Canada: Western Canada Peaks & Cliffs
Your Canada tailor-made holiday includes:
- International flights
- 13 nights in 4–4.5* hotels & hand-picked local gems
- 10 days car hire
- Calgary craft beer tour
- Evening Wildlife Safari
- Mountains, Lakes & Waterfalls tour
- Jasper tramway
- Tour to Maligne Lake
- Whistler Peak2Peak Alpine Sightseeing
- Deluxe Vancouver city highlights tour
- Capilano Suspension Bridge & Park entry
- Private transfers in Vancouver
Your Canada travel itinerary:
Day 1: Calgary
Check out the city’s lively food scene, or take a relaxing stroll along the riverside, to get your adventure started. The following morning, take a walking tour around the city centre highlights, including Fort Calgary and the various museums.
Days 2 - 3: Banff
Get set for world-class skiing, natural hot springs, main-street shopping and hikes through one of the world’s oldest national parks in beautiful Banff, nestled in the mountains and surrounded by spectacular scenery. Do not forget your camera as you head off on a mountains, lakes & waterfalls day tour, including the twinkling blue expanse of Lake Louise. Then, in the evening, set off on a wildlife safari in search of deer, bears and wolves. Plenty of outdoor activities are on offer here too – in winter, why not try tubing and ice skating, while in summer, have a crack at climbing or biking.
Days 5 - 7: Jasper
Continue on to Jasper and let the SkyTram whisk you up to 2277 metres for a spectacular view of the Rockies. Sail the serene waters of sapphire blue Maligne Lake to peaceful Spirit Island and the view that’s graced a thousand postcards. Absorb the unspoilt nature of Jasper National Park, dotted with shimmering glaciers, abundant wildlife, crystal-clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, deep canyons and evergreen forest. Jasper is located 180 picturesque miles north of Banff at the end of Alberta’s Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most breath-taking drives.
Day 8: Sun Peaks
Further West, Sun Peaks is a great spot for downhill and cross country skiing as well as snowboarding in winter. For non-skiers, dogsledding or snowshoeing are fun alternatives that still allow you to soak up the twinkling landscapes. In summer it’s all about the hiking, golfing and mountain biking, although canoeing and kayaking on the lakes and rivers is a popular way to see the area too. Or perhaps just tee off in what has to be one of the most spectacularly situated golf courses in the world.
Days 9 - 10: Whistler
Take the longest and highest lift in the world for an unparalleled view of the snow-covered mountain peaks. Suspended 436 metres above the ground, let the Peak2Peak gondola whisk you between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, taking in the far-reaching mountaintop views along the way. The area is popular with adventure enthusiasts who come for its downhill and cross-country mountain bike trails, along with rock climbing at the nearby town of Squamish. Plus there’s always a cosy fireside pub or a sunny patio bar to chill out and relax in after a hard day’s adventuring.
Days 11 - 13: Vancouver
Finish your trip in vivacious Vancouver, a city which is voted Most Liveable City in North America so often that it just doesn’t notice any more. In town, walk along the waterfront or hop over to foodie Granville Island for art and fresh farmers’ markets. Outside the city, head to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and cross the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, swinging 70 metres above the Capilano River. Take a hike along the precarious Cliffwalk and get a squirrel’s eye view from the Treetops walk. If you’re here at Christmas, gaze in wonder as the whole park is lit up by thousands of twinkling fairy lights –magical!
Days 14 - 15:
Depart Vancouver and return to the UK.
Hotels on this Canada holiday:
- Calgary - 4.5* Delta Bow Valley
- Banff - 4.5* Rimrock Resort Hotel
- Jasper - 3.5* Chateau Jasper
- Sun Peaks - 4* Coast Sundance Lodge
- Whistler - 4.5* Pan Pacific Village Centre
- Vancouver - 4* Carmana Plaza Hotel
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£963 pp£625 ppBook by 31 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£1103 pp£765 ppBook by 31 May 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£1227 pp£845 ppBook by 31 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£1207 pp£849 ppBook by 31 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£963 pp£889 ppBook by 31 May 2017