Day 1 Vancouver
You will be met on arrival at Vancouver International Airport and
transferred to your downtown Vancouver accommodation. Admission
to The Lookout atop Vancouver Harbour Centre with spectacular views
of the city, mountains and ocean is included. Overnight at the Fairmont
Day 2 Vancouver
to Kamloops, GoldLeaf Service
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer to Kamloops while enjoying
the added comforts and amenities of GoldLeaf Service, including
dining in the GoldLeaf Dining Room and viewing the spectacular scenery
through dome windows. One of the highlights of today's journey is
watching water torrent past the Fraser Canyon's walls at Hell's
Gate, the canyon's narrowest point. Upon leaving the Fraser Canyon,
the train will follow the Thompson River to the city of Kamloops.
Dinner is included this evening either at your Kamloops hotel or
Two River Junction Dinner & Musical Revue (at a reduced price).
Overnight in Kamloops.
Day 3 Kamloops
to Jasper, GoldLeaf Service
Back onboard the Rocky Mountaineer you will follow the Thompson
River through rolling plateaus into the snowy peaks of the Monashee
and Cariboo Mountains. Pass by Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the
Canadian Rockies at 3954 meters (12,972 ft), before entering Jasper
National Park. Arrive in Jasper late afternoon. Overnight at the
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 4 Jasper
This morning meet your driver/guide, concierge and fellow travelers
on a tour of Jasper. Attractions include Pyramid and Patricia Lakes,
Maligne Canyon and Athabasca viewpoint. During today's tour and
upcoming sightseeing tours in the Canadian Rockies, you will travel
in a specially designed motorcoach providing extra legroom and additional
comfort. While your concierge ensures that you tour in comfort,
your driver/guide will explain many points of interest throughout
the Canadian Rockies over the next several days. Spend the afternoon
relaxing at the Jasper Park Lodge, your concierge will be able to
suggest multiple activities available in the Jasper area. Overnight
at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Day 5 Icefields
Parkway Tour from Jasper to Lake Louise
Transfer to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the
world, the Icefields Parkway. Stops will be made at Athabasca Falls
and Sunwapta Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. It
is here that you will ride a Snocoach to the middle of Athabasca
Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide
will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting
geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included).
En route from the Icefields you will view Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto
Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon. Overnight at
the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Day 6 Yoho
Spend the morning relaxing at Lake Louise. An afternoon tour takes
you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders.
Among the points of interest are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake
and a natural Rock Bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. Between
June and September additional stops will be made at picturesque
Moraine Lake, Takakkaw Falls and the Valley of the Ten Peaks near
Lake Louise. Overnight at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Day 7 Lake
Louise to Banff
This morning you will travel from Lake Louise to Banff. Your journey
takes you by Vermilion Lakes, Castle Mountain, the Hole-in-the-Wall
and Johnston Canyon. After free time in Banff for lunch (not included)
a sightseeing tour shows you the highlights of Banff townsite. Among
the points of interest are visits to Banff Gondola, Bow Falls, the
Cave and Basin Centre, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Overnight
at the Fairmont Banff Springs.
Day 8 Free
Day in Banff
Today you will have the entire day to spend exploring Banff National
Park on your own. Some optional activities include soaking in the
mineral pools at Upper Hot Springs, enjoying a nature walk on nearby
mountain trails, visiting Banff's historic museums, cruising on
Lake Minnewanka or enjoying a round of golf at the Banff Springs.
Overnight at the Fairmont Banff Springs
Day 9 Banff
After check out this morning transfer by sedan car to Calgary International
Airport or downtown Calgary where your Canadian Rockies Gold Tour