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Canadian Rockies

  • Canadian Rockies

    Alberta British Columbia

    The diverse Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta combine to create an exceptional holiday experience in the Canadian Rockies region. We've hand picked the finest resorts and destinations to ensure whatever type of holiday you choose, it will be spectacular and memorable for all the right reasons!

    • Bow Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta

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    • Lake Louise, Alberta

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    • Quad Biking, Whistler, British Columbia

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    • Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

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    • Jasper, Alberta

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    • Ziplining, Whistler, British Columbia

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    • Golfing, Invermere, British Columbia

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    • Banff National Park, Alberta

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    Breathtaking British Columbia

    It is hard to believe that one province can play host to so many incredible experiences. The reason is simple; this immense western region of Canada is home to thousands of miles of lush coastline, soaring mountains, stunning landscapes, glacier-fed lakes and a host of islands, set across six distinct regions.

    Awe-inspiring Alberta

    Welcome to the Rocky Mountains. This most spectacular of mountain ranges forms the backbone of Alberta, with jewel-like turquoise lakes, flower-carpeted meadows, quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities adding to the appeal. Alberta also boasts no fewer than five World Heritage Sites. The great outdoors doesn’t get any greater!

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  • Alberta Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurance and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Calgary by Night

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    • Drumheller

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    • Longhorn Sheep

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    • Horse Riding at Lake Louise

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    Day 02

    Calgary

    Today is free for you to explore the vibrant, cowboy city of Calgary. Enjoy the mixture of historic and modern attractions with visits to Olympic Park, home to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and Heritage Park Historical Village.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    79Mi/126Km

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    Banff

    Today you start your epic journey into the majestic Rockies. Leave Calgary behind, witness a never ending procession of mountains, glistening lakes and jagged peaks, providing plenty of photo opportunities. Once in Banff, take the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of the Bow Valley before enjoying the great alpine village atmosphere back in town.

    Hotel: Delta Hotels Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

    40Mi/64Km

    Day 05 Day 06

    Lake Louise

    A short drive today, but wonderfully scenic as you journey toward Lake Louise. Offering endless outdoor activities, this is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, your hotel provides an ideal base.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    149Mi/239Km

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    Jasper

    Driving distance: Your journey continues through the spell-binding Rocky Mountains. En route enjoy Icefield Parkway, one of the world’s most spectacular mountainous drives. A visit to the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride out onto the glacier is an absolute must. Jasper is a charming mountain village offering many scenic highlights. Take the tram up Whistler Mountain or perhaps take a boat out onto Maligne Lake.

    Hotel: Sawridge Inn

    226Mi/363Km

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    Edmonton

    The provincial capital of Alberta, Edmonton has many attractions to keep you busy during your two night stay. It’s also a great opportunity to do some souvenir shopping as Edmonton is home to the world’s largest shopping centre, West Edmonton Mall. The many tourist attractions, vibrant culture and extensive dining options make this a great city.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

    175Mi/282Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Drumheller

    Step back in time to a prehistoric era when dinosaurs roamed the Badlands of Alberta. Drumheller is a fascinating place to visit whether you’re young or old. Spend time following the 50 kilometre Dinosaur Trail, visit the Royal Tyrell Museum of Archaeology and explore the extensive dinosaur fossil digs in this area.

    Hotel: Canalta Jurassic Hotel

    88Mi/141Km

    Day 14

    Calgary

    Today, a short drive brings you back to Calgary where your journey began. You have the opportunity of visiting any of the attractions you may have missed on your first stay or you may decide to partake in an afternoon of shopping and picking up those last minute souvenirs. Enjoy a final meal in one of Calgary’s fantastic restaurants.

    Hotel: Le Germain Hotel Calgary

    Day 15

    Journey home

    Should you wish to extend this itinerary, taking the two day rail journey through the Rocky Mountains, ending in Vancouver, enhances the itinerary perfectly. Should you elect to leave today, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2641 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Rocky Mountain Explorer

    Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

    14 Days / 13 Nights

    Departures: Selected dates from April to October*

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Rocky Mountaineer Rail – SilverLeaf Service
    • Personalised Road Book
    • The Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Canoes on Lake Louise

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    • Calgary at Night

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    • Black Bears

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    • Vancouver - Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    • Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Kamloops

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which has a beautiful location in Coal Harbour.

    Hotel: Fairmont Pacific Rim

    Day 02 Day 03

    Vancouver

    Nestled on the shores of the Pacific, the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver enjoys a blend of cultures, which creates a variety of ethnic cuisines and shopping options. Today is free to enjoy the attractions, and we recommend you visit Stanley Park, Robson Street, Grouse Mountain and Granville Island.

    Hotel: Fairmont Pacific Rim

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    Rocky Mountaineer & Kamloops

    An early start today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for its journey through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy the terrific views as the train winds through spectacular scenery to the small town of Kamloops, where you spend your evening.

    Hotel: Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

    Day 05

    Rocky Mountaineer & Jasper

    It is another early start as you depart Kamloops on the second stage of your magical rail journey. Traversing through scenic valleys with the magnificent Rocky Mountains accompanying your journey, the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. On arrival into Jasper, collect your rental car and check-in at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Day 06 Day 07

    Jasper

    Jasper is a charming mountain village surrounded by dense forest and glacial peaks, and boasts many scenic highlights. It is a laid-back alpine community, filled with quaint shops, restaurants and cafes. Established in 1907, Jasper National Park is the largest in the Canadian Rockies, boasting 10,878 square kilometres of mountain wilderness. Internationally renowned for its superb backcountry trail system, hikers flock to the park to create their own adventures. It is also home to some of North America’s most treasured wildlife, with healthy populations of grizzly bears, moose, caribou and wolves calling it home. We suggest you take a tram ride up Whistler’s Mountain for awe-inspiring views and visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, for a relaxing boat excursion.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Day 08 Day 09

    Lake Louise

    It’s a scenic drive today as you make your way towards Lake Louise. Whilst travelling on the Icefield Parkway, one of the world's most spectacular mountainous drives, look out for the turquoise-hued lakes and thundering waterfalls. Why not visit Athabasca Falls and Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride on the gigantic glacier? Your hotel overlooks Lake Louise and offers hiking and kayaking, so you can choose to explore this fabulous part of the world by land or out on the water.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    244Mi/393Km

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    Banff

    It may be a short drive today but the destination is contrasting. We have allowed a two night stay for you to explore Banff, a small town filled with quaint shops, restaurants and museums. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Bow Valley, and visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Your hotel is in the heart of Banff National Park and offers many recreational opportunities.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

    44Mi/71Km

    Day 12 Day 03

    Calgary

    It’s just a two hour drive along the Trans-Canada Highway, with an option of taking the slightly longer but more scenic 1A Highway, to the cowboy city of Calgary. Home of the famous stampede, The Aero Space Museum, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historic Village, Glenbow Museum and Olympic Park, there are ample attractions to keep you entertained.

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

    129Mi/208Km

    Day 14

    Journey home

    There may be time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before you make your way to Calgary Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3265 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    One way drop off charge on car hire is not included and payable locally.

    British Columbia Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: Year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Vancouver Harbour in the Fall

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    • Kayaking in Tofino

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    • Victoria Evening Carriage Ride

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    • Whistler Village

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    • Floatplane North Vancouver Island

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer independently to your hotel, where you spend the first two nights of your adventure.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 02

    Vancouver

    We’ve included a full free day for you to explore Vancouver, and there is plenty to keep you entertained. Visit Stanley Park covering over a thousand acres, historic Gastown, with its myriad of shopping and dining options, and perhaps take a trip out of the city to Grouse Mountain or the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This cosmopolitan city has great nightlife too for the young, or young at heart.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    78Mi/125Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Whistler

    This morning collect your rental car and commence your journey of discovery. Today’s short but beautiful drive takes you along the scenic Sea to Sky highway to Whistler. Highlights along the way included Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock, where climbers all over the world migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Your hotel for the next two nights is in the heart of the alpine valley.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    97Mi/156Km

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    Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast is one of the most beautiful areas of British Columbia and today's adventure showcases it perfectly. Take the short drive to Horseshoe Bay, where you board the ferry to Langdale. From here you wind your way along the coastline, enjoying the amazing views as you go. Once in Half Moon Bay, there are so many choices to keep you busy. Take a kayak or boat tour onto the water, hike or bike the trails, explore the quaint villages and unique stores or take a floatplane ride for bird's-eye views.

    Hotel: Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

    51Mi/83Km

    Day 08 Day 09

    Parksville

    Retrace your footsteps to Langdale this morning, where you board the ferry back to Horseshoe Bay. From here, you take the ferry across the channel to Departure Bay on Vancouver Island. Just a short drive north brings you to Parksville, your base for the next two nights, where your hotel is conviently located to explore the area's delights.

    Hotel: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

    105Mi/169Km

    Day 10 Day 11

    Tofino

    It's a scenic journey from the east coast to the west, through the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains and majestic Sutton Pass. Stop off at Sproat Lake, home to the world's two largest water-bombers which are used for the sole purpose of extinguishing forest fires. Also take a stop at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the splendour of the 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar trees. Tofino is the gateway to the majestic Pacific Rim National Park. Take a stroll along famed Long Beach, boasting miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf. During your stay, explore the rainforests' well groomed trails or take a whale watching cruise through Clayquot Sound.

