Continental Divide from Vancouver

Combine a scenic trip aboard a Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train with luxury motor coach touring through the famous resorts of the Canadian Rockies and into the cowboy metropolis of Calgary. Depart from Vancouver and witness the diverse landscapes of British Columbia as you travel the rails to Kamloops, and on to Lake Louise. Step out into the crisp mountain air of the Canadian Rockies and prepare to be amazed with visits to Moraine Lake, Takakkaw Falls, and Emerald Lake. Hear tales of mountaineers and explorers who settled in Banff long ago, visit the Hoodoo rock formations and learn about the First Nations peoples who once inhabited Banff. Photograph Bow Falls and Lake Minnewanka, and look out over Two Jack Lake from a scenic viewpoint. Ride a gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, and follow the scenic board walk to nearby Sanson Peak. Conclude with a drive through the rolling foothills and prairies of Alberta to Calgary.
6 Days/5 Nights
from $3,239.00
per person based on double occupancy

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Highlights


  • Take the famous Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train from Vancouver to Lake Louise
  • Visit Takakkaw Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in Western Canada
  • Stroll along the shores of Lake Louise
  • Ride a gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for incredible views of the Bow Valley
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation

Train Adventures

  • Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Lake Louise
    • Includes 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches

Sightseeing Excursions

  • Explore Banff half-day sightseeing tour

Activities

  • FlyOver Canada
  • Banff Gondola

Transfers

  • Transfers to and from the Kamloops train station
  • Transfer from the Lake Louise train station to hotel

Extras

  • Itinerary, brochures, maps and vouchers
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel luggage handling
Itinerary

Itinerary


Day 1 – Vancouver Arrival

Welcome to the beautiful city of Vancouver, situated on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia and backed by the spectacular Coast Mountain range. The day is yours to explore the many highlights of downtown. For locally crafted food, art and clothing, visit the Granville Island Market. Stroll through historic Gastown, or take a walk along the seawall. A visit to FlyOver Canada provides a great introduction to Canada’s diverse geography and scenic wonders, from coast to coast.

Day 2 – Vancouver to Kamloops

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train, headed west towards Kamloops. Travel through the Pacific Coast mountains and Fraser Valley. Pass over Hell’s Gate Canyon, where 200 million gallons of water per minute thunder through a 33-metre-wide passage. Continue into the rolling hills and vast lakes of the Okanagan region, with an overnight stay in the city of Kamloops.

Day 3 – Kamloops to Lake Louise

Enjoy a second day aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train bound for Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Gaze out over the ever-changing scenery as wide-open valleys transition to forested hills and finally to rugged mountain peaks. Continue through the untouched wilderness of Roger’s Pass and Kicking Horse Pass. Pass through the Spiral Tunnels, and conclude in the alpine village of Lake Louise. Take in the towering peaks surrounding the emerald-green waters of postcard-perfect Lake Louise.

Day 4 – Lake Louise

Get acquainted with the scenic wonders of Banff & Yoho National Parks during an afternoon tour. Photograph the spectacular beauty of Moraine Lake and Valley of the Ten Peaks. Look way up at Takakkaw Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. Take a stroll along the shores of Emerald Lake. Enjoy an evening at leisure in Lake Louise.

Day 5 – Lake Louise to Banff

Travel along the Bow Valley Corridor, past Mount Temple and Castle Mountain, to the famous resort town of Banff. Spend a day exploring this hub of mountain art and culture. Stroll through the bustling streets of downtown, take a walk along the Bow River trails, or rent a canoe to explore further afield.

Day 6 – Banff to Calgary

Visit Banff’s top sights and historic attractions during a morning tour. Learn the historical significance of the hoodoo rock formations, and photograph Bow Falls. Look out over the scenic waters of Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka. Ride a gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, for a 360 degree view of the surrounding peaks and Banff townsite far below. Depart Banff and travel through rolling foothills and cowboy ranching country to the city of Calgary. This memorable tour concludes upon arrival at the Calgary International Airport.


Continental Divide is also available from Calgary, Alberta.

prices

Prices

  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
02 May - 23 May $3,239 $3,250 $4,045 $2,110
26 May - 23 Jun $3,444 $3,386 $4,455 $2,110
30 Jun - 25 Aug $3,482 $3,412 $4,528 $2,110
01 Sep - 29 Sep $3,442 $3,386 $4,448 $2,110
10 Oct - 13 Oct $3,089 $3,097 $3,743 $2,110
 
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
02 May - 23 May $3,269 $3,268 $4,109 $2,110
26 May - 23 Jun $3,463 $3,398 $4,498 $2,110
30 Jun - 25 Aug $3,501 $3,424 $4,570 $2,110
01 Sep - 29 Sep $3,457 $3,394 $4,482 $2,110
10 Oct - 13 Oct $3,135 $3,127 $3,839 $2,110
 
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
02 May - 23 May $3,775 $3,530 $5,107 $2,110
26 May - 23 Jun $4,010 $3,698 $5,578 $2,110
30 Jun - 25 Aug $4,059 $3,731 $5,673 $2,110
01 Sep - 29 Sep $4,006 $3,696 $5,568 $2,110
10 Oct - 13 Oct $3,516 $3,359 $4,588 $2,110
 

Pricing available in US dollars


All prices are quoted per person in CAD funds. Rates are for 2016 and do not include taxes. A deposit of $200 per person is due at the time of booking (unless otherwise specified). Final payment is due at 65 days prior to tour departure. Tours booked within 65 days require full payment before reservations can be confirmed. Infants (less than 2 years old) travelling with an adult (and not occupying a seat) travel free of charge on most services. Reduced pricing is available for children 2 – 11 years old, please contact one of our vacation planners at 1-877-791-5500.  Additional pricing information: prices include all taxes and applicable rebates. Prices include administration, planning, and operational expenses. Prices are subject to change without notice, and subject to international exchange rate fluctuations. 


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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel Sheraton Wall Centre Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Kamloops Moderate Hotel Kamloops Moderate Hotel Kamloops Moderate Hotel Kamloops
Lake Louise Deer Lodge Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs

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