Day 1 – Calgary to Banff
Welcome to Calgary, the cowboy hub of Canada. Begin your adventure with a scenic trip through the ranchlands and golden prairies of Alberta into the rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Explore the scenic highlights of Banff with an afternoon tour. Visit the hoodoo rock formations, shaped by hundreds of years of wind, rain, and erosion. Photograph the churning waters of Bow Falls. Soak up the views of Banff National Park from the sky and the water, with a gondola ride to the peak of Sulphur Mountain, followed by a cruise at Lake Minnewanka.
Day 2 – Banff
The day is yours to enjoy the bustling alpine town of Banff. Check out the art galleries and eclectic shops downtown, or take a stroll along the Bow River. At the Whyte Museum, learn about the Swiss Guides and First Nations peoples who inhabited Banff long ago. Bike rentals and canoe rentals are available for those who wish to explore further afield. Spend a relaxing evening in Banff, with many delicious dining options.
Day 3 – Banff to Jasper
Travel the famous Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper by luxury motor coach. This route is home to over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls. At the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, take an Ice Explorer onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier. Tiptoe out on a glass platform suspended high above the Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk. Stand in awe of the power of nature at Athabasca Falls, where the force of the waterfall has created a deep gorge in the rock. Enjoy an evening at leisure in Jasper.
Day 4 – Jasper to Kamloops
Board a Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train for a day of fascinating views. Travel through the untouched wilderness of the Monashee and Caribou mountain ranges. Look way up at the towering peak of Mount Robson. Pass through wide, sweeping river valleys and rolling ranchlands. Enjoy an overnight stay in the city of Kamlooops.
Day 5 – Kamloops to Vancouver
Witness the dynamic landscapes of British Columbia during a second day of sightseeing aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Pass over river canyons, pass by historic gold-rush towns, and follow lush valleys surrounded by farms and orchards. Arrive in the metropolitan city of Vancouver, situated on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy an evening at leisure in this fascinating city.
Day 6 – Vancouver Departure
This memorable vacation concludes with a morning check out from your downtown Vancouver hotel.
Mountain Peaks & Glaciers
is also available from Vancouver
, British Columbia.