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Luxury

Rockies Explorer

Vancouver to Victoria
12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT12BEV
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

The Bridge and Beyond

Head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to enjoy a breakfast with sensational views before a nature tour.

Stop to Smell The Roses

Explore The Butchart Gardens and enjoy breakfast.

Get to know the locals

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are true icons of the nation, enjoy hearing their stories when you Meet a Mountie.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities
  • Guaranteed maximum 40 guests
  • GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Luxury dining - a total of 20 meals
  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations

Map & Itinerary

Rockies Explorer UT12BEV Map 2020
Vancouver to Victoria

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

Once you’ve landed in Vancouver, we’ll meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel before tonight’s welcome dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

An exclusive breakfast at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Cliff House Restaurant heralds a bright start to the day. With the surrounding forest cast in the morning light, you’ll then meander amid the treetops and alongside cliff edges over a network of suspension bridges.


You have time after your Signature Experience to explore the city with your tour director.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Your rail holiday starts this morning when you board the Rocky Mountaineer. Relax and soak up the views from your bi-level glass-dome carriage in GoldLeaf Service.

Stay: Kamloops, hotel as assigned by Rocky Mountaineer (three-star accommodation)

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The Canadian Rockies are on your mind today as your rail journey continues. Carve your way through the stunning scenery and Spiral Tunnels all the way to Banff National Park.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Today you may like to take part in the Banff Experience which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, board the Banff Gondola, or set off on a heli-flightseeing excursion. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River, or learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player. Otherwise, spend some time at the Willow Stream Spa.


Choose your activity today. Tonight, your hotel offers an impressive dining range.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose where to have dinner.


After your Signature Experience, tour Banff then travel via Moraine Lake to Lake Louise.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose where to dine at your lodge.


Travel along the Icefields Parkway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield. Board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto the Athabasca Glacier. Arrive later in Jasper National Park.

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head for the Monashee Mountains, locally known as Grizzly Bear Valley, and set off on a Blue River Safari to hopefully glimpse a few of the local bears.


Take in views of Mt Robson as you travel along the Yellowhead Highway.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Follow the tracks of early gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region, stopping at Seton and Duffey lakes. Later, re-enter the Coast Mountains. Ringed by mountains, forests and valleys, you’ll soon see why Whistler attracts outdoor enthusiasts.

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel south to Horseshoe Bay and take a ferry to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Continue to Chemainus before arriving in Victoria. If you’d rather forgo the journey by land and ferry, take a floatplane flight instead (additional expense).

Stay: Two Nights, Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens before the general public are granted access, and enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the original Butchart residence.


Later today, a special dinner is served for you and your fellow travellers.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast you'll have the chance to say goodbye to new friends before being taken to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Iconic Fairmont Property

Really enjoy the chance to relax at Fairmont Banff Springs with two nights at this iconic property.

Wake to Breathtaking Views

We've reserved coveted Lakeview Rooms for you at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Experience GoldLeaf Service

Admire panoramic vistas through full-length dome windows and savour gourmet dining aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.

Our driver was professional and an expert. I loved the gondola ride. Whistler, Vancouver, Victoria - superb - some of the best properties I've ever stayed at.