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CANADIAN ROCKIES BY RAIL Back

Glass dome railcar from Vancouver to Jasper • 3 National Parks


8 Days - Tour Dates: September 6 - 13, 2018
14 Meals Included

 

Price Per Person:
$3999.00 Double Occupancy
$4879.00 Single Occupancy

Prices include airfare from SAN/LAX. Please call or refer to our catalog for prices from your home city.


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Round Trip Home Pick-up
  • Round Trip Airfare Including Bag Fee
  • 8-Day First Class Escorted Vacation
  • 14 MEALS: All 7 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L), 4 Dinners (D)
  • City Tours of Vancouver, Banff, & Calgary
  • 2 Day Deluxe Silver Leaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer Railroad from Vancouver to Jasper with overnight hotel in Kamloops (you do not sleep on the train).
  • Visit 3 National Parks: Jasper, Banff, & Yoho
  • Jasper's Maligne Lake cruise
  • Icefields Parkway with snowcoach tour
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff
  • Visit Emerald Lake & Valley of 10 Peaks
  • Chateau Lake Louise & Banff Springs Hotel
  • Deluxe Motorcoach with Restroom
  • AFC Tour Manager Chuck Denny
  • Baggage Handling, RT Airport Transfers
PASSPORT REQUIRED

Gold Leaf Rail Upgrade: ADD $550 pp

 

FEATURED HOTELS
  • Vancouver (1) - Blue Horizon
  • Kamloops (1) - Plaza Hotel
  • Jasper (2) - Sawridge Lodge
  • Banff (3) - Banff Caribou Lodge
Note: similar hotels may be substituted

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1
Thursday, 9/6/2018 - Fly to Vancouver / Tour
Fly to Vancouver and arrive midday. Board your private motorcoach for an afternoon city tour including Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island, Gastown, and Chinatown. Check into your downtown hotel and join your fellow travelers at our Get Acquainted Dinner.

Dinner
Day 2
Friday, 9/7/2018 - Rail to Kamloops
Travel north along the Columbia River. Cross the Selkirk Mountains into British Columbia, lunch in Castlegar, before heading into the rugged wilderness of Valhalla Provincial Park. Drive along Upper Arrow Lake, then ferry across to Galena Bay and into Revelstoke, BC, located at the entrance to Revelstoke National Park.
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 3
Saturday, 9/8/2018 - Rail to Jasper
Reboard the same train as we travel north through the virgin pine & cedar forests of British Columbia and on to the ski resort village of Jasper, Alberta. Transfer to your hotel in Jasper (altitude 3,500’) for a free evening.
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 4
Sunday, 9/9/2018 - Jasper Tour
Enjoy a morning tour of Jasper National Park with stops at Maligne Canyon, Pyramid Lake., and the famous Jasper Park Lodge before returning to your hotel for a free afternoon. Optional river rafting or aerial tram ride are available. Dinner tonight is included at the hotel.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 5
Monday, 9/10/2018 - To Banff
Today will be one of the highlights of the tour!  The deluxe private motorcoach takes you along the 143 mile Icefields Parkway through the Canadian Rockies from Jasper to Banff. Voted one of the 10 most scenic highways in the world by Rand McNally, you will cross 3 mountain passes, follow 4 different river valleys, see turquoise blue lakes, and massive 400 foot high glaciers. Enjoy stops at Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake, and at Columbia Icefields, ride a snowcoach out onto the Athabasca Glacier. Later, arrive in Banff (altitude 4,500’) for 3 nights. Dinner tonight is included at your hotel.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 6
Tuesday, 9/11/2018 - Day Trip to Lake Louise
Another incredible day of awesome scenery awaits you today. Start with a mild nature walk through Johnston Canyon. Drive up over Kicking Horse Pass to Yoho National Park to see the Spiral Tunnels, Natural Bridge, and Emerald Lake.  Pause for an included lunch at a local restaurant in Lake Louise. This afternoon, visit the world famous Chateau Lake Louise (altitude 5,300’) and also stop at Moraine Lake to see the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Return to Banff.
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 7
Wednesday, 9/12/2018 - Banff Tour
Surrounded by the Bow River Valley and Mt Rundle, Banff is considered “the Gem of the Rockies.” Your tour takes you to Bow Falls, the Hoodoos, the Park Service Gardens, a stop at the historic Banff Springs Hotel and includes the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a spectacular view. Return to the hotel for a free afternoon. Enjoy your Farewell Dinner tonight.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 8
Thursday, 9/13/2018 - To Calgary / Fly Home
Motor east, down out of the Rockies, to the modern oil city of Calgary.  Enjoy a short city tour including downtown and Stampede Park before arriving at the airport for your return flights home.
Note: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude.
Breakfast
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