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Canadian Rockies by Train

 

important notes

Air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the sameflights and dates.

To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers whenpurchasing Collette airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we arepleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that alltransfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

*Some attractions may not be available during the "off-season" months (weatherpermitting) and is reflected in the rate.

Glacier Experience is weather permitting throughout the travel season.Order of sightseeing is subject to change.

The number of single accommodations is limited on this tour.

An overnight bag is necessary for your train experience aboard VIA Rail.

Maximum elevation: 7,000 feet.

This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climbstairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestonestreets.

trip includes
  • British Columbia
  • Vancouver
  • VIA Rail
  • Jasper
  • Columbia Icefields
  • Lake Louise
  • Banff
  • Calgary
things to do
  • Day 1 Westin Bay Shore, Vancouver, BC or
    Listel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • Day 2 The Canadian, VIA Rail
  • Day 3, 4 Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB
  • Day 5 Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake
    Louise, AB
  • Day 6, 7 Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, AB
  • Day 8 Westin Hotel Calgary, Calgary, AB
    On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

 

  • Calgary Stampede
    July 2 - 7, 2011 $105 USD per person, double, land only
    Originating in 1912, the Calgary Stampede is the world’s largest rodeo. On Day 8, you will travel to the Stampede grounds where you can visit
    the Midway, an authentic Native North American village, various exhibits and entertainment. This afternoon enjoy a festive show of Alberta
    locals at the yearly Rodeo show. After dinner you will have the opportunity to purchase* reserved seating for a great view of the various
    Stampede performances including the Chuckwagon races and musical entertainment. *Chuckwagon race excursion is a pre-sold option.
    Valid for any departures between July 2 - 7, 2011. The Calgary Stampede includes the Rodeo.

  • Optional Hotel Upgrade Available
    May 1 - 31, 2011 $230 USD per person, double, land only
    June 1 - September 30, 2011 $190 USD per person, double, land only
    October 1 - December 31, 2011 $150 USD per person, double, land only
    April 1 - 30, 2012 $190 USD per person, double, land only
    Experience some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. During your stay at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, you can choose to
    upgrade your room to a “lake view” room. Witness spectacular views at the above cost per person, double. Please inquire at time of booking.

  • Victoria Day Trip
    May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012 $160 USD per person, double, land only
    An early morning scenic ferry transports you to Vancouver Island to visit the incomparable and lovely Butchart Gardens. Set on over 50 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.
    This option is operated by a local representative. A pre-night stay is required to participate in this option for U.S. and Canadian clients - this
    does not apply to UK clients.
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9 Days  13 Meals: 7 Breakfasts  1 Lunch  5 Dinners

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 BBQ lunch in the great outdoors. End your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia - Tour Begins
Join Collette Vacations for a remarkable journey through Alpinevistas, stunning landscapes, charming towns and beautiful lakes.Explore the beautiful Canadian Rockies by train. Your adventurebegins in Vancouver.

Day 2: Vancouver - VIA Rail
Enjoy a memorable breakfast at the Capilano Suspension Bridge,taking in the fascinating sight of people “walking on treetops,” makingtheir way across the swaying planks. A sightseeing tour of Vancouverbegins at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest,and continues to Chinatown, the city’s waterfront, and Gastown, aturn-of-the-century center comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiquesand the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the mostphotographed subject in all of Vancouver. This evening, enjoy dinnerat a local restaurant before boarding VIA Rail’s The Canadian tobegin your journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive traintravel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in yourprivate accommodations. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 3: VIA Rail - Jasper, Alberta
Enjoy a lovely hot breakfast in the dining car as your eastbound trainwhisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and thestunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relaxin the Dome car as you experience 360-degree views of theglistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields and on a clear day, viewMt. Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies! Moose, mountaingoats, bear and caribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon,arrive in Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at thegateway to the incredible Icefields Parkway. Settle into Fairmont’sJasper Park Lodge for a relaxing two night stay. Today breakfast,lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Jasper
Begin your day with a trip to the dramatic Maligne Canyon, oneof Jasper's most spectacular landmarks. Later, behold the pictureperfectsparkling waters of Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake inthe Canadian Rockies, where you can embark on an optional cruisehighlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Return to Jasper with leisuretime to explore this lovely town. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: 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, rushingrivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped peaks paint thebreathtaking canvas – so have your camera handy! Enjoy a stop at theAthabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. At theColumbia Icefields, enjoy a fun ride* across a mass of glacial ice over1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the ArcticCircle. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears,furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at Peyto Lake – aturquoise glacier-fed lake that evokes pure serenity – before arrivingin Lake Louise. Enjoy a stay at the world-famous FairmontChateau Lake Louise.Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Lake Louise - Banff
En route to Banff, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the aweinspiringValley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks aredistinctively saw-toothed, standing out amidst stunning Alpinescenery. Arrive in charming Banff and visit a local ammonitespecialist 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. Todaybreakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Banff
Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful BowFalls and impressive Hoodoos – known as the “Land of the SleepingGiants.” During an afternoon at leisure, perhaps you will take a strollthrough Banff’s delightful downtown. Today breakfast will beincluded.

Day 8: Banff - Calgary
Head to the cosmopolitan city of Calgary for the final stop on yourscenic adventure. Tonight, join your new friends during a specialfarewell dinner at a popular local restaurant. Today breakfast anddinner will be included.

Day 9: Calgary - Depart for Home

 

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