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City Streets VIA Mountain Peaks
(Tour Code: TR166) Departs from Vancouver: Mondays & Fridays Dec 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 Jan 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 Feb 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 Mar 2, 6, 9, 13
(Tour Code: TR167) Departs from Calgary: Wednesdays & Saturdays Dec 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 Jan 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Feb 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Mar 4, 7
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13 Dec - 14 Dec, 2019 16 Dec, 2019 - 04 Jan, 2020 06 Jan - 25 Jan, 2020 27 Jan - 13 Mar, 2020
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Embark on a journey from the city to the mountains on this reversible 9-day tour from Vancouver to Calgary. Blending winter activities with superior mountain luxury, you'll experience only the best of Jasper, Lake Loise and Banff by day while unwinding in the deluxe comfort of the Fairmont properties by night.
Itinerary at a Glance
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 afternoon, check in at Pacific Central Station and board VIA Rail’s ‘Canadian’ for the famous train journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Step back in time to the days of classic rail travel, riding in the original stainless steel ‘streamliner’ railcars made famous by the ‘Canadian’ in the 1950s. Each has been restored with air conditioning, a café car, lounge car, and access to the dome car. (dinner included today onboard VIA Rail)
Exclusive to Sleeper Touring Class:
By day, sit back in comfortable seating and enjoy the exclusive comfort of your own accommodation. Come evening, attendants will transform your quarters into cozy bunks or a bedroom. Don’t forget to visit the Dome Car – the true essence of travelling by train is all in the panoramic views. Some Sleeper Plus Class amenities include towels, pillows, cozy down duvets and a shower kit.
Day 2 Canadian Rockies by daylight onboard VIA Rail; arrive Jasper late morning (Rail)
Rise to the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies today as you arrive in Jasper and transfer to your hotel. The day is free to explore this unique alpine community. (breakfast included today onboard VIA Rail)
Day 3 Jasper Trail Tour
Travel through the silent undisturbed beauty of winter and all it has to offer. This is a great hands on opportunity to venture deep into the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the crisp mountain air and the beautiful scenery that surrounds you while you warm up with a hearty trail side lunch, cooked over an open campfire, hot apple cider and homemade treats. During this time you will have the opportunity to learn the history of both the area and the people.
Day 4 Jasper to Lake Louise (evening sleigh ride)
Travel southward along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise. This spectacular drive through glacier country will be highlighted by massive snow covered mountains, frozen waterfalls and broad-reaching valleys. Included this evening is a wonderful 40 minute Sleigh Ride that takes place beside the lake.
Day 5 Lake Louise
Today is free for you to enjoy the winter activities surrounding Lake Louise.
Day 6 Lake Louise to Banff
Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive to Banff via the scenic Bow Valley. Banff is situated in Banff National Park, this charming town has much to offer including winter walks, ice skating, world-class shopping, and unique dining.
Day 7 Morning Discover Banff & Its Wildlife Tour
A morning tour of the Banff area will take you to many of Banff’s landmarks and historical places. This will also be one of your best chances to see wildlife while in the park. Photo opportunities and short walks to viewpoints with your guide are abundant on this tour. This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the town of Banff.
Day 8 Afternoon Snowshoeing to Paint Pots Tour
In the afternoon, snowshoe on an easy trail winding through a forest of pine trees to the Paint Pots, a cultural treasure within the National Park. Along the way you will hear stories of Banff’s indigenous people, explorers and fur traders who lived in and traveled through the Rockies. After this crisp winter walk, enjoy a uniquely Canadian treat: hot maple taffy poured into snow to make a sweet frozen dessert.
Day 9 Banff to Calgary
Today, transfer to Calgary Airport or downtown Calgary. We will arrange a transfer to suit your flight schedule.
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- 1 night private cabin onboard VIA Rail
- Transfers between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
- Scheduled express coach between Jasper & Lake Louise
- Sleigh ride at Lake Louise (Dec 10th - Apr 10th, price for non-operating dates will be adjusted at time of booking)
- Scheduled express coach between Lake Louise & Banff
- Snowshoeing to Paint Pots (minimum age 8 yrs)
- Morning Discover Banff & its Wildlife Tour
- Scheduled express coach between Banff & Calgary Airport or downtown
- Total # of meals: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
- National Park fees
Hotel Information (Deluxe Grade)
- VIA Rail (Private Bedroom)
- Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Fairmont Room)
- Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Fairmont Lakeview Room)
- Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Fairmont Room)