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Peaks & Glaciers

4 Days / 3 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$1,220 per person
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Canadian Rail Tours highlights: Vancouver | VIA Rail | Jasper | Banff | Calgary | See the best of the Canadian Rockies in the shortest possible time on this 4 day independent coach & rail tour. Stay in Rocky Mountain resorts of Banff & Jasper and travel by train in a sleeper berth on-board VIA Rail train between Vancouver & Jasper.

  • Full day tour with picnic lunch on the Icefield Parkway
  • Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk

    Early Booking Bonus
    Book by 20 December, 2017, receive up to $250 per couple in added value which can be used for additional hotel nights, city sightseeing tours, activities or private transfers.
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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Departing Vancouver

Day 1 Vancouver to Jasper (Rail) This evening (7.30pm), check in at the Pacific Central Station and board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Travel back in time to the days of classic rail travel. The original stainless steel ‘streamliner’ railcars (made famous by the ‘Canadian’ in the 1950) are totally refurbished with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access to the dome car.

Exclusive to Sleeper Touring Class: In the evening attendants transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Visit the Dome Car where you will experience the true essence of travelling by train as a panoramic scene sweeps by. In Sleeper Touring Class some of the amenities include thick towels, plump pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit.

Day 2 Canadian Rockies by daylight onboard VIA Rail; arrive Jasper late afternoon. (Rail) By the time you awake this morning the train will have just departed Kamloops to begin a day of travelling towards the Canadian Rockies and Jasper. Enjoy breakfast (included) while surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Around lunchtime the ‘Canadian’ begins its passage into the Canadian Rockies with views of snow-capped peaks, Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, which at 3954 metres is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper at 4.00pm and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the afternoon is yours to explore this unique mountain community. (breakfast & lunch included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 3 Jasper to Banff (Coach) 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) to experience 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 Lake Louise, 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)

Day 4 Banff to Calgary (Coach) 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 2000 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.

Departing Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff (Coach) Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on the express service to Banff where you will have ample opportunity to take in the sights.

Day 2 Banff to Jasper (Coach) 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. Photo stops along the Parkway will be made at Lake Louise, 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)

Day 3 Jasper to Vancouver (Rail) Spend the morning relaxing in the mountain town of Jasper before boarding VIA Rail Sleeper Touring Class to Vancouver. Leaving Jasper National Park, travel the ‘Yellowhead’ route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson, then follow the mighty Thompson River all the way to the Fraser Valley and the coastal city of Vancouver.

Exclusive to Sleeper Touring Class: In the evening attendants transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Visit the Dome Car where you will experience the true essence of travelling by train as a panoramic scene sweeps by. In Sleeper Touring Class some of the amenities include thick towels, plump pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit. (dinner is included today)

Day 4 Arrive Vancouver (Rail) Tour ends upon arrival in Vancouver at 9.45am. (breakfast is included today)

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 2 nights
  • Sleeping berth onboard VIA Rail Sleeper Touring service for 1 night
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Banff with picnic lunch included
  • Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Banff hotel and Calgary
  • Total # of meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches (Vancouver departures)
  • Total # of meals: 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch (Calgary departures)
  • National Park fees
  • Travel Documentation

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Semi Private Sleeper Berth)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Banff - Elk + Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)

Moderate Grade with Semi-Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

VIA Rail (Semi Private Berth)

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Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Superior Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

VIA Rail (Cabin)

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Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

VIA Rail (Cabin)

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation. This itinerary is also available in the reverse direction.

Departing Vancouver

Day 1 Vancouver to Jasper (Rail) This evening (7.30pm), check in at the Pacific Central Station and board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Travel back in time to the days of classic rail travel. The original stainless steel ‘streamliner’ railcars (made famous by the ‘Canadian’ in the 1950) are totally refurbished with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access to the dome car.

Exclusive to Sleeper Touring Class: In the evening attendants transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Visit the Dome Car where you will experience the true essence of travelling by train as a panoramic scene sweeps by. In Sleeper Touring Class some of the amenities include thick towels, plump pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit.

