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Canada's West & East Tour

  • Banff
  • Jasper
  • Kamloops
  • Vancouver
  • Toronto
  • 12 nights from
  • £4,099 per person
  • Price includes £100pp saving
  • Trip Code: RT-697

    • Book by 31 May and save £100pp
    • Receive a free case of wine

Holiday Overview

See the very best that the world’s second-largest country has to offer in this ‘Best of Canada’ holiday. An unforgettable journey that even includes a journey through the Rockies onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train.

Our West & East Tour is the ideal way to experience Canada’s stunning scenery. From glacier-strewn mountains to rolling prairies, vast inland seas to vibrant cities. The comprehensive 13-day itinerary from West to East, starts in Toronto and finishes up in Banff, taking in Niagara Falls, Vancouver and Jasper on the way.

You will also experience one of the world’s most scenic drives on the Icefield Parkway tour from Jasper to Banff. Venture onto the epic Athabasca Glacier for a once-in-a-lifetime ride onboard the famous Ice Explorer and walk the glass-bottomed walkway of the spectacular Glacier Skywalk.

The undoubted highlight is a 2-day awe-inspiring rail journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service. Experience spectacular scenery, historic storytelling and delicious cuisine as you travel from coastal, cosmopolitan Vancouver through the Canadian Rockies to Jasper.

Various departures available throughout the season from April - October.  

"Hi, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your colleagues for all the planning you did and the assistance which Evelyn and I were given before our holiday. We had a wonderful holiday and every single part of it was so well planned it made it effortless on our part.  We had no hold ups or hitches at all. We loved Toronto and Vancouver, beautiful weather too.  We also ‘Flew Over Canada’ on your advice which was great!!

Many thanks for helping us to achieve our holiday of a lifetime.

Regards, Joy Hooks"

Canada's West & East Tour includes:

  • Return UK flights
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Internal flight
  • Transfers (excluding to/from Toronto Airport)
  • Discover Banff & its Wildlife with Gondola Tour
  • Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk
  • Maligne Lake & Guided Walk
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off City Tour
  • Full day excursion to Victoria & Butchart gardens
  • Full day excursion to Niagara Falls with boat cruise or Journey behind the falls, Winery tour, lunch and free time at Niagara Falls
  • CN Tower Admission
  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer journey in SilverLeaf Service (Ask for price to Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service)
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Calgary

Fly from your preferred UK airport to Calgary. On arrival, transfer (included) to your Banff Hotel for a 3 night stay

Featured accommodation

Brewsters Mountain Lodge, Banff

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 2 - Discover Banff & its Wildlife with Gondola ride

Duration 5.5 hours

Build a connection to our World Heritage Site as you visit Banff's landmarks and view wildlife in their natural winter habitat. Hear how the history of the Bow Valley changed when three railway workers rediscovered a hidden treasure. See and learn about wildlife behaviour, habitat, and their winter survival adaptations. This is Banff's best tour for viewing wildlife which are seen on 95% of the tours.

At the end we have included a Gondola ride up Sulphure Mountain.

Alternatively upgrade your trip to Mountain, Lakes & Waterfalls tour.

Featured accommodation

Brewsters Mountain Lodge, Banff

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Mount Royal Hotel Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 3 - Banff

Day at leisure to enjoy Banff National Park. Alternatively speak to one of our Canada Experts who will be happy to recommend excursions for you.

 

Featured accommodation

Brewsters Mountain Lodge, Banff

Enhance your experience

The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 4 - Banff to Jasper including Ice Explorer Ride

Discover Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway; The Icefields Parkway. This is the route to over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes, and rushing waterfalls. Venture onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a spectacular Ice Age adventure. Experience Jasper National Park’s newest attraction, the Glacier Skywalk. Step out onto a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley for an unobstructed view of the surrounding glaciers.

Highlights: Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Falls, Glacier Adventure and Skywalk admission and hot buffet lunch at Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre.

