The Best of Canada's West

Classic Touring

12 Days from £3,499

Sep 2019 - Oct 2020 Departures

Discover the Rocky Mountains - dramatic peaks, jade-green lakes and pine forests where grizzlies still roam free, as well as exploring the beautiful city of Vancouver on this exciting tour.

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS
FLIGHT CHOICES
MAX GROUP SIZE 30

What's included

​WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air Canada
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 10 nights in hotels of a good standard plus 1 night in flight
  • 11 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 dinner

PLUS…

  • Welcome & farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included excursions

​INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

  • Banff sightseeing
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper, Maligne Lake & Maligne Canyon
  • Vancouver & Stanley Park
  • Venture in to moose & grizzly bear habitat on a Rockies River Safari

 

Optional excursions

​OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS​

    • Ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
    • Rockies helicopter flight
    • Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer
    • Jasper river raft ride
    • Evening nature walk in Jasper
    • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Grouse Mountain on Vancouver's North Shore
    • Victoria sightseeing & Butchart Gardens

Your itinerary

​We'll fly to Calgary today, transferring to hotel in downtown Calgary. Rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure.

Today you'll transfer to Banff for a sightseeing tour of Banff National Park.

In Banff National Park's huge pine forests, black and grizzly bears still roam free and the area is home to spectacular sights such as wondrous snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, sparkling streams and rugged canyons with crashing waterfalls. Our tour today includes visits to the Hoodoos, Surprise Corner and Bow Falls, and you might opt to take a ride on the Banff Gondola.

This evening we'll get together for dinner​.

​Lake Louise – a glacial jade-green lake high in the mountains, surrounded on all sides by towering peaks – is often described as the most beautiful place in Canada. Our included excursion to the lake today gives you the chance to see if you agree.

​The Banff-Jasper Highway reaches almost 7,000ft above sea level at points and is flanked by great mountain ranges soaring to more than 11,000ft. As we head along this magnificent highway to Jasper, a stop at the Great Columbia Icefield provides an opportunity to take an Ice Explorer ride across the Athabasca Glacier.

​The former railroad town of Jasper is now home to the breathtakingly beautiful Jasper National Park. On this morning's tour we'll view the turquoise waters of Maligne Lake, set in a canyon and ringed by snow- and ice-capped mountains.

During free time this afternoon you could choose to take an optional river raft ride, and in the evening there's the chance to take a walk on the wild side with an optional nature walk.

Our journey to Sun Peaks in British Columbia takes us over Yellow Head Pass, past Mount Robson – the highest peak in the Rockies – and along the Trans-Canada Highway. The scenery may be spectacular but the highlight of your day is sure to be our stop at Blue River for an exciting Rockies river safari. This once-in-a-lifetime cruise will take you through Grizzly Bear Valley on the lookout for an array of wildlife including moose, eagles, ospreys and, of course, grizzly bears.​

​We continue our scenic journey through the Rockies today, towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver.

​Boasting one of the most beautiful settings in the world, Vancouver is surrounded by mountains, forests and delightful islands. On our sightseeing tour we'll take in Chinatown, Gas Town, the remarkable 1,000-acre Stanley Park with its famous totem poles and the magnificent harbour.

Granville Island is a huge draw for locals and tourists alike, thanks to its theatres, restaurants and shops. The highlight for most is the indoor public market with stalls selling gourmet delicacies, baked goods and seafood.

​Vancouver’s North Shore, featuring the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain, is well worth a visit and you can do so on an optional excursion if you wish.

​Victoria on Vancouver Island can be reached by ferry, and if you choose to join an optional excursion, that's how we'll reach the capital of British Columbia.

On our city tour you'll be able to admire the architecture here and see how its British Victorian heritage is perfectly preserved. More highlights include the marvellous Butchart Gardens – 50 acres of spectacular floral displays and emerald-coloured lawns. We'll also visit the Parliament Building and the classic Empress Hotel, sitting next to Victoria's sparkling harbour.

A farewell drink with your fellow travellers this evening will bring your tour to a perfect end.​

​You'll fly back to the UK on day 11, arriving in the UK on day 12.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Canada - Banff - Athabasca Glacier

Canada - Banff - Athabasca Glacier

from £39

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This unique trip takes you on to the Athabasca Glacier in one of the specially built Ice Explorer vehicles. With expert driver/guides, experience the thrill of going on to the glacier in one of these giant vehicles. Don’t worry about walking on the ice; it’s as deep as the Eiffel Tower is high!!

