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Wonders of Western Canada by train

11 days from £3,185pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience one of the world's great train journeys through the Canadian Rocky Mountains, in your own private cabin.

  • Travel along the spectacular Icefields Parkway.

  • Explore the alpine panorama of Jasper National Park.

  • Sample Canadian gourmet cuisine in Vancouver.

  • Travel to Victoria for the day by seaplane and visit the beautiful Butchart Gardens.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Edmonton
  • Jasper
  • Vancouver

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Edmonton

International outbound flight , Edmonton

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Edmonton. On arrival in Edmonton, make your own way to your hotel. You'll have the rest of the day to relax after your flight and explore the city.

Day 2 Jasper

Edmonton , Jasper

Make your own way to the station for your early morning train journey to Jasper. You'll travel through Alberta's flat prairies and into the magnificent Rocky Mountains, weaving your way around snowy peaks to Jasper National Park. We've booked a private cabin for you, which also includes access to the train's glass-domed observation carriage. On arrival in Jasper this afternoon, make your own way to your hotel, where you'll have the rest of the day at leisure to start explore Jasper and its surrounds.

Day 3 Jasper

Jasper

Meet your guide this morning in Jasper and enjoy a guided interpretive hike to beautiful Maligne Canyon. You'll learn about the region's flora, fauna and geology as you walk along the canyon rim with your guide. Transport to and from Jasper is included and there is often ample opportunity to spot elk, moose and bears on this scenic drive. Returning to Jasper, you'll have the afternoon to continue exploring under your own steam.

Day 4 Jasper

Jasper

You'll be collected from your hotel this morning as you embark on a full day guided tour along the Icefields Parkway: one of the world's most spectacular scenic highways. On this trip you will stop at Athabasca and Sunapta Falls, and plenty of other scenic viewpoints along the way. At the Columbia Icefield you will have time, if you wish, to take the Ice Explorer bus onto the glacier (not included), before returning to Jasper at the end of the day.

Day 5 Jasper

Jasper

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Jasper: you might like to explore one of the scenic walking trails that cross the park, take in spectacular alpine vistas on the Jasper Sky Tram, or float along the Athabasca River by raft or canoe.

Day 6 Jasper

Jasper

After a morning at leisure in Jasper, make your own way to the train station for your onward journey to Vancouver. You'll spend the night on the train, and for your comfort we've included a private berth for you, which also allows access to the train's glass-domed observation car.

Day 7 Vancouver

Vancouver

You'll arrive in Vancouver this morning; after making your own way to your hotel, enjoy a full afternoon at leisure in this cosmopolitan city. You might like to visit Stanley Park and see its impressive collection of totem poles, or wander through the vibrant Granville Island Market.

Day 8 Vancouver

Vancouver

Vancouver's burgeoning foodie culture is renowned across Canada and today you'll sample some of the best of the city's cuisine on a gourmet food tasting tour. Your guide will explain more about Vancouver's history and culture as you stop at five of the city's award-winning restaurants. You'll have the rest of the day at leisure to continue exploring Vancouver under your own steam.

Day 9 Vancouver

Vancouver

You'll be met at your hotel this morning and transferred to Vancouver's seaplane terminal, where you'll enjoy a spectacular half hour flight over the city and Gulf Islands to Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia. Once in Victoria, you'll be taken to beautiful Butchart Gardens and have some free time to explore Victoria's quaint Inner Harbour, before returning to Vancouver at the end of the day.

Day 10 International return flight

Vancouver , International return flight

Make your own way to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Day 11 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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