Rockies to Vancouver – Canadian Style

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Highlights
  • 2 nights at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff
  • 3 nights at Pyramid Lake Resort, Jasper
  • 3 nights at Baker Creek Mountain Resort, Lake Louise
  • 3 nights at Lac le Jeune Resort & Nature Centre
  • 2 nights at the Holiday Inn or Sandman Suites, Vancouver
  • Details
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
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Rockies to Vancouver – Canadian Style

Rockies to Vancouver Map

Travel like a true Canadian from the Rockies to Vancouver, slowing down the pace on the welcoming porches of chalet and cabin accommodation. We have selected the most magnificent locations and unique resorts in the Rockies, highlighting the splendour of Canada’s most spectacular scenery. Whether from the rollicking bench of a white water raft, the tree-shrouded trail of an ancient forest or the comfortable seat of a touring bus winding through historic city streets, passengers seeking this authentic experience with a taste of adventure will find it all in this captivating new itinerary.

 

 

Price Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Accommodation throughout
  • Car Hire
  • A personalized Canada Roadbook containing essential travel information featuring overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides, hotel vouchers and customized day-by-day routing maps.
  • Provincial taxes and federal GST and/or HST.
  • Sightseeing excursion to Vancouver, including Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
  • Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier.
  • Accommodation for 13 nights.
  • Resort activities: Buffalo Mountain Lodge (hiking / biking), Baker Creek Lodge (hiking), Lac Le Jeune (canoeing / kayaking).
  • White water rafting in Jasper.
  • Sightseeing Cruise of Maligne Lake (May 28 – Sep 19 only – other departures substituted with Tour to Maligne Lake & Walk).

Price Excludes

  • Car Parking charges
  • Canada Park Tickets
  • Meals and attractions unless otherwise specified.

Itinerary

Rockies to Vancouver - Canadian Style
After arriving in Calgary, you pick up your car and depart the city and set your sights today on the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Experience the majesty of the mountains as you first travel through the foothills and then enter Banff National Park where the lofty peaks form a picturesque crown around the parklands. After you have arrived in the bustling town of Banff, the remainder of the day is free to explore its many dining and shopping venues. Overnight in Banff.
Today is yours to explore the beautiful surrounding of the lodge, set it one Canada’s most spectacular parks. Perhaps embark on one of the many hiking trails that are accessible from trail heads near the lodge. Alternatively, you may wish to take advantage of the numerous mountain bike trails and several road riding areas near both the lodge and the Banff townsite. Trails range from easy to difficult and are one of the best ways to experience both the natural wonders of the area and discover the charms of the town and its amenities. Overnight in Banff.
Drive to Jasper via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. We suggest a stop at Peyto Lake en route. Enjoy glorious photo opportunities of snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and alpine meadows as you travel this route considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Overnight in Jasper.
Today you take to the rapids on a thrilling white water rafting trip. Travelling approximately 9-kilometres, you will encounter many Class 2 white water rapids on this introductory-level excursion. A licensed guide provides commentary on the local and natural history, accented by incomparable views of Jasper National Park. Returning to the resort, perhaps take some time to independently explore the local hiking trails, or go for a relaxing paddle boat or canoe on the calm waters of the lake. Overnight in Jasper
Embark on a tour of one of the most spectacular areas of Jasper National Park. The first stop is at Maligne Canyon where 10,000 years of erosion have created a 49-metre deep gorge. Set off on a short walk to marvel at the Maligne River, see the “mysteriously” disappearing Medicine Lake before proceeding to Maligne Lake. Embark on a 90-minute interpretative boat cruise to the world-renowned Spirit Island, followed by a tasty treat at the Lake Chalet. Alternatively, you may enjoy a guided 75-minute walk along the shoreline trail of Maligne Lake. Return to the resort and to relax for the evening and reflect on the day’s adventures. Overnight in Jasper.
Today you retrace your route along the Icefield’s Parkway, giving you another opportunity to stop and photograph some of the canyon landscapes enshrouded by the towering mountains in the background. At the Columbia Icefield, you board the specially designed Ice Explorer for a journey on to the massive Athabasca Glacier and experience the thrill of walking on centuries-old glacial ice. After this exciting experience, continue on to arrive in the small town of Lake Louise named after the glacier-fed lake that boasts emerald green waters set against white of the ice shelf in the distance. Overnight at Baker Creek Chalets.
The next two days are yours to discover why this quiet area is the perfect location to reconnect with nature and either challenge your adventurous spirit, or find a place of serenity and personal reflection. Hiking trails that lead to all levels of routes are close by the resort, making it easy to plan either a short hike or a series of hikes for the day. The resort’s proximity to Lake Louise gives you easy access to the outfitters and adventure suppliers based there. Guides, equipment rentals and tours can make any stay an unforgettable one. Overnights at Baker Creek Chalets.
Overnight at Baker Creek Chalets.
On this full day of travelling, journey through the pristine landscapes that mark the border between Alberta and British Columbia that lie at the very heart of the Rocky Mountains. First traversing the forests, plains and passes of Yoho National Park, you cross over the provincial border and into Glacier National Park - home of the towering Mt. Robson. Continuing westward, the road passes by the picturesque southern shores of Shuswap Lake and its contributing waterways. Arriving at Lac le Jeune Resort, check into your hotel and relax after a rewarding day of exploration. Overnight at Lac le Jeune Resort.
The resort is your playground for the next two days, inviting you to enjoy the wide range of water and land activities both at the resort and the surrounding area. It is a fabulous area for fishing, wildlife photography and viewing, rowing, paddling, bird watching, geocaching, mountain biking and hiking. There is a public beach at the provincial park just a short walk away and many places to just hang out and read a book and catch some sun. You may even request the hotel chef make you up a picnic lunch so can enjoy your day on the water or out on the trail. Large powerboats are not permitted on the lake so it is the perfect place to paddle around. Overnights at Lac Le Jeune Resort
Departing the resort this morning, you will traverse the stunning, sagebrush-covered ranch land along the South Thompson River and its vast herds of cattle and cowboys on horseback. Entering between the towering rock walls of the Fraser Canyon, marvel at the thunder of the whitewater rapids of the Fraser River gushing far below. Over 750,000 litres of water surge through the 34-metre Hell’s Gate gorge every minute and a suggested gondola ride over this part of the canyon is sure to impress. Further downstream, the lush Fraser Valley opens up into the maritime basin of the Lower Mainland as you approach Vancouver, Canada’s ‘Gateway to the Pacific’. Overnight in Vancouver.
Today you discover the unforgettable sights and sounds of this Oceanside metropolis on your Vancouver city tour. See such city highlights as Place, Robson Street, Sports Venues, the Library, theatres, Chinatown and historic Gastown. The tour also makes stops in Stanley Park en route to the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the North Shore rainforest. Cross the 450-ft-long bridge over a spectacular canyon to the Treetops Adventure observation structure before concluding with a visit to Granville Island with its public market, shops, eateries and galleries along the water. Overnight in Vancouver.
Today your Canadian adventure comes to an end as you check out of your hotel and check in at Vancouver International Airport for your overnight flight to the UK

