Overview:

You have not experienced the sheer beauty of mother nature until you have explored western Canada. Spend 10-days gazing at beautiful mountains, crystal-clear lakes and wonderful waterfalls. Breathe in the crisp, cool air and appreciate the majesty of the great outdoor during your trip to explore Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria Islands,  Kamloops,  Jasper,  Lake Louise and Banff. There will also be plenty of opportunity to enjoy Canada’s cities where you can feast on delicious food and shop until you drop. This amazing package includes flights, breakfast, sightseeing and accommodation.


Holiday Highlights:

  • Visit Stanley Park
  • Explore Grouse Mountain
  • See Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Trip to Granville Island Public Market
  • Visit Victoria Islands
  • Visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens
  • Explore the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre
  • Take a ride up on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola
  • Travel through 3 mountain parks – Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho
  • Visit Jasper National Park
  • See Lake Maurine & Lake Louise
  • Trip up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for a 360-degree view of six mountain ranges
  • Visit Lake Minnewanka

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Buckle up for an amazing adventure as you jet off on your flight to Vancouver. The red-carpet treatment will be rolled out for you at the airport, where you will be welcomed by a guide who will escort you to your hotel. After check-in, unpack your bags and unwind in your guestroom. Or feel free to independently explore the city. You will be impressed by its walkable neighborhoods, drink-and-dine delights and an array of outdoor activities that are framed by a dramatic vistas.

 

Day 2 – Vancouver: Today you will explore Vancouver and be amazed its soaring skyscrapers, architectural masterpieces, urban beaches, and coastal rainforests. Your full day tour will take you through the city’s famous attractions starting at Stanley Park, with a stop at Prospect Point for a photo opportunity.

Next, you will head to Grouse Mountain – this self-proclaimed ‘Peak of Vancouver,’ is a mountaintop playground and offers smashing views of downtown glittering in the water below.

You will also explore Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and Robson Street – Vancouver’s ever-popular shopping hub’ gas town, as well as Chinatown, and English Bay. You will end the day with a trip to Granville Island Public Market. Browse through the stalls selling fish, cheese, fruit and bakery treats. Pick up some nibbles for a picnic at nearby Vanier Park or hit the international food court for a sit-down meal.

 

Day 3 – Victoria Islands & Vancouver:

Today you will enjoy a day trip to British Colombia’s famous Victoria Islands. You will travel by ferry crossing the inside passage into the Island. As soon as you arrive, you will explore the town on a short tour followed by a visit to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. This is full of stunning flowers and trees. You will want to pull out your selfie stick and snap photos that you will treasure for years to come.

Finally, as the sun sets you will return back to your hotel in Vancouver.

 

Day 4 – Whistler:

Prepared to be dazzled today as you enjoy a scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway with stops at Shannon Falls and the Tantalus View Point. Once you arrive at Whistler, you will enjoy a guided tour.

Nestled in the formidable shadow of the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, the village has a frosted, Christmas-card look in winter. But summer visitors now outnumber their ski-season equivalents, with many lured by the area’s scenic hiking, biking and thrill-popping outdoor adventures. It’s surprisingly easy to get lost walking around the labyrinthine little village but you’re unlikely to find yourself too far from your destination once you turn around the next corner. This will be followed by a visit to the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre. Here you will learn all about the First Nations and later take the ride up on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

 

Day 5 – Kamloops:

Start the day with a scrumptious breakfast, before checking out of your hotel and continuing your journey by road to Kamloops. Once you arrive, you will check into your hotel and explore the town on your own. You will be impressed by its tree-lined streets, pretty Thompson River and shopping malls galore.

 

Day 6 – Jasper: After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and leave for Jasper by road. The scenic route will take you through 3 mountain parks –  Revelstoke, Glacier and Yoho. You will make a few photo stops in between to give you enough time to explore the Magnificent Rockies. These sigh-inducing mountains, are full of mist-shrouded forests and epic tooth-and-claw wildlife. Canada’s legendary outdoor wonderland, lives up to its stunning reputation. Then finally when you arrive in Jasper, check into your hotel and unwind.

 

Day 7 – Jasper: Today will be etched in your mind forever as the day you explore the natural beauty of the Jasper National Park. It is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and will impress you at every turn. Today you will enjoy a scenic tour that will take you to the outstanding sights that Jasper offers, including Maligne Canyon, where natural wonders are on display. This includes a disappearing lake and karst topography, limestone with sinkholes, underground streams and caverns.  Jasper National Park is famous for its hiking, pioneering history, easy-to-view wildlife and hut-to-hut backcountry skiing possibilities. Similarly, bike enthusiasts consistently laud it as having one of the best single-track cycling networks in North America.

 

Day 8 – Banff, Columbia Icefields, and Lake Louise: Today you will travel to Banff after passing though the Columbia Icefields. The mountainous sides of this vast bowl of ice are some of the highest in the Rockies, with nine peaks higher than 3000-metres. You will also  stop to explore the region’s two best lakes, Lake Maurine and the Lake Louise. This lake is what makes Banff National Park the phenomenon it is. You will be stunned when you stand next to the serene, implausibly turquoise lake with a surrounding amphitheater of finely chiseled mountains that hoist Victoria Glacier up for all to see. It is also famous for its teahouses, grizzly bears and hiking trails.

Once you arrive in Banff, check into your hotel and unwind.

