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Coast to Glaciers by Rail
8 Days / 7 Nights



Whistler

Westbound:
Day 1Calgary to Banff (Coach)
 Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on the express service to Banff where you will have ample opportunity to take in the sights.
Day 2Morning sightseeing tour of Banff
 This morning, tour through the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind), Surprise Corner, Sulphur Mountain (gondola ride included), and Tunnel Mountain Drive - which overlooks the splendour of Bow Valley . Enjoy the afternoon on your own to explore this charming resort.
Day 3Banff to Lake Louise (Coach)
 Depart Banff early afternoon for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Lake Louise.
Day 4Lake Louise to Jasper (Coach)
 Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield that covers an area of nearly 325 sq kms and reaches a depth of 320 metres. Time allows for an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier. Along the way stops will be made at Lake Louise, Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy. Please note: mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid June.
Day 5Jasper - Evening wildlife tour
 Today is free to explore Jasper before departing this evening to experience the environs of Jasper and for some amazing close-up photo opportunities of wildlife. Destinations can include the Maligne Valley, the Pyramid Bench (with its beaver ponds) and many other unique wildlife or natural splendors. During the winter months descend to the frozen canyon floor where guides take you down beneath the frozen surface of the Maligne River - don‚Äôt worry, the water levels have dropped with the freeze, leaving a magical world of ice formations and shelves.
Day 6Jasper to Quesnel (Rail)
 Today, embark on a memorable rail journey across British Columbia‚Äôs Caribou Region to the waters of the Pacific O cean. Pass the cloud-veiled peak of Mount Robson and watch the horizons widen as the train descends from the Rockies onto the rugged interior plateau. The northern arm of the Fraser River leads to Quesnel. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation. (breakfast and lunch is included today).
Day 7Quesnel to Whistler (Rail)
 Re-board the Rocky Mountaineer train bound for Whistler. Today‚Äôs rail journey takes you along the historic Caribou Goldrush Trail. Highlights along the way include towering views of the Fraser Canyon, Anderson & Seton Lakes. Upon arrival into Whistler you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation. (breakfast & lunch is included today)
Day 8Whistler to Vancouver (Rail)
 This morning is at leisure to explore Whistler, before departing on the Whistler Mountaineer train service through the scenic Howe Sound to Vancouver. Highlights along the way include Cheakamus Canyon and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs.



Departures:
Eastbound from Vancouver 2011
May 22, 29
Jun 5, 12, 19, 26
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24
Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
Sep 4, 11, 18
Westbound from Calgary 2011
May 13, 20, 27
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep 2, 9


* Prices are per person and include all taxes.
  • Child 2 - 10 yrs
Features:
  • Hotel accommodation including provincial taxes for 7 nights (See below for information on accommodation in each grade)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train Vancouver to Whistler (Whistler Classic)
  • Rocky Mountaineer Train Whistler to Jasper
  • Transfers between rail depot and hotel in Jasper
  • Evening Jasper wildlife tour
  • Full day tour between Jasper and Lake Louise, pick-up/drop-off at hotels
  • Ice Explorer ride on to Athabasca Glacier
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Lake Louise and Banff hotels
  • Sightseeing Tour of Banff
  • Scheduled coach transfer between Banff hotel and Calgary
  • 2 breakfast, 2 lunches
  • National Park fees
  • 452 page Canada Guide
  • Rand McNally Canada Map
  • Hotel Information
    Moderate Grade
    * Whistler - Listel Whistler
    (Standard Room)
    * Quesnel - Moderate Hotel
    (Standard Room)
    * Jasper - Lobstick Lodge
    (Standard Room)
    * Lake Louise - Lake Louise Inn
    (Superior Queen Room)
    * Banff - Spruce Grove Inn
    (Standard Room)
    Superior Grade
    * Whistler - Hilton Whistler Resort
    (Hilton Room)
    * Quesnel - Moderate Hotel
    (Standard Room)
    * Jasper - Sawridge Inn
    (Standard Room)
    * Lake Louise - Deer Lodge
    (Heritage Room)
    * Banff - Banff Caribou Lodge
    (Standard Room)
    Deluxe Grade
    * Whistler - Fairmont Chateau Whistler
    (Fairmont Room)
    * Quesnel - Moderate Hotel
    (Standard Room)
    * Jasper - Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
    (Fairmont Room)
    * Lake Louise - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    (Fairmont Room)
    * Banff - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
    (Fairmont Room)


