Travel 2 Touring 18/19

CANADA

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

Whitehorse

Southern Lakes Resort

3

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

Yukon

1

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

Alberta

British Columbia

Jasper

1

Columbia Icefield

1

Vancouver Island

Calgary Banff/Canmore

2

Kamloops

3

Vancouver

Victoria

INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £3449pp

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Spectacular scenery in Banff and Jasper National Parks • A trip to the Athabasca Glacier on the incredible Columbia Icefield • 2 days luxury train travel through the Rockies onboard Rocky Mountaineer train • Hop on / Hop off tour of Vancouver • Northern Lights viewing in the sub-arctic region of the Yukon • Adventure and activities at the Southern Lakes Resort

12 day Mountain Rails & Northern Lights Banff • Icefields Parkway • Jasper • Rocky Mountaineer • Kamloops • Vancouver • Yukon

Day 1: Arrive Calgary - Banff Arrive at Calgary’s International airport and board your transfer to the idyllic parkland town of Banff. The rest of the day is free to explore the many unique shops, eateries and attractions around town. Day 2: Banff Enjoy a full day at leisure to discover what one of Canada’s most famous mountain resort towns has to offer. Perhaps arrange a wildlife tour to view one of the many unique large animals in their natural environments. Day 3: Banff – Jasper Travel to Jasper on a full-day sightseeing transfer and stop at the incredible Columbia Icefield along the famous Icefields Parkway. An Ice Explorer ride will take you onto the ancient Athabasca Glacier then take a walk on the Glacier SkyWalk. Day 4: Jasper Enjoy a day at leisure to make your own adventure in the Canadian Rockies. Perhaps you may wish to arrange for a thrilling rafting trip down the Athabasca River, or climb aboard a motorcycle sidecar for a different touring experience along the park’s scenic roads. Day 5: Jasper – Kamloops Board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a spectacular rail excursion from Jasper to Kamloops. This unique daylight service allows you to view some of the most spectacular sights in Western Canada. Upon arrival in Kamloops, the evening is at your leisure. (BL) Day 6: Kamloops – Vancouver Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer in the morning and set out on the last leg of your spectacular rail experience. The Rocky Mountaineer takes you through the “cowboy country” ranch lands and along the rushing torrents of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. The last stretch takes you through lush farmlands and past historic towns to Vancouver. (BL) Day 7: Vancouver Embark on a San Francisco-style trolley for a fully- commented city tour. Sightsee at your own pace as you hop-on and hop-off at many of Vancouver’s premier attractions, parks, gardens, galleries and restaurants.

Day 8: Vancouver – Whitehorse – Southern Lakes Resort, Yukon Transfer independently to Vancouver International Airport in time to check in for your Air North flight to Whitehorse. On arrival, you will be transferred by floatplane to Southern Lakes Resort. Check into your log built cabin and take some time to meet your hosts for the next few days and discuss what adventures await! In the evening, venture out on your first viewing of the spectacular Northern Lights as they dance in Over the following 2 days discover the Yukon with the optional activities available on site such as canoeing, hiking and fishing (season and weather permitting, some at additional cost). Whether accompanying your guide through the local trails to track moose, wild sheep and other large inhabitants of the forest and lake lands, or venturing out on your own the magic of the Yukon is yours to discover. After enjoying the sumptuous food on offer dependent on the time of year and conditions view the enchanting Northern Lights. (B) Days 11 & 12: Southern Lakes Resort – Whitehorse - Vancouver Return to Vancouver and on arrival transfer independently to your hotel. Enjoy your last evening in Vancouver perhaps with some Asian fusion cuisine, or with a walk along the sea wall promenade. Your tour concludes on day 12 after check out of your hotel. (B*) *day 11 only. green, blue and scarlet swirls across the sky. Days 9 & 10: Southern Lakes Resort

TOUR DETAILS

£3449 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 11 nights’ accommodation including 3 nights at Southern Lakes Resort in the Yukon • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf service • Meals as specified: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches • Internal flights, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary DEPARTURES Select dates Aug - Sep. Also operates in reverse.

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 1+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 stars

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.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Calgary and Vancouver. Please call for details.

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