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Icefield Discovery

5 Days / 4 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$1,139 per person
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Canadian Rockies Rail Tours highlights: Calgary | Banff | Lake Louise | Jasper | VIA Rail | Vancouver | One-way tour from Calgary or Vancouver traveling through dynamic landscapes of Western Canada by coach and rail. This five-day tour is packed with incredible sights and unique experiences. From glacier fed lakes of the Canadian Rockies to the fertile farmland of the Fraser Valley. This bestselling tour includes 1 night on-board the iconic Trans-Canadian VIA Rail train back to Vancouver.

  • Ice Explorer ride on the Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Travel the Scenic Icefield Parkway with picnic lunch included

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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.

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

Day 5 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.

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 3 nights
  • Sleeper berth onboard VIA Rail Sleeper Tourisn service for 1 night
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Lake Louise with picnic lunch included
  • Ice Explorer ride on to Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Lake Louise and Banff hotels
  • 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)
  • Travel Documentation

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Semi Private Sleeper Berth)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Queen Room)
  • Banff - Irwin’s Mountain Inn (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

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

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview 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

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Irwins Mountain Inn

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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

Deer Lodge

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Lake Louise

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 Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

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.

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

Day 5 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.

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 3 nights
  • Sleeper berth onboard VIA Rail Sleeper Tourisn service for 1 night
  • Transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Lake Louise with picnic lunch included
  • Ice Explorer ride on to Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Lake Louise and Banff hotels
  • 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)
  • Travel Documentation

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Semi Private Sleeper Berth)
  • Jasper - Lobstick Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn (Deluxe Queen Room)
  • Banff - Irwin’s Mountain Inn (Standard Room)

Hotel Information (Superior Grade)

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

Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)

  • VIA Rail (Cabin)
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview 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

Lake Louise Inn

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Lake Louise

Irwins Mountain Inn

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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

Deer Lodge

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Lake Louise

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 Chateau Lake Louise

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Lake Louise

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Departure dates

(Tour Code: TR21) Departs from Vancouver: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday Apr 30 May 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 Jun 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 Jul 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 Aug 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 Sep 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 Oct 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13

(Tour Code: TR22) Departs from Calgary: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Apr 29 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 - 28 May, 2017 30 May - 25 Jun, 2017 27 Jun - 31 Aug, 2017 01 Sep - 30 Sep, 2017 01 Oct - 13 Oct, 2017 Upgrade to Private Cabin 29 Apr - 13 Oct, 2017

$1,139
$1,440
$1,440
$1,440
$1,323
-
$262

$1,389
$1,794
$1,794
$1,794
$1,560
-
$262

$1,075
$1,341
$1,341
$1,341
$1,264
-
$262

$777
$974
$974
$974
$974
-
$262

Superior Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

29 Apr - 28 May, 2017 30 May - 25 Jun, 2017 27 Jun - 31 Aug, 2017 01 Sep - 30 Sep, 2017 01 Oct - 13 Oct, 2017

$1,437
$1,826
$1,826
$1,826
$1,798

$1,759
$2,265
$2,265
$2,265
$2,208

$1,361
$1,712
$1,712
$1,712
$1,693

$1,004
$1,277
$1,277
$1,277
$1,277

Deluxe Grade with Private Cabin on-board VIA Rail

29 Apr - 28 May, 2017 30 May - 25 Jun, 2017 27 Jun - 31 Aug, 2017 01 Sep - 30 Sep, 2017 01 Oct - 13 Oct, 2017

$1,830
$2,300
$2,451
$2,326
$2,073

$2,499
$3,167
$3,468
$3,218
$2,713

$1,004
$1,277
$1,277
$1,277
$1,277

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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