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14 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

 

£2,540pp

3 star & low season

£4,055pp

4/5 star & high season

 

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Day 1
You fly to Toronto today and will have time to wander around the city later on. The waterfront is a good place to start, with plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy an evening meal and watch the world go by.
Day 2
You have a full day in this fantastic city. We recommend starting with the CN Tower for incredible views of both Toronto and Lake Ontario. You could also take the ferry across to Toronto Islands and explore this lovely parkland area on foot, or hire a bike. Alternatively, tickle your tastebuds at lively St Lawrence Market or try and catch a sports game at the famous Rogers Centre.
Day 3
Enjoy a full day trip to Niagara Falls today, which includes a ride on the Hornblower cruise to the base of the falls and time in the pretty town of Niagara on the Lake.
Day 4
You fly from Toronto to Vancouver today and should have time to start your exploration of this vibrant city. Again, the Lookout is a good place to start but if you'd prefer to keep your feet closer to the ground then take a stroll along the waterfront or through some of the diverse neighbourhoods.
Day 5
Spend the day in Vancouver. Take the ferry over to Granville Island and explore the famous and colourful markets here, walk, cycle or take the trolley bus around Stanley Park, or visit nearby Capilano Suspension Bridge Park or Grouse Mountain.
Day 6
This morning join a whale watching trip that takes you out in to the Strait of Georgia to look for these magnificent creatures. Humpback whales, orcas, gray whales and minke whales all migrate through these waters and you may also be lucky enough to see bald eagles and a range of seabirds.
Day 7
Collect a hire car and drive to the bustling resort town of Whistler this morning and take the Peak2Peak Gondola for magnificent views of the mountains.
Day 8
You have a day to enjoy the many activities around Whistler such as zip-lining, white-water rafting, horse-riding, mountain biking, canoeing – the list is endless!
Day 9
Drive from Whistler to Clearwater, a fairly long but scenic journey. You will pass through several lovely little country towns such as Lillooet and Cache Creek, and past some beautiful viewpoints.
Day 10
Continue your journey to Jasper. Stop en route to enjoy a wildlife jet-boat safari at Blue River which will take you to look for eagles, osprey, moose and bears. Before you reach Jasper you will pass Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.
Day 11
A day to explore Jasper. Take a drive to Maligne Lake and enjoy a cruise on the turquoise waters, with simply stunning views of the mountains. Make time to stop at Maligne Canyon on the way there or back, and keep an eye out for moose which are sometimes spotted in this area.
Day 12
Drive along the Icefields Parkway to Banff today, with spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery the whole way. Stop at some of the famous viewpoints such as Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Falls, the Columbia Icefields and Bow Lake.
Day 13
With your day in Banff we recommend taking a ride on the gondola for amazing 360 degree views. There is also an interesting interpretive centre at the top. Afterwards, have a look around the town, visiti Cave & Basin National Historic Site or drive to nearby Lake Minnewanka for further lakefront views.
Day 14
Depending in your departing flight flight time you may have a final morning in Banff, or time to have a look around the little town of Canmore, which is en route to Calgary Airport. Take an overnight flight back to the UK.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Canada is home to some particularly iconic sights and scenery and it is possible to capture many of them in one trip. This itinerary starts with a few days in Toronto, including a full day trip to perhaps the most famous Canadian icon of them all – Niagara Falls. You then fly west to Vancouver and start a lovely self-drive route through Whistler and interior British Columbia across to the Rocky Mountains. This is a nicely paced itinerary with some beautiful drives and by the end you will feel like you have seen some of the very best bits of the country.

3 nights Toronto (including day trip to Niagara Falls) – 3 nights Vancouver – 2 nights Whistler – 1 nights Clearwater – 2 nights Jasper – 2 nights Banff

 


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