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Private Touring - Spectacular Mountain Resorts & Rail
Depart from Vancouver (Tour Code: TR101) Sunday, Wednesday & Saturday May 27, 30, 31 Jun 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 Jul 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29 Aug 1, 2, 5, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 Sep 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23 Depart from Calgary (Tour Code: TR102) Sunday, Monday & Friday May 31 Jun 1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 Jul 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31 Aug 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 31 Sep 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27
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27 May - 27 Sep, 2020
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This 9-day tour between Vancouver and Calgary is a great introduction to Victoria and the Rockies. After a day in Victoria by floatplane you'll board VIA Rail for the overnight journey to Jasper. Enjoy a private wildlife tour and a night at Moraine Lake Lodge, then in Banff take a private transfter to Calgary where your tour ends.
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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 Arrive Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
Day 2 Victoria day tour with return by floatplane
Experience a private day excursion to Victoria, highlighted by the Gulf Islands by ferry, Butchart Gardens, Beacon Hill Park, and a Victoria City Tour. End the day with an awe inspiring 35-minute floatplane flight to Vancouver with stunning aerial views of Vancouver, the Gulf Islands and Victoria Harbour.
Day 3 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.
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 4 Canadian Rockies by daylight onboard Via Rail arrive Jasper late afternoon (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.
Day 5 Jasper - Evening wildlife tour (Private SUV driver guided vehicle)
Today is free to explore Jasper before departing this evening to experience the environs of Jasper and for some amazing close-up photo opportunities of wildlife.
Day 6 Jasper to Moraine Lake (Private SUV driver guided vehicle)
Travel by luxury SUV 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.
Day 7 Moraine Lake to Banff (Private SUV driver guided vehicle)
Depart Moraine Lake for a ½ day tour of Lake Louise, then continue via the scenic Bow Valley Parkway to Banff. (Breakfast is included today)
Day 8 Sightseeing tour of Banff (Private SUV driver guided vehicle)
This morning, tour through the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind), Surprise Corner, Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride and Tunnel Mountain Drive - which overlooks the splendour of Bow Valley. Enjoy the afternoon on your own.
Day 9 Banff to Calgary (Private SUV transfer)
This morning is free to explore Banff before your transfer to Calgary. 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 Calgary airport or downtown Calgary.
- Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 7 nights
- Private Bedroom onboard VIA Rail for 1 night
- Private Tour to Victoria & Butchart Gardens with return floatplane ride
- Private transfer between hotel and Rail Station in Vancouver
- Private transfer between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
- Private evening Jasper wildlife tour
- Private full day tour between Jasper and Moraine Lake
- Ice Explorer ride on to Athabasca Glacier
- Glacier Skywalk
- Private ½ day tour of Lake Louise / Banff with drop-off in Banff
- Private morning tour of Banff
- Banff gondola ride
- Private transfer between Banff hotel and Calgary Airport or downtown Calgary Hotel
- 1 breakfast, 1 lunch onboard VIA Rail
- National Park fees
- Travel Documentation
- Vancouver - Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel (Signature Harbour View Room)
- Via Rail (Deluxe Sleeper Cabin)
- Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Deluxe Room)
- Moraine Lake / Lake Louise - Moraine Lake Lodge (Deluxe Cabin) (Breakfast included)
- Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel (Deluxe Mountain View Room)