Best of Western Canada


  • 14 days

  • Canada

  • Active pace

Tour : 8380

Up to 10% off on 2020

Single Share available

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From

£2,086 pp

Tour only

Based on 6th Sep 2020

From

£2,744 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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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.

Highlights

  • 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.

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Up to 10% off on 2020

Single Share available

Opt to share a twin room with a fellow traveller, and if there's no one to share with you'll get a room to yourself at no added cost!

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.

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

No meals included

UK - Vancouver

Day
1

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Banff - Calgary - UK

Day
13

Transfer to Calgary Airport for your flight to the UK.

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

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

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What's included

Tour only

From

£2,086 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£2,744 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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