Journey Through The Clouds

8 Day Rail Tour

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WESTERN EXPLORER (EB)

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 - VANCOUVER

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

DAY 2 - VANCOUVER TO KAMLOOPS

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. BreakfastLunch

DAY 3 - KAMLOOPS TO JASPER

Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight in Jasper. Breakfast/Lunch

DAY 4 - JASPER

Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada's largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a 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 5 - JASPER TO LAKE LOUISE

Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. 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. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Lake Louise. Overnight in Lake Louise.

DAY 6 - LAKE LOUISE TO BANFF

A 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 Banff. Overnight in Banff.

DAY 7 - BANFF TO CALGARY

Enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.

DAY 8 - CALGARY

Your holiday ends with checkout from your Calgary 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 Vancouver to Calgary - 8 Days
Explore the stunning scenery of the Rocky Mountains. (Code: XJGE)