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One of our best vacations. Perfectly planned and all went off without a hitch.

Canada by Design planned our trip to the Canadian Rockies including travel on the Rocky Mountaineer and visit to Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, and Calgary. One of our best vacations. Perfectly planned and all went off without a hitch. Every contact with Canada by Design was a positive one. So helpful so positive. Recommend them highly!

Joel Yellin , Rochester , United States

Excellent Trip

Excellent trip. Well planned out. We were able to get all our additional destinations accommodated.

Paul Williams, Canada

I would give it ten stars if it was possible.

I toured on the Vancouver, Whistler and Vancouver Island tour. It was brilliant. The bus drivers were very helpful and knowledgeable. The sea to sky experience was wonderful and it was great going to the top of the mountains and the cultural museum was very interesting. The whales very kindly decided to perform when I was whale watching. Apparently it was only the third time this year the marine biologist had seen them so active and of course the Butchart Gardens were magnificent. The three hotels in which I stayed were all first class. I could not fault anything, even the weather was hot and sunny. I would give it ten stars if it was possible.

Janet, New Eltham, United Kingdom

Being a repeat customer attests to the quality

My planner this year was Paulina. I was very happy with her from start to finish. I did the same type of trip last year to Vancouver Sunshine Coast and Island and was very happy with the travel designer I had then too. Same with another trip earlier was to the Atlantic provinces. Being a repeat customer attests to the quality. On every trip we were very pleased with the outcome and the one or two tiny glitches that occurred were handled promptly and to a satisfactory conclusion. Being older our self drive touring days are probably over but I would definitely recommend this to anyone - but especially to young parents with families. It is a wonderful way to see the country and the team at Canada by Design seem very very competent in planning it out for maximum benefit. Thank you Paulina - I appreciate the extra care you took.

Annabelle , Delaware, United States

It was a very memorable trip and I highly recommend to all.

I took the “ALPINE CANADIAN” tour from Vancouver to Calgary, departing on August 1, 2017 to celebrate my 75th Birthday. The weather was gorgeous. Some smoke from fires while on the train in BC but nothing to bother. The train was wonderful. Sleeping compartment small but very adequate. Bed extremely comfortable but covered the private “potty” when it pulled down. Even though I have to get up several times a night it was no problem as there is a public restroom down the hall. It was very large and great to dress and do makeup in the morning. Food was excellent and nice variety of choices. Everyone was extremely accommodating. The bus tours by “SUN DOG TOURS” is amazing. The tour bus has plush leather seats that recline to almost a bed. It only holds 30 people and there were only 11 on our trip. It stops many times to let us off and take pictures. One of the highlights that many people would not see if they drive themselves is the “Athabasca Falls”. It is not visible from the highway so you would really have to watch for signs or miss it. It was only a block from the highway. The driver was excellent and provided a lot of information. The highway was #93 also called the “ICE FIELDS PARKWAY”. The driver said it is the 7th in the world known for its beautiful scenery. I believe it. The Glacier ride was fun, cool, and a little slippery, but I would not miss it. The Sky Walk was very exciting, but made me a little dizzy if I looked down while walking. No problem, just look ahead. Ha ha. We walked from our Hotel to the “CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE” hotel and had dinner overlooking the Lake. Beautiful. The full day in Banff was fun and relaxing. We saw one Elk on the wildlife tour plus the beautiful “BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL”. (The locals call it “The Springs”). We ate at “St. James’s Gate Pub” on main street in Banff. It is a pub from Ireland they dis-assembled and brought to Banff and re-assembled. The Yorkshire Pudding appetizer was to die for. It was a very memorable trip and I highly recommend to all.

Cherie, Arizona, United States

The whole experience was breathtaking...

Thanks very much to Jasmine for helping to organise our wonderful holiday from Vancouver across the Rockies to Calgary. The whole experience was breathtaking and we appreciate the effort you put into organising the trip. We both loved the National Music Centre, especially the theatre organ there! We also loved the Maligne Lake cruise that we did when we were in Jasper. The accommodation was excellent and the rental car was perfect.

Graham , Perth, Australia

My first kudos goes to Canada By Design for giving us the flexibility.

Well, I am still amazed that we were able to get accommodations, Fairmont, train, etc. at last moment... and the way we were able to customize our trip drive/train and explore on our own was awesome!! So, my first kudos goes to Canada By Design for giving us the flexibility. Of course, I adored working with you!!! As far as the trip highlights....I think Jasper was our favorite town, our favorite hike was through the snow at Lake Louise to the Glacier Tea house, our favorite hotel was the Fairmont, and we really enjoyed the train ride/sleeper cabin. The lodging was all great, but Tekarra Lodge's location on the river bank was sooooooo cool! Plus, we enjoyed not being downtown Jasper, and food there was really yummy! Thanks again Jennifer!

Melinda, Nevada, United States

They not only tailored my itinerary to include activities I liked, but also made my car and hotel reservations, making it no-fuss for me.

They not only tailored my itinerary to include activities I liked, but also made my car and hotel reservations, making it no-fuss for me. Because it was a loose itinerary, it left plenty of room to explore on my own, finding my own unique experiences and sleeping in when I wanted!

Annette, California, United States

When we go back in future to Canada we will contact you again. Will recommend your company!

