Golden Circle via Whistler

11 Day Rail Tour

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Ever wanted to do it all? Well now you can with our Circle Journey packages. Experience two or three of our famous rail routes in one unforgettable vacation.

It's the best way to see many of the highlights along the way including the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Banff and Jasper, iconic Lake Louise, and Whistler: home of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Experience the ultimate rail journey through the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Whistler before journeying to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff, where there will be plenty of time to shop, explore, and max out your camera’s memory card.

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Holiday Highlights

  • 5 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff

DAY 1 - VANCOUVER

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

DAY 2 - VANCOUVER TO WHISTLER

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. On arrival at the Whistler train station, you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler. Breakfast

DAY 3 - WHISTLER TO QUESNEL

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley to the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacial-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. Breakfast/Lunch

DAY 4 - QUESNEL TO JASPER

Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded to the north by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains and to the south by the Cariboo Mountains. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and through the Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper. Breakfast/Lunch

DAY 5 - JASPER

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.

DAY 6 - JASPER TO LAKE LOUISE

Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

DAY 7- LAKE LOUISE TO BANFF

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

DAY 8 - BANFF

The day is free for you to spend at your leisure in Banff. Overnight in Banff.

DAY 9 - BANFF TO KAMLOOPS

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast/Lunch

DAY 10 - KAMLOOPS TO VANCOUVER

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast/Lunch

DAY 11 - VANCOUVER

Your holiday ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

PRICES ON REQUEST

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the month of travel, category of seat, the duration of your trip should you wish to add any additional nights or services.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Taxes and additional fees not included. Rates are available for Single, Triple & Children (2-11 yrs) .

You can choose from three categories;

Category SilverLeaf

Service: In SilverLeaf Service enjoy panoramic views through oversized windows in a single-level dome coach which has a larger viewing area than RedLeaf Service, a hot breakfast and lunch served at your seat (choice of entrées) and all non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary.

Category GoldLeaf

Service: Passengers who travel in GoldLeaf Service are accommodated in reclining seats in the Dome Coach, with panoramic views through full-length windows and access to a viewing platform. Meals are served in a lower level dining room and include a full range of beverages.

Category Deluxe GoldLeaf
Service: Guests booking GoldLeaf Deluxe Service will travel in GoldLeaf Service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, plus enjoy upgraded hotel accommodation throughout their tour (note: all accommodation in Kamloops and Quesnel is moderate).

Services Include:

  • 5 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Banff and Kamloops
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

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