10 Day Rockies Rail Adventure
This rail programme shows you the best of Alberta and British Columbia – from the untamed wilderness of the famous Banff and Jasper National Parks to the winding valley roads through the Rocky Mountains. Discover the hidden gems of these protected parks on sightseeing tours, replete with vistas of cascading waterfalls, turquoise coloured lakes and snow-covered peaks. Board VIA Rail’s The Canadian and make your way through the interior of British Columbia to the seaside modern metropolis of Vancouver. Ascend the Sea-to-Sky Highway to the world famous resort village of Whistler, offering everything from fine dining to unique First Nations experiences. An incredible sightseeing flight by floatplane brings you to Victoria, home of the expansive Butchart Gardens. There is no need to settle for less when you can see so much of what the Canadian Rockies has to offer on this comprehensive western vacation!
- 10 Day Rockies Rail Adventure including:
- 1 night at Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown ★★★★ or similar
- 2 nights at Brewster’s Mountain Lodge, Banff ★★★ or similar
- 1 night at Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre, Jasper ★★★★ or similar
- 1 night onboard VIA Rail The Canadian in an upper or lower berth
- 2 nights at Georgian Court Hotel, Vancouver ★★★★ or similar
- 2 nights at Aava Whistler Hotel ★★★ or similar
- 1 night at Inn At Laurel Point, Victoria ★★★★ or similar
- 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner onboard VIA Rail
- 3 hour sightseeing tour of Banff
- Full day sightseeing transfer from Banff to Jasper including stop at Columbia Icefields
and Ice Explorer ride
- Transfer from Jasper hotel to train station
- Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour of Vancouver
- Sightseeing floatplane flight from Whistler to Victoria
- BC Ferry passage from Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island to Vancouver
- Transfers between Calgary and Banff
- Transfers between Jasper hotel and train station
- Transfers between Whistler hotel and Green Lake Floatplane terminal
- Transfers between Victoria Downtown to to ferry terminal
- Provincial Taxes and Federal GST
UPGRADE TO Cabin accommodation on VIA Rail The Canadian from $649* per person
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CALGARY
Arrive at Calgary’s International airport and transfer independently to your centrally located hotel. Pick up your information kit at the front desk as you check in. The remainder of the day is at leisure to create your own urban adventure in this dynamic city and form your first impressions of Western Canada. Overnight in Calgary.
DAY 2: CALGARY TO BANFF
This morning is your transfer to Banff bringing you through the ranching country west of Calgary. Arrive in Banff and check in at your hotel. The remainder of the day is free for exploring the town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.
DAY 3: BANFF
This morning, discover the resort town of Banff and its natural surroundings on a comprehensive sightseeing tour. You’ll take the Tunnel Mountain Drive to see the town of Banff. Take a walk along Lake Minnewanka, before the tour continues to Sulphur Mountain. Here you can take the Banff Gondola ride to the top of the mountain (Gondola ride is not included). The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Banff.
DAY 4: BANFF TO JASPER
Leave Banff and travel north along the famous Icefields Parkway into the untamed wilderness of Jasper National Park. Every turn unveils spectacular vistas of indomitable peaks, outstretched valleys, cascading waterfalls and colourful meadows. At the Columbia Icefield, take the opportunity to tour onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier on board the Ice Explorer (ride included). Overnight in Jasper.
DAY 5: JASPER TO VANCOUVER ABOARD VIA RAIL’S THE CANADIAN
Today you board VIA Rail’s The Canadian heading west to Vancouver. You will have some of the most spectacular views of the Rockies, interior British Columbia and the Coastal Mountains. You will pass by rugged mountain peaks, arid ranchland and rolling, windswept hills. Overnight aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian. Lunch and dinner included.
DAY 6: VANCOUVER
After you arrive in Vancouver this morning, transfer independently to your hotel. Today you will enjoy a Hop-on Hop-off trolley tour of Vancouver to familiarise yourself with this oceanside city. The tour highlights include historic Gastown, nearby Chinatown, Stanley Park, English Bay and more. After the tour, the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this fascinating city. Overnight in Vancouver. Breakfast included.
DAY 7: VANCOUVER
Today is at leisure in Vancouver. Take some time and peruse the shops and restaurants of Robson Street, or perhaps visit Chinatown for a taste of Asian culture. A short trip to Stanley Park provides walkers with the ideal location to enjoy a casual stroll through the kilometres of pathways, while the aquarium always delights visitors with the antics of the friendly beluga whales. Overnight in Vancouver.
DAY 8: VANCOUVER TO WHISTLER
Today you are picked up from downtown Vancouver and depart to Whistler. Arrive in Whistler before noon with time to explore this amazing resort, as well as an included visit to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for an interactive look on the First Nation people that inhabited the area for thousands of years. Overnight in Vancouver.
DAY 9: WHISTLER
The day is free to independently explore the sights, sounds and attractions of this former host of the Winter Olympics. Perhaps arrange a canoe trip around one of the local lakes, or indulge yourself in a sumptuous culinary tour that samples some of the world-class restaurants featuring menus with delicacies both local and exotic. Overnight in Whistler.
DAY 10: WHISTLER TO VICTORIA
After your transfer from your hotel to Whistler’s Green Lake float plane dock, you take to the skies for a breathtaking one-hour flight with Harbour Air to downtown Victoria. Fly high above Whistler Valley, passing glacial lakes, lush alpine meadows, the Strait of Georgia and the beautiful Gulf Islands. From the docks in the Inner Harbour, transfer independently to your Victoria hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Victoria.
DAY 11: VICTORIA TO VANCOUVER / END OF TOUR
Take the morning to explore vibrant Victoria and its picturesque Inner Harbour. Afterwards, board BC Ferries for a daytime sailing to Vancouver through scenic Active Pass. Upon arrival in Vancouver, your package comes to an end.
28 May 22. Add on an extra $274* per person for travel 4 Jun - 5 Jul, 18 Jul - 6 Sep 22 or and extra $503* per person for travel 9-16 Jul 22+.
31 Aug 22,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
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