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14 Day Ultimate Rocky Mountain, Canada & Alaska Explorer

Calgary - Vancouver - Banff - Jasper - Kamloops

Roundtrip international flights included 

7 night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise

Overnight Rocky Mountaineer experience

Discover the unspoiled beauty of the Canadian wilderness

From $6,999 Typically $7,999 Include flight pp twin share

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The wait is over! This is the ultimate bucket list trip. Explore Canada and Alaska in style, ticking off some incredible experiences along the way.

Begin your journey in Calgary (the home of the famous 'stampede') and make your way to Vancouver through the incredible Canadian Rockies. Jump onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer train and experience ultimate comfort and service, all while watching the stunning scenery pass by; mountains, forests, lakes and charming small towns. Experience panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes & the unspoiled wilderness of the area.

In Vancouver, you have a few days to explore before boarding your home for the next week: the gorgeous Serenade of the Seas! Set sail and explore Alaska's Inside Passage on this spectacular ship, making pit stops in the Icy Strait and Sitka along the way.




Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14

Day 1

Calgary to Banff Scenic Transfer

Once you arrive in Calgary you will immediately be transferred to your Banff hotel.

You’ll enjoy views of the mountains and you embark on this short, but scenic transfer.  The rest of the day is yours to explore. This charming little mountain town is home to lots of different dining options, walking trails and the Banff Upper Hot Springs, an outdoor hot pool with a great view of Mount Rundle. Spend the next two nights in your Banff Aspen Hotel room.

Accommodation: Banff Aspen Hotel.

Day 2

Banff Sightseeing Tour 

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Banff National Park. Start your morning with a leisurely hike in Johnston Canyon and stroll along the shores of picturesque Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.  Alpine, cross-country skiing, heli-skiing and snowboarding are popular activities in quiet Lake Louise, 35 miles east of Banff, as are ice fishing, skating, dog sledding and ice climbing. In summer, the area attracts almost as many visitors to its trails, waters and rock faces. Peer into turquoise Lake Louise in Banff National Park, three miles from the town of the same name, and be amazed by the colour. The renowned grand hotel Chateau Lake Louise sits at the brim of the eponymous lake In the afternoon, visit the world famous Banff Springs Hotel and Bow Falls. With your free time in Banff, you may also choose from optional activities such as soaking in the natural spa at the Upper Hot Springs* or taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain*.

Accommodation: Banff Aspen Lodge.

Day 3

Rocky Mountaineer Train from Banff to Kamloops

Toast to your first day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer! Today you’ll pass by the snow-peaked mountains and crystal-clear waters that our country is famous for. Highlights include; the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon and Rodgers Pass.  A dramatic change of scenery will take place as you approach the ranchlands of the interior plateau.

Stop and spend the night in your hotel room in the city of Kamloops.

Day 4

Rocky Mountaineer Train from Kamloops to Vancouver

The mountains return and combine with thick fir forests and the mighty Fraser River to create a spectacular setting for your last day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Today, one of the highlights will be passing by Hell’s Gate, a narrow canyon that transforms the Fraser River into a powerful surge of water rapids.  Arrive in Vancouver in the afternoon and after checking into your hotel, take advantage of your “Hop On, Hop Off” bus pass to explore the city at your own pace.

Accommodation: Atrium Hotel Vancouver

Day 5

Vancouver Sightseeing 

Use your included, “Hop On, Hop Off” bus pass to explore the city at your leisure.  Explore the best of Vancouver as your hop-on, hop-off tour circles through a series of cultural districts, seaside points of interest and open spaces.  Enjoy a comfortable sightseeing experience onboard either a San Francisco-style trolley or clear-top bus. On this hop-On, hop-Off tour, you will have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary with 28 stops close to the major Vancouver attractions. The tour operates on two routes: 1/ City Route: covers all the downtown highlights.  2/Park Route: covers the open spaces, natural wonders and the seaside.  The on-board live GPS commentary in 7 languages will give you the opportunity to learn about what makes this city so special. Some of the major attractions covered along the tour are: Canada Place, Art Gallery, Robson Street, Chinatown, Vancouver Aquarium, Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, Sports District, Library Square, Parq Casino Science World. Blessed with a spectacular Pacific Rim location, Vancouver is a study in contrasts and cohesion. Set between the mountains and the sea, the city blends cultures and landscapes, allowing visitors to enjoy a modern, cosmopolitan city alongside the great outdoors. 

