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Glittering Glaciers of the West

5 Days / 4 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
From USD$2,931 per person
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Link Vancouver with Calgary and pass through the towering Rocky Mountains on this 5-day tour in Western Canada. Board the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer train to travel from Vancouver to Lake Louise, then switch to coach for a tour of the Columbia Icefield, Banff and transfer to your destination city, Calgary.

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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.

Departing Vancouver
Day 1 Vancouver to Kamloops (Rail)
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)

Day 2 Kamloops to Lake Louise (Rocky Mountaineer)
Departing Kamloops, follow the South Thompson River to Shuswap Lake with its thousand miles of shoreline. Pass Craigellachie where the ‘last spike’ was driven, completing the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Enter Rogers Pass with its tunnels, snow-sheds and glistening Glaciers. The Kicking Horse River leads you to Kicking Horse Pass and the Spiral Tunnels. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 3 Columbia Icefield tour returning 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 Bow Lake and the Crowfoot Glacier. 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. Return back down the Icefields Parkway for an overnight stay in Banff. (picnic lunch included today)

Day 4 Tour of Banff
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)

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.

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 Tour of Banff
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)

Day 3 Columbia Icefield tour returning 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 Lake and the Crowfoot Glacier. 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. Return back down the Icefields Parkway for an overnight stay in Lake Louise.

Day 4 Lake Louise to Kamloops (Rail)
All aboard Rocky Mountaineer for the scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia. As the train crosses over the continental divide you pass through the spiral tunnels in Yoho National Park, a remarkable engineering achievement. Continue on through the Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park with endless views of snow capped mountains and stunning glaciers. Pass by Craigellachie, where the last spike was driven completing the Canadian Pacific Railway Trans Canada link in 1885. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 5 Kamloops to Vancouver (Rail)
Leaving Kamloops, follow the Thompson River through Ashcroft, one of Canada’s driest towns, with an average rainfall of just 18 centimetres. Pass through Rainbow Canyon, named for its cliffs striped with pinks, greens and greys creating a stunning rainbow effect. Continue on to the Fraser Canyon, where at Hell’s Gate watch water torrent past the canyon walls at its narrowest point. The last leg of the journey takes you through the fertile farming region of the Fraser Valley to arrive in the Pacific port of Vancouver late afternoon. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 4 nights
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Lake Louise
  • Columbia Icefield Discovery Tour
  • Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Sightseeing tour of Banff
  • Banff Gondola
  • Scheduled transfer between Banff & Calgary
  • National Park fees
  • Travel Documentation

Hotel Information:
Hotel & Rail Information: (Superior Grade)

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train (SilverLeaf Service)
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel (Provided by Rocky Mountaineer)
  • Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Room)
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge (Standard Room)

Hotel & Rail Information: (Deluxe Grade)

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

Hotel & Rail Information: (Deluxe Plus)

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

Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Deluxe Plus Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

Departure dates

Depart from Vancouver (Tour Code: TR209) Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays May 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29 Jun 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 Jul 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 31 Aug 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31 Sep 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28 Oct 2, 5, 9 Depart from Calgary (Tour Code: TR210) Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays Apr 30 May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31 Jun 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29 Jul 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30 Aug 2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30, 31 Sep 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27 Oct 1, 4, 8

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Superior Grade with Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service

30 Apr - 12 May, 2020 14 May - 18 May, 2020 19 May - 28 Jul, 2020 30 Jul - 28 Sep, 2020 01 Oct - 09 Oct, 2020 Upgrade to GoldLeaf

$2,931
$3,091
$3,320
$3,370
$2,998
$615

$3,476
$3,797
$4,254
$4,305
$3,922
$615

$2,781
$2,888
$3,040
$3,090
$2,727
$615

$2,165
$2,165
$2,165
$2,216
$1,853
$615

Deluxe Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

30 Apr - 12 May, 2020 14 May - 18 May, 2020 19 May - 28 Jul, 2020 30 Jul - 28 Sep, 2020 01 Oct - 09 Oct, 2020

$4,299
$4,460
$4,689
$4,769
$4,245

$5,449
$5,770
$6,228
$6,308
$5,774

$3,956
$4,063
$4,215
$4,296
$3,782

$2,891
$2,891
$2,891
$2,972
$2,458

Deluxe Plus Grade with Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service

30 Apr - 12 May, 2020 14 May - 18 May, 2020 19 May - 28 Jul, 2020 30 Jul - 28 Sep, 2020 01 Oct - 09 Oct, 2020

$4,413
$4,741
$4,969
$5,050
$4,526

$5,677
$6,331
$6,789
$6,869
$6,335

$2,891
$2,891
$2,891
$2,972
$2,458

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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