Essential Canadian Rockies from Vancouver

This adventure travels by luxury sightseeing motor coach and daylight train between Western Canada's two major cities: Vancouver and Calgary

The metorpolitan city of Vancouver, offers up views of the Pacific Ocean and Coastal Mountains, and an eclectic art and cultural scene. Board the Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train headed east, with an overnight in Kamloops. This two-day rail journey offers informative commentary and unbeatable views from your comfortable seat. All meals are included on the train.

Arriving in Jasper, prepare to be amazed by spectacular scenery and glimpses of wildlife. Continue on to Jasper National Park and the famous Icefields Parkway, with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Venture out onto the Athabasca glacier in an all-terrain Ice Explorer. Next up is the Glacier Skywalk interpretive centre, featuring fascinating views from a glass walkway perched high above a natural mountain ecosystem.

Continue to Banff, and explore this unique alpine townsite, home of Canada's first National Park. Conclude with a scenic drive through rolling foothills and golden prairies to Calgary.
5 Days/4 Nights
from $2,766.00
per person based on double occupancy

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Highlights

  • Exquisite service and dramatic landscapes onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train
  • Travel one of the most picturesque routes in the Rockies from Jasper to Banff
  • Ride an all-terrain Ice Explorer and step out on an ancient glacier
  • Stand on a glass platform suspended 918 feet above the Sunwapta Valley
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation

Train Adventures

  • Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Jasper       
    • Includes 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches

Sightseeing Excursions

  • Rockies Discovery Tour from Jasper to Banff
    • Includes lunch

Activities

  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk

Transfers

  • Taxi transfer from Vancouver hotel to Rocky Mountaineer station
  • Shuttle transfer from Jasper Rocky Mountaineer station to hotel
  • Motor coach transfer from Banff to Calgary

Extras

  • Travel documents
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel luggage handling
Itinerary

Itinerary

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, Alberta.
prices

Prices

  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
2 May - 26 May $2,766 $2,678 $3,152 $2,109
30 May - 23 Jun $2,881 $2,755 $3,383 $2,109
27 Jun - 29 Aug $2,884 $2,757 $3,386 $2,109
1 Sep - 15 Sep $2,884 $2,757 $3,386 $2,109
19 Sep - 29 Sep $2,884 $2,757 $3,386 $2,109
3 Oct $2,729 $2,654 $3,076 $2,109
 
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
2 May - 26 May $2,800 $2,699 $3,225 $2,109
30 May - 23 Jun $2,908 $2,771 $3,441 $2,109
27 Jun - 29 Aug $2,911 $2,774 $3,444 $2,109
1 Sep - 15 Sep $2,907 $2,771 $3,435 $2,109
19 Sep - 29 Sep $2,907 $2,771 $3,435 $2,109
3 Oct $2,780 $2,686 $3,181 $2,109
 
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
2 May - 26 May $3,134 $3,012 $3,861 $2,109
30 May - 23 Jun $3,300 $3,133 $4,194 $2,109
27 Jun - 29 Aug $3,334 $3,157 $4,259 $2,109
1 Sep - 15 Sep $3,326 $3,151 $4,243 $2,109
19 Sep - 29 Sep $3,184 $3,057 $3,959 $2,109
3 Oct $3,052 $2,958 $3,695 $2,109
 

Pricing available in US dollars


Monday & Thursday departures

All prices quoted are per person and shown in CAD funds. Rates are for 2016 and do not include taxes. All prices include administration, planning, and operational expenses. All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to international exchange rate fluctuations. Infants (less than 2 years old) travelling with an adult and not occupying a seat may travel free of charge. For children 2-11 years old, we provide reduced rates – please contact one of our vacation planners at 1-877-791-5500 for more information. A deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking (unless otherwise stated at the time of booking). Final payment is due 45 days prior to tour departure. Tours booked within 45 days of departure require full payment before reservations can be confirmed. 


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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

Location Value Moderate Deluxe
Vancouver Century Plaza Hotel Sheraton Wall Centre Farimont Hotel Vancouver
Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service SilverLeaf Service SilverLeaf Service
Kamloops accommodaton is 3 star and advised by Rocky Mountaineer
Jasper Marmot Lodge Chateau Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Banff Mount Royal Hotel Banff International Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs

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