Run by: Frontier Travel
Reference number: Rocky Mountaineer
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Rocky Mountaineer's most popular holiday operates in either direction starting in either Vancouver or Calgary.
Spend your first night in the waterside city of Vancouver, then take the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer train to Jasper and Kamloops through stunning mountain scenery, then on to the Icefields Parkway.
Travel on to Lake Louise, Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake and the Spiral Tunnels. Visit beautiful Banff, then take a heli-tour of Kananaskis before heading to Calgary for your last night.
Day 1 - Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.1 night in Vancouver.
Day 2 - Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade mountains, to the desert-like environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake.1 night in Kamloops.
Day 3 - Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends on arrival in the resort town of Jasper. 2 nights in Jasper.
Day 4 - Select one of the following Jasper tours to be included during your stay: Maligne Valley Tour, Wildlife Safari, Athabasca River Float Trip, “Mile 5” Rafting Trip or a one hour horseback ride. All tours include pick-up and drop-off at your hotel.
Day 5 - Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. While in Lake Louise you will be treated to a one hour guided lakeshore stroll. 1 night in Lake Louise.
Day 6 - A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff. 1 night in Banff.
Day 7 - Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Enjoy lunch at a local ranch and spend time exploring Kananaskis at your leisure before your afternoon transfer to Calgary. 1 night in Calgary.
Day 8 - Check out from your Calgary hotel.
We can arrange the international flights from UK airports.
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