Canada & Alaska 2015

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Canada & Alaska Map

GREENLAND

(DENMARK)

ALASKA

Kodiak Island

YUKON

NORTHWEST

TERRITORIES

NUNAVUT

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

SASKATCHEWAN

NEWFOUNDLAND

MANITOBA

VANCOUVER

ISLAND

CANADA

ONTARIO

QUEBEC

NEW BRUNSWICK

Trois Rivieres

NOVA SCOTIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

MEXICO

The Climate

Monthly Average Temperatures in ˚C

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

CALGARY -9 -6 -2 4 10 14 17 16 11 6 -3 -8

EDMONTON -12 -9 -3 5 12 16 18 17 11 6 -4 -11

HALIFAX -6 -6 -2 4 9 15 18 18 14 8 3 -3

MONTRÉAL -10 -9 -2 6 13 18 21 19 14 8 2 -7

OTTAWA -11 -9 -3 6 13 18 21 19 14 8 1 -8

QUÉBEC CITY -12 -11 -4 3 11 16 19 18 13 7 -1 -9

TORONTO -4 -4 1 6 12 17 21 21 16 10 5 -2

VANCOUVER 3 5 6 9 12 15 17 17 14 10 6 3

VICTORIA 3 5 6 8 12 14 16 16 14 10 6 4

WHITEHORSE -19 -13 -7 1 7 12 14 12 7 1 10 -16

ANCHORAGE -10 -8 -4 5 13 17 18 17 12 6 -6 -9


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Contents

General Information 1

Welcome to Canada 2

Experience West Coast Canada 4

Vancouver

Vancouver Island

Whistler

The Rockies

Calgary

Calgary Stampede

Moraine Lake, Alberta

Experience East Coast Canada 18

Toronto

Montréal

Quebéc & Halifax

Canada Touring 22

Take to the Road

Touring by Motorhome

Touring by Rental Car

Self Drive Canada

Exploring by Rail and Coach

Rocky Mountaineer

Canadian Coach Tours

Wildlife Tours

Québec City, Québec

Welcome to Alaska 36

Anchorage & Fairbanks

Alaska Tours

Arctic & Wildlife Tours

Canada & Alaska Touring 42

Take a Tour

Take to the Ocean

Aurora Borealis

General Information

House of Travel Accommodation Ratings

To assist with the selection of your accommodation we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. These are personal ratings offered by our people

from their own experience and should therefore be used as a guide only. These ratings may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances.

A standard level of accommodation with a limited range of rooms and facilities. Rooms are clean and comfortable with basic furnishings.

Moderate accommodation with a reasonable range of rooms and facilities, with rooms furnished to a comfortable standard.

Superior standard of accommodation with a wide range of rooms and facilities, and a higher standard of service.

First Class accommodation with excellent facilities and services. Accommodation in this rating is considered among the best in the country.

When selecting your accommodation please note that the overall quality of properties in Canada and Alaska is generally lower than equivalent priced properties in other

countries, particularly in the lower ratings.

CHILD POLICY: Please note bedding confi guration varies between properties and in some cases with different room types within a property. Some hotels also offer family

bonuses and specials. Your House of Travel consultant will help you choose the hotel to best suits you and your family’s needs.

PRICE INDICATOR: The price is provided as a guide only. The actual price may differ to that indicated in this brochure due to currency fl uctuations, special events, trade

shows or peak periods. Your travel specialist will quote you the actual price at the time of booking. Per person pricing is based in New Zealand dollars.

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Welcome to

Canada

We New Zealanders, with our mountains, lakes, friendly inhabitants and fresh food, could easily

assume that the rest of the world doesn’t come close to our little patch. For that reason,

Canada may come as a bit of a shock if it’s your first visit.

Mountains How about powder-coated mountains that not only provide fabulous ski runs in

winter but also breathtakingly beautiful hiking trails in the summer. In fact, Canada’s

highest mountain dwarfs Mt. Cook by more than 2,000 metres. Lakes Feast your eyes on the

impossibly blue waters of Lake Louise, ringed by aforementioned mountains, from the comfort of

your château accommodation. Or go sailing on one of their other lakes, including a few Great

ones. Friendly locals OK, so the grizzlies might live up to their name, but there’s still nothing to beat

the thrill of watching one catch his own dinner in a salmon stream.

Even if you’re not the outdoorsy type, Canada will leave you gasping in delight. Montréal and

Toronto are renowned for their packed festival calendars, and the Calgary Stampede should be on

everybody’s bucket list. All that and a quirky accent – it’s enough to make you want to emigrate.

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Experience

West Coast Canada

Fast Facts

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Festivals and Events 2015

17-25 Jan Okanagan Wine Festival, BC

14 Jun-24 Aug Banff Summer Arts Festival, Alberta

26 Jun-05 Jul Montreal Jazz Festival

01 Jul Canada Day

03-12 Jul Calgary Stampede

10-20 Sep Toronto Film Festival

12 Oct Thanksgiving Day

15 Nov-12 Jan Winter Festival of Lights, Ontario

Awe-inspiring mountains, icefi elds, wind-rippled prairies and a coastline gashed with fjords;

Canada’s western-most provinces of British Columbia and Alberta have some of the world’s

most spectacular wilderness.

British Columbia melds this scenic splendour with the sophistication of Vancouver and the oldworld

charm of its province capital, Victoria. Several magnifi cent rail and road journeys begin

on this western seaboard. The Sea to Sky Highway leads to Whistler through majestic alpine

scenery, with the Rocky Mountaineer train taking a similar path. Join the Rocky Mountaineer

on another great rail journey passing through canyons and lakes on your way to neighbouring

Alberta.

Set sail on the Pacifi c Ocean through the famed Inside Passage or cruise the Discovery Coast.

Not only is the landscape magnifi cent but the land and sea abounds with wildlife, including

whales, sea lions, bears and elk.

Sublime alpine Lake Louise and mountain resorts, including Banff and Jasper, entice travellers

inland to Alberta. Calgary and its famous stampede and Edmonton, Canada’s festival city, which

boasts the world’s largest shopping and entertainment complex, add to its allure.

Both provinces are home to many First Nations – Canada’s original inhabitants. Discover their

ancient culture by sleeping in a tipi or watching traditional dances. Kayak along routes used by

centuries of fur trappers or paddle across tranquil fjords in the company of otters and porpoises.

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Vancouver

Ski or snowboard in the morning, play golf or

go kayaking in the afternoon – Vancouver’s

location between the Pacifi c and the

Rocky Mountains makes all this possible,

and also ensures that the city regularly

features among the most liveable cities

in the world. With Mother Nature on your

front doorstep it’s no wonder Vancouver

abounds with outdoor activities from sailing

to hiking the Grouse Grind Mountain Trail

just 20 minutes from the city. But, as British

Columbia’s largest city, Vancouver is also a

sophisticated centre of arts, shopping and

entertainment. Explore farmers’ markets,

and exotic Chinatown with its apothecary

shops, or spot the stars and smell the coffee

on trendy Robson Street.

Our favourite things to see and do

MARKET EXPERIENCE – Head to Granville Island to check out the amazing market. For any

self-confessed foodie a chef-guided culinary market tour is a must.

CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE – Not for the faint-hearted! Cross the 70 metre

high bridge and explore the Treetops Adventure nearby. For an extra thrill take a walk along the

structurally amazing Cliffwalk, high above the Capilano River.

PERFORMANCE – Attend Bard on the Beach from May to September, one of Canada’s

largest non-profi t Shakespeare Festivals in Kitsilano’s Vanier Park overlooking English Bay.

WHISTLER – Limited time in BC Take a day trip north to Whistler via motorcoach or via rail

with Whistler Sea to Sky Climb (seasonal). Explore quaint Whistler village situated at the foot of

Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains.

STANLEY PARK – So close to the city and a great place to relax and enjoy nature. The fl at,

paved path around the park is 10 kilometres in length and circles the entire park. Walk, cycle,

run or even rollerblade.

Tourism Vancouver Clayton Perry

GASTOWN – Visit the charm of historic Vancouver, born in 1867. Visit fashion shops, galleries,

restaurants or experience the nightlife. A visit to the food market is a must.

GROUSE MOUNTAIN – Only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver and a favourite for

skiers and snowboarders. In the summer visit the grizzly bear refuge and the viewPOD.

SHOPPING – There are so many places to shop in Vancouver. For the serious shopper you

want Robson and Alberni Streets. Then there is Metrotown, the biggest shopping mall in BC with

500+ shops!

Tourism Vancouver Al Harvey

FLYOVER CANADA – The best way to see all of Canada without leaving your seat. An

amazing 4D experience that will fl y you from the East Coast to the West Coast of Canada over

all four seasons.

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Vancouver Accommodation

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Howard Johnson Hotel

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Sandman Hotel Downtown

By day you have the rejuvenated Granville shopping district a short walk

away, then by night the place comes alive as you are in the centre of the

nightclubs and bars of the downtown area. If you want to get to other parts of

the city, save your feet, you only have to step out the front door for the local

bus stop.

This is a great spot to explore the city sights from. Nestled in downtown

Vancouver, it’s only a short walk to the main attractions and there is a great

selection of restaurants, bars and shops only a block away. You’re a 10

minute stroll from trendy Yaletown and Gastown. If you have any energy left

try out the fi tness centre and swimming pool before relaxing at Moxie’s Grill

and Bar.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $47

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $65

Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel

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Do you want the convenience of making some of your meals but have the

services of a three star hotel Throw in some day spa pampering, fi ne dining

and the Comedy Club for entertainment, all without leaving the hotel. Head

through the spacious contemporary lobby and fi nd yourself only a short walk

along Burrard Street to the heart of Robson Street’s shops, cafés and the

Vancouver Art Gallery.

It ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for more than just a hotel room. Whether

travelling with a family or on your own, the separate bedroom and living room

plus galley kitchen are a bonus. Pack the walking shoes, there’s a lot nearby

to explore – the shops on Robson Street and trendy Yaletown with its unique

galleries and restaurants.

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $68

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $80

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Vancouver Accommodation

Blue Horizon Hotel

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Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel

L’Hermitage Hotel

Step outside and you are amongst the boutiques

and sidewalk cafés of fashionable Robson Street,

with Stanley Park not far away. On the ‘must

do’ list is the Hop On Hop Off Attractions Trolley

which stops right in front of the hotel entrance

making it so easy for you to plan a day or two of

sightseeing...and shopping. Relax and enjoy the

indoor heated pool, whirlpool and sauna, perfect

for re-energising before enjoying a meal of wild

pan seared salmon on the summer sidewalk patio

of Adobe Restaurant.

Slow down and take in the panoramic views of

the skyline and the Pacific Ocean from the floor

to ceiling window of your room. After a full day

of exploring and sightseeing, relax in your plush

bathrobe before sinking into your Sheraton Sweet

Sleeper bed. Jump into the heated indoor

swimming pool or ease into the whirlpool to get

refreshed. Being in the heart of Vancouver, the

shops and restaurants of Robson Street and

Yaletown are just a short stroll away.

Modern and elegant, this sophisticated hotel is

in a prime location for shopping and sightseeing

right on the corner of Robson Street. Within

minutes walk you’ll have everything you may

need in Vancouver. Granville Street with great

dining and entertainment is a couple of blocks

away, or take a short walk down to Gastown and

enjoy the pubs, restaurants and shops of this

quaint area of Vancouver. After a busy day on

your feet, relax in the hotel’s jacuzzi or steam

room or enjoy a glass of wine beside the fire.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $69

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $104

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $126

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Fairmont Waterfront Rosewood Hotel Georgia Fairmont Pacific Rim

Surrounded by all Vancouver has to offer, the

location is hard to beat. A short stroll will have

you in historic Gastown where you’ll find trendy

pubs and eateries, or browse the latest fashions

on nearby Robson Street. Feeling active Head to

nearby Stanley Park for a stroll or cycle around

some of its 10 kilometres of pathways. The

Fairmont Waterfront is also ideal if you are going

cruising as it is close by to the cruise terminal.

This elegant retreat first opened in 1927 and

has had guests including Elvis Presley, Katharine

Hepburn and British royalty. There is an endless

list of activities nearby: Alberni Street known

as the Rodeo Drive of Vancouver with its global

fashion houses, art galleries and museums,

Granville Island featuring a farmer’s market,

eateries, a brewery, artisan studios and live

theatre, or for an urban escape, Stanley Park

or the Botanical Garden offer wonderful open

spaces.

Found by the waterfront with views over the

North Shore Mountains and Stanley Park, this

modern hotel is both chic and stylish, providing

a sophisticated yet relaxed lifestyle within the

hotel. You have a choice of three distinct dining

destinations; Pacific Northwest cuisine, Italianinspired

café/wine bar or the Lobby Lounge and

classic cocktails. Or you can take a stroll along

the oceanside down towards Gastown where you

will find an abundance of restaurants and cafés.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $128

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $156 PRICE GUIDE FROM: $176

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Vancouver Sightseeing

Tourism Vancouver Al Harvey

Attractions Trolley Tour

The Stanley Bicycle Tour

World’s Best Food Truck

Tour at your own pace, hopping on and off as

you please. Enjoy the popular spots from Stanley

Park, Chinatown, Gastown to Granville Island and

more. All stops are fully commentated so you’ll

discover what makes this spectacular city so

special.

This unique tour includes a perfect mixture of

both trail riding and seawall cruising. Weave

down the pristine forest trails that criss-cross

through the park, and learn about the amazing

wilderness city. It’s an easy 9-10km ride on

dedicated bike trails at a relaxed pace.

The most mind-blowing lunch experience foodies

will ever have – five courses, seven tastings and

nine stories. Drool over delicious Berkshire pork

terimayo, butter chicken naan kebab, hot smoked

wild salmon sandwich, fried rice balls, topped off

with a chocolate Diablo cookie.

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 2 days within a 14 day period

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $49

DEPARTS: Daily (May-Oct)

DURATION: 3 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $78

DEPARTS: Mon-Fri (Apr-Nov)

DURATION: 2.5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $79

Regien Paassen

Tourism Vancouver Albert Normandin

Vancouver City and

the Lookout

Granville Island Market Tour

Panorama Classic

Begin your guided tour downtown and then head

over to the natural oasis that is Stanley Park.

Stop at Prospect Point for a photo of Lions Gate

Bridge. After discovering Granville Island you’ll

make your way up the Vancouver Lookout for

views across this beautiful city.

Join some of the province’s top chefs for a guided

market experience. A small group of food lovers

will eat their way through the distinct areas and

learn from the professionals on where to shop,

what ingredients to buy and most importantly,

what to do with them.

The exhilarating spray of the water is a highlight

during takeoff and landing on this great

introduction to seaplane aviation. Departing from

downtown Vancouver’s bustling Coal Harbour,

enjoy a complete aerial tour of the city and

surrounding mountains.

DEPARTS: Daily (May-Sep)

DURATION: 4 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $90

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 2 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 20 minutes

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $159

Tourism Vancouver

Destination BC Tom Ryan

Whistler and Shannon Falls Tour

Grouse Mountain and

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Enjoy the breathtaking views and a scenic stop

along the thrilling Sea to Sky Highway. Feel the

mist of the spectacular 335 metre Shannon Falls.

Once in Whistler, there is plenty of time to dine,

shop, ride a bike or stroll the trails.

Note: Ask us about returning by floatplane.

