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See the Canadian countryside the way it was meant to be seen, by rail! This 9-day journey via the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Calgary, with stops in Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper and Banff, captures the pure beauty of Canada. Enjoy sweeping views of Vancouver at its famous Lookout Tower. Watch the inaccessible terrain of the Canadian Rockies roll by as the train meanders alongside steep canyons and stunning waterfalls. Explore the mountain town of Whistler. Take a ride on the Jasper SkyTram for breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. Tour the Athabasca Glacier via the impressive Ice Explorer. Get up close and personal with Banff and Yoho National Park. This trip is full of majestic sights you will never forget!

Highlights

  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Admission to the Jasper Sky Tram
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway and the Canadian Rockies
  • Sightseeing tour of Banff National Park

Package Also Includes:

  • Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Jasper in SilverLeaf Class
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 5 meals included (3 Breakfasts and 2 lunches)
  • Transfer from Jasper to Banff
  • Transfer from Banff to Calgary airport
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN VANCOUVER
Welcome to Vancouver! Upon your arrival to this delightful city, transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel and check in for your two-night stay. After getting settled, start exploring all Vancouver has to offer. The Museum of Vancouver is full of exhibitions that tell the city's stories. Or, you can visit the world's top city garden, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. This urban paradise is open year-round and offers stunning scenery. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 2 - VANCOUVER
Today, you will get to see two great Vancouver sights, Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and the Vancouver Lookout Tower. There is so much to do and see in this twenty-seven-acre park, including its signature attraction, Capilano Suspension Bridge. Built in 1889, this bridge stretches 450 feet across and 230 feet above the Capilano River and offers sweeping views of the rainforest. Later, continue exploring the city with admission to the Vancouver Lookout. Towering over 533 feet above the city, this popular attraction offers panoramic 360-degree views of Vancouver. This evening, if time allows, head over to Granville Island, a popular shopping district. Or, visit the historic Gastown to take in the city's past and quaint charm. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 - VANCOUVER TO WHISTLER
Today, you will board the Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler. Watch the otherwise inaccessible Canadian terrain roll by as the train meanders alongside steep canyons and stunning waterfalls. Some of the striking views you'll see along the way include Howe Sound, the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and Cheakamus Canyon. Upon your arrival in the mountain town of Whistler, check into your hotel and start exploring! Take the Peak 2 Peak gondola ride between Whistler and the Blackcomb mountains. Or, walk to the gorgeous Alta Lake. (Overnight in Whistler) B

DAY 4 - WHISTLER TO QUESNEL
Today, you will board the Rocky Mountaineer once again for a scenic ride to Quesnel. Today's ride offers more majestic views, including Anderson Lake, Seton Lake, Fraser Canyon and the Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Upon your arrival to the historic gold-mining town of Quesnel, visit some of its main attractions. Wander across the Fraser River Walking Bridge, the world's longest wooden truss footbridge to watch the sun set. Or, take a stroll through Louis LeBourdais Park, where you'll also find the Quesnel Visitor Center, Quesnel Museum and the Heritage Rose Garden. (Overnight in Quesnel) B, L

DAY 5 - QUESNEL TO JASPER
Enjoy another picturesque ride on the Rocky Mountaineer as the train makes its way to Jasper. Along the way, you will be treated to views of the Fraser River, the Rocky Mountain Trench, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. After arrival in Jasper, check into your hotel for your two-night stay and start exploring this gorgeous mountain town. (Overnight in Jasper) B, L

DAY 6 - JASPER
Today, you will explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park. Your adventure begins with a ride on the Jasper SkyTram. This unforgettable experience takes you on a seven-minute flight to an altitude of 7472 feet, where breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies await. Other Jasper National Park attractions you won't want to miss include Maligne Canyon, Athabasca Viewpoint and Medicine Lake. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 7 - JASPER TO BANFF
Enjoy a relaxing ride to Banff along the Icefields Parkway, a famous thoroughfare dotted with more than 100 ancient glaciers. Along the way, you will stop for a tour of the Athabasca Glacier via the impressive Ice Explorer for a once in a lifetime experience. During your Ice Explorer excursion, you'll learn how glaciers are formed and see other incredible geological features. You will also get the chance to visit the Glacier Skywalk, which provides an unobstructed 918-foot view of the Sunwapta Valley through a glass-floored observation platform. (Overnight in Banff)

DAY 8 - BANFF
Get up close and personal with Banff and Yoho National Park today on your Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls Tour. This full-day outing allows you to see some of the most beautiful sights of the Canadian Rockies, including Bow Valley Parkway, Valley of the Ten Peaks, Spiral Tunnels, Moraine Lake, Takakkaw Falls, and of course, Lake Louise. (Overnight in Banff)

DAY 9 - DEPART CALGARY
Check out of your hotel this morning and take your included transfer from Banff to the Calgary airport for your flight back home. If you wish to extend your trip or add nights in any of these fantastic destinations, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to help you.

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

Fairmont Banff Springs

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies",

Fairmont Banff Springs

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies",

Fairmont Banff Springs

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies",

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Just a fifteen-minute walk from downtown, the Banff Caribou Lodge invites you into a world away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, with all the amenities of a first class resort hotel.

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain – formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by the First Nations living in the region.

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

For those who love to play in the great outdoors, there's no better place than Banff, and no better place to call home after a day of adventure than the Banff Ptarmigan Inn.

Elk & Avenue

The Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in downtown Banff with 162 rooms featuring queen and king beds, including lofts and junior suites—fully equipped with all the modern-day amenities.

Fox Hotel & Suites

The Fox Hotel & Suites is located in the scenic Banff National Park. This mountain accommodation offers hotel rooms perfect for the traveler staying for a few days or even a week.

Rimrock Resort Hotel

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on Sulphur Mountain and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.

Chateau Jasper

The newly renovated Chateau Jasper is a cozy hotel with a variety of accommodations and facilities.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Surrounded by captivating mountains and sparkling lakes, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel welcomes you to The True Rocky Mountain Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience the unique accommodations and luxury Signature Cabins, sure to invoke memories that will last a lifetime.

Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge welcomes you to the Canadian Rockies. Recently renovated and conveniently located in the town of Jasper, you will experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting.

Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge offers 107 guestrooms and suites with exterior entry. Large families and groups will love the convenience of our kitchen suites along with a separate bedroom. All guests have access to our heated indoor pool, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.

The Crimson Jasper

The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colours: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, our Canadian flag and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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