BRRM: 9 Day Best of the Canadian Rockies with Rocky Mountaineer

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Day 1: Calgary - Banff, AB

Welcome to Calgary, the largest city in the western Canadian province of Alberta. Time permitting we may drive through the heart of the city as we make our way through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the scenic town of Canmore and then to Banff, at the centre of Canada’s very first National Park. After checking into our hotel, there may be some free time to browse through Banff village centre before we sit down for a get acquainted dinner with our travel companions.

Overnight: Banff
Hotel: Caribou Lodge
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Banff, AB

We start the day with a Banff sightseeing tour with stops at Cascade Gardens and scenic Bow Falls, before riding the gondola up Sulphur Mountain for unparalleled view of the Rockies and the valley below. We also visit the Cave & Basin National Historic Site, which tells the story of the hot springs that drew the first visitors to Banff and led to the creation of the National Park.

Overnight: Banff
Hotel: Caribou Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Banff - Lake Louise, AB

This morning we drive along the famous Bow Valley Parkway, where wildlife sightings of caribou, deer, and occasionally, bears, are common so keep your cameras handy. We stop at Johnston Canyon for a walk through the deep rugged canyon with several waterfalls and then cross the Continental Divide to the western slopes of the Rocky Mountain range into Yoho National Park in British Columbia. The awe inspiring Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake, filled with glacial run-off water that makes it glisten with the blue-green hue of an emerald, are next on our itinerary for today. Our final destination is Lake Louise, a jewel of the Rockies surrounded by glistening glaciers and towering snow-capped mountain peaks.

Overnight: Lake Louise
Hotel: Lake Louise Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Lake Louise - Jasper, AB

Travelling through the heart of the Canadian Rockies, we drive along the famous Icefields Parkway which has been voted one of the most spectacular drives in the world. You will see for yourself why this mountain road that boasts a unique landscape rich in history and natural beauty second to none is so famous. At the summit of Bow Pass, we do a quick side tour to see the turquoise blue waters of Peyto Lake and the beauty of the Mistaya River Valley below.A short distance later at The Crossing, one of a few stops along this spectacular highway, we take a short detour to the shores of Abraham Lake to experience the Rockies from a completely different perspective with a thrilling helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains. We rejoin the parkway and later arrove at the famous Columbia Icefields whose waters feed three oceans; we visit the Interpretive Centre then have the experience of a lifetime – a ride on the Ice Explorer vehicle for a close up look at the Athabasca Glacier. Finally, at the end of this exciting day, we see the powerful Athabasca Falls before arriving at the charming town of Jasper, our home for the next two nights.

Overnight: Jasper
Hotel: Mount Robson Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Jasper, AB

We start the day with a ride up Whistlers Mountain on the Jasper SkyTram. A full day of sightseeing follows including a gentle walk down Maligne Canyon to see how the water has carved spectacular crevices out of the mountain. A short drive then takes us to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and perhaps one of the world’s most photographed and iconic natural beauty spots. This evening we enjoy a float down the Athabasca River to wrap up a day in a place of stunning natural beauty.

Overnight: Jasper
Hotel: Crimson Jasper
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Jasper - Kamloops, BC

Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer and watch the scenery unfold as you cross over the Continental Divide to Kamloops, located in the heart of British Columbia's interior. Upon arrival at the Kamloops Station, you will be transferred by motorcoach to your overnight accommodation. The pick-up time for tomorrow morning's motorcoach transfer to the train station will be posted in the lobby of your hotel.

Overnight: Kamloops (hotel assigned by Rocky Mountaineer)
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7: Kamloops - Vancouver, BC

After an overnight stay at your Kamloops hotel, transfer by motorcoach to the train station. Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer through river canyons, the Fraser Valley and lush coastal region. Your final destination is Vancouver.

Overnight: Vancouver
Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8: Vancouver, BC

On our city sightseeing tour this morning, we discover why Vancouver is one of the most interesting cities in North America. Our tour takes us through Stanley Park, Chinatown, Gastown, past English Bay as well as some prestigious residential areas of Vancouver like Shaughnessy. This afternoon we will experience the natural wonder of British Columbia’s Pacific coastal rainforest and the thrill of standing 150 meters (450 ft) above the Capilano River at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. We have a farewell dinner this evening after our week long introduction to Canada’s Pacific coast.

