Canada road trip and Rocky Mountaineer holiday

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 13

From: UK - Calgary

To: Vancouver - UK

From

£4,165

Inc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Your Canada road trip and Rocky Mountaineer holiday begins with a couple of days to explore Calgary, before driving on to the pretty Alpine town of Banff for a scenic gondola ride and a relaxing soak in the hot mineral springs.

From Banff, you’ll make your way to Lake Louise along a route with both plenty of photo opportunities and places to stop and snap. Driving along the spine of the Canadian Rockies to the Icefields Parkway, you’ll enjoy some of Canada’s most spectacular scenery, including Peyto Lake, which is a ‘must-see’.

At the Colombia Icefield – get out on the Athabasca glacier for yourself with the included ride on the ‘Ice Explorer’. Continue on to Jasper, paying a visit to Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world

Finally, you’ll board the Rocky Mountaineer, and glide through canyons, past waterfalls and the highest peak in the Rockies, before arriving in Vancouver for a few days exploring the city.

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream Canada trip.

This Canada trip includes:

  • International flights
  • 4* accommodation
  • Rocky Mountaineer train journey
  • Meals specified
  • Activities specified
  • Car Hire

Highlights

  • Ride the scenic gondola then relax in hot spring in the alpine town of Banff
  • Drive through the heart of the Canadian Rockies
  • Get out on to the Athabasca Glacier with a ride on board the 'Ice Explorer'
  • Visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed in the world
  • Glide through stunning landscapes on board the Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Spend a couple of days in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver

 

Canadian Rockies road trip
Itinerary

 

Itinerary in brief:

  • 2 nights Calgary
  • 2 nights Banff
  • 1 night Lake Louise
  • 2 nights Jasper
  • 1 night Kamloops
  • 3 nights Vancouver

 

Day 1: UK to Calgary

Depart the UK this morning from your chosen airport. On arrival into Calgary you’ll be greeted and transferred by private car to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Included:  International flight, hotel and private transfer

Day 2: Calgary

Today is at leisure for you to explore Calgary.

Included: Hotel

Day 3: Calgary to Banff

This morning you’ll collect your car and begin your self-drive adventure. The drive to Banff should only take around 2 hours.

Afternoon at leisure in Banff.

Included: Hotel and Car Hire

Day 4: Banff

You have a full day here to explore this beautiful alpine town and its surroundings. We’ve included a trip on the Banff Gondola from where you’ll have panoramic views of the Bow Valley before heading to the hot minerals springs for a relaxing soak after your day exploring.

Included: Hotel, gondola and entrance to hot springs & car hire

Day 5: Banff to Lake Louise

It’s a nice leisurely drive today along the Bow Valley Parkway. This low-speed road is full of scenic lookouts and places to pull in for photographs, so make sure you make the most of this scenic route.

On arrival into Lake Louise check into your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Included: Hotel & car hire

Day 6: Lake Louise to Jasper

Today you’ll travel through the spine of the Canadian Rockies along the spectacular Icefields Parkway with some of the best scenery you’ll encounter on your trip. Peyto Lake is must-see, so make sure you stop along the way.

We’ve included a ride on the ‘Ice Explorer’ (a specialist vehicle that can travel over the glacier) at the Columbia Icefield. After riding out onto the glacier and experiencing the glacier, you’ll continue on your journey to Jasper.

Included: Hotel, car hire and Ice Explorer tour

Day 7: Jasper

Day at leisure. If you’re up for exploring, take a tram ride up Whistlers Mountain or visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world.

Return your rental car this afternoon.

Included: Hotel

Day 8: Jasper to Kamloops

You’ll be collected this morning and taken to the train station to board the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops.

You’ll pass Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and follow the Thompson River before arriving in Kamloops, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Included: Hotel, breakfast, lunch and Rocky Mountaineer

Day 9: Kamloops to Vancouver

After breakfast you’ll be collected and board the train bound for Vancouver.

Today you’ll pass through Rainbow Canyon and then on to Fraser Canyon where at Hells Gate you can watch the water torrent past the canyon walls. You’ll arrival in Vancouver late afternoon where you’ll be met and taken to your hotel.

Included: Hotel, breakfast, lunch and Rocky Mountaineer

Days 10 and 11: Vancouver

You have two days to explore the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver at your own pace. Take a stroll around Stanley Park, climb up Grouse Mountain or enjoy some shopping down town.

Included: Hotel

Day 12: Depart Vancouver

You’ll be collected from your hotel for your private transfer to the airport for your flight home.


Day 13: Arrive UK

You will arrive back into the UK today to complete your holiday.


 

Info

The best times to travel in British Colombia, Canada are from March to May and September to November, this is when you’ll find milder temperatures and bargain hotel rates. May until August is peak season with prices being at a premium and lots of tourist visitors, the summer brings beautiful weather however and is a very popular season to travel to this region. December to February is winter and temperatures can drop below freezing, for winter sports fans it is worth braving the weather to take part in winter sports activities particularly in nearby Whistler.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements; please contact us with your dates and requests and we'll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches with the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Private transfer from Calgary Airport to hotel
  • Car hire
  • Banff Gondola ride
  • Admission to either Banff Upper Hot Springs or Miette Hot Springs Jasper
  • Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier
  • 2 days on-board the Rocky Mountaineer (Gold leaf Service)
  • Taxi transfers to and from Rocky Mountaineer rail station in Jasper and Vancouver
  • Coach transfers to and from Rocky Mountaineer rail station in Kamloops
  • Travel documentation, including personalised maps, driving directions and 1,480 page Canada guide

Not included: 

  • Activities other than those mentioned
  • Meals other than those mentioned
  • Optional car rental extras
  • One way car drop off fee (fee to be confirmed upon enquiry)
  • Parking and toll fees
  • National Park fees
  • Transfer to Vancouver Airport
  • Tips and gratuities
Accommodation

11 nights in deluxe standard accommodation.

Hotels in this standard include:

  • Hotel le Germain, Calgary

  • Kamloops Moderate Hotel (provided by Rocky Mountaineer)

  • Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper

  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff

  • Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

 

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