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Trip Overview

Experience the gorgeous scenery and breathtaking landscapes of the Canadian Rockies on this rail journey from Vancouver to Calgary. See amazing views of Vancouver from hundreds of feet above the ground at the Vancouver Lookout. Stroll down the charming cobblestone streets of Victoria. Get up close and personal with massive glaciers during an interactive ride on the Ice Explorer. See the spectacular natural treasures of Jasper. Relax in the historical Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Discover all Calgary has to offer.

Highlights

  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Vancouver
  • Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
  • Sightseeing tour of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park
  • Sightseeing tour of the Icefields Parkway
  • Sightseeing tour of Lake Louise

 PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • One-way overnight VIA Rail® from Vancouver to Jasper on the Canadian®
  • 8 nights’ hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard VIA Rail
  • Round-trip ferry service from Vancouver to Victoria
  • Tour transfer from Jasper to Banff and shuttle transfer from Banff to Calgary
  • 2 meals (2 lunches)
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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 ARRIVE VANCOUVER
Welcome to Vancouver! After checking in, start exploring this nature lover’s paradise, where the majestic mountains meet the serene coast. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 2 VANCOUVER
Today’s full day of sightseeing begins with a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that will take you to all of Vancouver’s most popular attractions, including Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, Granville Island, and more! The tour will feature live commentary, so you will get to learn what makes Vancouver so special. Feel free to hop on and off at any of the stops to explore them at your own leisure. Today also includes admission to the Vancouver Lookout, which towers hundreds of feet over the city. Sweeping 360-degree views of Vancouver await you at the top! (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 3 VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA
This morning, travel on your own to the Vancouver Bus Station, where a connection will take you to the Victoria Ferry service for a stunning ride over to Victoria. Set on the sparkling Strait of Juan de Fuca, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, this quaint coastal gem has a dynamic blend of serene mountain views, historic charm, and urban appeal. It also offers breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains. (Overnight in Vancouver)

DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD VIA RAIL®
This evening, travel on your own to the VIA Rail station and board The Canadian® eastbound to Jasper. After you settle in, head to the observation car for breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. (Overnight onboard VIA Rail)

DAY 5 JASPER  
Wake up in the Canadian Rockies and enjoy a relaxing day on the train. Take in the majestic landscape as you wind through the Canadian Rockies. Sit in the observation car for panoramic views of these soaring mountains and be sure to look out for amazing natural monuments such as Pyramid Falls. Later this afternoon, you will arrive in Jasper and travel on your own to your hotel. (Overnight in Jasper).

DAY 6 JASPER
Explore the spectacular natural treasures of the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. During this exhilarating sightseeing tour, you will see many breathtaking sights, including Athabasca Viewpoint, Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake, and Maligne Lake. Stand above the massive walls of Maligne Canyon for stunning views of rushing waterfalls. Discover the mystery of the disappearing water at Medicine Lake. Take a leisurely stroll on the tranquil shores of Maligne Lake. The scenery in Jasper is truly unbelievable! (Overnight in Jasper).

DAY 7 JASPER TO BANFF
This morning, depart Jasper for a leisurely drive out to Banff, one of the most scenic towns in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy the wildlife, pristine lakes, and breathtaking mountain peaks along the world-famous Icefields Parkway. Visit the natural wonder of Columbia Icefield, one of the largest expanses of ice and snow south of the Arctic Circle. Step onboard the Ice Explorer for an interpretive adventure of the Athabasca Glacier. Enjoy unobstructed views on a glass-floored observation platform extending out over the Sunwapta Valley at the Glacier Skywalk. Lunch is included this day. (Overnight in Banff) L

DAY 8 BANFF TO LAKE LOUISE
Today you will explore Lake Louise, one of the most photographed landscapes in the Canadian Rockies. Experience this remarkable destination and take some time to explore the lake at your leisure. Canoe, hike, view the wildlife, or just relax in the historical Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. You will also tour Johnston Canyon, another spectacular treasure of the Rockies. A hot buffet lunch is included at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise today. (Overnight in Banff) L

 DAY 9 BANFF TO CALGARY
Today you will take your included shuttle transfer from Banff to your hotel in Calgary, the largest city in Alberta. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy this amazing city. Be sure to buy yourself an authentic Calgary cowboy hat! (Overnight in Calgary)

 DAY 10 OUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CALGARY

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

 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 or VIA Rail travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Sleeper accommodations on board Amtrak or VIA 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.

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",

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",

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

The Elk + Avenue Hotel is located in downtown Banff with 162 rooms featuring queen and king beds, including lofts and junior suites—fully equipped with all the modern-day amenities.

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.

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.

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.

Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre

Set amidst the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Jasper is a resort style hotel that offers the rustic charm you’d expect in Jasper National Park.

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®.

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

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Amtrak Vacations is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and all holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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