Grand Western Canada

Offer

Price per person
from £3,037

Price based on
London Gatwick
8th Jun 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

Book any 2018 worldwide tour or cruise and pay just £99 deposit per person when you book before 28 February. 

More details
  • 14 days

  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

All the drama of Canada’s rugged beauty and the elegance and historic charms of its cities: cruise island-peppered straits, sample the delights of British Columbia’s wine country, and journey through its glacial mountains.

At a glance


  • Vancouver Explore the evergreen forests and totem poles of Stanley Park.
  • Shannon Falls Stop at these roaring Shannon Falls.
  • Columbia Icefield Ride the Ice Explorer across the 1,200 ft thick Athabasca Glacier.
  • Banff National Park Take the Banff Gondola to Sulphur Mountain for epic panoramic views.
  • British Columbia's Wine Country Enjoy a special dinner at a local winery in Kelowna.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

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.

Overview

All the drama of Canada’s rugged beauty and the elegance and historic charms of its cities: cruise island-peppered straits, sample the delights of British Columbia’s wine country, and journey through its glacial mountains.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Vancouver

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver, the gateway to the Canadian Rockies. On arrival transfer to your hotel.

This evening join your travelling companions and Tour Director for a welcome drink.

No meals included

Vancouver - Victoria

Day
2

This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Chinatown, and Stanley Park with its old-growth evergreen forests and totem poles. Catch the ferry over to Vancouver Island and Victoria. Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens, followed by a special dinner in the original Butchart family residence. See major attractions on your city orientation tour, including the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Victoria

Day
3

This day is free to explore on your own; your tour director suggests an optional wildlife and whale-watching trip. For shoppers, Government Street’s elegant shops and Market Square’s collection of speciality stores are good places to start. History buffs should be sure to visit the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Victoria - Whistler

Day
4

Today, board a BC ferry and cross the Strait of Georgia through the spectacular Gulf Islands, an archipelago known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Stop at Shannon Falls, where a boardwalk leads to a viewing platform near the base of the roaring falls. On to the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. There’s time today to explore many of the 2010 Winter Olympics’ sites.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Whistler

Day
5

Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. You might enjoy a trip on Whistler’s Peak2Peak Gondola, connecting Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you travel via the longest unsupported gondola span in the world. Other options include a walk in the tree tops, a sightseeing excursion by air, shopping in the village, or just relaxing at your resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Whistler - Sun Peaks

Day
6

This morning, enjoy a visit and private breakfast at the Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre, dedicated to the history and culture of the First Nations people. Then, journey north through the heart of the magnificent Cariboo region. Spectacular scenery abounds as you pass by rolling hills, deeply incised rivers, and sparkling lakes. Afternoon arrival in Sun Peaks, with the remainder of the day at leisure. You may take advantage of an optional canoe trip on Lake McGillivray, where, surrounded by beautiful scenery, you learn about Canada’s fur trade.

NOTE: Operation of the canoe trip is subject to favorable weather conditions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sun Peaks - Jasper

Day
7

Continue north, following the Yellowhead Highway and hugging the mighty North Thompson River into the province of Alberta. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) before entering Jasper National Park. Marvel at the precipitous gorges, snow capped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens in this wild mountain wilderness. Perhaps take an optional raft trip down the historic Athabasca River, where your experienced guide will navigate as you absorb the splendour of Jasper National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jasper

Day
8

Enjoy a short sightseeing tour to see Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Afterward, travel to glacial Maligne Lake for a narrated cruise to Spirit Island. On the return journey, stop to view Maligne Canyon. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Jasper on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Jasper - Columbia Icefield - Lake Louise - Banff

Day
9

This morning, travel through Jasper National Park on Icefields Parkway to the 1,200-foot-thick Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride. Climb Sunwapta Pass to savour stunning vistas of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and massive glaciers, then scale Bow Pass for splendid views of Peyto Lake. Next, stop at Lake Louise, whose green-blue waters form a perfect mirror reflection of Mount Victoria. Continue into Banff National Park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Banff

Day
10

Breakfast this morning is served on top of Sulphur Mountain. Take a scenic ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of the mountain and then enjoy spectacular views of the valley below as you savour a flavourful meal. Additional sightseeing in Banff includes a visit to Bow Falls and the Hoodoos. The balance of the day is at leisure. Consider an optional helicopter flightseeing trip for a bird’s-eye view of the Rockies. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Banff - Yoho National Park - Glacier National Park - BC Wine Country

Day
11

This morning, depart Banff and scale Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into British Columbia and Yoho National Park. Next, enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada’s Glacier National Park. Descend into the agricultural region of the Okanagan Valley to the resort city of Kelowna. A special evening is in store for you with a tour and dinner at Summerhill Pyramid Winery, producing some of the best wine in British Columbia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

British Columbia's Wine Country - Vancouver

Day
12

Today, continue through the fertile Fraser Valley, with grand vistas of vineyards and orchards, before travelling over the towering Cascade Mountains into Vancouver. Upon arrival, enjoy some time at leisure. This evening, your tour director hosts a farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Vancouver - UK

Day
13

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

No meals included

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

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


  • Vancouver: Georgian Court
  • Victoria: Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour
  • Whistler: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel
  • Jasper: Sawridge Hotel
  • Banff: Banff Park Lodge
  • Kelowna: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Why book with us?