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Canadian Rockies & national parks

  • Rocky Mountaineer train on tracks going through mountain forests
Vancouver – Jasper – Lake Louise – Banff – Calgary

Canadian Rockies
and National Parks

Journey across the rambunctious Canadian Rockies in on a tour that takes hair-raising adventures to superior summits.

Starting in Vancouver, cycling around the city introduces indigenous histories and the heart behind it all, before boarding the bucket list worthy Rocky Mountaineer for a glamorous stay and appreciation for the scenery that’s awaiting your next adventure.

Picking up the pace in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff National Parks, you’d be hard pressed to find an Achilles heel in the sheer scale of outdoor activities, that’s only secondary to the thrills of experiencing nature in the wild. Winding down in Calgary, a look beyond its Wild West heritage then reveals a thriving arts scene and ever-evolving cuisine that makes taking the memories home all too easy.

Interior of Rocky Mountaineer looking towards back of train
Rocky Mountaineer train crossing tracks by a bay in Canada
Person stood on jetty with colourful boats on Lake Louise

Where you’ll be going

Get to know where you'll be exploring in Canada, from the scenic delights of Vancouver to the sheer excitement of the Canadian Rockies.

  • Skyline view of Vancouver over the harbour

    Vamping up the vibe in Vancouver, there’s scenic and cultural delights aplenty that frequently earn its title as Canada’s ‘food capital’ and one of the most liveable cities in the world. And in celebrating its diversity from the indigenous histories of Stanley Park to some of the best banh mi in China Town, there’s a sense that visitors here will also find plenty of reasons to call it home. 

    Stay at: Rosewood Hotel Georgia
  • North America & Canada, Canada, Rocky Mountaineer Train
    Rocky Mountaineer

    Hailed as ‘the most spectacular train trip in the world’, this exhilarating two-day journey allows you to experience the dramatic beauty of the Rocky Mountains from the comfort of a luxury carriage.

    Stay on: Rocky Mountaineer
  • Lake in Jasper with boathouse at the edge

    If there’s a digital detox that everybody needs, it’s most likely found in the rugged landscapes of Jasper’s National Parks. But if we had to choose the explorers that’re getting their biggest fill, we’d save it all for the audacious types. With incredible wildlife viewing from caribou to bears, and the magnetising appeal of adrenaline-filled activities that span the watery depths of white water rafting to the serene scenes best experienced by its world-class climbing.

    Stay at: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Landscape of Lake Louise in Banff at sunrise
    Lake Louise

    The mountain playground that put Canada’s hiking capital on the map, Lake Louise rewards scenic strolls and energetic hikes with the sublime view of the turquoise-tinted lake at almost every turn. Turning into a canoeing paradise come summertime, there are few spots that can compare to an afternoon spent splashing around with a glacier hugging you on all sides.

    Stay at: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Snowy lake and mountain in Banff National Park

    From flip-flop forays, to a chosen picnicking spot, to hard-core mountaineering adventures, Banff National Park creates a carousel of outdoor adventures for all the family to jump onto. Including everything from horse riding to the bucket list heli-hiking experiences, the sun shines bright come summertime, waking up the hibernating grizzly bears who go plodding down the hillsides on a luckier day.     

    Stay at: Fairmont Banff Springs
  • Portrait of Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome and skyline at sunset

    Home to the famous western-style extravaganza (locally known as Cowtown), this city is wonderfully unafraid to celebrate its Wild West roots. But with its top-notch coffee and bar scene, boutique shops and plentiful running routes, it’s not just the spectacles that’re worth celebrating.

    Stay at: The Fairmont Palliser
Itinerary essentials
  • 11
  • May - Sep
  • 9hrs 30min
    LHR - YVP
  • 9hrs 10min
    LHR - YYC
  • 40min
  • 5hrs 30min
  • 2 days
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    The image of fir trees reflecting perfectly into glassy lakes while snow-capped mountains wrap on all sides; Canada’s all-encompassing landscapes act as a humble reminder that the best adventures defy explanation. 
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