"Rockies Circle West"
From Vancouver 8 Days
Train, Motor Coach, Guided Sightseeing Tours
terrific combination of train travel and motor coach touring!!
We'll train you to Jasper and motor coach you back the scenic way to Vancouver. Experience the
pampering of VIA Rail's Silver & Blue Class aboard "The Canadian",
from Vancouver to Jasper. Fine dining and 360 degrees of wilderness beauty from
the dome cars await you. Explore off-rail with the country's finest
driver/guides, who provide fascinating insights on Canada's lands and peoples. Ride a tram up
a mountain, snocoach onto a glacier, explore Banff, Lake Louise and Lac Le Jeune.
tour begins with an evening departure from Vancouver on VIA Rail's "Silver
& Blue" service, with Dome and classic dining car (dinner included).
Overnight onboard VIA Rail. (Transfer to VIA Rail Station is on your own).
We can arrange a pre-night in Vancouver for those arriving the day before.
RAIL BEDROOMS / DINING
CAR / DOME
CAR / PARK-LOUNGE
DAY 2 In the early morning you will
enter the Canadian Rockies, traveling in daylight to the resort town of Jasper.
Winding through the Yellowhead Pass, view Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the
Canadian Rockies. Arrive in Jasper in mid-afternoon to begin a 2 night stay in
the crisp clean mountain air. Cuisine will never taste as good
again! Overnight in Jasper.
DAY 4 Tour the Icefields Parkway to
the Columbia Icefield. Enjoy a Snocoach ride onto the
in price April 15 - October 15). This is an interesting spot as 3
different rivers flow from here to three different oceans. Nowhere else on
earth does this happen. The ice beneath your feet here is thousands of
DAY 3 This
morning we tour JASPER
and, above the townsite, beautiful PYRAMID
LAKE. Perhaps take an optional
cruise of magnificent MALIGNE
LAKE and its incredible aquamarine waters.
The views are stunning and the water is a shade of blue found only in
these mountains. Spirit Island is a famous spot for
photographers seeking the perfect picture. Return to Jasper via the
Valley of the FIVE
LAKES. Those staying
for additional nights can travel on their own a few miles to the south of
Jasper to the JASPER
GONDOLA from where the views of the valleys and
peaks are outstanding. Perhaps visit ATHABASCA
the little hidden gem that is called HORSESHOE
In the afternoon continue along the beautiful Icefields
Parkway into famous BANFF
NATIONAL PARK. Pass by beautiful lakes like PEYTO
LAKE, BOW LAKE and Lake
Louise. Overnight in Banff.
DAY 5 This morning, take the
informative "Discover BANFF" tour with a ride up Sulphur Mountain by
for fantastic views. In the afternoon, transfer to LAKE
LOUISE for time to
explore and enjoy this fabulous setting. Not far from here is equally
scenic MORAINE LAKE.
Overnight in Lake Louise.
DAY 6 This morning, venture westward
though the Canadian Rockies travelling over the Kicking Horse Pass and the
Continental Divide to reach Hillcrest Resort for lunch. After your meal stop (included),
continue west into the interior of British Columbia. Overnight in Lac Le
DAY 7 Today's visits will include the gold rush site of
Cache Ranch and a lunch stop in Lillooet (meal included). Travel the
incredible Duffey lake Road over the Coast Mountians before arriving at WHISTLER
Village resort. After a brief stop in Whistler, continue onto Vancouver on the
Sea to Sky Highway. Arrive
by late afternoon. Overnight in Vancouver.
DAY 8 Check-out from your hotel this morning to end your tour.
Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier
Athabasca Glacier, stand in 1,000 feet of ice!
You will never forget Peyto Lake
7 nights accommodation, VIA Rail's "Silver & Blue" service , 2 meals
onboard VIA, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, Columbia Icefield SnoCoach Tour, Discover
Banff Tour, Banff Gondola, Lake Louise & Jasper, Brewster motorcoach &
driver/guide, baggage handling at hotels, gratuities on included meals.
start at only $2,533 Canadian +tax, and
deluxe prices start at 3,493,
Initial non-refundable deposits are $200USD with
final payment due 45 days prior to departure.
We strongly recommend purchasing our travel insurance.