    Hotel: Wickaninnish Inn

    197Mi/317Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Victoria

    Today your drive takes you to the south of Vancouver Island and to its capital city Victoria. En route we suggest a stop at Chemanius, where you can admire the giant murals adorning exterior walls throughout the town, and Duncan, known as The City of Totems. Once in Victoria, explore the imposing facades of the Parliament Buildings, St. Ann's Academy and nearby Butchart Botanical Gardens. The historic old town is ideal for soaking up Victoria's atmosphere, visiting the myriad of boutiques, museums, galleries and cafes.

    Hotel: Fairmont Empress

    74Mi/119Km

    Day 14

    Vancouver

    This morning you leave Victoria for a short and leisurely drive to Swartz Bay, where you make the return 95 minute crossing to Tsawwassen on the mainland. This afternoon you have the opportunity to experience any of Vancouver's attractions that you didn't manage to see at the start of your itinerary.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 15

    Journey home

    Today you return your rental car to Vancouver International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2849 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Western Parks Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Moraine Lake

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Osoyoos

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    • Yoho Emerald Lake

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    • Osoyoos - Fruit Orchards

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    • Whistler - shopping

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    • Black Bear

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    • Vancouver Cycling

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 02

    Vancouver

    Often ranked as one of the best cities in the world, you’re sure to enjoy exploring Vancouver. Covering over a thousand acres you may want to spend some time in Stanley Park, visiting the various gardens and perhaps taking a horse drawn carriage ride. Stroll historic Gastown, boasting a variety of boutique shops and excellent dining.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    78Mi/125Km

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    Whistler

    Today you take the short but scenic drive along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway. Widely regarded as one of the most scenic road trips in the world, highlights include the majestic Howe Sound and Shannon Falls. Whistler is a fabulous place to visit. We suggest a horse riding trip and zip-lining, both exhilarating experiences.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    263Mi/423Km

    Day 05

    Clearwater

    Travel north from Whistler to the town of Clearwater, located on the edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park. The park features 39 waterfalls, including the stunning Helmcken Falls, the fourth tallest in Canada. The abundance of wildlife in the park includes bears, moose, deer, wolves and over 250 species of birds.

    Hotel: Alpine Meadows Resort

    198Mi/318Km

    Day 06 Day 07

    Jasper

    Some of the most stunning scenery imaginable is your backdrop today as you journey through the Rocky Mountains to Jasper. Why not take a tram up Whistler Mountain or take a trip to Maligne Lake, which is one of the most photographed lakes in the world. Don’t miss the stunning sunset at Pyramid Lake.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    144Mi/232Km

    Day 08 Day 09

    Lake Louise

    Your journey from Jasper to Lake Louise takes you through the heart of the sensational Rocky Mountains. As you head south along the Icefield Parkway, stop at the Columbia Icefield and venture out onto the Athabasca Glacier on one of the Ice Explorer vehicles. Lake Louise is filled with recreational opportunities, from hiking and mountain biking in summer to skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    91Mi/146Km

    Day 10

    Invermere

    Today’s short drive takes you through the awe inspiring Yoho National Park to the Kootenay Valley. Located on the shores of the warmest lake in the valley, Invermere is known for relaxation. Perhaps visit one of the numerous beaches on the lakeside or soak in a mineral pool at one of the nearby hot springs. Golfers are spoilt with a choice of no fewer than nine golf courses, which combine to create the Columbia Valley Golf Trail.

    Hotel: Copper Point Resort

    257Mi/414Km

    Day 11

    Okanagan Valley

    Due to its unique climate, Okanagan Valley is Canada’s second largest wine producing region, so visiting a selection of the area's world-renowned vineyards and picturesque orchards is a must.

    Hotel: Sparkling Hill Resort

    109Mi/176Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Osoyoos

    Known as Canada’s ‘Pocket Desert’, due to it boasting the warmest average temperatures in the country, Osoyoos is the perfect place to sit back and relax. Osoyoos Lake offers vast lengths of beach and a variety of water sports, from boating to wakeboarding. There are also many vineyards in the area.

    Hotel: Walnut Beach Resort

    248Mi/399Km

    Day 14

    Vancouver

    Your journey today takes you west along the Coquihalla Highway. En route, you may wish to stop at one of the many roadside stalls selling fresh cherries, apples, apricots, pears, peaches and grapes, all grown in the local region. Cross the spectacular Dry Gulch Bridge, which is over 280 metres long and 180 metres high.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 15

    Journey home

    Today you return your rental car at Vancouver International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2504 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    West Coast Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    11 Days / 10 Nights

    Departures May to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Mini-coach tour of the Sea-to-Sky highway
    • Seaplane flight from Whistler to Victoria
    • Admission to Butchart Gardens and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    • Orca Spirit whale watching cruise
    • 2 day Vancouver hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass.
    • Vancouver

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    • Harbour Air Seaplanes

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    • Vancouver

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    • Orca Whales

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    • Butchart Gardens - Victoria

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    • Whistler

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    Day 1

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight into Vancouver. Upon arrival, take a taxi to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you will be staying the next 3 nights.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 2 Day 3

    Vancouver

    Spend the next two days exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver. The cosmopolitan city, which is renowned for its shopping, dining and culture is an outdoor playground. We have included a 2 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass to allow you to easily get around the tourist attractions of this vibrant city.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 04

    Whistler

    Today, you will depart Vancouver by mini-coach along the stunning Sea-to-Sky highway. Take in viewpoints on the fully narrated tour along the way, offering perfect photo opportunities of the spectacular scenery. Arrive into Whistler before noon, allowing an afternoon to explore the mountain resort.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    Day 05 Day 06

    Whistler

    Enjoy two days in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the resort of Whistler. Known for its multitude of summer activities and outdoor adventure pursuits such as rafting, mountain biking, zip-lining and heli-hiking, there is something on offer for all ages. Relax in the evening at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Whistler and enjoy a drink on the outdoor fire lit terrace.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    Day 07

    Victoria

    Today, you will depart Whistler's Green Lake for a breathtaking one hour seaplane flight aboard Harbour Air to downtown Victoria. Flying high above Whistler valley, passing over glacial lakes, lush alpine meadows, the Strait of Georgia and the beautiful Gulf Islands, the awe-inspiring flight gives a different view of the stunning scenery. Upon arrival in Victoria, you will spend the next three nights at The Oswego Hotel in downtown Victoria.

    Hotel: The Oswego Hotel

    Day 08 Day 09

    Victoria

    The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria offers some of the most fascinating museums in Western Canada and many historic buildings. We have allowed two days for you to explore Victoria, including a half day whale watching with Orca Spirit, with the chance to witness resident Orca whales in all their glory.

    Hotel: The Oswego Hotel

    Day 10

    Vancouver

    Board a fully narrated coach tour today to the world famous Butchart Gardens en-route to the BC Ferries terminal, where you will sail back across to Vancouver through the scenic Active Pass. Arrive back into Vancouver in time for a relaxing final evening meal.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 11

    Journey Home

    Today, spend the morning shopping for those last minute souvenirs before catching a taxi back to Vancouver Airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2449 per person based on twin occupancy of a standard room, departing from Heathrow. Other prices available on request.

     

    Western Canada Discovery

    Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Selected departures: April to October

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Mini-coach tour of the Sea-to-Sky highway
    • Seaplane flight from Whistler to Vancouver
    • Silver Leaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer 'First Passage to the West'
    • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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    • Vancouver

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    • Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Whistler

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    • Bow Lake, Banff

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    • Rocky Mountaineer Silver Leaf

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    • Lost Lake, Whistler

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    • Victoria

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    • Stephen Street, Calgary

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, transfer independently to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you will spend your first two nights. Enjoy an evening at leisure, perhaps taking in a meal at one of Vancouver's many excellent restaurants.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 02

    Vancouver

    Today, you have a day at leisure to explore the vibrant city of Vancouver. Shop Robson Street, filled with big name brands and small quaint boutiques or visit Granville Island where you can take a food tour around the bustling market or a kayak out onto the water. Pack a picnic and relax in Stanley Park or cycle along the waterfront and watch the cruise ships enter port. Vancouver is truly a city of contrasts.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Whistler

    Today, you will depart Vancouver by mini-coach along the stunning Sea-to-Sky highway. Take in viewpoints on the fully narrated tour along the way, offering perfect photo opportunities of the spectacular scenery. Arrive into Whistler before noon, allowing an afternoon to explore the mountain resort. Enjoy the next three days exploring Whistler and its surrounding area.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Whistler

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    Victoria

    Today, you will depart Whistler's Green Lake for a breathtaking one hour seaplane flight aboard Harbour Air to downtown Victoria. Flying high above Whistler valley, passing over glacial lakes, lush alpine meadows, the Strait of Georgia and the beautiful Gulf Islands, the awe-inspiring flight gives a different view of the stunning scenery. Upon arrival in Victoria, you will spend the next three nights at Fairmont Empress in downtown Victoria.

    Hotel: Fairmont Empress

    Day 09

    Vancouver

    Board a fully narrated coach tour today to the world famous Butchart Gardens en-route to the BC Ferries terminal, where you will sail back across to Vancouver through the scenic Active Pass. Arrive back in Vancouver in time to enjoy an evening meal.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 10

    Rocky Mountaineer & Kamloops

    An early start today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for its journey through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy the terrific views as the train winds through spectacular scenery to the small town of Kamloops, where you spend your evening.

