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Discover formidable mountain ranges, lakes of perfect turquoise and mind-blowing glacial formations with this tailor-made tour, as you explore three of Canada’s most enchanting national parks – Banff, Yoho and Jasper – whether by boat, hike or thrilling SkyTram. Feel the undeniable allure of Vancouver before heading by luxury train through the Canadian Rockies, uncovering the wildness and wonder of this natural playground, accompanied by a National Geographic expert throughout.
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Wind through the Canadian Rockies on board the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer Train with panoramic views from the glass-domed carriage
Glide across the famous azure waters of Jasper National Park’s Maligne Lake by boat, enjoying your surroundings of staggering peaks, three glaciers and the gorgeous islet of Spirit Island
Explore the ancient Athabasca Glacier as you trek across it with an expert guide
Settle into some of the most iconic hotels of the Canadian Rockies, including the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Author, educator and geographer Stephen Cunha will join all 2020 departure dates below. He is a former park ranger and award-winning lecturer who spent four years developing the Pamir National Park in eastern Tajikistan, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.
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Offering charming neighbourhoods, great restaurants and a wealth of alfresco activities, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan city that promises to delight. A guided tour of the city will showcase its many highlights – including the glorious greenery of Stanley Park and the famous Seawall – before a welcome reception and dinner to meet your fellow travellers.
Transfer to the station and board the Rocky Mountaineer Train.
Absorb awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Canadian landscape as you journey towards the Jasper National Park on board the Rocky Mountaineer train, gazing out of the luxurious glass-dome coach, while savouring gourmet cuisine. Stop in Kamloops for a night, before continuing east through the Canadian Rockies.
Disembark in Jasper and transfer to Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Breakfast & Lunch
Spend a night in the magical Alpine town of Jasper, the gateway to the delights of Jasper National Park – including hiking trails, mountain biking routes, pioneering history and wildlife encounters aplenty. Keep your eyes peeled for moose, elk, caribou and black and grizzly bears as you travel to Maligne Lake, gliding across the waters by boat. The next day, float along the scenic Athabasca River, or board the Jasper SkyTram to soar over 7,000 feet above sea level. An optional hike to soak up the scenery of Jasper is followed by a group dinner.
Transfer to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park. On the way, you’ll travel along the scenic Icefields Parkway and stop at the Columbia Icefield for an unforgettable guided trek across the Athabasca Glacier, getting an up-close look at its fascinating geology.
Perhaps Banff National Park’s greatest allure, Lake Louise’s jaw-droppingly turquoise waters are surrounded by an amphitheatre of chiselled mountains that house scenic hiking trails and grizzly bears. From here, explore Banff and Yoho National Parks. Hike to pristine lakes through trails of wildflowers, including Moraine Lake and Emerald Lake. Stop for a seriously scenic picnic lunch, before viewing the historic Spiral Tunnels of the Canadian Pacific Railway – dating back to 1909. Head to the Yoho National Park Visitor Centre, enjoying the fascinating interactive exhibits about the Burgess Shale fossil deposit, one of the most important ever discovered! A final farewell dinner with the group ends your awe-inspiring adventures in Canada.
Transfer to Calgary airport for your flight to the UK.
Canada’s summer – from June to August – is characterised by sunny days and pleasant temperatures, making a great time to enjoy the scenery of the Rockies.
8 NIGHTS FROM £10,475 per person
Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.
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