Day 2 Canadian Rockies by daylight onboard VIA Rail; arrive Jasper late afternoon. (Rail) By the time you awake this morning the train will have just departed Kamloops to begin a day of travelling towards the Canadian Rockies and Jasper. Enjoy breakfast (included) while surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Around lunchtime the ‘Canadian’ begins its passage into the Canadian Rockies with views of snow-capped peaks, Pyramid Falls and the expansive glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. Pass by Mount Robson, which at 3954 metres is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper at 4.00pm and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the afternoon is yours to explore this unique mountain community. (breakfast & lunch included today onboard VIA Rail)

Day 3 Jasper to Banff (Coach) 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) to experience 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 Lake Louise, 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)

Day 4 Banff to Calgary (Coach) 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 2000 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.

Departing Calgary

Day 1 Calgary to Banff (Coach) Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on the express service to Banff where you will have ample opportunity to take in the sights.

Day 2 Banff to Jasper (Coach) 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. Photo stops along the Parkway will be made at Lake Louise, 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)

Day 3 Jasper to Vancouver (Rail) Spend the morning relaxing in the mountain town of Jasper before boarding VIA Rail Sleeper Touring Class to Vancouver. Leaving Jasper National Park, travel the ‘Yellowhead’ route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson, then follow the mighty Thompson River all the way to the Fraser Valley and the coastal city of Vancouver.

Exclusive to Sleeper Touring Class: In the evening attendants transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Visit the Dome Car where you will experience the true essence of travelling by train as a panoramic scene sweeps by. In Sleeper Touring Class some of the amenities include thick towels, plump pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit. (dinner is included today)

Day 4 Arrive Vancouver (Rail) Tour ends upon arrival in Vancouver at 9.45am. (breakfast is included today)

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 2 nights
  • Sleeping berth onboard VIA Rail Sleeper Touring service for 1 night
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Banff with picnic lunch included
  • Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Banff hotel and Calgary
  • Total # of meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches (Vancouver departures)
  • Total # of meals: 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch (Calgary departures)
  • National Park fees
  • Travel Documentation

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Semi Private Sleeper Berth)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Banff - Elk + Avenue Hotel (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn (Outside Room with Balcony)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)

Moderate Grade with Semi-Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

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Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Superior Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

VIA Rail (Cabin)

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Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Deluxe Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

VIA Rail (Cabin)

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Departure dates

Departs from Vancouver: Sundays, Tuesdays & Fridays Apr 29 May 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 Jun 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 Jul 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31 Aug 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31 Sep 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 Oct 2, 5, 9, 12

(Tour Code: TR14) Departs from Calgary: Sundays, Wednesday & Fridays May 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 Jun 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 Jul 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 Aug 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 Sep 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 Oct 3, 5, 7, 10, 12

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade with Semi-Private Bedroom on-board VIA Rail

29 Apr - 15 May, 2018 16 May - 29 May, 2018 30 May - 28 Sep, 2018 30 Sep - 12 Oct, 2018 Upgrade to Private Cabin 29 Apr - 12 Oct, 2018

$1,220
$1,288
$1,568
$1,513
-
$302

$1,423
$1,558
$1,895
$1,784
-
$302

$1,167
$1,211
$1,474
$1,437
-
$302

$887
$887
$1,113
$1,113
-
$302

Superior Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

29 Apr - 15 May, 2018 16 May - 29 May, 2018 30 May - 28 Sep, 2018 30 Sep - 12 Oct, 2018

$1,524
$1,609
$1,955
$1,922

$1,771
$1,940
$2,319
$2,254

$1,464
$1,520
$1,855
$1,833

$1,147
$1,147
$1,460
$1,460

Deluxe Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

29 Apr - 29 May, 2018 30 May -12 Oct, 2018

$1,807
$2,362

$2,299
$3,096

$1,147
$1,460

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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