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Rocky Mountain Magic East to West

Also see: Winter Version
Rocky Mountain Magic

7 days / 6 nights
Departs May to October 2018
From Calgary Westbound to Vancouver

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Enjoy passage aboard VIA Rail’s legendary train, The Canadian, and the magnificent Canadian Rockies.

  • Banff & Yoho National Park & Jasper National Park
  • Banff Sulphur Gondola, Columbia Icefields, Glacier Skywalk, Glacier Adventure
  • Premiere option features Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise & Jasper Park Lodge

Day 1 — Calgary / Banff

Sunday / Tuesday / Thursday

Begin your adventure with transfer service from Calgary Int’l Airport or downtown Calgary to the vibrant town of Banff, located in Southern Alberta. Your gateway to the Canadian Rockies. Overnight Banff.

Day 2 — Banff National Park

Monday / Wednesday / Friday

Explore Banff with a morning sightseeing tour of Banff National Park. Visit Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Surprise Corner, Hoodoos, Two Jack Viewpoint and Lake Minnewanka. All while hearing the history and geology of the Canadian Rockies formation. Top off your tour with a visit to Sulphur Mountain Gondola for a 360 degree view of Banff. Afternoon at leisure or take time to visit Banff Hot Springs on your own. Overnight Banff.

Day 3 — Banff / Lake Louise

Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday

Leisure time this morning allows for a personal exploration of Banff on your own to enjoy the shopping and sights. Early afternoon transfer to Lake Louise provides time to explore the natural beauty of this pristine wilderness, surrounded by gorgeous views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Guests wishing to stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise may enquire about options to upgrade. Overnight Lake Louise.

Day 4 — Lake Louise / Icefields Parkway / Jasper

Wednesday / Friday / Sunday

Mid-morning departure on your Rockies Discovery Tour for a visit to the Icefields Parkway Icefields Centre where you will partake in the Glacier Adventure. A specially designed vehicle will take you up onto the Athabasca Glacier. Continue en-route to Jasper with stops at Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, Peyto lake, & Athabasca Falls. Enjoy the Glacier Skywalk, providing an impressive view of the Canadian Rockies on the newly constructed horse-shoe shaped walkout over the cliffs. Arrival into Jasper early evening. Overnight Jasper. Buffet lunch included.

Day 5 — Jasper

Thursday / Saturday / Monday

Begin your morning with a sightseeing tour of Jasper. Your half day tour includes a visit to Athabasca Viewpoint, Medicine Lake, and Maligne Canyon. Summertime visitors can also enjoy a boat cruise on Maligne Lake. Late afternoon at leisure to explore the Jasper townsite Overnight Jasper.

Day 6 — Jasper / VIA Rail

Friday / Sunday / Tuesday

Morning at leisure to enjoy hotel amenities and spend time relaxing poolside. Or take a walk around the area where you can do a little shopping or visit the Jasper museum. Mid-afternoon transfer to VIA Rail station to begin your overnight journey aboard VIA Rail’s train the Canadian in Sleeper Plus Class. Choose from private cabin, or semi-private section in Sleeper Plus Class, and enjoy access to the dining car, Skyline car, and Park car with dome seating. Relax and enjoy friendly conversation with fellow travellers in the lounge, or sitting area. Continue viewing the gorgeous Canadian Rockies today as you journey into the night Overnight VIA Rail — Dinner in dining car included.

Day 7 — VIA Rail / Vancouver

Saturday / Monday / Wednesday

Breakfast is served in the dining car this morning as the train makes its way into Vancouver. Transfer service within Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Int’l Airport is provided to bring you to your next destination. Full breakfast included.

Need more time in Vancouver? Our John Steel Tour Consultants are happy to work with you to provide the perfect tour. Customize your stay to ensure the very best experience.

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).
  • 2 meals: 1 full breakfast; 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 – October
Sleeper Plus Class
MAY $2559 $2429
JUN – OCT $3699 $3599
Pricing for accommodation and rail travel varies considerably throughout the year, please call for further details.
John Steel Rail Tours

222–901 West 3rd Street
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7P 3P9 • BC Licence #2042-5

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