Grand Rail Circle

This epic circuit links the sighh-triggering sights of the Canadian Rockies with two nights to explore Vancouver plus Whistler – Canada’s present resort town.

Price Includes

5 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 afternoon meal
12 nights hotel accommodation
Vancouver Lookout
Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
Yoho Park Tour, Banff to Lake Louise
Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper
Jasper Highlights Tour
Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff, Jasper, Quesnel and Whistler
Luggage handling
• National Park Pass

SilverLeaf Service: From $8,475* per person, twin share
GoldLeaf Service: From $11,538* per person, twin share
(Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service from $3063* per person twin share)

Bonus

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
Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Travel Dates

26 Apr – 17 May 20 (On selected Sunday)

Other dates available between 18 May – 27 Sep 20, surcharges may apply.

Offer Ends

31 Aug 19,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Destinations
Product itinerary

Itinerary

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 - 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. (B, L)
Overnight in Banff. 

Day 4: Banff
This morning, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos.
Overnight in Banff.

Day 5: Banff
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs.
Overnight in Banff.

Day 6: Banff - Lake Louise
A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.
Overnight in Lake Louise.
Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Day 7: Lake Louise

Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.
Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 8: Lake Louise - 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. (L)
Overnight in Jasper. 

Day 9: Jasper
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. (L)
Overnight in Jasper. 

Day 10: Jasper - Quesnel
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. (B, L)
Overnight in Quesnel. 

Day 11: Quesnel - Whistler
Your journey continues south today to the four-season resort of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley. Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in the resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events. (B, L)
Overnight in Whistler. 

Day 12: Whistler - Vancouver
The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. This afternoon return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon meal is served canapé style. On arrival at the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your hotel in downtown Vancouver. (A)
Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 13: Vancouver
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
A = Afternoon Meal

Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*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. This offer is applicable to selected 2020 Rocky Mountaineer packages between April and October on select dates. 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. 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.