Canadian Rockies featuring Rocky Mountaineer
Set out to explore the best of Western Canada on a tour that opens in Vancouver and takes you to Banff aboard the famous Rocky Mountaineer Train. Begin your trip with breakfast at Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy the 'living forest' and try their new Cliffwalk or Treetop Adventures. Then enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vancouver that begins in beautiful Stanley Park and stops in the famed Granville Market. Take a scenic ferry to Vancouver Island and visit Butchart Gardens. Board your train and travel among the fields of Fraser Valley and the scenic Fraser River. Journey alongside Kicking Horse River while enjoying the beautiful scenery. During your time in Banff, stop at stunning Peyto Lake and admire Bow Falls. Choose to ride across Columbia Icefield or take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk.
|Offer valid through 6/30/2018|
|Day 1||Vancouver||Vancouver, British Columbia - Tour Begins: Set out to explore the beautiful Canadian Rockies by train. This timeless adventure begins in the beautiful city of Vancouver.|
|Day 2||Vancouver||Vancouver: Enjoy a memorable breakfast at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Watch while people go 'walking on treetops.' Afterwards, it's your turn to enjoy the 'living forest' and cross this exhilarating suspension bridge. Once you reach the other side, several exciting activities await. Try the new Cliffwalk, a walkway hugging to the rock face above Capilano Canyon; or venture out on a Treetop Adventure made up of 7 suspension bridges. Next we begin our Vancouver sightseeing tour at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada's renowned urban rainforest. Stop in at picturesque Granville Island Public Market for time to stroll through its fascinating stalls of handmade crafts and artisan food producers. Continue through Chinatown, the city's waterfront, and Gastown, a turn-of-the-century center comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques and the world-famous steam-powered clock.|
|Day 3||Vancouver||Vancouver - Victoria - Vancouver: Early this morning we will take a scenic ferry to Vancouver Island to visit the lovely Butchart Gardens. These gardens are among the world's most beautiful and are a veritable explosion of color and fragrances. Next, take a short sightseeing tour of Victoria, the "City of Gardens." Enjoy some leisure time to explore this lovely seaside spot. This evening you will journey back to the mainland via a short ferry ride.|
|Day 4||Vancouver||Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer Train - Kamloops: Board your train for the scenic journey of a lifetime. The Rocky Mountaineer train takes you on a spectacular voyage from Vancouver, British Columbia to Banff, Alberta in SilverLeaf Service. Spend two days amid coastal forests, roaring river canyons and lofty mountain peaks. Today your route begins with a journey through the verdant farmlands of the Fraser Valley and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains. You'll see the mighty Fraser River and the raging white waters of Hell's Gate. The landscape then transforms again to semi-arid desert as you travel toward the city of Kamloops for your overnight stay* in a hotel.|
|Day 5||Kamloops||Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train - Banff, Alberta: Today, we continue east toward the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains. History comes alive as you travel the rail route that united Canada as a nation. You'll journey alongside the powerful Kicking Horse River and ride through the Spiral Tunnels, a century-old engineering feat. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, you may even catch a glimpse of fleeting wildlife, including moose, elk, bighorn sheep, bears and soaring eagles. This evening arrive in Banff where you will enjoy a leisurely 3-night stay.|
|Day 6||Banff||Banff: Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos - known as the 'Land of the Sleeping Giants.' Next, meet a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During an afternoon at leisure, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff's delightful downtown.|
|Day 7||Banff||Banff - Icefields Parkway - Choice on Tour - Banff: A wonderful day of sightseeing awaits as we set out along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Marvel at lofty waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and the picture-perfect snowcapped mountain ranges. Stop at the Columbia Icefield where it's your choice! Take a fun ride** across this 1,000 feet thick mass of glacial ice - the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Or, take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape from the glass-floored platform. This afternoon, stop at stunning Peyto Lake, a turquoise glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity. Be on the lookout for bears and stately elk on your return to Banff. Join your fellow travelers this evening at a farewell dinner where you'll enjoy regional cuisine and toast the end of a wonderful trip.|
|Day 8||Banff||Banff - Tour Ends: Your adventure comes to a close*** today, leaving you with many memories of your extraordinary journey through the incomparable Canadian Rockies.|
|Rimrock Resort Banff, Canada||Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Vancouver, Canada|
|Delta Vancouver Suites Vancouver, Canada|| |
|* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies. |
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.