9
Days
From
£4,099
per person
Luxury Rail Joruneys
North America
Apr - Oct

Take a journey on Rocky Mountaineers newest route, a more northerly traverse of the Rocky Mountains which give you chance to experience the wonderful mountain village of Whistler in British Columbia as well as Vancouver, Jasper and Lake Louise.  Included in the price here is the top experience of Canada and the Rocky Mountaineer with five-star hotels throughout and amazing Gold Leaf experience on the train.  And in Alberta, go as you please with a car included to drive the Icefield Parkway between Jasper and Lake Louise. 

At a Glance

  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Quesnel
  • Jasper
  • Lake Louise
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • GoldLeaf

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  • Day 1
    UK to Vancouver

    Travel from the UK to Vancouver.  With a short trip, make the most of your brief time in Vancouver.  Stopping in a hotel close to the waterfront, means there is easy to access Canada Place just across the road while further afield, you will find Coal Harbour and Gastown within easy walking distance.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Fairmont Waterfront
  • Day 2
    Vancouver to Whistler

    Check in with reps from Rocky Mountaineer at your hotel before they transfer you over the water by coach to the station in North Vancouver.  From here, leave the sea behind as the tracks take you into the mountains on a near four-hour journey, often running alongside the Sea to Sky Highway.  Arriving around lunch time into Whistler, a winter sports mecca, and a vibrant and exciting village over summer.  There are plenty of options for eating out and exploring or catch the gondola to the summit of Whistler Mountain for amazing views over the valley.

    Breakfast included on the train

    Accommodation allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

     

  • Day 3
    Whistler to Quesnel

    An early morning start with a transfer back to the station before continuing the journey north and east in the comfort of Rocky Mountaineers stunning high level, Gold Leaf domed carriage.  Part take in complimentary drinks at your seat and dine in the lower floor separate dining car – the food on Rocky Mountaineer is truly amazing – as the landscapes unfold before you.  You will see the land change from river canyons to farmlands before entering the desert like Fraser Canyon then the ranch lands of the Cariboo, home to Quesnel and your stop for the night.  Highlights to look out for – get great snaps from the outdoor vestibule – include Anderson and Sefton Lakes and crossing Deep Creek Bridge.

    Breakfast and lunch included on the train

    Accommodation allocated by Rocky Mountaineer

  • Day 4
    Quesnel to Jasper

    Re-take your comfy seat for more unforgettable images as your travel further north to the town of Prince George, following the Fraser River as you go, before turning east and beginning the climb into the Rocky Mountains.  As you pass through the forests of Northern British Columbia, look out for the wildlife especially moose.  From here you will enter the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the Rocky Mountains towering on one side and the Cariboo Mountains on the other.  Pass Mount Robson (3,954 meters) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies before travelling the Yellowhead Pass and entering Alberta and ending your wonderful journey in Jasper.

    Breakfast and lunch included on the train

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Day 5
    Jasper

    Take a full day to explore Jasper.  Explore the surround and grounds of the hotel with water abound you can canoe or kayak on Lake Beauvert, play a round of golf, hike or bike into the surrounding woods and hills or relax at the hotels top class spa.  In Jasper itself, a small and quaint mountain town, explore the shops, bars and restaurants or take the Skytram to the top of Whistlers Peak for views down the valley to Jasper and all around!

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Day 6
    Jasper to Lake Louise

    Drive distance: 236KM/147 miles

    Collect a hire car from the depot in downtown Jasper and being one of the best drives anywhere in the world and you head down the stunning Icefields Parkway.  Following the valley of the Athabasca River, you will have huge mountains on both sides plus the river and numerous lakes to stop off for driving breaks with amazing backgrounds.  A must stop though is the Columbia Icefield.  Take the opportunity to see a glacier up close and personal or even walk and take the Icefield Explorer 4x4 ride over the ice.    For the brave, there is also the Glacier Skywalk – a glass viewing platform suspend 280m over the valley!  Continue south along this stunning highway, arriving at Lake Louise.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Day 7
    Lake Louise

    There is a reason that Lake Louise and the hotel located at its north-eastern end are one of the most photographed locations on earth.  This stunning glacier fed lake, is surrounded on three side by the enormous peaks of the Rocky Mountains, giving the area a quality that can be hard to describe and found in few other places.  The snow stays on the high peaks’ year-round, while the water is usually a spectacular blue in colour.  Our recommendation for today is just spend time walking around the lake and taking in this amazing location.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Days 8 - 9
    Lake Louise to the UK

    Drive distance: 203KM/126 miles

    A final day in Canada, waking up again in Lake Louise you may want to spend a little more time wandering around the lake before heading down the Trans-Canada Highway. A straight drive to the airport would take around two hours, and with a late afternoon departures usually to the UK you have time to take it slowly and stop off in Banff if you like or maybe even head into the big city (by comparison) of Calgary before returning your car at the airport and taking an overnight flight back to the UK.

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Vancouver

Fairmont Waterfront

‘Harbour views, Outdoor Pool, Fitness Centre’


The Fairmont Waterfront is situated beside the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and adjacent to the Vancouver Convention Centre, in a central harbour location.  It has over 400 rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling-windows showing off views of the harbour and city.  Amenities include a waterfront restaurant and bar, outdoor pool with Jacuzzi and a modern fitness centre. 

Jasper

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

‘Comfort, Luxury and Amazing Vistas’
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is in the Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leisure includes Canada’s number one golf resort course, an outdoor heated pool, the Fairmont Spa, a shopping promenade and winter skiing. Dining options include sushi, steaks and Northern Italian dishes with a local twist. Accommodation is a mixture of guest rooms, suites, speciality rooms and cabins, each with soothing colour palettes, amazing views of Jasper National Park and Fairmont’s legendary service.

Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

'Award Winning Resort, Beautiful Scenery'

Repeatedly awarded the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” for hospitality excellent, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a picturesque resort nestled in Alberta’s Banff National Park. The hotel is surrounded by soaring mountains, a glistening emerald lake and the majestic Victoria Glacier which accentuates the rich, luxurious interior. Rooms and suites at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise are elegantly appointed and richly decorated with a host of comforting amenities. Speciality rooms are designed to reach the pinnacle of luxury and ensure you will never want to leave this enchanting resort. For the intrepid traveller always looking for a challenge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise also endeavours to provide its guests with amazing activities that include cross-country, world class skiing and snowboarding, while a lavish spa trip will help you to relax an unwind in complete serenity after a day of excitement.

9 Days from £4,099 per person
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This trip includes

International flights in economy
Five-nights’ accommodation as listed
Three-day GoldLeaf Rocky Mountaineer 
Two-nights’ accommodation allocated by Rocky Mountaineer on check in
Full-size car hire, collect in Jasper and drop off at Calgary Airport

This trip excludes

Car hire one way drop fee
National Park fees
Meals unless otherwise stated
Can be taken in the opposite direction
SilverLeaf option available

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