In the Footsteps of Yukon Pioneers, Vancouver & Montreal
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Travel 14 May 2022 - 14 May 2022
Book by 30 Nov 2021
- 10 nt In the Footsteps of Yukon Pioneers Self-drive, Yukon - Standard Room, Room Only
- 3 nt 4* Executive Hotel Vintage Park, Vancouver - Standard Room, Room Only
- 2 nt Omni Mont Royal, Montreal - Deluxe Room, Room Only
- Explore Vancouver
- Search for Northern Lights in Yukon
- See the best of Montreal
- Flights to Whitehorse via Vancouver, onwards to Vancouver & Montreal with Air Canada, accommodation throughout, 11 days compact car hire picked up from & returned to Whitehorse airport and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
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1nt Watson Lake
2nts Dawsons City
1nt Beaver Creek
2nts Haines Junction
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Situated in one of the best neighbourhoods in downtown Vancouver, the hotel is just minutes from Granville Street, Robson Street, Yaletown and the breathtaking Seawall
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Located in Downtown Montreal on the elegant Sherbrooke Street West near McGill University, the luxury Hotel Omni Mont-Royal dominates the Golden Square Mile’s historical district. Sophisticated, luminous and inviting, this environment showcases an authentic and refined stay. With never more than 12 rooms per floor, the hospitality experience is enhanced by luxurious and comforting loft style guestrooms.
Flights to Whitehorse via Vancouver, onwards to Vancouver & Montreal with Air Canada, accommodation throughout, 11 days compact car hire picked up from & returned to Whitehorse airport and prepayable taxes.
Regional Departures: Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £230, Belfast from £230, Newcastle from £230, Edinburgh from £230, Glasgow from £230. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
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Stretching from Manitoba to the Pacific coast, western Canada offers a world of diverse contrasts, while Alaska is one of the most beautiful states in North America. This entire region offers spectacular coastlines, staggering and imposing white capped peaks, deep blue lakes, peace, tranquillity and isolation along with the opportunity to experience amazing wildlife.
This vast, incredibly varied region is a place that puts the great in the Great Outdoors; it's a place where astounding views greet you every day; it's a place where wildlife abounds; it's a place where the opportunity for adventure is unremitting; and, it's a place where even the cities are pretty special too.
Where better to start than the province of British Columbia and the beautiful city of Vancouver. Surrounded by mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it has a great selection of attractions restaurants, nightlife and shopping. Two and a half hours from Vancouver by road and ferry lies Vancouver Island. Its capital, Victoria, has a quaint almost English feel about it while the island is bigger than you might think with walking opportunities, spectacular coastlines and whale watching trips available too.
Just two hours' drive north of Vancouver along the scenic "Sea to Sky Highway" is Whistler, one of North America's top ski resorts. Equally worthy of your attention is Clearwater on the edge of Wells Gray National Park and gateway to Mount Washington, one of the highest peaks in the Rockies. The relatively undiscovered and beautifully situated town of Kelowna is a great stopping off point and, being a wine growing region, has some alternative rest stops! Just north of Kamloops is the year round resort of Sun Peaks, which has a real alpine village feel plus hiking, mountain biking and walking opportunities.
In the heart of Western Canada is the province of Alberta, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Stretching along Alberta's western border, the Canadian Rockies contain a network of protected national parks that have collectively been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Alberta's gateway city is Calgary, an oil town best known for the Calgary Stampede – the rodeo and wild west show which takes place every July. If you plan to visit then, book early!
Jasper National Park is the largest of the mountain parks, where, in summer, you can take a ride up onto one of the glaciers. Jasper itself is an authentic old rail town surrounded by glorious views and is one of the stopping stations for the famous Rocky Mountaineer train. Banff National Park is joined to Jasper National Park and has the spectacular Icefields Parkway running through both. This is a land of dramatic high mountains, glaciers and untamed scenery while the old town of Banff itself is well worth a stop.
No trip to this region would be complete without a visit to Lake Louise. Famous for the chateau which sits at the lakeside, the landscape of deep green lake and snow-capped peaks is all you can imagine.
In the province of Manitoba and located on the shores of Hudson Bay is the town of Churchill, which is often hailed as the polar bear capital of the world. It's also a hotspot for whale watching, a birder's paradise and one of the best places to experience the Northern Lights.
