Canadian Lakes & Mountains

Overview

Snow-capped mountain peaks, rushing waterfalls, the Rocky Mountaineer and sparkling lakes contrast the buzz of Vancouver and the Stampede city of Calgary on this leisurely Canadian railway tour through the Rockies.

What's Included:

  • Return flights to Canada from London Heathrow
  • 1 night in-flight
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Rocky Mountaineer Jasper - Vancouver in SilverLeaf Service
  • 4 meals (2 breakfasts & 2 lunches)
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver and Jasper
  • 8 sightseeing activities
  • Coach transfer between Lake Louise and Banff
  • Coach transfer between Banff and Calgary
  • National Park fees

Full Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Calgary

Arrive in Calgary and check in at your hotel. Admission to The Calgary Tower is included.

Day 2 : Calgary - Banff

Depart Calgary this morning for a tour to Banff. Highlights include the Banff Gondola, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore Banff on your own.

Day 3 : Banff - Free day

Today is free for you to explore Banff. Perhaps stroll down Banff Avenue or walk the Bow Falls Trail and look at Bow Falls, or go out and discover the many sights and highlights of the town. Consider trying out one of the many fantastic restaurants on offer.

Day 4 : Banff - Lake Louise

Depart Banff early this afternoon for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Lake Louise. The remainder of the day is free to explore this stunning natural phenomenon; the emerald green lake and surrounding rugged peaks of mountains and glaciers make for an unforgettable experience. You may wish to enjoy a hike on one of the numerous trails around the lake or paddle a canoe.

Day 5: Lake Louise - Free day

Enjoy a free day at Lake Louise. Take a stroll beside the lake or an afternoon paddle in a canoe.

Day 6: Lake Louise - Jasper

Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefield Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield and join an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier and take a walk on the new Glacier Skywalk. Along the way stops will be made at Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy.

Day 7: Jasper Sightseeing

Today is at your leisure to enjoy the spectacular wonders of Jasper. Enjoy the superb vistas, stroll the quaint streets and perhaps take an optional float ride down the Athabasca River or visit to Maligne Lake. This evening experience the Jasper Wonderland for some amazing close-up photo opportunities of wildlife. Destinations can include the Maligne Valley and the Pyramid Bench with its beaver ponds.

Day 8: Jasper - Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops

Board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, in SilverLeaf Service this morning, and begin a journey of a lifetime surrounded by dramatic scenery, all the while keeping an eye out for wildlife. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) and the journey along the North Thompson River to Kamloops.

Day 9: Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver

Your rail journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery through winding river canyons and forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains to the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Your journey ends in Vancouver. Admission to the Lookout atop Vancouver Harbour Centre with spectacular views of the city, mountains and ocean is included today or tomorrow morning.

Day 10: Vancouver Departure

Your tour ends on check out from your hotel.

Itineraries are subject to change for 2020/2021

Hand Picked By

Maria Millard

In my opinion, it's hard to think of a country more beautiful or more varied than Canada. Having travelled there extensively, I am confident that I can give youagoodreasontovisitatanytimeoftheyear. Whetherit'stakingthe Rocky Mountaineer through the mighty Rockies, visiting Alberta's prairies, or the beautiful autumn colours of New Brunswick, Canada really does have it all. Mind you, as it’s one of my favourite places, I’m biased!

Maria Millard

Additional Information

  • Date: 29th April 2021
  • Board Basis: Mixed meal plan
  • Duration: 11 nights
  • Departure Airport: London Heathrow
  • Guide Price: From £3,299pp
  • Includes flights from London
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