Canadian Rockies by Train

A 9-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $3,199

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Tour Length: 9 Days
Countries Visited: Canada
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Tour Type:
 Rail Tours
Tour Category: First Class
Tour Operator: Collette Tours
Tour Code: 371
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From the lush green Pacific coast of Vancouver board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for a once in a lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Arrive in Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake, where you enjoy breakfast with a view! Travel one of the world’s most spectacular roads, the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Feel like royalty while overnighting at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Springs Hotel. Discover the natural beauty of Morainne Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Experience a day on a Ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a BBQ lunch in the great outdoors. End your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary.

 
 
Accommodations
Vancouver: Westin Bayshore
VIA Rail: The Canadian
Jasper: Sawridge Inn
Lake Louise: The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Banff: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Calgary: Westin Hotel Calgary

13 Meals: 7 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 4 Dinner

Sightseeing listed in the itinerary.

 
 
Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia - Tour Begins
Join Collette Vacations for a remarkable journey through Alpine vistas, stunning landscapes, charming towns and beautiful lakes. Explore the beautiful Canadian Rockies by train. Your adventure begins in Vancouver. (Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Please call for airfare pricing.)

Day 2: Vancouver - VIA Rail
A sightseeing tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest, and continues to Chinatown, the city’s waterfront, and Gastown, a turn-of-the-century center comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the most photographed subject in all of Vancouver. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before boarding VIA Rail’s The Canadian to begin your journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: VIA Rail - Jasper, Alberta
Enjoy a lovely hot breakfast in the dining car as your eastbound train whisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relax in the Dome car as you experience 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and on a clear day, view Mt. Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies! Moose, mountain goats, bear and caribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon, arrive in Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the gateway to the incredible Icefields Parkway. This evening enjoy a “Taste of Alberta” dinner complete with several choices featuring various Alberta products and special recipes that highlight the cuisine in the province. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Jasper
Begin your day with a trip to the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of Jasper's most spectacular landmarks. Here, enjoy breakfast* against the backdrop of the picture-perfect sparkling waters of Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. Next you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Return to Jasper with leisure time to explore this lovely town. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Jasper - Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise
Set off for a wonderful day of sightseeing en route to Lake Louise. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway! Waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs, and snowcapped peaks paint the breathtaking canvas – so have your camera handy! Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. At the Columbia Icefield, enjoy a fun ride** across a mass of glacial ice over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at Peyto Lake – a turquoise glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity – before arriving in Lake Louise. Enjoy a stay at the world-famous The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice. Tonight your dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Lake Louise - Banff
En route to Banff, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks are distinctively saw-toothed, standing out amidst stunning Alpine scenery. Arrive at the grand The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” for a luxurious two night stay. This evening enjoy another Diner’s Choice. Tonight you’ll choose the perfect spot from one of The Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Banff
Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos – known as the “Land of the Sleeping Giants.” Next, visit a local ammonite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During an afternoon at leisure, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff’s delightful downtown. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8: Banff - Calgary
Leave the wonders of the Rockies for the prairies of Alberta en route to the Kananaskis Valley. Enjoy a visit to a local ranch where you can play a game of horseshoes, take a line dance lesson and enjoy a wagon ride*** in search of buffalo. Then, enjoy a traditional Albertan barbeque with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Later, enjoy the views of the prairies before you reach the vibrant city of Calgary. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 9: Calgary - Depart for Home

 
         
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A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

 
See the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and Mt. Robson – the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

Stand on the amazing 1,000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier during an exciting excursion at the Columbia Icefield.

Spend two nights at the magnificent The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, properly nicknamed the "Castle in the Rockies."

 

Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy.

Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions.

Government taxes and fees are additional.

Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit.

Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.

Airfare is available through Collette Vacations at an additional cost.

To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour.

If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers.

Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Breakfast at Maligne Lake is only offered from June 1 to September 30 - a hotel breakfast will be supplied as an alternative.

Some attractions may not be available during the "off-season" months (weather permitting) and is reflected in the rate. Glacier Experience is weather permitting throughout the travel season.

Line dancing and the wagon ride at the ranch on Day 8 may not be available in the “off season.” Order of sightseeing is subject to change.

The number of single accommodations is limited on this tour.

An overnight bag is necessary for your train experience aboard VIA Rail.

Maximum elevation: 7,000 feet.

 
 

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