Scenic Spectacular

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Day 1 UK - Calgary - Banff

VIP Outbound3 Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Calgary, where our coach transfers us to Banff and our hotel, the Caribou Lodge (3.5-star), Ptarmigan Inn (3.5-star) or Fox Hotel (4-star).

Day 2 Banff - Lake Louise

Day2PCR.jpg	Today we tour the surrounds of Banff and also visit Lake Louise. Take a stroll by the lakeside and visit the Chateau - a luxury hotel with cafés and bars to enjoy. We return to Banff by a different route, which enables us to enjoy the beauties of the region.

Day 3 Banff - Columbia Icefield - Jasper

Day3PCR.jpg	We journey by road through spectacular scenery of rugged peaks, aquamarine lakes and high forested valleys. We stop at the Columbia Icefield one of the highest accumulations of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Here we take an included Ice Explorer ride on to the surface of the Athabasca Glacier (subject to favourable weather conditions). Our destination is Jasper National Park and our hotel - the Chateau Jasper (3-star), Marmot Lodge (3-star) or The Sawridge Inn (4-star),

Day 4 Jasper - VIA Rail - Prince George

Day4PCR.jpg	Today’s adventure begins at the Jasper SkyTram, for a flight aboard a fully enclosed tram. A knowledgeable flight attendant will accompany us on the journey to the upper station (at 2,263 metres), where we’ll be greeted by stunning views of the Canadian Rockies. After an included breakfast at the Summit Restaurant, we depart for more unforgettable sightseeing that includes Medicine Lake, Pyramid Lake and the limestone gorge of Maligne Canyon. Shortly after midday, we board VIA Rail’s Skeena train. As we are whisked through the beautiful countryside, following the Fraser River for some of the journey, sights to see include Moose Lake, Mount Robson and Mount Rider, and also watch out for elk, deer, caribou and bears. We arrive later in Prince George, located at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers, with magnificent views of the Rockies. Our overnight accommodation is the Sandman Signature (4-star).

Day 5 Prince George - Smithers

Day5PCR.jpg	Today we journey from Prince George, one of the British Columbia’s largest cities, to the northwestern town of Smithers. We stay overnight in this alpine-style town, banked by rolling hills, farmland, and snow-peaked Hudson Bay Mountain. Due to its stunning natural surroundings, the town is also home to amazing wildlife including bears and moose. We stay overnight at the Sunshine Inn (3.5-star).

Day 6 Smithers - Prince Rupert

Day6PCR.jpg	This morning we wake for a scenic journey to Prince Rupert, located on British Columbia’s mighty wild and historic northwest coast. On arrival, we’ll check into Crest Hotel (3.5-star) or Prestige Prince Rupert (3-star) for two nights. The afternoon here is at leisure to explore the town or even head out on a scenic wander to explore the natural beauty.

Day 7 Prince Rupert

Day7PCR.jpg	Today we set out on a morning of discovery as we explore the Museum of Northern British Columbia. Overlooking Prince Rupert Harbour, you’ll enjoy an exceptional collection of natural and cultural exhibits outlining the history of British Columbia. We’ll then experience a unique slice of the region’s history as we take a tour of BC’s oldest surviving salmon cannery, dating back to 1889. After lunch together, enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore further.

Day 8 Prince Rupert - Port Hardy

Day8PCR.jpg	An early start today to join BC Ferries for a remarkable cruise through the 274-nautical-mile Inside Passage route between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy. We have reserved seats in the Aurora Lounge, making this scenic journey even more enjoyable, as we travel along this sheltered marine highway - one of the world’s greatest waterways. It follows a series of natural channels and, even beyond Queen Charlotte Sound, is protected from ocean swells by the islands and the rugged, densely wooded mountains of the British Columbia coastline. Late tonight we dock in Port Hardy and transfer to the Kwa’lilas Hotel (3.5-star).

Day 9 Port Hardy - Campbell River

Day9PCR.jpg	We drive towards Campbell River, stopping en route to embark on an included whale watching cruise in the Johnstone Strait, with the opportunity to possibly spot orca, minke and humpback whale, porpoises, bears, sea lions, various bird species and dolphins (please note that sightings are subject to the time of year and not guaranteed). We continue later to Campbell River and the Coast Discovery Inn and Marina (3-star).

Day 10 Campbell River - Ucluelet

Day10PCR.jpg	From Campbell River, we drive through the farmlands of Merville and Black Creek, alongside the sea and through the Comox Valley. We meander through the picturesque oceanside communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach, where views stretch across sandy beaches, the Strait of Georgia and beyond. Leaving the Oceanside Route, we continue to the twelve enchanting acres of gardens and forest that make up Tofino Botanical Gardens, including the flower, herb and kitchen gardens, duck pond, and the forest, where clearings have been transformed into a series of pocket gardens, art installations and garden buildings. Onwards to Ucluelet and our hotel, the Water’s Edge Shoreside Suites (4-star).

Day 11 Ucluelet - Victoria

Day11PCR.jpg	The scenic picturesque east coast of Vancouver Island is ranked among the top three drives in Canada. En route to Victoria, our drive takes us to Duncan, the ‘City of Totem Poles’, where we make a stop at the Cowichan Valley Museum, offering an authentic interpretation of life and traditions of the Pacific Coast tribes and Nanaimo - the Harbour City - where we will enjoy a city tour. Continue on to Victoria and the Embassy Inn Hotel (3-star) or Chateau Victoria (4-star).

Day 12 Victoria

Day12PCR.jpg	Described in 1843 by an official of the Hudson’s Bay Company as ‘a perfect Eden’, Victoria remains true to its earliest plaudits and we have a morning excursion exploring this vibrant capital of British Columbia. We spend time at the city’s world-famous attraction, Butchart Gardens, where an unused quarry was converted into a collection of gardens, including the Sunken Garden, Japanese Garden, and the Mediterranean Garden, characterised by lush exotic plants.

Day 13 Victoria - Vancouver

Day13PCR.jpg	From Victoria we enjoy a scenic journey to Swartz Bay, where a ferry cruise through the beautiful Gulf Islands takes us to Tsawwassen, for a drive onwards to Vancouver. We are treated to a tour of the city, admired for its vibrant charm and breathtaking mountainous views, before continuing to our hotel, the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver (4-star).

Day 14 Vancouver - In flight

There is time to explore further, before boarding our coach for the transfer to the airport and your return flight to the UK.

Day 15 UK

VIP Inbound Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.