Your Holiday Itinerary - Canadian Rockies by Train

Day 1: Home- Vancouver, Canada

Join us for a remarkable journey through the stunning landscapes, charming towns and beautiful lakes of the Canadian Rockies. Your adventure opens in Vancouver

Day 2: Vancouver - Victoria

Early this morning you depart for the ferry ride to Victoria Island where you visit lovely Butchart Gardens, created on the site of an old quarry. The gardens are among the world’s most beautiful and are a veritable explosion of colour and frangrances. Next, take a short sightseeing tour of the ‘City of Gardens’,Victoria, and have some leisure time to explore this lovely seaside city. This evening you journey back to the mainland via a short ferry ride.

Day 3: Vancouver - VIA Rail

A city tour of Vancouver begins this morning at beautiful Stanley Park, Canada’s renowned urban rainforest. Then, continue to Chinatown, the waterfront, and Gastown, a turn-of-the-century centre 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, enjoy dinner overlooking the city skyline. Later, board VIA Rail’s The Canadian to begin your journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Relive train travel in the days of old as you are rocked to sleep tonight in your private accommodations.

Day 4: VIA Rail - Jasper

Enjoy a lovely hot breakfast in the dining car as your eastbound 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 as you experience 360-degree views of the glistening glaciers of the Albreda Icefi elds and on a clear day, view Mt. Robson – the highest peak of the Rockies! Moose, mountain goats, bear and caribou call this wonderland home. This afternoon arrive in Jasper, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the gateway to the incredible Icefi elds Parkway. This evening enjoy a “Taste of Alberta” dinner complete with several choices featuring various Alberta products and special recipes that highlight the cuisine of the province.

Day 5: Jasper

Begin your day with a trip to the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of Jasper’s most spectacular landmarks. Here, enjoy breakfast* against the backdrop of the picture-perfect sparkling waters of Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies. Next you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Return to Jasper with leisure time to explore this lovely town.

Day 6: Icefields Parkway- Glacier Experience or Glacier Skywalk - Lake Louise

Set off for a wonderful day of sightseeing en route to Lake Louise. 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. 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 lake that evokes pure serenity – before arriving in Lake Louise. Enjoy a stay at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice... choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s great restaurants.

Day 7: Lake Louise - Banff

On your route to Banff, you’ll have the opportunity to 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. Arrive at the grand Fairmont Banff Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” for a luxurious 2-night stay.

Day 8: 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, meet a local ammolite specialist to learn about this rare gemstone found only in Alberta. During your afternoon at leisure, you could take a stroll
through Banff’s downtown. This evening you’ll have the opportunity to experience another Diner’s Choice...you’ll choose the perfect spot
from one of the Fairmont Banff Springs’ great restaurants.

Day 9: Banff - Calgary

Leave the wonders of the Rockies for the prairies of Alberta en route to the Kananaskis Valley. Enjoy a visit to 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. Then, enjoy a traditional Albertan barbeque with beautiful views of the mountains in the background. Later, enjoy the views of the prairies before you reach the vibrant city of Calgary.

Day 10: Calgary

Your tour ends today in Calgary.

Departure Dates 2018/19 Canadian Rockies by Train (10 Days) - 7% discount on all dates

Collette brochure price from £2329

Travel 55 discount price from £2166

Telephone Collette Holidays on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 code NYC2

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices only and do not include flights. To check the latest up to date tour prices and to check availability call Collette reservations on 0800 804 8700. Don't forget to quote the Travel 55 code NYC2 to receive your 7% discount that is availably on all Collette tours.

April 4, 11, 18, 25

July 13, 18, 29

September 23, 28, 30

May 2, 4, 11, 13

August 3, 8, 10

October 3, 5, 7

May 16, 18, 27

August 17, 24, 26

October 14, 17, 21

June 1, 8, 13

September 2, 5, 7

April 3, 10 - 2019

June 15, 24, 27

September 14, 16, 21

April 17, 24, 30

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking.

NOTE: • On some dates alternate hotels may be used. • An overnight bag is necessary for your train experience aboard VIA Rail. • Maximum elevation is approximately 7,000ft. • Visa required for entry into Canada

What's Included In Your Tour

What's Included In Your Tour

  • MEALS: 13 meals (7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 4 Dinners)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. VIA Rail’s The Canadian, Vancouver. Sawridge Inn, Jasper. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise. Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Westin Hotel Calgary.

