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Trip Overview

Discover the great city of Seattle as well as the gorgeous scenery and breathtaking landscapes of the snow-covered Canadian Rockies on this scenic rail journey! First, spend a night in Seattle, then explore the best of Vancouver and see amazing views of the city from hundreds of feet above the ground at the Vancouver Lookout. As you travel through the Canadian Rockies by rail, you’ll pass through places cars can’t go. View wildlife in their natural habitat in Jasper National Park. Journey to Banff in the heart of the Rockies and ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for amazing views of the winter wonderland that is the Canadian Rockies!

Highlights

  • Admission to the Seattle Space Needle
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Winter Wildlife tour in Jasper National Park
  • Admission to the Banff Gondola

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way overnight VIA Rail® from Vancouver to Jasper on the Canadian®
  • One-way Amtrak in Coach accommodations on the Cascades® from Seattle to Vancouver
  • 1 night onboard VIA Rail
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations
  • Transfer from Jasper to Banff and Banff to Calgary
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 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN SEATTLE
Welcome to the great city of Seattle! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and begin discovering the ‘Emerald City.' Check out the iconic Space Needle for 360-degree views of the entire city, picturesque Elliott Bay and the snow-capped Mt. Rainier in the distance. Explore other not to be missed attractions, including the Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market, the Great Wheel and much more. (Overnight in Seattle)

DAY 2 SEATTLE TO VANCOUVER
Board Amtrak's Cascades train for the scenic and relaxing four-hour journey to Vancouver. Upon arrival in the city, travel on your own to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. Begin exploring this unique city where the serene coast meets the soaring mountains. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 VANCOUVER
A full day of sightseeing awaits you today! With an included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour, you'll learn all about the city and its history with the live commentary. Feel free to hop off the tour and explore any sites in depth at your leisure such as Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, and more! Make sure to use your included admission to the Vancouver Lookout. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 4 VANCOUVER TO JASPER
Today, you'll board VIA Rail and after you settle in, head to the observation car for breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 5 JASPER
Open your bedroom blinds to find the towering Rocky Mountains outside your window. Take in Mt. Robson, the tallest peak in the Canadian Rockies and Moose Lake, one of its deepest, before a morning arrival into Jasper. When you arrive in Jasper, travel on your own to your hotel. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 6 JASPER
Explore the spectacular Jasper National Park, the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, and search for winter wildlife on your guided tour today. Your local guides know all the best places to spot wildlife and you are likely to see elk, deer, goats, moose and more! (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 7 JASPER TO BANFF
This morning, depart Jasper for a scenic drive on the Icefields Parkway to Banff, one of the most beautiful towns in the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight in Banff)

DAY 8 BANFF
Today, you'll take a gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for one of the best views of the Canadian Rockies. From there, you can enjoy the snowy mountain vistas from six different mountain ranges, Bow Valley and more! It's the perfect ending to your Canadian Rockies Winter exploration. (Overnight in Banff)

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

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle

Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the award-winning Crowne Plaza Hotel Seattle – Downtown offers an exceptional blend of service, style and comfort..

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

One of the city’s most celebrated historic landmarks and a premier luxury hotel in Seattle, Fairmont Olympic Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, close to Pike Place Market and many local attractions.

Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown

Our prime location in the heart of downtown Seattle offers you the combination of majestic Olympic Mountains views, the vibrancy of the Emerald City and the relaxing, quiet magnificence of the Puget Sound.

Mayflower Park Hotel

The historic Mayflower Park Hotel is ideally located in downtown Seattle, the Mayflower Park Hotel is in the heart of the city. Built in 1927, the classic Mayflower Park Hotel has been restored with crystal chandeliers, gleaming brass and period antiques that offer an inviting European elegance to this historic Seattle hotel.

Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

Get your money's worth at the Quality Inn & Suites® Seattle Center hotel in Seattle, WA near Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, Century Link Stadium and Seattle Underground Tour in Pioneer Square.

Sheraton Seattle

Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington.

Warwick Seattle Hotel

Warwick Seattle is an elegant hotel located in downtown Seattle and within walking distance to most Seattle attractions such as the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and MoPOP (formerly Experience Music Project), and the Seattle Opera, Pike Place Market, world-class shopping and a multitude of dining and entertainment options

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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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