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Travelmarvel

Canadian Adventure

Victoria to Vancouver

Trip Code: URBWI12
12 Days
17 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • Two-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey in SilverLeaf Service
  • Services of a Canadian Travelmarvel Tour Director and Driver
  • 17 meals - 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Enjoy a Welcome Reception and a special Farewell Dinner
  • Tipping for land staff and airport transfers

Travel & Accommodation

Rocky Mountaineer travelling through mountains by the side of river

Ride the Rocky Mountaineer

Experience SilverLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer rail journey through the Rockies.

A bear watching the camera while in the tall grass

Blue River Safari

Watch for bears on a river safari, as you glide through Grizzly Bear Valley in the Monashee Mountains.

Viewing the lake from the balcony at Emerald Lake Lodge

Emerald Lake Lodge

Enjoy an overnight stay amidst the picturesque setting of Emerald Lake Lodge

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include airport transfers, gratuities and sundries
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
North America Map URBWI12 2019
Victoria to Vancouver

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Savour a Welcome Reception at The Fairmont Empress Hotel.


Upon arrival in Victoria you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, The Parkside Hotel and Spa

After breakfast, join a short orientation tour of Victoria, to get to know the elegant capital of British Columbia. Then spend time visiting The Butchart Gardens, which is among the most famous display gardens in the world. More than 100 years old, The Butchart Gardens is set over 22 hectares and has a distinctive style all of its own. With a magnificent array of floral displays to choose from, perhaps meander through the lovely Sunken Garden or explore the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden, showcasing plants from around the world. If you’d prefer to explore further afield, choose from one of the select experiences available to you today. Perhaps embark on an exhilarating whale-watching cruise or enjoy a leisurely horse-drawn carriage tour to discover some of Victoria’s many attractions (own expense).

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This morning after breakfast, you will drive to the small town of Chemainus before boarding a ferry across the Georgia Strait to Horseshoe Bay. Admire the stunning Coastal Mountains as you travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway with a stop at Shannon Falls on the way. Then continue on to the alpine resort of Whistler, a well-known haven for outdoor enthusiasts, set in stunning mountain scenery. Alternatively, you may like to enjoy a journey with aerial views on a floatplane flight across the Georgia Strait to Whistler (own expense).

Stay: Aava Whistler Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Awake to a striking setting at Mike Wiegele Heli Village.


After breakfast this morning, travel through the beautiful and rugged Cariboo region to Blue River.

Stay: Blue River, Mike Wiegele Heli Village

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  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a River Safari to Grizzly Bear Valley.


Later today, follow the famous Yellowhead Highway, which bisects the state of British Columbia through spectacular scenery. Pass Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, on your way to fairytale Jasper National Park. After settling into your lodge, the rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Stay: Chateau Jasper

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After breakfast, visit the natural wonder of Maligne Canyon and spend time walking through its deep rocky ravines. Then travel along the Icefields Parkway, which is considered to be the world’s most scenic highway. Here, you’ll stop at the Columbia Icefield for a thrilling Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier. Afterwards, continue on to Emerald Lake and arrive at the picturesque Emerald Lake Lodge for an idyllic overnight stay.

Stay: Emerald Lake Lodge

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  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a wagon ride and BBQ on the banks of the Bow River.


Travel to the stunning ‘Jewel of the Rockies’, Lake Louise, and (weather permitting) glacier-fed Moraine Lake. The azure waters and scenic surrounds of both these iconic landmarks provide picture-perfect views. Later, continue to the charming township of Banff, located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Explore Banff on a sightseeing tour, then ride the Banff Gondola along Sulphur Mountain.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff Park Lodge

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  • Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy today at leisure to explore more of this alpine township at your own pace. Set in pristine wilderness in the heart of the Canadian Rockies’ oldest national park, Banff offers outdoor adventure and all the attractions of a popular resort town. If you’re after adventure, then why not choose from a range of select experiences available to you. Consider joining a heli-flightseeing tour for aerial views of this stunning region. Perhaps watch for local wildlife on a Bow River float trip or why not set off on a Banff Experience tour (own expense).

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  • Breakfast

This morning, board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train and settle into your carriage with large windows for expansive views of the fabled Rocky Mountains. Pass through the Spiral Tunnels, a historic engineering feat, which snakes its way through the region. Then continue through impressive Kicking Horse Canyon before arriving in the city of Kamloops late in the afternoon. There is time to settle into your comfortable hotel and relax this evening.

Stay: Kamloops, hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer

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  • Lunch

Rejoin the Rocky Mountaineer and continue your rail adventure west towards the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, enjoy incredible views of Fraser Canyon, the Coast Mountains and Fraser Valley. Late this afternoon, arrive in Vancouver and settle into your comfortable accommodation for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy free time to explore and dine at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

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  • Lunch

Fall in love with the beautiful city of Vancouver and get to know some of its best-loved attractions on a sightseeing tour. You’ll discover the city’s sleek high-rise-framed Waterfront and enjoy a visit to its historic heart, Gastown. A hub for cuisine, fashion and stylish interior design boutiques, you will find an abundance of things to see in this dynamic city. This afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a select experience such as a gondola ride up nearby Grouse Mountain. From here, you’ll see Vancouver from a fresh perspective with incredible city views (own expense). Tonight, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.

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  • Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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