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Canada and the Rockies


Route:
  • UK
  • Calgary
  • Banff
  • Kamloops
  • Vancouver
  • UK
Tour Pace:

8 DAYS from £1899pp

Tour Highlights
  • City tours of Calgary by coach and Vancouver
  • Marvel at the picturesque Lake Louise
  • Snow coach along the Columbia Icefields
  • Journey through Yoho and Glacier National Parks
  • A gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park

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Canada and the Rockies

Taking you into the great outdoors of Canada, our 8-day adventure showcases bewitching spectacles: from the grizzly bears inspecting Lake Louise's shores to the breath-taking mountain pass through Glacier National Park and the ice gouged chasm of Johnston Canyon. Along the way encounter utopias of the Great White North including the small town charm of Banff and one of the world's great scenic cities, Vancouver.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Calgary

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Calgary where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of today will be at leisure.

2
Calgary to Banff

This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Calgary. Set in the rolling foothills of the majestic Canadian Rockies, view the city's key sights including Scotsman's Hill, Stampede Park, Calgary Tower and Fort Calgary. Later today arrive in the picturesque town of Banff.

3
Banff

Following breakfast at the hotel, your group will head off for a day tour of Banff National Park, home to some of Canada's best-kept wilderness secrets. Taking the scenic Tunnel Mountain Drive route, admire magnificent spires of layered rock carved by the elements within Bow Valley. Later, climb a short distance to view Bow Falls, a dramatic backdrop of many classic Hollywood films. A gondola-ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain has also been included allowing you to marvel at the enormity of the six surrounding mountain ranges.

4
Banff

Continue along the Bow Valley Parkway for more unforgettable scenery including Johnston Canyon, a deep limestone ravine which can be explored upon a walkway. Visit Moraine Lake, a glacially fed lake that turns turquoise blue as it begins to thaw in the summer months, before finally arriving at Lake Louise, one of Canada's most beautiful freshwater lakes and home to a thriving population of grizzly bears, moose and timber wolves. Later embark on a journey on board a snow coach to navigate the rugged Columbia Icefield, formed from an ancient glacier.

5
Banff to Kamloops

Board your coach and embark on a breath-taking journey abound for cinematic vistas as you travel west through Yoho and Glacier National Parks. Later today arrive at the city of Kamloops in British Columbia for an evening at leisure.

6
Kamloops to Vancouver

Your journey continues along the picturesque Duffy Lake Road, a winding route affording visitors a superb vantage point to admire Duffy Lake's shimmering reflection of the surrounding mountain range. A stop will be made in the skier's paradise of Whistler to stretch your legs before continuing along the Sea to Sky Highway, arriving at Vancouver.

7
Vancouver

Framed by a rippling ocean scarred by ferry trails, vast forests of mighty Cedars and snow-dusted pinnacles, Vancouver boasts one of the most spectacular settings of any city on the planet. During your tour visit the 1,000 acre Stanley Park, one of the largest city parks in North America. Later stop at Granville Island, whose indoor market offers a colourful assortment of gastronomic delights. Today concludes upon the world's longest and highest suspended footbridge, which will take you over the towering tops of evergreens allowing you to peak down onto the roaring Capilano River below.

8
Vancouver

This morning, transfer to Vancouver airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Important Information

Visas

A Canadian ESTA will be required for entry into Canada. For the Alaska Cruise Extension, an American ESTA will be required. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight to Canada is with Air Transat (TS), departing from London Gatwick, South. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding in size and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalised on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure. Please note that all flight times are subject to change. Final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and small hills, and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 20, and the maximum will be 40. If in the unlikely event there are less than 20 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date then you may be asked to change to a different date and a full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is an escorted tour, meaning the you will have the services of an English speaking guide during each excursion ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar. We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any meals and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £500-£600 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Please also bear in mind that there will be several shopping opportunities throughout your tour.
Tipping is at your discretion, however we would recommend approximately $7 per person per day. Tips are accepted in the local currency, however it is asked that if you do not tip in the local currency that you only pay with notes, as coins cannot be exchanged.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
2018 Dates
15 Sep 201822 Sep 2018£1899Please call to book
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2019 Dates
25 May 201901 Jun 2019£1899Book Now
29 Jun 201906 Jul 2019£2099Book Now
14 Sep 201921 Sep 2019£1999Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Canadian Dollar

Min/Max temperature

-1 °C / 24 °C

What to pack
  • Insect repellent
  • High Factor Sun cream and a hat with a big brim for sunny days
  • Comfortable walking shoes such as trainers
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes for colder days
  • Ruck sack or light bag per person
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • Light rain coat
  • Binoculars
  • Personal Drinks Bottle
Customer Rating:
10/10
Graham Yates
15th Jun 2017

The guide Barb, was truly excellent as was the driver Russell.

Excellent hotels & ideally positioned in the centre of most of the locations.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
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