First Passage to the West
Journey through the Clouds
Rainforest to Gold Rush
2 Day Rail Trips
Discover one of the most beautiful ferry journeys in the world!
Combine the fabled Inside Passage with the majestic Canadian Rockies and the Rocky Mountaineer.
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- 2 days onboard the spectacular Rocky Mountaineer® in your choice of RedLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service.
- 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
- 11 nights hotel accommodation
- Exclusive Attractions Pass
- Vancouver to Victoria Tour, including BC Ferries and Butchart Gardens
- Motorcoach tour Victoria to Port Hardy
- Inside Passage Ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert
- VIA Rail Totem Deluxe Class from Prince Rupert to Jasper
- Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Banff
- Rail station transfers in Prince Rupert, Prince George, Jasper, Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver
- Ferry terminal transfers in Vancouver, Victoria, Port Hardy and Prince Rupert
- Luggage handling in Vancouver, Victoria, and the Rockies
- National Park Pass
Day 1 Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2 Vancouver to Victoria
Today a full-day tour takes you to Victoria. Among the highlights are a BC Ferries trip through the picturesque Gulf Islands, a visit to world-renowned Butchart Gardens, a scenic ocean drive and a visit to Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Overnight in Victoria.
Day 3 Victoria to Port Hardy
Your journey today takes you by motorcoach to the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the town of Port Hardy. En route you will pass through Chemainus, a community famous for its outdoor art mural displays, Courtenay and Campbell River. A stop will be made midway in Coombs for lunch (not included), with an evening arrival in Port Hardy. Overnight in Port Hardy.
Day 4 Port Hardy to Prince Rupert
Departing Port Hardy, travel through the awe-inspiring Inside Passage aboard BC Ferries. On this 15-hour journey you will view calm inlets, evergreen covered islands and nearby majestic coastal mountains. Overnight in Prince Rupert.
Day 5 Free Day in Prince Rupert
Spend a free day exploring Prince Rupert. Some activities that are available are whale watching, bear viewing and touring the historic cannery. Overnight in Prince Rupert.
Day 6 Prince Rupert to Prince George
Travel aboard VIA Rail’s Skeena train across northern British Columbia to Prince George. En route you will pass through small communities rich in native history and culture and view spectacular lakes and forests. Overnight in Prince George. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Prince George to Jasper
Continue east on VIA Rail, passing the Canadian Rockies' highest peak, Mount Robson, before arriving in Jasper. Breakfast and lunch are served onboard. Overnight in Jasper.
Day 8 Jasper to Banff
Travel to Banff 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 Banff this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.
Day 9 Summit Helicopter Tour
Today enjoy a five-hour tour to explore the many places of interest in Banff by motorcoach, including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Free time for lunch in Banff will be provided before continuing on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s journey, a 15-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Canadian Rockies. Treasure the unique vantage point offered by flight, high amongst the majestic mountainous peaks. Your tour ends on return to Banff early this evening. Overnight in Banff.
Day 10 Banff to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s 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, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)
Day 11 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 River 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. (B, L)
Day 12 Vancouver
Your vacation ends with check-out from your Vancouver hotel.