Canadian Rockies by Train
July 29 – August 5, 2018
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Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer
8 Days 12 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners
Per Person Rates*:
Single $6,879; Triple $5,729
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
**Alternate gateways are available upon request
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $360 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change
IMPORTANT CONDITIONS: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund. (See registration form for consent.)
Highlights: Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Columbia Icefield, Choice on Tour, Jasper, VIA Rail, Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 1: Sunday, July 29, 2018 Calgary, Alberta - Tour Begins Your tour opens in the province of Alberta - get ready for an adventure that brings together the beautiful expanse of the prairie and the soaring majesty of the Canadian Rockies.
Day 2: Monday, July 30, 2018 Calgary - Banff Leave Calgary behind as you head into the wondrous Rockies. Visit a local ranch where you can play a game of horseshoes, take a line dance lesson and enjoy a wagon ride* in search of buffalo. Meet the family that lives there to gain insight into their daily life on the ranch. Then, delight in a traditional Albertan barbecue with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Arrive at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” for a luxurious 2-night stay. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice...you’ll choose the perfect spot from one of the Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants. (B, L, D)
perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff’s delightful downtown. (B)
Day 4: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Banff - Lake Louise En route to Lake Louise, view the spectacular Moraine Lake and the awe-inspiring Valley of the Ten Peaks. The jagged Ten Peaks are distinctively saw-toothed, standing out amidst stunning Alpine scenery. Enjoy a stay at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening experience another Diner’s Choice...you’ll choose the perfect spot from one of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise's great restaurants. (B, D)
Day 5: Thursday, August 2, 2018 Icefields Parkway - Glacier Experience or Glacier Skywalk - Jasper Set off for a wonderful day of sightseeing en route to Jasper. You’ll journey along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Waterfalls, rushing rivers, glacial peaks, imposing cliffs and snowcapped peaks paint the breathtaking canvas – so have your camera handy! Enjoy a stop at the Athabasca Falls and marvel at its sheer beauty and power. Then, it’s your choice! Stop at the Columbia Icefield and choose a fun ride* across this mass of glacial ice which is over 1,000 feet thick – the largest accumulation of ice south of the Arctic Circle. Or, take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breathtaking views of the Sunwapta Valley and witness the dramatic landscape from the glass-floored platform. Continuing down the parkway, be on the lookout for bears, furry marmots and stately elk. Enjoy a stop at Peyto Lake – a turquoise glacier-fed treasure that evokes pure serenity – before arriving in Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. (B, D)
train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations. The train whisks you past the peaks of the Monashee Mountains and the stunning sight of Pyramid Falls cascading down Mt. Cheadle. Relax in the dome car and experience stunning 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefields. (B, D)
Day 7: Saturday, August 4, 2018 VIA Rail - Vancouver Enjoy a lovely hot breakfast in the dining car before arriving in the vibrant city of Vancouver. A city tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest, and continues to Chinatown, the waterfront, and Gastown, a turn-of-the-century center comprised of pubs, art galleries, boutiques, and the world-famous steam-powered clock, perhaps the most photographed subject in all of Vancouver. Stroll picturesque Granville Island and it's fascinating markets. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner overlooking the city skyline. (B,D)
Day 8: Sunday, August 5, 2018 - Vancouver - Tour Ends Your tour ends today in British Columbia.
|Itinerary at a
Day 1 Westin Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Days 2, 3 The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta
Day 4 The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise
Day 5 Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, Jasper, Alberta
Day 6 VIA Rail Canada, Toronto, Ontario
Day 7 Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British ColumbiaOn some dates alternate hotels may be used.
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You can also find this information on your tour documents.
Experience It! Experience Canada - VIA Rail
Listen to the peaceful sounds of a bygone era while natural beauty dances to life before your eyes in a scenic wonderland; it’s a veritable journey back in time as you travel from Jasper to Vancouver. Relax and discover the delight of overnight training aboard VIA Rail’s The Canadian. Heralded in 1955 as “the first and only all-stainless steel ‘dome’ streamliner in Canada,” The Canadian has been exceeding passenger expectations ever since. Enjoy first-class meals and awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies vistas during the day. Spend the night in the comfort of your own bed inside a private sleeping room that includes a private washroom. From the moment you board VIA Rail’s The Canadian, you’ll embrace the nostalgia of a golden era; rail lines trace history while whisking travelers through scenery far removed from the highway.
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...looking forward to taking air tours in the futureBy Sheila A
Ken and his staff are extremely professional and organized. I have taken a few day tours and am looking forward to taking air tours in the future.