Day 1 Calgary
Your Rockies Rail Experience begins in Calgary. Here you will check into the centrally located Fairmont Palliser Hotel for a one-night
stay. Tonight we enjoy a Welcome Dinner, giving you the opportunity to meet your travelling companions who will share this thrilling
Day 2 Calgary - Banff - Lake Louise
This morning you board the train and depart from the Canadian Pacific Railway Pavilion. Heading through the suburbs of Calgary, you travel
towards Banff, where you stop at lunchtime. A wealth of outstanding natural beauty assaults our senses as you travel through quiet meadows,
thundering waterfalls, towering peaks and misty canyons. The next destination is the stunning emerald waters of Lake Louise overlooked
by the 11,250 foot Mount Victoria. From here the splintering of glaciers can often be heard as huge ice chunks crash into the lake
below. You spend two nights in this fabulous area at the Relais & Chateau Post Hotel & Spa (or similar) in the town of Lake Louise.
Day 3 Lake Louise - Icefields Parkway
Today experience the inspirational views of the Icefields Parkway. Waterfalls, emerald lakes, alpine meadows and snow-capped peaks
are just some of the natural wonders you will see. At the boundary of the Banff and Jasper National Parks lies the Columbia Icefield,
covering an awesome 325sq kilometres, and contains one of the largest accumulations of snow and ice outside the Arctic Circle. From here
you get an excellent view of its eight glaciers including Athabasca, Dome and Stutfield. Brewsterís Ice Age Adventure lets you experience
the exhilaration of stepping out onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier before you return to Lake Louise in the late afternoon.
(Dinner at your own arrangements this evening).
Day 4 Lake Louise - Revelstoke - The Rockies
As you leave Lake Louise behind, you begin the steepest section of your climb through the indomitable Rockies. On reaching the
Continental Divide, you pass from Alberta into British Columbia. Your stunning descent takes you past Lake Wapata into two spiral tunnels
down to the magnificent Kicking Horse Pass. You then continue over Rogers Pass in the Glacier National Park before arriving in the
delightful town of Revelstoke, where you visit the excellent Railway Museum, and stay overnight.
Day 5 Revelstoke - Kamploops - The Lakes
An early morning run takes you down to Kamloops. Here you pass Craigellachie, where the last spike was driven to complete the
Trans-Continental rail link in 1885. You then join the Spirit of Kamloops heritage train for a short scenic journey before returning to
Kamloops for an overnight stay.
Day 6 Kamloops - Vancouver - The Canyons
Your early morning start sees you departing for Vancouver, some 250 miles away where a kaleidoscope of landscapes competes for your
attention. The journey follows the turbulent waters of Thompson River and Lower Fraser River Canyons for most of the day before finally
skirting the Burrard Inlet, formed during the last Ice Age. After arriving at Vancouverís Waterfront Station, you transfer to the
five-star Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (or similar) for a one-night stay and your Farewell Dinner. (Note: operational constraints may
dictate that the train terminates in Coquitlam in Vancouverís suburbs)
Day 7 Vancouver
The tour ends after taking breakfast in the hotel. If there is time before your flight, you can explore this vibrant cosmopolitan city.
Soak up the atmosphere by taking a stroll along the Stanley Park Seawall, visit Vancouver Art Gallery or simply enjoy the relaxed
ambience of this stunning city.