Journey through the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies on two of the most popular Rocky Mountaineer rail routes and unleash your inner explorer on an exciting Icefields Parkway adventure.
About the Tour
Embark on an epic circle trip through the Canadian Rockies, traveling along two scenic rail routes aboard the all-daylight Rocky Mountaineer. Beginning and ending in the coastal city of Vancouver, Gateway to the Rockies, your vacation features sightseeing in Banff and Jasper National Parks including Bow Lake and Athabasca Falls. Connect these two acclaimed destinations with a breathtaking drive along the Icefields Parkway and a stop at the massive Columbia Icefields.
- 4 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
- 6 nights hotel accommodation
- 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches
- Vancouver Lookout
- Icefields Parkway tour, including Ice Explorer, Banff to Jasper
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, and Jasper
- Luggage handling and National Park Pass
Day 1- VancouverArrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2- Vancouver To KamloopsTravel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)
Day 3- Kamloops To BanffYour journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Banff. (B, L)
Day 4- Banff To JasperEnjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Center. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper. (L)
Day 5- Jasper To KamloopsTravel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)
Day 6- Kamloops To VancouverYour 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 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. Overnight in Vancouver. (B, L)
Day 7- VancouverYour vacation ends with checkout from your Vancouver hotel.
Service & Hotel
Hotels include the Hampton Inn, Banff Caribou Lodge, and Marmot Lodge. Take in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies through the panoramic windows of your custom-designed single-level dome coach.
GoldLeaf Service & Hotel
Hotels include the Pan Pacific Vancouver, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Travel first-class aboard Rocky Mountaineer’s GoldLeaf Service. A custom-designed bi-level dome coach puts travelers right in the middle of the awe-inspiring scenery of the Canadian Rockies as they enjoy gourmet meals prepared by onboard chefs.
GoldLeaf Service & Hotel Upgrade
Hotels include Deluxe Harbour Room at the Pan Pacific Vancouver and Deluxe Rooms at the Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Spoil yourself by making your Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf rail journey through the Canadian Rockies a deluxe one. Enjoy all of the same luxurious onboard amenities in GoldLeaf Service plus deluxe hotel accommodations.
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