The Rockies by Train
|2||Vancouver → Kamloops||6 km|
|3||Kamloops → Jasper||793 km|
|5||Jasper → Banff||292 km|
|7||Banff → Calgary||135 km|
- 7 nights' accommodation as described in the program (or similar)
- Breakfasts where applicable
- 2 days / 1 night stay on board the "Rocky Mountaineer" scenic train
- Full board on board the "Rocky Mountaineer" scenic train
- Bedding and kitchen equipment if cottage stays
- Assistance from your Canadian travel specialist (before, during and after the trip)
- All applicable taxes
- Protection for foreign travellers through the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
Add a GPS to your Travel Kit for $12 / day
* Max. $120 / rental
Book before March 30th, 2018 and choose 1 of these 3 special offers:
1. FREE Bear photo safari
2. FREE Maligne lake cruise
3. $50 discount per adult
* Certain conditions apply (see general terms and conditions)
DAY 1 - Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver, Canada's most beautiful metropolis, ranked as one of the best cities in the world in which to live.
Spend some time exploring the city's main attractions such as Stanley Park and Gastown, and do some shopping on Robson Street and Broadway Avenue.
This morning you get up early and take a taxi to the train station, where you board the Rocky Mountaineer for a scenic train ride to Kamloops.
The Rocky Mountaineer provides a unique opportunity to enjoy picture postcard vistas that would otherwise be inaccessible. In addition to the stunning scenery, you will have many chances to see wildlife: moose, elk, bighorn sheep, black bear, eagles, osprey and more.
You reach Kamloops at the end of the day. A shuttle is waiting to drive you to tonight's accommodation.
Your rail adventure continues through the snow-covered peaks of the majestic Rockies, including Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at a height of 3954 metres.
The scenery is simply breathtaking! The train tracks pass close to the 91 metre high Pyramid Creek Falls, where the train will slow down to allow you to appreciate the magnificent view.
Your spectacular train ride ends in Jasper at the end of the afternoon, where you pick up your rental car for the rest of the trip.
DAY 4 - Jasper
You have an entire day to spend in Jasper National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Visit the park's most beautiful attractions, including the picturesque Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, the most photographed island in the world.
Take a hike along the spectacular trails of Maligne Canyon and Mount Edith Cavell.
For families with children or visitors looking for a less strenuous activity, the Peyto Lake trail offers an easy 15-minute walk to spectacular vistas.
Your route continues in the direction of Banff. Be sure to stop along the way at Lake Louise: this magnificent glacial lake is known as the "Jewel of Canada", and for good reason.
The spectacular scenery and shimmering blue green waters of Lake Louise will leave you speechless; it's easy to see why this is one of the most famous sights in the Canadian Rockies.
At the end of the day you reach Banff, a charming mountain town at an elevation of 1380 metres, nestled in a superb alpine setting.
DAY 6 - Banff
You might enjoy a visit to the famous town of Banff for a bit of shopping. The town's streets are lined with an assortment of boutiques where you are sure to find that something special.
Today's destination is Calgary, the flourishing metropolis of Western Canada.
Be sure to take in the most interesting tourist attractions of Canada's cowboy capital.
Enjoy a spectacular 360° view of the city from the top of the Calgary Tower, do some shopping on 8th Avenue, visit Glenbow Museum to learn about the Aboriginal peoples and the colonization of the West, and take a stroll through the National Historical District of Stephen Avenue Walk.
DAY 8 - Calgary
Enjoy the last moments of your western Canadian vacation before heading to the Calgary airport for your flight home.
It's time to say goodbye to the land of lakes and rivers, your hearts filled with beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!