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Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights
Trains:  Rocky Mountaineer
6-day Independent Tour

Tour Type:  First-Class

The Tour

This is a fabulous introduction to the Canadian Rockies, including a two-day trip on the fabulous Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff. Enjoy meals on board while spotting Canadian wildlife from your seat. Tour includes beautiful Lake Louise and the mountain resort of Banff. Enjoy the fantastic scenery from two included helicopter tours as well!

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The Itinerary

Westbound

Day 1: Calgary Arrival
Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in "The Heart of the New West” independently. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 2: Summit Helicopter Tour
Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Lake Louise. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Your tour ends on arrival in world famous Lake Louise late this afternoon. Overnight at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Day 3: Lake Louise to Banff Tour, including Yoho National Park
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise at your leisure. 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. Tour concludes with transfer to Banff. Overnight in Banff.

Day 4: Banff to Kamloops on board the Rocky Mountaineer
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Your journey offers you a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranch lands of the interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, the Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)

Day 5: Kamloops to Vancouver on board the Rocky Mountaineer
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 River 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 journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. (B, L)

Day 6: Vacation Departure
Your vacation ends with check-out from your Vancouver hotel.


Eastbound

Day 1: Vancouver Arrival
Arrive in Vancouver and spend the rest of the day sightseeing independently. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2: Vancouver-Kamloops on board the Rocky Mountaineer
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley through winding river canyons and pristine forests in the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the desert-like environment of the 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 ends on arrival in Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)

Day 3: Kamloops-Banff on board the Rocky Mountaineer
Your journey continues eastward to Alberta, offering you a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranch lands of the interior. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie – where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels, and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Banff. (B, L)

Day 4: Banff-Lake Louise
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. The tour ends at Lake Louise, with afternoon at your leisure. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 5: Lake Louise-Calgary with Summit Helicopter
Enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin with a sightseeing tour of Banff, including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Your tour ends on arrival in Calgary. Overnight in Calgary.

Day 6: Vacation Departure
Your vacation ends with check-out from your Calgary hotel.


2014 Dates:
Eastbound (from Vancouver) departures:
April 20, 27, 30
May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26
August 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
September 3, 6, 10, 13, 14, 17, 24, 28

Westbound (from Calgary) departures:
April 21, 28
May 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 29
June 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
July 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
August 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
September 4, 7, 11, 14, 15, 18, 25, 29

2015 Dates:
Eastbound (from Vancouver) departures:
April 20, 27, 30
May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 31
September 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 28
October 1

Westbound (from Calgary) departures:
April 20, 27, 30
May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 31
September 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21, 24, 28
October 1

The Prices

  2014
  Departure Date
SilverLeaf
service
GoldLeaf
service
GoldLeaf
Deluxe
service
  April 20
$2,693
$3,327
$3,597
  April 27-May 25
$2,911
$3,670
$4,045
  May 28-June 25
$3,369
$4,211
$4,648
  June 28-July 5 $3,452 $4,315 $4,762
  July 9-Sept. 24
$3,369
$4,211
$4,648
  Sept. 28 $3,244 $4,034 $4,429

 

  2015
  Departure Date
SilverLeaf
service
GoldLeaf
service
GoldLeaf
Deluxe
service
  April 20-30
$2,849
$3,649
$4,249
  May 3-28
$2,899
$3,649
$4,299
  May 31-June 25
$3,049
$3,899
$4,549
  June 28-July 5 $3,149 $4,049 $4,699
  July 9-Sept. 24
$3,049
$3,899
$4,549
  Sept. 28-Oct. 1 $2,749 $3,499 $4,099

Other:

Prices are per person in US Dollars and do not include Canadian Goods & Services tax (2.5%).

Deposit Required

2014 trips: $368 per person

2015 trips: 20% of trip base rate

A price reduction will apply for the Summit Helicopter Tour in the event of inclement weather or if a guest chooses not to fly. Replace your Glacier Helicopter Tour with a Yoho Park Tour and guided lakeshore stroll. A price reduction will apply.

Please click here for an explanation of SilverLeaf, GoldLeaf and GoldLeaf Deluxe services.

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Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights (Length:6 days)
The Highlights
Outstanding scenery of the Rockies of Canada enjoyed all by daylight from the train
Enjoying some of the best equipment on the rails: the dome cars of the Rocky Mountaineer. (Gold Leaf)
Overnight stays in beautiful Lake Louise and Banff, as well as the cosmopolitan cities of Calgary and Vancouver
Delicious meals on board the train
Summit & Glacier Helicopter Tours
Full day tour from Calgary to Banff including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos
Spiral Tunnels, Lake Louise and more

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights

Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Rockies Highlights
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