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  • The peaks and falls of the mountains, to the wildflower carpeted meadows and the rushing valley waters, Alberta is Canada’s Rocky Mountain playground, representing everything that is beautiful and pure about the outdoor wilderness.

    • Horse Riding in Jasper National Park

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    • Bow Lake, Banff

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    • Calgary Stampede

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    • Oil Kings Ice Hockey

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    • Calgary at Night

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    • Medicine Hat Teepee

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    • Silver Tip Golf Course, Canmore

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    • Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure

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    • Writing on Stone Provincial Park

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    • Peace Bridge in Calgary

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    • Maligne Lake

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    • Out On The Water, Lake Louise

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    • Banff National Park

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    • Big Horn Sheep

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    • Eau Claire in Calgary

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    Undoubtedly renowned for the awe inspiring Rockies which form the backbone to this incredible province and the spectacular breathtaking beauty of its Rocky Mountain parks; Banff, Jasper, Kananaskis and Waterton. The gateway to a myriad of outdoor pleasures at every time of year, the snow dusted Rockies offer hiking, skiing, heli-biking, fishing, horse riding, climbing and rafting adventures to name but a few of its popular pursuits.

    Beyond the glimmering lakes and towering mountain peaks are a host of other treasures. Alberta boasts five World Heritage Sites: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Glacier National Park in Banff, Jasper National Park and Wood Buffalo National Park.

    A vacation to Alberta has it all. Take an expedition along Icefields Parkway and come face to face with dramatic mountain vistas and towering walls of ice, head north along the Northern Lights trail to Fort McMurray to view the extraordinary spectacle of dancing lights or visit Heritage Park Historical Village to experience life in Alberta in a bygone era. Try travelling in the tracks of the Dinosaurs and join a dig in Drumheller or why not unravel thousands of years of Aboriginal culture at Glenbow or Royal Alberta Museums.

    Alberta’s two largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton, offer unique experiences which rival any of Canada’s other cosmopolitan cities. Both add a sprinkle of cafés and restaurants to great shopping, a selection of cultural sites and museums and great sporting venues to create city destinations which complement the province’s natural beauty. Edmonton is home to one of North America’s largest shopping malls, West Edmonton Mall spans 48 blocks and boasts over 800 shops. Perhaps the highlight of Calgary’s calendar is the 10 day Calgary Stampede. A spectacle not to be missed, this is the largest outdoor rodeo in the world where professional cowboys compete in a spectacle of rodeo events including bull riding, chuckwagon racing and square dancing.

    Enjoy a scenic rail journey aboard VIA Rail or Rocky Mountaineer and experience the fabulous sights and landscapes of Alberta!

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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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    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

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    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

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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

    79Mi/126Km

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    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

    40Mi/64Km

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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

    149Mi/239Km

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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

    226Mi/363Km

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    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

    175Mi/282Km

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    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

    88Mi/141Km

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

    244Mi/393Km

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    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

    44Mi/71Km

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    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.

    129Mi/208Km

    Prices

    From £3550 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.

    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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    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

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    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

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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

    78Mi/125Km

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    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

    263Mi/423Km

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    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

    198Mi/318Km

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    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

    144Mi/232Km

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    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

    91Mi/146Km

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    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

    257Mi/414Km

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    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

    109Mi/176Km

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    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

    248Mi/399Km

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    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.

    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Journey home

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

    Prices

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

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    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)

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    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)

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    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
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    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)

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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
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    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 diner 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.

    Wonders Of The Canadian Rockies

    Begins and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    8 days / 7 nights

    Departures: June, July and August

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation for 7 nights as specified
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Family friendly

     

    • Lake Louise

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    • Snow Covered Mountains of Jasper National Park

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    • Big Horn Sheep in Alberta

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    • Canoeing in Banff National Park

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    • Northern Lights in Alberta

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    Day
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    Arrive Calgary

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

    Hotel: Hotel Le Germain Calgary (No meals included)

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    Calgary

    Your family holiday begins as you head west through the part of Alberta called Kananaskis Country, famous for great scenery, a lot of parks and protected areas, and outdoor adventure opportunities. Prepare to be dazzled when you reach your home for tonight, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, set on the banks of a sparkling lake deep in Banff National Park. Meet your fellow Canadian Rockies explorers at a welcome reception and dinner tonight.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Dinner included )

    Day
    03

    Lake Louise & Icefields Parkway

    An interpretive guided hike along the shores of shimmering Lake Louise is a wonderful way to get close to Mother Nature as you begin your tour. Unique wildlife, such as bald eagles, moose and many other animals, make their homes here. This afternoon, set off on a memorable ride along a world-famous stretch of highway, the western Canada's Icefields Parkway, surrounded by mountains, glaciers and snowfields as far as the eye can see! Watch out for glimpses of mountain goats, bighorn sheep, deer and other wildlife all the way to your resort in the middle of Jasper National Park.

