(Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff)
Enjoy a remarkable journey by rail and coach through the majestic Rocky Mountains of Canada's West. Travel in comfort by rail aboard the acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer, from Vancouver to Jasper, with magnificent wilderness and mountain views along the way. Your journey will take you to overnight stops to explore both Whistler and Quesnel; one an impressive world-renowned ski resort area, and the other, a town holding the title of the 'world's largest gold pan'. Coach tours of Jasper National Park and the beautiful Icefields Parkway at Lake Louise, one of Canada's most scenic resort towns with its stunning powder blue lake, add to your experience. Continue your journey with a drive to Banff and a stop at Yoho National Park, a wilderness landscape lush with wildlife, before rejoining the Rocky Mountaineer for a rail ride to Kamloops and then finally back to Vancouver.
Enjoy a private transfer in a luxury vehicle with professional driver.
Located directly across the street from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, the deluxe 23-story Fairmont Waterfront (5*) has spectacular views of Vancouver’s harbour and North Shore Mountains. The hotel offers the highest standard in guestrooms, amenities and service. Opened in 1991, The Fairmont Waterfront’s spacious guestroom interiors have floor to ceiling windows and are freshly redecorated with vibrant new colour schemes. 70% of guestrooms have stunning, unobstructed views of the inner harbour and Stanley Park, while the remaining 30% look out over Vancouver’s sparkling downtown core. Historic Gastown, Stanley Park, fine dining and fantastic shopping are all within walking distance from the hotel's front door. The Health Club offers a wide range of fitness equipment as well as a whirlpool, steam rooms, and an outdoor heated pool.
Enjoy a half day (6hr) private city tour of Vancouver as well as the North Shore in the company of a knowledgeable, Driver-Guide. Throughout the tour you will have the chance to visit B.C. Place, G.M. Place, Science World (Olympic Sites), Gastown - Historical area of Vancouver, Canada Place, Alaska Cruise ship terminal and home of the new convention centre as well as visiting Grouse Mountain Skyride in an enclosed gondola (admission included) and Cross Lion's Gate Bridge. At the end of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel. (Hotel pick up is also included).
The remainder of your day is spent at leisure.
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*) is nestled between the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia and the tides of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan metropolises. Sumptuously styled and fully equipped rooms are what await you at this spectacular hotel, designed to provide all the elegance and charm of an English castle. Among their commodities you will find first-class accommodations but also, amazing facilities and amenities. Griffins Restaurant is the most popular bistro in the city of Vancouver, with an extensive and plentiful buffet and dramatic décor, highlighted by arched windows which overlook the Vancouver Art Gallery. 900 West Lounge is Vancouver’s hottest address of the moment, with award-winning cocktails and sultry sounds of live jazz music. For your leisure moments, the hotel also provides a lovely indoor pool and the luxurious Absolute Spa, the perfect place to pamper yourself with some well deserved rest and relaxation.
This morning you'll join a transfer from your hotel to the Vancouver train station.
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your motorcoach transfer from downtown Vancouver, the Rocky Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include spectacular views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, Brandywine Falls, Mount Garibaldi and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon.
On arrival at the Whistler train station, you will be transferred to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for a delicious BBQ lunch and a tour of the SLCC.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Whistler.
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (4*) allows for adventure and relaxation year round. Voted Canada's #1 Golf and #1 Ski Resort by the readers of the Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, this hotel defines mountain luxury. With ski-in and ski-out convenience and on-site golf course, the classic elegance of this landmark offers a modern alpine setting for unsurpassed guest service, exceptional dining, and full resort amenities. For the ultimate indulgence, be sure to plan an escape to the Vida Wellness Spa.
This morning you'll join a transfer from your hotel to the Whistler train station.
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, through the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, to rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacier-fed Seton Lake, sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, and the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer follows the banks of the Fraser River into Quesnel.
Join a transfer from the train station to your hotel.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in comfortable accommodations in Quesnel. Exact hotel will be advised prior to embarking the train.
This morning, board a transfer from your hotel to the train station in Quesnel.
Your journey continues eastwards today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel, the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River north to the town of Prince George, then travels east through the forests of northern British Columbia, home to plentiful wildlife, including a large population of moose. Entering the Rocky Mountain Trench you are surrounded by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains to the north and the Cariboo Mountains to the south. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, through Yellowhead Pass into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in Jasper.
Join a shared transfer from the train station to your hotel.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is nestled between captivating mountains and enchanting lakes and welcomes you to the Grand Rocky Mountain Lodge Experience. Situated in the magnificent Canadian Rockies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the perfect getaway destination for couples, families, and friends alike, by offering luxury lodging, impeccable service, an abundance of wildlife and an excess of leisure opportunities in a remote wilderness setting. Sample local cuisine from their award-winning dining rooms, tee off on Canada's #1 Golf Resort, spend an afternoon quietly fishing on a tranquil lake, or simply relax after a day of adventure among the soaring peaks and rugged pine forests. Consider making use of their Health Club, heated outdoor pool, soak in the hot tub, relax in the steam room, or work out in their newly renovated gym.
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and Canada’s largest National Park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home.
The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently.
With a pick up from the hotel, travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is the only property located right on the lake itself in the heart of Banff National Park. It is one of Canada's most recognized hotels that have all the lodging and amenities to fulfill your every desire. Satisfy your culinary cravings with their exquisite selection of dining rooms. Pamper both body and soul with a facial, massage, manicure or pedicure in their newly renovated spa. Keep in shape on their trails and ski slopes or in their fully equipped Health Club. Take advantage of all that this treasured Alberta destination has to offer.
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. Please note: While departure from your hotel 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.
Few hotels in the world rival the majesty, hospitality and grandeur of The Fairmont Banff Springs resort. Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, a National Historical Site, is located in the heart of Banff National Park; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The construction of the hotel in 1888 marked the birthplace of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Where can you play in authentic winter? A place so magical you'll think you awoke in a storybook. Banff is a destination that offers 3 pristine ski resorts and 'many other exhilarating winter activities at your doorstep'. Come to The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel; unwind in luxury before an evening of unforgettable dining experiences. Breathe the crisp mountain air and marvel at some of nature's most awe-inspiring handiwork, at Canada's 'Storybook' Castle, in the Canadian Rockies! The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel is just steps away from the Town of Banff. An authentic mountain town offering a great diversity of year round shopping, dining, and night life in addition to art and cultural events. Visit our Mountain Region event calendar for all the events happening in Banff. Discover all the exciting activities in Banff.
Your entire day today is free for you to spend at your leisure in Banff.
A shuttle from your hotel will transfer you to the train station for your outbound departure today.
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.
Join a transfer from the train station to your accommodations for the evening.
Upon arrival, your evening is spent at leisure in Kamloops.
Overnight in comfortable accommodations in Kamloops. Exact hotel will be advised prior to embarking the train.
Join a transfer from your hotel to the train station this morning.
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.
Upon arrival, a transfer will bring you to your Vancouver accommodations.
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