 

Day 9 – Banff: Today you will learn about the culture, geology and wildlife of Canada while exploring the spectacular sights of the renowned mountain town of Banff. Your sightseeing tour will include all the must-see spots. A highlight will be a trip up Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola for a 360-degree view of six mountain ranges and the beautiful Banff town site. Be sure to pull out your camera and snap a photo. Your tour will end at Lake Minnewanka, which is the largest lake in Banff National Park. There are plenty of chances to go hiking, swimming, sailing, boating and fishing. There are walking trails around the lake, which are perfect to soak in the stunning atmosphere.

 

Day 10 – Departure:  Start the day with an early breakfast, before setting off for Calgary Airport. Subject to your flight timings you will be offered a short tour of Calgary city giving you a glimpse of this amazing city. You will be wowed by the city which is famous for its world-famous stampede, an annual event attracting many visitors from across Canada and the world. Finally, as you board the plane, you will leave with wonderful memories of this friendly country – which you will cherish for years to come. If you would like to extend your stay or travel in a premium class, then please speak with our Travel Specialist who will be happy to assist you.

 

 


Accommodation: 

Empire Landmark Hotel, Vancouver – This luxury hotel offers stunning views thanks to the famous Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant and Lounge. In fact, all the guest room balconies at the Empire Landmark Hotel all have views of the city, mountains, or ocean. Rooms are also equipped with a 40″ flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and tea and coffee making facilities. Private bathrooms include free toiletries. The hotel is only an 11-minute walk from the beach, which means you are only moments away the stunning sea-air.  The hotel is located in the heart of Vancouver city centre on Robson Street and boasts a fitness centre, spa as well as free wi-fi. Guests can visit the gift shop and beauty salon on site.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Fitness centre & spa
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Concierge service
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily maid service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities

 

Room facilities & amenities: 

  • Balconies with views of the city, mountains, or ocean
  • 40″ flat-screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Free toiletries

 

Aava Hotel, Whistler – This luxury hotel is a great place to unwind thanks to its outdoor pool, and hot tub with view of the mountains. This hotel is just a 2 minutes’ walk from the heart of Whistler Village. Whistler Conference Centre and Whistler Golf Club are half a mile away. Guests can enjoy free wi-fi, which is great for anyone who likes to check emails and social media. Guests can also enjoy the fitness centre to maintain their exercise regime. A guest launderette, and a complimentary bike and ski valet are offered. A flat-screen cable TV and an iPod docking station are featured in all rooms at Aava Whistler Hotel. Tea and coffee-making facilities and a mini refrigerator are provided. Free toiletries, bathrobes and a soaker bath tub or shower are also included.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

 

  • Outdoor pool
  • Ski storage
  • Pets are allowed
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Hot tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Skiing
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Internet in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Parking
  • Concierge service
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Vending machine
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms

 

Room facilities & amenities: 

  • Cable TV
  • iPod docking station
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Soaker bath tub
  • Shower

Double Tree by Hilton, Kamloops – For the ultimate in rest and relaxation, look no further than this hotel which boasts an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness centre and is only an 8-minute walk from the beach.  Mealtimes are a treat at the onsite restaurant. Citrus Restaurant and Lounge offers all day dining options. Guests can enjoy daily specials and a breakfast buffet. All rooms come with free wi-fi, a flat-screen cable TV, mini fridge, an in-room safe, and a coffee maker. A work desk and ironing facilities are included. A hot tub and a fitness centre are featured for guest use at Doubletree Kamloops. A souvenir shop is available. The hotel has a great location as Riverside Park is a 5 minutes’ walk away, and Columbia Place Shopping Centre is 1.9 miles away. Mount Paul golf course is a 5 minutes’ drive away.

 

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Shallow end
  • Pool
  • Beach towels
  • Pets are allowed on request
  • Hot tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Kid meals
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Internet in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Parking
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Children television networks
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Vending machine
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service

 

Room facilities & amenities: 

  • Free wi-fi
  • Flat-screen cable TV
  • Mini fridge
  • In-room safe
  • Coffee maker
  • A work desk
  • Ironing facilities

 

Chateau Jasper, Jasper – This environmentally friendly hotel is located in Jasper National Park, and is  only a 13 minutes’ drive from the Jasper Tramway. The hotel is well located as Athabasca Falls is a 30-minute drive away. It also boats an award-winning restaurant and indoor pool. Inside the rooms, guests can enjoy a flat-screen TV, free wi-fi, and air-conditioning. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are available in the private bathrooms. Chateau Jasper features a modern gym and a hot tub. Meeting rooms are available for guest use. Heated underground parking is also included. A seasonal ski shuttle is provided.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Ski pass vendor
  • Pets are allowed on request
  • Indoor pool
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Fitness centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Fax/photocopying
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers

 

Room facilities & amenities: 

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free wi-fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathrooms

 

Aspen Lodge, Banff –This hotel has all you need for a comfortable stay. Guests can relax in the sauna and hot tub. Visitors can also relax in their guestroom which boats a balcony or patio and comes with free wi-fi, mini refrigerator, coffee machine, hairdryer, ironing facilities and a safety deposit box. An on-site launderette and a café provide added guest convenience. Ski storage is also available as well as free parking. There is so much to see and do locally. Fairmont Banff Springs golf course is 1.9 miles from this hotel and Banff Gondola is a 7-minute drive away. The Banff hotel is also only a 10-minute walk from Banff Park Museum.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Ski storage
  • Hammam
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Skiing
  • Sauna
  • Restaurant
  • Internet available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Parking
  • Laundry
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Lift
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms

 

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Balcony or patio
  • Free wi-fi
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Safety deposit box