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  • Vancouver

    Vancouver is a wonderfully cosmopolitan city, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a dramatic mountain backdrop and renowned for its culture, dining and shopping.

    • Stanley Park Totem Poles

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    • Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    • Granville Island Public Market

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    • Coal Harbour

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    • Bike the Sights

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    Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, Vancouver is considered to be one of the most desirable places to visit in the world. A cosmopolitan city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, and blessed with green spaces galore, Vancouver is an outdoor playground. Shop Robson Street, filled with big name brands and small quaint boutiques or visit Granville Island where you can take a food tour around the bustling market or a kayak out onto the water. Pack a picnic and relax in Stanley Park or cycle along the waterfront and watch the cruise ships enter port. Spend the morning in the snow of Grouse Mountain and your afternoon at the beach. This is a city full of contrasts.

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  • Rocky Mountain Explorer

    Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

    14 Days / 13 Nights

    Departures: Selected dates from April to October*

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Rocky Mountaineer Rail – SilverLeaf Service
    • Personalised Road Book

    *2017 dates:

    • April 18, 25, 28 
    • May 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
    • June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
    • July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
    • August 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
    • September 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
    • October 3, 6, 10, 13
    • The Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Canoes on Lake Louise

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    • Calgary at Night

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    • Black Bears

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    • Vancouver - Capilano Suspension Bridge

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    • Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Kamloops

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which has a beautiful location in Coal Harbour.

    Hotel: Fairmont Pacific Rim

    Day 02 Day 03

    Vancouver

    Nestled on the shores of the Pacific, the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver enjoys a blend of cultures, which creates a variety of ethnic cuisines and shopping options. Today is free to enjoy the attractions, and we recommend you visit Stanley Park, Robson Street, Grouse Mountain and Granville Island.

    Hotel: Fairmont Pacific Rim

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    Rocky Mountaineer & Kamloops

    An early start today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for its journey through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy the terrific views as the train winds through spectacular scenery to the small town of Kamloops, where you spend your evening.

    Hotel: Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

    Day 05

    Rocky Mountaineer & Jasper

    It is another early start as you depart Kamloops on the second stage of your magical rail journey. Traversing through scenic valleys with the magnificent Rocky Mountains accompanying your journey, the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. On arrival into Jasper, collect your rental car and check-in at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Day 06 Day 07

    Jasper

    Jasper is a charming mountain village surrounded by dense forest and glacial peaks, and boasts many scenic highlights. It is a laid-back alpine community, filled with quaint shops, restaurants and cafes. Established in 1907, Jasper National Park is the largest in the Canadian Rockies, boasting 10,878 square kilometres of mountain wilderness. Internationally renowned for its superb backcountry trail system, hikers flock to the park to create their own adventures. It is also home to some of North America’s most treasured wildlife, with healthy populations of grizzly bears, moose, caribou and wolves calling it home. We suggest you take a tram ride up Whistler’s Mountain for awe-inspiring views and visit Maligne Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the world, for a relaxing boat excursion.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Day 08 Day 09

    Lake Louise

    It’s a scenic drive today as you make your way towards Lake Louise. Whilst travelling on the Icefield Parkway, one of the world's most spectacular mountainous drives, look out for the turquoise-hued lakes and thundering waterfalls. Why not visit Athabasca Falls and Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride on the gigantic glacier? Your hotel overlooks Lake Louise and offers hiking and kayaking, so you can choose to explore this fabulous part of the world by land or out on the water.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    244Mi/393Km

    Day 10 Day 11

    Banff

    It may be a short drive today but the destination is contrasting. We have allowed a two night stay for you to explore Banff, a small town filled with quaint shops, restaurants and museums. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Bow Valley, and visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Your hotel is in the heart of Banff National Park and offers many recreational opportunities.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs

    44Mi/71Km

    Day 12 Day 03

    Calgary

    It’s just a two hour drive along the Trans-Canada Highway, with an option of taking the slightly longer but more scenic 1A Highway, to the cowboy city of Calgary. Home of the famous stampede, The Aero Space Museum, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historic Village, Glenbow Museum and Olympic Park, there are ample attractions to keep you entertained.

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

    129Mi/208Km

    Day 14

    Journey home

    There may be time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before you make your way to Calgary Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3565 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    One way drop off charge on car hire is not included and payable locally.

