Journey through the clouds, from the glistening ocean waters of Vancouver to the snow-capped mountains of the Canadian Rockies. Explore Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and soar to incredible views of glaciers and mountain peaks on a Panoramic Helicopter Tour.
AAA MEMBER BENEFIT
- Receive up to $100 CAD** per adult onboard merchandise credit when you book a qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer rail journey.
Rocky Mountaineer Special Promotion: 30 Amazing Years
- Book a qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer rail journey by February 7, 2020 and receive 3 free gifts worth up to $600 in value per couple***. Get 1 hotel night, 1 transfer, and 1 dinner.
- 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
- 2 breakfasts, 4 lunches
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- Luggage handling and rail station transfers
- National Parks Pass
Journey Through the Clouds Itinerary
Day 1 Vancouver Arrival
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2 Vancouver to Kamloops
On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC 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.
Day 3 Kamloops to Jasper
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 4 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 full-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. Highlights include lunch and a lake cruise at historic Maligne Lake.
Day 5 Jasper to Banff
Next, travel to Banff via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Banff.
Day 6 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.
Day 7 Lake Louise to Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour
Today, 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, 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.
Day 8 Calgary Departure
Your journey ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.
*Price for Journey Through the Clouds Explorer package per person in U.S. Dollars (USD), GoldLeaf Service, for October 8, 2020 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.
**The AAA Member Benefit Merchandise Credit is with qualifying Rocky Mountaineer vacation packages in GoldLeaf Service or SilverLeaf Service. Eight (8) days or more in GoldLeaf Service receive $200 CAD per couple ($100 per adult) Onboard Merchandise Credit. Eight (8) days or more in SilverLeaf Service receive $100 CAD per couple ($50 per adult) Onboard Merchandise Credit. Four to seven (4–7) days in GoldLeaf Service receive $100 CAD per couple ($50 per adult) Onboard Merchandise Credit. Four to seven (4–7) days in SilverLeaf Service receive $70 CAD per couple ($35 per adult) Onboard Merchandise Credit. Redemption of merchandise credit is only available onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Additional conditions apply.
*** “30th Anniversary Promo” offer (“Offer”) applies only to new 2020 bookings made by February 7th, 2020 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer itineraries booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2020 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Offer is per booking and applies to single, double, triple or quad occupancy bookings of 8 days/7 nights or more, must be requested at the time of booking and will not be automatically allocated or retroactively added. Free Perks are: (a) one additional hotel night in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise. Additional hotel night must match the accommodation grade and occupancy level of package booked and must be booked as a consecutive night at the same hotel that you begin or end your package; (b) one private standard airport transfer in Vancouver or Calgary; and (c) one set-menu dinner at a selected package hotel (not available on rail days). Transfer and dinner are for number of persons on corresponding booking. Guests booking 5–7 day itineraries may take advantage of the “Two Free Gifts” offer ((a) one hotel night and (b) one airport transfer) with the same terms, conditions and restrictions as set out above. All free perks are subject to availability. All bookings are subject to the full booking terms and conditions. Full terms and conditions are available at rockymountaineer.com. Additional conditions apply.
Hotel properties are subject to availability based on inventory. All bookings are subject to above Offer terms and conditions and to booking terms and conditions, available at rockymountaineer.com. Additional conditions apply.