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Climb aboard as VIA Rail’s The Canadian takes you between Vancouver and Jasper a once-in-a-lifetime overnight train journey.
Begin your journey in the cosmopolitan Calgary. Experience a day on a ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a Barbeque lunch in the great outdoors. Discover the natural beauty of Moraine Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Feel like royalty while overnighting at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Springs Hotel, where you have your choice of included dinner venues. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Stop at Athabasca Glacier and choose from a Glacier Experience across this mass of glacier ice or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk. Board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for a once-in-a-lifetime overnight train journey and head to the lush green Pacific Coast of Vancouver. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada.
Valley of the Ten Peaks
Vancouver with a sightseeing tour
VIA Rail train ride
Take a remarkable journey through the stunning landscapes, charming towns and beautiful lakes of the Canadian Rockies. Your adventure opens in Vancouver.
A city tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest. Then, continue to Chinatown, the waterfront, and Gastown – a turn-of-the-century centre comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques and the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the most photographed subject in all of Vancouver. Stroll picturesque Granville Island and its fascinating markets. Later, board VIA Rail’s The Canadian to begin your journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations.
Your eastbound train whisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relax in the dome car as you experience 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and on a clear day, view Mt. Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies! Moose, mountain goats, bear and caribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon, arrive in Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the gateway to the incredible Icefields Parkway.
This morning, travel to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, and enjoy breakfast* against the backdrop of the picture-perfect sparkling waters of the lake. While at Maligne Lake, you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Later, enjoy the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of the area’s most spectacular landmarks. Return to your hotel with time to independently explore this lovely town.
Set off for a wonderful day of sightseeing en route to Lake Louise. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped peaks paint the breathtaking canvas – so have your camera handy! Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. Then, it’s your choice! Stop at the Athabasca Glacier and choose a fun ride** across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle -OR- take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape from the glass-floored platform. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at Peyto Lake – a turquoise glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity – before arriving in Lake Louise.
En route to Banff, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks are distinctively saw-toothed, standing out amidst stunning Alpine scenery. Arrive at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” for a luxurious 2-night stay. This evening, it’s another Diner’s Choice…you’ll choose the perfect spot from one of the Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants.
Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Surprise Corner, known for its picture-perfect panoramic views. Next, meet a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During leisure time, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff’s delightful downtown.
This morning we’re off to the Calgary Stampede which has been entertaining patrons since 1912. Travel to the Stampede grounds and visit the Midway, an authentic Native American village, various exhibits and enjoy entertainment. The rodeo is the heart of the Calgary Stampede and this evening you will have the opportunity of reserved seating for a great view of the various Stampede performances including the Chuckwagon races*** and musical entertainment.
Your tour ends today in Calgary.
Prices are per person for tour only based on 2 people sharing. Personalise your tour with Collette’s range of regional flights.
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