    British Columbia Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: Year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Vancouver Harbour in the Fall

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    • Kayaking in Tofino

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    • Victoria Evening Carriage Ride

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    • Whistler Village

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    • Floatplane North Vancouver Island

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, transfer independently to your hotel, where you spend the first two nights of your adventure.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 02

    Vancouver

    We’ve included a full free day for you to explore Vancouver, and there is plenty to keep you entertained. Visit Stanley Park covering over a thousand acres, historic Gastown, with its myriad of shopping and dining options, and perhaps take a trip out of the city to Grouse Mountain or the Capilano Suspension Bridge. This cosmopolitan city has great nightlife too for the young, or young at heart.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    78Mi/125Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Whistler

    This morning collect your rental car and commence your journey of discovery. Today’s short but beautiful drive takes you along the scenic Sea to Sky highway to Whistler. Highlights along the way included Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock, where climbers all over the world migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Your hotel for the next two nights is in the heart of the alpine valley.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    97Mi/156Km

    Day 05 Day 06 Day 07

    Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast is one of the most beautiful areas of British Columbia and today's adventure showcases it perfectly. Take the short drive to Horseshoe Bay, where you board the ferry to Langdale. From here you wind your way along the coastline, enjoying the amazing views as you go. Once in Half Moon Bay, there are so many choices to keep you busy. Take a kayak or boat tour onto the water, hike or bike the trails, explore the quaint villages and unique stores or take a floatplane ride for bird's-eye views.

    Hotel: Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

    51Mi/83Km

    Day 08 Day 09

    Parksville

    Retrace your footsteps to Langdale this morning, where you board the ferry back to Horseshoe Bay. From here, you take the ferry across the channel to Departure Bay on Vancouver Island. Just a short drive north brings you to Parksville, your base for the next two nights, where your hotel is conviently located to explore the area's delights.

    Hotel: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

    105Mi/169Km

    Day 10 Day 11

    Tofino

    It's a scenic journey from the east coast to the west, through the Sawtooth Range of the Cascade Mountains and majestic Sutton Pass. Stop off at Sproat Lake, home to the world's two largest water-bombers which are used for the sole purpose of extinguishing forest fires. Also take a stop at Cathedral Grove to enjoy the splendour of the 800 year old Douglas Fir and Cedar trees. Tofino is the gateway to the majestic Pacific Rim National Park. Take a stroll along famed Long Beach, boasting miles of pristine sandy beach and pounding surf. During your stay, explore the rainforests' well groomed trails or take a whale watching cruise through Clayquot Sound.

    Hotel: Wickaninnish Inn

    197Mi/317Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Victoria

    Today your drive takes you to the south of Vancouver Island and to its capital city Victoria. En route we suggest a stop at Chemanius, where you can admire the giant murals adorning exterior walls throughout the town, and Duncan, known as The City of Totems. Once in Victoria, explore the imposing facades of the Parliament Buildings, St. Ann's Academy and nearby Butchart Botanical Gardens. The historic old town is ideal for soaking up Victoria's atmosphere, visiting the myriad of boutiques, museums, galleries and cafes.

    Hotel: Fairmont Empress

    74Mi/119Km

    Day 14

    Vancouver

    This morning you leave Victoria for a short and leisurely drive to Swartz Bay, where you make the return 95 minute crossing to Tsawwassen on the mainland. This afternoon you have the opportunity to experience any of Vancouver's attractions that you didn't manage to see at the start of your itinerary.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 15

    Journey home

    Today you return your rental car to Vancouver International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2199 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Western Parks Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Moraine Lake

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Osoyoos

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    • Yoho Emerald Lake

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    • Osoyoos - Fruit Orchards

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    • Whistler - shopping

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    • Black Bear

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    • Vancouver Cycling

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 02

    Vancouver

    Often ranked as one of the best cities in the world, you’re sure to enjoy exploring Vancouver. Covering over a thousand acres you may want to spend some time in Stanley Park, visiting the various gardens and perhaps taking a horse drawn carriage ride. Stroll historic Gastown, boasting a variety of boutique shops and excellent dining.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    78Mi/125Km

    Day 03 Day 04

    Whistler

    Today you take the short but scenic drive along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway. Widely regarded as one of the most scenic road trips in the world, highlights include the majestic Howe Sound and Shannon Falls. Whistler is a fabulous place to visit. We suggest a horse riding trip and zip-lining, both exhilarating experiences.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    263Mi/423Km

    Day 05

    Clearwater

    Travel north from Whistler to the town of Clearwater, located on the edge of Wells Gray Provincial Park. The park features 39 waterfalls, including the stunning Helmcken Falls, the fourth tallest in Canada. The abundance of wildlife in the park includes bears, moose, deer, wolves and over 250 species of birds.

