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Tailor Made Canada and Alaska - Our Favourite Itineraries

27th October 2016

Want to do Canada and Alaska with a little guidance but don’t necessarily want to join a bunch of other travellers on a group tour? Our hand-crafted range of Tailor-Made Holidays offers the perfect combination of structure and flexibility, style and comfort to make doing Canada and Alaska on your own both easy and accessible.
Ranging from six to 15 days, our range of independent journeys lead the way, encompassing boutique accommodation, authentic local experiences and tours as well as all transport, whether that’s a hire car, a rail journey or a cruise.
What’s better is that you can tweak any one of our expertly designed itineraries to create exactly the kind of holiday you’ve been dreaming about. Alternatively, use it as inspiration to design your own custom holiday from scratch.
Here are our 10 favourite Tailor-Made Canada and Alaska Holidays taking in the many beautiful and iconic sights that can only be witnessed in this spectacular corner of the world.

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Be captivated by the Icefields Parkway.
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Icefields Parkway in Canada.

Car driving down Icefields Parkway in Canada.

Mountains, Lakes & Glaciers, 7 Days
Beautiful mountains, canyons and rivers await on the VIA Rail journey between Vancouver and Jasper. Search for wildlife in Jasper National Park and travel down the spectacular Icefields Parkway, enjoying stops at Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Falls and Crowfoot Glacier, before exploring the picturesque towns of Lake Louise and Banff.
Highlights
Discover the spectacular mountains, lakes and glaciers of the Canadian Rockies on a spectacular seven-day trip through Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff, ending in Calgary, Alberta.

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Stunning views abound in British Columbia.
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Stunning views abound in British Columbia.

Couple stnading at top of lookout looking at view of lake and snow capped peaks.

BC’s Coastal Adventure, 7 Days
Experience three of British Columbia’s cities in such a way that the journey is just as visually captivating as the destinations themselves. Travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler and enjoy exhilarating floatplane flights between Whistler and Victoria, and Victoria and Vancouver, capturing views of the Gulf Islands, Howe Sound and the spectacular harbours.
Highlights
Experience the highlights of British Columbia, from spectacular coastlines and mountains to abundant marine wildlife and cosmopolitan cities.

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Spot bears in the wild.
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Spot bears in the wild.

Bear at a river in Canada.

Grizzly Bear Adventure, 6 Days
Vancouver effortlessly blends a stunning rugged setting of coastline, mountains and rainforests. Explore this scenic city before flying to Knight Inlet Lodge. Tucked into Glendale Cove, this floating lodge is home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly bears in British Columbia. Spend your time searching for bears and other wildlife.
Highlights
Home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly bears in British Columbia, Knight Inlet Lodge offers the opportunity to see these magnificent animals in their natural environment.

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Beautiful Moraine Lake.
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Moraine Lake, Canada.

Moraine Lake, Canada.

Lakes and Lodges, 11 Days
Wilderness and wildlife experiences are a highlight feature of this self-drive journey through the Canadian Rockies with stays at unique accommodation, including Tyax Mountain Lake Resort, Moraine Lake Lodge and Lac Le Jeune.
Highlights
Explore the unforgettable nature and wilderness at your own pace on this 11-day self-drive journey through the breathtaking Canadian Rockies and across British Columbia and Alberta.

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Ride the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.
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Rocky Mountaineer.

The iconic Rocky Mountaineer winding through mountainous landscapes.

Rail and Sail, 13 Days
Visit Vancouver, Canada’s most beautifully located city, to board the Rocky Mountaineer for an unforgettable ride to the breathtaking wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Explore the national parks of Banff and Jasper before setting out for the Pacific coast on board VIA Rail’s Skeena train. In Prince Rupert, embark on an enchanting ferry journey through the Inside Passage to Vancouver Island.
Highlights
Combine the romance of train travel with the delights of cruising. Be captivated by the glorious landscapes of Alberta and British Columbia and venture through the famed Inside Passage.

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Catch the Northern Lights in Canada.
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Catch the Northern Lights in Canada.

The northern lights dancing on a night sky.

Winter Nights and Dancing Lights, 12 Days
The magic and tranquillity of the Canadian winter will captivate you. There is nothing like seeing the natural beauty of the snow-dusted woods in all their splendour. Journey from Vancouver to the Rockies, before flying to Whitehorse, one of the best locations in the world to see the elusive Northern Lights.
Highlights
Discover the natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies in winter and travel to the Yukon to view the spectacular aurora borealis.

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Witness orcas in Glacier Bay.
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Orcas in Glacier Bay.

Orca jumping out of water in Glacier Bay.

Bears, Whales & Glaciers, 6 Days
Alaska’s Inside Passage is a spectacular place, with lush coastal rainforest, deep blue fjords, rich history and abundant wildlife. Experience some of the highlights, from bear spotting on Admiralty Island to viewing whales in Icy Strait, and the glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park.
Highlights
Featuring the main highlights of Alaska’s awe-inspiring Inside Passage, this journey is designed to give you a taste of what this spectacular region has to offer.

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A snow-capped Quebec.
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A snow-capped Quebec.

A snow-capped Quebec.

Winter in Quebec, 9 Days
Framed by the Laurentian Mountains, the winter activities take place in the midst of frozen lakes and and a forest dusted with white powder. A highlight is a stay in the Ice Hotel, which is constructed of ice and snow each year with high ceilings, ice sculptures and furniture carved from ice blocks.
Highlights
Experience all the wonders of winter in Quebec in the midst of frozen lakes, picture-perfect mountains and snow-laden forests.

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Denali National Park in autumn.
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Denali National Park in autumn.

Denali National Park in autumn.

Kenai Fjords Denali Explorer with Arctic Ocean Adventure, 10 Days
Experience the beauty and abundant wildlife of Kenai Fjords and Denali National Parks, staying in beautiful lodges, before travelling north to the vast wilderness expanses and fascinating indigenous cultures of Alaska’s Arctic.
Highlights
Immerse yourself in the beautiful wilderness of Alaska and travel north to Alaska’s Arctic on an epic 10-day adventure of a lifetime.

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The stunning Kenai Fjords National Park.
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The stunning Kenai Fjords National Park.

Alaska’s National Parks, 14 Days
Travel into the heart of four of Alaska’s most stunning national parks for amazing wildlife opportunities, and experience Alaska’s fascinating natural history and native culture up close. Explore Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park with guided tours and cruises for fascinating insight as well as a bear viewing day tour to Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park.
Highlights
Experience spectacular scenery, wildlife and culture in Alaska’s national parks – your way – on an immersive 14-day self-drive and rail exploration from Anchorage through central Alaska.

To find out more, browse our Tailor-Made Holidays online, visit your local Escape Travel or call 1300 556 855. You can also order a travel brochure for further inspiration.