Rocky Mountaineer - Rainforest to Gold Rush Explorer


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.

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Highlights

Whistler

Whistler, where the natural beauty and unique mountain lifestyle offers an escape like nowhere else.

Highlights

Vancouver Lookout

Sightseers ascend this tower in a glass elevator to an observation deck with 360° views of the city.

Highlights

Banff Gondola

Scenic cableway ride to viewing decks & hiking trails at the summit of Sulphur Mountain.

  1. Day 1

    London to Vancouver

    Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight
    in Vancouver.

  2. Day 2

    Vancouver to Whistler

    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

  3. Day 3

    Whistler to Quesnel

    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
    Quesnel

  4. Day 4

    Quesnel to Jasper

    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.

  5. Day 5

    Jasper Highlights Tour

    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.

  6. Day 6

    Jasper to Lake Louise

    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.

  7. Day 7

    Lake Louise to Banff

    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.

  8. Day 8

    Banff to Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour

    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.

  9. Day 9

    Calgary to London

    Today you will be transferred to Calgary airport for your return overnight flight to London

  10. Day 10

    Arrive London

    Arrive London

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  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banf
  • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • Luggage handling and National Park Pass
  • 3 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service
  • breakfasts, 2 lunches (Reverse itinerary features 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 afternoon meal)
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise

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