We are back again from a wonderful trip in the Rockies. Everything was great! The Fairmont hotels we loved it. We had wonderful rooms in each hotel, the bus transfers very good arranged. We enjoyed our trips - snowshoeing, ice canyon walk, sleigh-ride, is was all fantastic! I was happily surprised with the informative travel documents with the lonely planet guide that we received on arrival in the Banff Springs hotel. So we want to thank you and your colleagues very much for arranging this wonderful trip for us! When we go back in future to Canada we will contact you again. Will recommend your company!

Jacqueline, Netherlands

When we turned off, there were all these trees covered in snow. It was like a Christmas tree fairyland.

I failed to mention how much we liked the hotel in Calgary. What a beautiful building. Our view out the window was the tower. What a treat when it started changing colors at night. When we turned off, there were all these trees covered in snow. It was like a Christmas tree fairyland. It was snowing pretty good. So coming from Texas in the summer it was really special, almost magical. We didn’t get to see the lake he thought was so pretty cause it was too cloudy, but seeing the snow and trees it didn’t matter.

Anita, Texas, United States

Thanks again, we would certainly recommend you to our friends in Florida!

I want to tell you that we really enjoyed our vacation in Canada! Our contact person was Paulina. She was super helpful, provided me with lots of information & efficient. Thanks again, we would certainly recommend you to our friends in Florida!

Thomas, Florida, United States

Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation that created memories for our lifetime! You did a great job!

Dale and I just returned from our "Ice Field Discovery" trip. Our vacation could not have been better! Everything was taken care of so we did not have to worry about anything! The train trip was a throw back in time to the 1950's and reminded me of the Zephyr that I rode as a child. Of course, there were many upgrades but the ambiance was so romantic! The bus trip from Jasper to Lake Louise was great. It was an intimate charter bus so we made friends with the other passengers. We made several stops on our journey for pictures and points of interest. Our driver was fantastic. Lake Louise and Banff were the highlights! Our hotel accommodations were upgraded so we got to stay in the "gold" area of the hotel. It was very special. Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation that created memories for our lifetime! You did a great job!

Pam, Illinois, United States

Thanks for a great holiday.

Thanks for a great holiday. The Rockies - awesome, Victoria- beautiful. Whistler- magic. All the itinerary was excellent. Well done team!!

Mark, Sydney, Australia

Awesome scenery at every curve

We are so grateful for the careful planning and ideal itinerary for our vacation. We had a complete portfolio of maps, places to visit, and reservations. We loved every hotel or mountain cabin we stayed in, the boat ride through the Seward fjords, the sternwheel ride in Fairbanks, the bush ride into Denali Park for a close enough encounter with a mama grizzly and her 2 cubs....and awesome scenery at every curve.

Wayne, Michigan, United States

A Bucket List dream come true!

We did the "Rail & Drive Across Canada" with you & it was wonderful. All accommodations were top notch, tours were above our expectations & the train ride was neat. We were so excited & privileged to see the Norther Lights in Jasper! A "Bucket List" dream come true!

Rita, Illinois, United States

Loved this vacation!

We just came back from our winter adventure 5 days/4 nights in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. We had such a nice time. Everything was great. We saw the Northern lights, which was very special to start into the New Year, connected with the universe. We went dog sledding and snowmobiling..all the tour guides were always on time, had knowledge and made an extra step to make the clients happy. Also the hotel is a beautiful place with nice, warm beds. Loved this vacation!!!

Ina, Dominican Republic

Everything ran like clock work, the activities we did were extremely well organised, informative and above all fantastically enjoyable.

We have just returned from a 5 day 4 night trip to the Yukon followed by 6 nights travelling on the Mountaineer Train time in Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. We had a fantastic time. Everything ran like clock work, the activities we did were extremely well organised, informative and above all fantastically enjoyable. We cannot thank everyone enough for their professionalism and organisational skills. To top everything off we saw the most amazing display of the Northern Lights, something I will never forget.......we certainly will be back

Hazel, Scotland

We definitely want to come back and we know who to contact.

We have just come back from 10+ days tour from Vancouver to Jasper/Lake Louise/Banff/Kamloops back to Vancouver via train/bus. We had a great time. Thanks Canada by Design, especially to Karen for putting together and planning such a trouble free, smooth running package to make our visit even more unforgettable. Every place we have been to have been carved very deeply in our memories. We fell in love with the Rockies, its wild life, ice fields, beautiful towns and the friendly people. We definitely want to come back and we know who to contact.

Lutfu, Istanbul

Everything that you and the team at Canada by Design organised for us was top class

Everything that you and the team at Canada by Design organised for us was top class. From day one we felt comfortable that everything was going to be special. From the driver that met us at Seattle Airport, to the staff at Alexis hotel, everyone made us feel welcome. The Via Rail trip was great and once we picked up the vehicle in Jasper we couldn’t believe that the sights of the Rockies could get any better, but they did!

Mark, Australia

We saw spectacular sights, met warm and friendly people, saw the Northern Lights, and made a lifetime of memories.

My wife Rita and I just returned from our trans-Canada train & drive vacation, and had the time of our lives! We saw spectacular sights, met warm and friendly people, saw the Northern Lights, and made a lifetime of memories. We want to thank you for the wonderful job you did in setting everything up, and also for your courteous assistance and recommendations along the way.

Nick, Florida, United States