Canadian Rockies Tour
Canadian Rockies Tour
BA

Highlights: Vancouver - Whistler - Wells Gray Provincial Park - Jasper National Park - Golden - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park - Calgary


Other depature dates:
- 5 July 18 (£2699)
- 7 Aug 18 (£3099)
- 1 Sept 18 (£2699)


Other departures: Manchester - £2699, Birmingham - £2699, Bristol - £2799, Norwich - £2849, Newcastle - £2749, Edinburgh - £2749, Glasgow - £2749


Hotels:
Vancouver - Ramada Vancouver Downtown 3*
Whistler - Aava Whistler Hotel or similar 3*
Wells Gray Provincial Park - Wells Gray Guest Ranch or similar 2*
Jasper National Park - Maligne Lodge or similar 3*
Golden - Prestige Inn Golden or similar 3*
Yoho National Park - Prestige Inn Golden or similar 3*
Banff National Park - Brewster's Mountain Lodge or similar 3*


Itinerary:


Day 1: Vancouver
Start your experience in one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in the world, Vancouver. There is plenty to fill your time ahead of the welcome meeting this evening, but we highly recommend a stroll around this cosmopolitan city to get a feel for it. Treat yourself to some moreish maple cookies in Stanley Park, a 400-hectare green wonderland where you can see the authentic totem poles erected in the 1920s, or sit in one of the cafes and enjoy a spot of people watching. A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs, where you'll meet your tour guide and fellow travellers.


Overnight: Ramada Vancouver Downtown
Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals included: Meals paid locally


Day 2 - 3: Whistler
Depart the bustling city of Vancouver and travel to the 'adventure capital' of Western Canada! Perhaps better known as a winter resort, Whistler has plenty on offer all year round. Take the opportunity to hit the trails, jump on a bike to explore at a different pace or zip line through the trees! Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, foodie or someone who likes to get close to nature, there's something for everyone in Whistler.


Overnight: Aava Whistler Hotel or similar
Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals included: Meals paid locally


Optional Activities:
Extreme zip line course - CA$119-$199
Mountain biking from CA$20-$60
Gondola ride - CA$27


Day 4: Wells Gray Provincial Park
Don't let the fact that Wells Gray is not a national park fool you, this place is stunning! After your drive along the old Gold Rush Trail, stretch your legs with a walk to the edge of Helmcken Falls, Canada's fourth highest waterfall, stopping at various viewpoints to admire the lush valley below. Wells Gray is also home to many smaller but equally beautiful waterfalls. Embrace the stillness, silence and isolation, and never venture too far without your camera so you can capture the beautiful meadows full of wildflowers or a roaming bear. Tonight you'll stay in a log cabin at a guest ranch.


Overnight: Wells Gray Guest Ranch or similar
Accommodation: Simple log cabin included
Meals included: Meals paid locally


Day 5 - 6: Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is the largest national park in Canada, covering an area of 10,878 square km. It's much less developed than other areas of Western Canada and offers a true wilderness feel. There are several options on offer in Jasper, including the SkyTram cable car to Whistler Mountain for a bird's-eye view of this splendid park. There's also ample opportunity for mountain biking or hiking amidst glorious lakeside scenery, and visiting spectacular Maligne Lake.


Overnight: Maligne Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals included: Meals paid locally


Optional Activities:
SkyTram cable car - CA$45
Mountain biking - CA$8-$75


Day 7: Icefields Parkway - Golden
The Icefields Parkway, cutting through the heart of the Rockies, is recognised as being one of the top scenic drives in the world, travelling for 230km (140 miles) past hanging glaciers, sheer rock walls and broad sweeping valleys. You have a chance to traverse a portion of the imposing Athabasca Glacier on an optional guided glacier hike and be amazed by Peyto Lake's turquoise hues. End your day at Golden, close to Yoho National Park.


Overnight: Prestige Inn Golden or similar
Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals included: Meals paid locally


Optional Activities:
Guided glacier walk - CA$90


Day 8: Yoho National Park
Yoho National Park is considered the hidden treasure of the Canadian national park system, and you have a full day to explore. It's a photographer's dream with several hiking opportunities which showcase the stunning mountains, lakes and waterfalls of this pristine alpine landscape. You can experience the Kicking Horse River first hand with an exhilarating half-day optional white water rafting excursion, or choose to hike at the magnificent Emerald Lake. An excellent alternative option is walking the challenging trails overlooking Takakkaw Falls - you're bound to be impressed by its beauty. Make the most out of this spectacular national park before returning to Golden tonight.


Overnight: Prestige Inn Golden or similar
Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals included: Meals paid locally


Optional Activities:
White water rafting - CA$100


Day 9: Lake Louise - Banff National Park
Lake Louise has always been a popular tourist destination, and it's no surprise that it is the most photographed destination in the region! With its snow-capped peaks, ancient pine forests and aquamarine waters, Lake Louise is known as the 'Gem of the Rockies'. The vibrant glacial hue of Lake Louise will take your breath away. It almost doesn't look real, but believe us when we say it most certainly is! Your next two nights will be spent in the nearby town of Banff.


Overnight: Brewster's Mountain Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals included: Meals paid locally


Optional Activities:
Canoeing CAD$85 per hour


Day 10: Banff National Park
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is Canada's oldest national park. Its mountainous terrain encompasses coniferous forests, alpine meadows, icefields and glaciers. Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain or opt to view all this scenic grandeur from a helicopter. Outstanding hikes are available and with an abundance of wildlife around, there's always a chance of spotting something special, so keep your camera at the ready. There's nothing better after a hard day's hiking than an included soak in the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs.


Overnight: Brewster's Mountain Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Hotel included
Meals included: Meals paid locally


Optional Activities:
Aerial gondola/tramway CAD$62
Scenic glacier flight CA$195 - $325
Horseback riding CA$65


Day 11: Calgary
This morning is your last chance to take in the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies before driving back to Calgary for the end of your adventure.


You may wish to extend your stay and book post tour accommodation to continue to enjoy the many restaurants and shops of this urban oasis. Sandwiched in between the Rocky Mountains and the winding Bow River, Calgary is at the epicentre of Alberta's oil industry. The high-rise buildings and urban parklands create a balanced modern city. Climb the Calgary Tower if you want impressive 360 degree views and visit the interpretive centre to discover the heritage of the First Nation People.


This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.


Accommodation: None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs
Meals included: Meals paid locally


Optional Activities:
Heritage Park Historical Centre CA$28



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with British Airways
  • Airport taxes
  • 10 nights accommodation at chosen hotels as per itinerary
  • Relax at Sulphur Mountain hot springs
  • Drive the famous Icefields Parkway
  • Visit stunning Agnes Lake
  • View Mt Robson

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary