Golden Circle

Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Kamloops

Experience the ultimate rail journey through the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Whistler before journeying to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff, where there will be plenty of time to shop, explore, and max out your camera's memory card.

Our prices start from

$ 7,442 LAND ONLY

12 Days • INDEPENDENT • 11 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • We partner with the best hotels in each of our destinations.The hotels you stay at are pre-selected and determined by your chosen service level and availability at time of booking.
  • 5 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer train, Vancouver Lookout; Jasper Highlights Tour; Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer; Yoho National Park Tour
  • National Parks Pass, luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, Quesnel, Jasper, Banff and Kamloops
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches

Itinerary

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

Day 1 - Vancouver Arrival

Depending on service level selected and availability, hotel will be confirmed at time of booking.

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2 - Vancouver To Whistler

TBC at Check-in

Breakfast Included

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your check-in at and motorcoach transfer from your downtown Vancouver hotel, Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler.

Day 3 - Whistler To Quesnel

TBC at Check-in

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Your journey continues eastward to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel.

Day 4 - Quesnel To Jasper

Depending on service level selected and availability, hotel will be confirmed at time of booking.

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Your journey continues Eastward today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 - Jasper Highlights Tour

Depending on service level selected and availability, hotel will be confirmed at time of booking.

Lunch Included

Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies' largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic full-day tour of some of the park's natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Highlights include lunch and a lake cruise at historic Maligne Lake. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 6 - Jasper To Lake Louise

Depending on service level selected and availability, hotel will be confirmed at time of booking.

Lunch Included

Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 7 - Free Day In Lake Louise

Depending on service level selected and availability, hotel will be confirmed at time of booking.

Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 8 - Lake Louise To Banff

Depending on service level selected and availability, hotel will be confirmed at time of booking.

This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 9 - Free Day In Banff

Depending on service level selected and availability, hotel will be confirmed at time of booking.

The day is free for you to spend at your leisure in Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 10 - Banff To Kamloops

TBC at Check-in

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today's highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 11 - Kamloops To Vancouver

Depending on service level selected and availability, hotel will be confirmed at time of booking.

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today's journey, you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 12 - Vancouver Departure

Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

2021 Tour Dates

May
21
|
$8,139
28
|
$8,272
June
4, 11
|
$8,327
18
|
$8,349
25
|
$8,370
July
2, 9, 16
|
$8,384
23, 30
|
$8,447
August
6, 13, 20
|
$8,510
27
|
$8,497
September
3, 10, 17
|
$8,483
24
|
$7,907

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on April 30, 2020 travel date. Single supplement from $2,070. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Pricing is based on GoldLeaf Service. SilverLeaf Service pricing from $5589. Pricing does not include Canadian tax (GST) & may vary at booking based on changes with CAD..

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