    Hotel: Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

    Day 11

    Rocky Mountaineer & Banff

    It is another early start as you depart Kamloops on the second stage of your magical rail journey. Traversing through scenic valleys with the magnificent Rocky Mountains accompanying your journey, the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. On arrival into Banff, transfer to the Rimrock Resort Hotel, where you will spend the evening.

    Hotel: The Rimrock Resort Hotel

    Day 12

    Banff

    We have allowed a two night stay for you to explore Banff, a small town filled with quaint shops, restaurants and museums. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Bow Valley, and visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Your hotel is in the heart of Banff National Park and offers many recreational opportunities.

    Hotel: The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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    Calgary

    Transfer by motorcoach along the Trans-Canada highway to the cowboy city of Calgary. Home of the famous stampede, The Aero Space Museum, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historic Village, Glenbow Museum and Olympic Park, there are ample attractions to keep you entertained.

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

    Day 15

    Journey Home

    Spend the morning picking up last minute souvenirs before transferring independently to Calgary Airport. Depart Calgary on your chosen scheduled flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3,899 per person based on two sharing a standard room and SilverLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer. Other room categories and classes on the Rocky Mountaineer are available on request.

     

    British Columbia's Mountains & Valleys

    Begins in Calgary, Alberta and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    16 Days / 15 Nights

    Departures: Year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Pod of Orca Whales in Victoria

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    • Purcell Mountains near Invermere

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    • Panorama Mountain Resort near Invermere

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    • Monashee Mountains Revelstoke

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    • Railway Museum Revelstoke

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    • Downtown Kamloops

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    • Brandywine Falls in Whistler

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    • West Coast Wilderness Lodge

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    • Inner Harbour in Victoria

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    • Science World in Downtown Vancouver

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, transfer independently to your hotel, where you spend the first night of your adventure.

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

    170Mi/275Km

    Day 02 Day 03

    Invermere

    An early start as you travel from Calgary, through Kootenay National Park to the small mountain town of Invermere. During your two nights in Invermere, we suggest you spend your time exploring the beautiful Canadian Rockies and Kootenay National Park. Only a short drive from the town and you will find Fairmont Hot Springs along with a host of other activities such as Whitewater rafting, quad bike tours and horse riding. Other options you may wish to includes are the Marble Canyon Trail, Stanley Glacier Trail and Radium Hot Springs whose mineral rich waters which sit at 37-40 degrees Celsius.

    Hotel: Copper Point Resort

    167Mi/270Mi

    Day 04 Day 05

    Revelstoke

    Today you set off to Revelstoke, a journey taking you through both Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks. Make sure to take time to detour and visit the Yoho National Park en route and see Emerald Lake and Takkakaw Falls. Once settled your two days can be enjoyed as you wish. We suggests visits back to Glacier and Revelstoke National Parks for a fuller exploration. At Glacier National Park take one of the shorter trails to Marion Lake offering amazing views over Rogers Pass. For similarly amazing views at Revelstoke you can drive the 26km Meadows in the Sky Parkway - which snakes back and forth up Revelstoke Mountain. In Revelstoke itself, why not ride the Mountaincoaster for amazing views of the landscape, or take a mountain walk, bike ride or even rope climb.

    Hotel: Sutton Place Hotel

    135Mi/218Km

    Day 06

    Kamloops

    After your scenic drive from Revelstoke to the old railroad town of Kamloops, be sure to take a short ride on the steam locomotive to explore the city and its beautiful surroundings. Alternatively, take a guided heritage tour, hearing stories of train robbers and local artists whilst taking in the historic buildings that make up this city. For incredible panoramic views over Kamloops Lake and Thompson River Valley, hike or take a walking tour up to Battle Bluff. In the evening we suggest sampling the seasonal brews created at the Noble Pig Brew or Red Collar Brewing Co.

    Hotel: The Plaza, Kamloops

    188Mi/303Km

    Day 07

    Whistler

    This morning you will make your way to the vibrant resort of Whistler. Although renowned in the winter for it's ski, this is a wonderful place to be in the warmer months. Choose from a wealth of exhilarating activities including a tour of Olympic Park (home to the winter Olympics), a ride on the Peak 2 Peak gondola, zip-lining through the wooded hills and hiking the alpine trails. For a spot of culture, visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre to see the arts and crafts of the First Nations people. Whistler also offers tasting tours and wildlife experiences including bear watching.

    Hotel: Hilton Whistler

    133Mi/215Km

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    West Coast Wilderness Lodge

    The Sunshine Coast is a quick ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay (located north of Vancouver). Although it's part of the mainland, this stretch of mountain-backed coastline is only accessible by sea or air, and has the quiet pace of an island. Boating among the coastal fjords, touring studios and galleries, beachcombing, golfing, hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail, kayaking, and fishing are draws to the area. Your base for the next three nights is at West Coast Wilderness Lodge enjoying their Signature Getaway Package. Take in the incredible inlet and ocean views from this lodge which is perched high on the cliffside. By day, explore the wild surroundings by helicopter, boat or floatplane, going beyond the cedar and fir forests to spot wildlife as well as witness the natural phenomenon of Skookumchuch Rapids, which are the fastest salt water rapids in North America.

    Hotel: West Coast Wilderness Lodge

    111Mi/178Km

    Day 11

    Parksville

    Once you tear yourself away from the lodge, you'll make the journey to Vancouver Island and the small town of Parksville, which is surrounded by stunning coastline. Unlike the rugged west coast, here you will find long sandy beaches with calm waters. Try Rathtrevor and Qualicum beach which are firm favourites. Take time away from the sands on a visit to nearby Coombs Old Country Market, which has a delicious Italian theme and a quirky reputation for the goats which live on the roof.

    Hotel: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

    90Mi/145Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Victoria

    From Vancouver Island's east coast to its southern reaches, today you travel south to one of British Columbia's urban cities - Victoria. You have two nights to explore to your hearts content. Choose whether to visit Butchart Gardens which is located 20 minutes outside the city but well worth the effort, the Parliament Buildings which provide beautiful photos when lit by night, or the Royal BC Museum where you can learn of the areas natural and human history. Don't forget to take a whale watching tour from Fisherman's Wharf, during which other wildlife such as porpoise, dolphins and seals are often spotted. The more adventurous may enjoy sea kayaking or perhaps taking a bike tour of the city.

    Hotel: The Oswego Hotel

    73Mi/117Km

    Day 14 Day 15

    Vancouver

    This morning you leave Victoria and take the ferry journey back to mainland to a final destination of Vancouver. We’ve included two full free day for you to explore Vancouver, and there is plenty to keep you entertained. Visit Stanley Park covering over a thousand acres, historic Gastown, with its myriad of shopping and dining options, and perhaps take a trip out of the city to Grouse Mountain or the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This cosmopolitan city has great nightlife too for the young, or young at heart.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver

    Day 16

    Journey home

    Today you return your rental car to Vancouver International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3069 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    British Columbia Outdoor Adventurer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    13 Days / 12 Nights

    Departures: Year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Cycling the Kettle Valley Rail Trail Penticton

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    • Nk'Mip vineyard in Okanagan

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    • Downtown Kamloops

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    • Echo Valley Lodge

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    • Don the donkey at Echo Valley Lodge

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    • Beautiful horse at Echo Valley Lodge

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    • Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler

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    • Whistler mountain top

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    • Gastown Vancouver

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    • Crab park overlooking Vancouver

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer independently to your hotel, where you spend the first two nights of your adventure.

    Hotel: Westin Bayshore Hotel & Marina

    Day 02

    Vancouver

    Vancouver is known to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Canada. A relaxed way of life, clean and healthy living make it a popular holiday destination. Today is yours to explore the wonderful city, We would suggest a hop-on hop-off city tour to familiarise you with its many districts then get out to explore. Take a whale watching excursion from the harbour, a float plane aerial tour, spend time in Stanley Park exploring the gardens and totem pole collection, try some retail therapy in Gastown and make a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge. Evenings are well catered for, with a whole host of international restaurants, gastro pubs with onsite breweries and a great bar scene.

    Hotel: Westin Bayshore Hotel & Marina

    250Mi/402Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Osoyoos

    Today you drive south toward Osoyoos, a beautiful little town where you will have two nights to explore. You cannot visit Osoyoos without heading to the lake, renowned as the warmest lake in Canada! Try paddleboarding, kayaking or perhaps a boat rental. If time allows, relax on one of the lakeside beaches at Gyro or Cottonwood. You may choose to take the Pioneer Walkway along the waterfront or explore the shopping on Mainstreet. We also suggest taking a trip to the Nk'Mip Cellars, which is the first Indigenous owned winery in Canada. As you have two days, why not take the short drive to Covert Farms where you can take a culinary journey through Canada's desert? One of Canada's Signature Experiences, it is well worth the time. Explore the farm orchards and u-pick fields before enjoying a private wine tasting session and local dishes.

    Hotel: Walnut Beach Resort

    42Mi/67Km

    Day 05

    Penticton

    Leaving Osoyoos behind, you head inland to the city of Penticton which is situated between Okanagan and Skaha Lake. Whilst here, why not cycle the Kettle Valley Rail Trail? Perhaps take a leisurely ride along Skaha Lake to Okanagan Falls or, should you be more adventurous, Myra Canyon Trestle is a must. After your cycling adventure, you deserve to visit one of the 100 wineries which can be easily reached within an hours drive.

