TRAVEL IN STYLE THROUGH THE CANADIAN WEST AS YOU VISIT THE AREA'S HIGHLIGHTS VIA PRIVATE TOURS AND RELAX IN UPSCALE ACCOMMODATIONS.
Kick off this tour on the West Coast of Canada by exploring the beautiful seaside city of Vancouver. Enjoy a stunning cruise through the Gulf Islands as you head to Vancouver Island. There you have free time to explore the beautiful Butchart Gardens and the city of Victoria.
Next, you'll head into the Canadian Rockies. Board the Rocky Mountaineer and relax as the landscape unfolds outside your window. Stop in Whistler and Quesnel before you settle into the alpine town of Jasper. Here you will enjoy a boat cruise and explore Maligne Canyon. Visit the Columbia Icefield and have the chance of lifetime to enjoy a unique walk on ancient glaciers before arriving in Lake Louise for your final two nights.
This itinerary is also available from Calgary to Vancouver based on your travel preference.
* 3 days of scenic rail travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service
* Deluxe hotel accommodations for 9 nights
* 7 meals
* Private Vancouver City Tour
* Private Victoria Excursion including Butchart Gardens
* Private Maligne Valley excursion with boat cruise
* Yoho National Park private excursion
* Private airport and rail station transfers
* Driver gratuities for private touring and transfers
Day 1 – Vancouver
Arrive in the seaport city of Vancouver, and take your private airport transfer to the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 2 – Private City Tour of Vancouver
Today you will have a private tour of Vancouver. Enjoy the highlights of Stanley Park, Chinatown, Historic Gastown, and The Vancouver Lookout, which provides a 360-degree view of the city. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 3 – Victoria and Butchart Gardens
Take a ferry ride to Vancouver Island and enjoy plenty of free time to explore downtown Victoria. You will also have a chance to visit Butchart Gardens, which features exotic floral displays from all over the world. Head back to Vancouver via a 35-minute floatplane ride. Overnight Vancouver.
Day 4 – Rocky Mountaineer to Whistler
After a private transfer from your hotel to the Rocky Mountaineer train station, board the Rocky Mountaineer for Whistler. You will arrive in Whistler mid-day and have time to explore this mountain paradise. Overnight Whistler. (B)
Day 5 – Rocky Mountaineer to Quesnel
Return to the Rocky Mountaineer for an all-day train ride to Quesnel, in the heart of the British Columbia interior. This city is home to the world's longest wooden truss bridge-a great place to catch the sunset over the Fraser River. Overnight Quesnel. (B, L)
Day 6 – Rocky Mountaineer to Jasper
Enjoy another full day of scenic rail travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer as you head higher into the Rocky Mountains on your way to Jasper. This town is a stunning mix of peaks and valleys, crystal waters and towering trees. Overnight Jasper. (B, L)
Day 7 - Maligne Valley with Boat Cruise
View the gems of this area on a private tour showcasing Jasper National Park’s natural wonders. You'll visit the beautiful Maligne Canyon and Athabasca Viewpoint and enjoy the stunning scenery on a Maligne Lake Cruise. There's even time to relax over a picnic lunch. Overnight Jasper. (L)
Day 8 – Jasper to Lake Louise
Transfer today from Jasper to Lake Louise. Visit the Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. An Ice Explorer Glacier Tour on the Columbia Icefield is the highlight of this day that includes a picnic lunch. Overnight Lake Louise. (L)
Day 9 - Yoho National Park
Head out to Yoho National Park and visit its stunning sights. Enjoy stops at Kicking Horse Pass, Moraine Lake, Valley of the Ten Peaks, and Takakkaw Falls. Overnight Lake Louise.
Day 10 – Private Transfer to Calgary Airport
Your grand getaway through the Canadian Rockies ends today with your private transfer from your hotel to Calgary Airport for your flight home.