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Berg Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park
Aerial view of Vancouver and sports stadium
Victoria Harbour, Canada
Butchart Gardens Tour
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler
Sun Peaks Lodge, British Columbia, Canada
Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
Ice Explorer, Athabasca Glacier
Spirit Island, Maligne Lake
Kamloops, Canada
Stanley Park, Vancouver

Iconic Rockies & Western Canada

13 day Escorted Tour – from £4975 £4485

With flights from £5185

Snow-capped peaks and cobalt lakes dot this Canadian adventure. Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver before exploring the wilderness of the Rockies.

Highlights:
  • Visit Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise and marvel at the Athabasca Glacier
  • Enjoy a spectacularly scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway
  • Admire Mount Robson and embark on a Maligne Lake Cruise
  • Ascend to Summit Lodge on the Sea-to-Sky Gondola
  • Explore the welcoming cities of Vancouver and Victoria

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights and activities before or after your Iconic Rockies & Western Canada tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Aerial view of Vancouver and sports stadium

Day 1 – Welcome to Vancouver

Embrace the ‘Great Outdoors’ on this adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as…

Embrace the ‘Great Outdoors’ on this adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

    Pinnacle Harbourfront, Vancouver

    Welcome Reception
Aerial view of Vancouver and sports stadium
Victoria Harbour, Canada

Day 2 – Vancouver to Victoria

This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to…

This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. Taste local cider at a family-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.

    Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria

    Breakfast
Victoria Harbour, Canada
Butchart Gardens Tour

Day 3 – Butchart Gardens & Victoria

Start your day at Butchart Gardens, a must-see oasis, which has been growing for over 100…

Start your day at Butchart Gardens, a must-see oasis, which has been growing for over 100 years. Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens and learn how the spectacular floral display was once a giant disused quarry. This evening, join an optional whale watching experience or spend the remainder of your stay in Victoria at leisure.

    Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria

    Breakfast
Butchart Gardens Tour
Whistler, British Columbia

Day 4 – Chemainus, Squamish & Whistler

See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway….

See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola.

    Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

    Breakfast
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler

Day 5 – Whistler

This morning, learn about the First Nations at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center. Get a first-hand…

This morning, learn about the First Nations at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center. Get a first-hand look into the traditional way of life of the original inhabitants of the area and their collection of artefacts and contemporary pieces led by Aboriginal Ambassadors who share their own stories and first-hand cultural experiences. After lunch at the Center, enjoy your time at leisure.

    Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

    Breakfast, Lunch
Whistler
Sun Peaks Lodge, British Columbia, Canada

Day 6 – Whistler to Sun Peaks

Today, we continue towards Sun Peaks where we’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Today, we continue towards Sun Peaks where we’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

    Sun Peaks Lodge

    Breakfast, Dinner
Sun Peaks Lodge, British Columbia, Canada
Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado

Day 7 – Glacier & Yoho National Parks

Drive through Glacier and Yoho National Parks en route to Banff. Sample the best of the…

Drive through Glacier and Yoho National Parks en route to Banff. Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. The excitement of Canada’s highest suspension bridges awaits at the Golden Skybridge! Explore canyon ridge walking trails with sweeping views of the Columbia Valley and the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges. We then overnight in beautiful Banff National Park.

    Banff Park Lodge

    Breakfast
Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

Day 8 – Banff National Park

Your morning is at leisure, perhaps do an optional gondola ride or explore on foot. Later…

Your morning is at leisure, perhaps do an optional gondola ride or explore on foot. Later in the morning, you will have your orientation tour of Banff National Park. This evening, meet a Mountie dressed in traditional red serge uniform and hear about their exciting history before enjoying dinner.

    Banff Park Lodge

    Breakfast, Dinner
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
Ice Explorer, Athabasca Glacier

Day 9 – Lake Louise & the Athabasca Glacier

Enjoy a lakeside walk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the…

Enjoy a lakeside walk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier. Continue your drive along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper.

    Forest Park Hotel, Jasper

    Breakfast
Ice Explorer, Athabasca Glacier
Spirit Island, Maligne Lake

Day 10 – Maligne Canyon & Jasper

Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake…

Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. Travel on to Jasper and this evening join Matricia Bauer to learn about traditional First Nations land. Learn how to make curated drink bitters from foraged ingredients, enjoy a designer cocktail and listen to stories and drumming over dinner.

    Forest Park Hotel, Jasper

    Breakfast, Dinner
Spirit Island, Maligne Lake
Berg Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park

Day 11 – Mount Robson

Admire Mount Robson – the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. End the day in the…

Admire Mount Robson – the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. End the day in the Tournament Capital of Canada, Kamloops. Though the city is known for hosting competitions, we will take it easy and enjoy an evening at leisure.

    South Thompson Inn & Conference Center, Kamloops

    Breakfast
Berg Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park
Kamloops, Canada

Day 12 – Coast Mountains & Fraser Valley

Drive from Kamloops, past dramatic moutainscapes toward the scenic coastal setting of Vancouver.

Drive from Kamloops, past dramatic moutainscapes toward the scenic coastal setting of Vancouver.