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

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    04

    Jasper National Park

    Start off the morning by joining a national park official for an interactive family strategy game on the grounds of the lodge that’s fun for everyone. Then spend the rest of the day just as you please in the wilderness wonderland of Jasper National Park. Enjoy a free hour of bicycle rental, a boat for an hour, one hour of tennis court and racket rental, or a bucket of balls and club rental at the golf driving range. Go in search of the wildlife that calls the area home or relax by the swimming pool, play a round of golf or go horseback riding. Enjoy a private lakeside barbecue at your lodge tonight.

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

    Day
    05

    Athabasca River

    Continue your tour today with an exciting expedition to Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park, created more than 150 million years ago. One of the most spectacular gorges in the Canadian Rockies, the views way down its steep, smooth canyon walls are memorable. Each bridge you cross brings something new, from lush plant life and ancient fossils to mysterious potholes and cascading waterfalls. Later, board a rubber boat for a wet and wild rafting trip down the mighty, glacier-fed Athabasca River, encountering both calm waters and 'white water' along the way as you float through some amazing scenery.

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

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    06

    Banff National Park

    Board a specially designed Ice Explorer this morning for an unforgettable ride atop the Athabasca Glacier in the middle of the Columbia Icefields, among the largest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Keep a lookout for moose, bighorn sheep, elk, eagles, hawks and other wildlife as you drive along the Icefields Parkway again this afternoon. Arrive at your historic 'castle in the mountains', The Fairmont Banff Springs resort, for a two-night stay in the heart of Banff National Park.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast an lunch included)

    Day
    07

    Banff National Park

    Start the day with a ride up to the 'top of the world' on the Banff Gondola. Look around you from your gondola car at the summit of Sulphur Mountain, you'll have a bird's-eye view of six mountain ranges. On your way back to Banff, you’re joined by a real 'Mountie' who relates tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Check out this chic alpine resort town with a fun scavenger hunt through the heart of town, and an afternoon spent as you please. Visit the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum or stay at your resort and swim, rent mountain bikes or canoes, pamper yourself at the Willow Stream Spa or get in a round of golf. Join your tour companions tonight for a special farewell bowling party, featuring Canadian-style five-pin bowling at the Banff Bowling Center, and final dinner.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included )

    Day
    08

    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

  • 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. A brief photo stop is made at Lake Louise during the journey back to Banff. Similar tours from Calgary, Lake Louise and Jasper are also available.

    Duration: 9 Hours

    Prices

    From £165 per adult and £85 per child

    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 £65 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. 

    Edmonton Bike and 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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    Located in Edmonton, on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, River Valley Adventures are experts in exploring the city’s great outdoors. Enjoy a Segway tour, 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. In warmer months, take out a top of the range Rocky Mountain bike, whilst a fat bike makes the better choice in harsher weather conditions, to explore over 480 kilometres of trails. If you prefer your own stride, try a running tour to the top of Louise McKinnery Park, which showcases beautiful views of the River Valley. Tours are escorted by a Park Expert who enlightens you with facts and trivia about this fascinating city.  

    Edmonton Segway Tour

    Duration: 1 Hour

    The River Valley Adventure Co. Segway tours showcase the beautiful Edmonton River Valley as guests effortlessly glide through the park on the Segway. 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.  

    Edmonton Bike Tours

    Duration: 1 Hour

    Whether you are looking for a workout or just want to enjoy a leisurely ride, River Valley Adventure Co. offer top of the line Rocky Mountain bikes for you to explore over 480 km of trails throughout the city.  Highlights include the North Saskatchewan River and the TransCanada Trail, the longest continuous trail in North America!

    Prices

    Edmonton Segway Tour

    Prices from £39 per person

    Participants must be 14+ years (under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult) and over 60lbs.

    Edmonton Bike Tour

    Prices from £17 per person

    No children's bikes available.

    Alpine 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.

    Royal Canadian

    Duration: 25 minutes

    The Royal Canadian is an extension of the Three Sisters Peaks Tour. Your journey will take you to new heights through the Goat Range Pass and along the Sundance Range of Banff National Park where you will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes. An extraordinary adventure not to be missed!

    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 £84 per person

    Royal Canadian Tour

    From £165 per person

    Mt. Assiniboine Tour

    From £199 per person

    Banff Adventures

    Banff

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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.

    Voyager Canoe Tour

    Duration: 1.5 Hours

    Experience the thrill of paddling in a Voyageur canoe. Relive the late
    1800′s when these boats were used to transport pelts during the fur
    trade era. This Canoe Tour on the Bow River in Banff is a fun & interactive way to explore the waterways of Banff National Park. Perfect for families. No paddling experience necessary.

    Prices

    Kicking Horse Classic

    From £80 per person.

    Voyager Canoe Tour

    From £30 per person.

    Glacier Skywalk

    Columbia Icefield

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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 £28 per adult and £15 per child.