Your Holiday Itinerary - Canadian Rockies by Train

Day 1: Vancouver, British Columbia - Tour Begins

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 - Vancover

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. (B, L, D)

Day 4: VIA Rail - Jasper, Alberta

This morning, open your bedroom blinds to find the towering Rocky Mountains just outside your window. Enjoy breakfast as your train whisks you past the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Robson, thetallest mountain of the Canadian Rockies. Moose, mountain goats, bear and caribou call this wonderland home. Continue to admire idyllic landscapes before a morning arrival into Jasper. Head to Pyramid Lake, a natural beauty that flows right into the Athabasca River through Pyramid Creek. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the lake as you take in this spectacular scenery. Next, experience the incredible alpine sights on-board the Jasper Skytram, the longest aerial tramway in Canada. Enjoy lunch with a view of the mountains. (B, L)

Day 5: Jasper

This morning we travel to Maligne Lake, the largest natural lake in the Canadian Rockies, and enjoy breakfast against the backdrop of the picture-perfect sparkling waters of the lake. Whilst at Maligne Lake you may choose to embark on an optional cruise highlighting the beauty of Spirit Island. Later, enjoy the dramatic Maligne Canyon, one of the area’s most spectacular landmarks. Return to your hotel with time to independently explore. (B, D)

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. (B, D)

Day 7: Lake Louise - Banff

En route to Banˆ, 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 Banˆ Springs, known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” for a luxurious 2-night stay. This evening experience another Diner’s Choice...you’ll choose the perfect spot from one of the Fairmont Banˆ Springs’ great restaurants. (B, D)

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. (B)

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. (B, L)

Day 10: Calgary

Your tour ends today in Calgary.

Departure dates & prices 2019 Canadian Rockies by Train : 7% discount on all dates - Land only, per person, double occupancy.

Collette brochure price from £3359

Travel 55 discount price from £3124

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 10

July 21, 28 September 15, 29

May 5, 12

August 4, 18, 25 October 5, 6
June 5, 21 September 1, 8 October 11, 16

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

Culinary Experience

  • MEALS: 14 meals (7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 4 Dinners)
  • Enjoy breakfast at picturesque Maligne Lake.
  • Diner’s Choice...select from a “menu” of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise’s restaurants.
  • Delight in a traditional Albertan barbecue.

Accommodation

  • Day 1, 2 Westin Bayshore, Georgian Court or The Listel, Vancouver
  • Day 3 VIA Rail’s The Canadian, Vancouver
  • Days 4, 5 Sawridge Inn, The Crimson, Marmot Lodge, Lobstick Lodge or The Chateau Jasper, Jasper
  • Day 6 Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise
  • Days 7, 8 Fairmont Ban Springs, Banff
  • Day 9 Westin Hotel, Calgary

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.


Canadian Rockies by Train

10 Day Holidays - 7% Discount

2019 prices from only £3124

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.

Tour Highlights - Canadian Rockies by Train

  • British Columbia
  • Vancouver
  • VIA Rail
  • Jasper
  • Columbia Icefield
  • Lake Louise
  • Ban
  • Calgary

Must-See Inclusions

  • Behold spectacular Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks.
  • Witness spectacular views on your VIA Rail train ride.
  • Traverse the unforgettable Icefields Parkway.

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.

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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.

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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.

Always Included

  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour

More Flexibility

Everyone travels differently, and Collette wants to craft the perfect travel experience for you. That means offering options like pre- and post-night stays in the world’s greatest cities, tour extensions, built-in free time, and It’s Your Choice excursions. More customisation makes every moment feel like your own personal adventure.

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UP TO 150 MILES

Leave the hassle of getting to the airport behind. Enjoy round-trip home to airport private car service. It’s the perfect way to begin (and end) your journey.


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