Up for a thrill Walk over the spectacular

Capilano Suspension Bridge and enjoy a Treetops

Adventure. Take the mile-long Skyride to the

top of Grouse Mountain. Wander the trails,

carvings and see grizzly bears in the Refuge for

Endangered Wildlife.

Cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands to

BC’s quaint capital. Marvel at the awesome,

ever-changing Butchart Gardens, then drive the

scenic route into Victoria, taking your free time to

explore this unique city.

Note: Ask us about returning by floatplane.

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DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 10 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $165

DEPARTS: Daily (Apr-Sep)

DURATION: 6.5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $179

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 14 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $234

The price guide shown is per adult based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Overnight Tours from Vancouver

© Tourism BC Rocky Mountaineer

Discover Victoria with Floatplane

2 days/1 night

After your ferry crossing from Vancouver, explore

the beautiful Butchart Gardens before discovering

the delights of Victoria. You’ll enjoy the scenery

on your return trip by floatplane.

Day 1: Vancouver – Victoria

Depart in the morning on a guided coach tour to

Victoria. Cruise across the Georgia Strait through

the beautiful Gulf Islands before arriving on

Vancouver Island. Travel to the world renowned

Butchart Gardens where you have two hours

to enjoy them. Tour the scenic Ocean Drive,

Uplands, Oak Bay and the University of Victoria,

and enjoy the Victoria City Tour before being

taken to your hotel.

Day 2: Victoria – Vancouver

Enjoy a free day to explore Victoria. On your

return floatplane journey, you’ll love the stunning

views of Victoria Harbour and downtown

Vancouver.

Discover Victoria with Whale

Watching 3 days/2 nights

This is an experience of a lifetime as you

tour the waters around Vancouver Island and

have the opportunity to view orcas, dolphins,

porpoises, seals and bald eagles in their natural

environment.

Day 1: Vancouver – Victoria

Depart Vancouver in the morning on a guided

coach tour to Victoria. Cruise across Georgia

Strait through the Gulf Islands to Vancouver

Island for your tour of Butchart Gardens.

Day 2: Victoria

Your morning whale watch tour is an exhilarating

round trip in search of marine wildlife. The boat

is very stable and there is a certified marine

biologist and naturalist onboard.

Day 3: Victoria – Vancouver

Explore Victoria at your leisure. The Pacific Coach

transfer is an open ticket so you can return to

Vancouver whenever you like.

Discover Whistler with Rail and

Floatplane 3 days/2 nights

Discover the unique blend of contrasts the Sea

to Sky region is famous for: cities and old-growth

forests, bustling action and natural serenity, deep

valleys and snow-capped peaks, seascapes and

mountain views.

Day 1: Vancouver – Whistler

Join the Rocky Mountaineer Train on a

breathtaking three hour rail excursion to Whistler.

Play golf, enjoy the river and lake or relax in one

of the fine cafés or restaurants in this European

inspired alpine village.

Day 2: Whistler

Today board the longest and highest chair lift in

the world for unparalleled views over Whistler.

Why not take a walk along one of the scenic

trails - you may even spot a bear!

Day 3: Whistler – Vancouver

Enjoy a free day to explore Whistler before

departing mid afternoon on a scenic floatplane

flight to Coal Harbour Downtown Vancouver.

DEPARTURES: Daily (Apr-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 1 night Victoria accommodation,

5 hour guided tour to Victoria, admission to the

Butchart Gardens, floatplane from Victoria to

Vancouver

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $563

DEPARTURES: Daily (Apr-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights Victoria accommodation, 5

hour guided tour, admission to the Butchart Gardens,

3 hour Orca Spirit Whale Watch, floatplane from

Victoria to Vancouver

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $547

DEPARTURES: Thu-Mon (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights Whistler accommodation,

Rocky Mountaineer Sea to Sky Climb to Whistler,

peak to peak Gondola, admission to Squamish Lil’Wat

Cultural Centre, floatplane from Whistler to Vancouver

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $796

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The price guide shown is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Vancouver Island

On the southern tip of Vancouver Island,

an elegant reminder of the British Empire

lives on as the capital of British Columbia.

Victoria, with its iconic Provincial Legislature

buildings and Empress Hotel, provides

a remarkable contrast to the untamed

landscapes that surround it.

Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea in the

Empress’ Tea Lobby and stroll among the

immaculate fl oral displays that make the

Butchart Gardens one of the world’s best,

while not far off shore pods of orcas play.

The Inner Harbour is the best place to begin

enjoying the city’s charms. Once a bustling

port of fur traders and dealers in legal

opium sales, the old town brings the history

of Victoria’s past alive. Uncover more local

history at the Royal BC Museum, a superb

small museum.

Our favourite things to see and do

BUTCHART GARDENS – Victoria is well known for the amazing Butchart Gardens. A

designated National Historic Site, Butchart has over 50 acres of magnifi cent gardens to explore.

BEACON HILL PARK – Wander around this beautiful park fi lled with native habitats and

manicured gardens. Try a spot of bird watching or sit and watch the world go by.

ROGERS CHOCOLATE SHOP – No visit to Victoria is complete without visiting Rogers

Chocolate shop. The fi rst chocolates were made in 1885 and they haven’t looked back since. Try

one of their many fl avours or take some home as a gift.

DINING – With the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America, Victoria

is a culinary paradise. Many of the city’s top chefs focus their menus on products grown on

Vancouver Island.

SHOPPING – Four blocks along Government Street turn into Trounce Alley, one of Victoria’s

best kept secrets. Fashion and gift shops await. Across the street is Bastion Square, once the

site of Victoria’s Court House, a brothel and several hangings, it is now full with shops and

restaurants.

GHOST TOURS – Victoria is said to be one of the most haunted towns in British Columbia

with over 5,000 years of native history. Explore historic courtyards, alleys and other scary places.

MUSEUMS – From the oldest maritime museum in Western Canada to the Naval and Military

Museum, you’ll fi nd a lot of interesting facts and artefacts on show in Victoria.

GOLF – Victoria is a golfer’s dream. With a climate that encourages golfi ng year-round, Victoria

and Vancouver Island are home to many of Canada’s most beautiful and challenging courses.

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Victoria Accommodation & Sightseeing

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites

Inn at Laurel Point

Fairmont Empress Hotel

This is a great place to stay in an excellent

location in the heart of downtown Victoria. You are

close to the inner harbour and only five minutes

walk to parliament buildings and great shopping.

After a day of exploring you’ll be grateful to relax

back in the heated indoor swimming pool and

whirlpool. On-site, ‘Vista 18’ is Victoria’s only

rooftop restaurant and lounge where you can

dine on organic, local produce while admiring

magnificent views of the mountains, inner

harbour and ocean.

Located on a six acre peninsular on Victoria

Harbour you feel like you are a world away, but

in fact you are only a 10 minute stroll to the

Royal British Columbia Museum and shops of

downtown Victoria. Views of the ocean follow

you from check-in to your hotel room, plus the

Japanese gardens and chef’s own herb garden

provide a variety of tranquil spots to relax in.

Reminisce on the grandeur of a bygone era

and treat yourself to ‘Afternoon Tea’ in the

elegantly restored Tea Lobby. Whether you

arrive by floatplane or coach, you cannot miss

this landmark hotel with turn of the century

architecture overlooking Victoria Harbour. You

are so close to everything, from the Legislative

Buildings to the quaint specialist shops.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $68

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $78 PRICE GUIDE FROM: $101

Transfer – Coach and Ferry

combo

Butchart Gardens Tour

Whale Watching

After pick up from selected Vancouver hotels, you

will be transferred by coach 45 minutes to the

ferry terminal where your coach boards the BC

Ferry. You are free to explore the ferry on the 95

minute crossing. Grab a cup of tea and a bite to

eat while you relax back and enjoy the view of the

gulf islands. Then reboard the coach and transfer

into Victoria.

Over 50 acres of blossoms and fragrance await

you at the enchanting Butchart Gardens. You’ll

stroll through themed gardens linked by spacious

lawns, streams and lily ponds. The gardens were

established in 1904 and are in the style of the

grand estates of the period, retaining the original

design and producing outstanding floral displays.

This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round

trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of orcas,

minke whales, gray whales, porpoises, harbour

seals and other marine wildlife. Choose between

a custom-built high speed Zodiac or a covered

boat, then sit back and listen to the commentary

by a marine biologist.

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 4 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $94

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 3.5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $75

DEPARTS: Daily (Apr-Oct)

DURATION: 3 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $99

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The price guide shown is per adult, and per night for twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Whistler

Whistler and Blackcomb mountains

have more than 200 marked skiing and

snowboarding trails between them – paradise

for lovers of winter sports. However, this village

is a destination for all seasons. When the

snow has gone, out come the mountainbikers

to tackle the adrenaline pumping

rides in North America’s largest bike park

and golfers head for scenic championship

courses. Try zip lining above the forest, hiking

in the wilderness or take it gently and board

a gondola or chairlift for panoramic views of

glacier-topped mountains and alpine lakes.

Whistler Village’s après ski scene matches

its world-class ski runs and boasts a vast

array of restaurants and boutiques, some

specialising in First Nation art and jewellery.

Mike Crane Tourism Whistler

Listel Whistler Hotel

Aava Whistler

You are in the heart of the village and yet away from the nightlife hustle and

bustle. Depending on the season you travel, after a day of shopping, playing

a round of golf, hiking or skiing on the slopes, unwind at the custom made

Pewter Bar which features a rail of ice that cradles, cools and illuminates

your champagne flute.

Only a few minutes’ walk to Whistler Village, where you will be captivated

by the buzzing atmosphere of this beautiful spot year round. Blackcomb and

Whistler mountains are at your doorstep so you are close to all that’s on offer.

Hop on one of the complimentary bikes and explore the surrounding area and

alpine lakes.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $93

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $74

Delta Whistler Village Suites

Four Seasons Resort

If you want more than just a hotel room, this is the place to stay. Offering not

just full service hotel rooms but also one and two bedroom suites that have

kitchen facilities, ideal for that longer break. Step outside this large alpine

village style property and you are only a few minutes’ walk from the shops

and activities.

Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, this stunning resort is what

you’ve dreamed about. Grand in scale but intimate by nature, this resort

embodies the mountain spirit. With a focus on service, your every need is

catered for. After a day skiing the slopes in winter or hiking and exploring in

summer, relax in your luxurious, yet cosy, guest room.

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $99

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $150

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Whistler Transfers & Sightseeing

Mike Crane Tourism Whistler

Coach and Floatplane transfers

Coach Transfer: This is a scenic motorcoach

transfer service departing daily from Vancouver/

Whistler.

Floatplane: Vancouver to Green Lake. Fly in style

on the fastest transfer service, a once in a lifetime

experience!

DEPARTS: Daily (floatplane seasonal)

DURATION: Coach 3 hours / Floatplane 35 minutes

PRICE GUIDE FROM: Coach $84 / Floatplane $274

Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre

This centre is dedicated to the history and culture

of local First Nation people, showcasing traditional

singers and dancers. Spend a day here –

watching the artists weaving and carving, explore

nature on the Cultural Forest Walk, visit the gift

shop and taste indigenous food at the café.

DEPARTS: Open daily

DURATION:9.30am-5.00pm

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $24 (Admission only)

Peak 2 Peak Gondola

Take a ride up Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

and hop on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. The journey

between the two provides a 360-degree window

into Whistler Blackcomb’s alpine environment but

sightseeing is just the start of your adventure with

many hiking trails and more to explore.

DEPARTS: Daily (May-Oct)

DURATION: 11 minutes

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $63

Destination BC Toshi Kawano

Zip Trek Bear Tour

Experience an incredible journey on a series of five

zip lines joined by a network of suspension bridges,

boardwalks and trails. Explore the hidden beauty

of Fitzsimmons Creek and the picturesque forest

valley between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

Note: Minimum weight 29kg, maximum weight 125kg

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 2.5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $150

Dog Sledding (Trapper’s Run)

Let your eager and powerful dog team lead you

through narrow winding trails of old-growth

forest graced with cedar giants that are hundreds

of years old. Stop for a warm up at a trapper’s

cabin on Totem Pole Lake and learn about the

history of Canadian fur trappers.

DEPARTS: Daily (Dec-Apr)

DURATION: 2.5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $259

Ski Passes and Equipment

Whistler Blackcomb features two majestic mountains

and epic skiing and snowboarding conditions. Skiing

and snowboarding equipment rental shops are

conveniently located throughout the village, so why

don’t you leave your gear at home and grab one of

our ski passes for an awesome adventure.

DURATION: Ski Passes range from 3 of 4 days to 15

of 18 days (In conjunction with accommodation)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $325

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The price guide shown is per adult based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


The Rockies

National Parks and icefields are all part of what

is known as the Rockies region. Famous not

for just scenery and wildlife, but golf courses

in the summer and ski fields in the winter that

will leave you with lasting memories. Jasper

provides a peaceful, quaint village setting.

Explore the outdoors with an abundance

of wildlife close to the town and hiking trails

through Jasper National Park.

From Jasper, travel through the Icefields

Parkway that stretches to Banff past a chain

of massive glaciers and waterfalls. Lake Louise

is the most photographed spot in the Rockies.

Then to Banff, one of Canada’s top alpine

resort towns, with award winning restaurants,

unique shops, hot mineral springs as well as

plenty of scenic wonders all within an alpine

village setting.

Best Western Jasper Inn &

Suites

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Deer Lodge, Lake Louise

Amongst the backdrop of the rugged mountains

of Jasper National Park, this hotel provides the

perfect mountain holiday. With a choice of rooms

and suites, the spectacular views and fireside

comforts promise an unforgettable stay. It’s a 10

minute walk into the centre of town with plenty of

outdoor activities on offer.

You are eight kilometres out of town but

who cares when you are nestled between

the mountains and a beautiful lake. There’s

a plethora of wildlife just outside your cabin

door and an abundance of adventure activities:

canoeing, trail hiking, horseback riding, mountain

biking and more.

Staying in a lodge is quite an experience at this

quiet retreat, with amazing views and delicious

cuisine. Many of the architectural features from

the original building have been restored, like the

hand-hewn log structure and decor, making this a

classic mountain stay. A five minute walk from the

lodge and you arrive at the stunning Lake Louise.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $71

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $171

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $65

Fairmont Château Lake Louise

Fox Hotel & Suites, Banff

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

You are right beside Lake Louise where not only

are the views spectacular, but the experience of

staying in this château-style hotel will provide

unforgettable memories. This lake is one of the

most photographed landscapes in Canada and

there are many adventure opportunities for you to

experience on and around it.

Relaxation is the key as you soak in the indoor

hot pool with waterfalls and mountain springs,

inspired by a local historic site. You are only a

five minute walk to downtown Banff and you will

receive ROAM bus passes which transport you to

some great Banff highlights.

Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, there is

an unmistakable air of timeless elegance which

greets you when you enter the ‘Castle in the

Rockies’. Just a short walk into Banff you can

enjoy shopping and restaurants, or you could stay

on site and indulge yourself with the fine cuisine

offered at the many restaurants and lounges.

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $171

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $260

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


The Rockies Sightseeing

Banff Gondola

Experience a breathtaking gondola ride up

Sulphur Mountain for an awe-inspiring view of

sheer mountain majesty. Then enjoy a walk along

the interpretative hiking trails that lead along the

ridge of the mountain.

Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls

Travel along the Bow Valley Parkway and

Johnston Canyon where you’ll have time to

stretch your legs and snap a few pictures. Enjoy

lunch at Lake Louise and then head to Moraine

Lake before crossing into Yoho National Park.

