Canadian Rockies VIA Rail

From: $4145

per person dbl*

• Three Canadian National Parks – Banff, Jasper & Yoho
2 Day Rail Experience – The Canadian Train
Sleeper Plus Class on Train  – Berths
• Vancouver City Tour
• Victoria, BC
• Vancouver Island
• Butchart Gardens
• Lake Louise
Valley of the Ten Peaks
Icefields Parkway
Banff Area Tour
• Athabasca Glacier Ice Explorer Ride
• Jasper
• Maligne Lake
• 3 Nights  – Banff

7 Nights Accommodations, 2 Days/1 Night aboard – VIA Rail The Canadian in Sleeper Plus Class – Berths, 11 Meals: 7- Breakfast & 4- Dinners, Tour Director,  Motorcoach Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling at Hotels & Train

2 Night(s)  – Holiday Inn Centre, Sheraton or Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
1 Night(s)    – VIA Rail  – The Canadian Train  – Sleeper Plus Class  – Berths*  *overnight bag required  
1 Night(s)  – Marmot Lodge, Sawridge Inn, Chateau Jasper or Lobstick Lodge, Jasper 
3 Night(s)  – Caribou Lodge or Ptarmigan Inn, Banff

June 10 – $4145 dbl**
July 15, 29 – $4145 dbl**
August 19 $4145 dbl**

BOOKING DISCOUNT SAVINGS* – UP TO $200 PER COUPLE/$100 PER PERSON

Canadian Rockies VIA Rail

8-DAYS

DAY 1: ARRIVE VANCOUVER
Arrive in Vancouver and meet your Tour Director.  One of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in North America, Vancouver dazzles with views of the Pacific Ocean, majestic mountains and a glittering skyline.  Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner. 
(D)   Overnight: Vancouver 

DAY 2: VANCOUVER ISLAND – VICTORIA
Today ferry through the scenic Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island.  Upon arrival visit the world famous Butchart Gardens to stroll among fifty acres of floral gardens, fountains and meandering paths. Then visit Victoria, British Columbia’s beautiful capital. Enjoy a Victoria City Tour featuring the Inner Harbor, the imposing Parliament Building constructed in 1897 and views of the famous Empress Hotel. Enjoy a bit of leisure time to take in city’s turn of the century Victorian charm or shop in the downtown heritage district. Later return to Vancouver by ferry.
(B)   Overnight: Vancouver 

DAY 3: VANCOUVER  – BOARD VIA RAIL – OVERNIGHT ON TRAIN
This morning enjoy a Vancouver City Tour including Stanley Park, famous for its colorful Indian totem poles, Chinatown & Gastown, Vancouver’s turn of the century pedestrian mall lined with shops and restaurants along cobble-stone streets.  This afternoon board VIA Rail’s train, The Canadian, for a memorable 2 Day & overnight rail excursion into the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies. Explore the train before settling into your comfortable Berth in the Sleeper Plus Train Car for the evening.  The Berths feature seats that convert to upper and lower beds for sleeping.  Each 20 passenger Sleeper Plus Train Car features washrooms and a shower.  Dinner is included with this class along with exclusive access to the Park Car for panoramic views.
(B,D) Overnight: VIA Rail – Sleeper Plus Berths

DAY 4: CANADIAN ROCKIES BY VIA RAIL  – JASPER NATIONAL PARK – MALIGNE LAKE  
The Canadian winds along the North Thompson River passing towering peaks and glacial valleys in a vast wilderness once only accessible by rail. Enjoy the views of the incredible passing scenery like Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.  Cross the Continental Divide into Alberta, arriving in Jasper for a one-night stay.  This afternoon discover Jasper National Park, whose incredible scenery is comprised of carefully protected ecosystems, and is a photographer’s paradise.  Visit to Maligne Canyon, a Jasper landmark. Next watch for wildlife as you drive to see the crystal blue waters of Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies.
(B) Overnight: Jasper  

DAY 5: JASPER – ICEFIELDS PARKWAY – BANFF
Today travel south along the Icefields Parkway, linking Jasper and Lake Louise, one of North America’s most spectacular drives. Travel the road as it winds between snow-domed peaks and immense hanging glaciers; you may see elk, deer, bighorn sheep or bear.  Stop to see the raw power of the Athabasca Falls.  Later ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the 1000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier part of the Columbia Icefield, one of the largest ice masses outside of the Arctic Circle.   Then travel into Banff National Park and arrive at your hotel in the quaint town of Banff for a three-night stay.
(B,D)   Overnight: Banff

DAY 6: BANFF – YOHO NATIONAL PARK – LAKE LOUISE
Today view two of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies. Stop to view spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks before visiting the Chateau Lake Louise, located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Capture spectacular views and photos of Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier. Then travel through Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park to see the Natural Bridge, the remarkable Spiral Tunnels and cross the Continental Divide before returning to Banff. This evening enjoy your evening on your own.
(B)   Overnight: Banff

DAY 7: BANFF AREA TOUR – AFTERNOON AT LEISURE
This morning enjoy a Banff Area Tour including Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain & the Hoodoos. Later explore Banff and the surroundings on your own. An optional tour will be available this afternoon. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers in the Banff area.
(B,D)   Overnight: Banff

DAY 8: BANFF – CALGARY – FLIGHT HOME
Transfer to Calgary and fly home filled with wonderful memories of your Canadian Rockies VIA Rail Tour.
(B,D)

Train Accommodations…Sleeper Plus Class – Berths
Passengers are accommodated in Upper & Lower Berths in the Sleeper Plus Class which includes onboard meals & sleeping accommodations. During the day, the Berths feature couch style seats facing each other with a window. At night, the seats convert to Upper & Lower beds with heavy private curtains for sleeping. Breakfast & lunch are included along with exclusive access to the Park Car with it’s lounges and 360-degree panoramic views. Each Sleeper Plus Car features public washrooms, shower facilities (1) and accommodates up to 20 guests.  The Canadian Train departs Vancouver at 3:00 PM on Day 3 and arrives in Jasper at 11:00 AM on Day 4. The train schedule is subject to change & local rail traffic conditions. The Canadian Train is owned an operated by VIA Rail Canada. NOTE – A small overnight bag is required for this 1 night train experience.

Single Room Supplement + ($1200) Triple Room Reduction  – ($50) per person **Rates are Land only, per person double

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Land only rates do not include hotel transfers.
Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers
On some dates alternate hotels may be used

* Booking Discount Details –  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $100 per couple/$50 per person savings.