    Hotel: Penticton Lakeside Resort

    140Mi/226Km

    Day 06

    Kamloops

    After your scenic drive from Penticton to the old railroad town of Kamloops, be sure to take a short ride on the steam locomotive, exploring the city and its beautiful surroundings. Alternatively, take a guided heritage tour, hearing stories of train robbers and local artists whilst taking in the historic buildings that make up this city. For incredible panoramic views over Kamloops Lake and Thompson River Valley, hike or take a walking tour up to Battle Bluff. In the evening we suggest sampling the seasonal brews created at the Noble Pig Brew or Red Collar Brewing co.

    Hotel: The Plaza, Kamloops

    222Mi/357Km

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    Ranching in Clinton

    It is only a short drive today, with wonderful rewards as you'll be spending a few days amongst panoramic beauty. It is a slower pace of life at Echo Valley Ranch, but this is no ordinary ranch as you wont be forgoing creature comforts! Take one of the horses out into the heart of British Columbia's cowboy country, where rides are suitable for all levels; beginners through to experts. The ranch also offers hiking, fly fishing and biking as well as a spot of indulgence at the spa.

    Hotel: Echo Valley Ranch

    75Mi/122Km

    Day 10 Day 11

    Whistler

    This morning you journey back to civilisation and the quaint resort of Whistler. Although renowned in the winter for it's ski, this is a wonderful place to be in the warmer months. Choose from a wealth of exhilarating activities including a tour of Olympic Park (home to the winter Olympics), a ride on the Peak 2 Peak gondola, zip-lining through the wooded hills and hiking the alpine trails. For a spot of culture, visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre to see the arts and crafts of the First Nations people. Whistler also offers tasting tours and wildlife experiences including bear watching.

    Hotel: Hilton Whistler

    75Mi/121Km

    Day 12

    Vancouver

    Today you leave Whistler behind for a leisurely drive back to Vancouver. It's a short journey, allowing time for you to enjoy any of Vancouver's activities you didn't have time for on arrival.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver

    Day 13

    Journey home

    Today you return your rental car to Vancouver International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2259 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Grand Canadian Rockies

    Begins in Vancouver, British Columbia and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: May, June, July, August and September

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 8 dinners 
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Lac Beauvert, Alberta

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    • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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    • Biking in the Rockies

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Rockies Wildlife

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. This evening meet your Tauck Tour Director and new travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Waterfront (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Vancouver & Victoria

    Home to an active cultural scene and abundant natural resources, Vancouver is a city steeped in pleasures. This morning’s sightseeing tour includes the Bill Reid Gallery, a showcase for contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast. Bill Reid was an acclaimed Haida master goldsmith, carver, sculptor and writer, whose work is on display here. Later, you'll visit Stanley Park and enjoy lunch at your choice of Granville Island’s tempting eateries. This afternoon, travel by float plane and enjoy flightseeing over the pristine Gulf Islands en route to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, for a two-night stay at a gracious landmark hotel with stunning waterfront views.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 03

    Vancouver Island

    Throughout your stay in Victoria, you’ll discover British influences such as double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages and formal gardens, all surrounded by the rustic beauty of the Pacific coast. You’ll find floral beauty at The Butchart Gardens, exploring 55 magnificent acres of flowers and show gardens. Visit the Sunken Garden, the first to be planted by Jennie Butchart, and stroll through the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. Following your return to Victoria early in the afternoon you'll sample afternoon tea at the famed Fairmont Empress. Tonight, explore Downtown's restaurants, shops and the attractions of Fisherman’s Wharf at your leisure.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day 04

    Canadian Rockies by Rail

    Board a ferry this morning across the Strait of Georgia to the city of Vancouver, crossing from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen. Travel to the train station for an early afternoon send-off aboard VIA Rail’s 'The Canadian' and enjoy your journey to the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies. Celebrate the start of your overnight journey to the with a champagne toast while you dine aboard the train this evening.

    Hotel: The Canadian, VIA Rail (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Jasper National Park

    Arrive today in Jasper National Park. Travel to The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in the heart of the park, for breakfast. Mid-morning, take a rafting trip on the amazing Athabasca River where you’ll be awed by the region’s natural beauty as it envelops you on your journey along the river. Enjoy a BBQ lunch in the Clubhouse then travel to Maligne Canyon, which is the deepest canyon in the Rockies. Return to Jasper mid-afternoon and spend the remainder of the day as you please.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Jasper National Park

    Enjoy your day at leisure among the carefully protected ecosystems and photographer's paradise of Jasper National Park. Take a paddleboat on Lake Beauvert, go on a trail ride or a guided nature walk, play a round of golf or visit the historic town of Jasper on your own, the possibilities are endless. This evening, a presentation by a Parks Canada official precedes dinner at your choice of restaurants at the lodge.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Icefields Parkway

    Drive the Icefields Parkway, featuring jaw-dropping views of mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, and snowfields around every turn. Watch for bears, elk, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats, especially in the spring and fall. View Athabasca Glacier flowing from the Columbia Icefield, and take a memorable climb across the glacier's surface on an Ice Explorer, a specially designed vehicle. Continue on to your chateau-style hotel on the edge of Lake Louise overlooking Victoria Glacier, for a night in a Lake View room.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Banff

    Spend the morning at leisure indulging in the amenities and natural beauty of your Lake Louise resort. This afternoon, enjoy a change of scenery and resorts when you settle into your resort in Banff National Park. Wonders like the Cave and Hot Spring Basin, discovered by Canadian Pacific Railway workers, led to this park’s establishment in the early 1880s. Enjoy dinner this evening at leisure at The Fairmont Banff Springs.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 09

    Bow River Valley

    Spend the entire day as you wish from your grand alpine resort, built more than a century ago in the style of Scottish baronial castles. You might choose to explore the town of Banff or your resort offers a full range of optional activities. Take a guided nature walk, book a treatment at the renowned Willow Stream Spa, enjoy horseback riding, play a round of golf, explore the town of Banff or ascend into the mountains aboard the scenic Banff Gondola. Tonight your invited for a farewell reception and dinner at the fabulous Fairmont Banff Springs.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 10

    Journey Home

    This morning, following breakfast make the final journey from Banff to Calgary Airport where you check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £4971 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard room. Other room categories available on request.

    Best of the Canadian Rockies

    Begins and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    9 Days / 8 Nights

    Departures: May, June, July, August and September

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 8 nights as specified
    • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 7 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Canadian Rockies

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    • Kananaskis

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    • Columbia Icefield

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    • Northern Lights Over Alberta

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    • Canoeing in Banff National Park

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    • Snow Covered Mountains in Jasper National Park

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    • Kananaski Village

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    • Lake Louise, Banff National Park

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, transfer to the Westin Calgary. Enjoy this evening at your leisure and relax before the start of your Tauck tour. 

    Hotel: Westin Calgary (no meals)

    Day 02

    Head out to Kananaskis Country

    Your trip begins with a journey from Calgary that takes you across the last few miles of Canadian prairie to Kananaskis country, the foothills of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Join your tour guide and fellow companions for a Wild West-themed welcome reception and dinner with music at Boundary Ranch.

    Hotel: Crosswaters Resort (Dinner included)

    Day 03

    Lake Louise, A Wilderness Gem

    Start the day with a morning helicopter excursion that showcases the stunning Three Sisters Peaks. Then head high up into the Canadian Rockies and cross the Continental Divide through Kicking Horse Pass on a day of Alberta travel on which you'll see some of the most beautiful lakes in North America, including Lake Louise, where you'll have lunch. Later, enter Yoho National Park, where you'll see the Spiral Tunnels, a century-old engineering feat created for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and Natural Bridge, a rock formation over the Kicking Horse River. Arrive at your historic château-style resort hotel on the edge of Lake Louise overlooking Victoria Glacier in Banff National Park.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Moraine Lake, Beauty Reflected

    Come along with our naturalist guide today for an excursion (weather permitting) to lovely Moraine Lake, one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada, located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. This glacially fed lake reflects the awe-inspiring beauty that prompted explorer Walter Wilcox, who named it Moraine Lake after the moraine, or rock pile, deposited by the Wenkchemna Glacier, to write “no scene had ever given me an equal impression of inspiring solitude and rugged grandeur,” adding that his time spent contemplating the view was the happiest half-hour of his life. In the event of adverse weather conditions, join Tauck's naturalist guide for a tour of Lake Louise. Return to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to spend the rest of the day as you wish.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 05

    The Icefields Parkway

    After breakfast, set off along the Icefields Parkway, an Alberta vacation highlight whose 143-mile length past more than 600 glaciers, six icefields and a cornucopia of mountains features jaw-dropping views of spectacular rocky peaks, waterfalls and snowfields around every turn. Enjoy a barbecue lunch, and watch for bears, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, and mountain goats – especially in the spring and fall – en route to your lodge in the heart of Jasper National Park. During your two-night stay, you'll have an opportunity to attend a presentation by a Parks Canada official to hear the history, legends and folklore that are the very essence of Canada's magnificent national parks.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Jasper National Park

    Continue your Alberta vacation with a day spent exploring magnificent Jasper National Park with your choice of an included 'Jasper Your Way' discovery tour. You may choose from among an Athabasca River whitewater rafting adventure led by Rocky Mountain River Guides. On a Wildlife Discovery Tour with a wildlife interpreter, you'll search for bear, elk and more. Alternatively take a trip on the Jasper Tramway through alpine tundra, leading to the interesting alpine town of Jasper. Or you may want to engage in some of the optional activities at your lodge, including horseback riding, biking, tennis, golf, fishing or boating.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Ice Explorer Ride, A Glacial Wonder

    Retracing your route along the Icefields Parkway back to Banff National Park today, you'll appreciate the region's spectacular scenery from several perspectives. Take a memorable ride across the surface of Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer, a specially designed glacial vehicle, for a close look at the glacier's geological features. Arrive in Banff National Park, the first national park in Canada. Your grand hotel, one of the Rockies' finest resorts, was built more than a century ago to resemble a Scottish baronial castle.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Banff National Park

    Today is yours to explore Banff National Park as you please. You may wish to check out the village of Banff, with its spectacular scenery and trendy shops and boutiques, it has grown over the decades to rival the chic alpine villages of the American Rockies. There are also many optional activities to choose from in Banff National Park itself. Ride the Banff gondola, take a guided nature walk, go horseback riding, mountain biking, or canoeing on the Bow River. Play a round of golf at your world-famous resort, or perhaps book treatment at the Willow Stream Spa. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell reception at The Banff Centre, a world-renowned cultural centre. Your evening includes a special musical performance and dinner overlooking the Bow Valley.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 09

    Journey Home

    There may be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you transfer back to the airport for your flight home.

