Best of the Rockies

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Highlights
  • Banff
  • Jasper
  • Icefield Parkway
  • Icefield Explorer Ride
  • Glacier Skywalk
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Best of the Rockies

Best of the Rockies – a fabulous Canada holiday itinerary featuring not only stays in Banff & Jasper, but an epic train journey through the  Rockies onboard the award winning Rocky Mountaineer.

Your Canada holiday commences with a flight to Calgary, where we stay overnight before transferring to Banff for a 2 night stay in the heart of the Rockies. We then take the Icefield Parkways Discovery Tour from Banff to Jasper , which travels through the stunning Icefield Parkway where you have the opportunity to take a ride on the Ice Explorer and walk the Glacier Skywalk

Best of the Rockies - Icefield Explorer                                Best of the Rockies - Glacier Skywalk

 

After spending 3 nights in the “Jewel of the Rockies” – Jasper – we join the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer for an awesome rail journey through the Rockies, from Jasper to Vancouver. This 2 day, all daylight journey, includes an overnight stay in a Kamloops hotel. End your fantastic Canada holiday with a 2 night stay in the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, before flying home to the UK.

Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Standard Hotel accommodation throughout
  • Transfer to Banff
  • Icefield Discovery Tour from Banff to Jasper
  • Icefield Explorer Ride
  • Glacier Skywalk

 

 

Price based on 2 share. A variety of departure airports, dates (May-October) & durations available, please call for details.

Why not extend your holiday with an Alaska Cruise, departing from Vancouver? – Call for full details

Itinerary

Best of the Rockies
On arrival in Calgary, make your way to your chosen hotel for an overnight stay
After checking out of your Calgary hotel, transfer to Banff, transfer included, to your chosen hotel in Banff for a 2 night stay
Why not take the Banff Gondola to the top of Sugar Mountain and enjoy lunch with spectacular views over Banff and the Rocky Mountains
Travel the Icefields Parkway through the natural splendour of Banff and Jasper national parks. Spectacular glaciers, cascading waterfalls, turquoise lakes and colourful meadows dot this awe-inspiring mountain wilderness. The snow-capped peaks and endless mountain ridges are home to a wide variety of wildlife, including bears, wolves, deer and eagles. The tour stops at the Columbia Icefield where you will venture by Ice Explorer onto the massive Athabasca Glacier. Other brief sightseeing stops include an opportunity to photograph the turquoise waters of picturesque Lake Louise, Ice Explorer, Glacier Skywalk and lunch are included.
Visitors will take a shuttle from the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre 6.5 km to the new Glacier Skywalk. The glass-floored platform extends 30 m out over the Sunwapta Canyon. Visitors can also enjoy the interpretive stations along the 500 m long Discovery Trail that leads to and from the viewpoint. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on an existing cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where glass is all that separates visitors from a 277 m drop.
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Jasper Station at 8:10am MT. Today you will travel from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, located in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Breakfast & lunch will be served onboard. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. You will arrive in Kamloops between 5:30pm and 7:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the town, or relaxing in your hotel. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking.
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:35am PT. On today’s journey west, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. You will arrive in Vancouver between 6:00pm and 7:30pm PT.
Transfer from the rail station to your chosen hotel in Vancouver for a 2 night stay
After check-out, transfer to Vancouver Airport for your overnight flight to the UK
Private transfer included.

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