LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED
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INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED
SMALL GROUP TOUR
LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED • Marvel at the stunning views of the Rockies with waterfalls, alpine lakes, and giant glaciers • Canoe on the turquoise waters of Lake Louise or hike to the magnificent Plain-of-six Glacier • Explore Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks • See the highest peak in the Rockies, Mt Robson • Visit the alpine ski town of Whistler and buzzing Vancouver 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1
PRICES FROM £1059pp
7 day Canadian National Parks Seattle • Kamloops • Yoho National Park • Banff National Park • Lake Louise • Icefields Parkway • Jasper National Park • Whistler • Vancouver
Day 1: Seattle – Kamloops Join your small group tour early this morning and head across the USA/Canada border to Kamloops in British Columbia where the North and South Thompson rivers meet. Kamloops is abundant with stunning scenery and great wildlife viewing. Cougars, bears, elk and more inhabit the Thomson River Valley. En route stop for a short walk and picnic at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. The landscape encompassing the park is characterized by low elevation valleys and lush, rounded mountains. Day 2: Kamloops - Yoho National Park - Banff The word Yoho comes from the Cree word for awe and wonder and it soon becomes apparent why. Explore trails around the magnificent Emerald Lake where you can take a walk around the lake or simply relax in the lake shore cafe and enjoy the views. This afternoon, we drive the Kicking Horse Pass across the Continental Divide into Alberta. Enjoy panoramic vistas of peaks exceeding 10,000 feet on Rogers Pass at the summit in Canada’s Glacier National Park en route to Banff, our night stop. Banff is a fun mountain town offering some alpine nightlife and numerous cafes and restaurants. Day 3: Banff – Lake Louise Head to Lake Louise, an alpine lake known for its stunning turquoise glacier fed waters ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Multiple hiking trails lead up to the Lake Agnes Tea House for bird’s eye views of the lake. Take a hike to the Plain- of-Six-Glaciers, take is easy exploring the lake shore or choose to canoe on these pristine waters. This afternoon visit Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet for some epic photos. Day 4: Icefields Parkway - Jasper You are in for a real treat today. Spend the day driving and exploring the Icefields Parkway. This drive offers endless vistas, jagged mountains, glaciers and wildlife viewing opportunities – truly one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Enjoy short walks, views of Bow Glacier and Peyto Lake, take an optional helicopter
flight over the Columbia Icefield or strap on some crampons and step out on the Athabasca glacier – this day just keeps on giving. Day 5: Jasper National Park This morning is yours to enjoy Jasper – the largest national park in Canada. Marvel at the snow capped summits and beautiful lakes in this true wild mountain wilderness. Jasper offers an abundance of wildlife sightings, jagged mountain peaks, alpine lakes and numerous hiking/biking opportunities. Choose to visit Miette hot springs, or hike/bike the famous trails around stunning lake shores. After a full day of activities, we follow the Yellowhead Highway, hugging the mighty North Thompson River to our night stop of Clearwater BC. See the base of 12,972-foot Mount Robson (the highest point in the Canadian Rockies) and maybe catch a glimpse of the infamous peak en route. Day 6: Jasper - Whistler - Vancouver Depart Jasper for the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Today is free to explore all that Whistler has to offer. Enjoy spectacular scenery and incredible photo opportunities as you explore this cute ski town and home of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Later this afternoon, drive the spectacular Sea to Sky highway for your evening in Vancouver. Day 7: Vancouver – Seattle This morning, tour Vancouver, including the waterfront, Gastown, Chinatown, and Stanley Park. In the afternoon depart for Seattle where your epic Western Canada tour ends at approximately 8pm. Note: This small group tour is available as a camping or lodging option.
LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED
LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED
£1059 per person
PRICES INCLUDE • 5 nights’ camping (all equipment provided) and 1 night hostel accommodation or 6 nights’ lodge accommodation • Small group touring by air-conditioned vehicle • Services of an expert Tour Guide • Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
DEPARTURES 2019: Jun 16; Jul 14, 28; Aug 11
Optional Pre/Post Stay Pre and post tour nights are recommended in Seattle. Please call for details.
TOUR STYLE: Small Group
GROUP SIZE: 14 max
ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: Camping & Hostel or Lodge Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.
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