Journey Through the Clouds Discovery Drive
Flower-dotted meadows, weeping waterfalls, and wildlife-packed mountains await discovery on this jaunt through two national parks, where casual drives morph uncannily into nature documentaries.
• 2 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
• 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
• 7 nights hotel accommodation
• 5 days full-size car rental, including one-way drop charge and unlimited kilometres+
• Vancouver Lookout and Calgary Tower Admission
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver and Kamloops
• Luggage handling
GoldLeaf Service: From $5,027* per person, twin share
(Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service from $1,580* per person twin share)
Includes your choice of up to 4 FREE Perks:
- 2 x additional hotel nights at the beginning or end of the qualifying package in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise.
- 1 x airport transfer* from the hotel to airport or airport to hotel, in Vancouver or Calgary
- 1 x set-menu dinner at a hotel in the destination of choice, excluding rail days
13 – 27 April 20 (On selected Mondays & Thursdays)
Other dates available between 28 Apr – 8 Oct 20, surcharges may apply.
31 Aug 19,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1 Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2: Vancouver - 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. (B, L)
Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 3: Kamloops - Jasper
Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. (B, L)
Overnight in Jasper.
Day 4: Jasper National Park
Enjoy a day touring at your leisure in Jasper National Park with your rental car. Among the area’s highlights are Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, Maligne Canyon, Miette Hot Springs, Maligne Lake and Whistlers Mountain.
Overnight in Jasper.
Day 5: Jasper - Lake Louise
Travel south to Lake Louise via the spectacular Icefields Parkway. Allow time to visit highlights along the way, including Athabasca Falls, Bow Summit, Peyto Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. With sightseeing stops, we recommend allowing at least eight hours for today’s drive.
Overnight in Lake Louise.
Day 6: Lake Louise to Banff
Today, drive the scenic one-hour journey from Lake Louise to Banff. Along the way, watch for deer and elk crossing the specially constructed wildlife bridges over the highway. Alternatively, take a more leisurely drive along the Bow Valley Parkway for views of Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon (requires a short walk). The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the shops, restaurants, pristine scenery and plentiful wildlife of magnificent Banff National Park.
Overnight in Banff.
Day 7: Banff - Calgary
Travel through Kananaskis Country and the western ranching regions of Alberta at your own pace before arriving in Calgary.
Overnight in Calgary.
Day 8: Calgary
Drop off your rental car in downtown Calgary or at Calgary International Airport, where your vacation ends.
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 10 Jul but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. Not all free perks may be available on all departure dates, block out dates apply. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance is required by 10 January 2020. An amendment fee of AU$50 per booking will be charged for changes after the booking has been confirmed. Promotion must be requested at the time of booking and cannot be deferred to a later trip. +Driver must be 25 years of age, or older, possess a valid driver's licence and hold a major bank's credit card. If the driver's licence is not in English, an International Driving Permit is strongly recommended. This is required for translation purposes to confirm the validity of the driver's licence for the safety of renters and for the car rental company. A credit card deposit will be required at time of car rental pick-up to cover costs not included in the Rocky Mountaineer package. These costs are the responsibility of the renter and are payable when the vehicle is returned. A car rental day is based on a 24-hour period. Rates do not include hotel parking charges, Loss / Damage Waiver (LDW), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), meals, attractions, passage by ferry, port taxes, child seats, drop-off charges if the vehicle is not dropped off at the location specified in the itinerary, any applicable charges for additional drivers, upgrades to a higher car class, additional rental days, any other optional charge or service charges and GST. Pick-up or drop-off at an airport may be subject to an additional charge by the car rental company. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Viva Holidays, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.