Spirit of the Canadian Rockies

New for 2018

Price per person
from £2,915

Price based on
London Heathrow
27th Apr 2019 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Western Canada

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Experience the majesty of the beautiful Canadian Rockies aboard the 'Rocky Mountaineer' from Vancouver and continue to Banff and the glacial blue waters of Lake Louise before arriving at Victoria on Vancouver Island.

At a glance


  • Vancouver Sightseeing; Stanley Park
  • Kelowna Winery tour & tasting; Okanagan Valley
  • Banff National Park Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park
  • Columbia Icefield Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • Jasper National Park Orientation tour; stay overnight inside the park
  • Victoria  Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens

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.

Read more about our VIP home pick-up service.

Overview

Experience the majesty of the beautiful Canadian Rockies aboard the 'Rocky Mountaineer' from Vancouver and continue to Banff and the glacial blue waters of Lake Louise before arriving at Victoria on Vancouver Island.

Total meals included:

  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

UK - Vancouver

Day
1

Fly to Vancouver where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Vancouver

Day
2

This morning, an included city tour highlights STANLEY PARK, Chinatown, the harbor, beaches, and more. The rest of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director can suggest ways to further explore the city. Maybe take a water taxi to Granville Island with outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafés. Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock.

Vancouver - Kelowna

Day
3

Our journey begins in British Columbia’s fertile valleys and continues through rich mountain forests to Lake Okanagan. Travel along the lake to the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the lake shore and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample local wines on the included WINERY TOUR.

Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer - Glacier National Park - Yoho National Park - Banff National Park

Day
4

Reboard the train and prepare for spectacular sights, such as Shuswap Lake, the Monashee Mountains, and GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. Travel through the heart of the Selkirk Mountains before entering stunning YOHO NATIONAL PARK. The train winds through the Spiral Tunnels before climbing Kicking Horse Pass. Cross the Continental Divide and enter the province of Alberta and BANFF NATIONAL PARK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Banff National Park

Day
5

Banff is one of Canada’s favourite year-round resorts, and home to 53 species of mammals. The most commonly seen are deer and big horn sheep. If the timing is right, you may spot black bears, grizzly, or wolves. Your Tour Director will also have suggestions for an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

Day
6

First, to Lake Louise, its turquoise waters a perfect natural mirror that reflects the mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach continues northward into JASPER NATIONAL PARK. A highlight today is a stop at the COLUMBIA ICEFIELD to ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice that’s 750 feet thick. This afternoon, join our optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.

Jasper National Park

Day
7

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, and embark on a narrated cruise. The balance of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer—from quaint shops to meandering wildlife.

Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks

Day
8

Leave Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 12,972 feet. Continue following the Yellowhead Highway south along the North Thompson River—a route pioneered by fur trappers. Overnight at the Sun Peaks mountain resort.

Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler

Day
9

Head south, following the once treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet, “Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route,” your coach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes with a late-afternoon arrival in Whistler.

Whistler

Day
10

Spend the day in the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Enjoy free time to explore many sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics held here. You may decide to join one of many optional excursions, including a flightseeing excursion by floatplane over the glaciated peaks, or a gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains—the perfect bear-spotting vantage point.

Whistler - Ferry Crossing - Victoria

Day
11

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia, known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous BUTCHART GARDENS, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.

Victoria

Day
12

A day at leisure gives you the chance to discover this splendid city; including the Royal British Columbia Museum, shopping on Government Street, or a leisurely stroll around the harbor. Perhaps join the optional wildlife and whale-watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles.

Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver

Day
13

A scenic ferry crossing to the mainland, where the trip ends with guests departing on individual schedules.

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

Things to note

Book Early With heavy demand for this tour and limited Rocky Mountaineer seat availability you are encouraged to book early.

Rocky Mountaineer Service Levels

SilverLeaf
The custom-designed single level SilverLeaf dome coach offers panoramic views of the Rockies. Your meals are served as you relax in reclining dome level seats.
GoldLeaf
When you board the GoldLeaf dome coach, you will understand why guests and travel writers throughout the world rave about the Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf service. On the custom built dual-level GoldLeaf dome coaches, the upper level offers 360-degree panoramic views. Downstairs is an elegant white glove dining room where gourmet breakfast and lunch selections are served.
Meals: Your menu includes regional cuisine created by talented on board chefs. As you dine watch the stunning and constantly changing vistas outside your windows.

Accommodation as stated or similar

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Vancouver - Sandman Hotel Vancouver Downtown City Centre

Located centrally in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre is walking distance to Robson Street shopping and a wide variety of restaurants and bars. The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is only a couple of minutes' walk from the Sandman Hotel.

  • Location

    180 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4P4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • WiFi available
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre
    • Swimming Pool
    • Bar/Lounge

Banff - Banff Inn

Relax in this luxury ski village Inn complete with a hot tub, steam room and sauna. Each room has a flat screen tv as well as wifi is available through out the resort.

  • Location

    501 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A9, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Hot tub
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn

Enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains, spend time relaxing in the indoor heated pool or in the onsite hot tub. Each room has a balcony and fireplace as well as a flat screen tv.

  • Location

    210 Village Rd, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Bar
    • Wifi available
    • Indoor pool
    • Hot tub

Jasper Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge Jasper features air conditioning and cable TV in each guest room. They have also equipped coffee/tea facilities and a small refrigerator. Located on main street, this hotel is surrounded by evergreens within Jasper National Park. It offers an award-winning steakhouse, indoor pool and free Wi-Fi throughout the entire property. The Jasper tramway is 5.6 miles away.

  • Location

    86 Connaught Drive, T0E 1E0 Jasper, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Indoor swimming pool
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Sauna
    • Fitness centre

Whistler - The Listel Hotel

This hotel is just a few minutes walk away from the shopping area which also has many restaurants and bars. The Listel Hotel is located in the mountains with a spectacular view of the surroundings and is very to close to the Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort.

  • Location

    4121 Village Green, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi available
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge

Victoria - Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

Royal Scot Hotel & Suites features spacious rooms, studios and suites with pillow-top mattresses and in-room coffee facilities. This property is 12 minutes’ walk from the beach. Just 5 minutes’ walk from Victoria ferry terminal, this hotel features an indoor pool and a hot tub. Free WIFI is provided.

  • Location

    425 Quebec Street, V8V 1W7 Victoria, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub

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