Multi-Day Tour | Independent

Ultimate Rockies by Rail (9 days)

Entrée Canada

Banff, Canada To Vancouver, Canada

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Sep 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Calgary, AB Canada
Banff, AB Canada
The Fairmont Banff Springs None

Upon your arrival at Calgary International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Banff. The scenic drive will take approximately 1.5 hours, and wind through the Kananaskis Region. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a Junior Suite.

Day 2
Banff, AB Canada
The Fairmont Banff Springs None

Enjoy a private full-day sightseeing tour in and around the Banff, Yoho National Park and Lake Louise area. Stops can include stunning Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain, the Hoodoos, massive Minnewanka Lake, Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, and Lake Louise—the “Jewel of the Canadian Rockies”. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a Junior Suite.

Day 3
Banff, AB Canada
The Fairmont Banff Springs None

On your day at leisure in Banff, explore such sights as Surprise Corner and Johnston Canyon on your own, or simply wander around town, relax at the hotel, or take a soak in the nearby Banff Hot Springs. Other options include river rafting, golf, horseback riding, and a day tour to Athabasca Glacier. Accommodations are at the Fairmont Banff Springs in a Junior Suite.

Day 4
Banff, AB Canada
Jasper, AB Canada
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Lunch

A private SUV transfer will deliver you from Banff to Jasper. The 4.5-hour drive along the scenic Columbia Icefields Parkway is one of the most spectacular in the world. You’ll stop en-route for a heli-sightseeing tour and gourmet picnic lunch amid the magnificent peaks of the Canadian Rockies. Accommodations are at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Lakefront Suite.

Day 5
Jasper, AB Canada
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge None

Enjoy a private half-day Eco Tour through Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get your camera ready as you take a guided walk (or use a custom photo vehicle) to explore. Keep watch for bighorn sheep, black bears, bald eagles and osprey. Afternoon options include guided fishing, river rafting, and golf. Accommodations are at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in a Lakefront Suite.

Day 6
Jasper, AB Canada
Kamloops, BC Canada
Moderate Hotel in Kamloops Breakfast, Lunch

Board the Rocky Mountaineer for the most spectacular train trip in the world. Departing from Jasper, you’ll travel to Kamloops through the Rockies, enjoying dramatic views from the Gold Leaf dome car of the Continental Divide, the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, and Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Rockies. Accommodations are in Kamloops in a moderate hotel.

Day 7
Kamloops, BC Canada
Vancouver, BC Canada
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver Breakfast, Lunch

On your luxury train, continue west past the desert-like interior, winding river canyons and forests surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains to the lush green fields of the Fraser River 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. Arrive in Vancouver in time for dinner. Accommodations are at the Shangri-La Hotel in an Executive King with Balcony Room.

Day 8
Vancouver, BC Canada
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver Lunch

Enjoy a private tour of Vancouver, famous for its cultural diversity and spectacular parks, with a knowledgeable guide. Explore downtown Vancouver, Chinatown, 1000-acre Stanley Park, the North Shore and more, including a gourmet picnic lunch en-route. Accommodations are at the Shangri-La Hotel in an Executive King with Balcony Room.

Day 9
Vancouver, BC Canada
None None

You will be picked up from your hotel and delivered to the Vancouver Airport in time for your outgoing flight. Safe travels!

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Description

This luxurious trip provides a comprehensive foray into Canada’s Rocky Mountains and Coastal Mountains with three nights in Banff, two nights each in Jasper and Vancouver, and two days aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer Golf Leaf train. Jaw-dropping drives and a heli-sightseeing tour are complemented by active explorations of the national parks. Guided adventures in Banff, Jasper and Vancouver ensure you see all the highlights. This is the Rockies, up close and in depth.

About Us

At Entrée Canada, we focus exclusively on creating personalized luxury travel programs to Canada. We work with only the finest accommodations and outfitters in the country, and our dedication to meticulously planned journeys has made us a leader in the field. We explore awe-inspiring vistas, out-of-the-way wilderness lodges, and unique cultural experiences. From British Columbia’s wild west coast to the shores of Newfoundland, we visit and experience each unique region in which we operate. Best of all, every trip we craft showcases the best of Canadian luxury travel.

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By: SJS25


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2013

Very pleased with all of our arrangements in Canada
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

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By: Randy


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2015

We had some changed due to mechanical issues and Entree did an excellent making all of the changes necessary.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

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By: Tired


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2017

Absolutely fabulous, great guides....grand time!! Weather even cooperated.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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By: Jim


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Our experience with Entree Canada was excellent. All of the drivers and cars were very good and the recommended guides were knowledgeable and helpful. They scheduled us on Via Rail Canada from Montreal to Quebec City and the attendants were extremely nice and helpful as were the lady porters. One of our traveling companions lost a hearing aid while on the train and didn't discover it until we reached the hotel, Auberge St. Antoine, who called immediately. The train had departed. Miraculously, the next day Via Rail brought the hearing aid to the hotel. That is really good service. Use Entree Canada if you travel to Canada.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell
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Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2018

very helpful and immediately available
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt

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