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Canadian Rockies At Leisure By Rail (Eastbound)

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Overview

Enjoy the best of Canada’s splendid Rocky Mountains on this leisurely tour, heading eastwards from coastal Vancouver to Calgary. After time to explore this beautiful city you’ll join a trip on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer through the Fraser Canyon to Kamloops for a stay and then on to Jasper. You will continue on to stuninng Lake Louise to stay at the Fairmont Chateau, a grand luxurious hotel which is reflected in this shimmering blue waters of the lake. Next you’ll travel to Banff to explore the national park and then head to the skies for a helicopter ride above the Rockies before you finish the journey in Calgary. Spend two nights in each resort, giving you plenty of time to make the most of this incredibly beautiful region.

Details

Day 1

Transatlantic flight to Vancouver.
Arrive in Vancouver and transfer independently to your hotel. Spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver at Cascadia Hotel and Suites.

Day 2

Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into Kamloops.
Overnight in Kamloops.
Breakfast, Lunch included.

Day 3

Kamloops to Jasper
Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends on arrival in the resort town of Jasper this evening.
Overnight in Jasper at Marmot Lodge.
Breakfast, Lunch included.

Day 4

Jasper Highlights Tour
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada’s largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a short 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 in Jasper at Marmot Lodge.

Day 5

Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. 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 to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon.
Overnight in Lake Louise at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 6

Free Day in Lake Louise
Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.
Overnight in Lake Louise at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Day 7

Lake Louise to Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day 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. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.
Overnight in Banff at Banff Ptarmigan Inn.

Day 8

Free Day in Banff
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs.
Overnight in Banff at Ptarmigan Inn.

Day 9

Banff to Calgary with Summit Helicopter Tour
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Overnight in Calgary.
Overnight in Calgary at International Hotel and Suites.

Day 10

Calgary Departure
Your holiday ends with check-out from your Calgary hotel.

What's Included

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled airlines
  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation in hotels listed or similar
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Jasper Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
  • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Calgary Tower

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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