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Western Canada Highlights

  • Vancouver
  • Via Rail
  • Jasper
  • Banff
  • 9 nights from
  • £3,739 per person
  • Trip Code: RT-1322

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Holiday Overview

Western Canada Highlights

Enjoy the best of Western Canada on this 10-day holiday!

Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver spending 2-nights exploring the best of the city including Gastown, Stanley Park and Granville Island. Continue your journey to the Canadian Rockies onboard VIA Rail’s ‘The Canadian’. On this scenic route enjoy the sights of the Rockies including Mount Robson the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arriving in Jasper the next morning after a restful night sleep onboard the train. In Jasper we have including a Harley Davidson Motorcycle tour allowing you to see the best of Jasper. From the peaks of the Rockies to the emerald lakes you may even spot some wildlife!

After spending 2-nights in Jasper take the scenic route to the charming town of Banff. Travel along the Icefields Parkway stopping at the Columbia Icefields providing you with a once in a lifetime experience standing on a glacier! Enjoy 4-nights in Banff beginning with a 1930s vintage bus tour of the town before soaring 7,500ft on the Banff Gondola providing you the best views of the town. Enjoy a wildlife spotting tour where you can spot Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Moose and Bears!

This once in a lifetime holiday allows you to see the best of Western Canada!

Western Canada Highlights includes:

  • Return Flights to UK
  • 8 Night's Hotel Accommodation
  • 1 Night Onboard VIA Rail 'The Canadian' Vancouver to Jasper
  • Vancouver City Highlights Tour
  • Jasper Motorcycle Tour
  • Ice Explorer Ride & Glacier Skywalk
  • Banff Open Top Touring
  • Admission to Banff Gondola
  • Mountain, Lakes & Waterfalls
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Day 1 - UK to Vancouver

Arrive in Vancouver making your own way to your Vancouver Hotel.

(Transfer not included)

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

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Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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Day 2 - Vancouver City Tour

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver on this city tour. Drive by some of Vancouvers most renowned sights including Gastown, English Bay and Robson Street. Making a stop at Stanley Park to view the Indigenous Peoples Totem Poles before driving over the Lions Gate Bridge. Stopping at Granville’s Island Farmers Market allowing you the opportunity to get some lunch.

In the afternoon explore Vancouver at your own pace.

Featured accommodation

Sheraton Wall Centre

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Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

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Day 3 - Vancouver to Jasper Onbaord VIA Rail 'The Canadian'

Spend this morning at leisure in Vancouver before making your own way to the VIA Rail station for your overnight journey on the ‘Canadian’.

As you begin to leave the city of Vancouver behind you will journey through the Rocky Mountains. With scenic views you will be in awe of the picturesque scenery you will see from your window, keep a close lookout as you may be able to spot some wildlife.

In the evening enjoy dinner onboard the train.

(Transfer not included)

Unmissable Experiences

Via Rail Private Cabin

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Day 4 - Arrive in Jasper

In the morning enjoy breakfast onbaord the train. As you begin to get closer to Jasper you have the oppurtunity to spot the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies Mount Robson. 

Once arrived in Jasper making your own way to your Jasper hotel. Spending the rest of your day at leisure.

(Transfer not included)

Featured accommodation

Forest Park Hotel

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The Crimson Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Day 5 - Jasper Motorcycle Tour

Today we have included the Jasper Motorcycle Tour. Enjoy a 1 hour thrilling motorcycle tour in the Canadian Rockies on board a Harley Davidson. Your tour guide is your driver and he will show you and your companion to sights missed by motorcoach and car. Park along the highway or lonely back road to watch bears, mountain goats, elk and moose as they move through the forest. On the way back to the town hop back into the sidecar or switch to the seat behind the driver so you can salute other riders as they do the same mountain-lined trek.

Featured accommodation

Forest Park Hotel

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The Crimson Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Unmissable Experiences

Jasper Experiences

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Day 6 - Scenic Route Jasper to Banff

Today take the scenic route from Jasper to Banff. Journey along The Icefields Parkway, Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway. This is the route to over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes, and rushing waterfalls. The highlight of this tour is the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure on an Ice Explorer, for a “Once in a lifetime trip” on to the 1000-foot deep Athabasca Glacier. Following lunch (included). 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. Take a stroll around Athabasca Falls before your late afternoon arrival into Jasper.

Highlights: Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Falls, Glacier Adventure and Skywalk admission and picnic lunch.

Glacier Skywalk admission weather dependent.

Arriving in Banff in the evening, spending the evening at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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Day 7 - Banff Open Top Touring & Gondola

Step back in time and board Banff Open Top Touring vintage style 1930s coach, viewing today’s highlights and yesterday’s stories. Along the route you will pass Fairmont Banff Springs, Surprise Corner, Mt Norquay Lookout, Tunnel Mountain and more!

In the afternoon make your own way to the Banff Gondola providing amazing views across Banff. From the top you will be able to see six mountain ranges, Bow Valley and the town of Banff. Only an 8-minute ride to the top of 7,500 feet mountain!

Featured accommodation

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

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The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Banff Experiences

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Day 8 - Mountain, Lakes & Waterfalls

Today we have included a tour of Banff National Parks best scenic spots. The Canadian Rockies feature soaring mountain summits, those iconic emerald lakes and breathtaking. This tour takes you to the most treasured spots in Banff and Yoho National Parks to explore the land and the stories it holds. Highlights of the tour includes Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls.

Spending your evening at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

Enhance your experience

The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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Day 9 - Explore Banff

A day at leisure to explore the charming town of Banff. If you wish to add a day tour please speak to your consultant. 

Featured accommodation

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

Enhance your experience

The Moose Hotel and Suites Banff

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

Unmissable Experiences

Banff Experiences

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Day 10 - Banff - Calgary - UK

Join your transfer from Banff to Calgary Airport for your onward flight to the UK.

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