9 day sample itinerary

Vancouver, Banff and Calgary Multi Centre

Mountains, Cowboys and ocean

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Why limit yourself to visiting just one amazing location in Canada? With so much to see and experience, book a multi centre holiday. It's so easy and you can soak up the picturesque scenery of several destinations in one unforgettable trip. Start with Vancouver, Canada's largest city on the West Coast, with its 'outdoors' nature, it is one of the few cities in the world where it's possible to possible to ski up in the mountains in the morning and try sailing out on the water in the afternoon and enjoy an incredible whale watching excursion included in your holiday.Next, head west to Banff located right in the heart of Canadian Rockies, take in the stunning scenery from the Banff Gondola, which allows you to take in views of six mountain ranges. Lastly arrive in Calgary, which benefits from burgeoning city skyscrapers, but also fascinates with its insight into the Canadian Wild West - with the Calgary Stampede you can see the action packed rodeo for yourself if you are travelling in July.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Combine laid-back city, majestic mountains, scenic lakes and green forest in one amazing trip.
  • Get outdoors and try skiing, sailing and hiking around cool and cosmopolitan Vancouver
  • Travel to the heart of the breath-taking Canadian Rockies in Banff
  • Travel back in time and experience the Canadian Wild West in Calgary

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
9 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided
  • Vancouver

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Head to Grouse Mountain and try the Skyride Surf Adventure
    • During April witness the amazing cherry blossoms
    • Enjoy the beach at English Bay
    • At Capilano try the Cliffwalk
    • Take a sunset dinner cruise from the harbour
  • Banff

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Ride the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain
    • Relax in Banff Upper Hot Springs
    • Explore Lake Minnewanka
    • Take a horseback trail ride at Bow River
    • Whitewater raft on Kananaskis River
  • Calgary

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Join a Calgary craft beer tour
    • Visit Fort Calgary
    • Take a tour of Studio Bell
    • From 525 feet at the top of Calgary Tower see the city before you
    • Explore Calgary's Sports Hall of Fame
Vancouver

Canada’s west coast gem, Vancouver is known for its al fresco nature, active Vancouverites can’t get enough of the great outdoors; and in a setting this spectacular, who can blame them? We love to take a leisurely stroll through Stanley Park, passing joggers, cyclists and ferocious faces carved into the totem poles. Take some time to gaze out at the ocean and breath in the fresh sea air — you may even spot a whale breach between the waves.

Highlights

Banff

Picture snow-capped peaks merging with pure white clouds as teal-green mountains offset the sky blue above. We love riding the Banff Gondola for panoramic views across not one, not two, but six breathtaking mountain ranges. Take the exhilarating eight minute journey over peaks and slopes, Bow River, and Banff town, with more and more spectacular vistas as you climb to the 2,281-metre summit of Sulphur Mountain for a birds' eye view most birds don't even get to see.

Calgary

Sunrises in Calgary are spectacular, when the gleaming skyscrapers are silhouetted against the white peaks of the Rockies. This city of big business and small-town prairie life feeds our fascination with the Canadian Wild West, while keeping us entranced with all the draws of a burgeoning city. We love imagining what life was like pre-1914 at the Heritage Park Historical Village. The park’s restored buildings, characters in heritage costume and working steam locomotive are the perfect environments for practicing our cowboy swagger.

Highlights