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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4VancouverCapilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain, Granville Island, Gastown, Stanley ParkLoden Hotel, Rosewood Hotel Georgia
4 - 5WhistlerWhistler Blackcomb, Peak to Peak, Whistler Village, Ski ResortRocky Mountaineer Whistler, Rocky Mountaineer Whistler
5 - 6QuesnelRocky Mountaineer Route, Heritage & Culture, Farmers Market, Outdoor ActivitiesRocky Mountaineer Quesnel, Rocky Mountaineer Quesnel
6 - 9JasperColumbia Icefield Skywalk, Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake and Spirit Island, Jasper National Park, Athabasca Falls, Mount Edith CavellSunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge, The Crimson
9 - 11CanmoreBanff National Park, Outdoor Adventures, Celtic CultureSolara Resort, The Malcom Hotel
11 - 11CalgaryCalgary Tower, Calgary Stampede, Olympic Park & Zoo

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

You will be transferred from Vancouver airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Vancouver

3 Nights

Vancouver is a beautiful cosmopolitan city buzzing with life nestled in the lap of the Pacific ocean and the North Shore mountains. Take a stroll through some of the trendy and colorful neighborhoods dabbling with some of the local fare.  

Included Activities

Guided Private Vancouver City Tour
Vancouver is a beautiful cosmopolitan city surrounded by stunning scenery and landscapes. Explore the city’s many sights starting with the Totem Poles in Stanley Park and learn how Canada’s First Nations approach history. Continue to the nearby Prospect Point which offers stunning views of Lions Gate Bridge and the North Shore mountains. Venture over to Canada Place and marvel at Vancouver´s world-famous and Best-Destination-Experience-Award-winning cruise ship terminal. Continue on over to the nearby Jack Poole Plaza to view the majestic Olympic Cauldron built for the 2010 Winter Olympics. From there, take the opportunity to explore the glittery shopping paradise of Robson Street before heading to Vancouver’s historic and charming Gastown. Don’t forget to explore the second largest ChinaTown in North America while you’re in the area. Another must is to take in the stunning views at English Bay in the West End of Vancouver, before you finish off at Granville Island where you’ll find an eclectic array of shops and galleries, restaurants, and of course the famous Granville Island Public Market. (Private activity with chauffeur-guide, pick up/ drop off at your hotel, duration: 4 hrs)

Group Vancouver Whale Watching Tour
Spot whales and other marine wildlife over the course of your Vancouver whale watching tour. Set off from the quaint West Coast fishing village of Steveston and then sail along the Gulf as well as San Juan Islands. As you breathe in the refreshing sea air, watch out for the gentle giants of the deep, including southern resident killer whales, transient orcas and the grand humpback whales. Learn from your naturalist guide all about their feeding and breeding habits, as well as the best spots to view other exciting creatures like porpoises, sea lions, seals and bald eagles. If you’re lucky, you’ll see these splendid animals in their natural habitat and also gain an appreciation of the rich West Coast marine ecosystem. (Duration: Half Day; Shared Activity & Transfer; you can choose between semi- covered zodiac-style vessels with up to 45 people or more adventurous open-air zodiacs with up to 12 people (May-Sept only), please inform your travel consultant. Weatherproof coats, pants, hat and gloves provided; Shared shuttle service from/ to downtown Vancouver included. Please ask your trip coordinator about your hotel’s nearest pick up/ drop off point)

Hotel Options
Loden Hotel – Opt 1
RoomSignature Room
MealsRoom only
StyleBoutique
RoomSuperior King
MealsRoom only
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 5

You will be transferred from your hotel to Vancouver train station in a private vehicle

Board your Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Whistler (Departure from Vancouver: 7.40 am, duration: 4- 5 hrs)

Whistler

1 Night

Whistler is a popular resort town nestled in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia, just a couple of hours north of Vancouver. One of the world’s most popular ski destinations, this quaint little alpine town has the largest skiing area on the continent.

Included Activities

Rainforest to Gold Rush: Vancouver – Whistler – Quesnel – Jasper (Day 1)
Get ready for your luxury train journey through Western Canada from Vancouver, British Columbia to Jasper, Alberta, aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. This scenic three-day trip starts in Vancouver and continues through British Columbia with overnight stopovers at the pretty little gold rush era towns of Whistler and Quesnel, with an ending point in Jasper. Along your journey you will witness spectacular scenery from the coast to the interior highlands. Pass by Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the Cheakamus Canyon. Enjoy a premium dining experience, including hot meals, wine, and a variety of snacks and beverages. Your first day ends at Whistler, where you will be transferred by bus to your hotel. You will spend the night in a comfortable midrange hotel, Gold Leaf class guests will sleep in a higher room category. Rocky Mountaineer will assign your hotel during the reservation process and we will inform you as soon as we receive that information. (Duration: 1 day/1 night; Shared Activity; Meals included: All breakfasts & lunches; Drinks included aboard the train; Luggage Handling, train station transfers in Whistler, 1 night’s hotel accommodation in Whistler; Fitness level: Easy; Please dress comfortably).

