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Canadian Rockies Express

  • Calgary
  • Banff
  • Golden
  • Kelowna
  • Whistler
  • Vancouver
  • 7 nights from
  • £2,075 per person
  • Trip Code: ES-1251

Holiday Overview

Canadian Rockies Express

 

Marvel at the natural wonders of the Canadian Rockies on this eight-day tour filled with postcard-perfect landscapes. See the pristine waters of Lake Louise and gaze in awe at the mountains in Banff and Whistler, where you might spot wildlife along the way. There's a stop for local wine tastings and a visit to a cultural centre, ensuring your time in western Canada checks all the boxes for a well-rounded experience.

Travel Style: Classic All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group Small group experience; Max 12, avg 11.

Age requirement: 12+ All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Canadian Rockies Express includes:

  • Return Flights
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced CEO
  • Transport and sightseeing as detailed
1

Day 1 - Calgary

Arrive any time.

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Accommodation Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown (or similar)

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Day 2 - Banff

Discover the beautiful town of Banff; opt to view wildlife, take a gondola ride, or hike up a mountain for spectacular views.

With free time upon arrival, Banff has tons to offer. There are plenty of optional activities for all interests and activity levels. It's also just as pleasant to wander the main streets, pop in and out of shops or walk along the river.

Private Vehicle Calgary – Banff 1h30m-2h Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Free TimeBanffAfternoon Enjoy free time in this iconic Canadian town.

Banff National Park Visi tBanff Magnificent Banff—Canada’s first and most famous National Park. Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, scenic drives, and a quaint mountain town. First, gaze in wonder, then immerse yourself in a park that has it all! Hike alongside picture-perfect mountains, glaciers, lakes, ice fields, canyons, and even hoodoos. Keep an eye out for wolves, grizzly bears, elk, and mountain lions. Banff’s blend of towering peaks and flower-strewn meadows make it a dream location to enjoy the great outdoors and mountain scenery.

Accommodation Charltons Banff (or similar)

Featured accommodation

Charltons Banff

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Day 3 - Banff - Golden

Continue to Lake Louise, view the emerald blue waters of this alpine lake, and opt to hike to one of the Tea Houses.

Lake Louise is that iconic Canadian Rockies locale. Don't miss the chance to snag the perfect photo.

Private Vehicle Banff – Lake Louise 1h30m90km Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Lake Louise Visit Lake Louise 30m-1h1km Visit postcard perfect Lake Louise and take time to savour the emerald blue waters and breathtaking scenery of the Victoria Glacier.

Banff National Park Visit Banff Magnificent Banff—Canada’s first and most famous National Park. Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, scenic drives, and a quaint mountain town. First, gaze in wonder, then immerse yourself in a park that has it all! Hike alongside picture-perfect mountains, glaciers, lakes, ice fields, canyons, and even hoodoos. Keep an eye out for wolves, grizzly bears, elk, and mountain lions. Banff’s blend of towering peaks and flower-strewn meadows make it a dream location to enjoy the great outdoors and mountain scenery.

Private VehicleLake Louise – Golden 1h-2h85km Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation Kicking Horse River Lodge (or similar)

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Day 4 - Golden - Kelowna

Travel to Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, stopping for a tasting at a local winery en route. Kelowna has become a foodie haven in recent years – opt to visit one of the many craft breweries in the city this evening.

Private Vehicle Golden – Kelowna 5h-6h 350km Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Your Foodie Moment: Okanagan Valley Wine Tasting Visit a local winery in the Okanagan Valley, near Kelowna. Learn about the local grape varieties, wine making process, tour the vineyard, and have a sample (or two).

Accommodation Coast Capri Hotel (or similar)

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Day 5 - Kelowna - Whistler

Drive through the beautiful coastal mountains to the village of Whistler, one of the locations of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Private Vehicle Kelowna – Whistler 6h30m-7h30m 500km Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation Whistler Village Inn and Suites (or similar)

Featured accommodation

Whistler Village Inn & Suites

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Day 6 - Whistler

Enjoy a free day to explore Whistler. Opt to ride a gondola to the top of the mountain, hike, or zipline.

Your Discover MomentWhistler Full Day There's plenty to see and do in Whistler, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like rafting, hiking, and ziplining. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Accommodation Whistler Village Inn and Suites (or similar)

Featured accommodation

Whistler Village Inn & Suites

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Day 7 - Whistler - Vancouver

Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and go on an interpretive walk through the forest, before participating in a medicine bag making activity. Travel to Vancouver, and spend the afternoon in this beautiful, easy-going city.

Your G for Good Moment: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit In the picturesque setting of Canada’s Coast Mountains, the First Nations people have come together to establish the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. This facility showcases unique customs, art, and music and provides opportunities for local youth to train in the tourism industry. As a non-profit organization, the centre relies on visitors to help fund their ongoing programs, meaning everyone who comes here helps make this important work possible.

Your Hands-On Moment: Medicine Bag Making Activity Join an Indigenous tour guide at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre on an interpretive walk through the surrounding forest. Learn how the Indigenous ancestors lived while learning about plant species used for food and medicine. After, participate in a medicine bag making activity, using traditional materials like buckskin, beads and hide.

Private Vehicle Whistler – Vancouver 2h-3h 120km Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (or similar)

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

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Day 8 - Vancouver

Today your tour concludes in Vancouver

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