Scenic Rail Routes through the Rocky Mountains on Rocky Mountaineer
Apr 15, 2020 · By Vacations By Rail
2021 Tour code: GR-TCJA-21
About the tour
Take in all of Canada's grandeur aboard the storied rails of two iconic trains: the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail's Canadian. This 2-week voyage begins in Vancouver and includes stops in Kamloops, Banff, Jasper and Toronto. Each destination brings interesting excursions and comfortable hotel accommodations to enhance the journey. In Vancouver, a guided tour highlights the most interesting hotspots throughout the city, including Chinatown and Gastown. The Rocky Mountaineer takes us from Vancouver to Kamloops, the gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Continuing to Banff, points of interest throughout the National Park and the townsite are presented on our guided tour. By motorcoach, we drive down Icefields Parkway to Jasper - but not before stopping at the Columbia Icefield to marvel at the spectacular Athabasca Glacier. Enjoy time at leisure in Jasper to soak in the stunning natural surroundings and to explore as you please. It is in Jasper where we board VIA Rail's Canadian bound for Toronto. The beauty of Canada is on display while you spend three days traveling across Canada's interior on the train. In Toronto, enjoy a day trip to one of the great wonders of the world, Niagara Falls - the perfect conclusion to a perfect journey.
Meet your group and Tour Manager at the Blu Horizon Hotel in Vancouver. Vancouver is vibrant and welcoming city, combining its breathtaking setting with beautiful architecture and a perfectly-pitched way of life. It is among Canada's largest cities, and its port is the largest on North America's west coast. The first European settlers came here in 1858, as a result of a local gold rush, and in 1884 the city became the terminus for the transcontinental Canadian railroad, leading to a booming population that continues to this day, no doubt aided by its stunning scenery and lively atmosphere. The city lies between the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline and the majestic Coastal Mountains. Overnight Vancouver.
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