Canadian Rockies By Train

Vancouver, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary

From the lush green Pacific coast of Vancouver, board VIA Rail's "The Canadian" for a once-in-a-lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Arrive in Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Marvel at Athabasca. Feel like royalty while overnighting at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs. Discover the natural beauty of Moraine Lake and powerful Bow Falls. Experience a day on a ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a BBQ lunch in the great outdoors. End your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary.

Our prices start from

$ 4,999 LAND ONLY

9 Days • GUIDED • 13 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 5 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Tour Begins

Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC or The Listel Hotel, Vancouver, BC

Take a remarkable journey through the stunning landscapes, charming towns and beautiful lakes of the Canadian Rockies. Your adventure opens in Vancouver.

Day 2 - Vancouver - VIA Rail

Witness spectacular views on your VIA Rail train ride.

VIA Rail's The Canadian, Vancouver, BC

Breakfast, Dinner Included

A city tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada's renowned urban rainforest. Then, continue to Chinatown, the waterfront, and Gastown - a turn-of-the-century center comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques and the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the most photographed subject in all of Vancouver. Stroll picturesque Granville Island and its fascinating markets. Later, board VIA Rail's The Canadian to begin your journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3 - VIA Rail - Jasper, Alberta

Chateau Jasper, Jasper, AB

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Your eastbound train whisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relax in the dome car as you experience 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and on a clear day, view Mt. Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies! Moose, mountain goats, bear and caribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon, arrive in Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the gateway to the incredible Icefields Parkway. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4 - Jasper

See the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of the area's most spectacular landmarks.

The Chateau Jasper, Jasper, AB

Breakfast Included

This morning, travel to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, and enjoy breakfast* against the backdrop of the picture-perfect sparkling waters of the lake. While at Maligne Lake, you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Later, enjoy the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of the area's most spectacular landmarks. Return to your hotel with time to independently explore this lovely town. Today breakfast will be included.

*Breakfast at Maligne Lake is only offered from June 1 to September 30 – a hotel breakfast will be supplied as an alternative on other dates.

Day 5 - Jasper - Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise

Drive the unforgettable Icefields Parkway

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, AB

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Set off for a wonderful day of sightseeing en route to Lake Louise. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped peaks paint the breathtaking canvas – so have your camera handy! Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. Then, it's your choice! Stop at the Athabasca Glacier and choose a fun ride** across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle -OR- take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape from the glass-floored platform. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at Bow Lake – a beautiful crystal clear lake fed by Bow Glacier – for photographs and a walk along its shore before arriving in Lake Louise. Enjoy a stay at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening, it's Diner's Choice...choose the perfect spot from a "menu" of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise's great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

**Some attractions may not be available during the "off-season" months due to weather and is reflected in the price.

Day 6 - Lake Louise - Banff

Diner's Choice...select from a "menu" of restaurants at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, AB

Breakfast, Dinner Included

En route to Banff, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks are distinctively saw-toothed, standing out amidst stunning Alpine scenery. Arrive at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the "Castle in the Rockies," for a luxurious 2-night stay. This evening, it's another Diner's Choice...you'll choose the perfect spot from one of the Fairmont Banff Springs' great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7 - Banff

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB

Breakfast Included

Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Surprise Corner, known for its picture-perfect panoramic views. Next, meet a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During leisure time, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff's delightful downtown. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8 - Banff - Calgary

Delight in a traditional Albertan barbecue.

Westin Hotel Calgary

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Leave the wonders of the Rockies for the prairies of Alberta en route to the Kananaskis Valley. Visit a local ranch for a line dance lesson and enjoy a wagon ride** in search of buffalo. Then, delight in a traditional Albertan barbecue with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Later, enjoy the views of the prairies before you reach the vibrant city of Calgary. Tonight join in a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9 - Calgary - Tour Ends

Your tour ends today in Calgary.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on May 31, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $900. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2021 – April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..

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