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Apr - Oct

Travel on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer on this one way tour from Calgary, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, across to Vancouver on the Pacific Coast.  Take in the mountain town of Banff and experience one of the most photographed views in the world from the banks of Lake Louise before you board the train for a relaxed and luxurious two day, all daylight trip through the mountains. The sites and highlights are numerous but keep your eyes peeled for black and grizzly bears and Bald Eagles swooping around the banks of several rivers that you will cross.  A short but fantastic way to see this amazing corner of a wonderful country. 

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  • Calgary
  • Banff
  • Lake Louise
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Vancouver

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  • Day 1
    UK to Calgary

    Travel from the UK to Calgary International Airport.  Make your own way to downtown Calgary for an overnight in this friendly little city.  When you get time, head up the Calgary Tower for views from the heart of downtown out to the wonderful Rocky Mountains.

    • Fly to Calgary
    • Calgary Tower

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    Hotel Arts
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  • Day 2
    Calgary to Banff

    Don’t just transfer to Banff, a lovely little town in the mountains, take a journey there?  Today’s tour will take you into Banff National Park.  The first of many highlights will come in Kananaskis where you embark on 12 minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the majestic Rockies.  Natural sites as you continue towards snow-capped peaks include Bow Falls and Lake Minnewanka and once in Banff, venture to the top of Sulphur Mountain via the Banff Gondola to take in more spectacular views.

    • Panoramic Helicopter Tour
    • Tour to Banff
    • Banff Gondola

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    Elk & Avenue Hotel
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  • Day 3
    Banff to Lake Louise

    Another day, another tour of some awe inspiring natural sites.  A half day trip takes you from Banff to Lake Louise via Yoho National Park.  Marvel at Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River before spending your free afternoon at the beautiful Lake Louise.

    • Yoho National Park
    • Tour to Lake Louise

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    The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
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  • Day 4
    Lake Louise to Kamloops

    Day One on the Rocky Mountaineer and you head through the mountains towards an overnight stop in Kamloops, right in the heart of British Columbia.  As you travel between glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Rockies, marvel at stunning scenery and some impressive feats of engineering such as The Kicking Horse Canyon and the Spiral Tunnels, carved into the mountain over 100 years ago.  Arrive in Kamloops early evening for an overnight stay.

    • Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West Day One
    • SilverLeaf Seating
    • Kicking Horse Canyon
    • Spiral Tunnels
    • Overnight in Kamloops; hotel allocated on arrival by Rocky Mountaineer

    Breakfast and lunch provided on the train

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  • Day 5
    Kamloops to Vancouver

    Continue on West towards the Pacific Ocean and your eventual destination of vibrant Vancouver.  After descending from the Rockies into central British Columbia on day one, day two continues through desert-like environments of the interior, along river banks and past vast lakes to the green fields of the Fraser Valley.   Today’s main photograph opportunities include the Thompson River and Hells Gate.

    • Rocky Mountaineer First Passage to the West Day Two
    • SilverLeaf Seating
    • Thompson River
    • Hells Gate

    Breakfast and lunch provided on the train

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    Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
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  • Days 6 - 7
    Vancouver to the UK

    Late flights back to the UK give you chance to explore wonderful Vancouver before transferring to the airport for you flight home.

    • Vancouver highlights – Stanley Park, Gas Town, Canada Place
    • Flight home

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