Western Explorer 2013 (Westbound)
8 days with Rocky Mountaineer Rating:
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
Arrive in Calgary and spend the rest of the day sightseeing in the “The Heart of New West” independently. Overnight in Calgary.
Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Journey to Kananaskis where you will enjoy the highlight of today, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Continue on to Banff for a sightseeing tour including Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Your tour ends on arrival in Banff late this afternoon. Overnight in Banff.
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 that spans 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.
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. Upon arrival at the Columbia Icefield you will take a ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper.
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies largest national park. Today you will enjoy a short scenic tour including the many natural attractions, rugged peaks, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper.
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Kamloops. You will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo mountains. Highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, Yellowhead Pass and the journey along the North Thompson River. Overnight in Kamloops.
Your journey continues west towards the coastal city of Vancouver. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Overnight in Vancouver. (BL)
Your vacation ends with checkout from your Vancouver hotel.
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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 All This Included
Here’s a hint about why this has been our most popular vacation for over a decade: all of the must-see sights of the Canadian Rockies are included in this itinerary. Spend two days onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Along the way take a tour of Jasper’s highlights, the Icefield parkway, Yoho Park, and Banff. Take a flightseeing tour on a Summit Helicopter.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Accommodations
Calgary: International Hotel Suites Calgary
Banff: Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
Lake Louise: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Room
Jasper: Marmot Lodge
Kamloops: To be determined
Vancouver: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown
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