Accommodation: Atrium Hotel Vancouver

Day 6

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise.

Bon Voyage – catch a taxi to the Vancouver cruise dock to board the Serenade of the Seas ship to Alaska.

Day 7

Inside Passage

Your ship offers the perfect platform for viewing British Columbia’s Inside Passage. This archipelago spans 25,000 miles from Seattle to Prince Rupert near the Alaskan border. Here you’ll ply calm waters sheltered between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. Along the way catch a glimpse of breathtakingly rugged scenery, plus staggering wildlife like salmon sharks, white spirit bears, and millions of seabirds.

Day 8

Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage – a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colourful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.

Day 9

Tracy Arm Fjord Alaska

Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles alongside the wilderness of Tongass National Forest. Sailing through this deep and narrow passage delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll find in Alaska. See active glaciers carved into 7,000-foot-tall mountain peaks and plunging waterfalls burrowed into evergreen-clad cliffs. Glimpse native wildlife and watch deep blue icebergs float past the ship.

Day 10

Juneau, Alaska

You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque central area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historical landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbour to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.

Day 11

Haines, Alaska

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of wild, rugged adventure, a cruise to Haines, Alaska is just the ticket. Located less than 70 miles north of Juneau, along the continent’s longest and deepest fjord, Haines offers endless outdoor activities for intrepid explorers. Hike deep into misty coastal rainforests and ancient spruce woodlands. Set out on a rafting adventure along the rivers that thread the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Learn about the gold rush era at Fort William H. Seward. And discover the area’s rich cultural heritage in museums dedicated to the Native Tlingit People.

Day 12

Sitka, Alaska

Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose amongst the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-beaten-track Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking along Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.

Day 13

Depart Vancouver for Australia.

Please catch a taxi to Vancouver airport for your flights home to Australia.


We hope you have enjoyed your tour to spectacular Canada & Alaska.

Day 14

Arrive Home in Australia.

Welcome Home – Tour Concludes – Memories Begin

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane to Calgary & Vancouver flying Qantas or Air Canada.  
  • Transfer from Calgary Airport to Banff 
  • 2 nights Aspen Hotel, Banff, standard room, twin share.
  • Banff Escorted Tour.
  • 2 day/ 1 night Canada Rocky Mountaineer Railway Silver Leaf Service from Banff to Vancouver.  
  • 2 nights Atrium Hotel, Vancouver standard room, twin share.
  • Vancouver Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour.
  • 7-night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise round trip from Vancouver to Alaska.
  • Choice of cabin on ship including entertainment & meals on board the ship.
  • Ports of Call: Please see itinerary
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
  • English Speaking Tour guide.  All taxes and fees included.
  • All prepayable airport taxes, cruise taxes, & port charges are included in the cost.


  •  Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Any visas needed

Child Policy: Available on request.
Single Supplement:
Available on request.

For information regarding travel requirements, we always recommend passengers check with the smartraveller government website HERE for the most up-to-date advice.

Departure Dates

JUN 2022
21 st
Tuesday 21 Jun 2022  ‐  Monday 04 Jul 2022
+ $700 p.p
JUN 2022
28 th
Tuesday 28 Jun 2022  ‐  Monday 11 Jul 2022
+ $700 p.p
JUL 2022
05 th
Tuesday 05 Jul 2022  ‐  Monday 18 Jul 2022
+ $700 p.p
JUL 2022
12 th
Tuesday 12 Jul 2022  ‐  Monday 25 Jul 2022
+ $700 p.p
JUL 2022
19 th
Tuesday 19 Jul 2022  ‐  Monday 01 Aug 2022
+ $700 p.p

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