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12 Day Western Canada Luxury Resorts & Rail

12 Days (11 Nights) | From $7369

Day 1: Arrive Vancouver

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You will be transferred by private car to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, located in a central harbour front location. This afternoon join a gourmet food walking tour where you will savor some of Vancouver's most celebrated dishes and meet local culinary talents.


Day 2: Vancouver North Shore Sightseeing (Small Coach)

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Join a fully narrated half-day sightseeing tour where you will visit Vancouver's North Shore, including Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Treetops Adventure forest canopy walkway, the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, ride the gondola to the top of Grouse Mountain and see grizzly bears in the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.


Day 3: Vancouver - Victoria (Coach/Ferry)

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Board BC Ferry for a spectacular 95 minute cruise through the marine wonderland of the Gulf Islands. You will continue by coach on to the world famous Butchart Gardens with their 55 acre floral display. Drive through Victoria's Marine Scenic Drive and view highlights of downtown Victoria, where you can explore at your leisure. This evening join a Whale watching tour where you can see whales and a breathtaking sunset. 


Day 4: Victoria - Whistler (Floatplane)

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This morning visit the Royal BC Museum and experience the limited time Egypt: Time of Pharaohs exhibit. Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us. Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period. After you will transfer by a scenic floatplane flight from Victoria to Alta Lake, Whistler. Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the Fairmont Chateau is Whistler's landmark hotel. In the afternoon visit the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre before taking a ride on the breathtaking Peak 2 Peak gondola, providing a 360 degree window to Whistlers alpine environment.


Day 5: Whistler - Vancouver with Rocky Mountaineer (Rail)

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In the morning in Whistler you have the choice of one of the following activities, a ziptrek ecotour, ATV tour, white-water rafting, horseback riding or a scenic valley bike tour. Mid-afternoon you will return to Vancouver by rail, travel past an extinct volcano, across a trestle bridge, through the scenic Cheakamus Canyon and Howe Sound before arriving in Vancouver.


Day 6: Vancouver - Kamloops with Rocky Mountaineer (Rail)

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This morning depart onboard the train in GoldLeaf class from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops in the heart of British Columbia's interior. Enjoy fully glass-domed windows with panoramic views and delicious gourmet meals from regional cuisine in a dining room with attentive service.


Day 7: Kamloops - Jasper with Rocky Mountaineer (Rail)

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Continue eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. You will see a spectacular range of scenery as you travel across ranch lands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. The next two nights are at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, with a lake front location on a world-class golf course, outside your door you are surrounded by mountains and lush forests.


Day 8: Jasper Sightseeing (Small Coach)

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This morning join a local guide for an interpretive tour up the Maligne Valley. The tour will include a stop at Maligne Canyon for a guided walk above the gorge, Medicine Lake and then Maligne Lake where you can either take the boat cruise to Spirit Island or enjoy a guided hike along the Mary Schaffer Loop.


Day 9: Jasper - Lake Louise (Small Coach)

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Travel the famous Icefields Parkway, which links Jasper and Banff National Parks along one of Canada's highest mountain roadways. Climbing from the low valleys to nearly the tree line, experience three life zones, the montane, the subalpine and the alpine. Along the way stop at major viewpoints including Athabasca Falls and the Columbia Icefield for an Ice-Explorer sno-coach ride and Glacier sky walk. Overnight at the -Jewel of the Rockies' the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, surrounded by snow capped mountains and overlooking the postcard perfect Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier.


Day 10: Lake Louise - Banff (Coach)

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After a morning at leisure, start your journey from Lake Louise, visit Moraine Lake then cross the Great Divide to experience Yoho National Park, the Spiral Tunnels, Natural Bridge and Takkakaw Falls before travelling onto Banff. Spend two nights at the iconic beauty known as the -Castle in the Rockies' the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. This opulent 1888 Scottish baronial-style resort towers over 2 scenic river valleys and sits amongst snow capped mountains.


Day 11: Banff Sightseeing (Small Coach)

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Explore the many places of interest around Banff on your sightseeing excursion today. Sights such as Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, the Banff Hoodoos and Lake Minnewanka await you in one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Included is a Banff gondola pass for use on your own time.


Day 12: Banff - Calgary (Coach)

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Transfer by shuttle today to Calgary airport or downtown.

Itinerary available in reverse from Calgary to Vancouver.


Package Includes: 11 nights of accommodation in luxury resort hotels, Rocky Mountaineer rail tour in GoldLeaf Service, meals included on board the train, transportation, sightseeing and attractions as listed below.

Highlights:

  • Vancouver harbour dinner cruise
  • North Shore tour
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Whale and sunset tour
  • Royal BC Museum
  • Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
  • PEAK 2 PEAK gondola
  • Maligne Lake tour with boat cruise
  • Full day tour Jasper to Lake Louise
  • Ice Explorer ride
  • Glacier Skywalk
  • Discover Banff guided tour
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff
12 Day Western Canada Luxury Resorts & Rail
Style: Independent Touring Start: Vancouver
Days: 12   End: Calgary
         
Moderate pricing from. $7,369.00
Superior pricing from. $7,915.00
Deluxe pricing from. $8,075.00
         
Pricing is per person
CAD (does not include applicable taxes)
 

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