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We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
Best of Western Canada
Transport - Train, Bus, Ferry
Accommodation - Hotel (6 nts), Hostel (3 nts), Overnight seated train (1 nt)
Meals - No meals included
We often have multiple itineraries so please check to see which itinerary is suitable for you, by selecting the relevant tab.
Welcome to Canada!
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6:00pm on Day 1.
You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader.
The largest city in western Canada, Vancouver is famous for its historic Gastown, Chinatown and the popular Stanley Park. The city's coastal setting is incredibly beautiful, bordering an ocean harbour to the north and a wide-reaching river to the south. The majestic Rockies, often snow capped, provide the eastern horizon.
Hotel (1 nt)
This morning you catch the Skytrain to the ferry terminal, and then board a ferry to Victoria on Vancouver Island.
The beautiful city of Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. It's thought that Captain James Cook was the first westerner to set foot on British Columbian soil, but it was the Hudson's Bay Company which established the area as their trading post and fort.
Vancouver Island is the largest island off North America's west coast, and notable for having the mildest climate in Canada. It also offers a multitude of outdoor activities including hikes, whale-watching tours, bear-spotting tours and short coastal cruises. There's even the option to go salmon fishing (seasonal) and enjoy barbecues on the beach.
Hotel (2 nts)
Today take the ferry back to Vancouver. This evening board an overnight train to Jasper. The train journey is long, about 20 hours, but the scenery is spectacular as you enter the Rockies and travel alongside rivers, lakes and mountains. You will travel in economy class, with seats similar to aeroplane seats although with more leg room.
Overnight seated train (1 nt)
Arrive into Jasper this afternoon and transfer to your hotel.
The largest of Canada's Rocky Mountain parks, Jasper is famous for its wildlife such as elk, moose, deer, coyotes, bears (including grizzlies) and mountain lions, as well as many smaller mammals and birds. Here you have the option of hiking up Whistler Mountain, mountain biking in the Valley of Five Lakes or taking a cruise on Maligne Lake. If you are looking to take it a bit easier, you can ride the Jasper Tramway or just relax and soak in Miette Hot Springs.
- Jasper National Park
Hotel (2 nts)
Today travel by bus to Banff, stopping at Columbia Icefields Centre, Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta, Weeping Wall and Crowfoot Glacier on the way.
Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park. Its valleys and mountain chains were formed 75 million years ago and its terrain consists of coniferous forests, alpine meadows, icefields and glaciers. It is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with opportunities for canoeing, mountain biking, hiking or riding the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain.
Hostel (3 nts)
Catch a bus bound for Calgary, completing your crossing of the Rockies.
Home of the famous Calgary Stampede, Calgary is growing at a rapid rate, largely thanks to oil and mining. It may not be the most picturesque of cities, however there is a budding dining scene, and good nightlife. Chill out in Prince's Island Park, head up the Calgary Tower for great views across the city, learn a new sport at Canada Olympic Park, or fill up on cheap food in Calgary's expansive Chinatown.
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time. Please check for checkout times and luggage storage possibilities.
Hotel (1 nt)