Travel on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and see the majestic Canadian Rockies up close and personal. On this journey, you will experience the wonders of Alberta’s two main National Parks with time to spend in both Banff and Jasper before travelling along the Icefield Parkway; a stunning drive between mountain peaks, dotted with blue lakes and green forests. Along the way, stop at the Columbia Icefield and take a trip over the Athabasca Glacier and dare the glass floored Glacier Skywalk. With two nights in Vancouver too, this wonderful trip is sure to stay with you forever.
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Travel from the UK to Calgary, with direct options available from London Heathrow and Gatwick. Upon arrival, take a comfortable coach transfer to Banff, a picturesque town in the Rocky Mountains.
Spend a day getting to know Banff. Located in the Bow River Valley, the stunning town is surrounded by imposing mountains. Admire the views of Cascade Mountain from the quaint downtown or take the Gondola ride to the summit of sulphur mountain for amazing views over the valley. Stroll the downtown, explore Banff National Park or just enjoy the mountain air.
Today travel on one of the worlds most stunning drives as you take the Icefield Parkway from Banff to Jasper. The road cuts its way through the Rocky Mountains for nearly 200 miles. On your journey you will see stunning lakes as well as snow covered peaks. Stop along the way to visit the Athabasca Glacier where you can travel over the ancient ice in a custom-made ice explorer. Then brave the glass Glacier Skywalk, perched high above the valley with amazing view.
Full day in Jasper to explore the town or Jasper National Park, home to stunning lakes, abundant wildlife and towering mountains. Take a cruise on one of many local lakes, with Maligne Lake being probably the most famous. As a winter ski resort, Jasper also has a cable car if you want to see the views from the peak, take the Sky Tram to the top of the mountains.
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.
Breakfast & lunch are provided on the train
Accommodation overnight in Kamloops is allocated by Rocky Mountaineer on check-in.
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.
Breakfast & lunch are provided on the train
Spend a full day in the wonderful city of Vancouver. Located on a peninsular, the city is surrounded on three sides by water. Head to Canada Place, close to downtown and located waterfront it is home to the cruise ship terminal as well as attractions such as Fly Over Canada and an array of bars and restaurants. Pick up those last-minute gifts or treat yourself on Robson Street or pass time with a walk or bike ride around Stanley Park. Vancouver is an amazing city and its easy to spend time enjoying yourself in such a place.
The flight home is likely to be later during your final day so enjoy a morning and lunch in Vancouver before transferring to the airport for an overnight return to the UK.
‘Exceptional Views, Fine Dining and Unmatched Style’
The Rimrock Resort is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience. The 346 guest rooms including Signature Grandview rooms and a selection of suites offer a comfortable smoke free environment. The hotel boasts a full service spa, indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. A fitness facility open to over 16 year olds which includes a squash court and during the summer months you can enjoy lunch on the outdoor patio decks. The resort has something for everyone with two restaurants, two lounges and a coffee shop.
‘Waterfront, Downtown Boutique’
The Loden Hotel is a boutique property located in downtown Vancouver and steps away from Coal Harbour waterfront. It’s in an ideal location, adjacent to many of Vancouver's most popular attractions including museums, galleries, world-class shopping and numerous restaurants. The hotel houses just 77 rooms and suites, all custom designed and with views of the city and water ways. Amenities include a fitness centre on site, spa services offered and its own unique bistro and bar, and there is a Wanderfit programme to make the most of the surrounding nature on bike, trekking and cycling.
Six nights accommodation as listed
International flights in economy
Rocky Mountaineer in Silver Leaf
Including one nights accomodation TBC
Sightseeing transfer from Banff to Jasper
Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalker
GoldLeaf Service - upgrade from £499 per person
Meals unless otherwise stated
ETA (for UK passports) / Visas
Operates either direction
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