DAY 1 – Arriving in Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver, a modern city set on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Explore the landmark sights of this spectacular location including the historic architecture of Gastown, and the 1,000 acre urban rainforest at Stanley Park. Browse through artisan food and crafts at Granville Island Market, and take stroll along the seawall for sweeping views of the harbour and Coast Mountain Range.
DAYS 2 & 3 – 'Rocky Mountaineer' to Kamloops and Jasper
All aboard the 'Rocky Mountaineer' for a two day rail adventure. Enjoy picturesque views as the Rocky Mountaineer travels through the Pacific Coastal Mountains and Hell's Gate Canyon to Kamloops. After an overnight stay in Kamloops, continue west toward Jasper National Park. Travel through the spectacular Monashee and Cariboo mountain ranges. Look way up at the towering pinnacle of Mount Robson. Delicious meals and snacks are served onboard, with uninterrupted views staeadily streaming by your large picture window. Upon arrival in Jasper, enjoy an evening at leisure in this eclectic mountain town.
DAY 4 – Jasper to Banff
Today, travel the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff, known as Canada’s most scenic mountain roadway. This route is home to over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls. At the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre, ride an all-terrain Ice Explorer onto the icy slopes of the Athabasca Glacier. After a stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk, continue along the Bow Valley Corridor to the resort town of Banff.
DAY 5 – Banff to Calgary
The morning is yours to explore this beautiful mountain town. An afternoon departure from Banff travels through the foothills and ranching country of Alberta to the Calgary Airport.
Essential Canadian Rockies
is also available from Calgary