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Canadian Gold Rush

  • Vancouver
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Whistler
  • Quesnel
  • Jasper
  • Lake Louise
  • Banff
  • 11 nights from
  • £2,959 per person
  • Trip Code: RT-875

Holiday Overview

Enjoy a wonderful 12-day Canada holiday featuring Vancouver and the Rockies. The highlight of this trip is a wonderful 3-day journey on the world famous Rocky Mountaineer, as you travel from Vancouver to Jasper, via Whistler and Quesnel.

Enjoy the delights of vibrant Vancouver before heading to the Rocky Mountains. After your rail journey, you will have time to enjoy the scenery staying in Jasper - the Jewel of the Rockies - iconic Lake Louise and scenic Banff. A Canadian experience to give you memories that will last a lifetime.

 

"Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your colleagues for organising such a brilliant holiday.  The timings were perfect- - Canada is certainly a stunning country - we prefer the country to the cities - so it was a perfect balance. We were rewarded with a female grizzly and her two cubs at Lake Louise and numerous black bears.

Thank you again - another thing ticked off my bucket list - lots and lots of happy memories."

- Lynda Simonite

 

Canadian Gold Rush includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 3 day Rocky Mountaineer journey Vancouver to Jasper - SilverLeaf Service
  • Icefield Parkway Discovery tour to Lake Louise
  • Ice Explorer Ride on Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Transfers throughout
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Vancouver

Fly from your chosen UK airport to Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel.

Transfer not included.

Featured accommodation

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Loden Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 2 - Explore Vancouver

A day at leisure to enjoy the delights of Vancouver.

Featured accommodation

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Loden Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 3 - Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Whistler

Transfer to the rail station and join Rocky Mountaineer for a 3 day trip through the Rockies.

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. On arrival at the Whistler train station, you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler.

Lunch included

4

Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer Whistler to Quesnel

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley to the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacial-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel.

Overnight in Quesnel.

Breakfast and lunch included

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Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer Quesnel to Jasper

Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded to the north by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains and to the south by the Cariboo Mountains. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and through the Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.  

Breakfast and lunch included today.

Featured accommodation

Marmot Lodge Jasper

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 6 - Explore Jasper

Explore Jasper at your leisure.

Featured accommodation

Marmot Lodge Jasper

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 7 - Explore Jasper

A day at leisure to take in the sights of Jasper, the "Jewel of the Rockies". Why not ask one of our Canada Experts for details of some optional pre-bookable excursions. A couple of our staff favourites is the Jasper Tramway ride and Maligne Valley Sightseeing tour with boat cruise.

Featured accommodation

Marmot Lodge Jasper

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 8 - Icefield Parkway Discovery Tour to Lake Louise

Today we take the Icefield Parkway, considered one of the most scenic highways in the world, as we travel to Lake Louise

Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks along the world famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder of the Columbia Icefield - one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard an Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres out over the Sunwapta Valley.

Highlights:

Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Falls, Ice Explorer Glacier Tour and Skywalk admission, hot buffet lunch at Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, light snacks & refreshments.

Glacier Skywalk admission weather dependent

Featured accommodation

Deer Lodge

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Lake Louise Inn

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

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Day 9 - Lake Louise to Banff

Check-out from your Lake Louise hotel and transfer to Banff for a final 2 nights.

Transfer included

Featured accommodation

Banff Aspen Lodge

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Delta Royal Canadian Lodge

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 10 - Explore Banff

Day at leisure to enjoy Banff

Featured accommodation

Banff Aspen Lodge

Enhance your experience

Delta Royal Canadian Lodge

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 11 - Explore Banff

Day at leisure to enjoy Banff. Why not ask one of our Canada Experts for details of optional excursions available in this area.

Featured accommodation

Banff Aspen Lodge

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Delta Royal Canadian Lodge

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 12 - Fly Calgary to UK

Transfer from Banff this morning to Calgary airport for your flight back to the UK.

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