Enjoy some of the most breathtaking and varied rail scenery found anywhere in the world on this route. Travel past stunning lakes, through the coastal rainforest and the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon into the vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Visit the Gold Pan City of Quesnel, journey through the Rocky Mountain Trench, be awestruck by spectacular Mount Robson, and arrive in the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies.
Whistler, where the natural beauty and unique mountain lifestyle offers an escape like nowhere else.
Sightseers ascend this tower in a glass elevator to an observation deck with 360° views of the city.
Scenic cableway ride to viewing decks & hiking trails at the summit of Sulphur Mountain.
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the
resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor
activities. Following your check-in at and motorcoach transfer from your downtown
Vancouver hotel, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey
through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include
spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount
Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. The remainder of the day is at your
leisure. Overnight in Whistler
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel,
gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the
river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like
conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo
Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton
Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge,
one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky
Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in
Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper
National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north
to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British
Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering
the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains
to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount
Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies,
through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on
arrival in Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’
largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the
park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the
wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to
explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields
Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia
Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier
to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how
glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be
available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake
before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight in Lake Louise.
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a
half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders.
Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge
that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to
Banff. Overnight in Banff.
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning
with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake
Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue
on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Panoramic
Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight in Calgary.
Today you will be transferred to Calgary airport for your return overnight flight to London