First Passage to the West at Leisure

Adventure in the Canadian Rockies! This journey brings you to the stunning mountain towns of Banff and Lake Louise, with a trip to the Columbia Icefields and a helicopter tour through the soaring peaks of the Rockies.

DESTINATIONS
Vancouver, Kamloops, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary

TRIP LENGTH
8 Days / 7 Nights total 
2 Days onboard Rocky Mountaineer

MODES OF TRAVEL
Rocky Mountaineer Train
Motorcoach

ROUTE TYPE
One-way

PRICE
/_uploads/images/exclusive-email/silverleaf-.pngTake in the scenery through the windows of our custom-designed, single level glass dome coaches. Single level glass domed coach with oversized windows. Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference. Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout your journey, along with gourmet snacks. Overnight accommodation in popular hotels

SilverLeaf Service + Hotel 

$4,449 + $222.45 tax per person dbl
Aug. 10, 2019 - Aug.17, 2019
Departing Calgary, Arriving Vancouver

Includes:
An exclusive complimentary private transfer before or after your rail journey + receive a FREE hotel night in Vancouver or Calgary



WHAT'S INCLUDED

Activities & Tours
Vancouver Lookout
Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff (or reverse)
Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
Banff to Calgary Tour (or reverse), including Banff Gondola
Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
Calgary Tower

Dining
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Travel & Transport
2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise
Luggage handling and National Park Pass

Accommodations
7 nights hotel



Itinerary


Day 1: Tour Start - Calgary
Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West” independently. Overnight in Calgary.


Day 2: Calgary to Banff with Panoramic Helicopter Tour
Depart Calgary for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis for a Panoramic Helicopter Tour. Continue to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. Admission to the Banff Gondola is included. Your tour ends in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.

Panoramic Helicopter Tour - Banff to Calgary
Put on your best James Bond accent and take to the skies with a Panoramic Helicopter Tour. This 12-minute spine-tingling adventure will have you soaring 2,300 metres above sea level, giving you a totally incredible view of glaciers, mountain vistas, lakes, and waterfalls. This is the Rockies as you've never seen them.


Day 3: Free Day in Banff
Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Banff National Park on your own. Optional activities include soaking in the mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails, visiting Banff’s historic museums, cruising on Lake Minnewanka or playing a round of golf at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Overnight in Banff.
HOTEL


Day 4: Banff to Lake Louise, with Yoho Park Sightseeing Tour
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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.
HOTEL


Day 5: Icefields and Glaciers Experience
Today, enjoy a full-day tour along one of the most scenic highways in the world as you travel to Jasper National Park on the Icefields Parkway. 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. At the Columbia Icefield Centre, time is provided for lunch (not included) after you have had a chance to experience the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure (admission included). Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Afterward, brief stops will be made at Bow and Peyto Lakes before arriving back in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

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!


Day 6: Lake Louise to Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Lake Louise Station at 9:00am MT to travel from the Lake Louise to Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia’s 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, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. You will arrive in Kamloops between 6:30pm and 8:00pm PT. Spend the evening exploring the city, or relaxing in your hotel. All hotels in Kamloops are of moderate standard: your hotel will be assigned post-booking.


Day 7: Kamloops to Vancouver
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train at the Kamloops Station at 7:35am PT. On today’s journey west, 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. Breakfast and lunch will be served onboard. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. You will arrive in Vancouver between 6:00pm and 7:30pm PT.


Day 8: Tour End - Vancouver
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Terms and Conditions:
Land only. Air not included.

 Free hotel night: Offer applies only to new 2019 bookings made by June 28, 2019 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages of 5 days (4 nights) or more, booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2019 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Offer must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Offer is valid for one free hotel night in Vancouver, Calgary or Seattle at the beginning or end of a package. Offer is also applicable to an extra hotel night if package is extended. Free hotel night must match the accommodation grade of package booked. Offer is not applicable to a stand-alone one night bookings. Rocky Mountaineer reserves the right to amend hotels included in the package. Hotel properties are subject to availability based on inventory. Offer is not applicable to 2 or 3-day rail only bookings, Group Tour bookings or child prices. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. The free hotel credit will be applied at the time of booking. Amendment fees apply to any amendment in accordance with our Change Fee Policy. Additional conditions apply.

Complimentary Private Transfer: *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. 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. For GPK, no date changes are permitted after final payment - 60 days prior to departure. 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.