Canada with Rocky Mountaineer
Travel 24 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020
Book by 30 Jun 2019
Saving £670 per person
- 3 nts The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver - in a Sutton room
- 1 nts Rocky Mountaineer train journey, - SilverLeaf Service - Breakfast and lunch
- 3 nts Mount Royal Hotel, Banff National Park - Heritage room
- 2 nts Chelsea Hotel, Toronto - in a Cheslea room
- Experience one of the greatest train journeys in the world – the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer on a journey from Vancouver to Banff
- An opportunity to visit both Western and Eastern Canada on one holiday
- Enjoy the spectacular Rockies scenery in Banff
- Flights to Vancouver and returning from Calgary via Toronto with Air Canada, accommodation throughout, shared transfer from Banff to Calgary Airport and prepayable taxes. Travel: 24 Apr 2020
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
in a Sutton room
Situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, this elegant hotel is set against a majestic backdrop of mountains and sea, with the city's famous shopping, business and entertainment districts just steps away.
SilverLeaf Service - Breakfast and lunch
The privately owned Rocky Mountaineer offers an unforgettable rail experience through Canada's mountainous western provinces. Note – the overnight accommodation is a 3* hotel in Kamloops assigned on the day, it is not a night on the train. GoldLeaf Service is available for a supplement.
in a Cheslea room
Canada's largest hotel sits within walking distance of the subway as well as great shopping. Featuring contemporary rooms, warm service and a broad range of dining venues, the Chelsea also has excellent leisure facilities and a seasonal sundeck which boasts panoramic views of the skyline.
Flights to Vancouver and returning from Calgary via Toronto with Air Canada, accommodation throughout, shared transfer from Banff to Calgary Airport and prepayable taxes. Travel: 24 Apr 2020
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availabilty, terms and conditions apply.
in a Sutton room
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 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.
SilverLeaf Service - Breakfast and lunch
Famous for its surreally coloured lakes, majestic mountain scenery and endless outdoor adventures, Banff National Park is one of the world's most awe-inspiring mountain destinations. Outdoor activities abound throughout the year and wildlife is abundant.
Established as Canada's first national park in 1885 after railway workers stumbled onto a thermal hot spring, Banff National Park is today part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and spans 2,564 square miles of mountainous terrain packed with spectacularly scenic valleys, peaks, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers.
In the picturesque town of Banff, wander along lively Banff Avenue and you'll discover a diverse collection of clothing boutiques and souvenir shops, as well as vibrant art galleries, museums, spas, bars and first-class restaurants.
For a loftier perspective of the town and valley, hike the 2.6 mile trail up Tunnel Mountain or hop on the Banff Gondola which is open year round and floats its way up Sulphur Mountain. When in need of some relaxation and rejuvenation head to the geothermally heated Banff Hot Springs.
It's magical to sit in the pools whatever the time of year or time of day.
Alternatively, don your hiking boots or hire a bike and discover more than 1,000 miles of maintained trails. Wander or ride along the shores of glittering blue-green lakes, trek up a mountain pass, hike across a frozen lake and be entranced by the landscapes around you.
Notable sights within the area include the large glacial Lake Minnewanka, where scenic cruises go out to Devil's Gap. Or you can travel under your own steam and hire a canoe or kayak. Johnston Canyon is another must-visit natural attraction along with Vermilion Lakes.
in a Cheslea room
Explore Canada's largest and most exciting city, which enjoys a stunning location on the banks of Lake Ontario. Discover diverse neighbourhoods brimming with eclectic shops, restaurants serving cuisine from all corners of the globe, a vibrant nightlife, thrilling festivals and an abundance of attractions to enjoy whatever the season.
Toronto's most prominent attraction is the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere and it now includes EdgeWalk, a thrilling hands-free walk around the outside ledge of the tower! Standing at 1,815 feet tall and designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, this engineering marvel is a Canadian icon and an enduring symbol of the city.
In Old Town Toronto you'll discover St Lawrence Market, ranked by National Geographic as the world's best food market. So, be sure to take your taste buds on a stroll through its famous produce and food stalls, restaurants, art exhibits and cooking classes.
The Distillery Historic District is regarded as one of Toronto's most picturesque sites with its cobblestone laneways and Victorian era buildings. It was Toronto's first distillery but today the jigsaw of industrial warehouses is home to high-end boutiques, art galleries and artisanal food haunts. Another great shopping spot is the Toronto Eaton Centre, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Here, you'll find over 250 shops with something to satisfy every style and wallet, along with a range of eateries.
Other notable city attractions include Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, which is located at the base of the CN Tower and home to a stunning array of marine life; the Royal Ontario Museum is Canada's largest museum of world cultures and natural history; the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America; while those seeking thrills and spills should head to Canada's Wonderland amusement park just outside of the city.
Toronto is also a renowned sporting city with numerous professional teams including hockey, baseball, soccer and basketball. The outdoor life can be enjoyed at Rouge National Urban Park or High Park, while water enthusiasts can rent a canoe or kayak and paddle around the Toronto Islands.
The city doesn't disappoint when it comes to festivals, with all manner of musical options throughout the year, the world famous Toronto International Film Festival in September, and the sprawling Luminato arts festival in June, to name just a few.