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Canadian Rockies Escape Circle
Journey through the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies on two of our most popular rail routes and unleash your inner explorer on an exciting Icefields Parkway adventure.

October 3, 2021
GoldLeaf Service

$5,780* CAD per person + GST

BONUS*: Savings of $1,400 per couple
+ Receive 2 Free Perks: 1X Hotel Night, 1X Airport Transfer
+ Receive an Exclusive Complimentary Private Transfer

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Vancouver,  Kamloops,  Banff,  Jasper,  Vancouver

ROUTES
Journey Through The Clouds, First Passage to the West

TRIP LENGTH
7 Days / 6 Nights Total
4 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer

MODE OF TRAVEL
Rocky Mountaineer Train
Motorcoach

ROUTE TYPE
Circle Journeys,  Rockies Highlights

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Activities & Tours:
Vancouver Lookout
National Parks Pass
Ice Explorer
Glacier Skywalk

Dining
4 breakfasts, 5 lunches

Travel & Transport
4 days Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service
Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff and Jasper

Accommodations
6 nights hotel: Vancouver, Kamloops, Banff and Jasper

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ITINERARY:

Day 1: Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

ACTIVITIES
Vancouver Lookout
Your admission to the Vancouver Lookout is included in your package: get a 360 degree view of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Your adventure starts with a 40 second glass elevator that climbs over 550 feet to the panoramic observation deck. From here, you'll gaze out onto Metro Vancouver’s cosmopolitan downtown, the vast Pacific Ocean, and the beautiful North Shore mountains. 
Explore the Vancouver Lookout on your own, this is an independent experience for you to enjoy at your own leisure and is not a guided tour. Transportation to and from the Vancouver Lookout is not included. Open from: 8:30am to 10:30pm. It can be used any day during your stay in Vancouver.  

YOUR HOTEL
Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver - DELUXE DOUBLE
Experience the best that Vancouver has to offer, surrounded by panoramic views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and city skyline. The Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel is situated on the downtown waterfront of this vibrant metropolis, with some of the city’s top tourist attractions, and popular shopping and entertainment districts just minutes away.



Day 2: Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbias interior. On todays journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hells Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

YOUR HOTEL
Kamloops Accommodation - HOTEL ROOM DOUBLE
Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.



Day 3: Kamloops to Banff
Your journey continues Eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Todays highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.

YOUR HOTEL
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - FAIRMONT ROOM DOUBLE
Located in the heart of Banff National Park, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to our guests for more than 125 years. The Fairmont Banff Springs is a year-round luxury mountain resort that offers a championship golf course during the summer, the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa, and authentically local dining experiences.



Day 4: Banff to Jasper
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.

ACTIVITIES
Ice Explorer
Tour the Athabasca Glacier in a giant six-wheel drive Ice Explorer vehicle while your guide explains the history of this ancient glacier and points out interesting geological features. Think of it like a "monster-truck meets glacier" adventure where you learn new things!

Glacier Skywalk
Consisting of a 400 metre (1,640 feet) interpretive boardwalk and a glass-floored observation platform extending 30 metres (98 feet) out over the Sunwapta Valley, Glacier Skywalk takes spectacular scenery and a rare view of nature to unbelievable heights. The award-winning architecture of the Skywalk is a feat of contemporary design. 

YOUR HOTEL
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - FAIRMONT ROOM DOUBLE
Situated in Alberta's magnificent Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is a 700 acre year-round luxury mountain resort which wraps around the shores of pristine Lac Beauvert and Canada's #1 Golf Resort Course. The resort's charming village of cedar chalets and cabins, all connected by picturesque paths, offer guests unique access to explore the natural environment surrounding the resort.



Day 5: Jasper to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia 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. Todays highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops

YOUR HOTEL
Kamloops Accommodation - HOTEL ROOM DOUBLE
Upon check-in for your train departure you will receive a boarding pass which will indicate your Kamloops accommodation. Your accommodation in Kamloops will be of a moderate standard, but will include all the essential amenities to make your stay comfortable.


Day 6: Kamloops to Vancouver
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On todays 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 Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hells Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver.

YOUR HOTEL
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - FAIRMONT ROOM DOUBLE
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is known as the 'Castle in the City’ and reflects timeless luxury and history. Holding a prime downtown location, steps from Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district, it is the perfect place to enjoy Vancouver's vibrant atmosphere. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has recently completed a $12 million restaurant, bar and lobby renovation, providing the ‘Grand Dame’ with a sense of renewed luxury.


Day 7: Vancouver
Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.


*Terms & Conditions:

Price is per person based on double occupancy, reflects all promotional savings, and is subject to change and availability until booked. Subject to availability. Pricing does not include Canadian tax (GST) or flights. Additional conditions apply. Airfare extra. Prices were valid at time of publishing and are subject to change without notice.  Promotional offer may be withdrawn at any time. Terms and Conditions may apply.

The “Canadian Resident Offer” (“offer”) applies only to new 2021 bookings made by April 14, 2021 for qualifying packages booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel on our Canadian routes during the 2021 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Offer must be booked for travel in 2021. If guests choose to make a date change using our enhanced flexibility, then this promotion can be moved with the booking into a new travel season. A maximum discount of $500 CAD per person for qualifying 2021 classic rail packages and a maximum discount of $700 CAD per person for other qualifying 2021 packages will be applied at the time of booking. Offer is only available to residents who are currently residing in Canada. Offer is per guest and only applies to qualifying 2021 packages our Canadian routes, must be requested at the time of booking, and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Offer is subject to availability. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance must be made 30 days prior to travel. All bookings are subject to the full booking terms and conditions. Additional conditions apply.

Anniversary Promotion: When you book a qualifying Canadian package of 5-7 days receive 2 free perks: 1X Hotel Night and 1X Airport Transfer.  Book a qualifying Canadian package of 8 days or more and receive three free perks. 1X Hotel Night, 1X Airport Transfer and 1X Dinner.  Offer expires April 9, 2021. 

Virtuoso Amenity: Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Applicable to new bookings only on Canadian routes. Available in conjunction with any other Rocky Mountaineer offer. Not available in conjunction with any other Virtuoso offers. Guests on Rocky Mountaineer Circle Trips will receive private transfer for both departure and arrival. Qualifying rail journey can be purchased in either class of service and in any grade of accommodation. Offer must be used as part of the package and cannot be deferred to another date or refunded. Offer must be requested at the time of booking. Offer will not be automatically allocated or retrospectively added. Not available for group tour block bookings. We regret it is not possible to change the offer in the event a subsequent offer better fits the guest itinerary. Additional conditions apply.