    Hotel: Alpine Meadows Resort

    198Mi/318Km

    Day 06 Day 07

    Jasper

    Some of the most stunning scenery imaginable is your backdrop today as you journey through the Rocky Mountains to Jasper. Why not take a tram up Whistler Mountain or take a trip to Maligne Lake, which is one of the most photographed lakes in the world. Don’t miss the stunning sunset at Pyramid Lake.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    144Mi/232Km

    Day 08 Day 09

    Lake Louise

    Your journey from Jasper to Lake Louise takes you through the heart of the sensational Rocky Mountains. As you head south along the Icefield Parkway, stop at the Columbia Icefield and venture out onto the Athabasca Glacier on one of the Ice Explorer vehicles. Lake Louise is filled with recreational opportunities, from hiking and mountain biking in summer to skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    91Mi/146Km

    Day 10

    Invermere

    Today’s short drive takes you through the awe inspiring Yoho National Park to the Kootenay Valley. Located on the shores of the warmest lake in the valley, Invermere is known for relaxation. Perhaps visit one of the numerous beaches on the lakeside or soak in a mineral pool at one of the nearby hot springs. Golfers are spoilt with a choice of no fewer than nine golf courses, which combine to create the Columbia Valley Golf Trail.

    Hotel: Copper Point Resort

    257Mi/414Km

    Day 11

    Okanagan Valley

    Due to its unique climate, Okanagan Valley is Canada’s second largest wine producing region, so visiting a selection of the area's world-renowned vineyards and picturesque orchards is a must.

    Hotel: Sparkling Hill Resort

    109Mi/176Km

    Day 12 Day 13

    Osoyoos

    Known as Canada’s ‘Pocket Desert’, due to it boasting the warmest average temperatures in the country, Osoyoos is the perfect place to sit back and relax. Osoyoos Lake offers vast lengths of beach and a variety of water sports, from boating to wakeboarding. There are also many vineyards in the area.

    Hotel: Walnut Beach Resort

    248Mi/399Km

    Day 14

    Vancouver

    Your journey today takes you west along the Coquihalla Highway. En route, you may wish to stop at one of the many roadside stalls selling fresh cherries, apples, apricots, pears, peaches and grapes, all grown in the local region. Cross the spectacular Dry Gulch Bridge, which is over 280 metres long and 180 metres high.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 15

    Journey home

    Today you return your rental car at Vancouver International Airport and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2079 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    West Coast Explorer

    Begins in and ends in Vancouver, British Columbia

    11 Days / 10 Nights

    Departures May to September

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Mini-coach tour of the Sea-to-Sky highway
    • Seaplane flight from Whistler to Vancouver
    • Admission to Butchart Gardens and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    • Orca Spirit whale watching cruise
    • 2 day Vancouver hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass.
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    • Harbour Air Seaplanes

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    • Vancouver

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    • Orca Whales

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    • Butchart Gardens - Victoria

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    • Whistler

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    Day 1

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight into Vancouver. Upon arrival, take a taxi to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where you will be staying the next 3 nights.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 2 Day 3

    Vancouver

    Spend the next two days exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver. The cosmopolitan city, which is renowned for its shopping, dining and culture is an outdoor playground. We have included a 2 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass to allow you to easily get around the tourist attractions of this vibrant city.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 04

    Whistler

    Today, you will depart Vancouver by mini-coach along the stunning Sea-to-Sky highway. Take in viewpoints on the fully narrated tour along the way, offering perfect photo opportunities of the spectacular scenery. Arrive into Whistler before noon, allowing an afternoon to explore the mountain resort.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    Day 05 Day 06

    Whistler

    Enjoy two days in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the resort of Whistler. Known for its multitude of summer activities and outdoor adventure pursuits such as rafting, mountain biking, zip-lining and heli-hiking, there is something on offer for all ages. Relax in the evening at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Whistler and enjoy a drink on the outdoor fire lit terrace.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    Day 07

    Victoria

    Today, you will depart Whistler's Green Lake for a breathtaking one hour seaplane flight aboard Harbour Air to downtown Victoria. Flying high above Whistler valley, passing over glacial lakes, lush alpine meadows, the Strait of Georgia and the beautiful Gulf Islands, the awe-inspiring flight gives a different view of the stunning scenery. Upon arrival in Victoria, you will spend the next three nights at The Oswego Hotel in downtown Victoria.