Glacier Skywalk admission weather dependent.

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Glacier Skywalk

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Day 5 - Maligne Lake & Guided Walk

This morning we have include the popular Maligne Lake & Guided Walk tour. Duration: 5-6 hours This amazing tour is a guided interpretive drive up the Maligne Valley. Our exploration will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a gentle guided walk to the first two bridges above the gorge, a short stop at the "disappearing" Medicine Lake, and finally Maligne Lake. At this picturesque gem of the Canadian Rockies enjoy a guided walk along the Mary Schaffer Loop (3.2km return). ** Please note should you prefer not to partake in the the guided walk you can pay to go on the Maligne Lake cruise **

Featured accommodation

Chateau Jasper

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Maligne Lake Cruise

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Day 6 - Jasper to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer

All aboard! Today you join Rocky Mountaineer for a classic rail journey through the Rockies!

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.

Overnight in Kamloops - hotel provided and selected by Rocky Mountaineer. Breakfast and Lunch included.

Enhance your experience

Sandman Inn & Suites Kamloops

The Thompson Hotel

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Day 7 - Kamloops to Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

Breakfast and Lunch included

Transfer from rail station to Vancouver hotel by car included.

Featured accommodation

Georgian Court Hotel

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The Listel Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 8 - Vancouver

Time at leisure in Vancouver.

Take the hop on/off city tour and explore at your own pace. Visit Gastown and Chinatown, stop off at Granville Island for a spot of lunch, take a walk round the magnificent Stanley Park......

Featured accommodation

Georgian Court Hotel

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The Listel Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 9 - Victoria & Butchart Gardens

View the spectacular British Columbia coastline by land and ship, followed by a stop at Butchart Gardens en route to the British inspired city of Victoria. Board a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen terminal for a 90-minute sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. Marine wildlife sightings from the outdoor ship decks are common, especially eagles, sea lions and whales. Arrive on Vancouver Island and continue to the Butchart Gardens. The city of Victoria boasts many impressive architectural wonders, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the unique shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in the city. Return on the bus to Vancouver by ferry to conclude this diverse tour.

Highlights:

- A 90 minute cruise through the spectacular Gulf Islands

- The world famous Butchart Gardens

- Victoria’s Inner Harbour

- Empress Hotel and Legislative Buildings

- Chinatown, Downtown

Featured accommodation

Georgian Court Hotel

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The Listel Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 10 - Fly Vancouver to Toronto

Check out of your Vancouver hotel and transfer to Vancouver airport for your flight to Toronto.

 

On arrival, transfer to your Toronto hotel for a 3 night stay (transfer not included) 

Featured accommodation

Hilton Toronto

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Chelsea Hotel

Fairmont Royal York

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Day 11 - Toronto

Day at leisure in Toronto

Take time out to visit the CN Tower (admission included).

Featured accommodation

Hilton Toronto

Enhance your experience

Chelsea Hotel

Fairmont Royal York

Unmissable Experiences

CN Tower

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Day 12 - Niagara Falls Tour

Duration: 10.5 hours

Travel on our air-conditioned motor coach for a breathtaking, full-day tour through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world.

Tour includes: - Free time in Niagara Falls - 3-course lunch overlooking Niagara Falls - Niagara City Cruise or Journey Behind the Falls* - Winery tour including a wine tasting (19 years and older)

*Niagara City Cruise operates May through October, weather permitting. Journey Behind the Falls will be substituted from October to May.

Note: The itinerary may vary in the winter months depending on opening hours of wineries and attractions, and the lunch will either be buffet style or a plated 3-course menu. Note: Children will be provided with non-alcoholic beverages as a substitute.

Featured accommodation

Hilton Toronto

Enhance your experience

Chelsea Hotel

Fairmont Royal York

Unmissable Experiences

Niagara Falls

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Day 13 - Fly Toronto to UK

Check out of your hotel and make your way to Toronto Airport.(Transfer not included)

 

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