This tour combines the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with first class train service through British Columbia aboard The Rocky Mountaineer.
- Features optional Gold or Silver Leaf Class service aboard Rocky Mountaineer
- Sightseeing tours included within Banff & Jasper National Parks
- Visit scenic Whistler BC
- Premiere Upgrade includes Fairmont Banff Spring, Jasper Park Lodge & Chateau Whistler
Day 1 — Calgary
Arrive into Calgary today and transfer to your hotel accommodations. Calgary is one of the fastest growing cities in North America and has diversity of agriculture, manufacturing, education, tourism and high technology industries. It is also home to the Calgary Science Centre, Calgary Tower, the Calgary Zoo & Glenbow Museum. Overnight Calgary
Day 2 — Calgary / Banff
Transfer to Banff today heading west into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Welcome to the beautiful city of Banff. Surrounded by the mountains, you will soon see why so many travellers make Banff a “must see” part of their itinerary. The town of Banff is named after Banffshire, Scotland, the birthplace of two major financiers of the Canadian Pacific Railway — Lord Strathcona and George Stephen. The name became so well known that in 1930, when the park was expanded to its present size of 6641 square km (2564 square miles), the name was changed to Banff National Park. The park welcomes approximately 4.5 million visitors per year. Overnight Banff
Day 3 — Banff
Morning pickup for an exploration of Banff & Banff National Park. Stops include Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos, and Two Jack Viewpoint. Your tour is completed with a ride on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola for a 360 degree view of Banff. Overnight Banff
Day 4 — Banff / Icefields Parkway / Jasper
Today you explore the Icefields Parkway, connecting Banff to the quaint town of Jasper. Stops include Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway where you can enjoy a ride in a Sno-coach up onto the Athabasca Glacier. Other stops include the Glacier Skywalk, providing a fantastic view of the valley with glass floored walkway. You’ll also visit Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, and the Athabasca Falls. Hot buffet lunch at Icefields Parkway. Overnight Jasper
Day 5 — Jasper / Rocky Mountaineer / Quesnel
Early morning transfer to rail station for departure aboard Rocky Mountaineer. Guests can choose between Gold or Silver Leaf reservations, both providing outstanding views of the passing scenery and including meal services. Gold Leaf travellers can enjoy fine dining in the dining car, and Silver Leaf guests enjoy hot meals served at their seat. Pass through mountainous regions, open fields, through valleys and over bridges. Your Rocky Mountaineer rail attendant will provide commentary to further enrich your experience. Early evening arrival into Quesnel with transfer service to your hotel this evening. Breakfast & lunch served aboard Rocky Mountaineer. Overnight Quesnel
Day 6 — Quesnel / Rocky Mountaineer / Whistler
Morning departure aboard Rocky Mountaineer for continued journey to renowned Whistler BC. Your adventure takes you south through the varied landscapes of the Cariboo region and then into the forested lush hills of Southern BC. Upon arrival into Whistler transfer to your hotel and enjoy a leisurely evening in one of the most popular towns in Canada. Whistler is well known for it’s assortment of excellent restaurants and shopping stores. Breakfast & lunch served aboard Rocky Mountaineer. Overnight Whistler
Day 7 — Whistler / Rocky Mountaineer / Vancouver
Morning provides free time to explore Whistler. Walk the cobblestone streets and enjoy the visual beauty of the surrounding mountain peaks. Or take a ride on the gondola to the top of the mountain. Whistler is a lovely mountain town and a magnet for travellers from the world over. Mid-afternoon transfer to the rail station to continue your journey to the vibrant city of Vancouver. Your rail service includes transfer to your hotel this evening. Snacks provided en-route to Vancouver. Overnight Vancouver
Day 8 — Vancouver
Check-out at noon today and continue with private transfer to airport today.
Interested in having more time in Vancouver? Our professional Tour Consultants are happy to assist you to make your travel complete.
- 8 nights’ accommodation in hotels.
- Transportation and transfers, as described.
- Select sightseeing, activities, and admissions, as described (Seasonal Availability).
- 5 meals: 2 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 1 buffet lunch.
- 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.