University of Southern Indiana presents
Canadian Rockies by Train
May 26 - June 2, 2019
8 Days ● 12 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners
Book by Nov 26, 2018, & Save $250 Per Person:
$5,449; Double $5,199*
$6,349; Single $6,099;
$5,349 Triple $5,099
For bookings made after Nov 26, 2018 call for rates.
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 $385 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on the air-inclusive package from EVV
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Collette’s Flagship: Collette's tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures. These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
- Diner's Choice...select from a "menu" of Fairmont Banff Springs restaurants.
- Diner's Choice...select from a "menu" of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise's restaurants.
- Behold spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks.
- Visit a ranch where you can play horseshoes and enjoy a wagon ride.
- Witness the power of Bow Falls and the impressive Hoodoos in Banff.
- Experience the beautiful city of Vancouver with a sightseeing tour.
- Witness spectacular views on your VIA Rail train ride.
- Drive the unforgettable Icefields Parkway.
Highlights: Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Athabasca Glacier, Choice on Tour, Jasper, VIA Rail, Vancouver, British Columbia
Day 1: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 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. Mingle with your fellow travelers during a cocktail reception this evening.
Day 2: Monday, May 27, 2019, 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 from the perfect spot from one of the Fairmont Banff Springs' great restaurants. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Banff Set off for a scenic drive through Banff featuring the powerful Bow Falls and Hoodoos - known as the "Land of the Sleeping Giants." Next, enjoy a visit to a local ammonite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During leisure time, perhaps you will take a stroll through Banff's delightful downtown (B).
Day 4: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 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, May 30, 2019, 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 snow capped 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 Athabasca Glacier 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)
Day 6: Friday, May 31, 2019, Jasper - VIA Rail This morning enjoy some time at leisure to discover the best of Jasper. Later, board VIA Rail's The Canadian to continue your journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive 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 Alberta Icefields. (B, D)
Day 7: Saturday, June 1, 2019, VIA Rail - Vancouver, British Columbia 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 its fascinating markets. This evening, come together with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner and toast the end of a wonderful trip. (B, D)
Day 8: Sunday, June 2, 2019, Vancouver - Tour Ends Your tour ends today in British Columbia.
Itinerary at a glance
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 Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, British Columbia
On some dates, alternate hotels may be used.
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