VIA RAIL CANADIAN TRAIN THROUGH MANITOBA AND SASKATCHEWAN
Continue past sparkling lakes and sun-dappled forests
today as you enter Manitoba, arriving at Winnipeg in the early evening. Tonight
relax in your private bedroom as The Canadian continues across the prairies of
Manitoba and Saskatchewan. (B,L,D)
Day 5 VIA RAIL
CANADIAN TRAIN–JASPER Wake up and enjoy
a delicious breakfast before arriving in Edmonton this morning. After a short
stop, continue on The Canadian into the very heart of the Canadian Rockies.
this afternoon. An orientation tour
includes Jasper’s unspoiled beauty. Perhaps an optional river raft trip on the
Athabasca River to end the day? The evening is free for you to enjoy the
ambience of this delightful mountain setting. (B,L) Overnight
JASPER Consider an optional trip to MALIGNE
LAKE, where you embark
on a narrated cruise. On the return journey, stop to view mighty Maligne Canyon.
With free time this afternoon you might take a hike along the trails and watch
for elk, or stroll the streets of Jasper. Note: The excursion to Maligne Lake is
weather permitting. Overnight Jasper, Alberta
JASPER–BANFF Board your coach this
morning and journey through JASPER NATIONAL PARK, stopping along the way at the COLUMBIA
ICEFIELD for a snowcoach ride on the 1,000-
foot-thick Athabasca Glacier. Continue down the Icefield Parkway to LAKE
LOUISE, whose cold waters mirror the surrounding
mountains and glaciers, before arriving in BANFF NATIONAL PARK for a leisurely
two-night stay. Note: Unfavorable weather conditions may affect the availability
of the Columbia Icefield snowcoach excursion.
BANFF This morning, consider an optional
helicopter ride high over the Canadian Rockies. For the afternoon, join the
optional excursion to SULFUR
MOUNTAIN for a thrilling gondola ride, complete
with panoramic views of Banff’s spectacular scenery and a stop at sparkling
Bow Falls. Tonight, try an optional dinner featuring cuisine and entertainment
all about Canada. Overnight Banff, Alberta
BANFF–KAMLOOPS Leave Banff National Park
and travel over Kicking Horse Pass on the Continental Divide. Travel through
YOHO NATIONAL PARK, where pre-Cambrian fossils were discovered, and Glacier
National Park, where recreational mountain climbing was introduced to North
America a century ago. Late this afternoon, arrive at the cattle-ranching center
of Kamloops, a Shuswap Indian word for “meeting of the waters.”
Overnight Kamloops, British Columbia
KAMLOOPS–VANCOUVER Travel west today and
follow the mighty Fraser River through a region rich in railroad history. Upon
arrival in VANCOUVER,
see Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, and the harbor on your included city tour.
This evening, we suggest an optional excursion to visit Storyeum, Vancouver’s
newest attraction, situated appropriately in historic Gastown. Enjoy the
entertaining multimedia story of Vancouver’s history as portrayed in musical
form by actors on various stages, as you travel underground from room to room.
Then a delicious West Coast dinner at a waterfront restaurant with views of
Vancouver’s Harbor. Overnight
Day 11 Check
out and end of services. Transfers can be arranged to Vancouver Int.
can arrange a separate day-trip or additional nights on Vancouver
Island including ferry passage, Butchart Gardens and Victoria.
We include: Friendly and humorous professional tour guide, Via Rail Trans-Canada train
journey including all meals and private bedroom on the train, tourist class hotels across
Canada, Maid of the Mist boat cruise, Sno-Coach ride
on Athabasca Glacier, deluxe Air-Conditioned motor coach transportation from Jasper to Vancouver,
National Parks admissions.
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Day Tour Description
Stunning Moraine Lake
Vermilion Lakes near Banff