Accommodation

Buffalo Mountain LodgeBanff
Charming complex situated on the slopes of Tunnel Mountain, just 1 kilometre from downtown Banff, and close to neighbouring attractions such as Lake Louise and Emerald Lake.
- Number of rooms: 108
- Accommodation: TV, telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), cable internet access (free), clock radio, coffee maker, fireplace, balcony, iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available , Green Key.
- Facilities: 2 floors without elevator, restaurant, non smoking property, bar, fitness centre, hot tub, business centre, parking free.
Pyramid Lake ResortJasper
Nestled on a terraced hillside, overlooking Pyramid Lake and surrounded by the Canadian Rockies.
- Number of rooms: 62
- Accommodation: TV, telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), clock radio, coffee maker, mini fridge, fireplace, balcony, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available , Green Key.
- Facilities: 2 floors without elevator, restaurant, non smoking property, parking free. Wheelchair accessible room(s).
- Summer activities: hiking, fishing, canoes.
Baker Creek Mountain Resortnear Lake Louise
Located between Banff & Lake Louise on the scenic Bow Valley Parkway. 10 Minute drive from the Lake Louise Ski Hill and 25 minutes from Banff.
- Number of rooms: 35
- Accommodation: in-room temperature control, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free).
- Facilities: 2 floors without elevator, restaurant, non smoking property, bar, fitness centre, sauna, parking free.
Lac le Jeune ResortKamloops
Don't pass this magical place, as it is truly one of BC's best kept secrets. With a have a variety of accommodations like no other in the area. Lac le Jeune offer rooms with balconies and beautiful views, chalets where you can watch a spectacular sunrise while sipping your morning coffee. From the lakeside cabins you can watch the famous jumping Kamloops rainbow trout or listen to the calls of the loons.
Holiday Inn Vancouver CentreVancouver
Situated on West Broadway, this hotel is just a 5-minute drive to downtown Vancouver and is two blocks away from the Canada Line Sky Train.
- Number of rooms: 197
- Accommodation: air conditioning, TV, telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), coffee maker, iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available , Green Key.
- Facilities: 16 floors with elevator, restaurant, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, children 12 and under eat free, parking $23.
Sandman Suites on DavieVancouver
Located in the west end close to the beach, this all-suite hotel is in downtown Vancouver close to the shopping and business districts.
- Number of rooms: 195
- Accommodation: air conditioning, TV, telephone, coffee maker, kitchen, washer/dryer, iron with board, hair dryer, rollaway bed not available , Green Key.
- Facilities: 24 floors with elevator, restaurant, outdoor pool, spa, business centre, parking $26, pet friendly property. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

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