Arrive in Calgary and spend the day at your leisure.
Day 2 - Calgary to Lake Louise
Depart Calgary today and transfer to Lake Louise. Local
activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply
relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake
Day 3 - Lake Louise to Jasper
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via
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 Centre. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight
Day 4 - Jasper to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian
Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior.
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 as you approach
Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 5 - Kamloops to Vancouver
Your 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. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver
this evening. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 6 - Vancouver
Take full advantage of a free day at leisure in Vancouver, and
check out Vancouver's must-see attractions like the Vancouver
Aquarium (admission not included), Stanley Park, or Granville
Island. Explore the city's museums, art galleries, gardens, and
varied neighborhoods, or take a day trip to discover the nearby
resort town of Whistler. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 7 - Vancouver to Victoria
Today a full day tour takes you to Victoria. Among the
highlights are a BC Ferries trip through the picturesque Gulf
Islands, a visit to the world-renowned Butchart Gardens, a scenic
ocean drive, and a visit to Victoria's Inner Harbour. Overnight in
Day 8 - Victoria
Spend the day exploring Victoria at your leisure. Recommended
activities (not included) are whale watching, touring the Royal BC
Museum or the BC Parliament Buildings, or enjoying a traditional
tea at The Fairmont Empress. In the afternoon, depart for Vancouver
by motorcoach and ferry. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 9 - Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel 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. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels
along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in
Day 10 - Kamloops to Banff
Your 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, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of
course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies.
Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.
Overnight in Banff.
Day 11 - Banff to Calgary
After checking out from your Banff hotel, transfer by motorcoach
to downtown Calgary (or Calgary International Airport), where your