Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer (Goldleaf)

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Spectacular Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer (Goldleaf)



Tour Description:

Your exhilarating encounter with western Canada will have you enjoying breakfast in floral splendor, riding on glaciers and meeting a retired Mountie on your journey into the heart of the Rockies. Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies.

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Dates & Pricing

Saturday 27 Jul 24 — Monday 05 Aug 24Starting at $6,606Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 10 Aug 24 — Monday 19 Aug 24Starting at $6,606Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 24 Aug 24 — Monday 02 Sep 24Starting at $6,606Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
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Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


ITINERARY

Welcome to Vancouver
A warm welcome is waiting within the soaring peaks of Canada’s Rockies. Your epic Canadian Rockies tour begins in Vancouver, one of the world’s most international and liveable cities. Spend the day discovering the city’s scenic surrounds, then join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

The Delights of Vancouver and Victoria Make Travel Matter
Vancouver, home to Gastown’s Victorian façades, a vibrant Chinatown and towering Sitka Spruce. Embark on a sightseeing tour of the city’s historic neighborhood, savoring the smells of freshly steamed Siopao in Chinatown before making your way to the leafy sanctuary of Stanley Park for the first Indigenous experience of the day, viewing First Nations totem poles. Gain insights into Indigenous cultures and values during a visit to the Bill Reid Gallery, the only gallery in Canada dedicated to Northwest Indigenous art, on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience including a docent-led tour and time to explore the gallery on your own. Continue by ferry to Vancouver Island for an orientation of gorgeous Victoria.

Admire the Colors of Victoria
Today on your Canadian Rockies tour, the Garden City comes to life as you greet the day before opening hours with breakfast at Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre showcase of gorgeous floral gardens that have colorfully transformed a once unused quarry. After breakfast, enjoy time in the garden before the crowds. Spend the rest of the day exploring the walkable capital of British Columbia perhaps treating yourself to high tea or tucking into local fish and chips. Or, join an optional Victoria Whale Watching cruise and keep your eyes peeled for orca and humpback whales, bald eagles, porpoises and seals.

Relax and Enjoy the Outdoors In Kamloops Stays With Stories
Cruise by ferry to the home of the Maan Family for a Be My Guest experience at their family-run farm. Meet your hosts, fourth generation owners, and learn how they turned one small berry stand into a farm that now provides quality produce to locals. Get the inside scoop on a behind-the-scenes winery tour or seasonal U-pick experience of their strawberries, raspberries or blueberries followed by a tasty lunch of Indian-inspired fare. Next up, you’ll make your way to Kamloops for a Stays with Stories experience at The South Thompson Inn. Admire the original brick manor and carriage houses of this former racing stable.

Gaze Upon Mount Robson
The grand peak of UNESCO-listed Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972 feet (3,954 meters), will make you gasp. Stop at the Mount Robson Visitor Center postcard-worthy views before continuing to the raw wilderness of Jasper National Park, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll spend the next two nights of your Canadian Rockies tour. If you’re eager to start your exploration of the park, join an optional Jasper Guided Hike taking in hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams and glacial lakes with a licensed guide.

Admire Jasper National Park
Maligne Canyon springs to life this morning on a guided hike. Later, take to the aqua waters and cruise Maligne Lake (seasonal), admiring views of its three glaciers and Spirit Island. Then kick back with more gorgeous views over a delicious lunch with wine at the lakeside Maligne Lake Chalet. Continue your exploration choosing to join an optional experience easy rafting trip down the Athabasca River, a route used by the “fur traders” over two centuries ago, keeping your eyes peeled for local wildlife. Later tonight, take in an optional theater performance highlighting the best of this little mountain town.

Voyage to Athabasca Glacier
Get ready for the icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield as you journey along the Icefields Parkway to Athabasca Glacier. Cross its icy terrain, one of the largest non-polar ice fields in the world, on board a specially designed ‘Ice Explorer’. Your Canadian Rockies tour takes you to Lake Louise, where there is time to soak in the majestic beauty of the lake and its turquoise, glacier-fed waters fringed by high peaks, deep forests and overlooked by Victoria Glacier. Continue on to the township of Banff, in the heart of UNESCO-listed Banff National Park.

Explore Banff
Banff is yours to explore – and your Travel Director is eager to help plan the perfect day. Opt to take the Banff Gondola Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies. And after lunch on your own, the Three Sisters Peak or Mt Assiniboine will impress on optional helicopter flights. Then enjoy Banff sightseeing including Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and other local sights. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner celebrating all you’ve seen on your Canadian Rockies Tour.

Start Your Railway Journey to Kamloops
Your train journey starts as you travel through the Rockies on your way to Vancouver, stopping overnight in Kamloops.

Depart Vancouver
Continue your journey by rail through British Colombia to Vancouver. Train arrival into Vancouver is between 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, please take this into consideration when booking your flights.

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.