Canadian Rockies Escape Circle - 7 days land only
|Starting from||R47 490|
|Package Validity||Set travel dates: 15 - 21 APR 2018. ** Book & pay by 22 DEC 2017 **|
- Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops, Jasper & Banff
- 6 nights hotel accommodation
- 4 days Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service
- 4 breakfasts & 4 lunches
- 500CAD value credit per couple
- Admission to the Vancouver Lookout
- Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer (Banff to Jasper)
- Tour of Bow Lake, Athabasca Falls & Columbia Icefields
- Luggage handling
- National Parks Pass
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight
Vancouver to Kamloops
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.
Kamloops to Banff
Your journey continues eastwards 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.
Banff to Jasper
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and the
Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield 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. Time will be available for lunch (not included).
Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.
Jasper to Kamloops
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.
Kamloops to Vancouver
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.