The Icefields Parkway Tour

See glaciers remaining from the last ice age, and

hear stories of early explorers who opened these

valleys. Experience the Athabasca Glacier and

Columbia Icefields Centre and join an Ice Explorer

Tour onto the glacier.

DEPARTS: Banff / Daily

DURATION: Varies

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $57

DEPARTS: Banff / Daily (May-Oct)

DURATION: 9.5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $157

DEPARTS: Banff / Daily (Apr-Oct)

DURATION: 10 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $209

Explore Jasper

Explore the treasures of the largest national park

in the Rockies. Stand above Maligne Canyon for

stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discover the

mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine

Lake and stroll the shores of Maligne Lake.

Wildlife Discovery Tour

Put on your safari hat as you head into the park

with your own Wildlife Interpreter in search of

bears and many other mountain creatures. This

tour is the perfect chance to enjoy spectacular

scenery and learn more about Jasper’s wildlife.

Maligne Valley and Boat Cruise

Enjoy a short tour of Jasper and then head

across the Athabasca River to Maligne Lake.

Stop at Maligne Canyon with staggering views of

the river thundering through a series of beautiful

waterfalls in a gorge 10,000 years in the making.

DEPARTS: Jasper / Daily (May-Oct)

DURATION: 4 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $84

DEPARTS: Jasper / Daily (May-Oct)

DURATION: 3 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $84

DEPARTS: Jasper / Daily (Jun-Oct)

DURATION: 5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $140

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The price guide shown is per adult based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Calgary

Calgary, where the Canadian prairies collide

with the Rocky Mountains, is Canada’s

oil town. With its fortunes tied to energy

prices it’s either boom or bust here; a whiff

of the Wild West still wafts around its glitzy

shopping malls and skyscrapers. A gateway

to the Rockies, Banff National Park and the

incomparable Lake Louise, Calgary takes

centre stage every July when it hosts the

Calgary Stampede. This is one of the world’s

greatest rodeos, attracting top cowboys to

test their skills on bucking broncos and feisty

bulls. Calgary’s own history was full of action

too. Established in the 19th century as a

headquarters for the Mounted Police, it was

also a railway town and fur trading post. The

city’s Heritage Park brings this history alive.

Sandman Hotel Calgary

International Hotel

Location, location, location... just steps from the hotel lobby is the Light Rail

Transit system to get to the Stampede Grounds, Zoo and all things ‘Calgary’.

For shopping and great restaurants, put on the walking shoes as you are just

a short stroll away. Unwind with a drink at Moxie’s Bar and Grill.

Step out from the lobby and in one direction you are just a block from

Princess Island Park and in the other, you’re just a block from Chinatown.

The one bedroom suites have a separate bedroom and living room for that

extra space to spread out, and the friendly staff will ensure your stay is an

enjoyable one.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $82

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $109

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Fairmont Palliser

Impeccable service and hospitality awaits at this historic landmark hotel

which offers distinctive accommodation in elegant surroundings. Treat

yourself to some pampering at the luxurious Health Club and Spa before

enjoying some classic dining with great food and wine. If you’re a chocolate

lover you can’t miss the ‘Death by Chocolate Dinner Buffet’ on a Monday

night. Delicious!

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $207

Columbia Icefield Discovery Sightseeing Tour

Travel from Calgary along one of the most scenic highways in the world –

The Icefield Parkway – past glacier-fed rivers, majestic mountains and deep

valleys. At the Columbia Icefield you can join an Ice Explorer Excursion and

head out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier where you’ll experience

walking on a glacier thousands of feet thick. Then stand in the sky at the

Glacier Skywalk.

DEPARTS: Daily (May-Oct)

DURATION: 14 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $297

The price guide shown is per adult, and per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede – Premium Package

4 days/3 nights

The Calgary Stampede Rodeo features the world’s most skilled competitors

and highest quality horses, bulls and steers in an action-packed afternoon. At

night feel the pounding of hooves and trembling of the ground as you witness

the heart-stopping action. The Grandstand Show will dazzle you with elaborate

entertainment and an incredible fireworks display.

Day 1: Calgary

Free day to take in the festivities.

Day 2: Calgary

With admission into the Stampede Grounds, today you can watch the

afternoon rodeo events, including rodeo races, calf roping, steer wrestling,

bull riding (the most dangerous event), the only women’s event – barrel racing

and the most physically demanding rodeo event – bareback.

Day 3: Calgary

Enjoy a combination of entertainment this evening at the thundering GMC

Rangeland Derby – Chuckwagon Racing and the Grandstand Show – a

spectacular stage show. A mix of grit and glam that you’ll never forget.

Admission to the Stampede grounds is also included.

Day 4: Calgary

Check out of your hotel.

Note: Please ask us about extra nights

DEPARTURES: Between 02-13 Jul 15

INCLUSIONS: 3 nights moderate accommodation, Light Rail Transit pass for 2

days, Calgary Tower Elevation Pass, ticket to the afternoon Rodeo including a

souvenir program, ticket to the evening Chuckwagon Races & Grandstand Show,

a souvenir program Calgary Stampede Polo T-Shirt and carry bag, 2 Skyrides over

Stampede grounds, entrance to the Stampede grounds for 2 days

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1024

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The price guide shown is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Experience

East Coast Canada

French-speaking Canadians, cobblestone streets, historic buildings, polar bears,

beluga whales, dazzling Northern Lights, national and provincial parks are all part of

the mix that makes the Eastern Provinces, from Manitoba to Nova Scotia, so rich in

heritage, culture and diversity.

Manitoba sits between the Western and Eastern Provinces of Canada and boasts a

haven for outdoor wilderness experiences and wildlife viewing, especially the polar

bears of Churchill. The landscape goes from prairie grassland in the south and west,

lakes and forests in the east to the arctic coastline in the extreme north.

From the powerful Niagara Falls to the seat of Parliament, the vibrant metropolis of

Toronto to the Canadian Mounties on parade in Ottawa, you can enjoy many of the best

museums and cultural facilities of Canada in the Province of Ontario.

Bonjour Québec…not only will you see street signs in French and hear French

speaking Canadians, but cities that blend the old with the new. In Montréal, above

ground enjoy Old Montréal with cobbled streets, outdoor cafés and English pubs, then

go underground and be amazed by the network of walkways connecting boutiques and

businesses. The walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is Québec City. Wander

the charming narrow cobbled streets, stop at the patisserie or chocolaterie and dine

on French cuisine.

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On to the rugged coastline and colourful fi shing villages that make Atlantic Canada is

Nova Scotia, a stunning outdoor paradise.


Toronto

The most obvious attraction is actually

about 120 kilometres to the south – Niagara

Falls. Spectacular by day or night and it is

well worth the journey!

Around half of all Toronto ‘locals’ were born

somewhere else, so when the weather

is warm, you can spend many hours

exploring the city’s ethnic communities,

including Latin American, Caribbean and

Asian. In winter, head underground – you’ll

find 28 kilometres of shopping, dining and

entertainment.

Bond Place Hotel

Eaton Chelsea Hotel

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

The rooms may be a bit small but step outside

and you’ll find yourself just across the street

from Eaton Centre shopping mall and in the heart

of the theatre district. You don’t have to go far

for either shopping or entertainment. This is a

superbly located hotel.

A short walk has you at the Eaton Centre to

check out the shops then back to relax in

the indoor pool. This is also the place to stay

if travelling with kids as they will enjoy the

‘corkscrew’ waterslide in the Family Fun Zone.

Getting around Toronto from here is easy as

the hotel is connected to PATH, a 26 kilometre

underground network of shops and services.

After a night out on the town, the Sheraton Sweet

Sleeper bed is just what you need.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $72

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $96

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115

Hop On Hop Off City Tour

Tour at your own pace, hopping on and off as you

please with 24 stops along a 20 kilometre route

through the city’s core. You get to see not only

the major Toronto sites and attractions but places

like the St Lawrence Market.

Niagara Falls Tour

A breathtaking tour through the Niagara

Peninsula to Niagara Falls, one of the great

wonders of the world. From May-October,

weather permitting, you will enjoy a cruise.

When the cruise is not operating you will take a

‘Journey Beyond the Falls’.

Deluxe Guided Winery Tour

Take in the famous sights along the historic

Niagara Parkway, visit the beautiful Château des

Charmes Winery at St. David’s Bench and the

famous Inniskillin Winery for a guided tour and

tastings. Savour a gourmet lunch overlooking the

vast, rugged Niagara Escarpment.

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: Full loop 110 mins (Valid for 3 days)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $43

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 9 hours (ask us about the overnight option)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $194

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 9.5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $266

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The price guide shown is per adult and per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Montréal

From your vantage point on Mount Royal,

you can look down on all of Montréal and

the St. Lawrence River, making it the perfect

starting point to get your bearings.

Even better, if it’s a fine winter’s day, you

might even fit in a spot of skiing! But where

to from here You could hire a calèche

(horse-drawn carriage) and ride through

the streets of Old Montréal; join the foodies

at the Jean-Talon Market in Little Italy

or explore the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

district with its vast biodome featuring four

distinct ecosystems.

Hotel Espresso

Delta Montréal

Greater Montréal Tour

Set in the heart of the city and only a 10 minute

walk from the lovely cafes and boutiques of Rue

Crescent and Rue Ste. Catherine. Old Montreal

with its museums, boutiques, galleries and old

port is easily accessible by public transport or by

a 30 minute stroll.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $96

All that Montréal has to offer is at your doorstep,

located in the vibrant entertainment district, Le

Quartier des Spectacles. Sherbrooke Street nearby

has chic, trendy high-end retailers and museums,

shop till you drop in Ste-Catherine Street and

explore Old Montréal with its unique cobblestone

roads, quaint shops and the harbour.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $84

See residential and financial districts, Old

Montréal, the French Quarter and a panoramic

city view from Mt. Royal. Stop at the Notre Dame

Basilica and St. Joseph’s Oratory for that ‘must

have’ photo and much more on this complete

tour.

DEPARTS: Daily (May-Oct)

DURATION: 3.5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $75

Mount Tremblant and the

Laurentians

Biking Tour Montréal

A Day in Québec City

Freshwater lakes and picturesque villages dot

the landscape in the magnificent Laurentian

Mountains just north of Montréal. Take a cruise

on the Lac des Sables in St. Agathe and spend

some time amongst the charming shops of

Saint Sauveur.

Slip away for a cycling adventure with a

professional guide to show you the major

attractions and help you discover some hidden

gems. This is an easy circuit with plenty of

photogenic stops and commentary on history,

architecture and life in Montréal.

You will be charmed by the old world atmosphere

of Québec City with its narrow streets, steep

hills and historical treasures that take you back

more than 350 years to the French regime. This

tour from Montréal is guided and includes a 90

minute river cruise.

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DEPARTS: Thu & Sat (May-Aug), Wed-Sat (Sep-Oct)

DURATION: 9 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $124

DEPARTS: Daily

DURATION: 4 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $107

DEPARTS: Daily (May-Nov)

DURATION: 12 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $150

The price guide shown is per adult and per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Québec & Halifax

If you’re a first-time visitor to Québec, it may

be worth writing on your hand: ‘I am in

Canada’. The cobbled streets, 17th century

houses, the walled clifftop location above the

St. Lawrence River and conversations taking

place in French all around you - you may

start to wonder which continent you’re on.

With typically Gallic flair, the predominantly

Francophone locals have created a yearround

carnival atmosphere, with street

performers, festivals and exhibitions.

Nova Scotia’s seaside capital, Halifax has

the youthful vibe of a university town and

the culture and heritage of a 250 year old

community, rich with museums and galleries

and hundreds of excellent places to dine.

Hotel Manoir Victoria,

Québec City

Fairmont le Château Frontenac,

Québec City

Lord Nelson Hotel, Halifax

The many shops and restaurants that the locals

enjoy on Rue St. Jean are at your doorstep. Being

in the heart of Old Québec near the culturally

vibrant Latin Quarter, you are in walking distance

to the many historic sites and attractions.

Feel like royalty as you step from the cobbled

streets into this castle-like hotel, in the heart of

the old walled city overlooking the

St. Lawrence River. Be embraced with the

elegance and luxury of a château experience.

Put on the walking shoes and cross the street

to the world famous Victorian public gardens,

then on to the historic site of Halifax Citadel just

one block down the road. End the day with some

traditional English pub fare at the Victory Arms.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $107

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $151

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115

A Rendezvous with History,

Québec City

Food Walking Tour of Québec

City

Halifax and Peggy’s Cove Tour

Discover in comfort the renowned sites and

heritage of the city. Experience the European

charm of the first French settlement in North

America. The historical, cultural and sacred

monuments bear witness to four centuries

of life.

Taste the typical and local specialities from a

variety of shops where you will discover the

influence of Amerindian, British and French

cuisines on the food of Québec. What’s on the

menu Local wine, chocolate, cheeses, pastries,

crepes and savoury tidbits.

The most photographed lighthouse in the world

stands before you at Peggy’s Cove, on the

rugged Atlantic shoreline. Enjoy free time to

explore the rocks, trails and quaint village that

has been an artists’ paradise for well over

150 years.

DEPARTS: Daily (May-Sep)

DURATION: 2 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $59

DEPARTS: Tue-Sat

DURATION: 2.5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $69

DEPARTS: Halifax / Mon,Wed, Fri & Sat (Jun-Oct)

DURATION: 3.5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $74

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The price guide shown is per adult and per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Take to the Road

There’s a lot to be said for having your

own wheels on holiday. You’ll glimpse an

interesting side road or a quaint town,

and can stop for a nosey. The roads are

excellent, well signposted and you will fi nd

mainly courteous drivers on the road. If the

highways seem daunting, opt for the minor

roads, you never know what you will come

across – a unique shop or a hidden gem

that only the locals know about. Out in the

country the roads are similar to what you

fi nd at home. For a little extra, you can have

a slightly bossy but very knowledgeable

GPS system that’ll tell you exactly how to get

to where you’re going. There’s a range of car

types on offer, and if you’re worried about

your carbon footprint you can even opt for

a more eco-friendly hybrid model available

in the Hertz Green Collection at specifi c

locations across Canada. Or if you prefer

to take your home with you, a motorhome

might be the option for you. Once all that’s

sorted, you’re ready to hit the road!

Approximate Distances

ARCTIC OCEAN

GREENLAND

(DENMARK)

Distances are

approximate, in

kilometres and

based on direct

routes.

VICTORIA

VANCOUVER

JASPER

BANFF

CALGARY

EDMONTON

TORONTO

OTTAWA

MONTRÉAL

QUÉBEC CITY

HALIFAX

ALASKA

VICTORIA 109 977 946 1072 1259 4166 4311 4512 4755 5744

Whitehorse

Skagway

ATLANTIC OCEAN

VANCOUVER 109 796 847 973 1160 4208 4353 4554 4797 5786

JASPER 977 796 289 415 364 3645 3737 3938 4181 5170

CANADA

St John’s

BANFF 946 847 289 129 416 3359 3451 3652 3895 4884

CALGARY 1072 973 415 129 298 3237 3329 3530 3773 4792

Thunder Bay

Halifax

Montreal

EDMONTON 1259 1160 364 416 298 3301 3393 3594 3837 4826

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TORONTO 4166 4208 3645 3359 3237 3301 448 543 794 1783

OTTAWA 4311 4353 3737 3451 3329 3393 448 202 446 1434

MONTRÉAL 4512 4554 3938 3652 3530 3594 543 202 251 1239

QUÉBEC CITY 4755 4797 4181 3895 3773 3837 794 446 251 1017

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MEXICO

HALIFAX 5744 5786 5170 4844 4762 4826 1783 1334 1239 1017


Touring by Motorhome

Wanting to experience the wonders of

Canada up-close with no restrictions of

getting to the next reserved accommodation

Then a motorhome, known as an RV in North

America, provides you with the flexibility

and freedom to thoroughly explore these

spectacular regions at your own pace.

