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Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver / Canadian Rockies & National Parks

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as featured in our curated edit of luxury holidays for 2018

A self-drive itinerary taking in a cosmopolitan city, a spectacular train journey and the breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

This itinerary begins with a stay in Calgary; look beyond its Wild West heritage and enjoy the thriving arts scene and ever evolving cuisine. It’s then onwards to Banff National Park; take to the skies by helicopter to admire Canada’s most iconic sites, then continue through to turquoise tinted Lake Louise. A mountain playground on your doorstep, the area is known as the hiking capital of Canada, whilst the glacial lake is a canoeing paradise during the summer. Drive to Jasper National Park for an overnight stay before boarding the Rocky Mountaineer for Vancouver with a stay in Kamloops. Gold Leaf Service is included; enjoy gourmet dining and admire Canada’s wild beauty through panoramic dome windows. Finish with a stay on Vancouver’s dynamic waterfront.

Itinerary highlights:

  • Explore Banff’s charming Farmer’s Market
  • View the sunrise at Lake Louise from a canoe
  • Take a helicopter tour to the Icefields at Jasper National Park
  • Experience the ‘most spectacular train journey in the world’ aboard the Rocky Mountaineer

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Price based on two adults sharing.

Price includes all economy international flights, train journey, 5 days car hire, 11 nights accommodation, arrival transfer in Calgary, departure transfer in Vancouver and meals as specified.

Meal basis: RO Room only, BL Breakfast and lunch

Activities and National Park entrance fees are not included. This itinerary is only a suggestion, our experienced sales team will be happy to put together alternative, bespoke itineraries. 

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Nights 11
Destinations 5
Flights 2

Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper, Rocky Mountaineer, Vancouver /Itinerary

Canadian Rockies & National Parks


Day /1 - 2


Fly to Calgary, on arrival transfer to the Fairmont Palliser for a 2 night stay. Beyond its Wild West heritage, Calgary is also a place where the arts scene thrives, where the cuisine is ever-evolving and experimental and where the surrounding landscape is simply breathtaking. Sample farm-to-fork food, visit a performing arts festival or venture to the nearby Canadian Rockies for sports and exploration. (RO)

Fairmont Palliser

Day /3 - 4

Banff National Park

Banff National Park

Collect your hire car and drive to Banff National Park for a 2 night stay at Fairmont Banff Springs. With high alpine meadows, jade green lakes and weird and wonderful rock formations – Banff National Park is a protected World Heritage Site. Explore by helicopter to visit some of Canada’s most iconic sights, including Moraine Lake. (RO)

Fairmont Banff Springs

Day /5 - 6

Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Continue through Banff National Park to Lake Louise for a 2 night stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. At the heart of Banff National Park, turquoise tinted Lake Louise stands in an amphitheatre of rugged mountains offering perfect hiking and exploration. Not to miss: ride the gondola up Mount Whitehorn for dramatic views across Bow Valley to the Chateau, Lake Louise, Victoria Glacier and Valley of the Ten Peaks. (RO)

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day /7

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park

Drive to Jasper National Park for an overnight stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Jasper National Park lies in the dramatic eastern Rockies, a glacial terrain dotted by vivid turquoise lakes. An important dark reserve, the Park is served by the Easy Trails system and boasts Canada’s longest, highest aerial tramway for indelible mountain vistas. (RO)

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Day /8

Jasper to Vancouver

Jasper to Vancouver

Board the Rocky Mountaineer train from Jasper to Vancouver, with an overnight stay in Kamloops. Experience Canada’s wild beauty on board the deluxe Rocky Mountaineer passing the glacier-clad mountains and strikingly blue rivers of the National Parks. Choose Gold Leaf service for gourmet dining and views through panoramic dome windows. (BL)

Rocky Mountaineer

Day /9 - 11



Arrive into Vancouver for a 3 night stay at Fairmont Waterfront. Vancouver is a glorious harbour-front vibrant city. At the heart of the action lies the ever popular Stanley Park with its sandy beaches, waterpark and endless swathes of cedar and fir trees. Walk the Capilano cable suspension bridge at a heart-stopping 70 metres above water. Shoppers can indulge at Robinson Street, Vancouver’s answer to Rodeo Drive, whilst foodie tours are a city speciality.(RO)

Fairmont Waterfront

Day /12

Return to the UK

Transfer to Vancouver Airport for the overnight flight back to London Heathrow.

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