    Prices

    From £3591 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

    Begins and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: June to September

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

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    • Lake Louise

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    • National Park Wildlife

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    • Snow Covered Mountains of Jasper National Park

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    • Lake Canoe Ride

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tauck Tour Director and travelling companions for a Wild West themed welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Waterton Lakes & Glacier National Park

    Today you visit two national parks on the border of Canada and the USA, Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park with 50 glaciers, 200 lakes and 1,000 miles of streams. Although rustic, your accommodation for the next two nights are considered to be the best in the parks.

    Today you visit two national parks on the border of Canada and the USA, Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park, where the prairie abruptly hits the mountains. En route, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a prehistoric site, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit its interpretive centre before continue to Waterton Lakes, where you'll have lunch at the celebrated Prince of Wales Hotel. Then cross the border to Montana's Glacier National Park, which in 1932 was joined with Waterton Lakes to form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, where you might see grizzly or black bears. Your rustic accommodations in a historic lakeside hotel built in 1915 is situated within Glacier National Park.

    Hotel: Many Glacier Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 03

    'Going-to-the Sun' Road

    After a morning cruise on the alpine lakes, you drive the narrow, curving and spectacular 'Going-to-the-Sun' road. Crossing the Continental Divide, you enjoy majestic peaks, graceful valleys, blue glaciers and alpine wildflowers. Nestled on the shores of the largest lake inside Glacier National Park, your Swiss chalet-style lodge accommodation offers magnificent views.

    Hotel: Lake McDonald Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Kootenay National Park

    Today you're heading into the heart of western Canada’s great timberlands, then continuing into lovely Kootenay National Park through Sinclair Canyon and Radium Hot Springs. Your final destination is Lake Louise, where Victoria Glacier glistens in the waters of the lake. Your hotel, located directly on the lake, offers a picture-postcard setting.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

    After a guided trip to Moraine Lake, which is one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada, it's back to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Choose to relax in the hotel or hike, kayak or canoe on Lake Louise. Perhaps take one of the guided walks offered by the hotel, to learn about the areas flora and fauna.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Icefields Parkway & Jasper

    Breathtaking Icefields Parkway reveals spectacular scenes of peaks, canyons, waterfalls and glaciers, plus moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and bear. Resplendent Jasper Park is your home for the next two nights. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Jasper

    Enjoy a full day of leisure in the stunning mountain setting of Jasper. There’s hiking, riding, golfing, white-water rafting or simply lounging at the lakefront lodge. Share your stories with your new found friends tonight at dinner.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Columbia Icefield

    Today you discover the incredible Columbia Icefield en route to Banff, where you take a ride in a special glacier vehicle on the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. This ice mass spawns a host of rivers that flow into the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 09

    Banff

    You have the entire day free to enjoy Banff National Park, including the many shops and museums. Nearby activities include canoeing, riding, hiking and golfing, so to be adventurous and head outdoors.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 10

    Journey Home

    After breakfast, your journey takes you from Banff to Calgary, where your tour ends at Calgary Airport in time for your return flight to the UK.

    Prices

    From £4443 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Canadian Rockies, Whistler and Victoria

    Begins in Calgary, Alberta and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    12 Days / 11 Nights

    Departures: June, July, August and September

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners 
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • On top of Whistler Mountain

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    • Vineyard at Okanagan Valley

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    • Hiking in the Rockies

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    • Downtown Vancouver

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    • Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler

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    • Kalamalka Lake, Vernon

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    • Victoria's Inner Harbour

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    • Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island

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    • Man in a Native Indian Mask

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    Day 01

    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Calgary. This evening meet your Tauck Tour Director and new travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Bow River Valley

    Head out into the wilderness this morning for a gentle raft ride that floats down the Bow River through some of the tallest peaks in the Rockies Front Range. As you look out at the scenery, you may spot some of the local wildlife, such as beaver, elk and osprey. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the sights of Banff village and the amenities of your baronial hotel as you wish. Dine at your leisure tonight at the Fairmont Banff Springs.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included )

    Day 03

    Banff National Park

    Leave the village of Banff behind as you drive to Lake Louise in the heart of Banff National Park. The Glacial lakes bring the landscapes here to life with the beauty of nature. On the way, stop off to see the picturesque Moraine Lake. Enjoy lunch upon your arrival in Lake Louise, followed by a guided walk around the lake with a naturalist guide who can offer expert insights about the emerald park and some great photo opportunities. Dine at the hotel tonight.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Icefields Parkway

    See snow-domed peaks and hanging glaciers as you drive along Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic roadways in Canada, to Athabasca Glacier. Part of the Columbia Icefield, the glacier dates to prehistoric days. Ride atop its icy surface in slow motion aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer, experiencing a landscape that truly is frozen in time. Return to your hotel after lunch, stopping en route to capture timeless photos of Peyto Lake and other picturesque sights. Dine at leisure tonight.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included )

    Day 05

    Vernon

    This morning you'll depart from Alberta and cross the border to British Columbia. Stop for lunch in the mountain town of Revelstoke, once a mining center, and then continue on to Vernon where your resort literally sparkles on the hillside overlooking Lake Okanagan. A premier wellness spa destination, the Sparkling Hill Resort integrates 3.5 million Swarovski crystal elements into every facet of its design. Enjoy dinner here tonight at your leisure.

    Hotel: Sparkling Hill Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included )

    Day 06

    Vernon

    Take a guided tasting tour of a local honeybee farm this morning, learning how bees gather pollen and nectar from the gardens to bring to the hive to make honey. The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its wineries and fruit orchards. Sample a taste of the vine during lunch at CedarCreek Estate Winery and return to your hotel for time to relax in your room or at the internationally renowned spa and wellness centre.

    Day 07

    Whistler

    Explore the wilderness of British Columbia today and witness the residents of a wildlife park in their natural habitat including wolves, grizzly cubs, elk, moose, mountain goats, birds of prey, a cougar and more. After an entertaining western-style BBQ lunch at a local ranch, drive to your Fairmont resort in Whistler, home to one of the largest ski resorts in North America, stopping en route for a taste of regional wine. Spend the evening in Whistler as you choose. Your hotel is located in the prestigious Upper Village, a stroll away from the European-inspired pedestrian streets in the main Lower Village.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau, Whistler (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day 08

    Whistler

    Learn about the First Nations of this region on a guided tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. The indigenous Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation have coexisted as neighbors here for centuries and the center you will visit today showcases their culture through exhibits on display. The building itself was designed to represent the longhouses of the Squamish people and the Istken (traditional earthen pit house) of the Lil’wat people with a modern architectural interpretation. Your visit includes a crafts showcase with the opportunity to see artisans work on traditional handicrafts. Explore Whistler Blackcomb by gondola, going from peak to peak amidst stunning alpine views, or visit the extraordinarily unique Audain Art Museum to see a variety of art, from traditional to contemporary, in its rotating exhibits.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau, Whistler (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 09

    Victoria

    Drive along the scenic Sea to Sky coastal highway to Horseshoe Bay where you will board a ferry to Vancouver Island. Cruise through the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia, known for their artists, wineries, and farms, as well as for their natural beauty and wildlife. Disembark on Vancouver Island for lunch at a mountainside resort overlooking picturesque Saanich Inlet. The views here are stunning. Drive to your regal hotel, a storied landmark on Victoria’s Inner Harbour since 1908. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Empress (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included )

    Day 10

    Victoria

    Vancouver Island is blessed with some of the most spectacular waterfront scenery and marine life in North America. The wildlife-rich waters surrounding Victoria are home to orca, grey, humpback, and minke whales along with sea lions, seals, porpoise and many marine birds. Embark on a private whale watching cruise this morning with a naturalist who helps you spot these magnificent mammals before spending the remainder of the day exploring the sights of Victoria as you wish.