Travelling by motorhome is comfortable

and relaxing with CanaDream. Driving is

on the right hand side, however the roads

are excellent and well sign-posted. With

seven locations across Canada – Calgary,

Edmonton, Halifax, Montréal, Toronto,

Vancouver and Whitehorse – all the main

gateways are covered. RV holidays are

popular in Canada so it’s not hard to find an

overnight site. And to make the holiday on

wheels even more enjoyable, for a little extra

in price, you can have the vehicle come with

a portable Navigation System (GPS).

Canadream Motorhome Rates

INCLUDES: CAD$5,000,000 VIP/LDW vehicle insurance, vehicle preparation fee and airport/

airport hotel transfers (in Montréal a charge of $90CAD plus tax applies)

EXCLUDES: Fuel, deposit, one way rental charges (if applicable), convenience kits with

dishes, cookware, pillows, linen, towels, sleeping bags and cleaning equipment, cancellation

and amendment fees, insurances, extra mileage rates, generator

Group Seats Sleeps up to

Suggested

Occupancy

Engine

Transmission

Deluxe Van Camper 4 2 2 V8 Automatic

Super Van Camper 4

2 adults &

2 small children

4 V10 Automatic

Rates are based on a per night basis. Vehicle pick up time is between 1.00pm and 4.00pm

Mon-Sat. Vehicle return time is between 8.00am and 10.00am. Vehicles cannot be picked

up on the day of arrival into the country. Seasonal rates vary depending on location of pick

up depot. Driver licence and experience restrictions apply. Minimum hire applies of 7 nights.

Ask us about Early Booking Specials.

Things to think about:

••

Check driving licence and minimum age (21 years) requirements before

planning to book.

••

If you have a GPS system, use the local papers and tourist guides to get

address details to load in the system.

••

To save space in your motorhome, collect free samples or hotel sachets

of shampoo and shower gel. They are great to take on holiday in place of

large bottles.

••

When you leave your vehicle don’t leave any valuables in sight – always

take your passport with you.

••

Keep your camera handy, you never know what hidden gem you are going

to find.

Day Layout

Night Layout

Deluxe Van Camper

Day Layout

Night Layout

Super Van Camper

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Rental Car

Driving in Canada

Exploring Canada by car is easy. Driving

on the right hand side of the road may be

different, however the roads are excellent, well

sign-posted and spacious. Just remember

the centre line should be by the driver!

Choosing your Rental Car

Take into consideration the size of the vehicle

you require. If the vehicle is to be used for day

touring from a central base, then a smaller

vehicle may be adequate and easier for

parking. If doing longer travel, remember you

will have luggage to transport around as

well as the shopping, so a midsize to larger

vehicle should be considered. We suggest

you book before leaving home, as this will

save you money and ensure that you get the

vehicle of your choice.

Emergency Roadside Assistance

While each vehicle is serviced and cared for individually there may be an

instance that you need some assistance. You can be rest assured that in

Canada and Alaska, Hertz provides Emergency Roadside Assistance 24

hours a day, 365 days a year.

Hertz NeverLost

Hertz NeverLost satellite navigation system is available at a surcharge, in

certain vehicle types at selected airport and downtown locations across the

country. The system has extensive detailed mapping, a wide easy-to-use

full-colour touch-screen that provides access to turn-by-turn directions to

points of interest including hotels and petrol stations, simply by touching

an icon. Ideal for the independent traveller as you get to see and enjoy your

surroundings instead of trying to read a map.

Things to think about:

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Driving licence requirements

••

Minimum age restrictions and driving restrictions

••

Additional driver conditions

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Deposits

••

One way rental fees

••

Peak period surcharges

••

Optional equipment e.g. child seats, roof racks

••

House of Travel recommends Neverlost

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Fuel policy

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When you collect your car, Hertz will take an imprint of your credit card

as security. The credit card must be in the renter’s name. Depending on

rate type booked, additional taxes, fees and insurances may also apply

at this time.

COMPACT GROUP B (OR SIMILAR): Passengers: 2 adults, 2 children; Luggage: 2 large

& 1 small suitcase; Doors: 2 or 4; Transmission: Automatic; Fuel: Petrol; Air-conditioning

MIDSIZE GROUP C (OR SIMILAR): Passengers: 4 adults or 2 adults, 2 children;

Luggage: 2 large & 1 small suitcase; Doors: 2 or 4; Transmission: Automatic;

Fuel: Petrol; Air-conditioning

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FULLSIZE GROUP F (OR SIMILAR): Passengers: 4 adults; Luggage: 1 big case & 2

smaller cases; Doors: 5; Transmission: Manual; Fuel: Petrol; Air-conditioning: Varies by

country

4 X 4 GROUP L (OR SIMILAR): Passengers: 5 adults or 7 adults; Luggage: 3 large

suitcases; Doors: 2; Transmission: Automatic; Fuel: Petrol; Air-conditioning


Self Drive Canada

Canada’s Pacifi c Coast

5 days/4 nights

Nowhere else on earth has the meeting of land

and sea created such magnifi cent beauty. The

Pacifi c Rim National Park is the only national park

entirely on Vancouver Island, providing protection for

rainforests and an amazing marine environment.

Day 1: Vancouver – Tofino (221km)

Depart Vancouver for Horseshoe Bay and sail

for 1 hour 45 minutes to Vancouver Island. At

Nanaimo head to Tofi no on the rugged West

Coast.

Day 2: Tofino (Pacific Rim National Park)

You may wish to walk along the famed Long

Beach, with its miles of pristine sandy beach

and pounding surf, or explore the rainforests on

a selection of well groomed trails. Mid afternoon

enjoy a three hour whale watch cruise.

Day 3: Tofino – Victoria (313km)

Travel back to the East Coast of Vancouver Island

and head south to Victoria.

Day 4: Victoria

Today is free to explore Victoria, with its turn of

the century architecture, British traditions such

as high tea, and shops full of woollens and china.

Admission to the Butchart Gardens is included.

Day 5: Victoria – Vancouver (69km)

Drive north to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for a 90

minute ferry ride to Tsawwassen then continue

on to Vancouver where your journey ends.

Discover Whistler and the Rockies

8 days/7 nights

Explore the delightful village of Whistler and head

through Lillooet, known as the land of the Gold Rush

Trail. On your journey to Jasper stop and view the

graceful Pyramid Falls. From here carry on into the

spectacular Rocky Mountains at your own pace.

Day 1: Vancouver – Whistler (122km)

Day 2: Whistler

Take time to experience this charming alpine

resort and enjoy the Peak 2 Peak Gondola Ride

Day 3: Whistler - Sun Peaks (293km)

Day 4: Sun Peaks - Jasper (444km)

Day 5: Jasper

Explore this charming mountain village, close

to many terrifi c scenic highlights. Visit Maligne

Lake, one of the most photographed lakes in the

world.

Day 6: Jasper - Banff (292km)

Day 7: Banff

Enjoy a trip up the Banff Gondola where you’ll

have a panoramic view of the Bow Valley and

take a dip in the hot mineral pools at the Upper

Hot Springs.

Day 8: Banff – Calgary (115km)

Note: Also available in reverse

Sunshine Coast Circle

9 days/8 nights

The Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island have a

landscape that beckons the adventurous soul. The

rugged western coastline of Vancouver Island boasts

an array of wildlife including orcas and bald eagles

as well as virgin forests and glaciated peaks.

Day 1: Vancouver – Sunshine Coast (103km)

Depart Vancouver for Horseshoe Bay and sail for

45 minutes to the Sunshine Coast.

Day 2: Sunshine Coast

Kayak along the calm inlets and bays or relax with

a spa treatment at West Coast Wilderness Resort.

Day 3: Sunshine Coast – Quadra Island (78km)

Day 4: Quadra Island

Enjoy an Eco Wilderness Cruise into Desolation

Sound.

Day 5: Quadra Island – Tofino, Vancouver

Island (225km)

Day 6: Pacific Rim National Park Tofino

A three hour whale watch cruise is included

through the Clayoquot Sound.

Day 7: Tofino – Victoria (313km)

Stop en route at the artist community of

Chemainus.

Day 8: Victoria

Day 9: Victoria – Vancouver (69km)

DEPARTURES: Daily (May-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 4 nights accommodation, ferry for

vehicle and passengers, sightseeing and activities as

per itinerary, and travel documentation

EXCLUSIONS: Rental car, road tolls, national park

entrance fees, ferry reservation fee and surcharges

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $844

DEPARTURES: Daily (May-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 7 nights accommodation, sightseeing

and activities as per itinerary, travel documentation

EXCLUSIONS: Rental car, tour briefi ng, road tolls,

meals, national park entrance fees and surcharges are

not included

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $800

DEPARTURES: Daily (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 8 nights accommodation, ferry for

vehicle and passengers, sightseeing and activities as

per itinerary, travel documentation

EXCLUSIONS: Rental car, road tolls, national park

entrance fees, ferry reservation fee and surcharges

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1501

BRITISH COLUMBIA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Jasper

ALBERTA

Campbell River

Quadra Island

(April Point Resort)

BRITISH COLUMBIA

PACIFIC

OCEAN

Tofino

Ucluelet

Nanaimo

Parksville

Victoria

Horseshoe Bay

Vancouver

USA

Sun Peaks Resort

Whistler

Vancouver

USA

Lake Louise

Banff

Calgary

PACIFIC OCEAN

Tofino

Ucluelet

Parksville

Nanaimo

Victoria

Powell River

Sunshine Coast

Horseshoe Bay

Vancouver

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The price guide shown is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Self Drive Canada

Peaks and Grapes

10 days/9 nights

Discover the Rocky Mountains of Canada from the

trails of the Gold Rush era to the mountain peaks

of Jasper and Banff. There’s plenty of adventure

to be had. Enjoy the wine tasting in the Okanagan

Valley and relax at the lakeside resort of Kelowna.

Day 1: Vancouver – Whistler (122km)

Day 2: Whistler

Day 3: Whistler – Sun Peaks (293km)

Begin your spectacular drive on the Duffey Lake

Road where you will see breathtaking views of

Joffre Glacier.

Day 4: Sun Peaks - Jasper (444km)

Today, follow the Thompson River through rolling

plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee

Mountains.

Day 5: Jasper

Day 6: Jasper – Banff (292km)

Day 7: Banff

Day 8: Banff – Kelowna (482km)

Follow the Kicking Horse Pass which takes

you to Rogers Pass and onto the shoreline of

Shuswap Lake, then head to the south fork of the

Thompson River.

Day 9: Kelowna

Day 10: Kelowna – Vancouver (371km)

Lodges of the West

12 days/11 nights

If you have ever imagined travelling through Canada

while staying at beautiful lodges, then this is for you.

The accommodation used throughout are all unique

local resorts and lodges. A self drive is a great way

to experience the diversity of the west.

Day 1: Vancouver – Lac Le Jeune (315km)

Day 2: Lac Le Jeune – Banff (530km)

The Kicking Horse River leads you to Kicking

Horse Pass, the Spiral Tunnels, then over the

Continental Divide to Lake Louise for a brief stop,

before continuing on to Banff.

Day 3: Banff

Day 4: Banff – Jasper (292km)

View a never ending procession of mammoth

mountains, jagged peaks, over 100 glaciers and

pristine emerald colour lakes.

Day 5: Jasper

Day 6-7: Jasper – Clearwater Region (340km)

Day 8: Clearwater – Goldbridge (398km)

Day 9: Tyax Mountain Lake Resort

Activities at Tyax include: western horseback

riding, guided fl y fi shing tours, mountain biking

and fl oatplane adventures.

Day 10: Goldbridge – Whistler (233km)

Day 11-12: Whistler – Vancouver (122km)

Totem Discovery by car

16 days/15 nights

Your journey kicks off with a scenic ferry crossing

to Vancouver Island. There are many experiences

to treasure – keep your eyes open for the wildlife

– black bears, deer, eagles, whales, sea lions as

well as breath-taking mountains.

Day 1: Vancouver – Victoria (68km)

Day 2: Victoria – Quadra Island (269km)

Day 3: Eco Wilderness Tour

Day 4: Quadra Island – Port Hardy (241km)

Day 5: Port Hardy – Prince Rupert (ferry)

Day 6: Prince Rupert – Smithers (364km)

Day 7: Smithers – Prince George (372km)

Day 8: Prince George – Jasper (376km)

Day 9: Jasper

Day 10: Jasper – Banff (265km)

Day 11: Banff

Day 12: Banff – Sun Peaks Resort (496km)

Day 13: Sun Peaks – Gold Bridge (327km)

Day 14: Tyax Mountain Lake Resort

Day 15: Gold Bridge – Whistler (150km)

Day 16: Whistler – Vancouver (122km)

DEPARTURES: Daily (May-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 9 nights accommodation, sightseeing

and activities as per itinerary, travel documentation

EXCLUSIONS: Rental car, tour briefi ng, road tolls,

meals, national park entrance fees and surcharges are

not included

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1066

DEPARTURES: Daily (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 11 nights accommodation, sightseeing

and activities as per itinerary, travel documentation

EXCLUSIONS: Rental car, road tolls, national park

entrance fees and surcharges

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1556

DEPARTURES: Daily (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 15 nights accommodation, 6

breakfasts, ferry for vehicle and passengers,

sightseeing and activities as per itinerary, travel

documentation

EXCLUSIONS: Rental car, road tolls, national park

entrance fees, ferry reservation fee and surcharges

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2822

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Sun Peaks Resort

Whistler

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Vancouver

USA

CANADA

Kelowna

Jasper

ALBERTA

Lake Louise

Banff

CANADA

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

100 Mile Jasper

House

Tyax Resort

Clearwater

Whistler

Kamloops

Vancouver

(Lac Le Jeune Resort)

ALBERTA

Lake Louise

Banff

Port Hardy

Prince Rupert

Smithers

Prince George

Tyax Resort

Campbell River

Whistler

Victoria

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Vancouver

USA

Kamloops

Jasper

CANADA

ALBERTA

Lake Louise

Banff

USA

The price guide shown is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Explore by Rail & Coach

The sheer scale of Canada can be

daunting, however by planning your

itinerary to include either rail or coach or a

combination of both, you will be amazed

at what you get to see and do. On Rocky

Mountaineer trains you can enjoy the awe

inspiring landscapes from the large picture

or domed windows while listening to the

commentary from the comfort of your seat

with impeccable service by your onboard

attendant. VIA Rail is Canada’s national

train network spanning the entire country

and offering either point to point services or

passes with the romance of traditional train

travel in three classes of service. You can

stay on-board for any overnight route on VIA

Rail. By coach there are many independent

tours where you can add-on sightseeing,

activities or extra nights. You travel through

scenery unique to each mode of transport.

