Canadian Rockies by Train

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Start:Canada
Finish:Canada
Duration:0 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 2
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

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. Journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Marvel at Athabasca. Feel like royalty while overnighting at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs. Discover the natural beauty of Moraine Lake and the powerful Bow Falls. Experience a day on a ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a BBQ lunch in the great outdoors. End your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary. Discover the natural beauty only found in the Canadian Rockies........read more
Highlights
  • Experience the beautiful city of Vancouver with a sightseeing tour.
  • Witness spectacular views on your VIA Rail train ride.
  • Drive the unforgettable Icefields Parkway.
  • Spend two luxurious nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs.
  • Marvel at the power of Bow Falls in Banff.
  • Enjoy breakfast at picture-perfect Maligne Lake.
  • <I>Diner's Choice...</I>select from a "menu" of restaurants at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Banff Springs.
  • Delight in a traditional Albertan barbecue.
  • See the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of the area’s most spectacular landmarks.
  • At Athabasca Glacier, choose a ride on the glacier or walk on the Glacier Skywalk.
  • Behold spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks.
Experiences
  • See the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of the area’s most spectacular landmarks.
  • At Athabasca Glacier, choose a ride on the glacier or walk on the Glacier Skywalk.
  • Behold spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks.
Options
Vancouver, BC: Victoria Day Trip

A scenic ferry crossing transports you to Vancouver Island to visit the incomparable and lovely Butchart Gardens. Set on over 55 acres, Butchart Gardens are among the world's most beautiful and are a veritable explosion of color and fragrances. Then, take a short sightseeing tour of the "City of Gardens," Victoria, and enjoy leisure time to explore this charming, seaside city. This evening you will journey back to the mainland via a short ferry ride. Duration approximately 12 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 1 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Please Note: This option is operated by a local representative and requires guests to have a pre-night hotel stay in Vancouver.

Price: £190


Jasper, AB: Maligne Lake Cruise

Discover Maligne Lake, the second largest glacially fed lake in the world, secretly tucked away in a ring of towering mountains. Cruise the deep blue waters of this lake on a 1½ hour, fully-narrated scenic cruise aboard a heated, enclosed vessel. Sail in comfort to captivating Spirit Island, learning about the lake’s history, geology, flora and fauna. See towering mountains white with glaciers and watch for wildlife while cruising through unforgettable scenery. Enjoy a stroll on Spirit Island and experience for yourself one of the most iconic, photographed scenes in all of the Rockies. It is a photographer's dream. Duration approximately 1.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option is not available between October and June due to the lake being frozen. Closing and opening dates are weather dependent and subject to change. Availability is limited — space is on a first come, first served basis.

Price: £75


Jasper, AB: Jasper Raft Tours

Set off on the Athabasca River for the adventure of a lifetime! Climb aboard a specially-designed raft with a licensed National Parks guide and explore this great waterway as it flows through the Alberta wilderness. Float through many small sets of rapids and calm waters as you trace a route once used by early fur traders. This is a great excursion for travelers of all ages and a safe, gentle way to experience one of the world’s true wild rivers. Each raft is 25 feet long and seats 25 people. The fully-trained guides possess endless streams of knowledge of the local wildlife, history and folklore. Don’t miss an unforgettable chance to experience the fascinating Canadian wilderness. Watch as they row through six to eight short sets of mild rapids as well as calm stretches over 10 miles (16 kilometers) of river. Duration approximately 2.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 4 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

Price: £75


Canmore, AB: Soar to Mt. Assiniboine

Experience the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies from a birds-eye perspective -- leave the ground behind and behold the incomparable beauty of the region with a helicopter tour. Nothing compares to the total exhilaration of soaring above some of the most incredible scenery the world offers. Soar to the “Matterhorn” of the Canadian Rockies, Mt. Assiniboine, which rises majestically 11,870 feet along the Great Divide. The surrounding glaciers and icefalls will astound you and capture your imagination. This is a photographer's dream come true! Duration approximately 2 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 2 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. Actual flight time is 30 minutes. Due to weight restrictions per aircraft, there is a group weigh-in prior to boarding. Passenger location in aircraft is based on weight & balance of the aircraft and is determined upon arrival at the heliport.

Price: £295


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tour details

This tour is operated by Collette

Start:Canada
Finish:Canada
Duration:0 Nights
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 2
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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