    Pinnacle Harbourfront, Vancouver

    Breakfast
Kamloops, Canada
Stanley Park, Vancouver

Day 13 – Farewell from Vancouver

Our encounter with the Canadian Rockies has come to an end. Depart at leisure as you…

Our encounter with the Canadian Rockies has come to an end. Depart at leisure as you head to Vancouver International Airport.

    Breakfast
Stanley Park, Vancouver

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights and activities before or after your Iconic Rockies & Western Canada tour. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Welcome to Vancouver

Embrace the ‘Great Outdoors’ on this adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

    Pinnacle Harbourfront, Vancouver

    Welcome Reception
Aerial view of Vancouver and sports stadium

Day 2

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Vancouver to Victoria

This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. Taste local cider at a family-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.

    Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria

    Breakfast
Victoria Harbour, Canada

Day 3

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Butchart Gardens & Victoria

Start your day at Butchart Gardens, a must-see oasis, which has been growing for over 100 years. Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens and learn how the spectacular floral display was once a giant disused quarry. This evening, join an optional whale watching experience or spend the remainder of your stay in Victoria at leisure.

    Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria

    Breakfast
Butchart Gardens Tour

Day 4

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Chemainus, Squamish & Whistler

See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola.

    Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

    Breakfast
Whistler, British Columbia

Day 5

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Whistler

This morning, learn about the First Nations at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center. Get a first-hand look into the traditional way of life of the original inhabitants of the area and their collection of artefacts and contemporary pieces led by Aboriginal Ambassadors who share their own stories and first-hand cultural experiences. After lunch at the Center, enjoy your time at leisure.

    Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa

    Breakfast, Lunch
Whistler

Day 6

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Whistler to Sun Peaks

Today, we continue towards Sun Peaks where we’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

    Sun Peaks Lodge

    Breakfast, Dinner
Sun Peaks Lodge, British Columbia, Canada

Day 7

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Glacier & Yoho National Parks

Drive through Glacier and Yoho National Parks en route to Banff. Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. The excitement of Canada’s highest suspension bridges awaits at the Golden Skybridge! Explore canyon ridge walking trails with sweeping views of the Columbia Valley and the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges. We then overnight in beautiful Banff National Park.

    Banff Park Lodge

    Breakfast
Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado

Day 8

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Banff National Park

Your morning is at leisure, perhaps do an optional gondola ride or explore on foot. Later in the morning, you will have your orientation tour of Banff National Park. This evening, meet a Mountie dressed in traditional red serge uniform and hear about their exciting history before enjoying dinner.

    Banff Park Lodge

    Breakfast, Dinner
Moraine Lake, Banff National Park

Day 9

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Lake Louise & the Athabasca Glacier

Enjoy a lakeside walk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier. Continue your drive along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper.

    Forest Park Hotel, Jasper

    Breakfast
Ice Explorer, Athabasca Glacier

Day 10

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Maligne Canyon & Jasper

Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. Travel on to Jasper and this evening join Matricia Bauer to learn about traditional First Nations land. Learn how to make curated drink bitters from foraged ingredients, enjoy a designer cocktail and listen to stories and drumming over dinner.

    Forest Park Hotel, Jasper

    Breakfast, Dinner
Spirit Island, Maligne Lake

Day 11

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Mount Robson

Admire Mount Robson – the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies. End the day in the Tournament Capital of Canada, Kamloops. Though the city is known for hosting competitions, we will take it easy and enjoy an evening at leisure.

    South Thompson Inn & Conference Center, Kamloops

    Breakfast
Berg Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park

Day 12

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Coast Mountains & Fraser Valley

Drive from Kamloops, past dramatic moutainscapes toward the scenic coastal setting of Vancouver.

    Pinnacle Harbourfront, Vancouver

    Breakfast
Kamloops, Canada

Day 13

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Farewell from Vancouver

Our encounter with the Canadian Rockies has come to an end. Depart at leisure as you head to Vancouver International Airport.

    Breakfast
Stanley Park, Vancouver

This Tour Includes

12 nights hotel accommodation
12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, 1 welcome reception
Expert Travel Director
Activities and experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach
Professional and experienced driver
2 day Rocky Mountaineer journey

Departure Dates

Check for departure dates that suit you:

2024-05-27

2024-06-03

2024-06-10

2024-06-17

2024-06-24

2024-07-15

2024-07-22

2024-08-05

2024-08-12

2024-08-19

2024-08-26

2024-09-02

2024-09-09

2024-09-16

2024-10-07

2025-05-05

2025-05-12

2025-05-19

2025-05-26

2025-06-02

2025-06-09

2025-06-16

2025-06-23

2025-07-14

2025-07-21

2025-08-04

2025-08-11

2025-08-18

2025-08-25

2025-09-01

2025-09-08

2025-09-15

2025-09-22

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Flights & More

With FREEDOM, you can book your Iconic Rockies & Western Canada escorted tour and flights together, as an ATOL protected package. Our Travel Experts can find the best priced Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for you.

You can also personalise your holiday. Why not add:

  • Extra nights in Vancouver before or after your tour
  • A two-day journey on the luxury Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver
  • A Toronto or New York city stay to break your flight home

Next Step

Please get in touch with our Canada Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Iconic Rockies & Western Canada

13 day Escorted Tour – from £4975 £4485

With flights from £5185

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room, and include meals where shown. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

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