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Luxury

Elegant Rockies

Victoria to Vancouver
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT15BEI
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

A Cultural Encounter

At Whistler's Squamish Lil'wat cultural centre, enjoy breakfast and learn about First Nations animal symbolism

An Ice Age Adventure

Discover the world of glacier ice with a journey onto the Athabasca Glacier in a specially designed vehicle.

The Fruits of the Region

Savour the flavours of a sumptuous dinner with paired wines at Gray Monk Estate Winery in Vernon.

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated Canadian APT Tour Director
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in five locations
  • A total of 24 meals

Map & Itinerary

North America Map UT15BEI 2019

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 relax in your room before meeting your fellow travellers at a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Daily :
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. With access to the gardens before they open to the general public, you’ll relish the chance to inspect the incredible display of blooms in serenity.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps join a whale watching cruise, looking for dorsal fins on the horizon; take in the views on a seaplane flight; learn about the city’s heritage district on a guided tour; fish for salmon; ride through Victoria in a horse-drawn carriage; or delight in afternoon tea at the elegant Fairmont Empress.


Spend the afternoon on your selected sightseeing experience. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today, take the ferry from Victoria across Georgia Strait to Vancouver. On arrival, explore the city on a guided tour. Perhaps take a half-hour floatplane flight from Victoria to Vancouver (own expense).

Stay: Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Relax in GoldLeaf Service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer as you set out for the Rockies. Traverse the lush fields of the Fraser River Valley and gaze out at the peaks of the Coast Mountains. Pass Hell’s Gate and glide past rocky slopes as your train follows the Thompson River to Kamloops.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Settle in as your Rocky Mountaineer journey continues east towards the Canadian Rockies. Pass Shuswap Lake and follow along the South Thompson River. Travel through the Spiral Tunnels and traverse Kicking Horse Pass to Banff National Park.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take part in the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site - or take in bird’s-eye views of the park on a 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. Relax at the Willow Stream Spa or set out on a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Finish your day with a Freedom of Choice Dining evening at your hotel.


Head out on your chosen activity today and explore Banff your way.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Dine at one of your hotel’s restaurants this evening.


Board the Banff Gondola and travel to the top of Sulphur Mountain from where you’ll enjoy panoramic views over six mountain ranges. Tour the town of Banff then stop at Moraine Lake before arriving at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Join Highway 93, the Icefields Parkway, and travel along one of the world’s most scenic stretches. After pausing to admire Peyto Lake, board an Ice Explorer and ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. Later, stroll along the Glacier Skywalk for panoramic views. You’ll then travel via Athabasca Falls and Maligne Canyon on your way to Jasper.

Stay: Two Nights, Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose a Harley-Davidson motorcycle sidecar tour; embark on a Maligne Valley experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; ride the Jasper Tramway; take an interpretive nature hike; or join an evening wildlife discovery.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Dine at your choice of restaurants located within your lodge.


Discover the region on your preferred activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Dinner tonight in the resort’s Gernot suite is accompanied by matching wines.


Arrive at Sparkling Hill Resort. Owned by the former head of the Swarovski crystal company and bejeweled with 3.5 million crystals, this is one of British Columbia’s finest resorts.

Stay: Two Nights, Vernon, Sparkling Hill Resort in a Lakeview Room

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to Gray Monk Estate Winery for a first-hand look at the wine-making process with a tour and tasting.


Today, explore your surrounds or make the most of your complimentary access to the resort’s facilities. This includes: steam rooms and saunas; an indoor pool; an outdoor infinity pool; and a fitness centre. Complete the day with dinner and paired wines at the estate’s Grapevine Restaurant.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Follow the historic tracks of the early gold rush pioneers through the rugged Cariboo region. Make a stop at both Seton and Duffey lakes before arriving at Whistler - a destination that attracts outdoor enthusiasts.

Stay: Two Nights, The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

The heritage of Canada’s indigenous people comes to light at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre. Enjoy breakfast and tour the museum, then discover your First Nations ‘animal spirit’ with the help of your guide.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take an eco-trek to Lost Lake or enjoy a floatplane flight for a new perspective on the region. Alternatively, explore Whistler Mountain on a snowcat adventure, enjoy a mountain Jeep safari or ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. Others may prefer a tree trek or a zip trek.


This afternoon, select the Freedom of Choice activity that appeals to you. After a fun-filled day, you’ll appreciate an evening at leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast in Whistler before joining the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway. Pass Shannon Falls on your way to Vancouver.

Stay: Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation

Stay in luxury hotels, perfectly positioned in central or unique locations

Wake to Breathtaking Views

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

Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

Enjoy the comfort of GoldLeaf Service aboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer as you glide past towering peaks

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible