Coastal Passage Explorer

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We call Rocky Mountaineer “all aboard amazing” for good reason. The food is exquisite; the views are priceless, and people you’ll meet become friends for life. Rocky Mountaineer offers an unparalleled experience onboard its luxury all-daylight train as it takes you to some of the most beautiful destinations the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada have to offer. With more than 65 vacation packages to choose from, you can create a journey to suit your interests: from scenery to unique excursions, there is no limit to crafting your perfect experience through the Canadian Rockies.

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AAA Member Benefit

  • AAA Members receive up to $200* Onboard Merchandise Credit per adult by booking a 2018 Circle Journey or Coastal Passage vacation.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • 3 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • North Shore Tour with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
  • Jasper Highlights Tour
  • Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer
  • Yoho National Park Tour
  • Banff Gondola
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing
  • Calgary Tower
  • Rail station transfers and luggage handling
  • National Parks Pass

ITINERARY

Day One: Seattle Arrival

Arrive in Seattle and spend time exploring Seattle’s waterfront, Chinatown, Pioneer Square, the sights of Pike Place Market, and/or the Space Needle on your own at leisure.

Day Two: Seattle to Vancouver

A motorcoach will transfer you (and your luggage) to King Street Station to check in for the first leg of your Rocky Mountaineer journey to Vancouver. After boarding, toast the rail voyage ahead and enjoy dinner onboard as you travel past the Chittenden Locks linking Puget Sound to Lakes Union and Washington as you wave goodbye to Seattle. Highlights include the fishing fleet (and Boeing jets) of Everett, the fields at the foot of the Cascade Mountains near Mount Vernon, sunset views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands beyond, and, after crossing the Canadian border, the community of White Rock as the train hugs the Pacific Coast and travels into Vancouver.

Day Three: Vancouver Sightseeing

Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains.

Day Four: Free Day in Vancouver

Check out Vancouver’s must-see attractions, explore the city’s museums, art galleries, gardens, and varied neighbourhoods, or take a day trip to discover the nearby resort town of Whistler or British Columbia’s charming capital on Vancouver Island, Victoria.

Day Five: Vancouver to Kamloops

Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.

Day Six: Kamloops to Jasper

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park.

Day Seven: Jasper Highlights Tour

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park.

Day Eight: Jasper to Banff

Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park.

Day Nine: Banff to Lake Louise

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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location.

Day Ten: Lake Louise to Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour

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 Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies.

Day Eleven: Calgary Departure

Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

 

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*The Onboard Credit is valid for new qualifying 2018 Rocky Mountaineer Circle Journey and Coastal Passage package bookings. Seven nights or more in GoldLeaf Service receive $200 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit. Seven nights or more in SilverLeaf Service receive $100 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit.Three to six nights in GoldLeaf Service receive $100 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit. Three to six nights in SilverLeaf Service receive $70 CAD per adult Onboard Merchandise Credit. Redemption of merchandise credit is only available onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Certain restrictions may apply.

**Price for Coastal Passage Explorer package per person in USD, GoldLeaf Service, for select start dates between May 18 and May 25, 2018 from Seattle, 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.