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Trip Overview

Experience the gorgeous scenery and breathtaking landscapes of the Canadian Rockies on this rail journey from Vancouver to Calgary. See amazing views of Vancouver from hundreds of feet above the ground at the Vancouver Lookout. Stroll down the charming cobblestone streets of Victoria. Get up close and personal with massive glaciers during an interactive ride on the Ice Explorer. See the spectacular natural treasures of Jasper. Relax in the historical Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Discover all Calgary has to offer.

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Sightseeing tour of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Sightseeing tour of Lake Louise

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way overnight VIA Rail® from Vancouver to Jasper
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard VIA Rail
  • Round-trip ferry service from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Tour transfer from Jasper to Banff and shuttle transfer from Banff to Calgary
  • 2 meals (2 lunches)
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
Welcome to Vancouver! Travel on your own to your hotel and start exploring this nature lover's paradise, where the majestic mountains meet the serene coast. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 2 - VANCOUVER
Today's full day of sightseeing begins with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that will take you to all of Vancouver's most popular attractions, including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, and more! The tour will feature live commentary, so you will get to learn what makes Vancouver so special. Feel free to hop on and off at any of the stops to explore them at your own leisure. Today also includes admission to the Vancouver Lookout, which towers hundreds of feet over the city. Sweeping 360-degree views of Vancouver await you at the top! (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 - DAY TRIP TO VICTORIA
This morning, travel on your own to the Vancouver Bus Station, where a connection will take you to the Victoria Ferry service for a stunning ride over to Victoria. Set on the sparkling Strait of Juan de Fuca, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, this quaint coastal gem has a dynamic blend of serene mountain views, historic charm, and urban appeal. It also offers breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 4 - OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
This evening, travel on your own to the VIA Rail station and board The Canadian® eastbound to Jasper. After you settle in, head to the observation car for breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 5 - JASPER
Wake up in the Canadian Rockies and enjoy a relaxing day on the train. Take in the majestic landscape as you wind through the Canadian Rockies. Sit in the observation car for panoramic views of these soaring mountains and be sure to look out for amazing natural monuments such as Pyramid Falls. Later this afternoon, you will arrive in Jasper and travel on your own to your hotel. (Overnight in Jasper).

DAY 6 - JASPER
Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. During this exhilarating sightseeing tour, you will see many breathtaking sights, including Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake, and Maligne Lake. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls. Discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake. Take a leisurely stroll on the tranquil shores of Maligne Lake. The scenery in Jasper is truly unbelievable! (Overnight in Jasper).

DAY 7 - JASPER TO BANFF
This morning, depart Jasper for a leisurely drive out to Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks along the world famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder of Columbia Icefield, one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard the Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure of the Athabasca Glacier. Enjoy unobstructed views on a glass-floored observation platform extending out over the Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk. Lunch is included this day. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 8 - DAY TRIP TO LAKE LOUISE
Today you will explore Lake Louise, one of the most photographed landscapes in the Canadian Rockies. Experience this remarkable destination and take some time to explore the lake at your leisure. Canoe, hike, view the wildlife, or just relax in the historical Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. You will also tour Johnston Canyon, another spectacular treasure of the Rockies. A hot buffet lunch is included at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise today. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 9 - BANFF TO CALGARY
Today you will take your included shuttle transfer from Banff to your hotel in Calgary, the largest city in Alberta. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy this amazing city. Be sure to buy yourself an authentic Calgary cowboy hat! (Overnight in Calgary)

DAY 10 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CALGARY

MEALS GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, D - DINNER

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.

Elk & Avenue

Experience exceptional comfort and warm hospitality at the Elk + Avenue Hotel, located in downtown Banff, in the heart of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy all the comforts of a modern hotel, including flat screen televisions, indoor whirlpool and dry cedar sauna.

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.

Fairmont Banff Springs

The Fairmont Banff Springs is just steps away from the Town of Banff. An authentic mountain town offering a great diversity of year round shopping, dining, and night life in addition to art and cultural events.

Mount Royal Hotel

The Mount Royal Hotel's history dates back to 1908 when it opened for business. Originally called the Banff Hotel, the red brick structure complete with a lead roof, boasted 60 rooms as well as a spacious dining room and billiard room. It was opened by Dave and Annie McDougall of Morley Alberta at a time when Banff was little more than a CP Rail outpost gaining some recognition as a starting point for guided backcountry adventures in the Canadian Rockies.

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.

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.

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.

Empire Landmark Hotel

We are the tallest downtown Vancouver hotel in the West End with the award-winning revolving Cloud 9 Restaurant in the heart of the city. Our 357 hotel guestrooms offer private balconies to enjoy the best unobstructed views of the city, coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Downtown 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®.

Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown

Welcome to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. With our inviting atmosphere and award winning CAA/AAA Four Diamond service, you'll discover a hotel in Vancouver that puts you in the centre of it all. We boast a prime location, just steps from Coal Harbour, the Vancouver Convention Centre and world class shopping on Robson Street.

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

Delta Calgary Downtown

Ideally located at the gateway to the business district, the Delta Bow Valley is renowned for genuine hospitality. The Delta Bow Valley is first class at it’s finest with a flair of urban sophistication and comforts of home to make your stay enjoyable. Conveniently close to Calgary’s cultural district, Stampede Park, Telus Convention Centre, and Stephen Avenue shopping.

International Hotel Calgary

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, as our guest you’re just minutes away from everything you need to make your trip a successful and memorable one. Our central location makes us a perfect choice for business and pleasure travelers alike.

Westin Calgary

The Westin Calgary Hotel is located in the heart of one of Canada's most exciting cities, where the major business center meets the city's extraordinary activities and first-class dining and arts.

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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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