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Luxury

Eastern Canada and The Maritimes with Rockies Explorer and Alaska

Toronto to Vancouver
36 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: UTEM36
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Trip Highlights

Light Up Niagara Falls

You're exclusively invited to the Illumination Tower where you can design your own light display on Niagara Falls

Interactive Lobster Cruise

While cruising Shediac Bay a retired lobster fisherman will show you how to crack and eat a freshly cooked lobster

Natural Wonder and Wildlife

Cruise Glacier Bay National Park with its rivers of ice, and keep close watch for marine life like whales and orcas

Your Vacation Includes

  • The services of a dedicated APT Tour Director and Cruise Escort
  • GoldLeaf service on your Rocky Mountaineer rail journey
  • Seven-night Holland America Line Alaska Inside Passage cruise in a guaranteed Verandah Stateroom
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in ten locations
  • A total of 71 meals, as well as complimentary beverages throughout your cruise

Map & Itinerary

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North America Map UTEM36 2019

Toronto 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

Be met on arrival in Toronto today where your Classic Journey begins.

Stay: Two Nights: Toronto, Fairmont Royal York

After a Welcome Breakfast, get to know Toronto on a tour that includes a trip up to the LookOut Level of the CN Tower - an icon of the Toronto skyline and the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere. Perhaps dedicate your free afternoon to further discoveries around busy Yonge-Dundas square, often referred to as Toronto’s ‘Times Square’, or the lovely harbourfront. Come together for dinner tonight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, dine overlooking Niagara Falls before an exclusive visit to the Illumination Tower, where you can create your very own light display on the thundering falls


Leaving Toronto, the day takes you to Niagara-on-the-Lake where you’ll have some free time to explore the tree-lined streets and restored homes in the charming town centre. Mighty Niagara Falls is your next stop, and on arrival you have the chance to take an optional helicopter flight over the area (own expense). Later, cruise out to the foot of Horseshoe Falls and feel the mist on your face as the great cascades tumble down right in front of you.

Stay: Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview in a Fallsview Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Take a cruise amid the beautiful 1,000 Islands before travelling to Ottawa.

Stay: Two Nights: Ottawa, Fairmont Château Laurier

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps explore the Canadian Museum of History; visit the Canadian War Museum; or head out on a guided bicycle tour. Or, take to the skies in a vintage open-cockpit biplane then visit the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.


A city tour includes a visit to Parliament Hill, a National Historic Site that dominates the skyline. After, select your sightseeing activity.

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose where to dine tonight.


Visit Parc Omega and ride the gondola in Mont Tremblant.

Stay: Mont Tremblant, Le Westin Resort and Spa

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Stop at a sugar shack and learn how maple syrup is produced. Enjoy a tour then sit down to a hearty Québecois lunch with lashings of maple syrup and live entertainment.


On arrival in Québec City, a guided tour will help you get your bearings. See how World Heritage-listed Old Québec sparkles with European charm, alive in its bistros, pavement cafes and lovely stone homes with gabled roofs and chimneys. Follow cobblestone lanes to the Petit Champlain district, a charming neighbourhood echoing that of a French riverside village. Wander along its oldest street, Rue du Petit-Champlain, and admire Place-Royale, home to North America’s oldest stone church, built in 1688. The afternoon has been left free for you to explore at your own pace. Make your way back to your hotel for dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights: Québec City, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

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

This morning you might like to take in the sights on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride or learn more about the city on a walking tour. Perhaps cruise on the St Lawrence River or take off on a culinary tour.


Enjoy a free evening to further explore your surrounds.

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  • Breakfast

A city tour takes you through the leafy Place d’Armes, step inside the Notre Dame Basilica and wander to the Kondiaronk lookout at Parc du Mont-Royal for panoramic city views.

Stay: Two Nights: Montréal, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps learn about the culinary heritage of the city’s main boulevard; meet a Montréaler; explore one of the world’s largest underground complexes; or take a walking tour of Old Montréal.


The afternoon brings the chance to select your sightseeing activity. Enjoy dinner at a French restaurant in Old Montréal.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly from Montréal to Halifax (flight not included) where your Small Group Discovery begins. Be welcomed by a kilted APT representative and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Halifax, Prince George Hotel

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps drive along the Lighthouse Route to Peggy’s Cove, or taste the local produce at Annapolis Valley.


Witness the firing of the noon gun at the Citadel National Historic Site. This evening, enjoy a special dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Your day ends with a lobster-themed cruise on Shediac Bay. Feast on freshly cooked local lobster and enjoy the scenery with a cold beverage in hand.


Travel towards the west coast of Nova Scotia to the Bay of Fundy. Discover the world’s highest tides and wander along the beach below World Heritage-listed Joggins Fossil Cliffs.

Stay: Shediac, Hôtel Shediac

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

Visit Hopewell Rocks on the shores of the Bay of Fundy and enjoy the unique chance to walk along the ocean floor. Or, spend time in Le Pays de la Sagouine, a replica of a prohibition-era fishing village.


Select your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activity. Later, explore the setting of Anne of Green Gables.

Stay: Charlottetown, The Great George

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Experience a Baddeck Gathering Ceilidh, a celebration of the region’s Scottish culture.


Explore Charlottetown on a guided tour.

Stay: Two Nights: Baddeck, Lynwood Inn

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and stop at the fishing village of Chéticamp. Later, join the Cabot Trail through Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In Sydney, hear a tune from the world’s largest fiddle. Travel back to Nova Scotia and onto Halifax where your Small Group Discovery ends.

Stay: Halifax, Prince George Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Farewell the Maritimes and board your flight to Vancouver (flight not included). Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

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  • Dinner

Spend the morning exploring the city with your Tour Director before a free afternoon.

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  • Breakfast

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

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

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  • 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

Choose where to dine in your hotel.


Discover more of Banff as you set out on your chosen activity today.

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  • 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

Tonight, 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

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Continue to Sun Peaks where you’ll stay overnight.

Stay: Sun Peaks Grand Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Journey via Seton and Duffey lakes to the alpine resort village of Whistler.

Stay: The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa

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  • 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

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  • 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
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill.


Board your ship in Vancouver.

Stay: Seven Nights: Holland America Line’s ms Volendam in a Verandah Stateroom

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Glide past rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the Inside Passage.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive at Alaska’s capital. Explore at leisure, or set off on an excursion (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive at Skagway, once a gateway city for the Klondike Gold Rush. Here, a variety of excursions are on offer (own expense).

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Absorb the breathtaking sight of Glacier Bay National Park and take in the insightful commentary of local rangers.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dock in Ketchikan today, set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows near the landscapes of Misty Fjords National Monument.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Head south through the Inside Passage, taking in the glorious landscapes as you advance closer to your final port of call.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your ship this morning in Vancouver and transfer to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Your Castle Awaits

Experience some of Fairmont's most iconic properties, including the fairytale Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Guaranteed GoldLeaf Service

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

Premier Inside Passage Cruise

Stay in a Verandah Stateroom on your seven-night Alaskan cruise, and dine at the Pinnacle Grill

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