Sat, Day 1 Home City – Vancouver
Make your own way to the home airport and fly to Vancouver.
Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy leisure time to explore scenic Vancouver on your own.
Georgian Court Hotel Vancouver or similar (2 nights)
Sun, Day 2 Vancouver Sightseeing (B)
After breakfast, enjoy one of the following optional tours :
Vancouver City Tour & Capilano Suspension Bridge USD $99
Visit Vancouver’s top attractions including Stanley Park, Granville Island, Gastown and Chinatown, experience the thrilling, scenic Capilano Suspension Bridge!
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour USD $195
Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise to Vancouver Island and then take a coach tour of downtown Victoria, followed by free time to explore at your own pace. Highlight will surely be world-famous Butchart Gardens, a stunning 55-acre sprawl of floral gardens.
Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain USD $145
Crossing Harbour via the landmark Lions’ Gate Bridge, you’ll then cross the world’s longest suspension footbridge – the Capilano Suspension Bridge, take a ride on the Grouse Mountain Skyride.
Mon, Day 3 Vancouver to Kamloops (B/L)
After breakfast, you are transferred to RM Station and aboard the Rocky Mountaineer and travel from 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.
Kamloops GoldLeaf Accommodation
Tue, Day 4 Kamloops to Banff (B/L)
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.
Rimrock Resort Hotel or similar – GoldLeaf (1 night)
Wed, Day 5 Banff to Lake Louise (B)
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.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (1 night)
Thu, Day 6 Banff to Calgary (B)
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Your tour ends on arrival in Calgary late this afternoon. Overnight in Calgary
Fairmont Palliser Hotel or similar (2 nights)
Fri, Day 7 Calgary (B)
Day is free at leisure or take an optional tours
Half Day Calgary City tour – USD $70
Visit Old and New City Hall, Fort Calgary Historic Park, Heritage Park, Calgary Zoo and Canada Olympic Park.
Drumheller Badlands Scenic Tour – USD $150
Drive through vast Prairies with stop at the Horseshoe Canyon, visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Dinosaur Trail, cross Red Deer River by Ferry and view beautiful Orkney Valley, swing on the Suspension Bridge over the Red Deer River and view old mining site and geological wonders of the Hoodoo’s – the strange rock formations for another great view.
Sat, Day 8, 2015 Calgary – Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Calgary airport for your onward flight.