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CANADIAN ROCKIES VICTORIA VANCOUVER WHISTLER
             
             
  TOUR IN BRIEF
 
 

Highlights: Whistler, Cariboo Region, Fraser Valley, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Kelowna
Tour Departs Vancouver: Sun at 7:30 am
Tour Returns Vancouver: Sun at 7:30 pm
Tour Itinerary: This tour combines a Rocky Mountaineer 3-day rail tour from Vancouver to Jasper, and a 4-day coach tour from Jasper to Vancouver
Train service: Rocky Mountaineer offers two levels of
service - SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf

 

Clientele: All ages, but mostly between 30-65 yrs
Hotel Accommodation: Your choice of overnight hotels -
standard or deluxe
Fully Guided:
Services of a tour director
Additional Cost: Optional activities, some meals. 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


             
             
  Great West Escape    
  8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS RETURN RAIL & COACH TOUR FROM VANCOUVER  
  Vancouver WhistlerQuesnel Jasper Banff Lake Louise KelownaVancouver  
     
 
2016 TOUR INCLUDES  
 
   
  • 3-day Rocky Mountaineer rail tour in SilverLeaf or GoldLeaf Service
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • 4-day deluxe motor coach tour
  • 1 day in Jasper at your leisure
  • Hotel pick-up in Jasper (coach portion)
  • 8 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • Winery tour and free wine tasting
  • Guided lakeshore excursion at Chateau Lake Louise
  • Rail station transfers in Whistler, Quesnel
  • 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  
 
Jun 12
Jul 10
Aug 14
Sep 11
Tour Departs Vancouver: Sunday at 7:30 am
Tour Returns Vancouver: Sunday at 7:30 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
Jun 12 - Sep 11 $4,255 $5,399 $5,223 $7,335
 
Standard Hotel
GoldLeaf
Deluxe Hotel
GoldLeaf
Double Single Double Single
Jun 12 - Sep 11 $5,492 $6,884 $6,460 $8,820
 
 
  • 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 Whistler - by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
Travel aboard the Whistler Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to the resort town of Whistler, renowned for
outstanding skiing and year-round outdoor activities. Following your motor coach transfer from Downtown Vancouver, the
Whistler Mountaineer takes you on a breathtaking rail journey through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky region.
Highlights of the trip include spectacular views across Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountains, Shannon Falls, Mount
Garibaldi, and the impressive Cheakamus Canyon. Upon arrival at the Whistler train station, you will be transferred to
your overnight accommodation in Whistler Village. Breakfast is served onboard.

Day 2 (Whistler to Quesnel - by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the four-season mountain resort of Whistler to the charming rural town of
Quesnel, the gateway to the North Cariboo region. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the river canyons and
lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley, to the desert-like conditions of Fraser Canyon, and the Cariboo Plateau with
its rolling hills and vast ranchlands. Highlights include the shorelines of Anderson Lake and glacial-fed Seton Lake,
sweeping views of Fraser Canyon, and 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, your overnight destination.

Day 3 (Quesnel to Jasper - by Rocky Mountaineer Rail)
Your journey continues eastward today to the majestic Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park. From Quesnel,
the Rocky Mountaineer follows the Fraser River northward to the town of Prince George and 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 to the North by the steeply rising Rocky Mountains and to the South by the
Cariboo Mountains. Continue climbing past Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies at 3,954 metres
(12,972 feet), and through Yellowhead Pass, into the province of Alberta. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in
Jasper. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 4 (Jasper and surroundings - Independent)
Discover colourful Jasper at your leisure. Overnight in Jasper.

Day 5 (Jasper to Banff - by Coach)
Start the morning with a refreshing hike in Maligne Canyon, one of the world's largest and deepest limestone gorges
criss-crossed by 6 narrow bridges. Head south on the Icefields Parkway and experience the thundering waters of
Athabasca Falls, picturesque Peyto Lake, and majestic Castle Mountain. At the Columbia Icefields, ride the "Ice
Explorer" on the Athabasca Glacier! Overnight in Banff.

Day 6 (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 7 (Lake Louise to Kelowna - by Coach)
Re-board your coach and head West, following the Trans-Canada highway back into British Columbia. Catch a
glimpse of the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park, then follow the historic route of the Canadian Pacific Railway
as it climbs through Rogers Pass, high in the rugged selkirk Mountains. In the afternoon, arrive in Kelowna, in the
heart of the Okanagan Valley, famous for its orchards and wineries. Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of your
day strolling the beach at Okanagan Lake or exploring Kelowna core lined with shops, parks, and outdoor cafes.
Overnight in Kelowna.

Day 8 (Kelowna to Vancouver - by Coach)
After breakfast, explore the Okanagan Valley's fruit-growing history at one of Kelowna's oldest operating orchards.
Take a free wagon tour and enjoy a complementary tasting of apple ice cider. Next head to Mission Hill Eastate
Winery and enjoy a tour and tasting, followed by lunch on the outdoor patio with gorgeous views across Okanagan
Lake. Your trip continues through the cascade mountains, and concludes at Vancouver in the 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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