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The Rocky Mountaineer®


Spectacular highlights of the Canadian Rockies by train
The Rocky Mountaineer
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Rail & Train Tours
Grand Rail Circle
12 days / 11 night

Join us onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for twelve unforgettable days of daylight travel through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy panoramic views from our traditional Redleaf cars, or even better views and on-board services from our stunning SilverLeaf and GoldLeaf dome cars.

 

With Daylight travel only and overnights in the charming cities throughout Western Canada, you will experience many of Canada's greatest natural treasures including the forests of British Columbia's interior as well as the fabled slopes of Whistler. A tour on the Rocky Mountaineer has something for passengers of all ages and is an adventure you will be glad you didn't pass up.

Itinerary

2014

Vancouver Arrival
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Vancouver Sightseeing
Enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Vancouver’s spectacular North Shore. Travel across the Lions Gate Bridge and into the Coast Mountains. Experience the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Treetops Adventure, discovering the coastal temperate rainforest and British Columbia’s First Nations heritage. Next, visit Grouse Mountain (gondola admission included), the Peak of Vancouver, and take in breathtaking views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains. Overnight in Vancouver.

Vancouver to Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of
Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. B, L.

Kamloops to Banff
Your journey continues eastwards to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail
history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff. B, L.

Banff Sightseeing with Summit Helicopter Tour
Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure in Banff. Overnight in Banff.

 

Banff to Lake Louise
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 spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise.

 

Please note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. In the event that your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Lake Louise to Jasper
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon.
Overnight in Jasper.

Jasper to Quesnel
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the mountain resort of Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to the charming rural town of Quesnel, gateway to the North Cariboo. Pass through the Rocky Mountain Trench, with the steep Rocky and Cariboo Mountains either side, and on to the rolling hills and vast forests of British Columbia’s Northern Interior. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Yellowhead Pass and Moose Lake. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer passes through the town of Prince George and follows the Fraser River into Quesnel. Overnight in Quesnel. B, L.

Quesnel to Whistler
Your journey continues south today to the four-season resort of Whistler. Enjoy breathtaking and varied scenery, from the desert-like conditions of the Fraser Canyon, through the rolling hills and vast ranchlands of the Cariboo Plateau, to the river canyons and lush farmland of the Pemberton Valley.
Highlights include sweeping views of the Fraser Canyon, the crossing of Deep Creek Bridge, one of the highest railway bridges in the world, and the shorelines of glacial-fed Seton Lake and Anderson Lake. Your rail journey ends today on arrival in the resort town of Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games alpine events. Overnight in Whistler. B, L.

Free Day in Whistler
Enjoy a free day exploring the picturesque mountain resort of Whistler on your own. Overnight in Whistler.

Whistler to Vancouver
The morning is free to explore Whistler Village at your leisure. After checking out from your hotel, transfer to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for a delicious BBQ lunch and a tour of the SLCC.Later this afternoon return to Vancouver onboard the Rocky Mountaineer through the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Corridor. Highlights of the trip include the Cheakamus Canyon, the dome peak of Mount Garibaldi, Brandywine Falls, and breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains. An afternoon snack is served onboard. On arrival at the North Vancouver train platform, you will be transferred to your accommodation in downtown Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver. L.

Vancouver Departure
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Vancouver hotel

 

Dates

 

Grand Rail Circle
March
April
May
June

 

 

 

 

7, 14, 21, 28

 

4, 11, 18, 25

 

July
August
September
October

2, 9, 16, 23

 

6, 13, 20, 27

 

3, 10

 

 

 

 

Prices

2014

Grand Rail Circle
Single Occupancy
Double Occupancy
May 7 to May 28
$5,279 per person
$4,069 per person
June 4 to September 10
$6,099 per person
$4,559 per person

 

Grand Rail Circle
Single Occupancy
Double Occupancy
May 7 to May 28
$8,459 per person
$6,459 per person
June 4 to September 10
$9,519 per person
$7,059 per person
Prices are per person and are in U.S. currency and don't include taxes. Please be aware that schedules and fares are subject to change without notice.
Please contact us at: Info@railsnw.com
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The Rocky Mountaineer®

With Summer just around the corner, and the ever popular Fall season fast approaching, now is the time to book your Rocky Mountaineer Vacation.

 

Also ask us about our "larger than life." Our Stay & Play offer, where you will receive up to $600 per couple in credit to spend on tours, side trips, and extra's by booking a qualifying package by April 8, 2016.

 

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