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. Pass the
thundering water of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon
before arriving into British Columbia. 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.
Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service from £850.
This tour departs on
Saturdays 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.
Join a classic 7-night cruise from
Vancouver to Alaska – see page 125 for further
details. Alternatively, go bear watching from one
of British Columbia’s wilderness lodges – see
pages 45, 56 and 57.
For a price quote including
flights, transfers or alternative accommodation
standards, or to tailor this itinerary, please call
020 7808 6789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
The Comfort Inn & Suites Kamloops Hotel is located 7km from the city centre and within walking distance of restaurants and shops. The hotel's 89 rooms and suites have modern amenities including complimentary wireless internet access. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre 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 3-star Sandman Hotel Quesnel is located close to the town centre of Quesnel. The 106 rooms have modern amenities and hotel facilities include a restaurant, indoor swimming pool and fitness...
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.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
YRM2017: 9 Nights