    Hotel: The Fairmont Empress (Breakfast included )

    Day 11

    Vancouver

    More than a century old and a National Historic Site of Canada, The Butchart Gardens hosts some of the most beautiful floral landscapes in the world. Created by an enterprising young chemist determined to beautify the stark looks of an abandoned limestone quarry, the first garden Jennie Butchart planted was the Sunken Garden. Make sure you visit the Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Italian Garden and more, on a self-guided stroll this morning. After your garden walk, a floatplane will be waiting onsite to take you on a scenic flight to Vancouver’s Coal Harbour. Touch down for lunch and an orientation tour of Vancouver, seeing its landmark sites, before arriving at your Four Seasons hotel for an overnight stay. Join us for a farewell reception and dinner tonight.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 12

    Journey Home

    This morning, following breakfast, make the final journey from your hotel to Vancouver's International Airport where you check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £5462 per person based on twin occupancy of standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Olympic National Park & Vancouver Island

    Begins in Seattle, Washington State and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: May, June, July, August and September

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
    • Transportation in a custom-made vehicle
    • Tour leader and specialist guides
    • In-Depth tour
    • Moss Lined Trees in Olympic National Park

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    • Orca's Breaching in Victoria

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    • Scenic Seattle Skyline

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    • Evening in Victoria Harbour

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    • Bear Watching in Tofino

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    Day 01

    Arrive Seattle

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Seattle. Upon arrival transfer to the Roosevelt Seattle, meet your fellow travelling companions at the welcome meeting and dinner this evening.

    Hotel: The Roosevelt Seattle (Dinner included )

    Day 02

    Olympic National Park

    Olympic National Park is one of the most unique and diverse parks in North America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today you'll visit the Hoh Rain Forest, an old-growth forest located in the stretch of the Pacific Northwest rainforest. The forest constantly renews itself from fallen trees, moss drips from tall branches and deer seek refuge amongst the dense camouflage. Tonight you’ll stay in the cabins by beautiful Lake Crescent, which provides the ideal location to relax and watch the sunset.

    Hotel: Lake Crescent Lodge Cabins (Breakfast included )

    Day 03

    Olympic National Park

    This morning, you'll visit the Rialto Beach on the park's wild Pacific coast. Rocky beaches, giant drift logs, pounding waves and views of small islands called 'sea stacks' make up the stunning scenery. Take a hike along the two mile beach trail to Hole-in-the-Wall, home to an array of trees and a number of different creatures, from whales, sea lions and otters offshore to birds circling overhead and starfish lining the rock pools. When the tide is out, you can scramble through the rocky arch for panoramic views of the other side. In the afternoon, take to the calm waters on a kayaking adventure.

    Hotel: Lake Crescent Lodge Cabins (Breakfast and dinner included )

    Day 04

    Port Angeles to Victoria

    This morning you make your way to Port Angeles to board the ferry for Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.  Victoria is well-known as an ideal place to spot Orca Whales and you will be setting off on an Orca viewing Zodiac RIB tour designed to search for these magnificent mammals on an exhilarating ride in the open air.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast included)

    Day 05

    MacMillan / Pacific Rim National Park

    Make your way around the coastal road before heading inland and up to Cathedral Cove in MacMillan Provincial Park. Here you will find the rare and endangered remnants of an ancient Douglas fir ecosystem. The oldest trees date back roughly 800 years and can grow as tall as 75 metres with a diameter of around nine metres. Later, continue inland until you reach Pacific Rim National Park where you walk the Schooner Cove Trail. The trail meanders through lush rainforests and over streams before arriving at the coast. Tonight you will arrive in Tofino for a two-night stay at the WAY Point Resort Yurts. The Yurts are set up along the beach, just steps from the ocean and provide a unique platform tenting experience.

    Hotel: WYA Point resort (Yurts) (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day 06

    Tofino

    Today, enjoy a scenic boat ride on the waters of the Clayoquot Sound inlets to explore the protected wilderness beaches and inlets which the local bears call home. You might also spot whales and bald eagles from the boat on this exciting excursion. It is common for bears to come down to the beach after hibernation, to feed on shellfish and crustaceans. The boat allows for a close encounter without disturbing or causing the animals any distress. You'll witness mother bears teaching their young cubs new tricks and watch them mischievously climbing trees and playing on the beach. This evening, enjoy a salmon BBQ on the beach to round off an incredible day. 

    Hotel: WYA Point resort (Yurts) (Breakfast and dinner included )

    Day 07

    Vancouver

    Set off from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, on a scenic ferry to the mainland across the Salish Sea, admiring small islands and the breath-taking panorama of the city of Vancouver as it comes into view. This cosmopolitan city is a real contrast to the rest of British Columbia. Enjoy a scenic drive through Stanley Park, a 400-hectare green wonderland and stop by Prospect Point, a scenic lookout where you can gaze out at spectacular views of Lions Gate Bridge, North Vancouver and West Vancouver. Your tour with Grand American Adventures ends at 17:00.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Breakfast included )

    Day 08

    Journey Home

    There may be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you transfer independently back to the airport for your flight home.

    Prices

    From £3535 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

  • Banff Trail Riders

    Banff

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    • Horseback Adventure

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    Enjoy a truly western heritage experience in Banff National Park, by taking a trail ride which follows one of the historic routes made in the 1920s by the original Canadian Rockies explorers. With over 300 horses, Banff Trail Riders are able to match the perfect horse to each rider, ensuring a safe and memorable experience. Ranging from one to seven hours, there’s a myriad of trail options available, with the two hour Sundance Loop being ideal for those with limited time. Saddle up at the stables, before riding through the Cave & Basin; the original hot springs, and along beautiful Bow River. Picture-perfect scenery surrounds your climb up Sulphur Mountain and around the Windy Knoll viewpoint. An evening covered wagon and trail ride, which offers the opportunity of trying your hand at calf roping and includes a BBQ dinner, is also available.

    Duration: 2.5 Hours

    Prices

    From £77 per person

    Banff Water Adventures

    Banff/Canmore

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    • Voyager Canoe Tour

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    • Kicking Horse Classic

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    Take in the beauty of Banff National Park whilst encountering a complete river experience on one of Banff Adventures incredible water-based tours. Offering adventures though the upper, middle and lower canyons, where the water conditions vary, allows everyone to take part whatever their fitness and ability. Taking a little over two hours, Kicking Horse Classic begins calmly, allowing rafters to familiarise themselves with the raft and paddles, before venturing into the mighty rapids of the middle canyon. As Kicking Horse Canyon narrows, the waves build, taking rafters on a journey through Class IV rapids and finishing 20 kilometres downstream. There is also a mild rafting trip, which lasts just one hour and is perfect for families seeking calmer waters. For a more serene water adventure, try the Voyageur Canoe Tour. Float down Bow River, marveling at Mother Nature whilst your tours guide entertains with stories of the history of canoeing as well as interesting local facts.

    Kicking Horse Classic

    Duration: 3 - 7 Hours

    Boasting thrills for every experience level, the Kicking Horse River has all the ingredients for an unforgettable rafting adventure! The Kicking Horse Classic covers 24kms in five hours. Starting in the calmer sections of the Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park, you learn to work as a team in the cool glacial waters. After a riverside BBQ lunch, the afternoon is spent in the Middle Canyon, where trickier class 3 and 4 rapids are waiting to be tackled.

    Prices

    Kicking Horse Classic

    From £110 per person.

    Canadian Photo Adventures

    Banff & Jasper

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    A photo adventure provides a unique way of learning photography skills from award-winning professional photographers, whilst exploring some of the most beautiful locations in the Canadian Rockies. Available for all skill levels, though it is primarily aimed at moderately skilled amateurs or new professionals, as the intention is to teach how to use your camera better.

    By keeping the group sizes small, they can share their expertise between the full group, covering items such as depth of field, composition, light exposure, focus, white balance and high dynamic range. They also discuss post production techniques (including raw and jpg files) along with printing tips and tricks.

    What should you bring:

    • A sturdy tripod & cable release
    • Extra batteries / external hard drive / card reader
    • DSLR or mirrorless camera (with manual mode)
    • Lenses: wide angle (for landscapes) and telephoto (for wildlife)
    • ND, Graduated ND and polarizer filters
    • Clothing to dress in layers, hiking shoes and rain gear

    3 Day Adventure:

    Learn how to take photos both of the scenery, wildlife and night time in this 3 day adventure. Includes 3 nights deluxe accommodation and breakfast and lunch daily. Maximum 5 guests.

    Departs Banff: June 17th, July 22nd, August 19th and September 30th 2017

    Departs Jasper: June 24th 2017

    6 Day Adventure:

    For the more experienced photographer. Visit multiple locations around the Canadian Rockies and learn how to take the ultimate shot. Includes 5 nights deluxe accommodation, breakfast and lunch daily and airport transfers. Maximum 5 guests.

    Departs Banff: June 16th, July 21st, August 18th and 29th 2017

    Departs Jasper: June 23rd, July 28th, September 15th and October 6th 2017

    Prices

    3 Day Adventure - From £1799 per person, based on two adults sharing. Single supplement from £590.

    6 Day Adventure - From £3545 per person, based on two adults sharing. Single supplement from £985. 

    CMH Heli-Hiking Adventure

    Banff

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    • CMH Heli-Hiking

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    • Bobbie Burns Lodge

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    • Outdoor hot tub at Bugaboo Lodge

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    • Cariboo Lodge

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    • Hiking

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    • CMH Heli-Hiking Sunset

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    Widely regarded as the ultimate outdoor experience, a heli-hiking adventure envelops you in pristine wilderness. Choose a three night experience staying at Bugaboo Lodge, Bobbie Burns Lodge or Cariboo’s Lodge; unique, rustic lodges nestled in a remote locations west of Banff. A six night combination of 3 nights in each Bugaboo Lodge & Bobbie Burns Lodge is also available. A helicopter flight takes you high into the Columbia Mountain Range over lakes, glaciers, meadows and forests to commence your daily hike in the safe supervision of a dedicated and professional guide. Choose a classic hike, a high-flying adventure or a specially designed family experience.  