VIA Rail Point to Point Services

VIA Rail Prestige Class

Just want to visit one or two cities Then point to point fares may be all that

is required. VIA Rail offer a wide range of fares with a choice of economy or

business class seating on most sectors, which can be pre-reserved before

you leave home to avoid disappointment. Point to point fares also offer greater

availability than a pass during peak seasons. VIA Rail operates up to 500

trains weekly on 12,500 kilometres of track, and serving 450 communities

across the country. From coast to coast and north to Hudson Bay, you can

experience unforgettable scenery including some that can only be seen by

train as you crisscross your way through Canada.

PRICE ON APPLICATION

If you’re travelling between Toronto and Vancouver or Toronto/Vancouver to

Winnipeg, why not treat yourself to a new level of comfort on your unforgettable

rail experience in the new Prestige Sleeper Class on offer from VIA Rail.

Prestige Class Highlights

- Personalised dedicated service provided by the Prestige Concierge

- Leather couch by day and a Murphy bed for two by night facing the window

- Flat-screen TV with video selection

- Private washroom with shower

- Spacious cabins: 50% larger than the cabin for two in Sleeper Plus class

plus a large window

- Access to the Prestige park car with complimentary bar service, snacks and

specialty coffees

- Minibar stocked with a selection of beverages

PRICE ON APPLICATION

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Rail & Coach Tours

Peaks and Glaciers

4 days/3 nights

This is the perfect itinerary for those who have

limited time, but want to experience the magic

of the famous Canadian Rockies. Travel on board

VIA Rail’s Canadian service into the Rockies.

Day 1: Vancouver – Jasper (rail)

This evening, check in at the Pacifi c Central

Station and board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the

famous train journey to the majestic Canadian

Rockies. By day, sit back in comfortable

armchairs. At night attendants will transform your

quarters into cosy bunks or bedroom.

Day 2: Canadian Rockies (daylight onboard

VIA Rail)

By the time you wake this morning the train will

have just departed Kamloops to begin a day of

travelling towards the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy

breakfast while surrounded by dramatic scenery

as you follow the banks of the North Thompson

River through the Monashee and Cariboo

Mountains. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon and

transfer to your hotel.

Day 3: Jasper – Banff (coach)

Visit the Columbia Icefi eld. Time allows for an Ice

Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier.

Day 4: Banff – Calgary (coach)

This morning is free to explore Banff before your

scheduled coach to Calgary, departing at midday.

Note: Itinerary can be taken in reverse on Sun,

Wed & Fri

DEPARTURES: Sun, Tue & Fri (May-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights hotel accommodation,

1 night sleeping berth, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, full

day tour Jasper to Banff, Glacier Skywalk, Ice Explorer

ride, Jasper rail station transfers, national park fees

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1324

Capitals and Eastern Canada

7 days/6 nights

Ottawa is a unique mix of old and new, history

and technology, excitement and relaxation;

Montréal has some of North America’s oldest and

most spectacular architecture and Québec is the

heart of French Canada.

Day 1: Toronto – Ottawa

Follow the shores of Lake Ontario to Ottawa,

through landscape dotted with small villages,

maple forests and rich pasture land.

Day 2: Ottawa

On your free day explore Ottawa’s many

historic sights.

Day 3: Ottawa – Montréal

Travel into rural Ontario, with maple forests

and pasturelands.

Day 4: Montréal

A three hour tour of the city with more than 200

points of interest.

Day 5: Montréal – Québec

Following the St. Lawrence River, travel through

the rugged Monteregian Hills formed over 120

million years ago.

Day 6: Québec

Steeped in history, Québec is almost 400 years

old and most of the original architecture has

been lovingly preserved.

Day 7: Québec – Toronto

DEPARTURES: Daily (May-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 6 nights hotel accommodation,

Business Class Rail travel, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches,

Montréal and Québec sightseeing tours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2084

Alpine Delights

7 days/6 nights

Venture into Canada’s Garden and Wine country

and discover a world class show garden and

top-rated wineries. Indulge at the ‘Home of the

World’s Greatest Ice Cream’ before heading into

the spectacular Canadian Rockies.

Day 1: Vancouver – Kelowna (coach)

Travel through the lush Fraser Delta region over

the Coquihalla Pass for a great day of sightseeing

and activities.

Day 2: Kelowna – Banff (coach)

Sample fresh fruit and locally produced cheese,

before making your way into the heart of the

Rockies.

Day 3: Banff

Morning sightseeing tour of Banff and the

afternoon to explore at your leisure.

Day 4: Banff – Jasper (coach)

Travel the scenic Icefi elds Parkway and keep

your eyes open for bears and moose.

Day 5: Jasper

This evening go on a wildlife tour and take

your camera for some close ups.

Day 6: Jasper – Vancouver (rail)

Relax in Jasper before boarding your VIA Rail

sleeper.

Day 7: Vancouver (rail)

Sit back in comfort and watch memorable scenes

swept by.

DEPARTURES: Sun, Tue & Thu (May-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 5 nights hotel accommodation,

1 nights VIA Rail Sleeper, some meals, some tours,

admission to Minter Gardens, National Park Pass

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2301

Key:

Coach

VIA Rail

Vancouver

Island

Vancouver

Victoria

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Kamloops

CANADA

ALBERTA

Jasper

Columbia Icefield

Lake Louise

Banff

Calgary

CANADA QUEBEC

Quebec City

ONTARIO

Montreal

Ottawa

Kingston

Toronto

Niagra Falls

NEW BRUNSWICK

Key:

Coach

VIA Rail

Vancouver

Island

Vancouver

CANADA

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Kamloops

Sun Peaks

Resort

ALBERTA

Jasper

Columbia

Icefield

Lake Louise

Banff

Calgary

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USA

The price guide shown is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Rocky Mountaineer

Hailed as ‘The Best Train Experience in the World’ by The Society of American Travel Writers,

Rocky Mountaineer goes beyond towering mountain ranges, ribbony waterfalls, and snowcapped

glaciers. It’s about more than the elk, bears, osprey, and eagles that send new friends

diving for their cameras. At the soul and centre of Rocky Mountaineer is an unwavering

commitment to stellar service.

Celebrating 25 years of life changing experiences in 2015, Rocky Mountaineer has carried guests

high into the heart of the Canadian Rockies, past the ethereally coloured lakes and dense, lush

landscapes to lively, cosmopolitan cities and the quaint rural villages that dot the Canadian

landscape.

The easy pace of the train allows you to capture memorable moments as the legendary staff

regale you with historic facts and urban legends. Sweet and savoury dishes, featuring fresh, local

ingredients are served to satisfy the palate. And every night, you’ll be shuttled off to your hotel,

ready for the next leg of your journey in the morning.

Rediscover yourself in the luxury and elegance of the most romantic method of transportation in

the world.

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Rocky Mountaineer

First Passage to the West

2 days/1 night

With a passion for historical adventure, this is

the ideal Rocky Mountaineer rail experience for

you. Retrace the steps of 19th century explorers,

across the 153 metre pan of the Stoney Creek

Bridge and through the famous Spiral Tunnels.

Day 1: Vancouver – Kamloops

Board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer

train and pass through the fertile fi elds of the

Fraser Valley. View the towering peaks of the

Coast Mountains before entering the Fraser

Canyon. You’ll see the thundering waters of Hell’s

Gate and follow the Thompson River to historic

Kamloops, gateway to the Interior of British

Columbia.

Day 2: Kamloops – Lake Louise or Banff

Continue east through the vast ranchlands along

the South Thompson River, pass Craigellachie,

where the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacifi c

Railway was driven and enter Rogers Pass, with

its tunnels, snowsheds and glistening glaciers.

Climb through the Spiral Tunnels and over the

Continental Divide to Banff National Park.

Choose to disembark in either Lake Louise or

Banff.

Rainforest to Gold Rush

2 days/1 night

Immerse yourself in the colourful heritage

and natural beauty on this Rocky Mountaineer

journey. Awe-inspiring landscape bares witness

to tales of a gold fever that captured the interest

of adventurers the world over.

Day 1: Whistler – Quesnel

Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery from the

moment you board the award-winning

Rocky Mountaineer. The winding shores of

Anderson and Seton Lakes, the desert-like

conditions of the Fraser Canyon and the vast

ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau entertain your

day before you follow the banks of the Fraser

River into Quesnel.

Day 2: Quesnel – Jasper

Today continue east through the forests of

northern British Columbia, home to plentiful

wildlife, including a large population of moose.

Enter the Rocky Mountain Trench, where the

Rocky Mountains rise steeply to the north and

the Cariboo Mountains soar to the south. Pass

Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian

Rockies.

Journey through the Clouds

2 days/1 night

Take your appreciation for natural wonders to

new heights! From the raging waters of Hell’s

Gate to the tranquillity of Mt. Robson at 3964

metres, view pristine icefi elds and peaceful

grazing moose and elk.

Day 1: Vancouver – Kamloops

Pass through the fertile fi elds of the Fraser

Valley after boarding the award-winning

Rocky Mountaineer. The Coast Mountain’s

majestic peaks tower around you as you enter

the Fraser Canyon with its spectacular raging

whitewater.

Day 2: Kamloops – Jasper

Follow the Thompson River through rolling

hills into the snowy peaks of the Monashee

Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive

glaciers of the Albreda Icefi elds before passing

by Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies.

Note: Also available in reverse

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Apr-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: GoldLeaf, SilverLeaf or RedLeaf

Service, 1 night accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2

lunches, Kamloops rail station transfers, snacks, nonalcoholic

beverages

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1486

Note: Also available in reverse

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: GoldLeaf or RedLeaf Service, 1 night

accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, Quesnel rail

station transfers, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1486

Note: Also available in reverse

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Apr-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: GoldLeaf, SilverLeaf or RedLeaf

Service, 1 night accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2

lunches, Kamloops rail station transfers, snacks, nonalcoholic

beverages

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1486

Vancouver

Island

Vancouver

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Whistler

CANADA

ALBERTA

Edmonton

Lake Louise

Banff

Vancouver

Island

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Whistler

Kamloops

CANADA

ALBERTA

Jasper

Banff

Lake Louise

Calgary

Vancouver

Island

Vancouver

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Whistler

CANADA

Kamloops

Banff

ALBERTA

Jasper

Edmonton

Lake Louise

Calgary

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USA

USA

The price guide shown is per adult twin share, based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Rocky Mountaineer

GoldLeaf Service

Canadian Rockies Highlights

6 days/5 nights

A relaxing, memorable six day tour, combining a

two day journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer

ending with a stunning helicopter tour of the

Rockies’ legendary looming crags.

Day 1: Vancouver

Arrive and spend time exploring scenic

Vancouver on your own. Included is admission to

the Vancouver Lookout.

Day 2: Vancouver - Kamloops

Start your sensational two day rail trip where

you’ll pass through Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon

and the tremendous waters of Hell’s Gate.

Day 3: Kamloops – Banff

Enjoy a spectacular array of scenery as you

travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores,

over high mountain passes and through the

remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail

history of the Canadian Rockies.

Day 4: Banff – Lake Louise (coach)

A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park

to view some of its natural wonders such as the

Spiral Tunnels and the Emerald Lake.

Day 5: Lake Louise to Calgary (coach)

Enjoy a 12 minute Summit Helicopter Tour at

Kananaskis.

Day 6: Calgary

Note: Also available in reverse (different days)

DEPARTURES: Sun & Thu (Apr-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 5 nights hotel accommodation, 2 days

onboard Rocky Mountaineer, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches,

sightseeing as per itinerary, rail station transfers, luggage

handling, and National Parks Pass

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2895

Western Explorer

8 days/7 nights

Our most popular package with all of the

must see sights of the Canadian Rockies

included. Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a rail

experience as far as Jasper then continue your

journey by coach with a guide to Calgary.

Day 1: Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver – Kamloops

Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

Day 3: Kamloops – Jasper

Onboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

Day 4: Jasper

Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site

and the Canadian Rockies largest national park.

Enjoy a scenic tour including the many natural

attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps even

catch a glimpse of some of the many animals in

the park.

Day 5: Jasper – Lake Louise (coach)

Travel along the stunning Icefi elds Parkway to

Lake Louise, stopping to ride on the amazing Ice

Explorer at the Columbia Icefi elds.

Day 6: Lake Louise – Banff (coach)

Explore Yoho National Park. See the Spiral

Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge

that spans the Kicking Horse River.

Day 7: Banff – Calgary (coach)

Enjoy a full day tour including the summit

helicopter ride before arriving in Calgary.

Day 8: Calgary

DEPARTURES: Mon & Thu (Apr-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 7 nights hotel accommodation, 2 days

onboard Rocky Mountaineer, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches,

sightseeing as per itinerary, rail station transfers,

luggage handling and National Parks Pass

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3378

Grand Rail Circle

12 days/11 nights

This incredible journey is a combination of

Whistler Sea to Sky Climb and Rainforest to Gold

Rush, then motorcoach from Jasper to join up

with First Passage to the West, fusing the sights

of the Rockies resort town stops.

Day 1-2: Vancouver

Enjoy a North Shore Tour with Capilano

Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain.

Day 3-4: Vancouver – Kamloops – Banff

Travel the historic First Passage to the west

route onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to Banff,

includes an overnight stop in Kamloops.

Day 5: Banff

The Banff Gondola is included in activities for

today and is a real highlight.

Day 6: Banff – Lake Louise (coach)

Today explore Yoho National Park.

Day 7: Lake Louise – Jasper (coach)

Highlights include Bow Lake and a ride on an Ice

Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier.

Day 8-9: Jasper – Quesnel – Whistler

Travel the diverse Rainforest to Goldrush

route onboard the Rocky Mountaineer with an

overnight stop in Quesnel.

Day 10-11: Whistler – Vancouver

Enjoy lunch and Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Tour. Travel through breath-taking scenery

onboard the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb.

Day 12: Vancouver

DEPARTURES: Wed (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 11 nights hotel accommodation,

5 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer, 4 breakfasts,

5 lunches, sightseeing as per itinerary, rail station

transfers, luggage handling & National Parks Pass

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $5535

Key:

Motorcoach

First Passage

to the West

CANADA

BRITISH

ALBERTA

COLUMBIA

Jasper

Columbia Icefield

Kamloops Lake Louise

Vancouver

Banff Calgary

Summit

USA

Helicopter Tour

Key:

Motorcoach

Journey Through

the Clouds

Vancouver

CANADA

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

Kamloops

USA

ALBERTA

Jasper

Columbia Icefield

Lake Louise

Banff

Calgary

Summit

Helicopter

Tour

Key:

Motorcoach

Rainforest to

Gold Rush

First Passage

to the West

Whistler Sea

to Sky Climb

Quesnel

Whistler

Vancouver

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

USA

Kamloops

CANADA

ALBERTA

Jasper

Columbia Icefield

Lake Louise

Banff

Calgary

Summit

Helicopter Tour

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Canadian Coach Tours

Best of the Canadian Rockies

9 days/8 nights

Travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada on this

fully escorted journey from the stunning Pacifi c Coast through the majestic

Canadian Rockies. Spend time at bucket list destinations such as Jasper,

Banff and the gorgeous Lake Louise.

Ontario and Québec

9 days/8 nights

Explore the magnifi cent coastlines, landscapes and villages of Canada’s

East Coast. Highlights include the thundering Niagara Falls, the picturesque

Thousand Islands, heritage and parliament buildings in Ottawa, the vibrant

city of Montréal and the charming French ambience of Québec.

Day 1-2: Vancouver

Explore this cosmopolitan city, nestled between the snow-capped mountains

and sparkling ocean.

