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Rocky Mountain Winter Magic West to East

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Rocky Mountain Winter Magic

8 days / 7 nights

Nov–Dec 2018 & Jan–Apr 2019
Begins Mondays & Thursdays
From Vancouver Eastbound to Calgary

This is one of our ROCKIES BY DAYLIGHT tours. View the Rockies at their best—in daylight from the train. Check out our other Rockies By Daylight tours here.

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

  • The wondrous Canadian Rocky Mountains

Day 1 – Vancouver

Mon / Thu

Today you arrive into beautiful Vancouver City, home of the mildest winters in Canada. Take advantage of the mild temperatures to explore the downtown area filled with a variety of shops and restaurants.

Overnight Vancouver.

Day 2 – Vancouver / VIA Rail

Tue / Fri

Transfer from hotel to Pacific Central Station to begin your rail adventure.  Depart this afternoon aboard VIA Rail’s train the CANADIAN, in Sleeper Plus Class accommodations. Visit the Skyline car and celebrate your journey with fellow passengers while enjoying the Vancouver skyline as you move north into the heart of British Columbia.

Lunch and dinner included aboard VIA Rail. Overnight VIA Rail.

Day 3 — VIA Rail / Jasper

Wed / Sat

Begin your morning with a full hot breakfast served in the dining car. Enjoy a fresh meal prepared by the chef and coordinated to suit your dining needs. Watch for Mount Robson as you make your way from British Columbia into the province of Alberta and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Early morning arrival into Jasper with transfer to hotel.

Breakfast included aboard VIA Rail. Overnight Jasper.

Day 4 — Jasper

Thu / Sun

Your morning begins with a sightseeing tour of Jasper and surrounding areas.  Travel with knowledgeable guides to seek out wildlife, visit points of interest, and learn about the history, geology and ecology of the area.  Free time this afternoon to explore Jasper town site.

Overnight Jasper.

Day 5 — Jasper / Lake Louise

Fri / Mon

Early morning rise for transfer to Lake Louise.  Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, the Victoria Glacier, and frozen emerald lake, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers a night of luxury with fine dining, spa facilities, and enchanting historic structure of days gone by.

Overnight Lake Louise.

Rocky Mountain Winter Magic

Day 6 — Lake Louise / Banff

Sat / Tue

Morning at leisure, then transfer to the world-renowned town of Banff. Surrounded by mountains, this town has much to offer in the way of activities and adventure.   Sightseeing activities can include helicopter tours, Ice Walks, dog sledding, and coach tours. Take time to visit the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. Or enjoy an invigorating visit to the Banff Hot Springs.

Overnight Banff.

Day 7 — Banff

Sun / Wed

This morning head out on a sightseeing tour of Banff. Enjoy hot chocolate and the use of binoculars as you search the landscapes for wildlife, and learn about the history, and geology of the area. Afternoon is free time for shopping and local sightseeing. Dining in Banff is a culinary delight with many options for local cuisine, unusual entrees, and succulent après ski gastronomy.

Overnight Banff.

Day 8 — Banff / Calgary

Mon / Thu

Transfer from hotel in Banff to the Calgary Int’l Airport or downtown Calgary. Choose between morning, afternoon and evening transfer service.


Price Includes

  • 6 nights accommodation in hotel
  • 1 night accommodation aboard VIA Rail in Sleeper Plus Class
  • 3 meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • 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.
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