Western Canada Rail Adventure

Discover the best of Western Canada on this rail vacation featuring two national parks and two exciting train experiences: a classic overnight rail journey into the Canadian Rockies and a scenic daylight train trip to Vancouver.

Tour Description

Your Pacific Coast and Canadian Rockies adventure begins in the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. Take time to visit the city’s top attractions before boarding VIA Rail’s Canadian for a classic overnight train journey to Jasper National Park. Visit the Columbia Icefield for an Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier. Continue to Canada’s first national park, Banff, where a ride on the Banff Gondola takes you to the top of Sulphur Mountain for amazing views of the Bow Valley. Return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer, a two-day all-daylight excursion highlighted by stunning scenery, including the Fraser Canyon and Thompson River.

Features & Inclusions

  • 1 night onboard VIA Rail’s Canadian
  • Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Vancouver (breakfast and lunch daily)
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout & FlyOver Canada Admission
  • Jasper SkyTram Admission
  • Rockies Discovery & Glacier Adventure – Glacier Skywalk
  • Explore Banff Excursion with Gondola Ride*
  • Banff Lake Cruise*
  • Transfers in Vancouver, Banff, and Kamloops

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Vancouver
Transfer by taxi to your Vancouver hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Included are admissions to the Look Out Tower and FlyOver Canada. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 - VIA Rail to Jasper

Spend the day taking in all this coastal city has to offer. Perhaps explore historic Gastown, the art galleries and market on Granville Island, or take in a short sightseeing cruise along the harbour. Early this afternoon, a private transfer takes you to Vancouver’s vintage rail station, where you’ll board VIA Rail’s Canadian and settle into your private cabin. Overnight onboard VIA Rail. (D)

Day 3 - Jasper
Travel between the Monashee and Cariboo mountain ranges before ending your train journey in Jasper this afternoon. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy this resort town. Overnight in Jasper. (B. L)

Day 4 - Exploring Jasper
View Jasper from a different perspective - from the top of Whistler's Mountain. Your Package includes round-trip transportation to "Jasper's Peak Attraction" and your SkyTram ticket. Spend the rest of the day exploring the town. Once at the upper terminal, you can take part in a complimentary interpretive hike with a Mountain Guide. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 - Jasper to Banff Sightseeing
Journey south through Jasper and Banff National Parks along the remarkable lcefields Parkway. Enjoy a stop at the Columbia lcefield Glacier Discovery Centre for an interpretive Ice Explorer ride onto the Athabasca Glacier (lunch is also included). Then enjoy a trek the Glacier Skywalk before continuing on your way to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 6 - Exploring Banff
Explore Banff today. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola to the peak of Sulphur Mountain for a 360-degree view of the Banff Town and the Bow Valley. Continue to Lake Minnewanka and enjoy an hour-long cruise on Banff's largest lake. Overnight in Banff.

Day 7 - Banff to Kamloops
This morning, transfer to the Banff Train Station and board Rocky Mountaineer's daylight train for an unforgettable two-day journey through the Canadian Rockies. Complimentary breakfast and lunch are included. Complimentary snacks and non­alcoholic beverages are also provided. Upon arrival in Kamloops, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)

Day 8 - Kamloops to Vancouver
Early this morning, transfer to the Kamloops Train Station and re-board the Rocky Mountaineer daylight train for a breathtaking journey to Vancouver. Breakfast and lunch are, once again, included. Upon arrival at the Vancouver train station, transfer via taxi to your selected hotel. Overnight in Vancouver. (B, L)

Day 9 - Vancouver Departure
Check out from your hotel and transfer by taxi to the Vancouver International Airport.

Accommodation Options

Value Accommodations
Hotels include Georgian Court, Chateau Jasper, and Banff International Hotel. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars. 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.

Superior Accommodations
Hotels include Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Sawridge Inn & Conference Center, and Rimrock Resort. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars. 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, and Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. VIA Rail accommodations are Sleeper Plus class in a private cabin. Meals are included aboard the train along with exclusive access to lounges and observation cars. 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.

Dates & Prices

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

*Banff Gondola and Banff Lake Cruise are replaced with the Explore Banff Tour, please speak with a rail specialist for details.
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