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Canadian Rockies by Rail

Reference WW38123
8 nights from
£1699 pp
Overview

This is the perfect itinerary to allow you to experience the beautiful iconic locations of Canada’s West and an unforgettable rail journey through the Canadian Rockies onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train.  You will discover majestic landscapes, towering peaks and sparkling turquoise lakes.

Departures available on selected dates April – October 2019 – call for details!

What's Included

Return flights from the UK
2-nights Hotel stay in Banff
2-nights Hotel stay in Jasper
2-day rail journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer Train in SilverLeaf Service from Jasper to Vancouver. Includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches & overnight hotel in Kamloops.
3-nights hotel stay in Vancouver

Got your own ideas for your holiday? Get in touch and one of our Canada Specialists will be delighted to help you tailor-make your unique trip.

Itinerary

Upon arrival into Calgary transfer by scheduled coach to the mountain resort of Banff.  The remainder of the day is yours at leisure to explore this renowned town. Overnight in Banff.

Today is at leisure for you to explore Banff at your own pace. Outside of town, the dramatic Canadian scenery awaits you. Why not check out the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, or unwind in the famous therapeutic spring waters of the Upper Hot Springs? Take a ride on the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for amazing views over the Bow Valley below (prices available on request). Overnight in Banff.

Today you will transfer by motorcoach from Banff to Jasper, which will take you through some of the most spectacular landscapes in North America.  Following the spine of the Canadian Rockies, view a never-ending procession of mammoth mountains, jagged snowy peaks, and over 100 glaciers. Overnight in Jasper.

Today is yours to explore this alpine village, fondly nicknamed "The Gem of the Canadian Rockies". We suggest you take our 4-hour tour and explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies.  Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discover the mystery of the disappearing water oat Medicine Lake and stroll the shores of the iconic Maligne Lake – all on this incredible sightseeing tour (price available on request). Overnight in Jasper.

Today you will travel onboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. You will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your world-class rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.

Today is yours to discover this multi-cultural coastal city, Canada’s third-largest metropolitan centre. The spectacular setting invites you outdoors: explore the restaurants shopping, galleries and museums, nightlife, entertainment and much more. We suggest you take our 4-hour Vancouver City and the Lookout tour (price available on request) so you can experience all of the key sights. You will be introduced to downtown Vancouver including Canada Place and Robson Street.  Wind through historic and modern architectural wonders en route to Stanley Park, a 1,000 acre natural oasis and view the First Nations Totem Poles. Top off this adventure with a glass elevator ride 169 metres above the streets, at the Vancouver Lookout, for panoramic views of the ocean, the Coastal Mountains, the city and rugged shoreline. 

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Why not give your Vancouver stay a delicious twist with a 2 hour walking tour of Granville Island, Canada’s second most visited destination for lovers of food, art and culture.  During the tour, you will eat your way through the world famous Public Market and hear the intriguing stories, culture and history behind the tasty creations. Overnight in Vancouver.

Today you will say goodbye to Vancouver as your adventure comes to an end. Check out of your Vancouver Hotel and make your way independently to the airport for your flight back to the UK. 

Local Information

Language

English is the official language of Canada and is spoken throughout the country.

Local Time

The United Kingdom is 7 hours ahead of Calgary, Alberta.

Currency

The local official currency is the Canadian Dollar. All major credit cards are widely accepted too.

Where to Fly From

The flight time from London to Calgary takes approximately 9 hours. Departures can be arranged from all regional UK airports.