Rocky Mountaineer Train, Vermilion Lakes, Banff National Park

Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle - 8 nights

This is one of the shortest Vancouver round-trip packages offered, and yet still gives you enough time to take in some of the main sights of the Canadian Rockies. This package includes the luxury of 4 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service, and the rest is sightseeing between Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff by motorcoach. A range of hotel options are available. If any part is not suitable, let us know as we can easily make changes.

If you like this package but would like to see more of Jasper, check out the Canadian Rockies Circle package (9 nights). This is the Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle in reverse, with an additional night and tour in Jasper.

If you would like to see more of the Canadian Rockies from Vancouver, the following packages may be of interest to you. Both of these packages offer more time onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train, as you travel through Whistler via the Rainforest to Gold Rush rail route:


Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle
Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What's Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
2021 Rates

Route Map

Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle map

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Itinerary Summary

Canadian Rockies Getaway Circle
Day Activities Overnight
Monday Check in to your Vancouver hotel Vancouver
Tuesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Wednesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Jasper Jasper
Thursday Icefields Parkway Tour Lake Louise
Friday Yoho National Park. Transfer to Banff Banff
Saturday Banff Tour with Gondola Banff
Sunday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Monday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Vancouver Vancouver
Tuesday Check out of your Vancouver hotel  

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What's Included?

Package Includes:

• 4 days Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service)
• 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches (onboard trains)
• 8 nights hotel accommodation (as specified in quote)
• Vancouver Lookout admission
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
• Yoho National Park, Lake Louise to Banff
• Banff Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Luggage handling
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper and Banff
• National Parks Pass

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

• Transportation from/to Vancouver airport
• Meals, other than specified
• Activities, other than specified
• Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff

Note: For your convenience, our quoted rates include all tax.

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Detailed Itinerary



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

TUE - Vancouver to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. 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. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.
Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.


WED - Kamloops to Jasper- Rocky Mountaineer Train
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. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.
Overnight in Jasper. B, L.

THU - Jasper to Lake Louise
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. 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 Lake Louise this afternoon.
Overnight in Lake Louise. L.

FRI - 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.
Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.

SAT - Banff Sightseeing
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), a lake cruise on Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos.
Overnight in Banff. L.
Note: In the event the lake cruise is not operating, interpretive experiences will be offered on the history of the founding of Banff, sampling of authentic Canadian treats, and hands-on interpretation of local flora and fauna.

SUN - Banff to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train
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 and through remarkable tunnels, along rocky lakeshores and across the ranchlands of the Interior. Today’s highlights include the Continental Divide, the Spiral Tunnels, Kicking Horse Canyon, Rogers Pass and Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven.
Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

MON - Kamloops to Vancouver - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and 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.
Overnight in Vancouver. B, L.

TUE - Vancouver Departure
Your journey ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel.

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Departure Dates

This package starts on Mondays and Thursdays, from late April through until late September 2021. The earliest start date is 26th April, 2021, and the latest is 30th September 2021.

Rates

Rates for this package in 2021 are currently from CA$5,599 to $9,234 per person, based on double occupancy. Prices depend on the time of year you travel, the hotels you stay in and the level of service you choose onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train (SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service). Let our Rocky Mountaineer specialist make the best choices for you, based on your preferences, to ensure you are not paying more than you need to.

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