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Duration: 14 days Visiting: Canada
Take in the majesty of the Rocky Mountains as you travel in luxurious comfort to the most dazzling national parks, glaciers and historic villages of Western Canada. Savour delicious local cuisine in trendy Vancouver and meet passionate Local Experts, as you discover Mother Nature’s bounties from the Rockies to the waters of Alaska.
On select Chairman’s Collection departure dates you’ll have the pleasure of meeting Olympic ski champion, Rob Boyd, at the Four Seasons Whistler. Join him for a cocktail reception and hear about his life and history in Whistler, along with details on how he was the first Canadian to win a downhill world championship on Canadian soil.
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Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner with wine at Victor Restaurant.
This morning experience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. History meets the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, as you cross the bridge for spectacular views from the top of the canyon. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Mount Robson and Sun Peaks.
If you choose, board the optional Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service to relive the golden age of rail travel. You will journey from Vancouver with an overnight in Kamloops and rejoin your fellow travellers in Jasper on Day 4. Alternatively, journey by luxury coach through the majestic landscapes of British Colombia and arrive at Sun Peaks.
Sun Peaks and on to Jasper.
After breakfast, continue your journey through the stunning Columbia Mountains and stop for a view of Mt. Robson’s snow-capped peak before arriving in Jasper National Park.
Jasper National Park and Iconic Maligne Lake.
Embark on a narrated cruise on the serene waters of iconic Maligne Lake in the morning (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island before enjoying a walk at Maligne Canyon. Gain a unique perspective of the beautiful park as you join a Local Expert on an afternoon scenic ﬂoat trip(8) down the Athabasca River. In the evening, enjoy dinner with wine at your lodge.
Along the Icefields Parkway.
Travel along the unforgettable Iceﬁelds Parkway and witness amazing scenery. At the Iceﬁelds Visitor Center, embark on a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. With your expert driver guide, step out onto the frosty ﬂow, formed centuries ago. Later today you’ll arrive at Lake Louise, where you’ll enjoy an engaging nature talk while strolling lakeside, before continuing to the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for your stay. Why not upgrade to a Junior Lakeview Suite for views of Lake Louise?
The Unspoiled Wilderness of Banff National Park.
This morning visit Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Its glacial waters are known for the distinctive bright blue colour, which reflect the steep peaks that surround the valley. Take in the wonders of Banff National Park at leisure.
Banff Sights at Leisure.
Explore Banff Your Way and choose to ride the Banff Gondola or visit Whyte Museum. Later, join a private meet-and-greet with a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. Hear fascinating tales of what it's like to wear the famous red serge uniform and have your picture taken with the Mountie. For dinner, choose from a selection of restaurants at your hotel.
Canada’s Exquisite National Parks.
As you leave Banff this morning, stop at exquisite Emerald Lake. Journey through some of Canada's most breath-taking National Parks – Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke, as you make your way to Kelowna. Tonight, savour a delicious dinner with wine at your hotel, accompanied by a wine ambassador that will suggest pairings for the fresh, seasonal ingredients from the valley.
The Napa Valley of the North to Whistler.
Depart Kelowna this morning and travel through the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best wines in the world. Explore Whistler and learn about its ascendancy onto the world stage as host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Dine at the AAA rated four-diamond restaurant SIDECUT, featuring a modern take on traditional steakhouse fare.
First Nations Culture and History.
In the morning, a First Nations Ambassador welcomes you at the award-winning Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, showcasing the native peoples' art, history and culture. Learn about the traditional teas important to the region, before taking part in a one-of-a-kind holistic tea workshop. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Ask your Travelling Concierge for recommendations on where to head. If you are on a Chairman's Collection departure, today you will meet Rob Boyd, former Olympic alpine skier.
From Whistler to Victoria.
Leave the mountains of Whistler behind and stop at Shannon Falls, the third highest falls in British Columbia. Travel along a spectacular drive on the Sea-to-Sky highway, before ferrying across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria.
Begin the day with breakfast served at Butchart Gardens’ Blue Poppy Restaurant. Gain access to the grounds before they are open to the general public with ample time to explore. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Victoria. Tonight, join your Travelling Concierge and toast to new friends at a lively, farm-to-table Celebration Dinner at 10 Acres Kitchen.
It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers. This morning you will board your ferry and relax in the exclusive SeaWest Lounge all the way to Vancouver. An included transfer will take you to Vancouver International Airport, the Douglas Hotel, Vancouver for additional nights, or to the port for your Alaska cruise. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
Vancouver (Contemporary) - Canada
Experience the Douglas, Autograph Collection, an elegant hotel in Vancouver, Canada paying homage to the original Douglas firs that laid the foundation for our city's thriving economy. Masterfully reconnecting people and place, while seamlessly introducing nature into a chic urban environment.
Sun Peaks (Traditional) - Canada
An internationally renowned year-round destination resort offering luxury in the heart of Sun Peaks.
Jasper (Traditional) - Canada
Situated in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert.
Lake Louise (Heritage) - Canada
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Banff (Heritage) - Canada
Canada’s 'Castle in the Rockies', the Fairmont Banff Springs has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years.
Kelowna (Contemporary) - Canada
Gorgeous Okanagan Lake provides the backdrop for an unforgettable hotel at the Grand Okanagan Resort with views of the lake, the mountains, and the Kelowna city skyline.
Whislter (Contemporary) - Canada
The Four Seasons Resort Whistler is a luxurious retreat set against a backdrop of alpine meadows.
Victoria (Traditional) - Canada
The Grand Pacific Hotel is perched right on the Inner Harbour, close to Victoria’s downtown.