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Day 1 Vancouver: Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.
Day 2 Vancouver/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.
Day 3 Whistler/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.
Day 4 Quesnel/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.
Day 5 Jasper: Today you will have an entire day to spend exploring Jasper National Park on your own. A wealth of optional activities (not included) abound: taking the Jasper Skytram to the high alpine of Whistlers Mountain, enjoying a nature walk on nearby mountain trails or cruising on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island.
Day 6 Jasper/Lake Louise: Travel to Lake Louise via the Icefields Parkway. Visit highlights along the way, including Athabasca Falls, Bow Summit, Peyto Lake and Crowfoot Glacier. With sightseeing stops, we recommend allowing at least eight hours for todays drive.
Day 7 Lake Louise/Banff: Today, drive the scenic one-hour journey from Lake Louise to Banff. Along the way, watch for deer and elk crossing the specially constructed wildlife bridges over the highway. Alternatively, take a more leisurely drive along the Bow Valley Parkway for views of Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon (requires a short walk). The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the shops, restaurants, pristine scenery and plentiful wildlife of magnificent Banff National Park.
Day 8 Banff/Calgary: Travel through Kananaskis Country and the western ranching regions of Alberta at your own pace before arriving in Calgary.
Day 9 Calgary: Drop off your rental car at Calgary International Airport, where your vacation ends. SilverLeaf includes: Delicious, hot entrée options served at your seat and plated to your preference; Complimentary beverages, including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks will be served throughout your journey, along with gourmet snacks.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Georgian Court sits just steps from fashionable Robson Street and many of downtown Vancouver's main tourist attractions. The hotel is home to a popular Italian restaurant offering proven family recipes and modern Italian fare, while Frankie's Bar is a great place for informal dining.
Just 10 minutes drive from the town centre, this lodge provides a serene atmosphere within a majestic mountain setting. Suitable for either a romantic break or family getaway, the Lobstick Lodge has large open rooms and spectacular mountain views right outside your window. An upgrade to a mini suite gives you all the comforts of home in a picturesque alpine setting.
Surrounded by snow-frosted peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, this iconic resort is simply stunning. This year-round luxury mountain resort offers endless outdoor recreational activities, a luxury spa and exceptional dining.
Located in Banff National Park, this mountain lodge is on Banff Avenue, the main street in the town. Surrounded by mountains, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy and at the end of the day, the hotel has a great steakhouse restaurant. Be sure to visit Red Earth Spa, which has six treatment rooms, two manicure stations and access to the hot pool, steam room and fitness room.
Boasting a central situation, the Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown gives easy access to a wealth of attractions, restaurants and shopping. The hotel has a wide range of amenities, including a well equipped fitness centre, an indoor pool with a sun deck and locally sourced cuisine at Elements Bistro.
Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf upgrades are available. Please ask for details.
Flights to Vancouver returning from Calgary with Air Canada from Heathrow, accommodation in a standard room, 3 days on board the Rocky Mountaineer (SilverLeaf Service), 5 days full-size car rental including one-way drop charge and unlimited kilometres, Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Whistler, and Quesnel and prepayable taxes.
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