Hotel Options
RoomSilver Leaf
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleTrain
RoomGold Leaf
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleTrain
Day 5 - 6

Board your Rocky Mountaineer train from Whistler to Quesnel (Departure from Whistler: 7.10 am, duration: 13- 14 hrs)

Quesnel

1 Night

Quesnel stands at the confluence of the Quesnel and Fraser Rivers, along the Rocky Mountaineer route in western Canada. En route between Vancouver and Jasper, this is a pretty little gold rush era town with restored heritage structures and a lively local community.

Included Activities

Rainforest to Gold Rush: Vancouver – Whistler – Quesnel – Jasper (Day 2)
Resume your journey after a refreshing night’s sleep in your hotel. You will be transferred by bus back to Whistler railway station and the adventure continues. Look out for one of the world’s highest railway bridges – the Deep Creek Bridge. Pass the picturesque shores of the glacial Anderson and Seton Lakes. Your second day ends at the charming rural destination of Quesnel. You will be transferred by bus to your hotel. We will inform you about your specific accommodation as soon as we receive those details from Rocky Mountaineer. (Duration: 1 day/1 night; Shared Activity; Meals included: All breakfasts & lunches; Drinks included aboard the train; Luggage Handling, train station transfers in Quesnel, 1 night’s hotel accommodation in Quesnel; Fitness level: Easy; Please dress comfortably).

Hotel Options
RoomSilver Leaf
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleTrain
RoomGold Leaf
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleTrain
Day 6 - 9

Board your Rocky Mountaineer train from Quesnel to Jasper (Duration: 13- 14 hrs)

You will be transferred from the Jasper train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Jasper

3 Nights

A quaint little railway town by the Athabasca River in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Jasper is steeped in history and beauty. Explore the panoramic landscapes of the Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dotted with fascinating waterfalls, canyons, lakes, and lush green forests.

Included Activities

Rainforest to Gold Rush: Vancouver – Whistler – Quesnel – Jasper (Day 3)
Continue after a refreshing overnight rest and bus transfer to Quesnel railway station. Following the Fraser River the journey passes through rainforests and if you’re lucky, you can spot moose from your train. Climb past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and through the Yellowhead Pass to arrive at magnificent Jasper in Alberta, where we will welcome you at the railway station and take you to your Jasper hotel.

Group Hike and Culinary Class in Jasper
Jasper is a small and close-knit community that originated as a railway town. It lies in the heart of some of the most spectacular protected wilderness in the world. As a mountain town, it covers an expansive region of rugged backcountry trails and has always welcomed those who wish to venture beyond. Enjoy the breathtaking wilderness as you hike up one of the picturesque peaks and test your backcountry skills. Start at the Old Fort parking area and proceed for a 2.4-mile hike up a peak. En route, learn about the local flora and fauna, geology, and history of Jasper. Once at the top, your guide will help you set up camp and teach you to cook a tasty meal in the outdoors, using efficient and eco-friendly cooking methods.(Duration: 3 hours; Lunch and Dinner tours possible depending on travel time, Shared Activity & Shared Transfers; Included: Lunch or Dinner, Hiking Poles, Cooking Equipment; Fitness Level: Intermediate; Please wear comfortable and waterproof outerwear, sturdy hiking shoes. Restrictions: Individuals aged 12 and above allowed)

Hotel Options
RoomHideaway Room
MealsRoom only
StyleLodge
The Crimson – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
Day 9 - 11

You will be transferred from Jasper to Canmore in a private vehicle (duration: 4 hrs)

Canmore

2 Nights

Connect with nature at Canmore, a stunning mountain town within the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada. Situated on the fringes of Banff National Park, Canmore welcomes you with superb alpine scenery, and outdoor adventures aplenty.

Hotel Options
Solara Resort – Opt 1
RoomOne Bedroom Suite
MealsRoom only
StyleResort
The Malcom Hotel – Opt 2
RoomMalcom Queen
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
Day 11 - 11

You will be transferred from your hotel to Calgary airport in a private vehicle (duration: 1.5 hrs)

Calgary

0 Nights

An ever-evolving and dynamic cosmopolitan city, Calgary still maintains the tranquility of the Rockies. It is fairly easy to take a gondola ride or hike along a trail to reach a secluded spot in the mountains beside a lake, capture panoramic views and get back to the city in a few hours.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,490 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 7,990 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 11 days / 10 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
    • Vancouver – Whistler
    • Whistler – Quesnel
    • Quesnel – Jasper
  • All activities as listed :
    • Vancouver, BC: Guided Private Vancouver City Tour
    • Vancouver, BC: Group Vancouver Whale Watching Tour
    • Whistler, BC: Rainforest to Gold Rush: Vancouver – Whistler – Quesnel – Jasper (Day 1)
    • Quesnel, BC: Rainforest to Gold Rush: Vancouver – Whistler – Quesnel – Jasper (Day 2)
    • Jasper, AB: Rainforest to Gold Rush: Vancouver – Whistler – Quesnel – Jasper (Day 3)
    • Jasper, AB: Group Hike and Culinary Class in Jasper
  • The general business terms apply
  • Note: A full valid original driver’s license (from your country of origin) and passport are required for each rental.
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • All transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Canadian Railway Adventure: Ocean, Rockies and Prairie

11 days $ 6,490 / person

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