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.
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