    Hotel: The Oswego Hotel

    Day 08 Day 09

    Victoria

    The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria offers some of the most fascinating museums in Western Canada and many historic buildings. We have allowed two days for you to explore Victoria, including a half day whale watching with Orca Spirit, with the chance to witness resident Orca whales in all their glory.

    Hotel: The Oswego Hotel

    Day 10

    Vancouver

    Board a fully narrated coach tour today to the world famous Butchart Gardens en-route to the BC Ferries terminal, where you will sail back across to Vancouver through the scenic Active Pass. Arrive back into Vancouver in time for a relaxing final evening meal.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Day 11

    Journey Home

    Today, spend the morning shopping for those last minute souvenirs before catching a taxi back to Vancouver Airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1799 per person based on twin occupancy of a standard room, departing from Heathrow. Other prices available on request.

    Departures from Manchester and Edinburgh start from £1830 per person.

    Western Canada Discovery

    Begins in Vancouver and ends in Calgary

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Selected departures: April to October

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Mini-coach tour of the Sea-to-Sky highway
    • Seaplane flight from Whistler to Vancouver
    • Silver Leaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer 'First Passage to the West'
    • Call for for details of the current departure dates applicable

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    • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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    • Vancouver

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    • Rocky Mountaineer

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    • Whistler

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    • Bow Lake, Banff

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    • Rocky Mountaineer Silver Leaf

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    • Lost Lake, Whistler

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    • Victoria

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    • Stephen Street, Calgary

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver, transfer independently to the Four Seasons Vancouver, where you will spend your first two nights. Enjoy an evening at leisure, perhaps taking in a meal at one of Vancouver's many excellent restaurants.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Vancouver

    Day 02

    Vancouver

    Today, you have a day at leisure to explore the vibrant city of Vancouver. Shop Robson Street, filled with big name brands and small quaint boutiques or visit Granville Island where you can take a food tour around the bustling market or a kayak out onto the water. Pack a picnic and relax in Stanley Park or cycle along the waterfront and watch the cruise ships enter port. Vancouver is truly a city of contrasts.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Vancouver

    Day 03 Day 04 Day 05

    Whistler

    Today, you will depart Vancouver by mini-coach along the stunning Sea-to-Sky highway. Take in viewpoints on the fully narrated tour along the way, offering perfect photo opportunities of the spectacular scenery. Arrive into Whistler before noon, allowing an afternoon to explore the mountain resort. Enjoy the next three days exploring Whistler and its surrounding area.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Whistler

    Day 06 Day 07 Day 08

    Victoria

    Today, you will depart Whistler's Green Lake for a breathtaking one hour seaplane flight aboard Harbour Air to downtown Victoria. Flying high above Whistler valley, passing over glacial lakes, lush alpine meadows, the Strait of Georgia and the beautiful Gulf Islands, the awe-inspiring flight gives a different view of the stunning scenery. Upon arrival in Victoria, you will spend the next three nights at The Oswego Hotel in downtown Victoria.

    Hotel: The Oswego

    Day 09

    Vancouver

    Board a fully narrated coach tour today to the world famous Butchart Gardens en-route to the BC Ferries terminal, where you will sail back across to Vancouver through the scenic Active Pass. Arrive back in Vancouver in time to enjoy an evening meal.

    Hotel: Four Seasons Vancouver

    Day 10

    Rocky Mountaineer & Kamloops

    An early start today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer train for its journey through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, relax and enjoy the terrific views as the train winds through spectacular scenery to the small town of Kamloops, where you spend your evening.

    Hotel: Allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

    Day 11

    Rocky Mountaineer & Banff

    It is another early start as you depart Kamloops on the second stage of your magical rail journey. Traversing through scenic valleys with the magnificent Rocky Mountains accompanying your journey, the landscape is nothing short of breathtaking. On arrival into Banff, transfer to the Rimrock Resort Hotel, where you will spend the evening.

    Hotel: The Rimrock Resort Hotel

    Day 12

    Banff

    We have allowed a two night stay for you to explore Banff, a small town filled with quaint shops, restaurants and museums. We suggest taking the Banff Gondola for panoramic views of Bow Valley, and visiting the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Your hotel is in the heart of Banff National Park and offers many recreational opportunities.

