Discover stunning Western Canada
Join us on this wonderful holiday to Canada to experience some of the world's most spectacular scenery. Spend three nights in delightful Vancouver, then head into the Rockies to stay in Whistler, Sun Peaks and Jasper, before journeying past the pristine waters of Lake Louise to majestic Banff. This unforgettable escorted tour offers the perfect mix of epic, unspoilt landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and astonishing wildlife.
Canadian Rockies Tour Itinerary
Fly direct to the great city of Vancouver to begin your Canada holiday. Enjoy a three-night stay on the edge of the Pacific Rim, backed by the snow-capped Coast Mountains and fronted by the Georgia Strait.
Day One: Fly to Canada
You're completely spoilt for choice as far as things to do in Vancouver goes, but join today's city tour and you'll see restored Gastown, colourful Chinatown, and Burrard Inlet waterfront, before you cross the Lion's Gate Bridge into 'North Van'. If you have a head for heights, don't miss the chance to brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches over a vertiginous gorge. Following the tour, you're free to explore the area at your own pace.
Day Two: Optional Vancouver city tour
Relax and explore Vancouver under your own steam, today, or join us for a ferry ride across the Georgia Strait to beautiful Vancouver Island and the unashamedly 'British' provincial capital of British Columbia, Victoria. Head to the Inner Harbour to see the vast Parliament Buildings and grand Empress Hotel, and visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, where over a million plants, including several hundred floral species, thrive in carefully tended glory.
Day Three: Optional Vancouver Island and Victoria excursion
Travel, through the coastal ranges and along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway, to the British Columbian resort of Whistler. You'll stay for one night in this world-class winter sports and summer hiking resort, which you may remember as the co-host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Day Four: Coach travel to Whistler
Head through dramatic scenery to Sun Peaks, today. This modern, alpine village, high in the British Columbia interior, is a renowned ski resort and a popular year-round destination.
Day Five: Coach travel to Sun Peaks
Continue north, past towering Mount Robson (the Rockies' highest peak) to Jasper, at the gateway to the vast wilderness of Jasper National Park. As well as glaciers, lakes and mountains, the park is home to elk, moose, bighorn sheep and bears. Travel in June or September, and your tour will also include a special Grizzly Bear Valley river cruise for the chance to see some of the region's wildlife in its stunning natural habitat.
Day Six: Coach travel to Jasper National Park
Spend today relaxing in Jasper, or join the optional excursion, which includes a ride on the historic Jasper Skytram (Canada's longest) to the scenic heights above. You'll also journey to stunning Maligne Lake, which is famed for its intense blue waters and spectacular setting.
Day Seven: Optional excursion to Jasper Tramway and Maligne Lake
The Icefields Parkway is a Canadian national treasure, a route that stretches 232km (144 miles) through the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks UNESCO World Heritage Site. After travelling along the Parkway, stop briefly at Lake Louise, where turquoise waters - frozen for much of the year - are set against the epic backdrop of Victoria Glacier. Afterwards, continue to your next hotel, in Banff.
Day Eight: Take the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise and Banff
Explore the bustling mountain community of Banff, the unofficial capital of the Rockies. Make sure you join an optional sightseeing tour, which includes a cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and a trip to Surprise Corner viewpoint, overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel. You'll also have the opportunity to take a helicopter flight through the surrounding Rocky Mountains - an absolutely unforgettable experience and a unique view of this spectacular region of Canada.
Day Nine: Optional Banff sightseeing tour
Today, you'll transfer to Calgary Airport to check in for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 10: Return to Calgary and fly back to the UK
Arrive back in the UK after an unforgettable holiday
Day 11: Land back in the UK