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Day 1 Fly to Victoria. On arrival you will be met and transferred to The Parkside Hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director during a late Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
Day 2 Victoria. Enjoy a short orientation tour of Victoria, before visiting The Butchart Gardens. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.
Day 3 Victoria/Georgia Strait/Whistler. Today you travel to Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Journey along the Sea to Sky Highway on your way to Whistler. For a different way to travel, you may like to take a floatplane flight across Georgia Strait to Whistler (own expense). Check into to the Aava Whistler Hotel.
Day 4 Whistler/Quaaout Lodge. Travel to Little Shuswap Lake. Learn about Canada’s Indigenous culture on an interpretive walk and enjoy a First Nations-inspired dinner at Quaaout Lodge and Spa.
Day 5 Quaaout Lodge/Lake Louise. Head past the fir-cloaked region of Revelstoke on your way to Lake Louise, known as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’. Enjoy a stay at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Day 6 Lake Louise/Banff. Visit glacier-fed Moraine Lake (weather permitting) on the way to Banff. On arrival, enjoy a tour and a Banff Gondola ride. Tonight, experience a wagon ride along the Bow River and a barbecue dinner at Banff Park Lodge, where you’ll stay for two nights.
Day 7 Banff. Enjoy today at your leisure to discover Banff and the sights it has to offer. You may wish to explore Banff on one of the select experiences that are available to you, such as a heli-flightseeing trip or a Banff Experience Tour (both at own expense).
Day 8 Banff/Icefields Parkway/Athabasca Glacier/Jasper. This morning, journey along the Icefields Parkway and stop at Athabasca Glacier for an Ice Explorer ride, before continuing on to Jasper National Park.
Day 9 Jasper/Rocky Mountaineer/Kamloops. Board the Rocky Mountaineer train in Jasper. View Alberta Icefields, pass by Mt Robson and follow the Thompson River, arriving in Kamloops this afternoon. Your hotel is assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited two or three-star accommodation)
Day 10 Kamloops/Rocky Mountaineer/Vancouver. Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your journey past Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley, before arriving in the lively city of Vancouver where you’ll stay two Nights at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
Day 11 Vancouver. Take a guided sightseeing tour of Vancouver today and visit its high-rise framed Waterfront and the historic neighbourhood of Gastown. A hub for delicious cuisine and cutting-edge fashion, Vancouver is a beautifully eclectic city. This evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.
Day 12. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Alternatively, why not extend your stay with 7 nights to explore the unparalleled beauty of Alaska’s Inside Passage on a Holland America Line cruise? Prices and details available on request.
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