This comprehensive introduction to
Western Canada travels along two of
Rocky Mountaineer’s most popular rail
routes. See the varying landscapes of
British Columbia and Alberta from the
comfort of the train, passing raging
rivers, rugged mountains, deep canyons
and vast glaciers; you may even spot
some of the local wildlife. In addition
to the scenery, explore the cities of
Vancouver, Banff and Jasper en route.
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Arrive and make your own way to the Metropolitan Hotel for 2 nights. The next day is at leisure or enjoy a pre-booked excursion. (N)
You will be transferred to the station to board the Rocky Mountaineer train. Travel to the towering heights of the Coast Mountains and pass the thundering water of Hell’s Gate in Fraser canyon. Transfer to your hotel in Kamloops* for 1 night. (B, L)
Board the train and travel alongside the South Thompson river and through the Spiral Tunnels, before arriving into Banff. Stay 2 nights at Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa. (B, L)
Day at leisure. Alternatively join a shared sightseeing tour of Banff or take a 12-minute summit flight over the Rockies. (N)
Full-day shared excursion driving along the Icefields Parkway. Stop at Athabasca glacier for an excursion out onto the ice in an Ice Explorer vehicle. Other highlights include Lake Louise, Peyto lake, Bow lake and the Weeping Wall. Arrive in Jasper and stay at The Crimson. (N)
Transfer to the station to board the Rocky Mountaineer train. Pass the steep Rocky and Cariboo mountains, Moose Lake, Yellowhead Pass and the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson, before arriving into Quesnel. Transfer to your hotel* for 1 night. (N)
Continue on the Rocky Mountaineer train through varied scenery. You will also cross Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Arrive in Whistler and overnight at Delta Whistler Village Suites. (N)
Explore Whistler this morning before continuing to Vancouver. Enjoy stunning views of Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountains en route. Arrive into Vancouver and stay at the Metropolitan Hotel. (N)
Make your own way to Vancouver airport for your flight home or continue your holiday. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation, except in Kamloops and Quesnel where the hotels used with the Rocky Mountaineer rail journeys are considered 3 star and simple. Full details will be advised shortly before departure.
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This tour departs on Wednesday only due to set train departure days.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. Transfers are also not included as taxis are easy, reliable and affordable in Canada. For flight and transfer options and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings consultant.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote including flights, transfers or alternative accommodation standards, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Located just a short walk from the centre of town, Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa is a comfortable 3.5-star property. The 184 rooms and suites have modern amenities. Facilities include a fitness centre, complimentary wireless internet access, a spa, restaurant and...
Located in Whistler Village and close to three championship golf courses, Delta Whistler Village Suites is a good 4-star base for exploring Whistler and its surrounds. Accommodation comprises studio rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites, each with kitchen facilities and views of the town or mountains. Facilities include a fitness centre, swimming pool, spa, restaurant, lounge and complimentary internet...
The Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver has a convenient downtown location close to many of the restaurants, shops and attractions of the city centre. Rooms at the property are contemporary in design while the hotel restaurant offers international cuisine including north-western specialities.
Features: 197 rooms, restaurant, indoor pool, fitness centre.
Room amenities: Television, marble bathroom, safe, climate...
The Crimson hotel is located within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants in downtown Jasper, providing a great base from which to explore the area. The hotel's name was inspired by the colour of the foliage in autumn and the sunsets in Jasper National Park. Hotel rooms are smart and stylish with modern amenities.
Features: 99 rooms, restaurant, 2 bars, indoor pool, gym, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, safe, hot drinks,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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Located on the south west of British Colombia, Vancouver is named after British Captain George Vancouver...