    Duration: 3 or 6 nights

    Each experience is handcrafted to the guest's specific needs and expectations, offering a unique, personalised service. These three night experiences stay at the Bugaboo Lodge, a lodge nestled in a remote location 180km west of Banff, Bobbie Burns Lodge situated 194km west of Banff or Cariboo’s Lodge a new option for 2018 and onwards. . A helicopter flight takes you high into the Columbia Mountain Range over lakes, glaciers, meadows and forests to commence your daily hike in the safe supervision of a dedicated and professional guide. A six night experience as well as specially designed ‘family adventure’ dates is also available.

    Bugaboo Lodge:
    After your day hiking above deep valleys, gazing over brilliant white and blue glaciers and soaking up 360 degrees of alpine paradise, a short heli-flight back allows you to end the day in true comfort. Nestled in the shadows of the world-famous Bugaboo Spires, this lodge sits at a commanding 1,500 metres (4,920 feet) of elevation.

    Highlights:

    • Septet Traverse Hike
    • Vowell Glacier viewing
    • Skyladder Via Ferrata
    • *New* Crystal Trail Zipline

    Amenities:

    • 32 rooms
    • Indoor climbing wall
    • Games room
    • Swimming pond
    • Massage
    • Rooftop hot tub
    • Sauna / steam room
    • CMH Museum


    Bobbie Burns Lodge:
    Whether your days are filled with an exhilarating excursion to Mt. Nimbus, getting up-close and personal with the Conrad Glacier or a relaxing wander past an alpine lake - you’ll finish with a helicopter ride and relax and unwind at your base-camp for adventure - the Bobbie Burns Lodge.

    Highlights:

    • Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata
    • Conrad Glacier Trek
    • Crystalline Pass Hike
    • International Basin Hike

    Amenities:

    • 24 rooms
    • Indoor bouldering wall
    • Games room
    • Swimming pond
    • Massage
    • Outdoor hot tub
    • Sauna
    • Outdoor basketball court

    Cariboo's Lodge:
    After spending the day with your guided group exploring a small piece of our massive 1,489 square kilometers of rarely visited high country, bask in the afternoon sun, soaking in the views of the stunning Canoe Glacier. They are thrilled to have be re-opened the classic back-country gem to you, your friends and family in July, 2018.

    Highlights:

    • Encore Ridge & Virgin Bowl Hikes
    • Colossal glacier views
    • Zilmer Canyon Hike
    • Icefields Parkway drive

    Amenities:

    • 27 rooms
    • Indoor climbing wall
    • Games room
    • Swimming pond
    • Massage
    • Outdoor hot tub
    • Music room
    • Sauna
    Prices

    Bobbie Burns Lodge:

    From £3245 per adult and £2435 per child

    Bugaboo Lodge Lodge:

    From £3490 per adult and £2620 per child

    Cariboo’s Lodge:

    From £3245 per adult and £2435 per child

    Six night experience (Bugaboo Lodge & Bobbie Burns Lodge):

    From £6400 per adult and £4800 per child

    Columbia Icefield Experience

    Banff

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    • Icefield Parkway

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    This fabulous, full day tour takes you into the heart of Icefields Parkway, rated one of the most scenic highways in the world. Discover the Glacier Trail, carved by glaciers during the ice age, and hear about the early pioneers who opened up these valleys whilst battling the natural elements of the vast wilderness. Following an Alpine picnic, you’ll see both Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefields before joining an Ice Explorer Tour out onto the magnificent glacier. Finally, experience the Glacier Skywalk which extends along the edge of the Sunwapta Valley. Similar tours from Calgary, Lake Louise and Jasper are also available.

    Duration: 11 Hours

    Prices

    From £161 per adult & £82 per child (6 to 12 years old)

     

    Edmonton Segway Tours

    Edmonton

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    • Edmonton Segway Tour

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    • Edmonton's Scenic River Valley

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    • Edmonton Segway Cloverdale Bridge

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    • Edmonton Segway North Saskatchewan River

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    • Edmonton Segway Tour in Autumn

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    • Edmonton Segway Training

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    • Edmonton

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    • Edmonton Segway Training

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    The River Valley Adventure Co. Segway tours showcase the beautiful Edmonton River Valley as guests effortlessly glide through the park on the Segway. Enjoy gliding effortlessly through the park, whether new to Segway adventures or a seasoned pro as beginner and advanced routes are available to suit all abilities.Tours run all year round allowing guests to enjoy the blooming spring buds, breathtaking lush summer greenery, the stunning autumn colours and winter wonderland. The tour is led by a Park Expert whom will enlighten you with facts and trivia about the City of Edmonton.  

    Duration: 1 Hour

    Prices

    From £44 per person (minimum age 14+ years)

    Glacier Skywalk

    Columbia Icefield

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    • Glacier Skywalk

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    The experience begins with a five minute scenic transfer by coach from the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Take your time to journey along the Discovery Trail; a fully-accessible, cliff-edge walkway that extends along the Sunwapta Valley where you’ll see hints from life thousands of years ago along with mountain and glacial vistas. Finally, you step onto the glass-floored observation platform for a unique perspective of the Sunwapta Valley 280m below.

    Prices

    From £27 per adult and £13 per child (6 to 15 years old)

    Meares Island Sea Kayaking

    Tofino

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    • Meares Sea Kayaking

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    Launching from Tofino, the west coast wilderness sits just a short paddle across the harbour. At one with your sea kayak, your voyage of discovery takes you into the quiet inlets and amongst the ancient coastal rainforest of Clayoquot Sound, surrounding you with spell-binding scenery and amazing wildlife. On arrival at Meares Island, land the kayaks ready for a short hike into the rainforest, where native giant cedar trees accompany to the small village of Opitsaht which is rich in the native history of this area of British Columbia.

    Duration: 4 Hours

    Prices

    From £64 per person (over 12 years only)

    Peak 2 Peak Gondola

    Whistler

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    • Peak 2 Peak Gondola

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    Spanning the distance between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the new world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola is a breathtaking, 4.4 kilometre journey to infinite possibilities. Redefining the Whistler summer experience by creating limitless new ways to get up-close-and personal with the mountains, this engineering marvel breaks three world records. Also, visit the Peak to Peak Viewing Gallery, a raised walkway that gives you the opportunity to see the gondola’s engineering and inner workings.

    Duration: 11 Minutes on the Gondola

    Prices

    From £44 per adult and £22 per child (7-12 years).

    Rocky Mountain Helicopter Tours

    Canmore, Kelowna and Drumheller

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    • Alpine Helicopters

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    Some of the most dramatic views of Western Canada can only be experienced from the sky. Alpine Helicopters have been operating scenic flights for over 50 years. They offer exemplary service and a choice of tours from three locations. Take in breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains on a departure from Canmore, the stunning lakefront wineries when departing from Kelowna and scenic tours of the Alberta Badlands when flying from Drumheller.

    Three Sisters Peaks

    Duration: 12 minutes

    What better way to enjoy the amazing beauty of Alberta than with a bird's eye view? Soaring high above the Goat and Sundance Mountain ranges, the mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes are a true spectacle. A number of sensational flights are available, some with heli-hiking opportunities which take you up to locations not accessible by land. Departing from Canmore, located between Calgary and Banff, Alpine Helicopters offer a safe and exhilarating adventure.

    Mt.Assiniboine Tour

    Duration: 30 minutes

    This sensational flight transports you to the “Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies" which rises majestically to 3,611 meters (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The surrounding glaciers and icefalls will astound you and capture your imagination where you will get up close and personal with the Gloria Glacier as it tumbles off of Mount Assiniboine. This is an experience you will not forget!

    Prices

    Three Sisters Peaks Tour

    From £104 per person

    Mt. Assiniboine Tour

    From £228 per person

    Small Ship Adventure Cruises

    Vancouver

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    • Bluewater Adventure Cruises

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    Explore the wonderfully scenic coastline of British Columbia and southeast Alaska aboard 70ft yachts, accommodating a maximum of 15 guests, and discover ancient native villages, primeaval forests and amazing coastal wildlife with like-minded travellers. With over 35 years' experience operating nature cruises, Bluewater Adventures provide a world-class experience. Featuring unique and remote destinations, these wilderness and wildlife eco-tours are exciting expeditions you will never forget!

     

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    The Great Bear Rainforest - 7 night voyage
    Search for the all-white Spirit Bear, grizzly bear and wolf in an area both remote and dramatic. See whales, waterfalls and remote native villages.

    Departs from Bella Bella.

    From £4168 per person.

    Khutzeymateen North Coast - 6 night voyage
    Travel protected 'Inside Passage', exploring for bear, whales and remote native villages.

    Departs from Prince Rupert.

    From £3229 per person.

    Haida Gwaii - 7 & 8 night voyages
    Explore the Gwaii Hannas National Park Reserve and see ancient native Haida villages, an abundance of incredible wildlife and outstanding wilderness scenery.

    Departs from Sandspit.

    From £4430 per person.

