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Rocky Mountain Winter Magic East to West

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Rocky Mountain Winter Magic

8 days / 7 nights

Nov-Dec 2018 & Jan-Apr 2019
Begins Sundays & Thursdays
From Calgary Westbound to Vancouver

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Enjoy passage aboard VIA Rail’s legendary train, The Canadian, in Sleeper Plus Class.

  • The wondrous Canadian Rocky Mountains

Day 1 — Calgary / Banff

Sun / Thu

Transfer from Calgary Int’l Airport or downtown Calgary to the beautiful mountain town of Banff. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Banff is the doorway to winter fun and variety of activities to enjoy the great outdoors. From dog sledding to cross country skiing, area tours, and hot springs, Banff provides endless adventures for both the young and young at heart.

Overnight Banff.

Day 2 — Banff

Mon / Fri

Begin your day with an area tour of Banff & its Wildlife. Visit Banff’s landmarks and view wildlife in their natural habitats. Free time this afternoon allows for a visit to the Sulphur Mountain Gondola, or Banff Hot Springs. Enjoy a wide selection of dining choices throughout the town ranging from Western style locally sourced meals to pub dining, cafes or fine dining.

Overnight Banff.

Day 3 — Banff / Lake Louise

Tue / Sat

Afternoon transfer service from Banff to Lake Louise today with time this afternoon to relax and view the surrounding mountains. Enjoy the indoor pool, spa, or lounge area.

Overnight Lake Louise.

Day 4 — Lake Louise / Jasper

Wed / Sun

Mid-afternoon transfer service takes you north on the Icefields Parkway. Travel through some of the most majestic mountains vistas in Canada. Watch for wildlife as you continue your winter adventure north to the town of Jasper. Early evening arrival to your hotel.

Overnight Jasper.

Day 5 — Jasper

Thu / Mon

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Jasper town site and surrounding areas. Led by knowledgeable tour guides who are well versed in the history, geology and ecology, your adventure takes you to visit the Athabasca Valley as well as some of the parks most beautiful scenery.  It may be possible to add in a Canyon Ice Walk for you this evening. Ask about the options!

Overnight Jasper.

Day 6 — Jasper / VIA Rail

Fri / Tue

Morning is at leisure today with time for last minute shopping, exploring, and photography.  Late afternoon transfer from hotel to rail station to begin your overnight stay aboard VIA Rail’s train, The CANADIAN, in Sleeper Plus Class.  Enjoy comfortable accommodations, private or semi-private, access to the Skyline and Park car.  Whether you’re relaxing in your accommodations or sitting in the dome area, enjoy gorgeous views of the passing winter scenery, snow laden pine trees, ice covered lakes, and dramatic skylines.

Overnight VIA Rail.

Please note that there is no dinner service aboard VIA Rail this evening and guests are advised to dine prior to boarding.


Day 7 — VIA Rail / Vancouver

Sat / Wed

Morning sees you traveling through the forests of British Columbia, passing through the fields of wine country, and over bridges to bring you into the heart of downtown Vancouver.  Arrive early evening into Canada’s gorgeous Vancouver City, home to the mildest winters in Canada.  Transfer service to hotel included.

Breakfast and lunch aboard VIA Rail. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 8 – Vancouver

Sun / Thu

Late morning check-out from your hotel has you transferring to the airport for flight home today.


Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation in hotel
  • 1 night accommodation aboard VIA Rail in Sleeper Plus Class
  • 2 meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch
  • Transportation and transfers as described
  • Select sightseeing, activities, and admissions as described (Seasonal Availability)
  • 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.

2018/2019 Season
Nov–Dec & Jan–Apr
Sleeper Plus Class
NOV-DEC $2099 $1999
JAN–MAR $2389 $2259
APR $2549 $2399
Pricing for accommodation and rail travel varies considerably throughout the year, please call for further details.
Rocky Mountain Winter Magic
John Steel Rail Tours

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

Toll free reservations 1-800-988-5778

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