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  • Jasper

    Jasper, situated right in Jasper Park, is world-famous as a ski destination and offers numerous other opportunities to explore the great outdoors.

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    • Horse Riding in Jasper National Park

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    • Biking Maligne Lake

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    • Mildred Lake

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    • Alberta Elk

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    • Astounding Wildlife

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    The small township of Jasper is tucked away amid the mountains of the Canadian Rockies. Situated on a plateau overlooking the Athabasca Valley, it commands a view of the Colin Range to the east and of the jagged peaks along the Icefield Parkway to the south. Snow-capped Mount Edith Cavell, one of the most prominent mountains, is the centrepiece of the Alpine skyline. North of the town, Pyramid Mountain towers above Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, popular summer boating, swimming and walking sites. This world famous ski destination is a delight to encounter both in winter and the warmer months.

     

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  • 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

    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

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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

    129Mi/208Km

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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.

    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.

    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

    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

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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

    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

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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

    88Mi/141Km

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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

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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 £2555 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

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  • 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
    • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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    • Lac Beauvert, Alberta

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    • Biking in the Rockies

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Rockies Wildlife

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    Victoria & Flightseeing

    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)

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    Canadian Rockies By Rail

    Experience an incredible rail journey, from your seat in the Panorama Car, aboard The Canadian. Towering peaks and glaciers highlight your mountainous route. Arrive for two nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the heart of Jasper National Park. 

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

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    Jasper

    Enjoy your day at leisure – biking, golfing, swimming or simply absorbing the stunning mountain views. For the more adventurous, try rafting on the Athabasca River. 

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

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    Icefield Parkway

    The Icefield Parkway, from Jasper to Lake Louise, winds between snow-domed peaks and immense hanging glaciers. Ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields, the largest mass of ice outside the Arctic Circle. Arrive in Lake Louise late afternoon. 

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

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    Banff

    Spend the morning at leisure indulging in the recreational opportunities that Lake Louise affords, before taking the picture-postcard journey to Banff National Park. The discovery of the Cave and Hot Spring Basin by Canadian Pacific Railway workers led to the park’s establishment in the early 1880s.Your castle-like hotel for the next two nights first opened in 1888 and is still resplendent today. 

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

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    Bow River Valley

    This morning you may choose to enjoy a float trip along the river at Bow River Valley. This afternoon is yours to explore Banff National Park with 2,500 square miles of valley's, mountains, glaciers, meadows and forests, it is simply stunning. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new friends. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    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 £4959 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard room. Other room categories available on request.

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