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Marvel at the untamed scenery and majestic beauty of wild Canada

13 days From £3,195 per person

2022 Tour code: CAJ22

About the tour

See roaring Niagara Falls, take a journey on The Canadian and visit two of Canada's best-loved cities; Vancouver and Toronto. This true adventure to the 'Great White North' sees us explore the untamed scenery and majestic beauty of Canada and its national parks.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Vancouver

We fly from London Heathrow to Vancouver for two nights and check in to our hotel on arrival. 

Day 2 - Vancouver

We're introduced to the city's main sights on Day 2 with an insightful guided tour that includes historic Gastown, the totem poles at Stanley Park and the unique architecture of Chinatown. Your afternoon is free to explore this vibrant destination further. You could take a stroll to Queen Elizabeth Park, a former rock quarry offering panoramic views over the city

Day 3 - Kamloops

Leaving Vancouver behind, we travel by coach to Kamloops for the night, stopping in the town of Hope for some free time to get lunch. We continue via the mountainous Coquihalla Pass, traversing stunning landscapes and reaching 4,000 feet in altitude as we continue on our way to Kamloops.

Day 4 - Banff

Back on board our coach, we continue our journey eastwards to Banff for two nights, stopping en route at Revelstoke. Our scenic route takes us through more of Canada's incredible scenery, and we have the chance to soak in the sights of towering mountains, peaceful lakes and dense evergreen forests as we travel. This evening, after settling in, we meet a retired member of the Canadian Mounted Police, also known as Mounties, who tells us all about their unique experiences.

Day 5 - Banff and Yoho National Park

We discover the beauty of Banff's famous National Park, visiting Lake Louise, a glacier-fed lake surrounded by soaring peaks and dense pine forests, before continuing to the Spiral Tunnels. This ingenious piece of railway track is an incredible feat of engineering that allows trains to traverse the steep, mountainous terrain via two looping tunnels. If we're lucky, we may see a train snaking through the tunnels themselves - a marvellous sight. Next, we make a stop at Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. As its name suggests, this body of water is known for its fantastically vibrant colours, and with free time to enjoy the sights, now might be a great time to practice your photography skills.

Day 6 - The Icefields Parkway

Travelling by coach along the famous Icefields Parkway, a 144-mile road that links Lake Louise with Jasper and cuts through some of the world's greatest mountain scenery, we arrive at the Columbia Icefields Discovery Centre, at the foot of the vast Columbia Icefield. Take the time to marvel at the ancient Athabasca Glacier before we continue our journey past many of the highest peaks in the Rockies, pausing at scenic spots, including the Athabasca Falls ,on our way to Jasper for the night.

Day 7 - The Canadian

Enjoy a free morning in Jasper before we board The Canadian to start our iconic, cross-country journey. Our on-board accommodation consists of a cosy berth shielded by a heavy curtain for privacy, and access to shared bathroom facilities in the same sleeper car. During certain times of the day, wander to one of the observation cars for incredible views of the spectacular Canadian scenery as the train passes through Jasper National Park.

Day 8 - The Canadian

We spend our first full day on board The Canadian on Day 8. As we cross the vast and wild landscapes, keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife, which includes eagles, elk, moose and bears.

Day 9 - The Canadian

On Day 9, our journey continues through the Rockies towards bustling Toronto.

Day 10 - Toronto

We arrive in multicultural Toronto for a two-night stay, setting off on a guided tour after checking-in at our hotel. The city boasts a wealth of museums and art galleries, excellent restaurants, and thriving shopping areas, and is also home to the world's longest street, Yonge Street, and the dramatic CN tower. With free time to discover more of these incredible sights this afternoon and evening, you might also like to sample some of the local flavours at one of the many trendy eateries in the downtown area.

Day 11 - Niagara Falls

We make our way to the US-Canadian border to see the magnificent Niagara Falls, a stunning natural spectacle. We enjoy a boat cruise through the dramatic mists that form at the base of the falls, allowing us up-close views of the thundering waters. Afterwards, we visit Table Rock viewpoint before continuing to Niagara Gorge to see the natural whirlpool that formed here thousands of years ago.

Day 12 - Toronto

Enjoy a free morning to do a little last-minute sightseeing ahead of our transfer to the airport and flight back to London Heathrow.

Day 13 - London

We land in the UK on Day 13, where your tour comes to an end.

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Caribou Lodge, Banff

Caribou Lodge, Banff

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Chateau Jasper Hotel, Jasper

Chateau Jasper Hotel, Jasper

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

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Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver

Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver

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Train

The Canadian Train

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