Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle

Keep a lookout for a jaw-dropping range of wildlife on this spellbinding trip that includes a visit to Yoho National Park and the Columbia Icefields.

PRICE SUMMARY

(Other dates available)
May 4 - 12, 2020

SilverLeaf Service
$6,298 CAD per person (includes $300 tax)

BONUS: One Pre or Post Hotel Night, Complimentary Private Transfers & One Complimentary Dinner 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Activities & Tours
• Vancouver Lookout
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
• Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
• Banff tour, including Banff Gondola
• National Park Pass

Dining
• 4 breakfasts, 6 lunches

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

Accommodations
• 8 nights hotel accommodation



DESTINATIONS
Vancouver,  Kamloops,  Jasper,  Lake Louise,  Banff,  Vancouver

TRIP LENGTH
9 Days / 8 Nights Total
4 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer

MODE OF TRAVEL
Rocky Mountaineer Train
Motorcoach

ROUTE TYPE

Circle Journeys


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

Day 2: Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s 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 Hell’s 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.

Day 3: Kamloops to Jasper
Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 4: Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, 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. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 5: Lake Louise to Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff. Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

Day 6: Banff
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), a lake cruise on Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Lunch is included. Overnight in Banff. Note: In the event the lake cruise is not operating, interpretive experiences will be offered on the history of the founding of Banff, sampling of authentic Canadian treats, and hands-on interpretation of local flora and fauna.

Day 7: Banff to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 8: Kamloops to Vancouver
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 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. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 9: Vancouver
Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.



Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect ALL applicable savings. Airfare extra.

*30th Anniversary Promo offer:  (“Offer”) applies only to new 2020 bookings made by February 7th, 2020 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer itineraries booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2020 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Offer is per booking and applies to single, double, triple or quad occupancy bookings of 8 days/7 nights or more, must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Free Perks are: (a) one additional hotel night in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise. Additional hotel night must match the accommodation grade and occupancy level of package booked and must be booked as a consecutive night at the same hotel that you begin or end your package; (b) one private standard airport transfer in Vancouver or Calgary; and (c) one set-menu dinner at a selected package hotel (not available on rail days). Transfer and dinner are for number of persons on corresponding booking. Guests booking 5–7 day itineraries may take advantage of the “Two Free Gifts” offer ((a) one hotel night and (b) one airport transfer) with the same terms, conditions and restrictions as set out above. All free perks are subject to availability. All bookings are subject to the full booking terms and conditions. Full terms and conditions are available at rockymountaineer.com. Additional conditions apply.

Virtuoso Private Transfer offer: Receive a complimentary private transfer* at the start or end of your rail journey on any 2020 Rocky Mountaineer rail package tour of 4 nights or more. Guests receive a complimentary private transfer to or from the Vancouver International Airport and your Vancouver hotel at the start or end of your rail journey OR receive a complimentary private transfer to or from the Calgary International Airport and your Calgary hotel at the start or end of your rail journey. Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Applicable to new bookings only. Available in conjunction with any other Rocky Mountaineer offer. Not available in conjunction with any other Virtuoso offers. 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. For GPK, no date changes are permitted after final payment - 60 days prior to departure. Not available for Group Tour Block bookings or Custom Group 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.