Iconic Rockies & Western Canada

13 day Escorted Tour - from £2975

With flights from £3322

Snowcapped peaks and cobalt lakes dot this Canadian adventure. Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of Vancouver, then travel on to explore the dramatic wilderness of the Rockies.


  • Visit Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise and marvel at the Athabasca Glacier
  • Enjoy a spectacularly scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway
  • Learn the traditions of the First Nations
  • Explore the welcoming cities of Vancouver and Victoria
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Vancouver

Arrive into Vancouver where the rest of the day is at your leisure. At 18:00, gather at the hotel for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfront

Day 2 - Victoria

Start with a morning tour of historic Chinatown, Gastown and explore Stanley Park. Travel by ferry and visit a family-owned cider house for a tasting before arriving in Victoria.

Hotel: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Victoria

Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens. A representative can answer questions before you explore. Back in Victoria, enjoy a guided city tour before an included your choice dinner with a selection of restaurants to choose from.

Hotel: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Optional: Victoria Whale Watching Excursion
Board your vessel to enjoy a three-hour whale-watching expedition in the waters off Victoria. While it can’t be guaranteed in advance which of the abundant marine wildlife you’ll see on your journey, chances are you’ll also spot magnificent bald eagles, porpoises or seals. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to see the resident Orca whales in all their glory. Approx. duration: 3 hours.

Day 4 - Chemainus and Squamish

Set out for Chemainus, famous for its outdoor murals. Return to the mainland and drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board the Sea-to-Sky Gondola and ride all the way to Summit Lodge, before travelling on to Whistler.

Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Whistler

Start today with a guided walking tour of Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, led by a Local Specialist. Next, meet another Local Specialist, a First Nations ambassador at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before joining your travelling companions for a Regional Meal dinner.

Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Optional: Peak 2 Peak Gondola
From our ancient, volcanic peaks with their 360-degree views, to our vibrant and sophisticated village with its incredible vibe, Whistler Blackcomb has summer covered from top to bottom. Travel across BC’s rooftop on the world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, explore over 50 kms of high alpine hiking trails, then head to the valley for a bike ride on Whistler’s paved valley trail, or its renowned single-track network in the world-famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Approx. duration: 1 hour.

Day 6 - Kamloops

Continue towards the ski resort of Kamloops for an evening to do as you please. You’ll be close to the town so maybe head out for a little explore.

Hotel: Kamloops DoubleTree
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Banff National Park

Sample the best of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at your mountain resort in Banff National Park. Enjoy drinks and a Local Specialist presentation from a real life ‘Mountie’.

Hotel: Banff Park Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Banff National Park

Immerse yourself in the glories of Banff. Enjoy a free afternoon before joining your hosts at the Boundry Ranch for a scenic Be My Guest dinner.

Hotel: Banff Park Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

During your free afternoon, you can choose from a variety of optional experiences.

Optional: Royal Canadian
This journey will only enhance the Three Sisters Peaks Tour by exploring the Goat and Sundance Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. You will see mountain peaks, alpine meadows, waterfalls and untouched glacier lakes. Perhaps even a glimpse of some wildlife. It’s an extraordinary adventure not to be missed. Approx. duration: 25 minutes.

Optional: Mt. Assiniboine Tour
You are in for something special as you are transported to Mount Assiniboine – ‘the Matterhorn’ of the Canadian Rockies. Our most popular adventure has all the fantastic scenery of the previous tours plus a fly by over top of the glacier. This photogenic peak rises majestically to 3,611 metres (11,870 feet) along the Great Divide. The Gloria and Assiniboine Glaciers will astound you. This is an experience you will never forget! Approx. duration: 30 minutes.

Optional: Three Sisters Peak Tour
The most action-packed twelve minutes of your life. Get up close and personal with the world famous Three Sisters Peaks. Reach out and touch them as you whisk by before escaping into the Spray Valley where you will explore the extraordinary hues of the Spray Lakes. Your return flight travels along the Goat Range before following the pristine Bow River back to Canmore. Approx. duration: 12 minutes.

Optional: Brewster Banff Gondola
At the Banff Gondola, you’ll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime! Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Begin with an eight-minute journey to the summit in a fully enclosed four-passenger gondola cabin.

The views become increasingly spectacular as you climb to an elevation of 7,486 feet ( 2,281 meters) to the Summit Upper Terminal. Witness the breathtaking views in every direction or go to the restaurant area to enjoy the views inside or from its upper deck. You can also take the Banff Skywalk for a short self-guided interpretive walkway along the summit ridge leading to the Cosmic Ray Station National Historic Site of Canada. Subject to weather conditions. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours.

Day 9 - Lake Louise

Arrive at Lake Louise with a short lakeside talk. Then, climb aboard an Ice Explorer and drive on the massive Athabasca Glacier. Later this afternoon, arrive at your hotel in Jasper National Park before enjoying a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Hinton
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 10 - Jasper National Park

Enjoy a guided walk at Maligne Canyon. Then, embark on a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal). Stop at Spirit Island before returning to Jasper for free time

Hotel: Holiday Inn Hinton
Meals: Breakfast

Optional: Jasper Float Trip
Join the fun and experience an easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River. A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the ‘fur traders’ over 2 centuries ago.

Lifejackets and the specially designed, 25 foot (7 meters) long, oar-powered rafts; offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first-time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery drifting down a route that was used by fur traders many years ago. There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears.

Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required. Approx. duration: 50-90 minutes.

Day 11 - Mount Robson

Arrive at Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ tallest peak. Then, stroll the ancestral grounds of the Shuswap people and view a traditional kekuli winter home built by the First Nations people.

Hotel: Quaaout Lodge and Spa
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - Vancouver

Return back to Vancouver and visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Tonight, enjoy dinner.

Hotel: Pinnacle Harbourfont
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 13 - Farewell from Vancouver

Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to Canada Place for those on the optional Alaska cruise.

Meals: Breakfast

13 day Escorted Tour - from £2975

With flights from £3322


  • Extend your stay in Vancouver from £184
  • Add a 7 night Alaska cruise from £1168
  • Add a Rocky Mountaineer rail journey from £1061
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1 April 2021 onwards.



Enjoy first class touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your escorted tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, plus other meals as shown
  • Expert tour director
  • UK airport transfers
  • In location airport transfers
  • Extra night options

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