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Best of the West Rockies Circle Tour

Best of the West Rockies Circle Tour

7 days / 6 nights
Begins on Thursdays
May to October

Tour Map

Ride on The Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rocky Mountains and into the picturesque mountain resort of Banff. Travel the Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper. Continue your adventure with VIA Rail’s train, The Canadian, from Jasper to Vancouver.

  • Visit Banff & Jasper National Parks
  • Enjoy Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Glacier Experience & Glacier Skywalk
  • Premiere option includes Fairmont’s Banff Springs and Jasper Park Lodge

Day 1 — Vancouver


Arrive into Vancouver today and enjoy private transfer service to hotel. Surrounded by mountains and ocean, enjoy the shops and restaurants as you walk Robson or Granville Street and discover all that Vancouver has to offer. Overnight Vancouver

Day 2 — Vancouver / Rocky Mountaineer / Kamloops


Early morning private transfer will take you to Rocky Mountaineer’s private rail station for boarding. Whether you’re travelling in Gold or Silver Leaf reservations, enjoy the gorgeous views from your seat as you relax and take in the British Columbia landscapes passing by. Gold Leaf travellers enjoy fine dining in the dining room today. Silver Leaf travellers receive delicious hot meals served at your seat. Your Rocky Mountaineer rail attendant is there to provide commentary including historical facts, geological information, and interesting stories abut the places you pass through. Upon arrival into Kamloops, transfer to hotel for a night stay. Breakfast & lunch served aboard Rocky Mountaineer. Overnight Kamloops

Day 3 — Kamloops / Rocky Mountaineer / Banff


Early morning rise to board the train for continued luxury travel aboard Rocky Mountaineer. Your day is filled with delightful meals, great conversation, and the scenic vistas of the approaching Rocky Mountains. Evening arrival into rail station has you transferring privately to your accommodations in the picturesque town Banff, surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Breakfast & lunch served aboard Rocky Mountaineer. Overnight Banff

Day 4 — Banff / Lake Louise


Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Your driver guide will provide commentary including information about the geology and history of this famous UNESCO World Heritage site. Take part in a ride on the Gondola to the top of the mountain today. Afternoon transfer from Banff to Lake Louise. Your hotel in Lake Louise is surrounded by gorgeous views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Nestled amid a wilderness setting, enjoy laid back atmosphere, and comfortable accommodations. Enjoy hot chocolate on the deck or spend time at the indoor pool, jacuzzi and spa. Overnight Lake Louise

Day 5 — Lake Louise / Icefields Parkway / Jasper


Mid-morning departure for sightseeing tour to Jasper. Your tour is highlighted with stops at the Icefields Centre where you can take a Sno-coach ride up onto the glacier. You also visit the Glacier Skywalk for breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. Other stops include Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake & Crowfoot Glacier. Arrival into Jasper early evening with drop off to hotel. Hot buffet lunch included. Overnight Jasper

Day 6 — Jasper / VIA Rail


Spend time this morning exploring Jasper at your leisure. Visit the Yellowhead or Wildlife Museum or simply enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains. Afternoon transfer to rail station for departure aboard VIA Rail’s legendary train the Canadian in Sleeper Plus Class accommodations. Your private cabin provides a large picture window for viewing the passing scenery. Enjoy freshly prepared meals served in the dining car. You can also walk to the Park Car where you will find a lounge, sitting area, and dome seating. Enjoy 360 degree viewing from your dome seat and see the changing landscapes as you transition from glorious mountain peaks to the thick forests and valleys of the province of British Columbia. Dinner served aboard VIA Rail. Overnight aboard VIA Rail

Day 7 — VIA Rail / Vancouver


Your tour concludes today with an early morning arrival into Vancouver. Continue homewards with private transfer service to airport. Breakfast served aboard VIA Rail.

Price Includes

  • 5 nights’ accommodation in hotels.
  • 1 night in VIA Rail’s Sleeper Plus Class accommodation.
  • Transportation and transfers, as described.
  • Select sightseeing, activities, and admissions, as described (Seasonal Availability).
  • 7 meals: 3 breakfasts; 1 buffet lunch; 2 lunches; 1 dinner.
  • Not included — any items not listed such as but not limited to Goods & Service Tax and/or Harmonized Sales Tax; meals (other than listed); baggage handling; gratuities; travel insurance; personal expenses; custom tour add-ons.

2018 Canadian dollar prices — per guest, double occupancy in hotels • Senior = 60 years and better.

2018 Season
May – September
MAY $5469 $5339
JUN – SEP $5899 $5699
MAY $4679 $4549
JUN — SEP $5249 $5069
Pricing for accommodation and rail travel varies considerably throughout the year, please call for further details.
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North Vancouver, BC
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