Day 3: Vancouver – Sun Peaks Sun Peaks Resort

Enjoy this cosy European-style alpine mountain village.

Day 4: Sun Peaks – Jasper

A unique snap shot opportunity today on a River Safari boat ride through

Grizzly Bear Valley.

Day 5: Jasper

Take a gentle tram ride up Whistler’s Mountain into Jasper National Parks

alpine tundra before a full day of sightseeing.

Day 6: Jasper – Lake Louise

Experience the most spectacular mountain highway in the world, the Icefi eld

Parkway. Take an Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier.

Day 7: Lake Louise – Banff

View Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls before travelling the scenic Bow

Valley Parkway to Banff.

Day 8: Banff Sightseeing

Ride the Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain during your sightseeing tour

of Banff and its surrounds.

Day 1-2: Toronto

Experience the sights, sounds and history of Toronto on a guided city tour

including Canada’s famous medieval castle – Casa Loma.

Day 3: Toronto – Niagara Falls

Day 4: Niagara Falls – Kingston

Journey north and arrive in Kingston, the gateway to the Great Lakes. The

1000 Islands start in Kingston and dot the St. Lawrence River for miles. Relax

on a cruise into the small cottage islands of the Admiralty Group.

Day 5: Kingston – Ottawa

Day 6: Ottawa – Montréal

Travel on VIA Rail from to Montréal, the largest French speaking city after

Paris.

Day 7: Montréal – Québec City

Day 8: Québec City

Discover Québec City on a guided tour this morning. This afternoon travel

north to the historic site of Montmorency Falls that has a spectacular lookout

point over the St. Lawrence River.

Day 9: Québec City

Day 9: Banff - Calgary

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Jun-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 8 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners,

transportation, sightseeing and professional driver/guide

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3949

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Jun & Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 8 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners,

transportation, sightseeing and professional driver/guide

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3301

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Jasper

ALBERTA

CANADA

QUEBEC

NEW BRUNSWICK

Sun Peaks Resort

Vancouver

Lake Louise

Calgary

Banff

ONTARIO

Quebec City

Montreal

Ottawa

Kingston

Toronto

Niagra Falls

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Wildlife Tours

As Kiwis, we love the outdoors, enjoying

what nature has blessed us with and so do

the people of Canada. From the rugged

west coast of Vancouver Island to the

lush forests of British Columbia, it is a soft

adventure paradise that they love to share.

The scenery is spectacular but the wildlife is

awe-inspiring.

Getting close to a grizzly bear will give you

memories that will last a lifetime. Being

transported out on the ice, and seeing the

polar bears in their natural environment, is

a unique experience. Fish for large salmon;

kayak alongside marine mammals; hike

through alpine rainforest and around

alpine lakes with a new experience around

every corner.

Fly-In Fishing, Painters Lodge

3 days/2 nights

Have an adventure of a lifetime and a chance to try sport fi shing from the

fl eet of 17ft Boston Whalers in the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ – Campbell

River, BC. With its location and breathtaking natural scenery, Painters Lodge

offers a unique holiday experience.

Day 1: Vancouver – Painters Lodge, Campbell River

Fly in from Vancouver to the lodge for your two night stay. You will need to

purchase your fi shing licence upon arrival.

Day 2: Campbell River

Enjoy two, four hour guided fi shing trips in a 17ft Boston Whaler, one of

which will be day two and the other either on day of arrival or departure,

depending on fl ight scheduling.

Day 3: Painters Lodge, Campbell River – Vancouver

Fly back to Vancouver. Tour concludes on arrival in Vancouver.

(This package is also available for one or two extra days with one or two extra

fi shing trips at an additional cost)

Bones Bay Lodge

4 days/3 nights

Bones Bay Lodge presents British Colombia’s West Coast marine and native

wildlife in their natural habitats. From the safety and comfort of fully guided

tours you can observe and photograph ocean giants and bears in this pristine

territory.

Day 1: Vancouver – Bones Bay Lodge

Fly to Bones Bay where you will be met and given an orientation. After a

chef’s sampling of West Coast delights, enjoy a sightseeing and photographic

cruise of Knight Inlet.

Day 2: Bones Bay Lodge

All-day trip up Knight Inlet to Glendale Cove River Estuary for close up grizzly

bear viewing. En route observe bald eagles, blue herons, porpoises and

maybe a black bear.

Day 3: Bones Bay Lodge

Board cruisers for an all-day trip to Johnstone Strait, the summer home of

orcas.

Day 4: Bones Bay Lodge – Vancouver

This morning head back out on the boats for your last wildlife photo

opportunities before departing for Vancouver.

DEPARTURES: Daily (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights accommodation Painters Lodge, return fl ights Vancouver-

Campbell River, 2x 4 hour guided fi shing trips, tackle, bait, rain gear, cleaning and

packaging

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $885

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: Return airfare Vancouver to Bones Bay Lodge, welcome orientation,

3 nights accommodation, all meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, guided

wildlife tours, all-weather gear

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3335

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Wildlife Tours

Grizzly Bears of Knight Inlet

4 days/3 nights

An assortment of construction styles dating from

the early 1940s are tucked into Glendale Cove,

60 kilometres from the Knight Inlet which offers

one of the few protected anchorages in the Inlet,

and a native habitat of the grizzly bear.

Day 1: Vancouver – Campbell River

Day 2: Campbell River – Knight Inlet

Travel by seaplane to Knight Inlet Lodge and take

part in a welcome orientation for wildlife viewing.

Day 3: Knight Inlet Lodge

Observe gizzly bears from boats or viewing

stands along the river and enjoy a scenic

boat ride of Glendale Cove. You will have an

interpretive guide on all tours.

Day 4: Knight Inlet Lodge – Campbell River –

Vancouver

Seaplane to Campbell River then board your

fl ight to Vancouver. Tour ends on arrival.

Spirit Bear Lodge

4 days/3 nights

Come in search of the elusive spiritual white

bear. Nestled in a remote archipelago of small

islands and protected from the wild Pacifi c, the

Klemtu rainforest is positioned to offer access to

some of the best grizzly and spirit bear viewing.

Day 1: Vancouver – Shearwater

Fly from Vancouver to Bella Bella where you will

then take a shuttle to Shearwater.

Day 2: Shearwater – Spirit Bear Lodge

After your overnight at Shearwater you’ll take

a water taxi to Spirit Bear Lodge where you’ll

be welcomed with a brief orientation. In the

afternoon take your fi rst half day bear viewing

tour.

Day 3: Spirit Bear Lodge

Enjoy a full day excursion to the main grizzly

viewing area where you’ll be on the lookout for

the elusive and shy spirit bear.

Day 4: Spirit Bear Lodge – Vancouver

Morning tour of your choice: cultural and natural

history sites, grizzly tracking tour or estuary

exploration by sea kayak. In the afternoon depart

for Vancouver where your tour ends.

Churchill Town and Tundra Polar

Bear Safari 4 days/3 nights

Churchill is a small northern community with

a lot of character and hospitality. Experience a

combination of polar bear viewing and activities

around the community of Churchill to learn of the

history and culture.

Day 1: Winnipeg

Day 2: Winnipeg – Churchill

Take an early fl ight to Churchill, where you are

staying in town, and have time to explore and

meet the locals. You are transferred from town

to the Tundra Buggy Launch where you board

a buggy and begin your search for wildlife. The

buggy meanders over a system of established

trails; stop to enjoy the scenery, spot the wildlife

and take photos. As daylight fades you head back

to town.

Day 3: Churchill – Winnipeg

Another trip out in the Tundra Buggy before fl ying

back to Winnipeg for an overnight stay.

Day 4: Winnipeg

Tour ends in Winnipeg.

DEPARTURES: Daily (May-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 3 nights accommodation,

transportation, all meals including wine with dinner

at Knight Inlet Lodge (no meals Campbell River), bear

viewing, all weather gear

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2743

DEPARTURES: Daily (Jun-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 3 nights accommodation,

transportation, all meals and snacks (no meals at

Shearwater), bear viewing, professional guides

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2881

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Oct-Nov)

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights Winnipeg accommodation,

1 night Churchill accommodation, return fl ights

Winnipeg-Churchill, 2 day trips on Tundra Buggy,

naturalist driver/guide

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3438

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Wildlife Tours, Ranches & Lodges

Great Bear Nature Tour

5 days/4 nights

Siwash Guest Ranch

5 days/4 nights

Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

4 days/3 nights

Wake up in the morning on a floating lake lodge

surrounded by the Great Bear Rainforest, home

to grizzly bears. Bears graze from May/June until

the salmon return mid August which they gorge

on before October hibernation.

Day 1: Vancouver – Port Hardy – Great Bear

Nature Lodge

Day 2-3: Great Bear Nature Lodge

Bears are most active in the early morning or late

afternoon. Experience two bear viewing sessions

per day, with a wildlife biologist.

Day 4: Great Bear Nature Lodge – Port Hardy

Morning bear viewing session before a seaplane

transfer.

Day 5: Port Hardy – Vancouver

Tour ends in Vancouver.

This is a working ranch adventure in the heart of

British Columbia’s cowboy country. Surrounded

by 80,000 acres of pristine British Columbia

wilderness, riding horses will be a highlight of

your ranch holiday.

Day 1: Vancouver – Siwash Lake Guest Ranch

Depart Vancouver by scheduled airline to

Williams Lake and transfer to the ranch.

Days 2-4: Siwash Lake Guest Ranch

After orientation on your first day learning the

lay of the land, receiving wilderness tips and an

initial horse trek, you can then spend the rest of

your stay discovering as much of the wilderness

as you like.

Day 5: Siwash Lake Guest Ranch – Vancouver

Transfer to Williams Lake for your scheduled

flight back to Vancouver. Tour ends on arrival.

Located in Bedwell River, this is the epitome of

glamping. Let yourself be swept away by ancient

forests, pristine lakes, a majestic coastline and

abundant wildlife including whales and black

bears.

Day 1: Vancouver – Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Fly in from Vancouver to the resort for your stay.

Day 2-3: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Spend half a day fresh and salt water fishing and

relaxing with a one hour spa treatment during

your stay. Pass your time hiking, kayaking, wildlife

viewing and enjoying many more activities.

Day 4: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort – Vancouver

Fly back to Vancouver where your tour ends.

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Oct)

INCLUSIONS: 4 nights accommodation, transportation,

all meals including wine with dinner (except in Port

Hardy), bear viewing sessions and guided hiking, boat

cruises or sea kayaking, all weather gear

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3938

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Jun-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 4 nights accommodation,

transportation, all meals and beverages, daily horse

back riding, guided and self-guided activities

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $6363

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 3 nights accommodation,

transportation, all meals and beverages, guided and

unguided activities, evening turndown service, half

day fishing, one hour spa treatment

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $7210

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Welcome to

Alaska

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Fast Facts

COUNTRY NAME:

STATE:

United States of America

Alaska

POPULATION: 735,000

CURRENCY:

TIME ZONE:

ELECTRICITY:

United States Dollar

Festivals and Events 2015

21 hours behind New Zealand

(22 hours with daylight saving)

Current is 120V 60HZ

Plug is a 2 point square-pin adaptor

29 Nov-04 Jan Christmas in Ice, North Pole

20-28 Feb Iron Dog Snowmachine Race,

Wasilla-Nome-Fairbanks

23 Apr-02 May Whale Fest (migration of Gray

Whale), Kodiak Island

06 Jun-05 Jul Sitka Summer Music Festival

04 Jul Independence Day

10-17 Oct Alaska Day Festival, Sitka

26 Nov Thanksgiving Day

Brilliant ice blue glaciers, whales, moose, bears, remote wilderness and unique Native cultures

are just some of the unforgettable memories that ‘The Last Frontier’, the largest state the U.S.A.

has to offer.

Five distinct regions make up this great land – South Central, Inside Passage, the Interior,

Far North and Southwest. Known as the hub of Alaska, Anchorage provides the gateway to

the adventure, culture and incredible landscape. Start the day with some shopping and end it

watching the calving of a glacier on board a narrated cruise.

Cruise the waters of the Inside Passage and be surrounded by pure nature. Or from Juneau,

hike through the rainforest along Mendenhall Lake and onto glacial terrain, a unique experience.

Travel in to the Interior region to Denali National Park, fi nding not only wildlife but the tallest

mountain in North America – Mt. McKinley. For a unique winter experience you can’t go past

Fairbanks with dog mushing, ice sculptors and the famous Aurora Borealis – the Northern

Lights.

Vast and remote, crossing the Arctic Circle is what the Far North is all about. Ceremonies and

traditions of the native culture can be seen at Alaska’s largest Eskimo village in Barrow. Try your

luck panning for gold on the edge of the Bering Sea at Nome.

View brown bears in their natural habitat feeding on salmon on Kodiak Island in the Southwest

region. An area where you get to see changing landscapes of volcanic terrain in the Katmai

National Park to the windy grasslands of the Aleutian Islands.


Anchorage & Fairbanks

Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, is a city that maintains the perfect mix of

stunning natural environment and metropolitan buzz. A short plane ride

opens up the possibility of almost any kind of adventure. Explore national

parks, join a bear-watching expedition, or simply wander the streets for a slice

of local life.

Fairbanks is one of Alaska’s best year-round destinations – in the summer, the

sun is up for almost 24 hours! Pan for gold in the local rivers or check out the

Indigenous Inuit history and culture of Alaska in the museums and galleries.

Don’t forget to head along to watch the dog mushing in the winter and have

a go yourself.

Barrow

Arctic Ocean

Our favourite things to see and do

AURORA BOREALIS – Experiencing the amazing Aurora Borealis

is a must! These giant electrical storms are formed by solar fl ares from

the sun reacting with the earth’s magnetic fi eld. This causes brilliant

displays of light fl ashing dramatically across the sky.

DENALI NATIONAL PARK – In the summer months, May to

September, take a shuttle bus into the heart of the backcountry where

you could see diverse wildlife including bear, moose and caribou, with

Mt. McKinley and unspoiled wilderness as your backdrop.

DOG SLEDDING AND HELI TOUR – Enjoy a spectacular

helicopter ride into the majestic Chugach Mountains, land on a snowcovered

glacier surrounded by towering peaks. You can even drive a

sled dog team.

ANCHORAGE CITY TROLLEY TOUR – Relax on the fully

narrated, heated trolley ride around Anchorage taking in all the

fascinating sights and attractions.

WILDLIFE – Keep your camera at the ready for bears, humpback

whales, sea lions, otters, moose and more. When driving, watch for

vehicles stopped on the side of the road – it often means that people

are watching wildlife!

GLACIERS – Head to Glacier Bay National Park where you can

cruise through icy waters looking out at massive formations of tidal

glaciers and striking silhouettes of icebergs.

PAN FOR GOLD – The lure of gold touched almost every corner of

Alaska. Pan for gold in Skagway, Nome, Juneau and Fairbanks.

ARCTIC CIRCLE

FAR NORTH

ALASKA

Prudhoe Bay

Bering Sea

Coldfoot

INTERIOR

SOUTHWEST

Fairbanks

Denali

National Park

Talkeetna

SOUTHCENTRAL

Anchorage

Seward Valdez

Kodiak

Island

North Pole

CANADA

Gulf of Alaska

Skagway

INSIDE PASSAGE

Juneau

Sitka

Petersburg

Ketchikan

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Anchorage & Fairbanks Accommodation

Clarion Suites Downtown, Anchorage

Hilton Anchorage

With a separate living and sleeping area you can relax after a full day of

exploring Alaska’s largest city. Your downtown location has you just a 15

minute walk away from the 5th Avenue Mall. A hot breakfast is included to

start your day, and the Japanese restaurant on site is great for dinner.

