Canadian Rockies by Train...
Canada holidays & tours
10 days from £2729 per person
From the lush green Pacific coast of Vancouver board VIA
Rail’s The Canadian for a once in a lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in
the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow capped mountains, glacial
lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Arrive in
Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake, where
you enjoy breakfast with a view! Travel one of the world’s most spectacular
roads, the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Feel like royalty while overnighting
at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Springs Hotel. Discover
the natural beauty of Morainne Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive
Hoodoos. Experience a day on a Ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a
wagon ride in search of buffalo and a barbeque lunch in the great outdoors. End
your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary.
Experiences on this tour
- See the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields
and Mt. Robson – the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
- Stand on the amazing 1,000-foot thick Athabasca Glacier during an exciting
excursion at the Columbia Icefield.
- Spend two nights at the magnificent The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, properly
nicknamed the "Castle in the Mountains."
DAY 1: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - TOUR BEGINS
Start your journey with a remarkable journey through Alpine vistas, stunning
landscapes, charming towns and beautiful lakes. Explore the beautiful Canadian
Rockies by train. Your adventure begins in Vancouver.
DAY 2: VANCOUVER - VICTORIA - VANCOUVER
Early this morning you depart for the ferry ride to Victoria Island where you
visit lovely Butchart Gardens, created on the site of an old quarry. The gardens
are among the world’s most beautiful and are a veritable explosion of colour and
fragrances. Next, take a short sightseeing tour of the “City of Gardens,”
Victoria, and have some leisure time to explore this lovely seaside city. This
evening you journey back to the mainland via a short ferry ride.
DAY 3: VANCOUVER - VIA RAIL
Enjoy a memorable breakfast at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, taking in the
fascinating sight of people “walking on treetops,” making their way across the
swaying planks. A sightseeing tour of Vancouver begins at beautiful Stanley
Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest, and continues to Chinatown, the city’s
waterfront, and Gastown, a turn-of-the-century centre comprised of pubs, art
galleries, boutiques and the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the most
photographed subject in all of Vancouver. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local
restaurant before boarding VIA Rail’s The Canadian to begin your journey to the
majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you are
rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations.
DAY 4: VIA RAIL - JASPER, ALBERTA
Enjoy a lovely hot breakfast in the dining car as your eastbound train whisks
you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid
Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relax in the Dome car as you experience
360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and on a
clear day, view Mt. Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies! Moose, mountain
goats, bear and caribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon, arrive in
Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the gateway to the
incredible Icefields Parkway. Settle into Fairmont’s Jasper Park Lodge for a
relaxing two night stay.
DAY 5: JASPER
Begin your day with a trip to the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of Jasper's most
spectacular landmarks. Later, behold the picture-perfect sparkling waters of
Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, where you can
embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Return to
Jasper with leisure time to explore this lovely town.
DAY 6: JASPER - ICEFIELDS PARKWAY - LAKE LOUISE
Set off for a wonderful day of sightseeing en route to Lake Louise. Journey
along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway! Waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial
peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped peaks paint the breathtaking canvas – so
have your camera handy! Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its
sheer beauty and power. At the Columbia Icefields, enjoy a fun ride* across a
mass of glacial ice over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice
south of the Arctic Circle. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for
bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at Peyto Lake – a turquoise
glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity – before arriving in Lake Louise.
Enjoy a stay at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
DAY 7: LAKE LOUISE - BANFF
En route to Banff, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awe-inspiring
Valley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks are distinctively saw-toothed,
standing out amidst stunning Alpine scenery. Arrive in charming Banff and visit
a local ammonite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in
Alberta. Arrive at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, known as the “Castle
in the Mountains,” for a luxurious two night stay.
DAY 8: BANFF
Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and
impressive Hoodoos – known as the “Land of the Sleeping Giants.” During an
afternoon at leisure, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff’s delightful
DAY 9: BANFF - CALGARY
Head to the cosmopolitan city of Calgary for the final stop on your scenic
adventure. Tonight, join your new friends during a special farewell dinner at a
popular local restaurant.
DAY 9: CALGARY - DEPART FOR HOME
For further details including your personal quotation and
booking please contact Robert Broad Travel on 01543 258631 or