    Eastbound:
    Day 1Vancouver to Whistler (Rail)
     Depart Vancouver onboard the Whistler Mountaineer rail service along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler; enjoy panoramic vistas of the Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountain Range. Highlights along the way include the cascading Shannon Falls and the Stawamus Chief Rock where climbers from all over the globe migrate to climb the granite cliffs. Upon arrival in Whistler you will be transferred to your hotel.
    Day 2Whistler to Quesnel (Rail)
     Early this morning depart on the Rocky Mountaineer train through Caribou Country to Quesnel. This rail journey takes you along the historic Caribou Goldrush Trail. Highlights along the way include towering views of the Fraser Canyon, Anderson & Seton Lakes. Upon arrival into Quesnel you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation.
    (breakfast & Lunch is included today)
    Day 3Quesnel to Jasper (Rail)
     This morning, re-board the Rocky Mountaineer Train for your continuing journey to Jasper. Your route today follows the famous Fraser River. Enjoy breakfast and lunch onboard (included). Keep your eyes open for grizzly, moose, beaver and osprey! You will pass the historic settlements of McBride and Jaune Cache on your way to the Yellowhead Pass, then pass Mount Robson, (3,954 metres), the Rockies highest peak. Crossing into the province of Alberta, you will arrive by late afternoon in the peaceful alpine town of Jasper.
    (breakfast & lunch is included today)
    Day 4Jasper - Evening wildlife tour
     Today is free to explore Jasper before departing this evening to experience the environs of Jasper and for some amazing close-up photo opportunities of wildlife. Destinations can include the Maligne Valley, the Pyramid Bench (with its beaver ponds) and many other unique wildlife or natural splendors. During the winter months descend to the frozen canyon floor where guides take you down beneath the frozen surface of the Maligne River - don‚Äôt worry, the water levels have dropped with the freeze, leaving a magical world of ice formations and shelves.
    Day 5Jasper to Lake Louise (Coach)
     Travel by coach today via one of the most scenic highways in North America - the Icefields Parkway. Visit the Columbia Icefield that covers an area of nearly 325 sq kms and reaches a depth of 320 metres. Time allows for an Ice Explorer ride (included) on the Athabasca Glacier. Along the way stops will be made at Lake Louise, Bow & Peyto Lakes, the Crowfoot Glacier and the Athabasca Falls. This highway is renowned for sightings of bears, elk, moose & mountain sheep, so keep your camera handy. Please note: mountain lakes in this region will be frozen through to mid June.
    Day 6Lake Louise to Banff (Coach)
     Depart Lake Louise mid-morning for a short drive via the scenic Bow Valley to Banff, arriving midday.
    Day 7Morning sightseeing tour of Banff
     This morning, tour through the town of Banff and its environs. Among the highlights are visits to the Hoodoos (shaped by centuries of wind), Surprise Corner, Sulphur Mountain (gondola ride included), and Tunnel Mountain Drive, which overlooks the splendour of Bow Valley . Enjoy the afternoon on your own to explore this charming resort.
    Day 8Banff to Calgary (Coach)
     This morning is free to explore Banff, before your scheduled coach to Calgary departs midday. Following the Trans Canada Highway, depart the Rocky Mountains to the Great Central Plains that roll to the east for 2000 kilometers and extend as far south as Mexico. This is ‚Äėcattle ranching country‚Äô and the breadbasket of Canada. Arrive Calgary airport at 2.30pm or downtown Calgary at 3.00pm.


    Whistler Mountaineer