Canada: Western Journey Escorted Tour

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Explore Western Canada on an incredible escorted journey from sky to sea, traveling through craggy Rocky Mountain passes, glacial valleys and breathtaking National Parks. From Calgary to Vancouver you'll follow the wild paths of fur traders, gold prospectors and cowboys as you pass through charming mountain resorts, prairie frontier towns and sophisticated port cities. Canadian wildlife is rife in the West; search for elk, mountain goats, bears and whales.

Maximum Group Size: 50

Tour highlights | Itinerary | Your holiday includes | Hotels | Departure dates

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Tour highlights

  • Spend a week exploring the best parts of Western Canada
  • Included guided tour of the vibrant city of Calgary
  • Admire breath taking views of the Rocky Mountains & Lake Louise
  • Optional Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier (payable locally)
  • Explore the incredible scenery of two national parks - Banff & Yoho
  • Visit the world-renowned resort of Whistler
  • Optional Glacier flight for a birds eye view the magnificent natural scenery (payable locally) 
  • Discover the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver

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Day 1: UK to Calgary

Arrive into Calgary’s International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. After an individual check-in, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets of this dynamic city. Try the local cuisine, shop in the many unique boutiques or stroll the pathways of the Bow and Elbow Rivers that border much of the area. Your tour director will make contact in the late afternoon. 

Day 2: Calgary to Banff National Park / Canmore

You'll have an early start this morning to tour the sights of Calgary, admiring the modern and historic landmarks such as the Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary and the skyscrapers of the commercial district. Leaving Calgary behind, we set our sights on the Rocky Mountains. You'll get to experience the majesty of the mountains on your journey through Banff National Park where a tour showcases the impressive peaks, glaciers and pure lakes of the Banff region.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Canmore / Banff National Park

An entire day is at your leisure to tour Banff and discover the numerous boutiques and specialty shops along Banff Avenue. An optional full-day tour to the Columbia Icefield starts with a visit to the turquoise waters and spectacular glacier of Lake Louise, the jewel of the Rockies. From the unrivaled beauty of Lake Louise you'll enter a rugged wilderness and travel up the world famous Icefields Parkway. At the spectacular Columbia Icefields an Ice Explorer vehicle awaits to take you onto the surface of the ancient Athabasca Glacier surrounded by vast and beautiful mountain landscape (Columbia Icefield & Ice Explorer ride - approx. $176 per person - payable locally).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Canmore to Kamloops

Following a route charted by the railroad engineers and fur traders of the mid 1800s you'll travel along the famed Trans-Canada Highway. Crossing into British Columbia’s Yoho National Park you are treated to a dazzling display of vast ice fields, deep canyons, dense forests and glacier-fed streams. After passing the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges you'll arrive in the rugged town of Kamloops.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Kamloops to Whistler

Setting off on a drive through the ranch lands you can expect a day of dramatic scenery changes as you head for the coastal mountains surrounding Whistler. Upon arrival in this world-renowned resort you can take an optional float plane tour offering an eagles eye flight over the volcanic peaks, sparkling glaciers, Alpine lakes and rolling meadows. Choose between the shorter Spectacular Glacier flight (approx. $188 per person- payable locally) or extended Ultimate Glacier flight (approx. $234 per person- payable locally). Alternatively relax and discover the many restaurants, shops and bars Whistler village has to offer.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Whistler to Vancouver

Today you drive south along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway. The afternoon is set aside for you to enjoy some free time to discover more of this coastal gem. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Vancouver

An entire day of leisure to further explore the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Shop down Robson street, relax in Stanley park or simply stroll the markets of Granville Island. An optional full-day tour to Victoria will allow you to admire the charming provincial capital with proud maritime heritage. There will be plenty of time to visit the Butchart Gardens showcasing one of the world's greatest floral displays before taking the ferry back to Vancouver (prices may vary depending on passenger numbers -  Up to $269 approx - payable locally).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Vancouver to UK

Bid Canada farewell before some last minute souvenir shopping to remember your amazing trip. Individually transfer to Vancouver’s International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. 

Meals included: Breakfast

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Your holiday includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver and tour director throughout.
  • 7 night accommodation in 3 star hotels or similar
  • 7 breakfasts
  • City/town tours in Banff, Calgary and Vancouver

Your holiday excludes:

  • Airport transfers in Calgary/Vancouver (Day 1 & Day 8)
  • All excursions marked optional
  • Any extras, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

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★★★ Sandman Hotel, Calgary (1 night)

★★★ Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre or Quality Resort Canmore, Canmore (2 nights)

★★★ Ramada Kamloops, Kamloops (1 night)

★★★ Whistler Village Inn & Suites, Pinnacle Hotel or The Listel Hotel, Whistler (1 night)

★★★ Sandman Hotel or Century Plaza, Vancouver (2 nights)

Please note that if any of the above are not available, they will be changed to hotels of a similar standard and location. If you'd like to extend your stay, please call us to add a pre- or post-departure hotel in Calgary or Vancouver.

Summer 2022 Departure dates

  • 21 May
  • 04 June
  • 18 June
  • 09 July
  • 23 July
  • 06 August
  • 27 August
  • 03 September
  • 10 September
  • 17 September

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Please note that this tour is not exclusive to Inghams and there may be guests from other tour operators. Tours and their itineraries may be subject to change. Where this becomes necessary, and where practicable, we will take the steps as outlined in clause 5 of our terms and conditions.

This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information

Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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