Canada: Rocky Mountaineer
Your Canada tailor-made holiday includes:
- International flights
- 7 nights in 4.5* hotels & hand-picked local gems
- 2 days on-board Rocky Mountaineer - in SilverLeaf Service
- Banff and Jasper tours
- Icefields Parkway and Yoho Park tours
- Helicopter flightseeing
- All transfers
- BONUS: One Free Night in Vancouver or Calgary
- Rocky Mountaineer operates: 17th Apr to the 12th Oct 2017
Your Canada travel itinerary:
Day 1: Vancouver
Fly from the UK to Vancouver and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an evening in Vancouver, a beautiful sea-side city in Canada's Pacific coast. Grab a bite to eat at one of the city's trendy restaurants, or go for a stroll down in English Bay, where you'll have the chance to see one of Vancouver's breath-taking sunsets.
Day 2: Kamloops
Leave Vancouver and take your seat on the celebrated Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops, Canada’s most scenic train ride. Keep your camera handy and gaze through the window at the spectacular passing scenery, which changes at every turn. Enjoy two days on board with dazzling views of lake shores, mountain peaks and winding canyons. Look out for the churning waters of Fraser Canyon’s Hell’s Gate and finish the day on the edge of peaceful Kamloops Lake.
Days 3 - 4: Jasper
After your night in Kamloops, re-board the Rocky Mountaineer and follow the spectacular North Thompson River through the mountains to Jasper National Park, whose rugged peaks and wild rivers are home to grizzly bears, moose and caribou. Here you’ll discover the mountain wilderness, admiring unbroken glacial landscapes filled with lakes, caves and waterfalls on an enchanting scenic tour. Afterwards, enjoy some leisure time in pretty Jasper, a small mountain hamlet, where you can choose to be whisked up to 2277m on the Skytram for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Day 5: Lake Louise
Travel along the picturesque Icefields Parkway, which winds its way through the valleys of both Jasper and Banff National Parks to gorgeous Lake Louise. Stop to ride a specially-designed Ice Explorer onto the creeping Athabasca Glacier, and admire beautiful Bow Lake, glistening beneath the mountains. Final stop of the day is the shimmering expanse of turquoise tinted Lake Louise, where you’ll stay in the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, right on the lakeshore.
Day 6: Banff
Explore the natural wonders and snowy peaks of Yoho National Park, where cascading waterfalls plunge into glacier-fed Kicking Horse River and the man-made Spiral Tunnels undercut steep slopes. Visit striking Emerald Lake, the park’s largest, and frozen for much of the year. Once you’ve had your fill of natural wonders, continue on to Banff, where you’ll spend the evening.
Day 7: Calgary
Take a closer look at Banff before departing on an exhilarating gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, whose boardwalks and observation decks offer views down the Bow Valley. Witness fast flowing Bow Falls, grizzly bear hotspot Lake Minnewanka, the unexpected surprise at Surprise Corner and the rocky turrets of the Hoodoos on a tour of Banff. Then it’s time for the grand finale: a magical helicopter tour over the Rockies. Finally, on to Calgary where you can ascend the Calgary Tower for sweeping city views – a clear contrast to the natural splendour of the Rockies.
Days 8 - 9: London
Depart Calgary and return to the UK
Hotels on this Canada holiday:
- Vancouver - 3.5* Holiday Inn Downtown Vancouver
- Kamloops - 3.5* Coast Kamloops Hotel (or similar)
- Jasper - 3.5* Marmot Lodge
- Lake Louise - 4.5* Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise
- Banff - 3.5* Banff Caribou Lodge
- Calgary - 3.5* International Hotel Calgary
Here are some of our other holidays to Canada
Toronto: Toronto - 4* Renaissance Toronto Downtown4 StarsRead more >>
Perfectly situated just steps from the CN Tower, you are only moments from downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district at this hotel. Choose rooms which look out over downtown Toronto or the Rogers Centre, and make the most of all sorts of activities for families and children. There’s even a Starbucks located in the lobby, so you can grab breakfast as you head out for a busy day of exploring. The indoor pool and whirlpool is the perfect place to unwind, while Arriba Restaurant boasts an innovative menu and imaginative cocktails.4 Nights from£797 pp£589 ppBook by 02 May 2017
Vancouver: Vancouver - 4* Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel4 StarsRead more >>
This all-suite hotel is on the doorstep of the city’s sports stadiums and entertainment district. Enjoy your very own home away from home here, where suites feature living rooms and kitchens. Make use of the hotel’s sports packages for Vancouver Canucks games, held at the Rogers Arena, wind down at the lap pool and hot tub, or relax on the garden terrace with a cool drink. After a busy day exploring, the restaurant patio is the perfect place to chill out. Or why not wander to one of Vancouver’s award-winning restaurants, which are just minutes away.4 Nights from£970 pp£629 ppBook by 02 May 2017
Toronto: Toronto - 4* The Omni King Edward Hotel4 StarsRead more >>
Built in 1903, this vibrant downtown hotel perfectly blends modern comfort with classic elegance. Spacious rooms and suites feature touches of regal red, purple and gold, while the Club Lounge accommodation boasts benefits including a daily deluxe breakfast and complimentary cocktails. After a busy day of sightseeing, there is nothing better than returning to the Nouvelle Maria Spa for a massage. Or why not take part in the time-honoured ritual of afternoon tea? There is even a special menu just for children. With a refined restaurant and a bar serving an impressive list of signature cocktails, this hotel is the perfect place to unwind in the evening. The Champagne Cobbler cocktail is delicious.4 Nights from£1133 pp£799 ppBook by 30 Apr 2017
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Toronto: Toronto - 4* The Westin Harbour Castle4 StarsRead more >>
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, just a 15-minute walk from the CN Tower, this landmark hotel boasts rooms which overlook the spectacular surroundings. The pool opens out onto a seasonal sundeck, so you can catch some rays over a cocktail. Relax in the whirlpool, or indulge in a treatment at the Votre Beaute European Day Spa. When it comes to dining, you are truly spoilt for choice. The Mizzen Restaurant serves a delicious breakfast, while Toula Restaurant and Bar is located on the 38th floor, offering panoramic views of the city. For something special, arrange the Savoury Chef’s Table Experience. This intimate, 10-person setting, designed by chef Corbin Tomaszeski, includes a menu featuring local produce and wine.4 Nights from£1051 pp£805 ppBook by 02 May 2017
Montreal: Montreal - 4* Omni Mont Royal4 StarsRead more >>
Wake up in your spacious suite and enjoy a steaming cup of Nespresso coffee while taking in those famous city views at Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. The breakfast dishes served at Le Petit Opus Café will set you up perfectly for the day; the Art of Breakfast buffet features eggs, French toast, pancakes and smoked salmon. Kids will love it here; through the Omni Kids Crew programme, younger guests receive backpacks on check-in filled with activity books and crayons, and milk and cookies will be delivered to their room on the first night. Recharge your batteries at the Eqlib Spa, spend an afternoon relaxing at the pool and while away a chilled evening at the Alice Bar. We challenge you not to find your favourite drink on this menu, and you can even order a snack if you’re feeling peckish. We recommend the selection of Quebec cheeses paired with a fine red wine.4 Nights from£1277 pp£939 ppBook by 28 Apr 2017