One night in Calgary, two nights in Banff, one night in Lake Louise, one nights in Jasper, one night to Vancouver via Kamloops, and two nights in Vancouver
Your eight-night Canadian Rockies Adventure holiday gets underway with your flight from the UK to Calgary. With all transfers included, travel to your chosen accommodation for a one-night stay and check out the city's famous sights. On Day 2, travel on to the small resort town of Banff to discover Banff National Park, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner Viewpoint, and Sulphur Mountain.
On Day 4, transfer from Banff to Lake Louise and check into your hotel for a one-night stay to explore Lake Agnes Teahouse, Lake Louise Gondola, and Valley of the Ten Peaks. Day 5 brings you to the alpine town Jasper for a one-night stay; here you can enjoy the sights of Whistlers Mountain, Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park, Lac Beauvert, and Mount Edith Cavell.
On Day 6 you will hop on a Rocky Mountaineer train to travel from Jasper to Vancouver, passing through Kamloops on your way and staying one night. Be sure to visit Kamloops Lake, Riverside Park, and Kamloops Heritage Railway. Finally, on Day 7 you'll arrive in Vancouver to enjoy a two-night stay at your chosen hotel where you can uncover the beauty of Granville Island and Gastown.
On Day 9 you will transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
*Photo Credit - Rocky Mountaineer
|Day 1 - 2||UK - Calgary - Sandman Hotel Calgary|
|Day 2 - 4||Banff - Copperstone Resort Hotel|
|Day 4 - 5||Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn|
|Day 5 - 6||Jasper - Marmot Lodge|
|Day 6 - 7||Jasper to Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer|
|Day 7 - 9||Vancouver - Sandman Hotel|
|Day 9||Vancouver - UK|
Your holiday adventure starts with your flight from the UK to the Canadian city of Calgary. Calgary is a cosmopolitan Alberta city known for its numerous skyscrapers and western culture. Discover panoramic views of the city from the glass-floored observation deck at Calgary Tower; tuck into delicious food in the revolving restaurant too. A variety of fascinating animals and model dinosaurs feature at Calgary Zoo. Actors and working antiques make up the Western Canadian history museum Heritage Park Historical Village.
Take a stroll around the urban area of Prince's Island Park with pretty picnics, trails, and exciting events. For ski fanatics, there's WinSport with its bobsleighs, zip-lines and ski slopes or the interactive science museum TELUS Spark is an experience for all the family to enjoy. Calgary's first building was Fort Calgary which offers insightful tours and impressive historic displays for those who want a flavour of the city's past.
Transfer from Calgary to the small resort town of Banff. In the province of Alberta, Banff is located within Banff National Park; Canada's oldest park established in 1885. Set in a river valley eroded by past glaciers, Bow Falls is an iconic local landmark; take a picnic along, hike, and enjoy the sounds of water rushing. Find landscape paintings, Rockies heritage exhibits, and preserved examples of early Banff homes and cabins at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.
The scenic lookout Surprise Corner Viewpoint overlooks the 1888 Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the famed Sulphur Mountain; capture impressive photographs and memories from this point. Numerous exciting hiking trails lie beyond the wooded landscape and sweeping views of Tunnel Mountain, or discover Canada's first national park, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, with its hot mineral springs and emerald-coloured outdoor pool.
Continue your adventure with a transfer from Banff to Lake Louise; a hamlet in Banff National Park known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake circled by high peaks. Take the family for a spin along the river on a bicycle or challenge yourself to climb Saddleback Mountain. Lake Agnes Teahouse is one of the area's most popular offering sweeping few of the stunning landscapes. With some of the most beautiful ice rinks in the world, fun for all ages can be had as you glide across the white floors.
Soak up birds-eye views of the Lake Louise area and grab the chance to spot grizzly bears and spectacular avalanche slopes as you hop on board the Lake Louise Gondola. Set in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, a narrow winding leads its way to reveal the teal waters of Moraine Lake. The small and quaint village is the perfect spot to stock up on your vital necessities or pick an abundance of local favourites.
Move on as you transfer from Lake Louise to Jasper, an alpine town amid the snow-capped Canadian Rockies, glacier-fed lakes, and rivers. Climb to the summit of Whistlers Mountain to experience views of downtown aboard the Jasper SkyTram. Discover the Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives as they present exhibitions on the fur trade and railway. The mesmerising limestone Maligne Canyon is within Jasper National Park and is popular for sightseeing, waterfalls, birds, and plant life.
Marvel at the sheer beauty of Mount Edith Cavell, Athabasca Falls, and the stunning waters of Lac Beauvert. Challenge the family to a range of sports at Centennial Park with its soccer and baseball courts; plus a playground for the kids and pretty mountain views to admire. Win the opportunity to spot various animals such as elk, bear, moose, sheep, and deer with a selection of exciting tours or dogsled through an alpine valley to really let the adventure begin.
Hop aboard a Rocky Mountaineer train from Jasper to reach Vancouver and pass through the city of Kamloops. During your stop-off take a stroll through the scenic Riverside Park with its sandy beach, paths, as well as seasonal music and food events. Kamloops Lake is home to rainbow trout and is a popular fishing location for fanatics. Check out Kamloops Heritage Railway or head out and enjoy the open road from Kamloops to Shuswap, Wells Grey; all starting off right in Kamloops.
Following your train ride from Jasper through Kamloops you'll arrive in the bustling west coast seaport Vancouver. With its stunning scenic seawall and sprawling urban area, Stanley Park boasts beaches, hiking trails, and an abundance of family-friendly attractions. Enjoy the thrill of the water park, quality beer, fresh local seafood, art, and shopping of Granville Island or visit Gastown to observe its whistling Steam Clock.
Vancouver Aquarium is a popular and kid-friendly attraction showcasing local and exotic aquatic life or take a trip to English Bay to swim and observe the annual fireworks display that will take your breath away. Admire the sheer beauty of VanDusen Botanical Garden and its ever-changing greenery, flowers, and art installations; make the most of the fine dining. Known for its touring exhibits and spectacular work by local artists, Vancouver Art Gallery is a favourite visit for many.
Make your way to Vancouver airport and make your way home.