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Get lost in the natural wonders of Canada. The world’s second largest country has more pretty and distant corners than you can ever visit or count.

Starting from the glaciers of Kluane National Park in the Yukon to Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Highlands, the wonders never end. When you’re ready to see civilisation, you’ll find cities that are among the world’s most pleasing and genteel.

Although most people live within 100km of the US border, Canada boasts of a multicultural society that combines bits of Britain, France, Asia, and almost every other part of the world. It’s an exciting melange found no place else. The nation’s native cultures have rich pasts that enrich nation today. First Nation art honours both the glories of nature and aeons – old traditions.

Quick Facts

Best Months

Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal – all year round. Rockies Mountains- May to October

Best For

Rocky Mountain tours with Coach or RMR, Banff National park, Gondola rides, Niagara Falls, Vibrant Cities with Alaskan Cruises

Travelling Within

Mostly by Rail, Motor Coach or Rocky Mountaineer Rail. Domestic Flights also available

Main Airport

Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal

Recommended Itinerary
Day 1
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Vancouver

Being one of the world’s most stunning cities, Vancouver is a great place for a holiday. Nestled at the base of Grouse Mountain and on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, this city of striking views, lovely old buildings and pretty gardens boasts a unique blend of old world charm and modern cosmopolitanism.

Overnight in Vancouver

Day 2

Vancouver

Immerse yourself in West Coast culture. Explore the city’s highlights including Stanley Park, English Bay, historic Gastown, and Granville Island Market. Enjoy the breathtaking views from Capilano suspension bridge. A flight simulation at Fly Over Canada introduces the remarkable landscapes of Canada from coast to coast.

Overnight in Vancouver


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Day 3
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Vancouver to Jasper

Enjoy a leisurely day in Vancouver, with plenty of time to shop, stroll, and relax. In the early evening, climb aboard VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ train bound for Jasper. Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque scenery of British Columbia as lush river valleys transition to dry rolling hills, to forested mountains. Drift off in a sleeping car beneath a cozy down duvet.

Day 4

Arrival at Jasper

Following a delicious breakfast and lunch served aboard the train, arrive in the alpine town of Jasper. Spend the remainder of your day exploring this eclectic mountain resort, with plenty of accessible walking, hiking and biking trails to keep you entertained. Check out the quirky shops and cafes of downtown Jasper, and meet the local mountaineers and explorers who call Jasper home.


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Day 5
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Jasper

Enjoy a morning tour of Jasper National Park. Look down into Maligne Canyon with its narrow gorge and limestone walls created by 10,000 years of water flow. Visit a place of mystery and First Nations legend as you continue to Medicine Lake. Look out over the vast waters of Maligne Lake, and enjoy sweeping views of the Athabasca River Valley. Enjoy wildlife sightings as you return to Jasper for an afternoon at leisure.

Day 6

Jasper to Lake Louise

Board a luxury motor coach for a scenic tour along the Icefield Parkway. This fascinating route is home to over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls. At the Columbia Icefields, ride an all-terrain Ice Explorer onto the icy slopes of Athabasca Glacier. After a stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk, continue to world-famous Lake Louise. Stand on the shores of this emerald green lake, backed by mighty Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier.


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Day 7
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Lake Louise to Banff

Enjoy a morning at leisure in the beautiful wilderness setting of Lake Louise. An afternoon tour showcases the landmark sights of Lake Louise and Yoho National Park. Visit Moraine Lake and learn about the fascinating engineering feat of the Spiral Tunnels. Ascend Kicking Horse Pass and descend into the scenic Yoho Valley. Look way up at Takakkaw Falls, and visit the peaceful setting of Emerald Lake. Arrive in Banff and spend your evening exploring the shops and galleries of the bustling town centre.

Day 8

Banff

Tour through the top sights of Banff National Park with a guided sightseeing excursion. Visit Bow Falls, and look up at the Banff Springs Hotel, known as Castle of the Rockies. Learn about the Hoodoo rock formations shaped by centuries of wind and rain. Ascend to the summit of Sulphur Mountain at the Banff Gondola. Take a boardwalk that traverses from Sulphur to Sanson Peak for epic views and photo opportunities. Enjoy an interpretive cruise to the far end of Lake Minnewanka and look out through the Devils Gap into Alberta’s golden prairies.


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Day 9
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Banff to Toronto

Board a shuttle service from Banff to the Calgary Airport to board flight to Toronto.
Spend the remainder of the day exploring Canada’s most cosmopolitan city. Walk amongst the soaring glass and concrete towers, venture into the parks and gardens and take a stroll along the lakefront boardwalks. Visit one of the many great museums and galleries or indulge in some shopping at the boutiques in Yorkville. Relax and enjoy an overnight stay at your Toronto hotel.

Day 10

Visiting Niagara Falls

This morning, depart on a full day sightseeing excursion to Niagara Falls. Travel through the orchard-laden Niagara Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. Enjoy an indulgent buffet lunch (included) overlooking the spectacular scenic falls, followed by the famous “Voyage to the Falls” boat tour (included), which travels to the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. Experience breathtaking views as you journey along the beautiful River Road, winding your way along the Niagara Gorge. After a stop at the Floral Clock and historical community of Niagara-on-the-Lake, you will return to your Toronto hotel.


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Day 11
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VIA Rail Toronto to Montreal

Depart Toronto on board the VIA Rail train bound for Montreal Enjoy the short ride from the comfort of business class as you journey to the Canada’s most cosmopolitan city

Day 12

Montreal

Today, enjoy a tour of Montreal’s most significant scenic and historic attractions. Highlights include Old Montreal, Notre Dame Basilica, Olympic Park and a visit to Mount Royal Park to witness the impressive view of the Montreal Harbour and St. Lawrence River. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your leisure. Discover the city’s cafes, boutiques, and extensive “underground” that is home to an array of shops and restaurants.


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Day 13
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Departing Montreal

Make the most of your free morning to enjoy this beautiful city before you catch the departing flight back home.