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CANADIAN ROCKIES VICTORIA VANCOUVER WHISTLER
             
  TOUR IN BRIEF          
 

Highlights: Fraser Valley, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise
Tour Departs Vancouver: Tue & Fri at 7:30 am
Tour Returns Vancouver: Mon & Thu at 5:15 pm
Tour Itinerary: This tour combines a 4-day Rocky Mountaineer
rail tour from Vancouver with a 2-day coach tour from Jasper to
Banff, and 1 day at leisure in Banff.
Train service: Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of
service - SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf

  Hotel Accommodation: Choose the tour based on standard or deluxe accommodation
Fully Guided:
Services of a tour director
Additional Cost: Optional activities, some meal. The hiking components through Maligne Canyon & Johnston Canyon are designed to be leisurely & enjoyable for all ages.
When to Book the Tour: As early as possible - take advantage of the early booking bonus (deposit required)
Cancellation & interruption: Please click this link

             
             
  Pioneers Trek    
  7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS RETURN RAIL & COACH TOUR FROM VANCOUVER  
  Vancouver Kamloops Jasper Banff Lake LouiseKamloopsVancouver  
     
 

2016 TOUR INCLUDES  
 
   
  • 4-day Rocky Mountaineer rail tour in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • 2-day deluxe coach tour
  • 7 breakfasts & 4 lunches
  • Rail station transfers in Kamloops & Banff
  • National Parks PasS
  • Rocky Mountain coach & rail information
    package
  • Services of a tour director
  • Commemorative pin
  • Complimentary book of the Canadian Rockies
 
       
  2016 TOUR SCHEDULE  
 
May 3, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 Aug 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
Jun 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 Sep 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
Jul 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29    
       

Tour Departs Vancouver: Tuesday & Friday at 7:30 am
Tour Returns Vancouver: Monday & Thursday at 5:15 pm

 
             
  Important: Your tour cost depends on 3 main components: Rocky Mountaineer level of service (SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf), type of hotel (standard or deluxe), and the number of persons per room.

 
  2016 TOUR RATES  
 
What is SilverLeaf Service? Click here
 
What is GoldLeaf Service? Click here
 
 
SilverLeaf
Standard Hotel
SilverLeaf
Deluxe Hotel
SilverLeaf
Double Single Double Single
May 3 - Sep 30 $4,658 $5,348 $5,548 $6,778
 
Standard Hotel
GoldLeaf
Deluxe Hotel
GoldLeaf
Double Single Double Single
May 3 - Sep 30 $5,858 $6,528 $6,748 $7,958
 
     
 
  • Rates are in Canadian dollars
  • Triple and child rates are available upon request
  • Tour rates do not include tax
 
             
  TOUR ITINERARY  
 

Day 1 (Vancouver to Kamloops - by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
Travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the largest city in interior B.C. - Kamloops.
On today’s journey, you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley,
through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coastal Mountains, to the desert- like
environment of the interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes
and snow sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores
of Kamloops Lake and into your overnight destination, Kamloops.

Day 2 (Kamloops to Jasper - by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
Your journey continues North and East to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will
be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and
Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount
Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet), Pyramid Falls, as well as the climb
over Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends upon arrival in the resort town of Jasper this
evening. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 3 (Jasper to Banff - by Coach)
Start the morning with a refreshing hike in Maligne Canyon, one of the world's deepest and largest limestone gorges
criss - crossed by 6 narrow bridges. Then, head South on the Icefields Parkway, to experience the thundering waters of
Athabasca Falls, picturesque Peyto Lake and majestic Castle Mountain. At the Columbia Icefield, ride the "Ice
Explorer" on the Athabasca Glacier! Overnight in Banff.

Day 4 (Banff National Park - by Coach)
Enjoy scenic views, including the spectacular Lower Falls, as you walk through Johnston Canyon. At Lake Louise, stroll
the shores of the glacier-fed lake and enjoy the atmosphere of the world-famous Chateau Lake Louise. Afternoon
highlights include Moraine Lake, the Banff Springs Hotel, the Upper Hot Springs, and views from the top of Sulphur
Mountain. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Day 5 (Banff and surroundings - Independent)
Enjoy Lake Louise for a bit longer or discover colourful Banff at your leisure: boutiques, art galleries, cafes, and shopping.
Overnight in Banff.

Day 6 (Banff to Kamloops - by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain town of Banff to Kamloops, the largest city of interior British
Columbia. Your journey offers you a spectacular range of scenery as you travel between the high 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 engineering marvel of the spiral tunnels, Kicking Horse
Canyon, Rogers Pass, Craigellachie where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, and of course
the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Overnight in Kamloops.

Day 7 (Kamloops to Vancouver - by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
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 Coastal Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser River Valley. Highlights include
the steep slopes and snow sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in Fraser Canyon.
Your journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening.

 
 
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Columbia Ice Explorer Tour
  • Gondola ride up to the Sulphur Mountain
  • Upper Hot Springs
  • Canoeing on Lake Louise
         
         
         
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