Iconic Rockies and Western Canada with Rocky Mountaineer Silverleaf

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Explore the traditions of the First Nations, behold the icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield and meet a retired Mountie. Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Explore Vancouver, Victoria, and Banff
    • Visit Kamloops, Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Audain Art Museum or the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Butchart Gardens, Sea-to-Sky Gondola, Maligne Lake Cruise, Capilano Suspension Bridge
    • View Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Rogers Pass, Athabasca Falls
    • Scenic Drive along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Icefields Parkway
    • Scenic Cruise across Maligne Lake to iconic Spirit Island
    • Dive Into Culture

What's this trip about?

    Explore the traditions of the First Nations, behold the icy fingers of the Columbia Icefield and meet a retired Mountie. Relax onboard the Rocky Mountaineer for two days of all-daylight rail travel through Canada's West and the Canadian Rockies.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityVancouver (BC)
End CityVancouver (BC)

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning

Destinations

  • North America
  • Canada

Attractions

  • Vancouver

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Voyage To Vancouver

Tackle the 'Great Outdoors' on this effortlessly delivered adventure through Western Canada. Discover why Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world's most livable cities. Then, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Sample Cider On Vancouver Island

This morning, delve into the historic neighbourhoods of Chinatown and Gastown before boarding a ferry to Vancouver Island. Dive into Culture and taste local cider at a family-owned ciderhouse, before continuing to Victoria.

Day 3: Explore Butchart Gardens In Victoria

Start your day at Butchart Gardens, a must-see oasis, which has been growing in Victoria, BC for over 100 years. Enjoy breakfast at Butchart Gardens and learn how the spectacular floral display was once a giant disused quarry. This evening, join an optional whale watching experience or spend the remainder of your stay in Victoria at leisure.

Day 4: Take In The Sights Of Chemainus, Squamish, and Whistler

See the vivid murals of Chemainus. Board a ferry and then take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway. Ascend to Summit Lodge, admiring the views from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola.  

Day 5: Explore Whistler Your Way

Today includes a Your Choice Sightseeing experience. Learn about the First Nations at the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre or visit the Audain Art Museum, a comprehensive Permanent Collection of the province’s most celebrated artists. Exemplifying the richness of cult...

Day 6: Travel To Sun Peaks

We continue towards Sun Peaks where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 7: Explore The Rocky Mountain National Parks

Sample the best of the UNESCO-listed Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Today we'll be exploring Glacier and Yoho National Parks, along with journeying to Mt. Revelstoke. We then overnight in beautiful Banff National Park.

Day 8: Wander Beautiful Banff

Your morning is at leisure, perhaps do an optional gondola ride or explore on your own terms. Later in the morning, you will have your orientation tour of Banff National Park. In the afternoon, we'll meet a retired "Mountie" as our Local Specialist, followed by dinner at the hotel.

Day 9: Cross The Athabasca Glacier

Enjoy a lakeside talk at Lake Louise, then board an Ice Explorer and drive over the Athabasca Glacier.

Day 10: Walk Through The Wilderness In Jasper

Embark on an invigorating guided walk to Maligne Canyon. Board a narrated cruise on Maligne Lake (seasonal) stopping at Spirit Island. Enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner with our fellow travelers this evening.

Day 11: All Aboard The Rocky Mountaineer

Embark on a two-day journey on the luxury Rocky Mountaineer with a night in Kamloops.

Day 12: Take A Rustic Railway To Vancouver

Discover the elegance of yesteryear, continuing your journey through the clouds by rail until you reach Vancouver.

Day 13: Farewell From Vancouver

Our dazzling encounter with the Canadian Rockies has come to an end. Transfer to Vancouver International Airport or to Canada Place for those on the optional Alaska cruise.

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Last Updated: 7/19/2023

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Meals Included
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 12 Breakfast
  • 2 Lunch
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted All porterage and restaurant gratuities An expert Travel Director and professional Driver Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing All transport and transfers shown Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Optional Experiences and free time
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