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Luxury

Calgary Stampede and Alaska Cruise

Victoria to Vancouver
21 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT21BWCIV
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Attend the Calgary Stampede

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

Stop to Smell The Roses

Explore the beauty of The Butchart Gardens.

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

  • Guaranteed maximum 40 guests
  • 2019 season runs for 22 days (UT22BWCIV)
  • Luxury dining - a total of 41 meals
  • Transfers, port charges, porterage and gratuities
  • Guaranteed verandah on your cruise
  • Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Expert APT tour director and cruise liaison
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in three locations

Map & Itinerary

Canada & Alaska UT21BWCIV Map 2020
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™ - Dining

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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

We’ll meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel where a welcome dinner awaits later on in the evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, in a Deluxe Water View Room

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit The Butchart Gardens for breakfast in the original Butchart residence. You’ve been granted special access to the gardens before the crowds arrive, so use this time to explore the floral gardens in serenity.


After a Signature Experience in the morning, the afternoon is left to spend as you like.

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  • Breakfast

Pay a quick visit to Chemainus before ferrying across Georgia Strait. Take pause at Shannon Falls before arriving in Whistler. If you’d rather forgo the journey by land and ferry, take a floatplane flight instead (own expense).

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • Breakfast

Wave goodbye to Whistler, travelling past Duffey and Seton lakes, as well as the rural towns of Pemberton and Lillooet, on the way to Kamloops. When you’ve arrived, you’ll have the chance to settle in and become familiar with the inn. Set at the base of rocky cliffs, you’ll get a real sense of what it’s like to be in the heart of Canada’s countryside.

Stay: Kamloops, South Thompson Inn (or similar)

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

After settling in to your room, choose one of the lodge’s restaurants for a delicious dinner.


Head to the British Columbia Wildlife Park this morning and pay a visit to their resident Kermode bear - a black bear whose recessive genes make its fur entirely white! On the way to Jasper, you’ll pass Mt Robson, before crossing from British Columbia to Alberta, arriving in Jasper National Park.

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Keep going to Lake Louise and choose where to have dinner at your hotel.


Travel along the Icefields Parkway through the iconic Canadian Rockies. See Athabasca Falls before stopping at the Columbia Icefield to board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto Athabasca Glacier.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Starting as an exhibition way back in 1886, the Stampede grew to a live show with performances and events, and grew even more to be known as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. It’s a pleasure to see what all the commotion is about during your time here.


Grab your cowboy hat and spurs, getting into the swing of things at the annual Calgary Stampede! Stay among the excitement for two nights at the iconic Fairmont Palliser.

Stay: Two Nights, Calgary, Fairmont Palliser

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  • Breakfast

Today is spent at the Calgary Stampede. Celebrating Calgary’s western heritage and values, the Stampede attracts over one million visitors to the town every year. Some of today’s events include 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

After a tour through Banff, meet a Mountie and listen to tales of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from one of your hotel’s restaurants for dinner this evening.


Sights set on the Canadian Rockies, travel to Banff and be guided through the town.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Today you may like to take part in the Banff Experience with 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, you might like to spend some time at the Willow Stream Spa.


Set off on a Freedom of Choice inclusion this morning. The rest of the day is left free.

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  • Breakfast

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and soak up the views from your bi-level glass-dome carriage in GoldLeaf Service. Traverse Kicking Horse Pass and see the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels. Arrive later in Kamloops.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Travel past Hell’s Gate and the Coast Mountains, coming to a stop in Vancouver.

Stay: Two Nights, Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Have you ever seen a city quite like Vancouver? Wonderfully picturesque, set off on a guided discovery that will take you to Granville Island where you can wander around the colourful public market. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure before a special dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board your ship and settle in.

Stay: Seven Nights, Holland America Line’s Koningsdam

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Spend today on board, gliding past rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the Inside Passage, one of the most picturesque sea lanes in the world.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Alaska’s capital, Juneau, is set at the foot of the mountain peaks on the Gastineau Channel, and outdoor activities are plenty. Disembark and explore at leisure or with an optional excursion (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • 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

You might need to pinch yourself this morning - wake to the World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park. Take in the calving tidewater glaciers and learn from local rangers who explain the geological wonders. If you’re lucky, you might spot whales in the wild. Humpbacks and orcas are plentiful in these waters.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home to all five kinds of Alaskan salmon, Ketchikan is the region’s colloquial salmon capital. Dock here today, set on the tranquil shores of the Tongass Narrows, and spend some time exploring as you please.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Head through the Inside Passage, taking in the glory as you near your final port.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sadly, it’s time for your holiday to come to an end. Say goodbye to your newfound friends as you disembark. From here, you’ll be taken to Vancouver airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Experience GoldLeaf Service

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

Inside Passage Cruise

Marvel at Alaska's stunning scenery on this 7 night Holland America Line cruise, staying in a stylish Verandah Stateroom.

Wake to Breathtaking Views

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

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family