The Rocky Mountaineer & Calgary's Festival of Quilts

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16 May 2020 - 27 May 2020
Duration: 11 nights
Ref: 20032
With: Janet Clare

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Join Janet Clare on this exciting tour to Canada! It’s the perfect opportunity to combine a magical journey aboard the legendary Rocky Mountaineer, indulge your stitching passions with two full days of workshops in Anne Dale’s ‘My Sewing Room’, and a truly memorable visit to Calgary’s wonderful Festival of Quilts.

THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER JOURNEY

Undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest railway journeys, an experience aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is truly unforgettable. From the moment you board the train in Vancouver you’ll enjoy a touch of luxury, excellent cuisine, a warm and friendly service, and a kaleidoscope of every-changing, incomparable scenery. Highlights of the journey include Cisco Crossing where the CP and CN rail tracks overlap, the Black Canyon and famous Hoodoos – legend has it these formations are people turned into pillars through witchcraft! See Craigellachie, the site of the ‘Last Spike’ where Canada’s East and West were united by 3,200 kilometres of railway track and trace the shoreline of Kinbasket Lake with its calm, blue-green waters. Follow the Kicking Horse River deep into the Canadian Rockies with its stunning snow-capped peaks and iconic Castle Mountain. Marvel as you twist your way through the Spiral Tunnels – an extraordinary feat of Swiss engineering built by the Canadian Pacific Railway and 1,000 men.

CALGARY'S FESTIVAL OF QUILTS

2020 is the 25th Anniversary of Calgary’s wonderful Festival of Quilts. The show, which is the largest quilt show in Western Canada, takes place in the city’s historic Heritage Park. Hundreds of stunning quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will decorate the park’s exhibits – both inside and out. Both avid quilters and those who simply enjoy viewing beautiful work will love this one of a kind quilt show. The Quilt Community Showcase is a chance to meet guild members and discover what quilters in Calgary are working on, whilst over the two-day show a number of ‘How-to’ demonstrations are designed to inspire your creativity. A variety of businesses from Western Canada come together in Merchants’ Mall – a one-stop opportunity to shop for all your quilting needs!

DAY 1 - LONDON - VANCOUVER

Meet Janet and your Tour Manager for the flight from London to Vancouver

DAY 2 - VANCOUVER

Enjoy a driver-narrated sightseeing tour of cosmopolitan Vancouver including Chinatown, historic Gastown and beautiful Stanley Park. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore further. You may wish to visit the artisan shops and market on Granville Island.

DAYS 3 & 4 - ROCKY MOUNTAINEER: KAMLOOPS - BANFF

A 5-star welcome awaits you as you board the Rocky Mountaineer for the amazing 2-day journey following a centuries-old route through the majestic Rocky Mountains. Relax and enjoy the kaleidoscope of stunning scenery that is simply breathtaking. Your journey includes an overnight stay in a Silverleaf service hotel in Kamloops, once a meeting place for trade between First Nations people. You’ll alight the train in the charming mountain resort of Banff.

DAY 5 - BANFF

Today is a full day at leisure to relax and explore. Banff has some wonderful museums to tempt your textile interest, great shopping and a wonderful choice of cafes and restaurants.

DAY 6 - BANFF - CALGARY

This morning we drive to Canmore where we’ll visit the delightful Sugar Pine Co. quilt store. After time at leisure for lunch we continue to Calgary and check in to our hotel for a 5-night stay.

DAY 7 - CALGARY: MY SEWING ROOM

Anne Dale invites you to ‘My Sewing Room’ where you’ll enjoy a full day of stitching in the excellent workshop facility. Anne will have a Canadian-inspired project for you to stitch under her guidance.

DAYS 8 & 9 - CALGARY: FESTIVAL OF QUILTS

Immerse yourself in Western Canada’s largest outdoor quilt show! Wander over to the merchants’ mall offering the latest and the greatest to the quilting community, watch the ‘How-to’ demonstrations – inspiration for your creativity, and admire the hundreds of quilts on display in and around the historical buildings at Calgary’s authentic heritage park.

DAY 10 - CALGARY: MY SEWING ROOM

A second full day for you to enjoy the workshop facilities at My Sewing Room. Today you’ll enjoy a full day workshop with Janet Clare, who will guide you through her project specially designed for this holiday.

DAY 11 - CALGARY

Time to relax and perhaps finish your stitching project before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK

DAY 12 - LONDON

Your scheduled flight from Calgary arrives into London Heathrow.

PRICES (PER PERSON) :

Twin/double share: £4745
Single supplement: £625
Deposit: £400

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Scheduled international flights from London to Vancouver and Calgary to London
  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer train journey in Silverleaf Service with breakfast, lunch & snacks on board
  • 10 nights’ hotel accommodation on a room only basis (NB Breakfast is included in Banff)
  • 2-day entrance to the Calgary Festival of Quilts
  • 2 full days of machine workshops with Pat Archibald and Anne Dale at 'My Sewing Room' in Calgary (lunch included)
  • 2 full days of workshops with Janet Clare and Anne Dale at ‘My Sewing Room’ in Calgary (lunch included)
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Visit to the Sugar Pine Co. Quilt Store in Canmore
  • Coaching and transfers throughout
  • Driver and train host gratuities
  • The services of an experienced Arena Tour Manager
    • NOT INCLUDED:

      Single supplement, porterage at the hotels, travel insurance, meals & drinks other than those specified and personal expenditure.

      NON-CRAFTERS

      Why not bring a non-crafting partner with you?
      If a non-crafting family member or friend wishes to accompany you on any of our holidays, and is sharing a room with you, then the following reductions will apply to the price the non-crafter pays:
      Worldwide - £75

      WHY NOT MEET US THERE?

      Stitchtopia Holidays are designed with all crafters in mind, wherever you live in the world! If you would like to make your own flight arrangements and meet us at our first hotel, please let us know - we would love to tell you more about our “meet us there” holiday discounts.

      THE "STITCH TOGETHER" PROGRAMME

      If you are interested in any of our Stitchtopia holidays but don’t have a friend to join you, why not join our ‘Stitch Together’ programme? Designed for those travelling alone, we will help you find someone like-minded to share with so you've no single supplement to pay and can enjoy the benefit of this saving.

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DELTA HOTELS VANCOUVER DOWNTOWN SUITES

This stylish, contemporary hotel with all suite guestrooms is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver close to historic Gastown and Vancouver’s vibrant Waterfront. Hotel facilities include two restaurants, a bar and fitness centre.

KAMLOOPS

The hotel in Kamloops will be allocated by the Rocky Mountaineer as part of their Silverleaf service.

CANALTA LODGE BANFF

This lodge style hotel offers simple yet comfortable accommodation in newly renovated rooms. Located at the top of Banff Avenue it is ideally located for the shops, bars and restaurants in this charming town. The hotel has a glacier plunge tub, outdoor hot tubs and a sauna. A simple buffet breakfast is included served in a special seating area at the rear of the hotel lobby.

DELTA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT CALGARY DOWNTOWN

In the heart of Calgary this stylish, modern 4-star hotel is within easy walking distance of Calgary’s Riverwalk and many of the city’s popular restaurants. Hotel facilities include the Shoe & Canoe Public House, which serves food throughout the day, a Starbucks, Fitness Centre and indoor pool.