    Hotel: The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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    Calgary

    Transfer by motorcoach along the Trans-Canada highway to the cowboy city of Calgary. Home of the famous stampede, The Aero Space Museum, Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historic Village, Glenbow Museum and Olympic Park, there are ample attractions to keep you entertained.

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser

    Day 15

    Journey Home

    Spend the morning picking up last minute souvenirs before transferring independently to Calgary Airport. Depart Calgary on your chosen scheduled flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3535 per person based on two sharing a Fairmont Room and Silver Leaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer. Other room categories and classes on the Rocky Mountaineer are available on request.

    SALE now on - call 0333 323 9099 or email sales.enquiries@nats-uk.com for details of the current departure dates applicable to this offer.

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  • Grand Canadian Rockies

    Begins in Vancouver, British Columbia and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: May, June, July, August and September

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    Your escorted tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 8 dinners 
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Coal Harbour, Vancouver

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    • Lac Beauvert, Alberta

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    • Biking in the Rockies

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    • Athabasca Glacier

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    • Rockies Wildlife

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    Day 01

    Arrive Vancouver

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Vancouver. This evening meet your Tauck Tour Director and new travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Waterfront (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Vancouver & Victoria

    This morning’s sightseeing tour of Vancouver includes Stanley Park and Chinatown, two of the city's best loved attractions. This afternoon, take the ferry to Vancouver Island where you spend the next two nights in the quaint town of Victoria. Vancouver Island is simply charming, with lots to see and do just a short walk from the hotel.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 03

    Vancouver Island

    Today you journey north and visit famed Butchart Gardens; with its themed displays, it is a horticulturist's dream. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the sights of Victoria.

    Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific (Breakfast included)

    Day 04

    Victoria & Flightseeing

    Your morning is free to explore or visit Victoria’s Royal BC Museum. This afternoon fly by floatplane over the Gulf Islands and back to Vancouver, where you have time to explore the historic Gastown district. Then it’s all aboard ‘The Canadian’ for dinner and a Champagne send-off, before commencing your journey by rail into the Rockies. 

    Hotel: The Canadian, VIA Rail (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Canadian Rockies By Rail

    Experience an incredible rail journey, from your seat in the Panorama Car, aboard The Canadian. Towering peaks and glaciers highlight your mountainous route. Arrive for two nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the heart of Jasper National Park. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Jasper

    Enjoy your day at leisure – biking, golfing, swimming or simply absorbing the stunning mountain views. For the more adventurous, try rafting on the Athabasca River. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 07

    Icefield Parkway

    The Icefield Parkway, from Jasper to Lake Louise, winds between snow-domed peaks and immense hanging glaciers. Ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the Athabasca Glacier, part of the Columbia Icefields, the largest mass of ice outside the Arctic Circle. Arrive in Lake Louise late afternoon. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Banff

    Spend the morning at leisure indulging in the recreational opportunities that Lake Louise affords, before taking the picture-postcard journey to Banff National Park. The discovery of the Cave and Hot Spring Basin by Canadian Pacific Railway workers led to the park’s establishment in the early 1880s.Your castle-like hotel for the next two nights first opened in 1888 and is still resplendent today. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 09

    Bow River Valley

    This morning you may choose to enjoy a float trip along the river at Bow River Valley. This afternoon is yours to explore Banff National Park with 2,500 square miles of valley's, mountains, glaciers, meadows and forests, it is simply stunning. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with your new friends. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 10

    Journey Home

    This morning, following breakfast make the final journey from Banff to Calgary Airport where you check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3899 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard room. Other room categories available on request.

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  • Bluewater Adventures Nature Cruises

    Vancouver

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    Explore the wonderfully scenic coastline of British Columbia and southeast Alaska aboard 70ft yachts, accommodating a maximum of 15 guests, and discover ancient native villages, primeaval forests and amazing coastal wildlife with like-minded travellers. With over 35 years' experience operating nature cruises, Bluewater Adventures provide a world-class experience. Featuring unique and remote destinations, these wilderness and wildlife eco-tours are exciting expeditions you will never forget!

     

    Prices

    The Great Bear Rainforest - 7 night voyage
    Search for the all-white Spirit Bear, grizzly bear and wolf in an area both remote and dramatic. See whales, waterfalls and remote native villages.

