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Extended Trans-Canada

From Winnipeg  10  Days
Train, Motor Coach, Guided Sightseeing Tours
(tourCW104)

From the city built on two rivers to the Pacific Ocean, there is plenty of spectacular 
scenery that you will see nowhere else in the World.

Winnipeg - Saskatoon - Edmonton - Jasper - Banff - Lake Louise - Kamloops - Vancouver 


Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
Day 1
  Board the great Trans-Continental at Winnipeg's downtown train station at 3:45PM and check into your comfortable bedroom. Each  day is a culinary delight as all meals are included.   Drink in the vistas from the dome cars and enjoy the terrific on-board service.    
VIA RAIL BEDROOMS  /  DINING CAR  /  DOME CAR  /  PARK-LOUNGE CAR

Day 2   Enjoy a delicious breakfast and relax as we forge across the great wheatfields of Saskatchewan before our morning arrival into Edmonton, capital and most vibrant metropolis in Alberta.   After a brief stop we continue the train journey to the "Jewel of the Canadian Rockies" Jasper, Alberta.  Disembark and we are transferred to our hotel.  Keep on the lookout for wild animals often seen in and around the town. 

Day 3  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.  A few miles to the south of  Jasper is the JASPER GONDOLA which will take you to the top of the "Whistlers" from where the views of the valleys and peaks are outstanding.   Nearby are ATHABASCA FALLS and HORSESHOE LAKEOvernight at one of our Jasper Hotels

Day 4 Depart Jasper for Banff on our deluxe motor coach along the Icefields Parkway.  This is one of the most scenic drives on earth.  We'll ride a Sno-Coach (weather permitting) onto the Columbia Icefield's ATHABASCA GLACIER.  The Columbia Icefields are 125 square miles in size (massive!), with no fewer than 30 glaciers where 3 river systems flow to three different oceans.   The Icefields Parkway delivers us  past BOW LAKE, PEYTO LAKE and MISTAYA LAKE  south to LAKE LOUISE, one of the most enchanting spots on earth.  We see the reflections of the mountains in her aqua blue waters and we'll find out how rock flour helps the water retain its mesmerizing color.  Continue further into BANFF NATIONAL PARK to the majestic town of  BANFF.  Overnight at one of our Banff Hotels

Day 5  Tour today includes mountains, lakes and waterfalls.  Depart Banff on our motor coach and travel the beautiful Bow Valley Expressway to JOHNSTON CANYON where you are given time for a short nature walk.  We continue to beautiful MORAINE LAKE to see its mystical green waters and then visit LAKE LOUISE.  Visitors come from all over the World to stand before the lake.  After lunch at Lake Louise (lunch not included in fare),  cross the Great Divide and enter Yoho National Park. You’ll visit Yoho’s scenic highlights such as tumbling Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake and the Natural Rock Bridge before returning to BANFF TOWN in the late afternoon.  What a great day!  Overnight Banff

Day 6 and Day 7  Enjoy two days to explore the trails, shopping, tours and sightseeing that this area is Word famous for.  LAKE MINNEWANKA     BANFF GONDOLA     VERMILION LAKESOvernight at one of our Banff Hotels

Day 8  Board our motor coach for the trip once more along one of the World's great drives and arrive in JASPER in the afternoon.  Bring lots of film as the sights are breathtaking.  You have time for souvenir shopping and fine dining.  Overnight in beautiful alpine Jasper.

Day 9  Board VIA Rail trans-continental in the early afternoon.  Cross over the Continental Divide.  Travel through no fewer than 5 mountain ranges, past emerald lakes and raging rivers and massive Mount Robson.  Sunset to the west is usually a photographers delight especially from one of the dome cars.   

Day 10  Travel along the Fraser Valley and arrive in Vancouver, British Columbia in the morning and pick up your luggage. 

Transfer to Vancouver International airport or you may choose to extend your stay and visit Vancouver and the largest island in North America, mighty Vancouver Island.  Those extending their stay can go whale watching, see BUTCHART GARDENS and the city of VICTORIA  on Vancouver Island or travel up to WHISTLER Resort area (North of Vancouver).   

We can pre-book  7 night
ALASKA CRUISES at wholesale rates.


Fabulous Cuisine, Stunning Scenery

 

 


Johnston Canyon has 7 waterfalls

 

 
Vermilion Lakes Near Banff


This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction
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Summer tours from only $3,335CAD, per person, including tax, twin occupancy.

We recommend travel insurance.
Initial non refundable deposits are $250USD 
with final payment due 45 days prior to departure

We include:   Via Rail Trans-Canada train journey including private bedroom (all meals are included aboard the train but not on motor coach tours or in hotels), tourist-class or superior hotels across Canada, motor coach tours as per itinerary.  Checked baggage is not available on the train, smaller overnight bag is recommended.