Independent VIA Rail Tours
Winter Rail Tours
Lakes, Mountains & the Rockies - 7 Days/6 Nights
The best of the Canadian Rockies! Explore mountains, canyons and rivers between Vancouver and Jasper onboard the pampered comfort of VIA Rail's Canadian. Ride a gondola to the top of an alpine mountain. Walk on a 300 year-old glacier. Visit numerous emerald green lakes and waterfalls. The scenery is spectacular - and it's waiting for you!
- 5 nights hotel accommodation
- 1 night onboard VIA Rail's Canadian in Sleeper Plus class
- 1 Breakfast
- 1 Lunch
- Discover Jasper Tour
- Icefield Parkway & Glacier Experience from Jasper to Lake Louise
- Lake Louise and Yoho Valley Tour
- Banff Lake Cruise
- Discover Banff Tour
- Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure
- Banff Gondola Ride
- VIA Rail from Vancouver to Jasper
- Gratuities on included meals
- Icefield Photograph
- Discount coupon for the Jasper Museum
Day 1 & 2 - VIA Rail's Canadian from Vancouver to Jasper
Your vacation begins with an evening departure from Vancouver on VIA Rail's Sleeper Plus service, bound for Jasper. (Transfer to the train station is on your own). On Day 2, arrive in Jasper to begin a two night stay. The evening is yours to explore the sights and shops of this stunning alpine resort town. Overnight Jasper.
Day 3 - Exploring Jasper
Experience Jasper National Park through the travels of the early explorers and view the unspoiled grandeur! This morning excursion will begin along the mighty Athabasca Canadian Heritage River, learning about David Thompson and the valley ecosystem. Travel above Maligne Canyon, with its narrow gorge and limestone walls created by 10,000 years of water flow. Visit a place of mystery and Indian legend en-route to Medicine Lake, where sometimes it actually disappears! On the adventure to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies and one of the most photographed sites in the world, you are sure to see a variety of mountain wildlife. Overnight Jasper.
Day 4 - Jasper to Lake Louise Sightseeing
Journey the amazing Icefields Parkway bound for Lake Louise. Enroute you'll stop at the Columbia Icefield and enjoy an Ice Explorer ride (included, seasonal*) on the Athabasca Glacier. Overnight Lake Louise.
Day 5 - Visiting the Yoho Valley
Enjoy a free morning in Lake Louise. This afternoon, you will join an excursion to thed Yoho Valley (seasonal). Your tour begins with a visit to Moraine Lake. Cross the Great Divide to experience Yoho National Park, the Spiral Tunnels, and Takakkaw Falls. Your excursion ends in Banff, where you will enjoy a two-night stay. Overnight Banff.
Day 6 - Discovering Banff
A morning excursion of Banff townsite will provide you with many opportunities to view the scenic and historic highlights of the area, including a ride on the Banff Gondola for spectacular views from a one kilometer boardwalk or 360 degree observation deck. Later, enjoy an interpretive boat cruise of Lake Minnewanka. Learn about the natural history and native legends that make this lake a landmark. Nestled in the heart of Banff National Park, Lake Minnewanka offers some of the most interesting and spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Canadian Rockies. Return to the heart of town and spend the remainder of the day taking advantage of the assortment of outdoor activities Banff offers. Overnight Banff.
Day 7 - Departing Calgary
Your vacation comes to an end today. A transfer to the Calgary Airport is included for flights scheduled after 1:00 pm.
This vacation is available in reverse, departing from Calgary.
Hotels include Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver, Sawridge Hotel Jasper, Chateau Lake Louise, and Rimrock Resort Banff. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Touring Class semi-private berth. Meals are included onboard the train along with exclusive access to the Park car with its lounges and 360-degree panoramic views.
Hotels include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Touring Class in a private cabin. Meals are included onboard the train along with exclusive access to the Park car with its lounges and 360-degree panoramic views.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be of similar quality and amenities.
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your Lakes, Mountains& the Rockies vacation.
*When day tours or attractions are not operational in the off-season, the price will be adjusted or there will an alternative excursion/attraction made available.
Please note superior accommodations include a semi-private berth in Sleeper Plus aboard the train.
Private transfers are available at an additional cost if flights do not fit with the schedule listed.
Senior single traveler and child prices are available upon request. Prices are correct at the time this web page is published; however, are subject to change.
Additional nights are available in Calgary and/or Vancouver.