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  • Vancouver

    Vancouver is a wonderfully cosmopolitan city, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a dramatic mountain backdrop and renowned for its culture, dining and shopping.

    • Stanley Park Totem Poles

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    • Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    • Granville Island Public Market

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    • Coal Harbour

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    • Bike the Sights

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    • Beer tasting at Beach Fire Brewing

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    • Downtown Vancouver

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    • Cycle City Bike Tour

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    • False Creek

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    • Hedge Maze at VanDusen Botanical Garden

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    • Chinatown, Vancouver

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    • Science World in Downtown Vancouver

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    • Gassy Jack Deighton Statue in Gastown

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    • Steamclock in Gastown

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    • Walking at Third Beach in Stanley Park

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    • Horse Carriage through Stanley Park

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    • The Seawall in Fall

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    Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, Vancouver is considered to be one of the most desirable places to visit in the world. A cosmopolitan city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, and blessed with green spaces galore, Vancouver is an outdoor playground. 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. Spend the morning in the snow of Grouse Mountain and your afternoon at the beach. This is a city full of contrasts.

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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.

    British Columbia Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: Year round

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    Your fly drive includes

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

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    • Kayaking in Tofino

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    • Victoria Evening Carriage Ride

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    • Whistler Village

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    • Floatplane North Vancouver Island

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    Arrive Vancouver

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

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Vancouver

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

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    78Mi/125Km

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    Whistler

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

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    97Mi/156Km

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    Sunshine Coast

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

    Hotel: Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

    51Mi/83Km

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    Parksville

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

    Hotel: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

    105Mi/169Km

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    Tofino

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

    Hotel: Wickaninnish Inn

    197Mi/317Km

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    Victoria

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

    Hotel: Fairmont Empress

    74Mi/119Km

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    Vancouver

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

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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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 £2699 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Western Parks Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures year round

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    Your fly drive includes

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

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Osoyoos

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    • Yoho Emerald Lake

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    • Osoyoos - Fruit Orchards

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    • Whistler - shopping

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    • Black Bear

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    • Vancouver Cycling

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    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

    78Mi/125Km

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    Whistler

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

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    263Mi/423Km

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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

    198Mi/318Km

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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

    144Mi/232Km

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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

    91Mi/146Km

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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

    257Mi/414Km

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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

    109Mi/176Km

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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

    248Mi/399Km

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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

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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.

    West Coast Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    11 Days / 10 Nights

    Departures May to September

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    Your fly drive includes

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

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    • Vancouver

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    • Orca Whales

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    • Butchart Gardens - Victoria

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    • Whistler

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    Arrive Vancouver

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

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Vancouver

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

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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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.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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    Whistler

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

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

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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 The Oswego Hotel in downtown Victoria.

    Hotel: The Oswego Hotel

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    Victoria

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

    Hotel: The Oswego Hotel

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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 into Vancouver in time for a relaxing final evening meal.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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    Journey Home

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

    Prices

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

     

    Western Canada Discovery

    Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Selected departures: April to October

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    Your fly drive includes

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

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    • Vancouver

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    • Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Whistler

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    • Bow Lake, Banff

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    • Rocky Mountaineer Silver Leaf

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    • Lost Lake, Whistler

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    • Victoria

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    • Stephen Street, Calgary

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    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.

     

  • 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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    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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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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

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    • Bluewater Adventure Cruises

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

     

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

    Departs from Bella Bella.

    From £4168 per person.

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

    Departs from Prince Rupert.

    From £3229 per person.

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

    Departs from Sandspit.

    From £4430 per person.

    Vancouver City Tour

    Vancouver

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    • Granville Public Market

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    • Nitobe Memorial Gardens

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    • Capilano Suspension Bridge

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

    Duration: 24 hour pass

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

    Vancouver Foodie Tours

    Vancouver

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    • World's Best Food Truck Tour

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

    World's Best Food Truck Tour

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

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

    Best of Downtown Tour

    Duration: 3 Hours (2pm to 5pm)

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

     

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    World's Best Food Truck Tour

    From £56 per person.

    Best of Downtown Tour

    From £81 per person for non alcoholic pairings

    From £107 per person for alcoholic pairings

    Bicycle Tours of Vancouver

    Vancouver

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    • Cycle City Tours

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    One of the most exciting ways to see a city is from the ground, and what better way to experience Vancouver than on a fully guided cycling tour. Cycle City Tours offer a choice of four small group tours (up to 12 riders per group), departing from two central downtown locations, each taking a different bike path.   

    The Grand Bicycle Tour

    Duration: 5 Hours

    This tour offers an all-encompassing exploration of the city. It starts with a tour of world famous Stanley Park, riding along the waterfront on the Seawall as well as exploring little known forest trails where you'll see old growth trees, tons of wildlife and unique rainforest plants. Then you'll pass by English Bay and hop on a small ferry over Granville Island Public Market. Here you get a 45 minute break to find lunch at the market (on your own). Next, explore False Creek enjoying beautiful views of downtown framed by the North Shore Mountains. Get up-close with the future of “green Vancouver” at Olympic Village complex and Science World. Finally, go back in time to check out Vancouver’s Chinatown including a visit to Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Park and Gastown, learning about the city’s humble beginnings as a logging outpost and Gassy Jack’s pub. Frequent stops, photo-ops, and flat trails, and 95% riding on paths separated from traffic make this an enjoyable ride!

    Stanley Park Bicycle Tour

    Duration: 3 Hours

    Stanley Park is uniquely situated with incredibly scenic views of downtown Vancouver, the North Shore, the Lion’s Gate Bridge, as well as English Bay and the Westend. Your guide will weave you down the pristine forest trails that criss-cross through the park, and give incisive information about our amazing wilderness city. This is definitely more than just a ride in the park. You will walk or ride away with a deeper understanding of both Vancouver and its green treasure. It is an easy 12 km ride on dedicated bike trails at a relaxed pace so you can take in the sights.

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    The Grand Bicycle Tour, from £63 per person

    Stanley Park Bicycle Tour, from £46 per person