    Tofino Boat Tours

    Tofino

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    • Tofino Bear Watching

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    • Tofino Whale Watching

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    • Tofino Sheltered Fishing

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    • Tofino Orca

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    Experts in sightseeing boat tours, Tofino Tours offers a wide range of unique wildlife experiences that showcase everything this area of British Columbia has to offer. Relax on a 30 minute Coastal Bear Watch tour, exploring the fjords of Clayoquot Sound, whilst watching the shores for bears that forage for food in the intertidal zone. For marine enthusiasts, a whale watching tour of Clayoquot Sound makes an ideal choice, on the lookout for grey, humpback and killer whales, in addition to sea lions, sea birds and the resident bald eagles. Both tours are taken on comfortable covered vessels, for a safe and comfortable journey. Should you wish to test your fishing skills, Tofino Tours also offer a Clayoquot Sound fishing expedition. Expertise is not required, as the tour remains close to shore allowing even the most novice fisherman an opportunity to hook Salmon, Cod or Rock Fish.

    Tofino Bear Watching

    Duration: 2.5 Hours

    A relaxing 30 minute boat ride from Tofino takes you through the inside passages to the North East side of Meares Island to Tofino Inlet.

    The elevated viewing platforms from the specially designed vessels provide vantage points allowing for unobstructed sightseeing.

    The best times to see the Black Bear, is when the sun is rising or is lower in the sky. After emerging from their winter rest they have great need to feed on the shorelines from spring through to autumn.

    Enjoy your morning tea, and the fresh air of Clayoquot Sound as you marvel at the sight of the Black Bears turning over rocks 
in their search for food which often includes crab and other beings along the beaches.

    These journeys often do not end at the Black Bear! It is also common to see Bald Eagles, California Sea Lions, Harbour Seals, Habour Porpoise and other amazing animals and scenic views on the Bear Watching Tours. So, keep your cameras ready, as you never know when perfect shot may appear!

    Tofino Whale Watching

    Duration: 2.5-3 Hours

    Take to the waters and see the Gray whales, orcas and humpback whales at play.

    In spring, Gray whales, leave their wintering grounds of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to feed as far north as Alaska. Some remain here to feed. These gentle giants are a common sight from March until late October, making Tofino a great place for whale watching, spring, summer and early fall. The transient orcas are found in these waters during the spring, summer and fall months and are a spectacle to witness in the wild.

    Come summer, Humpback whales, travel east from Maui. Enormous, majestic, and mysteriously fond of breaching, a humpback shattering the surface of the water is a truly unforgettable sight.

    Prices

    Tofino Bear Watching

    From £88 per adult & £69 per child (12 years old and younger)

    Tofino Whale Watching

    From £88 per adult & £69 per child (12 years old and under)

    Vancouver City Tour

    Vancouver

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    • Granville Public Market

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    • Nitobe Memorial Gardens

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    • Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    Explore the highlights which make the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver so popular on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Experience a fully narrated tour aboard vintage double-decker and retro open air buses, calling at 20 great attraction stops, including Stanley Park, Granville Island, China Town, Robson Street and the Waterfront. The two day pass allows you to board Big Pink tours as often as you please with the flexibility to disembark where and when you choose.

    Duration: 24 hour pass

    Prices

    From £37 per adult and £18 per child (3-12 years)

    Vancouver Foodie Tours

    Vancouver

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    Providing a unique introduction to the city, and the international influences which create its gastronomic treats, Vancouver Foodie Tours operate a choice of four walking tours. Choose from Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour, Granville Island Market Tour, Gastronomic Gastown Tour and World’s Best Food Truck Tour, each ranging from two to three hours.

    World's Best Food Truck Tour

    Duration: 2 Hours (From 11am to 1pm)

    Start out with the taste of the prized Berkshire pork hot dog covered in a secret sauce from the famous Japadog hot dog cart. Hop over to the Vancouver food truck that is hailed as being the best on the street. Here you sample fluffy Indian naan bread topped with fine butter chicken. Taste the hot smoked wild salmon from the little Vancouver tuck before heading to Vancouver’s chic shopping street for a delicious hoisin chicken wrap, chocolate Diabolo cookies and more.

    Best of Downtown Tour

    Duration: 3 Hours (2pm to 5pm)

    Treat your discerning taste buds to a slice of heaven. This tour showcases some of the best food in Vancouver and introduces you to the culinary talents behind the scenes. The gastronomic adventure includes 14 tastings in four destinations, including four drinks pairings. Why choose this tour? Because you can taste the city’s best dim sum and learn about its history and culture, enjoy Westcoast seafood at its finest, savor award winning local cheese, wines and chocolate, taste the macarons that are to-die-for at Thierry’s as well as the world’s best gelato from Maestro James Coleridge.

     

    Prices

    World's Best Food Truck Tour

    From £56 per person.

    Best of Downtown Tour

    From £81 per person for non alcoholic pairings

    From £107 per person for alcoholic pairings

    Victoria Whale Watching

    Victoria

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    • Orca Whale Watching

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    • Views from the vessel

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    Choose to take to the water in the covered Orca Spirit boat or to get wet aboard the open 12 passenger Zodiac. Both vessels soar through the waves to one of three resident Orca pods, where you'll get the opportunity to see the resident Orca whales in all their glory. All tours are accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, who will answer all your questions about these magnificent creatures.

    Duration: 3 Hours

    Prices

    From £81 per adult and £55 per child (3-12 years).

    Whistler Snowmobile Tour

    Whistler

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    • Snowmobile Tour, Whistler

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    • Olympic Plaza

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    Whether you're a novice or a pro, a snowmobile tour is lots of fun and we have a selection for you to choose from. They vary in duration, time of day, level of ability and destination, but each offers spectacular scenery and dramatic landscapes.

    Duration: 3 Hours

    Callaghan Cruiser Snowmobile Tour - beginners level

    Journey through the pristine Callaghan Valley to the historic NorthAir Goldmine site for a fabulous introduction to the backcountry. Follow wide, winding trails to an open play area, the perfect mix of easy riding and spectacular scenery - ideal for first time snowmobilers and families.


    Blackcomb Mountain Safari Snowmobile Tour - intermediate level

    Be thrilled by the sensation of driving or share the experiences with a friend as you embark on a classic après event at 6000ft. Escape the winter shadows as you meander through old growth forest at dusk, then onto the mid mountain playground and charming Crystal Hut. After some warming treats step onto the balcony of the rustic alpine cabin to enjoy views as the last light of the day slips into snow covered peaks of the Coast Mountain Range.


    Wilderness Run Snowmobile Tour - intermediate level

    Carve your way through the remote backcountry of the Callighan Valley, where rugged wilderness surrounds you. Ride through deep-forested trails and across frozen lakes, experiencing awe-inspiring scenery and the freedom of a snowmobile journey.

    Fondue by Snowmobile - intermediate level

    For an exclusive dining experience journey to the quaint and charming Crystal Hut, perched atop Blackcomb Mountain at 6000ft. Be treated to the chef's local interpretation of a traditional candle-lit fondue dinner accompanied by fine wine, followed by freshly baked fruit pie served hot from the wood fired oven. From the deck of the rustic cabin you can enjoy the rich array of alpine colours and panoramic views of the surrounding Coast Mountain Range. The evening is completed with live entertainment featuring local musicians.

    Backcountry X Snowmobile Tour - advanced level

    This is the BIG mountain experience for those with previous snowmobile skills. Combining pristine rugged wilderness, fresh deep powder snow and a ride designed to enhance your style, challenge your skills and push your limits.

    Prices

    Callaghan Cruiser Snowmobile Tour - beginners level
    From £136 per person (single rider)
    From £98 per person (two sharing)

    Blackcomb Mountain Safari Snowmobile Tour - intermediate level
    From £136 per person (single rider)
    From £95 per person (two sharing)

    Wilderness Run Snowmobile Tour - intermediate level
    From £165 per person (single rider)
    From £126 per person (two sharing)

    Fondue by Snowmobile - intermediate level
    From £198 per person (single rider)
    From £156 per person (two sharing)

    Backcountry X Snowmobile Tour - advanced level
    From £225 per person (single rider)

    Wilderness River Safari

    Blue River

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    • Blue River Bear in Water

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    A Wilderness River Safari is an unmissable one hour adventure. Board a specially-designed jet boat for an exciting river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley, in the heart of the world's only inland temperate rainforest. The eco-friendly boats voyage through mountain glaciers and jade-coloured waters in search of bear, moose, eagle and osprey. Informative narrative includes detail on the areas flora and fauna, and the journey glides alongside waterfalls formed by the toppling powder from snow-capped mountains. 

    Duration: 1 Hour

    Prices

    From £64 per adult & £32 per child (aged 5-15 years)

    Zipline Adventures with Ziptrek Ecotours

    Whistler

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    Reach speeds of upto 50mph as you soar through the trees on a Ziptrek adventure. Weaving through the forest canopy, you will be at one with nature, as you zig-zag across the rushing waters of Fitzsimmons Creek. Connected by a combination of suspension bridges, treetop observation platforms and forest floor trails, some of the adrenaline rushing ziplines are 15 stories high and 2000 feet long. The views are unbeatable, and those brave enough can even hang themselves upside down! Choose one of the tow routes which include five ziplines, or join both together for the ultimate adventure.

    Bear Tour : 3 hours

    Eagle Tour: 2.5 hours

    Twilight Tour: 3 hours

    Treetrek Canopy Walk: 2 hours

    Prices

    Bear Tour - from £72 per adult and £58 per child (6-14 years)

    Eagle Tour - from £95 per adult and £81 per child (6-14 years)

    Twilight Tour - from £88 per adult and £73 per child (6-14 years)

    Treetrek Canopy Walk - from £37 per adult and £29 per child (6-14 years)