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Trip Overview

Experience the breathtaking Canadian Rockies the way they are meant to be seen with this scenic tour through Canada's most beautiful cities. Take in all the most popular sites of Vancouver, including the Vancouver Lookout, where sweeping 360 degree views await you at the top. Soak in the tranquil scenery of Jasper. Cruise the world-famous Icefields Parkway and enjoy the wildlife and breathtaking mountain peaks along the way. Explore the Athabasca Glacier and venture onto the Glacier Skywalk. Stroll the lovely Toronto Harbourfront. Spend a fun-filled morning touring the majestic Niagara Falls followed by a relaxing wine tasting. This Canadian Rockies tour is full of stunning sites!

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Admission to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park 
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Admission to the Jasper Skytram.
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Toronto
  • Admission to the CN Tower
  • Sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake 

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations; 4 nights aboard VIA Rail®
    One-way VIA Rail in Economy from Vancouver to Jasper and Jasper to Toronto on the Canadian®
  • Roundtrip shared transfer between Jasper and Banff
  • 2 meals included (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 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN VANCOUVER
Welcome to Canada! Travel to your centrally located hotel and start exploring the city. (Overnight in Vancouver) 

DAY 2 VANCOUVER
Today's full day of sightseeing will start with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that takes you to Vancouver's most popular areas: Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island and more! The tour will feature live commentary so you'll have the opportunity to learn what makes this spectacular city so special. Take some time this afternoon to visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, one of the most popular tourist attractions in British Columbia. The bridge crosses over towering evergreens with views more than 100 feet above the forest floor.Then, use your included admission to the Vancouver Lookout, towering over 550 feet over the city!  Sweeping 360-degree views await you at the top. (Overnight in Vancouver)  

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Board VIA Rail’s Canadian train for an early afternoon departure to Jasper and the majestic Rocky Mountains. While onboard, enjoy a sparkling wine send-off in one of the train’s many domed observations cars and lunch while passing through Vancouver’s eastern suburbs and into British Columbia’s agricultural heartland. Later in the afternoon, take in the stunning views of the Fraser Canyon as the train winds its way through the Cascade and Coast Mountains perched alongside the mighty Fraser River and past the raging rapids of Hell’s Gate.

DAY 4 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. Make the most of your day in this charming and beautiful alpine town. Why not use your included admission to the Jasper Skytram? During your seven-minute flight aboard the Jasper Skytram, you will be accompanied by a fully trained and knowledgeable flight attendant who will point out the many sights and answer any questions you may have. As the tram gently touches down at an elevation of 7,470 feet, step out onto the Upper Station and prepare for a whole new perspective on the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight in Jasper)

DAY 5 JASPER
Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. During this 5.5 hour tour, stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls, discovery the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake and stroll the shores of Maligne Lake. Highlights will include Jasper town, Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake and Maligne Lake. (Overnight in Jasper) 

DAY 6 JASPER TO BANFF
This morning, depart Jasper for a scenic drive out to Banff, with your sightseeing included! Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder of the Columbia Icefield - one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard an Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure onto the Athabasca Glacier. At the Glacier Skywalk, enjoy the unobstructed view on a glass-floored observation platform extending 30m out over the Sunwapta Valley. Highlights will include: Athabasca Falls, Columbia Icefield, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glacier, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise, admission to Glacier Adventure and Glacier Skywalk and a hot buffet lunch at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. At the end of your tour, you will be in Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Check into your hotel for the evening and enjoy everything the town has to offer. (Overnight in Banff) L 

DAY 7 BANFF TO JASPER 
Spend some free time exploring Banff this morning before your included afternoon shuttle back to Jasper. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery on the five-hour drive back. Upon your arrival in Jasper, check back into your hotel and spend the night relaxing. (Overnight in Jasper) 

DAY 8 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
This morning, travel to the VIA Rail station and board The Canadian and continue your trip eastbound across the country. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail) 

DAYS 9-10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL
Continue your journey across Canada on VIA Rail. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail) 

DAY 11 TORONTO
This morning, arrive in Toronto! Today there is a full day of sightseeing ahead of you. Your hop-on/hop-off bus tour will feature top Toronto sights such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Harbourfront, Eaton Centre and Chinatown, among others. Admission to the CN Tower, with sweeping views of Toronto, is also included today. (Overnight in Toronto) 

DAY 12 TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a full day tour to one of the wonders of the natural world, Niagara Falls. Highlights will include a meal overlooking the falls, a ride on the Hornblower* boat, getting you up close and personal with the Falls, free time in both Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake and a winery tour and tasting. After your full day of touring, your bus will drop you back off at your hotel for a relaxing evening. (Overnight in Toronto) L 

DAY 13 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN TORONTO 

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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®.

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

Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Toronto’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Royal York has everything you need for a memorable stay in Toronto – opulent surroundings, a knowledgeable Concierge team, fine dining, exercise facilities, plus so much more. We’re conveniently located across from Union Station at 100 Front Street West within the financial and entertainment districts.

Chelsea Hotel Toronto (formerly Eaton Chelsea hotel)

Canada's largest hotel with 1590 guest rooms, the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is centrally located and just step's from the city's best shopping, theatres, nightlife and attractions.

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Located in the financial and entertainment districts, the CAA/AAA Four Diamond Sheraton Centre Toronto is connected to PATH, a 16-mile underground network of shops and services. Shopping, theatre, world-class dining and Toronto. Experience utmost comfort and style in an urban setting.

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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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