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Coastal BC, Inside Passage & Rockies – An Escorted Tour

  • Vancouver
  • Kelowna
  • Lake Louise
  • Banff
  • Jasper
  • Prince George
  • Prince Rupert
  • Inside Passage
  • Port Hardy
  • Campbell River
  • Victoria
  • 14 nights from
  • £5,639 per person
  • Trip Code: ES-1308

Holiday Overview

Coastal BC, Inside Passage & Rockies – An Escorted Tour 

This small intimate tour provides a journey of a lifetime through one of the wildest, diverse and unbelievably beautiful parts of the world. Starting and finishing in Vancouver, we explore some of the most scenic places in British Columbia & Alberta. We navigate routes that are embedded into Canadian History: we follow the Fraser River as we leave Vancouver, make our way to the Rocky Mountains and the Continental Divide before following the Skeena River and embark on a cruise on the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, you will experience distinctly Canadian activities that will deepen your understanding of Canadian culture, nature and landscape. Be sure to pack your binoculars for this tour!

 

Coastal BC, Inside Passage & Rockies – An Escorted Tour includes:

  • International Flights
  • 13 Nights Accommodation
  • Small coach transportation
  • Experienced, fun and friendly guide
  • Daily Breakfast
  • BC Ferries fee through the Inside Passage
  • BC Ferries to Alert Bay
  • Luggage handling in each hotel (1 suitcase per person)
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Admission to Columbia Icefields Glacier Adventure
  • Admission to Maligne Lake Cruise
  • Admission to U’mista Cultural Centre
  • Discover Vancouver Sightseeing Tour
  • All taxes and park fees
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Day 1 - Arrive in Vancouver

Fly from the UK to Vancouver, making your own way from the airport to your hotel spending the rest of your day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

The Fairmont Vancouver

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Day 2 - Vancouver Sightseeing

Today make your own way from your hotel to Canada Place for your Vancouver City Tour departing at 10am, seeing the best of Vancouver on this guided tour. Travel through Stanley Park and explore the totem poles on a walking tour with your local guide, drive through the West End’s trendy neighbourhood and English Bay. Visit Granville Island for a brief tour of this little oasis in the middle of Vancouver. Spending the rest of your day at your leisure.

Featured accommodation

The Fairmont Vancouver

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Day 3 - Vancouver to Kelowna

This morning checking out of your Vancouver hotel and making your own way to Canada Place for 7am. Today you will be travelling to Kelowna, driving through Fraser Valley and along the Coquihalla Highway. On your journey through the Okanagan Valley you will have time to stop and enjoy the wines from the Okanagan Wine Valley. Arriving into Kelowna with free time in the evening.

Featured accommodation

Royal Anne Hotel

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Day 4 - Kelowna to Lake Louise & Banff

This will be your first taste of the unique colours that the lakes and rivers in the Rocky Mountains. You will get to see two of Canada’s most beautiful lakes, Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. In the evening checking into your Banff hotel.

Featured accommodation

Mount Royal Hotel Banff

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Day 5 - Banff

Enjoy a day at leisure in the town of Banff. There are a number of attractions that you can see including the Banff Gondola, which can be added to this itinerary.

Featured accommodation

Mount Royal Hotel Banff

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Day 6 - Banff to Jasper

Travel to the turquoise beauty of Bow Lake and Athabasca Falls before driving to the Columbia Icefields Parkway, where you will go on the Icefields Glacier Adventure. Arriving into Jasper in the late afternoon spending the rest of the evening at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Marmot Lodge Jasper

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Day 7 - Jasper to Prince George

Today travel along the Maligne Lake Road to the famous Maligne Lake where you can stroll along the beautiful Maligne Lake taking a boat tour to one of the most photographed spots in Canada Spirt Island. Also making a visit to Maligne Canyon. Continuing along making a stop at Mount Robson the highest peak in the Canadian Mountains. Arriving into Prince George in the evening.

Featured accommodation

Hyatt Place Prince George

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Day 8 - Prince George to Prince Rupert

Drive towards the coastal mountains and follow the Skeena River on your way to Prince Rupert, stopping at the town of Smithers for lunch. Arriving into the coastal town of Prince Rupert in the evening.

Featured accommodation

Crest Hotel

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Day 9 - Prince Rupert

After traveling for a few days you will have some time to relax in Prince Rupert. There is a few choices of excursions you can decide to do today including visit Museum of Northern BC or at an additional cost including whale watching or grizzly bear tour into the Khutzeymateen. 

Featured accommodation

Crest Hotel

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Day 10 - Prince Rupert to Port Hardy via the Inside Passage

Today is an early start as you will be checking in at the Inside Passage ferry port at approximately 5:30am. The ferry along the Inside Passage is a scenic 16 hour journey to Port Hardy with serval points of interest along the way including Princess Royal Channel and Chatham Sound. You will arrive at your Port Hardy hotel in the late evening.

Featured accommodation

Kwa’lilas Hotel

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Day 11 - Port Hardy to Campbell River

Today you will first travel to Port McNeill and Alert Bay with admission to U’mista Cultural Centre. Here you will learn about the heritage and culture of Kwakwaka’wakw. Continuing on your journey making a stop at Telegraph Cove, a quaint town that was once a fishing and cannery village, stroll along the boardwalk, grab a coffee and view the historical buildings of this small coastal village. In the late afternoon you will arrive at your hotel in Campbell River where you can enjoy some free time.

Featured accommodation

Painters Lodge Campbell River

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Day 12 - Campbell River

This morning you have the option to sleep in or take an early morning walk with your tour guide through the Millennium Trail. Today you will take part in a 4 hour whale watching tour. Explore the waters of the Salish Sea, Discovery Passage, and Johnstone Strait. With an abundance of wildlife in this area, we are likely to encounter Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bears, Steller Sea Lions, and so much more.

Featured accommodation

Painters Lodge Campbell River

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Day 13 - Campbell River to Victoria

This morning you can either have a sleep in or join your guide for an early morning walk through Millennium Trail. Today you will be heading south to Vancouver Islands capital Victoria. Once you arrive into Victoria you will have the afternoon to yourself to explore Victoria.

Featured accommodation

Coast Victoria & Marina

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Day 14 - Victoria to Vancouver

After breakfast enjoy a full guided tour of BC’s capital city including Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Beacon Hill Park and Mile Zero. In the afternoon having free time to explore Victoria at your own pace.

Later on you will head to Swartz Bay where you will board the BC Ferries to the Southern Gulf Islands. Arriving back into Vancouver approximately 8pm checking into your hotel and having your evening at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Coast Coal Hotel Vancouver

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Day 15 - Vancouver to UK

Today is your last day in Vancouver, making your own way to Vancouver airport for your onward flight to the UK.

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