Holiday Itinerary - The Canadian Rockies

Day 1: Vancouver.

Welcome to Vancouver! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2: Vancouver.

This morning, an included city tour highlights Stanley Park, Chinatown, the harbor, beaches, and more. The rest of the day is at leisure; your Tour Director can suggest ways to further explore the city. Maybe take a water taxi to Granville Island with outdoor markets, street musicians, and waterfront cafés. Or, visit historic Gastown with its steam-powered clock.

Day 3: Vancouver - Kelowna.

Our journey begins in British Columbia’s fertile valleys and continues through rich mountain forests to Lake Okanagan. Travel along the lake to the resort city of Kelowna, beautifully situated on the lake shore and surrounded by orchards and vineyards. Sample local wines on the included winery tour.

Day 4: Kelowna - Banff National Park.

Motor north through the Okanagan Valley, famous for its peaches and vineyards. Climb up 4,379-foot-high Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. Take a break at the pass, perfect for photos of the rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Enter Yoho National Park and ascend Kicking Horse Pass at 5,421 feet. Reach Banff National Park, gateway to the majestic Canadian Rockies. An orientation tour includes Banff’s unspoiled beauty.

Day 5: Banff National Park.

Banff is one of Canada’s favourite year-round resorts, and home to 53 species of mammals. The most
commonly seen are deer and bighorn sheep. If the timing is right, you may spot black bears, grizzlies, or wolves. Your Tour Director will also have suggestions for an optional helicopter ride over the Canadian Rockies.

Day 6: Banff National Park - Lake Louise - Columbia Icefield - Jasper National Park

First, to Lake Louise, its turquoise waters a perfect natural mirror that reflects the mountains and glaciers. Precipitous gorges, snowcapped summits, and lakes of exquisite blues and greens come into view as the motorcoach continues northward into Jasper National Park. A highlight today is a stop at the Columbia Icefield to ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice measuring 750 feet thick. This afternoon, join our optional float trip down the Athabasca River. Enjoy an orientation tour of Jasper townsite upon arrival.

Day 7: Jasper National Park.

Today, join our optional excursion to Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, and embark on a narrated cruise. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy everything Jasper has to offer — from quaint shops to meandering wildlife

Day 8: Jasper National Park - Mount Robson - Sun Peaks.

Leave Jasper and follow the Fraser River to the base of Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, peaking at 12,972 feet. Continue following the Yellowhead Highway south along the North Thompson River—a route pioneered by fur trappers. Overnight at the Sun Peaks mountain resort.

Day 9: Sun Peaks - Lillooet - Whistler.

Head south, following the once treacherous Cariboo Wagon Trail. Via Lillooet, “Mile 0 of the Gold Rush Route,” your coach will follow the shores of Seton and Duffey Lakes with a late-afternoon arrival in Whistler.

Day 10: Whistler.

Spend the day in the alpine resort of Whistler, nestled at the base of breathtaking Blackcomb Mountain. Enjoy free time to explore many sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics held here. You may decide to join one of many optional excursions, including a sightseeing excursion by seaplane over the glaciated peaks, or a gondola ride between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains—the perfect bear-spotting vantage point.

Day 11: Whistler - Ferry Crossing - Victoria.

Set sail across the Strait of Georgia, known for its Mediterranean-type climate. Afternoon sightseeing in Victoria includes world-famous Butchart Gardens, Bastion Square, and Thunderbird Park with its unusual collection of totem poles.

Day 12: Victoria.

A day at leisure gives you the chance to discover this splendid city; including the Royal British Columbia  Museum, shopping on Government Street, or a leisurely stroll around the harbour. Perhaps join the optional wildlife and whale-watching trip cruising the beautiful waters of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, looking for whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles.

Day 13: Victoria - Ferry Crossing - Vancouver 

A scenic ferry crossing to the mainland, where the trip ends with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Vancouver International Airport are included. Please schedule flights after 1:30 pm.

Departure dates and prices 2022 The Canadian Rockies : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1579

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1422

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote Travel 55 code TRAVEL55

Vancouver to Vancouver  - tour 8900. Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Dates 2022

Prices from

Dates 2022

Prices from 

April 24, 28

£1578
£1422

July 3, 7, 10, 14, 21, 28, 31

£1839
£1656

May 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19

£1699
£1530

August 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21

£1839
£1656

May 22, 26, 29

£1809
£1629

August 25, 28

£1809
£1629


June 2, 5, 9, 12, 16

£1809
£1629

September 1, 4, 8

£1809
£1629

June 23, 30

£1839
£1656

September 11, 15, 18

£1809
£1629

Prices are per person (double occupancy) based on tour only, excluding flights and transfers. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos.  Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Canadian Rockies

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Canadian Rockies

7% discount - 13 days escorted touring holiday

2022 discount prices from only £1422

Canada’s national parks and scenic drives highlight this wonderful Canadian Rockies tour that overnights in Vancouver, Kelowna, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Sun Peaks, Whistler, and Victoria. You’ll spend time in Banff National Park—Canada’s first national park—with its valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, rivers, and meadows, and Jasper National Park, with its majestic mountains and abundant wildlife. Other Canadian national parks on this tour include Glacier National Park, with its rugged mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls, and Yoho National Park, with its vertical rockwalls, waterfalls, and beautiful peaks. In addition to national parks, you’ll also visit some of Canada’s most popular resort towns on this Canadian Rockies tour. In the resort city of Kelowna, attractively set on the shores of Lake Okanagan and surrounded by orchards and vineyards, enjoy a winery tour. In the mountain resort of Sun Peaks, you’ll overnight after a beautiful drive that includes passing Mount Robson, the Canadian Rockies’ highest mountain at 12,972 feet. Spend two nights in Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here you can hike, explore the village, or take an optional excursion, including flightseeing by floatplane over the lakes and glaciated peaks. A tour highlight is a stop at the Columbia Icefield, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies. Here, you’ll ride the Ice Explorer that travels on ice that is 1,200 feet thick. You’ll also travel to the Pacific Coast, where you’ll sail across the Strait of Georgia to Victoria for a sightseeing tour, two overnights, free time to discover some of Victoria’s most popular attractions, and a visit to Butchart Gardens, rated as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. For the value-minded traveler, this tour exploring the Canadian Rockies is an unforgettable vacation not to be missed!

This stunning 13 day tour of the Canadian Rockies comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the Travel 55 code TRAVEL55.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance

Highlights

  • VANCOUVER - Sightseeing; Stanley Park
  • KELOWNA - Winery tour & tasting; Okanagan Valley
  • BANFF NATIONAL PARK - Orientation tour; stay two nights inside Banff National Park
  • LAKE LOUISE - Visit the lake
  • COLUMBIA ICEFIELD - Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefield
  • JASPER NATIONAL PARK - Orientation tour; stay two nights inside Jasper National Park
  • VICTORIA - Sightseeing; visit Butchart Gardens

Transportation: Ferry crossing to/from Vancouver Island; private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring with free Wi-Fi.

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent

  • Vancouver - Sandman Hotel Downtown Vancouver City Centre,
  • Kelowna - Kelowna Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre
  • Banff National Park - Rundlestone Lodge
  • Jasper National Park Marmot Lodge or similar
  • Sun Peaks - Sun Peaks Lodge
  • Whistler - Listel Hotel Whistler
  • Victoria - Royal Scot Hotel and Suites.

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Time to relax

No one enjoys a holiday where every second is spent on a schedule. We build free time into every Cosmos holiday, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. Your Tour Director can offer suggestions for things to see and do—or you can join one of our many outstanding optional excursions.

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