Canadian Rockies Ultimate Rail Journey

A journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer is much more than just a train ride through the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies. It’s the key to unlocking a hidden world of shifting landscapes and unparalleled beauty. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery as it unfolds outside your glass dome window. Complemented by gourmet cuisine, vibrant storytelling, and impeccable service, a Rocky Mountaineer journey is a feast for the senses.

Book a qualifying 2018 Rocky Mountaineer package by October 27, 2017 and receive up to $600* per couple in added value to use towards enhancing your rail adventure with an extra hotel night, sightseeing, cruising, and more! If you’re looking for a change in scenery, the Canadian Rockies are as big as it gets.

Experience the ultimate rail journey through the Canadian Rockies. Stay overnight in Whistler before journeying to Jasper, Lake Louise, and Banff, where there will be plenty of time to shop, explore, and fill up your camera’s memory card. With this circle journey, you can enjoy the maximum number of days on board by combining two rail routes for an all-encompassing and inspirational adventure.

 

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AAA Member Benefit

  • In GoldLeaf Service receive $100 per adult CAD Onboard Merchandise Credit.
  • In SilverLeaf Service, receive $50 per adult CAD Onboard Merchandise Credit.

AAA Vacations® Complimentary Inclusions:  Receive double the standard Rocky Mountaineer AAA Member Benefit with bookings of 2018 Coastal Passage vacations and Circle Journeys.  Conditions apply.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • 5 days travelling onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
  • Yoho National Park Tour
  • National Parks Pass
  • Luggage handling and rail station transfers

ITINERARY

Day One:
Vancouver Arrival

Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Spend the night in Vancouver.

Day Two:
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.

Highlights of the journey 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. Spend the night in Whistler.

Day Three:
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 to the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon to the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau.  Spend the night in Quesnel.

Day Four:
Quesnel to Jasper

From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George and then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife – including a large population of moose. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, which at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass and into the province of Alberta. Upon arrival in Jasper, your rail journey ends until Day 10. Spend the night in Jasper.

Day Five:
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. Spend the night in Jasper.

Day Six:
Jasper to Lake Louise

Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. You’ll stop at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield, where you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features.  Afterward, you’ll stop briefly at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise in the afternoon. Spend the night in Lake Louise.

Day Seven:
Free Day in Lake Louise

Enjoy a free day in Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains, or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views. Spend the night in Lake Louise.

Day Eight:
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 and experience attractions like the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River.  Spend the night in Banff.

Day Nine:
Free Day in Banff

The day is free for you to spend at your leisure in Banff. Spend the night in Banff.

Day Ten:
Banff to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. Your journey takes you through a spectacular array of scenery as you travel between the glacier and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, over mountain passes, through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores, and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Spend the night in Kamloops.

Day Eleven:
Kamloops to Vancouver

Your Rocky Mountaineer journey continues west toward the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. Today, you’ll see more dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior to winding river canyons and pristine forests to the Coast, the,Cascade Mountains, and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Spend the night in Vancouver.

Day Twelve:
Vancouver Departure

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

Terms and Conditions

*Credit must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retrospectively added. Credited option must be selected at the time of booking and can only be added to a Rocky Mountaineer package. Offer valid on new 2018 bookings made between August 26, 2017, and October 27, 2017. This offer is applicable to 2018 Rocky Mountaineer packages of five or more days on select dates only. Travel during the 2018 Rocky Mountaineer summer season between April and October on select dates. Deposits are required at the time of booking and full payment of the balance must be made by January 19, 2018. Maximum offer value of $300 USD per adult credit ($600 USD added value credit per couple) is with qualifying holidays of eight days or more in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service. Added value credit amount varies by duration of package. Qualifying packages of five to seven days if GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service will receive $195 USD per adult credit ($390 USD added value credit per couple). Applicable to single, double, triple, or quad package prices. Qualifying packages can be purchased in any class of train travel or grade of accommodation. An amendment fee of $40 USD per booking will be charged for changes to the use of the credit after the booking has been confirmed. Credits can only be used towards the purchase of additional services offered by Rocky Mountaineer – the credit cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation. Offer value is expressed in USD as of July 1, 2017, as a guideline only and may vary at the time of booking based on changes in exchange rate with the CAD. Credit cannot be deferred to a later trip. Offer is not applicable to child prices, 2 or 3-day rail only bookings, or Group Tour bookings. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer has no cash value and is non-transferable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn, or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply.

**Price for Golden Circle via Whistler package per person in USD, GoldLeaf Service, for October 5, 2018, start date from Vancouver, subject to availability. Accommodation is based on double occupancy. Pricing does not include Canadian tax (GST) or flights. Pricing is expressed in USD as a guideline only and may vary at the time of booking based on changes in exchange rate with the CAD. Additional conditions apply.

Please Note: All accommodation in Kamloops and Quesnel is of moderate standard.