Western Canada Discovery

Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

  • 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • April to October
  • 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’

Enjoy delicious hot meals, served at your seat, as you take your voyage through the Canadian Rockies. Your journey also includes tempting snacks and complimentary beverages including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. The landscape is spectacular, and in SilverLeaf Service you’ll enjoy panoramic views in the single level glass domed coaches.

The custom-designed GoldLeaf Service coach puts you right in the centre of Western Canada’s awe-inspiring scenery and provides both excellent commentary and superb personal service. Guests are welcomed onboard and shown to their rotating and reclining dome-level seats, where complimentary snacks and beverages are served. The gourmet breakfasts and lunches included are served in the lower-level dining room.

Day 1

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.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Day 2

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.

Sightseeing in Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Day 3, 4, 5

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.

Sightseeing in Whistler

Four Seasons Resort Whistler
Day 6, 7, 8

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.

Sightseeing in Victoria

Fairmont Empress
Day 9

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.

Sightseeing in Vancouver

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Day 10

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.

Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

Day 11

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.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel
Day 12

Banff

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

Sightseeing in Banff

The Rimrock Resort Hotel
Day 13, 14

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.

Fairmont Palliser
Day 15

Journey Home

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


From £3,686 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.

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