Spotlight On: Banff National Park
Jan 16, 2020 · By Vacations By Rail
Nowhere, however, quite equals the jagged peaks, bright blue waters, and evergreen forests of Canada’s oldest national park: Banff.Read more
2022 Tour code: PR-RPOR-22
About the tour
From Vancouver to the Canadian Rockies, Western Canada is a treasure trove of inspiring scenes and wonderful opportunities. Discover them for yourself on this 10-day independent itinerary that begins with a scenic road trip from Vancouver to Banff - with a 2-day stop in the Okanagan Valley - and wraps up with a ride aboard VIA Rail's Canadian. Your rental car comes equipped with unlimited miles, so exploration is encouraged as you travel by car between destinations. The first leg of your road trip takes you to Kelowna in the picturesque Okanagan Valley. Enjoy a day of wine tastings at the local vineyards before continuing by car into the Canadian Rockies to Banff. Explore independently in your free time and with the help of a guide on a tour through the park. When it comes time to travel to Jasper, the route takes you along the Icefields Parkway and includes an excursion to the Columbia Icefields and the mighty Athabasca Glacier. A guided tour introduces you to the best of Jasper before you return to Vancouver aboard Canada's premier overnight train, VIA Rail's Canadian. Savor the wines of the valley, marvel at the peaks of the Rockies and make memories to last a lifetime as you explore Canada's scenic West.
Arrive in Vancouver today, and make your way independently to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this lovely coastal destination. Maybe shop the market at Granville Island or visit Stanley Park to walk along the scenic seawall. Gastown is an incredibly trendy neighborhood where you can enjoy art, music and cuisine. Of course, you could always spend the evening relaxing at your hotel in preparation for the great adventures to come. Overnight Vancouver.
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