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.
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