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Luxury

Rockies Explorer

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

Trip Highlights

Stop to Smell The Roses

Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast

A Jewel of a Lake

The beauty of Lake Louise is spellbinding, and you'll stroll to its edge in the company of an expert guide

Get to know the locals

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are true icons of the nation, and you'll love hearing their stories when you Meet a Mountie

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • A total of 21 meals

Map & Itinerary

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North America Map UT12BEV 2019

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

Be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

Spend the morning exploring the city with your Tour Director. Armed with plenty of insights, you’ll enjoy your free afternoon.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Board the Rocky Mountaineer and enjoy GoldLeaf Service as you travel to Kamloops.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your rail journey continues into the Canadian Rockies on the way to Banff National Park.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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 bird’s-eye views of the park on a heli-flightseeing excursion. Perhaps enjoy a float trip along Bow River or learn to be a Canadian ice hockey player with an elite team. You might like to spend your morning relaxing at the Willow Stream Spa or set out on a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening, choose to dine at one of the many fine restaurants located within your hotel.


It’s up to you to decide how you’d like to explore World Heritage-listed Banff National Park today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning, meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Dine at one of the restaurants in your hotel.


Ride the Banff Gondola, ascending Sulphur Mountain. Back on the ground, tour the town then travel to Lake Louise.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Arrive later in Jasper National Park and tonight, choose where to dine at your lodge.


Travel along the Icefields Parkway, and stop at the Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll board an Ice Explorer vehicle and journey onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier.

Stay: Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Skim over the waterways of Blue River, watching out for the grizzly and black bears that are frequently sighted here.


Stop to admire Mt Robson as you drive along Yellowhead Highway. Continue to Sun Peaks.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Journey through the historic Cariboo region to the alpine resort village of Whistler.

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel via Shannon Falls to Horseshoe Bay, then ride the ferry across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island. Make a brief stop in Chemainus then continue to Victoria. Perhaps take a one-hour floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria (own expense).

Stay: Two Nights: Victoria, Hotel Grand Pacific

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore The Butchart Gardens before the crowds arrive and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart family residence.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


Today, select your sightseeing activity. Tonight, as the land portion of your trip draws to an end, enjoy a special dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airport this morning.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

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

Hand-Picked Accommodation

Stay in Premium hotels which exude a regional charm, and are 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.

Very professional and knowledgeable tour escort. Great locations, great facilities. Westin Whistler fantastic.