Northern Rockies at Leisure - Calgary to Vancouver
Enjoy diverse landscapes on this northern adventure aboard two Rocky Mountaineer rail routes and stays in Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff.
Embark on an 11-day vacation through the Canadian Rockies aboard two scenic Rocky Mountaineer train routes. Highlights of your journey include traveling the northern route from Vancouver to the mountain resort town of Whistler, the colorful train journey southeast into Alberta, and stays in Jasper National Park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, and Calgary.
Highlights and Inclusions
- 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or RedLeaf Service
- 3.5 hour Rocky Mountaineer Whistler Sea to Sky Climb
- 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches (Reverse itinerary features 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 afternoon snack)
- 10 nights hotel accommodation
- Vancouver Lookout
- Lunch and Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Tour
- Jasper Highlights Tour
- Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
- Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
- Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
- Summit Helicopter Flightseeing
- Calgary Tower
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel
- Luggage handling and National Park Pass
Day 1- Calgary
Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the 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. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.
Day 3- Banff
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff's historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.
Day 4- 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 spanning 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 5- Lake Louise
Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise
Day 6- 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. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 7- Jasper
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada's 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 8- Jasper to Quesnel
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia's Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. (B, L)
Day 9-Quesnel to Whistler
Your journey continues south today to the four-season resort of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in the resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events. Overnight in Whistler. (B, L)
Day 10- Whistler to Vancouver
The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. After checking out from your hotel, transfer to the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre for a delicious lunch and a tour of the SLCC. This afternoon return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served onboard. On arrival at the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver. (L)
Day 11- Vancouver
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.
Rail Your Way
Add more flexibility to your rail vacation by choosing when and where to begin and end your vacation. Whether you want to go east to west, west to east, north to south, south to north, start at the beginning, travel the reverse itinerary or begin in the middle, Rail Your Way allows you to tailor make your rail vacation so you can have the experience you want.
Look for the Rail Your Way icon to identify those vacations that offer customized rail connections or joining points. Ask your rail specialist how you can have Rail Your Way!
Add a Cruise
Many of our rail vacations begin and end in popular port cities. Spice up your vacation by adding an ocean or river cruise aboard your preferred cruise line to your itinerary and experience the best of both worlds. Popular cruises include Alaska’s Inside Passage, the Panama Canal, New England and Eastern Canada, and historic river towns along the Mississippi River.
Look for the Add a Cruise icon to identify those vacations that offer pre- or post-cruises. Ask your rail specialist how you can Add a Cruise!
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels include the Georgian Court, Delta Whistler Village Suites, Sawridge Inn, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Brewster’s Mountain Lodge, and International Hotel Calgary. Take in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies in classic style as you embark on a spectacular all-daylight rail adventure in RedLeaf Service. Relax in your cozy, reclining seat beside a large picture window and enjoy service provided by your Rocky Mountaineer Host.
Hotels include the airmont Waterfront Hotel, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Rimrock Resort, and Fairmont Palliser. Travel first-class aboard Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf Service. A custom-designed bi-level dome coach puts travelers right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies as they enjoy gourmet meals prepared by onboard chefs.
GoldLeaf Deluxe Service
Hotels include the Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Banff Springs, and Fairmont Palliser. Spoil yourself by making your Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf rail journey through the Canadian Rockies a deluxe one. Enjoy all of the same luxurious onboard amenities in GoldLeaf Service plus deluxe hotel accommodations.
Dates & Prices
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|5th August 2015||$4130||Please call for availability.|
|12th August 2015||$4130||Please call for availability.|
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RedLeaf: Departs 5th August 2015 from $4130 - Please call for availability 12th August 2015 from $4130 - Please call for availability 19th August 2015 ($4,130), 26th August 2015 ($4,130), 2nd September 2015 ($4,130), 9th September 2015 ($4,130)
GoldLeaf: Departs 5th August 2015 from $6374 - Please call for availability 12th August 2015 from $6374 - Please call for availability 19th August 2015 ($6,374), 26th August 2015 ($6,374), 2nd September 2015 ($6,374), 9th September 2015 ($6,374)
GoldLeaf Deluxe: Departs 5th August 2015 from $7853 - Please call for availability 12th August 2015 from $7853 - Please call for availability 19th August 2015 ($7,853), 26th August 2015 ($7,853), 2nd September 2015 ($7,853), 9th September 2015 ($7,853)
Prices for triples and children are available upon request.
Taxes are not included for the Rocky Mountaineer portion of this vacation. Taxes can be up to 5% on the rail portion only. Please note all accommodations in Kamloops are of moderate standard. All prices are based on a conversion effective 08/04/14 and are subject to change.