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Canada & The Rocky Mountaineer

From £5,149
Duration 12 Days
Departures from: Jun 2022 - Sep 2023
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From £5,149
Duration 12 Days
Departures from: Jun 2022 - Sep 2023
Tour Overview
This 12-day tour takes you on an exciting journey from Calgary to Vancouver, with dramatic scenery and thrilling wildlife the norm. Discover the huge pine forests, snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear lakes of Banff National Park, where there are surprises around every picturesque corner, then admire dazzling Lake Louise – a sparkling beauty set amongst towering mountains. A trip on the Banff-Jasper Highway gives you the chance to explore the Great Columbia Icefield, before arrival at Jasper, home to a breathtaking national park. You'll then board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train for a two-day journey like no other. Take in spectacular views of canyons, mountains, rivers and waterfalls in comfort, and then end your holiday in Vancouver. Said to boast one of the most beautiful settings in the world, see if you agree with a four-night stay here.
  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Rail
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 35

Your Holiday Includes

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from London
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 10 nights in hotels of a great standard plus 1 night in flight
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 14 included meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner including welcome dinner & drink & farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage
  • Scenic Rail: Two-day journey on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Banff sightseeing
  • Lake Louise
  • Jasper, Maligne Lake & Maligne Canyon
  • Vancouver & Stanley Park
  • Granville Island Market

AIRPORT TRAVEL Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 price reduction* on the value of your booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Calgary

Today, make your own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight to Calgary. On arrival we’ll transfer you to your hotel in downtown Calgary. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure.

Day 2 Calgary - Banff

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​.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Lake Louise

​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.

Meals included: B

Day 4 Banff - Jasper

​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.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Jasper

​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.

Meals included: B

Day 6 Rocky Mountaineer - Kamloops

What a treat we have in store today as we board the famous Rocky Mountaineer train for a fabulous two-day journey to Kamloops and Vancouver.

The first leg of our journey takes us from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia. Sit back and relax and take in the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Special highlights will be views of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres, and the stunning Pyramid Falls, which descend from a hanging valley and are a truly remarkable sight. We'll also climb over Yellowhead Pass and along the North Thompson River as we approach Kamloops for an overnight stay.

Just as impressive as the scenery will be your surroundings on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer. Relax in comfort as your onboard host shares stories about life in the Rockies as you take in the unbelievable views.

Meals included: B,L

Day 7 Rocky Mountaineer - Vancouver

​We rejoin the train for a journey towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. From the comfort of our carriage we'll see dramatic changes in scenery as we pass by winding river canyons, pristine forest and dramatic mountains.

We'll follow the Fraser River, renowned as the home of British Columbia's largest salmon fishing run – when salmon that have migrated from the ocean, swim to the upper reaches of the river to spawn – so keep your eyes peeled for grizzly bears trying to pluck a catch from the water.

Hell's Gate is another highlight, when the river narrows abruptly forcing the water to gush through a 35-metre wide passage.

Meals included: B,L

Day 8 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.

Meals included: B,L

Day 9 Vancouver - at Leisure

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.

Meals included: B

Day 10 Vancouver - at leisure

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

Meals included: B

Days 11 & 12 Vancouver - UK

You'll fly back to the UK on day 11, arriving in the UK on day 12. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Just You Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked).

Meals included: B

Additional Information

THE BEST OF CANADA’S WEST 12 DAYS If you’d prefer, you can stay with the coach on days 6 & 7 as we take a slightly different route towards Vancouver. We head to Sun Peaks in British Columbia through spectacular scenery and past Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Rockies.  Stay at the Sun Dance Lodge and stop at the Blue River for a Rockies safari through Grizzly Bear Valley, home to an array of wildlife including moose, eagles, ospreys and of course grizzly bears.

 

  1. Memorable Moment

    Discover Granville Island food market where you can sample gourmet delicacies, baked goods and seafood.

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown

The Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Downtown hotel is set in trendy East Village, just steps from Calgary's business district, city agencies and beautiful urban parks. Amenities include indoor pool and fitness Centre with gym / workout room. Rooms include - Air conditioning Coffee / tea maker Microwave Flatscreen TV Iron Wake-up service / alarm clock Refrigerator

Mount Royal Hotel

Perfectly situated downtown in the very heart of Banff and overlooking the mountains, this historic hotel has been situated here since 1908. The hotel has been completely updated this winter inspired by the history of the hotel and the area.

Warm, relaxed rooms and suites benefit from a desk area, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, kettle and coffee machine, smart TV, hairdryer, safe and iron.

There are four dining options at the hotel including Tony Roma's restaurant, a guest lounge and Toque Canadian Pub. Additionally the hotel boasts a library, and roof top lounge with outdoor hot tubs.

Lobstick Lodge

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.

Kamloops Hotel

Your hotel in Kamloops this evening is arranged by Rocky Mountaineer and will be advised when you board the train.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Sheraton Vancouver is centrally located with facilities such as restaurants, bar and café. Other hotel facilities include health club and shop.

What our customers say

  1. Not a large group

    "This was my first time on a solos holiday and I really enjoyed it - everyone was very welcoming, the tour guide was excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to book with Just You in the future. Well organised and not a large group" - Mary Copare

  2. Monet gardens was fabulous

    "The trip to Monet gardens was fabulous. The Monet house and gardens really beautiful we could have spent longer there and the sun made it more so. We had excellent lunch and would definitely go back there. The hotel where we stayed was also very good well presented and in a quiet, clean, nice area with local parks and shops in vicinity. Very welcoming.The groups are not too large and everyone is friendly and keen to enjoy the places visited" - Pamela Bulmer

  3. Guide was outstanding

    "Very enjoyable, well organised, comfortable hotel, pleasant coaches and courteous drivers. No delays or problem. Guide was outstanding, definitely enhanced the whole experience" - Sally Baron

  4. Beautiful gardens

    "A glorious tour of beautiful gardens with a great group of like-minded travellers and a wonderful guide" - Anna Evripidou.

  5. First time I travelled alone

    "This was the first time I travelled alone. I had a lovely weekend, good company & places to visit. Good way to travel & meet people" - Jennifer Jones

  6. Confidence building

    "As a first time lone traveller I was very apprehensive but found it a great and confidence building experience. I will do it again!" - Victoria Taylor

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Jasper Evening Nature Walk

Jasper Evening Nature Walk

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.
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, meadow...

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Banff - Athabasca Glacier

Banff - Athabasca Glacier

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
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 glac...

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Vancouver - North Shore

Vancouver - North Shore

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
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 are...

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Vancouver - Victoria on Vancouver Island including Butchart Gardens

Vancouver - Victoria on Vancouver Island including Butchart Gardens

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.
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 b...

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Jasper - River Rafting

Jasper - River Rafting

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
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...

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