Scenic Rockies Circle

Tour through the most scenic destinations of the Canadian Rockies with the eight day trip of a lifetime. Experience guided motor coach touring and luxury rail travel through enchanting wilderness, iconic national park landmarks, and the famous resorts of the Rockies.

Vancouver is a destination like no other, with seaside trails, old growth rainforest, modern architecture, and fresh inventive cuisine. Get acquainted with the many sights of this beautiful city before venturing into the heart of British Columbia to the quiet resort village of Sun Peaks. Tour through high mountain passes and lush pastoral valleys enroute to the Canadian Rockies.

Experience Banff National Park from all angles with a ride to the peak of Sulphur Mountain and a scenic cruise on Lake Minnewanka. Road trip along the rugged wilderness setting of the Icefield Parkway and marvel at emerald coloured lakes, massive glaciers and towering mountain peaks. Take an all-terrain Ice Explorer onto the ancient slopes of the Athabasca Glacier and learn how powerful natural elements shaped this landscape.

Highlight your trip with a two-day luxury trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train from Jasper to Vancouver. Insightful commentary, large picture windows, and delicious meals make this exquisite rail trip truly amazing. Return to Vancouver to conclude this once in a lifetime adventure through Western Canada.
8 Days/7 Nights
from $3,920.00
per person based on double occupancy

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Highlights

  • Spend a tranquil night in the peaceful mountain setting of Sun Peaks
  • Tour through the scenic highlights of Banff National Park, and ascend to the peak of Sulphur Mountain at Banff Gondola
  • Travel through the rugged wilderness of the Icefield Parkway, and visit the award-winning Glacier Skywalk attraction
  • Take the Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train through the Canadian Rockies and interior British Columbia to Vancouver
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
Train Adventures
  • Rocky Mountaineer sightseeing train from Jasper to Vancouver
    • Includes 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches aboard the train
Transfers
  • Transfer service from Jasper hotel to train station
  • Return transfer service from Kamloops train station to hotel
  • Transfer service from Vancouver Rocky Mountaineer station to hotel
Sightseeing
  • Full day sightseeing tour from Vancouver to Sun Peaks
    • Includes lunch
  • Full day sightseeing tour from Sun Peaks to Banff
    • Includes lunch
  • Half day Explore Banff sightseeing tour
  • Rockies Discovery and Glacier Adventure tour from Banff to Jasper
    • Includes lunch
Admissions
  • FlyOver Canada
  • Banff Gondola
  • Banff Lake Cruise
  • Glacier Adventure
  • Glacier Skywalk
Extras
  • Hotel luggage handling
  • National park entry fees
  • Travel documents
  • Souvenir photo at Banff Gondola or Glacier Adventure
  • Personalized travel photo book
Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 – Vancouver Arrival

Arrive in Vancouver and enjoy an evening exploring this metropolitan hub of arts and culture. Visit FlyOver Canada for a scenery-rich introduction to the highlights of Canada. Prepare to be amazed during this breathtaking flight simulation that showcases Canada’s landscapes from coast to coast.

Day 2 – Vancouver to Sun Peaks

Depart the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver and travel east through the urban centres of Surrey, Langley, and Abbotsford. City-scapes transition to pastoral farmland and lush valleys as the highway follows the Fraser River. Continue north towards Hell’s Gate and the spectacular Fraser Canyon. Lunch and a tram ride at Hell’s Gate offer a chance to witness the power of water as it churns and pushes through the narrow Hell’s Gate gorge. Pass through Spence’s Bridge, a small town established during the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1850’s. Travel along the Thompson River through the dramatic desert scenery of British Columbia’s cowboy country. The road climbs steadily up from Kamloops through the Shuswap Highlands into the mountain region of Sun Peaks.

Day 3 – Sun Peaks to Banff

Continue your journey west, passing through grassy rolling hills and ranchlands to Okanagan Lake Country. The landscape transitions into forested hills, orchards, and expansive lakes, winding through a series of scenic valleys. Witness the landscape change from wide open skies to towering rugged peaks as you ascend into the Rocky Mountains. Stop for lunch in the alpine town of Revelstoke before continuing through the untouched wilderness of Roger’s Pass. Stand on the shores of Lake Louise, surrounded by towering mountains, and take a quick stroll around the lake. Continue along the Bow Valley Parkway through the heart of Banff National Park to the resort town of Banff. 

