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Canadian Rockies Grand Getaway

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Travel in style through the Canadian West as you visit the area's highlights via private tours and relax in upscale accommodations.

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2023 Tour code: PR-CRGE-23

About the tour

Kick off this tour on the West Coast of Canada by exploring the beautiful seaside city of Vancouver. Enjoy a stunning cruise through the Gulf Islands as you head to Vancouver Island. There you have free time to explore the beautiful Butchart Gardens and the city of Victoria.

Next, you'll head into the Canadian Rockies. Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax as the landscape unfolds outside your window. Stop in Whistler and Quesnel before you settle into the alpine town of Jasper. Here you will enjoy a boat cruise and explore Maligne Canyon. Visit the Columbia Icefield and have the chance of lifetime to enjoy a unique walk on ancient glaciers before arriving in Lake Louise for your final two nights.

This itinerary is also available from Calgary to Vancouver based on your travel preference.


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What’s included


Day 1 - Vancouver

Arrive in the seaport city of Vancouver, and take your private airport transfer to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 2 - Private City Tour of Vancouver

Today you will have a private tour of Vancouver. Enjoy the highlights of Stanley Park, Chinatown, Historic Gastown, and The Vancouver Lookout, which provides a 360-degree view of the city. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 3 - Victoria and Butchart Gardens

Take a ferry ride to Vancouver Island and enjoy plenty of free time to explore downtown Victoria. You will also have a chance to visit Butchart Gardens, which features exotic floral displays from all over the world. Head back to Vancouver via a 35-minute floatplane ride. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler

After a private transfer from your hotel to the Rocky Mountaineer train station, board the Rocky Mountaineer for Whistler. You will arrive in Whistler mid-day and have time to explore this mountain paradise. Overnight Whistler.

  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer to Quesnel

Return to the Rocky Mountaineer for an all-day train ride to Quesnel, in the heart of the British Columbia interior. This city is home to the world's longest wooden truss bridge-a great place to catch the sunset over the Fraser River. Overnight Quesnel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 - Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper

Enjoy another full day of scenic rail travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer as you head higher into the Rocky Mountains on your way to Jasper. This town is a stunning mix of peaks and valleys, crystal waters and towering trees.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 - Maligne Valley with Boat Cruise

View the gems of this area on a private tour showcasing Jasper National Park's natural wonders. You'll visit the beautiful Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Viewpoint and enjoy the stunning scenery on a Maligne Lake Cruise. There's even time to relax over a picnic lunch. Overnight Jasper.

  • Lunch
Day 8 - Jasper to Lake Louise

Transfer today from Jasper to Lake Louise. Visit the Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. An Ice Explorer Glacier Tour on the Columbia Icefield is the highlight of this day that includes a picnic lunch. Overnight Lake Louise.

  • Lunch
Day 9 - Yoho National Park

Head out to Yoho National Park and visit its stunning sights. Enjoy stops at Kicking Horse Pass, Moraine Lake, Valley of the Ten Peaks, and Takakkaw Falls. Overnight Lake Louise.

Day 10 - Private Transfer to Calgary Airport

Your grand getaway through the Canadian Rockies ends today with your private transfer from your hotel to Calgary Airport for your flight home.

Additional information

Please note

Please note all accommodations in Quesnel are of moderate standard.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper

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Fairmont Château Lake Louise, Lake Louise

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Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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5 stars

Submitted 02 Sep 2019

We had an exceptional Tour of the Canadian Rockies. The tour was planned out by Vacations by Rail. The most exciting was touring on the Canadian Rocky Mountaineer train. We had beautiful views and delicious foods. The train travelled during the day so we could see the mountains but we stayed in a hotel for a comfortable sleep each night. Vacations by Rail coordinated sightseeing during our time in Vancouver and at Lake Louise where we were personally guided by a tour guide each day.

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5 stars

Submitted 03 Jul 2019

Once in a lifetime experience! Scenery, personnel, and cuisine was beyond expectations. Drivers to special places were knowledgeable and enjoyable, especially Darin and Dietre along with Ronnie

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James B,Severna Park, MD

5 stars

Submitted 01 Feb 2018

Everything was perfect in the selection of hotels and tours and each private transfer driver was very professional and informed on the area we were in.

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