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Luxury

Calgary Stampede and Alaska Cruise

Victoria to Vancouver
22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT22BWCIV
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Trip Highlights

Attend the Calgary Stampede

Billed as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, experience the most anticipated rodeo event of the year

Canadian Ranch Experience

Part wilderness resort, part luxury ranch and part eco-lodge, Echo Valley Resort is a truly unique property

A Glimpse into a Pioneer Past

Discover Alaska's gold rush history in the former frontier town of Skagway, where heritage buildings line the streets

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • Reserved rodeo tickets at the Calgary Stampede
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • Seven-night Holland America Line Alaska Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • A total of 46 meals, as well as beer and wine with dinner on your cruise

Map & Itinerary

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Victoria to Vancouver

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

On arrival in Victoria, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to settle in to your room then meet your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific

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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning, visit The Butchart Gardens and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. With exclusive access to the gardens before they open to the general public, you’ll relish the chance to inspect one of the world’s most celebrated floral gardens in true serenity. You’ll no doubt find it hard to believe the site was once a vast limestone cement quarry.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Spend the afternoon on your chosen activity. Perhaps join a whale watching cruise; take a seaplane flight; learn about the city’s heritage district on a guided tour; fish for salmon; ride in a horse-drawn carriage; or delight in afternoon tea at the elegant Fairmont Empress.


Your day is dedicated to exploring Victoria.

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  • Breakfast

Make a brief stop in Chemainus before taking the ferry across Georgia Strait. Treasure the scenery as you travel north along the Sea to Sky Highway, passing Shannon Falls before arriving at Whistler. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Victoria to Whistler (own expense). Arrive in Whistler by midday and enjoy more time at leisure.

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Leaving Whistler and the pretty Coast Mountains after breakfast, your journey continues along the Sea to Sky Highway. Travel past mirror-like lakes and via the rural towns of Pemberton and Lillooet on the way to Echo Valley Ranch and Spa. Part wilderness resort, part luxury ranch and part eco-lodge, this is a truly unique property. Set in a private valley amid thousands of acres of pristine countryside within the Cariboo Mountains, you will feel far away from the everyday during your stay in this serene setting. Here, the grass seems greener, the air infinitely clearer, and a sense of relaxation washes over you. After settling in, enjoy a delicious meal in the Dove Lodge dining room this evening, where each delicious meal is created using ingredients grown on the ranch.

Stay: Two Nights: Echo Valley Ranch and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You may like to go horse riding on a guided adventure along the gentle trails surrounding the ranch, enjoying views towards valleys coated with boreal forests, barren mountains and rolling grasslands. Alternatively, enjoy a guided hike and learn about the flora and fauna of the region. Or perhaps join a dedicated fishing guide and head to one of the many nearby lakes to try your hand at fly fishing for rainbow trout. With the remainder of the day at leisure, perhaps you’d like to head out and explore on your own.


A hearty breakfast will set you up for a full day out on the ranch. How you experience the valley is up to you as you choose from three outdoor activities.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a number of restaurants in which to enjoy your dinner.


Breaking up your journey into the Canadian Rocky Mountains today, you’ll stop to visit Wells Gray Provincial Park, which protects most of the highest regions of the Cariboo Mountains. Here, among other incredible sights, you’ll see stunning Spahats Creek Falls rising from snowmelt and tranquil springs at a pass between Raft Mountain and Trophy Mountain. Your journey continues to Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, where you’ll stop to admire this majestic crest, before crossing from British Columbia to Alberta, arriving later in Jasper National Park. Perhaps relax on the verandah and catch the sunset over Lac Beauvert.

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Join the Icefields Parkway and wind through the scenery of the Rockies. After pausing to take in Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Falls, stop at the Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. Continue into Banff National Park and admire Peyto Lake before arriving at Lake Louise.

Stay: Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Lakeview Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Don your Stetson as you arrive in Calgary and experience the cowboy fever of the annual Calgary Stampede, a famous event that attracts the world’s best rodeo champions. Your two-day ‘Stampede Thrill Package’ includes: a rodeo ticket for the main grandstand; gate admission; souvenir program; an evening ticket to the Chuckwagon Races and the Grandstand Show; two Skyrides over Stampede Park; and a cowboy hat and bag.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On the shores of Lake Louise, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the rich natural history of the area.


Spend the morning in Lake Louise, then travel to Calgary.

