Rocky Mountaineer Train, Vermilion Lakes, Banff National Park

Rockies and Vancouver Island Circle - 10 nights

This Calgary round-trip package takes you through the magnificent Canadian Rockies to the coastal city of Vancouver, where you will extend your journey by coach and ferry to Victoria, on Vancouver Island. This package includes the luxury of 4 days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf service, and the rest is sightseeing by motorcoach. A range of hotel options are available. If any part is not suitable, let us know as we can easily make changes.


Rockies and Vancouver Island Circle
Route Map
Itinerary Summary
What's Included?
Detailed Itinerary
Departure Dates
2021 Rates

Route Map

Rockies and Vancouver Island Circle map

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Itinerary Summary

Rockies and Vancouver Island Circle
Day Activities Overnight
Monday Check in to your Calgary hotel Calgary
Tuesday Calgary to Lake Louise Lake Louise
Wednesday Icefields Parkway Tour Jasper
Thursday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Friday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Vancouver Vancouver
Saturday Free day in Vancouver Vancouver
Sunday Motorcoach and ferry transfer to Victoria. City tour of Victoria, including Butchart Gardens Victoria
Monday Motorcoach and ferry transfer to Vancouver Vancouver
Tuesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Kamloops Kamloops
Wednesday Rocky Mountaineer Train to Banff Banff
Thursday Transfer to Calgary. Journey ends in Calgary  

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What's Included?

Package Includes:

• 4 days Rocky Mountaineer Train (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service)
• 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches (onboard trains)
• 10 nights hotel accommodation (as specified in quote)
• Transfer between Calgary and Lake Louise
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Lake Louise to Jasper
• Vancouver to Victoria coach and ferry, including Butchart Gardens tour
• Coach and ferry transfer to Vancouver from Victoria
• Luggage handling
• Rail station transfers in Jasper, Kamloops, Vancouver, and Banff
• Transfer between Banff and Calgary
• National Parks Pass

Our quotes do not include (unless specified):

• Transportation to/from Calgary airport
• Transportation between Pacific Central Station and Vancouver hotel upon arrival from Victoria
• 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 - Calgary Arrival
Arrive in Calgary and spend time exploring this city on your own.
Overnight in Calgary.

TUE - Calgary to Lake Louise
Depart Calgary today and transfer to Lake Louise. Local activities include canoeing, hiking in the mountains or simply relaxing and taking in the magnificent views.
Overnight in Lake Louise.

WED - Lake Louise to Jasper
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via 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. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.
Overnight in Jasper. L.

THU - Jasper to Kamloops - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops.
Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

FRI - 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.

SAT - Free Day in Vancouver
Take full advantage of a free day at leisure in Vancouver, and check out Vancouver’s must-see attractions like the Vancouver Aquarium (admission not included), Stanley Park, or Granville Island, explore the city’s museums, art galleries, gardens, and varied neighbourhoods, or take a day trip to discover the nearby resort town of Whistler.
Overnight in Vancouver.

SUN - Victoria and Butchart Gardens Sightseeing
Today a full day tour takes you to Victoria. Among the highlights are a BC Ferries trip through the picturesque Gulf Islands, a visit to the world renowned Butchart Gardens, a scenic ocean drive, and a visit to Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
Overnight in Victoria.

MON - Victoria at Leisure
Spend the day exploring Victoria at your leisure. Recommended activities (not included) are whale watching, touring the Royal BC Museum or the BC Parliament Buildings, or enjoying a traditional tea at The Fairmont Empress. In the afternoon, depart for Vancouver by motorcoach and ferry.
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 Banff - Rocky Mountaineer Train
Your journey continues Eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff.
Overnight in Banff. B, L.

THU - Banff to Calgary
After checking out from your Banff hotel, transfer by motorcoach to downtown Calgary (or Calgary International Airport), where your journey ends.

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Departure Dates

This package starts on most Mondays and Thursdays from late April through until late September 2021. The earliest start date is 26th April, 2021, and the latest is 23rd September 2021.

Rates

Rates for this package in 2021 are currently from CA$5,768 to $9,961 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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