13 Day Iconic Rockies & Western Canada

Trafalgar Tour starting in Vancouver and finishing in Vancouver

Read 8 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 13 Day Iconic Rockies & Western Canada. Snowcapped peaks and cobalt lakes dot this Canadian adventure from the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver to the dramatic wilderness of the Rockies. Explore the traditions of...read more
Overview
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Discoveries
Max Group Size: 51
Duration: 13 Days
From: Vancouver to Vancouver
Tour Code: DIRW
Visits: Canada
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$ 4,738
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day
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1
Arrive Vancouver (2 Nights)
Tackle the 'Great Outdoors' on this effortlessly delivered adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world's most livable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
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Vancouver Sightseeing
Visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park before delving into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown. Explore Stanley Park. (FB)
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Vancouver - Victoria (2 Nights)
Board a ferry to Vancouver Island. Taste local cider at a family owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria. (FB) Stay: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
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Victoria Sightseeing
Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens and learn how the spectacular floral display was once a giant disused quarry. Enjoy a your choice dining experience tonight. (FB/YC)
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Victoria - Chemainus - Squamish - Whistler (2 Nights)
See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal dinner in Whistler Village. Our Stay with a Story is Whistler's landmark ski-in ski-out hotel. (FB/RM) Stay: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
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Whistler Sightseeing
First Nation traditions are revealed by a Local Specialist at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre. Spend the rest of your day at leisure. (FB)
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Whistler - Kamloops
We continue towards Kamloops where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure. (FB) Stay: Kamloops DoubleTree
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Kamloops - Rocky Mountain National Parks - Banff (2 Nights)
Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. We overnight at a mountain resort in Banff National Park, where we'll meet a retired "Mountie" Local Specialist. (FB) Stay: Banff Park Lodge
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Banff Sightseeing
Immerse yourself in Banff's soul-stirring natural surrounds. We venture into the Kananaskis Valley to Connect with Locals at a traditional Rocky Mountain dinner. (FB/DW)
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Banff - Lake Louise - Jasper (2 Nights)
Enjoy a lakeside talk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening. (FB/FD) Stay: The Sawridge Inn
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Jasper Sightseeing
Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. (FB)
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Jasper - Mount Robson - Chase
Admire Mount Robson - the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Learn about the First Nation Shushwap people and stroll around their ancestral grounds where we'll see a traditional kekuli winter homestead. (FB) Stay: Quaaout Lodge & Spa
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Chase - Depart Vancouver
Our dazzling encounter with the Canadian Rockies has come to an end. Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to the hotel for those on the optional Alaska cruise and for guests that are extending their stay. (FB)
Trafalgar Inclusions
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • City Tour in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Banff
  • Cruise across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island
  • Scenic Drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Icefields Parkway
  • View Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Butchart Gardens, a traditional kekuli built by the people of the First Nations
  • Visit Chase, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park
Trip Inclusions
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences (Additional Cost) and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights
Included Meals
  • 12 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • The 28 Jun 2019 departure features two nights in Calgary at the Westin Calgary with entry to the Calgary Stampede.
Trafalgar
Trafalgar Reviews: (754)
Tours on Sale: 255
Accommodation: 4-4.5 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 51
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland and USA
Reviews (8)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Iconic Rockies & Western Canada with Trafalgar.
ACT, Australia
Jun 2018
2 Trips
“Iconic Rockies and Western Canada”
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Amazing views, amazing time... made better by our tour director Robina and our bus driver Bill. All hotels were of high value. The weather ranged from snowing in summer to rain to sunshine .
QLD, Australia
May 2017
2 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Well planned and stressless holiday”
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Holland American Line's cruise to Alaska was outstanding. Glad we chose the on land excursions through them as it was hassle free and seamless. Trafalgar was well organised and the hotels outstanding in both location and comfort. The early morning starts were great as we often gained access to sites before the main tourist crowds came.

Only downside was we were not aware of the very large group size they Trafalgar run in USA and Canada. Did not expect a group of 52! This was a bit annoying. This did take some of the shine off the trip; it's a lot of people getting on and off the coach, sitting in Restaurants, trying to squeeze into viewing areas etc. Had not read that on the promotions ( which seems to base a lot of their spiel and information on its Europe tours- 40 to 45 people). Next time we'll look at the fine print a lot more and maybe not even travel with Trafalgar.
NSW, Australia
May 2017
3 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Celebration of the majesty of the Canadian Rockies”
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The itinerary and the enthusiasm, organisational manner and knowledge shown by our Trafalgar's Tour Director, Dan Wilson, were excellent. Many highlights: breakfast in the Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, and its early morning light in the glorious spring-time gardens; walking through the village of Whistler led by Wendel and a visit to the First Nations Cultural centre; driving along mountain roads confident in the care and skills of Trafalgar's driver, Bill; early morning gondola ride to the peak at Sulphur Mountain, Banff; travelling up to and onto the Athabasca glacier; experiencing the snow in Jasper and wild-life sightings.

The Gold-Leaf Rocky Mountaineer train journey from Jasper to Vancouver does not represent value for money. Having an aisle seat on the train was a significant disadvantage, and I have written to the Rocky Mountaineer company with my specific comments. There were 52 passengers on the coach, and I would have preferred a smaller group. We all seemed to get on well enough and I was very happy with my seating companion on the coach.
SA, Australia
Aug 2016
1 Helpful Vote
4 Trips
“Spectacular Holiday”
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The scenery on this tour was spectacular. The entire tour was perfect. Everyday just got better and better. Trees, rocks and water. Fantastic. Trafalgar's Travel Director( Ben) and driver (Dan) were brilliant. They went well beyond of what was expected. Ben Hutchinson's handling of the tour was outstanding. He was so passionate and he is a proud Canadian. He made our experiences so much better because of his desire to please. Thank You Ben. Global Journeys once again provided us with faultless handling of our booking. Thank you Michelle, loved it.
WA, Australia
Sep 2015
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Tour Director and Driver were excellent and very experienced”
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Tour Director and Driver were excellent and very experienced. They had a good knowledge of the area. The tour was well organised, and there were adequate comfort stops. There was a good range of optional extras, though we only chose to do two, which were both great. The included meals were all of a good standard.
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31 May 2019

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07 Jun 2019

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02 Jun 2019
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14 Jun 2019

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21 Jun 2019

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28 Jun 2019

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28 Jul 2019
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06 Sep 2019

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20 Sep 2019

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27 Sep 2019

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04 Oct 2019

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28 Apr 2019
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10 May 2019

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12 May 2019
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24 May 2019

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19 May 2019
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31 May 2019

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26 May 2019
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07 Jun 2019

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02 Jun 2019
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14 Jun 2019

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09 Jun 2019
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21 Jun 2019

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16 Jun 2019
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28 Jun 2019

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23 Jun 2019
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05 Jul 2019

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21 Jul 2019
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02 Aug 2019

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28 Jul 2019
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09 Aug 2019

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04 Aug 2019
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16 Aug 2019

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11 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019

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18 Aug 2019
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30 Aug 2019

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25 Aug 2019
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06 Sep 2019

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08 Sep 2019
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20 Sep 2019

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15 Sep 2019
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27 Sep 2019

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22 Sep 2019
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04 Oct 2019

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