Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city and the gateway to Jasper National Park.
About the Tour
Edmonton combines the modern sophistication of a major city with small-town friendliness and is known for its incredible shopping, educational attractions, and delicious cuisine. Take your time exploring this exciting city before transferring to Jasper, the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Surround yourself with unspoiled natural beauty before boarding the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer for the two-day all-daylight rail journey southwest to Vancouver. You will be awed along the way by the pampering onboard the train and the jaw-dropping scenery outside the train.
- Rail travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer in SilverLeaf Service or GoldLeaf Service
- Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
- Select Transfers
Day 1 - Arrival in EdmontonEdmonton, the capital of Alberta, is one of Canada's most popular destinations. Upon arrival, transfer on your own to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight Edmonton.
Day 2 - Discover EdmontonToday brings a full day to visit local boutiques and the famous Edmonton Mall, or set off to explore this sophisticated city offering much more than excellent shopping. Edmonton is Canada's festival city, presenting more than 30 throughout the year. Visit one of the city's museums and attractions like Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest “living history” museum; the Royal Alberta Museum; or, the Muttart Conservatory's botanical gardens. This evening, indulge in some of Canada's finest cuisine including, perhaps, some Alberta beef. Overnight Edmonton.
Day 3 - Edmonton to JasperTake the better part of the day to conclude your exploration of Edmonton and perhaps grab a bite to eat before a mid-afternoon transfer by coach from downtown Edmonton to Jasper. Overnight Jasper.
Day 4 - Jasper at LeisureExplore Jasper during your full-day in this picturesque National Park. Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is known for its majestic mountain peaks and floating icefields. Favorite natural attractions include Maligne Canyon and Medicine Lake. Overnight Jasper.
Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer: Jasper to KamloopsTransfer to the rail station this morning and board the Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic all daylight journey from Jasper to Kamloops. Highlights of today's journey southwest through the peaks and river valleys of the Canadian Rockies include the 12,972-foot Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River en route to Kamloops. Overnight Kamloops. (B, L)
Day 6 - Rocky Mountaineer: Kamloops to VancouverYour journey west toward the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver begins early this morning when you transfer to the rail station for your second day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. Pay close attention as the scenery changes from the desert-like setting of Kamloops and Canada's Interior to the lush green river canyons and forest of the Fraser River Valley. A highlight of today's route is the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. An included transfer takes you to your hotel upon arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight Vancouver. (B, L)
Day 7 - VancouverYou have a full day to explore this beautiful coastal city on your own. Dine at the city's many critically-acclaimed restaurants, visit Stanley Park or Granville Island or perhaps take an optional day-trip to Victoria or Whistler. The options are truly limitless. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 8 - DepartureYour exciting rail vacation comes to an end this morning. You may wish to extend your stay in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver or transfer on your own to the airport for your return trip home.
Hotels include the Delta Edmonton Centre Suites, Sawridge Hotel, and Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is in SilverLeaf Service and includes travel in a single-level dome car and hot meals served at your seat.
Hotels include the Fairmont Edmonton, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. 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 on the lower level.
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