Journey Through The Clouds

8 Day Rail Tour

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WESTERN EXPLORER (WB)

Witness the unparalleled beauty of some of the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies and prepare to do some serious neck-swivelling to peek at eagles soaring through treetops.

This route takes you through some of Canada’s most remote and stunning vistas.

Travel through scenic valleys, the Coastal Mountain Range and the Fraser Canyon with its spectacular white water and dramatic landscape. You will follow the route of the Fraser River, home of British Columbia’s largest salmon fishing run, pass by the Albreda Glacier and magnificent Pyramid Falls, and hopefully see wildlife on the way. The highlight of this route is majestic Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Here’s why this has been our most popular holiday for over a decade: all of the must-see sights of the Canadian Rockies are included. Spend two days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Along the way take a tour of Jasper’s highlights, the Icefield parkway, Yoho Park, and Banff, and a flightseeing tour on a Summit Helicopter.

Holiday Highlights

  • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Banff and Jasper tours
  • Icefields Parkway and Yoho Park tours
  • Helicopter Flightseeing

DAY 1 - CALGARY

Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in the “The Heart of New West” independently. Overnight in Calgary.

DAY 2 - CALGARY TO BANFF

Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

DAY 3 - BANFF TO LAKE LOUISE

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. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise.

DAY 4 - LAKE LOUISE TO JASPER

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield you will take a ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.

DAY 5 - JASPER

Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies largest national park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.

DAY 6 - JASPER TO KAMLOOPS

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops. You will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. Breakfast/Lunch

DAY 7 - KAMLOOPS TO VANCOUVER

Your journey continues west towards the coastal city of Vancouver. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast/Lunch

DAY 8 - VANCOUVER

Your holiday ends with 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:

  • 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Banff and Jasper tours
  • Icefields Parkway and Yoho Park tours
  • Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Station and hotel transfers

Rocky Mountaineer Calgary to Vancouver - 8 Days
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