Set off on two of Canada's premier rail lines - VIA Rail's Canadian and the Rocky Mountaineer - to explore the resort towns and picturesque scenery of Western Canada.
About the Tour
Comfortable train travel combines with beautiful alpine scenery to make for an unforgettable 7-day adventure. Begin your tour in Vancouver, where you board VIA Rail's Canadian for an overnight ride through the soaring peaks of the Canadian Rockies to Jasper. Spend the night in town, then a luxury motorcoach awaits in the morning to transfer the group to Banff. Amazing sights lie ahead, as the coach makes stops in the Columbia Icefield and Lake Louise before arriving in Banff. In the morning, board the second train of your journey - the Rocky Mountaineer - for two days of daylight-only travel, first to Kamloops and then Vancouver. This Canadian adventure comes to a close after your overnight in Vancouver.
- One night aboard VIA Rail's Canadian in Sleeper Plus, including access to dome viewing cars
- 2 days of scenic rail travel aboard Rocky Mountaineer
- 5 nights hotel accommodations
- All meals while onboard trains
- Columbia Icefield excursion including a ride on the Ice Explorer
- Glacier Skywalk
Day 1 - VancouverArrive in the coastal city of Vancouver today and independently transfer to your hotel. Located in the heart of the city, your accommodations are central to many of Vancouver's attractions, shops, and restaurants. Take the rest of the day to explore the city on your own. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 2 - VIA Rail's Canadian from Vancouver to JasperToday you will depart from Vancouver on VIA Rail's Canadian in Sleeper Plus class, bound for Jasper. Settle into your onboard accommodations and prepare for your trip to the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight Train.
Day 3 - Arriving in JasperArrive in the alpine town of Jasper this afternoon, where you will have the remainder of the day to relax and explore. Overnight Jasper.
Day 4 - Jasper to Banff SightseeingThe spectacular Icefields Parkway awaits! Board your motorcoach and journey along one of Canada's most scenic routes, including a stop at the Columbia Icefield Interpretive Centre, where you will board an all-terrain Ice Explorer and venture onto the living Athabasca Glacier. Continue your journey with a brief stop at Lake Louise, on to the bustling resort town of Banff. Overnight Banff.
Days 5 and 6 - Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops and VancouverAll aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for a two day rail adventure. Experience the spectacular Kicking Horse Pass and the Spiral Tunnels as you wind your way through the mountains of the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Kamloops around dinner time, where you disembark and spend the night. En route to Vancouver the following day, the Rocky Mountaineer winds along the Thompson and Fraser Rivers to Hell's Gate Canyon. Breakfast and lunch are served onboard each day. Upon arrival in the west coast city of Vancouver you will be transferred to your downtown hotel. Overnight Kamloops and Vancouver.
Day 7 - Departing VancouverA morning check-out from your hotel completes your Explorer's Circle vacation.
Hotels include Sawridge Hotel Jasper, Rimrock Resort Banff, and Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre (or similar). VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars. Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is in SilverLeaf service and includes travel in a single-level dome car featuring panoramic views and hot meal service at your seat.
Hotels include Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Banff Springs, and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (or similar). VIA Rail accommodations are in Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars. Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is in GoldLeaf service and includes travel in a bi-level dome car featuring panoramic views on the upper level and an elegant private dining room to take breakfast and lunch.
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Child prices are available upon request. Single pricing reflects Cabin for 1 on VIA rail. For upgrade options, ask your rail specialist for details.