Day 4 - Banff

Enjoy a morning tour of Banff National Park's landmark sights including the Hoodoo rock formations, Bow Falls, Surprise Corner lookout, and Two Jack Lake. Next, take an enchanting ride to the peak of Sulphur Mountain and look out over a sea of mountains stretching as far as the eye can see. Get out on the water at Banff Lake Cruise and travel to the far reaches of Lake Minnewanka and Devil’s Gap. The remainder of your day is free to explore the sights of Banff. Rent a canoe and paddle to Vermillion Lakes, or rent a bike and ride to Sundance Canyon. Downtown Banff is filled with art galleries, unique shops, and boutiques for those who wish to shop.

Day 5 – Banff to Jasper

Depart Banff and travel north on the Icefield Parkway to Columbia Icefield. This parkway travels through the rugged untouched wilderness of Banff and Jasper National Parks. Pass by towering peaks, hanging glaciers, sparkling waterways, and pristine forests during this scenic drive. Arrive at the Columbia Icefield and board an all-terrain Ice Explorer for a unique adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier. Continue to the Glacier Skywalk and tiptoe onto a glass viewing platform suspended high above Sunwapta Valley. Continue toward Jasper with a stop to photograph the thundering beauty of Athabasca Falls.

Days 6 & 7 – Jasper to Vancouver

All aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for a two day rail adventure. Travel through the enchanting Monashee and Cariboo mountain ranges. Look way up at the pinnacle of Mount Robson. After an overnight stay in Kamloops, continue west towards the Pacific Coast and the metropolitan city of Vancouver. Enjoy picturesque views as your train follows the Thompson and Fraser Rivers to Hell's Gate Canyon. Delicious meals and snacks are provided, while uninterrupted views stream by your large picture window. Arrive in Vancouver and spend your evening exploring this vibrant city.

Day 8 – Vancouver Departure

This memorable holiday concludes with a morning checkout from your downtown Vancouver hotel.
prices

Prices

  Value Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
7 May - 24 May $3,920.00 $3,771.00 $3,708.00 $4,571.00 $2,487.00
28 May - 21 June $4,139.00 $3,929.00 $3,837.00 $4,970.00 $2,507.00
25 June - 30 Aug $4,141.00 $3,932.00 $3,839.00 $4,973.00 $2,508.00
3 Sept - 17 Sept $4,141.00 $3,932.00 $3,839.00 $4,973.00 $2,508.00
20 Sept - 27 Sept $4,141.00 $3,932.00 $3,839.00 $4,973.00 $2,508.00
           
 
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
7 May - 24 May $4,016.00 $3,832.00 $3,753.00 $4,772.00 $2,487.00
28 May - 21 June $4,210.00 $3,975.00 $3,869.00 $5,122.00 $2,507.00
25 June - 30 Aug $4,213.00 $3,977.00 $3,871.00 $5,125.00 $2,508.00
3 Sept - 17 Sept $4,205.00 $3,972.00 $3,867.00 $5,108.00 $2,508.00
20 Sept - 27 Sept $4,205.00 $3,972.00 $3,867.00 $5,108.00 $2,508.00
           
 
  Deluxe Accommodations
  Double Triple Quad Single Child
7 May - 24 May $4,556.00 $4,316.00 $4,143.00 $5,801.00 $2,487.00
28 May - 21 June $4,837.00 $4,537.00 $4,219.00 $6,325.00 $2,507.00
25 June - 30 Aug $4,879.00 $4,565.00 $4,341.00 $6,405.00 $2,508.00
3 Sept - 17 Sept $4,863.00 $4,555.00 $4,333.00 $6,373.00 $2,508.00
20 Sept - 27 Sept $4,721.00 $4,460.00 $4,262.00 $6,090.00 $2,508.00
           
 

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 & Suites Sheraton Wall Centre Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks Moderate Hotel Sun Peaks
Banff Banff International Hotel Mount Royal Hotel Fairmont Banff Springs
Jasper Marmot Lodge Chateau Jasper Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Kamloops Moderate Kamloops Hotel Moderate Kamloops Hotel Moderate Kamloops Hotel

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