A classic itinerary travelling through the Canadian Rockies with visits to Banff and Jasper National Parks, before taking the VIA Rail train ‘The Canadian’ overnight to Vancouver - enjoy rail travel from a bygone age. A visit to the very British Victoria, named after Queen Victoria, is the jewel in the crown of this rocky rail adventure.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class
• 9 nights accommodation
• 3 hour sightseeing tour of Banff
• Full day sightseeing transfer from Banff to Jasper including a stop at the Columbia Icefields (Ice Explorer ride included)
• Transfer from Jasper hotel to train station
• Overnight train ride from Jasper to Vancouver on The Canadian (section
• Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour of Vancouver
• Scheduled transfer Vancouver downtown to Whistler (Whistler Gateway)
• Transfer from Whistler hotel to Green Lake Floatplane
• Sightseeing floatplane transfer from Whistler to Victoria
• Transfer from Victoria to Vancouver including ferry passage on board BC Ferries
• 1 lunch, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast onboard VIA Rail
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Day 1 Fly to Calgary
Arrive at Calgary’s International airport and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel. Pick up your information kit at the front desk as you check in. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Calgary.
Day 2 Calgary to Banff
This morning transfer to Banff and travel through the ranching country west of Calgary. Arrive in Banff and check in at your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for exploring the town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Day 3 Banff
This morning, discover the resort town of Banff and its natural surroundings on a comprehensive sightseeing tour. You’ll take the Tunnel Mountain Drive to see the town of Banff. Take a walk along Lake Minnewanka, before the tour continues to Sulphur Mountain. Here you can take the Banff Gondola ride to the top of the mountain (Gondola ride is not included). The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Banff.
Day 4 Banff to Jasper
Leave Banff and travel north along the famous Icefields Parkway into the untamed wilderness of Jasper National Park. Every turn unveils spectacular vistas of indomitable peaks, outstretched valleys, cascading waterfalls and colourful meadows. At the Columbia Icefield, take the opportunity to tour onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier on board the Ice Explorer (ride included). Overnight in Jasper.
Day 5 Jasper to Vancouver aboard VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’
Today you board VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’ heading west to Vancouver. You will have some of the most spectacular views of the Rockies, interior British Columbia and the Coastal Mountains. You will pass by rugged mountain peaks, arid ranchland and rolling, wind-swept hills. Overnight aboard VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’. Dinner included.
Day 6 Vancouver
After you arrive in Vancouver this morning, transfer independently to your hotel. Today you will enjoy a Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour of Vancouver to familiarise yourself with this oceanside city. The tour highlights include historic Gastown, nearby Chinatown, Stanley Park, English Bay and more. After the tour, the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this fascinating city. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast included.
Day 7 Vancouver
Today is at leisure in Vancouver. Take some time and peruse the shoppes and restaurants of Robson Street, or perhaps visit Chinatown for a taste of Asian culture. A short trip to Stanley Park provides walkers with the ideal location to enjoy a casual stroll through the kilometers of pathways, while the aquarium always delights visitors with the antics of the friendly beluga whales. Overnight in Vancouver
Day 8 Vancouver to Whistler
Today you are picked up from downtown Vancouver and depart to Whistler. Arrive in Whistler before noon with time to explore this amazing resort. Overnight in Whistler
Day 9 Whistler
The day is free to independently explore the sights, sounds and attractions of this former host of the Winter Olympics. Perhaps arrange a canoe trip around one of the local lakes, or indulge yourself in a sumptuous culinary tour that samples some of the world-class restaurants featuring menus with delicacies both local and exotic. Overnight in Whistler
Day 10 Whistler to Victoria
After your transfer from your hotel to Whistler’s Green Lake float plane dock, you take to the skies for a breathtaking one hour flight with Harbour Air to downtown Victoria. Fly high above Whistler Valley, passing glacial lakes, lush alpine meadows, the Strait of Georgia and the beautiful Gulf Islands. From the docks in the Inner Harbour, transfer independently to your Victoria hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Victoria.
Day 11 Fly from Vancouver - End of the tour
Take the morning to explore vibrant Victoria and its picturesque Inner Harbour. Afterwards, board BC Ferries for a daytime sailing to Vancouver through scenic Active Pass. Independently make your way to Vancouver Airport from downtownWant to alter anything?
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