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Journey through the Clouds Rail & Heli Adventure | Rocky Mountaineer

8 Days / 7 Nights
Vancouver to Calgary
From USD$6,433 per person
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Departure dates

Departs from Vancouver: (Tour Code: TR262) Jun 29 Jul 2, 20, 23 Aug 10, 13

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE CHILD
Moderate Grade

29 Jun - 13 Aug, 2021 Rocky Mountaineer | Upgrade to GoldLeaf | Vancouver to Jasper May - Jul Aug - Sep

$6,433
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$590
$615

$7,529
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$590
$615

$6,267
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$590
$615

$4,335
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$590
$615

Superior Grade

29 Jun - 13 Aug, 2021 Rocky Mountaineer | Upgrade to GoldLeaf | Vancouver to Jasper May - Jul Aug - Sep

$6,542
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$590
$615

$7,748
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$590
$615

$6,340
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$590
$615

$4,335
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$590
$615

Deluxe Grade

29 Jun - 13 Aug, 2021

$8,130

$10,107

$7,693

$5,091

Prices are per person and include all taxes. Child age 10 - 6 yrs (minimum age 6 yrs)

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Journey through the clouds of the Canadian Rockies by rail and helicopter with Rocky Mountaineer & CMH! Take the train from Vancouver to Jasper, tour through Banff and stay in a spectacular alpine lodge in the Bugaboo region to take in panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and majestic glacial lakes.

 

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Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Vancouver to Kamloops | Rocky Mountaineer
Day 2
Kamloops to Jasper | Rocky Mountaineer
Day 3
Jasper | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions
 
Option 1. Morning Maligne Valley with Medicine Lake Tour
 
Option 2. Evening Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour
Day 4
Jasper to Banff | Sightseeing with picnic lunch
 
Ice Explorer Ride onto the Athabasca Glacier + Glacier Skywalk
Day 5
Banff to CMH Heli Hiking Lodge | Coach / Helicopter
Day 6-7
CMH Lodge | Heli Hiking
Day 8
CMH Heli Hiking Lodge to Calgary | Helicopter / Coach

Day 1 Vancouver to Kamloops | Rocky Mountaineer
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 Jasper | Rocky Mountaineer
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 3954 metres, which is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon. (breakfast & lunch is included today)

Day 3 Jasper | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions
Today you can personalize your day by choosing one of these excursions
Option 1. Morning Maligne Valley with Medicine Lake Tour
Experience the most incredible sights in Jasper National Park’s Maligne Valley during this guided excursion to the region’s most scenic lakes & majestic canyons, enjoy a gentle guided walk along the shores of this pristine lake.
Option 2. Evening Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour
Admire diverse animal life in the Canadian wilderness on this evening wildlife tour. Delve into Jasper National Park with your guide. Travel through the mighty Athabasca Valley and marvel at the park’s beautiful landscapes by twilight.

Day 4 Jasper to Banff | Sightseeing with picnic lunch
Your sightseeing tour today will encompass the ultimate glacier exploration as you travel along the spectacular Icefields Parkway. From walking on ancient ice at the Glacier Adventure (included), to standing on a glass platform almost one thousand feet in the air at the Glacier Skywalk (included), today’s experiences will leave you with a special appreciation for this treasured region of the Rockies. (picnic lunch included today)

Day 5 Banff to CMH Heli Hiking Lodge | Coach / Helicopter
Depart Banff this morning for the two hour motorcoach transfer to the Bugaboos Helipad. Light breakfast snacks are provided. We travel through Banff and Kootenay National Parks enroute to our destination. On arrival at the helipad prepare for the quick flight to Bugaboo Lodge. Meet the Lodge Manager who assigns you your room and directs you to the equipment room where you are outfitted with all the necessary gear for the next few days. You will then have lunch in the lodge. Following a helicopter safety talk, fly up for an afternoon of hiking in some of the world’s most stunning mountains. Return back to the lodge later in the day for après-hiking appetizers and relaxation. (lunch & dinner included)

Day 6-7 CMH Lodge | Heli Hiking
After an optional stretch class make your way up to the dining room for a delicious and hearty breakfast. Then pack your lunch for the day from the selection of sandwiches, beverages, fruit, cookies and other items set out for you. You’ll be divided into groups according to the activity level and adventure you’ve chosen. After breakfast each day, set out by helicopter with your guide to spend the day exploring the immense variety of landscapes. Choose classic hiking, walking or one of our adventure trails such as the Skyladder Via Ferrata and the Bugaboo Spires Glacier Trek. After a memorable day, fly back to the lodge for snacks and beverages; have a massage (not included), take in the sauna or outdoor hot tub before dinnertime. (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Day 8 CMH Heli Hiking Lodge to Calgary | Helicopter / Coach
Shortly after breakfast, prepare for departure. Once everyone is down at the helipad the CMH arranged ground transportation retraces the journey through Kootenay and Banff National Parks to Banff. Following the Trans-Canada Highway, depart 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 at Calgary airport where your vacation ends. (breakfast & packed lunch included)

Package Includes:

  • Canadian Mountain Holidays Heli-Hiking (Bugaboo Lodge, 3 nights)
    • Coach transfers between Banff and CMH Heli Base
    • Return helicopter flight to and from the Bugaboo Lodge)
    • 2 ½ days of helicopter assisted hiking and/or walking with professionally certified mountain guides
    • Meals from lunch on Day 5 to packed lunch on day 8
    • Use of top-quality hiking equipment: boots, hiking poles, rain jacket, wind pants, day pack
    • Coach transfer between CMH Heli Base and Banff or Calgary Airport
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train between Vancouver and Jasper
  • 1 night accommodation in Kamloops provided by Rocky Mountaineer
  • 2 nights accommodation in Jasper
  • 1 night accommodation in Banff
  • Return transfers between rail depot and hotel in Kamloops
  • Taxi transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Jasper | Freedom of Choice - Choose 1 of 2 Excursions
    • Morning Maligne Valley with Medicine Lake Tour
    • Evening Discover Jasper & its Wildlife Tour
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Banff with picnic lunch included
  • Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier + Glacier Skywalk
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • National Park fees

Hotel & Rail Information | Moderate Grade

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train | SilverLeaf Service
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel | Provided by Rocky Mountaineer
  • Jasper - Moderate Hotel | Standard Room
  • Banff - Elk+Avenue Hotel | Standard Room
  • CMH Heli-hiking – Bugaboo Lodge | Standard Room

Hotel & Rail Information | Superior Grade

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train | SilverLeaf Service
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel | Provided by Rocky Mountaineer
  • Jasper - Sawridge Inn | Outside Room with Balcony
  • Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge | Superior Room
  • CMH Heli-hiking – Bugaboo Lodge | Standard Room

Hotel & Rail Information | Deluxe Grade

  • Rocky Mountaineer Train | GoldLeaf Service
  • Kamloops - Moderate Hotel | Provided by Rocky Mountaineer
  • Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge | Deluxe Room
  • Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | Deluxe Room
  • CMH Heli-hiking – Bugaboo Lodge | Standard Room

Please Note: Bugaboo Lodge may be replaced by Bobbie Burns Lodge at no additional charge, based on availability

Moderate Grade

Lobstick Lodge

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Jasper

Elk Avenue Hotel

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Banff

Bugaboo Lodge

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Superior Grade

Sawridge Inn

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Jasper

Banff Caribou Lodge

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Banff

Bugaboo Lodge

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Deluxe Grade

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

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Jasper

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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Banff

Bugaboo Lodge

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