    Departs from Bella Bella and Prince Rupert.

    Sailing dates: August 27th - September 3rd 2017, August 28th - September 4th 2017, September 4th to September 11th 2017, September 5th - September 12th 2017, September 12th - September 19th 2017, September 13th - September 20th 2017, September 20th - September 27th 2017, September 21st - September 28th 2017, September 28th - October 5th 2017, September 29th - October 6th 2017, October 6th - October 13th 2017, October 7th - October 14th 2017

    From £3680 per person.

    Canadian Gulf Islands - 4 night voyage
    This short cruise allows exploration of the beautiful Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, where you can witness Porpoise, hundreds of seals, and seal lions out on the rocks.

    Departs from Sidney.

    Sailing dates: October 18th - October 22nd 2017

    From £1795 per person.

    Southeast Alaska - 10 night voyage
    Discover the incredible humpback whales of Frederick Sound, the bears of Anan Creek and Admiralty Island, and magnificent glaciers cascading into the sea.

    Departs from Prince Rupert and Petersburg.

    Sailing dates: June 7th - June 14th 2017, June 16th - June 25th 2017, June 27th - July 4th 2017 , July 4th - July 14th 2017, July 6th - July 13th 2017, July 15th - July 25th 2017, July 26th - August 4th 2017, August 7th - August 14th 2017, August 16th - August 23rd 2017, August 26th - September 4th 2017

    From £3299 per person.

    Northern Vancouver Island - 6 night voyage
    Observe orcas and humpback whales feeding in Johnstone Strait, visit the U'Mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay and explore the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park.

    Departs from Port McNeil.

    Sailing dates: July 29th - August 4th 2017, August 5th - August 11th 2017, August 12th - August 18th 2017, August 19th - August 25th 2017

    From £2985 per person.

    Khutzeymateen North Coast -4 & 6 night voyage
    Travel protected 'Inside Passage', exploring for bear, whales and remote native villages.

    Departs from Prince Rupert.

    Sailing dates: May 17th - May 21st 2017, May 22nd - May 28th 2017, May 29th - June 4th 2017, August 20th - August 26th 2017

    From £2229 per person.

    Haida Gwaii - 7 & 8 night voyages
    Explore the Gwaii Hannas National Park Reserve and see ancient native Haida villages, an abundance of incredible wildlife and outstanding wilderness scenery.

    Departs from Sandpit.

    Sailing dates: May 9th - May 17th 2017, May 16th - May 24th 2017, May 25th - June 2nd 2017, June 2nd - June 10th 2017, June 7th - June 15th 2017, June 10th - June 18th 2017, June 15th - June 23rd 2017, June 18th - June 26th 2017, June 23rd - July 1st 2017, June 27th - July 4th 2017, July 4th - July 11th 2017, July 11th - July 18th 2017, July 18th - July 25th 2017, July 26th - August 2nd 2017, August 2nd - August 9th 2017, August 9th - August 16th 2017, August 16th - August 23rd 2017

    From £3390 per person.

    Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet

    Vancouver

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    Fly from Vancouver to Campbell River, where your adventure is centred around the grizzly bear and its natural habitat. Knight Inlet is a 100 kilometre fjord, which has been carved by glaciers, offering an incredibly scenic environment for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Abound with grasses, mussels, barnacles and salmon it provides the perfect conditions for grizzly bears to roam and feed. There are opportunities to view these incredible creatures from the water, as well as on land using the specially constructed viewing platform. You are accompanied by knowledgeable guides who provide insight into the bears that call this region home. Your accommodation for two, three or four nights is provided at Knight Inlet Lodge; a remote rustic lodge which provides a relaxing sanctuary following a busy day outdoors

    Duration: 3 Days

    Prices

    From £1145 per person

    Vancouver City Tour

    Vancouver

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    • Granville Public Market

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    • Nitobe Memorial Gardens

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    Explore the highlights which make the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver so popular on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Experience a fully narrated tour aboard vintage double-decker and retro open air buses, calling at 20 great attraction stops, including Stanley Park, Granville Island, China Town, Robson Street and the Waterfront. The two day pass allows you to board Big Pink tours as often as you please with the flexibility to disembark where and when you choose.

