Rockies And Vancouver Island Circle

Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver, Victoria, Banff

This journey will take you past ethereal lakes, jagged mountain peaks and raging rivers as your travel through the Canadian Rockies. If that wasn't enough, you will be whisked by ferry from Vancouver's sparkling coastline to the beautiful island city of Victoria, for an overnight excursion in British Columbia's capital city.

Our prices start from

$ 6,445 LAND ONLY

11 Days • INDEPENDENT • 9 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 10 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
  • 4 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer; Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer; Vancouver to Victoria Tour
  • National Park Pass; Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver, and Banff
  • 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches

Itinerary

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

Day 1 - Calgary Arrival

Delta Calgary Downtown or Fairmont Palliser Hotel

Arrive in Calgary and spend the day at your leisure.

Day 2 - Calgary To Lake Louise

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Depart Calgary today and transfer to Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 3 - Lake Louise To Jasper

The Crimson Jasper Hotel or Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Lunch Included

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via 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. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 4 - Jasper To Kamloops

Upon check-in for your train departure

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today's highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 5 - 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 6 - Free Day In Vancouver

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

Take full advantage of a free day at leisure in Vancouver, and check out Vancouver's must-see attractions like the Vancouver Aquarium (admission not included), Stanley Park, or Granville Island, explore the city's museums, art galleries, gardens and varied neighbourhoods, or take a day trip to discover the nearby resort town of Whistler. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 7 - Victoria And Butchart Gardens Sightseeing

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

Today a full day tour takes you to Victoria. Among the highlights are a BC Ferries trip through the picturesque Gulf Islands, a visit to the world renowned Butchart Gardens, a scenic ocean drive, and a visit to Victoria's Inner Harbour. Overnight in Victoria.

Day 8 - Victoria At Leisure

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

Spend the day exploring Victoria at your leisure. Recommended activities (not included) are whale watching, touring the Royal BC Museum or the BC Parliament Buildings, or enjoying a traditional tea at The Fairmont Empress. In the afternoon, depart for Vancouver by motorcoach and ferry. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 9 - Vancouver To Kamloops

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

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 10 - Kamloops To Banff

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

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Your journey continues Eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today's highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 11 - Banff To Calgary

After checking out from your Banff hotel, transfer by motorcoach to downtown Calgary (or Calgary International Airport), where your journey ends.

2021 Tour Dates

July
29
|
$7,667
August
5
|
$7,667
12
|
$7,742
16, 19, 23
|
$7,667
26
|
$7,707
30
|
$7,564
September
2, 6
|
$7,564
9
|
$7,547
13, 16
|
$7,564
23
|
$7,153

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on April 26, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $1,866. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Pricing is based on GoldLeaf Service. SilverLeaf Service pricing from $4,381 USD. Pricing does not include Canadian tax (GST) & may vary at booking based on changes with CAD..

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