (2)
  • Flights from the UK to Calgary, returning from Vancouver
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

 

Must try: Poutine: French fries generously covered in gravy and cheese curds - a classic Canadian treat.

Fascinating fact: Banff is the oldest National Park in Canada and encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 square miles) of mountainous terrain. It has a subarctic climate with montane, subalpine, and alpine ecoregions, and is home to grizzly bears, cougars, wolverine, elk, moose and hundreds of bird species.

You say: "My first escorted holiday with Newmarket, and I was thoroughly impressed with every aspect of it, from the friendly and knowledgeable tour manager and tour driver to the standard and location of the hotels used. I really could not fault any part of the arrangements."

Your Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Canada

Fly to Calgary, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to Banff - the capital of the Rockies - for a two-night stay.

Day Two: Optional Banff sightseeing tour

Today brings the chance to join a choice of memorable optional excursions that reveal Banff's stunning landscape. Take a cable car up to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, join a trip to the scenic Surprise Corner viewpoint, or take an unforgettable helicopter ride over the mountains.

Day Three: Take the Icefields Parkway to Jasper National Park

Another breathtaking day awaits us as we head north into the Rockies and make our way to Jasper. En route, we'll stop to take in the views of magnificent Lake Louise, its shimmering turquoise waters set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. We'll then continue to Jasper via the dramatic Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic drives, which passes hundreds of glaciers, waterfalls and craggy mountaintops.

Day Four: Optional excursion to Jasper Skytram and Maligne Lake

Rest and relax at the hotel, enjoying the railroad-town surroundings of Jasper, or join one of today's optional excursions. Ride the historic Jasper Skytram - Canada's longest - to witness spectacular views of Jasper and its mountainous backdrop, or take a ride on the back of (or in a sidecar beside) a Harley Davidson motorcycle piloted by a professional rider. An unforgettable hour of breathtaking scenery, twists and turns will take you to Jasper's beautiful valleys and turquoise blue lakes.

Day Five: Coach travel from Jasper to Sun Peaks

Today, we'll journey south on the Yellowhead Highway, past towering Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Rockies. We'll then continue to Sun Peaks, a modern alpine village located high in the BC interior, for a one-night stay.

Day Six: Coach travel from the Rockies to Vancouver

Leaving the high alpine scenery behind us, we'll make our way to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, for a two-night stay. Rest and relax after the journey, then enjoy your first evening in this buzzing metropolis that reclines in a breathtaking, waterfront location at the western edge of Canada.

Day Seven: Optional Vancouver city tour

Join today's optional guided tour of Vancouver and discover why it is frequently voted the best place in the world to live. Highlights of the day will include restored Gastown, hectic, colourful Chinatown, and the Burrard Inlet coastal fjord. You'll also cross into the leafy suburbs of North Van to brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches 450 ft across Capilano River.

Day Eight: Vancouver Island and Victoria

Today, we travel to the port to catch a 90-minute ferry ride to Vancouver Island, which cruises through the scenic Georgia Strait. We'll then continue to Victoria, the charming, colonial provincial capital, for a two-night stay.

Day Nine: Optional Butchart Gardens and Whale-Watching tours

Spend today exploring this unashamedly British city. Visit attractive Inner harbour, the vast Parliament Buildings and the grand Empress Hotel, or join us on an optional morning visit to colourful Butchart Gardens. In the afternoon, you'll also have the chance to head offshore, searching for signs of orca, humpback and grey whales on our optional whale-watching cruise.

Day 10: Return to Vancouver and fly back to the UK

Making our way to the port, we'll catch a ferry back to the mainland and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 11: Land back in the UK

Arrive in the UK after an unforgettable holiday to Canada.

Departure Airport Date Price From
LHR
LHR 24 April 2019 £1879
LHR
LHR 15 May 2019 £2199
LHR
LHR 05 June 2019 £2419
LHR
LHR 04 September 2019 £2579
LHR
LHR 18 September 2019 £2479
LHR
LHR 02 October 2019 £1979
LHR
LHR 22 April 2020 £1929
LHR
LHR 13 May 2020 £2249
LHR
LHR 03 June 2020 £2469
LHR
LHR 16 September 2020 £2529
LHR
LHR 07 October 2020 £2029

Canadian Rockies Touring Hotels 

The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is 1.5 hours from Calgary and four hours to Vancouver.

Grizzly Bear Valley Cruise

This excursion on Day Five will include an hour-long guided cruise into Grizzly Bear Valley, and will be available on all departures in June and September.

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling to Canada. Visitors to Canada must apply for an eTA online with Canadian Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.canada.ca/eta . 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.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Helicopter flights

Sightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)

Tipping

Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver or tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 12-15 per cent of the bill and, in the bar, leave a dollar or so per drink.

Smoking

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.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

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.

Disabled access

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.

Itinerary changes

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.

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.]

Please note that on 2019 departures, nights 6-7 will be based in the Century Plaza, Vancouver, instead of the Sandman Davie.

Hotel rooms

Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.