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Luxury

Rockies Explorer

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • A maximum of 40 guests in your APT group
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • Luxury dining - a total of 19 meals
  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • GoldLeaf service on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Transfers, porterage and gratuities
  • Visit The Butchart Gardens before hours and dine in the original Butchart residence.

Map & Itinerary

Canada and Alaska map UT12BEV 2023
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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Once you’ve landed, we’ll take you to your hotel before tonight’s welcome dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After breakfast at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s Cliff House Restaurant, you’ll join an insightful nature exploration through the grounds and across the suspension bridges.


Explore Vancouver’s must-see sights on a guided discovery.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and soak up the views from your bi-level glass-dome carriage in GoldLeaf Service. Gaze up at the Coast Mountains and pass Hell’s Gate. Follow the Thompson River on the way to Kamloops.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your rail journey heads towards the Rockies. See the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels and traverse Kicking Horse Pass. Once in Banff National Park, head for the ‘Castle in the Rockies’, Fairmont Banff Springs.

Stay: Two Nights, Banff National Park, Fairmont Banff Springs, in a Mountain View Room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
banff springs hotel surrounded by greenery and snow capped mountains

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

This evening, dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants.


Spend the day on your chosen activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

For dinner, choose one of your hotel’s restaurants.


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™

Choose where to dine at your lodge.


Join the Icefields Parkway, one of the world’s most scenic stretches of road. Pause at Peyto Lake, stop at Columbia Icefield and journey onto Athabasca Glacier. Continuing via Athabasca Falls, your day ends in Jasper.

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Take in Maligne Canyon before re-entering the province of British Columbia. Your journey follows the famous Yellowhead Highway. Pass Mt Robson which, at 3,954 metres, is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Later, arrive in the alpine village of Sun Peaks.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Turquoise blue lake surrounded by rocky mountains and pine trees

Follow the tracks of early gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region, stopping at Seton and Duffey lakes. Later, re-enter the Coast Mountains and learn why Whistler attracts so many outdoor enthusiasts.

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel south along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Board your BC Ferries journey to Vancouver Island. Continue to Chemainus, a town famous for its vibrant outdoor murals, before arriving in Victoria. If you’d rather forgo the journey by land and ferry, take a floatplane flight instead (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights, Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Tonight, enjoy a special dinner with your fellow travellers.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your journey comes to an end today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Overall, I had a wonderful holiday. This was something I'll never forget and was a truly wonderful experience. Trent made the best Tour director ever. There was not one glitch.