- Jasper National Park
Canadian Rockies and Vancouver
- VIP door to door
Enjoy breath taking natural landscapes and exciting city stays
The western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia are draped in spectacular natural riches.
On this 14-day trip, you’ll twist along the highs and lows of the vast landscape through sweeping scenery, mighty mountains, deep forests and pristine lakes and rivers.
We contrast the natural landscapes with city stays, too, spending time in Vancouver and Victoria.
You’ll soon realise it was more than the promise of gold that tempted settlers here during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s…
12 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
2 meals: 1 breakfast (day 7) 1 dinner (day 5)
- International flights†
- Travel in destination by coach
Excursions and visits
- Tours of Banff and Lake Louise; and Jasper National Park
- Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
- Interpretative talk in Jasper
- City tour of Vancouver
- Orientation tour of Victoria
- Butchart Gardens
†Prices are based on return flights with Air Canada from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
- Day 1 UK to Calgary to Banff
- Day 2 Banff to Lake Louise
- Day 3 Banff
- Day 4 Columbia Icefield to Jasper
- Day 5 Jasper
- Day 6 Kelowna
- Day 7 Victoria
- Day 8 - 9 Victoria
- Day 10 Vancouver
- Day 11 - 12 Vancouver
- Day 13 Vancouver to UK
- Day 14 UK
Banff Caribou Lodge
Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown
Day 1 UK to Calgary to Banff
Our VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Calgary.
On arrival, we’ll transfer to our hotel in Banff.
Day 2 Banff to Lake Louise
Today we tour the surrounds of Banff and its lakes, including Moraine Lake and Lake Louise.
Returning to Banff, you’re free to discover some of the town’s nightlife this evening.
Day 3 Banff
Today is at leisure in one of the loveliest small towns in North America.
On the outskirts of town is Sulphur Mountain. Why not take the enclosed gondola ride to the 7,500ft summit - the views of the Bow Valley and Banff town below are breathtaking.
Day 4 Columbia Icefield to Jasper
This morning we take the Icefields Parkway from Banff National Park to Jasper National Park.
This stunningly scenic road links these two great parks, and for over 140 miles takes us through jagged mountain peaks and high forested valleys, passing emerald lakes and mountain-fed streams, waterfalls and rivers.
The halfway point is the spectacular Columbia Icefield, one of the biggest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Here we take an included Ice Explorer ride on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier (weather dependent).
Turning west, we enter Jasper National Park.
You stay at Lobstick Lodge (3*) or Chateau Jasper (3*).
Day 5 Jasper
After a free morning, we’ll take an unforgettable afternoon sightseeing journey. We’ll begin with the limestone gorge of Maligne Canyon; continue along the shore of Medicine Lake; and then move on to photo-worthy Maligne Lake, the second-largest glacier-fed lake in the world.
This evening we enjoy an included dinner with an interpretative talk.
Day 6 Kelowna
It’s a spectacular drive this morning as we leave the Rocky Mountains and descend to the lakes of the Okanagan Valley and our next destination, Kelowna.
Day 7 Victoria
Leaving Kelowna behind this morning, we take the twisting scenic valley route to Hope.
We continue on our drive south through Vancouver to Tsawwassen. We’ll take the ferry through the glorious Gulf Islands region, with towering fir trees climbing the hills on all sides, to Swartz Bay.
We continue to the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island and Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia.
Day 8 - 9 Victoria
This morning we’ve included a short city tour of Victoria before a visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens.
Returning to Victoria, the afternoon is free to explore this charming city. The evening offers another chance to sample the range of fine restaurants.
Day nine is at leisure.
Day 10 Vancouver
Leaving Victoria behind this morning, we drive to Nanaimo, a deep-sea fishing port and major centre for the forest industry, where we take the spectacular ferry crossing through the Strait of Georgia to Horseshoe Bay - a feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea lions and birds.
You stay at Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown (4*), Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront (4*), Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver (4*) or Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (4*).
Day 11 - 12 Vancouver
Vancouver is considered by many to have one of the most spectacular settings in the world.
For natural beauty, there’s the 1,000-acre Stanley Park - the largest urban park in North America and home to a wilderness area of forest, marshland and beaches. Surrounded by ocean on three sides, the park houses the city’s aquarium. The Gastown area of the city is distinguished by cobbled walkways, gas lamps, quaint shops and restaurants.
As an introduction to the city, we’ve arranged a short orientation tour; then you’re free to discover its wonders for yourself.
This afternoon we offer an optional excursion to Capilano Suspension Bridge.
The following day is at leisure.
Day 13 Vancouver to UK
Transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Day 14 UK
Upon arrival, your vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
Accommodation is locally rated and may change, but will always be of a similar standard.