Marking a significant birthday this year, Canada celebrates its 150th Canada Day on 1 July.
Why not join in the celebrations by stepping into Canada’s wilderness and experiencing it for yourself on a Ramblers Walking Holidays ‘Walking in the Canadian Rockies’.
Walking the Canadian Rockies
With soaring mountain peaks covered with a dusting of snow, sparkling glaciers and crystal blue lakes, the Canadian Rockies are nothing less than spectacular. Walking in fresh alpine air as eagles soar above, classic views of Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise and the curiously coloured Peyto Lake provide breath-taking backdrops to many of the trails on this 16 day holiday. Starting in Vancouver with a boat trip to Lynn Canyon Park for the first of many walks In the Rockies, highlights include wildlife spotting for bear, elk, eagles, coyotes, marmots and deer in the Cascade Mountains at Manning Park, classic Rockies scenery in Jasper National Park, the opportunity to ascend The Whistlers by cable car for a rewarding summit walk and a drive down the Icefields Parkway to Banff for more great views and fantastic walking.
Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) Walking in the Canadian Rockies half board holiday starts from £3,550/person including return flights and airport transfers, en suite accommodation with fourteen breakfasts and nine dinners taken in hotels and local restaurants and all local transport costs. Departures 17 July 2017, 10 September 2017.
Ramblers Walking Holidays is one of the holiday brands from RWH Travel (formerly known as Ramblers Worldwide Holidays), the experts in guided walking adventures. With over 70 years’ heritage, other brands within the group include the newly launched Chapters Experience Holidays – memorable experiential holidays around the world; Adagio – leisurely walking and cultural holidays at a gentle pace; Load Off Your Back – a self-guided UK walking programme and Cruise & Walk Holidays – cruise ship based walking holidays in association with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.
For its walking holidays the company is the proud holder ofWhich? Recommended Provider status i.e.companies which are highly rated byWhich? Members and reach the exacting standards ofWhich? Researchers.
Each of the Ramblers Walking Holidays has been graded to help clients choose their preferred pace, with categories ranging from Grade 1-3/Leisurely (usually two hours walking); to Grade 4-6/Moderate (a combination of full and half day walks); and Grade 7-9/Challenging (full day walks where stamina is key).
On some dates, there is the chance to experience more than one walking grade with two leaders. Perfect for couples who prefer to walk at a different pace or have different walking abilities.
To help clients choose the type of walking holiday that will appeal to their interest, Ramblers Walking Holidays also uses symbols that depict the main interest on the walks. Categories include: Pioneer; Continuous Walks; Flora & Walking Holidays; Bird Watching & Walking; Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History; Hutting; Rail & Walk; Sightseeing.
The company’s mission is to generate funds for walking charities by the provision of outstanding outdoor activity holidays worldwide.
With its not-for-profit philosophy, the company contributes monies to the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust which supports walking related and environmental projects in the UK. The company also funds Heart & Sole - an initiative managed by company staff, with the aim of reaching into the heart of the communities visited both in the UK and overseas.
RWH Travel also runs The Walking Partnership - an initiative which champions walking at the 'grass roots' level by providing funding and support to walking groups and clubs throughout the UK.
Ramblers Walking Holidays is the Walking Holiday Partner of the Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity which drove the recent Big Pathwatch project, and has been pioneering and championing walking and ‘rights of way’ for over 70 years across England, Scotland and Wales.
Customers travelling on all holidays operated by RWH Travel are fully protected via the company’s membership of ABTA (No V5094) and as holders of an ATOL licence
(No 990). RWH Travel is also a member of AITO and ETOA.