    Duration: 2 Day Pass

    Prices

    From £46 per adult and £29 per child

    Vancouver Foodie Tours

    Vancouver

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    • World's Best Food Truck Tour

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    Providing a unique introduction to the city, and the international influences which create its gastronomic treats, Vancouver Foodie Tours operate a choice of four walking tours. Choose from Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour, Granville Island Market Tour, Gastronomic Gastown Tour and World’s Best Food Truck Tour, each ranging from two to three hours.

    World's Best Food Truck Tour

    Duration: 2 Hours (From 11am to 1pm)

    Start out with the taste of the prized Berkshire pork hot dog covered in a secret sauce from the famous Japadog hot dog cart. Hop over to the Vancouver food truck that is hailed as being the best on the street. Here you sample fluffy Indian naan bread topped with fine butter chicken. Taste the hot smoked wild salmon from the little Vancouver tuck before heading to Vancouver’s chic shopping street for a delicious hoisin chicken wrap, chocolate Diabolo cookies and more.

    Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour

    Duration: 3 Hours (2pm to 5pm)

    Treat your discerning taste buds to a slice of heaven on The Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour, which showcases some of the best food in Vancouver and introduces you to the culinary talents behind the scenes. The gastronomic adventure includes 14 tastings including three drink pairings, a five course tasting menu with educational anecdotes, and the opportunity of meeting chefs, owners and food artisans. From award-winning dim sum to pulled pork and beer pairings to the best gelato and sorbetto in North America, this three hour tour highlights the variety of great cuisine in this multi-cultural city.

    Prices

    World's Best Food Truck Tour

    From £47 per person.

    Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour

    From £72 per person for non alcoholic pairings

    From £95 per person for alcoholic pairings

    The Great Bear Rainforest

    Vancouver

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    • Bald Eagle

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    The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest piece of intact temperate rainforest that remains on our planet, and it is here that the Kitasoo/Xia’xais First Nation have lived for centuries, sharing the land with the very special creature they refer to as moskgm’ol - the white spirit bear. A stay at Spirit Bear Lodge opens up the opportunity of seeing these incredible bears for yourself, in addition to grizzly bears and bald eagles. Following a flight from Vancouver to Bella Bella and water taxi to the lodge, check in for a three, four or five night adventure. Guided excursions, educational lodge lectures and all meals are included in this very special experience.

    Duration: 4, 5 or 6 Days

    Prices

    From £2035 per person, for a three night stay, based on two sharing a twin room.

    From £2470 per person, for a four night stay, based on two sharing a twin room.

    From £2900 per person, for a five night stay, based on two sharing a twin room.

    Campbell River Fishing Adventure

    Vancouver

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    Perfect for either the professional or novice fisherman, this three night excursion immerses you in what is renowned to be one of the best places to fish in the world. A floatplane from Vancouver transports you to Campbell River, with a final destination of Bones Bay Lodge. Sitting in the lower reaches of Knight Inlet, an ample opportunity of daily catches bring you out onto the water. Fish the migrating runs of all five species of Pacific Salmon, or bottom fish for Halibut, Ling Cod and Rock Fish, whilst watching for a playful seal or a Humpback whale breaching in the icy waters. Use of the lodges equipment, along with the expert guidance of private guides is included in the package.

    Duration: 4 Days

    Day 1

    Depart Vancouver mid-morning. You will be met upon arrival for check-in and a guest orientation with quick tour of the resort/float lodge followed by lunch prepared with the Chef’s sampling of delectable West Coast delights. After getting outfitted with all-weather gear, enjoy your first 3-5 hour salmon fishing tour. Return to the lodge for dinner. Evening at leisure.

    Day 2

    After an early breakfast, board cruisers for an all-day salmon/halibut/ bottom fishing trip up Knight Inlet. En route, observe and photograph wildlife including bald eagles, blue herons, purpoises, whales and possibly a black or grizzly bear along the shores. Boxed lunch will be provided. Return to the lodge for dinner and some storytelling. Evening at leisure.

    Day 3

    After an early breakfast, board cruisers for an all-day salmon/halibut /bottom fishing. Boxed lunch is included. Enjoy a stop in historic Telegraph Cove (gift shops available) before returning to the lodge for dinner and some more storytelling. Evening at leisure.

    Day 4

    After an early breakfast, board cruisers for a 4-6 hour salmon/halibut /bottom fishing tour. Return to the lodge for lunch and then pack for your departure and check-out. Arrive back into Vancouver late afternoon to early evening, weather permitting.

    Prices

    From £2265 per person based on two sharing a twin room.