CANADIAN ROCKIES COACH & RAIL TOUR
Canadian Rockies - 7 day independent coach and rail tour
CANADIAN ROCKIES ROAD & RAIL TOUR
CANADIAN ROCKIES, BANFF AND JASPER NP, CANADA
7 DAYS MAY - OCTOBER 2019

See the best of the Canadian Rockies on this 7 day independent coach & rail tour. Stay in Rocky Mountain resorts of Banff, Lake Louise & Jasper and travel by train in the iconic Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver & Jasper.

Tour Highlights
  • ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TRAIN JOURNEY
  • ICEFIELD PARKWAY
  • EVENING WILDLIFE TOUR IN JASPER
  • BANFF GONDOLA RIDE
  • ICE EXPLORER RIDE ON THE ATHABASCA GLACIER
  • GLACIER SKYWALK

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    CANADIAN ROCKIES, BANFF AND JASPER NP, CANADA

  • When
    :

    APRIL TO OCTOBER

Itinerary

All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. Pass through the rich fields of the Fraser River Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains before entering the Fraser Canyon. Follow the Thompson River through spectacular landscapes to historic Kamloops.
(Breakfast & lunch is included today).

Back onboard the Rocky Mountaineer follow the Thompson River through rolling plateaus to the snowy peaks of the Monashee Mountains. View Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, at 12,972 ft (3954 m), which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon.
(Breakfast & lunch is included today)

Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America – the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield that covers an area of nearly 125 sq mi (325 sq km) and reaches a depth of 1050 ft (320 m).
Time allows for an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier, then a stop at the award-winning Glacier Skywalk (included) experiencing a glass-floored observation platform 918 ft (280 m) over spectacular glacier-formed valleys and rushing waterfalls.
After, continue along the Icefield Parkway where stops will be made at Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy.
Please note: mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid-June. (Picnic lunch included today)

Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Banff, arriving midday.

This morning, tour the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind) & Bow Valley Viewpoint, Surprise Corner, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka and Bankhead: an abandoned mining town and the relic of Banff’s industrial past.
At the end of the tour you will be taken to the Banff Gondola for a breathtaking ascent to the pinnacle of Sulphur Mountain for an awe-inspiring 360 degree panorama of sheer mountain majesty.
Return to downtown Banff at your leisure.
(transfer not included)

This morning is free to explore Banff before your scheduled coach to Calgary departs midday. Follow the Trans Canada Highway and leave the Rocky Mountains to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2,000 kilometres and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‘cattle ranching country’ and the breadbasket of Canada. Arrive Calgary mid afternoon with drop-off at Calgary Airport or downtown hotels.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices and inclusions

     

    TWINSINGLE
    MODERATE$2,281$2,984
    SUPERIOR$2,980$3,243
    DELUXE$4,788$7,575

    Prices valid for prices 2019.
    Prices are per person, subject to change and availability.

    INCLUSIONS

    • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 5 nights
    • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Jasper
    • Return transfers between rail depot and hotel in Kamloops
    • Taxi transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
    • Full day tour between Jasper and Lake Louise with picnic lunch included
    • Ice Explorer ride onto glacier (weather permitting)
    • Glacier Skywalk
    • Coach transfer between Lake Louise Hotel and Banff Hotel
    • Morning sightseeing tour in Banff
    • Banff Gondola
    • Scheduled coach transfer between Banff and Calgary
    • National Park fees
    • Travel Documentation
    • Total # of meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches

    Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

    • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
    • Kamloops – Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
    • Jasper – Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
    • Lake Louise – Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Queen Room)
    • Banff – Elk+Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)

    Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

    • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
    • Kamloops – Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
    • Jasper – Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
    • Lake Louise – Deer Lodge (Heritage Room)
    • Banff – Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

    Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

    • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
    • Kamloops – Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
    • Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
    • Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Deluxe Lakeview Room)
    • Banff – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Room)

    Hotel Information (Deluxe Plus Grade)

    • Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf Service)
    • Kamloops – Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
    • Jasper – Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Lake Front Suite)
    • Lake Louise – Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Junior Suite Lake View)
    • Banff – Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Junior Suite Mountain View)

    Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

    • Enjoy panoramic views from oversized windows in our single level dome
    • Relax in reclining dome-level seats
    • Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference
    • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and nonalcoholic drinks will be served throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks

    Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

    • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of the bi-level dome coach
    • Hot gourmet meals prepared from regional cuisine by our Executive Chefs
    • Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and nonalcoholic drinks will be served throughout the journey, along with gourmet snacks
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