The shopping, convention centre, museums and performing arts centre are

just steps away as this high storey hotel is right in downtown. Unwind in the

open-air lounge bar before indulging in some fresh Alaskan Halibut at Hooper

Bay Café or one of the many nearby restaurants.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $95

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $117

Springhill Suites Fairbanks

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel

Start the day with the continental breakfast provided, then head out for a walk

along the river as you are just across from the Chena River or to the shops in

the downtown area. End the day with some laps in the indoor pool or simply

relax in the whirlpool. The hotel is home to one of best Italian restaurants in

town, Laveilles Bistro.

Conveniently located near the beautiful Chena River in downtown Fairbanks,

the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel offers something for every traveller. Enjoy a

delicious steak meal and glass of wine at the Red Lantern Steak and Spirit

Restaurant, then relax in your recently renovated spacious guest room.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $78

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115

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Alaska Sightseeing

State of Alaska - Frank Flavin

Scenic City Tour

Prince William Sound Glacier Quest Cruise

See historical points of interest such as Bootleggers Cove, Earthquake Park

and the busiest seaplane base in the world; Lake Hood. Take a scenic drive

up to Flat Top Mountain which is home to many Alaskan animals including

moose and enjoy breathtaking views of Anchorage.

Leave Anchorage for an adventure into the exciting world of Alaska’s wildlife.

Cruise into magnificent Blackstone Bay, home to seven glaciers and Yosemitescale

waterfalls. Watch for playful sea otters, harbour seals, bears, whales or

mountain goats and enjoy lunch onboard.

DEPARTS: Anchorage / Daily (May-Sep)

DURATION: 2 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $73 (minimum 2 people)

DEPARTS: Anchorage / Daily (May-Sep)

DURATION: 10 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $267

Talkeetna with South Face Flightseeing and

Glacier Landing

Enjoy lunch in Talkeetna before taking to the skies for a birds-eye view of the

landscape of Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley. A real Alaskan bush pilot

will tell you about the area as you soar over glaciers, intense blue meltwater

pools and the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier.

Redoubt Bay Lodge Bear Viewing

Enjoy a guided day tour with the opportunity to view Alaska’s black and brown

bears in their natural habitat. Fly by floatplane to the entrance of Lake Clark

Wilderness Preserve, the site of Redoubt Bay Lodge, to view resident bears

up close from one of the lodge’s covered pontoon boats.

DEPARTS: Anchorage / Daily

DURATION: 9 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $785 (minimum 2 people)

DEPARTS: Anchorage / Daily (Jun-Aug)

DURATION: 11 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1240 (ask about overnight tours)

Sternwheeler Riverboat Tour

Arctic Circle Air Adventure

Board the only authentic sternwheeler in Alaska for an unforgettable cruise

along the Chena and Tanana Rivers into the history of Interior Alaska. This

narrated tour provides background on the area’s natural history and the

Athabascan Indian culture.

Enjoy a small plane flight from Fairbanks and land across the Arctic Circle,

where you will receive an official Arctic Circle certificate. Experience a walk

on the arctic tundra, which will give you a sense of the vast scale of Alaska’s

arctic regions.

DEPARTS: Fairbanks / Daily (May-Sep)

DURATION: 3 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $103

DEPARTS: Fairbanks / Daily (May-Sep)

DURATION: 5 hours

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $650 (minimum 4 people)

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Alaska Tours

State of Alaska - Michael DeYoung

Denali Backcountry Explorer

3 days/2 nights

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic highway on your coach trip to Denali. See

the wildlife of Denali National Park and learn about the park’s history. Then

experience the Alaskan Railroad on your train journey back to Anchorage.

Highlights of Kenai Fjords and Denali Backcountry

Delights 9 days/8 nights

View glaciers, wildlife and spectacular scenery on this unique journey through

Alaska. Enjoy some once in a lifetime experiences at Redoubt Bay, Girdwood,

Kenai Fjords and Denali National Park.

Day 1: Anchorage to Denali Backcountry Lodge

On your way to the Denali National Park your driver will give you some history

of the area as you travel the George Parks Highway. After lunch hop on the

private bus which will take you to Denali Backcountry Lodge, your home for

the night. The 6 hour trip along a restricted road is called one of the grandest

drives on earth, with chances to see grizzlies and moose along the way.

Day 2: Denali Backcountry Lodge - Kantishna

Nestled in a snug valley, the Denali Backcountry Lodge is a true wilderness

experience. Spend the day hiking, gold panning and enjoying the scenery of

Denali National Park. You can also visit Fannie Quigley’s Cabin, home of one

of the original miners from the early twentieth century.

Day 3: Denali Backcountry Lodge - Kantishna to Fairbanks

An early departure gives you another opportunity to view the magnificent

scenery along the route back to the Denali National Park entrance. This

afternoon, board the Denali Star Train to Fairbanks where you can enjoy the

late afternoon scenery along the way.

DEPARTURES: Daily (Jun-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights accommodation in a cabin, some meals, scheduled coach

transfer with driver commentary, activities as per itinerary, Goldstar seating onboard

Alaska Railroad

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1742

Day 1: Anchorage

Day 2: Anchorage - Redoubt Bay - Anchorage

Half day guided tour with the chance to view Alaska’s black and brown bears.

Day 3: Anchorage - Girdwood

Experience a helicopter ride, a glacier landing and dog sledding.

Day 4: Girdwood - Seward

Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre and, if time allows, Exit Glacier.

Day 5: Northwestern Fjord Cruise

Full day Kenai Fjords Cruise and visit the magnificent Northwestern Fjord.

Day 6: Seward - Talkeetna

Day 7: Talkeetna - Denali National Park Entrance

Take a journey on the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park. Then optional

activities such as white water rafting, helicopter flightseeing or landing on a

glacier are available.

Day 8: Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure

Discover Denali National Park and search for a bear, moose or other wildlife.

Day 9: Denali National Park Entrance - Fairbanks

This afternoon enjoy your trip north on the Alaska Railroad to Fairbanks.

DEPARTURES: Daily (Jun-Aug)

INCLUSIONS: 8 nights moderate class accommodation, some meals, bear viewing,

glacier dog sled helicopter tour, admission to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre,

Northwestern Fjord cruise, Denali tour, Goldstar seating onboard Alaska Railroad, transfers

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $5727

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Arctic & Wildlife Tours

Bear Viewing at Brooks Lodge

2 days/1 night

Each year millions of salmon burst from the

Bering Sea into the streams of Katmai National

Park and the bear viewing at Brooks Falls is only

a short walk from Brooks Lodge, so you’re not far

from the action.

Day 1: Anchorage - Brooks Lodge, Katmai

National Park

After your scenic flights to Brooks Lodge you’ll

be given a brief bear orientation by a park ranger,

then you’re free to explore at your leisure. With

three viewing platforms on the Brooks River, all

within walking distance from the lodge, you can

take as much time as you want to enjoy your

surroundings and bear viewing.

Day 2: Brooks Lodge to Anchorage

Today is yours to explore Katmai and spend more

time at the viewing platforms, before departing

late afternoon for Anchorage.

DEPARTURES: Daily (Jun-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 1 nights tourist class accommodation,

return flights from Anchorage to Brooks Lodge, bear

and wildlife viewing at lodge

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1773

Aurora Borealis from Fairbanks

3 days/2 nights

Experience the amazing Aurora Borealis. These

giant electrical storms are formed by solar flares

from the sun reacting with the earth’s magnetic

field. This causes brilliant displays of light

flashing dramatically across the sky.

Day 1: Fairbanks – Bettles Lodge

Depart this morning in a small plane to Bettles –

56 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Bettles

Lodge is in a prime location under the aurora

band of highest frequency activity, the clear skies

allow for prolonged night viewing. Front desk

staff arrange wake up calls when good viewing

occurs so you don’t have to stay awake all night!

Day 2: Bettles Lodge

Option to enjoy some unique and different winter

activities today (additional charge applies), or

take the chance to relax in the warmth of the

lodge. Take part in aurora viewing for the last

time tonight.

Day 3: Bettles Lodge – Fairbanks

Depending on flight schedules, there may be

time to explore one last time this morning.

Note: Itinerary subject to change due to flight

schedules and weather conditions. Pre and postnight

in Fairbanks recommended.

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Oct-Apr)

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights accommodation, Aurora

viewing, all meals, roundtrip flights from Fairbanks to

Bettles, transfers and brief village tour of Bettles

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1867

Arctic Adventure with Barrow

3 days/2 nights

Travel along the rugged Dalton Highway to the

top of the world. At Barrow, experience the rich

culture of Alaska’s Eskimo people. See how the

traditional subsistence lifestyle is still maintained

in today’s modern world.

Day 1 Fairbanks - Coldfoot

This morning depart for your journey to the Arctic

Ocean. Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post in

the rural community of Joy and experience the

mighty Yukon River. Cross the Arctic Circle on

your way to Coldfoot.

Day 2 Coldfoot - Prudhoe Bay

Today continue north, climbing over the

Continental Divide at Atigun Pass. Explore the

amazing Arctic tundra of the Arctic Coastal Plain

and feel the veins of ice just beneath the surface.

Day 3 Prudhoe Bay - Fairbanks

Fly from Prudhoe Bay to the Inupiat Eskimo

village of Barrow. Get a first hand glimpse of the

lifestyle of Alaska’s Arctic Coastal people with a

tour of the village. Return by air to Fairbanks.

DEPARTURES: Sun, Wed & Fri (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 2 nights tourist class accommodation,

driver guided tour between Fairbanks and Prudhoe

Bay, local sightseeing guides in Barrow, flight

between Prudhoe Bay, Barrow and Fairbanks

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2945

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The price guide shown is per adult twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Take a Tour

As independent travellers will often tell you, sometimes the process of getting from place to place,

sorting out accommodation and planning a day’s sightseeing can be both tiring and time

consuming. That’s why taking a tour can be such a great option to ensure you get the most out of

your experience. You might be thinking that you like the idea of being able to explore a new city on

your own – pick a tour that gives you that flexibility – there are plenty of options from Independent

Touring without a guide, to fully escorted. What if you like to be active on your holiday Try a walking,

cycling or even a kayaking tour – there are so many amazing places you can explore this way. Now

you’re beginning to think that maybe a tour is the right way for you to explore Canada and Alaska.

But you don’t want a tour that tries to cram too much in or perhaps the thought of travelling with

lots of other people isn’t your ideal. No problem. There are some fabulous tours that will introduce

you to lots of different places across Canada and Alaska, perfect for first-timers. There’s also an

array of tours that focus on a special region, places of significance or even a single event. Not

wanting to travel with a large group. There are some selected small coach tours that operate with

only 8 to 24 people, allowing you more time at each destination as there are less people to get on

and off the coach. Joining a tour really is a great way to see and explore new places; you have

your own expert along for the ride who will take care of all the details, and you’ll make friends

with your fellow travellers who themselves will be as diverse and interesting as the places you visit.

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Trafalgar - ‘The Insider’

You’ve dreamt of going there. Wouldn’t you

want to experience more

Trafalgar’s Insider perspective totally opens

up your understanding of a destination,

with exclusive, genuine experiences that

create priceless memories. They take away

the usual travel hassles, like skipping lines

with VIP entry. Their guests say it helps them

see and enjoy more of their holiday.

With Trafalgar you will experience guided

travel in Canada and Alaska like no other,

offering you real hand-picked Insider

Experiences, real choice, real fl exibility and

real ease.

Trans Canadian Adventure

14 days/13 nights

East meets west on this grand exploration across Canada. Enjoy an inside look

at Canada’s stunning scenery – by rail and road. On the east coast, uncover

the lush wine-growing region of the Niagara Peninsula and the iconic falls.

On the west coast, encounter pine forests and the glaciers of the Columbia

Icefi eld.

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver – Strait of Georgia – Victoria

Enjoy lunch at a family-owned winery and visit the Butterfl y Gardens.

Day 3: Victoria

Includes breakfast at the world-famous Butchart Gardens.

Day 4: Victoria – Sea to Sky Highway – Whistler

Day 5: Whistler – Kamploops

Day 6: Kamloops – Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks – Banff

Day 7: Banff

Morning sights with free time including Banff Gondola ride up Sulphur

Mountain.

Day 8: Banff – Lake Louise – Icefields Parkway – Jasper National Park

Day 9: Jasper National Park – The Canadian Train

Day 10-11: Onboard The Canadian

Enjoy your comfortable compartment, gracious service and panoramic views.

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Day 12: The Canadian – Toronto

Day 13: Niagara Falls Excursion

ALBERTA

SASKATCHEWAN

Day 14: Depart Toronto

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Apr-Jun)

VANCOUVER

Jasper

ISLAND Whistler

Kamloops

Victoria Vancouver Banff

CANADA

MANITOBA

ONTARIO

QUEBEC

INCLUSIONS: 13 nights accommodation, 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners,

expert Travel Director, sightseeing and experiences as per Trafalgar brochure,

audio headsets for fl exible sightseeing, transportation

Toronto

Niagra Falls

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $5525

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Touring with Globus

For more than 85 years, Globus has been

introducing travellers to the world’s most

awe-inspiring places. If you’re looking for fi rstclass

touring and world-class value, Globus

is the perfect choice. Stay in hotels located

in the heart of the action, enjoy VIP access

to must-see sites, experience destinations

and learn about the history and culture

with expert Tour Directors and Local guides,

and travel on a deluxe, air-conditioned

coach complete with extra leg room and

Free Wi-Fi. Globus offer more inclusions and

inside, where visits plus with exclusive Local

Favourites you’ll discover hidden gems with

behind-the-scenes activities.

Spectacular Alaska

10 days/9 nights

When you think of Alaska, what comes to mind Impressive glaciers or

wildlife in Denali National Park Maybe it’s cruising through the sea to watch

for sea otters and even whales. Whatever it is, this tour is sure to delight.

Tour Highlights:

- Valdez: Cruise Prince William Sound

- Fairbanks: Pan for gold at Gold Dredge #8; cruise aboard Sternwheeler

Riverboat Discovery

- Fairbanks-Denali: Journey aboard the Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service

- Denali National Park: Guided wilderness expedition

- Big Lake: Visit Happy Trails Kennels

- Anchorage: Sightseeing tour, and a farewell dinner at the Alaska Native

Heritage Centre with storyteller presentation

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 9 nights fi rst class accommodation, 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4

dinners, professional Tour Director, standard sightseeing and included entry fees as

per Globus brochure

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3449

Spirit of the Rockies

12 days/11 nights

Travel through beautiful national parks with rugged mountains and wilderness

that will have you grabbing for your camera. Enjoy time in lively Vancouver and

elegant Victoria and experience a 2 day Rocky Mountaineer Rail journey.

