Passage Through the Rockies

Resort: Passage Through the Rockies
Operator: Cox and Kings
Destination: Canada
Price From: £2795.00

Overview

Discover the best of western Canada on this
12-day escorted tour, including travelling
through the Canadian Rockies with an option
to upgrade to two days on board the Rocky
Mountaineer
train. Visiting national parks,
picturesque towns, glaciers, turquoise lakes
and charming cities, this tour showcases the
breathtaking scenery and culture of British
Columbia and Alberta.

Itinerary

Day 1: Calgary

On arrival in Calgary, you will be met and
transferred to the Marriott Downtown Hotel
for an overnight stay. (N)

Day 2: Banff

This morning travel through beautiful Banff
National Park with its towering mountains. Arrive
into the picturesque mountain resort of Banff
and stay 2 nights at Banff Park Lodge. (B, D)

Day 3: Banff

Day at leisure. Explore the town on foot or
take an optional excursion such as a scenic
helicopter ride (payable locally). (B)

Day 4: Lake Louise

Journey to Lake Louise with a stop at Moraine
lake en route. Tonight, stay at Lake Louise Inn.
(B, D)

Day 5: Icefields Parkway Jasper

Travel along the Icefields Parkway, stopping at
the Columbia Icefield to board an Ice Explorer
vehicle for an excursion on the Athabasca
glacier. Arrive in Jasper and overnight at one of
the Mountain Park Lodges*. (B)

Day 6: Maligne canyon Blue River

Journey out of Jasper National Park to the
town of Blue River where the wilderness is
filled with pristine lakes, waterfalls and rivers.
Take a river excursion in search of grizzly
and black bears. Overnight at Mike Wiegele
Heliski Village. (Optional Rocky Mountaineer
extension). (B, D)

Day 7: Vancouver

Follow the path of the early gold rush pioneers
as you travel through the Cariboo region to
Vancouver. Stay at the Coast Coal Harbour
Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)

Day 8: Vancouver

Morning sightseeing tour of the city with
the afternoon at leisure to relax, explore the
city further or take an optional excursion
such as tasting local produce on a guided
tour of Granville Island market (payable
locally). (B)

Day 9: Whistler

Head along the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler
and stay at the Summit Lodge & Spa (or
similar) for 1 night. We recommend taking a
walk around this alpine village in the evening
to soak up the atmosphere. (B)

Day 10: Victoria

Travel back along the Sea to Sky Highway to
Horseshoe Bay, stopping en route at Shannon
Falls. From Horseshoe Bay take a ferry across
the Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Finish
your journey in the city of Victoria with a 2-night
stay at The Parkside Hotel & Spa. Alternatively
take a floatplane between Whistler and Victoria,
from £175 (must be pre-booked). (B)

Day 11: Victoria

Optional morning whale-watching cruise or
horse-drawn carriage city tour (payable locally).
Afternoon visit to the floral displays of the
Butchart gardens, followed by a group farewell
dinner. (B, D)

Day 12: Vancouver Onward travel

Morning ferry back to Vancouver, then either
transfer to the airport to fly home or continue
your holiday by joining a 7-night Alaska cruise. (B)

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