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Winter is a magical time in Canada, and this scenic train journey onboard VIA Rail lets you experience it all! Start with two nights in Vancouver discovering all of the city’s crowd-pleasing attractions, including Stanley Park, Gastown, Granville Island and more. Then take the scenic train journey to the Canadian Rockies and the alpine towns of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. Experience incredible winter wonderland scenes of snowcapped mountain peaks, glacier-fed waterfalls, and twisting valleys. This vacation really is a winter scenery lover’s dream come true!

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour in Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Winter wildlife tour in Jasper National Park
  • Winter sightseeing tour in Banff*
  • Admission to the Banff Gondola

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way overnight VIA Rail® from Vancouver to Jasper on the Canadian®
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard VIA Rail
  • Transfer from Jasper to Lake Louise, Lake Louise to Banff, and shuttle transfer from Banff to Calgary

 

*Banff Sightseeing tour is seasonal December - March

Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1 VANCOUVER
Your Canadian train journey begins in Vancouver! Delve into the diversity and beauty of British Columbia. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 2 VANCOUVER
Use your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to experience the top attractions within the city. Visit the 1,000-acre Stanley Park, historic Gastown, Granville Island and Downtown. Then, stop at the Vancouver Lookout for incredible views. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
This afternoon, board VIA Rail for your overnight adventure through the Canadian wilderness to breathtaking Jasper. Enjoy comfortable accommodations and delicious food onboard. During the journey, you'll see the Rockies like never before - snow-covered and sparkling in the sun. Prepare to capture plenty of photos of the passing landscapes. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 4 JASPER
When you arrive in Jasper, you'll quickly realize why it is one of the most visited regions of Alberta, Canada. The picturesque town is nestled in the midst of Jasper National Park's waterfalls, lakes, vast forests, and glaciers. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and begin to discover the stunning sights. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 5 JASPER
Take an interactive winter wildlife tour of Jasper National Park today and join your knowledgeable guide in search of elk, deer, sheep, goats, coyotes, wolves, moose and more! Learn how these animals survive the mountain winters and how they contribute to the rich diversity of the area. Travel through the Athabasca Valley to some of the park's most beautiful scenery. Have your camera ready to capture some amazing photos! (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 6 JASPER TO LAKE LOUISE
Take the scenic journey today from Jasper to Lake Louise. Check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and spend time getting to know the area on your own or doing a self-tour of the iconic Fairmont Chateau. (Overnight in Lake Louise)

DAY 7 LAKE LOUISE TO BANFF
Take the short, scenic transfer from Lake Louise to Banff, and check in at your hotel in Banff for a two-night stay. Discover Banff on your own - the town boasts a charming downtown and ample winter activities and sights to please everyone. (Overnight in Banff)

DAY 8 BANFF
Today you will embark on another incredible winter tour - this time of the town of Banff and the surrounding region's awe-inspiring mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. Continue exploring Banff's spectacular winter sights by taking a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain. At the summit, you'll be mesmerized by the 360-degree views of the surrounding landscapes. (Overnight in Banff)

DAY 9 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CALGARY
Check out of your hotel and transfer from Banff to Calgary to continue with your onward travels.

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver

The Georgian Court Hotel is a 4 star boutique hotel and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Situated downtown Vancouver, steps from BC Place Stadium – home of the Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena, fashionable Robson Street and many downtown Vancouver’s main tourist attractions.

Fairmont Banff Springs

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies",

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Just a fifteen-minute walk from downtown, the Banff Caribou Lodge invites you into a world away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, with all the amenities of a first class resort hotel.

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

Just a fifteen-minute walk from downtown, the Banff Caribou Lodge invites you into a world away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, with all the amenities of a first class resort hotel.

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Distinct from the majority of Banff hotels, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is situated on Tunnel Mountain – formerly called “Sleeping Buffalo” by the First Nations living in the region.

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

For those who love to play in the great outdoors, there's no better place than Banff, and no better place to call home after a day of adventure than the Banff Ptarmigan Inn.

Elk & Avenue

The Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in downtown Banff with 162 rooms featuring queen and king beds, including lofts and junior suites—fully equipped with all the modern-day amenities.

Fox Hotel & Suites

The Fox Hotel & Suites is located in the scenic Banff National Park. This mountain accommodation offers hotel rooms perfect for the traveler staying for a few days or even a week.

Moose Hotel and Suites

The Banff Lodging Company is proud to announce the opening of a brand new 4 star hotel property for 2016, The Moose Hotel & Suites. The design of the Moose will be Mountain elegance with warm, rich, natural materials. Located a 1 minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air conditioned guests rooms, with a combination of One and Two Bedroom Suites and hotel rooms.

Rimrock Resort Hotel

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies on Sulphur Mountain 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.

Chateau Jasper

The newly renovated Chateau Jasper is a cozy hotel with a variety of accommodations and facilities.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Surrounded by captivating mountains and sparkling lakes, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Resort Hotel welcomes you to The True Rocky Mountain Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge resort invites you to experience the unique accommodations and luxury Signature Cabins, sure to invoke memories that will last a lifetime.

Lobstick Lodge

Lobstick Lodge welcomes you to the Canadian Rockies. Recently renovated and conveniently located in the town of Jasper, you will experience a serene atmosphere in a majestic mountain setting.

Marmot Lodge

Marmot Lodge offers 107 guestrooms and suites with exterior entry. Large families and groups will love the convenience of our kitchen suites along with a separate bedroom. All guests have access to our heated indoor pool, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.

Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre

Set amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Jasper is a resort style hotel that offers the rustic charm you’d expect in Jasper National Park.

The Crimson Jasper

The Crimson was inspired by true Canadian colours: Jasper's sunsets and fall foliage, our Canadian flag and the uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Deer Lodge

Deer Lodge is just minutes away from world famous Lake Louise. The lodge is a testament to a bygone era, and retains much of its original hand hewn log structure and decor. Built in 1923 as a teahouse, the lodge officially opened as a hotel in 1925. Deer Lodge was completely renovated, restored and winterized in 1985.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Located in the heart of pristine Banff National Park, and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort hotel is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism. Perfectly situated on the shores of Lake Louise you can spend a wonderful day outdoors, from skiing in the winter to hiking in the summer.

Lake Louise Inn

Nestled in a picturesque wilderness setting in the heart of Banff National Park 2.7 miles (4.4km) northeast of Lake Louise. Lake Louise Inn is the ideal resort hotel from which to enjoy world-class outdoor adventure, hearty mountain dining and unforgettable views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver

For unbeatable Vancouver accommodations in the heart of downtown, drop your bags at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver for a hassle-free metropolitan stay-experience. Featuring contemporary accommodations with a stylish downtown vibe, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown Vancouver delivers comfortable rooms and suites with generous amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-kitchen stations and heavenly Cloud Nine beds by Serta®.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

Those who stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel enjoy an innovative fitness center with treadmills and elliptical trainers, as well as a whirlpool and heated indoor swimming pool. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, free high-speed Internet, fog-free mirrors, plush bathrobes, and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed. Rooms are also smoke-free so that those guests that have allergies or sensitivities never have to worry

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Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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