This incredible multi-centre holiday in Vancouver, Banff and Calgary combines the best of Canada’s incredible natural scenery with time spent its most vibrant and celebrated city.
From the bright lights of Vancouver to the snowy alpine peaks of Banff and the rugged Canadian Rockies beyond Calgary, you’ll get to the heart of Canada as you take in some its most famous sights and stunning natural landscapes.
Our Vancouver, Banff and Calgary multi-centre adventure begins in the coastal city of Vancouver, which is home to some of the world’s best restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Each area of this cosmopolitan city has its own appeal; from the historic charm of Gastown to the funky neighbourhood of Yaletown.
After exploring downtown, head slightly out of the city to see the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, which spans more than 400 feet and offer incredible views of the river below.
From Vancouver, it’s a short plane ride to Banff, Situated within a breath taking National Park, this charming town boasts chalet style accommodation and boutique shopping. It’s also surrounded by jaw droppingly beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife and vast shimmering lakes of turquoise and emerald green.
Your Canada adventure ends in one of the country’s most spectacular locations, Calgary in the heart of Canada’s historic cowboy country. This is a city of contrasts, where the modern skyline sits against the backdrop of the majestic Canadian Rockies.
- Explore Vancouver’s Gastown, which is steeped in history and culture
- Immerse yourself in Canada’s cowboy culture in Calgary
- Relax by lakes or hike beautiful national parks in Banff
- Take in spectacular views from the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver
Start your Journey
Incredible restaurants, luxury shopping, world class attractions and a buzzing social scene; you’ll find it all in vibrant Vancouver. Start your Canadian multi-centre holiday in the country’s largest west coast city, which has consistently been voted one of the best in the world.
Surrounded by mountains and the ocean, Vancouver is that most enviable of cities which offers both cosmopolitan living and outdoor adventure.
Each part of the city has its own unique identity. Historic Gastown is known for its charming cobbled streets, Granville Island is famous for its quirky Public Market and cultural events and authentic dim sum restaurants create a buzz in Chinatown.
If the excitement of city life leaves you spinning, take time out to relax and recharge amongst the tranquil forests of Stanley Park – a lush oasis in the city with incredible sea views.
Complete your stay in Vancouver with a thrilling walk across the swaying Capilano Suspension Bridge; one of the city’s most impressive architectural achievements.
After fast paced Vancouver, it’s time to press pause and get back to nature. And what better place to do it than in beautiful Banff? This unique resort town is nestled in Banff Natural Park and surrounded by thousands of kilometres of awe inspiring, wild terrain.
Like something from a fairy tale, this pretty town is dotted with timber fronted buildings and cosy lodges, dense forests and turquoise lakes, and the backdrop to it all is the magnificent Canadian Rockies mountain range.
In the winter months, Banff is a popular ski resort with a vibrant après-ski scene and excellent skiing. In the summer, visitors flock to the sparkling turquoise waters of Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, where you can kayak and swim beneath the warm sun.
For the best views of this charming town, take the Banff Gondola above Sulphur Mountain. And be sure to pay a visit to the opulent Fairmont Springs Banff Hotel – a local landmark and tourist spot in its own right.
Steeped in history and the gateway to the Canadian Rockies, Calgary is true cowboy country. This is a city of contrasts, where history meets modern living, and the Canadian Rockies can be seen beyond the city skyline.
Start your Calgary adventure with a bird’s eye view of the city from the observation deck of the famous Calgary Tower, which stands at an impressive 190 metres tall and offers spectacular 360 degree views of the city.
Downtown Calgary is buzzing with activity and has great shopping, entertainment and restaurants which will keep you coming back for more. Music lovers should head to the National Music Institution at Studio Bell to discover Calgary’s musical heritage.
For all its urban appeal, Calgary is surrounded by incredible natural landscapes that can be admired from afar or explored on foot. Take a walk along the Bow River Pathway; a delightful trail tracing the flow of the Bow river which flows from the Rockies. You’ll feel a million miles away from the city while being right in the heart of it.
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