Exploring Western Canada

This Rocky Mountain getaway takes you through the gems of the area, from the highest peaks to the largest icefields.

Tour Description

This is one of the most popular tours vacationers choose when planning their Rocky Mountain getaways. All of the must-see attractions of the Canadian Rockies are included in this week-long itinerary. Your rail journey begins aboard the Rocky Mountaineer as you travel toward Kamloops and along rushing waters and vast canyons. Ride past the highest peak of the Rockies and into the gorgeous Jasper National Park. Enjoy a guided tour before time to explore the area on your own. Next you'll travel the Icefields Parkway and take a glacier ride before you reach Lake Louise. Your trip continues with a visit to Yoho National Park and its famous Spiral Tunnels. Wrap up this excursion with a day to enjoy Calgary.

This itinerary is also available from Calgary to Vancouver based on your travel preference.

Features & Inclusions

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • 2 days of scenic rail travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 7 meals
  • Jasper National Park sightseeing
  • Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway
  • Columbia Icefields excursion, including a ride on the Ice Explorer 
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Yoho National Park excursion, including the Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake

Itinerary

Day 1 - Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight Vancouver.

Day 2 - Vancouver To Kamloops
This morning take an included transfer to the Rocky Mountaineer station and board the train for your full-day rail journey into the Canadian Rockies. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Frasier Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Overnight Kamloops. (B, L)

Day 3 - Kamloops To Jasper
Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 meters (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Overnight Jasper. (B, L)

Day 4 - Jasper
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada's largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight Jasper. (L)

Day 5 - Jasper To Lake Louise
Travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Afterward, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Lake Louise. Overnight Lake Louise. (L)

Day 6 - Lake Louise To Banff
A tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Banff. Overnight Banff. (L)

Day 7 - Banff To Calgary
Today you depart Banff for Calgary. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight Calgary.

Day 8 - Calgary
Your vacation ends with checkout from your Calgary hotel.

Accommodation Options

Superior Accommodations
Hotels include Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Sawridge Hotel Jasper, Post Hotel, Rimrock Resort Banff, and Westin Calgary (or similar). Travel aboard the  Rocky Mountaineer  is in SilverLeaf service and includes travel in a single-level dome car featuring panoramic views and hot meal service at your seat.

Deluxe Accommodations
Hotels include Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Banff Springs, and Fairmont Palliser (or similar). Travel aboard the  Rocky Mountaineer  is in GoldLeaf service and includes travel in a bi-level dome car featuring panoramic views on the upper level and an elegant private dining room. 

Passport & Visa Requirements
It is your responsibility to check and fulfill the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Dates & Prices

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Prices are land-only, per person. Prices are correct at the time of this web page going live; however are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
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