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Journey Through the Clouds Excursion
Experience all the Rockies have to offer on this seven day journey to some of the most breathtaking places in Western Canada. Visit the scenic towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, and explore Canada's largest National Park on a guided tour.

October 4, 2021
GoldLeaf Service
$3,981* CAD per person + GST

BONUS*: Savings of $1,400 per couple
+ Receive an Exclusive Complimentary Private Transfer

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Vancouver,  Kamloops,  Jasper,  Lake Louise,  Banff,  Calgary

ROUTES
Journey Through The Clouds

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

MODE OF TRAVEL
Rocky Mountaineer Train
Motorcoach

ROUTE TYPE
Rockies Highlights

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

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

Dining
2 breakfasts, 3 lunches

Travel & Transport
2 days Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service
Coach Transfer Banff to Calgary Downtown
Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper

Accommodations
6 nights hotel: Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary

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ITINERARY:
Vancouver to Calgary Eastbound


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
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 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. B, L.

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 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. B, L.

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 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. L.

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 Chateau Lake Louise - FAIRMONT LAKEVIEW DOUBLE
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park. Discover endless outdoor recreational activities including hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and river rafting.

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.

YOUR HOTEL
Rimrock Resort Hotel - PREMIUM 2 QUEENS DOUBLE
An AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, and a luxury spa. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience.


Day 6: Banff to Calgary
DESCRIPTION
Depart Banff today and transfer to Calgary (or Calgary International Airport) today. Your journey ends upon transfer to Calgary.

YOUR HOTEL
Fairmont Palliser Hotel - FAIRMONT ROOM DOUBLE
Centrally located in downtown Calgary, Fairmont Palliser is conveniently situated within walking distance to the city's most exciting retail shopping, arts, culture and entertainment venues. Set in the heart of the city, Fairmont Palliser is a historical landmark offering distinctive accommodation in elegant surroundings.

Day 7: Calgary
Your journey ends upon check-out from your Calgary 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 June 11, 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.

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.