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Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Add to this a relatively mild Pacific Northwest climate, an energetic restaurant and nightlife scene, world class shopping and a unique mix of cultures and it's easy to understand why Vancouver has recently been named by Lonely Planet as one of their 'Top 10 cities to visit in 2020" and should be high on any traveller's wish list.
Vancouver's oldest neighbourhood, Gastown, grew from a single tavern founded back in 1867. Today, the district retains its historic charm and independent spirit with Victorian architecture housing boutiques, galleries and some of the best culinary fare in the city. Get a bird's eye view of the area from the Vancouver Lookout, which is located in the Harbour Centre and rises 553 feet to give visitors a 360º panorama of the city.
If you do have a head for heights make your way to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives. The swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches 450 feet across a canyon and the Capilano River 230 feet below, has thrilled visitors since 1889; Treetops Adventure takes you 100 feet into the mid-story of a coastal rainforest on seven suspension bridges attached to old-growth trees; and the Cliffwalk, which is not for the fainthearted, follows a granite precipice along the Capilano River on a labyrinth-like series of narrow cantilevered bridges, stairs and platforms through rainforest vegetation.
Adjacent to Downtown Vancouver is the magnificent green oasis of Stanley Park. Featuring huge trees, ever-blooming gardens and lovely beaches all encircled by a six mile paved seawall making it easy to explore on foot or by bicycle. Within the park attractions range from the totem poles at Brockton Point to a pitch 'n' putt golf course and the marine life at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Vancouver's Chinatown has been buzzing with activity for more than a century. Rich in history and architecture, this area boasts North America's third largest Chinatown and has plenty of classic speciality stores, dim sum restaurants and apothecaries. When you require some sanctuary, head to Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, with covered walkways and beautiful pavilions this incredibly manicured garden was the first authentic classical Chinese garden ever built outside of China.
When you think of Vancouver, beaches may not spring to mind, but the city has several options when you're looking for somewhere to relax, particularly during the summer months. Kitsliano Beach is a particular favourite as along with the stretch of sands you'll find Kits Pool, a large outdoor heated salt-water pool with a wrap-around view of the city, ocean and mountains.
The city's best known shopping precinct is Robson Street, and a must-stroll area for visitors. Being right in the heart of the downtown core, you'll find yourself amongst locals on their way to the office or heading to a game at the BC Place Stadium. There's also plenty of casual eateries, well-priced Asian restaurants and fine dining options too.
Take the ferry across False Creek to Granville Island and once you're there, the biggest attraction is the indoor Public Market, with seemingly endless rows of stalls. Outside of the market, there are theatres, art galleries and craft studios, or for outdoor types kayaking and paddleboarding tours can be found here.
Another nearby attraction is the vast alpine playground of Grouse Mountain, just 15 minutes from the city's downtown core. Take the iconic 8 minute gondola ride from the Valley Station to the summit and enjoy the jaw-dropping majestic nature of British Columbia as it unfolds around you.
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Creative, cosmopolitan, cutting-edge and chic, Montreal has blossomed from small beginnings into one of the world's most modern and dynamic metropolises. Its juxtaposition of French and British influences give rise to an exuberant creativity, reflected in its rich and festive cultural life.
The city takes its name from Mont-Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city. Affectionately called 'the mountain' by locals, this 761 foot high hill, which also houses the Mont-Royal Park, provides impressive views of the city and surrounding area.
Within the city itself, not to be missed is Old Montreal with its cobbled streets and remarkable collection of buildings dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Best explored on foot, or by horse-drawn carriage, there's a delightful Parisian-style feel to the district along with wonderful attractions like Place Jacques-Cartiers, Place d'Armes and the iconic Notre Dame Basilica.
The city's busiest neighbourhood is Downtown, where modern skyscrapers sit alongside historic buildings. The area is a shopper's heaven with more than 3,000 shops and boutiques, with many around Ste-Catherine Street, or for a truly unique experience, visit Montreal's Underground City. This incredible network underneath the streets has hotels, restaurants, galleries, shops, cinemas and nightclubs.
Other notable attractions within the city include Atwater Market, Bonsecours Market, Montreal Botanical Garden, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Montreal Planetarium and the Biosphere. Whatever the season, there's often a festival taking place, even during the cold winter months. Among the most popular are the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the International Fireworks competition and the Just for Laughs Festival.