8 Days - Tour Dates: August 17 - 24, 2024
Day 1 - Saturday, 8/17/2024 - Fly to Vancouver, Canada
Arrive in Vancouver and meet your Tour Manager. One of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in North America, Vancouver dazzles with views of the Pacific Ocean, majestic mountains and a glittering skyline.Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner. - Dinner
Day 2 - Sunday, 8/18/2024 - Victoria
Ferry through the scenic Gulf Islands to Vancouver Island. Visit the world famous Butchart Gardens. Stroll among fifty acres of floral gardens, fountains, and meandering paths. Then visit Victoria, British Columbia’s beautiful capital. Take a City Tour featuring the Inner Harbor, Parliament Building, and view the famous Empress Hotel. Enjoy leisure time before returning to Vancouver by ferry.
Day 3 - Monday, 8/19/2024 - Vancouver / Board VIA Rail
This morning discover Vancouver on a City Tour. Visit Stanley Park, famous for its totem poles, Chinatown, & Gastown, lined with shops and restaurants along cobblestone streets. This afternoon, board VIA Rail’s train, The Canadian, for a memorable excursion into the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies. Explore the train before settling into your comfortable Berth in the Sleeper Plus Train Car for the evening. Dinner is included along with exclusive access to the Park Car for panoramic views.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 4 - Tuesday, 8/20/2024 - Canadian Rockies / Jasper
The Canadian winds along the North Thompson River passing towering peaks and glacial valleys in a vast wilderness once only accessible by rail. Enjoy incredible scenery like Mt. Robson. Cross the Continental Divide into Alberta, arriving in Jasper. This afternoon discover Jasper National Park, a photographer’s paradise. Visit Maligne Canyon and watch for wildlife as you coach to the crystal blue waters of Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. - Breakfast
Day 5 - Wednesday, 8/21/2024 - Icefields Parkway / Glacier
Coach south along Icefields Parkway, one of North America’s most spectacular drives. Wind between snowy peaks and immense hanging glaciers; you may see elk, deer, bighorn sheep, or bear. Stop to see the raw power of Athabasca Falls. Later ride in a specially designed Ice Explorer on the 1000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier. Then travel into Banff National Park and arrive at your hotel in the quaint town of Banff (altitude 4,500') for a 3-night stay.
- Breakfast - Dinner
Day 6 - Thursday, 8/22/2024 - Lake Louise / Yoho
Today view two of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies. View spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks before visiting Chateau Lake Louise, within a UNESCO World Heritage Site (altitude 5,300'). Capture spectacular views and photos of Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier. Then travel through Kicking Horse Pass into Yoho National Park to see the Natural Bridge, the remarkable Spiral Tunnels, and cross the Continental Divide before returning to Banff. Enjoy your evening at your own pace. - Breakfast
Day 7 - Friday, 8/23/2024 - Banff / Free Time
This morning enjoy a Banff Area Tour including Mt. Rundle, Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, and the Hoodoos. Later explore Banff and the surroundings on your own. An optional tour will be available this afternoon. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner in the Banff area. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 8 - Saturday, 8/24/2024 - To Calgary / Fly Home
Coach down to Calgary, and fly home. - Breakfast
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**Train Accommodations...Sleeper Plus Class - Berths
Sleeper Plus Class features Upper & Lower Berths for sleeping & includes onboard meals. During the day, the Berths feature couch style seats facing each other with a window. At night, the seats convert to Upper & Lower beds with heavy private curtains for sleeping. Breakfast & lunch are included along with exclusive access to the Park Car with its lounges & panoramic views. Each Sleeper Plus Car features public washrooms, shower facilities (1) and accommodates up to 20 guests. Small overnight bag required. The Canadian train departs Vancouver at 3:00 PM on Day 3 and arrives in Jasper at 11:00 AM on Day 4. Train schedule is subject to change. The Canadian train is owned an operated by VIA Rail Canada.