Stay: Two Nights: Calgary, Fairmont Palliser

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  • Breakfast

Enjoy a full day today to return to Stampede Park and absorb the excitement of the Calgary Stampede. Billed as ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’, this is the most anticipated rodeo event of the year and one of Canada’s most famous events. Celebrating Calgary’s western heritage and values, the Stampede is embraced by the local community and also attracts over one million visitors per year. Feel the excitement at one of the world’s largest rodeos, which includes events such as bareback-riding and steer-wrestling, as well as chuckwagon racing, stage shows, parades, concerts, agricultural competitions and First Nations exhibitions.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Your travels will be rewarded with dinner at one of your hotel’s restaurants.


Your sights set back on the Canadian Rockies, travel to Banff and acquaint yourself with the town during a tour. You can’t visit Banff without a ride on the Banff Gondola, which whisks you to the top of Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views out over six surrounding mountain ranges.

Stay: Two Nights: Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You may like to take part in the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, absorb captivating bird’s-eye views of the park on a wonderful heli-flightseeing trip. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River or, for an action-packed experience, learn what it takes to be a Canadian ice hockey player with an elite team. Spend your morning relaxing at the Willow Stream Spa or set out on a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.


It’s your turn to choose how you’d like to familiarise yourself with Banff National Park today thanks to the Freedom of Choice activities on offer.

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  • Breakfast

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in GoldLeaf Service. Traverse Kicking Horse Pass, which takes you across the Continental Divide of the Americas. See the Spiral Tunnels, travel along South Thompson River and journey past Shuswap Lake to Kamloops.

Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (Kamloops has limited accommodation, two or three-star hotels)

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey continues today. Sit back and relax as your train glides past steep rocky slopes alongside the Thompson River. Travel past the thundering waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains on your way to Vancouver.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Ice-capped mountain peaks emerging between gleaming skyscrapers, beaches fringing sprawling green areas - have you ever seen a city quite like Vancouver? On a guided tour, visit Stanley Park, a world-class, 400-hectare evergreen oasis located just steps away from downtown Vancouver. Then head to Granville Island, the bustling heart of Vancouver’s cultural scene. Here, wander amid the colourful public market. You’ll also see picturesque English Bay and Vancouver Harbour, before enjoying the afternoon and evening to spend at your leisure. You may like to wander through Gastown, visit the shopping mecca of Robson Street, or admire the beauty of Queen Elizabeth Park. Tonight, as the land portion of your tour ends, enjoy a special dinner with your fellow guests.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, you’ll be treated to a delightful Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill, featuring a selection of innovative dishes in an intimate setting.


Board your ship and settle in for your unforgettable Inside Passage cruise.

Stay: Seven Night Cruise: Holland America Line in a Verandah Stateroom

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a full day at sea as your ship cruises along coastal British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle. Glide past rocky headlands, fjords and islets as you make your way north through the Inside Passage, one of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world, and one of the few where deep-draft vessels can sail right up close to the mountain walls. Spend time taking in the scenery from your verandah or perhaps step above deck.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take in soaring cliffs and glaciers as you cruise onwards to Alaska’s capital, Juneau. Here, you may explore at leisure, or set off on one of the exciting excursions available to you (own expense).

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Skagway, at the Inside Passage’s northernmost point. Once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway’s frontier-style atmosphere remains evident today, with many of its colourful heritage buildings now protected as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Here, a variety of excursions are on offer (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Wake to the breathtaking sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park, which boasts more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in the world. As you cruise through the national park and take in the rivers of ice and sky-high peaks, you’ll benefit from the insightful commentary of local rangers who will come aboard your ship to explain the geological wonders and point out some of the diverse wildlife and marine mammals. You may be among the lucky few to sight whales in the wild. Humpbacks and orcas are known to grace these waters.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A cheerful town set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan presents a range of attractions, including Misty Fjords National Monument - one of America’s largest wilderness areas. Disembark and spend the day exploring as you please. Ketchikan is also widely known as one of the best places to watch the annual salmon run, as all species of wild Pacific salmon make their way back to the waterways near town to spawn.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Heading south through the Inside Passage, this is your last chance to enjoy the glorious landscapes as you advance closer to your final port of call.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship on arrival in Vancouver and transfer to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Relax In Luxury

Our carefully selected range of hotels, lodges and resorts enhance your surrounds and boast sumptuous cuisine

Premier Inside Passage Cruise

Stay in a Verandah Stateroom on your seven-night Alaskan cruise, and dine at the Pinnacle Grill

Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

Enjoy the comfort of a GoldLeaf carriage aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, and glide past the steep rocky slopes

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home