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Canadian Rockies Circle

Canadian Rockies Circle

9 nights from
AU$6,365 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    12 Apr 2020
  • Travel Until
    04 Oct 2020
9 nights from
AU$6,365 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • CATC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Canada
  • Travel From
    12 Apr 2020
  • Travel Until
    04 Oct 2020
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 9-night accommodationInclusionInclusion 4-day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey MealsMeals Meals as per itineraryTourTour Banff tour including Banff GondolaTourTour Visit Lake Louise and Jasper National ParkTourTour Yoho National Park

Summary

Experience Canada’s unbeatable destination, the Canadian Rockies, with our exhilarating, 10-day package. The Canadian Rockies is home to some of Canada’s most famous and scenic spots including the turquoise waters of Lake Louise, the majestic Mount Robson and the mountain towns of Banff and Jasper. This scenic rail journey takes you from the bustling city of Vancouver to the incredible national parks. Your trip starts in Vancouver, British Columbia’s largest city. If you have time, explore the city’s most popular tourist landmarks including Granville Island, Stanley Park and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. From Vancouver, board the Rocky Mountaineer and travel to Kamloops, a city where the North and South Thompson rivers meet. From Kamloops, travel to the resort town of Banff, located within Banff National Park, Canada’s oldest national park. Explore Banff’s highlights including Lake Minnewanka, Bow Falls and Banff Gondola. You will another incredible national park, the Yoho National Park, located along the western slope of the Continental Divide. Your tour ends in the iconic Lake Louise. From Lake Louise, your Rockies adventures continues to the awe-inspiring Jasper National Park, the largest park in the Canadian Rockies. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this park offers jaw-dropping landscape from the glistening glaciers of Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier, Maligne Lake, the thundering Athabasca Falls and abundant wildlife. Your tour ends as you go back to the bustling city of Vancouver.

2020 Departure Dates
April 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & 30; May: 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31; June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28; July 2, 5, 09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 & 30; August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30; September 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 & 27; October 1 & 4

Highlights

  • Rail journey onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Explore Canada’s most famous national parks – Banff, Jasper & Yoho
  • Discover the iconic Lake Louise
  • Experience the Ice Explorer, Banff Gondola and the Glacier Skywalk

Inclusions

  • 9-night hotel accommodation
  • 4 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer
  • 4 breakfasts & 6 lunches
  • Jasper National Park
  • Icefield and Glacier Experience
  • Banff and Lake Louise
  • Yoho National Park
  • Banff Gondola

Itinerary

Day 1, Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight in Vancouver.

Day 2, Vancouver – Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia’s interior. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)

Day 3, Kamloops – Banff
Your journey continues eastward to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will see a spectacular array of scenery as you travel across ranchlands, along rocky lakeshores, over high mountain passes and through the remarkable tunnels that form part of the rich rail history of the Canadian Rockies. Today’s highlights include Craigellachie, where the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven, the climb over Rogers Pass, Kicking Horse Canyon, the Spiral Tunnels and, of course, the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Your rail journey ends this evening in the resort town of Banff. Overnight in Banff. (B, L)

Day 4, Banff
This morning, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Banff and Banff National Park. Among the highlights are visits to Bow Falls, the Banff Gondola (admission included), a lake cruise on Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Overnight in Banff.

Note: In the event the lake cruise is not operating, interpretive experiences will be offered on the history of the founding of Banff, sampling of authentic Canadian treats, and hands-on interpretation of local flora and fauna.

Day 5, Banff – Lake Louise
A half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River. The tour ends in Lake Louise where the remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy this magnificent location. Overnight in Lake Louise.

Note: While arrival at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 1:00 p.m., scheduled check-in time is not until 4:00 p.m. If your room is not ready, your luggage will be stored, and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

Day 6, Lake Louise – Jasper
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper national parks via the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Arrive in Jasper late this afternoon. Overnight in Jasper. (L)

Day 7, Jasper
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. Highlights inlcude breakfast at Maligne Canyon teahouse and a stroll to view the canyon itself. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight in Jasper. (B)

Day 8, Jasper – Kamloops
Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south, you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. Overnight in Kamloops. (B, L)

Day 9, Kamloops – Vancouver
Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will again see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. Overnight in Vancouver. (B, L)

Day 10, Departure
Your journey ends upon check-out from your Vancouver hotel.

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