Overnight: Vancouver
Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Depart Vancouver, BC

Today we say farewell to Vancouver, British and transfer to Vancouver International Airport for our journey home.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


 

Start Date
End Date
Price
Single Supplement
Mon 15 Jul 2019
Tue 23 Jul 2019
$5,745 USD
$1,480 USD
Sat 7 Sep 2019
Sun 15 Sep 2019
$5,745 USD
$1,480 USD
Fri 12 Jun 2020
Sat 20 Jun 2020
$5,870 USD
$1,975 USD
Fri 4 Sep 2020
Sat 12 Sep 2020
$5,870 USD
$1,975 USD

 

 


 

(does not include 5% tax)

Note: Pricing is based on SilverLeaf Service onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Tour departs from International Hotel Calgary at 10:00am on Day 1, flights can depart at any time from Vancouver on the last day. Our TwinShare program is not available for this tour.

Option to upgrade to GoldLeaf Service on board Rocky Mountaineer, subject to availability.

Highlights



  • Vancouver City Tour
  • Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper to Vancouver in SilverLeaf Service
  • Jasper SkyTram
  • Maligne Lake
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola in Banff
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Banff National Park
  • Bow Valley Parkway
  • Johnston Canyon
  • Emerald Lake
  • Takakkaw Falls
  • Yoho National Park
  • Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway Helicopter Tour
  • Ice Explorer Ride on Athabasca Glacier
  • Jasper National Park
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

 

 

Inclusions



  • Professional Tour Leader
  • 8 nights of accommodation (3.5–4 star)
  • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach
  • Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf (upgrade to GoldLeaf available on request)
  • Airport transfers in Calgary and Vancouver
  • 14 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

 

 

Hotel List



Caribou Lodge

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

This lodge-style hotel and spa is a 10-minute walk from Downtown and 5.4 km from Banff Upper Hot Springs. ... This lodge-style hotel and spa is a 10-minute walk from Downtown and 5.4 km from Banff Upper Hot Springs.

The unfussy rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Suites add sleeping lofts, gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and mountain views.

Other amenities include an informal steakhouse/bar, a full-service spa with 6 treatment rooms, a hot tub, a steam room and an exercise room.

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Lake Louise Inn

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

Surrounded by the mountains of Banff National Park, this lodge-style hotel is 4 km from Lake Louise Ski Resort and...
... Surrounded by the mountains of Banff National Park, this lodge-style hotel is 4 km from Lake Louise Ski Resort and 9 km from the Lake Agnes.

Rooms are traditionally furnished and offer flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and coffeemakers. Some rooms have kitchens, balconies and/or fireplaces. Suites add whirlpool tubs.

There's a traditional restaurant, a pizza and pasta cafe, and a lounge/bar with pub-style food. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool and a whirlpool tub.

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Mount Robson Inn

Rating: 2 Star Accommodation2 Star Accommodation

This unassuming hotel is 14 minutes' walk from the Jasper train station and 6.4 km from the Jasper SkyTram. ... This unassuming hotel is 14 minutes' walk from the Jasper train station and 6.4 km from the Jasper SkyTram.

Simple rooms offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV, as well as minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. Upgraded rooms have sitting areas. Suites add whirlpool tubs, fireplaces and/or games consoles.

Other amenities include 2 hot tubs, and guest laundry facilities.

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Crimson Jasper

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

A 10-minute walk from restaurants in Downtown, this casual hotel is 8 km from the Jasper Skytram and 14 km...
... A 10-minute walk from restaurants in Downtown, this casual hotel is 8 km from the Jasper Skytram and 14 km from the Marmot Basin ski resort.

The low-key rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and Keurig coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have kitchenettes. Suites add full kitchens and dining tables, and 1 features a fireplace, and 2 balconies with mountain views.

Amenities include a contemporary restaurant, an indoor pool, a hot tub and an exercise room.

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Georgian Court Hotel

Rating: 4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation4 Star Accommodation

A 2-minute walk from BC Place's stadium and a 6-minute walk from Rogers Arena's hockey, this upscale hotel is a...
... A 2-minute walk from BC Place's stadium and a 6-minute walk from Rogers Arena's hockey, this upscale hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Vancouver Playhouse.

Traditional rooms and luxe suites include flat-screen TVs, minifridges, free coffee and bottled water, plus complimentary WiFi. A floor reserved for women offers rooms with yoga mats and satin-padded hangers.

In addition to a sports bar with a seasonal patio, there's a posh Italian restaurant. Other amenities include a Jacuzzi, steam room and fitness centre. In-room spa services are available for a fee.

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