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Luxury

Gems of the Rockies

Vancouver to Victoria
14 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UT14JEV
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Pricing & Availability

Trip Highlights

An Ice Age Adventure

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

A View to Remember

Step aboard the Banff Gondola and be whisked to the summit of Sulphur Mountain

Canada's First Nations

Enjoy breakfast and a tour of the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, and discover the region's history

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 five locations
  • A total of 22 meals

Map & Itinerary

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North America Map UT14JEV 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 before this evening’s Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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  • Dinner

Embark on a leisurely morning tour of Vancouver, including Stanley Park, Granville Island and English Bay. The rest of the day unfolds on your own terms.

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  • Breakfast

Board the famous Rocky Mountaineer and relax in the comfort of GoldLeaf Service as you roll through the Rockies.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your rail adventure continues north-east today towards the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper and transfer to your lodge.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, a stylish alfresco dining experience awaits by the shores of Trefoil Lake. Absorb the rhythms of a group of First Nations performers while chefs prepare a gourmet barbecue dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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


Today, our Freedom of Choice options offer a thrilling perspective on this rugged wilderness.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Stop at Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Falls. Continue to the Columbia Icefield and journey onto the surface of Athabasca Glacier. After, on your way to Banff, admire Peyto Lake.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Enjoy the chance to relax with dinner at one of the superb restaurants located within your hotel.

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.


Verdant forests, glacial lakes, crystalline rivers and soaring mountain peaks - the World Heritage-listed landscapes of Banff National Park are at your doorstep and you’ve the chance to explore them on your chosen activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Enjoy a Freedom of Choice Dining evening.


Ride the Banff Gondola and tour the town of Banff. Visit Moraine Lake located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and spend time marvelling at its glacially fed waters tinted a brilliant shade of blue. It’s the striking colour of the water and location - surrounded by snow-capped mountains - that makes it one of the most photographed sites in the Rockies.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today, descend the Rockies to Sun Peaks. Stay overnight in Canada’s second largest ski area, surrounded by three famous summits.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Follow the historic tracks of gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region to Whistler.

Stay: Two Nights: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.


Choose your activity this afternoon.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Ride a ferry across Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island, arriving later in 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

Visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart 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.


Spend the afternoon on your selected experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After Breakfast, transfer to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Freedom of Choice Dining

In selected locations, you'll have the ability to choose where to dine from a range of included fine restaurants

Iconic Hotels

Stay in iconic hotels which exude a regional charm, and are perfectly positioned in central or unique locations.

Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

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

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home