Unique - Easy

Canada - Jasper - River Rafting

Canada - Jasper - River Rafting

from £45

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Join the fun and experience easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears.
Lifejackets and the specially designed rafts offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. The guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required.

Afternoon excursion - Easy - Memorable

Canada - Vancouver - North Shore

Canada - Vancouver - North Shore

from £120

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Appreciate the spectacular views in a cable car to the top of Grouse Mountain, the ‘Peak of Vancouver’, where there is also plenty to do. In summer months the city’s winter ski area is transformed into a summer activity centre. Visit the mountain’s two resident grizzly bears - Grinder and Cooler, perhaps watch the entertaining Lumberjack Show or a birds in motion demonstration. From the beginning of October onwards, the summer activities break as the resort prepares for the Winter season, the summit is still worth a visit and the Theatre in the Sky, restaurants, cafes and shop remain open.

We also take the opportunity to visit Vancouver’s oldest tourist attraction - the Capilano Suspension Bridge. The bridge stretches 450ft across and 230ft above Capilano River. Cross to the other side and there’s an eco-friendly walk in the treetops waiting for you to conquer. There is also a Spectacular Cliff Side Walk, looking down onto the Capilano River as you wind your way through the rain forest, as well as the full history and photo’s on display.

This is a private tour for you group escorted by your tour manager and includes all transportation and entrances to both attractions.

Half Day - Moderate walking - Great Experience

Canada - Vancouver - Victoria on Vancouver Island including Butchart Gardens

Canada - Vancouver - Victoria on Vancouver Island including Butchart Gardens

from £124

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Enjoy the opportunity to go by scenic ferry to Vancouver Island and visit Victoria, the state capital of British Columbia. Soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque seaside town by strolling around the Inner Harbour and marvel at the wonderful architecture of the nearby Parliament buildings and the Empress Hotel. No visit to the island would be complete without going to see the world famous Butchart Gardens. Take time to amble around and admire the wonderful flower gardens that Jenny Butchart created out of the old cement quarry!! Please note: This is a long but rewarding day

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Not to be missed

Please note: To ensure that you enjoy and experience your holiday to its fullest, we may need to combine this excursion with customers travelling on another one of our tours.

Canada - Jasper Evening Nature Walk

Canada - Jasper Evening Nature Walk

from £46

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Experience the majestic scenery of Jasper National Park on foot. This 2.5-3 hour guided nature walk will feature a spectacular array of rolling hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams and stunning glacial lakes. Your licensed interpreter will lead this walk as you explore the abundant flora and fauna along these routes that often offer incredible opportunities to spot wildlife. Marvel at snow-capped peaks during the months of May and early June, or through the months of September and October, the mountain landscapes glow with the red, orange, and gold of the Larch and Aspen trees.
Routes will be adapted due to weather, wildlife and seasonal closures. We suggest dressing in layers with a waterproof jacket as tours will run rain or shine.

Accommodation

The well located Ramada Plaza Calgary is within walking distance of local entertainment, shopping and dining. Guest rooms benefit from en- suite, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities. With amenities at the hotel itself including two restaurants, fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool.
Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel is in a redbrick building dating to 1908.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites have free WiFi, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas.

Dining options include a Canadian restaurant with communal tables, a rib shack, and a cozy lounge with a fireplace. There''s also a hot tub and a sauna.
The Lobstick Lodge in Jasper is a comfortable hotel in a lovely setting, boasting a lovely outdoor patio area.

Hotel facilities include an indoor pool and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, minifridge, hairdryer and Wi-Fi.
Our team are busy putting together a description of this hotel for you. Please come back soon for information about some of the facilities available at this hotel.
A 7-minute walk from shopping on Robson Street, this modern hotel is also a 10-minute walk from the Hornby Street Aquabus, which offers direct access to Granville Island. Subdued rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. The facility also offers a casual restaurant/lounge, an indoor heated pool and a 24-hour exercise room, plus a spa.

Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

DEPARTURE DATE

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11 days

Saturday 07 September 2019

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£2,929

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11 days

Saturday 09 May 2020

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£2,789

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11 days

Tuesday 19 May 2020

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£2,789

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11 days

Tuesday 09 June 2020

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£2,989

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11 days

Saturday 20 June 2020

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£2,989

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11 days

Tuesday 08 September 2020

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£2,929

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11 days

Tuesday 22 September 2020

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11 days

Saturday 03 October 2020

£2,789

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

London (Heathrow)

Saturday 07 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,639

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Saturday 07 September 2019

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Departs

17:50 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

London (Heathrow)

Saturday 09 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£3,499

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Saturday 09 May 2020

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 19 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£3,499

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Friday 29 May 2020

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 09 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£3,699

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Tuesday 09 June 2020

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Friday 19 June 2020

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

London (Heathrow)

Saturday 20 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£3,699

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Saturday 20 June 2020

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 30 June 2020

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 08 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£3,639

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Tuesday 08 September 2020

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Friday 18 September 2020

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 22 September 2020

GUARANTEED

£3,639

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Friday 02 October 2020

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

London (Heathrow)

Saturday 03 October 2020

£3,499

Available

Outbound
Air Canada

Saturday 03 October 2020

Departs

13:05 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

14:55 Calgary (Intl)

Operated by

Air Canada

Inbound
Air Canada - AC

Tuesday 13 October 2020

Departs

18:30 Vancouver (Intl)

Arrives

11:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air Canada

Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on.

The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour. If the main tour is displaying a SOLD OUT notification, there may still be places available on the tour with the add-on:

The Best of Canada's West with Alaska Cruise Add - On

20 days from £5,938

May 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures

​Stay an extra night in Vancouver, and embark on a 7 night Alaskan cruise on board the Neiuw Amsterdam. You will sail Alaska's Inside Passage, from Misty Fjords National Monument to Glacier Bay National Park, look for thrilling wildlife along the way, such as humpback and orca whales, bald eagles and brown bears. The ship itself boasts a choice of speciality dining and activities including BBC Earth experiences.


Your add on includes:
* Transfers
* 1 night stay in Vancouver with breakfast
* 7 night Alaskan Cruise
Please note this add on is not accompanied by a Tour Manager.
Day 11 Vancouver
There's more much-appreciated time to explore Vancouver today, with it's culinary scene on the rise, you may choose to enjoy cocktails and a local dish at one of the many promising new restaurants or bars. Experience the local culture and history by visiting a museum or art gallery, such as the Vancouver Art Gallery - housed in one of the city's most notable landmarks and containing over 9000 works of art.
Day 12 Cruise
You'll join your cruise ship at Vancouver Harbor.
Day 13 The Inside Passage
As your cruise through North America's most scenic coastal landscape begins, you'll want to spend time on deck gazing at the scenery and watching out for wildlife. You never know, you could be lucky enough to spot breaching whales, soaring eagles, inquisitve seals and grizzly bears.
Day 14 Janeau
Early this afternoon we'll dock in the Alaskan capital Janeau, where you can step ashore and make your own discoveries of Alaska's number one tourist destination.
Day 15 Skagway
Today we arrive in Skagway, a lively relic of the 1898 turn-of-the-century buildings, you'll feel like you have stepped back in time.
Day 16 Glacier Bay
Get ready for one of the scenic highlights of your cruise as we head to Glacier Bay. You'll see enormous icebergs floating in the blue-green water, and if we're lucky, we might watch as a glacier 'calves', sending thousands of tons of ice into the bay.
Day 17 Ketchikan
This afternoon our journey takes us to Ketchikan, a quaint town clinging to the mountainside. It's a lovely place to explore at your own pace, and maybe sample some fresh Alaskan salmon. Or, you could explore Totem Poles Park, the choice is entirely yours.
Day 18 Cruising at sea
It's your final day on board, so take every opportunity to appreciate the scenery as it unfurls before your very eyes. We'll cruise the Inside Passage back towards Vancouver and you'll have plenty of time to relax with new-found friends, reliving the wonderful moments you've shared.
Day 19 Vancouver/UK
You will disembark today, after your ship arrives back in Vancouver. We are collected by a guide and will enjoy a short tour, before we transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 20 UK
You'll arrive in the UK today.​


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