Lakes & Mountains from Vancouver

Join us on the ultimate trip through Canada's West. Depart the coastal city of Vancouver, and journey into the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains surrounded by towering peaks, hundreds of glaciers, and sparkling emerald lakes.

Explore majestic mountains, canyons, and rivers between Vancouver and Jasper aboard the pampered comfort of VIA Rail's 'Canadian' train. Visit the landmark sights of Jasper National Park, and hear stories of brave explorers and mountaineers who settled in the area long ago. Gaze down through narrow gorges, photograph the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, and hear the story behind a mysterious disappearing lake. Journey the amazing Icefields Parkway and venture onto a 300 year-old glacier, and explore the award-winning Glacier Skywalk attraction.

When you reach Banff National Park, stand on the postcard perfect shores of Lake Louise, and delight in the rugged natural beauty of the mountains. Immerse yourself in mountain culture with a tour of the Banff townsite. Spot some wildlife from the Banff Lake Cruise, and soar to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola. Capture memories from the 360-degree observation deck, surrounded by snow-covered peaks, endless valleys, and views of the Bow River far below. From the coast to mountains, this incredible week-long trip offers up the best of Western Canada.
8 Days/7 Nights
from $2,167.00
per person based on double occupancy

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Highlights

  • Witness the dramatic landscapes of interior British Columbia aboard a VIA Rail train
  • Travel the spectacular Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff
  • Ride an all-terrain Ice Explorer onto the ancient Athabasca Glacier
  • Stand on a glass platform suspended 918 feet above Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 1 night onboard VIA Rail

Train Adventures

  • VIA Rail from Vancouver to Jasper
    • Includes 1 breakfast and 1 lunch

Sightseeing Excursions

  • Explore Jasper Tour
  • Rockies Discovery Tour from Jasper to Lake Louise
    • Includes lunch
  • Lake Louise and Yoho National Park Tour
  • Explore Banff Tour

Activities

  • FlyOver Canada
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Lake Cruise

Transfers

  • Taxi transfer from Vancouver hotel to train station
  • Shuttle transfer from Jasper VIA Rail station to hotel
  • Motor coach transfer from Banff to Calgary Airport

Extras

  • Columbia Icefield or Banff Gondola photograph
  • Travel documents
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel luggage handling
Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Vancouver Arrival

Arrive in the city of Vancouver and immerse yourself in West Coast culture. Explore the city's highlights including Stanley Park, English Bay, historic Gastown, and Granville Island Market. A flight simulation at FlyOver Canada introduces the remarkable landscapes of Canada from coast to coast.

DAY 2 - Vancouver to Jasper

Enjoy a leisurely day in Vancouver, with plenty of time to shop, stroll, and relax. In the early evening, climb aboard VIA Rail's 'Canadian' train bound for Jasper. Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque scenery of British Columbia as lush river valleys transition to dry rolling hills, to forested mountains. Drift off in a sleeping car beneath a cozy down duvet.

DAY 3 – Jasper Arrival

Following a delicious breakfast and lunch served aboard the train, arrive in the alpine town of Jasper. Spend the remainder of your day exploring this eclectic mountain resort, with plenty of accessible walking, hiking and biking trails to keep you entertained. Check out the quirky shops and cafes of downtown Jasper, and meet the local mountaineers and explorers who call Jasper home.

DAY 4 - Jasper

Enjoy a morning tour of Jasper National Park. Look down into Maligne Canyon with its narrow gorge and limestone walls created by 10,000 years of water flow.  Visit a place of mystery and First Nations legend as you continue to Medicine Lake. Look out over the vast waters of Maligne Lake, and enjoy sweeping views of the Athabasca River Valley. Enjoy wildlife sightings as you return to Jasper for an afternoon at leisure.

DAY 5 – Jasper to Lake Louise

Board a luxury motor coach for a scenic tour along the Icefield Parkway. This fascinating route is home to over one hundred visible glaciers, turquoise lakes and rushing waterfalls. At the Columbia Icefields, ride an all-terrain Ice Explorer onto the icy slopes of Athabasca Glacier. After a stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk, continue to world-famous Lake Louise. Stand on the shores of this emerald green lake, backed by mighty Mount Victoria and the Victoria Glacier.

DAY 6 – Lake Louise to Banff

Enjoy a morning at leisure in the beautiful wilderness setting of Lake Louise. An afternoon tour showcases the landmark sights of Lake Louise and Yoho National Park. Visit Moraine Lake and learn about the fascinating engineering feat of the Spiral Tunnels. Ascend Kicking Horse Pass and descend into the scenic Yoho Valley. Look way up at Takakkaw Falls, and visit the peaceful setting of Emerald Lake. Arrive in Banff and spend your evening exploring the shops and galleries of the bustling town centre.

DAY 7 – Banff

Tour through the top sights of Banff National Park with a guided sightseeing excursion. Visit Bow Falls, and look up at the Banff Springs Hotel, known as Castle of the Rockies. Learn about the Hoodoo rock formations shaped by centuries of wind and rain. Ascend to the summit of Sulphur Mountain at the Banff Gondola. Take a boardwalk that traverses from Sulphur to Sanson Peak for epic views and photo opportunities. Enjoy an interpretive cruise to the far end of Lake Minnewanka and look out through the Devils Gap into Alberta's golden prairies.

DAY 8 – Banff to Calgary

Board a shuttle service from Banff to the Calgary Airport to conclude this memorable holiday.
 

Lakes & Mountains is also available from Calgary, Alberta.
prices

Prices

  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
1 May - 24 May $2,167 $2,017 $2,802 $960
26 May - 23 Jun $2,459 $2,225 $3,350 $980
26 Jun - 30 Aug $2,757 $2,522 $3,647 $1,203
1 Sep - 15 Sep $2,757 $2,522 $3,647 $1,203
18 Sep - 29 Sep  $2,757 $2,522 $3,647 $1,203
2 Oct - 9 Oct $2,493 $2,346 $3,120 $1,203
 
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
1 May - 24 May $2,293 $2,209 $3,056 $960
26 May – 23 Jun $2,615 $2,436 $3,661 $980
26 Jun – 30 Aug $2,930 $2,746 $3,994 $1,203
1 Sep - 15 Sep $2,906 $2,730 $3,945 $1,203
18 Sep - 29 Sep $2,906 $2,730 $3,945 $1,203
2 Oct - 9 Oct $2,545 $2,463 $3,224 $1,203
 
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
1 May - 24 May $3,276 $3,066 $4,738 $1,223
26 May – 23 Jun $3,726 $3,400 $5,600 $1,143
26 Jun – 30 Aug $4,177 $3,824 $6,132 $1,419
1 Sep - 15 Sep $4,139 $3,798 $6,056 $1,419
18 Sep - 29 Sep $3,856 $3,609 $5,489 $1,419
2 Oct - 9 Oct $3,413 $3,293 $4,603 $1,419
 

Pricing available in US dollars

2 May - 9 Oct: Monday, Thursday & Saturday 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 Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Onboard VIA Rail  Upper and lower berth Upper and lower berth Private cabin
Jasper Marmot Lodge Chateau Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Lake Louise  Deer Lodge Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Banff Mount Royal Hotel  Banff International Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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