Canadian Rockies Highlights - 6-day scenic rail holiday aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver through the Canadian Rockies to Calgary.
Canadian Rockies Highlights
Your 6-day Canadian Rockies rail adventure includes two full days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, visits to Kamloops, Lake Louise, and Banff, and ample time at your leisure to experience the best of the Canadian Rockies.
Tour Inclusions and Scenic Highlights
Two days scenic rail travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer in your choice of RedLeaf or GoldLeaf service
Hotel accommodations for 5 nights
Exclusive attractions pass
Banff to Lake Louise scenic transfer and sightseeing
Lake Louise to Calgary tour
Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, and Banff
National Parks Pass
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
Fraser River valley
Kicking Horse Canyon
Day 1 - Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Vancouver is full of popular attractions, shops, and delightful restaurants. Overnight Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver.
Day 2 - Vancouver to Kamloops
Board the Rocky Mountaineer for a 7:30 departure to Kamloops. Today's journey will transport you from coastal city environs to the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the desert-like landscapes of British Columbia’s interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake and into Kamloops, arriving around 17:30. Overnight Kamloops. (B, L)
Day 3 - Kamloops to Banff
Your journey continues at 6:15 as the Rocky Mountaineer makes its way eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. A spectacular array of scenery stretches before you as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels of the Canadian Rockies. Highlights of today’s journey include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, the Kicking Horse Canyon, and the Spiral Tunnels. Your rail journey ends just before 19:30 in the resort town of Banff. Overnight Fairmont Banff Springs or Banff Ptarmigan. (B, L)
Day 4 - Banff to Lake Louise Scenic Transfer
Embark on a narrated tour through the stunning Canadian Rockies, the highlight of which is a 25-minute helicopter flight above the six glaciers of Mount Resolute, Mount Cline and the Whitegoat Peaks. You’ll also view a 274-meter waterfall, see some spectacular aqua-green alpine lakes and cross over a 2,743-meter mountain pass. A visit to a local ranch will provide ample time to discover scenic walking trails and enjoy lunch at your leisure. Your excursion ends upon arrival in Lake Louise early this afternoon with the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore the beautiful Chateau and the glistening lake. Overnight Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. (L)
Day 5 - Lake Louise to Calgary with Summit Helicopter
Today’s full-day tour begins with a sightseeing tour of Banff withy visits to Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today's adventure, a 15-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. There will be time to explore the town of Kananaskis before your afternoon transfer to Calgary. Overnight Fairmont Palliser or International Hotel & Suites Calgary.
Day 6 - Calgary Departure
Your holiday ends this morning. You may wish to extend your stay in Calgary for additional sightseeing, or transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and do not include HST. A £28.00 per person fuel surcharge will be applied at the time of booking. All prices are subject to change without notice.
The Rocky Mountaineer is a scenic touring train that travels only during daylight hours along an historic train route through Canada’s West and the Canadian Rockies. Travellers will be awed by the breathtaking scenery along four distinct train routes.
Fairmont Banff Springs: “The Castle in the Rockies,” as this hotel has come to be known, is modeled after a Scottish Baronial Castle. It is ideally located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 768-room hotel includes 11 restaurants, a business centre, a spa, lap pool, an outdoor heated pool, indoor hot tub, golf course, and fitness centre.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise: Located in the heart of Banff National Park and within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this historic hotel features elegant rooms overlooking the Chateau grounds and hillside. Hotel amenities include Internet access, a business centre, 6 restaurants, a fitness centre, indoor heated pool, whirlpool, steam room, salon and spa.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: This 556-room hotel offers luxuriously-appointed accommodations with Internet connections, two restaurants, a business centre, indoor heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, health club, and spa.
Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver: This 245-room hotel includes complimentary high-speed Internet access in all rooms, swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, business centre, restaurant and bar.
Banff Ptarmigan Inn: This 134-room inn is close to downtown Banff, within walking distance of Bow Falls, the Banff Upper Hot Springs, and Cave & Basin National Historic Site. Amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, two whirlpools, steam room, dry sauna, and fitness room, free ROAM bus service to downtown Banff and nearby attractions, and one restaurant.
Fairmont Palliser: This 405-room hotel in the heart of downtown Calgary includes high-speed Internet access, business centre, two restaurants, indoor pool, whirlpool, steam room, fitness centre, and spa.
International Hotel & Suites Calgary: One and two bedroom non-smoking suites are available in this centrally-located hotel. All rooms have Internet access and private balconies with patio doors. Amenities include a business centre, indoor pool, spa, fitness room, guest laundry and one restaurant.