Explore Western Canada With an Insider and Save With Limited-Time Offers


ANAHEIM, Calif., March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading travel company and the insider to guided vacations, Trafalgar, in partnership with Tourism British Columbia and Rocky Mountaineer, is offering travelers a free two-night stay in scenic Vancouver at the Marriott Pinnacle when Canada's Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer vacation is booked by March 31, 2013*. British Columbia is Canada's westernmost province and home to breathtaking landscapes, cosmopolitan culture, uptown shopping and fabulous dining, and when traveling with Trafalgar, guests will enjoy a value-packed insider's journey full of local Insider Experiences designed to give travelers an exclusive perspective of Western Canada.

Enjoy the relaxed pace of Trafalgar's Canada's Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer At Leisure vacation spending 8 days visiting the exquisite natural sights of Calgary, Jasper, Banff, Kamloops, and Vancouver. Starting at $3050, this At Leisure vacation offers hassle-free First Class accommodations with multiple nights spent in each destination, later start times on travel days and more free time to explore all that awaits. A thrilling highlight of Canada's Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer is a two-day independent rail journey onboard the World's Greatest Train – the Rocky Mountaineer. The rail experience begins with a ride through Yoho National Park taking travelers through the incredible engineering feat of the Spiral Tunnels, past the Natural Bridge and glaciers of Kicking Horse Pass and under Mount McDonald toward the historic "meeting of the waters" of Kamloops. This rail journey continues on through the Thompson Canyon and fertile fields of the Fraser River Valley with scenic views of the Coast Mountains upon arrival in Vancouver. With the added free two-night's stay in Vancouver, guests can spend time exploring this diverse city on their own. See the totems at Stanley Park, historic Chinatown and Gastown - the city's first downtown, to do some shopping or simply enjoy time spent at a café.

For more information on Trafalgar's Canada's Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer vacation and limited-time offers, visit: http://www.trafalgar.com/usa/offers/special-offers/british-columbia-2013

"Our Canada's Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer is a hugely popular North America guided vacation," said Trafalgar President Paul Wiseman. "The trip offers guests a truly unique journey combining Trafalgar's Insider Experiences by land and covering stunning landscapes not accessible by road on the very popular Rocky Mountaineer train."

Trafalgar also offers a Calgary Stampede option that can be added at the start of this, and other Western Canada vacations for select departures in July, where guests will attend the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an exciting classic spectacle of rodeo events and grandstand shows. An all-day pass includes reserved seating for the world's largest rodeo and admission to the Stampede Park, home to agricultural and livestock exhibits, live bands, and an amusement park. End the day with a musical extravaganza and fireworks display.

In addition to the two free night offer on Canada's Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer, Trafalgar is also offering savings of 5% on Western Canada itineraries like Best of Canada's West, Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills, and Rockies Panorama for bookings made by March 31, 2013.

Trafalgar's other popular itineraries of Western Canada:
Best of Canada's West
11 days from $3125
Save up to $208 per person when booked by March 31st**
On Best of Canada's West, travelers will get an inside look at the sights and sounds of Western Canada. Guests are invited to a family-owned winery to enjoy vintage tastings, a private tour of the grounds, and local cuisine with an exclusive Be My Guest dining experience. Tour the Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre preserve of gorgeous floral gardens in Victoria and enjoy a scenic drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway while viewing the glittering waves and skyline while heading to Whistler, home to part of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to view the six mountain ranges and visit the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Mount Revelstoke National Park, Glacier National Park, and Yoho National Park to see towering waterfalls, ice-clad peaks, and native wildlife.

Rockies Thrills & Glacier ChillsFamily Experiences
8 days from $2450
Save up to $141 per person when booked by March 31st**
Spend 8 thrilling days on this Western Canada Family Experience with adventures for all ages. Travelers will begin their journey in Vancouver with a city tour of Gastown, Chinatown and Stanley Park. Travel along the Sea-to-Sky Highway with a stop at the Britannia Mine Museum to try your luck at panning for gold. Visit the Sports Museum in Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and take the world's highest and longest gondola ride, the Peak 2 Peak Alpine Experience. At the historic Hat Creek Ranch, interpreters in period clothing bring alive the fascinating tales of the 1860's and explore the culture in the native village of the Shuswap Nation. In Jasper National Park, families can choose from a white water rafting adventure or a gentle float trip on the Athabasca River.

For more information:
Tourism British Columbia
Rocky Mountaineer

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Terms and Conditions: *Book Trafalgar's Canada's Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer itinerary for 2013 travel and receive two complimentary hotel nights in Vancouver at the Marriott Pinnacle to be used at the end of the vacation. Promotion Code: 13BCRM2FNV. **Book Trafalgar's Best of Canada's West, Rockies Thrills & Glacier Chills and Rockies Panorama itineraries and save 5% on the land-only portion of the trip. Promotion Code: 13BC5. These offers are valid on new bookings deposited between 02/13/13 and 03/31/13, and are combinable with all brochure discounts and promotional offers, except Last Minute Deals. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions may apply. CST#2077132-20

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Trafalgar is the world's leading guided vacation company offering exceptional quality and value itineraries to a range of exciting destinations. With 65 years of experience and unrivaled local expertise, Trafalgar provides an authentic insider's view to create truly unique travel experiences in Europe, Britain, Eastern Mediterranean, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, USA and Canada. Visit www.trafalgar.com for more.

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