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Overview

It’s all rail, all the time, with this ultimate journey through the dramatic scenery of Canada’s West, on three of Rocky Mountaineer’s routes including the Whistler Sea to Sky Climb. This holiday also includes two nights in Jasper and a Jasper Highlights Tour.

Details

Day 1

Fly to Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2

Vancouver Sightseeing
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore.
Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains.
Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure,
discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First
Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included),
the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains.
Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 3

Vancouver to Whistler
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to
the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round
outdoor activities. Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown
Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey
through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the
trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains,
Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon.
On arrival at the Whistler train station, you will be transferred to your hotel.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Whistler. B.

Day 4

Whistler to Quesnel
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of
Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied
scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley,
through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and
vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of
Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser
Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway
bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows
the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel.
Overnight in Quesnel. B, L.

Day 5

Quesnel to Jasper
Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies
and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the
Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through
the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including
a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are
surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the
Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at
3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.
Overnight in Jasper. B, L.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

Jasper to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies
to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey
west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the
Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo
Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the
climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson
River as you approach Kamloops.
Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

Day 8

Kamloops to Vancouver
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city
of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in
scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding
river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and
the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes
and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s
Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this
evening.
Overnight in Vancouver. B, L.

Day 9

Vancouver Departure
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Day 10

Arrive back home.

What's Included

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled airlines
  • 4 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf o • r RedLeaf Service
  • 3 hour Rocky Mountaineer Whistler Dome or Whistler Classic Service
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Rail station transfers in Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Kamloops and Vancouver
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

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.

TODAY 19ºC
WED 17ºC
THU 17ºC
FRI 17ºC
SAT 14ºC
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)
7ºC
10ºC
12ºC
16ºC
19ºC
22ºC
25ºC
25ºC
23ºC
16ºC
10ºC
7ºC
9
5
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3
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2
3
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10
8

Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
7ºC
9
Feb
10ºC
5
Mar
12ºC
6
Apr
16ºC
5
May
19ºC
4
Jun
22ºC
3
Jul
25ºC
2
Aug
25ºC
2
Sep
23ºC
3
Oct
16ºC
6
Nov
10ºC
10
Dec
7ºC
8

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