Icefields, glacial lakes and national parks with the famous Rocky Mountaineer

CALGARY TO VANCOUVER

Western Explorer

RAIL JOURNEY

CALGARY | BANFF | LAKE LOUISE | ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TRAIN | VANCOUVER

Experience the impressive scenery of the Canadian Rockies on this tour by train and coach. Drive the Icefields Parkway with soaring peaks either side, admire the glacial lakes dotted on route and board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer train on the Journey through the Clouds to cosmopolitan Vancouver.

8 Days
From £2587 Per Person

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  1. Day 1

    Day 1 Calgary

    Arrive in Calgary and relax as you explore the city at leisure. Wander the shops of downtown or perhaps visit the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics.

  2. Day 2

    Calgary - Banff

    Journey to Kananaskis for an incredible helicopter flightseeing tour, before continuing to Banff for a sightseeing tour of Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, the Hoodoos. Ride the Banff Gondola for incredible panoramic views of the national park.

  3. Day 3

    Banff - Lake Louise

    Drive through picture-perfect Yoho National Park, via the Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake, to take in the beautiful scenery. Later, arrive at Lake Louise - the Jewel of the Rockies - with its turquoise water and view of the glacier. Explore the lake shore at leisure or perhaps enjoy afternoon tea with a view at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

  4. Day 4

    Lake Louise - Jasper

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Lake Louise and Banff National Parks, before stopping at the Athabasca Glacier for a ride on the Ice Explorer to learn more about its geographical features. Continue to Jasper and explore at leisure in the afternoon.

  5. Day 5

    Jasper National Park

    Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks. Spend the reaminder of the day soaking up the beautiful surroundings.

  6. Day 6

    Rocky Mountaineer (Jasper - Kamloops)

    Board the Rocky Mountaineer early morning and enjoy breakfast as you pass by the Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Beyond Mount Robson Provincial Park, the train will follow the Thompson River through the snowy peaks of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains and along rolling plateaux until it reaches the Kamloops in British Columbia’s interior.
     

  7. Day 7

    Kamloops - Vancouver

    Continue your journey west from Kamloops and travel further along the Thompson River to the Fraser Canyon. At Hell’s Gate you will pass through the walls of the canyon at its
    narrowest point - one of the canyon’s true natural treasures. When leaving the Fraser Canyon, the train will journey through the fertile Fraser Valley to the city of Vancouver, arriving early evening.

  8. Day 8

    Vancouver

    Your tour ends this morning.

2017 departures
May 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Jun 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
Jul 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
Aug 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
Sep 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Oct 2, 5, 9, 12

  • 2 Days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service
  • Station and hotel transfers in Vancouver, Jasper and Kamloops
  • 7 nights 3* hotel accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • Sightseeing as highlighted

 

  • Flights to / from Canada
  • Sightseeing shown as optional
  • Meals and attractions shown as not included
  • Optional Rocky Mountaineer train journey upgrade to GoldLeaf Service

SilverLeaf’s single-level dome service is a unique way to experience the legendary Rocky Mountaineer. Witness the seemingly infinite Canadian wilderness aboard the newest service class offered by Rocky Mountaineer. Perks of SilverLeaf Service include:

  • Panoramic window views
  • Refreshing welcome aboard toast
  • Delicious hot breakfasts and lunches served at your seat
  • Beer or wine served with lunch
  • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • beverages and snacks
  • Lively storytelling from Rocky Mountaineer Hosts
  • Overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops
  • Complimentary baggage delivery to your hotel in Kamloops

Why should you choose award-winning GoldLeaf Service? Besides absorbing Canada’s soul-stirring landscape from a bi-level glass-domed coach, you’ll enjoy gourmet meals created by Michelin trained chefs. GoldLeaf offers even the most discerning traveller an incomparable list of services and benefits, including:

  • Panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of a custom-designed bi-level dome coach
  • Refreshing welcome aboard toast
  • Gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an à la carte menu, served in the lower level of the dome coach
  • Complimentary snacks and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Captivating stories and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts
  • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops
  • Access to the invigorating outdoor vestibule, for close-up encounters with flora and fauna

Rail travel can sometimes be subject to unforeseen delays; it is advised that you do not arrange any connecting transportation on the day of arrival in any city.

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