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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tour

With its soaring mountain peaks and virgin national park forests, this is a special Western Canada experience of scenic rail journeys, laidback city sightseeing and compelling excursions.

At a glance


  • Butchart Gardens Wander the world’s premier floral show gardens.
  • Inside Passage Cruise Sail past elegant coastal villages.
  • VIA Rail® Jasper-Prince Rupert Train Wind through the majestic Coast Mountains along the mighty Skeena River.
  • Mount Robson See the Rockies’ highest peak in all its snow-capped glory.
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer Ride across the 1,200 feet thick Athabasca Glacier.
Best of Western Canada

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

very good although expensive..especially with the add on of a...

7th August 2017
Mr Ian Wood

very good although expensive..especially with the add on of a sinle supplement.

A couple of the hotels were not so good....

30th July 2017
Mrs Beverley Canner

A couple of the hotels were not so good.

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3rd July 2017
Trusted Customer

The trip covered a lot of miles and some wonderful...

2nd July 2017
Ms Christina Stark

The trip covered a lot of miles and some wonderful locations all very varied. It would have been even better with a couple more days included in the price as you spend 2 days travelling. We made a great choice with this tour and will have some great memories for years to come.

Overview

With its soaring mountain peaks and virgin national park forests, this is a special Western Canada experience of scenic rail journeys, laidback city sightseeing and compelling excursions.

No meals included

UK - Vancouver

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver where you will be transferred to your hotel.

No meals included

Vancouver

Day
2

Vancouver is one of the world's most stunning cities with majestic mountains at its back and the ocean at its feet. This morning, an included city tour highlights Stanley Park, Chinatown, the harbour, beaches and more. The rest of the day is at leisure so perhaps take a water taxi to lively Granville Island with its outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafes. Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock, antique shops, art galleries and street vendors.

No meals included

Vancouver - ferry crossing - Victoria

Day
3

This morning set sail across the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an area known for its Mediterranean-like climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world famous Butchart Gardens, Bastion Square and Thunderbird Park with its interesting collection of totem poles.

No meals included

Victoria

Day
4

Enjoy a day at leisure exploring some of the sights in this beautiful and quaint city. Suggestions include visiting the Royal British Columbia Museum, taking afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel, whale-watching cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and fine shopping along Government Street.

No meals included

Victoria - Chemainus - Port Hardy

Day
5

Early this morning travel from Victoria following the eastern coastline of Vancouver Island, stopping at Chemainus. This unique village has more than 30 murals depicting pioneer settlement of the area. Afterwards continue through the port of Campbell River to Port Hardy.

No meals included

Port Hardy - Inside Passage Cruise - Prince Rupert

Day
6

An early morning embarkation on BC Ferries for one of the world's most beautiful ocean voyages. The scenery is spectacular with towering mountains, roaring waterfalls, islands and virgin rainforest. Cruise past picturesque light houses, abandoned ghost towns, pretty coastal villages and Royal Princess Island, home of the famous white Kermode bear. With 16 hours to enjoy the scenery and wildlife of the inside passage, this truly is a highlight of your trip. Arrive late evening in Prince Rupert.

No meals included

Prince Rupert

Day
7

Depart for an orientation tour of Prince Rupert, then visit the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village for a guided tour of British Columbia's oldest cannery village. Learn of the canning process and what life was like in the village during peak production earlier this century. This afternoon is at leisure.

No meals included

Prince Rupert - VIA Rail® Jasper-Prince Rupert train - Prince George

Day
8

This morning board VIA Rail®'s Jasper-Prince Rupert train for the trip of a lifetime. The train heads through the majestic Coast Mountains following the Skeena River and concludes in the forestry capital of British Columbia, Prince George, in the evening.

No meals included

Prince George - Mount Robson - Jasper National Park

Day
9

Leave Prince George following the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 13,000 feet. Overnight in Jasper.

No meals included

Jasper

Day
10

Enjoy a day at leisure enjoying the amenities and attractions of Jasper. Perhaps join an optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island for a narrated cruise of the Lake.

No meals included

Jasper - Columbia Icefield - Banff

Day
11

First stop today is the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride over the 1,200 feet thick Athabasca Glacier. Next, Lake Louise, its cold waters perfectly mirror the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Later, precipitous gorges, snow-capped mountain ranges and lakes of exquisite colour come into view on the journey south towards Banff.

No meals included

Banff - Banff National Park - Banff

Day
12

Banff is one of Canada's favourite year-round resorts with many summer activities including hiking and horseback riding.

No meals included

Banff - Calgary - UK

Day
13

Transfer to Calgary Airport for your flight to the UK.

No meals included

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

No meals included

Things to note

Maximum elevation on this tour is 7,500 ft.

Whale Watching: Why not enjoy an optional whale watching cruise from Plymouth in search of the world's largest mammals. Humpback and finback whales are found in the area, along with porpoises and many other marine mammals and birds?

The following departures 17 June, 15 July, 26 August, 5 September, 9 September will be in economy class and does not include meals nor access to the dome car. Cold meals will be available for purchase. All other departures include continental breakfast, cold lunch and cold dinner

Accommodation as stated or similar

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Vancouver: Century Plaza (2017) / Sandman Vancouver City Centre (2018)
  • Victoria: Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
  • Port Hardy: Kwa'lilas
  • Prince Rupert: Pacific Inn
  • Prince George: Sandman Hotel Prince George
  • Jasper: Chateau Jasper
  • Banff: Irwin's Mountain Inn (2017) / Mount Royal Hotel (2018)

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