b'Train experience was so enjoyable! Meals were as fine as any upscale restaurant and the service top notch. You good folks thought of everything from what to see, how much to see and how to see it. The Stampede experience was a dream come true. ~ Karen S, Indianapolis, INDay 1 - Depart Chicago aboardmuseum houses 28 historic railcars - one ofDay 8 - Calgary Stampede the Empire Builderthe largest collections in North America! LunchToday is a free day in Calgary. Work your way Arrive at Chicago Union Station to meet youris at the museum in the 1906 Royal Alexandrathrough the landmarks and hotspots of the city Tour Manager and fellow travelers. Board theHall, which was saved from demolition inor use your included admission tickets to visit Empire Builder, settle into your onboard Winnipeg. This afternoon, we continue norththe Calgary Stampede, the Greatest Outdoor accommodations and prepare for your through Kootenay National Park towards Banff.Show on Earth. Tonight, we meet at Stampede overnight rail journey. Travelers may elect toOvernight Banff, AB. (B, L) Park for a special dinner in the Clubhouse travel from Seattle or points in-between andDay 5 - Banff Sightseeing before the main event, themeet your Tour Manager in Whitefish. Spend the day enjoying the undeniable Chuckwagon Races and Grandstand Show. Overnight train. splendor of downtown Banff and Banff Overnight Calgary, AB. (B, D)Day 2 - En Route to Whitefish, MT National Park at your own pace. A highlight Day 9 - Calgary Stampede No matter where your journey begins aboardis a ride on the Banff Gondola to the summitThe morning is yours to continue yourthe Empire Builder, the scenery along the wayof Sulphur Mountain, where you can exploreexploration of Calgary. This afternoon, we make proves to be picturesque. Upon arrival inthe Banff Interpretive Center or soak in viewsour way to the Stampede Grounds for the Whitefish, transfer to your hotel. Overnightof six mountain ranges from the rooftop deckworld-renowned Stampede Rodeo, featuring Whitefish, MT. and boardwalk. Dinner this evening offers abareback bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, taste of Canada at one of Banffs noteworthysaddle bronc, steer wrestling and tie-down Day 3 - Glacier National Parkrestaurants. Overnight Banff, AB. (B, D) roping. Overnight Calgary, AB. (B)One of the most iconic ways to explore Day 6 - Lake Louise/Columbia Icefield Day 10 - Tour ConclusionGlacier National Park is from vintage RedThe days sightseeing begins with a visit to LakeYour Calgary Stampede adventure concludes Jammer buses. We do just that today. WithLouise, where the surrounding mountain vistasafter breakfast this morning. A groupthe top back and the windows down, we makeare complemented by the turquoise-coloredtransfer to Calgary International Airport willour way along the scenic Going-to-the-Sunwaters of the glacier-fed lake. Next, we travelaccommodate flights departing afterRoad. The remainder of the day is at leisure toalong the Icefields Parkway to the Columbia1:00 p.m. (B)enjoy the parks offerings, which include overIcefield, where we board an Ice Explorer for an 700 miles of hiking trails, lakes for fishing andunforgettable experience atop an expansive boating, and scenic lookouts that show theglacier. Overnight Banff, AB. (B) majesty of nature. Overnight Whitefish, MT. (B)Day 4 - Cranbrook/Kootenay NationalDay 7 - En Route to CalgaryPark/Banff Watch as the dramatic scenery of Alberta We cross the Canadian border en route to Banff.changes from mountains to city as we drive Our first stop is Cranbrook, BC, the largest towntowards Calgary today. En route we stop for in the Kootenay Rockies. Here, we learn abouta visit at Heritage Park, Canadas largest living the history of Cranbrook and the surroundinghistory museum. Immerse yourself inarea and get acquainted with its railway historyyesteryear with interactive displays which by perusing the museums railcar collection. Theshowcase the development of WesternCanada. Overnight Calgary, AB. (B)For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 65'