Tour Highlights:

- Vancouver: Sightseeing

- Rocky Mountaineer: 2 day scenic train trip in RedLeaf Service

- Banff National Park: Choose between a nature walk with picnic lunch or

afternoon tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

- Columbia Icefi eld: Ice Explorer ride on the Columbia Icefi eld

- Jasper National Park: Sightseeing

- Victoria: Sightseeing and a farewell dinner at world-famous Butchart

Gardens; and a choice between afternoon tea or a whale-watching excursion

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 11 nights fi rst class accommodation, 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4

dinners, professional Tour Director, standard sightseeing and included entry fees as

per Globus brochure

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $5469 (upgrades are also available on request)

Denali National Park

Fairbanks

Delta Junction

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

CANADA

ALBERTA

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Big Lake

Anchorage

Kenai Fjords

National Park

Tahneta Pass

Seward

Valdez

Vancouver

Island

Whistler

Vancouver

Sun Peaks

USA

Kamloops

Jasper

Columbia Icefield

Lake Louise

Banff

The price guide shown is per adult twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Touring with

Insight Vacations

Insight is renowned for small group sizes,

luxury coaches with business class legroom

and well located hotels in desirable locations.

Their tours include must-see attractions so

you don’t have to constantly dip into your

pocket as you go. They’ve already done the

research and taken care of all the hard work.

Insight’s Tour Directors are the best in the

business. They accompany you and enjoy

sharing the best places to dine, drink, shop

and the best vantage point for the perfect

holiday snaps. With more two and three

night stops than other coach tours, you can

truly absorb the essence of a destination

and when cities come alive at night – you’re

right there. It is the fi nest, most hassle free

way to explore the depth and breadth of

Canada and Alaska.

Grand Canadian Rockies and Alaska Cruise

20 days/19 nights

Experience the majesty of the Canadian West enjoying time in Victoria,

Banff and Jasper. After your scenic rail journey, unwind on a cruise through

Alaska’s scenic Inside Passage.

Tour Highlights:

- Butchart Gardens: Enjoy a delightful breakfast and an informative talk

surrounded by 55 fragrant acres.

- Lake Louise: Join an interpretive walk along the milky-blue waters at the

foot of Victoria Glacier.

- Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a

remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.

- Rocky Mountaineer: Relive the golden age of rail travel on one of the world’s

great rail journeys.

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 19 nights accommodation including 7 night cruise, 17 breakfasts, 7

lunches, 13 dinners, experienced Tour Director, luxury coach with extra leg room

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $11,036

Canadian Rockies and the Pacifi c Northwest

Adventure with Cruise 21 days/20 nights

Discover the majestic landscapes, towering peaks, sparkling turquoise lakes

and gushing rivers of the Canadian Rockies teamed with the charming and

sometimes quirky Pacifi c Northwest.

Tour Highlights:

- Vancouver: Don’t look down as you experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

- Fraser Canyon: Ride the thrilling Hell’s Gate Air Tram.

- Jasper: Join your Tour Director for an interpretive walk on the trails of Maligne

Canyon and cruise the lake.

- Chateau Lake Louise: Join a heritage tour of the historic hotel followed by

afternoon tea.

- Spokane: Try your hand at fl y fi shing with an experienced trout chaser.

- Seattle: Enjoy an Art Breakfast at Chihuly Gardens and Glass.

DEPARTURES: Set departures (Jun-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 20 nights accommodation including 7 night cruise, 18 breakfasts, 9

lunches, 13 dinners, experienced Tour Director, luxury coach with extra leg room

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $8791

Glacier Bay

National Park

Skagway

Juneau

Glacier Bay

National Park

Sitka

Ketchikan

CANADA

BRITISH

COLUMBIA

CANADA

ALBERTA

BRITISH

ALBERTA

COLUMBIA

Jasper

Vancouver

Maligne Canyon

Island

Whistler

Yoho N.P.

Lake Louise

Shannon Falls

Kamloops Banff

Victoria

Kelowna

Vancouver

USA

The price guide shown is per adult twin share based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

Fraser

Canyon

Sun Peaks

Vancouver

Jasper

Banff

Fort Maclead

USA

Waterton

Quincy

Spokane

Lake McDonald

WASHINGTON IDAHO MONTANA

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Take to the Ocean

Your combinations are nearly endless in this

unspoiled land nestled between glacier and

rain forest. Explore Alaska by land, sea and air,

viewing North America’s most noble creatures

and natural wonders. It’s all designed to

get you refuelled on inspiration. This is your

opportunity to take the adventure you always

dreamed of. Witness dramatic displays of

ice-shelves breaking off into icebergs. Visit

cultures that have lived and loved the land

for thousands of years. Marvel at moose and

bear on the land, bald eagles soaring above,

and humpback whales peacefully rolling

with the sea. And gaze upon the backdrop

of a million stars showcasing the miracle of

the Aurora Borealis. Cruising is an ideal way

to experience the breath-taking sights and

sounds of Alaska. Awake each day to a

picture perfect setting amidst spectacular

glaciers and stunning fjords as you journey in

the comfort of your magnifi cent ship. So grab

your camera – some of the most spectacular

scenery in the world awaits you!

Southbound Alaska

8 days/7 nights

Drink in the splendour of the Alaskan wilderness as you sip cappuccino on your

Alaska cruise. Catch sight of a humpback whale, or wolf pups frolicking in the

snow. From the breath-taking sights of Hubbard Glacier to the pioneering spirit

of Juneau, the gold-rush spirit of Skagway and the totem poles of Ketchikan,

Celebrity’s Alaska is as rustic and romantic as one could ever imagine.

Day 1: Seward

Embark Seward - a fi shing village surrounded by unrivalled beauty.

Day 2: Hubbard Glacier (cruising)

This is the one glacier in the world that does not move at a glacial pace.

Day 3: Juneau

Where Earl Grey meets Eddie Bauer® would be a good way to describe the

charms of Alaska’s capital city.

Day 4: Skagway

It’s doubtful you’ll succumb to gold fever, but if any place on earth can

summon up the thrill of prospecting, it’s Skagway.

Day 5: Icy Strait Point

The waters of Icy Straits support a large and diverse population of marine

mammals, fi sh and birds.

Seaward ALASKA

Hubbard Glacier

YUKON

Skagway

Juneau

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Ketchikan

Day 6: Ketchikan

Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s Native Cultural Centre.

Day 7: Inside Passage

The scenery along the Inside Passage offers pristine water, snow-capped

mountains, deep fjords and forested islands.

Day 8: Vancouver, BC

Around the edge of its waterfront, Vancouver has fabulous beaches, parklands

and a bustling harbour.

CANADA

ALBERTA

SASKATCHEWAN

MANITOBA

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 7 night cruise Seward to Vancouver aboard Celebrity Millennium,

all main meals, entertainment onboard, taxes and fees

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1050

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Vancouver

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Holland America Line

Inside Passage Round trip Vancouver

8 days/7 nights

A classic Alaska cruise itinerary, combining outstanding scenery with

action-packed adventure ashore. Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO world

treasure, is featured on every itinerary, as is scenic cruising through the

pristine Inside Passage. Go ashore in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan for

dog sledding, glacier trekking, fl ight-seeing and whale watching excursions.

PORT ARRIVE DEPART

Day 1: Vancouver, BC, Canada Embark 5.00pm

Day 2: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

Day 3: Tracy Arm, Alaska 10.00am 10.30am

Day 3: Juneau, Alaska 1.00pm 10.00pm

Day 4: Skagway, Alaska 7.00am 9.00pm

Day 5: Glacier Bay 7.00am 4.00pm

Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska 10.00am 6.00pm

Day 7: Scenic Cruising the Inside Passage

Day 8: Vancouver, BC, Canada 7.00am Disembark

Double Denali

12 days/11 nights

This Journey into Alaska’s heartland is anchored by two nights at Denali

National Park, and also features stays in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Venture

deep into the park on the included Tundra Wilderness Tour, and have time left

to just relax in this magical place. All combined with an elegant 7 night cruise

featuring Glacier Bay National Park and Alaska’s iconic ports!

Day 1-3: Fairbanks - Denali National Park

Arrive in Fairbanks. Board the sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery and depart to

Denali for two nights.

Day 4: Anchorage

This morning, board the McKinley Explorer bound for Anchorage.

Day 5: Seward

Enjoy a scenic rail journey along Turnagain Arm before embarking your ship.

Day 6-7: At Sea – Glacier Bay

Day of cruising before heading to Glacier Bay with its ice-studded fjords.

Day 8: Haines / Skagway

Stay in Haines to relax or go to Skagway for excursions and shopping.

Day 9: Juneau

Enjoy a full day of exploring Alaska’s capital.

Day 10: Ketchikan – Explore this uniquely Alaskan port, famous for its rich

native culture, salmon fi shing, and scenic Misty Fjords.

Day 11: At Sea

Relax and enjoy a full day of scenic Inside Passage cruising and immerse

yourself in Holland America Line elegance.

Day 12: Vancouver

Your journey concludes this morning in Vancouver.

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 7 night cruise aboard ms Noordam or ms Volendam in an Inside

Stateroom (Category MM), all meals included during your cruise, entertainment and

activities while cruising, children’s programs, Government fees and Port charges

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1365

DEPARTURES: Set departures (May-Sep)

INCLUSIONS: 4 nights land arrangements, 7 nights cruise aboard ms Oosterdam

or ms Zaandam in an Interior stateroom (Category MM), all meals, entertainment &

activities during your cruise, port charges and government taxes

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $2299

Glacier Bay

National Park

Skagway

Juneau

Tracy Arm Fjord

Key

Cruise

Coach

Fairbanks

Denali National Park

Anchorage

Seward

GULF OF ALASKA

Ketchikan

Glacier Bay

National Park

Skagway

Juneau

BRITISH COLUMBIA

GULF OF ALASKA

Ketchikan

ALBERTA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

Inside Passage

VANCOUVER

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Inside Passage

VANCOUVER

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Carnival Cruise Line & Princess Cruises

Carnival Alaska from Seattle

8 days/7 nights

For a cruise that’s a bit out of the ordinary, make an Alaskan cruise your

fi rst choice! Alaska is a natural wonder through and through, but the coastal

panhandle region Carnival sails is perhaps the most stunning. On this cruise

you’ll fi nd not only quaint towns and scenic harbour vistas, but the best of

nature – including fjords, wildlife and mountains galore.

PORT ARRIVE DEPART

Day 1: Seattle, WA, USA Embark 4.00pm

Day 2: Fun Day At Sea

Day 3: Cruise Tracy Arm Fjord

Day 4: Skagway, Alaska 7.00am 9.00pm

Day 5: Juneau, Alaska 7.00am 3.00pm

Day 6: Ketchikan, Alaska 7.00am 1.00pm

Day 7: Victoria, BC, Canada 7.30pm 11.59pm

Day 8: Seattle, WA, Canada 7.00am Disembark

Voyage of the Glaciers & Denali Explorer

13 days/12 nights

We invite you to experience Alaska as only Princess® can show you. Offering

a range of enriching options to see the Great Land’s glaciers, wildlife and

national parks from the perspective of a spectacular ship, an exclusive rail

service and Princess-owned wilderness lodges. Come fi nd yourself in the

heart of the wilderness and let Princess show you the way.

PORT ARRIVE DEPART

Day 1: Vancouver, BC, Canada Embark 4.30pm

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Ketchikan, Alaska 6.30am 2.00pm

Day 4: Juneau, Alaska 8.00am 9.00pm

Day 5: Skagway, Alaska 7.00am 8.30pm

Day 6: Glacier Bay (scenic cruising) 6.00am 3.00pm

Day 7: College Fjord (scenic cruising) 6.00pm 8.30pm

Day 8: Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska 12.30am Disembark

Take your Direct-to-the-Wilderness® same-day rail service to Talkeetna, then

on to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®.

Day 9: Mt. McKinley

Full day at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®.

Day 10-11: Mt. McKinley/Denali

Coach to Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®. The following day take a

Natural History Tour.

Day 12-14: Denali/Fairbanks

Travel to Fairbanks. The next morning take a Gold Dredge #8 tour with lunch

before cruising on a Sternwheeler Riverboat.

The following day your tour ends.

DEPARTURES: Tuesday departures (Jun-Aug)

INCLUSIONS: 7 night cruise aboard Carnival Legend in an Inside Stateroom

(Category 4C), all meals including 24hr room service, onboard entertainment, youth

programs, stage shows, port charges and government and taxes

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1325

DEPARTURES: 13 May 2015

INCLUSIONS: 7 night Coral Princess® cruise in an Inside Stateroom (Category IF),

main meals and entertainment onboard, government fees and port charges, Directto-the

Wilderness rail service, 5 nights land arrangements as per the itinerary

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1858

GULF OF ALASKA

Skagway

Juneau

Ketchikan

BRITISH COLUMBIA

ALBERTA

Key:

Northbound Voyage

Southbound Voyage

Motorcoach

Rail

Fairbanks

ALASKA

Mt. McKinley

Mt. McKinley Princess

Wilderness Lodge

Talkeetna

Anchorage

Whittier

Prince William

Sound

Glacier Bay

National Park

Denali

National Park

Denali Princess

Wilderness Lodge

Copper River Princess

Wilderness Lodge

College Fjord

Hubbard Glacier

Skagway

Glacier Bay

Juneau

National Park

CANADA

GULF OF ALASKA

Ketchikan

Inside Passage

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Victoria

Seattle

WASHINGTON

Vancouver

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a cancellation fee in respect of each person travelling under that booking. You

must also pay all cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and your travel agent.

These cancellation fees are required to offset booking, communication, and

administrative charges which have already been incurred by us, Suppliers and

your travel agent. Cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and travel agents are

beyond our control and you should check with your travel agent regarding what

cancellation fees may be applicable.

8.3 We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against

cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. See Section 10.

9. RESERVATION AMENDMENTS

We are happy to incorporate any reasonable amendments you request. An

amendment constitutes a change to an existing booking and will attract a

$25 fee per amendment prior to final payment and the issuing of the travel

documents, and a $50 fee per amendment after travel documents have been

issued. These fees are to cover administration and communication costs. You

may also be required to pay any Supplier imposed fees.

10. INSURANCE

We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation, loss

of luggage and personal property, and medical expenses. Your travel agent will

be able to provide you with further information.

11. ITEMS NOT COVERED

Unless otherwise specified, the cost of airfares, meals, drinks, laundry,

insurance, sightseeing, transfers, local taxes, airport departure taxes, Airline

imposed insurance levies, passenger service charges and Passport or Visa

application fees are not included.

12. VISAS/PASSPORTS

For all holidays in this brochure you will require a valid passport. You are

responsible for arranging your own passport, visa and health requirements

including inoculation. You should check with your travel agent who will be able

to provide you with the necessary information.

13. NON-USE OF SERVICES OR FACILITIES

If, of your own choice, you decide not to use part or parts of the arranged

services or facilities, you will not be entitled to a refund from us (provided

we have carried out our service with reasonable skill and care and to your

requirements) and you may not be entitled to a refund from any Supplier.

14. HEALTH OR DISABILITY

Some Suppliers may reserve the right to refuse to carry or accommodate

people who because of a health condition or disability may require services

or facilities to be provided in a special manner. You should check this with

your travel agent.

15. SERVICE SATISFACTION

During your holiday, if you encounter any situation where the service supplied

to you does not meet your satisfaction, please take the matter up with the

Supplier immediately. Your contract for each service is with the Supplier. If this

is not possible immediately, or if you are still dissatisfied, please contact your

travel agent. Both we and your travel agent will endeavour to investigate on

your behalf and to negotiate with the Supplier to resolve the matter as soon as

possible, so that you continue to enjoy your journey.

16. LEGAL CLAIMS

Any claims or legal action in connection with the provision of our services to

you will be governed by the laws of New Zealand. Any claim or legal action

against the Suppliers is likely to be subject to the terms of your contract with

them, and may be governed by the laws of other countries.


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