Lake Louise

Passage through the Rockies

from £2995 excluding flights

  • 11-18 nights
  • May-Sep
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Journey out on to the Athabasca Glacier on an Ice Explorer

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Spend time with wolfdogs and grizzly bears

Icefields Parkway

Travel along the iconic Icefields Parkway

Butchart Gardens

Wander through Victoria’s beautiful Butchart Gardens

Why this trip...

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Meals and activities are included in this holiday - see what's included for details


This comprehensive escorted touring holiday offers an in-depth exploration of the Canadian Rockies, with time also spent in the wilderness at Blue River, the alpine resort town of Whistler and the pretty city of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Choose to extend your stay with a memorable cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage.

This affordable journey from Calgary to Vancouver takes in the scenic highlights of Alberta and British Columbia. With plenty of memorable experiences included along the way, and a choice of optional excursions which can be added to suit your interests (additional cost), this is a Canadian holiday that’s full of contrasts.


On arrival in Calgary, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at an informal Welcome Reception.

Overnight: Marriott Downtown Hotel.

After breakfast depart Calgary for Banff. En route you will stop at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff.

Overnight: Banff Park Lodge. Breakfast and dinner included.

Banff and Cascade Mountain
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Today is at leisure to explore Banff or take your choice of optional excursions (own expense). Perhaps enjoy a Banff Experience Tour, which includes a visit to Johnston Canyon, or take a thrilling helicopter flight over Banff National Park.

Overnight: Banff Park Lodge. Breakfast and dinner included.

Travel north to beautiful Moraine Lake, located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks. After taking in the views here, continue to the world-famous Lake Louise.

Overnight: Lake Louise Inn. Breakfast and dinner included.

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Journey along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, a chain of massive icefields straddling the Continental Divide. At the immense Columbia Icefield you will take a ride in a specially-designed Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier. Continue along the parkway and enjoy vistas of glaciers, lakes and wildlife on your way to Jasper.

Overnight: Mountain Park Lodges. Breakfast included.

Travel to Blue River, where pristine lakes, rivers, waterfalls and wilderness abound. Take an exciting River Safari, cruising through the glacially-fed, jade-coloured waters of Grizzly Bear Valley. Here you may see both grizzly and black bears. Later, enjoy a relaxed dining experience by the river.

Overnight: Mike Wiegele Heli Village. Breakfast and dinner included.

Rocky Mountaineer Option: you may wish to board the Rocky Mountaineer train for a memorable 2-day journey from Jasper to Vancouver. Contact us for further details and prices.

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Rocky Mountaineer
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Travel to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel or Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Breakfast included.

Enjoy today at leisure to relax or explore the city at your own pace. You may like to take the opportunity to embark on an optional tour to Vancouver’s famed Granville Island Public Market (own expense). Here, you’ll sample fresh locally-grown produce and wander amid the vibrant stalls that showcase a range of home-made craft and art.

Overnight: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel or Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Breakfast included.

Vancouver sunset from Stanley Park
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After breakfast travel along the Sea to Sky Highway to the picturesque alpine village of Whistler.

Overnight: Summit Lodge & Spa Breakfast included.

Head to Horseshoe Bay to board the ferry to Vancouver Island. Alternatively you may wish to take a scenic floatplane transfer from Whistler to Victoria (additional cost). On arrival set off on a sightseeing tour of this charming city before checking in to your hotel.

Overnight: The Parkside Hotel and Spa. Breakfast included.

BC Ferry
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Victoria Harbour

Today is at leisure – explore at your own pace, or take an optional excursion (own expense). Perhaps set off on an exciting whale watching excursion or ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Later visit the renowned Butchart Gardens where you will have a Farewell Dinner in the former Butchart family residence.

Overnight: The Parkside Hotel and Spa. Breakfast and dinner included.

Transfer back to Vancouver after breakfast. 12-day passengers depart the tour with a transfer to the airport. 19-day passengers board a Holland America Line ship for your Alaskan Inside Passage cruise.

Overnight (seven nights): Holland America cruise ship. Breakfast and dinner included.

Enjoy a full day at sea. Unwind and absorb the incredible scenery as your ship glides along the Inside Passage.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Cruise through the rivers of ice of Tracy Arm. Later, arrive in the Alaskan capital of Juneau, one of America’s most beautiful state capitals. Soak up its native Alaskan influence and perhaps explore Tongass National Forest (own expense).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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Humpback whale

Explore the frontier town of Skagway and perhaps ride the antique White Pass and Yukon rail route (own expense).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Wake up to the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park with its rivers of ice and sky-scraping peaks.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Margerie Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park
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Glacier Bay National Park at dawn

Located along the shores of Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan is widely known as the salmon capital of the world. Perhaps join a tour of the town, visiting the totem park, or immerse yourself in the Tlingit Indian culture at Saxman Native Village (own expense).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Head south through the Inside Passage on your final day of cruising.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Arrive back in Vancouver this morning. After breakfast on board, disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Breakfast included.

Accommodation Options

This tour includes accommodation in a selection of simple and standard hotels, as detailed in the itinerary.

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Prices and Departures

Price from £2995 excluding flights

Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 12-Day Tour: All breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • 19-Day Tour: 7 nights Inside Passage Cruise in Interior Stateroom
  • 19-Day Tour: All breakfasts, 11 dinners, 6 lunches
  • Excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Blue River Wildlife Cruise
  • Ice Explorer Glacier excursion
  • Experienced Tour Director & Driver
  • Tipping for tour director, driver, hotels, restaurants & activities
  • 19-Day Tour: port charges
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

2023 departures

From prices per person, based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departures Twin Price 12-Day Land Only Tour Single Price 12-Day Land Only Tour Twin Price 19-Day Tour with Alaska Cruise Single Price 19-Day Tour with Alaska Cruise
02 Sep 2023 £3,495 £4,945 £4,995 £7,395
09 Sep 2023 £3,495 £4,945 £4,995 £7,395

2024 departures

From prices per person, based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departures Twin Price 12-Day Land Only Tour Single Price 12-Day Land Only Tour Twin Price 19-Day Tour with Alaska Cruise Single Price 19-Day Tour with Alaska Cruise
04 May 2024 £3,795 £5,195 £5,045 £7,295
11 May 2024 £3,895 £5,295 £5,295 £7,595
18 May 2024 £3,895 £5,295 £5,395 £7,795
25 May 2024 £3,995 £5,645 £5,595 £8,195
01 Jun 2024 £4,195 £5,995 £5,645 £8,395
29 Jun 2024 £4,195 £5,995 £5,645 £8,445
27 Jul 2024 £4,195 £5,995 £5,645 £8,445
03 Aug 2024 £4,195 £5,995 £5,645 £8,445
31 Aug 2024 £4,195 £5,995 £5,645 £8,445
07 Sep 2024 £4,095 £5,895 £5,395 £7,995

Minimum group size: 24
Maximum group size: 48

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