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Railway Journey ~ VIA Rail with Canadian Rocky Tourfrom
Discover Western Canada with this intimate railroad experience.
VIA rail offers superior comforts of classic train travel, and allows you to fully immerse in the experience. On board, meet and mingle freely with your fellow passengers, and enjoy the changing sceneries of beautiful British Columbia and Alberta as the train makes its way from Vancouver to Jasper.
Along the journey, you discover mountains, lakes, and forests; experience the majestic beauty of the Canadian Rockies, it will surely make this trip the one that you won’t soon forget.
Product ID VIA07YVR01
Vacation Style Seasonal, Summer, Wildlife & Nature
Activity Level Easy
Duration 7 Days 6 Nights
– Place of Interest –
- VIA Rail | Spirit Island | Jasper Gondola
- Columbia Ice Field | Snowcoach | Sky Walk
- Peyto Lake | Louise Lake | Bow Lake
- Yoho National Park | Emerald Lake | Spiral Tunnels
- Banff Upper Hot Spring | Banff National Park | Sulphur Mountain
- Johnston Canyon | Minnewanka Lake
– Trip Dates –
* This itinerary is a self-drive package, it can be created to suit your travel interests, time frame, and budget. Please contact our travel specialists for your customized package.
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– Trip Map –
Vancouver | Jasper National Park | Banff National Park | Calgary
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Vancouver - VIA Rail
Afternoon arrives at Vancouver Pacific Central Station, onboard VIA ”The Canadian”, to Jasper. Along the way, the train will pass through Fraser Valley, which displays rich orchards, farms and spectacular scenery at Hell’s Gate. You will stay overnight on the train. ( for guests who choose Sleeper Plus class: supper and breakfast included in the dining car; if you choose Economy class, you are required to purchase meals on your own, or increasing budget to upgrade your experience to Prestige class, enjoy the all-inclusive meal, bar service, and a personalized concierge.)
VIA Rail - Jasper
When you wake up in the morning, the train is crossing the Cariboo Mountain; after breakfast, sit back, relax and enjoy scenery view from your cabin, seat or get up to the scenic dome car, you’ll see why this is Canada’s best window; Enjoy memorable vistas of mountains and forests; also, do not miss the highest peak of the Rockies – Mt. Robson. Later, the train will arrive in Jasper (arrival time around 11:00 am); Enjoy free time to explore the beautiful Jasper.
The Crimson (3 ) or more selective
Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park is a World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic tour, including visit Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake Cruise to Spirit Island; the lake is famed for the colour of its azure water, the surrounding peaks, the three glaciers visible from the lake; you will have an opportunity to catch a glimpse of some of the many creatures that call this mountain park home. For the remainder of the afternoon, for you to explore more, you can take the Jasper Tramway and board the summit of Whistler to embark on a hiking trip. Moreover, many outdoor activities for you to choose such as Rafting, motorcycle tour, Wildlife viewing, golfing, food tour, etc., or ride a bike into the grove, is always a nice choice.
Jasper - Columbia Icefield (Snow Coach, Glacier Skywalk) - Icefields Parkway - Lake Louise
Today, travel along the Icefields Parkway to Lake Louise, the most scenic highway in North America. You will be stunned by the steep mountains, glowing blue glaciers, rushing waterfalls and crystal-clear lakes. A stop at Athabasca Falls to see one of the most powerful waters fed by Columbia Icefield flowing into the gorge from the Athabasca River. Later arriving at the Icefield Center, you will have a chance to experience a lifetime to ride on the Ice Explorer vehicle for a close-up look and walk on the Athabasca Glacier, you also can experience a newer attraction, ”Glacier Skywalk,” step out on a cliff-edge walkway where giant glaciers perch above you, and the spectacular Sunwapta Valley spreads out below, experience features waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more.; after lunch, continue your journey through Peyto Lake and Bow Lake. You will arrive at Louise Lake, which the Rocky Mountain Sapphire and overnight here.
Lake Lousie Inn (3 ) or more selective
Lake Louise - Banff
Lake Louise is well known for its turquoise, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and overlooked by a stately chateau. Hike around the lake or take the trail and hike up to The Lake Agnes Tea House. You may also kayak on the lake and enjoy the breathtaking views. Continue to Yoho National Park, first stop at the unique “Spiral Tunnels” don’t forget to photo when a train passing the tunnels; continue to a stunning emerald-coloured beautiful Emerald Lake with an impressive natural rock formation called Natural Bridge. Today’s journey will finish when arriving at charming Banff town.
Elk + Avenue Hotel (3 ) or more selective
In the morning, attend a Banff tour. Take the Gondola to reach the summit of Sulphur Mountain, overlooking the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Lake Minnewaska and Banff town. The remainder of time for you to experience horseback ridge at Bow river or hiking at Johnston Canyon or have a cup of bistro coffee with souvenir shopping at Banff Avenue, or soaking at the Banff Upper Hot Springs, which discovered in 1883, natural mineral Canada’s most iconic hot pool.
Banff - Calgary
Free morning at Banff, later departure to Calgary International Airport your journey conclude here.
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