For more than 30 years, APT has shared the wonders of North America on journeys that reveal the region’s irresistible allure from every unforgettable angle. These are lands that stand apart, where nature takes centre stage, distinguished by majestic snow-capped peaks and tranquil emerald waters. To tempt the appetite, here are just a handful of highlights you can see on APT’s 15-Day Rockies Icons and Alaska Cruise.

1/ Banff National Park

Banff is one of the world’s most breathtaking national parks, with no less than six mountain ranges, and lakes, rivers and forests as far as the eye can see. There are many ways to enjoy Banff, from a gondola ride to a helisightseeing excursion or a float trip along Bow River. And then you can soak in the scenery from your delightful Mountain View room in the “Castle in the Rockies”: the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel.

2/ Athabasca Glacier

While many great glaciers are tucked away in remote mountain ranges or accessible only by a long trek, Athabasca is one of the easiest to reach as it is located just off the Icefields Parkway. Its accessibility allows for a magical ride across the giant glacier in an all-terrain Ice Explorer vehicle, including a stop to step onto the glacier.

Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer passes Castle Mountain.

3/ Canada’s Rocky Mountains

Is there anything quite as magical as slipping through the countryside on a rail journey? Especially when it’s exploring the Canadian Rockies’ storybook scenery. Board the Rocky Mountaineer train, sit back in GoldLeaf cabin comfort and gaze at the views from your bi-level glass-dome carriage. Trackside, you’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind outlooks including Hell’s Gate and Cisco Crossing and you arrive in style into Vancouver.

4/ Glacier Bay National Park

Discover how Canada’s heritage, mountains, glaciers and wildlife are just an introduction to the scenic drama that unfolds when you board a cruise ship from Vancouver bound for Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. Here, in the heart of Alaska’s coastal wilderness, some 13,520 square kilometres of mountains, fiords and glaciers are a haven for wildlife, from bears to whales and clouds of seabirds.

5/ Sail the Inside Passage

Alaska, a land of breathtaking beauty, offers an enchanting journey aboard your Holland America Line cruise through the scenic Inside Passage, where rocky headlands and icy waters create a picturesque sea lane. Juneau, the capital, nestled at the base of majestic mountain peaks, invites visitors to explore its stunning natural surrounds. Further up the passage, Skagway beckons with its historic Gold-Rush heritage buildings. Discover Alaska’s intriguing towns, indigenous villages and thrilling adventures amid raw wilderness bays and glacial fiords.

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Cruise Glacier Bay
Cruise Glacier Bay with APT.