Travel through the legendary Spiral Tunnels and pass by Craigellachie, the spot where the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. This is the only passenger rail service on this historic route, celebrated for connecting Canada from East to West. Traverse the Continental Divide and be inspired by spectacular mountains and dramatic canyons. If you’re a history buff, this route is for you.
Lake Louise is a hamlet in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau.
The Calgary Tower is a 190.8-meter free standing observation tower in Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Scenic cableway ride to viewing decks & hiking trails at the summit of Sulphur Mountain.
Fly from London to Vancouver, On arrival transfer to your 4-Star hotel. Overnight Vancouver.
Today, select your choice of one of four activity options:
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel
across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano
Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate
rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain
(gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking
views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off
Enjoy a five-hour guided cycling tour of Vancouver’s highlights, and experience the
best of Vancouver food, history, ecology and culture while being active. The 23km
ride takes in the seawall and rainforest of Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island
(including the Aquabus ferry), False Creek, Chinatown, Gastown, and Coal Harbour.
Includes helmet and bicycle rental. Please note: Guests’ heights needed to arrange
appropriately-sized bicycles, and guests will need to make their own way to/from
648 Hornby St. for the tour.
British Columbia’s mild climate and unique geographic location, tucked between
mountains and sea, provide the province with an abundance of amazing culinary
bounty which guests will explore on this in-depth “Made in BC” Vancouver food
tour on Granville Island. In the company of an experienced local chef or food writer
(maximum six guests/docent), this 2.5 hour walk will get under the skin (or peel) of
this fascinating and delicious world as intellectually curious guests tour the market,
meet some of the local producers and taste their delicious wares. Please note:
Include any dietary restrictions or allergies, and the docent will adapt accordingly, as
there are several tastings of fish or seafood, and guests will need to make their own
way to/from 126 Davie St. for the tour.
Experience the Howe Sound coast line from a 30 ft. rigid hull inflatable boat on
a “Sea Safari”. With the refreshing sea mist in their faces, guests will take in the
towering cliffs of Anvil Island, the seals at play at Pam Rocks, the caves of Bowen
Island, and many more picturesque sights only seen from the water. Spend an
unforgettable 2 hours cruising along the water’s surface, surrounded by BC’s
unique Coastal Mountains, taking pictures with seals bathing in the sun, or cruising
through the waves on our natural roller coaster. Includes hotel pick-up/drop-off
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to
Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see
dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through
forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade
Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the
rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock
sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels
along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province
of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across
ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the
remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies.
Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian
Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the
Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian
Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the mountain hamlet of Lake Louise.
Overnight in Lake Louise
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a
half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders.
Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge
that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to
Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning
with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake
Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue
on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic
Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary
Day at leisure. Overnight Calgary
Today you will be transferred to Calgary airport for your return overnight flight to London