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Cowboys & Trains - The Calgary Stampede

  • Vancouver
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Kamloops
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • Calgary
  • 12 nights from
  • £3,499 per person
  • Trip Code: 575

Holiday Overview

An exclusive offer: sample the wonderful atmosphere in Calgary as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" takes place in the city.

Start your holiday with a 3-night stay in cosmopolitan Vancouver, where you will explore city taking in sights such as Stanley Park, Gastown, English Bay and Granville Island with our complimentary Hop on Hop off sightseeing pass. Before travelling from coastal Vancouver on the famous Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies to picturesque Jasper.

From Jasper we have included a stunning journey to Banff via Lake Louise along the breathtaking Icefields Parkway. Experience glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife with many stops along the way, taking in the Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake amongst many others. One of the many highlights will be the stop at the Columbia Icefields where you will head off on an Ice Explore ride and take a Glacier Skywalk. All of this before arriving in Banff, the heart of the Rockies for a 3-night stay. During your time in Banff we have include admission to the Banff Hot Springs and Gondola ride on Sulphur Mountain.

Following your stay in Banff you will take a short transfer to Calgary and join the cowboys as Calgary welcomes the Stampede to town. Spend 3 days enjoying the experience taking in the festival atmosphere, we have included reserved seating at the Chuckwagon Races & Grandstand along with an afternoon Rodeo.

Cowboys & Trains - The Calgary Stampede includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Calgary Stampede Package - reserved seating for one evening at the Chuckwagon Races & Grandstand Show and afternoon's Rodeo event
  • Rocky Mountaineer 2-day trip Vancouver to Jasper
  • All Transfers
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop off Sightseeing tour
  • Icefields Parkway tour from Jasper to Banff inc. lunch, Ice Explorer ride & Glacier Skywalk
  • Banff Gondola ride (admission)
  • Banff Hot Springs (admission)
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Day 1 - Fly UK to Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to your downtown hotel. (included)

Featured accommodation

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Loden Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 2 - Sightsee Vancouver

Today you will explore this stunning coastal city with your Hop on Hop off sightseeing pass. 

This flexible Dual Pass combination of the CITY and PARK Routes offers all the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour.

This flexible city tour offers up the highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 29 stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver's urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don't forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. Full commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean & Mandarin on the clear top convertible Hop-On, Hop-Off busses. Enjoy Commentary in English onboard the San Francisco-style Trolleys. Both bus types (clear top and trolley) will be travelling on all routes. There is no designated bus type per route.

Highlights: - Commentary in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin (clear top buses only) - Convertible clear top buses for stunning views, rain or shine - San Francisco-style Trolleys with live commentary - Hop-Off at any stop in Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Chinatown, Gastown and more - Hop-Off at any of the connecting stops on both routes at Canada Place, False Creek Ferries, Library Square, Chinatown, Sports District, and Gastown - False Creek Ferries Pass

Featured accommodation

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Loden Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 3 - Explore Vancouver

Spend today at your leisure taking in Vancouver. Why not speak to one of our Canada Experts about adding on an optional tour of Whistler and the Shannon Falls or Victoria with Butchart Gardens.

Featured accommodation

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Loden Hotel

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Kamloops, SilverLeaf Service

This morning you will board the famous Rocky Mountaineer for Kamloops. (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Beverages are included)

Your journey starts gently, moving through the fertile farmland of the Fraser Valley and the rolling hills of the Coast Mountains. As your train gains altitude beyond the town of Hope, the Fraser River narrows and the waters run rampant. The train will slow to fully appreciate Hell’s Gate, a narrow canyon where the volume of water rushing through is about three times greater than Niagara Falls. At the midway point of your journey, near your overnight stop of Kamloops, the river valley remains lush and green while sagebrush covers the surrounding desert-like hills.

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Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer Kamloops to Jasper, SilverLeaf Service

When you board the train after spending the night in a charming Kamloops hotel, you will follow the North Thompson River, slowing to take in Pyramid Falls, a 91.5-metre (300-foot) cascade of white water. After giving you time to pick up your jaw, the train continues on to the Yellowhead Pass. Moving past teal-green lakes, you’ll close in on Mount Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. It’s so high it has its own weather system. The striking thing about this route is that once you’ve seen what you think is the most beautiful sight ever, something even more stunning comes along. To cap it all off, you’ll wind up in the alluring alpine town of Jasper early evening.

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 today, we offer many different excursions in the area should you wish to pre-book a tour.

Featured accommodation

Marmot Lodge Jasper

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Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 7 - Icefields Parkway tour from Jasper to Banff via Lake Louise

Depart Jasper this morning.

Following the spine of the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and over 100 glaciers. The entire day is spent in the majesty of Canada's two most famous National Parks, Banff and Jasper. Enroute, make a stop at Athabasca Falls located just outside of the Jasper Townsite. Among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains, the Athabasca River thunders through a narrow gorge where the walls have been smoothed and potholed by the sheer force of the rushing water carrying sand and rock. Our next stop is the breathtaking Columbia Icefields and Athabasca Glacier where we will allow time to enjoy a Ice Explorer ride on the Glacier & Glacier Skywalk. Next we continue to the Weeping Wall, and the Crowfoot Glacier before joining the Trans Canada Highway near Lake Louise where a stop will be made to view the lake and famous Chateau, then continue on the Trans Canada Highway, passing fortress formations of Castle and Protection Mountains to arrive in to Banff late afternoon.

Highlights: - A boxed lunch is included (options will be chosen during the tour) - Glacier Adventure Package (Ice Explorer & Glacier Skywalk) admissions are included on a separate voucher.

Duration: 10 hours* *Note: Not all of the regularly scheduled stops on this sightseeing tour are accessible during the Winter, so the length of this tour is shortened during this time.

Featured accommodation

Banff Aspen Lodge

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 8 - Enjoy Banff

Spend today at your leisure exploring Banff, in the heart of the Rockies. We have included a pass for the Banff Gondola to help you have a birds eye view of this stunning town, mountain ranges and Bow Valley river region.

Featured accommodation

Banff Aspen Lodge

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 9 - Discover Banff

Discover Banff and the local area. To end your stay in Banff we have included admission to the Banff Hot Springs.

Featured accommodation

Banff Aspen Lodge

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 10 - Transfer Banff to Calgary

We have included a coach transfer from Banff to Calgary today for you. Spend the afternoon in Calgary at your leisure soaking up the Stampede atmosphere.

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Delta Calgary Downtown

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Sandman Hotel Calgary

Hotel Le Germain Calgary

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Day 11 - Calgary Stampede

You’re invited to attend the largest outdoor rodeo in the world!! Professional cowboys compete in a myriad of rodeo events, which includes bull riding, roping, chuck wagon racing, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Don your western duds, saddle up and join us for Stampede breakfasts galore, square dancing, parades, the fun of the midway, great exhibits, a spectacular Grandstand show, fireworks and of course, heaping helpings of Western hospitality. This afternoon you have tickets for the Rodeo with reserved seating.

Featured accommodation

Delta Calgary Downtown

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Sandman Hotel Calgary

Hotel Le Germain Calgary

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Day 12 - Calgary Stampede

The fun continues at the Stampede, make use of your two day Stampede Park access and soak up the atmosphere. Tonight you have tickets with reserved seating for the Chuckwagon Races and Grandstand Show.

Featured accommodation

Delta Calgary Downtown

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Sandman Hotel Calgary

Hotel Le Germain Calgary

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Day 13 - Fly Calgary to UK

We have included a coach transfer from your downtown hotel to Calgary Airport.

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