Resorts of the Rockies escorted tour...
Canada holidays & tours
11 days from £2949 per person
Luxuriate in elegant resorts set amidst breathtaking views of
the Canadian Rockies. Discover the beauty of western Canada on this 11-day tour
as you explore Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary, Victoria and Vancouver. Stay
at The Fairmont Banff Springs, and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, located in
the heart of pristine Banff National Park, and within a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Visit Maligne Lake,
oneof the treasures of the Rockies, for breakfast with a spectacular view.
Experience life in the west during a visit to a local ranch complete with a
wagon ride in search of buffalo and a barbeque lunch against a mountain
backdrop. Sample locally made wines and cheeses in the agriculturally rich
Experiences on this tour:
- Overnight in some of the finest resorts in the Canadian Rockies -
including The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, The Fairmont Banff Springs and The
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
- View Victoria Glacier and the emerald waters of Lake Louise.
- Stop at the Columbia Icefield and participate in a Glacier Experience (weather
permitting) across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick.
DAY 1: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - TOUR BEGINS
Today you will explore the beautiful resorts and spectacular scenery of the
DAY 2: VANCOUVER - VICTORIA
This morning experience the city of Vancouver with a sightseeing tour. Visit
Chinatown, one of North America’s largest, the vibrant waterfront area, and
Gastown, Vancouver’s turn-of-the-century pedestrian mall and home of the
world-famous steam-powered clock. Next, visit Stanley Park before boarding a
ferry to Vancouver Island. Upon arrival enjoy a visit to Chemanius, a little
town nestled between the mountains and the ocean, to see first-hand its
world-famous giant wall murals. Later, arrive in the “City of Gardens,”
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay
in the breathtaking The Fairmont Empress Hotel on the Inner Harbor.
DAY 3: VICTORIA
Experience breakfast at Butchart Gardens, in the former original residence of
the Butchart family. Afterwards, stroll through their 55-acre display of
colourful gardens. Returning to Victoria, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old
English-styled Victoria. The remainder of your day is at leisure to relax, shop
or explore independently.
DAY 4: VICTORIA - KELOWNA
This morning board BC Ferry for a spectacular cruise through the Gulf Islands
with their dramatic coastlines. Once back on the mainland, travel through the
lush landscape of British Columbia to the city of Kelowna in the rich and
fertile Okanagan Valley.
DAY 5: KELOWNA
Discover the wealth and bounty of the Okanagan Valley. Embark on a morning tour
of Summerhill Winery to learn their unique techniques and enjoy a tasting of a
few of their more popular wines. Learn more about the bounty of the Okanagan
Valley during a visit to a family-owned goat cheese farm. Take a tour of the
farm, including the aging cellar, and enjoy a tasting of a variety of their
DAY 6: KELOWNA - LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA
Depart the Okanagan Valley along the shores of Lake Okanagan as you travel along
the Thompson River. Journey through Yoho National Park, named by the Cree (using
their expression for “awe”). Then, travel to spectacular Lake Louise, showcasing
incredible views of its emerald waters and the imposing Victoria Glacier, and
overnight at the incomparable The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
DAY 7: LAKE LOUISE - ICEFIELDS PARKWAY - JASPER
Enjoy a journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway: behold lovely
waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped
mountain ranges. Stop at powerful Athabasca Falls, whose waters have carved
interesting features into stone. Then, at the Columbia Icefield, ride (weather
permitting) across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick and
represents the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle.
DAY 8: JASPER
Discover one of the treasures of the Rockies today – Maligne Lake. Enjoy
breakfast* along the shore of one of the prettiest bodies of water in the
Canadian Rockies. The remainder of your day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the
amenities of your hotel or explore the quaint town of Jasper.
DAY 9: JASPER - BANFF
This morning depart for Banff and Bow Falls. Later, enjoy a visit to a local
ammonite specialist where you will learn about this rare gemstone that is found
only in Alberta. Your home this evening is the magnificent The Fairmont Banff
Springs, known as the “Castle in the Mountains.”
DAY 10: BANFF - CALGARY
Enjoy a scenic drive to view the impressive Hoodoos – known as the land of the
sleeping giants – and the incredible Valley of the Ten Peaks from which you will
view the unusual “saw-toothed” Ten Peaks. Later, leave the wonders of the
Rockies for the prairies of Alberta en route to the Kananaskis Valley.
Experience life in the west during a visit to a local ranch. Play a game of
horseshoes, take a line dance lesson and enjoy a wagon ride** in search of
buffalo. Then, enjoy a traditional Albertan barbeque with beautiful views of the
mountains in the background. Later, travel through the expansive prairies to the
vibrant city of Calgary.
DAY 11: CALGARY - TOUR ENDS
For further details including your personal quotation and
booking please contact Robert Broad Travel on 01543 258631 or