Canadian Rockies and Calgary Stampede
Join us for a journey into the heart of the Canadian Rockies, one of the world's most majestic wonderlands. Discover this dramatic landscape and enjoy a scenic journey from Whistler to Vancouver on the iconic Sea to Sky Highway. Explore the hamlets of Lake Louise, Jasper and Banff, before experiencing the 'Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth' with a 2-day ticket to the world-famous Calgary Stampede. This is the perfect trip for those who want to discover the best of the West.
On arrival into Vancouver, make your way independently to your hotel at leisure. Here you will enjoy a three-night stay on the edge of the Pacific Rim, overlooking the Georgia Strait and backed by the snow-capped Coast Mountains. The remainder of the day is yours at leisure. Overnight in Vancouver.
Today is yours at leisure to. Why not discover Vancouver on today's optional guided city tour? See restored Gastown, colourful Chinatown and the Burrard Inlet waterfront, before crossing over the Lion's Gate Bridge into 'North Van'. Take a cable car to the summit of breathtaking Grouse Mountain for panoramic views as far as the eye can see, and brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge over a vertiginous gorge. Overnight in Vancouver
Spend another day at leisure in Vancouver, or join today's optional excursion to beautiful Vancouver Island and the provincial capital of British Columbia, Victoria. Nicknamed “The Best Place on Earth”, Victoria is walkable seaside city packed full of fragrant gardens, waterfront paths, engaging museums, beautiful 19th century architecture and British influence. In the summer, the Inner Harbour – Victoria’s social and cultural centre – buzzes with visiting yachts, horse and carriage rides, street entertainers and excursion boats heading out to visit pods of friendly local whales.
Alternatively, enjoy a full day exploring the best of coastal Vancouver. No trip to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to Stanley Park - its seawall, beaches, walking trails, totem poles, pool, miniature railway and more attract 8 million visitors each year. Later, indulge in fabulous shopping, have a coffee at the cities famous harbour or search for a bargain at the Granville Island Markets. Overnight in Vancouver.
Today you will say goodbye to Vancouver and travel along the picturesque Sea to Sky Highway to the famous mountain resort of Whistler for a one-night stay. Spend the afternoon exploring the delights of this world-class winter sports and summer hiking resort. Why not take a ride on the famous Peak 2 Peak Gondola for panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountain ranges (not included)? Overnight in Whistler.
Drive through beautiful mountain scenery to the resort of Sun Peaks, a modern alpine village high in the interior of British Columbia. On arrival, the remainder of the day is yours to explore this charming mountain resort. Overnight in Sun Peaks.
Don't miss today's included cruise through 'Grizzly Bear Valley' where sightings of grizzly and black bears are almost guaranteed from the boat. This is a wildlife watching experience you will never forget! Later, we will continue with our tour. We'll head past towering Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies - and through beautiful scenery to Jasper. Located at the gateway to scenic Jasper National Park this is where you will stay for two nights. Overnight in Jasper.
Today is yours to explore the beautiful town of Jasper at your own leisure. Join today's optional excursion, which will include a ride on the historic Jasper Tramway - the longest in Canada - to the scenic heights above. Other highlights of this tour include a journey to the world-famous Medicine and Maligne Lakes as well as beautiful Maligne Canyon. Overnight in Jasper.
Today you will travel along the renowned Icefields Parkway and enjoy a stop at beautiful Lake Louise, where stunning turquoise waters are set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. You'll continue on to Banff, the delightful, bustling 'capital' of the Rockies. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. Overnight in Banff.
Take the opportunity to join an optional Banff sightseeing tour, which includes a cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and a trip to scenic Surprise Corner viewpoint, overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel. Why not make this day even more unforgettable and take to the skies in an optional Rockies helicopter ride over the mountains? Other activities can include a dip in the famous Hot Springs, a walk along one of the many mountain trails and cruising on Lake Minnewanka. Overnight in Banff.
Spend a final morning at leisure in Banff before you travel to the mountain resort of Kananaskis for a 3-night stay. The rest of the days is yours to explore at your own pace. Overnight in Kananaskis.
Today you will visit the Stampede showground in Calgary for your first day at this iconic outdoor show. You'll have plenty of time to experience everything the event has to offer. Soak up the fantastic atmosphere as you watch authentic rodeos, chuck-wagon races and grandstand shows. Don't forget to look around for one of the famous free pancake breakfasts! Overnight in Kananaskis.
Today you will return to the Stampede showground for another taste of the Wild West. Break in your new cowboy boots and enjoy some famous Western hospitality! As well as thrilling rodeos, there will be entertainment in abundance with live music, rides and games, and the Skyride that takes you from one side of the park to the other.
Today you will transfer to the airport to board your overnight flight back to the UK.