PLUS:

  • Complimentary Private Airport Transfers*
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Services of local expert guides
  • Luggage porterage throughout the tour
  • Complimentary WIFI on tour
  • TRANSPORT: Coach, train and ferry
  • GROUP SIZE: Approx 40
  • SOLO TRAVELLERS: From £2,759

All holidays subject to Collette Terms and Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking. Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors published on this website.

Collette Holidays
Canadian Rockies by Train

10 Day Holidays - 7% Discount

Prices from only £2166

From the lush green Pacific coast of Vancouver board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for a once in a lifetime overnight train journey. Relax in the dome car and experience panoramic views of snow capped mountains, glacial lakes, rushing rivers and the sheer unspoiled wilderness of Canada. Arrive in Jasper and see the dramatic Maligne Canyon and its picture-perfect lake, where you enjoy breakfast with a view! Travel one of the world’s most spectacular roads, the unforgettable Icefields Parkway. Feel like royalty while overnighting at the fabulous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Springs Hotel. Discover the natural beauty of Morainne Lake, the powerful Bow Falls and impressive Hoodoos. Experience a day on a Ranch in the Alberta plains, complete with a wagon ride in search of buffalo and a barbeque lunch in the great outdoors. End your journey in cosmopolitan Calgary.

This exciting Canadian Rockies by Train tour comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Collette Holidays direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 code NYC2.

Travel 55 in association with Collette Worldwide Holidays and Tours. To book, call Collette direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Ref:NYC2 for the Travel 55 discounted price 

Tour Highlights - Canadian Rockies by Train

  • Journey through the Canadian Rockies by train
  • Visit the dramatic Maligne Canyon
  • Explore Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks
  • Stay at The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in the heart of Banff National Park
  • At the Columbia Icefield, choose to ride across the glacial ice. Or, take a walk on the Glacier Skywalk to experience the breath-taking views from the glass-floored platform.

Booking flights is easy

...and we can be as flexible as you need to be. We can organise fl ights from most of the UK’s regional airports, with our preferred airline partners. We can advise you on the best airlines for each tour and the best routes, and you can choose who you’d prefer to travel with. We’ll fi nd the best price for you based on your chosen departure date and local airport.

More Convenient

From Exeter to Inverness, we can fly you from your local airport to join our tours around the world minimising the need to travel to London. Let us find the best priced and most convenient fl ight for your holiday choice and your UK location.

More Comfort

We can also organise to upgrade your flight to premium economy, business or first class and arrive refreshed and ready for an adventure. We have great partnerships with many airlines and often have access to exclusive flight upgrade fares. Just let us know your preference at time of booking, and we will fi nd the best priced flight for you.

More Peace of Mind

When you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, if your tour itinerary changes for any reason, or the flight schedule changes, we will manage all the changes for you. Your holiday will also be fully bonded under our ATOL licence giving you full protection for your holiday. If you choose to book your own flight, if anything does change you’ll be liable for any flight changes required.

Traveling in style

At Collette, we believe your holiday starts as soon as you leave your front door. So, when you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, you’ll be able to start your holiday in style with our exclusive private door to door service. Getting to the airport can often be one of the most stressful parts of your holiday, but don’t worry, we have it all in hand.

Bon Voyage

Your driver will collect you from your home and take you directly to your chosen UK departure airport. Your driver has access to the latest satellite navigation technology, to ensure that you have the most convenient, traffic free journey to the airport. Your transfer is
exclusively for you and no one else!

Welcome Home

When you return from your holiday, your driver will meet you as you come through into the arrivals hall after you have collected your luggage. You will then be whisked away from the airport and taken straight back home, without any diversions, in the comfort you have been accustomed to on your Collette tour.

Your Preference

If you prefer to drive yourself to the airport, you could take advantage of our complimentary hotel stay and airport parking at the airport of your choice. If you have an early morning flight, or you could extend your holiday for an extra night if you have a later flight back. Just let us know your preference at time of booking.

Conditions may apply, call for details.

Must-See Inclusions

  • Board VIA Rail’s The Canadian to journey to the majestic Canadian Rockies.
  • Experience the beautiful city of Vancouver on a sightseeing tour.
  • Spend two luxurious nights at The Fairmont Banff Springs.
  • Traverse the unforgettable Icefields Parkway abound with natural beauty.
  • See Banff’s lovely Bow Falls and the fascinating Hoodoos.

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